Originally Posted by Austinlee
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.