Indonesia intensifies fight against illegal imports

Indonesia intensifies fight against illegal imports

Jakarta: Indonesia is intensifying efforts to curb illegal imports and dumping practices to protect its domestic industrial sectors. The move follows a flood of imported goods from neighbouring countries that have threatened local manufacturers and caused a slump in domestic industries, Xinhua news agency reported. On Monday, Indonesia’s Trade Ministry launched the Illegal Import Task … Read more

3 Local Makeup Brands Taking Over the World

PIKIRAN RAKYAT – Indonesia’s vibrant beauty industry boasts a thriving domestic cosmetics market. Recently, this trend has expanded internationally, with several local makeup brands gaining recognition in the global beauty market. Let’s explore three of Indonesia’s most successful makeup brands that have captivated a global audience. The rise of Indonesian makeup brands on the international stage can … Read more

Incredible new £725m bridge connecting busy city to beautiful paradise | Travel News | Travel

A whopping £725 bridge is set to connect a busy city in Indonesia to a stunning island paradise, in the latest boost to the country’s infrastructure. The Batam-Bintan bridge will link Batam, the largest city in the beautiful Riau Islands, to Bintan, a tropical paradise which is a short boat ride from Singapore. The Indonesian … Read more

Your Gateway to Adventure, Relaxation, and Indonesian Culture

PIKIRAN RAKYAT – Sun-drenched escapes and unforgettable adventures await in Labuan Bajo, Indonesia. This idyllic town, serving as the gateway to Komodo National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, offers a compelling alternative to traditional summer destinations. Beyond the allure of encountering Komodo dragons, Labuan Bajo boasts breathtaking natural beauty, thrilling activities, and a rich cultural experience, … Read more

5 Indonesian Hijab Brands to Suit Your Style, Dress with Confidence

PIKIRAN RAKYAT – Indonesia’s fashion scene thrives on vibrant colors, unique designs, and a strong emphasis on modest dressing. Hijabs, an essential part of Islamic attire for women, have become a canvas for creative expression. Local Indonesian hijab brands are not only known for their beautiful designs but also cater to a diverse range of styles and … Read more

Explore the Untamed Wilderness of Komodo Island

PIKIRAN RAKYAT – Tucked away in Indonesia’s Lesser Sunda Islands lies Komodo Island, home to prehistoric giants and stunning natural beauty. Alongside Rinca and Padar, Komodo Island forms the heart of Komodo National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site celebrated for its unique ecosystems and captivating wildlife. Beyond the fame of the Komodo dragons, the island itself … Read more

Unveiling a Hidden Paradise in Indonesia’s Aceh Province

PIKIRAN RAKYAT – Nestled at the northwestern tip of Sumatra, Indonesia, lies the captivating Weh Island, a true paradise for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts. Known for its pristine beaches, lush rainforests, and vibrant marine life, Weh Island offers a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of modern life. This unspoiled gem is a haven for … Read more

Indonesia’s Prabowo to allow debt-to-GDP ratio to reach 50%: Report

JAKARTA: Indonesian President-elect Prabowo Subianto will allow the nation’s debt-to-GDP ratio to rise to 50 per cent provided his administration can boost tax revenues, the Financial Times reported citing one of his closest advisers. Prabowo’s brother and adviser Hashim Djojohadikusumo told the Financial Times in a London interview that Indonesia could still retain its investment-grade … Read more

Indonesian ex-minister gets 10 years of jail for US$900,000 corruption, spending state funds on lavish personal expenses

JAKARTA: An ex-minister has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for misappropriating more than 14.1 billion rupiah (US$900,000) of public money for his personal use.  On Thursday (Jul 11), former Minister of Agriculture Syahrul Yasin Limpo was found guilty by the Jakarta Corruption Court of spending public funds on personal expenses, including private jet … Read more

AirAsia’s direct route to Labuan Bajo to boost Malaysia-Indonesia connectivity

AirAsia announced its 21st route between Malaysia and Indonesia: a direct route to and from Labuan Bajo. Featuring three weekly flights, the new route is also AirAsia Malaysia’s first international flight to the Indonesian island destination. The Labuan Bajo route is available for booking on the AirAsia MOVE app as well as through its official … Read more