The Most Accessible Offices in Jakarta with the MRT

Mar 22, 2019 5:32:59 PM / by Michael Wu Gunawan posted in Jakarta, Coworking Space, serviced office, flexible workspaces, MRT Jakarta, commute

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The wait is (almost) over! After 6 (grueling) years of constructing the MRT - a project that began in 2013, Jakarta is finally ready to launch their first major transportation breakthrough. Inhabiting approximately 30 million people, (Greater) Jakarta is the most populous city in Southeast Asia and a solution to the infamous traffic honestly could not come any sooner. With the option of taking the MRT, the road along the main commercial areas where the restaurants and shopping malls are would be less congested. The MRT route is set to also include major business districts in the city meaning many offices buildings around the area will receive that much needed accessibility, easing the everyday commuters journey to and from the the workplace.

This article will discuss in detail about the MRT as well as top serviced offices and coworking spaces that will benefit from it.

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Save Money in Jakarta With Cashback and Mobile Apps

Mar 15, 2019 4:25:51 PM / by Michael Wu Gunawan posted in Jakarta, tips, work-life balance, guide, tech startups, industry insights, Mobile Apps, emoney, fintech, lifestyle

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Bank regulations, creditworthiness, and geographical challenges of an archipelago have strongly contributed to limited access to banking solutions in Indonesia. A staggering 66% of the population, or around 180 million Indonesians, are unbanked. Yet, there are many ways to engage the unbanked, like creating an alternative credit scoring system or digitizing private sector wage payments, but what took the center stage is e-money (electronic money). e-money is great because it's a very convenient way to top up, particularly for people living in the rural areas, it doesn't require a bank account to setup, and there's no monthly fee attached that's typically seen in banks. With a high mobile penetration rate among the unbanked (7 out of 10 people who don't own a bank account owns a mobile phone) and low usage of financial services among smartphone users in the country (less than 40%), Indonesia is a very attractive market for fintech (financial technology) companies to come in and provide alternative digital banking solutions and other services. Needless to say, entrepreneurs, banks, and conglomerates caught on pretty quickly and competition in the industry has become very intense, very quickly. Currently, there are over 100 apps more or less with an e-money/e-wallet concept in the market.

While they're fighting for market dominance, end consumers are reaping the benefits. Just by being informed and tech-savvy, you can exploit and leverage it to help you make the most out of your money! There are also other extremely practical apps that can potentially help you to save big on dining, entertainment, and fitness options in Jakarta that will be discussed further below.

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The Golden Triangle of Jakarta: Your Guide to Work-Life Balance

Feb 27, 2019 11:07:19 AM / by Michael Wu Gunawan posted in Jakarta, Coworking Space, work-life balance, guide, city guide, entertainment

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Golden Triangle of Jakarta or Segitiga Emas Jakarta is an area extending from Central Jakarta to South Jakarta. This imaginary area is enclosed within 3 main roads of Jakarta that form each side the triangle; Jalan Jenderal Sudirman/Thamrin, Jalan Gatot Subroto, and Jalan H.R. Rasuna Said/Kuningan. The Golden Triangle makes up the center of Jakarta and coincidentally also the main Central Business District (CBD) in the city. Aside from the skyscrapers and offices, the most prestigious shopping malls in Indonesia are also located within this area, making it the busiest region in the city and consequently also the most congested area in regards to the traffic. Discover everything you need to know as a professional working in Jakarta's Golden Triangle including the best dining options, fitness corners, bars, and other neat tips for ideal work-life balance!

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8 Tips to Conduct An Effective Training Session

Feb 8, 2019 5:55:19 PM / by Dee Shuhaida posted in Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Hong Kong, Singapore, Meeting Room, venue, Training Room, flexible workspaces

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We've all been there - caught in a chilly, windowless training room with other participants, tuning in to some moderator ramble on about who knows what. As you've presumably accumulated from that poor soul, it's not always easy to lead trainings, meetings, or conferences. Truth be told, it tends to be a difficult task to keep the crowd engaged (and alert) while covering all the vital information.

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7 Cool Coworking Spaces in Jakarta with 24/7 Access

Feb 1, 2019 4:43:31 PM / by Michael Wu Gunawan posted in Jakarta, Coworking Space, office space, flexible workspaces, city guide

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The proliferation of coworking spaces in Jakarta has inspired countless charming designs and features in an office space. These days it's getting harder to differentiate the workplace and home, considering all the things that you normally find in your living room can also be found in the common area of your coworking space, for instance, pool table, ping-pong table, and your favorite console, it's no surprise that some people linger in the office longer than you'd expect. Echoing my narrative above, is a friend of mine that recently updated her status on Facebook - "The problem with your office being too comfy, is that you find yourself firmly entrenched in it at 8 p.m. which becomes 10 p.m. which then becomes 12 a.m. and you realize several colleagues are also still here"

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Have an Offbeat Chinese New Year 2019 Celebration at These Venues

Jan 18, 2019 5:29:33 PM / by Dee Shuhaida posted in Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Singapore, Event Venue, Event Space, Philippines, malaysia, Indonesia, event planning, flexible workspaces

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GONG XI FA CAI! Every year, the world tosses a monstrous slam to respect the beginning of another customary Chinese logbook year. Bid a fond farewell to your canine year, the hotly anticipated year of the pig at long last is here. Ring in the time of the pig from a positive point of view and fortify your bond with collaborators, associates, companions, just as a family by having a healthy feast together. Chinese New Year is the ideal time for our souls and stomachs to be filled.

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2018 Roundup: Best New Coworking Spaces in Jakarta

Jan 4, 2019 4:28:00 PM / by Michael Wu Gunawan posted in Jakarta, Coworking Space, Indonesia, office space, flexible workspaces

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It's has been a bullish year for coworking, serviced office, and flexible space alike in Indonesia. Closely trailing behind India, Australia, and the Chinese market, Indonesia presents one of the fastest growing and cheapest markets for flexible workspace in Asia averaging 16% growth (in 2018) and $285 per workstationPresently, there are about 150 flexible space centres across the country, out of which, 75% are located in Jakarta. This growth is congruent with the rapid growth of tech startups in Indonesia as they continue to be one of the biggest occupiers of flexible spaces.

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Fostering Workplace Productivity in Jakarta

Dec 14, 2018 5:25:11 PM / by Michael Wu Gunawan posted in Jakarta, productivity, tips, industry insights, workplace

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Much of productivity in the workplace can be attributed to the working culture embedded in each country, a one-size-fits-all solution to increase employee productivity simply isn't effective. In order for a company to increase it's competitiveness, it's important that employee productivity is measured correctly. There are many different ways on how to measure productivity out there such as dollar per hour or units per output/units of input. However, many of these metrics have limited applicability in the service sector. 

This article will outline common workplace cultures and behaviours in Indonesia along with handy quick fixes that you can implement to your local team immediately!

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7 Affordable Event Spaces to Host a Private Movie Screening in Jakarta

Dec 7, 2018 4:50:24 PM / by Michael Wu Gunawan posted in Jakarta, Event Space, flexible workspaces, affordable venues, Movie Screening

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Empu Sendok Art Station [ESAS]

Time to say goodbye to overpriced, sub-par snacks and popcorn in congested cinemas on the weekends, you deserve better! Enjoy an exclusive and intimate movie experience from a curated list of awesome private event venues in Jakarta. Invite your friends and screen the latest blockbuster movie or a timeless classic or both! Best yet? You can bring any food & beverages you so desire and not worry about getting pinged. 

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A Guide to Moving Offices in Jakarta

Nov 9, 2018 6:24:42 PM / by Michael Wu Gunawan posted in Jakarta, Coworking Space, tips, efficiency, office space, city guide

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Flexible space in Jakarta has experienced 16% growth in the last 12 months. As it stands, Jakarta is one of the leading cities in the Southeast Asian region for coworking spaces and serviced offices with a total of 146 centres. With so many options available, the common questions we get from people are "What is the best coworking space?" or "Which coworking space do you recommend?" Our short answer is "it depends." In truth, the perfect coworking space doesn't exist, the perfect one is probably the one that ticks all the boxes you need. One of the most, if not the most important factor that we notice when people look for an office space in Jakarta is location, so let's talk about that shall we?

Below we discuss the 4 things that you need to consider when choosing the location of your next coworking space or serviced office in Jakarta.

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