Giant Sea Wall

Environmental and community activists say that the 32-kilometre long giant sea wall being built off Jakarta's north coast to protect the capital from flooding by high tides, which will also include a massive land reclamation project and the building of 17 artificial islands, will spell almost certain ecological disaster for Jakarta which is currently sinking by up to 10 centimeters annually under the weight of new office buildings and shopping malls.

Kompas - November 11, 2014