Monday, 29 June 2020

Bali Breaking News - China passes sweeping Hong Kong nationwide safety regulation- May Affect H.K. Real Estate Prices

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Editor's comments: I can't see any way that this new law which was just passed and in essence allows China to take complete control over Hong Kong will not affect Hong Kong real estate prices.

If I had a family and was living in Hong Kong I would be looking for greener pastures.

And there's no greener pasture than Bali right now with prices down 20% to 30% and selling at 70 to 80% less than the same size & quality of property in Hong Kong with great potential and no stringent restrictive government.
Get ready for influx of Hong Kong investors into Bali Singapore Thailand etc.

by Cory Weinberg June 30, 2020 Top News

Beijing’s best lawmaking human body, the Nationwide People’s Congress (NPC), handed the regulation unanimously on Tuesday early morning nearby time, bypassing Hong Kong’s legislature, by means of a rarely utilised constitutional backdoor, in accordance to Hong Kong community broadcaster RTHK, citing unnamed resources.

Chinese state-operate Xinhua news company beforehand noted the regulation would criminalize offenses these kinds of as secession, subversion versus the central Chinese authorities, terrorism, and colluding with overseas forces.

A draft of the law had not been produced community ahead of its passage, this means the greater part of people in Hong Kong have not seen particulars of a legislation that will now govern their lives.

The passing of the regulation has not been officially verified and facts remain unclear. But RTHK reviews that achievable utmost sentencing for crimes underneath the legislation will be “much larger” than 10 a long time imprisonment.

Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam refused to comment on the development of the monthly bill in her weekly press convention on Tuesday morning, declaring it would be “inappropriate” to respond to questions although the NPC assembly is continue to in progress.

The laws was widely criticized by opposition lawmakers in Hong Kong, human legal rights teams and politicians globally, with a lot of expressing the legislation will cement Beijing’s immediate command over the semi-autonomous metropolis. Quite a few fear the legislation could be made use of to goal political dissidents, a dread that stems from China’s judicial monitor record.

The passing of the regulation will come a day in advance of July 1, the anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover from British colonial rule to China in 1997. It has turn into an yearly working day of protests in the metropolis, but for the 1st time considering the fact that handover law enforcement have not presented permission to protesters to maintain tranquil demonstrations.

This is a developing tale

About the author: Cory Weinberg
Cory Weinberg covers the intersection of tech and cities. That means digging into how startups and big tech companies are trying to reshape real estate, transportation, urban planning, and travel. Previously, he reported on Bay Area housing and commercial real estate for the San Francisco Business Times. He received a "best young journalist" award from the National Association of Real Estate Editors.
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Sunday, 28 June 2020

New Demand for Bali Real Estate the "Bali Digital Nomad"

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Just the other day I met with a couple who had just rented one of our Bali Luxury Villas for year.
She was a Canadian like myself and he was an American.

They explained to me that they lived in Beijing and still had two children and family there. They got stuck when they came down to Bali for the Chinese New Year and couldn't get a flight back.

They have now decided after spending a week in our Bali Luxury Villas with good Internet connections, fresh air everything within walking distance they really don't need to go back to Beijing.

They can become a new class of Bali, the "Bali Digital Nomads

 "New class of Bali, the "Bali Digital Nomad"

 I believe during the coronavirus lockdowns a lot of people are discovering they don't need to go to an office to work in their chosen profession.

The American husband for example said that he he normally works from his home wherever he is in the world.

Now the wife has discovered that she can now do her job from her home as well.

Now all they have to do is for wait for their two children to be able to come down, which probably will be in the near future, as international travel from China should open up as early as next month.

This is good news for Bali as Digital Nomads along with what I believe will be a huge influx from Baby Boomers who want to live a life of luxury with private maids and the cost of living  70% less then their home country will be the next people to settle in Bali. 

They will also be the next major demand for Bali real estate, creating another bull market.

This will take the pressure off the tourist industry and reale state markets.

In the future Bali will not be so sensitive to things such as volcanoes and world economies.

Yet another example of the saying "every adversity has within it the seed of an equal greater benefit"

This couple discovered they don't have to live in a expensive, crowded,  polluted, stressful city like Beijing when they can live in Bali and still do the job.

People like them will share their experiences with friends relatives and others throughout the digital networks and soon there will be an influx of digital nomads.

Sunday, June 28, 2020 | 09:55

Popular Bali shoots "Digital Nomad" with great potential
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JAKARTA--the opportunity is always open, anywhere and anytime. Although the Corona virus pandemic (Covid-19) Chastens to date and has destroyed various business sectors, especially tourism, there are new opportunities that can be developed ahead.

Many corporate executives in the world who become accustomed to working from home (work from homes — WFH) and apparently businesses can walk. That means, business can be run from afar through the help of technology that is increasingly sophisticated so it is not always have to come face to face with employees and relationships. 

Technology has made it easy for them to work even in the difficulty of this pandemic. They are referred to as Digital nomads.

The digital Nomad was accustomed to working anywhere, especially in a safe and convenient area as well as having the support of good and stable means of communication. They, executives and business controllers looking for a place to fulfill a passion can work quietly, without the distractions and noise of major cities.

The new situation that seems to motivate the government to develop tourism Bali is aiming for new opportunities. Ambassador RI to China Djauhari Oratmangun participated in the idea of Work from Bali to investors in a seminar titled China Enterprises Going Global Risk Conference: 2020 Global Investment Services Forum and Foreign Embassies and Overseas Industrial Parks ' Promotion Information Release in Beijing, some time ago.

"Tagar Work from Home during a time of pandemic has the opportunity to become a Work from Bali Pascapandemi," said Djauhari. For foreigners, he said, working from Bali provides its own benefits. In addition to the cost of living relatively cheaper, quality of life is also more assured because of the environmental sustainability that is maintained.

The Seminar was attended by 50 participants with a seating distance of approximately 4 meters each, which was followed online by 2,000 people from various companies and business associations in China was held by Jiang Tai International Associates (JTIA), an organization that is affiliated with various Chinese investors. JTIA's main task is to identify potential destination countries and provide recommendations for companies that will invest overseas.

Bali Deputy Governor Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardana Sukawati said "working from Bali" potential developed on the island of the gods. "Pandemic COVID-19 is the right momentum. This pandemic on the other hand produces new habits, work not merely from the office. Working more healthy, more fresh, without the need to rent a office or crowded in elevators, "said Wagub who was called Cok Ace when opening the Webinar series #5 with the title" Road Map to Bali Next Normal Imagine Working From Bali, Why Not "in Denpasar, last week.

"I so remembered the story of a French citizen who in the period of a year can be twice a visit to Bali in a long time span. Apparently he did deliberately work from Bali. Living in Bali to take care of his company with a small laptop capital, and a simple Villa terrace in Ubud, "said Cok Ace.

From the story, he is able to do the "working from Bali". This opportunity can be developed as a new tourist destination in Bali, namely by developing a "working space" that is adequate for tourists like this. Moreover, Bali has a big capital for that matter. Firstly, the air is relatively clean with steady weather throughout the year. Then, breathtaking scenery, white sand, blue skies, is a real "clean" embodiment.

Bali has its own vibration, a "healing power" that is obtained from various ceremonies carried out almost every day. Provide tranquility for anyone. In the aspect of safety and comfort, Balinese people are very famous for their hospitality, hospitality. The Balinese are very accepting the difference and as long as it does not cause offense, it will be very easy for an outside person to be comfortable in Bali.

So the idea of attracting digital nomads to work longer in Bali should be supported as this is a breakthrough with good prospects. The potential is large and estimated in a year Indonesia can attract foreign exchange of US $2billion from this segment. If successful it is an inspiration for other areas to campaign for similar ideas.

In the future certainly not just Bali that can be developed to meet the needs of the executives of large companies of the world. In Indonesia, many locations can be developed, which must be prepared by the Government well, especially the facilities and infrastructure of telecommunications, comfort and security as well as adequate accommodation. BC

News Source: Various sources

Thursday, 25 June 2020

Trump-backed luxury Bali project forced to scale back

Indonesians are holding back spending as the coronavirus ravages the nation's US$1 trillion economy
THU, JUN 25, 2020 - 5:50 AM Jakarta

LESS than a year after Donald Trump Jr - the son of the US President - visited Jakarta to mark the Trump Organization's foray into South-east Asia's biggest country, his ultra-luxury project in Bali is facing a new reality: Indonesians are holding back spending as the coronavirus ravages the nation's US$1 trillion economy.

The US developer's local partner and conglomerate, PT MNC Investama, is now considering remodelling the design of the Trump-branded six-star hotel and residential venture in a bid to make the property more affordable to buyers seeking to save, tycoon and chairman Hary Tanoesoedibjo said in an interview.

"I see people have become more modest," the 54-year-old said on Monday. "It shouldn't be too lavish. Maybe it will be just a five-star or a tad below five-star because lifestyle in the future will change drastically."

The pandemic has hit Indonesia harder than the 1997 Asian financial crisis, battering small and big businesses alike, President Joko Widodo said last week.

With the economy on course to contract as much as 3.8 per cent this quarter, even rich Indonesians are not in the mood to splurge. Average monthly sales of luxury cars from Mercedes Benz to Lexus and BMW have plunged 50 per cent in April and May from the previous quarter.

Luxury properties are not just falling out of favour in Indonesia. Home prices in London's wealthiest districts fell the most since early 2009 in April as the spread of the virus derailed a nascent recovery in the city's priciest postcodes.

Manhattan deals came to a near standstill in May, as contracts to buy co-ops fell 80 per cent from a year earlier and condo sales plunged 83 per cent.

PT MNC Land, a unit of Mr Tanoesoedibjo's group, is investing about US$400 million to develop two sites for the Trump-branded projects.

They include the one in Bali, called the Trump Residences. Set over 107 hectares of land across the water from the Tanah Lot Temple on the popular resort island, the property includes 144 ultra-luxury homes, an 18-hole signature golf club, a beach club and also a luxury hotel.

The other project is a resort and condos in Lido in West Java. The partnerships signed in 2015 entitles Trump Organization to receive royalty from the Indonesian developer for the use of the Trump brand.

The organisation will also get a fee to manage the hotels and golf courses and commission from sales of the Trump-branded villas and condos.

Attending a pre-launch event in Jakarta in August last year, Mr Trump Jr said Indonesia was an "under-served market" and the two developments were a "dream becoming reality". The remodelling of the project could delay the completion, which was initially scheduled for 2022.

The slowdown in spending cannot last forever, said Paulus Totok Lusida, secretary general of Real Estate Indonesia, an industry association.

"Once the pandemic is over, demand will pick up again," he said. "People with money would still want to travel and spend time at luxury resorts, own properties like condominiums."

Mr Tanoesoedibjo, who founded the media and real-estate conglomerate MNC Group in 1989, also runs his own political party.

The businessman, who expanded his empire by acquiring television stations once owned by the family of former President Suharto, attended Mr Trump's inauguration in Washington, DC in 2017 and has often touted his friendship with the US president's children.

Amid the slowdown caused by the coronavirus outbreak in the country, MNC Investama is planning to buy back a part of the US$231 million of dollar-denominated bonds due 2021, after previously considering seeking extension on the payments, Mr Tanoesoedibjo said.

While the MNC Group has faced some challenges, the pandemic has also provided an unexpected boost to its media businesses.

Its pay TV service has managed to add 250,000 new customers each month since a partial lockdown was imposed, exceeding the company's expectations, while its broadband internet users have also risen sharply, Mr Tanoesoedibjo said.

But the property market is set to see many changes because of the pandemic, he said.

"There's a noticeable shift," he said. "Therefore we need to change our strategy." BLOOMBERG

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