Our next stop is the most populated city in South East Asia – Jakarta. With a population of almost 10 million and very serious pollution and traffic problems we find it difficult to find redeeming features about this grey place with very few green areas. We also learn what the wet season means as it beats down on us every day, sometimes lasting minutes, sometimes hours!
The Jakarta we had expected...
The large National Monument symbolising the country's independence.
The old town was attractive in parts, but not exceptionally interesting.
Horrific traffic problems everywhere. Spot the rabbits for sale on the street - centre of the picture.
The canal is polluted, and some of the people, rebellious!
We didn't realise that men and women are split up - even on the bus.
The childrens' bus doesn't have much of a safety system!
I know it’s been one year but if you’re wondering, in Transjakarta buses, there’s no gender separation, but there is a ladies only area after there were reports of groping etc.