Can you do beta than us?
is still in its beta-stage. I only mention this because at present the Reveller
and I are the sole contributors to what we hope will be a forum and informational tool for English-speaking Jakarta residents.
Whether our notion is achievable here with our erratic connections, narrow broadbands and lofi wifi remains a matter of conjecture and there are some glitches to iron out in terms of font size and other formatting.
However, given that there have been more than 1,000 hits in just over a month, a faster growth-rate I'm unhappy to admit than my miserable effort here, there is obviously some potential in our concept. Have a look at Londonist
for an idea of what is do-able.
Now here's a little something I prepared earlier:
The sight of Our Kid, and lots of others, pissing in a got
(storm drain) and of taxi drivers watering trees leads to the inevitable conclusion that Jakarta has a shortage of places for those caught short. Where do folks go when they want to go?
After lengthy consultations, Jalan-Jalan Jakarta has agreed to be the head of a Campaign for Crappers. Yes folks, we're searching for shithouses.
If you know of one which is available for public use, preferably round the clock, please let us know its location and condition.
*Is it for squatters or sitters?
*Do you need to take your own toilet paper?
*Is the graffiti a good read?
*Is it worth a star rating?
This is serious folks. If the Australian government has a National Continence Management Strategy
and can offer a National Toilet Guide
to its outback outhouses for the incontinent on the continent, it shouldn't be beyond the powers-that-be on the city council to offer something similar.
After all, they seem to have a lot of crap policies.
Jalan-Jalan Jakarta H.Q.