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Jakarta

  • Jakarta's parks need urgent community care

    Several of Jakarta’s parks are in urgent need of attention, says Freeletics fitness community founder Handriono Prasetyo.

  • Soekarno-Hatta provides special immigration lanes for AACC delegates

    The immigration office at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, Banten province, has designated special lanes to serve delegates and participants of the Asian-African Conference Commemoration (AACC).

  • Police question Sitok ‘victim’

    The Jakarta Police have questioned the victim of an alleged sexual assault by renowned poet Sitok Srengenge, or Sitok Sudarto, to get additional information for her police report.

  • Vendors worry over prospects at new site

    Lenggang Jakarta, a newly established commercial zone whose aim is to raise the tourist profile of the National Monument (Monas), will open soon, with vendors fretting over higher fees and restrictions on menu offerings.

  • City to auction Kota Tua buildings to help speed up revitalization

    The Jakarta administration is set to auction off the revitalization of around 60 historic buildings in 20 locations across the Kota Tua area in West Jakarta to private developers after learning that the Jakarta Old Town Revitalization Corporation (JOTRC) has limited funds.

  • Sex worker murder suspect’s statements true: Police

    The Jakarta Police conducted on Friday a “pre-reconstruction” of the murder of an alleged sex worker that took place on April 10 in Tebet, South Jakarta to correlate the suspect’s statements with the conditions at the crime scene and to find any missing evidence.

  • Greater Jakarta: City to demote controversial SMA 3 principal

    JAKARTA: Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama said that he would order the Education Agency to demote Retno Listyarti from her position as principal of South Jakarta public senior high school SMA 3.

  • Greater Jakarta: City looks to purchase British Embassy site

    JAKARTA: The Jakarta administration is set to purchase a plot of land owned by the British Embassy on Jl. MH Thamrin in Central Jakarta. The UK has moved their embassy office from Jl. MH Thamrin to Patra Kuningan in South Jakarta.

  • Greater Jakarta: Palyja’s supply disrupted until Monday

    JAKARTA: PT PAM Lyonnaise Jaya (Palyja), a private water operator for the western area of the city, announced a disruption in the water supply to 10 subdistricts in West Jakarta from Friday to Monday following the relocation of the pipelines in the Taman Kota Water Treatment Installation (IPA).

  • Greater Jakarta: City reduces grants to organizations

    JAKARTA: The Jakarta administration will reduce grants to several organizations in order for the city budget to fit the amount of the 2015 budget approved by the Home Ministry, which is set at Rp 69.28 trillion (US$5.3 billion).

  • Greater Jakarta: Family found dead in parked car

    JAKARTA: A family consisting of a father, mother and son from Bengkulu were found dead inside their car on Jl. Bekasi Barat I in Rawa Bening, Jatinegara, East Jakarta, on Friday.

  • Special areas exempted from beer sales absurd: Ahok

    Jakarta Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama has questioned the Trade Ministry’s decision to exempt special areas from its alcoholic beverage ban.

  • Greater Jakarta: Street vendors relocated to shopping center

    Dozens of street vendors were relocated to Gandaria City Mall in South Jakarta on Wednesday. They occupied a spot on the first story of the shopping mall namely Istana Kuliner (culinary palace).

  • Greater Jakarta: Singapore gambling agent detained

    Police have arrested Samuel Hiantono, an agent for online Singapore gambling, known as Togel Singapore, at his Kalideres residence in West Jakarta on Wednesday.

  • Greater Jakarta: Police complete driver’s dossiers

    Christopher Daniel Sjarief, the main suspect in a traffic accident that killed four people in January, will be tried in the near future as the police have submitted his case dossiers to prosecutors.

  • Ahok reveals big plans for islands

    The Jakarta administration has big plans for the Thousand Islands regency and is set to turn the islands into a flourishing tourist destination.

  • City to involve public in tax, budget monitoring

    The Jakarta administration plans to be more transparent by publishing the taxes online that it receives from restaurants, hotels and entertainment venues.

  • Greater Jakarta: KSBSI labor union office attacked

    A shooting spree using an airsoft gun occurred at the Indonesia Welfare Labor Confederation’s (KSBSI) office in Jatinegara, East Jakarta, on Tuesday evening, resulting in no casualties, but damaging three cars in the area.

  • Greater Jakarta: No Car Free Day during conference

    In conjunction with the 60th anniversary of the Asian-African Conference, the city will not be holding the regular Car Free Day (CFD) event on April 19.

  • Greater Jakarta: Police arrest tour guides for weed possession

    South Thousand Islands Police have recently arrested two tour guides of Tidung Island in Thousand Islands for possessing dozens of packages of dry marijuana.

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