Viral: Traditional motorcycle taxi driver attacks online ojek over territorial dispute at Manggarai Station

Police say the fight broke out because the online ojek picked up a passenger in an area unofficially reserved for traditional ojeks.

AirAsia international flights moved to Terminal 2 at Soekarno-Hatta Airport starting tomorrow

AirAsia international flights moved to Terminal 2 at Soekarno-Hatta Airport starting tomorrow

Travelers take note: there will be one big change to terminal assignments at Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta International Airport that is coming into effect tomorrow.

Prison worker suspected of sneaking inmate/boyfriend out of Jakarta jail in trunk of her car

Prison worker suspected of sneaking inmate/boyfriend out of Jakarta jail in trunk of her car

Oh the things people will do for love...

MRT Jakarta launches survey asking women if they should provide women-only carriages or not

MRT Jakarta launches survey asking women if they should provide women-only carriages or not

As a preventative measure against sexual harassment, some modes of public transportation in Jakarta, such as the KRL Commuterline train and the TransJakarta bus, provide...

Lion Air CEO says passengers down less than 5% in November following JT-610 crash

Lion Air CEO says passengers down less than 5% in November following JT-610 crash

Despite the deadly crash on October 29, CEO Edward Sirait said that the number of passengers that flew Lion Air in November was down less than 5% from November of 2017, a decline...

Ahok should be released by Jan 24 after 3-month sentence reduction: Official

Ahok should be released by Jan 24 after 3-month sentence reduction: Official

The long-awaited return of former Jakarta Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama to society is getting nearer with an official estimating that he should be out before the end...

Police say 35 y.o. man raped and murdered 15 y.o. girl in Lampung after she rejected his advances

Police say 35 y.o. man raped and murdered 15 y.o. girl in Lampung after she rejected his advances

Lampung Police have detained Wagiran, a 35-year-old laborer, as the main suspect in the case of a 15-year-old girl who was raped and murdered in September.

Watch: Strong winds literally blow the roof off of outdoor food court in Kuningan

Watch: Strong winds literally blow the roof off of outdoor food court in Kuningan

Scary stuff. Stay safe, folks!

Ma’ruf Amin to go ‘all-out’ for presidential campaign after sitting out due to twisted ankle

Ma’ruf Amin to go ‘all-out’ for presidential campaign after sitting out due to twisted ankle

President Joko Widodo’s running mate Ma’ruf Amin is 75 (76 by the time of April’s election), so there have, understandably, been more questions raised about his physical...

Jakarta to hike parking rates next year, considering up to IDR 69k per hour in some areas

Jakarta to hike parking rates next year, considering up to IDR 69k per hour in some areas

Do you think Rp 69k per hour for parking sound way too high or not high enough to make a dent in Jakarta's traffic problem?


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Coconuts Jakarta News

In a city of just over 10 million people (over 30 million if the surrounding satellite cities of Bogor, Depok, Tangerang and Bekasi were included) and many different cultures, news in Jakarta is obviously as varied as it is plentiful. Being a capital city, it’s a given that Jakarta news mostly revolves around politics and economics on a regular day. Jakarta’s Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama is quite the headline maker, as he’s known to be a no-nonsense, assertive figure who’s actually proving to be the leader the city needs in order for it to progress infrastructurally, socially, and economically. He also has his critics – many of whom like to discredit him based on his race and religion, as Ahok is a double minority as both Chinese and a Christian. Apart from coverage of men in suits and ties (and batik), Jakarta’s news sphere also heavily features crime stories. Many Jakartan crime stories have been covered and obsessed about nationally, the biggest of which in recent times is the case of Wayan Mirna Solihin, who was allegedly murdered in early 2016 by her friend, Jessica Kumala Wongso, who apparently slipped cyanide in her coffee. Of course, there is also good and uplifting news coming out of Jakarta, like stories of selfless citizens who dedicate their time and effort to help other people, such as victims of flooding, which is quite a regular occurrence in parts of Jakarta, especially during the monsoon season.