Little Fox Mall announced its official launch

Recently, Little Fox Mall, known as the "Indonesian cross-border e-commerce dark horse" in the industry, announced its official launch, which has attracted widespread attention in the Indonesian market.

Little Fox Mall is committed to creating a comprehensive category mall with user experience as the primary goal, clear brand identification, responsive layout, safety, reliability, and practicality. The mall includes a full range of electronic products, skincare products, beauty, makeup, mother and baby products to meet the diverse needs of the market. In order to ensure the quality of goods and the stability of supply, Little Fox Mall has cooperated with multiple brands around the world and established multiple cross-border warehousing and procurement centers worldwide to achieve overseas tax inclusive delivery services.

At the same time, Little Fox Mall also has a professional customer service team, adhering to customer needs as the core, committed to providing thoughtful and professional services to consumers.

Little Fox Mall will strengthen its operational management capabilities, expand its brand cooperation scope, continuously optimize its product structure, expand new business models, enhance its competitiveness, and provide global consumers with a more high-quality and convenient cross-border shopping experience.

The relevant person in charge of Little Fox Mall stated that with the continuous development and popularization of mobile internet technology, the cross-border e-commerce industry in the Indonesian market has broad prospects. As a leader in Southeast Asia, Indonesia has very broad market potential, especially in the cross-border e-commerce market. The launch of Little Fox Mall aims to provide Indonesian consumers with a more diverse range of product choices, while also providing global consumers with a more convenient and high-quality shopping experience. The expected revenue will reach 3 billion US dollars. Little Fox Mall will improve its service system, cooperate with more high-quality brands, provide consumers with more diversified and thoughtful services, and create an efficient e-commerce platform with a global layout, ultimately realizing the value of Little Fox Mall.

Garuda Indonesia Airlines Introducing Exclusive Packages

Paragon Technology and Innovation (Paragon Corp), the parent company of renowned halal skincare brand for women Wardah, and Kahf for men, is excited to announce a collaboration with Garuda Indonesia Airlines to enhance the experience of Umrah and Hajj pilgrims. Along with this partnership, the company is introducing a skincare special for Umrah & Hajj Packages, designed for those embarking on the sacred journey.

Carrying 400 pilgrims directly from Jakarta to Jeddah, Garuda Indonesia's Boeing 777 with flight number GA 980 took off on April 17, 2023. During the flight, the female passengers received an exclusive collaboration product, 'Journey of Soul' Umrah & Hajj package by Wardah and Kahf's 'Towards New Beginning' Umrah and Hajj package for the male passengers. Wardah's The Journey of Soul package comprises The Head-to-Toe Cleanser, Sun Shield, Intensive Moisturizer, Anti-Perspirant Deodorant, and Multipurpose Sanitizer. While the Towards New Beginning package by Kahf includes Refreshing Hair & Body Wash, Face Wash, Face & Body Sunscreen, Anti-Perspirant Deodorant, and Multipurpose Moisturizing Balm. Both packages will also contain a Zam-zam Spray Bottle, a guidebook for Umrah and Hajj, and each package will come in a pouch or a drawstring bag to carry conveniently.

These non-alcohol and non-fragrance products of Wardah and Kahf are carefully curated with natural ingredients and improved formulations to maintain moisturized, clean, and healthy skin in extreme weather and climate, ensuring the pilgrims comfortably and confidently embark on their #PerjalananBerkahPenuhMakna (meaningful journey).

Harman Subakat, CEO of Paragon Corp, said, "We are delighted to offer these Umrah & Hajj Packages to support and bring comfort during their pilgrimage. We want our consumers to have the best experience during their sacred, spiritual journey and rest assured that their skincare needs are cared for by a trusted brand."

As a national flag carrier, Garuda Indonesia consistently strives to support local products and therefore highly appreciates the partnership, says Irfan Setiaputra, Director of Garuda Indonesia, "This collaboration with Paragon is part of our commitment to support local industries and accelerate the national economy recovery by providing a platform to introduce the local halal-certified products, especially for our valued customers."

Indonesia Aims to be Top Participant in Global EV Market

As the global clean energy transition continues onward at breakneck speed, countries with battery metal reserves look to corner the rising market. Chile may take the cake for largest lithium supplier, but Indonesia is leading the race in the supply of nickel, a key metal in electric vehicle (EV) batteries. Now the Southeast Asian country is looking to become a top participant in the global EV market.

In fact, nickel companies are driving a record year for public listings in Indonesia with bankers anticipating up to $4 billion in issuance in 2023.1 Indonesia is already Asia’s second-busiest IPO market this year, in terms of both deal value and number of listings, after China. Bankers anticipate up to $4 billion in issuance in 2023.2

President Joko Widodo has prohibited the export of raw nickel to encourage more battery manufacturers to build domestic processing plants. The practice, known as downstreaming, has contributed to an increase in the value of the country's nickel product exports to almost $30 billion in 2022, more than 10 times what they were a decade ago.3

As a result, a whole supply chain for EVs is growing. LG Energy Solution is constructing a $1.1 billion battery cell plant, while Hyundai launched its first Southeast Asian plant to assemble EVs last year. China’s CATL has also invested in the industry and the government is courting Tesla and BYD.

In the last three years alone Indonesia has signed over a dozen deals worth over $15 billion for battery materials and EV production with global manufacturers like LG, Hyundai, and Foxconn.

Now, the public listings of nickel companies couldl put international investor interest in Widodo's agenda to the test, despite the fact that Indonesia is still viewed as a weak emerging market with volatile shares.

Regardless of whether nickel supply comes from Indonesia or other countries, demand is expected to continue rising. Brazilian mining giant Vale sees global demand increasing by 44% by 2030,4 while BHP predicts it will rise fourfold by 2050 due to EV demand.5

The Oregon Group Predicts a 5-year Supply Crunch for Battery Nickel

According to a new report, the availability of Class I nickel, which is required for EV batteries, is projected to be limited for the next three to five years. Despite increased output by Chinese nickel giant Tsingshan, The Oregon Group believes that the nickel market will remain constrained.

The Oregon Group is widely seen as an expert in the financial industry. This investment firm was started by Anthony Milewski and Justin Cochrane, who are both independent experts in the capital markets.

Milewski has been a consultant, a founder, and an investor in the mining business.

Milewski and The Oregon Group think that a lot of money should be put into projects all over the world that use nickel.

The report, called The Green Economy and Nickel's Generational Class I Supply Crunch, investigates major trends influencing the expansion of Class I nickel supply and demand. Geopolitical concerns, as well as the impending collision between the drive to decarbonize supply chains and the high emissions of new and near-term nickel production, are among them.

The Oregon Group argues that ignoring sulfide resources that are thought to be "poor grade" may soon no longer be possible in a world that wants battery-grade nickel products but doesn't have many places to get them. This is because the demand for battery-grade nickel is expected to grow exponentially in the long run, but there aren't many places to get it now.

This report gives a detailed look at the nickel market, the major trends that will affect it over the next ten years, and how the supply and demand of nickel will change. It also has a full list of companies that look for and develop nickel as well as a few nickel ETFs.

The Class I nickel deficit won't go away any time soon, so prices will continue to go up for a while. Now is a good time to think about getting into the nickel market if you haven't already.

What were some of the Biggest Concerts

Jakarta is one of the biggest cities in Southeast Asia and has been known for its vibrant music and art scene for decades. As such, some of the biggest concerts in Jakarta are held in the city’s most iconic venues. Here are some of the biggest concerts in Jakarta that have taken place over the years:

1. The Soundrenaline Festival: This annual music festival is held at the city’s largest outdoor venue, the Ancol Beach Stadium. The Soundrenaline Festival is one of the biggest music festivals in Jakarta and has featured some of the biggest names in the music industry including Linkin Park, Machine Gun Kelly, and The Script.

2. The Java Jazz Festival: This annual jazz festival has been held in Jakarta since 2005. It is one of the most popular musical events in the city and has featured some of the biggest names in jazz including Herbie Hancock and Al Di Meola.

3. The Jakarta International Festival: This international music festival is held at the city’s most iconic venue, the Jakarta International Expo. The festival has featured some of the biggest names in the music industry including Maroon 5, The Killers, and Red Hot Chili Peppers.

4. The Jakarta Rock Festival: This annual rock festival has been held in Jakarta since 2002 and is one of the biggest rock concerts in the city. It has featured some of the most iconic rock bands in the world including Metallica, Aerosmith, and Guns N’ Roses.

5. The Jakarta International Music Festival: This international music festival takes place in Jakarta every year and features some of the biggest names in the music industry from around the world. Notable bands that have performed at this festival include Foo Fighters, Green Day, and My Chemical Romance.

Barack Obama and Indonesian Music

For many Americans, the name Barack Obama brings to mind an influential leader, a brilliant orator, and a social justice champion. For most Indonesians, however, the 44th president of the United States holds a revered place in their hearts- the man who, during his childhood in Jakarta, soaked up the sounds and melodies of Indonesian music.

Born to a Kenyan father and an American mother, Barack Obama spent four of his formative years living with his mother and Indonesian stepfather in Jakarta. During this time, the young Obama was exposed to a wide range of local Indonesian music, from gamelan to kroncong. He was particularly fond of the traditional Balinese music, which he described in his autobiography, Dreams from My Father, as having a “haunting, almost hypnotic effect.”

Thus, Obama has a special connection with Indonesia and Indonesian music. As noted, Obama spent four formative years in Indonesia as a child, and it had a lasting influence on his life. Obama always had a special affinity for Indonesian music- throughout his time in office, he exploited every opportunity to express his admiration and appreciation for the country’s vibrant culture.

The president’s love for music has been evident ever since he was a young man- it only grew by the day. From hip-hop to jazz, Obama has always been a fan of all kinds of music. In one of his speeches, President Obama even said that music has the power to bridge our differences and bring people together. In later days, President Obama showed his keen appreciation for Indonesian music. During his visit to Indonesia in 2010, the president was seen taking part in traditional Indonesian music performances. His appreciation for Indonesian music was also evident from his statements to the media.

In a local radio interview, Obama once stated that he "loved traditional Indonesian music and the modern pop songs created in Indonesia". He was particularly impressed with the Sundanese gamelan music and said that it was "absolutely beautiful". Obama's admiration for Indonesian music has excited many, particularly the younger generation. His appreciation for such music has resonated with the youth and helped spread the message of peace and understanding.

When President Obama visited Indonesia in 2010, he was invited by the Indonesian government to witness a unique musical performance. During the visit, he enjoyed traditional Indonesian music, known as “Gamelan.” This is played on percussion instruments such as cymbals, drums and gongs. Gamelan has been around since the 7th century; it is still popular today. It has a unique sound and features a combination of rhythms and melodies. In addition to Gamelan, Obama enjoyed other genres of Indonesian music. From the hauntingly beautiful melody of the kacapi suling (zither and flute) to the energetic beats of angklung (bamboo instruments) to the vibrant sounds of the orchestra Javanese gamelan gong kebyar, the president really enjoyed his experience with Indonesia’s rich musical heritage.

The experience was a special one for Obama; the president stated that it was one of the most memorable moments of his visit. He spoke about how the music touched him, saying, “There was something about the beauty of this music, its complexity and its directness, that spoke to me.” And the visit had other benefits. President Obama gained a better understanding of Indonesian culture; he took part in discussions with musicians and other cultural figures. It gave him a greater understanding of the culture and its music.

President Obama's love for Indonesian music wasn't just a passing phase. In 2012, he invited several Balinese gamelan musicians to perform at the White House in honour of the Indonesian president, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. He hosted a variety of Indonesian musical performances, including gamelan, karawitan, and kroncong, at the White House during his tenure. He has been spotted at music festivals and concerts across the United States featuring Indonesian music. This included the Indonesian Music Festival in Los Angeles and the Global Music Festival in Washington, D.C.

Interestingly, Barack Obama’s admiration of Indonesian music is something that has been transferred to his whole family. His youngest daughter, Sasha, was seen wearing a traditional Javanese costume during her visit to the country in 2014. This indicates the deep connection the Obama family has with Indonesian culture and its music.

E-mobility at the G20 Bali Summit

E-mobility at the G20 Bali Summit

In cooperation with state-owned electricity company Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN), state-owned oil and natural gas company Pertamina, and Hyundai Indonesia, Delta Indonesia successfully implemented almost 250 electric vehicle (EV) chargers to foster e-mobility at the 2022 Group of Twenty (G20) Bali Summit, which gathered the leaders of the world's largest economies in November 2022.

Delta EV chargers, which make up around 80% of chargers on Bali Island and charged almost 900 EVs during the B20 and G20 events, were the main EV charging solution for the 17th G20 Summit. This remarkable milestone further cements Delta's status as a leading provider of smart energy-saving solutions in Indonesia, following its successful implementation of 21,000 smart LED streetlights in Jakarta in 2017.

Mr. Johnny Tam, Country Manager for Delta Indonesia, said, "In line with our corporate mission, 'To provide innovative, clean and energy-efficient solutions for a better tomorrow', Delta has become a global leader in e-mobility, having already delivered over 1.5 million EV chargers to our worldwide customers over the past decade. With its comprehensive hardware and software portfolio, Delta is the only EV charging supplier in Indonesia capable of charging all types of EVs, from e-Buses to passenger EVs to heavy e-motorbikes, and has already deployed over 2,000 EV chargers countrywide. Delta's excellent engineering capability enables perfect integration and software connectivity with customer backend servers for seamless relay of EV charging information. During the G20 Summit, Delta's engineering team also provided on-site support to ensure perfect charging services for EV drivers. Our customers were very satisfied with the reliable operation and seamless integration of Delta's EV chargers and management software."

In Bali, Delta has so far provided 200 AC and 46 DC EV chargers, including the 200kW DC Ultra Fast Charger and the 25kW DC Wallbox Charger, to the EV charging stations of customers including state-owned electricity company Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN), state-owned oil and natural gas company Pertamina, and Hyundai Indonesia. Throughout the 2022 G20 Summit over 900 EVs were charged with Delta supplying 80% of the operating EV chargers. After the event, the state-owned companies are expected to install more EV chargers in major cities across Indonesia to promote the local EV ecosystem.

The 2022 G20 Bali Summit was hosted by the government of Indonesia under the motto Recover Together, Recover Stronger. Participating world leaders discussed a range of pressing geopolitical, economic and environmental issues. The large EV fleet used by delegates at the event aimed to demonstrate the Indonesian government's strong commitment to green transportation and the sustainable infrastructure readiness of Bali. The majority of the EV charging stations were located near the G20 Summit venue at Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center. In addition, EV charging stations were set up at shopping malls, parking lots and luxury hotels. The B20 Summit on November 13-14, 2022 was the official G20 dialogue forum with the global business community held under the theme-Advancing Innovative, Inclusive and Collaborative Growth.

In 2019, Delta launched the first Ultra Fast Charger in Southeast Asia in Jakarta. With over 2,000 Delta EV chargers installed across the country, Delta is now the EV charger market leader in Indonesia. As an early market entrant, Delta Indonesia has gained experience and accumulated excellent performance records with local customers to gain their trust.

About BHLN. Delta Energy Systems (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Delta Electronics Inc operating in Indonesia. Delta, founded in 1971, is a global leader in switching power supplies and thermal management products with a thriving portfolio of smart energy-saving systems and solutions in the fields of industrial automation, building automation, telecom power, data center infrastructure, EV charging, renewable energy, energy storage and display, to nurture the development of smart manufacturing and sustainable cities. As a world-class corporate citizen guided by its mission statement, "To provide innovative, clean and energy-efficient solutions for a better tomorrow," Delta leverages its core competence in high-efficiency power electronics and its ESG-embedded business model to address key environmental issues, such as climate change. Delta serves customers through its sales offices, R&D centers and manufacturing facilities spread over close to 200 locations across 5 continents.

Throughout its history, Delta has received various global awards and recognition for its business achievements, innovative technologies and dedication to ESG. Since 2011, Delta has been listed on the DJSI World Index of Dow Jones Sustainability™ Indices for 12 consecutive years. In 2022, Delta was also recognized by CDP with double A List for its substantial contribution to climate change and water security issues and named Supplier Engagement Leader for its continuous development of a sustainable value chain.

Bali International Airshow 2024

Bali International Airshow 2024

PT Inaro Tujuh Belas in cooperation with the Indonesian Minister of Maritime and Investment, today announces the holding of the Bali International Airshow 2024 to be held in September 2024 with the full support of the Indonesian Government.

As an archipelago consisting of 170,000 islands, air transportation in Indonesia is an absolute necessity for the movement of passengers as well as cargo. Even during the pandemic, the movements of cargo delivery is stable, illustrating the rapid rise in aviation growth in Indonesia.

Luhut Binsar Panjaitan, Coordinating Minister of Maritime and Investment of Indonesia, said that "Indonesia, consisting of 17,000 islands, needs significant investments to accelerate the domestic aviation industry. Indonesia currently has 673 airports of various sizes in various regions, the development and management of which would need substantial funds.

The number of airports would even need to be expanded, considering many remote areas would be easily accessed by air transportation. The Bali International Airshow is therefore necessary to achieve the aim of Indonesia's aviation industry development.

The Bali International Airshow 2024 is expected to be a meeting place for aviation businesses from domestic as well as foreign circles. Promote bilateral cooperation between Indonesia and other countries in the Asia Pacific, Europe and US regions, in investment as well as procurement of air transportation which currently is very much needed for commercial as well as domestic needs to raise Indonesia's military strength.

Andy Wismarsyah, President Director of PT Inaro Tujuh Belas, said that "We are thankful that together with the Government, we plan to conduct the Bali International Airshow 2024. We hope that the Bali International Airshow will give a chance to international aviation business players to see Indonesia aviation industry potential. To give a chance to those who invest in raising Indonesia's aviation industry, which at the end, will promote Indonesia's name in organizing global aviation industry shows.

To achieve the purpose, in the preparation and implementation, the Bali International Airshow will receive inputs and directives from Dr. Ing. H. Ilham akbar Habibie, Dip.Ing., M.B.A., Indonesia's aviation expert, who will act as Advisory Board for the Bali International Airshow 2024.

Regulating Noisy Bars in Jakarta

Regulating Noisy Bars in Jakarta

Jakarta city, Indonesia, is an international centre and a top tourist destination. People from across the country flock here to enjoy food, drink, clubbing, shopping and entertainment uniquely Javanese. The bustling modern metropolitan city hosts some of the country's most famous bars as well as awesome nightclubs. Because of this, a few tight residents are concerned about noise pollution and noise control regulations in Jakarta City.

The Jakarta Governor's office regulates noisy bars within the city. According to city regulations, new bars cannot open in areas with other bars on the same street. Owners must provide a public address system inside each establishment. They must erect signs indicating when the doors open for business. As you know, the concept of noisy bars is not new. In fact, the phenomenon has been regulated by governments for a long time. That's why Indonesia's government enacted noise control regulations in the city and then justified it with a commitment to protect the citizens' health.

Through the Office of the City Mayor and the Regulation and Development Division, the Jakarta City Government has been regulating noise levels in bars, restaurants and entertainment venues since 2007 to protect residents from noise pollution caused by such activities. Jakarta City Regulation Number 44/BL/V-1/2011, nicknamed the "License to Live Act", regulates noisy bars within the city. For example, each bar must be located at least 50 meters from the other. A bar should be located higher than three floors above the ground level; there should be enough space to play musical instruments and revel.

Bar owners who want to operate in the city must obtain a license from the City Hall. They are then subject to regulations, including noise, ventilation and lighting requirements. We've noted Jakarta City has regulations to control the noise emitted by bars and clubs. Noise levels above 60 decibels between midnight and 6 am is illegal. Any activity that disturbs traffic, residents, and their privacy is also against the law. There are fines for wearing masks or headphones whilst drinking alcohol in a public place, disturbing people, breaching the peace, and disturbing morals.

There are penalties for upsetting customers who are enjoying something in the other entertainment area (e.g., watching sport on TV). Also, fines exist for abusing others- verbally or physically- with insults or gestures, doing anything illegal in a bar, or causing noise pollution with communication devices for excessively long periods.

Essentially, Jakarta's local laws require bars and restaurants to play soft music in their establishments. However, these rules are not strictly enforced. This is why the Jakarta City Government proposed regulations to control the noise. The laws are published on the city hall notice board. If a bar is located within walking distance of a school or mosque, the place must stop serving food at 11 pm. If you were to measure the noise levels at different times of the day and night around Jakarta seems likely the main noise would not come from bars and clubs...

Still however, the law prohibits loud music from playing from 10 pm to 5 am. Jakarta rules and regulations are enforced by city-based police as well as private security companies, who are sometimes on the lookout for intoxicated customers, loud music, and rowdy behaviour. The regulations aim to help people sleep in peace. Another intent of this legislation is to ensure establishments serving liquor and drinks have good air-conditioning facilities and adequate noise controls.

The regulations work under Jakarta city's public order law. Thus, any person who causes a public nuisance that disturbs the peace or causes a disturbance by noise (other than those authorized by this law) could be sentenced to six months imprisonment or fined no more than Rp 1 million ($ 100), or both. If violence is involved and it results in physical injury or death, the offender could be committed to one to five years of imprisonment or fined not less than Rp 5 million ($ 500). However, the fine should not exceed Rp 20 million ($ 2 500). Since the city authorities don't directly control the establishments, bar owners are encouraged to play it safe by ensuring their business is not noisy.

Further, other rules are imposed on the proprietors to control noise made by bars and pubs. For example, they have to install acoustic panels in the ceiling, allowing the noise from above to be absorbed by the floor area below. It results in consistent background sound levels throughout the bar area (which meets Indonesia's standards).

Technology makes places as quiet as possible. Further, bar owners need to keep their licensed premises registered at the Jakarta Municipal Licensing Office. The proprietors must present a local audit report whenever they wish to adapt or change their business license.