GREATER EAST JAKARTA

East Jakarta is a city within the Special Capital Region of Jakarta and the most populous amongst Jakarta’s five cities with an estimated population of around 2.6 million. The  East Jakarta’s mayor’s office is located in Jatinegara, one of the oldest areas of Jakarta which still has several colonial era buildings. Jakarta’s second commercial airport, Halim Perdanakusuma International Airport, is also located in East Jakarta and has seen increasing service since 2014 when more domestic flights were relocated to Halim to take the burden off of Soekarno-Hatta International Airport. The 10 subdistricts of East Jakarta are Matraman, Pulo Gadung, Jatinegara, Duren Sawit, Kramat Jati, Makasar, Pasar Rebo, Ciracas, Cipayung and Cakung.
RECENT ARTICLES IN Greater East Jakarta

FPI claims ‘communists’ threw Molotov bomb at their East Jakarta post, police say it wasn’t even FPI’s

Early this morning, an unidentified assailant reportedly threw a Molotov bomb at a building in Pasar Rebo, East Jakarta Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) Jakarta Secretary General...

FPI claims ‘communists’ threw Molotov bomb at their East Jakarta post, police say it wasn’t even FPI’s

Police arrest man suspected of murdering younger sister over inheritance money

On Tuesday, 22-year-old Murniati, an architecture student at Universitas Muhammadiyah Jakarta (UMJ), was found dead in her home in Cipayung, East Jakarta Murniati’s death is...

Police arrest man suspected of murdering younger sister over inheritance money

‘Orange troops’ city cleaners say they were fired because they can’t play futsal

The Jakarta Sanitation Agency’s workers, famously known as the ‘pasukan orange’ (orange troops) in reference to their uniform color, have lately been doing a pretty darned...

‘Orange troops’ city cleaners say they were fired because they can’t play futsal

Chinese-made TransJakarta bus burst into flames in Cawang, no casualties

Well, it’s been awhile since we’ve had a story about a TransJakarta bus bursting into flame, not since the Provincial Government began replacing old buses with sleek ones from...

Chinese-made TransJakarta bus burst into flames in Cawang, no casualties

Police make murder suspect wear upside down Darth Vader mask during press con

A 17-year-old, identified by his initial B, was recently arrested in Cipayung, East Jakarta for allegedly taking part in the violent activities of a teenage motorcycle gang that...

Police make murder suspect wear upside down Darth Vader mask during press con

Tainted homemade liquor kills 8 in East Jakarta, manufacturer arrested

The proliferation of adulterated homemade alcohol continues to claim lives in Indonesia, as eight people recently died in the capital after drinking tainted liquor The police...

Tainted homemade liquor kills 8 in East Jakarta, manufacturer arrested

Two men arrested for mutilating the body of their friend and burying his body in cement in East Jakarta

Two East Jakarta residents, identified as RL (41) and RH (42) were arrested after their gruesome attempt to hide a dead body failed RL, an angkot minivan driver, has been named...

Two men arrested for mutilating the body of their friend and burying his body in cement in East Jakarta

Transport Agency officer beaten by mob for trying to rid bus terminal of illegally stationed buses

If you’ve ever wondered why so many buses in Jakarta are so shoddy and their drivers so negligent, it’s probably because they rarely answer to authority or any kind of...

Transport Agency officer beaten by mob for trying to rid bus terminal of illegally stationed buses

TV One station in East Jakarta receives bomb threat from self-proclaimed Islamic radical

Indonesian news channel TV One’s station in Cakung, East Jakarta received a bomb threat from an unknown caller yesterday evening As reported in Okezone, the call came in at...

TV One station in East Jakarta receives bomb threat from self-proclaimed Islamic radical

Woman claims hospital didn’t release one of her newborn twins, Komnas PA fears child trafficking

Raudiah Elva Ningsih, 37, claims she never met one of her newborn twin babies after she gave birth to them on May 8 Raudiah said she gave birth at a hospital, identified by the...

Woman claims hospital didn’t release one of her newborn twins, Komnas PA fears child trafficking