Jakartans are no strangers to the odd-even policy which has been implemented since May 2016 to replace the 3-in-1 policy. In preparation for hosting the 18th Asian Games, the Indonesian government has intensified the policy as a necessary means to anticipate and accommodate the increased traffic flow in Jakarta. By now most of you should already be aware of the alteration made to the rule but for those who aren't, the vehicle restriction odd-even policy area has expanded to include places such as Arteri Pondok indah, Jl. Rasuna Said, and more. To top it all off, it will be in place for 15 hours a day (including weekends), starting from 06:00 - 21:00 with the intention to ease mobility for travelling athletes and officials. Refer to the map below for more information.
Planning for your company Christmas party in August may initially seem a bit preemptive, but if you think about it, now is the best time to start. Hundreds of people are booking event venues, restaurants, rooftops, bars, etc., for essentially the same date - so if you don't start now, it's more than likely that your top choices will already be snapped up by someone who beat you to the punch.
Rumah Hobi, Kemang
Coworking is all the rage these days with the industry experiencing an upward trend over a good half decade. This is most notably observed not only by an increase in supply, but an increase in demand for more flexible options, particularly in Asian countries. Over the last 2 years, the number of coworking, or shall we say hybrid spaces, in Indonesia has jumped from 45 to over 200 - with big players such as WeWork coming in to the Jakarta market, it's hard to keep up with the newest spaces around, even for us! However, as the 'AirBnB for office space', we are well positioned to provide you the inside scoop on the best of the best, the coolest of the cool!
Keep reading to find out the latest workspaces added in the first half of the year and what's to come in Q3 and Q4 of 2018.
A conducive environment is equally important to the other factors that contribute to a productive offsite meeting. A well-designed space can make attendees feel more comfortable to freely engage in conversation. It also helps attendees to focus solely on the agenda of the meeting, which greatly facilitates the brainstorming process for business strategies and innovative ideas.
We've thoughtfully identified the top meeting spaces in Singapore where you can have a productive offsite meeting.
Teater Anjung, Komunitas Salihara
The type of venue you pick is often a make-or-break factor for your event. If you already have a specific event planned but haven't found the perfect place to host it, don't fret, we are going to share with you our list of the top event venues in Jakarta, specially curated by our local Space Experts.
Indonesia has taken notable measures to improve the business climate by deregulating its economy and allocating resources into building infrastructure like the MRT and LRT. This have encouraged both local and foreign investment in the country. Rodrigo A. Chaves, World Bank Country Director for Indonesia credited sound macroeconomic policies to investment growth reaching a five-year high. Around 20 reform efforts had been carried out since 2014 to include openness and competition, some notable improvements are: reduction in cost to starting a business, improved access to credit, ease of trading across borders, and better tax system.
The beauty of coworking spaces is the community they build and the collaboration that they nurture - helping startups find the right networks to get them where they want to go. Other than facilitating relationship building on a daily basis, events are a fantastic way for coworking spaces to help their members. Whether by hosting talks or simple movie nights, events help bring coworking members together outside of working hours.
As flexible workspaces continue to grow in Malaysia (2015-2017 saw a 28% growth in the market), we are seeing an increasing number of coworking operators opening their doors (or even expanding) and offering members unique services. On top of the normal offerings that we have come to expect of coworking spaces - such as high-speed WiFi, free coffee, and free water - operators around Kuala Lumpur are finding new ways to differentiate themselves from each other.
Laughing Juice, Singapore
Planning an event can be an exciting time, but it can also be overwhelming. In fact, event coordinator made it to the list of most stressful jobs in 2017. Making sure no small detail slips through the cracks or only makes itself known on the day of the event can seem almost impossible. So how do you avoid those Homer Simpson "DOH" moments, or at least minimize them as much as possible (because let's face it, nothing ever goes 100% according to plan 100% of the time)? The magic word: organization.