Monday, 5 May 2014

TIARA LESTARI AND BALI?



Tiara Lestari (above) and Bali may be the most famous bits of Indonesia.

Jakarta

Indonesia is growing richer and more important to the world.

Jakarta's economy is growing at a rate of 14%.


Jakarta

The consulting firm McKinsey predicts that by 2030 the number of Indonesians earning more than $3,600 annually will treble to 135 million.

Indonesia



However, for the poorest 40% of households, 'consumption' grew by only 1.3% between 2003 and 2010.


My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean

Most Indonesians do not have jobs in the formal economy.


Music & Dance

'Jalanan' is a documentary by Canadian director, Daniel ZivIt tells the stories of three buskers in Jakarta in Indonesia.

One of the buskers lives in a sewer that runs beneath one Jakarta's posh shopping malls.
Poverty in Indonesia



The elites in capital cities like London and Jakarta suck in lots of wealth and give little back to the poor.

Over 3 million migrants from the countryside arrive each year in Jakarta and other cities in Indonesia.

Many of them end up hawking food by the roadside or selling things from handcarts or collecting rubbish.

They are part of the informal economy, which accounts for around 70% of GDP.

Indonesia



About 20% of the Indonesian government’s budget is spent on energy subsidies. 

Cheap petrol benefits the rich who have lots of cars.


It has been suggested that the government needs to get the rich elite to start paying their taxes.

The government also needs to spend more on health, education, social welfare and infrastructure.

Indonesia needs to develop manufacturing, so that it is less reliant on imports from China and elsewhere.



Reportedly, many 'professionals' in Indonesia are not properly trained.

Some of them passed their exams only by paying bribes.


Jakarta - the poor get little help from the churches or the mosques. ONE HAND AND HIS MOTHER.

Scott Austin has written about why Indonesian education is in crisis

"If you had to have spinal or brain surgery, would you prefer to have that surgery performed here in Jakarta, in Singapore or Hong Kong?

"... None of my Indonesian friends with any money has ever had major medical procedures performed here.

"They very readily say they would rather fly to Singapore than trust an Indonesian doctor to open them up...


Jakarta. 

"My own country, America, is no shining example to follow.

"Indeed, my country has created successive generations of people so devoid of morality that it is soon doomed to entropy in the same way that the Roman Empire did...

why Indonesian education is in crisis


Bogor. 

"What are the major issues here in Indonesia? Let us look at a few.


"First, corruption...

"Its influence on the educational infrastructure of the country can not be overstated... diplomas being easily purchased and cash-laden envelopes greasing the wheels for degrees that have not been actually earned...

why Indonesian education is in crisis


Jakarta

"Second, integrity...

"There is none here.

"The same person who smiles and assures you all is fine will 10 seconds later stab you in the back with no more than a flinch of a thought, if that...

"Above average marks for students who clearly can barely spell their own names, let alone count and reason higher-level arithmetic..."

why Indonesian education is in crisis


Poverty in Indonesia.

Jakarta Kid - Blogger

CultureShock! Jakarta by Derek Bacon and ‎Terry Collins



Poverty in Indonesia.

OYA.


Indonesia

THIRD WORLD.


An Indonesian hospital


Jakarta



1. JAKARTA: SIX DEGREES SOUTH
Why Indonesia?
Adventure, discovery, love, waifs and strays
One of the world's great hot steamy cities
Three bedroom house

2. NIGHT AND DAY
Gamesman's Bar
Pop Gun
The Bintang Disco
The Ranamok and the J Bar Bogor

3. THE HILL TOWN OF BOGOR
Budi
Doctor
Carmen
Brother John
The Third World
4 THE HIGHLAND CITY OF BANDUNG
Minor scrapes on the road to Bandung
Abdul
His father's taken up with another woman
The Savoy
Where can the child stay?

5. TWO WEDDINGS
Budi
Asep and a wedding
Five star wedding

6. ONE HAND AND HIS MOTHER
Transmigration
Anne, Bob and Pauline in Menteng

7. BANGBANG ON JALAN SUDIRMANDr. Joseph
What would Bangbang's parents say?
Asep and Eddy
Eddy, Budy, Piste Top Bar

8. PELABUHAN RATU GIVES ME BAD VIBES
The Staffroom
The Samudra Beach Hotel and a warung
Rachman
Budi

9 SINGAPORE AND JOHOR BARU
Singapore
Malay Singaporeans

10. FOUND IN KEBAYORAN LAMA
Dipo Hospital
Jiwa Hospital
Doctor Bahari's clinic
11. DOCTOR JOSEPH
Golden Truly supermarket
Staffroom
Min
12 THE HAVE A NICE DAY HOTEL
Eddy, Andi, Asep and a little girl
Dunia Fantasi
Daus
13. THE BOY FROM SUMATRA
Dede, Rama, Melati, Tikus, Dian
Medan Merdeka
14 THEY SHOT YOUR FATHER?
I picked up a metal chair
Wisma Utara
Hamid from Pasar Mayestic
15. A LOVER LIKES HIS LOVED ONE TO BE POOR
Chong
Love and lust
16 HAMID'S GRANNY AND IWAN'S FEET

Iwan and Chong
The road to Ciomas
17. REJECTED BY HIS FAMILY
Andi and Dian
Tejo
New driver
18. MOTHER LIVES FAR AWAY
Tejo and Harjo
Tedi
Iwan
19 FAMILY
Teluk Gong
20 BATUTULIS BABY
Baby
Fingers
21 TWO WIVES TO SUPPORT
The scent of flowers
Sani and Indra
22 SUKABUMI
Marni
Ciah and Agosto
Iwan and Hamid
British children
23 NEW HOME
Iwan
Rubbish tip
House search
Cul de sac
Hamid
24 BANTEN AND MERAK
Moving in
Banten and Merak
25 SAEPUL PUNCHES HIMSELF IN THE FACE
Conversation
Saepul
Business
How's Min?
26 PUNCAK
Chong
Could it be Chong?
Agosto and Suhartini
27 A GIRLFRIEND AGED SIXTEEN
Poster
Sani and Indra; floods; garbage mountain; Cengkare...
Girlfriend
28 ENGAGED
Visits
Dede, Oman and Nurul
29 RAMADAN
Oman and Nurul
Tom
Ramadan
Iwan; vaccination
30 ALFRED RUSSEL WALLACE
Alfred Russel Wallace and Indonesia
Justice
John and Saepul
31 ALDI
Aldi and a new house
Hospital
Dosage
Attachments
32 DADANG
Bar
Wisma Utara
Iwan
Irfan
33 BOROBUDUR
Prambanan
Do these things happen in Burma?
34 OLD BATAVIA
Irfan; John
Teluk Gong Hospital
35 CIOMAS AND BALI
Bali
John and Martha
Back to Teluk Gong?
36 NIGHT CLUB
Daud
Night Club
37 POLICE
Police
38 SEXUAL HABITS
Iwan
Mustapha
Dr Joseph
39 ARRANGED MARRIAGE
Ciah
Wisnu
40. ORPHANS
Agosto and Ciah
Wisnu and Saepul
Wisnu
Sally, Agosto, Ciah, Wisnu
41 BANDUNG CONFERENCE
Wisnu
Bandung
42 THIRD WORLD
Nur in the Dipo Hospital
Wisnu and the Taman Clinic
How is Nur?
43. TB
Aisa
Business, corruption and the Dutch.
44 PRIMATES
Bangbang and Wisnu
Didi
45 SAMSU'S GARDEN
Ramadan again
Piste Top and Plato
46 AGOSTO
Bedside
Church
47. PANTI BAMBU
Asep, Mukmin, Dede, Tikus
Wisnu
Wisnu and Panti Bambu
48. TAMAN MINI
Yin and Yang
My driver, Mo
49. OYA
Raj and Oya
Oya and Hydrocephalus
Suharto, Wahid and Megawati
50. THE SPIRITUAL WORLD
Oya and Wisnu
51. DUKUNS
Dukuns
52. THE BEACH AT ANYER
Anyer and Disa
Samsu and Jihad
53 ISLAMIC BOARDING SCHOOL
Saib
Saib; Ibu Tien
54 FIRDAUS SQUEEZED MY HAND
Firdaus
Americans
55. FAJAR AND THE LITTLE STREET MUSICIANS
Firdaus in the children's ward
Fajar, Ali, Dikin, Min, Fergus and Megawati
Carmen
56. MEGAWATI AND RIOTS
Parung
Megawati; Plots
57 NEIGHBOURHOOD CHIEF
Dede and Chandra
Chandra; Novi
58 DENGKLOK - Lady Living on the Street; Child With No Anus
Dengklok
Parung; Jasmin; Dengklok Riots
59. THE ROAD TO CICURUG
Jasmin; Plantations; Dekker; Bayou
Elections
60. ELECTIONS AND TESTICLES
Bayou, Min, Iwan, Economic Crisis, Elephantiasis, ...
61. STRESS
Mukhlas
Christmas, Min in Lamaya, Imah 


62. KAMPUNG; SABAN
Aryo's Heart; Min's Rice Field; Dancow
63. MAY RIOTS
Riots in Jakarta, May 1998
64. KUALA LUMPUR
Suharto, Prabowo and Wiranto 


65 AGUNG
Ninjas, Suli, Hari, Saryun, John, Anne, Agung

66. NINJAS

67. DESTABILISATION

68. CHANGE

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