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Happy birthday, Jakarta!

posted on June 22, 2017

Happy birthday, Jakarta!

490 years is definitely a considerable length of time. Jakarta has come a long way from its days as a port city to being a bustling melting pot that we all came to love.

Among our own mixed bag of creative minds are city-bred natives, daily commuters and settlers who somehow found their ways to the beloved capital.

We asked them to capture the one thing that they love the most about the city and the result was a melting pot in itself; the submissions ranged from skyscrapers shots to pictures of nature; from a studio-lit piece to a blurry snap taken on a motorbike taxi. Here they are as our little tribute to Jakarta.

Kamarupa Design Group's tribute to Jakarta
"Dusk at Jakarta" - Ilham Krismansyah

Kamarupa Design Group's tribute to Jakarta
"A drip of colonial taste in a fast-paced city life, the repurposed history, the acknowledgement of truth behind the modern buildings" - Marshella Sanjaya
Kamarupa Design Group's tribute to Jakarta
"Day or night, Jakarta (Senayan to be exact) has been my favorite place for running since high school." - Dominique Thiodorus
Kamarupa Design Group's tribute to Jakarta
"In the midst of Jakarta’s bustling urban lifestyle, it always feels pleasant to have cultural statues and monuments. It’s as if they serve to remind us of our roots and heritage that are often easily shrugged off and forgotten in this present day." - Celia Fransisca
Kamarupa Design Group's tribute to Jakarta
Warm and soothing morning” - Meilisa Liang
Kamarupa Design Group's tribute to Jakarta
"The one thing I love the most about Jakarta is the city itself. Born and raised here, I’ve never really realized how much I was so attached to the city. I love the high-rise buildings, the crazy amount of shopping malls and the constant lights under the night sky. Sometimes it can be overwhelming and I will want to escape. But no matter where I go, I always find myself going back." - Tamara Adenan
Kamarupa Design Group's tribute to Jakarta
"Source of opportunity and income." - Stevanny Usman
Kamarupa Design Group's tribute to Jakarta
The beauty of Jakarta heritage" - Marini Tobing
Kamarupa Design Group's tribute to Jakarta
"A city of opportunity; where the opportunities are as numerous as the skyscrapers" - Goldie Sjarif
Kamarupa Design Group's tribute to Jakarta
"Jakarta is a city that never sleeps. We can see its wild and elegant side that is invisible during daytime under the moonlight and the sparkling colors of city lights." - Naufal Rifqi
Kamarupa Design Group's tribute to Jakarta
"Museum Bank Mandiri Courtyard : calm oasis at the hustle and bustle of Jakarta" - Glenn Hajadi
Kamarupa Design Group's tribute to Jakarta
"The city landscape at night with many colors of lights. My feelings (such as sadness and stress) get better after I stared at the city landscape." - Selvia Parjono
Kamarupa Design Group's tribute to Jakarta
"The view at the end of a hectic day." - Ursula Denise
Kamarupa Design Group's tribute to Jakarta
"Once a port city, always a port city." - Yorren Handoko
Kamarupa Design Group's tribute to Jakarta
"Entertainment. Everywhere. Everyday." - M. Hasby Gumay
Kamarupa Design Group's tribute to Jakarta
"Sun setting in Jakarta, always reminding us of a new hope and challenge" - Angie Aurelia
Kamarupa Design Group's tribute to Jakarta
"The old place, Bakmi Kepiting Akui" - Levina
Kamarupa Design Group's tribute to Jakarta
"The beauty of Pulau Seribu, Jakarta" - Vincent Wijaya
Kamarupa Design Group's tribute to Jakarta
"KALI AJE JODO SAME JAKARTE :)" - M. Izza Magendra
Kamarupa Design Group's tribute to Jakarta
"When standing on altitude, see the colors of Jakarta." - Astrid Sukarya 
Kamarupa Design Group's tribute to Jakarta
"Happiness is so simple." -  Ardelia Adjandra
Kamarupa Design Group's tribute to Jakarta
"Multi-layered and multicultural people of Jakarta" - Astrid Natalia

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