Ministry supports Sail Tidore through air transportation connectivity

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Directorate General of Civil Aviation at the Transportation Ministry supported the connectivity and accessibility of air transportation for the 2022 Sail Tidore on November 24-29, 2022, in the Tugulufa Beach Area, Tidore City, North Maluku. “Sultan Babullah Airport in Ternate has prepared adequate capacity support for the arrival of Sail Tidore participants … Read more

‘Pushing the boundaries of innovation’: How 9 Indonesia start-ups become unicorns during the pandemic

JAKARTA: Life has never been the same for Vanessa Soetedja ever since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the country in March 2020. The 29-year-old marketing executive said most of her time is now spent at home as she is able to work from anywhere, coming to the office just once a week for a meeting with … Read more

Grab to shut Indonesian cloud kitchen service and lay off staff

Grab Indonesia is set to shut its four-year-old cloud kitchen service later this year, laying off its staff. The company said the decision, effective December 19, is part of its strategy to shift to an “asset-light” business model after experiencing inconsistent growth. “This situation forced us to take the difficult decision not to continue our … Read more

Great Escapes: Bali’s Beach-to-Jungle Beauty

The traditional way of life on Bali is summed up with the phrase “Tri Hita Karana,” or the three causes of well-being, representing that happiness and fulfillment are derived when humanity is in balance with nature and god. Jake Emen Text size Few destinations match the beauty and bounty of Bali’s beach-to-jungle oasis. After more … Read more

Indonesian police general charged with premeditated murder of bodyguard

JAKARTA: The Indonesian National Police has charged two-star general Ferdy Sambo with premeditated murder, after his bodyguard died at the general’s house last month of multiple gunshot wounds. National Police Chief General Listyo Sigit Prabowo and six other police generals held a press conference on Tuesday night (Aug 9) to update the public regarding the … Read more

Get founder perspectives at Indonesia PE-VC Summit

Join the fourth edition of the Indonesia PE-VC Summit in Jakarta on January 12, 2023, to hear from five founders who are at the forefront of the rapidly-evolving tech startup growth story in SE Asia’s most significant market. Meet Marsela Limesa, a former Grab and Sequoia investment executive, who is the co-founder and president of the … Read more

E-commerce platform Lilla by Sociolla goes offline

Indonesian e-commerce platform Lilla by Sociolla has launched its first physical location, at Pondok Indah Mall, Jakarta.  Featuring purple as the main colour for the design concept, the store offers over 1000 products for moms and babies, ranging from personal care, fashion, bedding essentials and diaper bags.  Lilla by Sociolla was first launched in 2020 … Read more

Popular governor of Indonesian capital ‘prepared’ to run for president

SINGAPORE: The popular governor of Indonesia’s capital Jakarta on Thursday (Sep 15) said he is “prepared” to run for president of the world’s third-largest democracy in 2024, despite not yet securing the support of any political party. With his five-year term as governor coming to a close next month, Anies Baswedan, 53, has emerged in … Read more

Indonesian F&B startup Dailybox enters Singapore

Indonesia-based online restaurant startup Dailybox is bringing halal Indonesian cuisine to Singapore with its first location at Supply Chain City, Jurong.  The F&B brand also partnered with GrabFood to have its products delivered within the city. CEO of Dailybox Group, Kelvin Subowo, said the cross-border expansion came at a time when Singapore is experiencing resilient … Read more