Middle-aged man stabbed fellow commuter for sitting with legs crossed at TransJakarta bus stop: Police

One man’s apparent pet peeve led to a violent incident at a TransJakarta bus stop in Jakarta today.

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Presidential candidate Prabowo explains why he keeps taking off his shirt in public

Presidential candidate Prabowo explains why he keeps taking off his shirt in public

“It’s just a reflex brought about by the excited atmosphere. It’s natural.”

Indonesian teen triggers intercontinental inquiry after calling US suicide hotline, cites ’13 Reasons Why’ as inspiration

Indonesian teen triggers intercontinental inquiry after calling US suicide hotline, cites ’13 Reasons Why’ as inspiration

Authorities in Indonesia are partly blaming Netflix for a criminal investigation involving police here and in the US.

Indonesian policewoman tricked by convicted murderer to share sexy pics, gets fired after photos go viral

Indonesian policewoman tricked by convicted murderer to share sexy pics, gets fired after photos go viral

She sent the intimate photos to a man she thought was another police officer, but soon after learned the shocking truth.

Indonesian boy with squeaky breathing has whistle removed from airway after accidentally swallowing it in October

Indonesian boy with squeaky breathing has whistle removed from airway after accidentally swallowing it in October

An Indonesian boy from Bandung regency in West Java can now literally breathe a sigh of relief after he had a whistle removed from his respiratory tract, which had tormented him...

Viral: Indonesian chef cooks nasi goreng with cat food, says it’s ‘not bad’

Viral: Indonesian chef cooks nasi goreng with cat food, says it’s ‘not bad’

Curiosity did not kill the chef, this time.

Jakarta may soon have new electric rickshaws called ‘Be’ol Cepirit’, which literally translates to ‘Shit Shart’

Jakarta may soon have new electric rickshaws called ‘Be’ol Cepirit’, which literally translates to ‘Shit Shart’

Are you shitting us?

The peacemaker: Sandiaga Uno buys rooster figurines, names them Owi & Owo

The peacemaker: Sandiaga Uno buys rooster figurines, names them Owi & Owo

“These roosters are not to be pitted against each other. Just let them live side by side in harmony.”

Teenagers in Indonesia’s Central Java are getting high from drinking water boiled in menstrual pads or diapers

Teenagers in Indonesia’s Central Java are getting high from drinking water boiled in menstrual pads or diapers

Huffing glue is apparently passé.

The Anti-Corruption Corruption Club: 3 detained in connection to graft of anti-graft monument in Indonesia

The Anti-Corruption Corruption Club: 3 detained in connection to graft of anti-graft monument in Indonesia

The case has moved slowly since but authorities are now getting ready to put more of the anti-corruption construction corruption schemers on trial.


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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.