BCA Indonesia Open 2016

A few weeks ago I was invited by BCA to Hong Kong Cafe in Sarinah to have to the opportunity to gather with fellow bloggers to discuss about an event called Badminton Indonesia Open.

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A group of people attended the gathering and I was fortunate enough to have met leaders of PBSI (Persatuan Bulutangkis Seluruh Indonesia) and also professional Badminton players. For those of you who have no idea what PBSI is, its basically a club or kinda like a group of people sharing the same interest of playing badminton professionally.

During the gathering I was given valuable knowledge about badminton and BCA’s role in the event. Badminton Open Indonesia is BCA’s biggest CSR and they are the main sponsor for the event. One of the professional Badminton athlete, Fran Kurniawan Teng shared about his passion in badminton and his rigorous training everyday. He spends most of his time training and shared to us about his previous wins and also challenges along the way on how he hopes to win for Indonesia in the future. The leaders of PP PBSI, Corporate Secretary of BCA Ibu Inge Setiawati and Head of Public Relations and Social Media PP PBSI Ibu Yuni Kartika, were also very optimistic that Indonesia will win in the near future.

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A week after the gathering, I attended Badminton Open Indonesia on Friday the 3rd at Istora Senayan. As I watch the match between Indonesia and Denmark I could feel the thrill and excitement. Although the Indonesian team lost, Indonesia still gets another chance next year if they are still optimistic on winning! I was watching from the the press area and even though I’m not a big fan of badminton nor any sports, infact, I was literally taken away by the spirit of the audience cheering for team Indonesia and just the thrill of watching the players play. This was a first time experience for me watching live sports in Indonesia.

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Anyways, here’s a glimpse of history about Indonesia open events. This year, 2016, marks the third year for BCA to host the event alongside with Djarum. Indonesia has previously won a lot of awards in Badminton thanks to players Ardy Wiranata, Taufik Hidayat, etc. And in addition, Indonesia has won many tournaments before in the years 1983, 1996, 1997 and 2001.

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All in all, the Badminton event held at Istora Senayan was a blast to attend to because of the thrill, and this should be a fun event if you were to come with friends or family. There were also a lot of food vendors in the area, and I was happy to have come to support for team Indonesia.

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Are you looking for your dream house or dream car? If so, this article will explain you the things you need to know before purchasing either a car or a house using the benefits of BCA.

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Last weekend, BCA together with Sinarmas Land have created the BCA expo and auto show with a purpose to help their clients fulfill their everyday needs to own either a house or a car. I went to the event to find out more.

When I arrived at the event, the exhibition is already filled with many people. They came to take a look of the new variant of  premium cars and the promotion that offered by BCA. There were many new variants that offered on the event such as All New Toyota Sienta, the new generation of family SUV from Hyundai called All New Hyundai Tucson and the most awaited new variant of BMW that is All New BMW X1.

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Aside from the car’s exhibition inside the hall, the visitors could register themselves to test drive their dream cars. Visitors could choose to either drive themselves or stay seated in the passenger seat and enjoy the luxurious features each cars have to offer.

The event was opened by the board of BCA’s directors Armand W. Hartono and Henry Koenafi as well as the director of Sinarmas land, Michael J. Purwanto. This event specially invites BCA Solitare clients and BCA Prioritas.

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Honestly, I was pretty intrigued with the deals they had to offer. As I passed by the cars in the expo, they all look very cool and of course very appealing. But in this case, it wasn’t the car’s aesthetic that tempt me to buy one, but it was more to BCA’s offer that I did not want to miss. With interest rate as low as 3.45% and some cars with 0% interest rate I’m sure no one would want to miss this opportunity to buy a car with really low rates. This deal (BCA’s KKB- Kredit Kendaraan Bermotor) would be the best one I’ve seen so far. I was even tempted to buy a car for myself but I do not think I will be needing one since I am leaving Indonesia soon to study abroad. However, for fellow friends and Indonesians, this should be the time for you to buy a car! And FYI, most banks would usually give rates as low as 3.9% only. In addition, BCA also offers additional deals (the best tinted glasses for your car – VCOOL, free iPads, BCA Flazz cards). You may also choose your dream car from many participating brands (Toyota, Honda, Daihatsu, Suzuki, Mercedes, Mazda, Mitsubishi, VW, Hyundai, BMW, Nissan, Audi, Lexus, Mini, JLR, Porsche, Maseratti, and MClaren).

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Not only that, I also found out more about BCA’s KPR program. Buying your dream house has never been easier and affordable. BCA is offering a fixed interest rate of 7.99% in the first three years, and 8.99% in the following three years after. This rate usually applies to a minimal of 8 year period of time. In my experience hearing from my parents, this deal is simply amazing. Usually banks would give interest rates at 10% and above, and this still shocks me. BCA is offering deals you definitely do not want to miss.

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While I was there I also enjoyed a cup of nitrogen ice cream from Ron’s Laboratory which I easily purchased using BCA Sakuku for 50% off. I have written about how easy to use BCA Sakuku in a previous article (Click here to find out more!).

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All in all, the BCA expo and auto show was clearly a fun event to attend as I also got to test drive a few cars myself! Being a young adult myself I was experiencing and trying out different cars that I could potentially buy for myself in the near future.

To find out more about BCA’s amazing deals, you may contact them at the nearest BCA;

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Apps Keren Buat Gaul

Baru-baru ini aku mencoba experience pakai aplikasi baru dari Bank BCA yaitu Sakuku.

As you can judge by the name, BCA Sakuku adalah uang elektronik which allows you buat transactions seperti bayar belanja atau isi ulang pulsa bahkan bisa minta pulsa ke sesama teman Sakuku dengan mudah. All you need is your smartphone. Yes! Cuma butuh smartphone dan semua transaksi itu bisa kamu lakukan.

I tried using Sakuku and bought the nitrogen ice cream from Ron’s Laboratory. It was super fun and easy to use. Normally, I would review and talk about the food.. Tapi kali ini aku mau talk about the app instead.

Yup! App yang easy dan bikin gaul jadi lebih mudah.


So here’s how to own Sakuku:

  1. Download Sakuku di App Store (iPhone dengan iOS 7.1 keatas), dan untuk Android Lover bisa download di Play Store (OS 4.0 keatas)
  2. Registrasi dengan menggunakan nomor handphone kamu, full name, email dan tanggal lahir lalu create 6 digit PIN berupa angka
  3. Setelah selesai registrasi, now you have to top up and isi uang. You can top up melalui ATM BCA atau KlikBCA Individu.

Kalau kamu mau bayar belanja, ini langkahnya:

  1. Untuk bayar belanja di merchant fisik info ke kasir bayar pakai Sakuku sedangkan untuk bayar belanja dimerchant online pilih pembayaran dengan Sakuku.
  2. Kemudian simply open Sakuku di smartphone and tap on menu “Bayar Belanja.” (Oh ya, make sure you have internet connectivity on your smartphone)
  3. Scan the QR code pada struk di merchant fisik atau di layar pembayaran Sakuku di merchant online lalu masukkan PIN 6 digit angka and done! Congrats you have successfully paid for your shopping items.

Honestly, it’s super easy and fun to use.


To mention several merchants, you can use Sakuku to shop at BonChon, CGV Blitz, DairyQueen, D’Cost, Donner Kebab, Dynamic Bakery, Eggo Waffle, Francis Artisan Bakery, Haagen Dazs,  Kkuldak, Mie Tarik Laiker, Pho24, Rons Laboratory, Yammie and online shops seperti Blibli.com, Bhinneka.com dan Dinomarket.com.

Aku coba belanja di Ron’s Laboratory di Grand Indonesia untuk pertama kali. Dan ini so easy dan gampang banget guys. Trust me! Kebetulan waktu itu uang cash aku kurang, jadi aku pakai Sakuku untuk beli ice cream bareng temen-temen. Dan ini easy banget! Ngga pusing register macem-macem. Atau tunggu konfirmasi macem-macem.

Tinggal scan QR code and voilaaa saldo kita sudah kepotong dan bisa untuk menikmati dessert enak ini!

In addition, you can also use this app to do other transactions such as bayar pulsa and many more.

Keuntungan pakai App ini buat anak muda kaya kita-kita ini tuh banyak banget.

  1. Mudah

Yess, kamu tinggal download aplikasi di App Store/Play Store untuk buka rekening.

  1. Praktis

Nomor handphone kamu yang sebagai nomer pengenal Sakuku. Pssstt… minta isiin mama papa enak nih ya.. Hahaha

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Cara baru yang seru untuk hangout. Cobain guys… biar kita bisa hangout bareng!

For further information about Sakuku, please refer to http://www.bca.co.id/sakuku

Sakuku, Bikin Hangout Makin Seru!

Sakuku (Android)

Sakuku (IOS)