Indonesia

Google: Southeast Asia’s internet economy is growing faster than expected

Southeast Asia is now the world’s third largest region for internet users — with more people online than the entire U.S. population — and internet is having a bigger impact on the region than originally thought, according to a new report co-authored by Google.<p>China and India typically dominate the …

South-east Asia

Southeast Asia internet economy to hit $50 billion in 2017, says report from Google and Temasek

Digital businesses can't afford to ignore Southeast Asia, according to a new report by Google and Singaporean state investment vehicle Temasek.<p>Home …

South-east Asia

Freeport Disagrees With Indonesia's $4 Billion Valuation of Grasberg Mine Stake

JAKARTA – Freeport-McMoRan Inc. disagrees with the Indonesian government's valuation of a 41.64% stake in the giant Grasberg copper and gold mine that the U.S. company has to sell to Indonesia.<p>Freeport values the stake at between $12 billion and $13 billion, but Jakarta values it at $4 billion, …

South-east Asia

S'pore responds to comments by ex-Indonesia air force officers over Flight Information Region

Singapore's top envoy in Indonesia said former Indonesian air force officers had misrepresented the facts when speaking to local media about the …

Lee Hsien Loong

Bali's Rumbling Volcano Slashes Peak Christmas Tourist Numbers

Imran Ameer booked tickets to spend 10 days on the beaches of Lombok, near Bali, with his pregnant wife and 17-month-old daughter. Then Mount Agung …

South-east Asia

Bucket List Deal: $383+ U.S. Cities To Bali, Indonesia - Round Trip...

Bali is a place unlike any other. From iconic sunsets to $7 an hour massages and the world’s most photogenic beaches – there’s a lot to love. With …

Asia Travel

12,000-Year-Old Fish Hooks Unearthed in Indonesia

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA—According to a report in <i>The International Business Times</i>, five fishhooks made of sea snail shell have been found in a …

Archaeology

Billions allocated for mental hospital project in East Jakarta

The Jakarta administration will allocate Rp 229 billion (US$24.8 million) to build a mental hospital next year.

Jakarta

Stop wait-and-see stance, Jokowi tells business

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on Tuesday criticized businesspeople, saying they had spent too long in a wait-and-see position, because they were …

Kota Tua named most-visited destination in Indonesia in 2017

Located within North and West Jakarta, Kota Tua was named the most-visited destination in Indonesia this year by image-sharing platform Instagram.

South-east Asia

Heavy rainfall in Jakarta topples trees, disrupts traffic

A nearly two-hour heavy rainfall inundated Jakarta and toppled trees on Monday, leading to heavy traffic in some areas.

Weather

Indonesia races to contain diphtheria outbreak ahead of 2018 Asian Games

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Health authorities in Jakarta kicked off a special immunization program on Monday to rein in an "extraordinary" outbreak of diphtheria that has sparked concerns about the Indonesian capital’s readiness to host the Asian Games next June. Diphtheria cases have spiked 42 percent …

Public Health

Indonesia to ban products violating national standard requirements

The Trade Ministry has announced the results of goods and product inspection throughout 2017, based on the Indonesia National Standard (SNI) and …

South-east Asia

Indonesia studies offers for toll road payment system

Public Works and Public Housing Minister Basuki Hadimuljono said on Monday that the ministry was currently studying offers from several countries to …

South-east Asia

Lake Toba, Lombok becoming more popular among Chinese tourists

Lake Toba in North Sumatra and Lombok in West Nusa Tenggara have become more attractive among Chinese tourists as alternative tourist destinations …

South-east Asia

Bali among top three destinations for Australian travelers: Official

Bali remains a popular destination among travelers from Australia despite recent concerns related to the eruption of Mount Agung, an Indonesian …

Travel

UGM sci-fi movie nominated for Best Film at US festival

Tengkorak, a science fiction movie produced by Gadjah Mada University (UGM)’s vocational school, has been nominated for the Sci-Fi, Fantasy and …

Science Fiction

Bali jailbreak: US inmate escapes notorious Kerobokan prison

<b>A US man held for drug possession has escaped from Bali's most notorious prison and is on the run on the Indonesian resort island.</b><p>Local media have named the man as Chrishan Beasley, arrested in August for carrying five grams of hashish.<p>The 32-year old made his escape from Kerobokan prison with a …

News

U.S. citizen on the run after busting out of Bali prison

DENPASAR, Indonesia (Reuters) - Indonesian police are hunting for a U.S. citizen who escaped on Monday from an overcrowded prison on the holiday island of Bali by cutting through steel bars in a ceiling, the jail's second breakout of foreign inmates this year.<p>The Kerobokan prison, about 10 km (six …

News

5 vegan luxury experiences in Bali

The island of Bali conjures up images of tropical beaches, majestic volcanos and lush natural beauty, once you escape from the congested streets of …

Vegan

Indonesia seeks control of aluminum supply chain

KUALA TANJUNG, Indonesia -- Employees at Indonesia Asahan Aluminium, the country's only aluminum producer, looked cheerful as for the first time in …

South-east Asia

Insurance leaves Bali travellers at risk

December 11, 2017 11:44AM<p>LIFE has suddenly got a lot more complicated for those of us who have booked holidays to Bali in recent months and have …

Insurance

Indonesia shares lower at close of trade; Jakarta Stock Exchange Composite down 0.07%

Investing.com – Indonesia equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Mining, Basic Industry and Trade sectors propelled shares …

Markets

Indonesia vaccinates millions to halt deadly diphtheria outbreak

JAKARTA - Millions of Indonesian children are being vaccinated this week as the country responds to a widespread diphtheria outbreak that has killed …

Public Health

Diphtheria deaths in Indonesia spark immunization campaign

Indonesia has begun a campaign to immunize 8 million children and teenagers against diphtheria after the disease killed 38 people, mostly children, …

Public Health

Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand seek to boost local currency settlement

JAKARTA, Dec 11 (Reuters) - The central banks of Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand launched a framework on Monday aimed at increasing direct settlement of transactions in their local currencies to reduce the current dependence on the U.S. dollar.<p>The regulatory framework is “part of the continuous …

Economy

Indonesia detains 18 in pre-emptive bid to boost Christmas security

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian anti-terrorism police have detained 18 people with links to militant groups in a bid to cut the risk of attacks during Christmas and the New Year in the world's biggest Muslim-majority country, police said on Monday.<p>Near-simultaneous attacks on churches in the …

World News

Netizens alarmed over Jakarta radio temporary shutdown

Private radio stations in Jakarta were temporarily shut down on Monday morning.<p>On social media, radio stations across Jakarta uploaded a photo, …

South-east Asia

From Syria to Indonesia: Protests over Jerusalem spread

Anger about the US decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital is escalating, with protests in several major cities around the world.<p>Anger about the US decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital is escalating, with protests in several major cities around the world.<p>There have been …

Middle East

Government kicks off Jakarta-Surabaya cargo ferry route

The Transportation Ministry kicked off on Sunday the operation of subsidized long distance cargo ferries for the Jakarta-Surabaya route to ease …

Travel