Millions of Indonesians this week began arduous journeys to return to their home towns to celebrate the Muslim festival of Eid al-Fitr. Nearly 30 million revellers are expected to travel by car, bus, ferry, motorcycle and plane in the annual… Read More ›
Social media users in Indonesia have raised more than 2,600 dollars for a 94-year-old street vendor who was robbed of his savings. A video circulated on Twitter and Instagram last week showing the banana seller, Suratman, visibly shaking and later… Read More ›
Those looking to have fun in the Indonesian capital during Ramadan should go elsewhere. The Jakarta administration has banned nightspots from operating during Ramadan, which is set to begin Saturday, ostensibly to respect those who observe the Muslim fasting month. Places… Read More ›
Police in the Indonesian capital Jakarta raided a gay club and arrested 141 people on suspicion of involvement in “gay prostitution”, an officer said. Ten people have been named suspects after the raid on Atlantis Gym and Sauna in north Jakarta on Sunday… Read More ›
The gay community in Indonesia was dealt another blow after a court in the sharia-ruled province of Aceh sentenced a gay couple to 85 strokes of the cane, in the first such case in the country. Sexual minorities in the world’s most… Read More ›
In the dingy and steamy kitchen of a restaurant in Jakarta, chef Michael Kenzo slowly stirs a big pan of dark coloured meat mixed with chilli and spices, sweat streaming down his face.
Tanjung Gusta – Indigenous communities in Indonesia on Friday urged President Joko Widodo to grant them greater rights to forest management, saying they are the best protectors of forests. The call was made at the Archipelago Indigenous Peoples Congress attended… Read More ›