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The rise of Jakarta Old City

Kompas 18 Maret 2015
Kompas 18 Maret 2015

Today March 18, 2015 Kompas daily on page 27 showing very encouraging article that the revitalization of Jakarta old town shows a step forward. But it is part of this paper that makes us doubt because it turns out a lot of homework in the old town as many disorderly and dirty.

We know that commuter train from Jakarta to Bogor, Bekasi, Tangerang or Serpong before is a bad commuter train. Not only the passengers who rode on the top of the train, too many pickpockets in the carriage with its door open, buskers and beggars were very disturbing passengers, and street vendors in the stations and carriages that made both the station and the train cars dirty.

But the commuter train now has changed drastically. Now people in the train station were orderly as in a mall. No passenger rode on the roof of carriages, all the hawkers outside the station, all passenger line up in an orderly manner at the ticket booths which are now in the form of Electronic card. The station is clean; there is KFC, Starbucks, etc. This proves that Indonesian people can also be neatness and decent.

We believe that the old city of Jakarta also can be set in such a neat these stations.