What is Baliyatra, the Odisha festival with ancient links to Indonesia

Baliyatra in Odisha

In his address to the Indian diaspora in Bali on the sidelines of the G20 summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi mentioned the annual Baliyatra on the banks of the Mahanadi in Cuttack, which celebrates the ancient trade relations between India and Indonesia. This year’s Baliyatra, which concluded on Thursday, also found a place in the … Read more

Indonesia’s Lune Skin tapping into potential for local niched fragrances

After a stint in fashion marketing for a digital direct-to-consumer brand, Lune Skin founder Andrea Moudy developed a line of colour cosmetic products. The brand’s star product was the Multi-Stick, multipurpose lipstick, blush and eyeshadow product. After launching in November 2018, Moudy told CosmeticsDesign-Asia​ that she was pleased with the progress of the brand. Between … Read more

Pakistan, Indonesia engage in economic diplomacy

ISLAMABAD: Indonesia’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Asia-Pacific and African Affairs Abdul Kadir Jailani has said that Pakistan and Indonesia have a huge potential to increase economic, trade and diplomatic ties. In an interview from Jakarta, Jailani told APP that in order to enhance the existing capabilities in bilateral relations, more intensive economic diplomacy was going … Read more

Guidelines for domestic travel in Indonesia from 25 Aug 2022

Foreigners aged 18 years and above, who are travelling within Indonesian states and cities, must have received the second dose of vaccination before embarking on their journey. Indonesia has released its guidelines for domestic travel in Indonesia, effective 25 August 2022. Per an update on 28 August, domestic travellers are obligated to comply with the … Read more

‘There’s nothing we can do’: Indonesia’s small businesses brace for impact of fuel price hike

JAKARTA: Zainal Ridho, 41, owns a car rental company in Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan. Previously, the day rate for his Toyota Innova, including the price of subsidised Pertalite fuel, was 800,000 rupiah (US$54).  Last week, he raised the price to 900,000 rupiah per day, amid the widespread belief that the government would soon increase the price … Read more

She built a startup that raised millions, shares 3 tips

Launching a startup without any business experience may be daunting. But that didn’t stop Chrisanti Indiana — who was just 24 years old when she co-founded Social Bella.  “You have nothing to lose, that’s actually the benefit of starting young,” Indiana, now 31, told CNBC Make It.  The Indonesian beauty and personal care retailer has … Read more

1,700 People Attend Indonesian Night in London

Jakarta: The Indonesian Embassy in London held Indonesian Night on Tuesday night. Indonesian Night was the culminating event of the Experience Indonesia series.   Held at Central Hall Westminster, the event was attended by around 1,700 people.It featured performances from traditional communities and prominent Indonesian musicians.  “The more people know the beauty of Indonesia, the closer … Read more

Faith and Human Rights at the G20 Religion Forum in Indonesia | Politics

This is an edited version of remarks delivered on Nov. 3 in Bali, Indonesia, at the G20 Religion Forum, an international summit of religious leaders inaugurated by the government of Indonesia in its capacity as 2022 president and host of the annual G20. Bali—It has been a disquieting and dangerous year in world affairs. Consequently, … Read more

Grounded Tanker Could Take Month to Refloat as US Links it to Smuggler

Tanker Young Yong could be stuck for a month as Indonesia worksto refloat VLCC (Indonesian Navy) Published Nov 7, 2022 2:50 PM by The Maritime Executive The Indonesia Navy is now predicting that it could take as long as a month to free the ULCC that grounded in Indonesia waters near Singapore just over a … Read more