Not since Atlantis has a megacity been displaced because of the encroaching tide.
And relocating a capital has never been more perilous.
This BBC Mini-Documentary The Capital City Sinking Into The Sea, investigates the significance of Indonesia moving it’s capital to Kalimantan.
Thanks to Rebecca Henschke’s excellent reporting, we can see just how incongruous and unwelcome this move might be, in Jakarta and Kalimantan itself.
She dives into the details of this supposed “Green City Project”, the carnivorous eye the new residents may cast towards the remaining forests and what devastation this could mean for the indigenous cultures of the world’s third largest island.
Watch the best documentary yet on the consequences of relocating Indonesia’s capital, on both sides of the Java Sea…