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Bekasi
Bekasi
City (Indonesian: Kota Bekasi, Sundanese: ᮊᮥᮒ ᮘᮨᮊᮞᮤ, Chinese: 勿加泗市) is a city in West Java, Indonesia, located on the eastern border of Jakarta
Jakarta
within the Jakarta metropolitan region. It serves as a commuter city for Jakarta, although it has notable trade, business and processing industries. The borders for this city are Bekasi Regency
Bekasi Regency
at the north and east, Bogor Regency and Depok
Depok
City at the south, as well as East Jakarta
Jakarta
at the west. It is Indonesia's most populated incorporated suburban city to Jakarta, and one of the most populated worldwide, but still trails the likes of Incheon
Incheon
and Yokohama. The large number of multinational companies, has apparently attracted a lot of expatriates (mainly Japanese and Korean) to settle in Bekasi.[2] The city has an area of 210.49 square kilometres (81.27 sq mi) and had 2,663,011 people in 2014.[3] With 2.66 million inhabitants, Bekasi
Bekasi
has surpassed Bandung
Bandung
as the third most populous city in Indonesia, behind Jakarta
Jakarta
and Surabaya. As a dormitory city, many middle-up satellite cities have been developed in Bekasi,[4] complete with their own shopping malls, schools, hospitals, club houses, water park, and shuttle bus services to central Jakarta. Bekasi
Bekasi
is one of the oldest cities in Indonesia, and has a history of being the capital city of the Kingdom of Tarumanagara. At that time, the name of Bekasi
Bekasi
was Dayeuh Sundasembawa. The earliest evidence of its existence dates from the 5th century according to the Tugu inscription.[5]

Contents

1 Economy

1.1 Commerce 1.2 Industry

2 Infrastructure

2.1 Road and highway 2.2 Railway

3 Transportation 4 Demographics 5 Sport 6 Administration 7 In popular culture 8 Local Media 9 People from Bekasi 10 References 11 External links

Economy[edit] Bekasi
Bekasi
has already grown to become one of the center of growth in Indonesia. The city has accounts for 2.11% of total national GDP.[6] Recently, many foreigners (most of Korean, Japanese and Chinese) have set up their business to take advantage of its dynamism and boost its economy. Bekasi's economy was mainly based on service and manufacture. Commerce[edit] Bekasi
Bekasi
is one of the most promising property markets in Indonesia, and several high-value developments have transformed its property market. Many of country's big property developers are building apartments, hotels, and shopping malls in the city. In recent years, some residences have developed along the Jatiwarna/Jatibening — East Bekasi
Bekasi
toll highway, further to Cibatu in Bekasi
Bekasi
Regency. These include Harapan Indah, Summarecon Bekasi, Kemang Pratama and Grand Galaxy City. Prime business and commercial centers in the western part of city. There are some of financial, restaurants and shopping centers along Jalan Ahmad Yani, Jalan Sudirman, Jalan KH. Noer Alie as well as Harapan Indah
Harapan Indah
Boulevard. Bekasi
Bekasi
has the upper-middle class shopping malls which are consist of high-street brands such as Uniqlo, Marks & Spencer and Cotton On. The largest shopping center is Grand Metropolitan with over 125,000 m² of floor space.[7] Other shopping centers include Metropolitan Mall, Summarecon Mal Bekasi, Mal Ciputra Cibubur, Mega Bekasi
Bekasi
Hypermall, Grand Galaxy Park, Grand Mall, Blu Plaza, BTC Mall, GP Mall, Bekasi
Bekasi
Cyber Park, Plaza Pondok Gede, Revo Town and Lagoon Avenue. Many hotels developed in Bekasi, such as Santika, Horison, Harris, Aston Imperial, Amaris, Amaroossa, and Tune Hotel. Industry[edit] (Note: many of the below are in Bekasi
Bekasi
Regency, rather than the city limits) In addition to its numerous residential areas, there are several important industrial areas in the outskirts of Bekasi. These include the Jababeka, MM 2100, Bekasi
Bekasi
International Industrial Estate (BIIE), Delta Silicon Industrial Park, Lippo Cikarang, Greenland International Industrial City (GIIC) and East Jakarta
Jakarta
Industrial Park (EJIP) districts. Many large companies, such as Honda, LG, Converse and Samsung, have factories in Bekasi. Nowadays some 4,000 companies are operating in Bekasi
Bekasi
and surrounding areas. It is estimated that approximately 1,000 expatriate workers[8] and over 500,000 laborers are working in the area. Hankook Tire
Hankook Tire
of South Korea is building a US$353 million tire plant in Bekasi
Bekasi
and started production in 2014.[9] Infrastructure[edit]

Bekasi
Bekasi
commercial centers

The development of large scale residential areas and industrial parks in Bekasi
Bekasi
has been induced by infrastructure development, especially roads, highways and railways. Road and highway[edit] Bekasi
Bekasi
is connected by the Trans- Java
Java
Highway, the main road across Java. There are three highways connections from the Jabodetabek
Jabodetabek
urban area. The Jakarta–Cikampek Toll Road, which has three exits in Bekasi; the Jakarta
Jakarta
Outer Ring Road, which provides access to Tangerang, Jakarta
Jakarta
and Bogor
Bogor
as well as the new Bekasi-Cawang-Kampung Melayu Toll Road. Owing to its location as a satellite city of Jakarta, heavy rush hour traffic jams have become common on the roads between East Jakarta
Jakarta
and Bekasi.

KM Toll Road Toll Gate Destination

08 Jakarta–Cikampek Toll Road Jatibening Jatibening, Jatiwaringin, Cikunir

12 Bekasi
Bekasi
Barat Kayuringin, Pekayon, Summarecon Bekasi

16 Bekasi
Bekasi
Timur Margahayu, Bulak Kapal, Bantar Gebang

37 Jakarta
Jakarta
Outer Ring Road Jatiwarna Jatiwarna, Kranggan, Pondok Gede

41 Jatiasih Jatiasih, Cikunir, Jatimekar

47 Kalimalang Kranji, Jakasampurna, Bintara Jaya

49 Bintara Bintara, Bintara Jaya, Harapan Baru

13 Bekasi-Cawang-Kampung Melayu Toll Road Jakasampurna Jakasampurna, Jakasetia, Grand Galaxy City

Railway[edit] The government is currently constructing a double track railway connecting Manggarai to Cikarang, which would be finished around the late 2018.[10] Beside a double track railway, the government also building a 17.9 km light rail transit line connecting East Bekasi-Cawang-Dukuh Atas across Greater Jakarta.[11] Transportation[edit]

Former Tokyo Metro 05 series EMU set 112 stabled at Bekasi Station
Bekasi Station
in Indonesia

At present, rapid transit in Bekasi
Bekasi
across Greater Jakarta
Jakarta
consists of a BRT Trans Jakarta
Jakarta
and a commuter rail KRL Jabodetabek. KRL Jabodetabek
Jabodetabek
serves from Bekasi
Bekasi
to Jakarta
Jakarta
Kota via Pasar Senen/Manggarai vice versa. The Trans Jakarta
Jakarta
serves commuters from Harapan Indah
Harapan Indah
and Summarecon Bekasi
Bekasi
as well as the feeder buses from Kemang Pratama and Grand Galaxy City to Jakarta
Jakarta
city center. The Trans Patriot will operate two routes within the city. Damri shuttle bus service is available from the Soekarno–Hatta International Airport
Soekarno–Hatta International Airport
to Kayuringin, Harapan Indah, and Summarecon Bekasi. Taxis are widely available. The primary means of public transportation is by minibus, called Koasi. They serve certain routes throughout the city. The main bus terminal is Terminal Bekasi, located in East Bekasi. The other terminals are Pondok Gede, Harapan Indah
Harapan Indah
and Kayuringin. Demographics[edit] The latest official (2014) of Bekasi
Bekasi
population was 2,663,011, giving a density of 11,900/km2 (31,000/sq mi). Bekasi
Bekasi
is inhabited by many different ethnic groups, mostly Betawi and Javanese descent. Sundanese are the largest minority as well as other minorities include Minangkabau, Bataks, and Chinese. With Indonesia
Indonesia
introducing identity cards as of 2011, and newcomers flood the city trying to blend in with returnees following major holidays, DKI Jakarta
Jakarta
has clamped down on this practice with police questioning and tougher residency requirements, leading returnees to increasingly try their luck in Bekasi. However, as of 2017, crowded Bekasi
Bekasi
has begun similar tactics to stem the flow of new arrivals contributing to uncontrolled population growth. Most citizens in Bekasi
Bekasi
adhere to Islam. Other religions include Christianity ( Roman Catholicism
Roman Catholicism
and Protestantism), Hinduism, Buddhism, and Confucianism. Sport[edit]

Patriot Chandrabhaga Stadium

Bekasi
Bekasi
is the home base of the soccer team Bhayangkara F.C., with Patriot Chandrabhaga Stadium
Patriot Chandrabhaga Stadium
being the home stadium of the club. There's a golf club on Bekasi Administration[edit]

The city's People's Representative Council
People's Representative Council
building

Bekasi
Bekasi
City is divided into 12 districts ('kecamatan'):

District Population (2014 census)

Jatisampura 129,036

Pondok Gede 282,817

Pondok Melati 147,674

Jatiasih 230,143

Bantar Gebang 112,167

Mustika Jaya 214,071

East Bekasi 258,391

Rawalumbu 241,859

South Bekasi 221,519

West Bekasi 293,144

Medan
Medan
Satria 178,612

North Bekasi 353,578

In popular culture[edit]

Chairil Anwar's poem Krawang- Bekasi
Bekasi
(1948). Pramoedya Ananta Toer's novel Di Tepi Kali Bekasi
Bekasi
(1951) is set mainly in Bekasi.

Local Media[edit] Kalimalang (Greater Bekasi
Bekasi
Media) People from Bekasi[edit] Famous people from Bekasi
Bekasi
include:

Adixi Lenzivio: footballer for Persija Jakarta Luitenant der Chinezen Khouw Tian Sek: landlord, patriarch of the Khouw family of Tamboen Shella Devi Aulia: badminton player S. K. Trimurti: government minister, Independence activist, writer and journalist Tutty Alawiyah: government minister and women's rights advocate

References[edit]

^ "Tomorrow Rahmat Effendi officially mayor". viva.co.id. May 2, 2012.  ^ Peter J. Katzenstein, Takashi Shiraishi; Beyond Japan: The Dynamics of East Asian Regionalism; 2006 ^ bekasikota.bps.go.id http://bekasikota.bps.go.id/linkTableDinamis/view/id/9 Sensus Penduduk Kota Bekasi
Bekasi
2014 ^ http://properti.kompas.com Pasar "Middle-up" Bekasi
Bekasi
Menggiurkan, Rumah Harga Rp 800 Juta Paling Dicari! ^ http://www.bekasikota.go.id Sejarah Kota Bekasi ^ Jefriando, Maikel. "Ekonomi Jakarta
Jakarta
Digabung Bekasi, Bogor, dan Tangerang
Tangerang
Capai Rp 2.490 T".  ^ http://www.rumah.com Mal Grand Metropolitan Bekasi
Bekasi
Resmi Dibuka ^ http://www.thejakartapost.com Approximately Cikarang residential place of choice for expatriates ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-01-24. Retrieved 2011-01-24.  ^ http://www.thepresidentpost.com Minister Jonan: Manggarai-Cikarang Double Track Project to Be Finished in 2017 ^ http://www.cnnindonesia.com Bos Adhi Karya yakin Proyek LRT Bantu Kurangi Macet Jakarta

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Bekasi
Bekasi
(city).

Bekasi
Bekasi
travel guide from Wikivoyage Bekasi
Bekasi
local government website (in Indonesian)

v t e

Regencies and cities of West Java

Capital: Bandung

Regencies

Bandung Bekasi Bogor Ciamis Cianjur Cirebon Garut Indramayu Karawang Kuningan Majalengka Pangandaran Purwakarta Subang Sukabumi Sumedang Tasikmalaya West Bandung

Cities

Bandung Banjar Bekasi Bogor Cimahi Cirebon Depok Sukabumi Tasikmalaya

See also: List of regencies and cities of Indonesia

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Indonesian cities with a 200,000+ population

2,000,000 and more

Jakarta Surabaya Bekasi Bandung Medan

1,000,000-1,999,999

Semarang Palembang Makassar Tangerang Batam Depok South Tangerang Pekanbaru Bogor Bandar Lampung Padang

400,000-999,999

Malang Denpasar Samarinda Tasikmalaya Banjarmasin Serang Balikpapan Pontianak Cimahi Jambi Surakarta Manado Mataram

200,000-399,999

Yogyakarta Cilegon Palu Kupang Ambon Bengkulu Sukabumi Cirebon Kendari Pekalongan Kediri Jayapura Dumai Binjai Tegal Pematang Siantar Purwokerto Banda Aceh Palangka Raya Probolinggo Lubuklinggau Singkawang

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 1259535

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