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Fashionistas, Gear Up for Jakarta Fashion Week 2018

Fashion enthusiasts get ready! Jakarta will welcome up to 175 local and international designers who will be showcasing their latest collections in Jakarta Fashion Week...

Protests at Alexis Hotel over Prostitution Allegation

A number of non-governmental organizations have announced that roughly 1,000 people will stage a rally on Thursday afternoon demanding for the closure of the Alexis...

Jakarta – A Dangerous City for Women?

Having been ranked in the bottom five of the Safe Cities Index, Jakarta is also in the top ten of the list of the most dangerous mega-cities for women, from a result of...

Is Jakarta a Dangerous City?

Jakarta is deemed one of the most dangerous major cities, after it was ranked 57 out of a total of 60 cities in a Safe Cities Index compiled by The Economist...

Jakarta Remains in Top 5 of World’s Worst Air Quality Index

While Bandung recently received an award for its clean air, Jakarta continues to find itself on the wrong end of the air quality list. In fact, Indonesia’s capital is...

Ex-military doctor fires gun after refusing to pay parking fee

A CCTV camera caught on video a man firing a gun in an attempt to scare a parking attendant at Gandaria City mall in South Jakarta. The man, identified as Anwari, has...

Clean Up Jakarta Day 2017: Five Years of Tackling The Capital City’s Rubbish Problem

Since 2013, Clean Up Jakarta Day has been galvanizing local and expatriate communities in Jakarta to help solve the capital city’s prolonged waste management crisis....

Back to the Basics with Pokenbir

Dear Readers, Lately, it seems like Jakarta’s restauranteurs are at a loss for new ideas. The market is saturated with the pseudo-modern-French-Asian cuisine, with...

Jakarta to Open Bike Rental Service Sudirman and Thamrin for Workers

The Jakarta administration says it will open a bike rental service near Jl. Sudirman and Jl. MH Thamrin for office workers in the city’s busiest business district....

51 Men Arrested in Police Gay Spa Raid in Jakarta

Up to 51 men have been arrested by the police in a raid on a “gay spa” in North Jakarta on Friday. Among those arrested are several foreigners including four Chinese...

President Jokowi Beats Traffic by Walking to Military Event

It’s official. Indonesia’s notorious traffic takes a toll on absolutely everyone, even the President Jokowi! On Thursday, the people of Cilegon in Indonesia’s...

Latest Attempt at Easing Jakarta’s Traffic Congestion Meets Doubt

In its latest attempt to curb traffic in the city, the Jakarta government has banned motorbikes in a few thoroughfares in the city – a policy set to be expanded to...

Jakarta-Surabaya High Speed Train Will Compete with Air Travel Times

The Jakarta-Surabaya high speed train will become a viable alternative to plane travel with the Indonesian and Japanese partnership agreeing to a travel time of...

Indonesian Start-up Modalku Wins UN Award

Indonesian fintech start-up Modalku has won the Global SME Excellence Award from ITU Telecom, a UN specialized agency for information and communication technologies....

Education Guide 2017

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