One Lazy Morning in Jakarta’s Most Populated Subdistrict

JAKARTA : Tambora is infamous for being fire-prone and the most-densely populated subdistrict in the capital. Located at the heart of the old Batavia civilization or what we know as West Jakarta today, Tambora has a population of 213,677 people and a density level of 39,496 per kilometer square.

There have been reports of raging fire in Tambora neighborhoods almost every year.

A bucket trader walks in Tambora area in West Jakarta on June 3, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

This area is often dubbed biang macet where not a single day passes without traffic congestion due to poor planning as slums growing and forming.

So it was a very rare sight when Tambora became very quiet and calm during one morning earlier this week.

A man sit inside his stall at Budhi Dharma Temple in Tambora area, Central Jakarta on June 3, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A man sits inside his kiosk that sells cigarettes, cold drinks, instant noodle and coffee near Budhi Dharma Buddhist Temple in Tambora, West Jakarta on June 3, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A lovebird is seen inside a cage at Tambora in Central Jakarta on June 3, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A lovebird is seen inside a cage in Tambora, West Jakarta. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A man plays with his daughter at Tambora area in Central Jakarta on June 3, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A man and a little girl walk on the street in Tambora, West Jakarta, during the sunny morning on June 3, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
The Jakartas orage troops ride a garbage truck at Tambora area in Central Jakarta on June 3, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Two city cleaning workers, known as “orange troops”, ride a three-wheel garbage truck in Tambora, West Jakarta on June 3, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A view of Kali Krukut at Tambora area in Central Jakarta on June 3, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Houses are reflected on the surface of Krukut River in Tambora, West Jakarta, on June 3, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A trader is seen preparing his wares at Tambora area in Central Jakarta on June 3, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A man sells handmade housewares in Tambora, West Jakarta. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Photo taken with film camera - A man sits on a riverside of Kali Krukut at Tambora area in Central Jakarta on June 3, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A man sunbathes on the bank of Krukut River in Tambora. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Photo taken with film camera - A gas trader sits as he reads a morning newspaper at Tambora area in Central Jakarta on June 3, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A gasoline retailer reads newspaper while waiting for customers on the bank of Krukut River in Tambora, West Jakarta. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Photo taken with film camera - A man reads a morning newspaper at Tambora area in Central Jakarta on June 3, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
An old man sits half-naked on the bank of Krukut River in Tambora, West Jakarta, on June 3, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A man cleans up some pile of cardboard at Tambora area in Central Jakarta on June 3, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A man piles up flattened cardboard boxes near his home in Tambora, West Jakarta. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A man walks in front of Covid-19 mural at Tambora area in Central Jakarta on June 3, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A man walks in front of Covid-19 mural in Tambora, West Jakarta, on June 3, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Jakartas orange troops gather beside a Budhi Dharma Temple at Tambora area in Central Jakarta on June 3, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Cleaning workers rest near Budhi Dharma Buddhist Temple in Tambora, West Jakarta. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

By : YUDHA BASKORO – JAKARTA GLOBE

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