Gusti is a first time visitor to Singapore. He is impressed. Everything is so different from his hometown Jakarta. No traffic jams, no air pollution, taxi driver don’t cheat and a fine public transport system is in place, something Jakarta has been aiming for the past 20, 30 years but never achieved thanks to rampant corruption, political machinations and gross incompetence of politicians and bureaucrats.
There is something else Singapore has to offer: a vibrant gay nightlife. Which is quite ironic given the fact that homosexuality is illegal in Singapore and legal in Indonesia. But Indonesia is conservative Muslim majority country and Metropolitan Jakarta has become the battleground for militant forces like the Islamic Defenders Front. They violently attack everything and everyone that seems to be un-Islamic: Christians, Muslim sects, Western lifestyle, homosexuals. Read more