Korean netizens slam dangdut star Via Vallen’s new music video over allegations of plagiarism from K-pop singer IU

Since K-pop took Indonesia by the storm over a decade ago, there have been numerous plagiarism allegations committed by Indonesian artists ⁠— be it similarities in their songs, music videos, and even down to their appearance. A fresh case of alleged plagiarism in a new music video by dangdut superstar Via Vallen has prompted harsh criticism from netizens in South Korea, which has brought shame to many...

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XXI cinemas open in several Indonesian cities with added COVID-19 protocols

XXI cinemas open in several Indonesian cities with added COVID-19 protocols

After resorting to watching films at home for months, some moviegoers in Indonesia are finally able to go back to their routine of going to the movies as a major cinema operator...

TikTok showing miniature ‘kampung’ in Australian zoo has Indonesians hyped

TikTok showing miniature ‘kampung’ in Australian zoo has Indonesians hyped

We’re so used to seeing famous tourist landmarks replicated in Indonesia, so how about a bit of Indonesia in another country? 

Jakarta cinema operators unconvinced of reopening with theaters limited to 25 percent capacity

Jakarta cinema operators unconvinced of reopening with theaters limited to 25 percent capacity

With Jakarta in the transitional period of the Large-Scale Social Restrictions (PSBB), cinemas are among the leisure facilities permitted to reopen, but operators say there may be...

TikTok video of Indonesian high school student sneezing blessed with over 8 million views

TikTok video of Indonesian high school student sneezing blessed with over 8 million views

Jiddana Dusturia couldn’t have expected that a video of her sneezing, which was unintentionally uploaded to her TikTok page @jiddussgrinaaa03, would attract so much attention...

Renowned film and ‘sinetron’ producer Raam Punjabi, wife test positive for coronavirus

Renowned film and ‘sinetron’ producer Raam Punjabi, wife test positive for coronavirus

Renowned Indian-Indonesian film and sinetron (soap opera) producer Raam Punjabi and his wife, Raakhee Punjabi, have contracted COVID-19, making them among the latest public...

Wrong DPR: Indonesians flock to Korean rapper DPR Live’s Instagram to protest controversial job creation law

Wrong DPR: Indonesians flock to Korean rapper DPR Live’s Instagram to protest controversial job creation law

One of the most well-known songs by South Korean rapper DPR Live is To Myself, which has a repeated “DPR we gang gang” hook.  This week, amid heated online discussions on...

Eddie Van Halen’s Indonesian roots inspire Asian pride as tributes pour in

Eddie Van Halen’s Indonesian roots inspire Asian pride as tributes pour in

The world lost a rock god in Eddie Van Halen today, and his death was especially felt in Indonesia where the guitarist’s roots have been a source of immense pride.

JKT48’s Olla becomes second member of idol group to test positive for coronavirus

JKT48’s Olla becomes second member of idol group to test positive for coronavirus

Another member of popular idol group JKT48 has contracted COVID-19, it has been confirmed, making her the second member of the group to be infected by the novel coronavirus. 

Indonesian TikTok goes nuts over luxury houses on roof of North Jakarta mall

Indonesian TikTok goes nuts over luxury houses on roof of North Jakarta mall

Have you ever imagined living on top of a mall? No, we’re not talking about an apartment situated on top of a mall building, which is not uncommon in Jakarta, but an actual...


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