Indonesia’s first drive-in concert held in Semarang

A concert with a drive-in concept was held in the Central Java capital of Semarang last night, making it the first of its kind in the country amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Former Kangen Band vocalist Andika gains newfound respect after featuring same-sex couples in new music video

Former Kangen Band vocalist Andika gains newfound respect after featuring same-sex couples in new music video

Fellas, it might be time for us to collectively apologize to Andika Mahesa of Kangen Band fame. After years of being mocked by Indonesians for his alay (tacky or cheesy) songs...

Jakarta cinemas won’t reopen on July 29 as pandemic rages on

Jakarta cinemas won’t reopen on July 29 as pandemic rages on

Put your cinematic expectations on hold as cinemas in Jakarta — previously slated for reopening on July 29 — will remain closed for the unforeseeable future.

Classroom comedy ‘Guru-guru Gokil’ set to be Indonesia’s 2nd Netflix original movie

Classroom comedy ‘Guru-guru Gokil’ set to be Indonesia’s 2nd Netflix original movie

The film, a film-producing debut by actress Dian Sastrowardoyo, was originally set for cinematic release in April

Nurhasanah, the Indonesian voice of Doraemon, passes away at 62

Nurhasanah, the Indonesian voice of Doraemon, passes away at 62

Indonesia has lost another iconic voice actor after Nurhasanah Iskandar, best known as the Indonesian voice of cartoon character Doraemon, passed away yesterday at the age of 62. 

Children’s songs icon Papa T Bob dies at 59

Children’s songs icon Papa T Bob dies at 59

Papa T Bob, the man behind the songs of our childhood (for those of us who grew up in the ‘90s, anyway), sadly passed away this afternoon at the age of 59.

Indonesian cinemas to reopen on July 29 with COVID-19 protocols

Indonesian cinemas to reopen on July 29 with COVID-19 protocols

The Indonesian Cinema Management Association (GPBSI) announced yesterday that cinema chains throughout the country will simultaneously reopen starting July 29.

Amelia Hapsari becomes first Indonesian filmmaker invited to join the Academy

Amelia Hapsari becomes first Indonesian filmmaker invited to join the Academy

Documentary filmmaker Amelia Hapsari is the first Indonesian to be invited to become a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which presents the annual awards...

Disillusioned ‘superfan’ sets dangdut star Via Vallen’s car on fire

Disillusioned ‘superfan’ sets dangdut star Via Vallen’s car on fire

Police have named a man who claimed to be a superfan of dangdut singer Via Vallen as a suspect for allegedly burning one of her cars, in what appears to be one of the strangest...

Noor Parida, iconic ‘RCTI Oke’ woman from the ‘90s, dies at 66

Noor Parida, iconic ‘RCTI Oke’ woman from the ‘90s, dies at 66

Noor Parida, a woman whose face is familiar to millions of Indonesians, especially in the ‘90s, has sadly passed away this morning at the age of 66.


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