Category: Top Reads

Founder of Vice Indonesia Aims to Change the Local Media Game

One of the world’s most popular youth-focused media companies has come to Indonesia. Caranissa Djatmiko sits down with Vice Indonesia’s Managing Director to find out...

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Islamic Defenders Front Takes to Streets in Jakarta, Accuse Governor of Blasphemy

Thousands of activists from the hardline group Islamic Defenders Front protest in front of City Hall to indict Jakarta’s governor Ahok of “blasphemous” words and...

Not Just Expats, But ‘Non-native’ Locals Are Not Allowed to Own Land In Yogyakarta

Officials in Yogya believe there are two kinds of Indonesians: native and non-native. Because of this, we might not be able to own the land we’ve purchased

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Pizza Hut, Marugame Udon Accused of Mouldy Malpractice (UPDATE: Director Responds)

Pizza Hut and other mainstream restaurant chains have been accused of illegally extending expiration dates on their ingredients in Indonesia. While Pizza Hut is not a...

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The Sexual Gymnastics of Women in Madura

Madura women are famed for their ability to enhance sex by clenching their vaginal muscles. Some even take sexual gymnastics courses with herbal remedies.

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Dead Infant Found in Airplane Toilet at Soekarno-Hatta

Airline personnel found the body of a dead infant inside one of the lavatories on board Qatar Airways flight 956 in Jakarta.

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Hospital Holds Baby Hostage for Unpaid Bill

The parents of the newborn baby are stuck in limbo at Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital for an unpaid bill of nearly US$4,000. The pair have appealed to the public and media...

Foreign Investors Struggle with Indonesia’s Economic Policies

Foreign investors are reportedly dissatisfied with the Indonesian government’s efforts to facilitate international business opportunities. Earlier this week, the...

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Tax Amnesty Has Indonesia Polarized

Public criticism is building up for Indonesia's tax amnesty programme. Activists claim it is more advantageous for the wealthy elite than the middle-class.

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Large Reptiles Emerge from the Sewers in Kemang

A gigantic python slithered up from one of the sewers on Kemang Raya. It was one of two large reptiles that emerged as a result of flooding in Kemang.

Indonesia to Light Up Cigarette Taxes in 2017

The government is set to raise cigarette taxes next year in a bid to discourage illegal practices in the tobacco trade. A new tobacco tax policy is set to take effect in...

Locals Stunned as Digital Billboard Shows Porn in Public

Drivers and pedestrians were shocked after unexpectedly seeing a porn video at a traffic light in South Jakarta.

Hundreds of Tourists Missing after Volcano Erupts in Lombok

Nearly 400 tourists are missing after a volcano erupted on the island of Lombok in the West Nusa Tenggara Province. Indonesian authorities deployed aid and rescue teams...

Google Indonesia to Pay US$400M Tax Bill?

The Indonesian government continues to investigate Google’s case in a bid to ramp up tax collection. On Monday, September 19, Indonesia’s tax officials finally paid...