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archive-title Category Archives: National News

Category Archives: National News

Jokowi decline bids from Japan and China

After Indonesia’s enthusiastic election last year of Joko Widodo, the country – desperately in need of new infrastructure for its booming population of more than 250 million people – began to weigh bids for its first high-speed railway. The new link would have connected the gridlocked capital of Jakarta with Bandung, the nation’s third largest […]

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Australians to get into Bali visa-free

AUSTRALIA is among 47 countries Indonesia will add to its visa-free list as it strives to draw more tourists. MARITIME Coordinating Minister Rizal Ramli is quoted in Indonesian media on Tuesday saying he brought forward the move from January 2016 to October 2015 to capture the whole holiday season. Immigration director general Ronny F Sompie […]

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Women in Business Q&A: Tapasya Bali, Co-Founder and COO, YOGASMOGA

Tapasya Bali is the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of YOGASMOGA. YOGASMOGA is a designer, manufacturer and retailer of Yoga inspired athletic apparel and accessories and is proudly made in the USA. Tapasya is significantly influenced by her upbringing in the Himalayas and the culture of yoga. In addition to running YOGASMOGA’s operations, Tapasya is […]

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The Fashion Festival Bali 2015 officially opened its doors on August 20th 2015 at The Trans Resort Bali’s lavish ballroom. The first runway show wowed the audience with Mona Al Mansouri’s ethereal collection of couture gowns, Xi Zhu’s modern take and twist on contemporary men’s wear, captivating sustainable headpieces from Heads of State Millinery, easy […]

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Indonesia government saves maid from death row in Malaysia

After a five-year battle, the Indonesian government has won the fight to free an Indonesian maid from death row in Malaysia. The Indonesian government worked hard to secure Wilfrida Soik’s release while maintaining a hardline stance on its own death row prisoners, including Bali Nine pair Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan, who were executed in […]

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First Property In Asia For The Expanding Luxury Hotel Brand NEW YORK, Aug. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — TRUMP HOTEL COLLECTION, the next generation of luxury hospitality, announced today that they have reached an agreement wbith the globally recognized MNC Group, Indonesia’s leading investment group, to manage a six-star luxury resort and residential development in Asia. […]

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Indonesia’s 70th Independence Anniversary

Indonesian men in teams of 4 try to climb to the top of a greased pole called a panjat pinang in order to retrieve prizes tied to the top in Indonesia. Cities and villages across Indonesia celebrated the country’s 70th anniversary of Independence with traditional games, and music, and flag raising ceremonies This man bears […]

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