Category: News

Is Jakarta a Dangerous City?

Jakarta is deemed one of the most dangerous major cities, after it was ranked 57 out of a total of 60 cities in a Safe Cities Index compiled by The Economist...

Most of Bali’s Tourist Sites Safe to Visit

Most of Bali’s popular tourist destinations will still be safe even if Mount Agung erupts, the Bali Tourism Board has assured. Although Mount Agung has continued to...

SIM Card Owners Must Register Identity or Face Consequences, Ministry Says

All prepaid SIM card owners in Indonesia will soon have to register their identities with their mobile number or face service suspension, the government warns. The new...

Why is Indonesia’s Middle and Upper Class Spending Less Money?

Indonesia’s middle and upper class has been spending less money, which has contributed to stagnant growth of Indonesia’s private consumption in the second semester...

Man Faces Six Years Prison for Posting Provocative Jokowi Memes

The police have arrested a 21-year-old man for allegedly posting negative memes online that accused President Joko Widodo’s administration of being a pro-communist...

Jakarta Remains in Top 5 of World’s Worst Air Quality Index

While Bandung recently received an award for its clean air, Jakarta continues to find itself on the wrong end of the air quality list. In fact, Indonesia’s capital is...

“Electronic Money” Cards Free October 16-31, BI announces

Bank Indonesia has announced customers who wish to purchase electronic money cards from five issuing banks from October 16 to 31, 2017, will be given a complimentary...

Confronting New Innovations In Indonesia’s Labour Force

Who doesn’t know the saying “Good things come to those who wait”? Often, our loved ones comfort our sadness through the show of those helping words. As comforting...

Ex-military doctor fires gun after refusing to pay parking fee

A CCTV camera caught on video a man firing a gun in an attempt to scare a parking attendant at Gandaria City mall in South Jakarta. The man, identified as Anwari, has...

Helping the Evacuees from Bali’s Mount Agung

Assistance comes in many forms for the evacuees from Mount Agung in northeastern Bali. The Indonesian government, local non-profit organizations such as Aksi Cepat...

Jakarta to Open Bike Rental Service Sudirman and Thamrin for Workers

The Jakarta administration says it will open a bike rental service near Jl. Sudirman and Jl. MH Thamrin for office workers in the city’s busiest business district....

51 Men Arrested in Police Gay Spa Raid in Jakarta

Up to 51 men have been arrested by the police in a raid on a “gay spa” in North Jakarta on Friday. Among those arrested are several foreigners including four Chinese...

President Jokowi Beats Traffic by Walking to Military Event

It’s official. Indonesia’s notorious traffic takes a toll on absolutely everyone, even the President Jokowi! On Thursday, the people of Cilegon in Indonesia’s...

Government Set to Propose Bill to Allow Foreigners to Own Property

The Indonesian government is set to propose a new provision in a land bill that will allow foreigners to own properties under the right-to-build category (HGB)....

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