Kim Jong goes to Bandung

The North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may be attending the April Asian-African conference in Indonesia, marking his first international official visit, Yonhap News Agency reported Sunday. “For Kim Jong-un … the Bandung [Indonesian… Continue reading

Remember the day you tried to look at Mona Lisa? … there was a selfie in the way

A recent survey by marketing research agency Millward Brown found that Indonesians spend an average of nine hours, or 540 minutes, a day staring at their electronic devices, the most out of the… Continue reading

Kingston, Aceh

Aceh might be famous for its brutal application of Islamic sharia law, but it’s also where a certain intoxicating weed has been getting people high for generations. Marijuana sales once helped fund the 30-year… Continue reading

Police Sergeant Arrested With Thousands of Ecstasy Pills in West Jakarta

Narcotics detectives with Jakarta Police swooped on a West Jakarta Police sergeant in a hotel parking lot on Friday and charged him with possession with intent to distribute thousands of ecstasy pills and… Continue reading

More Questions about Human Rights

The United Nations Human Rights Committee (UNHR Committee) has demanded that the Indonesian government fulfill its promise of submitting a long-overdue report on the state of the country’s human rights. Indonesia should have… Continue reading

Deadly Shooting in Indonesia

Indonesia has executed six people convicted of drugs offences, including five foreigners, a spokesman for the attorney general’s office says. The foreigners were from Brazil, the Netherlands, Vietnam, Malawi and Nigeria. All the… Continue reading

Indonesia scraps land tax

Indonesia has scrapped a land tax that companies pay while exploring for oil and gas, a move that might encourage exploration at a time of concern that it could fall sharply due to… Continue reading

Supporting Children in Indonesia

Child Support Foundation Indonesia is a non-profit organisation which founders are active in Indonesia for 25 years.  The core business is financial adoption of schoolchildren. Thanks to the contributions of hundreds of adoptive parents,… Continue reading

Indonesia lures new factories

Indonesia will attract more new factories than any other Southeast Asian nation over the next few years, a survey of 75 manufacturers showed, bolstering President Joko Widodo’s drive to revitalise the economy. Manufacturers… Continue reading

Indonesia to revoke the passports of citizens who support ISIS

President Joko Widodo has agreed to issue a regulation allowing the authorities to revoke the passports of citizens who support the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The move comes as more… Continue reading

Bandung Adventure – TSL Discovers Indonesia Episode 4

Published on Aug 7, 2014 Bandung is the Paris of Indonesia, known for its insane shopping deals at shopping streets and factory outlets. Being surrounded by volcanic mountains, it’s also extremely beautiful. In… Continue reading

BBC Indonesia launches #TrenSosial project

BBC Indonesia has launched #TrenSosial (Social Trend) project, which will involve the Indonesian audience in an exciting new approach to digital journalism. Indonesia’s capital Jakarta is the city that tweets the most in… Continue reading