Category: News

Lightning in Dieng

Three Hikers in Dieng Killed by Lightning Strike

The Dieng hiking trail on Mt. Prau has been temporarily closed due to extreme weather conditions that caused the deaths of three hikers.

Jakarta LRT

Despite Setbacks, Government Sets Ticket Price for LRT

Despite ongoing construction and land acquisition problems, the government has set the price of the upcoming Jabodebek LRT tickets for 2019.

Bali hotels

Officials Aim to Control the Overpopulation of Bali Hotels

The number of rooms in Bali does not match its number of visitors. Local groups push for all Bali hotels to meet certain criteria before they can be built.

Ahok

Despite Lesser Charges, Ahok May Still Face Prison

Although Jakarta’s gubernatorial election has finally ended, the fact remains that Ahok must still battle it out in court if he hopes to avoid prison.

polica-car-bandung

Bizarre Hailstorm Strikes Bandung, Leaves Cars Wrecked

For a tropical country like Indonesia, a hailstorm is a rare phenomenon. Such an occurrence is not only unusual, but can also pose a danger to residents who are not used...

business

Politicians Mull Foreign Ownership in Indonesia’s Insurance Game

A member of the House of Representatives has called for stricter limitations on foreign ownership of local insurance firms.

pollution

Jakarta’s Pollution May Lead To Low Quality Sperm

Pollution in Jakarta makes the air ‘unhealthy’. Some expert believe it will have an effect on men’s health, potentially leading to low quality sperm.

Fuel

Will Indonesia’s Public Transportation Abandon Gasoline?

The government aims to change public transportation in Indonesia by switching vehicles from being gasoline powered to running on natural gas instead.

Football Foreign Players without KITAS

Foreign Football Players Participate in Liga 1 Match without KITAS

Sports officials are outraged due to a violation by PT Liga Indonesia Baru, which allowed foreign players to participate in Liga 1 without KITAS permits.

Money Changer

47 Illegal Money Changers Identified in Bali

In order to protect consumers from illegal money changers, the government has been identifying them and pledging to take action to prevent financial loss.

drug syndicate

Police Arrest German Citizen, Discover Nigerian Drug Syndicate in Jakarta

A German was arrested carrying 2.65 kilos of meth. Incidentally, he served as the key to helping local police bust a Nigerian drug syndicate in West Jakarta.

Indonesia Capital City

Government Dusts Off Plans to Move Capital to Ease Jakarta Congestion

As Jakarta becomes increasingly cramped and crowded, the government is revisiting plans to move the capital city and let Jakarta run as economic centre.

Credit Cards

Credit Cards to be Removed from Obligatory Tax Report for Expats

The government will no longer want to see credit bills to assess taxes owed by expats. This come as new rules let authorities peer into overseas accounts.

Jakarta Airport Train

Officials: Jakarta’s Airport Train On Track for Completion

The project is a route to and from Soekarno Hatta and Manggarai. PT Raillink claims it will be ready for public use in July of 2017.