Posts Tagged ‘traffic’

First impressions

November 17, 2008
Jakarta haze

Jakarta haze

Jakarta is a series of choked arteries, tangled. Motorbikes weave around stuck SUVs and taxis, while the roads collapse under the weight, potholed and vulnerable.

The city is manic and gasping for fresh air. Smog traps the heat and they swirl together, suffocating the millions below.

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Mass exodus

September 29, 2008

Ketupat

Jakarta starts to empty.

As traffic flees, change is in the air. The people pulang to celebrate Idul Fitri with their families. The city’s roads become unstuck and the smog clears — it is time for new beginnings.

Selamat Idul Fitri.

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