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Indonesia Hosts World Ocean Conference 2009

→  May 9, 2009 10

Who is better to lead the initiative to sustainable management of marine resources than a country with a massive portion of ocean itself? Indonesia is proudly hosting the World Ocean Conference 2009 in Manado, the capital of North Sulawesi province, well-known for one of the most beautiful diving spots in the world, Bunaken National Marine [...]

Garuda Indonesia to Europe and the U.S. Again

→  May 8, 2009 1

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

→  May 8, 2009 0

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

→  May 8, 2009 0

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 [...]

The Indonesian ”Miracle”

→  May 5, 2009 0

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 [...]

Nihiwatu, One of the World’s Most Responsible Hotels

→  April 26, 2009 1

We’ve seen two of Indonesia’s hotels on the  list of the World’s Best New Hotels. Sure you’ll feel great staying at one of them. Now, what about staying at Nihiwatu in Sumba island, rated as one of the Most Responsible Hotels by Forbes Traveler; it will surely make you feel doubly great. This is the short [...]

Buy TIME Magazine May 2009 Edition!

→  April 15, 2009 1

Dudes, time to save your money to buy this TIME magazine next month Edition 2009. Why? Time Magazine has ranked President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono as one of the 100 most influential leaders in the world in 2009, presidential spokesman Dino Patti Djalal said Monday. Mr Yudhoyono was on the Time list along with former US [...]

SHIA Terminal 3 for Budget Airport Jakarta

→  April 15, 2009 0

I got this from a friend, This picture was taken sometime ago; I am sure that it’s now much prepared. This is the first out of five phases (more info here). The interior will be up to the airliners to design, it is going to be a good place to visit as the management will [...]

Australia Travel Warning to Indonesia

→  April 13, 2009 0

Travel Warning: Book Early! Bucking the current worldwide downturn in travel, Australians continue to flock to Bali seeking value for money. Australian travelers to Bali during the first two months of 2009 totaled 48,068 a 34.64% increase over totals for the same period in 2008 (35,701).According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, overseas travel by Australians [...]

Regatta Hotel, Jakarta’s Most Unique Building

→  April 13, 2009 0

Regatta Hotel, Jakarta. Taking on a nautical theme, the developers say the 10 smaller towers represent sailing boats whilst the larger building is the Lighthouse. It’s the Lighthouse that steals the show for us, possibly the most incredible looking structure we’ve seen for a long time. If it ends up looking anything close to this picture, [...]