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Selasa, 21 Januari 2020

Depok residents rejoice over new town square amid lack of public space - Jakarta Post

Depok residents rejoice over new town square amid lack of public space - Jakarta Post

Air-conditioned malls or trendy cafes likely come to mind when Depok residents, in the outskirts of the capital Jakarta, think of a place to spend time with their families on the weekend. But a new town square, the first one in the city, is the gem that residents have been longing for amid the scarcity of open spaces in the growing satellite city. Inaugurated on Jan. 12 by Mayor Mohammad Idris, Depok’s town square welcomes residents, young and old, to gather in the free public space. Unlike a typical town square, which is located in the heart of a city, the Depok administration has built the square on a 3.9-hectare plot of land within the Grand Depok City housing complex in Cilodong subdistrict to avoid exorbitant land prices downtown. The town square is accessible by angkot (public minivans) from the Depok bus terminal. The Depok town square was one of the campaign ...



2020-01-21 06:14:00Z
https://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2020/01/21/depok-residents-rejoice-over-new-town-square-amid-lack-of-public-space.html

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