Should the Capital City of Indonesia: Jakarta be Moved?

When we talk about Jakarta as the capital city, actually it was chosen spontaneously because Jakarta was the trade center area during colonization. It was a port of call for the merchants from all over the world, also a temporary station for the spices from Maluku before they were carried to Europe, and that is all the consideration about. It was a rainy day where a quick decision needed to be taken and Jakarta was the best candidate at that moment.


Now, after sixty-eight years, by taking a look to this capital city, a bit longer and closer than usual, isn’t it become clearer that Jakarta is a failed option, and Indonesia still has other city to choose rather than Jakarta?

Let us think about it. Indonesia as a big archipelago country can’t have a capital city which is also a place to live by 10 billion people, located too far to the west part which is beyond the reach of someMasalahJakarta Indonesian people, susceptible to floods, suffered from very bad traffic jam, overpopulation, pollutions, criminality and corruption, like Jakarta. I think there are just too much here in Jakarta, the whole central government and every big companies and industries, with proletar and the masses fill every gaps and spaces. This dying city is no longer a place to be the capital of Indonesia, it should be moved.

Well, we need a kind of capital city which is at least not a center of everything. Let see some precedents: Netherlands has Amsterdam as the capital city but The Hague is where the seat of government and embassies are; The City of Manila is the capital city of Philippines, but Metro Manila is the seat of government; and in Benin, Porto-Novo is the capital city, but Contonou is the seat of government.pindah-rumah-272x300

In my opinion, it will be better if we follow their track. Therefore, let us make no change to Jakarta but let it be a city of economy and business, while we look for a new one as the capital city of Indonesia where all the central government will be located.


Why Don’t We Eat Bugs?

Bugs are insects, usually the little one, that threatened differently in any parts of the world. In some place like Thailand, Mexico, China, Brazil, Australia, and Japan, over 1.000 kinds of bugs are known as daily food. Bugs are eaten by people in 80% of the world’s nations, and even the eating bugs behavior already named with a good brilliant name, Entomophagy. binary-viewer

Those huge facts still can’t make bugs to be famous as food, instead a “bugged” animals that have no fans. But, these are some reasons why I want to be a “fan” of bugs.

The first reason why we should eat bugs is that the food made by bugs are delicious and nutritious, which are good for our taste and good for health. The bugs have this number one reason to be a food that everyone will like.

tumblr_lyqggphl331qfrwv9o1_500Look at these bugs food menu that mentioned as most delicious food from insects: cheese with cheese fly larvae, dried mopane caterpillars with onions, boiled wasp, fried ants, water bugs in oil, grasshoppers with avocado, dragonflies in coconut milk, and bedbugs with chicken liver pate. Aren’t they sound like delicacies? There are also many recipes to make delicious foods from bugs in easy way, and how to get bugs is not too difficult. Just go to the forest or large field to catch them alive, or buy them in bugs stocks.

If the thought -that bugs are delicious- sounds weird and crazy, then how about this: bugs contain more protein than beef, than fish! Bugs are also low-fat, contained more minerals, vitamins, fibers, and mineral-iron. Since mineral-iron is now a big problem in this world, eating bugs which is not expensive, can be a solution for food and health matters!Ento-Efficiency

At last, what makes bugs better than any animals to eat, is the easiness to farm and its eco-friendly. Bugs farming does not need much space, only a little place or aquarium, even it can be done at home. It also does not required many foods and waters, just simple and easy feeding which also leads to low green-gases produce. The fast harvest make it be potential to solve world’s food problem in developing country.

With all those great reasons, why do not we eat bugs?