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Plan to revitalize Sabang culinary center meets resistance from business owners

  • Sausan Atika

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Fri, January 17, 2020   /  03:22 pm
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The roadside culinary hub, Jl K.H. Agus Salim, or Sabang, in Central Jakarta. (JP/Devina Heriyanto)

The Jakarta administration's plan to revitalize a hub of roadside treats on Jl. H. Agus Salim in Central Jakarta, predominantly known as Sabang, met with objections by business owners over fears it would impact their earnings. Jakarta Tourism and Creative Economy head Cucu Ahmad Kurnia said the administration's goal was to transform Sabang into a culinary center with a modern concept. "Sabang was very popular in the 1970s and 1980s. We would like to make it livelier, but with a modern touch," he said on Wednesday. "We can [revitalize] the area in accordance with its uniqueness. Attractions would also be provided so people would be encouraged to visit.” Jakarta Bina Marga Agency head Hari Nugroho said the revitalization program would not only be carried out in Sabang but also in the Kebon Bang Jaim area, which comprises Jl. Kebon Sirih, Jl. H....