President Jokowi: Masela Block Investment Important for Indonesia

Investment in Masela Block is very valuable and will bring benefits to Indonesia, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo said following the completion of negotiations between the Indonesian Government and Japanese oil and gas giant Inpex Corporation to develop gas-rich Masela block in the Arafura Sea in Maluku. “The giant investments are highly valuable to Indonesia,” President … Read more

Bank Mandiri books net profit of Rp 13.5 trillion in H1

State-owned lender Bank Mandiri announced that its net profit grew 11.1 percent year on year (yoy) to Rp 13.5 trillion (US$965.59 million) in the first half of 2019 as a result of net interest income growth. Mandiri small business and networks director Hery Gunardi explained that the bank’s interest income had grown 14.85 percent to … Read more

Pakistan expresses interest in W Java’s Digital-Credit Village Program

Bandung (ANTARA) – West Java Governor M. Ridwan Kamil (Emil) pointed to the interest shown by Pakistani Ambassador to Indonesia Abdul Salik Khan in several superior programs in West Java Province, including the Digital Village and Mesra Credit. “I highlight to you the potential of West Java and strongly intend to emulate some West Java’s … Read more

Indonesia, Singapore to Reinforce Bilateral Cooperation

Indonesia and Singapore have agreed to further strengthen bilateral ties between the two countries. “Stable and safe Indonesia is very much appreciated so that cooperation between Singapore and Indonesia can run smoothly,” said Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi who accompanied President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo in a bilateral talk with Singapore Foreign Minister  Vivian Balakhrisnan, … Read more

Reviving a culture locally and spreading the love globally: The story of Suwe Ora Jamu

In a growing health minded and fitspo era, it wouldn’t seem odd or unheard of to boost your beverages with turmeric or tamarind. Nowadays, many hip coffee shops offer a turmeric latte or tamarind lemon tonic.  In Indonesia however, the use of tamarind, ginger, and turmeric in drinks has been part of the culture for generations. Indonesians get their shot of jamu every day, the way Italians get their shot of espresso while standing against a counter.

 Jamu is made of plants and spices such as ginger, turmeric, cloves, fennel, celery, and tamarind. Indonesians drink it daily to maintain health and to prevent diseases. Jamu is often prepared traditionally at a street stall or by ladies who walk the streets with baskets attached to their bodies that are filled with spices and mixtures. Nova Dewi Setiabudi was introduced to jamu at a young age by her late grandmother. When she moved to Jakarta early 2011 she had a hard time finding fresh tasting jamu like she had at home. And whilst many people still drank their jamu, she noticed how the younger generation of Indonesians have become less interested in the goodness of jamu.

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