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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    1. Vox

      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

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      5. lensa grapher

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    2. Juan Hernandez

      The alleged kevin repressingly divide because ticket supply appear abaft a embarrassed gate. mixed, wonderful beautician

    3. JessenLH

      poor jakarta tho

    4. Air Refresher

      Bruh, i was thought Jakarta is metrop metropolitan

    5. Sinema Pemula

      why you don't blame Mr. Governor like everybody else?

      1. Sinema Pemula

        @martha setiawan buzzer : "gak bisa bahasa enggress"

      2. martha setiawan

        disini aman, gak ada simpatisan buzzer

    6. XD3D PUTRA

      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.

    7. Thiago Torres

      Always freaking European expansionism at the root of todays problems

    8. Not Gud

      What if Jakarta turns into Atlantis V2

    9. G. U . M

      Colonization is the root cause of most of the Easter worlds problem.

    10. S.S.M. Artism


    11. Helloverlord

      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?

    12. Muhammad Danish

      Jakarta: " I'm sinking" Captain Cairo: " what are you "sinking" about?"

    13. Pisces 28

      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*

    14. Pisces 28

      Indonesian be like: *AKU TERPESONA* *AKU GAK BISA BAHASA INGGRIS ._.*

    15. whitechick zero

      Because, Right now, Goodbener is SIN THINK, May Book Religion Take a Beer 😁



    17. 1337fraggzb00N

      Jakarta:"We are sinking! We are sinking!" German engineer:"What... what are you sinking about?"

    18. Dream Z

      Pakek jantung naga legendaris aja yang bisa membuat 1000 pulau mengapung

    19. Just Yuyun

      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 .

    20. Drew Senna

      Whoa, I didn't know that there used to be more Chinese living in Batavia than Bandanese

    21. knight flame

      Can you make a vedio about Bangladesh climate effect?


      Im from Indonesian

    23. Reseviladik Productions

      Just like what happened in the great kingdom of sundaland :(

    24. Beniah Siahaan


      1. Ilham Pratama

        Iya, bisa aja jakarta tenggelam pada tahun 2050. Liat aja masjid nya gua😭 dah mau tenggelam, bisa bisa jakarta seperti Atlantis

    25. Katie Kat

      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.

    26. raphael diaz

      I feel greateful for living at an apartment in jakarta now

    27. Benz mf

      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!

    28. Raja Sri Indra

      Karma are real

      1. martha setiawan

        karma atas hal apa?

      2. atika fitriyani

        karma dari apa?

    29. naufal satira

      Is our government saw this as a big problem?

    30. yossi aulia

      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

    31. Yanto Delahoya

      Dog Content, you now Jakarta , provokasi its content

    32. Ricardo Ruiz

      Human greed is becoming the biggest issue 💚🌏

    33. M. Arko Sachtito. G

      Untung gua tinggal di pedesaan yang tidak terlalu dalam

    34. Rizki Ramadhan

      Pada pindah dari Jakarta

    35. Man From Earth

      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.

    36. Alparslan Korkmaz

      Nice video.

    37. Yoga Andoyo Aji

      VOX : jakarta sinking! Government of indonesia : lets countinue to doing corruption

    38. Mark Shiman

      Isn't the solution obvious? Just use rain water... the same rain water that isn't filling the aquifers.

    39. chymev

      Whats the similarities between the dutch colony and local indonesian government? To combat these water problem, lets move somewhere else and save ourselves.

    40. Kurumi Chan

      Banjir lagi banjir lagi 😭

    41. oiuet souiu

      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.

      1. oiuet souiu

        Jakarta government need to ask to tokyo and hongkong for sinking problem.

    42. TAC C-Observer


    43. Nozyspy

      "A mentality that indigenous peoples did not understand sanitation and were not civilised" Mmm healthy trash filled streets you have there.

    44. Ramirez Mckenzie

      The Dutch are responsible for messing up this city, let that sink in

    45. kat Mats

      Looks like China is about to move right in,

    46. Mw Zuhdi

      siapa ke sini gara gara tik tok

    47. CK Gaming Channel

      They should build a floating city that relies on buoyancy to stay above water level.

    48. S Suchiang

      Sad to see Jakarta is sinking but their government or media don't cover this problem facing by people


      Ehh njing, jakarta kok jelek banget lo sorot, udah kayak pemukiman monyet

      1. atika fitriyani


    50. Alex Jefferson


    51. Asrar Kucang

      Nga bisa bahasa Inggris 😅🤣

      1. ReyTX2402

        Subtitle: apakah aku sebuah candaan?

    52. del

      thank you so much for speaking up about this !!

    53. Jamilah Wati

      Inilah alasan Air Hujan harus terserap kedalam tanah, tidak dibuang ke laut. Sunatulah...

    54. Soodam사랑

      Look at the reality

    55. G TEAM

      This is a sign from god. This mosque but be a truly unholy place.

    56. eyal rubin

      sorry but the government is so bad and so incredibly corrupted its ridiculous ,the Indonesian people really don't deserve this.

    57. joshuahunt05

      How west ruins the east...

    58. V Soo

      Jakarta government need to ask to tokyo and hongkong for sinking problem.

    59. Joe Jgrhb

      Yes, finally

    60. Joe Jgrhb

      Glad it sink, now the government has reduced excuses for corruption

      1. Ramirez Mckenzie

        But it negatively affecting people’s lives

    61. lanvia

      well now i know why my house keeps flooding when it has never flooded before..

    62. Prince Psionic

      Rip Jakarta, my birthplace :(

    63. 4rmDEC2FRE

      the dutch should pay for the repairs

    64. wawan listanto


    65. Top 10 ID

      Indonesian media should make a content like this!

    66. M F

      Jakarta sinking Indonesia media:JKT vs KL Indonesia people:jakarta win Malaysia people:🏆🏆🏆👏👏👏

    67. Raj Kumar Maity

      U cud change d sea water to drink water... extraction of salt...

      1. Prince Psionic

        Expensive method, opposition government won't approve

    68. RAFROST_141


    69. danielroling

      You can refill the Aquifer. We used to do that in Israel after a good raining season.

    70. Zuraida Nasution

      Asuuu..lo mbhs jkarta thn brp min..sktoy lo min.j

    71. Metodi Angelov

      The goal of the media is to make others problems your problems

      1. Rehan Fauzan

        that's the problem with creating awareness

    72. Aan Najmi

      BBC Indonesia documentary

    73. Psyché

      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.

    74. Lu Cho

      = Mexico city.

    75. han 90

      Why station TV in indonesia don't make film like this.. this content have good value specially to indonesian people.. thanks vox.

    76. Nguyen Hieu

      I sorry guy,i just ask Zeus to ask Poseidon to upper the sea levels

    77. natural mystic

      I like the wall of Jakarta idea. It's like making a solution with a style!! 😅

    78. edi kemput

      maybe someday, there are a history book tell people about Atlantis as sinking continent and Jakarta as sinking metropolis.

    79. cakra bawana

      Thats right. Many city is sinking like Jakarta this island.

    80. Refrigerator

      ternyata salah belanda

      1. atika fitriyani

        pemerintah dan masyarakat nya juga harus ikut ambil dari masalah ini jangan nyalahin belanda doang

      2. firman harwanto

        tatanan kurang sip

    81. Gmbh

      many around the world dont know how to swim yet

    82. Muhammad Talenta Rachmansyah

      Jakarta People: Help! Our city is sinking! Atlantis: look, we have our new neigborhood!

      1. Local DeadChild

        @Joe Jgrhb why

      2. Man From Earth

        @Joe Jgrhb well, u said you hate Indonesia, not Indonesians..

      3. Joe Jgrhb

        @デイブ•`• dude i don't hate the people, is just simply the government is overly corrupt

      4. デイブ•`•

        @Joe Jgrhb awas nanti ada yang lapor polisi mampus lu

      5. J .N

        @Joe Jgrhb why?

    83. Boo

      Highest price land in Indonesia will become a swamp in 2050 GGWP to all Jakarta's land lords out there

    84. ᥣꪮꪚᥱᥣꪗ

      We indonesians are used to it. Every new year it happens

    85. Sajan Gurung

      Indonesia : we are sinking , let’s force shariya law to stop it

    86. Pandha 2

      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

    87. The GoldStandard

      Is that why Obama is buying beachfront property presently in Martha’s Vineyard

    88. obdientroger

      sad anies baswe

    89. Eki Kadabra

      Peninggalan belanda memang keren ya mulai dari korupsi dll

    90. La Alegancia

      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 🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️

    91. REZED

      haha singapores clean tap water system go brrr

    92. REZED

      haha singapores clean tap water system go brrr

    93. Ashley Giron

      The parched geometry universally wonder because substance essentially try alongside a bizarre shell. peaceful, parallel vulture

    94. Khoa Phạm

      Hey Jakarta say Hi to Atlantis 🤣🤣🤣

    95. Anurag

      RIP jakarta

    96. Khairunnisa


      1. atika fitriyani


    97. ICEMODE

      Oh my.. I hope that they can still stop the sinking huhu.

    98. Muhammad Habil Putra Wijaya

      setnov : pasti kejujuranlah

    99. Nicolas Marinus

      4.05 what are those structures on the water? Helicopter pads? :)

    100. Adithiyan .s

      There is something really funny about something built by the Dutch is sinking