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Meeting the COVID Challenge : Investments Still on the Rise But…

Ambassador of Indonesia to Singapore H.E. Suryo Pratomo shares insights on bilateral relations and effects of the pandemic on the economy Your Excellency, thank you for having us. We would like to convey our full support to you on the difficulties Indonesia is facing right now for COVID-19 and our hope that we will all soon find relief from the effects of the pandemic. A friend in need is a friend indeed—and Singapore is really a true friend for Indonesia. This is even more evident now, when we are facing the fall-out of the Delta variant spread in Indonesia. Indonesia and Singapore celebrate their national days in August and though this hasn’t been the best of times for both nations, difficult times have brought us closer. Indonesia and Singapore celebrate their national days in August and though this hasn’t been the best of times for both nations, difficult times have brought us closer. So, what is your wish for both nations in this month of their National days? What is your message for Singapore and Indonesia? As I see it, Singapore’s been fairly good in implementing health precautions with the numbers of Corona virus cases coming down after each round of lockdowns or heightened health alerts. So I’m sure this will also be the case after the last round. I know that it’s not easy to handle, but Singapore...

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THE 10 NEW BALI UPDATED FOR MASS TRAVEL MARKET

Mandalika one of the top 10 destinations in the book that have the potential to match Bali The Second Edition is improved, updated and extended with more handy, practical reference information, info-graphics and maps as well as a springboard for a website H.E. Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to Singapore Suryo Pratomo is very excited about getting Indonesia’s tourism pursuits on track. The launch of the 2nd Edition of The 10 New Bali book in September 2021 in Singapore is a beacon of hope that the day will not be too far away when visitors to Indonesia will...

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Indonesian Government’s Strategies in Response to COVID Pandemic

By Mr Airlangga Hartarto, Indonesia’s Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs SINCE its outbreak in 2019, COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the lives of people all over the world, including in Indonesia. It has unpended global and Indonesia’s economy. Although 2020 was the toughest year for Indonesia, we are optimistic that it can bounce back from this very challenging situation. Indonesia’s economic growth in the first quarter of this year, contracted by 0.74 percent, showing improvement from the last quarter of 2020’s figure which contracted by 2.19 percent (year on year). Recently, the number of confirmed COVID-19 positive cases in Indonesia rose sharply due to...

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SUSTAINABILITY: Indonesia Pivoting to a Greener Future

As the one of the world’s largest economies and highest greenhouse gas emitters, Indonesia’s identification of an inclusive, low-carbon development pathway is an exemplary inspiration for other countries INDONESIA, home to 230 million people, is one of the world’s major emerging economies; on the other hand it has also been one of the major emitters of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). According to its National Council on Climate Change, the country emitted about 2.1 giga tonnes of CO2 (GtCO2) in 2005, which is about 5% of global GHG emissions, while it contributed only 0.6% to world Gross Domestic Product. That...

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Countdown to 1st NOV 2021 for INDONESIA STARTUP & TOURISM INSIGHT 2021 Starts Now!

IF you think you have a brilliant idea for a Start Up BISA (www.bisakita.com) has organized a platform for Indonesia Startups to showcase their idea in front of the potential investors in Singapore and Asia. For more info visit: https://linktr.ee/ISTI2021 Registrations are now open and in the run-up the ‘pitch’ battle events you can visit the Road to Indonesian Startup & Tourism Insight (ISTI) 2021 organised by The Social Kitchen and BISA that will take place every Tuesday until October 26th, 2021 (14:00-16.00 WIB // 15:00 – 17:00 SGT) via Zoom Meetings. To attend visit:...

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