Author: indoconnect

The Future of Jamu

Indonesians are already familiar with the health benefits of these traditional herbal preparations but how will they fare in a post-COVID world? THE world is still reeling from the deadly effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. While the race to find a safe and effective vaccine is now over and countries are fighting back with their vaccination programmes, there is a movement to also find more natural and holistic ways to maintain one’s health using herbal medicine which have antimicrobial or antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and immunostimulatory properties. For centuries now the indigenous science for medicinal plants has been thriving amongst the...

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Leaders Retreat to Go Ahead “Almost Certainly” at Bintan

A hectic, very busy but fulfilling and fruitful two-day visit. In a media wrap up at the Singapore Residence in Jakarta, the Foreign Minister shared highlights of his visit Foreign Minister Dr Vivian Balakrishnan had the opportunity to meet the President, Pak Joko Widodo to discuss the Leaders’ Retreat between President Jokowi and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. The Minister said, “We agreed we will hold it this year. We agreed that it will be hosted by Indonesia, and that it will almost certainly be in Bintan. What we need to sort out now is the exact dates. We...

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Boost in Bilateral Ties & Investments Despite COVID-19

Dr Vivian Balakrishnan visit in March showed the pandemic did not dampen dynamic growth in diplomatic ties as well as Singapore’s investments in Indonesia which went up by 50 percent during the last year. THERE was no doubt that the last one year has been a challenging one for both countries no thanks to COVID-19 but in his remarks to the press during the Joint Press Conference held with Indonesian Minister of Foreign Affairs, HE Retno Marsudi on 25th March 2021, Singapore’s visiting Foreign Minister Dr Vivian Balakrishnan went out of his way to stress, “The first point I want...

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HE SURYO PRATOMO: TIME TO LOOK AT INDONESIA IN A NEW LIGHT FOR CLOSER TIES

Indonesia’s new Ambassador to Singapore believes the strengthening of trust and confidence between the people of the two nations will be pivotal for a better understanding of each other and a catalyst for developing more avenues of growth and opportunity HIS journey as a media person, as the former president director of private television station Metro TV, brings with it an interesting take on his duties asIndonesia’s new Ambassador to Singapore for HE Suryo Pratomo, for whom life’s course has taken a completely new turn with his surprise choice as ambassador by President Joko Widodo, replacing outgoing ambassador, HE...

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