#2 The Great Gasp-by : Biodiversity Loss

Hello friends!  (:  This week, we will be talking about the potential loss of biodiversity in the new capital Bornean orangutans (Pongo pygmaeus) are endemic to the island of Borneo in Indonesia. Sadly, the species, which is illustrated in the picture above, has been reduced by half since 1999 and according to the International Union for Conservation […]

#1 The Great Gasp-by : Deforestation

Hello everyone! How’s it going?  (: From last week’s post, we saw the reasons and the benefits of relocating the capital to East Kalimantan. This week, we will see how the relocation of the capital can cause deforestation and its subsequent impact.     The Indonesian Government intended to adopt a “forest city” concept and […]

Brave New City

Hello everyone! Last week, we ended the “To Move or Not To Move” series. Today it is time to be transported into a whole new series where we will delve deeper about the new capital city of Indonesia!   From our previous posts, we have already seen how Jakarta is polluted, crowded, and sinking at […]

Selamat Datang (:

Selamat Datang ! ( means “welcome!” in Bahasa Indonesia ) My name is Laetitia Sherry Purnama, a year one student studying Environmental Studies at the National University of Singapore. Although I live in Singapore now, I come from Indonesia, the world’s largest island country.                       […]