Category: Top Reads

capital city

Is Jakarta Set To Lose Capital City Title In 2018?

Rumours of plans to move Indonesia’s capital from Jakarta to another city in Java or even another region have long swirled, but are the recent rumblings different?

retail franchises

The Challenges For Global Retail Franchises in Indonesia

Following the recent shutdown of America’s largest chain of convenience store 7-Eleven, here are the challenges of foreign retail franchises in Indonesia

Indonesia Teams Up With Philippines and Malaysia To Fight Terrorism

Indonesia, the Philippines and Malaysia have agreed to join forces and pool intelligence as threats of terrorism loom over Southeast Asia during a trilateral meeting on...

Americans

Barack Obama To Visit Bali, Yogyakarta And Jakarta

Former US President Barack Obama and family will fly into Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport on Friday, June 23, for a weeklong holiday before heading to Java.

Kampung Melayu

Densus 88 Name Nine Kampung Melayu Terror Suspects

Counterterror unit Densus 88 is confirmed the arrest of nine suspects believed to have been involved in the Kampung Melayu bombing in East Jakarta.

kerobokan jail

Kerobokan Jail Break: Two Foreign Fugitives Arrested in Dili, Timor Leste

Two of four foreign fugitives on the run from Bali’s Kerobokan jail have been apprehended in Timor Leste capital Dili. Police is still searching for the remaining.

Bandung Zoo Accuses Fundraiser of Fraud

Indonesian zoos do not enjoy a sterling reputation for animal care. When foreigners try to intervene, officials become upset – especially when money is at stake. An...

Is Facebook Opening Up A Domestic Unit in Indonesia?

The government has reportedly given Facebook Inc the green light to set up a domestic unit in Indonesia, the world’s fourth-largest user base for the social networking...

kerobokan

Four Foreign Prisoners Escape Kerobokan Correctional Facility in Bali

Another prison break happened in Indonesia. This time, it involves four foreign prisoners from Kerobokan Correctional Facility. Here’s how they escaped.

Bali Immigration

Ngurah Rai International Airport Wet Weather Closure Sees Travellers Stranded

Extreme weather saw Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali shut down this morning, leaving travellers stranded in the sky.

National narcotics agency

Anti-Drug Chief Reveals Half of Drug Trade Run From Prisons

The ongoing war on drugs in Indonesia has faced a fresh hurdle with the National Narcotics Agency revealing half of the trade is controlled from within the prison

The Trouble With Alcohol in Indonesia

Indonesia, being a Muslim majority country, is also a pluralist, democratic and secular nation. And with the rest of the world slowly shifting to adapt to change – be...

Indonesia and Google Reach Tax Settlement

Tech giant Google has agreed to pay taxes as a settlement, Indonesia’s Finance Minister has announced. Does this mean for the month-long dispute between the country...

Robbery

Shocking Armed Robbery Deaths Prompt Warnings From Police

Two shocking cases of armed robbery ending in murder have prompted police to warn the public to be aware of their surroundings and not fight back would-be assailants.