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.
RECENT ARTICLES IN Depok

Man allegedly tries to blow himself and his girlfriend up using firecrackers after marriage proposal rejection

The Depok Police arrested a man yesterday after he allegedly tried to commit suicide and kill his lover at the same time after she rejected his marriage proposal According to...

Man allegedly tries to blow himself and his girlfriend up using firecrackers after marriage proposal rejection

Despicable E 2: Depok police arrest drug dealer for allegedly selling Minion-shaped ecstasy pills

Despicable (allegedly)! A drug dealer in Depok was arrested on suspicion that he has been selling ecstasy pills shaped like Minions, the adorable yellow cartoon characters that...

Despicable E 2: Depok police arrest drug dealer for allegedly selling Minion-shaped ecstasy pills

Depok deploys 1,800-strong “cleanliness army” to catch and fine litterers

Depok has a serious litter problem, so the government has put together an “army” to keep the capital’s satellite city clean The Depok city administration has deployed...

Depok deploys 1,800-strong “cleanliness army” to catch and fine litterers

Australian arrested over illegal ownership of cafés in Universitas Indonesia campus

An Australian man, who was identified by the initials SG (60), was arrested Monday while he was opening up his two cafés in the Universitas Indonesia (UI) campus area Depok...

Australian arrested over illegal ownership of cafés in Universitas Indonesia campus

Exact change: Man pays for Rp 33.4 million motorcycle with Rp 1,000 coins

Anyone who lives in Indonesia knows that cashiers here often ask for exact change, with most visibly upset if you hand them a Rp 100,000 note for a Rp 3,500 transaction Well, one...

Exact change: Man pays for Rp 33.4 million motorcycle with Rp 1,000 coins

FPI urges Depok gov’t to shut down Moo N3n3n cafe and Ranjang 69 restaurant for “pornographic” names

Some business owners deliberately associate their products with sexuality as a gimmicky marketing strategy (Bikini snack, anyone) Yet the food/sex combo seems to rile up the...

FPI urges Depok gov’t to shut down Moo N3n3n cafe and Ranjang 69 restaurant for “pornographic” names

Primary school students in Depok victims of Rp 3.6 billion embezzlement of uniform funds

Corruption at any level is loathsome, but it’s arguably even more awful when an act of corruption victimizes children Today, three corruption suspects are going to be tried...

Primary school students in Depok victims of Rp 3.6 billion embezzlement of uniform funds

“No more used condoms” littering Depok neighborhood after rumor of haunted flying casket

It’s very common for hardline conservative groups in Indonesia to appoint themselves as the nation’s morality police (we’re looking at you, FPI) in their bid to stamp out on...

“No more used condoms” littering Depok neighborhood after rumor of haunted flying casket

Go-Jek driver in Depok stabbed by masked assailants, Rp 30 million in wedding savings stolen

Latif Anwar, a Go-Jek motorcycle taxi driver in Depok, is about to tie the knot soon But his road to the pelaminan took an unexpected tragic twist when he became the victim of a...

Go-Jek driver in Depok stabbed by masked assailants, Rp 30 million in wedding savings stolen

Depok gov’t promises to find spreader of “bothersome” condom wrappers featuring pic of two men

Well, it’s been awhile since there have been any national level “LGBT panic” stories, which is definitely a good thing It seems like most people are ready to move on with...

Depok gov’t promises to find spreader of “bothersome” condom wrappers featuring pic of two men