GREATER NORTH JAKARTA

Located closest to the sea, North Jakarta includes many of the capital’s oldest settlements, harkening back to its days as a regional hub of shipping and sea trade. In addition to the crumbling colonial buildings you can find in Kota Tua, North Jakarta also includes the ports of Tanjung Priok and historic Sunda Kelapa. North Jakarta has a reputation for hiding some of Jakarta’s wilder nightlife establishments, including the infamous Alexis Hotel, but it is also home to the Ancol entertainment district, an area that includes beaches and a theme park which is popular for families to visit during weekends and holidays. Kelapa Gading is North Jakarta’s most affluent residential area and is well known for its shopping centers and plethora of food options. The subdistricts of North Jakarta include Cilincing, Koja, Kelapa Gading, Tanjung Priok, Pademangan and Penjaringan.
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After wife refuses to have sex with him, North Jakarta man cuts her throat using machete in front of their small child

After wife refuses to have sex with him, North Jakarta man cuts her throat using machete in front of their small child

A resident of North Jakarta’s Tanjung Priok neighborhood, identified as 37-year-old Anton Nuryanto, was arrested on Friday for violently assaulting his wife, identified by her...

Ahok says he was ‘scapegoated’ after Governor Anies issued building permits on controversial reclaimed Jakarta Bay islets

Ahok says he was ‘scapegoated’ after Governor Anies issued building permits on controversial reclaimed Jakarta Bay islets

One of Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan’s main campaign promises was stopping the land reclamation project in Jakarta Bay, but he has effectively reneged on that promise and...

Viral: 9th graders in Indonesia harass teacher by dancing in class and waving money at her

Viral: 9th graders in Indonesia harass teacher by dancing in class and waving money at her

Indonesia has seen countless incidents of student-on-teacher harassment (and vice versa) go viral online, which highlight a disturbing culture of violence in the country’s...

Up in vapor: Jakarta police bust lucrative MDMA and THC-laced vape liquid business

Up in vapor: Jakarta police bust lucrative MDMA and THC-laced vape liquid business

Vaping has risen in popularity in Indonesia in recent years and has boomed into a lucrative industry, but police say some have taken dangerously illegal routes towards profiting...

8 y.o. boy killed after brick falls on his head from Jakarta apartment, police investigating

8 y.o. boy killed after brick falls on his head from Jakarta apartment, police investigating

Almost two weeks into the investigation, the police have yet to determine any possible suspects.

Police arrest Kelapa Gading motorcycle thieves who confessed to raping victim

Police arrest Kelapa Gading motorcycle thieves who confessed to raping victim

The Kelapa Gading Police on Sunday arrested two men, identified by their initials DJS and BSJ, for motorcycle theft and rape.

FBR circular asking for Eid bonus goes viral, leader says it was only ‘for fun’ but they’d still accept money

FBR circular asking for Eid bonus goes viral, leader says it was only ‘for fun’ but they’d still accept money

The Eid bonus is really just a nice way of saying, “give us money or face the consequences.”

Father who allegedly kicked child on playground says he only stopped boy’s swing with foot

Father who allegedly kicked child on playground says he only stopped boy’s swing with foot

Did he actually kick the boy?

Man allegedly kicks boy for accidentally knocking over his daughter on playground, shows no remorse

Man allegedly kicks boy for accidentally knocking over his daughter on playground, shows no remorse

How not to parent.

Ahok wins custody of children as court finalizes divorce with Veronica Tan

Ahok wins custody of children as court finalizes divorce with Veronica Tan

Former Jakarta Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama has officially divorced Veronica Tan and won custody over their two underage children — the first legal victory for...