Jakarta is polluted, sinking and overcrowded, so Indonesia is planning a new capital city | ABC News

  • Published: 11 August 2019
  • The current capital, a mega-city of some 30 million people on the island of Java, is heavily polluted, traffic-clogged and prone to floods and earthquakes.

    Much of the city is also sinking at an alarming rate and predicted to face serious water shortages by 2040.

    Indonesian Borneo, where the Government is promising to build a "smart, green, beautiful and sustainable" capital, is geologically stable and relatively untouched.

    Environmental groups say the area has large swathes of forest habitat crucial to orangutans and other endangered species.

    Read more here: abc.net.au/news/2019-08-11/indonesia-looks-for-new-capital-on-borneo-as-jakarta-sinking/11395286

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Comments • 131

  • Pohon In Kritik
    Pohon In Kritik  2 weeks back

    West media always take a picture from the dark side

    • Lazsalzari Romnzevroskki

      0:20 Patrick star was right!

      • Cempe Wedus
        Cempe Wedus  3 weeks back


        • whatea
          whatea  3 weeks back

          The only thing I hope when the government of Indonesia move to Borneo, is that they BETTER NOT REPEAT getting water from the ground. It can only affect OTHER COUNTRIES like MALAYSIA AND BRUNEI whose also on the same island. Please please please do something. I hate to say this but 'Indonesia is famous for all the wrong reasons' is true. Its sad that most Indonesian people don't know this.

          • kaluq
            kaluq  3 weeks back

            The plan to move Indonesia's capital Jakarta to somewhere in Borneo is NOT something new. It's decades old. It has been discussed in the eras of every president before the current president (Jokowi). So the plan is not news. What's news is that Jokowi is actually doing something about it.

            In the past, the reason to move the capital to Borneo was to be fair to all the ethnicities in Indonesia (Borneo is located in the center of Indonesia.) and the capacity of Jakarta (the Dutch invaders didn't design the city to hold more than a million people). I've never heard of pollution as a reason to move the capital city, but Jokowi just took the momentum of the recent fears of a sinking capital to push forward this project.

            • The Little Abbi
              The Little Abbi  4 weeks back

              Go sinking more faster la..... I hope u guys not gonna make earth much more hotter by making more building..... Just make genocide la..... Just make half of Jakarta people alive.... It gonna make better world

              • Raka Adiprana
                Raka Adiprana  4 weeks back

                Australians oftenly treat indonesians like shit, always thinking they are better minded at every aspect than indonesian very own people in indonesia

                • jacka lop
                  jacka lop  1 months back

                  we don't need to move our capital, we need Thanos

                  • dimaz andhika
                    dimaz andhika  1 months back

                    To blocked australian spy agencies lol.

                    • Adroit Temple
                      Adroit Temple  1 months back

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                      • Scape HD
                        Scape HD  1 months back

                        Ifrom indonesia❤

                        • Midan yaz
                          Midan yaz  1 months back

                          Gak ada yang peduli peak

                      • daniel calvi
                        daniel calvi  1 months back

                        how sad....we cant even control ourselves and we need to start another pollution point somewhere else...that is the solution!!! but worse the price to pay is to destroy more nature...Indonesia Malaysia paradise on earth not for long….

                        • Yeah ok
                          Yeah ok  1 months back

                          Indonesia is currently being taken over by big business capitalism, its so sad to see the Native people being decimated just like they did to the Natives in the USA hundreds of years ago

                          • Adroit Temple
                            Adroit Temple  1 months back

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                        • humb1s3rvant
                          humb1s3rvant  1 months back

                          Single use plastics are ruining Indonesia. There is no public collection, no recycling centers, no participation, and no other option for the culture. It's a total shitshow folks. If they just served everything in banana leaves like old times it'd be okay. Wygd

                          • TJ _
                            TJ _  1 months back

                            Why is the Australian government not sending these pacific neighbour another billion AUD.
                            As an Australian I demand we send them more foreign aid money the same as the tsunami money.
                            send send send $$$

                            • TJ _
                              TJ _  1 months back

                              @iswahyudi iswahyudi Are you inferring Indonesia has something to do with that? We imprison them on Manus and Nauru Island, so they stop coming. You think Indo is gatekeeping for Australia, you're kidding aren't you.

                            • iswahyudi iswahyudi
                              iswahyudi iswahyudi  1 months back

                              Why indonesian government didnt let thousand of refugees reach Australia soon?

                          • Max Williams
                            Max Williams  1 months back

                            2030 It's will under the sea.

                            • Jose De SS
                              Jose De SS  1 months back

                              Ounce god said I will create the destruction of this naturally beautiful earth by creating humans

                              • シArjuna Raka
                                シArjuna Raka  1 months back

                                Australia ini bangsad ngurusin negara orang aja

                                • monro go
                                  monro go  7 days back

                                  Hati hati, mereka gak ingin Indonesia kuat. perbanyak orang indonesia di ausi, invasi aja tuh negata

                                • addit2me
                                  addit2me  4 weeks back

                                  Mereka mmg bangsa pencuri, coba liat timorleste mrk ga peduli lagi stlh diambil minyaknya dg perjanjian curang.. skr target mereka adlh papua melalui opm

                              • Jeffery Maxwell Rawson
                                Jeffery Maxwell Rawson  1 months back

                                Could you enable or add Closed Captions to your videos, please.

                                • Darrin Oliver
                                  Darrin Oliver  1 months back

                                  dirty poor food beggars let them all die

                                  • L L
                                    L L  1 months back

                                    I laughed when he said Canberra is beautiful 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣.

                                    • Vicky AF F
                                      Vicky AF F  1 months back

                                      Why? All region is a beautiful

                                    • 85therealdeal
                                      85therealdeal  1 months back

                                      I know right? I remember reading architect Albert Speer's memoirs where he named Canberra as an example of a worst case scenario.

                                  • Glenn Ratcliffe
                                    Glenn Ratcliffe  1 months back

                                    This is just the start of a world wide migration. Think of the 5% of people that own land on the coast... What will they do once their overpriced land is in danger from rising sea leavels. They move.

                                    • Ash Almond
                                      Ash Almond  1 months back

                                      Great news for Sabah and Sarawak!

                                      • Transfomers Ultimatum
                                        Transfomers Ultimatum  2 weeks back

                                        karena sabah serawak akan menjadi bagain negara indonesia segera

                                      • jacka lop
                                        jacka lop  1 months back

                                        why is it great news for malaysian?

                                    • Mr2pint
                                      Mr2pint  1 months back

                                      I propose increasing the population by several hundred million as a solution.

                                      • Eric wynalda
                                        Eric wynalda  1 months back

                                        Don't you know that there is a lot of foreign garbage dumped in Indonesia such as rubbish from Canada, the US, several Asian countries and including Australia that send waste illegally to Indonesia

                                        • papa dam dam tv
                                          papa dam dam tv  7 days back

                                          @monro go bangang

                                        • monro go
                                          monro go  7 days back

                                          Eric wynalda owh ya..... kamu seperri sampah juga ya, bangsa sampah ya kamu. mental inlander. wkwkkwwk

                                        • papa dam dam tv
                                          papa dam dam tv  4 weeks back

                                          @L L malaysia not accept garbage , wtf u send rubbish to my country

                                        • L L
                                          L L  1 months back

                                          Erik Winalda Hello, actually recyclables were not sent illegally. China accepted our recyclables for a very long time, they stopped accepting them because they wanted to focus more on collecting local recyclables and improving local recycling rates. We looked to other markets and found them in Indonesia and Malaysia. In Australia our recycling is sorted by machine, not by hand. In Asian countries, poor or old people sort recyclables, which is the perfect way to sort. Our machines do not sort it out perfectly, a bale of plastic will have a 10-15% contamination rate, same goes for a bale of paper. By contamination I mean there will be 10-15% plastic bags and other soft plastics in a bale of paper. We did not send you our rubbish, we just sent you what we sent to China for years. The same product, bales of machine sorted recyclables. Anyway, with multi-million dollar upgrades of our sorting plants, we can reduce the contamination to 6%, however our government is now looking to develop the actual processing of recyclables on shore rather than looking to export a better quality bale.

                                      • Wild Flower
                                        Wild Flower  1 months back

                                        bunch of idiots

                                        • 영어중국어공부한국인

                                          As I am a Asian South Korean, I am begging for Australians and other Anglo countries that you should come to Asia and Africa and reign the nations. When I was young, I always thought colonization is bad but when I have grown up now, now I think it was NOT that bad at all. Democracy and the way of manners and behaviors were all taught by Westerners. I must say that in Asia, after the British left, it became disaster- Hongkong, India and even South Korea are not that good. I wish Australians use their policy power to control over those countries and have the people to be free!

                                          • humb1s3rvant
                                            humb1s3rvant  1 months back

                                            The last thing you should do is become more like us. I think the value of industry, hard work and training could be the best benefit to Asian culture. Singapore don't play that shit. But the people have to care and be willing to change behavior

                                        • BigBollocks
                                          BigBollocks  1 months back

                                          One things for sure, the corrupt politicians will win no matter what.

                                          • YSA Channel
                                            YSA Channel  1 months back

                                            We’ve had enough mess! Time to breathe

                                            • Mr xyz kuntul
                                              Mr xyz kuntul  1 months back

                                              Fake news

                                              • Samul samuelson
                                                Samul samuelson  1 months back

                                                Iranian drugs dealers in Australia and UK ( search on Google )

                                              • Josip Tumapa
                                                Josip Tumapa  1 months back

                                                For once, I would LOVE TO SEE A MODERN CITY THAT INFUSES WELL WITH NATURE.

                                              • S. Roberts
                                                S. Roberts  1 months back

                                                Good thing they continue to ask for foreign aid from us.....then treat the place like that.🙄.

                                                • iswahyudi iswahyudi
                                                  iswahyudi iswahyudi  1 months back

                                                  and iam still wondering why Indonesian government didnt let the thousand of refugees in Jakarta to reach the Australia soon

                                                • humb1s3rvant
                                                  humb1s3rvant  1 months back

                                                  It has been generations in the making. It can't be changed overnight.

                                              • Mutakim Maharam
                                                Mutakim Maharam  1 months back

                                                Sabah and Sarawak will faces an illegal immigrants for the next 20-30 years soon. Please build the wall across a Borneo.

                                                • monro go
                                                  monro go  7 days back

                                                  Wkwkkwkww.... i think all of malaysia. is chinese and indian, malaysia is southern china province

                                                • Rahadyan Wiradarma
                                                  Rahadyan Wiradarma  1 months back

                                                  @Mr xyz kuntul because debt

                                                • Mr xyz kuntul
                                                  Mr xyz kuntul  1 months back

                                                  20-30 years from now malaysia is failed state...why they move?

                                              • Unknown User
                                                Unknown User  1 months back

                                                Birth control is the answer. Less people less demand on resources. Not just Indonesia but world wide

                                                • SA
                                                  SA  3 weeks back

                                                  cities are meant to be overcrowded , crime ridden cesspools , that keeps man stressed and separated from being in tune to nature. There is so much land all over the world for man to live but they chose the city to keep the population in one concentrated area under control and easier to keep programed . next time you fly out from any big city to a far off destination , look out the window and take notice of how little populace there is on the countryside . Cities are un natural and not how man was designed to live.

                                                • Edd AntoniS
                                                  Edd AntoniS  3 weeks back

                                                  Birth control is an option given by the Indonesian government what do you think Indonesia is?? It's a free country everyone can decide what they want.

                                                • Iva iva
                                                  Iva iva  3 weeks back

                                                  Why then your mother didnt abort you?

                                                • 張於哥
                                                  張於哥  4 weeks back

                                                  Just nuke them

                                                • Zaihan Jalimin
                                                  Zaihan Jalimin  1 months back

                                                  well, stupid people breed. lol

                                              • samzx81
                                                samzx81  1 months back

                                                God Canberra sucks!

                                                • Martin Olminkhof
                                                  Martin Olminkhof  1 months back

                                                  "I can't believe it's come to this" - Marge Simpson

                                                  • Azzamatic
                                                    Azzamatic  1 months back

                                                    Savages, them people should have listened to Australia

                                                    • Laura Te Aho-White
                                                      Laura Te Aho-White  1 months back

                                                      WE SHOULD TAKE JAKARTA AND PUSH IT SOMEWHERE ELSE - Patrick Star

                                                      • LAZY DOG
                                                        LAZY DOG  1 months back

                                                        Too many shitty people in the world. Leave the poor Rangas alone 🐵

                                                        • sky light
                                                          sky light  1 months back

                                                          Sinking... Maybe mother earth is ridding herself of the crap... Lets hooe they do learn from mistakes

                                                          • Raven Fox
                                                            Raven Fox  1 months back

                                                            BIRTH CONTROL

                                                            • Greg S
                                                              Greg S  1 months back

                                                              site A gets crapped on so much they can't stand it anymore .. solution = go crap all over site B

                                                              • Cheeck
                                                                Cheeck  1 months back

                                                                Climate catsatrophe caused by deforestation their solution, more deforestation. Lets just reduce government instead and plant many trees in the city all over buildings.

                                                                • daniel calvi
                                                                  daniel calvi  1 months back

                                                                  SO SO SO TRUE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! it sunbelievable we refuse to understand. Human = pest - we should all disappear soon....Nature will win anyway at the end.

                                                                • Cheeck
                                                                  Cheeck  1 months back

                                                                  @buntovnik bez razloga yes of course I do not want the country to throw young men at more wars. I said enforcement of laws not more laws. These are pre existing inactive laws like, no unecessary pollution and protecting native species and native title laws plus stop csg and mining companies. They are fairly inert when it comes to fascism.

                                                                • buntovnik bez razloga
                                                                  buntovnik bez razloga  1 months back

                                                                  @Cheeck in regards to more laws and shit....
                                                                  This is quote in Latin
                                                                  "Corruptissima re publica
                                                                  Plurimae leges"
                                                                  When republic is at it's most corrupt
                                                                  The laws are most numerous

                                                                  So have a think about your idea about more laws. More laws more mess more corruption....

                                                                • buntovnik bez razloga
                                                                  buntovnik bez razloga  1 months back

                                                                  @Cheeck I was referring to the country you're from and the support it gives yo the wars created these days!

                                                                • Cheeck
                                                                  Cheeck  1 months back

                                                                  @Landon Thomas yes it does there is a great deal of hand balling and lack of accountability in large corporations and governments.

                                                              • john dala
                                                                john dala  1 months back

                                                                hopefully the elemental gods swallows up Indonesia , pay back for West Papua

                                                                • gravediggy
                                                                  gravediggy  1 months back

                                                                  Don’t forget Timor as well

                                                                • john dala
                                                                  john dala  1 months back

                                                                  fren nothing to do with us go talk to the poms

                                                                • fren
                                                                  fren  1 months back

                                                                  john dala and when will australia be swallowed up, payback for 1788?

                                                              • Jackson Neaves
                                                                Jackson Neaves  1 months back

                                                                Indonesia as a whole is overpopulated. Welcome to our disgusting, filthy overcrowded future with unrestrained Capitalisms mantra of 'infinite growth'. With infinite population growth we'll see the destruction of our natural world. We need to encourage and restrict population growth if we want to survive

                                                                • Spankin Chicks
                                                                  Spankin Chicks  1 months back

                                                                  Hey ABC please make news about an australian named Nicholas Carr who did crazy things in Bali.

                                                                  • Spankin Chicks
                                                                    Spankin Chicks  1 months back

                                                                    @tubester4567 he almost killed the guy on the bike.

                                                                  • tubester4567
                                                                    tubester4567  1 months back

                                                                    @SeaWorld socialartslecturer It was all over the news. Whats the big deal, it was a drunk guy acting crazy. He didnt kill anyone.

                                                                  • SeaWorld socialartslecturer
                                                                    SeaWorld socialartslecturer  1 months back

                                                                    ABC gives the stories they don't want comments on to channel 9 where comments aren't allowed 😉

                                                                  • tubester4567
                                                                    tubester4567  1 months back

                                                                    They did, its on all the news, I saw it on channel 9.

                                                                • Tess Peng
                                                                  Tess Peng  1 months back

                                                                  There isn't everything free so as nature. So how big of the magnitude in the scale will it be TOTALLY sunk? They never have any population control and maintain the rainforest they have. So what my neighbor got the problem and none of my business at all. They won't be totally sunk but the current problems will get more seriously. In some ways, that's good with better and wider borderline the better........STF......