Category: indonesia

The Chinese Indonesians with long memories and escape plans in case racial violence flares again – despite signs of tensions easing

The Chinese Indonesians with long memories and escape plans in case racial violence flares again – despite signs of tensions easing

With Chinese former Jakarta governor in jail for insulting Islam, and less than 20 years after Asian economic crisis sparked deadly anti-Chinese riots, some families are taking no chances, with escape routes from country at the ready. (Editor) Full Article

Crocodile Pit

Crocodile Pit

These are some photos taken at the “Lubang Buaya” complex in Jakarta, near the Halim Airport. An old military facility, this is said to be the site where seven high ranking Indonesian Army officials where tortured and murdered by “communist traitors” in an attempt to overthrow the government in 1965. The memorial site consists of …

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Some nights and days of rain

Some nights and days of rain

Took these on my way to work today, ca. 9am. Bunderan HI and Menteng area. <Edit: this is just in my area, which can be considered the central business hub of Jakarta with the main roads and office towers. Now wading knee deep in water and watching traffic chaos unfold may make it sound like …

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