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New Atlantis – 14 Crazy Photos of Jakarta Underwater 2015

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New Atlantis – 14 Crazy Photos of Jakarta Underwater 2015

In flood season, Jakarta can resemble the fabled city of Atlantis.

The 9th February 2015 gave a new meaning to the phrase “Monday Blues”. And when the steady trickle of rain turns into an endless downpour, Jakartans know what to expect…

Before you could say Selamat Siang, Jakarta’s roads looked like the Chocolate river in Charlie and the Chocolate factory – though probably didn’t taste like it.

Here are 14 pictures that illustrate the mayhem…  

1) The Heart Of Floodness
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Whatsnewjakarta.com

 2) National Palace
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bulitinislam.com

 3) Bus Lane Turned Bus Lake
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harnas.com

4) And The Inevitable Macet
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glamedianews.com

 5) Though It Didn’t Stop Jakarta’s Moto GP
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megapolitan.kompas.com

 6) Except for This Guy…
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whatsnewjakarta.com

 7) Surf’s Up
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twitter.com/udisudi

 8) Terrifying footage recorded from within a car

 

 

 9) Remember: Cars Are Not Submarines.
Instagram user 'ellyshuang'

Instagram user ‘ellyshuang’

10) Here, We See The Exit Strategy
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news.atjehcyber.net

 11) And The Real Struggle…
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satuharapan.com

12) But Never Fear – Ultraman To The Rescue!
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twitter.com/arbainrambey

13) And The Real Heros
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ntmcpolri.com

14) Schoolboys Staying Positive

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With the number of floods Jakarta has experienced down the years, we see this as inevitable this time of year.But this only proves that, as the roads get more congested and the flooding worse, Jakarta is in desperate need for proper infrastructure to deal with the rain.

In the meantime, we hope you have stayed safe, and our hearts go out to those who won’t be sleeping at home tonight.

Stay safe Jakarta.

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