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After the lava

When Indonesia’s Mount Merapi erupted in 2010, lava come pouring down the slopes at 110km/h. The villages in its path didn’t stand a chance!

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Jakarta’s old Batavia

The sprawling metropolis of Jakarta can seem daunting these days. It’s hard to imagine it was so small just a century ago… but that heritage still exists.

What to see around the National Monument, Jakarta

Sukarno’s Last Erection

For visitors to Jakarta, the best place to start seeing the city’s sites is around the National Monument area. Here’s what there is to see.

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Is Jakarta worth the wait?

On first impressions, Jakarta is just a busy and difficult city. But scratch below the surface and Indonesia’s capital reveals its best side.