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Man hunting for Pokémon accidentally enters military base

Man hunting for Pokémon accidentally enters military base Here's a word of advice while hunting Pokémon: Don't try to do it in an off-limits military base.Sounds fairly simple, but one French man got detained for trespassing on a military base in Indonesia while playing the mega-popular augmented reality game Pokémon Go.

Indonesia livestreams Independence Day ceremony in 360 degrees, video gets stuck

Indonesia livestreams Independence Day ceremony in 360 degrees, video gets stuck Indonesia marked its Independence Day with four 360 degree livestreams from President Joko Widodo's official YouTube account.The government clearly had hoped the 360 videos would appeal to the 100 million Indonesians on the internet.

A controversial Nazi-themed cafe is finally shutting down in Indonesia

A controversial Nazi-themed cafe is finally shutting down in Indonesia A Nazi-themed cafe in Indonesia that faced widespread criticism for years has finally been shut down — for now.The Soldaten Kaffee, which is named after a cafe in Paris that was popular with Nazi soldiers, has closed its doors due to a lack of customers.

Indonesia's largest fleet of taxis teams up to beat ride-hailing apps

Indonesia's largest fleet of taxis teams up to beat ride-hailing apps There is a war being waged for Jakarta's nine million commuters, and the country's largest traditional taxi company just made a huge play to counter the rising threat from the ride-hailing competition.The move is a strategic one, aimed at tackling a big announcement also made on Thursday by Grab, the reigning ride-hailing app.

Google is bringing a rainforest right to your smartphone

Google is bringing a rainforest right to your smartphone Most of us have never stepped anywhere near a rainforest, much less had a chance to explore it — something Google hopes to change with its new augmented reality experience.The "Into the Wild" exhibit sees some 1,000 square meters turned into a virtual rainforest, home to orangutans, Malayan tapirs and tiny mouse deer.

This city wants to build a giant statue of the scary ghost it's named after

This city wants to build a giant statue of the scary ghost it's named after The Indonesian town of Pontianak — the capital of the West Kalimantan province in the island of Borneo — is considering a 100m (328 ft)-tall statue of the maleficent female ghost it's named after, the Jakarta Post reported.Kuching means "cat" in Malay, and the "Singa" in Singapore means "lion" in Malay.

No, Samsung isn't launching a refurbished Galaxy Note7

No, Samsung isn't launching a refurbished Galaxy Note7 No, Samsung isn’t bringing the Galaxy Note7 from the dead.The South Korean smartphone company has refuted a widely circulated report that claimed that Samsung plans to sell refurbished units of the Galaxy Note7 in Indonesia and India later this year.

Saudi Arabia's king is bringing a massive 1,500-person entourage to Indonesia for a visit

Saudi Arabia's king is bringing a massive 1,500-person entourage to Indonesia for a visit Saudi Arabia's King Salman is due to visit Indonesia on Wednesday.And he's bringing nearly 1,500 people along for the nine-day trip.

Meet one of Indonesia's most unlikely YouTube celebrities: The president

Meet one of Indonesia's most unlikely YouTube celebrities: The president The vlog, entitled "Banquet with King Salman", sees both leaders eating lunch at the Presidential Palace.He is eating," says Widodo, before turning the camera over to King Salman.

Can Singapore's smallest mobile operator hope to compete in a country of 250 million?

Can Singapore's smallest mobile operator hope to compete in a country of 250 million? An MVNO is unlike a traditional mobile operator, in that it doesn't own its infrastructure, but rather leases hardware assets such as satellite towers and transmitters from traditional players.While the company said it's "hit [its] target" in Singapore — albeit declining to reveal exactly what that is — entering Indonesia will be very different, a top exec said.

Police decide man touching woman's thigh on a bus wasn't harassment, for a ridiculous reason

Police decide man touching woman's thigh on a bus wasn't harassment, for a ridiculous reason A man accused of harassing a young woman after touching her thigh on a bus, was eventually released from custody after police decided that he wasn't guilty — because she was wearing long pants.The incident occurred in Jatinegara, a suburb in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Newest BlackBerry-branded phone arrives from Indonesia — the Aurora

Newest BlackBerry-branded phone arrives from Indonesia — the Aurora Available only in Indonesia (it’s said to be “made in Indonesia, for Indonesians”), the Aurora is one of the first new BlackBerry phones to hit the market.But regardless of bragging rights, the Aurora comes with some pretty decent specs that certainly ought to please the Indonesian market.

Thousands of women have launched virtual storefronts in Indonesia

Thousands of women have launched virtual storefronts in Indonesia Thousands of Indonesian women are launching a new breed of mom-and-pop shop — one that's entirely contained within a phone or tablet.A startup called Mindstores lets anyone apply to launch a three-dimensional virtual storefront with the country's biggest retailer, Alfamart.

Cruise ship crashes into one of the most biodiverse coral reefs in the world

Cruise ship crashes into one of the most biodiverse coral reefs in the world The dreamy beauty of a coral reef in Southeast Asia has been partially damaged by a massive, 4,290-ton cruise ship called the Caledonian Sky.On Saturday, the ship crashed into a popular diving site called Crossover Reef, which holds some of the most biodiverse coral reefs in the world, located in West Papua province, environmental news outlet Mongabay reports.

Tourist-friendly Indonesian city bans all ride-sharing services, including Uber

Tourist-friendly Indonesian city bans all ride-sharing services, including Uber Tourist-friendly Yogyakarta said all ride-hailing services including Uber, Grab, Go-Jek and Go-Car would soon be banned across the city.We will take action in accordance with the regulation," Yogyakarta Transportation Agency (Kopetayo) Head Gatot Saptadi told the Jakarta Globe on Friday.

Indonesia destroyed a tiger statue in shame after memes savagely mocked it

Indonesia destroyed a tiger statue in shame after memes savagely mocked it One tiger statue in front of an Indonesia military base has been destroyed after it became the butt of jokes online.The tiger sat in front of the Siliwangi Military Command in the province of Cisewu.

Apple gets to sell iPhones again in Southeast Asia's largest market

Apple gets to sell iPhones again in Southeast Asia's largest market After skipping the iPhone 6S, Apple finally gets to sell iPhones again in the largest smartphone market in Southeast Asia.Sales of the Apple iPhone 7 and 7 Plus began on Mar.

Marvel will punish 'X-men' artist who snuck political references into the latest comic

Marvel will punish 'X-men' artist who snuck political references into the latest comic An Indonesian artist for Marvel snuck in several political and religious references into a recent X-Men Gold issue — and people noticed.Ardian Syaf, who had previously worked on Batgirl and Superman/Batman titles for Marvel, had put in references to an ongoing political conflict in Indonesia.

Hungary uncovers a huge conspiracy

Hungary uncovers a huge conspiracy falsely accused teacher cleared 19 hrs agoFinally some sanity in my feed 16 hrs agoOn the third day he rose again 20 hrs agopeople dying justice edition 19 hrs agoDeviant Art Confirmed Canon 21 hrs ago"Now This Is Where The Fun Begins" 19 hrs ago>inb4 people saying traps aren't gay 20 hrs agoPainting I recently finished 22 hrs agoMonday's Cute Things - 17/4/2017 22 hrs agoAn Understandable Confusion 22 hrs agoHaving Morals is now EDGY 19 hrs agoIncoming trash!TAKE COVER!

Indonesian domestic workers are picking up coding skills on their days off

Indonesian domestic workers are picking up coding skills on their days off Indonesia's foreign domestic workers have a way to pick up coding skills, thanks to new courses being organised in the cities they work in.Roughly 125,000 Indonesians are employed as domestic workers in Singapore, and 151,000 in Hong Kong.