Story Publication logo November 19, 2021

The Sinking Village



This project was prepared through a lengthy reportage exploring several areas along the coast of...


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"If we have the money, yes we just move."

"It's hard to do anything here."

The above sentence is a colloquial expression accompanying the reality of the inhabitants of the village of Timbulsloko. This village was inundated by intense tides. As a result, public facilities have disappeared, as have people's homes.

There are at least two causes of tidal flooding in this area: the climate crisis and land subsidence. For those with more opportunities, the choice may be to find more decent accommodation. The problem is, many residents of Timbulsloko don't have it.

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