Watch: Story of ‘unstoppable’ Indonesian ballerina who overcame poverty to win USA championship

Watch: Story of ‘unstoppable’ Indonesian ballerina who overcame poverty to win USA championship

You'd be hard pressed to find a more talented and inspiring 11-year-old anywhere in the world. Congratulations to Rebecca Alexandria Hadibroto!

Guide to watching the Asian Games in Jakarta: Tips for visitors, buying tickets, getting around and more

Guide to watching the Asian Games in Jakarta: Tips for visitors, buying tickets, getting around and more

Get your Asian Games on with this handy guide!

On Off Festival | North of Nowhere | Timo Maas | Cool Things To Do in Jakarta This Weekend (Aug 10-12)

On Off Festival | North of Nowhere | Timo Maas | Cool Things To Do in Jakarta This Weekend (Aug 10-12)

What are you doing this weekend?

Judas Priest invites heavy metal superfan, President Jokowi, to their Jakarta concert in December

Judas Priest invites heavy metal superfan, President Jokowi, to their Jakarta concert in December

Judas Priest loves Jokowi.

SIPFest | Art Jakarta | Boozy Brunch | Cool Things To Do in Jakarta This Weekend (August 3-5)

SIPFest | Art Jakarta | Boozy Brunch | Cool Things To Do in Jakarta This Weekend (August 3-5)

What are you doing this weekend?

Best museums in Jakarta: Where to find exhibitions on history, art, finance, crafts, and textiles

Best museums in Jakarta: Where to find exhibitions on history, art, finance, crafts, and textiles

Next time somebody describes Jakarta’s art scene as “burgeoning” — you can tell that somebody: Indonesia’s capital city has been brimming with museums...

Scaring Scary Spice earns Indonesian illusionist The Sacred Riana a spot in America’s Got Talent semi-finals

Scaring Scary Spice earns Indonesian illusionist The Sacred Riana a spot in America’s Got Talent semi-finals

"Scaring Scary Spice isn’t cool. No no no. I do NOT want to play with her!"

The new trailer for ‘Wiro Sableng’ is filled with wicked ass-kicking action and goofy fun

The new trailer for ‘Wiro Sableng’ is filled with wicked ass-kicking action and goofy fun

This looks crazy good.

Mr and Mrs Muffins | Paper art | Pig & Dan | Cool Things To Do in Jakarta This Weekend (July 27-29)

Mr and Mrs Muffins | Paper art | Pig & Dan | Cool Things To Do in Jakarta This Weekend (July 27-29)

Come hear the dreamy delights of Mr and Mrs Muffin (Friday) BIG NEWS! Mr. and Mrs. Muffins will be performing in Jakarta at Paviliun 28 on July 29th to celebrate the Ivy...


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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.