Construction of State Palace in new capital city to begin in 2020: minister

A timeline for the construction of the State Palace, which will house Indonesia’s president as well as serve as his/her office, in the new as-of-yet unnamed capital city in East Kalimantan has been announced.

Urban development

Gov’t can’t control land value hikes in areas surrounding new capital city: planning minister

Gov’t can’t control land value hikes in areas surrounding new capital city: planning minister

When President Joko Widodo announced last week that Indonesia’s new capital city will be in East Kalimantan, Minister of Agriculture and Land Planning Sofyan Djalil said that...

Jakarta Governor Anies asserts right to let vendors sell on sidewalks in spite of Supreme Court decision

Jakarta Governor Anies asserts right to let vendors sell on sidewalks in spite of Supreme Court decision

Last month, Indonesia’s Supreme Court decided to strike down an article in a 2007 regional law that gave the governor of Jakarta the authority to close roads and sidewalks for...

Local groups and regents reject N. Sumatra governor’s plans for ‘halal tourism’ around Lake Toba

Local groups and regents reject N. Sumatra governor’s plans for ‘halal tourism’ around Lake Toba

In recent years, the Indonesian government has been pushing to develop new tourist zones to attract foreign visitors to islands besides Bali. Many of the regions targeted for...

West Java governor mulls relocating capital city from Bandung, names 3 possible locations

West Java governor mulls relocating capital city from Bandung, names 3 possible locations

It seems President Joko Widodo has started a new trend: after Jakarta, Bandung may be next to relinquish its title as a capital city (albeit provincially).

Survey says an overwhelming 95.7% of Jakartans disagree with moving the capital to a new location

Survey says an overwhelming 95.7% of Jakartans disagree with moving the capital to a new location

President Joko Widodo finally revealed the exact location of the country’s new capital in East Kalimantan yesterday, putting Indonesia one major step closer to actually enacting...

It’s official! President Joko Widodo names North Penajam Paser and Kutai Kartanegara as sites for Indonesia’s next capital city

It’s official! President Joko Widodo names North Penajam Paser and Kutai Kartanegara as sites for Indonesia’s next capital city

There you have it. In a few years, Jakarta will relinquish its title as Indonesia’s capital city to a new location in East Kalimantan province.

Indonesia will be moving its capital from Jakarta to East Kalimantan: minister

Indonesia will be moving its capital from Jakarta to East Kalimantan: minister

Officials say the new capital will feature huge green spaces, abundant parks and plenty of fresh air. Sounds nice, don't it?

Jakarta city councilor wins Supreme Court case to clear sidewalks of street vendors

Jakarta city councilor wins Supreme Court case to clear sidewalks of street vendors

The ruling removes the governor's ability to legally sanction the closure of sidewalks for street vending, but Governor Anies Baswedan has not yet made clear if he'll follow the...

1 million civil servants to move from Jakarta to new capital city in Kalimantan: minister

1 million civil servants to move from Jakarta to new capital city in Kalimantan: minister

Jakarta may lose around one-tenth of its citizens — all of them government workers — in the coming years as the government moves forward with its plans to relocate...


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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.