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earthquake

One Dead After 5.4 Magnitude Earthquake Hits West Sumatra

A 63-year-old man died on Saturday (July 21) after a 5.4 magnitude earthquake shook the Solok regency in Indonesia’s West Sumatra. The Meteorology, Climatology and...

motorcycle

Kids Riding Motorcycle Without Helmets Taught Valuable Lesson by Cop

A short video showing a police officer stopping and lecturing four minors who were riding a motorcycle without helmets in Palembang, South Sumatra, has caught the...

Transjakarta bus

Transjakarta to Provide Special Buses to go Mall-hopping

City-owned bus operator PT Transjakarta has provided two special buses to help shoppers hop from one mall to another in the areas of the Hotel Indonesia traffic circle,...

Asian Games Torch Goes on Month-Long Journey Around Indonesia

The Asian Games torch is headed out on an 18,000-kilometre journey around Indonesia after ceremonies at an ancient temple where its flame was combined with a sacred...

Average Speed, Commuting Times Improve After Odd-Even Policy Extension

The trial expansion of the odd-even license plate policy on Jakarta’s main thoroughfares, which started on July 2, has increased the average speed of vehicles and...

Huge Shipment of Key Methampetamine, Ecstasy Ingredient Intercepted in Bali

Bali police said on Monday (Jul 16) they had intercepted a huge haul of Australia-bound cold relief tablets that contained a key ingredient for making illicit drugs....

Homework Now Officially Banned in Blitar Schools

Students in the city of Blitar, East Java can now live a homework-free life after the local administration decided to officially ban schools from giving them home...

slaughtered crocodiles

Almost 300 Crocodiles Slaughtered by Angry Mob

A mob of angry villagers has killed hundreds of protected crocodiles in Indonesia’s far-eastern province of West Papua in what appears to be a retaliatory attack after...

Gay man publicly flogged

Adulterers, Gay Men Publicly Flogged in Aceh

Fifteen people, including five women, were punished with public caning Friday for violating Sharia law in Indonesia’s conservative Aceh province. Two men accused...

Alleged Child Prostitution in South Jakarta Apartment to be Investigated

The Indonesian Child Protection Commission (KPAI) has urged authorities to make a thorough investigation into alleged prostitution involving minors that is reportedly...

Google Maps Creates Feature to Help with Odd-Even Policy

The Greater Jakarta Transportation Agency (BPTJ) has teamed up with Google to provide a special feature on Google Maps, which helps drivers avoid roads restricted to...

Ahok to Refuse Parole and Serve Out Prison Sentence

Former Jakarta governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, who is serving a two-year jail sentence for blasphemy, will refuse parole in hope of an early release date. Better known...

Tik Tok

Ban on Popular App “Tik Tok” Overturned by Indonesian Authorities

Indonesia has overturned its ban on Chinese video app Tik Tok after it agreed to censor “negative content”, the Communications Ministry said on Wednesday. Tik Tok,...

Ferry at Pulau Tekong

Indonesian Ferry Runs Aground at Pulau Tekong in Singapore

A ferry carrying 45 people ran aground at Pulau Tekong within Singapore port waters on Monday (Jul 9), according to a Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA)...