Free digital books in Jakarta in bid to tackle reading problem | GovInsider

https://govinsider.asia/innovation/how-jakarta-is-making-citizens-read-more/?ct=t%28GI_AllSub206.1%29&mc_cid=6bef0db371&mc_eid=4a451f239d

Citizens of Jakarta do not like books. The city has a reading interest index of 0.001, according to the United Nations.

And this trend is prevalent across Asia. Singapore, for example, struggles to sustain an interest in reading. Only 44 percent read a novel a year, the National Arts Council found in 2015.

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