22-04-2012, 01:27 AM
Yes - and I'm hoping I have my camera there at the time.
Originally Posted by Eoin
22-04-2012, 03:40 AM
I think I've gone native.
Hardly anything shocks me any more.
This may shock me.
That mess is in the office where you pay the water bill and what have you.
This wire hangs a little loose.
That could shock me as well.
26-04-2012, 02:00 PM
Doing the silly, seemingly impossible or just totally crazy is pretty much average on Indonesian roads.
Mobile market stall
Running after said stall and/or pushing it up the hill because the bike is way too knackered to make it with people on and without a push.
26-04-2012, 02:11 PM
The young woman is far too interested in avoiding the beggar to give him money but look at the woman in the grey coat.
It's normal here to fish out the money you intend to give away from the person you'll give it to.
She was generous.
The Rolls Royce driver didn't see the beggar and probably wouldn't care anyway.
You don't see a lot of them in Jakarta.
This poorer than average village is just to the side of Binus school in BSD, Tangerang.
Better than average chance the Binus kids never see this place. Why would they want to?
Their year's school fees could easily buy a house there.
28-04-2012, 02:19 PM
There are several ways to end the pain and misery of life.
In Indonesia, there are a few extra options.
Walk over a bridge.
Or ride in a micro bus.
28-04-2012, 02:34 PM
While still in the UK, I had the odd flutter on the national and a lottery ticket now and again but I stopped bothering with both because I decided gambling was a bit daft.
Indonesia has strict gambling laws and you could easily find yourself in trouble if nabbed by the cops.
These guys were at it in the open.
Foolish at best.
This is some sort of board game.
How did I know they were gambling?
28-04-2012, 02:44 PM
This is a card game of some sort.
The laughing guy is well up looking at his pile of cash.
28-04-2012, 07:39 PM
Interesting gambling games there Fred. The first one doesn't seem much of a gambling game, just flicking some coins around on cardboard but it sounds calming playing the game. It sounds like Pakistan, where gambling is illegal (I believe) but people do it on the sly.
29-04-2012, 01:56 AM
I know gambling goes on out here and a minor detail like a law or few won't stop that any time soon but it's a bad idea to do it in the open (and a daft one to do it at all).
Originally Posted by Aky786Journalist
The losing player paid Rp2,000 to the winner; I saw him lose Rp8,000 in about 5 or 6 minutes.
Not much to you and me but a lot to them.
These guys are micro bus drivers and a few 'gangsters' that hang around.
The gangsters demand payment from the micro bus drivers in a sort of protection racket. No trouble if they cough up. Happens with taxi drivers and all sorts of other stuff as well.
The taxi driver parks at an informal street rank but has to pay Rp2,000 as he leaves. Seen that a few times so I slip the driver the extra as well as a tip so he doesn't lose out.
The hammering and banging you hear in the video is the guys hammering the clutch on that micro bus in the previous post.
29-04-2012, 04:24 AM
There are many people wandering around selling various things on the streets.
This guy sells fish.
The cat gets a free meal
and I don't think the flies pat either
29-04-2012, 04:28 AM
The main road from BSD to Tangerang is almost always jammed up.
The daft micro bus drivers are a lot of the problem.
But not many people much care about the rules of the road
One rider and two lasses side saddle.
29-04-2012, 04:41 AM
Bamboo is still a very common building material in the villages.
The cities tend to see it used as scaffolding and decorative buildings.
29-04-2012, 05:18 AM
Dirty great girders arrive on a lorry.
We need a crane - or maybe not.
29-04-2012, 03:13 PM
Looks like the Pakistani game called Karem Board
Originally Posted by fred
29-04-2012, 11:08 PM
My wife told me what it was but I forget the name. It seems a lot of people play it with a punishment for the loser. A slap on the face or whatever.
Originally Posted by Goalshan602
30-04-2012, 01:08 AM
30-04-2012, 10:50 AM
It does look a lot like a variation of that game.
30-04-2012, 06:39 PM
Yes it does, I've also seen a similar game played in Vietnam and Cambodia.
Originally Posted by fred
02-05-2012, 02:00 PM
The family business.
The kids collect plastic of whatever sort for recycling.
08-05-2012, 03:34 AM
I had a really good wander yesterday and managed a few interesting snaps.
I've yet to upload the photos but I've managed the first of the videos.
This is a short walk from a town centre to it's train station. It should show you quite a lot.