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.
RECENT ARTICLES IN Bekasi

Hope fading for safe rescue of worker trapped in rubble of collapsed Bekasi building

A tragedy occurred at a construction site in Bekasi today as an emergency stairwell in the Grand Kamala Lagoon apartments collapsed from the 30th floor and fell to the...

Hope fading for safe rescue of worker trapped in rubble of collapsed Bekasi building

8 injured in 50 kg gas canister explosion that destroyed PHD restaurant in Bekasi

The explosion, which occurred on Jalan Raya Hankam in Bekasi, reportedly came from inside the PHD restaurant at 6:20

8 injured in 50 kg gas canister explosion that destroyed PHD restaurant in Bekasi

Viral: Banner in Bekasi neighborhood forbids dating, threatens to beat violators to a pulp

Apparently PDA is a problem in the

Viral: Banner in Bekasi neighborhood forbids dating, threatens to beat violators to a pulp

Cop tries to rob ATM with teen accomplice, teen dies during ensuing car chase with police

A tragic scene unfolded in Kertasari village in Bekasi early yesterday morning after the police put an end to an ATM robbery

Cop tries to rob ATM with teen accomplice, teen dies during ensuing car chase with police

Popstar/failed candidate for governor Ahmad Dhani says he’ll move to Bekasi if Ahok is reelected

If you’re not into Indonesian showbiz, you may remember (or may not, we wouldn’t blame you) Ahmad Dhani as the popstar who had grand aspirations of replacing Governor Basuki...

Popstar/failed candidate for governor Ahmad Dhani says he’ll move to Bekasi if Ahok is reelected

Authorities raid exploitative TKI shelter which kept domestic helpers in limbo for up to 8 months

Not only do many Indonesian domestic help workers (TKI) face inhumane treatment and conditions when they work abroad, many of them are also exploited before they can even leave...

Authorities raid exploitative TKI shelter which kept domestic helpers in limbo for up to 8 months

GrabBike and traditional ojek drivers clash over passenger in Bekasi Regency

It seemed like the clashes between traditional ojek motorcycle taxi drivers and those of motorcycle hailing app companies like Go-Jek and GrabBike were a thing of the past....

GrabBike and traditional ojek drivers clash over passenger in Bekasi Regency

Police believe Bekasi man was electrocuted to death while holding charging phone

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Police believe Bekasi man was electrocuted to death while holding charging phone

Son of Bekasi city councilor drives father’s gov’t car, crashes and kills motorist

Will he escape punishment because daddy's an important

Son of Bekasi city councilor drives father’s gov’t car, crashes and kills motorist

Extended long weekend for 102 Bekasi civil servants who skipped work today

After an especially long 4-day weekend, we expected to hear news that civil servants would skip work in large numbers today given their rather unfortunate reputation for being...

Extended long weekend for 102 Bekasi civil servants who skipped work today