Waterfront City (Snow)
A jet soars above the hulking steel carcass of Snow World.
Construction on this indoor skiing resort began in the late-90′s and was suspended after two years. In 2006 fires broke out and gutted the complex, burning down walls and charring the sheet metal ceilings. The source of the fire remains unknown but locals have their suspicions.
Jungles now encroach on its towering sides.
It’s eerily quiet inside…
The main engines sit rusting and exposed.
A sledway links the maintenance shed to the skiing hanger.
Felled pillars litter the way to the Holiday Inn, the only major tenant remaining at Waterfront City. The hotel operates express shuttles to and from Nagoya, the entertainment district on Batam Island, quashing the chances of success for what few local businesses and restaurants remain.
Part II (Flight) and III (Commerce) coming soon.