The popularity of free public workspaces in Jakarta is likely to continue indefinitely. Thanks to Anies Baswedan's efforts who promoted better public spaces for Jakarta residents, such as introducing more public libraries and green spaces in various locations in the city. Surely, it is an unarguable development and a strong note left on his legacy … Continue reading Observing Anies’ Promises: Did He Make a More Livable City?
Anies Baswedan & Presidential Election.
All's fair in Indonesian presidential race. Anies with Christmas Carrol participants, Jakarta, December 2019. (Anies disambut umat Kristiani). Benarkah, Anies harus lebih ke "tengah"? Ada sinyalemen bahwa, jika ingin meningkatkan elektabilitasnya dalam pemilihan presiden tahun 2024 mendatang, maka Anies Baswedan harus "bergeser" ke tengah. Sebagai disiratkan Direktur Eksekutif Parameter Politik Indonesia Adi Prayitno, Anies (yang … Continue reading Anies Baswedan & Presidential Election.
Tebet Eco-Park, A Space with Profound Performance
Many wonder what the future holds for Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan after he ends his five-year term this coming October. The Park from above. Critics from his opponents largely focus on his ability to give speeches – he is a famous orator with eloquent narratives – on many occasions both domestically and in international forum, … Continue reading Tebet Eco-Park, A Space with Profound Performance
Wow… The Magnificent Jakarta International Stadium
The grandiose Jakarta International Stadium Have you visited the newly-built Jakarta International Stadium (JIS)? I have. Last April 19, I attended the soft-launching of this magnificent venue. It is another achievement by Governor Anies Baswedan that can make his political opponents be more envious, since he has been touted as one of the strongest candidates … Continue reading Wow… The Magnificent Jakarta International Stadium
Formula E, Electric Car or Political Race?
Many of us may remember how Sebastian Vettel won the Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix at the Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia in 2017. Perhaps learning from Malaysia, Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan thinks to held similar event in the capital city next June 2022 in the form of electric car racing Formula E. Although not as … Continue reading Formula E, Electric Car or Political Race?
‘City 4.0’ leads to happier Jakarta
THIS is about Jakarta and its governor, Anies Baswedan, who has been predicted by many as one of the strongest candidates for the next Indonesian presidency. By Syafiq Basri Assegaff *) The article was published in The New Straits Times, Malaysia, on 23 October 2021. (Pictures added separately, from other sources). Shadowed by the defence minister … Continue reading ‘City 4.0’ leads to happier Jakarta
In search of a humane face of megalopolitan Jakarta
Syafiq Basri Assegaff. The Jakarta Post, 13 November 2021. Harboring more than 70 percent of all commercial activities of the nation, Jakarta has been the main attraction to many since the first urbanization took place in the early 1950s. Jakarta is not only the place where every Indonesian – both experts and non-experts – is … Continue reading In search of a humane face of megalopolitan Jakarta
The Importance of Values in Building a Capital City
Anies Baswedan’s 5th Year is Coming This November will be the fifth year of Anies Baswedan administration. Apart from being one of the strongest candidates in the next 2024 presidential race, the Jakarta governor has been watched closely by many who want to ascertain whether he has delivered as much as he promised during the … Continue reading The Importance of Values in Building a Capital City