Despite FPI warning of God’s wrath, Banyuwangi’s Gandrung Sewu Festival will go on

"The point is to warn people so they are not punished by God for indulging in such disobedience. The disaster in Palu must be a mirror for Banyuwangi residents," Banyuwangi FPI leader H. Agus Iskandar told reporters.

Urban development

Governor Anies Baswedan’s administration still carries out forced evictions: Jakarta Legal Aid Foundation

Governor Anies Baswedan’s administration still carries out forced evictions: Jakarta Legal Aid Foundation

It seems somebody has not been keeping to his promise.

W. Java Governor promises to turn Pangandaran Beach into Waikiki-like world-class destination

W. Java Governor promises to turn Pangandaran Beach into Waikiki-like world-class destination

Waikiki Java? ... why not?

Official warns nearly half of Jakarta’s villages could face severe flooding this rainy season due to lack of preparation

Official warns nearly half of Jakarta’s villages could face severe flooding this rainy season due to lack of preparation

The primary problem is that the current administration has delayed all of the river normalization projects that were at the center of former Jakarta Governor Ahok's flood...

Jakarta City Council chairman urges Gov Anies Baswedan to reconsider IDR242 billion budget cut for flood prevention

Jakarta City Council chairman urges Gov Anies Baswedan to reconsider IDR242 billion budget cut for flood prevention

The best time to prepare for the annual flood season in Jakarta is when it’s not raining, oh government.

Jakarta’s long overdue LRT set to be operational by end of year

Jakarta’s long overdue LRT set to be operational by end of year

We're a bit skeptical given their "track" record so far (see what we did there haha yes we are very clever thank you).

Jakarta’s MRT to be commercially ready March 2019, trains will run from 5 am to 12 pm: official

Jakarta’s MRT to be commercially ready March 2019, trains will run from 5 am to 12 pm: official

New details have emerged regarding the highly-anticipated MRT.

Giant Grab pick-up point helmet in Senayan moved after complaints from pedestrians

Giant Grab pick-up point helmet in Senayan moved after complaints from pedestrians

Pushing the helmets of giants.

Ahok-era plans to build low-cost apartments scrapped by current administration

Ahok-era plans to build low-cost apartments scrapped by current administration

During his time in office, Jakarta Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama was heavily criticized in some corners for his evictions of people accused of living and building...

Jakarta’s ‘rainbow roads’ for Asian Games go back to black and white after gov’t learns it’s against regulations

Jakarta’s ‘rainbow roads’ for Asian Games go back to black and white after gov’t learns it’s against regulations

Not even a blue shell could save Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan from all of the criticism his administration is taking over their poorly thought out preparations for the Asian...


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Coconuts Jakarta Urban development

Jakarta has recently been making the most progress in regards to urban development compared to previous years, largely thanks to the current city administration that’s actually getting the city’s construction programs running. The biggest infrastructural projects in Jakarta currently being carried out are for transportation, which includes the city’s first subway system called the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT), as well as several huge road constructions designed to alleviate the city’s notorious traffic jams.