The exciting life in Jakarta

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I've only been in this nation for less than 9 months but it seems years. Every month there is something happening in this part of the world that keeps everyone on its toes. Below is a summary of the events/issues I have just been able to experience and hear about, which is not even one eighth of what is happening around the country.

January: My first 3 days was spent viewing Israel-Palestinia rally's  at the National Monument

February: A stampede occurs somewhere in Indonesia over a child who can supposedly do miracles.

March: Tangerang dam breaking killing at least 7 people and submerging at least 400 houses.

April: Legislative elections held with most of the Indonesians giving feedback that the system is messy for this round.

May: Head of the Corruption Commission (KPK), Antasari Azhar is accused of a sex scandal which heavily damaged the Commission's reputation.

June:
Jakarta Anniversary commemorating its founding, with shows and discounts all around the city.

July:
Ritz Carlton and Mariott Hotel bombings, more than 50 people are injured in the blast.
In line with this, the most anticipated Manchester United tour cancels.
Presidential Elections

August:
Indonesian Independence day

September:
1 month Ramadan fasting and the Idul Fitri celebration right after where there is an exodus of people going back to their hometowns.
Back to back earthquakes in Java.
7.0 earthquake in Jakarta. (my 3rd day at work)
Padang earthquake killing at least 700 people

October:
6.5 earthquake in Jakarta (this is not fun as it is the 2nd earthquake that I am in my huge high rise building working)
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono's inauguration
yheleen says:
btw, i'm not fond of earthquakes as well and a 6.5? lakas nyan ah
Posted on: Dec 21, 2009
yheleen says:
seems a colorful in Jakarta ;)
Posted on: Dec 21, 2009
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