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Jakarta

  • Greater Jakarta: City to build clinic for the mentally ill

    The Jakarta Social Agency is to build a psychosis clinic, which is said to be similar to a rehabilitation center, for residents with social and community problems (PMKS), especially for mentally ill homeless people.

  • Greater Jakarta: KJP holders enjoy free Transjakarta

    Jakarta Smart Card (KJP) holders will ride Transjakarta buses for free starting from Aug. 3, in line with the 2015 Jakarta Book Fair, to be held at Senayan East Park in Central Jakarta.

  • Greater Jakarta: Blaze destroys shoe factory in Tangerang

    A shoe factory belonging to PT KMK Global Sports 2 in Curug, Tangerang, caught fire on Monday, leaving three people injured.

  • Greater Jakarta: City records 70,504 new migrants post-Idul Fitri

    The Jakarta administration has recorded up to 70,504 newcomers to the city from various areas across the country after the Idul Fitri holiday.

  • Jakarta more peaceful during this year’s Idul Fitri

    The capital saw a decline in the number of serious crimes and public order disruptions during this year’s Idul Fitri holiday season compared to last year, according to data from the Jakarta Police.

  • City’s homeless children pay hefty price in evictions

    Maharani said she was unable to hold back her tears when hundreds of uniformed men raided her neighborhood and started to throw her family’s belongings out of the house.

  • Greater Jakarta: N. Jakarta parks contaminated by seawater

    North Jakarta’s Parks and Cemeteries Agency faces an uphill battle to maintain the public parks in the municipality, with problems including the intrusion of salt water, which hampers plant growth.

  • Greater Jakarta: Canal to become haven for visitors, foodies

    The East Jakarta municipality has announced plans to turn the East Flood Canal (KBT) in Duren Sawit into a tourist and culinary hot spot.

  • Greater Jakarta: Islands ask tourists to ‘dress modestly’

    The Thousand Islands regency administration has asked that tourists, both locals and foreigners, who visit the island to “dress modestly”.

  • Low-cost apartment plan gets mixed reaction

    The city’s plan to build a low-cost apartment complex near the banks of the Ciliwung River in Kampung Pulo, East Jakarta, has received mixed reactions from its projected inhabitants.

  • Family struck by pylon

    A family of five on their way to Tanjung Priok in North Jakarta on Saturday was hit by a cement pylon used in the construction of a toll road.

  • Kampung Pulo residents to get apartments on their land

    Inhabitants of the banks of the Ciliwung River in Kampung Pulo, East Jakarta, look likely to win their fight to remain in the area, with the city administration having agreed to build a low-cost apartment complex there.

  • Upcoming book exhibition welcomes KJP holders

    In a change from the previous model of the Jakarta Book Fair, Jakbook & Edu Fair 2015 is designed to offer more than just books at this year’s event. The event will welcome, for the first time, Jakarta Smart Card (KJP) holders to shop for their school necessities.

  • Vehicle owners make most of uncrowded Samsat office

    Around 100 residents packed the Jakarta Police’s Vehicle Document Registration Center (Samsat) on the first day of its operation after the office was closed during the Idul Fitri holiday from July 16 to 22.

  • Greater Jakarta: City gives Rp 30 billion to Kostrad

    JAKARTA: In a bid to improve security in the capital city, the Jakarta administration has allocated around Rp 30 billion (US$2.2 million) in grants to the Army Strategic Reserves Command (Kostrad).

  • Greater Jakarta: Bogor residents pray for rain

    BOGOR: Hundreds of Bogor residents, ranging from students to officials, joined in Istisqa, a mass prayer that asks for rain, in Sempur square, Bogor, West Java, on Friday. The prayer started at 2 p.m. and was led by the Bogor Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) chief KH Adam Ibrahim and was also attended by Bogor Mayor Bima Arya Sugiarto and Deputy Mayor Usmar Hariman.

  • Greater Jakarta: School construction constrained by budget

    JAKARTA: The construction of school buildings worth billions of rupiah throughout the capital remains in limbo due to budget approval issues, according to data from the Jakarta Education Agency.

  • Greater Jakarta: Police encourage malls to install CCTV

    TANGERANG: The Tangerang Police called on managers of shopping centers to improve security measures by installing CCTV cameras and metal detectors.

  • Greater Jakarta: City provides job vacancies for newcomers

    JAKARTA: The Jakarta Manpower and Transmigration Agency aims to provide thousands of vacancies for skilled new arrivals to the city after signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with numerous companies in the capital.

  • Hundreds pray for rain in Bogor

    Under the scorching sun, hundreds of Muslims took part in an Istisqa or mass prayer asking for rain in Bogor, West Java, on Friday, as this year’s dry season has already resulted in severe drought in several areas.