Sunday 14 August 2016

Assembly (2017) : The Rising Series

Activistar's first Assembly Series of 5 cities (2011-2016) features Hanoi, Iskandar Malaysia, Yangon, Manila and Jakarta. These are populous epicentres of commerce, of historical significance, hold political legacies and significant in their own period. 

The second Assembly Series of the next 5 cities begins with Phnom Penh (2017), and will offer all participants a fresh look of South East Asia.

The new Phnom Penh Masterplan (since 1954) presents much opportunity for commerce and economic revitalisation. Formerly the Paris of the East, the city has previously degenerated into the dark ages of civil war, political unrest and revolution, literally wiping out much of it's Indochina legacy. Nonetheless, there is a resurgence in optimism and enterprise, judging by the new gleaming and still climbing residential towers on Diamond Island, new airport terminal, road improvements and more. Phnom Penh still has it's fair share of bullet scarred art deco buildings, old markets and heritage districts.  Phnom Penh is not a sprawling metropolis, it is easy to orientate and has a compact low-rise/high-density urban plan. Somehow, it's intersections, roundabouts and arterial road system conjure up a tight urban fabric - creating a very balanced scale. It is a city to be experienced at the human scale, it is safer than western cities at night and it is definitely Rising!    

Tuesday 22 March 2016

Round 2: Presentation (10-10-10 GOLDEN RULES)

Send in your presentation powerpoint to our Competition official Jeslyn email:
Your team would have to dress formal and follow these 10-10-10 rules, which is that your powerpoint cannot be more than 10mb and has to be sent to us by 30 March, 10 short points only to present, talk, answer questions within 10 minutes or less. Bonus points will be awarded for keeping to the rules.
National Design Center, 111 Middle Road, Auditorium 2nd Floor

Tuesday 1 March 2016

Squatters Relocation in Jakarta (ongoing)

Children at the Marunda housing complex in North Jakarta. About one-third of the estimated 3,000 people living in the Kalijodo red-light district were moved to two of 27 blocks of government flats in Marunda. Yesterday, some 5,000 soldiers, police officers and public service officers cleared out the remaining occupants in Kalijodo. The police helped some residents to move their belongings in a police truck.ST PHOTO: ARLINA ARSHAD

2003,2009,2015 - Heightened Secuirty in Jakarta

They are everywhere, checkpoints and searches and more due to threats and incidents. Security is big and serious business in Jakarta, kudo's to the Men & Women in Uniform keeping the streets safe!
Indonesian policewoman, Brigadier Handayani (R), reports on the traffic situation for a program by the Indonesian National Traffic Management Center (NTMC), a unit belonging to Indonesia's National Police in Jakarta on February 27, 2012. AFP PHOTO / ADEK BERRY  February 27, 2012| Credit: ADEK BERRY

Saturday 20 February 2016

Team leaders training !

Summary of session: State your plans/ Ideas then use facts and information to back it up!

Monday 4 January 2016

New Jakarta Port