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13 Mar 2014

Jakarta, Indonesia

 

Jakarta, Indonesia’s capital city, is huge (28 million in the greater area), noisy, slummy, and corrupt as it gets.

 

The best jobs are in government. You pay to get appointed or pay to get votes. Then they start paying you for things.

 

It is the most populous city in Southeast Asia and is located on Java Island, the world’s most populated, with 140 million inhabitants.

 

 

 

 

 

 

No country has more Muslims than Indonesia, 245 million comprising 87.2% of its population. They are much less orthodox than their brethren from the Middle East.

 

Masjid Istiqlal is the third largest mosque in the world.

 

 

 

 

Our cute guide, Terresia, (dbee_curly@hotmail.com) took us to a local restaurant for lunch.

 

 

The 433 foot National Monument, Monas, in Central Jakarta symbolizes Indonesia’s fight for freedom. It is topped by a flame covered with gold foil.