Indonesians are loving (and somehow believing) that a ‘triceratops’ has arrived at a recreational park in East Java

A video showing a triceratops (yes, the dinosaur) being unloaded from a truck has become a source of amusement and wonder for Indonesians on social media lately, prompting netizens to question if 2020 can get any weirder.

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Indonesian man sues wife for defamation after she gossiped about his alleged small penis

Indonesian man sues wife for defamation after she gossiped about his alleged small penis

A civil servant in Probolinggo, East Java has all but brought national attention to his supposed shortcomings as he’s suing his wife for slander after she allegedly told...

Livid Indonesian man brings huge python to gov’t office demanding construction project

Livid Indonesian man brings huge python to gov’t office demanding construction project

We’re sure there are countless ways to secure government projects, either fairly or illicitly, and now we can add coercion via snake flexing as an option, albeit a terrible one,...

Panties-flashing motorcyclist in viral TikTok video may be charged with pornographic action

Panties-flashing motorcyclist in viral TikTok video may be charged with pornographic action

Police in Indonesia are on the hunt for a female motorcyclist who flashed her panties on the road for all of TikTok to see, with the act of alleged exhibitionism possibly in...

Not soy clever: Prison officials find illegal antidepressants smuggled in tofu

Not soy clever: Prison officials find illegal antidepressants smuggled in tofu

Ingenuity is key for smuggling contraband into prison (not that we’re speaking from experience). But it appears that, in Indonesia, prison officials can still sniff out smuggled...

No mask in Jakarta? Lie in this coffin and think about your deadly life choices

No mask in Jakarta? Lie in this coffin and think about your deadly life choices

Indonesia has taken its obsession with deathly elements in its fight against COVID-19 to another level after Jakarta introduced a new punishment for mask violators.

TikTok user apologizes for video suggesting unkempt neighborhood is haunted

TikTok user apologizes for video suggesting unkempt neighborhood is haunted

An Indonesian TikTok user had to deal with the police after she posted a video implying that a neighborhood in Banjarbaru, South Kalimantan was haunted.

Yo dawg, saying ‘anjay’ as a slur is apparently a crime

Yo dawg, saying ‘anjay’ as a slur is apparently a crime

Calling someone a colloquial variant of the Indonesian word for dog may be a crime in Indonesia, a child protection commission took the pain to point out over the weekend, because...

Batam woman who allegedly smeared deceased COVID-19 patient’s saliva on her face tests positive for coronavirus

Batam woman who allegedly smeared deceased COVID-19 patient’s saliva on her face tests positive for coronavirus

Health authorities in Batam, Riau Islands have located the woman who allegedly smeared her own face with the saliva of a deceased COVID-19 patient. Unsurprisingly, she, too, has...

Woman on the run after spreading deceased COVID-19 patient’s saliva on her face

Woman on the run after spreading deceased COVID-19 patient’s saliva on her face

Health authorities in Batam, Riau Islands are looking for a woman who allegedly smeared her own face with the saliva of a deceased COVID-19 patient, with concerns mounting that...


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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.