I was walking through the Sawah Besar district of Jakarta. As I was walking along the river with the riverbank like a canal, I saw a large gate. It seemed to be an entrance of some sort. When I looked over there, I saw a straight stretch of road, with shops lined up on both sides. It was a shopping district. The roofs were built in the spot overhead and it reminded me of the Musashi Koyama Shopping Arcade near my house.
This was a shopping street called 'Pasar Baru'. Many of the items sold in the shop were apparel-related. Shops lined the street selling clothes, shoes, and fabrics. I didn't feel such an atmosphere by just walking around, but this is Jakarta's Little India. Indians outside India often work with cloth. It was the same in the Indian town in Yangon, Myanmar.
As I walked around, I saw a stall set up beside a shop and a boy sitting on a chair beside it. He was staring at his phone screen and didn't even twitch. It didn't matter where I was, whether it was Indian town or Chinatown, smartphones were very popular. In Myanmar, there were even some girls engrossed in their smartphones in a temple where a Buddha statue is enshrined.
|Jul 2020 INDONESIA PEOPLE|
|BOY CELL PHONE CHAIR JAKARTA SHOELESS|
July 23, 2020
SONY ALPHA 7R II
ZEISS BATIS 2/40 CF