Category Archives: Business

Jakarta Expat Monopoly

Mata Pribadi is thrilled to bring you a unique Investment Opportunity which it would entirely carry itself if only the Google Royalty check was not so late arriving every month. Yes, this sort of opportunity is not going to be … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Corruption, December 2011, Expat Foibles | 19 Comments

Red Bullshit – a case for the KPK?

While a little behind the the rest of the world in taking off, Red Bull has recently been going gangbusters in Indonesia, and this  despite being four or five times the cost of not dissimilar drinks made locally – and availability … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Corruption, December 2011, Food and beverage | 3 Comments

But were afraid to ask …..

The mobile phone market in Indonesia is a very rare example of a market working relatively well and largely in the consumer’s interests. There are three major national players, Telkomsel, Indosat and XL, all competing vigorously against each other – … Continue reading

Posted in Business, December 2011, Reader Dialogue | 2 Comments

A new standard for “low”

There is of course amongst our demographic a significant presence of oil field trash and we are proud to have you, not least because your Editor was oil field trash himself until not very long ago. At least we were … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Corruption, December 2011, Oil & Gas | 4 Comments

Aburizal for President – but which country??

We have had some fun recently at the expense of Aburizal Bakrie, however, it occurred to us that maybe we should measure him up against the Republican party’s current front runner in the US’s seemingly interminable process to decide who will occupy … Continue reading

Posted in Business, December 2011, Politics | 1 Comment

Inbound golf tourism – Mata Pribadi says no!!

You may have seen in today’s Jakarta Post, Golf Promo Indonesia’s Mr. Dennis G. Kloeth’s open letter to the newly appointed Minister  of Tourism, Lampposts and Things that go Bump in the Night. Mr Kloeth is lobbying the Minister, Mari … Continue reading

Posted in Business, December 2011, Sport | 13 Comments

Uncritical puffs

A copy of the Jakarta Post is delivered to the offices of Mata Pribadi every morning by a very nice man on a motor bike. There are days when one wonders why we pay good (if not terribly much) money … Continue reading

Posted in Blok-M, Business, November 2011 | 1 Comment