I entered the Gambir station in Jakarta through the entrance on the Monas side and took a short break on a bench inside. The station was clean and well maintained, perhaps because it was relatively recent. The station seemed to be small for a long-distance train station, but there are a number of shops lined up. There was Lawson, a Japanese convenience store, and a crispy doughnut shop, so it's almost the same as a train station in Japan. After enjoying the inside, I went out into the street to the other side of the station.
When I went out to the other side of the station, it was on a wide street. And many Bajaj were waiting for customers on this side as well. As expected, the drivers were taking it easy and do not seem to have many customers coming. Unlike Japan's Shinkansen, there may not be so many long-distance trains at this station.
The man in this photo was also a Bajaj driver. He was sitting in the driver's seat of his car, waiting for a passenger to arrive. When he noticed the camera, he would spread his arms and give me a playful look. But just like the Bajaj driver I met on the other side of the station, he didn't talk to me 'where are you going?' or 'I will introduce the city of Jakarta.' The drivers were not so interested in foreigners, after all.
July 12, 2020
SONY ALPHA 7R II
ZEISS BATIS 2/40 CF