The Jakarta Post
Clean and tidy: People pass through a row of buildings at the Asian Games athletes village in Kemayoran, Central Jakarta. After the Games ended, the buildings in the area were planned to be used for other purposes. (JP/Adeline Sunarjo)The conclusion of the Asian Games and the upcoming Para Games, which will be held from Oct. 6 to 13, have raised questions over what is in store for the multimillion-dollar venues.
Many countries that have hosted the Olympic Games have been saddled with so-called white elephants — expensive but abandoned stadiums and facilities — and massive debt.
One of the facilities in question is the athletes village in Kemayoran, Central Jakarta, which cost Rp 3.4 trillion (US$230 million) to build.
During the Asian Games, it housed around 17,000 athletes and officials from 45 participating countries. For the Para Games, it will accommodate aro...