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Indonesian Lawmakers Mulling Over Ban on Gay TV Characters

Lawmakers in Indonesia are considering banning LGBTQ characters from national television shows in yet another effort to clamp down on gay activities in the country. The...

GO-JEK Eyes Expansion to Four ASEAN Countries

Having enjoyed success in Indonesia, ride-hailing app GO-JEK has announced that it is looking to expand its business to four other Southeast Asian countries. While the...

Obesity Rates in Children on the Rise in Indonesia

Obesity rates amongst youth in Indonesia is on the rise and is likely to result in more cases of non-communicable diseases like heart disease and diabetes, studies...

Sanur to host International Triathlon on October 15

The tenth annual Herbalife Bali International Triathlon will be held on October 15 with a new course that will expose participants to Balinese culture, with the race...

Latest Attempt at Easing Jakarta’s Traffic Congestion Meets Doubt

In its latest attempt to curb traffic in the city, the Jakarta government has banned motorbikes in a few thoroughfares in the city – a policy set to be expanded to...

Former President Habibie to Start Building New Planes in 2024

A company founded by former Indonesian president B.J. Habibie and son Ilham Habibie is set to produce 80-seat passenger planes in 2024. The planes are designed by...

Jakarta-Surabaya High Speed Train Will Compete with Air Travel Times

The Jakarta-Surabaya high speed train will become a viable alternative to plane travel with the Indonesian and Japanese partnership agreeing to a travel time of...

Indonesian Start-up Modalku Wins UN Award

Indonesian fintech start-up Modalku has won the Global SME Excellence Award from ITU Telecom, a UN specialized agency for information and communication technologies....

Indonesia to Explore Medical Tourism Potential

Indonesia’s Tourism and Health ministries will team up to fulfil a promising role in the field of international medical tourism. “The development of medical tourism...

Australians Look to Bali for Property Investment

While Bali has always been a popular holiday destination for Australian tourists, there now seems to be a growing appeal for luxury property investment. For many...

Helicopter Tour Service Coming Soon to Jakarta and West Java

Tourists to Jakarta and West Java will soon have the option of going on an aerial sightseeing tour of the two provinces in a helicopter charter service, Helicity. The...

President Widodo Gives Rp7.2 Billion in Aid for Mount Agung Evacuees

President Joko Widodo has delivered humanitarian aid worth up to Rp 7.2 billion for the evacuees of the Mount Agung disaster, according to the State Palace. “The aid...

Indonesia Rises in the Global Competitiveness Index

Indonesia has increased its standing to 36th place in the Global Competitiveness Index due to the country’s large market, robust macroeconomic environment and notable...

Man Behind Matchmaking Site Arrested Over Breach of ITE and Pornography Law

The owner of a controversial matchmaking website has been arrested by the Jakarta Police for allegedly offering prostitution services under the guise of the site. Aris...

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