Indonesia Expat

Fishermen in Indonesia Undaunted by Declining Shark Fin Demand in China

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Demand for shark fin is in decline, particularly in China, but shark fishing is still rampant in Indonesia. A lack...

Following Haze Crisis, Indonesia Pledges to Cut Deforestation Rate in Half

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This year’s forest fires sky-rocketed Indonesia’s carbon emissions tenfold. The government has announced a plan to revamp the nation’s land...

Trans-Sulawesi Railway to Boost Local Economy Without Private Investment

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The Government will fund the Trans-Sulawesi railway project entirely, without private investors, in hopes that it will pull foreign money...

With a Projected $200B Opportunity, Lombok is Looking to Attract More Muslim Tourists

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As a republic with the world’s largest Muslim population, Indonesia plans to tap the Islamic tourism market by promoting Lombok,...

East Nusa Tenggara to Support $20B Industry by Transforming into Industrial Salt Producer

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Indonesia’s East Nusa Tenggara province holds great potential to produce salt needed for many industries, including those of glass, paper,...

Illegal gold mining operations in Kalimantan threaten lives and the environment

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Illegal gold mining is ubiquitous in Kalimantan. It poses threats to the environment and health risks to indigenous people. It...