Category: places


Jakarta Contrasts

(see  also Indonesia and a “million dollars of problems”) In 1997, Jakarta was in the throes of economic expansion. Our view from our apartment on the 16th floor of the Ascott presented a remarkable array of skyscrapers and shopping malls. The Japanese-funded malls were spectacular multi-level affairs, each of them rivaling Houston’s Galleria.  The skyscrapers […]

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