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Before I start, I'll explain.

I went on holiday, met this really cute lady, got married a year later, moved to Indonesia because she said England was too cold and started snapping things.
I'm not technical and the quality of the cameras vary wildly.

I'll post a few and, if you like them, I'll add a few more.

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Middle class and up pay for rubbish collection. The costs varies from $3 or so per month, upwards but not that far up.

Poorer people and people in areas not covered by a collection service have to sort their own out.

This usually means tossing it away by the side of a road or burning it.

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Just some old dude.
The thing on his shoulder is a sarong, a cloth that is worn like a skirt in mosques here.
In villages, many people still wear them as everyday clothes.

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Bananas aren't the only crop from banana plants.
The leaves are commonly used a plates in local restaurants.

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This tiny family rubbish collecting business stops them starving to death but promises no future for the kids.

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A mosque viewed from the top of a shopping centre car park

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People commonly rest or sleep in mosques

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Indonesia's strict traffic laws and unwavering police enforcement ensure safety for travellers.

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As I said, many are technically rubbish but it's all street snaps so no time to set up.
Point, shoot and pray jobs.

As I said, not technical and not a pro, just some dude with a camera.

I leave the new Fujifilm HS50 on it's highest continuous shot rate and it's always on continuous focus.

Want more or is it rubbish?
 
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A woman tenders the grass on the central reservation

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This guy sells pineapples from the back of his motorbike

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$3 is how much minimum income earn over there per day. In the US, minimum is roughly $8/hr? So that is about $64/day. Here in Colorado I pay about $20 per month for both trash and recycling combined. That is about 1/3 of a minimum wage. It is 100% of minimum wage over there. So if you put things to perspective, it is not that cheap.
 
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Outside of Jakarta, but still in the city satellite areas, I believe min wage is around $120/month or around $4/day.

Out here, the law and what happens aren't always the same thing so many get far less.
The worst common salary I'm aware of is around $200/month but that was very low level work and in villages where you can just about survive on that if you don't have electricity or running water.
 

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I just left Jakarta last month. It's interesting that within 100 meters you can go from the photos here to a 5 Star resort with Lambos and Porches right back to the these photos. It was absolutely one of the best places I have ever been though. The friendliest people I have ever met. Thanks for sharing Indofred.
 
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I just left Jakarta last month. It's interesting that within 100 meters you can go from the photos here to a 5 Star resort with Lambos and Porches right back to the these photos. It was absolutely one of the best places I have ever been though. The friendliest people I have ever met. Thanks for sharing Indofred.

I've been here six years and I love it. I just can't see me going back to England. I carry a camera pretty much all the time but tend to get the most interesting snaps when I go to a new place.

EDIT - I get to places bule (White foreigners) never go and most Indonesians never see.
 
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Building a school requires a lot of material taken upstairs.
If you haven't got the cash for a real crane - make one.


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Electrical safety


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Veggie markets in the street.


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Building is commonly a cowboy job. This bridge may or may not be safe.


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Street traders sell pretty much everything


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Mosques vary a lot here but a lot are open air style as there is a lot of sun and just as much rain but not all that much wind.
That means, you need a roof but don't much care about walls.


Unlike in some places, women are just as much a part of mosque life as men but men and women have separate doors and separate preying areas. The two areas are visible to each other but there's no physical contact.


The mosque


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Men's and women's entrances


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Ritual washing area.


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the praying area.


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The roads are amazingly terrible out here so there's always something new to find.


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THat's today's wander over and done with.
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This dude sells toys and fireworks. I saw him selling mini bangers and mini rockets to kids.


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The rockets are potentially very nasty; the kids hold them in their hands, light them and let them fly.


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