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Jakarta's once beloved pedicab, the becak, may soon be allowed to roam the city's streets again. A Jakarta Transportation Agency official has stated yesterday that the Jakarta Administration will revise the Public Order Regional Regulation (Perda Tibum) which prohibits the operation of this human-powered transportation. Currently, there are actually as many as 1,685 becaks that are re-operating in Jakarta since Anies' reign, although there is no legal protection that allows them yet. These becak are operating in limited territories, mainly in North Jakarta. Do you think Jakarta will be able to handle the return of becak? Tell us what you think!
Le Meridien Jakarta has teamed up with What's New Jakarta with the latest Power Lunch event series, coming up next week, Thursday, 18 October 2018 from 12pm to 3pm. This time, we are taking you to a trip to redefine Thai culinary experience. Take a seat at the Chef’s Table with a special multi-course meal prepared by Chef Mama Duu of JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort & Spa, Thailand. More details here.
If you haven't got rid off the Asian Games bug, why not prolong the spirit and cheer on the inspiring youngsters that are competing in the 3rd Asian Para Games 2018 throughout this week? Opened last Saturday with a spectacular and heartfelt opening ceremony, the competition gathers 3,000+ athletes with disabilities from 43 countries and regions in Asia in 18 sports including track and field, swimming, badminton, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair volleyball, chess and many more. Get inspired!

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Jessica Januarty
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Places To Get Your Eco-Friendly Products In Jakarta – Plastic waste has been a big concern here in Indonesia for years. Rivers, even beaches, are clogged by a giant stack of plastic waste.
Doubletree By Hilton Jakarta – Diponegoro Presents Chinese Guest Chefs From Hilton Chengdu - Welcomes chinese guest chefs Arvin Ai and Victor Jiang from Hilton Chengdu to showcase the authentic Cantonese menu at the hotel from October 8 – 14, 2018.
6 Recommended Steakhouses In Bandung - When the meat craving hits you, where do you go? Here is our recommendation of the best steakhouses in Bandung!
Buka Mata, An Artotel’s Signature Coffee Brand - an official signature coffee brand that will be used in every ARTOTEL throughout Indonesia.
How do you spend your weekend in Jakarta? - We ask our community on how their spend their weekend in Jakarta! With a lot of hangout places in town, there are so many things you can do with friends and family. The cafes are great to catch up with friends, family restaurants can bring your loved ones together, the malls have everything you need in one place, exercise options are endless, and there are movies worth to watch every week! For more video check out our youtube channel here.
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