Have a Great ‘Merdeka’ Day!

Dear Jakartans!

This week the country gears up to a nation-wide celebration of Hari Merdeka or Indonesia’s Independence Day, where cities, will deck and decorate its streets and buildings with red and white. This is also the time when a lot of traditional games and competitions such as the Panjat Pinangare being held in local neighborhoods and small kampungs. Definitely a great chance to check out one of the country’s most exciting traditions! You can also join in the celebration by spending it with your family in one of the many offers and deals in the city, listed here.

Terrible news from Thailand, five provinces in the country have been hit by 11 bombings in less than a day, authorities say. At least four Thai nationals have been killed and about 35 others were injured, including 10 foreigners. No one has claimed responsibility for the blasts, yet on Sunday, Thai police said the attack had been orchestrated by a single person, but have yet to reveal a culprit or suspected motive, Al Jazeera reports.

The operator of the Indonesian capital’s main airport has apologized to passengers for flooding at its brand new terminal after rains filled drainage pipes and inundated the arrivals area on Sunday. The $560 million terminal opened last week to domestic flights by national carrier Garuda but has been plagued by complaints about its lack of readiness. Reports suspected that the new airport’s drains might have been clogged by construction debris.

This week, explore new possibilities of dining options with your HSBC Credit Card and get up to 50% off discount at 250+ restaurants in Jakarta, Bandung, Medan and Surabaya with HSBC’s #GoodFoodGoodMood offers. Click here to find your restaurant of choice!

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Deisy Wong Will 
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