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More pictures from Muara Angke, courtesy of my companion

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I procured these pictures from my friend, who accompanied me in Muara Angke. I thought I'd share them.


Some geezers in Muara Angke. Notice that the man in the middle is wearing a Manchester United hat. This is a familiar sight. In fact, I'm unaware of the statistics but there could be more Manchester United fans here in Jakarta than there're in Manchester itself


These weird, buggy-like, wheely things are not especially common in Jakarta.


A part of the fish market, where one can eat some of the finest "Ikan Bakar" (grilled fish) in the whole of Jakarta! A fine place.


Again, this is the fish market, which is BIG!


I have no idea what this fellow is carrying on his head but it looks like difficult work. Muara Angke is located in north Jakarta, which is a world apart from the business district, which resides in South Jakarta. Life here is difficult.



This fellow was kind enough to show me his work. He builds cages from metal, which he then uses to catch fish. He then sells the fish on the market thus mentioned.




Dengue Fever (and who knows what else?) is rife here, a virus which is passed on through the bite of a mosquito. It kills children.






The last picture here reveals much about Jakarta. In the distance, the tall, high-rise buildings - new apartments which're being built - perfectly display the continuing development project in the city, which always stands next to and often within impoverishment and underdevelopment. Development has not and is not reducing poverty in Jakarta. In fact, poverty and inequality in Jakarta are increasing.

Posted by dabey 00:19 Archived in Indonesia

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