Part two of a two-part series examining pollution on the Citarum River. This story was supported by Earth Journalism Network (EJN)

If you come to Majalaya District, just 30 kilometres southeast of Bandung—the fourth-largest city in Indonesia—it is easy to tell why the district earned its glorious nickname “Dollar City” back in the 1960s during the textile boom. 

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Adi Renaldi is a Jakarta-based freelance journalist. His bylines have appeared in NPR, Mongabay, Coconuts Jakarta, Asia Democracy Network, and others. Previously he was a staff writer at VICE Indonesia for four years.

Iqbal Kusumadirezza is a former Jakarta Globe photojournalist and now freelance contributor to EPA (European Pressphoto Agency), based in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia.