03 March, 2012

From Papua

Went to Jayapura the capital of Papua from Dec 26th - Jan 1st'12, the city's view, with hills and Lake Sentani, was amazing. Yet the unfairness of centralization still has a strong smell in that city...what bothered me the most was when I heard how newcomers from Java and Makassar tend to think themselves above local Papuans, more civilized, etc. No wonder the Papuans no longer want to be part of Indonesia.