Which is why Jakarta residents like Suryabrata welcome the city government’s move to improve the city with aesthetically pleasing infrastructures and facilities. Such efforts began back in 2016 as the city prepared to host the 2018 Asian Games, and continued until today.
“They are quite effective in taking our minds off the stress we feel as residents of Jakarta,” the 20-year-old university student continued.
The infrastructure upgrade continued despite the pandemic, with new facilities instantly becoming the go-to places for social media savvy city dwellers and photography enthusiasts, particularly as Indonesia relaxes its COVID-19 restrictions.
Some old buildings have also been given a new breath of life, turning into trendy hangout enclaves among the young people. In an attempt to attract patrons, private sectors, too, added new attractions to their commercial spaces.
Here are five of the growing number of Instagrammable spots in the Indonesian capital.
GBK CITY PARK
Located inside the Gelora Bung Karno sports complex in the heart of Jakarta, Jakartans flock to the park to enjoy a relaxing breeze after their morning or afternoon exercise.
With an unobstructed view of the high rise buildings of the Jakarta Central Business District, the 4ha public park is also a hit with people looking for a quiet and relaxing place to have a picnic or an afternoon stroll.
Source: Channel News Asia