Jakarta is like another word for traffic jam, chaos, rudeness, smog, and so many other negative things. But it also means hope, riches, attraction and home to others.

it's a battlefield, a playground, a living space. people interact (or not) under the piercing sun.

It's a mix of many colors and shapes, idealism and traditions.

it holds on to the past, yet it moves on fast

creativity, nourished.

there are obstacles, but there is more room and appreciation for the arts.

though hectic,

Jakartans are Indonesians who love to gather round for food, small talks and sharing secrets. sometimes a bit too much but that's part of the fun.

Jakarta is a lot of things. It's so dynamic, we may need to redefine it in the near future.

what do you think?

a few posts on Jakarta are up on our site, indohoy.com if you've been to this city, we're interested to know your opinion about it #travelindonesia #places