I wandered around, stopping on the way somewhere, but finally arrived at Fatahillah Square. This was the center of Batavia, a colony established by the Dutch East India Company, and the Jakarta Museum of History, which stands on the south side of the cobblestone square, was the city hall at that time. Today, the white and red Indonesian flag is fluttering above the main entrance, but it must have been the Dutch flag in the past.
Fatahillah Square, one of the most famous tourist spots in Jakarta, was crowded with many tourists as it was Sunday. Some of them seemed to have come from outside the country like me, while many others seemed to be Indonesians. Children were running around the spacious square, and young people were busy taking selfies. Social networking sites are also very popular in Indonesia to satisfy the need for approval.
A young man wearing an embroidered Songkok was also busy taking pictures of his girlfriend with the Old City Hall in the background. She was wearing an Abaya when the camera was pointed at her. The couple was dressed in the typical Muslim attire.
She was wearing an abaya with only her glasses showing. As a non-Muslim, it was difficult for me to identify the girl. I wonder what it would be like for the other man. I wondered if he would remember who the woman in the photo was when he looked at it after some time had passed.
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