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

→  May 5, 2009 11

// 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 [...]

Lion Air Flies JAY JAY Route

→  April 30, 2009 1

Finally, the news comes. Lion Air will start serving Jakarta – Jeddah route (heheh… I call it ”Jay Jay Route”) on 28 June 2009, using wide-bodied Boeing B747-400. This is going to be Lion Air’s first big aircraft and 3rd overseas destination. This is part of Lion Air’s expansion plan, where it is said to [...]

Marvelous Children

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Marvelous Children It was a regional meeting in which participants were representatives from ASEAN and South Asian countries, like Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, India, Bangladesh, Thailand, Cambodia, and some more. My group had finished the FGD session, and someone suddenly whispered to me, ”Indonesia is probably the host to the most brightest students in Asia, since you champion [...]

SHIA Terminal 3 Is Finally Launched

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SHIA Terminal 3 is Finally Launched Brand spanking new: A procession of dancing ladies grace the entrance of Soekarno-Hatta International Airport’s brand spanking new Terminal 3, which was officially opened by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on Tuesday (4/28/2009) afternoon. The terminal, which carries a carrying capacity of four million passengers per year, will cater for passengers [...]

An IMMEDIATE CALL for Indonesian Banks

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An IMMEDIATE CALL for Indonesian Banks Last night, I watched Aljazeera and found that Malaysia is ready to liberalize its banking and insurance sector. I was a bit surprised to know that, since Malaysia has long been known as very protective in service sector. It was actually aimed to strengthen  its domestic financial sector to build its capital [...]

The Telecommunication GIANT of Southeast Asia

→  April 27, 2009 0

It is always said that SingTel, Singapore’s telecom company, is the largest phone company in southeast asia. You will find different thing in Malaysia. There, people say that TM (Telekom Malaysia) is the biggest in the region. I am not sure how the calculated that, and claimed to be the biggest. If it’s about the [...]