Category: News

Expatriates Now Required to Learn Indonesian

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s decree to help simplify Indonesia’s procedures for issuing foreigners’ work permits, which is set to take...

One Missing As Another Boat Capsizes in Lake Toba

Another boat capsized in Lake Toba, Simalungun regency, North Sumatra, on Friday evening, and one person has been reported missing. The accident occurred after the...

Visa

United Kingdom to Simplify Visa Application Process for Indonesian Students

According to a statement issued by the British Embassy in Jakarta on Monday, June 18, the United Kingdom will change its immigration rules to make the visa application...

Cleric Aman Abdurrahman Sentenced to Death

Radical cleric Aman Abdurrahman was sentenced to death on Friday, June 22, for his role in inciting others to commit terror attacks in Indonesia. The five-judge panel...

192 People Now Presumed Dead from Lake Toba Ferry Disaster

The ferry that capsized and sank in Lake Toba on Monday has left as many as 192 missing and presumed dead. Officials say that the ferry was badly overloaded beyond its...

Free Entry to Ancol on June 25 to Commemorate Jakarta’s Anniversary

In a bid to enliven Jakarta’s 491st anniversary on June 22, the management of Taman Impian Jaya Ancol (Ancol Dreamland Park) in North Jakarta will allow visitors to...

Ferry Sinks in Lake Toba, At Least One Dead and 128 Still Missing

One person is dead and at least 128 passengers are missing after a ferry sank in Indonesia’s Lake Toba. “Many people have reported their relatives...

Man Crushed to Death by His Mother’s Coffin During Funeral

An Indonesian man has died after his mother’s coffin fell from a funeral tower and crushed him during a service on the island of Sulawesi, police said on Sunday. Samen...

Woman Found Inside Belly of 8-Metre Long Python

Local resident Wa Tiba was found dead inside the belly of a 8-meter python in Muna regency, Southeast Sulawesi on Friday. Muna Police chief Adj. Sr. Comr. Agung Ramos...

Over 100 Suspects Arrested in Connection to Surabaya Bombings

Investigations into last month’s Surabaya suicide bombings have led to the arrest of 110 suspects, as Indonesian police move to unravel the terrorist network...

Cartoon Network Entertainment Park to Open in Bali

Turner Asia Pacific has announced a partnership with Indonesian company The MAJ Group to develop a 4.3-hectare entertainment park in Bali with a Cartoon Network theme....

The European Union Lifts Ban on All Indonesian Airlines

The European Union ban on Indonesian airlines has just been lifted. The EU’s executive body, the European Commission, cleared all Indonesian carriers from the EU...

Boat Capsizes Off the Coast of Makassar, At Least 13 Dead and Dozens Injured

At least 13 people have died after a boat carrying holidaymakers capsized off the coast of Makassar. Dozens of other passengers have been rushed to hospital with varying...

Payments to be Integrated at Jakarta Outer Ring Road Starting June 20

The Indonesia Toll Road Authority (BPJT) will integrate the payment system of the Jakarta Outer Ring Road (JORR) starting on June 20, as the payment is currently...

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