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Indonesia Needs to Invest in Teachers to Improve Education Quality, says World Bank

The Indonesian government must invest in teachers and reform the teaching profession that in order to improve the quality of the country’s education, according to...

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Jakarta Stations to Have Special Ojek Areas to Ease Congestion

The Jakarta administration says that it will build special parking areas designated for ojek (motorcycle taxi) drivers at 17 train stations in the city in an effort to...

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Marvel Wants Indonesian Superheroes

Comic producer Marvel is very much open to the possibility of featuring Indonesian superhero characters made by Indonesian artists, says Chester Bror Cebulski, Marvel...

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Bandung Awarded Asean’s Cleanest Air Prize

The city of Bandung received an award for having the cleanest air among other major cities in Asean in the 4th Asean Environmentally Sustainable City Award ceremony in...

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Blue Bird Adds New Feature to its Mobile App

Indonesia’s largest taxi brand recently launched the new Easy Ride feature as a means to maximize user experience. The latest addition was followed by Blue Bird’s...

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Indonesia Wildlife Gets 25% Royalty in ‘Monkey Selfie’ Copyright Battle

The prolonged copyright dispute over the royalties to the famous ‘monkey selfie’ has finally been settled, with the photographer agreeing to share revenue from the...

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River Polluters Will Be Publicly Shamed, Jakarta Governor Warns

People caught throwing garbage into Jakarta’s rivers will be publicly shamed by having their photos displayed in a banner, says Jakarta Governor Djarot Saiful Hidayat....

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Woman Taken to Hospital After Being Lashed for Adultery in Aceh

A woman in Aceh has sought hospital treatment after being publicly caned as a sharia court punishment for the crime of adultery. The court in Aceh, the only Indonesian...

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Match-Finding App for Polygamists Set for Launch in Indonesia

Finding a second, third or fourth wife will be made easier for Muslim men in Indonesia who wish to enter the fold of polygamy, with the launch of the controversial...

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Makassar Hosts International Eight Festival and Forum

Makassar opened on Friday the International Eight Festival and Forum (F8), a week-long festivity offering various attractions and activities ranging from film, fashion,...

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New Zealand Simplifies Visas for Indonesian Tourists

New Zealand has signed an agreement to enable Indonesian tourists to obtain a visa in only three days. The agreement, signed by Immigration New Zealand (INZ), Tourism...

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Aqua and H&M Team Up to Turn Plastic Waste into Clothing Products

The producer of Aqua and Swedish clothing giant Hennes & Mauritz, better known as H&M, is working together to recycle plastic bottles into fashion products....

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New Jagorawi Toll System and Tariff to Start on Friday

Toll road operator PT Jasa Marga will initiate an integrated payment system along the Jakarta-Bogor-Ciawi (Jagorawi) toll road on Friday, Sept. 8, which will see a...

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Malaysian and Singaporean Cyclists Win Gran Fondo New York Indonesia in Lombok

Long distant mass cycling event Gran Fondo New York (GFNY) Indonesia 2017, which was held in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB), earlier this week, saw a Malaysian and a...

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