Indonesian Language In Ho Chi Minh City

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Oh, I am not a tourist agent promoting Vietnam, particularly its largest city, Ho Chi Minh City. This was used to be known as Saigon, the capital city of South Vietnam before eventually taken over by the north and changed its name to be Ho Chi Minh City. It is now one of the most [...]

The Nightmare Is Over

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Indonesia’s 1st quarter GDP data is rather weak. Nevertheless, it appears that the economy will not deteriorate further. In fact, there are early indications that it will soon start to pick up its pace again. In the first quarter of 2009, the economy grew by 4.4 percent year-on-year (yoy) or slightly slower than the 5.2 [...]

The New Champion Of Southeast Asia

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Discussing about chess, so far we’ve been repeatedly informed about the great players from Russia and East Europe (ex-communist states). I am not sure why, that region creates so many famous and triumphant players. Maybe because they tend to spend most of their times to laze around and play chess to kill time. Well, maybe [...]

Indonesian Night Party In Malaysia

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Despite the tension between Indonesia-Malaysia over Ambalat waters, Malaysian youths seem to be unaware (if not ignoring) that row. Instead, sponsored by Telekom Malaysia, they will hold an Indonesian Night Party in Kuala Lumpur and host 5 Indonesian rock bands to play at Stadium Bukit Jalil. Trust me, Malaysian youngsters (especially the gals) really love [...]

Stand On Our Shoes

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Do you know how many pairs of shoes Indonesia produce annually? You must be shocked to know that Indonesia produce 1.2 billion pairs of shoes per year, and it continues to grow at the pace of 10% annually. Shoes production is dominated by sport shoes that makes up to 800 million pairs. Last year, Indonesia’s [...]

It’s Time For RI To Shine: Sri Mulyani

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Aditya Suharmoko, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta|Fri, 05/29/2009 11:50 AM|Headlines The economy will expand 4.3 percent this year, higher than what multilateral agencies estimated, giving the country a chance to gain world recognition for its cushioning of the crisis impact, a minister says. “It is highly likely the country will record an economic growth of above 4 percent [...]

Bridging China-Indonesia

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It is almost inevitable for anyone elsewhere in the world to put more attention to Asia’s fastest growing power, which is China. Many countries in Latin America and the Oceania had turned down their political support for Taiwan, instead they open their arms much wider for China’s coming. I would say that it is only [...]

The Biggest Port Will Be In Southeast Asia

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I am sure you are very much aware that the biggest port in Southeast Asia is in Singapore. Singapore’s lifeline was drawn from its port. Singapore port is also the biggest in Asia, and the World’s busiest port, busiest container port, busiest transshipping port, busiest bunker port, busiest by cargo tonnage. Seems like no one cares [...]

A True Lover Of Indonesia

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I have a friend, young, energetic, full of passion, and she loves Indonesia so much, and she is Malaysian. She has been visiting Indonesia more than 20 times, and she also attracted her fellow Malaysians to visit Indonesia. Her love to Indonesia is simply reflected by the hi-level of knowledge of places in Indonesia, its [...]