Since September, more than 25,000 people from 32 different villages have taken refuge in government provided shelters.
And this could go on for several weeks.
Record air pollution levels hit the city-state thanks to forest fires in its neighboring country.
Clogged canals and aging infrastructure aren’t the only factors intensifying Jakarta’s perennial flood crises.
Plus, a terrorism memorial becomes a magnet for public urination and the location of a British town's death registry office is questioned.
Without play sets, slum children frolic in garbage dumps and toxic rivers.
Also, L.A. outlaws plastic bags; Lady Gaga ponders violent threats in Jakarta; and much more.
Groundwater pumping and rising sea levels could leave millions flooded out of their homes.
Also, Hong Kong bans pregnant "birth tourists" from the mainland; New York City's public schools try to avoid using test words like "dinosaur" and "Christmas"; and Britain bans... something.
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.