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INDONESIA-COAL/BOOMTOWN
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September 30, 2012 
A luxury house is seen at a housing complex in Balikpapan, Indonesia's East Kalimantan province, September... 
Balikpapan, Indonesia 
Luxury house is seen at a housing complex in Balikpapan 
A luxury house is seen at a housing complex in Balikpapan, Indonesia's East Kalimantan province, September 6, 2012. The global economic slowdown that has battered the resource sector this year has spared Indonesia's coal capital Balikpapan, which is forging ahead with a recession-defying infrastructure upgrade, partly funded by China. Indonesia has not built a new railway in over 60 years, but the province plans to develop the Kalimantan Railway, jointly funded by a $2.4 billion from Russian Railways, to join a coal port near Balikpapan to mines. Orderly, uncongested streets, affluent residential compounds named after places in Beverly Hills and Paris, as well as low pollution levels, make the city an attractive destination for the expatriates who mostly work in the resources industry and their families. Picture taken September 6, 2012. To match Story INDONESIA-COAL/BOOMTOWN REUTERS/Jensen Fergus (INDONESIA - Tags: ENERGY REAL ESTATE BUSINESS) 
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