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Kampung in Jakarta goes green to fight eviction

Residents give their kampung major facelift after several controversial evictions of waterside neighbourhoods
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 05:50

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Jakarta's riverside Tongkol kampung before (main picture, above) and after its transformation into a model of clean and green living (inset). Residents took sledgehammers to their houses to remove sections that previously went right up to the water's edge, with poor families sometimes demolishing entire rooms.

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Jakarta's riverside Tongkol kampung before and after its transformation into a model of clean and green living (above). Residents took sledgehammers to their houses to remove sections that previously went right up to the water's edge, with poor families sometimes demolishing entire rooms.

Jakarta

BRIGHTLY coloured wooden and brick houses line a clean riverside path amid trees and vegetable gardens, a tranquil scene in the normally chaotic Indonesian capital Jakarta.

Residents have transformed the "kampung", as traditional neighbourhoods are known in Indonesia, into

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