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  • Sep 23, 2014
  • Updated: 11:41pm


Jakarta governor surrenders guitar gift from Metallica

The heavy-metal-loving governor of Indonesian capital Jakarta has surrendered to anti-corruption authorities a guitar that was a gift from US band Metallica, an official said yesterday.

Wednesday, 8 May, 2013, 2:26am

Jakarta faces lengthy wait for metro fix to gridlock

Ajeng Dewanti wakes up every weekday before sunrise, squeezes into an overcrowded car, and spends the next two hours making the 17-kilometre journey through the Jakarta gridlock to her work.

6 May 2013 - 4:47am

Top party official a suspect in Indonesian graft probe

Indonesia's anti-graft body on Friday named the chairman of the ruling party as a suspect in connection with a multi-million-dollar corruption case, the latest scandal to hit the president's party ahead of 2014 elections.

23 Feb 2013 - 3:22am

Storm brewing in Asia's mega-cities

The floods in Jakarta were typical of what Asia's mega-cities have experienced or face. Like the region's other big urban centres, the city of 10 million people is in a low-lying, coastal, area. Poor strategic planning, little investment in infrastructure and corruption and a lack of political will have created significant vulnerabilities to climate change. Inadequate availability of water and sewage systems, severe traffic snarls and slums are everyday realities. When the high temperatures, heavy downpours and sea surges come, chaos, lost productivity, devastation and tragedy are inevitable.

28 Jan 2013 - 3:04am

Jakarta floods claim 11 lives as waters recede

Floods in Indonesia’s capital Jakarta have left at least 11 people dead, authorities said on Friday as murky brown waters submerged parts of the city’s business district, causing chaos for a second day.

18 Jan 2013 - 8:02pm

Indonesian workers protest against benefits tax

Thousands of Indonesian workers have taken to the streets to protest against low wages and having to pay for social security services.

Jakarta police spokesman Colonel Rikwanto said several thousand labourers rallied on Thursday near the presidential palace in the capital, Jakarta, before marching peacefully to the parliament building.

22 Nov 2012 - 3:59pm

Jakarta leads Asia's charge

Indonesia can be many things to many people. Visitors flock to its lauded beaches and mountain tourism sites, while multinational companies head to the capital, Jakarta, to be part of the booming economic action.

21 Nov 2012 - 4:05am

Property Digest, October 31, 2012

Jakarta's office prices ranked best in region

31 Oct 2012 - 3:08am

A good week for ...

Aung San Suu Kyi

The Myanmese pro-democracy leader, who is touring the United States, was presented with the Congressional Gold Medal at a ceremony in Washington. "This is one of the most moving days of my life," Suu Kyi, 67, told an audience at the Rotunda. She also met fellow Nobel Peace laureate US President Barack Obama for the first time.


23 Sep 2012 - 1:32am

Travel review: Tiger Islands Village and Eco Resort

Past the smog of Jakarta and its garbage-strewn coastal waters lie some surprisingly pristine islands that offer an escape from the heaving Indonesian capital.

13 Sep 2012 - 11:57am