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East Jakarta Offering Free Cat Neutering to Control Cat Population

The East Jakarta Food Security, Marine and Agriculture Agency is offering a free cat neutering service as the area’s cat population continues to spiral out of control,...

Teenagers Caught Boiling Menstrual Pads to Get High

As bizarre as it sounds, young Indonesians have found another affordable way to get tipsy — boiling sanitary pads and drinking the water. Police in Jakarta; Bekasi,...

ATM Card Thieves Arrested in Jakarta

Police have made arrests after ATM card thefts were reported in East Jakarta. Cakung Police criminal unit head Comr. Tom Sirait said on Tuesday that two members of a...

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Never the Trains Shall Meet

Not long ago, any authentic Indonesian model railway set required dozens of tiny model passengers perched precariously on the roofs of carriages. Occasionally, some...

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My Life and Times in Jakarta: Homecoming is not What It Seems

I’m not going to lie. I miss my expat lifestyle in Indonesia. On particularly lucid nights when the child is asleep and we’re crumpled on the sofa watching yet...

Fraser Residence Sudirman: The Perfect Home Away from Home

Fraser Residence Sudirman Jakarta offers 108 Gold Standard fully-furnished serviced apartments. Located within Jakarta’s Golden Triangle, it is designed to...

Riverbank Collapses in Jakarta, Several Shops Destroyed

The rainy season that has just begun had caused a riverbank to collapse on Tuesday in Pejagalan, North Jakarta. Six semi-permanent shops on Jl. Jembatan Gambang Raya...

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Health and Safety Indonesian Style

A few years ago, my father told me that he would like to come and visit me in Jakarta. He had never been to Jakarta before, or even Asia, so this would be a great...

Jakarta: Toddler Found Dead Inside Locked Car

A toddler was found dead in a locked car in the parking lot of Pluit Sea View Apartment in Muara Baru, Penjaringan District, North Jakarta, on Saturday. Penjaringan...

Official Says Only Five Percent of Jakarta’s Children are Physically Fit

Jakarta’s children face high health risks, as only 5 percent are deemed to be physically fit, a youth official has said. “In a metropolis lilke Jakarta, only...

Jakarta to become World’s Most Populous City by 2030

According to a report by Euromonitor International, Jakarta will take Tokyo’s spot as the world’s most populous city by the year 2030, as reported by...

Five of the Most Popular Residential Areas for Expats

If you’re moving to Jakarta, finding the right place to live can be tricky. Traffic is one of the number one problems to consider, so finding the perfect place is...

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...