Well here we go again... I decided to bring this theme back into City Journal realm back earlier this year. Actually I've done several updates (40-46b) since this February in SimCity 4 Devotion but well, I might repost it here so everyone can actually see what I work.
This first entry is actually a complete repost of Update 40 Karasem: Limited Love (17/02/08)
Update 40: Limited Love
Cibebek Utara, Cibebek, Karasem. A district in Karasem's 2nd largest city where don't want to live but have to be.... atleast that for several people live in this area inside the northern part of Cibebek. People can shop a cheap stuff into high-end stuff in the Plaza Tanah Baru, a shopping centre built in 2003 alongside with the surrounding commercial area.
A commercial center next to Simpang Tanah Baru (Tanah Baru Intersection) where Jl Saika Raya (north-south) meets Jl Raya Krajan (west-east)
This commercial area, where you can enjoy walking alongside the road while shopping or just enjoy the atmosphere is really feels like you are not in Northern part of Cibebek.
Commercial area in the east of Plaza Tanah Baru
Alongside with Jl Raya Krajan, the commercial area is rather elite even compared to those in the main road.
Jl Raya Krajan near the Ruko Plaza Tanah Baru
In the night this area is bright, either from the evening traffic near intersection which sometime a worst situation or maybe from the lightning system inside the shoping centre
Simpang Tanah Baru at night
This area actually not very far from a mass transit station aside from local buses or paratransits. Tanah Baru Station located below the overpass of Jl Saika Raya which one of the main option for the commuter in Cibebek Metropolitan Area. Its located in the Jl Saika Raya which is Cibebek's main corridor toward the downtown areas where located in the south of Tanah Baru.
Tanah Baru Station featuring Cibebek's Cibebek Railway 4000 series train.
Nightshot of Tanah Baru Station
Yeah this area actually close toward city centre and have easy access, why it so miserable? lets go to the north of the Intersection to see whats happening....
A hypermarket in Jl Saika Raya Tanah Baru .
Alongside Jl Saika Raya it still rather nice with the exception of the daily morning and evening commute time where it's a real bumper to bumper.
Jl Saika Raya crossing the Krajan River
People can see something different from the bright side of the city by visiting the Krajan River which located in the middle of Tanah Baru Subdistrict... Not only at the Krajan River, much of the Cibebek Utara district of the city actually consist of slums and semipermanent settlements which prone towards fires and other risks.
Behind the hypermarket in Tanah Baru..
Going deeper from the main street shows the other side of this area.... People come here anywhere from Cibebek Province or other places in Karasem
somewhere in Tanah Baru Utara Subdistrict.
east or west from Jl Saika Raya, there are slums...
A slum area in Tanah Baru Timur Subdistrict.
But, people in the riverside have much worse situation than any other area in Cibebek Utara District.... Not only live in the bad situation, they also in border of life when they got into the river whether incidentally or intentional since the river had a rather strong flow eventhough it has too many stuff in it, like plastic bag and used beds (no joke, somepeople really throw away their used beds into river).
Riverside slum at Tanah Baru Utara Subdistrict
Like in Jl Saika Raya, Jl Raya Pasar Krajan looks well and lively compared what behind it....
Tanah Baru Timur Subdistrict is one of area in Cibebek prone to flooding. Back in 2014, the flood breaks into this area, it even hit the Jl Raya Krajan in the south of it, disturbing the citizens activities.
Riverside slum at Tanah Baru Timur Subdistrict
Jl Tanah Baru Timur Dalam, an access road toward the residential area in North Cibebek crosses Krajan River.
The slum extend until the border of Sawahan and Tanah Baru Timur Subdistrict in the National Route 2
Eastern part of Tanah Baru Timur Subdistrict featuring Karasem National Route 2 which connect Cibebek city centre with Keshan in Northern Karasem.
As in the night, this area of city is very different with Plaza Tanah Baru where it's bright...
Tanah Baru Timur riverside slum at night
In order to reduce the risk of flood, the city government planned to do a revitalization alongside Krajan river which involve to reduce the river sedimentation as well to create the wall alongside the river. This already done in the Krajan River downstream as seen in Krajan Utara Subdistrict where the river in better situation.
Krajan Riverside in Krajan Utara Subdistrict.
Cibebek Expressway, the city main highway crossing the Krajan River in Krajan Utara Subdistrict.
Although the area around the river still rather poor looking, this area which flooding in 2014, no longer flooding during 2016 flood which hit the Tanah Baru area due to the river revitalization work done in 2015 which done with several violence...
Jl Kampung Dalam, where the previous work of revitalization meet the old looking riverside....
The city government planned to revitalize the river futher upstream, but this involve the displacement and eviction of the riverside settlement which mostly illegal. People alongside the river in Tanah Baru currently in the worrisome. They have a time bomb ticking where the have to move out from where they live now.
Back in Tanah Baru Utara....
They don't know where to live after this, where they have daily activities. Other place just too expensive for them to afford.....
To handle the displacement, city government currently building several housing project for people that affected by the project or other people around Cibebek Utara slums... First and second highrise building of the housing project currently being built in Jl Tanah Baru Timur Dalam. This area covered by the local bus with route from Tanah Baru Station toward Semawu in Northern part of Cibebek.
Rusun Tanah Baru 1 & 2 (Tanah Baru Housing Project 1 and 2) alongside the Tanah Baru Timur Dalam.
Other tower built literally right next toward Tanah Baru Plaza's commercial area which was a donation from the Plaza's developer
Rusun Tanah Baru 3 (Tanah Baru Housing Project 3) built in Jl Raya Krajan in the south of the river.
Some of the people think the housing project just too far away form they current location where it will be more difficult for people to reach where they have their activities beforehand...
Tanah Baru Plaza with the housing project tower under construction.
However, it is still very controversial whether it is a right thing to displace people in force as it might a violation toward the human rights. The citizens around the city still arguing about this....
Tanah Baru Timur Subdistrict.
Whichever the right decision, people of Cibebek just hope this area will no longer become the city eyesore without humiliating some people..
Thats all for today. hope you enjoy this rather depressing update.. and oh maybe something not depressing?
Saika Utara CBD alongside the Jl Saika Raya.
Before going further, I might ask all of the viewer here, should I repost every single of my Southeast Asian City from SC4 Devotion here, it might took a while but I will catch up with update 47 which will come soon. if no, then I might just jump toward Update 47 as the next update of this CJ. oh here's the link to my entries in SC4D: http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=12773.440
Bringing replies to the comment of Nakama Update 6: Memories of Snow:
On 7/17/2017 at 3:29 AM, Skimbo said:
Mmh, this remembers me about the good old days, playing SC4. Well done "trainspotting"
Well thanks a lot! trainspotting is interesting after all to search and took picture of your favorite train series... (atleast as what I think)
On 7/17/2017 at 4:24 AM, Mewds45 said:
Nice BATS, where'd you get those?
Thanks ! a lot of these BAT's come from this site: http://hide-inoki.com/bbs/phpbb2/viewforum.php?f=7&sid=6241eb1e8c3ced79919101314d0ca976
also I used stuffs from various Japanese sites which unfortunately many of them down now..
On 7/17/2017 at 4:45 AM, sunda said:
Fizeste um belo trabalho.
obrigado . unfortuantelly I'm not speaking Portuguese.
On 7/17/2017 at 7:32 PM, tun93ngo said:
Looks breathtaking. Do you mind sharing where to get all the rail stations in your CJ? I only recognize the HSR one and some from Bripizza.
Thank you ! as for the stations, I link to them in the bottom of this post.
On 7/18/2017 at 0:59 AM, tariely said:
It's always great to see new buildings and other types of cities. it was lovely travelling on that train ! (and BTW, splendid mall on first picture --"Com City"-- What is it and, oh please, where could it be found ? :-)
Thank you! well, I give the link in bottom of this post.
On 7/18/2017 at 2:06 AM, korver said:
Great to see you back over here Lovely town and rail lines as always!
Thank you! great to see you here as well!
On 7/18/2017 at 10:39 AM, CT14 said:
On 7/18/2017 at 11:47 AM, mertzigzag said:
The attention to detail is amazing! This really captures the look and feel of Japanese cities and railways quite well. I second the question from @tariely--where did you find all these stations? Lots of cool designs I haven't seen before.
Thank you! its a lot of work to give a real feel of Japanese city... as for the stations, I give the link later in this post.
On 7/19/2017 at 0:15 AM, Dgmc2013 said:
Beautiful pictures! I liked your work with the rails!
Thank you! I like to do railway in SimCity 4 especially in Japanese city theme.
On 7/19/2017 at 8:27 PM, sejr99999 said:
thank you for sharing your SC4 city and also the RL pix well designed city and some great buildings especially the train stations
are the stations still available for download?
Thank you! well most of these stations still available to download, I'll give the link below.
On 7/24/2017 at 8:08 PM, 911Diva said:
Thanks for sharing all your hard work! Very lifelike and well designed! Now . . . where did Hashimoto's Train Station come from? Awesome looking station!!
Thank you! its a real hard work to do it but I really enjoyed to do that update! as for the station, its below....
As for those who asked the link toward stations from my last Nakama update here's the link please note that some of the station in the update actually reloted :
Hashimoto Station (first station): http://hide-inoki.com/bbs/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=577
Mizue Station (second station): http://hide-inoki.com/bbs/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=604
Kozue Station (third station): http://www.bripizza.net/sc4/285sta/285sta_c.html#-2-2-x
Shin-Mizawa Station for local line (forth station): http://blog.livedoor.jp/moonlinght/archives/cat_59226.html (search for the station)
Shin-Mizawa Station for HSR line: sorry I think the web already down
Kurihama Station (Mizawa Line): http://blog.livedoor.jp/moonlinght/archives/cat_59226.html (search for the el rail station link)
Kurihama Station (Nazawa Line): http://hide-inoki.com/bbs/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=537
Iguchi Station: http://www.bripizza.net/sc4/1103tokestation/1103tokestation.html#b
Mizawa Station: http://hide-inoki.com/bbs/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=434
Again thanks for the replies in Nakama update!