Chador In Jakarta Kota Station

Woman wearing a chador in Jakarta Kota Station
Shot at Jakarta Kota Railway Station in Jakarta, Indonesia Tetsu Ozawa

The woman wearing a Chador fiddled her smartphone in Jakarta Kota Railway Station

With the largest number of islands in the world, Indonesia is also the country with the largest number of Muslims in the world. The number is 202 million. Approximately 75 percent of the population of Indonesia is Muslim. Even here in Jakarta, most of the women walking around the street are Muslim and have their hair covered. I'm afraid that if I cover my hair in a humid place, I'm going to feel steamed, but that's probably an extra worry.

I stepped inside the Jakarta Kota Railway Station in Jakarta. Perhaps because there were no long-distance trains, there are not many things that make you feel like traveling. Alternatively, there were Starbucks and Kentucky Fried Chicken, not something you had to travel all the way to the southern hemisphere to see. The only thing that made me feel like I was traveling in this place, it was a woman in a chador.

A woman with a black chador covering her entire body was leaning against a pillar and looking at her smartphone. A chador is a Muslim outfit that shows only its face and hides its entire body. Looking closer at the woman, she was wearing a pair of blue sneakers. So I thought she wore colorful outfits under the chador.


About Jakarta Kota station

Jakarta Kota Station (Indonesian: Stasiun Jakarta Kota, station code: JAKK) is a railway station, located in the old city core of Kota, Jakarta, Indonesia. The station was named Batavia Zuid (or South Batavia) until the beginning of the 20th century. The station was also popularly known as the Beos Station as an abbreviation of the station's former owner Bataviasche Oosterspoorweg Maatschapij (BOS). Jakarta Kota Stat...

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Shooting Date

Jan 2020

Posted On

May 5, 2020


Jakarta, Indonesia


Street Photography





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