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Voyeurism or Philanthropy? Jakarta Poverty Tours Spark Debate

Wati is 23 years old and already a mother of five. She carries her youngest child in her arms, a 5-month-old girl who has a slight fever. Wati’s husband works at the port, where he earns about Rp 20,000 ($2) … Continue reading

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Slum Tours: Real Tourism or Real Exploitation?

By Dian Hasan | October 5, 2009 The Oscar-winning movie Slumdog Millionaire has made the world’s poor urban districts a popular tourist destination. Is it supportive or exploitive? National Geographic Traveler takes a look. There was a time when most … Continue reading

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