The city by night:G
Capital of the Republic of Indonesia, Jakarta is a huge, sprawling metropolis, home to 9 million people. During the day the number increases with another 2 million as commuters making their way to work in the city, and flock out again in the evenings. Located on the northern coast of Java, the province of Jakarta has rapidly expanded through the years, absorbing many villages in the process.
In fact, Jakarta is a conglomeration of villages known as kampung, now crossed by main roads and super highways. Together with its many suburbs Jakarta has become a megapolitan city.
Jakarta is the center and hub of Indonesia’s national finance and trade. It is no wonder, Jakarta is an ever dynamic city, a city that never sleeps.