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started by: Saskia-Sibo · last update: 1598178999 · posted: 1465742199

Is yourwallet suffering from your regular movie and dinner dates? If so, then it’stime to find new and exciting ways to spend time with that special guy or gal!Here are 7 fantastic ideas for cheap but romantic dates:1. CookTogetherYouknow what they say: the way to a man’s (or woman’s) heart is through his or herstomach! Skip the expensive meal at a restaurant and whip up somethingmouth-watering in the kitchen with your date. The great thing about cooking isthat you can be as adventurous as you can be! You could try cooking something“exotic” that you’ve always wanted to try or cook up a complete meal. Searchingfor that all-important ingredient from a specialty grocery or shop can also befun on its own!2. TryCraftingRememberhow much fun you had as a kid during craft time at school? Relive the fun andtry your hands again at crafting. There’s so many craft ideas that you can getfrom the Internet. You and you’re your date can try origami, paper craft, orpapier-mâché. Or, surprise her by creating a whole bunch of paper cranes andleaving it at her office desk.3. Runor Exercise TogetherRunningis one of the simplest forms of exercise. Ditch the pressed polo shirts anddresses that you usually wear on your dates in favour of comfy shorts, a lightshirt, and your sneakers. Find a jogging route near where you live and run for30 minutes or more. Both of you can enjoy the endorphin boost you’re sure toget after running. You could discover cheap spots to eat when you run so that’sanother bonus to this date idea.4.Spend a Night under the StarsSure,you could use your credit card to book a hotel room for you and your wife orhusband but if you want to spend a night under the stars, then pitching a tentis your best bet. Find a beach or hike up a mountain to pitch your tent, lay amat outside, wait for shooting stars, and you’ve got the recipe for one of themost romantic dates ever!5.Movie or TV Series MarathonsMaximiseyour broadband plan and stay home with your date this weekend instead of goingout. Go on a TV series marathon or movie marathon. You won’t have to deal withlines, sticky floors, and overpriced popcorn for this movie date!6.VolunteerThereare many organisations that could use some help and if you and your date areinclined to, then try volunteering. Pick one closest to your heart—i f you’repassionate about protecting the environment, you can find an organisation thatneeds help planting trees. Spending time together volunteering can do a worldof good not just for your relationship but for others as well.7. Goon a Treasure HuntNo, youdon’t need a peg leg, hook for arms, and a parrot on your shoulder to go on atreasure hunt. For this adventure, you’ll need a GPS tracker but since mostphones these days have GPS receivers, then all you need is to download a freegeocaching app to your smartphone. What’s great about this activity is thatmany “treasures” can be found by answering some riddles  so you and yourdate can have fun deciphering these riddles and finding small, hidden objectseven in the heart of Jakarta!

started by: Finex-Finex-965955 · last update: 1594643453 · posted: 1594643453

Transaksi melalui Finex berarti Anda telah memilih pialang / брокер Ян Профессиональный, Адиль Дан Мемилики Репутаси Ян Байк. Семуа Насабах дапат меникмати трансакси денган лайанан ян прима терлепас дари джумла модал атау инвестаси.Finex memberik pengalaman trading yang adil dan terpercaya dan merupakan perusahaan yang pertama kali mengawali sistem tanpa re-quotes dan tanpa adanya kebijakan penolakan amanat / order. Либих дари 99,57% дари трансакси диексекуси куранг дари сату детик, дан менджадикан Finex diakui sebagai pemimpin untuk pengeksekusian order Ян Тангу. Модель Биснис Ками Бергантунг Пада Кейакинан Ян Куат Далам Пенгексекусиан Ян Терперкая Байк ди Продукт Форекс , Металл (Двусторонний) Маупун ди Комодити (Многосторонний).   Ди Файнкс, дана Насабах адалах приоритас утама ками. Ками бермитра дэнган банк тербаик дан менггунакан рекенинг терписах (отдельный счет) унтук мемастикан киманан дан Dana Nasabah Dilindungi Oleh Pemerintah, Индонезия, Dan Disimpan Di Kliring Berjangka Индонезия (KBI). Селэна иту, семуа насабах джуга мендапаткан кеунтунган дари перлиндунган Сальдо Негатиф сеингга самика тидак акан мендапаткан рисико кехиланган дана лебих дари модал ян диинвестасикан.  

started by: indonesiago-digital-918433 · last update: 1516764395 · posted: 1516764395

Do you like to eat out? Or consider starting up a restaurant? If your answer is the latter, then there are several things you need to know about how to set up a restaurant in Indonesia. Just like two sides of a coin, setting up a restaurant in Indonesia can be tricky. However, if you master the tricks, you will find a way to be a new millionaire. How? Based on data from McKinsey Global Institute, although Rupiah has weakened, the level of consumption is getting stronger. There are approximately 90 million Indonesians – of mostly middle class – who are currently joining the consuming class. These people will spend a lot on the malls, hotels, restaurants, and other kinds of retails. This is why many successful restaurateurs in Indonesia have enjoyed their unlimited passive income now.  How to set up a restaurant in Indonesia?Before you decide to run a business in the restaurant industry, you have to answer the following questions: Are you good enough at cooking? Or do you at least have the passion for food? Have you prepared a business plan for your new restaurant? Have you learned enough about restaurant industry? Have you found a strategically located place with good atmosphere for your restaurant? Do you have any resources such as capital and staff (waiters and chefs) to start your restaurant with?Write down your answer and start working. However, after this step, you will have to get through some more procedures of how to set up a restaurant in Indonesia.  The next step: getting a licenseIn Indonesia, a business that involves food and beverage such as restaurants, cafés, catering services, bars, food stalls, etc. is considered as tourism business. This has been regulated in the Ministerial Regulation of Tourism and Culture Ministry, No. PM. 87/HK.501/MKP/2010. Therefore, every food and drink service business including restaurants must obtain a license/permit before they begin operating by applying for registration to the local government’s agency of tourism and culture and getting your restaurant included in the tourism business list. It usually takes place at the mayor or regent office.Note that before you get your permit in the tourism business, your restaurant has to be registered as a Limited Liability Company/LLC (in Indonesian: Perseroan Terbatas/PT) in Indonesia and Foreign-owned LLC (PT. PMA or Penanaman Modal Asing) for foreigners who also start up their restaurants in Indonesia. Is there any other requirement?Speaking of documents, the required documents that should be submitted to get a license to run your own restaurant are:-           Application form (provided by the local government’s agency of tourism and culture)-          4R-sized photograph of the location and the building of your restaurant (including each room inside)-          Copy of your ID card/passport-          Your company’s taxpayer registration number (NPWP)-          Your company’s Articles of Association-          Building permit (Izin Mendirikan Bangunan or IMB)-          Report of the Environmental Impact Analysis (Analisis Dampak Lingkungan or AMDAL), and Law of Disturbance (Undang-Undang Gangguan).  In addition to that, you also need to obtain other types of license based on the services or products you may offer in your restaurant, such as a Permit for Alcoholic Beverage Trading (Surat Izin Usaha Perdagangan Minuman Beralkohol or SIUP-MB) if your restaurant serves liquor to customers. You will also need a license from a label record or other authorized parties related to music if there is live music or pre-recorded music as an entertainment in your restaurant. So, have you got enough information on how to set up a restaurant in Indonesia? Let’s get to work, then. Good luck! Sources: Smart Legal Consulting Indonesia

started by: Delmas-Smith-914636 · last update: 1510667723 · posted: 1510667723

I was offered a contract several months ago that I had signed saying I will be an employee for 12 months. A new academic advisor was hired and we didn't see eye to eye and pissed me and o said I will quit (long story short) but o never actually signed anything and now my employer said she took me seriouslyand said I am fired now... what do I do?  I work all this time waiting on my work visa that was never provided and then new academic advisor kept insisting I make a kitaps which would take more the the few weeks left on my kitas to get one so o said no I'll just have the work permit that the school will provide. Now I'm at the last minute trying to get my kitas now because they decided they don't won't me working for them anymore.  Unsure what to do 

started by: Kyong-Zoo · last update: 1433403453 · posted: 1389796756

do you know any english speaking notary that can help me buy a house? better if he speak korean and can translate everything i need. i want to buy a house and i do not know the procedure in indonesia. now i have indonesian wife but i want it under my name. i am still south korea nationality, it is possible? thank you.

started by: Van Hook · last update: 1427795122 · posted: 1427795122

Hi all, This may well have been circulating in a lot of the local English-speaking media and newspapers, but anyway I'd like to share this. The regulations allow for visa free facilities for citizens of the 30 countries listed in this article: which includes several of the EU countries. Glaringly absent is neighbour Australia; and even though the authorities vehemently deny this, many suspect it has to do with worseing relations of late on account of the Bali 9 controversy (if you're not familiar with it, just google and you will find out more). Anyway...let's hope this facility will also be coupled with better services for those foreigners actually planning to stay longer term in the country. I've spoken to many European friends, esp. from Spain, Portugal, Greece and Italy that have expressed interest in eventually moving and living here. Primary reason is the huge potential they identify in this country, and the relatively good climate all year around, which beats places in the northern part of Asia like China.    

started by: Mario-884284 · last update: 1427275297 · posted: 1420492836

Hi everyone, I want to keep the users here up to date with the plan by the Ministry of Manpower to oblige foreigners working in Indonesia to demonstrate a level of Bahasa Indonesia language proficiency as part of the requirements for working legally in Indonesia. The plan is supposed to be applied in February onwards. There will also be aome stipulations to document the paperwork through an online system. We found an excellent article explaining this. Please follow this link: http://jakarta.coconuts.co/2015/01/05/new-manpower-law-would-force-foreigners-take-indonesian-language-proficiency-tests

started by: Mario-884284 · last update: 1422885233 · posted: 1422363560

Hi, There might be many of you unaware that on 31 December 2015, the ten countries that comprise ASEAN (The Association of South East Asian Nations) will commit to an ASEAN Economic Community, bringing increased levels of free trade, movement of capital, and skilled labour across the member states. ASEAN comprises of Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar (Burma), the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs site has a link to the ASEAN Communications Master Plan. Should you wish to know more, please also visit the ASEAN website.

started by: phenom_enal · last update: 1422870189 · posted: 1421574586

I read on the Sydney Morning Herald that the Indonesian govt has just executed several people on drug-related crimes. Aside from drug offences what else is subject to capital punishment in Indonesia?

started by: hannahvd · last update: 1422020695 · posted: 1421315519

I read somewhere on this forum that there could be Indonesian language requirements for working in Indonesia. Does anyone know what the parameters are? I'd like to look for an Indonesian language tutor to come maybe 2x a week and teach me some conversational Indonesian for about 1.5 hours each time.        

started by: candy-kingdom · last update: 1416745121 · posted: 1416574285

Hi guys, I was wondering if someone can shed some light on the tax terms PKP and non-PKP. I know one is for subject to value added tax and the non is exempted. But what are the circumstance for this, and how does an organization (a company or a foundation) fall under the latter category? Would there be any other taxes that are incurred if a legal entity becomes non-PKP?  

started by: Mario-884284 · last update: 1415815656 · posted: 1415750890

Hi everyone, I am posting on the Forum a very insightful speech by Indonesian President, Joko Widodo at the 2014 APEC CEO Summit which is taken from Youtube. In it, he speaks in plain terms, his vision for inviting businesspeople and investors to Indonesia, for the various opportunities that can be made with the different infrastructure projects and initiatives of his administration. The interesting part, is his commitment to push local government at provincial and lower levels to support in facilitating business permits and support those who want to invest in the different regions. I think he will back up those words and be able to do so more effectively than previous administrations.  

started by: PetrPerov · last update: 1407329013 · posted: 1386330183

Does any of you know any information regarding Foreign Investment in Indonesia? What should be provided and also the terms and conditions? -Thank you-

started by: Twinky-922967 · last update: 1402336678 · posted: 1378983100

Planning to start clothing business in Jakarta, I'm going to need a business and financial consultant for all required bureaucracy. Trying to browse about the business consultant with Mr. Google, and found Boston Consulting Group to be a potential consultant for my future business. How prestigious is it? Frankly, I never heard about it that's why I need another opinion.  

started by: Mario-884284 · last update: 1395599783 · posted: 1388146965

Hi friends, Noticing that there have been some enquiries on specific legal advice. We had a submission from one of the lawfirms in Jakarta, TNR (Taji Sianturi & Rekan), that we have since updated on our Lawyers, Lawfirms & Legal Advice Listing. I noted that they maintain quite a comprehensive blog on different legal topics such as litigation, contract law, company law, marriage and divorce proceedings, oil & gas industry, security, shipping and telecommunications. I've not seen this level of free advice given on Indonesian legal topics online before. So for those readers who might want to do some basic research, in addition to our relevant INFOrmation pages, I would recommend this too for starters.   Regards Mario  

started by: Lech Koslowski · last update: 1393886260 · posted: 1380717360

Hi, Being a resident in Jakarta, I am subject to Indonesian taxes. While my home country is part of the EU and we have a tax treaty with thus country, I am not satisfied with the amount and types of tax-deductible items claimed by our appointed tax consultants at work. Does anyone know a good tax consultant that is familiar with German tax law yet is coming at a reasonable rate. I tried looking one up on the listing here, but none has a good grasp of the tax laws back home to maximize my deductible income. Any leads are appreciated!

started by: Van Hook · last update: 1392829066 · posted: 1392035280

Do you have any references of good part-time auditor in Jakarta? Someone that has experience with NGO sector and native bahasa speaker (must be able to speak English too). Or any recruitment agency that can help me with this? I prefer male. 

started by: angel_in_e · last update: 1392588505 · posted: 1379337097

Just wondering what it takes to open a bank account for expatriates? I might need to have a local bank account for some works i'll have next month. If it's too complicated then i prefer to have it cash.   Thank you!

started by: Mario-884284 · last update: 1378413593 · posted: 1378391042

Hi everyone, I have been picking up on a lot of buzz surrounding Indonesia's latest ranking in the Global Competitiveness Index, which has seen a marked improvement from 50th last year to 38th. In ASEAN, Indonesia ranks behind Singapore (#2), Malaysia (#24), Brunei (#26), Thailand (#37). The remaining ASEAN countries are: Philippines at (#59), Vietnam (#70), Laos (#81), Cambodia (#88) and Myanmar (#139) Interestingly, Eurocham have released a comparison on the development of Indonesia's competitiveness year on year. Among the top problematic factors are : inefficient bureaucracy, corruption, inadequate infrastructure, work ethic and restrictive labour regulations. The Wall Street Journal cites Indonesia's infrastructure improvement projects as being the force behind this rebound for Indonesia. I personally think, were there more aggresive actions by the law-enforcement agencies, in particular the KPK (Corruption Eradication Commission), then we would see significant trickle down effects on the other problems hindering competitiveness, almost certainly on the level of bureacratic efficiency as well as on the ability to further improve infrastructure. The improved rule of law, in effect would give greater confidence to investors and thus ease the restrictive labour regulatory policies currently adopted by the government.  

started by: Laurent Eisenstadt · last update: 1377818574 · posted: 1361833688

Hallo, I am considering to open a company which trades in commodities like cocoa and rubber. Our embassy (i am Swiss) has told me that a PMA is the status foriegn companies need. What is involved and how long does it take?  Info please! 

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