Jakarta (Indonesia) Reviews
Newest Review: ... me to make comparisons with an easier world of video-recorders and microwaves in the homes of some of our country's poor. Only by visiting places like this can we see how well off we are. A young girl scrubbed some clothes clean, yet floating in the ditch two feet below her I could see decomposing excrement. Barrow-boys pushed a clearer water to the wooden houses; how clean it really was, I hated to think. Sunda Kelpa: After some bargaining, a boatman ferried me across to Sunda Kelpa, where labouring youths unloaded timber, steel, or sacks of rocks on their shoulders. They had to walk across precarious-looking planks and many of... more
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by - written on 04/09/00, updated on 04/09/00 (Very useful, 89 readings)
It's hard to think of something fresh to say about Jakarta, unless you seek it out. Any attempt at modernity was severely restricted by crumbling roads and pavements, crowded public transport and a stinky, black, open sewage system that gripped the back of my throat. Too long in the place could prove a severe health hazard to a fragile foreigner, and I would not even contemplate eating at a street-stall here. But I refrain from continuing my condemnation of the place because it is life to these poor people from the fields of Java; who hope for a better chance in Indonesia's capital city. Pasar Ikan: I walked around the ... Read the complete review
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