‘They meant to shoo it away’: Indonesians arrested for shooting an orangutan some 130 times

Four Indonesian men have been arrested over the killing of an orangutan shot some 130 times with an air rifle, police said Monday, in the latest fatal attack on a critically...

Check out these can’t-miss musicians coming to this year’s Jakarta International BNI Java Jazz Festival (March 2-4)

This year’s Jakarta International BNI Java Jazz Festival‘s lineup is packed to the brim with some seriously...

Check out these can’t-miss musicians coming to this year’s Jakarta International BNI Java Jazz Festival (March 2-4)

Indonesia’s Mt. Sinabung spews massive 5 km smoke-and-ash column

An Indonesian volcano erupted Monday, sending a massive column of ash and smoke some 5,000 metres (16,400 feet)into the...

Indonesia’s Mt. Sinabung spews massive 5 km smoke-and-ash column

Former Jakarta Governor Ahok files for appeal almost 1 year after controversial blasphemy conviction

Former Jakarta Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama’s controversial blasphemy case has taken yet another...

Former Jakarta Governor Ahok files for appeal almost 1 year after controversial blasphemy conviction

Jakarta satellite city of Depok deploying anti-LGBT task force

"Religion has agreed that LGBT acts are forbidden, so legally we will overcome this problem so that it will not spread."

Jakarta satellite city of Depok deploying anti-LGBT task force
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Hidden Cities: Top Instagrammers snap stunning shots of Jakarta’s least visited locales (PHOTOS)

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OMNIA Dayclub just opened on the cliffs of Uluwatu and it looks like paradise on earth

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