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Six million Indonesians hooked on LinkedIn

Jakarta. Professional networking site LinkedIn announced it now has over 433 million members worldwide — 6 million of them in Indonesia.

“LinkedIn has over 17 million members in Southeast Asia, and 6 million of them are in Indonesia,” LinkedIn’s Head of Southeast Asia Talent Solutions Frank Koo said in Jakarta on Tuesday (02/08), adding that Indonesia is the site’s fastest growing market in Southeast Asia.

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New milestones in Vietnamese foreign hotel investments

On July 31, Vietnamese real estate developer Hoang Anh Gia Lai Co (HAG) held the opening ceremony of its 5-star Melia Yagon Hotel, part of its HAGL Myanmar Centre project in Yangon City.

The project’s construction has been divided into two phases. The first phase, worth $210 million and slated between 2013 and 2016, included a trade centre, two 27-storey office towers, and a 5-star hotel.

Currently the shopping mall and the office areas’ occupancy rates are at 95 and 61 per […]

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Jimbaran Bay Beach Resort & Spa has officially opened

Located near the Kedonganan Traditional Fish Market, Jimbaran Bay Beach Resort & Spa has officially opened with 121 rooms surrounded by a blend of Balinese motifs and modern design. With direct access to the beach and only a few steps away from the fresh fish barbecue stalls, this resort is perfect for those who are longing to spend their holiday at the beach and munch on fresh seafood. Not only providing rooms with a view, this resort is also complete […]

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Potato Head Garage Bids Goodbye

The iconic restaurant and bar is closing down permanently at the end of this month, offering the final chance for customers to say goodbye to the iconic establishment on their very last weekend party.

Potato Head Garage will cease its service at the end of the month, after its run for three years.

The news came in as the popular steakhouse made the announcement on their official Instagram account over two weeks ago, stating that the establishment has been a successful temporary […]

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Asia Pacific hotel performance for Q2 2016

LONDON — Hotels in the Asia Pacific region recorded mixed Q2 2016 results when reported in U.S. dollar constant currency, according to data from STR.

Compared with the three key performance metrics from Q2 2015, the Asia Pacific region reported a 1.3% increase in occupancy to 68.3%. Average daily rate was down 1.1% to US$96.95. Revenue per available room was nearly flat (+0.2% to US$66.18).


Performance of featured countries for Q2 2016 (local currency, year-over-year comparisons):

Australia recorded increases in each of the three […]

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It’s getting harder to find a job in Indonesia, graduates say

Jakarta. Indonesia runs the risk of losing its much-vaunted demographic bonus in the next decade as structural unemployment appears to take root in the economy.

According to data provided by the Central Statistics Agency (BPS), the number of unemployed people holding bachelor’s degrees has increased to 6.22 percent of the total in 2016 compared to 5.34 percent a year earlier.

The country’s demographic bonus is predicted to occur in 2030, when the size of the national labor force will peak. However, a […]

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