The Jakarta administration says it will join more than 150 other cities around the globe to participate in the World Car Free Day celebration, which falls on Sept. 22, out of commitment its “blue sky” program.
An elevated power cable traversing a densely populated stretch of Jl. Bangka Raya, Pela Mampang, South Jakarta, caught fire on Friday.
The students of SDN 6 state elementary school in Batu Ampar, East Jakarta, will have to wait for their digital library to open after 32 new monitors were stolen early on Friday.
Protests over the controversial film Innocence of Muslims continued in front of the US Embassy on Friday despite the absence of diplomats and staff who were temporarily out of the office due to security concerns.
One gang may be behind the robbery of two minimarkets in South and West Jakarta early on Friday, according to the police.
Urban activists have suggested that Jakartans who complain about diminishing public space, especially on streets where sidewalks and entrances are turned into parking spaces, should sit down for their rights.
Pollsters say that their voter surveys for the gubernatorial runoff on Thursday were held closer to election day and were thus more accurate than polls held in advance of the first round of voting in July.