Jakarta gov’t planning to build and enforce designated pick-up/drop-off spots for ojeks to prevent traffic jams

The proliferation of online ojeks (motorcycle taxi hailing services) in Jakarta has had a huge effect on many people’s lives by creating more convenient transportation options and employment opportunities. But the government thinks the huge number of ojeks on the road is also creating a problem, with all of the random streetside pickups and drop-offs ...

Urban development

Bicycle lanes will be added to widened sidewalks along Jalan Sudirman, construction starting in Oct

Bicycle lanes will be added to widened sidewalks along Jalan Sudirman, construction starting in Oct

Bicycling through Sudirman might actually become a real option starting next month.

New Semanggi interchange set to open this evening, Governor Djarot warns drivers: No selfies, please

New Semanggi interchange set to open this evening, Governor Djarot warns drivers: No selfies, please

Estimated to increase traffic flow in the perpetually gridlocked area by 37% and illuminated with colorful LED lighting, the new interchange looks to be a feat of both engineering...

Study says repealing 3-in-1 system made Jakarta’s traffic 87% worse

Study says repealing 3-in-1 system made Jakarta’s traffic 87% worse

Science says the 3-in-1 was actually way more effective at controlling traffic than we would've guessed.

Government says it’s serious about moving capital from Jakarta, planning to start move as early as next year

Government says it’s serious about moving capital from Jakarta, planning to start move as early as next year

It'll take a lot more than 90 minutes and Rp 1.3 million to move the capital from Jakarta to Palangkaraya.

There are 1.6 million child laborers in Indonesia, gov’t aims to reduce that number to zero by 2022

There are 1.6 million child laborers in Indonesia, gov’t aims to reduce that number to zero by 2022

Great, except the government also announced a similar campaign to make the country child-labor-free by 2020 back in 2013...

Vice Governor-elect Sandiaga Uno wants ex-red light district Kalijodo to become like Las Vegas

Vice Governor-elect Sandiaga Uno wants ex-red light district Kalijodo to become like Las Vegas

"Within corporations, [preman] can be educated and given certain skills and talents that can be used in our emerging economies."

Police in Menteng hold chess tournament to prevent Ramadan brawling

Police in Menteng hold chess tournament to prevent Ramadan brawling

A nice, peaceful solution (as long as nobody tries to cheat).

Jakarta’s preman (thug) problem can be solved by hiring them as debt collectors: Vice Governor-elect Sandiaga Uno

Jakarta’s preman (thug) problem can be solved by hiring them as debt collectors: Vice Governor-elect Sandiaga Uno

"They (preman) are brave, consistent, and hopefully the banks will not have problems with managing them," Sandiaga said.

After stunning multi-color makeover, “Rainbow Village” in Indonesia becomes Instagrammers’ dream (PHOTOS)

After stunning multi-color makeover, “Rainbow Village” in Indonesia becomes Instagrammers’ dream (PHOTOS)

Forget your Unicorn Frappucinos, this is the new rainbow hotness


 

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.