The ice age is coming, the sun is zooming in
Engines stop running and the wheat is growing thin
A nuclear error, but I have no fear
London is drowning-and I live by the river

> London Calling by The Clash

Plenty of nice houses on the market in Jakarta. Like this one advertised on Indoproperty.com:
luxury house Jakarta

Category: Residential (freehold)
Type: Sale
Location: Pondok Indah (very expensive area)
Land Area: 546 m2
Building Area: 600 m2
Number of Floors: 2.0
Selling Price: Rp 6,500,000,000.00 (six and a half billion rupiah)
Telephone: 2 lines
Bedrooms: 4 rooms
Servant Rooms: 3 rooms (with 2 servants to a room, that’s enough for 6 servants)
Electricity: 16,500 watts (enough power to light up Old Trafford)
Reading Rooms: 4 rooms (four reading rooms?!!!)
Garage: 2 cars (for the Merc & Landcruiser)
Others: Gym, 2 Carports (for all the other cars)

But if you can’t afford to pay anywhere near Rp6.5 billion, don’t fret. There are cheaper alternatives:
slums in Jakarta by the Ciliwung river

Category: Residential
Type: Sale (subject to eviction at a later date)
Location: Bukit Duri
Land Area: 10 m2
Building Area: 10 m2
Number of Floors: 1.0
Selling Price: free!!
Telephone: O lines
Bedrooms: none (everyone sleeps in the big family room; cosy huh?)
Servant Rooms: we are the servants, stupid!!
Electricity: Nicked
Reading Rooms: books? What for?
Others: Romantic riverside views, good fishing, self cleaning WC (it’s called the river!)

The choice is yours!!!


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