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Photo of the Day: Waduk Pluit, Jakarta

July 14, 2014

Waduk Pluit, Jakarta

Waduk Pluit, close to the north coast of Jakarta, is essentially a very large catchment basin, into which canals drain before being pumped out into the Jakarta Bay. Over the last year and a half, it has been under an intensive development effort, with hundreds of informal kampung settlement houses demolished and cleared from one of its banks, the residents largely moved into nearby low-income housing blocks. The cleared area is now a new park, named Taman Kota Waduk Pluit (Pluit City Park) but popularly known as “Taman Jokowi” after the current governor of Jakarta (and likely new president of Indonesia, see previous post.)

Here, heavy machinery sits at the edge, between new park, existing kampungs, the waduk waters.

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