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Wednesday, 9 January 2008

Kota Metropolitan


Sze Tsung Leong's images of Chinese development remind me of Jakarta. I lived there once, walking the streets with my camera as I tried and failed to do an Atget on the place.

Jakarta had its kampungs flattened in the name of modernisation and development, but just as in China the old hierarchies remained. I don't know what the term used for modernised cities in China is - but in Jakarta it was Kota Metropolitan (Metropolitan City).

So a little blast from the past before a little more Chinoiserie.

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