Weird

VIRAL: Indonesian netizens are going nuts for these creepy comfy pocong body pillows from Thailand

VIRAL: Indonesian netizens are going nuts for these creepy comfy pocong body pillows from Thailand

Would you ever sleep with a pocong?

VIRAL: Horrifying dangdut stage act emulating domestic violence condemned by netizens

VIRAL: Horrifying dangdut stage act emulating domestic violence condemned by netizens

Dangdut, that uniquely Indonesian melding of folk tunes and traditional pop, is arguably the most popular genre in the country. Despite the country’s conservative bent, it is...

No more monkeying around: ‘monkey selfie’ case settled

No more monkeying around: ‘monkey selfie’ case settled

A bizarre two-year court battle over who owns the copyright of a "monkey selfie" which went viral was finally settled on Monday -- in favor of a British nature photographer.

JAV-karta: Netizens abuzz as Japanese idol Sailor Amane tours Indonesian capital in her film debut

JAV-karta: Netizens abuzz as Japanese idol Sailor Amane tours Indonesian capital in her film debut

It’s probably fair to say that many Indonesian men are obsessed with Japanese porn - pixelated genitals withstanding - so much so that there was an entire movie based on...

Viral: Video shows rain only falling on one house in South Jakarta, experts say phenomenon highly improbable

Viral: Video shows rain only falling on one house in South Jakarta, experts say phenomenon highly improbable

For a city used to high precipitation levels, one rain-related story in Jakarta has gotten people scratching their heads.

WATCH: Cinema goer ‘possessed’ during screening of Annabelle: Creation in South Kalimantan

WATCH: Cinema goer ‘possessed’ during screening of Annabelle: Creation in South Kalimantan

Did the demon that possessed the doll in Annabelle fly (float?) all the way to Indonesia to possess an unsuspecting woman in Central Kalimantan?

Indonesian woman claiming to be 26th Islamic prophet admitted to mental hospital in Makassar

Indonesian woman claiming to be 26th Islamic prophet admitted to mental hospital in Makassar

In Islam, Prophet Muhammad is the 25th and the last of the religion’s prophets, so when an Indonesian woman claimed to be the 26th prophet sent by God, it was never going to end...

After igniting controversy on social media, giant statue of Chinese deity covered up in East Java

After igniting controversy on social media, giant statue of Chinese deity covered up in East Java

Protesters say they won't rest until the statue is torn down. But perhaps they could accept the statue as it is now, covered in white cloth, and it could represent the ghost of...

NZ man found naked & unconscious in Bogor Botanical Gardens, said he had been meditating in attempt to fly

NZ man found naked & unconscious in Bogor Botanical Gardens, said he had been meditating in attempt to fly

Police said a drug and alcohol test came up negative.


 

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.