Explore Jakarta’s hidden gems and preserve the city’s heritage with iDiscover

Presented by We already went beyond the beach in Bali, now let’s head deep into the island of Java and explore the hidden history of Jakarta And the app unlocking it all is, you guessed it, iDiscover City Walks This nifty app lets users download a range of walking and cycling routes It even comes with a set of corresponding maps designed by local artists But it is definitely not your typical guided city...

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After FPI’s Twitter account gets suspended multiple times, leader Rizieq call for boycott of the social media giant

The hardline Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) has quickly gone from uniting hundreds of thousands of protesters to demonstrate against Jakarta Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja...

After FPI’s Twitter account gets suspended multiple times, leader Rizieq call for boycott of the social media giant

Foreign Affairs Ministry launches ‘Safe Travel’ app to assist Indonesian tourists abroad

They say traveling broadens the mind, but it’s also true that many end up feeling like a fish out of water when traveling to a foreign country, being overwhelmed by cultures and...

Foreign Affairs Ministry launches ‘Safe Travel’ app to assist Indonesian tourists abroad

Apple can sell iPhone 7s in Indonesia after $44 million R&D investment commitment

Apple Inc has committed to invest around $44 million in a research and development center in Indonesia over the next three years, a senior government official said, enabling it to...

Apple can sell iPhone 7s in Indonesia after $44 million R&D investment commitment

Indonesia says Google tax settlement offer too small, no deal this year

An offer by Google to settle a tax dispute with the Indonesian government was too small and a deal will not be reached this year, the head of the tax office's special cases branch...

Indonesia says Google tax settlement offer too small, no deal this year

After Netflix, Amazon Prime Video comes to Indonesia

Early this year, plenty of folks were overjoyed to learn that Netflix had come to Indonesia (and most of the rest of the world) People were also super excited in June to hear that...

After Netflix, Amazon Prime Video comes to Indonesia

What Indonesia’s top Google searches of the year tell us about 2016

Just as the best way to find out what is really on somebody’s mind is to secretly peek at their browser history, the best way to find out what is on a country’s collective...

What Indonesia’s top Google searches of the year tell us about 2016

IT Ministry to ban Bigo Live app for “containing nudity”

The Indonesian government’s endless crusade against internet porn marches on with the IT Ministry announcing that they are banning popular “live video streaming social...

IT Ministry to ban Bigo Live app for “containing nudity”

Indonesians tweeted 4.1 billion times in 2016

Did you tweet this story If so, you contributed to making Indonesia one of the countries with the most active number of Twitter users in the world At an end of year review...

Indonesians tweeted 4.1 billion times in 2016

Insta-addicts: Jakarta Instagram’s 10th most geotagged city in the world in 2016

Jakarta has been included in many lists of cities with the most active social media users ever since technology made it possible for people to share their thoughts and photos...

Insta-addicts: Jakarta Instagram’s 10th most geotagged city in the world in 2016

Coconuts Jakarta Tech

Jakarta is home to a burgeoning tech scene, as more and more of its citizens are becoming interconnected via the internet and social media. It’s hardly surprising that Jakarta has been dubbed the social media capital of the world because it’s certainly not rare to see its citizens, particularly the middle class and above, carrying more than one smartphone and other gadgets wherever they go. Even many lower class citizens are glued to their smartphones and are extremely active on social media. As such, technological advancements, particularly those in relation to interconnectivity, is a topic of interest for Jakartans.