Apartment of Lies

Kompas – March 2, 2011
Apartment of Lies

Man: I wander what that pepesan tastes like?

Sign: Apartment of Lies (empty pepesan) – referring to food, mostly fish, cooked in banana leafs, pepesan kosong – “looks tasty but nothing inside”, a lie or bluff.

A blame game as erupted between Jakarta officials over scores of low-cost housing apartments built over the last few years that remain unoccupied as residents refuse to move in because they still have no water or electricity.