Author: indoconnect

Doing Business with BISA

Businesspersons from Indonesia and Singapore will be attending the inaugural Indonesia-Singapore Business Forum 2014 on 26 February 2014. Business Indonesia-Singapore Association (BISA) has organised a series of 10 monthly events starting from February consisting of talks and presentations by experts from both countries on a wide range of subjects useful for entrepreneurs and those wanting to set up a business or market their products into Singapore and beyond. There will also be networking opportunities with a difference as MSMEs (Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises) businesses from East Java will be coming here to assess prospects in Singapore and the...

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Buying Homes in Singapore – Guidelines for Foreign Buyers

The residential market in Singapore is very diverse and offers a variety of lifestyle options ranging from city living to suburban living; high-rise housing to landed homes; plenty of choices catering to young working professionals as well as families. Most of the condominiums in Singapore are equipped with facilities such as gyms, swimming pools, barbecue pits, playgrounds and 24-hour security. Landed residential properties are also available for lease. Expatriates staying in landed properties usually choose to join recreational clubs to socialise and enjoy the facilities which are not available in landed homes. There are no restrictions to foreign ownership of condominiums. However, purchase of landed properties by a foreigner (individual or company) is subject to written permission from the Land Dealings Approval Unit. Prime Districts Prime residential districts of 9, 10 and 11 remain the top choice for foreign investors and expatriate relocated to Singapore. Attraction in these districts include the prime shopping belt of Orchard Road; famous international schools and local schools; Holland Village and Dempsey which are favourite Food and Beverage enclaves for both expatriate and locals alike. Over the years the Marina Bay, Shenton and Tanjong Pagar areas, located within the Central Business Districts (CBD), have grown in popularity largely due to government initiatives in enhancing the attractiveness of the CBD as a live, work and play area. The last few years also saw the completion...

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Indonesian Art and Artists at Art Stage

Singapore is strategically placed with strong ties to both East and West, serving as a cultural gateway and an ideal venue for cultural events and fairs. Its flagship event, Art Stage Singapore, has been making a name for itself as a global marketplace for contemporary Asian art. Top galleries are reporting high sales figures and an increase in the demand for work by emerging artists and a noticeable global shift towards Asia, especially the Southeast Asian region. Indonesian artists are among those making a big impact. Acknowledging Indonesia’s strong presence in the art scene, Art Stage has been directing...

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Tegar di Dunia Musik

Tegar bergabung dengan penyanyi-penyanyi tenar seperti Inul Daratista, S4, dan Rosalina menghibur penggemar pop dan dangdut di Singapura. Ini adalah kedua kalinya Tegar konser di Singapore. Penyanyi yang memiliki suara mendayu ini sudah pernah datang di akhir tahun 2013 kemarin. Nama Tegar mungkin baru mulai tersohor di dunia musik akhir-akhir ini, tetapi bernyanyi bukanlah hal baru buatnya. Tegar yang akrab dikenal di Indonesia dan di dunia maya dengan julukan “Si Pengamen Subang” sudah mengamen sejak umur 7 tahun. Menurut Tegar, bakatnya dalam menyanyi bisa jadi diturunkan dari sang ibu yang juga penyanyi, serta dari nenek yang tak lain mantan...

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Melintas S4mudera

Meramaikan acara Pop & Dangdut Festival 2014, S4 mengaku sangat senang bisa kembali untuk kedua kalinya di Singapore. “We try to have fun!” kata Firly tentang penampilan S4 kali ini, yang ditanggapi kompak oleh anggota band lainnya: “Because it’s Singapore!” S4 memang sudah pernah mampir ke Singapura, tetapi penampilan mereka di Oktober 2013 itu adalah penampilan perdana yang hanya menampilkan satu lagu. Sementara untuk Pop & Dangdut Festival 2014, S4 mempersembahkan tujuh lagu. “Lagu-lagu yang akan kita bawakan adalah lebih banyak dari yang kmaren. Kemaren satu lagu, sekarang tujuh lagu,” kata Firly. Sekilas penampilan, lagu, dan gaya menari S4...

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