Indonesia – Asia Pacific Life Insurance Congress

7 Feb

First post for the year yay! Finally.

I have a really interesting topic today : Indonesia. Why would I want to talk about Indonesia? Well because I just read a very interesting article here : http://asia.nikkei.com/magazine/20150129-Youth-on-the-rise/Life-Arts/Indonesia-s-maritime-minister-a-bit-crazy .

So, lets talk about Indonesia.

Indonesia is an archipelago i.e. it has a lot of islands. It is listed as the 4th most populated country in the world with 252 million people living there, according to wikipedia. But honestly, how many people out there know about a country down south called Indonesia?

Quite a lot of times whenever someone asked me, where do I come from and I answered Indonesia. They will either shrug their shoulder or shake their head, indicating they never heard of that. If that happen, the next thing I usually say is “Bali?” then they’ll reply “Ahhh…..Bali….very beautiful.” T_T

Everybody know China, since apparently almost everything you see, wear or touch has something written on it “made in China.”

Everybody know India, since whenever your phone/gadget got problem, they transfer you to Indian speaking customer service.

Why Indonesia is unknown? I’m not sure. But what I know for sure, right now Indonesia is a country that everyone would like to know about or working with.

Why? You must be crazy if you can’t see the opportunity this country has to offer :

1. Big market for your product.
2. Lots of young smart people.
3. Quite low payment for labour.
4. Many not developed/under developed area waiting for someone to make roads, bring electricity, housing, water treatment, etc.
5. Lots of wealthy people who are eager to learn where to invest or what to invest.

With all been said, have to remember that we also have:

6. A lot of natural resources which are guarded heavily by our maritime minister. Seriously, try fishing illegally on our sea, she’ll ” bomb till you drop.” How cool is that, a woman that needs to be taken seriously. http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/kapal-nelayan.jpg

7. Last but not least, if you try to bring or sell marijuana, cocaine, or other prohibited drugs into Indonesian soil, then I hope you also know that our new Mr.President has not a single doubt to enforce a death penalty. http://scandasia.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/den_indo_drug.jpg

Welcome to Indonesia my friends. A county with lots of beauty and opportunities but be a smart traveller. Know what you are allowed or not allowed to do.

To experience Indonesia, come to our international event at Bali Nusa Dua Convention Centre, it is called Asia Pacific Life Insurance Congress (APLIC) which will be held from 23-26 March 2015. Visit their website for further information : http://www.aplic2015-indonesia.com .

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