2 boys in Indonesia told to sleep in graveyard as punishment for dressing up as pocongs to spook people

Two boys in Indonesia got a taste of the pocong life (or death, as it were) after their attempt to emulate a ghostly prank they saw on social media went terribly wrong.

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’Til diesel do us part: Gas station in Indonesia transformed into wedding venue (Photos)

’Til diesel do us part: Gas station in Indonesia transformed into wedding venue (Photos)

One Indonesian couple recently had a Pertamax wedding reception (Indonesian motorists should get that) by holding it at a gas station of all places, photos of which have gone...

Pocky challenge at mall’s K-Pop event leads to LGBT panic in Indonesia

Pocky challenge at mall’s K-Pop event leads to LGBT panic in Indonesia

Who knew the tasty candy-coated biscuit stick treat could be the delicious vehicle of such immorality?

Indonesian runners ‘chased’ by reformed cannibal for prizes at government sponsored race

Indonesian runners ‘chased’ by reformed cannibal for prizes at government sponsored race

Sumanto became infamous in Indonesia in 2003 after he was imprisoned for digging up a corpse and eating its flesh. Fifteen years later he says he's completely reformed from his...

Ratna Sarumpaet admits to lying about assault: ‘I never imagined such stupidity’

Ratna Sarumpaet admits to lying about assault: ‘I never imagined such stupidity’

Well, it looks like many in Indonesia, including presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto, got punk’d by Ratna Sarumpaet.

Prabowo Subianto campaigner Ratna Sarumpaet claims she was assaulted, police say her bruises were from plastic surgery

Prabowo Subianto campaigner Ratna Sarumpaet claims she was assaulted, police say her bruises were from plastic surgery

Ratna Sarumpaet will likely lose face over what appears to be a lie meant to earn her sympathy.

Viral: A passenger allegedly did a poop-and-run on the KRL Commmuterline train

Viral: A passenger allegedly did a poop-and-run on the KRL Commmuterline train

Number 2 in carriage 10.

Gov’t orders block of ‘Sandiaga Scandal’ website, VP candidate categorically denies salacious rumors

Gov’t orders block of ‘Sandiaga Scandal’ website, VP candidate categorically denies salacious rumors

Even we never expected things to get this saucy, this fast.

Mystery behind father’s absence on Khong Guan biscuit tin answered in viral campaign ad for Jokowi

Mystery behind father’s absence on Khong Guan biscuit tin answered in viral campaign ad for Jokowi

It turns out Jokowi is the reason their father isn't there eating cookies with them.

Viral: Lion Air passenger assigned seat in row 35 in plane where seats only go up to row 34

Viral: Lion Air passenger assigned seat in row 35 in plane where seats only go up to row 34

As embarrassing a mistake as they come.


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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.