Fred went a wandering.

The main road is amazingly busy 24/7 with sometimes up to 10 cars passing in a single day.[/url]

Many of the houses need a little attention ... and electricity ... and running water ...and a toilet

The village has two water supplies, the one from the national water company (That dries up in the dry season), and the well dug and maintained by the locals (That dries up in the dry season).

Basically, there's very water in much of the dry season, so you have to be very careful how you use it.

The well looks like this, including the pump system that fails with a power cut, and they happen at least once a week because of the electricity saving rota the national electricity company enforces as demand exceeds supply.

To explain the differences between the dry and rainy seasons, take a peek at these two photos I took in 2009.
Same lake, taken from the same place.

That duff building in Bintaro is about to be no more.
The press and emergency crews are in place, as are the explosives, and all are waiting for 10pm this evening

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