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ASEAN-China Center to Promote Indonesia

The ASEAN-China Center plans to promote investment opportunities and tourism destinations in Indonesia to boost relations and cooperation between China, ASEAN member countries and Indonesia. The ACC secretary general, Ma Mingqiang, told Antara here on Tuesday that he would visit Indonesia, along with two groups from China Central Television (CCTV), next week. “This will be my official visit to Indonesia ... Read More »

ASEAN Members Propose Setting Up of Mineral Database System

The 13th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Senior Officials Meeting on Minerals (ASOMM) will be held in Bali from November 26 to 27, which will focus on discussing the development of the mineral database system in Southeast Asian countries, an official said. “The development of a mineral database is one of the topics that will be discussed at the ... Read More »

Government to Build Six More Thermal Power Plants in Java

The government plans to build six more thermal power plants with a capacity of 9.320 MW in Java. The power plants are part of the second phase of fast track program (FTP-2), according to Regulation of the Energy and Mineral Resources Minister No.21/2013, a copy of which was made available here on Wednesday. The new regulation is a revision of ... Read More »

Garuda Indonesia introduces “Visa on Board” on its Guangzhou-Jakarta flights

Garuda Indonesia announced that the airline now also provides Immigration on Board services for passengers on itsGuangzhou – Jakarta flights. Visa on Board from China has been extended earlier on Garuda’s Shanghai-Jakarta flights since May this year. Previously, “the Immigration on Board” service has already been introduced in six other Garuda services, among others : Tokyo (Narita) – Jakarta, Seoul – Jakarta, Sydney – Jakarta, ... Read More »

The 9th WTO Ministerial Conference to be held in Bali

Centered at the Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center (BNDCC), the 9th World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Conference will be held on the fabled island of Bali from 3rd to 6th December 2013. To be officially opened by the President of the Republic of Indonesia, Soesilo Bambang Yudhoyono  onTuesday, 3rd December, other speakers addressing the  WTO Ministerial Conference will be:  Conference Chairman, Indonesia’s Trade Minister Gita Wirjawan; Director-General Roberto Azevêdo; and  Chairman of the General Council, Ambassador Shahid ... Read More »

Local Governments Need to Brace Citizens for ASEAN Community

Local governments in ASEAN member countries are expected to brace themselves and their citizens for the start of the ASEAN Community by 2015, Secretary General to the United Cities and Local Governments Region Asia Pacific, Bernadia Irawati Tjandradewi, said here on Tuesday. “The ASEAN community will enable a more free movement of people within the region. There must be a ... Read More »

Indonesia Launches Tourism Website in Mandarin Language

The Indonesian Tourism and Creative Economy Ministry launched a Mandarin language website here on Monday in an effort to provide more information about Indonesia and tourism destinations for Chinese tourists. “This website is specially designed for Chinese tourists, so this is not a mere translation of the existing website from the Tourism and Creative Economy Ministry (Kemenparekraf), but we made ... Read More »

Indonesian Economic Conditions Stabilizing: Minister

Indonesian Finance Minister Chatib Basri said there was no reason to believe that Indonesia is having an economic crisis. “There is no reason to say that Indonesia is entering a crisis. There is also nothing such as a mini-crisis for Indonesia. Now, the countrys economic conditions have become stable,” he said after speaking at the “Mandiri Investment Forum 2013” here ... Read More »

Two Rafflesia Flowers in Bloom in Bengkulu

Two Rafflesia Arnoldi flowers are in bloom in the Central Bengkulu and Kepahiang forest areas of Bengkulu Province. “One flower is in bloom in the Taba Penanjung sanctuary and another in the protected forest of Bukit Daun,” Sofian Ramadhan, coordinator for Bengkulu Rare Flower Community, said here on Monday. The Rafflesia arnoldii found in Taba Penanjung has been in full ... Read More »

Garuda Indonesia to fly London-Jakarta non-stop, adds Beijing and Osaka flights

At the prestigious World Travel Mart (WTM) in London held from 4 – 7 November, Garuda Indonesia announced that starting May 2014, the airline will fly London-Jakarta non-stop. Thhis flight will continue onward to Sydney, Australia, so that passengers wishing to fly from London to Sydney will have only one transit stop in Jakarta. As the airline has been absent 10 years from London, Garuda ... Read More »