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Old Posted Mar 16, 2017, 4:24 PM
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Last year, I transited in Jakarta for half a day, and this year, I returned for a more in-depth visit.

Unlike most of Southeast Asia, Indonesia has its wet season during the winter.









The city isn't very densely built-up yet, and its sidewalks are absolutely horrible for a walking tour.





MONAS is a major monument with a huge square surrounding it. Many residents were enjoying the public space on their holiday. I took particular notice of the street market offering lots of local dishes.















Traffic here can get quite tough, although they have made some attempts to make things more tolerable with a dedicated busway and a metro under construction.













Still hopeful for a sunset, I went up to a sky bar to enjoy a sip after sweating it out on the streets below.









SCBD is an under development new office district that will hopefully feature a metro stop later.











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Wow, I love all your skyline shots! That skyline appears to be growing rapidly.

How does this city compare to other SE Asian mega cities? I know it's not 1st class, leading the world like Sinpagore or Tokyo but is it as poor or doing better than Manila, Bangkok, Taipei?

Is the country rapidly modernizing or taking a long time?

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Wow, I love all your skyline shots! That skyline appears to be growing rapidly.

How does this city compare to other SE Asian mega cities? I know it's not 1st class, leading the world like Sinpagore or Tokyo but is it as poor or doing better than Manila, Bangkok, Taipei?

Is the country rapidly modernizing or taking a long time?

Thanks for posting.
Manila and Jakarta are probably along the same line in terms of bad infrastructure, although I believe Manila may be slightly ahead. Taipei is far more advanced and should be classified as developed by now. Bangkok isn't known for good transport either but they have more train lines going so it is possible to take public transport, while for Jakarta, driving is really necessary.

Jakarta isn't a very dense city actually. There are still plenty of lowrise neighbourhoods in the city centre, and the city just sprawls out incredibly.
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