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Indonesia Attracting More Foreign Tourists This Year: BPS

As of July 2017, Indonesia has recorded over 20 percent more foreign tourists than it did in the same period last year, according to the Central Statistics Agency (BPS),...

Javanese, Sundanese Voice Inputs Now Recognised by Google

Javanese and Sundanese languages are now recognised on Google Translate, Google App and Gboard after the tech giant Google worked with native speakers of the local...

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Possible Sighting of Extinct Tiger in Indonesia

The Javan Tiger, a legendary Indonesian animal declared to have been extinct for over 40 years, may still be alive after park rangers at Ujung Kulon National Park claim...

Mount Agung Eruption Fears as BNPB Tips Possible Evacuation

Authorities have extended the no-go zone surrounding Mount Agung volcano in resort island Bali and raised its alert level for the second time in just a few days, local...

“Wonderful Indonesia” Wins Best Video in UNWTO Competition

Wonderful Indonesia has won Best Tourism Promotion Video in a competition held by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), beating 63 other videos from...

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...

Suspect Arrested In Bali Double Murder Case

A suspect has been arrested in the mysterious death of an elderly Japanese couple earlier this month in Bali neighbourhood Jimbaran. I Puta A, 25-years-old, was arrested...

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Authorities on High Alert After PCC Drugs Fears in C. Sulawesi

After fears over the street drug Flakka entering Indonesia, anti-drug authorities are shocked at the abuse of a drug known as PCC with almost 50 residents of Kendari,...

Jakarta Stations to Have Special Ojek Areas to Ease Congestion

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....