Fresh calls for Netflix to be blocked in Indonesia over ‘negative content’

It seems broadcast regulators are not giving up in their endless crusade against “negative... Read on

Indonesian TikTok star Fadlan Holao apologizes after posting suicidal intention on Instagram

Fadlan Holao, an Indonesian TikTok star/Instaceleb, recently made headlines after posting several photos and... Read on

Indonesia’s Timo Tjahjanto to direct remake of Korean zombie flick ‘Train to Busan’

An upcoming remake of celebrated South Korean zombie thriller Train to Busan has found... Read on

Watch Indonesian action star Joe Taslim as Sub-Zero in the bloody cool trailer for the ‘Mortal Kombat’ reboot

The first trailer for the 'Mortal Kombat' reboot is finally here, and we’re bloody... Read on

Indonesian celebrity couple Anang-Ashanty and their children test positive for coronavirus

Indonesian celebrity couple, singer-turned-entrepreneur Anang Hermansyah and singer Ashanty, as well as three of... 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.