Indonesia's stone garden hills threatened by mining

Activists say efforts to mine marble and limestone threaten natural beauty in Bandung.

    In Indonesia's West Java, the community is divided over whether to preserve the beauty of a natural stone garden or to exploit it.

    Roughly 80 percent of the population relies on mining for marble and limestone for their income.

    But the mines are eating away the spectacular hill landscape.

    Al Jazeera's Florence Looi reports from West Bandung.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Assassinating Kim Jong-un could go so wrong

    Assassinating Kim Jong-un could go so wrong

    The many ways in which the assassination of the North Korean leader could lead to a total disaster.

    Lebanon has a racism problem

    Lebanon has a racism problem

    The problem of racism in Lebanon goes beyond xenophobic attitudes towards Syrian and Palestinian refugees.

    The life and death of Salman Rushdie, gentleman author

    The life and death of Salman Rushdie, gentleman author

    The man we call 'Salman Rushdie' today is not the brilliant author of the Satanic Verses, but a Picassoesque imposter.