The heat for ‘Jakarta 1’ starts with Bandung Mayor Ridwan Kamil’s announcement that he will not run in Jakarta’s 2017 gubernatorial election, saying that he choose instead to focus on successfully completing his current term as the provincial capital’s leader until 2018. Other names set to join next year’s race include law professor Yusril Ihza Mahendra, Bogor Mayor Bima Arya Sugiarto, businessman Sandiaga Uno, former minister Adhyaksa Dault and rock star Ahmad Dhani.
Next week on March 9, a global astronomical event will occur with Indonesiataking front seat to a total solar eclipse that will be most visible across Palembang, South Sumatra; Palangkaraya, Central Kalimantan; Balikpapan in East Kalimantan; Palu, Central Sulawesi; and Ternate in North Maluku. A total solar eclipse occurs when the Moon’s apparent diameter is larger than the Sun’s, blocking all direct sunlight, turning day into darkness in areas on the central line of the eclipse. In Jakarta, the eclipse will occur partially; starting at around 6.19 AM and ends at 08.31 AM.
Do check one of Indonesia’s biggest music events coming up this week: The Jakarta International Java Jazz Festival, 4-6 March 2016. See class acts such as Robin Thicke, David Foster, and Chris Botti featuring Sting live in action, sharing the stage with Indonesia’s best contemporary artists such as Sore, Endah & Rhesa, Maliq & D’essentials, and many more.
Don’t miss out the chance to win an exquisite lunch/dinner for two at Turkuaz/Warung Turki. Just answer this simple question for this week’s quiz: “What is the capital city of Turkey?” Submit your answer to [email protected] and see if you’re the lucky winner to last week’s quiz here!
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