Indonesia has faced more than 60 major floods over the past decade, making it one of the most flood-prone countries in Southeast Asia. Indonesia’s wet season in 2013 was especially severe.
However, many locals have shown great resilience in the face of adversity, adopting a positive and optimistic outlook.
As Charlie Chaplin said, “You’ll never find a rainbow if you’re looking down”.
Children play basketball in the street
and practice their diving technique
Firefighters and volunteers work together to battle a fire
A soldier helps an older man cross the street
A man uses a plastic bag to protect his cigarettes
Former President SBY and the foreign minister wait at the presidential palace for the arrival of Argentina’s President
Volunteers work together to move a stranded car
A young boy puts a sign up on his house gate reading “Visit Swimming Pool Free”
Rescuers evacuate an infant
A man helps his dog evacuate
A young man bravely rides bicycle through the flooded streets
A group of children plays volleyball in the streets
Children play in the floodwaters with inflatable tubes
A driver attempts to beat the odds…
Children help move each other’s cars too
Two children wash their mother’s hair for her