For our series on media barons we feature Erick Thohir, founder of the Mahaka Media group in Jakarta. After revitalising the failing paper ‘Republika’ he’s now on a mission to modernise print, radio and TV in a freer Ind…
In Bandung, the capital of West Java, a growing hub of creative businesses are choosing to stay put and build an arts and crafts industry. Suddenly, ‘Made in Indonesia’ has become a phrase with a reputation behind it.
The people of Yogyakarta are a contented lot and they have good reason. The city is not only the cultural heart of Java but thanks to leaders who have stamped out corruption, it’s a vibrant business centre too.
Indonesia may be known for its shopping-mall culture but a growing number of businesses are choosing new ways to reach consumers. We visit five innovative entrepreneurs thinking outside the air-conditioned box.