And More Water
Looking after our inland waterways is just as important as guarding our oceans. We've had a lot of rain recently, but that's not unexpected given that it's the rainy season. North Jakarta, as per usual, has taken the brunt of this season's flooding, but they have high tides, subsidence and an increasingly silted up Jakarta Bay to contend with.
South Jakarta relies on the rains, generally flowing from the surrounding hills to the south, to swell the rivers. And this was our view of the River Ciliwung, two minutes stroll from Jakartass Towers, today. As you can see, several dwellings are partly submerged.
And this is a view of the rubbish-strewn river bank below us as we took the above photo. This partly explains why much of the city is unnecessarily underwater.