Category: Local News

Property: Orchard Park Batam strikes Singaporean Based on Tourism Ministry data, Batam is being promoted as “Great Batam”, together with “Great Jakarta” and “Great Bali” to boost visits to Indonesia. Last year, these three areas contributed 90 percent of the tourist visitors coming to Indonesia. Data … Full News here – Read more on Jakarta…

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Forget Pacquiao vs. Mayweather. When advertisers take on viewers, the gloves come off… The recently televised boxing match of the century/millennium/all time (take your pick, punch up fans) afforded me the opportunity to cultivate a little bloodlust and sublimate some of the simmering tensions that have gradually built up between myself and the audio engineer…

Incredible Java

Very few people are fully aware of the huge impact Java has had on the world as we know it today. Without Java, much of what we take for granted as we go about our daily lives would be very different, and certainly many of the simple functions we carry out as a matter of…

Greater Jakarta: Police say UI student did not commit suicide Previously, the Jakarta Police insisted that Aksyena died by suicide by drowning himself in the UI lake in Depok, West Java, after they found a suicide note. The statement was strongly rejected by Aksyena's father who believed his son would not commit … Full News here…

Greater Jakarta: Daan Mogot apartments lack clean water The quality of tap water in low-cost apartments in Daan Mogot, West Jakarta, is poor. Besides being visibly dirty, the water also causes skin rashes. Sukarman, a community unit head who lives in one of the blocks, which were built in 2014, said on … Full News…

Jakarta (ANTARA News) – The Japanese Embassy’s former deputy chief of mission to Indonesia, Yusuke Shindo, has written a book titled, “Mengenal Jepang” or “Knowing Japan” to enhance relations between Indonesia and Japan. Through an email interview, Shindo, who is now serving as the permanent representative for the UN Conference on Disarmament in Geneva, Switzerland,…

RI to push for shared responsibility for migrants … the root causes of the migrant issue, emphasizing the collaborative effort in uprooting the practice of human trafficking and urging [more parties] to share the moral obligation for handling these irregular migrants,” Retno told The Jakarta Post on … Full News here – Read more on…

Narcotics agency prepares for pretrial motion The Jakarta Legal Aid Institute (LBH Jakarta) has filed a pretrial motion with the East Jakarta court on Monday to contest the BNN's decision in naming Farida and her brother, Bagus Yudha, suspects for allegedly hindering police investigations and … Full News here – Read more on Jakarta Post

FIFA probe shines light on middle-man sports marketing The U.S. Justice Department's targeting of FIFA, soccer's global governing body, has put a spotlight on the powerful role that marketing firms play in the global sports arena. Such firms act like talent agencies: They work with athletes, teams and … Full News here – Read more…