World In My Lens: Jakarta

Travelling around the capital of Indonesia, I found some pictures that I think represent the city.

 

In line for odong-odong

In line for odong-odong

Does anyone know what is Odog-odong in english? I took the picture around the Monas. Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned Mentally Ills

The latest National health survey suggest that the rates of severe mental illness in Indonesia was about 1.7 per 1000 population. Now we have some 230 millions population in Indonesia, meaning that we have million people with mental problem. Most of them receive so little attention from the goverment, leaving them untreated, homeless and abandoned.

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I captured this photo in the heart of Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia. It was situated close to Bundaran HI, Continue reading

The 5th tallest building in the world called “Signature Tower Jakarta”

The Signature Tower will be built starting from July 2012 in Jakarta Indonesia. It located at the heart of Jakarta’s Sudirman Central Business District (SCBD) and will has 111 floor, soaring 638m tall consist of 6 storey Basement Carpark, 22 Storey apartments, and 22 floors Hotels. The Architect of the 5th world tallest building is Smallwood, Reynold, Stewart, Stewart & Associates Inc.

I got the photo from skyscraper forum.

Detail of the building
Official Name: Signature Tower Jakarta
Former / Other Name: The Signature Tower
Type: building
Status: proposed
Country: Indonesia
City: Jakarta
Building Function: hotel / office
Structural Material: composite
Proposed: 2010
Start of Construction: 2012
Completion: 2016

from different angel..

The man behind the project, Tomy Winata, said to local newspaper that they invest about USD 1 million to built this highest building in Indonesia.

Hmmmm….another skyscraper that will attract more people to come to Jakarta. For me, I just want to make a photo in front of it ๐Ÿ˜€

Hey Dara Jakarta, Mau mu apa?

Kali ini hanya tulisan ringan yang telah lama tersimpan di Hape jadulku, saat2 masih mencoba mengenal ibukota, hampir setahun lalu!

Selamat membaca!

โ€žkata mereka, ibu kota lebih kejam dari ibu tiri! Kataku, ibukota lebih seksi dari pacarku sendiri!
โ€žkata mereka, di Jakarta semua bisa di beli!, kataku, di Jakarta aku hampir lupa hargaku sendiri! ๐Ÿ˜€

Hmm….Ini adalah minggu pertama aku di Ibukota, si perempuan tua yang sebelumnya hanya aku kenal lewat TV. Tapi mulai minggu ini aku akan tinggal di punggungnya, untuk berapa saat, saat yang aku belum bisa pastikan.
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