Westlife announces 20th anniversary tour with a stop in Jakarta on August 7

Adolescents of the noughties, rejoice! Your first celebrity crush AKA Westlife will be flying (without wings) to Jakarta on August 7 at ICE BSD. The Irish quartet will also be...

Chef’s Table | Quintino x Jay Hardway | Everything in Between | Cool Things To Do in Jakarta This Weekend (Mar 22-24)

Chef’s Table This special dinner features a four-course Spanish-Indonesian fusion, tailored specially for this...

Chef’s Table | Quintino x Jay Hardway | Everything in Between | Cool Things To Do in Jakarta This Weekend (Mar 22-24)

ATM skimming arrest lands former Gerindra youth leader (who’s also Prabowo’s distant relative) in media spotlight

According to the police, the 37-year-old man used a headscarf and mask to avoid being identified while carrying out his...

ATM skimming arrest lands former Gerindra youth leader (who’s also Prabowo’s distant relative) in media spotlight

Parents name newborn son ‘Gopay’ after Go-Jek’s e-payment service, get Go-Pay credit as gift

A newborn in Indonesia may spend the rest of his life being prodded for cash back promos after he was named for one of...

Parents name newborn son ‘Gopay’ after Go-Jek’s e-payment service, get Go-Pay credit as gift

Senior Indonesian minister suggest anti-terrorism law be used against election hoax spreaders

"f the community is threatened with hoaxes to not go to polling stations, it has already become a form of terrorism,"...

Senior Indonesian minister suggest anti-terrorism law be used against election hoax spreaders
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Coconuts Jakarta Directory Contest: Submit your event or business for a chance to win a free advertising campaign!

If you've been clicking around Coconuts lately, then you'll have noticed the expansion of the Coco universe -- our Coconuts Directory is up and running, connecting readers to the new, noteworthy spots and events popping up in their respective cities.

Bloomfield: We stayed at this eco-chic boutique hotel in Umalas, but should you?

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Best Working Cafes in Jakarta: Where to find the holy trinity of good coffee, affordable eats, and solid Wi-Fi

The Coffee Club: New Legian beachfront spot offers up good brews and stellar poached eggs

Inside Whisky and Words, a new ‘travel book themed’ Sheung Wan whisky bar

Changi Airport revamps the basement of T3 with new shops, a hangout space, and an indoor garden

Handmade Heroes: These Bali artisans are helping crafts find their cool again

Jewel Changi Airport to open on Apr 17; free sneak peeks available for the public from Apr 11 onwards

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