News

03Feb 2019

With the 2019 Presidential Elections now around the corner, the race to the top is heating up. Both camps have presented their credentials. Now they go deeper into their economic platform; openness to foreign investments; key challenges facing the nation!! Don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear from the next generation of leaders what direction […]

29Jan 2019

Changi Airport saw a record 65.6 million passenger movements in 2018, Changi Airport Group (CAG) said in a news release on Tuesday (Jan 29).  This figure beats 2017’s record of 60 million passengers with a 5.5 per cent increase. Of the total passenger movements, 6.13 million passengers travelled through Changi Airport in December alone, making it the […]

23Jan 2019

On Monday, 21 January, the SCCI welcomed 2019 with a “Business Gathering” at the UOB Penthouse, Jakarta. It was a festive event attended by members and friends of SCCI as well as representatives of other business chambers in Jakarta. SCCI chairperson, Noor Meurling opened the event with a welcoming address. Singapore Ambassador to Indonesia H.E. […]

07Jan 2019

Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita has estimated that export growth in 2018 would reach only 7.5 percent, far below the targeted 11 percent, although the official result has not been released. Last year’s 11 percent target was already lower than the 16 percent export growth achieved in 2017. Enggartiasto has attributed the lower export growth to global economic turbulence that led […]

26Dec 2018

Bali has taken a big step to curb pollution in its seas, enacting a ban on troublesome single-use plastics like shopping bags, styrofoam and straws. Bali Governor Wayan Koster announced the ban on Monday, as stipulated in Gubernatorial Regulation (Pergub) No. 97/2018, expressing hope that the policy would lead to a 70 percent decline in Bali’s marine plastics within a year. The new policy carries a […]

17Dec 2018

While the government expanded the mandatory use of a 20 percent biodiesel blend ( B20 ) in September, it plans to further boost domestic biodiesel consumption to absorb more crude palm oil (CPO) amid fluctuation in the global market price of the commodity. Apart from improving the distribution of the B20 blend across to the […]

17Dec 2018

A video poking fun at a “bizarre” zebra crossing near Gate 10 of the Gelora Bung Karno (GBK) sports complex, Central Jakarta, went viral recently. The video shows a woman in sportswear crossing the road, but she has to stop halfway because a road divider with plants around 40 centimeters tall cuts through the middle […]

05Dec 2018

Warung Tiga Putri is not your typical warung . Although it sells snacks, cigarettes and assorted knick-knacks like countless other ramshackle convenience stores across Indonesia’s towns and cities, the tiny bright-yellow kiosk does much more for it is one of Indonesia’s growing number of smart warung . No fewer than five CCTV cameras at the busy Jakarta kiosk collect data […]

04Dec 2018

   After heavy rain drenched Jakarta on Monday afternoon, several areas suffered from flooding, including in Rawa Terate, Cakung subdistrict, East Jakarta. The Jakarta Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD), via its official Twitter account @BPBDJakarta, reported at 4:47 p.m. that there was 1-meter-deep flooding in the area. The agency recorded that the heavy rain had […]