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Debunking the ‘native Jakartan myth’

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Mon, November 7 2011 | 08:00 am

PREMIUM Local politicians have been criticized for making tenuous claims to Betawi heritage. Others, however, say that understanding Jakarta’s traditional culture is not that simple.

“These days, it is easy for politicians to brand themselves as Betawi, simply because they were born and raised here. But when you learn a little more, they actually have done little to develop Betawi culture and i...