Garuda Indonesia to Europe and the U.S. Again

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Garuda Indonesia, Indonesia’s flag carrier, has shown a remarkable performance during the last 3 years, from a debt-ridden company to become the only airline in Southeast Asia to book profits in 2008. I got this from, Garuda Indonesia has confirmed to resume flight to cities in Europe (London, Paris, Amsterdam, Rome, Frankfurt), and US [...]

New Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) Made In Indonesia

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Having a national weaponry is a good deterrent. Indonesia has managed to build its own carrier and combat helicopters, APCs, tanks, vessel, airplane, rifles, pistols, grenades, mortars, sharp-shoot rifles, and many more. This APC is one of them.

Indonesia Is Still A Foreign Direct Investment Top Destination

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One of the impacts of global economic downturn would be around investment, where people/companies are more considerate, careful, and sometimes reluctant to release their money to be invested somewhere else. In the 80’s and early 90’s, Indonesia was among the top destination for FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) which amounted to $20 billion a year. After [...]

We Are (Still) Strong

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// I was in one country outside Indonesia and I met with someone, which eventually I knew that he was an army soldier. We had a coffee together in the outskirt of the capital; we had a very interesting discussion. Well, at least, the topic was really really interesting to me. It was about [...]

The Indonesian ”Miracle”

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Press freedom is manacled in Thailand and Brunei, through their lese-majeste laws, in Malaysia and Singapore through their debilitating laws against defamation, and even in the Philippines, where journalists are conveniently gunned down when their inconveniently revealing reports hurt certain powers that be. In contrast, the Indonesian press on the whole is a bit freewheeling [...]