Becak With A Large Umbrella In The Residential Area

Pedicab called becak running in the residential area
Shot in the city of Jakarta, Indonesia tetsuOzawa

The becak had a female passenger with a large sunshade and ran in the residential area slowly

I was trudging through the residential area of Jakarta. Since it was Sunday, there were few people walking around and the shops were closed. The street in the residential area was quiet. Many people in Indonesia are Muslim, but the holiday is Sunday, just like in the Christian world.

As I was walking, I saw a tricycle coming from over there. Such pedicabs are called becak in Indonesia, and their form is similar to Cyclo seen in Vietnam and Cambodia. It has a seat for passengers in front of the steering wheel. Since it is peddled by human power, naturally the speed is not so high. Therefore, it is prohibited to drive on main roads In Jakarta because it causes traffic jams. But it's still in use inside the residential area of this big city. The locals seem to use it to travel a short distance.

Looking at the becak approaching from the other side, there was a female passenger on the seat. She was holding a big red parasol. The pedicab didn't have a roof, unlike the cycle-rickshaws seen in India. Passengers on becak had to cover themselves with umbrellas to keep out the strong sunshine and heavy rain.

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PHOTO DATA

No

11577

Shooting Date

Jan 2020

Posted On

June 23, 2020

Place

Jakarta, Indonesia

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

SONY ALPHA 7R II

Lens

ZEISS BATIS 2/40 CF

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