Pigeons take flight as the sun rises in the Pegunungan Seribu area in Yogyakarta on Monday, January. 1. Political tensions are expected to continue with Indonesia to have 171 regional elections in 31 provinces this year. JP/Tarko Sudiarno
Wearing a collarless shirt, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo (center) and National Awakening Party chairman Muhaimin Iskandar (right) inspects the airport train after inauguration the new service connecting Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, Banten, with Jakarta’s inner city on Tuesday, January. 2. JP/Dhoni Setiawan
Six girders at the Depok-Antasari toll road construction project along Jl Antasari and Jl TB Simatupang in South Jakarta collapsed on Tuesday morning, January. 2, damaging an empty dump truck. JP/Ben Latuihamallo
Confiscated packets of marijuana shown at West Jakarta Police headquarters, Thursday, January. 4. JP/Seto Wardhana
Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) Chairwoman Megawati Soekarnoputri shares a light moment with Djarot Saiful Hidayat, the party official in charge of membership and organizational matters,after having handed him a recommendation letter at the party headquarters in Jakarta on Thursday, January. 4.The party announces its governor and vice governor candidates fo four provincies, including North Sumatera, where former Jakarta governor Djarot will run for the top post in this year's election. JP/Dhoni Setiawan
People pay respects to Yon Koeswoyo, a vocalist of legendary band Koes Plus, in Pamulang, South Tangerang, Banten, on Friday, January. 5. Yon died at 77. JP/Dhoni Setiawan
Red and White lights illuminate the newly renovated Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Senayan, South Jakarta, Friday, January. 12. President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo will inaugurate the stadium on Sunday January 14, which will host a friendly soccer match between Indonesia and Iceland. JP/Seto Wardhana.
Visually impaired men, accompanied by volunteers, attend the Blind Date Cinema event at Paviliun 18 in South Jakarta on Sunday January.14. The event was held to give those with visual impairments the opportunity to experience a movie. JP/Seto Wardhana
Injured victims receive medical treatment following the collapse of a mezzanine floor inside the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) building in Jakarta on Monday, January. 15. At least 75 people were reportedly injured when the mezzanine fell into the lobby. JP/Dhoni Setiawan
A fire fighter puts out fires among the debris inside the 17th century Dutch colonial building that houses the Maritime Museum in Penjaringan, North Jakarta on Tuesday January.16. Although the blaze destroyed the museum's collection, including dioramas and historic maps, no casualties were reported from the incidents. JP /Jerry Adiguna
A pedicab driver carries passengers along Jl Sindang Terusan, Rawabadak, Tanjung Priok, North Jakarta, on Tuesday, January. 16. Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan is considering allowing the three-wheeled vehicles to operate on the capital's streets again. JP/Rifky Dewandaru
Motorcyclists drive outside a lane dedicated to motorcycles on Jl. Medan Merdeka Barat in Central Jakarta on Tuesday, January.16. JP/P.J.Leo
A General Elections Commission (KPU) mascot for the 2018 regional elections named Coklit stands in front of the KPU building in Jakarta on Thursday, January 18. The mascot is being used to raise awareness of a KPU campaign to verify and update voter data. The campaign will be launched on January. 20 in 381 regencies and municipalities and 31 provinces. JP/Rifky Dewandaru
Malnourished siblings Epi (left), Arfat (center) and Poma from Sarwamok in Agats district, Asmat regency, Papua, are being transferred to Agats General Hospital on Thursday, January. 18. The children were found by paramedics who were deployed in response to a recent measles outbreak. The journey from Asmat’s capital to Agats regency takes several hours by boat. JP/Nethy Dharma Somba
People watch images from video mapping reflected on the wall of Fatahillah Museum in Kota Tua, Central Jakarta, as Indonesia and Japan comemmorate 60 years of bilateral relations on Friday, January. 19. The event was attended by Japanese special envoy Toshihiro Nikai. JP/Ben Latuihamallo
Schoolchildren run across a bridge in Srengseng Sawah, South Jakarta on Tuesday, January. 23. The bridge, which is in poor condition, serves as a main access point for residents in the area. JP/Seto Wardhana.
Workers are seen at a Light Rapid Transit construction project by the Jakarta-Cikampek turnpike on Tuesday, January. 23. Developers have claimed that Jakarta's LRT development remained on track despite the string of accidents that has occured at several construction site. JP/PJ Leo
Raudlatut Thalibin Islamic boarding school leader Ahmad Mustofa Bisri receives the 2017 Yap Thiam Hien Award in Jakarta on Wednesday, January. 24. JP/Dhoni Setiawan
Indonesia Mens Double Kevin Sanjaya-Marcus Gideon celebrate after defeating China Li Junhui - Liu Yuche to win the at the 2018 Indonesia Masters badminton tournament at Istora Senayan, Jakarta on Sunday, January. 28. JP/Seto Wardhana
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Thu, February 1, 2018 | 01:45 am
During the first month of 2018, we have already witnessed some results of infrastructure projects. Despite the strings of accidents that have occurred at light rapid transit (LRT) construction sites, the newly renovated Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Senayan and the new airport train facilities come as signs of progress.
We also see the return of street vendors and pedicabs on Jakarta's streets, which some people consider drawbacks.
Our gallery of the month presents carefully selected photos taken by The Jakarta Post photojournalists. They highlight dynamic moments that provoke our thoughts and interests as citizens and as human beings. [ary]