PULAU SEBATIK: KAWASAN PERBATASAN INDONESIA BERAROMA MALAYSIA
As a place that is very close to Tawau, a business center in Sarawak, Malaysia, the dynamic of Indonesian Sebatik economy is very dependent on economic conditions in Tawau. Many goods that are consumed by Indonesian Sebatik inhabitants, such as canned food and and drinks, electronic goods, and gas are imported from Tawau, The products come into Sebatik under border trade agreement through an MOU signed by Indonesian and Malaysian governments in 1967. In addition, the use of the Malaysia ringgit currency as a means of transactions has made the economy in Indonesian Sebatik smelt Malaysia. This article seeks to explore the dynamics of economic conditions in Sebatik as a border area, its economic potentials, the use of dual money currency, and finally what will happen to Sebatik's economy without Tawau.
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Pusat Penelitian Kemasyarakatan dan Kebudayaan - Lembaga Ilmu Pengetahuan Indonesia (P2KK-LIPI)
Research Center for Society and Culture - Indonesian Institute of Sciences
Widya Graha Lantai VI & IX
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