25% leave poverty assistance program after local gov’t requires ‘poor family’ to be painted on their homes

Officials in the Ogan Komering Ilir Regency of South Sumatra told residents in the Family Hope Program that they would have to get the words "Keluarga Miskin" (Poor Family) painted on their homes to stay in the program. Many chose to leave the poverty assistance program instead.

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Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan criticizes ‘sensational’ media coverage of flooding

Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan criticizes ‘sensational’ media coverage of flooding

Officials had previously warned that many areas of Jakarta were in danger of flooding this rainy season due to the lack of progress on river normalization and dredging work under...

Instactivism trend? More Indonesian teens do pothole protest photoshoot after initial success

Instactivism trend? More Indonesian teens do pothole protest photoshoot after initial success

“We took our protest to the streets, but we got no response from the government. Now we’re taking our protest to social media. We were indeed inspired by a similar action in...

Modeling for a cause: S. Sumatra promises budget to fix roads after quirky pothole photos go viral

Modeling for a cause: S. Sumatra promises budget to fix roads after quirky pothole photos go viral

Several youngsters from Batumarta, in the Ogan Komering Ulu (OKU) Regency of South Sumatra, have figured out the quickest way to get their provincial government to do the job...

East Jakarta fire station has not been built due to scavengers squatting on land: officials

East Jakarta fire station has not been built due to scavengers squatting on land: officials

Governor Anies Baswedan's reluctance to carry out evictions is causing some serious issues.

South Jakarta gov’t promises to upgrade Kemang’s sidewalks and bike lanes

South Jakarta gov’t promises to upgrade Kemang’s sidewalks and bike lanes

This would make barhopping in Kemang a lot easier..

Phase one of Jakarta LRT set to begin operating before end of February

Phase one of Jakarta LRT set to begin operating before end of February

After authorities promised it'd be ready in time for Asian Games (and then when they missed that, before the end of last year), it looks like Jakarta's Light Rail Transit system...

Viral: Residents of remote village in S. Sulawesi carry dead body for 60 km to reach cemetery

Viral: Residents of remote village in S. Sulawesi carry dead body for 60 km to reach cemetery

While some areas Indonesia have seen great improvements to roads and other transportation infrastructure in recent years, other regions remain nearly inaccessible due to a lack of...

FAIL: ‘Pedestrians better train in parkour first before crossing this zebra cross’ in Jakarta

FAIL: ‘Pedestrians better train in parkour first before crossing this zebra cross’ in Jakarta

Seeing design flaws that are due to a lack of funds is one thing, but in this case the government actually wasted money on an unnecessary segment of barrier that seems to exist...

Jakarta ERP project delayed yet again after Gov. Anies says tender has become too problematic

Jakarta ERP project delayed yet again after Gov. Anies says tender has become too problematic

We're finally getting the MRT in March (fingers crossed) but it looks like we're going to be waiting a lot longer for the other long promised solution to Jakarta's macet madness.


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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.