VIRAL: Brave Jakarta sanitation workers dive into pools of shit to unclog drains jammed with our trash

It should go without saying that, no matter what preventative measures the government builds to keep Jakarta from flooding, it will all be for nothing if the citizens don’t play their part in keeping the city clean, particularly its drains Yesterday, we saw the most widespread flooding in the capital for about two years, which many would say was caused by a prolonged period of heavy rainfall But we can’t...

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3 reported dead across Greater Jakarta in yesterday’s floods

Yesterday’s floods in Jakarta and across its satellite cities were the worst to hit the area in about two years, with hundreds of locations reported to have been flooded and...

3 reported dead across Greater Jakarta in yesterday’s floods

PHOTOS: Hundreds of floods reported all over Jakarta following night of prolonged heavy rain

Many areas in Jakarta were hit with prolonged periods of heavy rainfall since yesterday evening, resulting in what could be the largest widespread flooding the capital has seen in...

PHOTOS: Hundreds of floods reported all over Jakarta following night of prolonged heavy rain

WATCH: Dramatic video shows van swept away by powerful flash flood in Bandung

Yesterday afternoon Bandung experienced heavy rain all day culminating in the overflow of the Citepus River leading to massive flash flooding which covered the streets of the West...

WATCH: Dramatic video shows van swept away by powerful flash flood in Bandung

After Kemang floods yet again, Ahok vows to demolish buildings next to river starting next month

Heavy rains hit the capital once again on Sunday night, and, once again, a powerful but brief downpour managed to flood Kemang Raya, the main street running through the hip South...

After Kemang floods yet again, Ahok vows to demolish buildings next to river starting next month

Weather agency warns of strong potential for heavy rains throughout Indonesia until June 25

Although rainy season ended quite a while ago, heavy rains have been battering parts of Indonesia recently, with strong downpours causing numerous deadly and devastating...

Weather agency warns of strong potential for heavy rains throughout Indonesia until June 25

VIDEO: Heavy rains collapse canopy, smash glass and cause flash flood at AEON Mall, 14 injured

Many may think that the inside a sturdy structure like a shopping mall is the safest place to seek shelter during the kind of heavy rainstorms we experienced yesterday Yet the...

VIDEO: Heavy rains collapse canopy, smash glass and cause flash flood at AEON Mall, 14 injured

Jakarta planetarium giving away 4,700 eclipse glasses on a first come, first served basis

You should all hopefully have learned in school to never look at a solar eclipse directly with your bare eyes Casual observers often use pinhole projectors or eclipse glasses to...

Jakarta planetarium giving away 4,700 eclipse glasses on a first come, first served basis

Here are the exact times you can watch tomorrow’s solar eclipse in Jakarta!

So you have hopefully heard by now there is going to be a very rare total solar eclipse taking tomorrow morning Due to the alignment of the sun, the moon and the Earth, the total...

Here are the exact times you can watch tomorrow’s solar eclipse in Jakarta!

Here are the exact times that next month’s solar eclipse will be visible in Jakarta

As you have might have heard, there is going to be a very rare total solar eclipse taking place on Wednesday, March 9 Due to the alignment of the celestial bodies, it will only be...

Here are the exact times that next month’s solar eclipse will be visible in Jakarta

Coconuts Jakarta Weather

Jakarta follows Indonesia’s weather pattern in that it only has two official seasons, namely the dry season and the monsoon season. The dry season, as one would come to expect from a city in the tropics, can be so scorching hot that you’ll never want to leave your home or office during the day. The monsoon season in Jakarta is decidedly more dynamic because there are still many areas in Jakarta that are prone to flooding (even its upscale neighborhoods suffer this problem). Citizens sometimes have no choice but to stay indoors when it rains heavily, because floods pose a real threat to the safety of the citizens of Jakarta, whether it’s coming from the flood itself or debris from strong winds.