Chris Stowers

Jakarta, Java, INDONESIA

Woman passenger on a motorbike talks on her mobile phone amid a sea of similarly incoming motorcycle commuters. With 10-plus million people living in the capital - 25 million, if the Greater Metropolitan area is counted - over 1000 cars are being added each day to Jakartas' roads. Gridlock is predicted sometime in 2014 unless something is done to alleviate the chronic traffic situation. The city's much trumpeted BTS bus system is struggling to cope against a booming economy attracting more and more migrants into the capital every day. Much of the traditional suburban village atmosphere of this traditionally low-rise city is disappearing in a cloud of smog and cement dust from hastily constructed flyovers and elevated roads.

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Chris Stowers
Jakarta, Java
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