2 ladies aggressively fighting over rendang during wedding party is peak Indonesia (Video)

Rendang: the world’s best dish (kinda), totally not crispy, and now the breaker of cordiality at wedding parties.

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Indonesian TV station warned over portrayal of violence in Spongebob Squarepants movie

Indonesian TV station warned over portrayal of violence in Spongebob Squarepants movie

Children’s cartoon Spongebob Squarepants has fallen afoul of Indonesia’s broadcasting watchdog. Again.

Pop a roach: Indonesian Youtuber mixes cockroaches with Indomie in viral video

Pop a roach: Indonesian Youtuber mixes cockroaches with Indomie in viral video

According to a health expert, cockroaches are definitely NOT a healthy alternative source of protein.

‘Area 51 is too far’: Thousands confirm attendance at storm Parangtritis Beach while wearing green event

‘Area 51 is too far’: Thousands confirm attendance at storm Parangtritis Beach while wearing green event

In Indonesia, it’s not about “let’s see them aliens”; it’s about “let’s see what happens if we storm a mythical beach wearing a forbidden color.”

Jakarta sanitation workers find ‘thousands’ of used condoms clogging up drains around Mega Kuningan

Jakarta sanitation workers find ‘thousands’ of used condoms clogging up drains around Mega Kuningan

So, flushing used condoms down the toilet is apparently a big problem in Jakarta. Sanitation workers in the capital found thousands of the prophylactic rubbers — along with...

Residents in C. Java protest hotel for having see-through windows, say children have been watching couples having sex

Residents in C. Java protest hotel for having see-through windows, say children have been watching couples having sex

A hotel with clear windows in Purwokerto, Central Java, has corrupted the minds of the town’s children, locals allege, resulting in their protest against the establishment...

Indonesian baby named Google finally gets gifts from Google

Indonesian baby named Google finally gets gifts from Google

Like other Indonesian babies named after famous companies and products before him, baby Google — named so because his parents wanted him to be as useful as the world’s most...

Indonesian Instagrammer behind viral story about ghosts on bus deletes account amid cyber-bullying

Indonesian Instagrammer behind viral story about ghosts on bus deletes account amid cyber-bullying

As demonstrated by real-life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren (made famous by The Conjuring film series), you don’t need irrefutable evidence to get people to...

Viral: Indonesian parents name their baby Google, hope he will be useful to others

Viral: Indonesian parents name their baby Google, hope he will be useful to others

“His name is just Google. G-o-o-g-l-e, only one word,” baby Google’s father said

‘10,000 subscribers minimum’: Indonesian YouTube stars get chance for university place

‘10,000 subscribers minimum’: Indonesian YouTube stars get chance for university place

An Indonesian university is offering would-be students a novel way to gain admission to the faculty -- become a YouTube star first.


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Coconuts Jakarta Weird

There are many aspects of Jakarta that make people go, “huh?” or include “SMH” (Shake My Head) in their tweets. Some may come in the form of supernatural stories - tales usually told to service an agenda, like an urban legend about a vengeful ghost who’s especially malicious towards people who engage in public displays of affection. Yep, that legend exists in Jakarta. But most of the weird things that occur in Indonesia’s capital are the result of plain ignorance or idiocy on the part of its citizens. At times, these weird incidents can indeed be humorous or even unintentionally wonderful, but sometimes they cause us to worry about the state of civilization here.