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Indonesia hands over 1MDB-linked luxury yacht amid ongoing investigations

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Indonesia has returned to Malaysia the luxury yacht “Equanimity” linked to the multi-billion dollar 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) financial scandal, Malaysia’s Prime Minister Mahathir...
Chaos in Bali as volcano erupts again, thousands stranded at airport

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Ash from a volcanic eruption on Indonesia’s holiday island of Bali forced the closure of the international airport on June 29, as volcano Mount...
Poverty in Indonesia becomes urban problem

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Indonesia’s national development planning ministry is targeting a national poverty rate next year of 8.5 per cent to 9.5 per cent, down from the...
Pollution off Bali’s lovely holiday coast exposed: A sea of plastic (video)

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A British diver has captured horrifying footage of plastic pollution while swimming in coastal waters near Bali. On March 3, Rich Horner posted a...
Indonesia needs $20 billion for tourism development

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Indonesia's initiative to create and promote ten "new Balis" - ten new tourists destinations that could become as popular as the crowded holiday island...
Almost 60,000 stranded under the volcano as Bali airport shuts down

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More than 59,000 travelers are stuck in Bali as the island’s Bali's Ngurah Rai International Airport in Denpasar was ordered closed for at least...
Indonesia sets safety standards for ride-hailing services

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The Indonesian government has set up regulations for all online ride-hailing operators and will require them to provide insurance for both drivers and passengers,...
Bali tells tourists to stay despite looming volcano eruption

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Tour operators and tourism officials in Bali asked tourists to stay because they had “nothing to fear” from a possible volcanic eruption of Mount...
Indonesia plans ten tourism hot spots to replicate Bali’s success

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Indonesian President Joko Widodo has developed a “Ten New Balis” tourism growth strategy, a plan that aims at replicating the economic effects of tourism...
Indonesia weighs complete alcohol ban

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More than one year after Indonesia started partially banning the sale of alcoholic beverages in convenience stores and other small shops and kiosks, the...
Gone with a bang: Lights out in Jakarta’s largest red-light district

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Bulldozers on February 29 penetrated into North Jakarta's notorious red-light district of Kalijodo and started banging on the first dozens of buildings with the...
Malaysia, Singapore once again top Muslim travel index

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Malaysia and Singapore in the Global Muslim Travel Index 2015 (GMTI) once again made it to the top of the best Muslim travel destinations...
Success of Indonesia tourist visa-free policy highlights Australia row

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Indonesian President Joko Widodo’s tourist visa exemption policy, now eligible for citizens of 45 countries, has positively impacted arrival numbers in Bali. By Christin Huang However,...
Indonesia seeks Mideast tourists and investors, but confines destinations

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As part of an overall tourism offensive, Indonesia plans to increase the number of well-spending visitors from the Middle East and, at the same...
Royal Brunei Airlines to enter new restructuring phase

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Brunei Darussalam's national carrier Royal Brunei Airlines has announced that it is preparing a new five-year business plan running from April 2016 through March...
Indonesia tourism push: Focus on Jakarta, Bali, Batam, Bintan

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Indonesia will focus on Bali and islands near Singapore rather than developing more remote spots in the world’s largest archipelago, as it seeks to...
Vietnam to establish fishing business with Indonesia

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Vietnam expects to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with Indonesia to support the plan of establishing a joint venture on fisheries business, Vietnam Ambassador...
Sydney issues travel warning for Indonesia

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Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs has issued a travel warning for Indonesia, including the tourist hotspot of Bali, because of the "high threat of...