Uninstalling Java

Jakarta, home to ten million people, is about to be replaced as the capital of Indonesia:

Indonesia’s Minister of National Development and Planning Board Chief, Bambang Brodjonegoro, said President Joko Widodo favored a plan to relocate the capital from Jakarta to outside of Java Island, according to CNN Indonesia, but that the government has not yet formally decided an exact location.

According to Reuters, Brodjonegoro said on Monday that the administration was considering the eastern side of the archipelago as the destination for the new capital. However, such a move could take up to 10 years, he said.

Failure to regulate the global temperature? Nothing so apocalyptic:

It’s also one of the fastest sinking cities in the world, according to the not-for-profit organization The World Economic Forum. The nation is prone to flooding and is sinking at an alarming rate due to over-extraction of groundwater.

A site east of Java, as hinted by Mr Brodjonegoro, would be a hair closer to the center of the country, and Hollywood should note that it’s not near Krakatoa.

1 comment »

  1. McGehee »

    4 May 2019 · 3:32 pm

    Probably Makassar.

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