BOGOR

If the satellite city of Bogor experiences heavy rainfall, then it’s very likely that Jakarta will get flooded. This is because Bogor is situated on land elevated above Jakarta. Water from Bogor flows from the hilly region down to the capital, mainly through the notoriously flood-prone Ciliwung River. Perhaps it’s only fair then that Jakartans in turn often flood the city of Bogor with tourists during national holidays. Aside from visiting the various sites the city has to offer, such as the wonderful Botanical Garden and the Presidential Palace, Bogor is also situated close to the famous hilly resort town of Puncak, home to Taman Safari Indonesia safari park. Bogor is the smallest of all the satellite cities that make up the Greater Jakarta Area. However, it is still a large city and is the 14th largest city nationwide, home to over 1 million people.
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Viral FB post alleges dog brought into mosque in viral video killed in accident

Viral FB post alleges dog brought into mosque in viral video killed in accident

While most of the attention from the hugely viral video of a woman in Indonesia who brought her dog into a mosque has been on the pet owner’s legal status, little was known...

Police say woman who took dog into mosque schizophrenic, still charge her with blasphemy

Police say woman who took dog into mosque schizophrenic, still charge her with blasphemy

A middle aged Indonesian woman, who has been identified by her initials SM, has been charged with blasphemy for bringing her dog into a mosque in Bogor and setting it loose,...

Planet Plastic: The colossal challenge of cleaning up Indonesia’s Ciliwung River (Video)

Planet Plastic: The colossal challenge of cleaning up Indonesia’s Ciliwung River (Video)

Indonesia's Ciliwung River on the long road to recovery.

Indonesian student stabbed to death in alleyway, police looking into ex-boyfriend based on CCTV footage

Indonesian student stabbed to death in alleyway, police looking into ex-boyfriend based on CCTV footage

An 18-year-old SMK (vocational high school) student named Andriana Yubelia was killed on her way home from school on Tuesday in Bogor, West Java. A crucial lead in the case has...

Firebrand cleric Habib Bahar bin Smith arrested for assault on minors, police say he was going to run away using a fake name

Firebrand cleric Habib Bahar bin Smith arrested for assault on minors, police say he was going to run away using a fake name

Firebrand cleric Habib Bahar bin Smith, who has recently been the subject of controversy after he made sexist, racist and transphobic remarks about President Joko Widodo, was...

1 killed and 7 in hospital after lightning strikes amateur soccer game in Indonesia

1 killed and 7 in hospital after lightning strikes amateur soccer game in Indonesia

A 54-year-old man was killed after lightning reportedly struck near a pitch where an amateur soccer game was taking place in the city of Bogor yesterday.

Bogor is banning the use of plastic bags at malls and supermarkets starting Dec. 1

Bogor is banning the use of plastic bags at malls and supermarkets starting Dec. 1

Another small but important step towards decreasing the ridiculous number of plastic bags used every year in Indonesia. C'mon Jakarta, if Bogor and Denpasar can do it, why not us?

Bogor man killed friend, cut off his genitalia and kept it in his pocket: Police

Bogor man killed friend, cut off his genitalia and kept it in his pocket: Police

Police in Bogor have named a 40-year-old man, identified by his initials YS, as a suspect in a gruesome murder case which saw the victim’s penis cut off.

French man issues apology to Muslims after video of angry rant about mosque loudspeakers goes viral

French man issues apology to Muslims after video of angry rant about mosque loudspeakers goes viral

Blaming it on anger and a lack of knowledge about Bahasa Indonesia, French national Frank Jean Pierre Schulthess issued a video apology to the Muslim people for his angry rant...

After living together for 21 years, Indonesian family tearily says goodbye to 200 kg ‘fat crocodile’

After living together for 21 years, Indonesian family tearily says goodbye to 200 kg ‘fat crocodile’

Kojek the crocodile is one of the newest additions to Taman Safari conservation park in Bogor, which is one of the most popular parks in Indonesia. But the tale of how he got...