As uncertainty hangs over concerts and festivals in Jakarta, organizers of Gud Fest 2022 have announced that the event will be pushed back to 2023 due to “unforeseen circumstances.”
While Indonesians are bracing for the prospect of major concert and festival cancellations for the rest of this year, Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Sandiaga Uno has stepped in to quash any concerns for our right to party.
Instant noodle packets containing NCT Dream photocards are being torn open and returned to the shelves in Indonesia
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