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The government has decided to use moving block signaling -- a signaling system in which the blocks, or sections of track, are defined in real time by computers as protected zones around each train – for the Greater Jakarta light rail transit (LRT).

With a moving block system, trains can transport more passengers than when a fixed block system is used, said Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi.

Budi said that by using moving block signaling, the LRT could transport up to 750,000 passengers per day while with fixed block it would only be able to transport 500,000.

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Ciputra Artpreneur is one of Jakarta’s latest and most significant cultural venues, uniquely integrated into the top levels of the Ciputra World Jakarta Mall, a commercial landmark located at the heart of the city’s Golden Triangle.

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One member of a gang of robbers, known as the Lampung Gang, that police believe was behind the fatal shooting of Davidson Tantono, 30, in West Jakarta is reportedly a village head candidate and planned to use the stolen money to finance his campaign.

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Ifugao culture-inspired robots are the Philippines' entries in the World Robotics Olympiad in Jakarta, Indonesia this November, accoding to a report on State of the Nation.
 
These unique creations are made by students from Dr. Yanga’s Colleges High School in Bocaue, Bulacan. The system of four robots is called the P3 (Protection, Promotion, and Propagation) System, and it aims to promote the legends of the Banaue Rice Terraces, as well as help in its preservation. The robots also aim to promote farming.
 
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ndonesia's first high-speed train, which will run between Jakarta and Bandung (in West Java) is expected to give rise to new economic centers and cities along the 142 kilometers-long railway. Construction of the project, estimated to cost a total of USD $5.5 billion, is scheduled to kick off on 21 January 2016 in Bandung as Indonesia's Transportation Ministry has finally issued the track permit (this had been a major hurdle previously).

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Few cities in the world can compete with the energy and activity on the streets of Jakarta. If you’re new to the megalopolis, the heat, the noise, the smells and the sheer volume of people and traffic can easily overwhelm your senses. But it’s exhilarating to take it in and experience all the amazing and baffling things those streets have to offer.

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Apart from the ubiquitous malls, Jakarta is filled with traditional markets and shopping streets. This review covers all the shopping areas to visit as a tourist. Some of them are very famous and some completely off-the-beaten track.
 
There are probably a lot more places worth mentioning so don't hesitate to comment below if necessary.
 

Traditional markets in Jakarta

 
Traditional markets in Jakarta are managed by Pasar Jaya, a public company controlled by the provincial government. There are around 150 traditional markets all around Jakarta, with over 100,000 stalls and 2,000,000 daily visitors. The opening hours may vary but they will always be the most crowded early morning. I only visited a few, often by coincidence:
Pasar Rumput and nearby Pasar Manggis are quite old and kind of dirty. If you are adventurous though, they will provide plenty of great photo opportunities. They are located along the Manggarai railroad, not far from Jalan Sudirman so they are quite easy to reach.
 
Pasar Manggis, Jalan Guntur, Setiabudi, 12970
Pasar Rumput Jalan Raya Sultan Agung No.4, Setiabudi, 0218296376

 

Published in Tourism
Sunday, 30 April 2017 10:29

Jakarta subway tunnel

The first 16km of Jakarta's underground MRT is due to be completed in 2018. However, Jakarta's dream of finally getting an underground railway to ease its chronic road traffic has been shunted into a siding after the city's leader reportedly rejected a design for trains he says look like sleepy crickets.

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Jakarta is slated to host an automotive exhibition from Feb. 23 to Feb. 25 at the Jakarta Convention Center in Senayan, Central Jakarta.

Published in Economy
Tuesday, 31 January 2017 09:30

Java 1 power plant finally a done deal

State-owned electricity firm Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Jawa Satu Power, an incorporated joint venture mandated to develop the Java 1 combined-cycle power plant (PLTGU) after a prolonged disagreement.

Jawa Satu Power, formed by a consortium consisting of state-owned oil and gas giant Pertamina and Japan’s Marubeni and Sojitz Corporation, is expected to start the construction of Java 1 power plant worth US$1.8 billion in Karawang, West Java, within six months.

Meanwhile, the financial closure is slated for within a year.

“PLN puts high hopes on the Java 1 power plant, which is expected to strengthen the electricity supply chain around Java and Bali,” PLN president director Sofyan Basir said in Jakarta on Tuesday.

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