Hayam Wuruk Street in Jakarta is a wide street and there are many foreign chain stores on the side of the road. There are also Starbucks and Burger King shops. The food sold in such shops is obviously much expensive than the local food sold in street stalls. But there are people who would rather eat at a restaurant with a western cultural flavor, even if it's a little expensive. Both Starbucks and Burger King had customers inside.
There was a small square in front of the foreign chain stores. And the drivers of the livery service were hanging out there. Uber Eats doesn't operate in Indonesia, but similar services are also available at Grab or Gojek. It would be more convenient to be close by when such an order is placed. The drivers can buy it right away at the store and head to deliver it at once.
Looking closer at the small square, I saw that it wasn't just humans hanging out. There were several cats sitting idly at the edge. Cats are plentiful in the city of Jakarta, and it is not uncommon to see them holding gatherings on the side of the road. I was not sure if these cats were strays or domestic cats. In any case, maybe they are here because they get a little bit of help from humans.
Taman Sari is a district of West Jakarta, Indonesia. It is the smallest subdistrict of West Jakarta (4.37 km2). Taman Sari is bounded by Central Jakarta to the south and to the east, and by North Jakarta to the north. Taman Sari district contains the southeastern area of Jakarta Old Town, the area on the east side of Kali Besar Canal. This area is the oldest area of Jakarta and a center of administration of Batavia (the old name for Jakarta) during the 17th century. This historic area is located within the Pinangsia administrative village, the northern part of Taman Sari subdistrict.
July 6, 2020
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