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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 🙂