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

‘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

The Tale of Kampung Akuarium

Why live in one of the world's most populated capital cities if you continue to get evicted because the local government says you are occupying its land illegally? Despite being there since the 1970s, how can you live there comfortably knowing your children's future is at stake, with no fair access to primary life services? … Continue reading The Tale of Kampung Akuarium

Fighting the Pandemic with Up-to-Date Data

People wearing masks in Jakarta: winning the race. Health experts in the world advise that accurate and current data is crucial in fighting the Covid-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, many provinces in Indonesia are showing tardiness in inputting data on active cases in their areas, so they badly need to make improvements. Among seven provinces in Jawa … Continue reading Fighting the Pandemic with Up-to-Date Data

Between political legacy and the pandemic

Indonesia is swimming in Covid-19. The curve rocketed significantly in the past two months, added with the news that a doctor opposed the handling of the pandemic. The original article was published in the New Straits Times, Malaysia, on 25 July 2021. Pictures added separately. This is exacerbated by vaccination hoaxes and the denial of … Continue reading Between political legacy and the pandemic

Success in Fighting the Pandemic: Hopes from Jakarta

Note: Since first time it was published, this article has been updated from time to time, so that readers can have better comprehension in the reading. [Sejak awal diterbitkan, tulisan ini mengalami perbaikan dari waktu ke waktu, agar pembaca mendapatkan informasi terbaru.] AFTER 18 months of the Covid-19 pandemic, it still seems not easy to … Continue reading Success in Fighting the Pandemic: Hopes from Jakarta

The Bigger Threat the Better in Pandemic

With the new wave threatening countries like Indonesia after the Idul Fitri long holiday (May-June 2012), it is paramount for the Indonesian government to emphasize the 'bigger threat perception' strategy to the citizen. This article, written in The Jakarta Post last February 24, 2021, tell us why. Although there has been an increase in COVID-19 … Continue reading The Bigger Threat the Better in Pandemic

How Jakarta Fights the Pandemic

Syafiq Basri Assegaff *) AFTER a year of the Covid-19 pandemic, it still seems not easy to get a sheer picture of the outbreak in Indonesia. But its capital, Jakarta, is showing transparent data including the way it is treating the situation. What Jakarta has been doing in responding to the pandemic seemingly is based … Continue reading How Jakarta Fights the Pandemic