BEKASI

The satellite city of Bekasi was often mocked for being “positioned closer to the sun” than the rest of the world, mainly because of its incredibly hot and humid climate. But that obviously hasn’t stopped people from living in Bekasi, which is home to over 2.6 million people. Bekasi is a city of two faces. On the one hand, it has an industrial area featuring grand factories of some of the largest multinational companies in the world. On the other, it’s a high-functioning city filled with some of the largest malls and business centers in the region, making it feel like an extension of Jakarta. Bekasi also has some of the largest affluent residential neighborhoods in the Greater Jakarta Area, which are often described as “cities within a city”. These neighborhoods include Harapan Indah, Summarecon Bekasi, and Kemang Pratama.
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N. Korean anthem played before S. Korean football match, Indonesian Football Association apologizes, blames technical error

N. Korean anthem played before S. Korean football match, Indonesian Football Association apologizes, blames technical error

Awkwaaaard.

Corruption Eradication Commission searches Lippo boss James Riady’s house as part of Meikarta investigation

Corruption Eradication Commission searches Lippo boss James Riady’s house as part of Meikarta investigation

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Bricks tossed from pedestrian bridge over toll road in Bekasi, one driver killed

Bricks tossed from pedestrian bridge over toll road in Bekasi, one driver killed

Police are on the hunt for the person responsible for dropping at least three approximately football-sized bricks on the Cikampek toll road, hitting two cars and smashing through...

Small boys stripped, beaten & paraded in public for alleged theft; parents refuse to drop charges despite pleas from suspect

Small boys stripped, beaten & paraded in public for alleged theft; parents refuse to drop charges despite pleas from suspect

Vigilante justice in the form of humiliating public shaming parades are disturbingly common in Indonesia.

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Spike-ful crime: Gang beats up durian seller, throws one at his face after he refused to become victim of fruit extortion

Not only is it considered the king of fruits, but the durian, with its hard spikes, is arguably the most weaponizable of all fruits, as this case proves.

Bekasi officials considering banning on-street weddings to prevent traffic blockage

Bekasi officials considering banning on-street weddings to prevent traffic blockage

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Police capture fake photographer who allegedly lured, raped, and robbed model in Bekasi

Police capture fake photographer who allegedly lured, raped, and robbed model in Bekasi

The Bekasi Metro Police have arrested a 28-year-old man, identified by his initials DF, for allegedly claiming to be a photographer in order to sexually assault a model.

Man suspected of burning audio technician alive in Bekasi shot in the leg by police

Man suspected of burning audio technician alive in Bekasi shot in the leg by police

Perhaps MA, the man who was beaten and burned alive by an angry mob in Bekasi last week, might find some sort of justice after all...

Two charged with assault of audio technician who was burned alive after being accused of stealing mosque speakers

Two charged with assault of audio technician who was burned alive after being accused of stealing mosque speakers

The Jakarta Metro Police have named the first two suspects in their investigation into the highly publicized case of a man, identified as MA, who was beaten and burned alive at...