It's been 100 days since Joko Widodo took office as President of Indonesia, the world's fourth-largest country, with 250 million people, and the largest Muslim-majority country.
CNN Chief International Correspondent Christiane Amanpour spent several hours interviewing him on Sunday, during which he spoke a mix of Bahasa Indonesia and English, which he has been learning.
Here, CNN photojournalist Mark Phillips films Amanpour and President Widodo.
Jokowi, as he is universally known, goes out for a bike ride or other impromptu visits at least once a week.
Here, he and Amanpour bike down a main Jakarta boulevard, which is closed off to cars every Sunday, allowing hordes of people to walk, run, and cycle free of the city's notorious traffic.
Jokowi has made the "blusukan" -- or unannounced visit -- a trademark of his political brand. He began the tradition as mayor of the central-Javanese city of Surakarta, known as Solo.
"Blusukan [means to] go to the people, go to the ground," Jokowi told Amanpour. "We check our program, we consult our program, and we must know the real situation [on] the ground."
It is a rare sight for any world leader, let alone one who leads a country with a history of violent separatist movements.
"Jokowi!" shouted people out for their regular Sunday stroll, upon noticing that their president was among them. "Pagi!" -- good morning -- they say to each other, as one does.
Were it not for the hordes of people shouting his name, it would have been easy not to pay the modestly dressed cyclist a second glance.
In a country long ruled by aloof presidents with ties to the military and the elite, people in Jakarta were positively giddy to see their president among them.
Jokowi's security team allowed the President to be jostled by young and old elbowing in for a handshake.
"We want Indonesia to be an example of moderate Islam, Islam that has tolerance, good Islam," he told Amanpour.
"And I am sure that we are able to do so. In Indonesia, Islam and democracy can go together."
Jokowi's father was a carpenter, and he followed in his footsteps by becoming a furniture exporter.
"I know the situation; I know the condition," he told Amanpour as they overlooked a former slum. "Because when I was little, when I was a boy, I stayed (on) the riverbank in the slum area."
This slum was replaced with newly built low-cost housing.
Near the riverbank, an elderly woman approached Jokowi.
"She asked my number -- telephone number!"
"Things are getting a little too friendly," Amanpour said with a smile.
In southeast Asia's largest garment market, narrow hallways lined with stalls became impassable as seemingly everyone in the florescent-lit building poured in for a chance to see "Jokowi."
He stopped to buy 20 sarongs -- for gifts in the office, he says -- from a salesman, who struggled to contain his giddy excitement.
The hallways quickly became impassable as word spread through the market's multiple floors that Jokowi was among them.
Bodyguards did their best to hold back the crush, as storekeepers and shoppers reached in for handshakes and selfies.
Despite its massive size, Indonesia has had trouble breaking into the global marketplace that has transformed many of its Asian neighbors like China.
"Indonesia is a big country. And I want my people (to be) prosperous," Jokowi says. "It's not easy, but I want it."
The market's exit was mobbed with people hoping for a glimpse of their president.
Jokowi's presidency has not been without controversy. Three months into his term, Widodo is facing his first big administrative crisis.
His choice for police chief, Budi Gunawan, was a favorite of the head of Widodo's political party and benefactor, former President Megawati Sukarnoputri. (Unusually for an Indonesian President, Widodo does not head a political party.)
Days after Widodo announced the nomination, Gunawan was indicted by the country's anti-corruption commission.
In apparent retaliation, police arrested the deputy chief of the country's anti-corruption body.
"Our commitment still is to eradicate corruption," President Widodo told Amanpour, though he has only delayed -- not called off -- Gunawan's inauguration as police chief.
The President and Amanpour sat down for an interview at the Merdeka Presidential Palace, a vestige of the country's time as a Dutch colony.
Jokowi is keen to improve the country's dire education and health systems and infrastructure.
An early success -- and a boon to the government's coffers -- was a cut in the enormous fuel subsidies the government offers, something his predecessors had tried and failed to enact.
He was, of course, helped by the plummeting world oil price, which lessens the impact felt by ordinary Indonesians.