No, not the whole country. Owners of cafés and restaurants are hit for the second time while they are not the cause. It’s the people who visit these establishments as they come from places like their own homes or work when they take a break.

How that looks in my hometown?

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Severe Drought

While scientists were initially reluctant to link the Netherlands’ record dry summer in 2018 to climate change, a study by meteorological institute KNMI and Utrecht University showed that global warming was behind the drought, but only in Eastern Netherlands.

Below some pictures I took in my own hometown.

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Short trip to Batam

Batam is the largest city in the province of Riau Islands, Indonesia. The city administrative area covers three main islands of Batam, Rempang, and Galang (collectively called Barelang), as well as several small islands.

Batam Island is the core urban and industrial zone, while both Rempang Island and Galang Island maintain their rural character and are connected to Batam Island by short bridges.

Batam is an industrial boomtown, an emerging transport hub, and part of a free trade zone in the Indonesia–Malaysia–Singapore Growth Triangle, located 20 km off Singapore’s south coast and also part of the Indonesia–Malaysia–Thailand Growth Triangle.