Bebas Fiskal Mulai 1 Januari 2011

Warga negara Indonesia yang hendak bepergian ke luar negeri kini tak perlu repot-repot lagi memikirkan biaya fiskal. Mulai 1 Januari 2011 lalu, biaya fiskal luar luar negeri ditiadakan alias gratis!
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Bea Masuk Oleh-oleh dari Luar Negeri

Indonesian Customs (Bea Cukai) Declaration Form

Mulai 1 Januari 2011, pemerintah akan menghapuskan biaya fiskal untuk perjalanan ke luar negeri. Hal ini berarti seluruh warga negara Indonesia tidak perlu lagi membayar fiskal apabila hendak bepergian ke luar negeri alias gratis. Namun, pemerintah melalui Kementerian Keuangan akan memberlakukan pungutan bea masuk untuk barang belanjaan atau oleh-oleh yang dibawa oleh penumpang (pesawat atau kapal) dari luar negeri.
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UNESCO Recognizes Indonesia’s Angklung As Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Angklung, a traditional Indonesian musical instrument made of bamboo

Angklung, a traditional Indonesian musical instrument made of bamboo, has been included in the UNESCO’s (United Nations Educational, Scientific, Cultural Organization) list of intangible cultural heritage of humanity.
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Obama’s Speech: The Example of Indonesia

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President Obama speaks on his childhood in Indonesia, praises Indonesia’s progress in democracy, religious tolerance and the country’s pluralistic ideology, Bhineka Tunggal Ika (Unity in Diversity) in a speech at the University of Indonesia in Jakarta, 10 November 2010.
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Obama: Thank you for the bakso, nasi goreng, emping, krupuk

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In his brief speech during the state dinner, Obama said, “First of all, thank you for the bakso, the nasi goreng, the emping, the krupuk. Semuanya enak! (All are delicious!)”
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Merapi Eruption Updates

Mount Merapi Eruption

Latest updates on Mount Merapi eruption. Tourists and residents in Yogyakarta and nearby areas are strongly advised to stay indoor and avoid unnecessary outdoor activities due to volcanic ash. For those who need to go out, they need to wear protective masks, glasses and fully protective clothes (long sleeves, long pants/jeans and shoes).
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Pray For Indonesia

Pray For Indonesia

Indonesia, the world’s most diverse country and largest archipelago, is currently in mourning.

The country is now dealing with natural disasters: flood in Wasior, West Papua, earthquake and tsunami in Mentawai, West Sumatra and Mount Merapi eruption in Yogyakarta. Hundreds of people were killed, injured, displaced and separated from their families.

If you are reading this post, spend a moment to PRAY FOR INDONESIA!
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Asuransi Perjalanan

Mungkin kita sudah tidak asing dengan asuransi jiwa, kesehatan dan kendaraan. Tetapi, banyak diantara kita yang belum familiar dengan asuransi perjalanan atau travel insurance.

Asuransi perjalanan adalah asuransi yang didesain khusus untuk menjamin risiko-risiko yang tidak terduga untuk orang-orang yang akan bepergian ke luar negeri selama periode tertentu.
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Ayam Penyet

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Ayam penyet is an Indonesian smashed fried chicken served with spicy sambal, vegetables, rice and poya (a brown-colored powder of fried garlic mixed with shrimp crackers). The name originates from Indonesian words ayam which means chicken and penyet which means flattened or smashed.
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Es Teler

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Es Teler is a popular Indonesian mixed fruit drink, a concoction of jackfruit, young coconut and avocado enriched with condensed milk, crushed ice and special secret syrup. The drink was invented by Murniati Widjaja who won the first prize in the traditional Indonesian drink competition in Jakarta in 1982.
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