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Roads

Major Roads in Jakarta to be Closed for Asian Games Marathon

Jakarta traffic authorities will briefly close off 10-kilometers of roads from the Senayan traffic circle in South Jakarta up to the Olimo bus stop in Mangga Besar, West...

Principal of School that Paraded Children Wearing ISIS Uniform Removed

A controversial Independence Day parade at an Indonesian Military (TNI) kindergarten in Probolinggo, East Java, has resulted in its principal being removed and...

Indonesian Parents Name their Newborn Baby “Asian Games”

An Indonesian baby girl born on the opening day of the Asian Games will never forget this day in her country’s history. Her parents have named her “Asian...

Drag Queens of Java

Lengger Lanang is one of Java’s most unique traditions. In the past, men dressed in drag and heavy makeup to perform spiritual dances to entertain and appease...

Members of Japanese Basketball Team Sent Home From Asian Games for Soliciting Sex

The Japanese Olympic Committee has penalised four players on the men’s basketball team at the Asian Games for buying sex in Jakarta, a senior official said Monday....

Two Powerful and Shallow Earthquakes Hit Lombok Within Twelve Hours

Multiple earthquakes – including a powerful and shallow 6.9-magnitude tremor – have rocked the Indonesian holiday island of Lombok, killing at least five...

Another Earthquake Hits Lombok

The island of Lombok has been jolted by a strong earthquake just two weeks after another quake killed 460 people. There were no immediate reports of deaths or injuries....

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6.6 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Raba, No Casualties

A relatively deep offshore earthquake struck the Indonesian archipelago late on Friday, August 17, according to data from the US Geological Survey. The U.S. Geological...

The Best Job in Bali

How do you live the good life without having to work too hard? And what is the best job in Bali that provides all the comforts of an upper class lifestyle without...

earthquake

Lombok Earthquake Death Toll Now at 460

The death toll from an earthquake on the island of Lombok has surged to 460, said a national disaster management agency official on Thursday, August 16. A total of 7,773...

accidents

Number of Accidents Decreases After Odd-Even Policy

Traffic accidents in Jakarta have dropped 11 percent since the extended odd-even traffic policy was implemented on Aug. 1, according to the Jakarta Police. “After...

Woman Facing Two Years in Prison for Complaining About Volume of Mosque Speakers

Indonesian prosecutors have demanded an 18-month prison term for a woman who was charged with blasphemy after she complained about the volume of a mosque’s...

100,000 Police and Soldiers to Provide Security for the 2018 Asian Games

Indonesia is deploying 100,000 police and soldiers to provide security for the 2018 Asian Games, the biggest event ever held in its terror attack-prone capital Jakarta,...

Official Guide to the Asian Games 2018

Here is the official guide and everything you need to know about the Asian Games 2018! This guide can also be found on our print version and can be pulled out!