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Indonesian Media in Brief: Mudik in Pictures

Indonesian Media in Brief: Mudik in Pictures

June 15, 2018 By Ella Nugraha

The Indonesian Ministry of Transportation estimated around 20 million are participating in this year’s annual ‘mudik’ – the exodus of people travelling home from major cities across the country. Approximately 1.4 million vehicles are leaving Jakarta alone. Travellers take on a long journey to celebrate Eid with family and friends in their hometowns. Selamat Idul […]

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Indonesian Media in Brief: Jokowi opens first eco-friendly, floating airport

Indonesian Media in Brief: Jokowi opens first eco-friendly, floating airport

June 8, 2018 By Ella Nugraha

Indonesia has reached another infrastructure milestone with the completion of the new Ahmad Yani International Airport in Semarang, Central Java. While not the biggest, it is the first eco-friendly floating airport in the country. President Joko Widodo led the inauguration and was pleasantly surprised that it was completed six months ahead of its initial deadline. […]

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Indonesian Media in Brief: How to become an Indonesian unicorn

Indonesian Media in Brief: How to become an Indonesian unicorn

June 1, 2018 By Ella Nugraha

An interview with the Bukalapak CFO uncovers how the e-commerce marketplace grew from a small garage office to being Indonesia’s latest unicorn. As the Indonesian digital economy continues to grow, the government encourages the younger generation to become actors, not just spectators.  Tempo – Interview: Young on top, Bukalapak’s secret to increase valuation (video) Interview […]

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Indonesian Media in Brief: Fintech take on energy and agriculture challenges

Indonesian Media in Brief: Fintech take on energy and agriculture challenges

May 25, 2018 By Ella Nugraha

Fintech continues to flourish, as Indonesia awaits the birth of its fifth unicorn. Hundreds of new startups are emerging, with some taking on the country’s energy and agriculture challenges. In addition, while certain parties encourage receiving funds only from local companies and stakeholders, others have argued the benefits of opening up to foreign investors.  Detik […]

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Indonesian Media in Brief: National Education Day

Indonesian Media in Brief: National Education Day

May 4, 2018 By Ella Nugraha

  The second of May marks National Education Day in Indonesia. The Ministry of Education and Culture and the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Technology both shared the same message: that university research must be innovative to face the digital era and provide real solutions to social problems in Indonesia. While hundreds of educators […]

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Indonesian Media in Brief: Understanding ‘Kartini’

Indonesian Media in Brief: Understanding ‘Kartini’

April 27, 2018 By Ella Nugraha

Every year on 21 April, Indonesians celebrate Kartini Day in commemoration of Raden Ajeng Kartini who fought for emancipation, specifically Indonesian women’s rights to education. The celebration of her struggle is often commemorated by school children and adults alike by holding fashion shows and cooking competitions. But is this enough? Has the essence of Kartini’s […]

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Indonesian Media in Brief: Indonesian Ministry of Transportation signs MoU with Monash University

Indonesian Media in Brief: Indonesian Ministry of Transportation signs MoU with Monash University

April 13, 2018 By Ella Nugraha

Merdeka.com: Indonesia learns from Australia on transportation-based residences Indonesia’s Ministry of Transportation is working with one of Australia’s biggest universities, Monash University, to improve transportation function and level of service in Indonesia. “Indonesia wants to be a competitive country,” said Minister of Transportation Budi Karya Sumadi through his official statement in Jakarta. “We have a […]

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