Sunday, 22nd January 2017
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  • Yearender - Wakatobi to increase tourist visits by 40,000 in 2017
    28th December 2016
    The scenic Wakatobi district, famous for its marine tourism, in Southeast Sulawesi Province, has been identified as one of Indonesias 10 flagship tourist destinations. As a result, the district government is committed to ...
  • Manado-Bitung toll road to be ready in two years
    27th December 2016
    President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has said the Manado-Bitung toll road is a priority for the government, and hoped that the road would be operational by 2018, as scheduled. This mega project in the Indonesian province of North ...
  • Govt needs to clarify rumors on illegal Chinese workers
    27th December 2016
    The government needs to clarify and provide comprehensive data on Chinese expatriates in Indonesia to scotch rumors on the influx of millions of illegal Chinese workers into the country. The public can just believe in ...
  • Hostage crisis finally ends with release of last two Indonesians
    27th December 2016
    The year 2016 was tainted by five hostage-taking incidents, occurring between March and July, with a total of 24 Indonesians being kidnapped for ransom by the Abu Sayyaf terrorist group hiding in the Philippine forests. The ...
  • North Sulawesi to build a giant dam
    27th December 2016
    Expected to be completed in 2019, the Kuwil dam in Kawangkoan, North Minahasa District, will be a giant reservoir in the Indonesian province of North Sulawesi. Kuwil dam, with a perspective of a lake extending across 308 ...
  • Social solidarity called powerful tool for dealing with national problems
    25th December 2016
    Having more than 1,300 ethnic groups and 400 distinct languages and dialects, are certainly challenges for the 250-million population of Indonesia, the fourth most populated nation in the world, after China, India and the US. ...
  • Indonesian govt expediting plan to build high-speed train
    25th December 2016
    The Indonesian government is increasing its lobbying with Japan to expedite its plans to build a semi-high speed train that will cover a distance of some 700 kilometers from Jakarta to Surabaya in East Java. As the ...
  • 2016 Indonesia oil production exceeds target
    25th December 2016
    Indonesias oil and gas production this year exceeded the target set in the 2016 revised state budget (APBNP 2016) at 820,000 barrels of oil per day (bpd) and 6,438 million standard cubic feet of oil per day (MMSCFD). The ...
  • Kids` "Om Telolet Om" goes viral
    23rd December 2016
    The Indonesian meme "Om Telolet Om" has unexpectedly gone viral on social media, becoming a trending topic on Twitter, as youth trying to get bus drivers to blow their horn, tweeted it recently. At first glance, even ...
  • Yearender - Indonesia`s homework on workers` migration
    23rd December 2016
    The United Nations (UN) has designated December 18 as the International Migrant Workers Day, when the international community is encouraged to commemorate the work of those who left their home countries in pursuit of better ...