Ardi Wirdana

Ardi Wirdana is a Jakarta-based journalist covering a variety of topics including business, policy, and news in Indonesia.

Indonesia Hits Trillion Dollar GDP in 2017, but Revenue Continues to Stutter

2017 turned out to be a milestone year for Indonesia’s economy after it was revealed that the country’s gross domestic product managed to hit the US$1 trillion mark....

Indonesia Brings Spirit of Unity to Europe through Arts Performances

Indonesian artists are staging arts performances in various countries in Europe carrying Indonesia’s Bhinneka Tunggal Ika (Unity in Diversity) message to a continent...

Indonesia Looking to Halve Forest Fires in Ambitious New Plan

Indonesia plans to reduce by almost half the number of fire hotspots in the country by 2019 as part of an effort to tackle the longstanding problem, the government has...

Indonesian Students in United States at a 13-Year High

Indonesians studying in the United States is now at a 13-year high with almost 9,000 students currently in the country, according to a US State Department report. The...

Eight Dead in Capsized Boat in Northern Kalimantan

Indonesia’s search and rescue agency has confirmed that at least eight people have died after a boat carrying more than 40 passengers capsized in the waters north of...

Hundreds of Couples Marry on New Year’s Eve in Jakarta Mass Wedding

While many people in Jakarta were out on the streets on Sunday night to bring in the new year, hundreds of couples celebrated by getting married in a mass wedding in the...

Man Asks for Help to Remove 200kg Crocodile from New House

A man in Riau has been forced to ask for assistance to evacuate a massive crocodile from his newly-bought residence, after he found a crocodile cage at the back of the...

State Officials Top List of Graft-Related Arrests in 2017, KPK Says

The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has reported that most of the individuals it arrested in 2017 were high echelon state officials, who are regarded to be prone...

Fifteen Less Days in Prison for Ahok after Christmas Remission

Former Jakarta governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama, who is serving time in prison for blasphemy, is one of the 9,333 convicts that have been granted Christmas...

Soekarno-Hatta Airport Train Kicks off Operation with Promo Fare

The Soekarno-Hatta airport train, which connects various Jakarta stations to the city’s main airport, started its operation yesterday at a promotional fare of Rp30,000...

Asia Attracting More Retirees from Western Countries

Asia is increasingly becoming a magnet for foreign retirees from Western countries who are looking to get away from the unbearable weather, politics and cost of living...

More Than 100 Foreigners with Visa Overstay Sanctioned by Bogor Immigration

The Immigration office in Bogor, West Java, said that it has taken necessary action on more than 100 foreigners in the city who were discovered to have overstayed their...

WHO Highlights Indonesia Health Inequality Problem in New Report

The World Health Organization (WHO) has found that the state of health and health service access in Indonesia still suffers from inequality, a problem the government...

Australian, American and Malaysian Arrested for Drugs in Bali

An Australian, an American and a Malaysian have been arrested in Bali in the last couple of months for separate drugs cases, as Indonesia continues its firm crackdown on...

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