@ Huston: Thanks for the suggestions! I have used MMPs in the past before(Tanjung Hitam had quite a few), but only now have I figured to create actual native scenes other than simply plopping mangroves along the beach-line.
@ agunter1999: I hope you loved the midweek mosaic!
@ weekendgamer: Most of my farmland is located in heavily sloped land where irrigation doesn't reach, but I downloaded it anyway for future updates once I get some farmland in the valley floor. I have yet to get the hang of it though, since it needs some terraforming to do.
So, welcome to Morokembang! Located in a valley in the hills above Medang, this area used to be mainly farmland, although over several years, less wealthy people moved in to the area with the prospect of cheaper, rural land. The area, administratively called Kecamatan Morokembang, is officially divided into Morokembang Atas....
.....and Morokembang Bawah.
By the two pictures above, one can simply deduce that one is wealthier than the other. Which is the fact, actually. Morokembang Bawah was settled in first and since then, the people living there have taken an increase in wealth from the ever-growing economy in Medang. Morokembang Atas is only recently settled, formerly, the only houses that existed beforehand are the ones on the main road. Most settlers came from rural Indonesia, hoping to cash into Medang's ever growing economy.
The main commercial street in town, featuring some shops, a toserba and some offices built by developers seeking cheap land in the cooler air of the hills.
People living here are obviously not rich.....
...and neither do the people here.
Mind you, this hill was a thriving teak plantation, it has mostly been cleared for the creation of this low-wealth community, sanctioned by the Bupati.
Now moving to Morokembang Bawah. Once a slum, the residents have mostly gained in wealth and renovated their homes....and their community as well.
It's also more heavily forested than Morokembang Atas. This kampung achieved 2nd place in "Greenest Kampung of the Year" just recently. The people replanted the trees mainly to create a better living area, but also to increase prestige of their kampung.
Finally, the very edge of Morokembang. The presence of Pasar Morokembang Bawah draws the irks of many commuters trying to get to work at their respective factories, as the morning market regularly spills out onto the road and slowing down traffic in the process.
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