DEPOK

It’s hard to tell where South Jakarta ends and Depok begins, as the satellite city is pretty much an extension of the capital city. This is particularly true of Jalan Margonda Raya, the long stretch of road that serves as Depok’s commercial hub, where countless shops and shopping malls make it closely resemble many similar commercial areas in Jakarta. But beyond Margonda, Depok is a large suburban city that is home to 1.75 million people. It’s ease of access to Jakarta, thanks in large part due to the KRL Commuterline train, makes Depok a suitable commuter city for many people working in Jakarta. Depok is also home to the main campus of Universitas Indonesia (UI), which is among the best and most prestigious tertiary education institutions in Indonesia. In addition, Depok also boasts several other top Indonesian university, including Universitas Gunadarma and Universitas Bina Sarana Informatika.
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1 killed after gas leak triggers ceiling collapse in Depok’s Margo City mall

1 killed after gas leak triggers ceiling collapse in Depok’s Margo City mall

A man was killed after a ceiling collapsed at Margo City mall in Depok, West Java on Saturday, with a gas leak suspected of triggering a string of incidents that led to the...

Police in Depok arrest alleged breast groper who said he did it to ‘satisfy his urge’

Police in Depok arrest alleged breast groper who said he did it to ‘satisfy his urge’

Police yesterday arrested a 35-year-old man named Riyan Apriyanto who allegedly groped a woman’s breasts while she was walking alone in the city of Depok in September.

Mob beats up mentally challenged man accused of kidnapping child, turns out he was holding a cat

Mob beats up mentally challenged man accused of kidnapping child, turns out he was holding a cat

Despite arrests being made related to the recent proliferation of fake news stories on social media about child kidnappings in Indonesia, one man in the city of Depok fell victim...

2 boys in Indonesia told to sleep in graveyard as punishment for dressing up as pocongs to spook people

2 boys in Indonesia told to sleep in graveyard as punishment for dressing up as pocongs to spook people

Two boys in Indonesia got a taste of the pocong life (or death, as it were) after their attempt to emulate a ghostly prank they saw on social media went terribly wrong.

Depok getting tough on tobacco ads as city begins enforcing ban on retailers, malls

Depok getting tough on tobacco ads as city begins enforcing ban on retailers, malls

Indonesia has some of the most lax regulations in the world regarding tobacco advertising, with images of cigarettes and cigarette logos popping up practically everywhere,...