Nurhasanah, the Indonesian voice of Doraemon, passes away at 62

Indonesia has lost another iconic voice actor after Nurhasanah Iskandar, best known as the... Read on

Children’s songs icon Papa T Bob dies at 59

Papa T Bob, the man behind the songs of our childhood (for those of... Read on

Indonesian cinemas to reopen on July 29 with COVID-19 protocols

The Indonesian Cinema Management Association (GPBSI) announced yesterday that cinema chains throughout the country... Read on

Amelia Hapsari becomes first Indonesian filmmaker invited to join the Academy

Documentary filmmaker Amelia Hapsari is the first Indonesian to be invited to become a... Read on

Disillusioned ‘superfan’ sets dangdut star Via Vallen’s car on fire

Police have named a man who claimed to be a superfan of dangdut singer... Read on


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Coconuts Jakarta Lifestyle

We know, it’s not easy living in Jakarta. The horrific traffic, the flooding, the general chaos and inefficiency all add up to an endless obstacle course of frustrations that all Jakartans must navigate just to maintain their sanity. That is why free time is especially precious to Jakartans and why we take our lifestyle coverage very seriously. We offer unbiased opinions and critical takes on what’s happening in Jakarta’s entertainment and cultural scene to offer you with reliable and honest suggestions on how you can spend your valuable free time. As an archipelago nation created through the union of a huge number of distinct kingdoms and tribes - each with their own languages, arts and traditions - Indonesia has an incredibly rich cultural heritage to draw upon. As the country’s capital, Jakarta is the melting pot of all of those different cultures and traditions, which are both preserved and pushed forward by the city’s artists and creative leaders. Unfortunately, cultural spaces in Jakarta are much rarer than they should be for a city of this size. The number of museums, theaters and other exhibition venues in the capital is slowly growing, but most Jakartans don’t have a lot of access to cultural performances beyond TV and movie theaters. This is why we at Coconuts Jakarta takes pride in trying to publish information about the most interesting cultural events taking place in the capital, so that we can both support the art scene and help our readers find new cultural experiences to explore.

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