Marlienna Suwito: Inspired by Nature

Originally published in Registry Indonesia, Sept-Oct 2017 edition. Photos: Rudi Wicaksono Marlienna Suwito had never planned to breed bird’s nests. Seeing the movements of a flock of swallows flying in her husband’s oil palm plantation in Pontianak, West Kalimantan later changed the course of her destiny. In this wilderness part of Pontianak, she in 2006 set up a swallow house, and it has ever since drawn the birds to roost. “It took me a year to build the house. Drawing swallows to roo … [Read more...]

6 Tips menjaga kesehatan tubuh saat ‘Traveling’

Akhir tahun 2017 akan segera tiba, begitupun juga waktu liburan akhir tahun. Mall-mall di kota besar seperti Jakarta mulai padati para penyedia jasa travel yang menawarkan paket wisata ke mancanegara. Pada saat traveling tentunya kita sudah menyusun beragam rencana untuk memaksimalkan waktu liburan yang ada. Dan tidak sedikit yang menderita sakit saat berpergian biasanya disebabkan karena pola makan yang tidak dijaga saat traveling, karena faktor cuaca yang kerap kali berbeda dengan tempat … [Read more...]

Safe travel means holding a travel insurance policy

By Sudibyo M. Wiradji. Originally published in The Jakarta Post on October 18, 2017 Aditya (not his real name) had prepared everything for a two week holiday to Europe, expect for travel insurance. The 39-year-old manager of a private company had traveled overseas several times but had sneezed at the idea of needing insurance as he left everything to Yang di atas, another way of saying to God. But this time around he felt a bit unwell as he had a cough, followed sometimes by s … [Read more...]

Insurance industry challenging yet promising

By Aulia R. Sungkar. Originally published in The Jakarta Post on October 18, 2017 Teddy was very skeptical about having an insurance policy. It wasn’t about the money, as he successfully turned his export business into a profitable venture. “But just like many other Indonesians, we still faced a steep learning curve in dealing with insurance products,” Lani, Teddy’s wife, recalled. That was in the late 1990s, during the heyday of his business. Later, in the early 2000s,  the business … [Read more...]

Crushing the Stones

Words: Aulia R. Sungkar. Originally published in J Plus (The Jakarta Post), June 25, 2016. Quick and painless wave therapy to break up kidney stones. Advanced medical technology has paved the way for more efficient treatments, which require smaller incisions, shorter hospital stays, less pain and quicker recoveries. By the same token, people with kidney stones can take advantage of lithotripsy, a medical procedure to treat stones in kidney and other organs such as gallbladder and … [Read more...]

Joycelyn Ling: Using an attentive bedside manner for everybody’€™s satisfaction

By Prasiddha Gustanto. Originally published in The Jakarta Post. Meet a healthcare executive who aims for a pain-free experience in the workplace. Joycelyn Ling, chief operating officer of Mount Elizabeth Hospital Singapore, believes the role of leaders is to make the hospital workplace conducive to maximized care for patients. For her, ensuring this means streamlining administrative processes so that both patients and employees do not have to worry about spending time on matter that … [Read more...]

Fostering Cancer Awareness

Nila Moeloek expresses her determination to create better public awareness of cancer in Indonesia to Aulia R. Sungkar   With an avuncular smile, the president of the Indonesian Cancer Foundation greeted us with warm hospitality while displaying her concern over the increasing number of cancer patients across the archipelago. “Various data published by Indonesian government and cancer foundations indicate that the number of cancer patients in Indonesia is very high. We are in alarming st … [Read more...]

Red Carpet Medical: Where Top-Notch Healthcare and Lifestyle Combine

PRESS RELEASE The success story of Singapore’s long achievements in the medical industry has paved the way for numerous accolades and recognition as a world-class healthcare hub. Singaporean citizens and international patients have therefore enjoyed the high-quality of health services the country has to offer. Today, Singapore has emerged even further as a top-notch medical center in Asia Pacific owing to not only the country’s high-quality medical services, but no less important, more res … [Read more...]

Diary firms’ CSR focus on preventive health care

It is everyone's wish to lead a healthy life regardless of his or her social status. But in reality, many children from poor families living in either rural or urban areas lack the necessary nutrition. Prices of healthy products such as milk, vitamins and food supplements have gone up over the past several years, leaving healthy products unaffordable for poor families. Consequently, many children from poor families are unable to consume healthy products that are very much needed for … [Read more...]

Fresh milk healthier, more natural

Milk helps children grow. Particularly for children at an early age, milk can help their muscles, bones and brain grow substantially since it contains necessary calcium, vitamins and proteins needed.  In meeting the world toughest standards, Greenfields milk delivers its naturally fresh milk from their own dairy farm. The milk is transported directly from milking parlor to storage tank through pipes, untouched by human hands. Greenfields has been set up by Australian farmers who cooperated … [Read more...]