3:55 pm March 25, 2013 | 4 Comments
Indonesia’s Lion Air signed a record $24 billion deal with French planemaker Airbus on Monday, purchasing 243 planes, the single largest order booked by Airbus. The nation’s domestic air market is expected to reach 1.2 billion passengers a year by 2016. While plane manufacturers are eager to enter Indonesia’s market, critics warn that the market […]
3:53 pm March 25, 2013 | No Comment
A massive Sunday morning blaze has left more than two thousand residents homeless in East Jakarta’s Pedongkelan slum. Fire officials say a faulty gas-fed stove exploded on Sunday, sparking the blaze that torched hundreds of homes before firefighters could get the fire under control. The residents now live in make-shift shelters near their old homes. […]
3:52 pm March 25, 2013 | 1 Comment
Insight Indonesia is the Jakarta Globe’s talk show. Host Lin Neumann, the founding editor of the Jakarta Globe, interviews business leaders, celebrities, diplomats, newsmakers and analysts on a range of topics related to Indonesia. In this episode Neumann discusses human trafficking in Indonesia with Ruici Tio, of MTV Exit.
3:48 pm March 25, 2013 | 1 Comment
Former Timor-Leste President Jose Ramos Horta talks about why he and other leaders did not seek revenge after his country broke away from Indonesia amid chaos and bloodshed blamed on the Indonesian military and what the future holds for the Nobel Peace Prize laureate.
3:45 pm March 25, 2013 | 1 Comment
When Komnas Ham, the National Commission for Human Rights, released its report blaming the military for the anti-communist massacres of 1965, it was the first time the Indonesia government acknowledged one of the worst human rights tragedies of the 20th century. Nur Kholis, who headed the investigation for Komnas Ham, discusses the groundbreaking report and […]
6:07 pm January 16, 2013 | 1 Comment
Jakarta’s mixed martial arts fans got the chance to watch their heroes pound on each other, and they have Victor Cui to thank. The Canadian businessman saw a good future in the no-holds- barred world of MMA and founded the ONE Fighting Championship, which is based in Singapore. He brought the ring mayhem to Jakarta […]
6:04 pm January 16, 2013 | 1 Comment
Interview by Antonny Saputra Photo Essay by Dimas Prasetyo
6:02 pm January 16, 2013 | 1 Comment
The word ‘punk’ doesn’t have a positive image. It’s associated with loud music, vandalism and kids riding up and down your street too fast on motorcycles that seem to have lost their muffler. My Jakarta sat down with Cimen, a punker who has lived on the streets of Jakarta for about five years and whose […]
5:59 pm January 16, 2013 | No Comment
Kartika Jahja, or Tika as her friends call her, is quite the Jacqueline of all trades. She sings, she owns a coffee shop, she’s a freelance writer and was once involved in political activism. She flies back and forth between Bali and Jakarta, to fulfill her needs for spiritual balance in Ubud and  the bustling […]
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