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Man Behind Matchmaking Site Arrested Over Breach of ITE and Pornography Law

The owner of a controversial matchmaking website has been arrested by the Jakarta Police for allegedly offering prostitution services under the guise of the site. Aris...

Over 34,000 evacuated, but Bali Tourist Sites Safe, Says Official

The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) has said that more than 34,000 people have been evacuated from areas in and around Karangasem regency in Bali following...

Linkedin Releases List of Indonesia’s Most-Viewed Professionals

Business-oriented social networking service Linkedin has released the first Linkedin Power Profiles in Indonesia which lists the country’s most-viewed professionals in...

Australian Minister Praises ‘Beautiful’ Jakarta Street Food after State Lunch Treat

Jakarta Street food is obviously not the kind of meal to serve an official state guest, but it was a choice that Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita went with after he...

Foreign Minister Retno Receives UN Agent of Change Award

Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi received the Agent of Change award from the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) and the...

“Wonderful Indonesia” Wins Best Video in UNWTO Competition

Wonderful Indonesia has won Best Tourism Promotion Video in a competition held by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), beating 63 other videos from...

Indonesia Needs to Invest in Teachers to Improve Education Quality, says World Bank

The Indonesian government must invest in teachers and reform the teaching profession that in order to improve the quality of the country’s education, according to...

Jakarta Stations to Have Special Ojek Areas to Ease Congestion

The Jakarta administration says that it will build special parking designated for ojek areas (motorcycle taxi) at 17 train stations in the city in an effort to reduce...

Marvel Wants Indonesian Superheroes

Comic producer Marvel is very much open to the possibility of featuring Indonesian superhero characters made by Indonesian artists, says Chester Bror Cebulski, Marvel...

Bandung Awarded Asean’s Cleanest Air Prize

The city of Bandung received an award for having the cleanest air among other major cities in Asean in the 4th Asean Environmentally Sustainable City Award ceremony in...

Blue Bird Adds New Feature to its Mobile App

Indonesia’s largest taxi brand recently launched the new Easy Ride feature as a means to maximize user experience. The latest addition was followed by Blue Bird’s...

Indonesia Wildlife Gets 25% Royalty in ‘Monkey Selfie’ Copyright Battle

The prolonged copyright dispute over the royalties to the famous ‘monkey selfie’ has finally been settled, with the photographer agreeing to share revenue from the...

River Polluters Will Be Publicly Shamed, Jakarta Governor Warns

People caught throwing garbage into Jakarta’s rivers will be publicly shamed by having their photos displayed in a banner, says Jakarta Governor Djarot Saiful Hidayat....

How to Make Sure Goods Don’t Get Stuck in Indonesian Customs

Indonesian import regulations are often changing, so it is not uncommon foreign companies find products stuck in Indonesian customs. In this article, we shed light on...