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6.2 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Bali

A strong 6.2 magnitude earthquake hit the country’s tourist hotspot Bali, panicking residents and tourists alike at 6:30a.m. Friday, December 30.


Jokowi Graces Inauguration of  North Sulawesi, South Sumatra Power Plants

President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo graced the inauguration of the new power plant at the Minahasa geothermal power station at North Sulawesi as well as the additional...


Our Most Popular Stories of 2016

We’ve compiled the data on the stories our audience has deemed most important or interesting this year. Please let us know in the comments below what topics and issues...

Indonesian Muslim Wishes You A ‘Merry Christmas’ Through His Name

In the wake of the debates surrounding religious arrogance in the archipelago, one local Muslim man suggests that all Indonesians should come together and promote...


Miss Indonesia Places Third at Miss World 2016

Miss Indonesia Natasha Mannuela Halim bagged the third place in the prestigious Miss World competition held in in Oxon Hill, Maryland, on Sunday, December 18.


Traffic Cop Keeps His Cool with Angry Citizen, Gets Professionalism Award

When a traffic police officer was attacked by a woman after being issued a ticket for a traffic violation, he showed restraint and professionalism by keeping his cool...


Robbed and Stabbed, Cab Driver Runs After Perpetrators

After being robbed and stabbed by his perpetrators around 1 a.m. on Monday, December 12, M. Rokhim gathered all the energy he could, took the driver’s seat, ran after...


Women’s Rights Activists Support Ahok’s Reelection

On Thursday, December 15, hundreds of women’s rights advocates visited Jakarta Governor Basuki ‘Ahok’ Tjahaja Purnama right at his campaign office at Jl. Taman...


Police Thwarts Militant Group’s Bombing Attack on Jakarta

Jakarta Police arrested four suspected Islamic militants and safely detonated a bomb on the outskirts of Jakarta last week, December 10. The group was believed to be...


MUI Issues Fatwa Banning Muslims Partaking in Christmas Festivities

On Wednesday, December 14, the nation’s independent clerical body, the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) issued a fatwa forbidding Muslims partaking in the Christmas...


Malaysian PM Asks Indonesians to Protest Myanmar’s Treatment of Rohingya

Earlier last week, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak urged Indonesians to come together and fight not only against Jakarta Governor Basuki ‘Ahok’ Tjahaja Purnama...


Indonesians Made 4.1 Billion Tweets in 2016

Twitter Indonesia Country Head Roy Simangunsong reported at their end-of-year review event that Indonesians made around 4.1 billion tweets for the year 2016.

Indonesia Plans to Defend Papua Issue in New Zealand

The government has made serious efforts in settling the issue of Papua independence and would like NGOs in New Zealand to understand that the situation has been...


It is not uncommon for Bali tourists to use motorcycles to experience the scenic landscape of Bali. Here are five other reasons why you should rent a bike in Bali. 1....