A rendering of Lido City, a massive entertainment and hospitality resort owned by MNC Group.
Lido City, one of Indonesia’s most anticipated hospitality development projects — a sprawling 7,400-acre complex of entertainment venues, country clubs, luxury resorts and residences in the forests of West Java, about 37 miles south of Jakarta — is finally getting off the ground following years of delays.
But at a media event earlier this week, reporters noticed that something really “yuge” was missing. The Trump Organization, which had been linked with the development since 2015, had been scrubbed from the presentation and promotional materials, as first reported by Nikkei Asia.
The Trumps “won’t likely pick up yet for the time being,” said the developer, Chinese-Indonesian tycoon Hary Tanoesoedibjo, a self-made billionaire and nationalist strongman who proudly styles himself as the “Donald Trump of Indonesia.”
“Like Trump, he built his fortune—an estimated $1.1 billion—in real estate and media on a mountain of debt,” wrote Forbes in 2017. “He tweets nonstop to more than 1 million followers. He stages beauty pageants…