Articles tagged “jakarta”

Indonesia Competes With Asian Neighbors in Airport Expansion Drive

Indonesia Competes With Asian Neighbors in Airport Expansion Drive

Fathiya Dahrul , Bloomberg

For a change, welcomed news for Indonesia, which was hit last year by a series of disasters. The country is slated for a rapid airport expansion. It needs it, as domestic market is huge while the government wants more foreign arrivals in its bid to reduce dependence on oil and gas.

1 month ago

Bad News for Jakarta Tourism as Mass Rapid Transit Project Hits a Glitch

Bad News for Jakarta Tourism as Mass Rapid Transit Project Hits a Glitch

Yoga Rasmana, Bloomberg

Any postponement of Mass Rapid Transit construction in Jakarta is bad news, not just for residents but business travelers and tourists who also must deal with crawling traffic. Hopefully, it's just a temporary glitch.

2 months ago

Taxi Strike Aimed at Ride-Hailing Apps Causes Traffic Chaos in Jakarta

Taxi Strike Aimed at Ride-Hailing Apps Causes Traffic Chaos in Jakarta

Niniek Karmini and Stephen Wright, Associated Press

Strikes like this never get consumers on your side, and it's why they won't succeed.

3 years ago

U.S. Embassy Issues Warning for U.S. Hotels, Banks in Jakarta

U.S. Embassy Issues Warning for U.S. Hotels, Banks in Jakarta

Shobhana Chandra, Bloomberg

The embassy is not advising U.S. citizens to leave or not travel to Indonesia, but such warnings could impact on travelers currently considering travel plans.

4 years ago

Jakarta’s Over-Crowded Airport Signals Growth Challenges in Indonesia

Jakarta’s Over-Crowded Airport Signals Growth Challenges in Indonesia

Kyunghee Park and Harry Suhartono, Bloomberg

Indonesia has the demand, the planes, and the business plans. Now it just needs the runways and gates to make it happen.

6 years ago