Category: Top Reads

A Quick Guide to Government Mandated SIM Card Registration

As previously reported, the Communications and Information Ministry has issued a regulation which requires all prepaid SIM card users to register their phone number with...

International Activist Calls for End to Indonesia Dog and Boar Fights

Staged fights between dogs and captured wild boars, which is a traditional form of entertainment in rural areas of West Java, must be condemned and stopped, animal...

The Rumble in the Jungle

The great Gunung Agung is awakening Bali residents with over 650 seismic activities per day since September 21. What are local priests and spiritual leaders doing about...

The Superstition Inquisition

From ghosts to talismans and black magic, irrational beliefs remain widespread in Indonesia despite rapid advances in science, technology and education. Why does...

Indonesia to Improve its Maritime Tourism

Despite having the world’s second-longest coastline, Indonesia has never established itself as the leading destination for maritime visitors. The government, however,...

Indonesia looks to target more Chinese tourists with 10 New Sites like Bali

With more Chinese travellers turning to Indonesia for their vacation, China is set to overtake Singapore as Indonesia’s biggest market this year. The Indonesian...

U.S. Knew about and Supported 1965 PKI Murders, Documents Reveal

A set of newly declassified documents reveal that the U.S. government had detailed knowledge the Indonesian Army was conducting a campaign of mass murder against the...

Putin Breaks into Rare Giggling Fit at his Minister’s Suggestion for Exporting Pork to Indonesia

Seeing Russia’s President Vladimir Putin breaking down in laughter is a rare sight indeed. However, Putin’s giggle was publicly on show courtesy of his...

Fashionistas, Gear Up for Jakarta Fashion Week 2018

Fashion enthusiasts get ready! Jakarta will welcome up to 175 local and international designers who will be showcasing their latest collections in Jakarta Fashion Week...

Protests at Alexis Hotel over Prostitution Allegation

A number of non-governmental organizations have announced that roughly 1,000 people will stage a rally on Thursday afternoon demanding for the closure of the Alexis...

Police Arrests Man Selling Wife on Facebook

Police in Surabaya has arrested a man who attempted to sell his wife for sex on Facebook after an officer pretended to be a potential buyer. Surabaya Police Criminal...

Jakarta – A Dangerous City for Women?

Having been ranked in the bottom five of the Safe Cities Index, Jakarta is also in the top ten of the list of the most dangerous mega-cities for women, from a result of...

‘Hysterical’ AirAsia Indonesia Flight Crew Caused Panic in Flight Fall

AirAsia Indonesia flight attendants on a flight from Perth to Bali on Sunday have been criticised by passengers for allegedly screaming in fear when the plane dropped...

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...