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West Sulawesi to Build Cocoa Industrial School

The West Sulawesi provincial administration has demarcated a 13-hectare plot of land to build a cocoa industrial Vocational High School (SMK), the provinces Governor Anwar Adnan Saleh revealed. “The school will be built in the Kalukku sub-district as an education facility for students and will expand their overall understanding of cacao farming and help improve the commoditys production in the ... Read More »

Indonesia to See Better Growth Prospects in 2014: Ministry Official

Indonesias economic growth is expected improve in 2014 compared with this years performance, the head of the Finance Ministrys Macro Economic Policy Affairs, Luky Alfirman, has said. “We estimate the country will report better economic growth next year, despite the rupiahs value against the US dollar falling to 11.9 thousand. In fact, the depreciation could actually allow exports to bring ... Read More »

Asia Pacific Hash 2014 Across Bali, Flores and Komodo

The Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy will present the Wonderful Adventure Indonesia: Asia Pacific Hash 2014to take place in Bali and Labuan Bajo, Flores, East Nusa Tenggara from 9th to 11th May 2014. Carrying the tagline “Fun, Friendship, and Fitness”, the event that uniquely combines Sports and tourism will take the participants through some of the most fascinating natural landscapes of the fabled island ... Read More »

Toraja International Festival 2013 Midst Stunning Mountain Landscapes

Continuing the Lovely December series of events that are held yearly in Tana Toraja amidst stunningly beautiful South Sulawesi mountain landscapes, this year, the Toraja International Festival 2013 will again take place from 28th to 30th December 2013. The Lovely December events have been held annually for four consecutive years taking turns between the Tana Toraja Regency and the North Toraja Regency. Carrying the theme “Celebrate the Living Megalithic Culture ... Read More »

Indonesia Confident to Achieve 8.6 Million International Tourist Target in 2013

With a positive rise of 8.36% in international tourist arrivals to Indonesia in the first 10 months until October year on year, the government is confident that the 2013 target of 8.6 million international tourist arrivals will be achieved, said Mari Pangestu, Minister for Tourism and Creative Economy.   The tourism sector is also estimated to have generated US$ 6.7 billion in ... Read More »

Indonesia is First Country to Receive Aif Loan

Deputy Finance Minister Bambang Brodjonegoro has said that Indonesia is the first country to receive funding from the ASEAN Infrastructure Fund (AIF). The funds will be used to develop an electricity network in Bali. “We are the most prepared country. A project is already available and Indonesia is in need of funds,” he noted here on Wednesday. Bambang said that ... Read More »

Indonesia Remains Top of Investment Destination List

HSBC Indonesia predicted that Indonesia will still chalk up positive investment growth in 2014 despite discouraging trend of economic slowdown. The investment would continue to grow because of good handling of inflation and trade balance by the government, HSBC Indonesia Managing Director of Global Markets Ali Setiawan said in a seminar on “HSBC Global Economic Outlook 2014” here on Wednesday. ... Read More »

Indonesia Dominates World`s Palm Oil Market

Growing demand for Indonesias palm oil and its domination of the world market was an attracting topic in a conference held at the Indonesian Consulate General in Hamburg, Germany, on Saturday. Chairman of the Indonesian Palm Oil Council Derom Bangun told more than 100 delegates to the conference that palm oil is gaining domination from soybean oil and competes with ... Read More »

44 Countries Support Sumatran Tiger Conservation

The environmental organization Greenpeace pointed out that at least 44 countries have shown support for saving the Sumatran tiger from extinction through a conservation effort. “We have chosen Indonesia as the host for Tiger Manifesto, this years conservation program,” revealed Putri Bulan, a member of Greenpeace, here on Thursday. Putri had conducted a theatrical rally, using tiger costumes, in front ... Read More »

Garuda Indonesia now flies to Komodo Airport at Labuan Bajo

Starting 3 December, Garuda Indonesia launched its flights to Indonesia’s many attractive tourist destinations airports in Eastern Indonesia that are accessible only to smaller aircrafts.   Using the newly acquired ATR72-600 turboprop planes, Garuda Explore now serv es daily flights from Bali to the Komodo Airport at Labuan Bajo in Flores.  The flight takes the route: Denpasar (Bali) – Labuan Bajo – Ende.   Besides serving the East Nusatenggara Islands, ... Read More »