Giant Grab pick-up point helmet in Senayan moved after complaints from pedestrians

Giant Grab pick-up point helmet in Senayan moved after complaints from pedestrians

Pushing the helmets of giants.

Former Jakarta Governor Ahok teases ‘surprise’ on Instagram, could be launch of new book

Former Jakarta Governor Ahok teases ‘surprise’ on Instagram, could be launch of new book

What a tease.

Presidential/VP candidates pass medical exam, but doctor says at least one of them ‘not completely healthy’

Presidential/VP candidates pass medical exam, but doctor says at least one of them ‘not completely healthy’

Medical green light for all.

Elections agency says it may question Sandiaga Uno regarding IDR 1 trillion dowry reports

Elections agency says it may question Sandiaga Uno regarding IDR 1 trillion dowry reports

The accusation isn't going away anytime soon.

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.

Despite fare hikes by Go-Jek and Grab, drivers organization says Asian Games protest still on

Despite fare hikes by Go-Jek and Grab, drivers organization says Asian Games protest still on

Organizations representing the interests of motorcyclists who work as “partner drivers” for ride-hailing services Go-Jek and Grab have been threatening for weeks to stage a...

Members of a sect named ‘Jellyfish Kingdom’, who police say believe Prophet Muhammad was female, arrested in Banten

Members of a sect named ‘Jellyfish Kingdom’, who police say believe Prophet Muhammad was female, arrested in Banten

Unfortunately, they don't literally have a jellyfish for a king.

After missing Asian Games deadline, Jakarta LRT to be operational by December: official

After missing Asian Games deadline, Jakarta LRT to be operational by December: official

What's next? Next year?

Former W. Java Governor Aher, strong favorite to replace Sandiaga Uno, ineligible to be Jakarta vice governor: Home Ministry

Former W. Java Governor Aher, strong favorite to replace Sandiaga Uno, ineligible to be Jakarta vice governor: Home Ministry

Aher no more.


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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.