Indonesian musician Anji tests positive for marijuana use in drug bust

Indonesian singer Anji has been arrested for alleged drug possession, with his subsequent drug test showing positive result for marijuana consumption. 

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Indonesian celeb Gisel gets flak over horse that shares the name of Prophet Muhammad’s wife. It’s not even hers

Indonesian celeb Gisel gets flak over horse that shares the name of Prophet Muhammad’s wife. It’s not even hers

Naming animals with human names isn’t exactly out of the norm, but a fresh case involving a horse that bears the name of the Prophet Muhammad’s wife has sparked quite a...

Papua-born actress Yanni Melwani to replace celebrity couple Raffi-Nagita as icons of National Games in Papua

Papua-born actress Yanni Melwani to replace celebrity couple Raffi-Nagita as icons of National Games in Papua

It appears that celebrity couple Raffi Ahmad and Nagita Slavina are on their way out as icons of the 20th edition of National Games (PON) in Papua, as the event’s organizers are...

Indonesian YouTuber Ria Ricis said to have donated AdSense money amid accusations of monetizing father’s death

Indonesian YouTuber Ria Ricis said to have donated AdSense money amid accusations of monetizing father’s death

Indonesian YouTuber Ria Ricis may be known for over-sensationalized vlogs, but this time she’s under public scrutiny for allegedly exploiting her father’s death through a...

Appointment of celebrity couple Raffi-Nagita as ‘icons’ for Papua-hosted National Games panned for cultural appropriation

Appointment of celebrity couple Raffi-Nagita as ‘icons’ for Papua-hosted National Games panned for cultural appropriation

Papuans have been severely underrepresented in mainstream Indonesian media, and the appointment of non-Papuan celebrities to represent a major event hosted by the province ⁠—...

Indonesian OnlyFans stars The Connell Twins take aim at ‘fans’ who profited off their content

Indonesian OnlyFans stars The Connell Twins take aim at ‘fans’ who profited off their content

It’s one thing to enjoy adult content from OnlyFans creators you’re subscribed to, but it’s just wrong to share them outside the platform for your personal gain.

Batik meets Kpop as West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil designs dashing tops for Super Junior’s Leeteuk and Yesung

Batik meets Kpop as West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil designs dashing tops for Super Junior’s Leeteuk and Yesung

We never imagined the day would come when a high-ranking Indonesian official would interact with K-pop idols casually online, and yet here we are with a governor designing clothes...

Indonesian YouTube megastar accused of commercializing wife’s miscarriage

Indonesian YouTube megastar accused of commercializing wife’s miscarriage

Whenever we write about Atta Halilintar, arguably the most popular Indonesian YouTuber today, our first thoughts are usually along the lines of, “What kind of over-the-top...

Ayu Maulida fails to crawl into Miss Universe 2020 top 10 despite awesome komodo costume

Ayu Maulida fails to crawl into Miss Universe 2020 top 10 despite awesome komodo costume

Ayu Maulida Putri, Indonesia’s representative in Miss Universe 2020, achieved quite an impressive feat in the world’s most popular pageant event. Though she failed to crack...

Indonesia’s beloved pop/rock band Naif officially disbands after 25 years

Indonesia’s beloved pop/rock band Naif officially disbands after 25 years

Legendary Indonesian pop/rock band Naif has called its quits after a successful, 25-year-long career.  The news was confirmed by Naif’s frontman, David Bayu Danangjaya, in a...


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