Archive | November, 2010

Entang Wiharso and His Exhibition

Entang Wiharso is an artist who recently exhibited his works in Indonesia National Gallery. Entang is popular with his bizarre and unique way of paintings. read the review of his exhibition below, it was written by Carla Bianpoen from The Jakarta Post. A peak inside: Visitors stand in front of several of Entang Wiharso’s works [...]

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Indonesia’s Rising Inevitably

Indonesia is positioned to remain one of the fastest growing economies in Asia after China, India and Vietnam. Indonesia has the largest economy in Southeast Asia and is a member of the G-20 group of countries. As one of the emerging economies, Indonesia charted a healthy growth averaging 5.1 percent per annum over the 2000-2009 [...]

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Bringing Medals Home

In the beginning of October 2010, GNFI posted a review about what Indonesia has achieved at four international science olympics .  there were so many medals that Indonesia bagged home the medals (you can check the review here), but those are not enough. Some of Indonesia’s gifted students who just came back from China have [...]

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Indonesia Eclipses UK On Facebook, At Last

Indonesia, a Southeast Asian country that has nearly tripled its number of Facebook users over the past year, has finally eclipsed the United Kingdom as the second-largest Facebook market behind the United States. Its growth underpins Facebook’s emerging strength in Southeast Asia, a region has become strategic, rife with opportunities to push virtual goods and [...]

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A Beautiful End At Indonesian Pavilion

Er Audy Zandri, The Jakarta Post, Shanghai The end of the World Expo 2010 Shanghai China marked a significantly brighter new beginning for Indonesia, which snatched an award at the event and realized tons of other goals. Considered a must-visit pavilion for millions of visitors, the Indonesian Pavilion recorded a total of 8,150,230 visitors by [...]

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To A New Level Of Growth

Data from the agency show Indonesia`s exports in the first nine months of 2010 grew 38.27 percent to US$110.81 billion from the corresponding period last year. The Central Statistics Agency (BPS) has projected Indonesia`s exports may reach US$150 billion or above this year. “In the January-September 2010 period alone, our exports reached US$110.81 billion. With [...]

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Investment? On Track To Book New Record!

Indonesia is on track to receive record foreign direct investment this year: in the three months through September, FDI rose nearly 14 per cent from a year ago to $4.4bn, and the full-year figure will probably beat the official target of $18bn. But the head of the OECD is encouraging deeper reforms. “Indonesia is open [...]

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Probably One Of World’s Best

I have been to almost all ASEAN countries except for Myanmar and Brunei, and to be honest, iIfound no taxi company in cities of those countries as comfy and reliable as Blue Bird taxi of Indonesia. Singapore is very close behind, but their taxi fleet are mostly outdated, diesel-powered, and noisy. Bangkok is in the [...]

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A Painter From London In Bali

Last week GNFI posted an article about a former football player from Australia who’s having a traditional therapy to cure his cancer in Bali. This week, another good news came from Bali. This “Pulau Dewata” (island of gods) surely attracts a lot of foreigners. Once they visit Bali, they would be craving for going back. [...]

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The New Chairman of ASEAN

Indonesia received the chairmanship of ASEAN at the closing of the 17th summit that was held in National Convention Centre, Hanoi, Vietnam. there were 10 leaders of ASEAN countries witnessed SBY took over the rotating ASEAN chairmanship, like Philippines President Benigno Aquino, PM of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong, PM of  Malaysia Najib Razak, PM of [...]

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