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Jakarta Post

Developing Jakarta, one Instagrammable spot at a time

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    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Thu, November 21, 2019   /  11:13 am
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Skateboarders practice while others take pictures at the Dukuh Atas Cultural Park in Central Jakarta on Aug. 25, one week after it was inaugurated. (JP/Wendra Ajistyatama )

Photographer Dwi Prasetya enjoys his walk from the Sudirman commuter train station to Dukuh Atas MRT station in Central Jakarta on his way to his office on Jl. Sudirman. Between the stations, he walks through the renovated Kendal underpass. The former U-turn ramp is now for pedestrian. The underpass has white walls and lighting that changes color every few minutes. “Not only is it now pretty, it is also comfortable to walk through,” he told The Jakarta Post on Wednesday. “Besides Kendal [underpass], sidewalks along Jl. Sudirman are now convenient, too. So much so that I sold my motorcycle because I no longer needed it. The sidewalks are pedestrian-friendly and the view is pleasing to the eye,” he added, laughing. Dwi went on to say that the changes had improved the ambience of the area and encouraged more people to walk. He often sees people gathe...