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

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

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Adulterers paraded and man beaten after getting caught in Tangerang

Adulterers paraded and man beaten after getting caught in Tangerang

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

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

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

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

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...

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

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

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

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

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Stepmother named suspect in suspicious death of primary schooler

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

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

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 Indonesia is causing quite an outrage for listing marijuana...