Ghost of Suharto Seen in Growth of Indonesia’s Remote Cities

Ghost of Suharto Seen in Growth of Indonesia’s Remote Cities

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Houses under construction stand in Pekanbaru. “Selling property in this city is like selling candy to children,” said Daisul Akhyar, a director of PT Asrindo Perdana Mandiri. “If you live in Riau now, it’s like living in Jakarta -- there are new cluster houses and retail developments all over the city.”