5 Cool Things To Do in Jakarta This Weekend (October 20-22)

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Miss Indonesia’s Final Fantasy-esque costume killing competition with over 260K FB shares in online vote for Miss Grand International

Miss Indonesia’s Final Fantasy-esque costume killing competition with over 260K FB shares in online vote for Miss Grand International

After winning last year’s edition of the prestigious international beauty pageant Miss Grand International (due in large part, we think, to our representative picking Hillary...

5 Cool Things To Do in Jakarta This Weekend (Oct 13-15)

5 Cool Things To Do in Jakarta This Weekend (Oct 13-15)

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Tickets for former Oasis frontman (and famed tea brewer) Liam Gallagher’s rescheduled Jakarta concert on Jan 14 now on sale

Tickets for former Oasis frontman (and famed tea brewer) Liam Gallagher’s rescheduled Jakarta concert on Jan 14 now on sale

"No one buys records these days, in the 90s I had about four people doing it.”

5 Cool Things To Do in Jakarta This Weekend (Oct 6-8)

5 Cool Things To Do in Jakarta This Weekend (Oct 6-8)

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Celebrate Indonesia’s amazing music scene and get an insider’s take on the industry at Archipelago Festival (Oct 14-15)

Celebrate Indonesia’s amazing music scene and get an insider’s take on the industry at Archipelago Festival (Oct 14-15)

Jakarta has quite a few major music festivals these days, such as Java Jazz, We The Fest and Djakarta Warehouse Project. But the headliners at these festivals are always...

Actress Nikita Mirzani reported to police for defamatory tweet against military commander, denies responsibility

Actress Nikita Mirzani reported to police for defamatory tweet against military commander, denies responsibility

Actress Nikita Mirzani may find herself in the middle of a cyber crime investigation after she was accused of defaming Indonesian military (TNI) Commander General Gatot Nurmantyo...

Polygamy dating app draws criticism from women’s rights advocates in Indonesia

Polygamy dating app draws criticism from women’s rights advocates in Indonesia

"Due to the controversy, I initially wanted to permanently shut down the site, but when I saw many women in their 40s of 50s who are still virgins and unmarried I decided to keep...

WATCH: Born without arms or legs, ‘Indonesia’s Unlikely Shutterbug’ takes incredible photos while shooting down stereotypes

WATCH: Born without arms or legs, ‘Indonesia’s Unlikely Shutterbug’ takes incredible photos while shooting down stereotypes

“If you want to be the best, erase the thought that you are disabled. You don't have to be perfect to be the best at what you do.”

5 Cool Things To Do in Jakarta This Weekend (Sept 29 – Oct 1)

5 Cool Things To Do in Jakarta This Weekend (Sept 29 – Oct 1)

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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.