Leaving a Chinese temple called Jin De Yuan, I walked through the city of Jakarta. Jin De Yuan was built in Chinatown, but as soon as I walked away from it, it became impossible to tell if the place I walked was a Chinatown or not. There were no red lanterns to remind us of Chinese culture anywhere, and low-rise residences are lined up on both sides of the street. I was walking in the residential area.
In the meantime, I found a stall on the side of the street. Two adults were working there. It was not very practical to run water at such a stall, so they had some polyethylene containers of water on the side of the stall. And one of the men was just washing his hands.
Indonesia is not much different from other Southeast Asian countries in terms of water supply. You should stop drinking tap water. It would be safer to buy mineral water sold at many convenience stores here and there. In that way, I was wondering what kind of water is in the polyethylene tanks on the stall in this photo. It might not be mineral water. It must be tap water.
I don't know whether the water in the plastic tank was tap water or not. However, it is sure that people who think like this are not fit to eat and drink at the street stalls in Southeast Asia.
|Jun 2020 IN THE CITY INDONESIA|
|BUCKET FOOD STALL JAKARTA RESIDENTIAL AREA WATER|
June 23, 2020
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SONY ALPHA 7R II
ZEISS BATIS 2/40 CF