Step aside K-pop bands, Indonesia’s got Ramadan talent

It’s a make or break moment for Indonesian high schooler Puteri Ara and her hijab-clad friends as they rap about religious tolerance to a cheering TV studio audience. Can they beat a rival boy band singing about god’s glory or the all-girl group calling on viewers to idolize the prophet Muhammad instead of Korean pop ...

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Komnas Perempuan praises dangdut star Via Vallen for speaking out against cyber sexual harassment

Komnas Perempuan praises dangdut star Via Vallen for speaking out against cyber sexual harassment

Via Vallen has become an inspiration for many.

Dangdut star Via Vallen exposes creepy DMs from unnamed foreign soccer player in Indonesia

Dangdut star Via Vallen exposes creepy DMs from unnamed foreign soccer player in Indonesia

Via Vallen's #MeToo moment

Groups in Palangkaraya & Manado force theaters to pull ‘212: The Power of Love’ film based on anti-Ahok protest

Groups in Palangkaraya & Manado force theaters to pull ‘212: The Power of Love’ film based on anti-Ahok protest

Forget Avengers or Deadpool — the most hotly discussed movie in Indonesia right now might just be ‘212: The Power of Love’.

Europe on Screen | SHVR Ground Festival | Cinco de Mayo | Cool Things To Do in Jakarta This Weekend (May 4-6)

Europe on Screen | SHVR Ground Festival | Cinco de Mayo | Cool Things To Do in Jakarta This Weekend (May 4-6)

What are you doing this weekend?

Deadpool 2’s viral marketing campaign in Indonesia is freakin’ hilarious (once you figure it out)

Deadpool 2’s viral marketing campaign in Indonesia is freakin’ hilarious (once you figure it out)

Sound it out!

Viral: Thanos and Avengers batik shirts mashup Indonesian traditional fashion with superhero style

Viral: Thanos and Avengers batik shirts mashup Indonesian traditional fashion with superhero style

If you ever need to go to an Indonesian wedding and then to Comic-con immediately after, we've got the perfect shirts for you!

Badass trailer for ‘Buffalo Boys’ makes it look like next great Indonesian Satay Western

Badass trailer for ‘Buffalo Boys’ makes it look like next great Indonesian Satay Western

This looks awesome.

Indonesian artist gives amazing superhero shadow puppets to Avengers: Infinity Wars stars and director

Indonesian artist gives amazing superhero shadow puppets to Avengers: Infinity Wars stars and director

Too cool!

Don’t worry Marvel fanboys, ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ is NOT getting 7 minutes censored in Indonesia

Don’t worry Marvel fanboys, ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ is NOT getting 7 minutes censored in Indonesia

"I'll show you the seven lost minutes," RDJ said while dancing for the press conference audience.


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