Jakarta & Urban Life
September 9, 2020
August 30, 2020
Kiki Siregar, Jakarta: "Do you have land to sell?" That was the million-dollar question in Penajam Paser Utara and Kutai Kartanegara last year following President Joko Widodo's announce
August 19, 2020
Tabita Diela and Gayatri Suroyo, Jakarta – Indonesia has put on the backburner President Joko Widodo's ambitious $33-billion project to relocate the capital city to the island of Borneo
July 27, 2020
Yustinus Paat, Jakarta – Jakarta's city administration has pledged to accelerate the construction of intermediate waste treatment facilities to convert waste to energy at four location
July 17, 2020
James Massola and Karuni Rompies – Joko Widodo's dream of being the Indonesian President who finally builds a new national capital is in doubt, with officials saying the timing of the
July 15, 2020
Lani Diana Wijaya, Jakarta – The Save Jakarta Bay Coalition opined that Governor Anies Baswedan has broken his campaign promises as the latter allowed the Ancol reclamation project.
July 13, 2020
Yustinus Paat, Jakarta – Anies Baswedan, who won the 2017 Jakarta gubernatorial election by campaigning against coastal reclamation, insisted on Sunday the landfill project at the Anco
July 1, 2020
Indonesia is pressing ahead with plans to build a new capital as billions of dollars in private sector investment is seen as key to reviving an economy battered by the coronavirus pand
June 24, 2020
Tri Indah Oktavianti, Jakarta – The Supreme Court has ruled in favor of the Jakarta administration in its appeal of a lower court's decision to uphold developer PT Taman Harapan Indah'
Jakarta – Despite the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the government is slated to begin construction of the new capital city in North Penajam Paser regency, East Kal
June 23, 2020
Jakarta – The Jakarta administration has kept its unqualified opinion (WTP) from the Supreme Audit Agency (BPK) for the third year in a row.
June 21, 2020
Sausan Atika and Vela Andapita, Jakarta – Millions have a love-hate relationship with Jakarta, a city that many believe offers a chance at greater fortunes, but that means living with
June 9, 2020
Lani Diana Wijaya, Jakarta – Head of the pedestrian's coalition 'Koalisi Pejalan Kaki' Alfred Sitorus on Monday argues that pedestrians of the capital city will probably not abide by p
Budi Sutrisno, Jakarta – Less than a month since the central government's first call to "co-exist" with the coronavirus, Jakarta is among the first provinces in Indonesia to ease restr
June 8, 2020
Rizki Fachriansyah, Sausan Atika and Apriza Pinandita, Jakarta – The sight of busy roads, crowded bus shelters and train stations that have long defined capital Jakarta as a business h
May 29, 2020
M Julnis Firmansyah, Jakarta – On the fifth day after 2020 Eid al-Fitr, Thursday, May 28, Jakarta Metro Police recorded that a total of 3,095 mudik or mass exodus travelers were reject
May 22, 2020
Lex Rieffel and Michael Castle-Miller – Indonesian President Joko 'Jokowi' Widodo's announcement last August that a new capital would be built in East Kalimantan has been widely met wi
April 15, 2020
Budi Sutrisno, Jakarta – Jakarta has officially got a new deputy governor with Gerindra Party politician Ahmad Riza Patria inaugurated on Wednesday, as the capital city struggles to co
April 14, 2020
Marchio Irfan Gorbiano and Dzulfiqar Fathur Rahman, Jakarta – It is looking more and more likely the COVID-19 outbreak will derail President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's ambitions to move th
April 10, 2020
Johan Augustin – Yayan Suprianto surveys the floodwater surrounding his house of wooden planks and a corroded tin roof in Kampung Teko, "kampung" being a catchword for urban slums.
April 7, 2020
Diana Mariska, Jakarta – A government official revealed on Monday that the project to move the Indonesian capital from Jakarta to North Penajam Paser in East Kalimantan, which was expe
April 6, 2020
Sausan Atika, Jakarta – The long-winded search for a figure to fill the Jakarta deputy governor position came to an end on Monday after city councillors voted in Gerindra Party politic
Hotman Siregar, Yusitnus Paat, Jakarta – Great Indonesia Movement Party, or Gerindra, politician Riza Patria won an overwhelming majority of the votes in the Jakarta Legislative Counci
Sausan Atika, Jakarta – The Jakarta City Council declared Ahmad Riza Patria of the Gerindra Party as the Jakarta deputy governor-elect in a plenary meeting on Monday.
April 5, 2020
Sausan Atika, Jakarta – The Jakarta City Council is pressing ahead with its plan to select Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan's deputy governor on Monday despite an extension of the city'