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Jakarta Post

South Jakarta’s Tebet Park to get face-lift

  • Sausan Atika

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, January 4, 2019   /   09:30 am
South Jakarta’s Tebet Park to get face-lift Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan stands in front of an information board at Taman Pintar Berlalu Lintas (Smart Traffic Park) during his visit to Tebet Park in South Jakarta on Thursday. The city administration plans to revitalize many part of the park. (The Jakarta Post/Sausan Atika)

In order to give residents more open green spaces for multiple activities, the city administration wants to revitalize Tebet Park on Jl. Tebet Timur Raya in South Jakarta.

Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan, accompanied by Jakarta Forestry Agency head Suzi Marsitawati and acting Jakarta Transportation Agency head Sigit Widjatmoko, visited the park on Thursday.

During the visit, Anies emphasized that the park, which is known to residents as Honda Park –in reference to the popular motorcycle brand -- should be called Tebet Park instead.

“That reflects the reality that [the park is] managed by, funded by and built by the administration. Also, it is utilized by residents of the area,” he said. 

Anies said the planned revitalization of Tebet Park would apply to the whole park, from the recently built Taman Pintar Berlalu Lintas (Smart Traffic Park) on the northern side to the southern side, which is called Taman Bibit (Seed Park).

“The Smart Traffic [Park] part has been completed, and the public enjoys it. We have received positive feedback,” he told reporters in Tebet Park on Thursday.

Anies went on to say that the administration would also take care of water in the creek inside the park and the waste collection point on one side of the park, “so that those who visit this place feel comfortable”.

Tebet Park, situated on a 20,000-square-meter plot of land, is equipped with public facilities like a mushola (prayer room), toilets and bike parking.