Let the Games Begin

Jokowi - the economist fin


Ariah – Drama & Musical Theatre Performance

The biggest colossal drama and musical theatre performance in Jakarta (may be in Indonesia) to celeberate 486th anniversary of Jakarta will be performed at the end of this June. It will be performed on the biggest stage in Indonesia located in the heart of Jakarta. This special event involves 200 dancers and 120 musicians. This show is directed by the best Indonesian artists, Atilah Soeryadjaya, Jay Subyakto, and Erwin Gutawa.
Ultimately, this performance is initiated by the most well-known figures in Jakarta (or Indonesia), Mr. governor, Joko Widodo 🙂

28-30 June 2013, 7pm
Monas, Central Jakarta

Mr Governor in the Monocle Magazine

We just have a new phenomenal couple as the Jakarta’s governor and deputy governor, i.e. Joko Widodo (a.k.a. Jokowi) and Basuki T. Purnama (a.k.a. Ahok). This week is the 4th week of their leadership and they have done many things phenomenal in Jakarta’s bureaucracy.

Why it is really phenomenal? One of the many reasons is that Jakartans have as if 2 powerful governors without overlapping their duty. Jokowi acts as the external leader who is really down to earth and meet the Jakartans, mostly poor Jakartans regularly. While Ahok acts as the internal leader to clean the Jakarta’s internal affairs and budgets. In just within 1 month, they already deliver what they promise during their campaign, which is Kartu Jakarta Sehat (Jakarta health card). This is a powerful card that provides free health services for Jakartans in local health services (Puskesmas) and it can be owned by all Jakarta citizen without looking their economic status.

It is a new thing in Jakarta because the procedure is much simpler than the previous health system for the poor.

Monocle magazine is my favourite international magazine. I just bought the latest issue (Dec 12 / Jan 13) yesterday and I found the article about our lovely governor, so I upload it in this blog immediately.

Additionally, our pride national airways, Garuda Indonesia, has been chosen in this magazine as the airlines which has an innovative on-board service 🙂

Garuda Indonesia has been chosen because they introduced on-board immigration service on selected flights into Jakarta and Bali to eliminate the tedious queue, what an innovative brilliant idea isn’t it? Their next goal is to be a 5-star skytrax airlines by 2014, currently they are rated as 4-star skytrax airlines. So, let’s see 🙂

Good Morning Mr. Governor !!

Good morning our new governor !!

Today, Jakartans just had a peace election to vote their governor and vice governor for 2012-2017 period. The official final vote count hasn’t been announced yet, however the quick count result was obtained this afternoon claiming the winner of the final round of Jakarta’s governor election is Mr. Joko Widodo and Mr. Basuki Tjahja Purnama (Ahok).

Congratulation to both of you, Sir !! We have lots of hope to your leadership for the next five years. Let’s transform Jakarta into a New Jakarta, that both of you promised to us. We will support you 😉

(References: http://jakarta-baru.blogspot.co.uk/)

Flash mob during Jakarta Governor Candidates’ Campaigns

This is a truly creative campaign by one of the governor candidates’ campaigns, Joko Widodo (Jokowi) and Basuki (Ahok). Their team has a really brilliant innovative and creative idea to campaign. We just hope that there will be a new hope and change in Jakarta after September 20th (the election day) 🙂