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Community fights eviction by going green

By Agence France-Presse ( China Daily ) Updated: 2017-03-21 07:27:35

JAKARTA - Brightly colored wooden and brick houses line a clean riverside path amid trees and vegetable gardens, a tranquil scene in the normally chaotic Indonesian capital Jakarta.

Residents have transformed the "kampung", as traditional neighbourhoods are known in Indonesia, into a model of clean and green living in an effort to fight off the threat of eviction.

Tongkol kampung was once much like many other down-at-heel riverside communities found across the overcrowded, traffic-choked metropolis of 10 million residents.

Community fights eviction by going green

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