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Expats Hoping for a More ‘Livable’ Jakarta

Home to a population of around ten million, Indonesia’s capital is generally described as a ‘complicated’ city by foreigners that account for a good percentage of...

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Indonesia Upset by Trump’s ‘No Entry’ Order for Refugees

US President Donald Trump’s signing of the latest immigration decree has permeated more than just its targeted seven countries. Muslim-majority Indonesia holds deep...

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10 Couple’s Spas to Consider in Jakarta

Thinking of how to spend that special moment between you and your partner this Valentine’s Day? A candlelight dinner with a bottle of wine on your building’s rooftop...

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West Java Police Closer to Detaining FPI Leader Rizieq Shihab

The West Java Police gather more evidence to strengthen the case against Rizieq Shihab, leader of conservative hardline group Islamic Defenders Front (FPI).

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Facebook Reps to Discuss Fake News in Indonesia Visit

Representatives of the social network giant Facebook are scheduled to meet Indonesia’s Minister of the Communications and Information Ministry, Rudiantara, to discuss...

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Indonesia to Build Papua Naval Base

According to General Gatot Nurmantyo of the Indonesian Military (TNI), Indonesia will deploy more military personnel in regions like Papua. Nurmantyo has stated that...

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Environment Ministry Urges for More Jobs to Cut Wildlife Crimes

According to the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, providing more employment opportunities in relevant communities will considerably reduce wildlife crimes.

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Ahok-Djarot Wins More Swing Voters After First Debate

A survey conducted after the first gubernatorial debate held on Friday evening, January 13, showed that many undecided voters have eventually declared they will most...

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Human Rights Commission: Religious Intolerance in Indonesia Is Alarming

Among the notable trends that defined 2016 in Indonesia was the growing sense of religious intolerance as evidenced by the large number of reports on attacks on...

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Jakarta’s Former Red Light District Revamped as Sports Hub

Jakarta’s sports enthusiasts will be pleased to know that what used to be the capital’s red light district in Kalijodo Park, West Jakarta, has now been turned into a...

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US Sanctions Four Militants Linked with Islamic State

The US State Department now recognizes the Islamic State-linked Indonesian extremist organization responsible for the fatal attack in Jakarta on January last year as a...

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Indonesia Ferry Fire Kills 23, Ship’s Captain Detained

The captain of the Zahro Express ferry, which caught fire off the coast of Jakarta’s capital over the New Year weekend, is now being detained by police authorities...

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Japan Commits to Upgrading Indonesian Railway

It’s full steam ahead for the upcoming railway upgrade of Indonesia’s railway system as Japan gives its nod of approval. One of the biggest foreign direct investors...

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Citilink CEO Steps Down After Sacking Drunk Pilot

After having Capt. Tekad Purna (the drunk pilot of flight QC 800) dismissed for unprofessional conduct, Citilink Chief Executive Albert Burhan announced he will be...