Programmer’s map blunder sparks row with Indonesia

mapFollowing a Singapore-based developer’s map blunder, which gave the erroneous belief that Indonesia’s Pulau Manis isles are part of the city state, Jakarta declared on Wednesday (1 June) that the problem has been solved.

“The error was corrected said Indonesian Foreign Ministry spokesman Arrmanatha Nasir, reported TODAYonline.

Based on the developer, the first map posted on its web site was meant to reveal the resort is near the city state, or a ferry ride of approximately 16km. “We don’t have any intent to declare or indicate that it belongs to Singapore.” The place’s colour has since altered to red to reveal that it’s part of Indonesia.

On the other hand, the diplomatic row prompted the Indonesian armed forces by putting their state’s flag on the highest point of one of the isles to maintain their sovereignty over Pulau Manis.

Pulau Manis, now being promoted by the developer as Funtasy Island, is touted as the area’s largest eco park resort. The 328ha development will feature dolphin lagoon villas, beach club and a theme park.

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