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Traffic congestion in JakartaAmsterdam City Center

Introduction

Jakarta is a city of traffic jams. Even in the middle of the night the traffic congestion has not been unraveled. That is what makes this city is not comfortable to live. Moreover, at the time people come home from work on a Friday or the day before a long holiday, the congestion occurred throughout the city. At the moment of this severe congestion car cannot move at all, people seemed resigned to be able to achieve the destiny at any time.

Kemacetan Lalu-Lintas di JakartaPusat Kota Amsterdam

Pendahuluan

Jakarta adalah kota yang lalu-lintasnya macet. Bahkan di tengah malam pun lalu-lintasnya belum lancar. Itulah yang membuat kota ini tidak nyaman untuk di huni. Apalagi pada waktu pulang kantor di hari Jumat atau hari sebelum libur panjang, kemacetan terjadi diseluruh kota. Pada saat kemacetan parah ini mobil sama sekali tidak dapat bergerak, orang seakan pasrah untuk bisa mencapai tujuan kapan saja. Dari pada terjebak kemacetan lalu-lintas sopir bajaj dan taxi memilih istirahat, bermain kartu dengan temannya.

A city is a Novel The oldest shophouse of Batavia needs to be preserved

A city is an accumulation of human life from all different viewpoints. Even from the viewpoint of history, a city can be portrayed from the angle of political history, economics history, social history, as well as building history. In many higher learning, urban history becomes an independent subject. Consequently urban history turns out to be a sub-discipline (if we may not say a discipline). From urban history has developed different pattern about space and activity inside the space.

Mega-urbanization of Jakarta 2Pasar Baru (New Market)

At present there are more than 80 shopping centers in Jakarta. They are classified into several specification from a shopping centre specialized  selling cellular phone such as Roxy Mas, to Dusit mall and Mangga Dua Mall that specialize in selling computer. There are of course malls that are not specialized in a certain good such as Taman Anggrek mall, it has various thing from ice-scatting, exhibition to movie and music entertainment for their visitors at its ground floor. The old market such as Pasar Pagi Mangga Dua and Pasar Tanah Abang are specialized in clothes.

Batavia Sebuah NovelPuing di antara lalu lintas yang macet

Di berbagai penjuru dunia jatuh bangunnya sebuah rezim terletak di Ibukota. Bangkitnya dinasti Ming di Tiongkok misalnya, ditandai dengan perpindahan ibukota dari Xi’An ke Beijing. Demikian juga di pulau Jawa, runtuhnya Majapahit ditandai dengan munculnya kota Demak sebagai ibukota kerajaan Islam. Bahkan di kehidupan modernpun demikian. Jatuhnya rezim-rezim di Indonesia modern berada di kota jakarta dan bukan di kota Indonesia yang lain. Karena itu tidak terlalu berlebihan untuk mengatakan bahwa panggung teater pergantian rezim adalah kota dengan benteng dan segala kekuatan ekonominya.

Kota

Batavia is a NovelRuin in the middle of traffic jam

Everywhere in the world, the rise and fall of a regime takes place in the capital city. The rise of Ming Dynasty in China is indicated by the movement od capital city from Xi’An to Beijing. Likewise in Java, the fall of Majapahit is followed by the rise of Demak city as the capital of Islamic kingdom. It happens in modern era. The fall of modern Indonesian regime took place in Jakarta and not in other Indonesian city. It is not too excessive to say that the theater stage of regime change is in the capital city with its wall, in the ancient time, and all its economics power.

A city is like a

Belajar dari Gili TrawanganGili Trawangan Island West of Lombok Island

Gili bagi orang Pulau Lombok berarti pulau yang sangat kecil. Gili Trawangan adalah pulau kecil dari tiga gugusan pulau di sebelah Barat Pulau Lombok. Dua pulau kecil yang lain adalah Gili Meno dan Gili Air. Pulau ini sangat kecil, untuk mengelilinginya dengan cidomo atau dokar yang ditarik kuda hanya butuh waktu sekitar satu Jam. Jalan-jalannyapun sempit hanya selebar lima meter, bahkan pada ruas tertentu lebarnya hanya tiga meter. Selain itu, jalan-jalan ini masih merupakan jalan tanah berpasir.

Learning From Gili TrawanganGili Trawangan Island West of Lombok Island

Gili for people of Lombok Island means a very small island. Gili Trawangan is a small island of the three islands in the west of the Island of Lombok. Two other small islands are Gili Meno and Gili Air. The island is very small, to surround it with cidomo or horse-drawn buggy only takes about one hours. The streets are too narrow only five meters wide, even on a specific segment merely three meters wide. In addition, these streets is still a sandy dirt road. But unthinkably this island developed into tourist place with all the amenities of modern life.

Tourists on vacation to the island is

Bangkitnya Kota Lama JakartaKompas 18 Maret 2015

Hari ini tanggal 18-05-2015 harian Kompas di Halaman 27 menampilkan artikel yang sangat membesarkan hati kita bahwa revitalisasi kota lama Jakarta menunjukkan langkah maju. Tetapi adalah bagian dari tulisan ini yang membuat kita menjadi ragu karena ternyata banyak PR di kota lama karena banyak yang tidak tertib dan kotor.

Kita tahu kereta api Komuter baik dari Jakarta ke Bogor, Bekasi, Tangerang maupun Serpong dulu merupakan kereta api yang buruk.

The Old Town and Urban EconomicsVendors selling deal price foods in old town of Jakarta - Batavia

If we walk in luxury Mall of Jakarta on the day off, we certainly meet visitors who are rich. They are wearing nice clothes, eating and drinking at an expensive restaurant. Not rarely they order food that cost more than one hundred thousand rupiahs for a portion. If we take a stroll in the mall hallway and thirsty there are vendors who sell drinks at a price of thirty thousand rupiahs at a time. Luxury in the mall of Jakarta is a magnet for the middle and high income class.

But if we go to the old town of Jakarta, the situation is very different.

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