TransCorp Expands Its Wings

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After successfully acquired 40% of stake at Carrefour Indonesia, TransCorp owned by businessman Chairul Tandjung is gearing up to grab stakes in Carrefour Malaysia and Singapore. TransCorp has been listed as one of the bidder to acquires both Carrefour in both country. Carrefour has 19 stores in Malaysia and 2 stores in Singapore with turnover up [...]

Indonesian Student Wins International Award For Laser Plasma Research

→  September 25, 2010 2

Ali Khumaeni, an Indonesian student currently studying at Fukui University in Japan, received the highest honor at an international conference on Sept. 17 for his breakthrough in the field of laser plasma spectroscopy. He accepted the award for the best paper at the 6th International Conference on Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy held in Memphis, Tennessee. The conference is [...]

Two New Species Of Orchid Found In Indonesia

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Indonesia’s abundant biodiversity has once again been highlighted with the discovery of two new species of orchid in Kalimantan. An article on the new orchids belonging to the Dendrobium calcariferum section was published in the September edition of Malesian Orchid Journal by Destario Metusala, from the Indonesia Institute of Sciences (LIPI), Peter O’Byrne, an orchid expert [...]

New Book Honors Indonesia’s Band Of Eco-Heroes

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As government officials struggle for a response to the complex problem of climate change, regular people are already fighting the good fight, Emil Salim, a prominent environmentalist, said on Tuesday. Emil, a former environment minister and current special adviser to the president, was speaking at the launch of the book “Indonesian Eco Heroes.” Written by Globe Asia [...]

The Green Tiger

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Indonesia: The Tiger Economy of Islamic Banking Indonesia, an archipelago made up of approximately 17,508 islands, and is located in South-East Asia. The country has a population of approximately 230 million, making it the fourth most populous country in the world; its capital city is Jakarta, which is located on the island of Java. Since the [...]

It’s Time For Telkom To Fight Back

→  September 24, 2010 2

I was in the town of Timika in Papua when I met high rank officials from Telkomsel, Indonesia’s largest mobile operator, sometimes in 2007. I gave a short speech before them and other guests, and shared my stories when I was traveling overseas. I told them that mobile operators from our neighboring countries had started [...]

Making Full-Use Of Singapore

→  September 23, 2010 5

I was at Batam beach facing the island of Singapore sometimes in the year 2000, I could see chain of high rise buildings on Singapore soil. I had never been there, but i was so sure that time, Singapore is so much different from any place in Indonesia. Singapore, for most Indonesians is merely a shopping [...]

Indonesia’s Global Brands (Part 14: Battery)

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Spelling Global In the midst of waves of foreign battery products, battery ABC still strolled over almost half the domestic market for both types of alkaline batteries and carbon zinc. Not only that, products of PT International Chemical Industry, has been exported to around 50 countries, with different brands, making it one of the most-widely sold [...]

Closer To China

→  September 21, 2010 0

China-Indonesia ties are currently seeing a renaissance, not least boosted by the commemoration of the 60th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two regional giants. In almost all sectors statistics show a positive trend. In the last decade bilateral trade enjoyed an average growth rate of 20 percent annually. Both countries bilateral trade volume to reach [...]

Bandanaira: Indonesia Is A Nation With Inspiring Stories

→  September 20, 2010 5

I was in front of a TV during the last 17-Agustus celebration, with two senior citizens, when I switched the channel to MetroTV and found two young ladies being interviewed on Indonesia issues. The interviewer later introduced them as Bandanaira, a duo of Lea Simanjuntak (singer) and Irsa Destiwi (pianist), offering something patriotic to Indonesian audience. They were [...]