This was the intersection of a big street called Samanhudi in Jakarta. You can see a lot of motorbike taxis waiting for customers at the intersection of the big street in this city. The same is true at this intersection. There were a number of motorbikes parked on the side of the road, and drivers were waiting for customers. The man in this photo was one of them. He wore driver's gloves on both hands, ready to leave at any time, and relaxed on his vehicle.
Jakarta's hailing services such as Gojek and Grab are in full swing, but this guy didn't look like he was registered for either of them. He seemed to be a lone wolf, so-called Ojek. Even in Indonesia, smartphones are a common item, and many motorbike taxis are also compatible with dispatch apps. But there are still people like him who are working offline. Looking at the situation, it seems that the digital divide is growing in this country as well. When everyone starts asking for dispatch via their smartphones, the man's job will dry up.
I don't know if men are aware of that. But when I pointed the camera at him, he gave me a happy thumbs up while lying on his vehicle.
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August 9, 2020
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