GOJEK Driver Posing Under The Street Tree

GOJEK driver resting in the tree shade
Shot near Gambir station in Jakarta, Indonesia Tetsu Ozawa

The GOJEK driver resting in the tree shade near Gambir station struck a pose

I was walking down East Merdeka Square Street. This is a big street that runs east of Merdeka Square and Gambir station in JakartaJakarta. On the Merdeka Square side, the railroad tracks extend along the road, there are no buildings or houses, and the fence stretches.

There was a bus stop as I proceeded toward the Istiqlal Mosque, and a large bus stop was set up on the side of the road. The sidewalk led to the back of that bus stop. A few locals were relaxing there. The place was in the shade and there was also a place to sit down for a bit of rest. Many people are resting and relaxing in the shade of a roadside tree in every country. The man in this photo was also relaxing under the street tree.

When I spotted the camera, the man stretched out his index finger and looked at my camera with a keen eye. The green jumper he was wearing had a round logo on the left chest. The man seemed to be a Gojek driver. I thought he might be resting in the shade along the main road until the order was placed. In front of the man, there were several plastic juice bottles and snack bags. Selling snacks on the side of the road while waiting for the order seemed to be also his job. He was doing both of them at the same time. It's the same in every country that no rest for the wicked.



PT Aplikasi Karya Anak Bangsa, doing business as Gojek (stylized in all lower case as gojek, formerly styled as GO-JEK), is an Indonesian on-demand multi-service platform and digital payment technology group based in Jakarta. Gojek was first established in Indonesia in 2010 as a call center to connect consumers to courier delivery and two-wheeled ride-hailing services. Gojek launched its application in 2015 with only...

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Shooting Date

Jan 2020

Posted On

July 13, 2020


Jakarta, Indonesia


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