Jakarta government postpones Formula E race amid growing coronavirus cases

The first Formula E race in the country, initially scheduled for June 6, has been postponed indefinitely following an announcement from the Jakarta provincial government.

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Indonesian soccer commentator under fire for sexist ‘joke’ on air

Indonesian soccer commentator under fire for sexist ‘joke’ on air

A soccer pundit in Indonesia has apologized for uttering highly offensive and sexist remarks while commentating a game on live TV amid public outcry across the country.

Jakarta’s Monas to host Indonesia’s first Formula E race following long and winding road to obtain permit

Jakarta’s Monas to host Indonesia’s first Formula E race following long and winding road to obtain permit

The National Monument (Monas), the iconic landmark that towers at the heart of Central Jakarta, is set to host the first Formula E race in the country with the resolution of a...

Police seize UK-made Brompton folding bikes for not adhering to Indonesian quality control

Police seize UK-made Brompton folding bikes for not adhering to Indonesian quality control

Bromptons have got a pretty bad rep in Indonesia ever since the disgraced former boss of flag carrier Garuda Indonesia smuggled a couple of the premium folding bikes into the...

Aceh tsunami survivor Martunis getting married, says his idol Cristiano Ronaldo might attend wedding ‘if he’s not busy’

Aceh tsunami survivor Martunis getting married, says his idol Cristiano Ronaldo might attend wedding ‘if he’s not busy’

Soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo might attend an Indonesian wedding soon, according to someone who holds special significance to the Juventus forward.

Indonesian wushu athlete Edgar Xavier Marvelo wins 2 SEA Games gold medals, only hours after hearing news of his father’s death

Indonesian wushu athlete Edgar Xavier Marvelo wins 2 SEA Games gold medals, only hours after hearing news of his father’s death

Aside from giving athletes a chance at glory, sporting events often bring out fascinating stories about its participants. Such is what we’re learning from Indonesian wushu...

Indonesian gymnastics coaches respond to allegation of expelling female athlete due to her virginity status

Indonesian gymnastics coaches respond to allegation of expelling female athlete due to her virginity status

The coaches who worked with 17-year-old Indonesian athlete Shalfa Avrila Siani, who was allegedly sent home during a 2019 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games bootcamp due to accusations...

Indonesia halts Singapore’s water polo reign at SEA Games

Indonesia halts Singapore’s water polo reign at SEA Games

Indonesia clinched the first gold medal of the Southeast Asian Games in the Philippines on Friday with a historic victory, bringing Singapore’s 54-year stranglehold on the...

Mother of Indonesian athlete alleges daughter forcibly sent home during SEA Games training because she was ‘no longer a virgin,’ Sports Ministry refutes rumors

Mother of Indonesian athlete alleges daughter forcibly sent home during SEA Games training because she was ‘no longer a virgin,’ Sports Ministry refutes rumors

A female Indonesian athlete who was scheduled to compete in the 2019 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in the Philippines was allegedly sent home due to accusations that she was not a...

Indonesian preacher Abdul Somad says chess ‘waste of time’ and haram, religious affairs ministry responds, ‘we’ll be a laughing stock’ 

Indonesian preacher Abdul Somad says chess ‘waste of time’ and haram, religious affairs ministry responds, ‘we’ll be a laughing stock’ 

Celebrity preacher Abdul Somad is arguably the most popular cleric in Indonesia at the moment, but he has been in the news with increasing frequency for making some very...


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Coconuts Jakarta Sports

Despite Indonesia having never won anything of importance in the international scene, the most popular sport in Jakarta is undoubtedly football. Yet football fanaticism in the capital, particularly by supporters of local club Persija, has reared its ugly head on several occasions, as matches against rival teams from other cities can bring out the worst of vandalizing hooligans. But sport remains an important way to unwind for Jakartans in this hustle and bustle city. Open space, such as sports fields and courts, is limited, so many sporting activities take place in sports complexes like the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium or in many smaller ones in neighborhoods around the capital.

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