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Jakarta’s shantytowns turn into tourist attractions

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‘Slum tourism’ treads between aid and exploitation (via AFP)

“I decided to experience the real Jakarta,” said a tourist, stepping gingerly between puddles of putrid water and a scurrying rat in a scene that would never make a postcard. Rohaizad Abu Bakar, 28, a bank employee from Singapore, said he could not believe his eyes as he wandered around the slum in…


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