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Indonesia serious about moving capital from Jakarta

09-May-2019 Intellasia | Indaily | 6:00 AM

Indonesian President Joko Widodo says his government is serious about plans to move the country’s capital out of sinking and traffic-clogged Jakarta. Joko said on [...]
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The best cities for Instagram photos, selfies, sexy poses New York, London, Jakarta score, HK surprises

09-May-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Do you choose where you are going to travel to next according to how Instagrammable you think it might be? Or where you can strike your sexiest pose? It may sound like [...]
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Indonesia’s forex reserves dip to $124.3 billion at end-April

09-May-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Indonesia’s forex reserves dropped by around $200 million to $124.3 billion at the end of April due to the government’s foreign debt payments, the central bank [...]
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Indonesia retail sales growth in March picks up to 10.1 pct y/y

08-May-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

* Retail sales in Indonesia grew at 10.1 percent in March, compared with an annual growth rate of 9.1 percent in February, a central bank survey showed on Tuesday. * March [...]
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Indonesia’s Mt. Sinabung spews massive smoke-and-ash column

08-May-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

An Indonesian volcano erupted Tuesday, sending a massive column of ash and smoke 2,000 metres (6,500 feet) into the air, coating local villages in debris. Mount Sinabung on [...]
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Indonesia plans to move its capital from fast-sinking Jakarta

08-May-2019 Intellasia | Axios | 6:00 AM

Jakarta is overcrowded, polluted, and sinking faster than any other city on Earth. Still, it was shocking when President Joko Widodo announced that it will no longer be [...]
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Indonesia misses economic growth forecasts in Q1 as exports slip

08-May-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Indonesia’s economy grew slower than expected in the first quarter, official data showed Monday, as exports contracted for the first time since 2016 owing to softer [...]
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Indonesian jet ski instructor to stand trial for sexual assault on Chinese tourist in Bali

07-May-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

An Indonesian jet ski instructor accused of sexually assaulting a Chinese woman in Bali last month is expected to stand trial soon, according to the Chinese consulate in [...]
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Indonesia sinks 51 foreign boats to fight against poaching

07-May-2019 Intellasia | Navy Times | 6:00 AM

Indonesian authorities resumed their tough stance against illegal fishing in the country’s waters by sinking 51 foreign ships Saturday, as the government ramps up [...]
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Shared meals and torch-lit parades: Indonesia Muslims welcome Ramadan

07-May-2019 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

From cleaning up relatives’ graves and sharing food with the poor to holding colourful torch-lit street parades, millions of Indonesians are getting ready to welcome [...]
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Indonesia is moving its capital city; other cities should take note

07-May-2019 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Indonesia made a stunning announcement last week that it will relocate its capital from Jakarta. The decision validates decades of warnings about the city’s [...]
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Indonesia will Move its Capital from Fast-Sinking Jakarta

06-May-2019 Intellasia | Ecowatch | 6:00 AM

Indonesia’s president elect announced plans this week to move the country’s capital away from Jakarta, reportedly the fastest sinking city in the world. A 2018 [...]
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Indonesia Struggles To Keep Investments As Shell Looks To Exit LNG Project

06-May-2019 Intellasia | Oilprice | 6:00 AM

Shell is seeking to sell its minority stake in a liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Indonesia, hoping to get $1 billion for its 35-percent interest in the $15 billion [...]
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Lion Air pilot grounded after beating hotel clerk over ironing

Lion Air pilot grounded after beating hotel clerk over ironing

04-May-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A pilot for Indonesia’s Lion Air who beat a hotel clerk because he was unhappy with how his uniform was ironed has been grounded, the airline said Friday. CCTV footage [...]
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City slickers

04-May-2019 Intellasia | BreakingViews | 6:00 AM

Ditching Jakarta is worth the risk. Indonesian President Joko Widodo just approved a $30 billion plan to uproot civil servants from the capital. A bold wholesale move, as has [...]
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