Startup is renowned in entrepreneurship circle as an early stage company working to solve certain problems with a repeatable and scalable business model. In Indonesia, the startup landscape is still in its infancy, yet holds a very promising prospect with its sizable and growing market, and encompasses a wide range of fields from technology-based venture to social enterprise, creative industry, among others.
This, dear reader, is the eighth in a continuing series of articles examining that unique Asian republic – Gilanesia – as it revs up the national engine room in a historic election year. This week, how a nice party turned into a cannibal feast and those attending ate themselves. Not since Miss Lesley Gore belted more »
Gilanesia prides itself on being a religious and moral society. And indeed the majority of the population are devout and kind people. However, for those who have attained the heights of power, temptations come their way that don’t afflict the average Gilanesian.
Indonesian diaspora have a critical role to play as they comprise almost half (46%) of the total voters in the Jakarta II electorate, which covers Central Jakarta, South Jakarta and overseas. Because overseas voters potentially hold the key to 3 out of the seven contested seats, they should not be careless in making their choice or worse, be abstain from making any choice at all.
In some ways, new psychological thriller “Killers” seems like a genuine love story, another cliche version of Romeo and Juliet. Japanese corporate genius Nomura (Kazuki Kitamura) meets Bayu (Oka Antara), a frustrated Indonesian journalist, through the Internet and find themselves in the same sacred interest: Murder. Triggered by a self-uploaded video of Nomura murdering a more »
This, dear reader, is the sixth in a continuing series of articles examining that unique Asian republic – Gilanesia – as it revs up the national engine room in a historic election year. This week, education in Gilanesia. What we didn’t learn at school today. Leaving aside various styles of religious schools which exist in more »
Entrepreneurs Andreas Aditya Swasti and Putri Sentanu has a noble intention: to ease traffic jam in Jakarta. The pair established Nebengers, an online community forum, in December 2011.
It is more than just textbook learning that informal sector was the savior of Indonesian economy during 1998 financial crisis. Indonesia became one of the hardest-hit countries among Asian neighbors as it sustained a much longer period of monetary difficulties when others had gradually recovered. In such a period time of difficulty, the unemployed population more »
It seems that Mount Kelud, a volcano located approximately 300 kilometers (180 miles) from Yogyakarta in the eastern part of Java island, erupted while I slumbered. And so, after pinching myself several times and realizing that I was not, in fact, still asleep, I did what any semi-insane travel journalist would do: I bought a face mask, grabbed my camera and headed outside into Ashmageddon.