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Weekly 5: What’s in a name, Jakarta?

  • The Jakarta Post

| Fri, June 1 2012 | 09:33 am
Weekly 5: What’s in a name, Jakarta?

PREMIUM JP/Ricky Yudhistira “What’s in a name?” Shakespeare said. Or, as a Javanese incarnation of the Bard might say, Jakarta by any other name would have traffic just as horrendous.

Dubbed one of the nation’s distinctive cities, Jakarta boasts areas with names that are as unique as the metropolis. Even dyed-in-the-wool Jakartans might be clueless as to how — or why — residents found ...