There is not much left anymore for the naysayers to say anything pessimistic about parks in Jakarta. Despite the common negation that parks will never take more than 10% of the city’s 740 square kilometers size, and that the goal to eventually make it 30% a pipe dream, expansion of green areas in Jakarta runs at an impressive rate.
Shoalwater Islands Marine Park is one of the most protected natural habitats in Australia classified as Class A Reserves. The status gives protection for the surface and the submerged areas, covering over 6000 hectares, for the sake of biological diversity in the marine park.
There is more to string instruments than just classical pieces. To those who regularly frequent Suropati Park on typical Sundays, Johann Sebastian Bach or Beethoven are just symbols of aspiration on their foreheads.
Called Waterlooplein, built in 19th century in the newly expanded area of Weltevreden during the Dutch colony era, the name was changed to what now means the Buffalo Plain in the transitional era to independence, and stayed so until the modern times of Jakarta.