Jakarta

Asia's Mega-Mall Boom Is Headed Toward Bust

How many more giant, empty malls will it take before development priorities finally change?

Flooding in Jakarta: A City Swamped by Its Own Success

Clogged canals and aging infrastructure aren’t the only factors intensifying Jakarta’s perennial flood crises.

The Most Polluted Playgrounds in the World

Without play sets, slum children frolic in garbage dumps and toxic rivers.

What a Turn Toward Traditionalism Looks Like in Jakarta

The dance of the "Human Theaters."

Jakarta Is Sinking Itself Into the Ocean

Groundwater pumping and rising sea levels could leave millions flooded out of their homes.

This Week in Bans: 'Pornographic' Songs Outlawed in Indonesian Cities

Scandalous songs like "Sorry I Got You Pregnant" are banned from radio in Jakarta. Also, a British town restricts sidewalk solicitors; Fruita, Colo., drops its "WTF" tourist campaign; a New York city tells frackers to get drilled.