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Chinese and Indian tourists visiting Australia surge to record

Chinese and Indian tourist arrivals in Australia jumped to a record last year as growing middle-class wealth in the world’s most populous nations fuels the travel bug. Almost 1.4 million visitors from mainland China traveled to Australia last year, a 13 percent increase from a year earlier, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Tourists […]

Alila, Grage collaborate for Izzara luxury apartment

Izzara, located on Jl. TB Simatupang Kav. 16-17 in South Jakarta, is a strata-title apartment that is in the process of being finalized in 2018. Its developers, Alila Group and Grage Group, recently held a press conference, a product presentation and an on-site tour to give the public the status on the progress of the […]

Porsche Centre Jakarta: The best place to take care of your luxury cars

Buying a luxury car is one thing; maintaining it so it remains in top shape is another. Around 70 percent of all Porsche vehicles built so far are still on the road today, with this longevity supported by each car’s built-in quality as well as the reliable technicians and partners that look after them. Thanks […]

Chicken shortage shuts hundreds of KFC stores in UK

US fast-food chain KFC said Monday it had shut hundreds of UK stores as German delivery supplier DHL left them short of fowl and customers without their “fried chicken fix”. KFC said that more than 700 of its 900 UK-wide chicken shops had been forced to close since the weekend, while others were offering a […]

Sampoerna University announces scholarships for incoming students

In a commitment to contributing to Indonesian education, Sampoerna University has announced its scholarship program for the 2018-2019 academic year. In a statement released on Monday, Sampoerna University said it had made available scholarship funds of up to US$2 million for its Best and Brightest Merit Awards in the upcoming academic year. The scholarship will […]

Gates says billionaires should pay ‘significantly’ more taxes

Bill Gates says he has paid more than $10 billion in taxes over a lifetime but billionaires like him should pay “significantly” more because they benefit more from the system. The Microsoft co-founder, the world’s second richest man after Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, was critical of a recent US tax overhaul that slashed corporate taxes and […]

Arnold Schwarzenegger named to ‘Kung Fury’ cast

Action hero actor of the 1980s and ’90s, Arnold Schwarzenegger, is joining the cast of action comedy “Kung Fury II,” a feature-length sequel to 2015’s cult hit short. As with the free 2015 short “Kung Fury,” Swedish creative David Sandberg returns as director, producer and star for a feature-length riff on the titular time-traveling kung […]