An employee walking along a thermal pipe at the Kamojang geothermal
power plant near Garut, West Java, on March 18. State utility provider
 Perusahaan Listrik Negara is targeting an additional 135 megawatts of
electricity from three new geothermal plants. (Reuters Photo/Beawiharta)

"Update on Current Events" – Jul 23, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) - (Subjects: God, Gaia, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Benevolent Design, Financial Institutes (Recession, System to Change ...), Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Nuclear Power Revealed, Geothermal Power, Hydro Power, Drinking Water from Seawater, No need for Oil as Much, Middle East in Peace, Persia/Iran Uprising, Muhammad, Israel, DNA, Two Dictators to fall soon, Africa, China, (Old) Souls, Species to go, Whales to Humans, Global Unity,.. etc.)
"A Summary" – Apr 2, 2011 (Kryon channeled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Religion, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Intelligent/Benevolent Design, EU, South America, 5 Currencies, Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Middle East, Internet, Israel, Dictators, Palestine, US, Japan (Quake/Tsunami Disasters , People, Society ...), Nuclear Power Revealed, Hydro Power, Geothermal Power, Moon, Financial Institutes (Recession, Realign integrity values ..) , China, North Korea, Global Unity,..... etc.) - (Text version)

“.. Nuclear Power Revealed

So let me tell you what else they did. They just showed you what's wrong with nuclear power. "Safe to the maximum," they said. "Our devices are strong and cannot fail." But they did. They are no match for Gaia.

It seems that for more than 20 years, every single time we sit in the chair and speak of electric power, we tell you that hundreds of thousands of tons of push/pull energy on a regular schedule is available to you. It is moon-driven, forever. It can make all of the electricity for all of the cities on your planet, no matter how much you use. There's no environmental impact at all. Use the power of the tides, the oceans, the waves in clever ways. Use them in a bigger way than any designer has ever put together yet, to power your cities. The largest cities on your planet are on the coasts, and that's where the power source is. Hydro is the answer. It's not dangerous. You've ignored it because it seems harder to engineer and it's not in a controlled environment. Yet, you've chosen to build one of the most complex and dangerous steam engines on Earth - nuclear power.

We also have indicated that all you have to do is dig down deep enough and the planet will give you heat. It's right below the surface, not too far away all the time. You'll have a Gaia steam engine that way, too. There's no danger at all and you don't have to dig that far. All you have to do is heat fluid, and there are some fluids that boil far faster than water. So we say it again and again. Maybe this will show you what's wrong with what you've been doing, and this will turn the attitudes of your science to create something so beautiful and so powerful for your grandchildren. Why do you think you were given the moon? Now you know.

This benevolent Universe gave you an astral body that allows the waters in your ocean to push and pull and push on the most regular schedule of anything you know of. Yet there you sit enjoying just looking at it instead of using it. It could be enormous, free energy forever, ready to be converted when you design the methods of capturing it. It's time. …”

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Apartment life becoming popular

Burhanuddin Abe, Contributor The Jakarta Post, Jakarta

Living in an apartment has become the choice of many, from ordinary people, celebrities to prominent businesspeople. This trend has spurred developers to quickly build apartments. Meanwhile, banks are no longer hesitant in extending home loans.

Consumer demand coupled with developers' acumen and bank involvement has seen the apartment market boom. Even Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI), which has conventionally extended home loans only for landed property, now finances apartment buyers.

"Apartment development is enjoying huge growth and is a market with much potential," said BRI consumer director A. Toni Soetirto recently after signing a cooperation agreement in Jakarta between BRI and the Pikko Group, the developer of three apartment buildings, namely Sahid Sudirman Residence, Hampton`s Park and Maple Park.

A similar opinion was also voiced by Siswanto Widjaja, property consultant of Procon Indah. The Property Market Review for the third quarter of 2007 and Outlook 2008 reveal optimistic indications that there will be robust growth in the property business, especially in office buildings and condominiums.

The huge potential of the market, said Siswanto, can be seen in the fact that the number of apartments and condominiums keep surging. This year there will be about 56,895 units, including 13,093 condominiums. "There will be a 12 percent increase in the condominium market in 2008," he said.

He stated further that the general election would have an impact on the condominium market, with investments expected to decrease by about 40 percent. He also said there would be fewer new units coming on the market in 2008 compared to 2007, take up would be less, but the occupancy level would remain stable. Demands are projected to be stable up to mid-2008 and slow down thereafter. Current low interest deposit rates offered by banks and attractive mortgage rates for housing creates demand. "The prices of prime projects will increase slightly," Siswanto said.

In almost in every strategic corner of Jakarta there is an apartment project, each with its own unique design and concept. New apartment blocks include Pakubuwono Residence in South Jakarta, Palladian Park in North Jakarta and Casablanca Mansion in South Jakarta. Indonesia Property Watch has recorded that East Jakarta has the fewest apartment projects as currently there is only one, Patria Park, which is being developed by PT Pembangunan Perumahan (PP). In total 12,104 apartment units will be completed this year.

Tight competition is occurring in the middle income segment for apartment purchases. In South Jakarta one can find the Thamrin Residence, The 18th Rasuna Residence, Jakarta Residences, Casablanca Mansion, Latumenten City, Mediterranian Garden and Hollywood Residence, which are being marketed for between Rp 8 million and Rp 12 million per square meter.

Many marketers are of the opinion that the low and middle income segment are making the most demands for apartments in Jakarta. In this sector, developer Agung Podomoro rules the roost in that the company is doing brisk business. Some of the developer's projects are Sudirman Park, Thamrin Residence, Jakarta Residences, Latumenten City and Mediterranian Garden.

All these projects are experiencing stiff competition with the projects of other developers, for example the reputable The 18th Rasuna Residence belonging to Bakrieland Development and Palladian Park owned by PT PP, which is working with Bank Mayapada, a relative newcomer to this business.

However, the competition is also tough in the premium market with the emergence of new projects recently. Agung Podomoro, for instance, has three major projects, namely The Peak, Pakubuwono Residence and Senayan City. Then there is the Gapura Prima Group with The Bellezza and Bellagio Mansion, Djarum Group with its Grand Indonesia, Dharmala Intiland has The Regatta, Tan Kian together with Tommy Winata have Pacific Place, Tommy Winata with Mahaka have The Capital Residence in the Sudirman Central Business District. Premium property developers place a price tag of between Rp 10 million and Rp 17 million per square meter, with Regatta, The Peak and Pacific Place commanding the highest prices.

Currently there is a "hot" project under construction, Kemang Village. This mixed use 12-hectare project in the exclusive Kemang area, South Jakarta, will have various first-class property products: apartments, a star-rated hotel, an international school, a hospital and a luxury mall. Many call it a superblock as almost everything will be available.

Yes, superblocks apparently can be a suitable choice for living in Jakarta. Superblocks are believed to be able to reduce traffic as residents will have everything within reach and have no need to venture far. Some superblocks, each with a different variant, can be found in the Sudirman Central Business District and Mega Kuningan. Other megaprojects are worth trillions of rupiah, such as Central Park (developed by Agung Podomoro), Gandaria City (Pakuwon Group), Grand Indonesia (Djarum) and Rasuna Bakrie Area (Bakrie Group).

The concept of a superblock is something that is focused and integrated. It should measure between seven and 20 hectares consisting of condominiums, townhouses, hotel, plaza or mall, health centers, hospital, school, offices, recreation centers, food courts and places of worship.

According to landscape architect Nirwono Joga, the development of superblocks is a logical answer to the city's problems, such as limited land space, environmental degradation and worsening traffic. Kompas daily, in its Nov. 8, 2007 edition, said superblocks were a great idea that could make a metropolitan city more comfortable and efficient to live in.

The concept of an integrated superblock is beneficial to our city as it maximizes the use of land at a balanced capacity. This means not all land in the city needs to be developed as there should be balance between developed and open, green areas.

"However, the city administration and developers must consistently abide by the spatial regulations by not developing areas that are designated as open, green spaces, such as cemeteries, sports fields, natural or man-made lakes and mangrove forests. All must adhere to the principle of environmental preservation," Nirwono said.

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