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A video poking fun at a “bizarre” zebra crossing near Gate 10 of the Gelora Bung Karno (GBK) sports complex, Central Jakarta, went viral recently. The video shows a woman in sportswear crossing the road, but she has to stop halfway because a road divider with plants around 40 centimeters tall cuts through the middle […]

   After heavy rain drenched Jakarta on Monday afternoon, several areas suffered from flooding, including in Rawa Terate, Cakung subdistrict, East Jakarta. The Jakarta Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD), via its official Twitter account @BPBDJakarta, reported at 4:47 p.m. that there was 1-meter-deep flooding in the area. The agency recorded that the heavy rain had […]

Boeing Co. is preparing to send a safety warning to operators of its new 737 Max jets in response to the investigation of last week’s fatal crash off the coast of Indonesia that left 189 dead, said a person familiar with the matter. The bulletin from Boeing will alert airlines that erroneous readings from a […]

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo announced his running mate for Indonesian 2019 election. He picks nonpolitical party figure Ma’ruf Amin. Ma’ruf has been a lawmaker, councilor, presidential advisory council member, supreme leader of Nahdlatul Ulama central board, and chairman of the MUI (Indonesian Ulema Council). As MUI chairman, Ma’ruf supported controversial regulations, including the Pornography Law […]

Indonesia hosted the ASEAN Car Free Day (CFD) in Jakarta on Sunday, which coincided with a performance of the poco-poco dance by some 65,000 people in an attempt to set a Guinness World Record for the largest line dance (multiple venues). The ASEAN CFD is a Health Ministry effort at the regional level to promote […]

North Korean athletes arrived in the South on Sunday (Jul 29) for joint training ahead of the Asian Games next month, the latest effort at rare cross-border sports diplomacy. The two Koreas agreed last month to field joint teams in three sports – canoeing, rowing and women’s basketball – at the Asian Games  in Jakarta and […]

Drivers of app-based ride-hailing services are threatening to stage a protest during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Asian Games. Two-Wheel Action Movement (Garda) leader Igun Wicaksono said the ojek (motorcycle taxi) drivers demanded an increase in the fare from Rp 1,200 (83 US cents) per kilometer to Rp 3,000, like when online ojek started to operate in the […]

As Indonesia prepares to host thousands of competitors and fans at next month’s Asian Games, pollution concerns have flared following a spell of unhealthy air in Jakarta and forest fire hotspots near the second venue, Palembang in South Sumatra. Traffic congestion in Indonesia’s sprawling capital of 10 million consistently ranks among the world’s worst, and […]

A confirmed total of 257 bottles of liquor kept in 26 suitcases were found at a toilet in Terminal 2 of Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, Banten. It is suspected that the owners of the bottles arrived at the airport on Sunday night on board a Lion Air Singapore-Jakarta flight, according to a statement made by the airport’s customs […]