Indonesia’s Next Presidential Car?

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It is very common to have a presidential car which is made inside the country. You may ask Nikolas Sarkozy, he has Citroen and Peugeot as his formal car, Angela Merkel undoubtedly with Mercedez-Benz, Lee Myung Bak with Hyundai, Obama with Cadillac, and many more samples. What about Indonesia? Hmmm… I think it’s time for Indonesia to leave the [...]

18-Year-Old UGM Graduate On Her Way To Becoming Country’s Youngest Doctor

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Becoming a doctor has always been Riana Helmi’s dream, but she never imagined that in achieving this she would also be on her way to setting a record as the youngest doctor in the country’s history. On Tuesday, at just 18, Riana became the youngest medical graduate ever produced by any Indonesian school when she obtained [...]

Another Update On MERANTAU Movie

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Indonesia’s PT MERANTAU FILM’s debut ”MERANTAU” will be officially represented Internationally (excluding Indonesia and US territory) by the renowned Golden Network Asia Ltd., after the two companies came to an agreement following their presence at the Hong Kong Filmart earlier this year. Golden Network Asia Ltd. has successfully represented Ong Bak, Tom Yum Goong, Fireball, and Wushu. MERANTAU was [...]

Indonesian Student Outperforms Harvard And LSE Students

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Shofwan Al-Banna Choiruzzad, an Indonesian student, has remarkably won a prestigious award at The 39th St Gallen Symposium held in Switzerland, early this May 2009. The St. Gallen Symposium is a unique platform that offers 200 outstanding students from all over the world an opportunity to engage in a dialog with today’s decision-makers. The students qualify through [...]

Simple Economy Part II: Can Indonesia Achieve A Double Digit GDP Growth?

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Indonesia’s presidential candidates have delivered a strong message to all voters, that once they’re elected, they’ll strive for higher GDP growth in times ahead.  The incumbent Yudhoyono said Indonesia will achieve a strong and sustainable 7% growth starting 2014,  Kalla and his pair were sure that Indonesia can start enjoying 8% in 2011, while Mega [...]

The Kingdom Of Ganesha: Indonesian Park In The Heart Of Europe

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Written by Kenji San (GNFI contributor in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) Indonesians around Europe (or wherever they are) must be proud of their beloved homeland. The first Indonesian Park in Europe has been built, located at Parc Paradisio Conservation Park, Brugelette – Belgium. Miniature of Prambanan and Borobudur Temple, exactly-same-sized Balinese castle Puri Agung Shanti Buwana, traditional houses [...]

Indonesia Upgraded

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I found this at, one of the most reliable analytical economic magazine on earth. However, sometimes lapsed when their forecast eventually was proven wrong. In Q1 2009, Indonesia’s economy grew by 4.4%, which is the 3rd highest in Asia (after China, and India), and GNFI believes Indonesia economy will grow 4.5-5% this year [...]

Indonesia’s Debt Performance

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Written by Febri Ardianto, an aviation student, GNFI contributor in Surabaya Lately we’ve been disturbed by the news of how big Indonesia’s debt is. The numbers actually are really shocking. It is 1,667 trillion Rupiahs (around 163 billion US Dollars with the latest currency exchange rate). Many people put the blame on our government. Let’s try [...]

The Awakening Of Indonesian Airlines: Garuda Indonesia, Lion Air, And Batavia Air

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Written by Mr Kenji San (GNFI contributor in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) After Garuda Indonesia starts their expansion through Asia-Pacific Region since the ends of last year, it’s now followed by Lion Air, Batavia Air. Lion Air had their first Boeing 747-400 aircraft arrived at Jakarta by last week. Registered as PK-LHF, this Queen of The Skies completely [...]

Learning From Disaster

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GNFI was deeply saddened by the news of Hercules crash in East Java which said to have taken more than 100 lives. I think this kind of fatality has been here and there in Indonesia, with almost the same cause: aging military transport. I am sure, the next president of Indonesia will swiftly address this matter [...]