News

China accepts APEC 2014 chairmanship

China has officially accepted the chairmanship of the 2014 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings and the administration of the capital city Beijing would develop infrastructure to support the event, said an official.

Read more October 18th, 2013

Art Summit Indonesia 2013: Bringing Contemporary Indonesian Arts to International Market

Contemporary art world is often interpreted as one school of art that adapts to times yet close to idealism.

Read more October 18th, 2013

Finance minister supports acceleration of oil-gas conversion

Finance Minister M. Chatib Basri backs the accelerated implementation of the oil-to-gas conversion 

Read more December 27th, 2013

TOURISM

Rafting and jungle trekking in Kalimantan

You haven’t really visited Kalimantan until you’ve visited its rainforests. But the question for most tourists is, how? While the third-largest island in the world is filled with exuberant tropical rainforests, many of them are remote and not easily accessible from major cities. 

Read more March 26th, 2012

Central Sulawesi to host Sail Tomini 2014

The Central Sulawesi province of Indonesia will now be able to host the international marine event, Sail Tomini in 2014, although the local administration has been planning to organize the event since 2010.

Read more March 26th, 2012

Endless Things to Do in West Java

If you’re into activities that give you adrenaline rush, West Java is a perfect place for you. From surfing at Cimaja Beach, paragliding in Puncak, caving in Buniayu Cave, skydiving in Lido Lakes, hiking on Mount Gede to whitewater rafting in Citarik River, this province has everything you would want. Travel West Java to find out why.

Read more July 22nd, 2013

ECONOMY

Pre-CEO Summit Conference: Invest in Indonesia

The “Pre-CEO Summit Conference: Invest Indonesia” is a high-level business conference organised by Indonesia Investment Coordinating Board, which mainly aims to promote Indonesia as a favourable investment destination.

Read more August 4th, 2013

BI to prepare Rp 3.1 trillion for Idul Fitri holiday

Bank Indonesia (BI)’s Yogyakarta branch has prepared Rp 3.1 trillion (US$306.9 million) to be distributed for Idul Fitri, an increase from last year’s Rp 2.8 trillion to anticipate high demand during the upcoming holiday.

Read more August 4th, 2013

Expatriates to get property ownership rights in Indonesia

The government is currently revising a regulation that would enable foreigners to own property in Indonesia, says an official.

Read more August 4th, 2013

National

Orangutans habitat displaced by oil palm expansion, says official

The massive expansion of oil palm plantations in Central Kalimantan has led to increased environmental damages and displacement of protected animals, such as orangutans (Pongo pygmaeus pygmaeus).

Read more August 4th, 2013

Health

Indonesia to Seek Compensation From US in Tobacco Spat

Indonesia will seek compensation from the United States for pulling its clove cigarettes from shelves despite a World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling that deemed the ban discriminatory.

Indonesia’s trade ministry said it had lost between $200 million and $300 million annually from the 2009 ban, aimed at helping prevent youths from taking up smoking.

Read more August 4th, 2013

Security

Police brace for upcoming elections

As the 2014 general election nears, newly installed National Police deputy chief Comr. Gen. Oegroseno has pledged to provide at least one police officer in each of 76,000 villages across the nation.

Read more August 4th, 2013

LAW&ORDER

Outgoing lawmakers avoid first work day

Despite the fact that Thursday was the official day for House of Representatives members to resume work after the Idul Fitri holiday, only a few legislators and commission members showed up.

Read more August 4th, 2013