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Top Five Holiday Retreats in Bali

With luxurious hotels and villas permeating every space on the island, you’re probably wondering which ones would best suit you and your family’s preferences this...

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The Old School Swindle

Police in Jakarta have busted a syndicate that tricked parents into believing their children had been involved in accidents, requiring the immediate transfer of funds...

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What Will Donald Trump’s Presidency Mean for Indonesia’s Economy?

Awkward. That may best describe Indonesian policymakers’ response to Donald Trump’s election as 45th president of the United States last week. While President Joko...

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Changes in Immigration Rules: New Paradigm or Business as Usual?

Should the government’s changes to the immigration process – particularly the use of formality agents for visas and stay permit applications – be a cause...

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Infrastructure and Policy Remain Key Challenges for Food Security

Is Indonesia meeting the definitive requirements to be considered self-sufficient? Is its definition of food security the same as the one set by the Food and Agriculture...

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A History of Food Scare Scandals in Indonesia

From human error to poor factory conditions or more serious malicious sabotage, food scares can emerge from just about anywhere, impact consumer trust and damage public...

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What Will Ignasius Jonan’s Energy Ministry Look Like?

Experts and analysts raise serious questions about the ability of newly appointed Ignasius Jonan to lead Indonesia’s complex energy and mineral resources sector. Rapid...

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Why the Government Needs to Demolish Kemang

After three major floods hit Kemang within a 30-day timeframe, Governor Ahok has decided to make drastic measures. With more devastating floods expected to hit the...

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20,000 Volunteers Come Together for a Cleaner Jakarta, Thousands More Join Across Nation

On Sunday, October 16, the fourth annual Clean Up Jakarta Day took place, with 20,000 volunteers and joined by celebrities and public figures – all coming together in...

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Indonesia’s Plastic Plague

Where does the world’s largest archipelago currently stand in the fight to save Earth from turning into a ‘plastic planet’? Earlier this year, research led by the...

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A Closer Look at the Indonesia-EU Timber Agreement

On November 15, Indonesia will make history for being the first country in the world to export timber to the European Union (EU) after it passes international...

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Is Sandiaga Uno Jakarta’s Next Governor?

In Jakarta, tension between political parties is at an all time high, as the 2017 gubernatorial election is just around the corner. The Great Indonesia Movement Party...

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Entrepreneurs Cut Out Middlemen in Indonesia’s Agricultural Trade

Technology has long been supporting the agriculture sector in Indonesia, with the use of modern machinery to increase farmers’ productivity and efficiency. Recently,...

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Islamic Council Calls For Fatwa On Forest Burning

Indonesia’s highest Islamic authority recently criticized plantation companies and farmers who use the illegal slash-and-burn method, claiming it is “haram.” The...