Jakarta Gov’t defends purchase of IDR 3.6 million garbage bins from Germany

The Jakarta Government has been under fire recently for some questionable budget decisions. Following the plastic tree debacle, now the administration is working to justify spending about IDR 9.6 billion (USD 690,000) on trash bins imported from Germany. To many Indonesians, the idea of the Jakarta government choosing to spend IDR 3.6 million per unit ...

Urban development

Viral: Elementary school students in S. Sulawesi risk lives crossing raging river just to get to school

Viral: Elementary school students in S. Sulawesi risk lives crossing raging river just to get to school

Why is this still a thing in Indonesia?

Stasiun Indomie Bundaran HI, maybe? Jakarta to auction off naming rights to new MRT stations

Stasiun Indomie Bundaran HI, maybe? Jakarta to auction off naming rights to new MRT stations

Stasiun Sampoerna Senayan seems much more likely though...

Minister suggests Jakarta schools close during Asian Games, students get credit for studying games instead

Minister suggests Jakarta schools close during Asian Games, students get credit for studying games instead

Sandiaga said students could be given assignments such as writing papers about the Asian Games or interviewing athletes. They can also learn from interacting with athletes and...

First 2 MRT trains arrive in Jakarta’s Tanjung Priok port from Japan

First 2 MRT trains arrive in Jakarta’s Tanjung Priok port from Japan

Jakarta’s long-awaited MRT railway system had a landmark moment today as the first two of its trains arrived in the capital following a trip by sea from Japan.

Transport Agency proposes imposing fee on vehicles entering from outside the capital to cut traffic

Transport Agency proposes imposing fee on vehicles entering from outside the capital to cut traffic

Do you think it's fair for vehicles coming from outside of Jakarta to have to pay more to commute in?

Indonesia’s rapid infrastructure drive takes deadly toll

Indonesia’s rapid infrastructure drive takes deadly toll

A string of fatal accidents is threatening to derail Indonesia's relentless infrastructure drive ahead of the Asian Games, a push seen as a key to revving up growth in Southeast...

Yogyakarta court upholds law preventing non-indigenous (i.e. Chinese) Indonesians from owning land

Yogyakarta court upholds law preventing non-indigenous (i.e. Chinese) Indonesians from owning land

How such an explicitly racist policy can still exist in Indonesia (and be defended by the government) speaks volumes about the true causes of intolerance in this country.

60,000 more CCTV cameras will be placed around Jakarta to make capital safer: vice governor

60,000 more CCTV cameras will be placed around Jakarta to make capital safer: vice governor

Since the beginning of 2018, there have been numerous disturbing reports of sexual assaults taking place in Jakarta. In two instances, those assaults were captured on CCTV. Today,...

Jakarta vice governor promises electronic road pricing (ERP) will be implemented in 2019

Jakarta vice governor promises electronic road pricing (ERP) will be implemented in 2019

Good luck with that.


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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.