Goodbye Jakarta, Hello Borneo: Indonesia Announces Plan to Move Capital

Goodbye Jakarta, Hello Borneo: Indonesia Announces Plan to Move Capital

Indonesia’s president announced Monday that the country’s capital will move from overcrowded, sinking, and polluted Jakarta to a site in sparsely populated East Kalimantan province on Borneo island, known for rainforests and orangutans. President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo said intense studies over the past three years had resulted in the choice of the location on the eastern side of Borneo island. The new capital city, which has not yet been named,…