May 06, 2011

The Forgotten Casualties of Jakarta’s On-Street Parking Ban

Dedy Surya has worked as a parking attendant along Jalan Hayam Wuruk in Central Jakarta since 1975.

“It might seem like an easy job, and if you only do it occasionally then yes, it is,” he said on Friday.

“But if you have to do it day in and day out for a living, then it’s hard,” he added. “I only earn Rp 60,000 [$7] a day, but I can’t save any of it because my commute here costs Rp 12,000 and I have to give a Rp 30,000 cut to the police or transportation office.”



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