Kasihan, Putri Duyung Jakarta – Prudes Shroud Mermaid Boobs!


Jakarta used to be fun.

Ancol, the ‘city-beach’ in the north of the city, used to offer, if not an environmental delight, at least a care-free day out.

But now, if you take a weekend walk round Putri Duyung (‘Mermaid’) resort in its Dreamland Park, you will come face-to-face with the rise and rise of uptight thinking, the once pleasantly topless stone mermaid statues clad in kill-joy manner..

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What Ancol Mermaids should look like…but now they’ve been brassiered, what’ll be next?

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…which is in itself no big deal – if that’s the image the management wants to project, people with open minds will think twice before going there.

Yet it indicates what has been happening to Indonesia, with the ‘park operator’ claiming that, despite the archipelago’s cultural diversity and traditionally open-minded character, not least in beautiful Bali…

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..the artworks, which had been there for decades, were incompatible with “eastern norms…”  https://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2019/03/23/ancol-covers-nude-mermaid-statues-eastern-norms.html

Since the mermaids have been bare-breasted for decades, and Indonesia has been in the eastern half of the world since God created it, what has suddenly persuaded the Ancol bosses that there has been such a gloomy change to eastern norms?

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Let me add that I still love Indonesia, and as more and more foreigners leave, I intend to hang in here.

Let me also remind Europeans inclined to mock this rather pathetic, very prudish behaviour that we have seen similar manifestations in Europe too, as when Red Renzi misruled Italy and pandered to backward Iranian emissaries…

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.  And in Sweden, again, uptights appeasing Islamist fanatics.

Boob Ban in Stockholm! Hurt Feelings Alert? 

All very sad!

 

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