Expanding Jakarta bursting at seams

Thousands of Indonesians leave their fields to try their luck in the already overcrowded capital.


    Indonesia's capital is bursting at the seams with a rapidly expanding population. Jakarta is so overcrowded that the president has suggested moving the seat of government altogether.

    Yet the newcomers from villages continue to come from all over Indonesia, abandoning the rice fields in the hope of a job.

    Al Jazeera's Step Vaessen reports from Jakarta.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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