Mugger with sickle slices victim in Depok after he refuses to give up his phone (Video)

The satellite city of Depok has had a problem with violent muggers (commonly known by the Indonesian word begal) for years, with a recent viral video showing just how easily...

‘Excluded from Indonesian society, refugees are vulnerable to homelessness, suicides’

By Anbar Jayadi, Universitas Indonesia In March, a young refugee fleeing war-torn Afghanistan hanged himself in...

‘Excluded from Indonesian society, refugees are vulnerable to homelessness, suicides’

Islamic hardliners suspect photo of their meeting with Jokowi was leaked by his staff

Breaking bread with the enemy.

Islamic hardliners suspect photo of their meeting with Jokowi was leaked by his staff

Indonesian embassy in Saudi Arabia helped domestic workers collect IDR40 billion in unpaid salaries last year

Fighting modern day slavery

Indonesian embassy in Saudi Arabia helped domestic workers collect IDR40 billion in unpaid salaries last year

WATCH: Tornado hits Yogyakarta, at least one injured and dozens of buildings damaged during extreme weather

Amid heavy downpour and strong winds, a tornado formed in the city and in nearby Bantul regency.

WATCH: Tornado hits Yogyakarta, at least one injured and dozens of buildings damaged during extreme weather
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Dangdut Fever: Indonesia’s sexy soulful folk music remains popular amidst increasing religious conservatism

| Coconuts Jakarta x iflix | There is one aspect of Indonesian popular culture that refuses to follow the country’s slide towards conservatism, and that is dangdut.

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4 steps to designing a shirt so awesome you won’t want to take it off

| Coconuts x J.J. Threads | Designing a shirt for every situation is easier than you think.

9 easy steps to plan the trip of a lifetime

British Airways launch no-frills fare for one-way flights between Singapore and London

We Heart Hua Hin: Bangkok’s favorite beach escape is seeing a chic resurgence

How to explore hidden gems in Bangkok’s Old Town without the hassle

Singaporean tourist accuses Bangkok Nok Air worker of stealing overweight baggage fee

Coconuts is sending you to Sónar Hong Kong!

Yangon is very unsafe, but the New York Times totally fails to explain why

Rich travel blogger takes down viral article about Singapore passport following intense backlash

Singapore now ties with Japan to hold the most powerful passports in the world

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Jakarta, the capital city of Indonesia, is famous for a few things: traffic, floods, chaos and traffic. But there’s so much more to this big crazy metropolis than meets the eye, and it’s all those hidden wonders - the hilarious, the heartbreaking, the beautiful, the delicious - that we at Coconuts Jakarta hope to bring to our readers (plus, all the latest and greatest ways to complain about the traffic). And not just about the capital, but all of Indonesia. We are the alternative English-language news site about the country of 250 million, always striving to bring readers the latest stories that aren’t getting covered in the mainstream media. We cover fast-breaking news on everything from politics to pop culture, with a special emphasis on what’s blowing up and going viral on the Indonesian interwebs. For those living in Jakarta, we offer independent, critical recommendations on the best art exhibitions, cultural events and music gigs happening in the capital, with weekly guides on how you can best spend your precious free time. And of course, we’re constantly looking for the best eats that Jakarta can offer - from guides to the capital’s amazing street food to honest reviews of the latest high-end culinary hotspots, Coconuts Jakarta is one of the few offering critical takes for discerning foodies. While we’re best known for seeking out the latest viral phenomenons, Coconuts Jakarta is also serious about trying to add to the conversation with longer in-depth features, thought-provoking opinion pieces and insightful columns. We believe in Indonesia’s creed of Bhinneka Tunggal Ika ("Unity in Diversity") and always try to uphold and fight for the rights of all Indonesians who are discriminated against because of their race, religion, gender or sexual orientation.