Jakarta: Indonesian Capital Named Second-Most Populous City on the Planet
A staggering 35.934 million people live in Jakarta, Indonesia. This makes the city often referred to as “The Big Durian”, a contender to “The Big Apple” which is, of course, New York City here in the United States. We think the name is appropriate considering the number of residents living here. The name comes from their native fruit, the Durian fruit.
Personally, we don’t think any city in the world compares to NYC, which is truly a concrete jungle that’s one of a kind, but judging by the photos, it looks like it’s headed in the right direction, and it definitely deserves to be named “The Big Durian.”