Should we shame influencers who propose payment with exposure? Social media star Awkarin’s post sparks debate

Screenshot of private messages sent by Awkarin and her team have gone viral recently, seemingly to show how shameless they were in not wanting to pay for services. But, how far is too far?

Music & Showbiz

Bumilangit Cinematic Universe launch | Independence Day dinner special | Tensnake DJ set | Cool Things To Do in Jakarta This Merdeka Weekend (Aug 16-18)

Bumilangit Cinematic Universe launch | Independence Day dinner special | Tensnake DJ set | Cool Things To Do in Jakarta This Merdeka Weekend (Aug 16-18)

What will you do during the Hari Merdeka weekend?

English electronic duo Honne returning to Jakarta for solo concert in November

English electronic duo Honne returning to Jakarta for solo concert in November

The duo, consisting of James Hatcher and Andy Clutterbuck, is ready to bring you warmth on a cold November night

Joko Anwar’s ‘Gundala’ set for international premiere at Toronto International Film Festival

Joko Anwar’s ‘Gundala’ set for international premiere at Toronto International Film Festival

‘Gundala’ will be featured as part of TIFF’s Midnight Madness program, which consists of ten ‘genre and boundary pushing’ movies

Photo exhibition | Afgan & Machine Gun Kelly concerts | Italian kitchen takeover | Cool Things To Do in Jakarta This Weekend (Aug 9-11)

Photo exhibition | Afgan & Machine Gun Kelly concerts | Italian kitchen takeover | Cool Things To Do in Jakarta This Weekend (Aug 9-11)

What are you doing this weekend?

‘Bodo Amat’: Indonesian rapper Young Lex’s new song reported to Youtube by IT Ministry for rude lyrics

‘Bodo Amat’: Indonesian rapper Young Lex’s new song reported to Youtube by IT Ministry for rude lyrics

From the get-go, it’s obvious that Indonesian rapper Young Lex’s music and videos are not meant to be consumed by young children. 

Science-inspired jazz | Art exhibitions | Aussie BBQ takeover | Cool Things To Do in Jakarta This Weekend (Aug 2-4)

Science-inspired jazz | Art exhibitions | Aussie BBQ takeover | Cool Things To Do in Jakarta This Weekend (Aug 2-4)

What are you doing this weekend?

Watch: Iko Uwais is a chef with the power of 1,000 monks in new Netflix series ‘Wu Assassins’ (Trailer)

Watch: Iko Uwais is a chef with the power of 1,000 monks in new Netflix series ‘Wu Assassins’ (Trailer)

It’s Wednesday, my dudes — and what better way to get us over the hump than a brand new trailer for a new Netflix series starring Indonesian martial arts action star Iko Uwais.

IT Ministry to investigate popular Indonesian gaming Youtuber Kimi Hime over alleged ‘vulgar content’

IT Ministry to investigate popular Indonesian gaming Youtuber Kimi Hime over alleged ‘vulgar content’

A popular Indonesian gaming Youtuber has become a subject of discussion in the country’s House of Parliament (DPR) over the way she dresses.

Faces of Jakarta: Rich Brian’s ‘Kids’ video, explained

Faces of Jakarta: Rich Brian’s ‘Kids’ video, explained

Your guide to the Indonesian rapper’s amazing love letter to Jakarta, featuring many familiar faces and sights from the capital


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Coconuts Jakarta Music & Showbiz

Coconuts Jakarta is not an “infotainment” site, so we don’t bore you with a lot of celebrity gossip (unless it’s really crazy). What we mainly care about when it comes to showbiz is giving you the latest Indonesia-related movie and television news that we’re super excited about. Indonesia’s film industry has come a long way in recent years, with directors such as Joko Anwar, The Mo Brothers and Gareth Evans paving the way for movies from the archipelago to get more respect and exposure internationally.