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The Malls That Ate Jakarta

When humans eventually colonise Mars, it’s a toss-up what they will build first. If they’re Chinese, they might put up some casinos. The Americans would likely erect...

Jakarta The Megacity

Asian capitals are increasingly dominating the ranks of the world’s most populous cities. Tokyo-Yokohama continues to be the largest urban area in the world, a ranking...

How to Stay Out of the Malls This Sunday

I’m sure a lot of us have been through this scenario; it’s Sunday afternoon, and you have visitors in town. You’ve already taken them to your favourite malls and...

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...

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...

Indonesia’s Speed Jockeys

Indonesia’s need for speed is evident in the large, underground drag racing culture that fuels illicit gambling and wagers, sometimes at the cost of young lives lost...

Several Toll Gates to be Closed During Asian Games

Jakarta traffic authorities have decided that seven toll gates will be closed during the 2018 Asian Games. The decision was made after assessing a traffic simulation...

Average Speed, Commuting Times Improve After Odd-Even Policy Extension

The trial expansion of the odd-even license plate policy on Jakarta’s main thoroughfares, which started on July 2, has increased the average speed of vehicles and...

Alleged Child Prostitution in South Jakarta Apartment to be Investigated

The Indonesian Child Protection Commission (KPAI) has urged authorities to make a thorough investigation into alleged prostitution involving minors that is reportedly...

Onlookers Hinder Efforts to Catch Crocodiles in Jakarta

A joint force from the city administration and the Environment and Forestry Ministry (KLHK) say that crowds of onlookers, some throwing stones, have hampered efforts to...

Taking on Sop Kaki Kambing (Goat Leg Soup)

Ever wonder what sop kaki kambing (goat leg soup) tastes like when you pass all of those street-side vendours? In every city in Indonesia, you will find at least one...

hotel room robbery

Man Tied Up in Jakarta Hotel Room for Hours After Being Robbed

31-year-old Fauzi Firdaus was locked in a hotel room in Kuningan, South Jakarta, for hours by a couple who pretended that they wanted to buy a scooter that he had...

Multiple Cases of Dead Drivers Reported in Jakarta

The Jakarta Police, through the force’s Instagram account @tmcpoldametro, announced on Tuesday that they had found a Blue Bird taxi driver dead on the driver’s seat...

Komunal 88 – Sustainability is Good for Business

According to a University of Georgia study of 192 countries, Indonesia ranked second in the world for mismanaged plastic waste, following China. According to the study,...