NOW! Jakarta Publisher Alistair Speirs has pondering words regarding applying 11 fundamental rules of self-improvement into cities, specifically Jakarta.
You can forget about the customary neighbourhood Independence Day with sports and crafts and all day fun out in the sun. Say goodbye to festive parades and marches. Those days are long gone.
On 17 August, Indonesia celebrates Independence Day with a day of parades and revelry. On such patriotic occasions, foreigners the world over are usually relegated to being mere outsiders.