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Author Note before reading:
- This update contain 90 images, may take a while to load all
- Play this background song for better atmosphere of update
- Sorry for a bit spelling and grammar error
Tonraq: (1) you know (2) make it snow
jmsepe: (1) you love it? you might need to continue this style (2) yes my plugins all LHD....
tankmank: (1) Thanks! (2) well lol thats a tropical country for you
NielsC007: (1) lol
TowerDude: Well thats the reality..
dlsni: actually it just a cloud of rain...
Ln X: Thanks... well it just very cloudy
Mymyjp: hot yes maybe..
JP Schriefer: thanks....
Sexysark: I'm not a firebender
A teaser for next update (WIP)
Meriah, city that never sleep. Home of 21 millions Karaseman and the largest city of Karasem recently grow into 2nd largest city in Southeast Asia just a bit below Jakarta. City hold a very vital part of Karasem's economy with a rapid skyscraper developments around the city.
This city dubbed as the heart of Southeast Asia due to its location and its domination toward other cities in Southeast Asia.
Stay tune for the largest and final update of Karasem...
Replies in next update....
Meriah, Karasem 24 December 2014...
December usually a rainy season but for some reason no rainfall since 2 days ago...
since this morning, temperature rises above 35C.. The urban heat effect of large city such as Meriah plus the humidity make it worse.. Though some citizen says that they just like this temperature and better than what happened in eastern Nakama.
Afternoon, oh well I love this heat... just give me some sport drink.. and try to avoid some traffic.
Temperature reached 40.2C at some location though...
Oh getting later, the temperature better but the humidity though.... hopefully none dehydrates now..
2 Days later......................
Idk whats going on but it seems very cloudy now and the humidity is really bad now.
to be continue....
jmsepe: you can say
chongjunxiang3002: Well yeah... its happened much every year..
NielsC007: Thank you!
Paulobergonci: Thanks! yeah for realism sake
_marsh_: Yups.... Thanks!
First maybe this not a good news... I might retire this CJ anytime in 2015, the reason is I lost interest on doing this style... but don't worry I will keep updating my other CJ, Nakahara and random stuff....
(Sakitnya tuh disini = Its hurt here...)
Suburban of Meriah, like well its kinda hot and humid.... but its rain now so the heat not that bad 29C atm
but well atleast not nearby any river here so it wont be flooded much but there's still some chances to flood... hmm but this river kinda better since the riverside already cleaned....
Traffic uhh sometime its really painful if the road bottlenecking like here...
Would be pleasure to visit somebody here? umm or idk lol nobody in this wealthy area I know..
Apartement development is everywhere in this city but without much parking space would be like hell
Expressway in this area now always jammed in every commute time now....
But it still has better traffic than in the normal road though... some road around here already has overpass like in nearby Jatibening Main Station here used to be traffic hell here....
Or in this road where it's kinda dangerous when jammed since its a railroad crossing
This new expressway, Jatibening Expressway now still in progress in order to solve the traffic in weekdays:
umm well idk what to say exept its Cinasi Junction where Jatibening expressway meets with Jl Tol Meriah 2
wait what time is this?????? 7am??? commute time then.
Jorge_Carrilo: it seems you came when majhost is down....
Background of this update:
so after I see the disaster picture competition, I was thinking to show some more disasters. These pictures in this update actually was made by me a while ago and some already being posted in other forum so no new picture.
First compilation: Karasem Storm Season November 2012
In 14-18 November 2012, central and northern part of Karasem hit by a major tropical storm. This storm causes flood and landslide on many part in Karasem including Karasem's 2nd largest metropolitan area Cibebek-Kota Baru which also the home to Karasem's capital city. In Cibebek, city with 4m population, the flood affected more than 1/5 of its population making this the worst flood since 1996. The storm itself halting almost nationwide economic activity with the closure of some major bridge in Karasem such as JABABEKA bridge and Cikulon-Cibebek Bridge.
It also notice when this storm happened, Karasem was hosting 5th AIN Games in Kota Meriah which is less affected with this storm since it's located in west end part of Karasem.
Picture 1: In Bukit Pesona, Cikaas, which next to Cibebek, flooding happened in main street throughout the city.
Picture 2: Lightning Strike in Ciasem, a 283k populated suburban city north of Cibebek.
Picture 3: Heavy Rain in north part of Cibebek featuring Cibebek-Cikaas Expressway.
Picture 4: Flooding in Ciasem which causes more than 20,000 residents evacuated.
Second Compilation: 2013 Southeast Asian Haze
wikipedia article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2013_Southeast_Asian_haze
During this haze season, western part of Karasem affected, including the largest city, Kota Meriah. in Kota Meriah, haze cancled many flight in Kota Meriah International Airport and causes the pollution standard index in the city reached 320psi during its peak.
Picture 1: Jatibening in June 15 2013, psi level: 97
Picture 2: Pasar Baru Pondok Daun, June 18 2013. psi level 125
Picture 3: Pamekasan Selatan, Meriah. June 20 2013. psi level 240
Picture 4: Cipelak, Meriah. June 22 2013. psi level 265
thats all for today... thanks for viewing.
11222333444 a.k.a. Tonraq: Thanks
well, time to update Karasem again....
Picture 35.1: A view from Pamekasan Utara southern downtown, its an extension of Pamekasan Utara CBD area which host about 35% Kota Meriah's Skyscrapers and highrise. Not only highrise and skyscraper offices, but also some superblocks which including towering apartment building due to its location nearby Meriah's "Golden Triangle area".
Picture 35.2: About 2km in south, lies the old campus of Kota Meriah University (Universitas Kota Meriah (UKM)), one of the top university from Karasem. this building had been build since 1964 and in 1988, the university expand it's building in Southern Jatibening, about 26km south of this area due to its insufficient space in the Cipelak DIstrict, Meriah.
Picture 35.3: Intersection of Jl Raya Cireseh with Jl Lingkar Selatan Pamekasan, just east of UKM buildings. well its sunday now and the roads are less congested. but in weekdays this intersection become a "sea of car" and traffic nightmare....
Picture 35.4: Northern Cipelak district... Kota Meriah 2 Highway the 2009 finished highway is one of city main highway connecting southern part of Meriah Metropolitan area including Jatibening area.... This picture also includes part of M2RT (Meriah Mass Rapid Transport) build in order to reduce the traffic congestion of Meriah.
Picture 35.5: Cipelak M2RT station the terminus of M2RT Cipelak line also serves as transit hub with the Cipelak bus terminal just in north of this station.
Picture 35.6: A residential area in Pamekasan Utara district, east of South downtown.... It wont be long until this area become part of emerging city superblocks development and turned it into part of highrise concrete jungle (well maybe also glass jungle not only concrete )
Thats for today, please leave a like if you enjoy...
thanks everyone for the reply in last update!
Update 34: Holiday Travel 2014
"We're here again today to report annual homecoming event of Karasem where people from major cities returned to their own hometown. in this times every interstate highways and main roads flocked with high number of traffic, consequently traffic congestion hit everywhere around the country."
"Right in the infamous area from Cibebek, Cikopo exit already hit by a rather long traffic jams from the under contruction upcoming Cikopo intersection which would extend the Cibebek-Tanjung Pojok Highway in future. Eventhough so, the peak predicted will be in tomorrow (25/7). Local police already opened the extension line for the traffic from Cibebek to anticipate higher congestion"
"In the under construction Cibebek-Tanjung Pojok highway crossing the Cibebek-Pojokan main road reported the traffic congestionfrom Cibebek heading to the Tanjung pojok from the mainroad instead of highway. The highway itself expected to be finished in early 2016 with the expectation to reduce the travel times from Cibebek to the northern area such as Ketapang.
"Meanwhile, in Kota Meriah International Airport (KMIA), peak homecoming season will be expected in tomorrow (Friday 25/7). Today numbers of passengers predicted will reached 210,000 people as it happened in last year 4 days before Ied. Route to Padang Bay, East Jaya, Ketapang, Jayakarta and Melaka reported to be the highest number of domestic passengers.
@elavery: thanks a lot for it!
@KonstantinII: well yeah... its a typical low wealth residential area in a developing nation major cities...
@J.I.T.S.: Should I?
@TekindusT: Thanks a lot!
@Tankmank: Thanks! well I try to update it though my focus is the east asian one....
Update 33: "Flying Get" (Southern Cireseh, Kota Meriah)
well its been a while since my last full update, but anyway I still keep this CJ active though it isnt my main one....
Cireseh is a subdistrict in southern part of Kota Meriah, Karasem. this district recently having construction boom with a lot of highrise built in this area. In 2003, local government created another CBD of Kota Meriah aside with the main one in Pamekasan Utara and some other minor one.
Cireseh CBD connected with Kota Meriah Outer Ring Road in the south as it would give the commuter main access to this commercial centre
Jl Cireseh Raya, it provides this CBD main highway access as well as main road. Jl Cireseh raya itself connecting Eastern part of Kota Jatibening (Jatibening City) with Meriah. it also a daily busy commute road.
Construction boom can be see just in the west of CBD with a lot of highrise under construction, tearing the low wealth residential area into a luxury skyscrapers jungle.
There are a numberous of slums in the northern part of CBD, Government planned the main CBD avenue to be widen to provide better access for CBD from Jl Raya Pemogan. demolishing numberous of slums in the action.
North of Jl Raya Pemogan lies the high wealth residential area of Pamekasan Selatan District.
Jl Raya Cireseh meets Jl Raya Pemogan in this intersection. we can see small industrial area in the east of Jl Raya Cireseh.
Well thats all for today I think... hope you enjoyed it
Balasan (Replies) :
Schriefer: Thanks! well although the effect kinda fail IMO.
Sourmilk: lol not really heavy....
Roman: Thanks! actually I made the city based on Jakarta
A random scene from Pondok Daun, Province Cibebek, Karasem
Balasan Komentar Pemirsa(Replies to the audience comments):
Update 31: Pemogan District, Meriah (Part 1)
Pemogan is a district in the southern part of Kota Meriah, Karasem. Currently it growing rapidly by the development of several mega infrastructures it the area.
(sorry with the poor photoshopping)
Picture1: In Pemogan Intersection theres a Plaza Pemogan, a shopping mall in this district loacted nearby the Pemogan overpass of Jalan Raya Jatibening-Meriah crossing Jalan Raya Jatibening. In the opposite of the road, there is a new office tower (198 Pemogan Tower).
Picture 2: Kali Bates (Bates River), one of the Kota Meriah borderline with Jatibening which located in this district. This river constantly getting flooded in every rain season. at this moment, city government considered to normalize the river by removing the sedimentation and the mud in the bottom of this river.
Picture 3: A suburban along the Jalan Raya Pemogan in the west of Pemogan Intersection.
Picture 4: Pasar Pemogan which currently being renovated, a traditional market in this district and located just in the east of the Pemogan Intersection. Currently this traditional market endangered with the rapid development of the modern shopping malls in this district.
Picture 5: Another part of Kali Bates now crossing Jalan Raya Pemogan (also its not considered as borderline as the last picture did). Just in last month, this area are flooded with the water from this river.
Picture 6: Pemogan Twin Office Tower which currently being constructed and the Jatibening-Meriah Road gong more into the middle of Kota Meriah.
Picture 7: (actually its from Jatibening instead of Meriah) its Central Jatibening exit of Meriah Outer Ring Road 1 Highway which serves the traffic from and to Pemogan and several part of Jatibening.
Picture 8: Stasiun Pemogan (Pemogan Station) a train station which serves the commuter line of Kota Meriah to Kota Jatibening in the south.
Picture 9: A random suburban in the south of Pasar Pemogan
A teaser from Republic of Karasem:
From Cipelak, Meriah, Karasem
Update 30: Southern Border of Kota Meriah Preview
Update 29: Pamekasan Selatan, Kota Meriah Part 1
Pamekasan Selatan (en: South Pamekasan) is a subdistrict in Southern Kota Meriah which contain mixed economy class from the slumy low wealth to a wealthy condominiums and houses. Established in 1984 as the split of Pamekasan Subdistrict which currently become 3 different subdistrict (Pamekasan Selatan, Pamekasan Utara and Cipelak) this subdistrict growth into a crowded part of Kota Meriah as well as one of the area from the most wealthy residential district in Kota Meriah.
The intersection between Jalan Raya Pamekasan Selatan (South Pamekasan Main Road) with Jalan Raya Pemogan (Pemogan Main Road). Here we can see the rapid development of the city with some construction site there:
Some contrast area picture of Kota Meriah, showing wealthy house aside with some apartement next to low wealth residential area.
An intersection of Jalan Prof Dr. Watson MT which is one of the busiest road on Kota Meriah with some smaller road nearby Pasar Pakerisan
Pasar Pakerisan (Pakerisan Market) which is the one of the busy market in Kota Meriah. Also in this picture is an overpass of Jalan Prof Dr. Watson MT with Jalan Raya Pemogan.
Taman Pamekasan 2 (2nd Pamekasan Park), A park in the Southern Kota Meriah. It becoming crowded in the weekend.
Another shot Jalan Raya Pamekasan Selatan (south of the first picture). This road recently being enlarged to support the surrounding area development and avoiding the traffic jam on this area. Furthermore, the city government also planned to make an M2RT (Meriah Mass Rapid Transport) lane to the south in the top of this road.
A random wealthy area in Pamekasan Selatan between the Jalan Raya Pamekasan Selatan and Jalan Prof Dr. Watson MT and the southern of Taman Pamekasan 2
Another from Jalan Prof Dr. Watson MT. This road suffer a traffic jam in the rush hour of daily commute as its the main road from Kota Jatibening to Kota Meriah (aside from Jalan Raya Pamekasan Selatan, Jalan Raya Cinangka and Kota Meriah 2 Highway). This would indicated that Kota Meriah has grown into a major metropolitan cities with the neighboring cities such as Jatibening.
Now further to the south, this is the intersection between Jalan Prof Dr Watson MT with Kota Meriah Outer Ring Road Highway (MORR). We can see the surrounding area now become a midrise jungle which indicated this city growth.
It's another scene from Jl Prof Dr Watson, Kota Meriah in a rainy day:
Kota Meriah received haze from the west.... the current status of PSI is around 200-290
So this is a teaser from what I work on now....
It's a scene from Jl Prof Dr. Watson (the avenue one) in an intersection nearby Pasar Pakerisan, Pamekasan Selatan, Kota Meriah.
Just a kind of teaser to tell me that I'm still alive:
long not updating and open SC4.. thanks anyway for commenting everyone...
Update 32s: Jatibening Sport City
*Why 32s? I got 32 from 20+12 which is today.... (I'll skip 29, 30 and 31 which will be posted later)
Official Name: Kota Jatibening
Location: North Cikulon Province (Part of Meriah-Muara Karang Metropolitan Area)
Population: 1,679,860 (2010 census)
Mayor: Juan P.
GRP Percapita: Rk 68,621,200 (US$ 9,503)
Years Incoorporated: 1997
Jatibening is a city part of Kota Meriah Metropolitan Area, North Cikulon Province. It was part of Kab. Meriah until it's incoorporated in 1997 as a part of Kota meriah metropolitan regional divisions. It serves as one of the suburban area of Kota Meriah alongside with Kota Barat, Kota Karang, Cakung and Kelan. With it's population 1,679,860 it's the 4th largest city in Meriah-Muara Karang Metropolitan Area just below 3rd Kota Barat, 2nd Muara Karang and 1st Kota Meriah.
While Jatibening Sport City is a sport complex built by the government of Northern Cikulon Province in 2010 to accomodate 2011 SEA Games. This Sport City is located in the western part of the city which is nearby Waduk Jatibening, a reservoir that serve the western part of the metropolitan area. The latest event is AIN Games 2012 which takes place in this sport complex.
Jatibening Sport City highway intersection an exit from Jatibening Highway which also a part of MORR (Meriah Outer Ring Road):
Highway Exit to Jatibening Sport City
Here are the overviews of the sportcity:
The exit of the sportcity in the east via Jatibening Main Road (Jl Raya Jatibening) which is the main road from West part of Jatibening to the Kota Muara Karang.
Waduk Jatinbening, the reservoir which is a merge of 2 rivers: Cilem River and Jatibening River. this reservoir serve the western part of Meriah Metropolitan area.:
And here some detail facilities of the Sport city:
Wisma Atlet Jatibening, the athletes village:
Water treatement plant which serve the water need of the sportcity
Building in Jatibening Sport City that uses as a media cenetr of KNSC
Stadion Utama Jatibening, the main stadium of the sport city:
Softball and Baseball stadium:
Some picture of my progress
Somewhere in Meriah Metro area:
Jl Ry Jatibening Barat:
Somewhere in Jatibening
Jatibening Sport City Intersection:
Update 28: Return Traffic Reports
This update is the reverse of the last update.. where the travelers now return to their cities after reuniting with their family in their own hometown...
"Reported from Cikopo, the travellers now start to flocking the Jl Raya Ciasem-Pojokan eventhough it's crowded, but it's still controlable. It's predicted that the peak will be tomorrow"
"As seen on the north of that area, Citerban"
"From Ciasem train station, the situation already a bit crowded but not so hardly"
"While in Jl Raya Kemayoran Baru whose connect the Kota Baru with Kota Meriah. the vehicle started to be crowded."
"In JABABEKA bridge, the vehicles line started to be appeared. The local officers standby there to avoiding the overcrowded."
: lol.. they driving in the right side.... and... well some traffic are temporary one way to avoid crowding...
Well, I straight to update 27 since I've start this a while ago but not here...
Also this update should be posted in 19th august to be accurate. anyways... I'll post it right now.
Update 27: Holiday Travel 2012 Report Part 1
*note that the picture text is Indonesian.... sorry if you don't understand..
"Reported from Cikopo highway exit there's a major traffic jams. The local police here close some route to focused on the route from Cibebek to Tj. Daun."
"in the other exit, Cikopo 2, there's also traffic jam. This exit is alternative that uses Jl Raya Sekatan-Cikopo."
"Both route meet up in Cisayat intersection which is a bottleneck of traffic."
"Meanwhille, on the Industrial Exit at Km 29 there's some heavy traffic but not as bad as in Cikopo"
"in Sekatan Utara exit at Km 27 there's some heavy traffic. But the local police advises the traveller to use this exit since it's an alternative route that directly to Citerban."
"In Ciasem intersection (Km24), the traffic is better."
"In Rest Area Km 21, some traveller rest here before continuing their travel."
"To the Tanjung Pojok that serves as the connection transportation from Province Cibebek to Province Ketapang. There's a long waiting line from Tj. Pojok Highway exit."
"Same happened from Cibebek route."
"In the ferry port itself, the situation is very crowded because today expected as the peak of the holiday travel"
"To Tanjung Daun, the main port of Pondok Daun.. Weather is raining. There's line of vehicle to the port because of it's activity."
"From the Pondok Daun main station, the traveller that uses train from Pondok Daun crowding the station."
"last from JABABEKA bridge. the bridge that connects Cibebek with West Jaya, very crowded of vehicles."
that's all thx
Introduction of Republik Karasem:
Nation Name: Republic of Karasem
Capital of nation: Kota Baru
Population: 92,320,188 - 2011 est
Population Growth: 2.3%
Primary Languages: Indonesian
Primary Religion: Islam
EPI (Calculation, Ranks): 48 (low)
Unemployment Rate: 5,34%
1. Meriah : Population 9,390,102 with growth 1.9%
2. Cibebek: Population 4,295,980 with growth 3,2%
3. Jayakarta: Population 3,298,533 with growth 1,5%
4. Medang: Population 2,789,380 with growth 1.7%
5. Ketapang: Population 2,235,349with growth 1.0%
10. Kota Baru: Population 1,355,877
GDP: US$ 206,310,164,800
GDP (Per Capita): US$ 3,720 <
Currency: (Rupka Karasem) Rk
Conversion Rate to Ainero: 1 = Rk 8,890.-
Main Exports: Natural Gas, and Rice
Main Imports: Oil, and Automobile
Average highs in January: 31ºC
Average lows in January: 25ºC
Average highs in July: 32ºC
Average lows in July: 26ºC
Annual precipitation: 2,433mm
Record High Temperature (Temperature, Location): 43ºC, Jayakarta
Record Low Temperature (Temperature, Location): -2ºC, Gunung Karang (East Jaya)
The Republic of Karasem (Indonesian: Republik Karasem) is a notable developing country in the Alliance of Independent Nations. It consists of an archipelago in the South China Sea. The nation is located in the heart of Southeast Asia. It's neighbors are Indonesia in the south and southwest, Bangorai in the east, Singapore and Malaysia in the west and Thailand in the North.
The Republic of Karasem is currently led by President H. Ahmad Jalaludin who was elected in 2007. He is a candidate from the Democrats Party of Karasem.
Karasem currently consists of 12 Provinces (5 provinces in the beginning of Independence). The southern part of Karasem is more populated than northern part, as 60% of Karasem's population lives in the South.
The capital of Karasem is in Kota Baru in Province Cibebek. The largest city in Karasem is Meriah in Northern Cikulon, followed by Cibebek and Medang.