Many big, resource-rich countries have special-purpose capitals – think Brasilia, Canberra or Ottawa – and Indonesia plans to do the same, establishing a smart city Nusantara on the east coast of Borneo as a new home for the capital, which is now Jakarta.
As the largest Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) country prepares to shift its capital from Jakarta on Java Island to the less crowded Borneo Island, Hong Kong infrastructure development and real estate-related services companies will have many investment and business opportunities.
As Hong Kong reopens its doors to Mainland China and the world at large, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) will roll out a full season of global trade fairs and conferences, coupled with a plethora of overseas promotions, to create opportunities for the Hong Kong, mainland and international business communities.
Indonesia – a massive archipelago linking the Pacific Ocean and Indian Ocean – has long been known as the source of a wide range of spices and original home of at least three global food products – cane sugar, bananas and domestic chickens.
Focusing intensely on efficient, clean and above all fast service, the Kaizen 10 Minute Haircut franchise chain has grown rapidly from its base in Indonesia to three other countries in Southeast Asia.