GREATER TANGERANG

The Greater Tangerang area comprises of two massive, distinct cities: Tangerang and South Tangerang. Tangerang is a bustling metropolitan in its own right. With a population of just over 2 million (making it the eighth most populated “suburb” in the world), its crowded atmosphere and general look is fairly similar to the capital Jakarta, for which Tangerang is a satellite city. The Soekarno-Hatta International Airport is located in the city of Tangerang, despite the airport being often falsely described as Jakarta’s. In addition, Tangerang is also known as an industrial hub, with over 1,000 factories located there. South Tangerang, by comparison, has more of a suburb feel compared to Tangerang and Jakarta. The city, which separated administratively from Tangerang in 2008, is home to some of the wealthiest suburban neighborhoods in all of the Greater Jakarta Area, including Alam Sutera, Bintaro, and Bumi Serpong Damai (BSD City).
RECENT ARTICLES IN Greater Tangerang

Construction of Soekarno-Hatta Airport’s third runway to commence in April

Fresh from having been ranked the most connected megahub in all of Asia, Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta International Airport is not letting up in terms of improving its facilities to...

Construction of Soekarno-Hatta Airport’s third runway to commence in April

Adulterers paraded and man beaten after getting caught in Tangerang

Unmarried but consenting adults engaging in fornication really grinds the gears of many “moral” conservatives in Indonesia for some reason, and in some parts of Indonesia...

Adulterers paraded and man beaten after getting caught in Tangerang

Holycow! Steakhouse customer snaps viral photo of cockroach in her food

Holycow! Steakhouse by Chef Afit has once again been hit with a scandal involving a customer finding a dead animal in their food, this time the deceased creature being a...

Holycow! Steakhouse customer snaps viral photo of cockroach in her food

Police arrest con artist who allegedly tricked 50 flight attendants into thinking he was a pilot for dates and money

If you’re a pilot, you can get away with quite a lot in Indonesia (like having security guards help you get to your plane when you’re obviously drunk, for example) And even if...

Police arrest con artist who allegedly tricked 50 flight attendants into thinking he was a pilot for dates and money

Suspected terrorist worked as an online ojek driver: witness

Yesterday, Indonesian anti-terror forces shot dead three suspected militants while another was arrested in South Tangerang The local media is now reporting that the suspected...

Suspected terrorist worked as an online ojek driver: witness

Ceiling collapses in Soekarno-Hatta Airport’s new Terminal 3

Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta International Airport’s recently constructed Terminal 3 was supposed to be a modern, state-of-the-art addition to the travel hub that we could all be...

Ceiling collapses in Soekarno-Hatta Airport’s new Terminal 3

Two boxes feared to contain grenades found in Soekarno-Hatta Airport

Two boxes suspected of containing explosives were found in a male bathroom in Terminal 1 of Soekarno-Hatta Airport today The suspicious items were first spotted lying around in...

Two boxes feared to contain grenades found in Soekarno-Hatta Airport

Lad mag model Anggita Sari arrested for drugs, says she took them to help her sleep

Anggita Sari, who regularly models for men’s magazines like Popular, was arrested yesterday in her Bintaro home during a drug bust by the police Vivick Tanjung, head of South...

Lad mag model Anggita Sari arrested for drugs, says she took them to help her sleep

Stepmother named suspect in suspicious death of primary schooler

The police yesterday named a 46-year-old woman identified as SY a suspect in the murder of her young stepson, DF, in Ciledug, Tangerang last month DF died on October 20, after...

Stepmother named suspect in suspicious death of primary schooler

Primary school textbook in South Tangerang lists marijuana and cocaine as having medicinal benefits

We can all hopefully agree that children should never do drugs, mmkay But one textbook for a primary school in the city of South Tangerang is causing quite an outrage for listing...

Primary school textbook in South Tangerang lists marijuana and cocaine as having medicinal benefits