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Great alvaraalto 2020-10-24 3:49

Hello Gert,
The chaos of Jakarta,up till now the capital of Indonesia, has only intensified since 1976 and 1999 and, when I look at various reports from this city (which we remember well as Batavia), seems to be drowning in its own waste.
I wonder if the relocation to a new capital on Kalimantan will take place in 2024 as announced by president Joko Widodo.
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Have a good weekend, groet Rob

Old 10-24-2020, 12:03 PM
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Thank you Rob,
I wondered in my diary from 1976 why the Dutch didn't create anything nicer, like the British and French colonial powers did here and there. The canals of central Jakarta weren't enough to create a Dutch atmosphere. But in 1999 I made a short excursion from the present central areas to old Batavia and found a very small copy of Amsterdam (no offense to Amsterdam intended). But it's really like a kind of museum area and didn't change my impression of modern Jakarta as a kind of urban hell on earth.
Have a nice weekend,
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