Welcome to Jakarta

Kompas – November 28, 2012
Welcome to Jakarta

In what is becoming a depressingly regular event with the onset of the rainy season each year, torrential rains over the weekend triggered widespread flooding and traffic gridlock throughout much of Jakarta, including the central business district with its iconic Welcome Monument, which is not among the city’s 78 flood-prone areas. A total of 19 sub-districts in the city were inundated forcing around 7,000 to evacuate.