Why Jakarta is sinking

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The 400-year curse dragging Indonesia's capital into the sea.
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Like many coastal cities around the world, Jakarta is dealing with sea level rise. But Indonesia's biggest city also has a unique problem: Because of restricted water access in the city, the majority of its residents have to extract groundwater to survive. And it's causing the city to sink. Today, Jakarta is the world’s fastest-sinking city.
The problem gets worse every year, but the root of it precedes modern Indonesia by centuries. In the 1600s, when the Dutch landed in Indonesia and built present-day Jakarta, they divided up the city to segregate the population. Eventually, that segregation led to an unequal water piping system that excluded most Indigenous Jakartans, forcing them to find other ways to get water.
To understand how it all ties together, and what’s in store for Jakarta’s future, watch the video above.
Sources and further reading:
If you want to learn more about the development of Jakarta’s urban water supply going all the way back to colonial times, check out Michelle Kooy’s detailed reports:
To understand Jakarta’s colonial history and the segregation that came of it, check out this article from the Journal of Historians of Netherlandish Art: jhna.org/articles/dutch-batavia-exposing-hierarchy-dutch-colonial-city/
To read about the evolution of the canals the Dutch built in present-day Jakarta and how their deterioration impacted water access and segregation, here’s a study from Dr. Euis Puspita Dewi, who we feature in the video:
To get a broader look at the many other cities sinking in Indonesia, check out this article by Dr. Estelle Chaussard: www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0034425712003975
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Vox 10 hari yang lalu
Hello! We have translated subtitles available in Bahasa Indonesia. You can access them through the settings icon > Subtitles/CC Thanks for watching, and let me know what other colonial histories you want to see explained next in the comments. Thanks, Christina, Video Producer
Ecavex 3 jam yang lalu
@Na Ma FF more like pubg ripoff
lensa grapher
lensa grapher 3 hari yang lalu
@Vita indo is dump
lensa grapher
lensa grapher 3 hari yang lalu
@Na Ma yeah!!!
myselfrnt 3 hari yang lalu
Thank you
Dolores Gutierrez
Dolores Gutierrez 3 hari yang lalu
MV A # d lot ,loid.
JessenLH 9 menit yang lalu
poor jakarta tho
Air Refresher
Air Refresher 23 menit yang lalu
Bruh, i was thought Jakarta is metrop metropolitan
Sinema Pemula
Sinema Pemula 56 menit yang lalu
why you don't blame Mr. Governor like everybody else?
Sinema Pemula
Sinema Pemula 18 detik yang lalu
@martha setiawan buzzer : "gak bisa bahasa enggress"
martha setiawan
martha setiawan 11 menit yang lalu
disini aman, gak ada simpatisan buzzer
XD3D PUTRA Jam Yang lalu
I live in Indonesia, but not in Jakarta. I live in Salatiga, Central java. Near merapi. I fell so bad for the people in Northern Jakarta.
Thiago Torres
Thiago Torres Jam Yang lalu
Always freaking European expansionism at the root of todays problems
Not Gud
Not Gud 2 jam yang lalu
What if Jakarta turns into Atlantis V2
G. U . M
G. U . M 2 jam yang lalu
Colonization is the root cause of most of the Easter worlds problem.
S.S.M. Artism
S.S.M. Artism 3 jam yang lalu
Helloverlord 5 jam yang lalu
So, basically, according to woman at 6:00 Dutch are to blame becouse Indonesians didnt have piped water to every home? Why they did force Dutches to make it for them? Oh, they couldnt, they had better stuff to do, like building mosques - first things first, I got it. ...but, maybe, I dont know, they could invite Dutch to invade them again but this time to do proper job and lay all the pipes, yes?
Muhammad Danish
Muhammad Danish 6 jam yang lalu
Jakarta: " I'm sinking" Captain Cairo: " what are you "sinking" about?"
Pisces 28
Pisces 28 7 jam yang lalu
I don't know why the governments never talk *about reducing the population* ... I'm as Indonesian and who was born there... Like man.. never imagine like how or why is that even there in the first place..😅😅😅 I guess 'they' will just corrupt until eternity. I'm sorry for this kind of depressed statement but I would rather be optimistic in other things.. because it isn't only about *the water* but also the *mentality itself*
Pisces 28
Pisces 28 7 jam yang lalu
whitechick zero
whitechick zero 7 jam yang lalu
Because, Right now, Goodbener is SIN THINK, May Book Religion Take a Beer 😁
PABLO HERNANDEZ 8 jam yang lalu
1337fraggzb00N 9 jam yang lalu
Jakarta:"We are sinking! We are sinking!" German engineer:"What... what are you sinking about?"
Dream Z
Dream Z 9 jam yang lalu
Pakek jantung naga legendaris aja yang bisa membuat 1000 pulau mengapung
Just Yuyun
Just Yuyun 10 jam yang lalu
the goverment is blinded by money for developing their megacity, that they invite more company and people to built building but forget to repair the city structure itself , from outside it may look okay but the truth everything is in chaos in that city . and don't forget about the people who moving from other city and province them self . i was once live in jakarta myself and been many time to the northen part of the city and it's scary knowing that on some place the sea surface is way up above the ground level . we have a lot of tsunami attacking our country this past 2 decade . wonder what gonna happen if there and underwater earthquake in northern of jakarta ... they gonna sunk immediately ......... erased from the map .
Drew Senna
Drew Senna 10 jam yang lalu
Whoa, I didn't know that there used to be more Chinese living in Batavia than Bandanese
knight flame
knight flame 11 jam yang lalu
Can you make a vedio about Bangladesh climate effect?
ILHAM FAJAR 11 jam yang lalu
Im from Indonesian
Reseviladik Productions
Reseviladik Productions 12 jam yang lalu
Just like what happened in the great kingdom of sundaland :(
Beniah Siahaan
Beniah Siahaan 13 jam yang lalu
Ilham Pratama
Ilham Pratama 8 jam yang lalu
Iya, bisa aja jakarta tenggelam pada tahun 2050. Liat aja masjid nya gua😭 dah mau tenggelam, bisa bisa jakarta seperti Atlantis
Katie Kat
Katie Kat 13 jam yang lalu
I hope they don't move the capital to Borneo b/c that island has a lot of big and small animals that are very close to extinction.
raphael diaz
raphael diaz 13 jam yang lalu
I feel greateful for living at an apartment in jakarta now
Benz mf
Benz mf 14 jam yang lalu
As an Indonesian, what a shame how the international media portrays my country! Indonesia has many resources but without good human resources we are still nothing. Embarrassing!
Raja Sri Indra
Raja Sri Indra 14 jam yang lalu
Karma are real
martha setiawan
martha setiawan 9 menit yang lalu
karma atas hal apa?
atika fitriyani
atika fitriyani 12 jam yang lalu
karma dari apa?
naufal satira
naufal satira 14 jam yang lalu
Is our government saw this as a big problem?
yossi aulia
yossi aulia 14 jam yang lalu
There are so many Indonesian who doesn't know what is the actual problem of the flooding in Jakarta, and yeah me don't know as well untill I watch this
Yanto Delahoya
Yanto Delahoya 15 jam yang lalu
Dog Content, you now Jakarta , provokasi its content
Ricardo Ruiz
Ricardo Ruiz 16 jam yang lalu
Human greed is becoming the biggest issue 💚🌏
M. Arko Sachtito. G
M. Arko Sachtito. G 17 jam yang lalu
Untung gua tinggal di pedesaan yang tidak terlalu dalam
Rizki Ramadhan
Rizki Ramadhan 17 jam yang lalu
Pada pindah dari Jakarta
Man From Earth
Man From Earth 19 jam yang lalu
Cara memilih _the next_ Gubernur Jakarta 1. Pastikan mereka main minecraft 2. Pastikan mereka main minecraft 3. Pastikan mereka main minecraft 4. Langsung pilih no debat.
Alparslan Korkmaz
Alparslan Korkmaz 19 jam yang lalu
Nice video.
Yoga Andoyo Aji
Yoga Andoyo Aji 20 jam yang lalu
VOX : jakarta sinking! Government of indonesia : lets countinue to doing corruption
Mark Shiman
Mark Shiman 20 jam yang lalu
Isn't the solution obvious? Just use rain water... the same rain water that isn't filling the aquifers.
chymev 20 jam yang lalu
Whats the similarities between the dutch colony and local indonesian government? To combat these water problem, lets move somewhere else and save ourselves.
Kurumi Chan
Kurumi Chan 20 jam yang lalu
Banjir lagi banjir lagi 😭
oiuet souiu
oiuet souiu 20 jam yang lalu
My goodness. We’ve got so many brilliant minds, so much technology but no will power to do right by people. We have failed as a species.
oiuet souiu
oiuet souiu 20 jam yang lalu
Jakarta government need to ask to tokyo and hongkong for sinking problem.
TAC C-Observer
TAC C-Observer 22 jam yang lalu
Nozyspy 22 jam yang lalu
"A mentality that indigenous peoples did not understand sanitation and were not civilised" Mmm healthy trash filled streets you have there.
Ramirez Mckenzie
Ramirez Mckenzie 22 jam yang lalu
The Dutch are responsible for messing up this city, let that sink in
kat Mats
kat Mats 22 jam yang lalu
Looks like China is about to move right in,
Mw Zuhdi
Mw Zuhdi 22 jam yang lalu
siapa ke sini gara gara tik tok
CK Gaming Channel
CK Gaming Channel 23 jam yang lalu
They should build a floating city that relies on buoyancy to stay above water level.
S Suchiang
S Suchiang 23 jam yang lalu
Sad to see Jakarta is sinking but their government or media don't cover this problem facing by people
KU AJARI CARA KAYA 23 jam yang lalu
Ehh njing, jakarta kok jelek banget lo sorot, udah kayak pemukiman monyet
atika fitriyani
atika fitriyani 12 jam yang lalu
Alex Jefferson
Alex Jefferson Hari Yang lalu
Asrar Kucang
Asrar Kucang Hari Yang lalu
Nga bisa bahasa Inggris 😅🤣
ReyTX2402 23 jam yang lalu
Subtitle: apakah aku sebuah candaan?
del Hari Yang lalu
thank you so much for speaking up about this !!
Jamilah Wati
Jamilah Wati Hari Yang lalu
Inilah alasan Air Hujan harus terserap kedalam tanah, tidak dibuang ke laut. Sunatulah...
Soodam사랑 Hari Yang lalu
Look at the reality
G TEAM Hari Yang lalu
This is a sign from god. This mosque but be a truly unholy place.
eyal rubin
eyal rubin Hari Yang lalu
sorry but the government is so bad and so incredibly corrupted its ridiculous ,the Indonesian people really don't deserve this.
joshuahunt05 Hari Yang lalu
How west ruins the east...
V Soo
V Soo Hari Yang lalu
Jakarta government need to ask to tokyo and hongkong for sinking problem.
Joe Jgrhb
Joe Jgrhb Hari Yang lalu
Yes, finally
Joe Jgrhb
Joe Jgrhb Hari Yang lalu
Glad it sink, now the government has reduced excuses for corruption
Ramirez Mckenzie
Ramirez Mckenzie 22 jam yang lalu
But it negatively affecting people’s lives
lanvia Hari Yang lalu
well now i know why my house keeps flooding when it has never flooded before..
Prince Psionic
Prince Psionic Hari Yang lalu
Rip Jakarta, my birthplace :(
4rmDEC2FRE Hari Yang lalu
the dutch should pay for the repairs
wawan listanto
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Top 10 ID
Top 10 ID Hari Yang lalu
Indonesian media should make a content like this!
M F Hari Yang lalu
Jakarta sinking Indonesia media:JKT vs KL Indonesia people:jakarta win Malaysia people:🏆🏆🏆👏👏👏
Raj Kumar Maity
Raj Kumar Maity Hari Yang lalu
U cud change d sea water to drink water... extraction of salt...
Prince Psionic
Prince Psionic Hari Yang lalu
Expensive method, opposition government won't approve
RAFROST_141 Hari Yang lalu
danielroling Hari Yang lalu
You can refill the Aquifer. We used to do that in Israel after a good raining season.
Zuraida Nasution
Zuraida Nasution Hari Yang lalu
Asuuu..lo mbhs jkarta thn brp min..sktoy lo min.j
Metodi Angelov
Metodi Angelov Hari Yang lalu
The goal of the media is to make others problems your problems
Rehan Fauzan
Rehan Fauzan Hari Yang lalu
that's the problem with creating awareness
Aan Najmi
Aan Najmi Hari Yang lalu
BBC Indonesia documentary
Psyché Hari Yang lalu
I'm worried now.... Jakarta's population has been increasing rapidly and will increase in the future, addition to that, due to the pandemic, it will get worse.. I'm just hoping the government will take action ASAP.
Lu Cho
Lu Cho Hari Yang lalu
= Mexico city.
han 90
han 90 Hari Yang lalu
Why station TV in indonesia don't make film like this.. this content have good value specially to indonesian people.. thanks vox.
Nguyen Hieu
Nguyen Hieu Hari Yang lalu
I sorry guy,i just ask Zeus to ask Poseidon to upper the sea levels
natural mystic
natural mystic Hari Yang lalu
I like the wall of Jakarta idea. It's like making a solution with a style!! 😅
edi kemput
edi kemput Hari Yang lalu
maybe someday, there are a history book tell people about Atlantis as sinking continent and Jakarta as sinking metropolis.
cakra bawana
cakra bawana Hari Yang lalu
Thats right. Many city is sinking like Jakarta this island.
Refrigerator Hari Yang lalu
ternyata salah belanda
atika fitriyani
atika fitriyani 12 jam yang lalu
pemerintah dan masyarakat nya juga harus ikut ambil dari masalah ini jangan nyalahin belanda doang
firman harwanto
firman harwanto Hari Yang lalu
tatanan kurang sip
Gmbh Hari Yang lalu
many around the world dont know how to swim yet
Muhammad Talenta Rachmansyah
Muhammad Talenta Rachmansyah Hari Yang lalu
Jakarta People: Help! Our city is sinking! Atlantis: look, we have our new neigborhood!
Local DeadChild
Local DeadChild 18 jam yang lalu
@Joe Jgrhb why
Man From Earth
Man From Earth 19 jam yang lalu
@Joe Jgrhb well, u said you hate Indonesia, not Indonesians..
Joe Jgrhb
Joe Jgrhb 22 jam yang lalu
@デイブ•`• dude i don't hate the people, is just simply the government is overly corrupt
デイブ•`• Hari Yang lalu
@Joe Jgrhb awas nanti ada yang lapor polisi mampus lu
J .N
J .N Hari Yang lalu
@Joe Jgrhb why?
Boo Hari Yang lalu
Highest price land in Indonesia will become a swamp in 2050 GGWP to all Jakarta's land lords out there
ᥣꪮꪚᥱᥣꪗ Hari Yang lalu
We indonesians are used to it. Every new year it happens
Sajan Gurung
Sajan Gurung Hari Yang lalu
Indonesia : we are sinking , let’s force shariya law to stop it
Pandha 2
Pandha 2 Hari Yang lalu
and voila, the solution for the jakarta's flood is right here, hope the local and state governments be cooperative and take the both egos aside, no more politics, make humanity come first
mark mark
mark mark Hari Yang lalu
Is that why Obama is buying beachfront property presently in Martha’s Vineyard
obdientroger Hari Yang lalu
sad anies baswe
Eki Kadabra
Eki Kadabra Hari Yang lalu
Peninggalan belanda memang keren ya mulai dari korupsi dll
La Alegancia
La Alegancia Hari Yang lalu
All the memes on twitter be like : AHOK (former governor) : Jakarta fellas this is what u looking for right? I helped you to live without flood for several years but you put me in jail Jakarta citizen : it is okay to be livin with flood as long as our leader is Musl*m 🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️
REZED Hari Yang lalu
haha singapores clean tap water system go brrr
REZED Hari Yang lalu
haha singapores clean tap water system go brrr
Ashley Giron
Ashley Giron Hari Yang lalu
The parched geometry universally wonder because substance essentially try alongside a bizarre shell. peaceful, parallel vulture
Khoa Phạm
Khoa Phạm Hari Yang lalu
Hey Jakarta say Hi to Atlantis 🤣🤣🤣
Anurag Hari Yang lalu
RIP jakarta
Khairunnisa Hari Yang lalu
atika fitriyani
atika fitriyani 11 jam yang lalu
ICEMODE Hari Yang lalu
Oh my.. I hope that they can still stop the sinking huhu.
Muhammad Habil Putra Wijaya
Muhammad Habil Putra Wijaya Hari Yang lalu
setnov : pasti kejujuranlah
Nicolas Marinus
Nicolas Marinus Hari Yang lalu
4.05 what are those structures on the water? Helicopter pads? :)
Adithiyan .s
Adithiyan .s Hari Yang lalu
There is something really funny about something built by the Dutch is sinking
Macho1248 Hari Yang lalu
this is a sad day, for the Jakartians.
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