Author: indoconnect

Inul Daratista: Antara Ngebor dan Nge-boxing

Ditemui di Sky Lounge Peninsula Excelsior Hotel sehari sebelum konser, Inul yang santai mengenakan blouse putih dan jeans terlihat langsing dan ceria. Pendangdut asal Pasuruan ini mengaku kini dirinya rajin berolahraga demi menjaga kesehatan dan stamina. “Saya fitness, nge-gym, Thai Boxing, treadmill,” kata Inul sambil mengepalkan tangan bergaya boxing. “Saya treadmill satu jam satu hari, setiap hari kalau saya tidak ada kegiatan. Tapi kalau saya full [nyanyi] biasanya satu minggu sekali, satu minggu dua kali.” Memar-memar yang disebabkan oleh Thai Boxing pun tidak dianggap mengganggu oleh Inul karena selain membantu menjaga stamina, Thai Boxing juga membantu melatih pernapasan dan...

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Mike Wiluan: The Possibilities are Infinite!

One of the headline events at last December’s Asia TV Forum and Market (ATF) was the joint venture by Singapore’s Infinite Studios and Indonesia’s Screenplay Productions to produce a series of movies for theatrical release. The other Indonesia connection of the project is Mike Wiluan, who is the Chief Executive of Infinite Studios which also has its production facility in Batam. Infinite Studios has already made its mark in productions with HBO Asia’s first original series Serangoon Road (together with Australian Broadcasting Corporation) and HBO Asia’s first original movie, the horror film titled Dead Mine. The company is also...

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Building an Indonesian-centric, Singapore-based Medical Risk Management Practice

Wibowo Santoso first arrived in Singapore more than 13 years ago after his university education in Japan whilst Vanessa came earlier in 1993 to further her Accountancy studies. IndoConnect asked this dynamic diaspora duo about their fresh start here and what led them to do what they are doing now – a flourishing regional medical risk management practice serving primarily inbound Indonesian high net-worth individuals. Santoso hailed from Malang, whilst Vanessa was from Bandung. Their lives here mirror many Singaporeans’ – work on weekdays; church and chill outs on weekends. Orchard Road became not just a place for them...

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Getting Wed: Singaporean Style

You have found your perfect match, the proposal was more than ‘just perfect’ and now you hope for that perfect wedding. Don’t you? But if only it was that easy! Often enough, it is tricky to get that intangible idea of ‘perfection’ from your imagination and out in to the real world. Big, small, outdoor, indoors, pastel, floral, restaurant, caterers, the decisions seem endless. With so many details to take care of and so many service providers to choose from, the most daunting task, it would seem, is selecting what you need from the sheer variety that the wedding...

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‘Diaspora Memilih’ Tingkatkan Partisipasi Pemilu di Luar Negeri

Tidak terasa kita telah sampai di tahun 2014, tahun politik Indonesia. Pesta demokrasi berupa pemilu legislatif dan pemilu presiden siap digelar 9 April dan 9 Juli 2014. Tercatat 180 juta penduduk berhak menyalurkan suaranya. Jumlah ini termasuk diaspora Indonesia yang tersebar di berbagai pelosok dunia. Namun, yang menjadi pertanyaan, apakah diaspora ini akan ‘meluangkan’ waktunya untuk memilih wakilnya di pemerintahan? Stereotype yang kerap muncul adalah diaspora, terutama generasi muda ‘terlalu sibuk’ untuk melangkahkan kakinya ke Kedutaan Besar ataupun Konsulat Jenderal Republik Indonesia, sebagai tempat pemungutan suara (TPS) di luar negeri. Diaspora Indonesia, apatis atau memang buta politik?Salah seorang diaspora...

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