Photos of the Defunct TBI Kuningan

Here are some photos of the empty premises of the former TBI Kuningan. TBI has now been forced to abandon its flagship school in Jakarta, hot on the heels of having to close TBI Sudirman because it couldn’t afford the rent there. They really are going through a rough patch, as we have been telling…

Hey TBI E-Buddies! Welcome To Kiddies’ Corner!

TBI (The British Insitute), an ailing language chain in Indonesia, has been reeling from the news that its former Head Office at TBI Sudirman (The Sequis Centre) has been closed due to “cash flow” problems. While they will publicly deny they are have serious financial difficulties, no intelligent person will doubt that a company which…

TBI Head Office: We Couldn’t Pay the Rent!

In recent days we have had confirmation of the shocking reports that not only has TBI Sudirman gone out of business, but TBI (The British Institute) has been forced to abandon its own Head Office on Level Four of the Sequis Centre. They used to be so proud of that office, right in the financial…

Former TBI Kuningan Manager Interviewed (Part 2 of 3)

What did you make of the decision to appoint Nunu Pratama as manager at TBI Kelapa Gading in 2012? You had previously been his manager at TBI Kuningan. Well, I thought it was a highly risky decision because he had said to be many times, “I am lazy. I just want to be teach my…

The End of TBI Expat Managers: Part 2 of 4

1 TBI Bogor Opened in 2002 with expat manager Last expat 2011   2 TBI Kelapa Gading Opened in late 2005 with expat manager Last expat 2012   3 TBI Surabaya Opened with expat owners Special case   4 TBI Cengkareng Opened in 2006 (?) Bankrupt   5 TBI Sun City (Bekasi) Opened in 2008…

Luke Preece Fails TBI Serpong (NEW)

You have to wonder what is going on at TBI Serpong. Since opening in 2009, it has seen a whole cast of teachers, managers and staff come and go with monotonous regularity. Luke Preece might think he can fool people by putting in comments about ‘a growing school’. And it may be adding students for…