Nglanggeran: Indonesia’s hidden gem where sustainability meets hospitality

Nglanggeran: Indonesia's hidden gem where sustainability meets hospitality

The view from the top of Gunung Api Purba (ancient volcano) in the Nglanggeran village in Yogyakarta, Indonesia / Korea Times photo by Dong Sun-hwa Village recognized by UNWTO mesmerizes tourists with natural landscape, traditional culture By Dong Sun-hwa YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia — Waking up to the thunderous crowing of roosters, most residents of the rural … Read more

Beauty brand Social Bella uses US$58m funding to push CX and eCommerce

Indonesian beauty brand Social Bella has bagged an additional funding of US$58 million, which will be used to further boost the company’s growth in Indonesia’s beauty and personal care market. In a conversation with Marketing Interactive, co-founder and CEO of Social Bella, John Rasjid (pictured most left) said the new funding will be used to … Read more

Rohingya refugees forcibly evicted by students in Indonesia

Hundreds of students from the Aceh province in western Indonesia on Wednesday have invaded a shelter temporarily housing more than a hundred Rohingya refugees. AFP say they were then forced to flee. This is the latest incident linked to the hostility of the local population towards these refugees, members of the stateless Rohingya Muslim minority … Read more

A Writer’s Haunting Trip Through the Horrors of Indonesian History

Eka Kurniawan’s “Beauty Is a Wound” and “Man Tiger,” which have just been translated into English, tell of generations in Indonesia bound by unspeakable tragedies.Photograph by Marc Riboud / Magnum “When you’re reading a novel like mine,” Eka Kurniawan said last month, over coffee, you’re reading “a joke about history.” We were at a hotel … Read more

Accenture to Acquire Jixie’s Intelligent Digital Marketing Platform and Business in Indonesia

Jixie’s intelligent digital marketing platform will boost Accenture Song’s marketing transformation capabilities and resources in Indonesia (Photo: Business Wire) Jixie will bolster Accenture Song’s marketing transformation capabilities to help Indonesian businesses deliver more efficient and effective marketing efforts for sustainable growth SINGAPORE & JAKARTA, Indonesia, December 21, 2023–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has agreed to acquire … Read more

How world’s largest Buddhist temple in Indonesia has been reborn

Seventy-two stupas grace three circular platforms at Candi Borobudur, the world’s largest Buddhist temple, located near the central Javanese city of Yogyakarta, Indonesia. YOGYAKARTA – I’m tiptoeing reverentially around the Candi Borobudur temple, stopping to take in ancient stone panels and beautiful bell-shaped stupas, and to ponder the Buddha statues sitting in meditative repose. As … Read more

How world’s largest Buddhist temple in Indonesia has been reborn – new rules free Borobudur from curses of vandalism, graffiti, bottles of urine

This exquisite Mahayana Buddhist temple near the central Javanese city of Yogyakarta, Indonesia, is the biggest in the world, and dates to the eighth and ninth centuries. In its aesthetic, architecture, wisdom and history it is as superlatively astounding as those in Cambodia’s Angkor Wat temple complex. Visitors are now only able to visit the … Read more

Places to Visit in Indonesia: As Indonesia Mulls Visa-Free Entry For Indians, Here Are Destinations You Must Add To Your Itinerary

Tripti Dimri in Bali. Credit: Instagram Indonesia, an archipelago of over 17,000 islands, is a treasure trove of diverse landscapes, rich cultures, and vibrant histories. And now, in an effort to promote tourism and push economic development, the Indonesian Ministry of Tourism has proposed issuing free entry visas to travellers from 20 countries including India. … Read more

Mitsubishi, Freeport completes copper smelter expansion in Indonesia

JAKARTA, Dec 14 (Reuters) – Indonesian copper smelter operator PT Smelting, a joint venture between Mitsubishi Minerals Corp and PT Freeport Indonesia, inaugurated on Thursday an expansion in capacity of its smelter facility in East Java. The processing capacity was expanded to 1.3 million metric tons of copper concentrate, from 1 million tons previously. It … Read more