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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,...

Updated Odd-Even Traffic Policy in Jakarta

Jakarta has been listed as one of the world’s most congested cities, and recently, with the ongoing construction of a few infrastructure projects around the city,...

Jakarta School Accuses Travel Agency of Fraud

A school in Tanjung Priok, North Jakarta has reported travel agency PT Wisata Mandiri Travel to the police for alleged fraud. Barunawati Vocational School’s...

Street Reminiscing

Khao Sarn Road, Bangkok; Street 172, Phnom Penh; Jalan Jaksa, Jakarta. The list of famous and cheap backpacker streets in Asia goes on. Well, actually it goes on without...

Jakarta After Dark

Jakarta is city of stark juxtapositions at every turn. The heralding mosques suggest a conservative lifestyle, but this is contrasted by Jakarta’s vibrant nightlife...

32.4 percent Less Traffic Since Introduction of Odd-Even Policy

According to an evaluation by the Indonesia Toll Road Authority, the implementation of the odd-even traffic policy has reduced traffic congestion along the...

Bootleg Liquor Kills Ten, Dozens Rushed to Hospital

Ten people have died and dozens were hospitalised after allegedly drinking oplosan, or bootleg liquor, over the weekend. The first case happened in East Jakarta, where...

Finding the Right Preschool in Jakarta

I have noticed that working and non-working parents in Jakarta usually have their children cared for by nannies at home in the early months following birth, and then...

Inspection Reveals 80 Percent of Jakarta’s Construction Projects Unsafe

The Jakarta Manpower and Transmigration Agency has said that the majority of construction projects in the capital city are unsafe. “As much as 80 percent of the...

Jazz Junkie

by Andy McCulloch   The first weekend of March has become one I look forward to since moving to Indonesia. It has become a tradition to make the pilgrimage down to...

High-rise buildings in Jakarta

High-Rise Buildings To Be Raided In Jakarta Over Groundwater Violations

Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan has revealed the city’s administration is set to raid dozens of high-rise buildings around Jakarta suspected of violating rules on...

Expats in Jakarta Ranked as 8th Highest-Paid Expats In The World

According to an analysis of an HSBC report by Bloomberg, India’s financial, commercial and entertainment powerhouse has the highest average annual salaries for expats...

Staying Fit In The City

Despite Jakarta’s bustling and chaotic nature, too many residents lead a sedentary lifestyle. It’s time to move and get healthy, Jakarta!  Indonesia Expat...