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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...

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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,...

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...

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