Jakarta Floods Force Evacuations, Swamp President's Office

Jan 17, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: The Washington Post

More than 9,000 people were evacuated from the Indonesian capital Jakarta as a third day of flooding killed two people and swamped the offices of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.

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Jan 17, 2013
 
Looking at Google maps the flooding could be abolished permanently by placing weirs or locks above the high tide mark across the waterways that enter the sea
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Jan 17, 2013
 
This same flood disaster happened only a few years' back, why haven't the Indonesian authority done something about it?
The infrastructures of Indonesia is not been upgraded at the same pace the number of cars, illegal unauthorised building structures, and the population growth of the country.
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Indonesia is a country with God given natural resources, the population number, and best of all, the moist rainy equatorial climate. You can grow almost anything in this land.
But walk into any supermarket in downtown Jakarta or Surabaya, you will not find no local food produces on display. They are all imported from either Australia, Europe or the USA! Even fresh the fruits are mostly flown in from these Anglos countries.
What's wrong with these people?

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Uncle Pang wrote:
Indonesia is a country with God given natural resources, the population number, and best of all, the moist rainy equatorial climate. You can grow almost anything in this land.
But walk into any supermarket in downtown Jakarta or Surabaya, you will not find no local food produces on display. They are all imported from either Australia, Europe or the USA! Even fresh the fruits are mostly flown in from these Anglos countries.
What's wrong with these people?
What's on the supermarket shelves in Malaysia ?

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Uncle Pang wrote:
This same flood disaster happened only a few years' back, why haven't the Indonesian authority done something about it?
The infrastructures of Indonesia is not been upgraded at the same pace the number of cars, illegal unauthorised building structures, and the population growth of the country.
I reckon I could stop flooding in Jakarta
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Neville Thompson wrote:
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What's on the supermarket shelves in Malaysia ?
Imports from either Australia, Europe or the USA!
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Corruption in both Indonesia and Malaysia are rampant.

Walk any side streets a fair distance from the city center of Jakarta or Kuala Lumpur, you'll find the local folks selling their locally grown durians, coconuts and other tastey tropical fruits. But the top end grocery supermarkets in these cities seem to regard local fruits an embarassment for their premises; and only boring and bland orange, banana, kiwi fruits and apples can be bought.
Velly annoying!
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The Indonesian authority should call in CPC Chinese engineers to resolve their city's flood problems. Chinese are the world's top civil engineering problem solvers.
It's no good ringing up the Japs or the Yanks, they'll just be interested in flooding your streets and highways with choking Toyota and GM SUVs .
Only the Chinese Government has a caring heart for people like your poor drowning Jakarta citizens.
Call now, no time to waste!

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Infrequent shopper wrote:
The Indonesian authority should call in CPC Chinese engineers to resolve their city's flood problems. Chinese are the world's top civil engineering problem solvers.
It's no good ringing up the Japs or the Yanks, they'll just be interested in flooding your streets and highways with choking Toyota and GM SUVs .
Only the Chinese Government has a caring heart for people like your poor drowning Jakarta citizens.
Call now, no time to waste!
Major highways in Malaysia were designed by Australian engineers

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Infrequent shopper wrote:
Corruption in both Indonesia and Malaysia are rampant.
Walk any side streets a fair distance from the city center of Jakarta or Kuala Lumpur, you'll find the local folks selling their locally grown durians, coconuts and other tastey tropical fruits. But the top end grocery supermarkets in these cities seem to regard local fruits an embarassment for their premises; and only boring and bland orange, banana, kiwi fruits and apples can be bought.
Velly annoying!
We get the same in Australia,we grow the stuff and we are importing inferior product especially toxic fish from Vietnam and recontituted orange juice from Sth America whilst we are bulldozing orange groves.
Nothing makes any sense

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