Jakarta: the future Lost City of Atlantis?

Severe monsoon floods have occurred throughout Jakarta for the last few weeks. According to the National Disaster Mitigation Agency, these floods were caused by heavy rains that overflowed several rivers around the city and to the surrounding crowded housing complexes. A statement put out by Sabdo Kurnianto, the acting head of Jakarta’s National Board forContinue reading “Jakarta: the future Lost City of Atlantis?”

Decolonizing the mind: coming to terms with my internalized colonial mentality

“The difference between the Dutch and Indonesians is that they are hardworking, unlike Indonesians who are mostly lazy.” “If Indonesia wants to become a first-world country, they have to follow the footsteps of the Europeans.” Some of you might think that these remarks came from some racist, pretentious, white guy who whole-heartedly believes in theContinue reading “Decolonizing the mind: coming to terms with my internalized colonial mentality”