An initial design for Indonesia’s Garuda-inspired new state palace. Photo: Screengrab An initial design for Indonesia’s Garuda-inspired new state palace. Photo: Screengrab
An initial design for Indonesia’s Garuda-inspired new state palace. Photo: Screengrab
Indonesia

‘No need to make it weird’: reveal of Indonesia’s Garuda-inspired design for state palace mocked online

  • The country’s ambitious US$33 billion project for its new capital in Borneo is facing a wave of criticism for its initial design, which is based on the mythological bird on Indonesia’s national emblem
  • In addition to the online mockery, an expert has questioned whether the design was rushed and if the country’s economy has sufficiently recovered from Covid-19

Topic |   Indonesia
An initial design for Indonesia’s Garuda-inspired new state palace. Photo: Screengrab An initial design for Indonesia’s Garuda-inspired new state palace. Photo: Screengrab
An initial design for Indonesia’s Garuda-inspired new state palace. Photo: Screengrab
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