Indonesia’s Social Bella bags $60m led by Temasek and L Catterton

Indonesian tech-enabled beauty company Social Bella, known for its omnichannel commerce site Sociolla, has raised $60 million in a funding round led by Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings and L Catterton. East Ventures, Jungle Ventures, and other existing investors also participated in the round, the company said on Tuesday. The announcement confirms a DealStreetAsia report … Read more

Vietnam contestant enters Top 20 Miss Grand International 2022

Thien An wins the “Country’s power of the year” with  4,745,250 votes (Photo: Thien An’s Facebook)  An successfully surpassed her strong rival Engfa Waraha of Thailand with 4,745,250 votes on Instagram. The Vietnamese beauty was also named among the Top 10 of the ‘Best in Swimsuit’ sub-contest. Other contestants included in the list are from … Read more

Ancient Soul review – Javanese mining film is beguiling and beautiful study | Film

Featuring non-professional actors from the Indonesian island of Java, this beguiling – and occasionally muddled – debut from the Spanish director Álvaro Gurrea treads the line between fiction and ethnographic documentary. Suddenly abandoned by his wife Olive, Yono (Yono Aris Munandar), a sulphur miner at the Kawah Ijen volcano, struggles to win back his beloved. … Read more

Zambia lures lawmakers in climate change fight

Zambia wants to embrace lawmakers, among other partners in formulating anti-climate change policies which threatens its espoused attainment of a prosperous middle income status by 2030. The Southern African state, though envisions being Africa’s food basket, evidenced by vast natural resources, is under threat by increased deforestation, forest, land degradation, unsustainable consumption, production, and pollution. … Read more

Indonesia to demolish football stadium where stampede killed over 130 & More Latest News

  JAKARTA: Indonesia will demolish and rebuild a football stadium where a stampede killed greater than 130 individuals this month, President Joko Widodo stated on Tuesday (Oct 18) as he vowed to “thoroughly transform” the game within the football-mad nation. The president, popularly often known as Jokowi, was talking to reporters on the state palace … Read more

What Happened To Indonesia’s Merpati Nusantara Airlines?

Former Indonesian carrier Merpati Nusantara Airlines came into existence some six decades ago, and, over the years, cultivated an extensive network of domestic and international destinations. However, despite its long history, the airline was plagued by a poor safety record and, in its later years, terminal financial difficulties. In the beginning Merpati Nusantara Airlines was … Read more

Indonesian envoy calls for tourism collaboration

ISLAMABAD: Indonesia Ambassador Muhammad Hassan has said that there were numerous opportunities in the tourism sector in Pakistan and the government is providing international-level facilities for tourists. Pakistan has vast opportunities for all sectors of tourism, including mountaineering, adventure, and religious and halal tourism, he said while addressing an online seminar on tourism promotion in … Read more