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Man Murders Friend, Cut Off His Genitalia and Ran Away With It

Police in Bogor have named a 40-year-old man, identified by his initials YS, as a suspect in a gruesome murder case which saw the victim’s penis cut off. During a...

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Bogor Residents Struck by Food Poisoning

Dozens of residents in Bogor, West Java, have reportedly been struck by food poisoning. More than 50 residents of Tanah Baru subdistrict in North Bogor have arrived at...

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Novotel & ibis Styles Bogor, Hidden Gems Perfect for a Family Getaway in Bogor

A retreat from the heart of Jakarta and reachable in only 50 minutes from the city, Novotel & ibis Styles Bogor are set on the foot of many mountains and adjacent to...


Dozen Women Targeted in Bogor Anti-LGBT Raid

A dozen women have been arrested in an anti-LGBT raid on a Bogor home Friday night, Sept. 1, after police received a tip-off the women are engaged in same-sex...

Barack Obama and Jokowi Dine on Bakso in Bogor

President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo and former US president Barack Obama met Friday, June 30, for lunch in Bogor to mark the end of the Obama family’s ten-day holiday...

The Reporter-Turned-Refugee

A journalist’s job is to tell a story. It’s neither a profession that pays the highest salary nor one that earns the most respect. Those who choose this path,...


Bogor Named Second Worst City to Drive In

Popular navigation app Waze just ranked Jakarta’s suburban neighbour Bogor as the second worst city to drive your car in, just behind Cebu in the Philippines.

Hiking the Hills Around Bogor

Forced urban dwellers like myself long to escape the confines, concrete and cars. I’m always on the lookout for a quick trip that offers a breath of fresh air,...

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There’s Gold in them thar Hills

The western foothills of the volcano look rather desolate, consisting largely of dry shrubland with a few stunted trees. During the wet season some upland rice is grown,...

Singapore International School Bona Vista students seriously care for their environment

Dua Tangan Cukup: Actions from Across the Archipelago The students of Singapore International School, Bona Vista, are always eager and ahead to keep the environment...

Meet The Expat - Sara Amy

Meet Sara Amy

Meet Sara Amy. Sara is a Vipassana Meditation practitioner and advocate, devoting her life to sharing its ways to benefit others.