Perennial flooding in Jakarta caused by climate change, heavy rainfall and ongoing groundwater extraction uproots lives and disrupts communities – most recently in December when the cit
Jakarta & Urban Life
May 19, 2022
May 17, 2022
M Julnis Firmansyah, Jakarta – Minister of Religious Affairs Yaqut Cholil Qoumas on Tuesday denied allegations claiming that the hajj funds collected from pilgrims are used to finance t
May 7, 2022
Jakarta – The next governors of Jakarta and the city's residents bear the responsibility to preserve and maximize the use of the newly built Jakarta International Stadium (JIS) in North
April 30, 2022
Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – Indonesia is hoping for Japan to take part in a megaproject to build the new capital city when leaders from both countries met in Bogor on Friday.
April 25, 2022
Arrijal Rachman, Jakarta – The plaintiffs who filed a lawsuit against the government and House of Representatives (DPR) in relation to the enactment of Law No.
April 22, 2022
Arnoldus Kristianus, Jakarta – The government has prepared to set aside $1.9 billion to $2.1 billion in the next year's state budget for developing Nusantara, Indonesia's new capital in
April 19, 2022
Antara, Jakarta – The Public Works and Housing or PUPR Ministry allocated a budget of approximately Rp264 billion to repair roads access to the new capital or IKN Nusantara in North Pen
April 18, 2022
Rusli Cahyadi and Ahmad Najib Burhani – For the longest time, Indonesians endured a sonic pandemonium in their cities.
April 16, 2022
News Desk, Jakarta – Despite the mounting logistical and environmental challenges, the leadership of the Nusantara Capital City (IKN) Authority has expressed optimism that construction
April 5, 2022
James Guild – If you go to almost any city in Java, you will come across a public square called an alun-alun, a large open lawn area that serves as a gathering and recreation spot.
March 27, 2022
Jakarta – Political observer Hendri Satrio from the KedaiKOPI survey institute has criticised the plan to fund the construction of the new capital city (IKN) Nusantara in East Kalimanta
March 18, 2022
M Julnis Firmansyah, Jakarta – New capital authority head Bambang Susantono on Friday said the government is currently looking for potential investors for the construction of the new ca
Vincent Fabian Thomas, Jakarta – The Asian Development Bank (ADB) said on Friday it would help Indonesia develop the new capital city project in East Kalimantan, following the appointme
March 15, 2022
M Julnis Firmansyah, Jakarta – The official of the Mining Advocacy Network (Jatam) of East Kalimantan chapter, Pradarma Rupang, said the construction project of the new capital or IKN N
Jakarta – Indonesian President Joko Widodo took a camping trip to the country's future capital, he said on social media Tuesday (March 15), posing for photographs in a forest at the sit
March 14, 2022
Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and his governors' recent "Kendi Nusantara" ritual at the "kilometer zero-point" of new state capital Nusantara in East Kali
Jakarta – Indonesia's leading business groups have lobbied a consortium of Spanish investors to invest in the development project of the former's new capital, Nusantara.
March 13, 2022
Kiki Siregar, Jakarta – Indonesian civil servant Dwi (not her real name) has been thinking about her career and future lately.
March 12, 2022
Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo swore in technocrat Bambang Susantono and businessman Dhony Rahajoe as the respective head and deputy head of the Nusantara Capital City (IKN) A
March 11, 2022
Antara, Jakarta – President Joko Widodo, or Jokowi, in leading a limited meeting at the Merdeka Palace on Thursday made it clear that Jakarta will not be abandoned after the central gov
Tokyo – SoftBank Group Corp (9984.T) will not invest in Indonesia's project to relocate its capital city to Borneo island, a company spokesperson said on Friday.
March 10, 2022
Rieka Rahadiana and Yudith Ho – President Joko Widodo has picked Bambang Susantono, a senior official at the Asian Development Bank, to spearhead his $34 billion ambition to turn an und
Aditya Laksmana Yudha, Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo officially appoints Bambang Susantono – former deputy transport minister and Asia Development Bank su
March 5, 2022
Yudha Baskoro, Jakarta – Residents living near North Jakarta seawall have to live side by side with a massive sea of city garbage swept there by tides and waves.
March 2, 2022
Dian Erika N, Achmad Nasrudin Yahya, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo is furious with TNI (Indonesian military) and Polri (Indonesian police) personnel who have been discussing
Yanuar Nugroho – There are substantial and valid concerns about the government's decision to move Indonesia's capital to East Kalimantan.
March 1, 2022
Rina Chandran and Leo Galuh (Reuters), Jakarta – Maesaroh has sold chicken satay with rice from her stall on a busy Jakarta street close to government offices for about 13 years, servin
February 21, 2022
Tamara Thiessen – The steamy, jungle-covered tropical island of Borneo was once considered one of the remotest, wildest places on earth.
Wasisto Raharjo Jati – The Indonesian House of Representatives' new capital city bill passed in mid-January 2022.
Lani Diana Wijaya, Jakarta – Jakarta Legal Bureau Head Yayan Yuhanah said the city administration has not yet decided to challenge the decree of the State Administrative Court (PTUN) re
February 10, 2022
Dio Suhenda, Jakarta – Nusantara, the government's new capital city project, is facing more public scrutiny even after lawmakers passed a law formalizing the staggered move away from co
Jakarta – With the Indonesian government preparing to shift the nation's capital to East Kalimantan, Jakarta will soon shed its capital city status.
Emma Connors, Singapore/Jakarta – One of Indonesia' richest men has acknowledged he could reap millions from the planned new capital in East Kalimantan but has denied the fix is in.
February 9, 2022
Arrijal Rachman, Graven Fikri (Intern), Jakarta – The development of the new capital city or IKN is continuously protested.
February 8, 2022
Jakarta – Property companies association Real Estate Indonesia, or REI, recently announced that its global tour to attract investors to fund Indonesia's new capital city in East Kaliman
Fathiya Dahrul – The brother of Indonesia's Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto seeks to supply clean water to the country's new capital.
February 7, 2022
Fitria Chusna Farisa, Jakarta – The government plans to start the construction of the new capital city (IKN) mega-project "Nusantara" in North Penajam Paser, East Kalimantan, in mid-202
Jakarta – The East Kalimantan Mining Advocacy Network (Jatam) has revealed that two subsidiary companies belonging to the PT Toba Group owned by Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affai
February 1, 2022
Jakarta – A number of national figures have criticised the project to move the state capital (IKN) to East Kalimantan as envisaged by President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo Among the figures wh
January 31, 2022
Ahmad Pathoni, Jakarta – Officials say Indonesia's new national capital, to be built on Borneo island far from often-flooded and traffic-choked Jakarta, will lead to greater equality.
January 30, 2022
Hellena Souisa and Natasya Salim – The Indonesian Lower House has passed a draft law on relocating the national capital, marking the official declaration of the country's new main city
January 29, 2022
Dana Bartholomew – Indonesia's three-year-old plan to move its capital, Jakarta, to the island of Borneo, is drawing criticism for everything from its environmental impact to its very n
January 28, 2022
Fajar Pebrianto, Jakarta – A number of state officials visited the project site for the new capital city in East Kalimantan.
January 26, 2022
Edna Tarigan, Niniek Karmini – Jakarta is congested, polluted, prone to earthquakes and rapidly sinking into the Java Sea.
January 24, 2022
Sapri Maulana, Samarinda – The East Kalimantan Government asked the public not to be easily provoked when talking of the new capital city in eastern Kalimantan.
January 23, 2022
Agencies, Jakarta – Tens of thousands of indigenous people are at risk of being expelled from their lands to make way for the construction of a new capital on jungle-clad East Kalimanta
January 20, 2022
Eka Yudha Saputra, Jakarta -The Jakarta Regional Legislative Council (DPRD Jakarta) Commission A speaker Mujiyono on Wednesday assessed that the capital city move from Jakarta to East K
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Vitorio Mantalean, Jakarta – The Nusantara Traditional Community Alliance (AMAN) estimates that around 20,000 people from traditional communities will be sacrificed by the project to mo
Aisyah Llewellyn, Medan, Indonesia – When Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo announced a surprise plan to move the country's capital during his annual address to the nation on 16