Category: Featured

British Tourist Slaps Immigration Officer Over Visa Fine

A British tourist who lashed out at an immigration officer has been detained in Indonesia and is facing criminal charges, according to the Directorate General of...

Several Toll Gates to be Closed During Asian Games

Jakarta traffic authorities have decided that seven toll gates will be closed during the 2018 Asian Games. The decision was made after assessing a traffic simulation...

LRT

Jakarta LRT to Begin Operations by August 10

Jakarta’s light rapid transit (LRT), which connects Kelapa Gading in North Jakarta to the Jakarta International Velodrome in Rawamangun, East Jakarta, will begin...

Former President SBY Endorses Prabowo for Presidency

Setting the stage for a re-run of Indonesia’s 2014 election, former president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said on Monday he would support an opposition leader to...

13 Suspects Arrested in Riau and Banten for Alleged Terrorist Affiliation

The National Police’s counterterrorism unit, Detachment 88, arrested 13 people in Riau and Banten on Friday (27/07). One of the detained works at state utility...

Rescue Operations for Hikers Trapped in Mt. Rinjani after Earthquake Underway

Efforts were underway on Monday to rescue more than 500 hikers stranded on Mount Rinjani on Indonesia’s Lombok Island, a day after a powerful 6.4 magnitude...

6.4 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Lombok, at least 10 Dead

At least 10 people were killed and dozens injured after a 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck Indonesia’s Lombok island. Sunday morning’s tremor was followed by...

West Java Police Bust Human Trafficking Ring

West Java Police have arrested three people suspected to be behind the trafficking of 18 Indonesian women sent to China under marriage schemes. A woman and a man have...

Massive waves

Boat Destroyed by Massive Waves in North Sumatra

A wayward vessel was flipped and destroyed by monster waves in Nias, North Sumatra today. Renowned surf filmographer Jack Germain filmed the carnage from the safety of...

Indonesia to Develop Low-Cost Airport Terminals

The Ministry of Transportation has given its support for the development of airport terminals specifically catering to low-cost carriers, as part of Indonesia’s...

Thai Woman Caught Allegedly Trying to Smuggle Crystal Meth into Semarang

Airport personnel in Semarang, Central Java, thwarted an alleged drug smuggling attempt by a Thai national, according to the provincial branch of the National Narcotics...

Inmates

31 Inmates Escape from Jayapura Prison

Indonesian authorities are searching for two dozen inmates who escaped from a prison in Jayapura province by sawing through the iron bars of a ventilation window, police...

Inspection of Restaurants

Jakarta Restaurants to be Inspected Ahead of the Asian Games

The Jakarta administration is set to inspect restaurants to ensure their safety ahead of the Asian Games. Jakarta Deputy Governor Sandiaga Uno said the city would work...

Cigarette Ads in South Kalimantan Now Banned

In South Kalimantan, Hulu Sungai Utara district head Abdul Wahid no longer permits cigarette advertising in order to make the region child-friendly. Upon Abdul’s...