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Queen Maxima visits 'warung' in Central Jakarta, discusses app-based deliveries

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Tue, February 13, 2018 | 05:55 pm
Queen Maxima visits 'warung' in Central Jakarta, discusses app-based deliveries

The queen spoke with representatives of Indonesian ride-hailing app company Go-Jek and its online wallet system Go-Pay, as well as with Ken, the owner of the Bakwan Malang shop. (JP/Agnes Anya)

Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, who is visiting Indonesia in her capacity as the UN secretary-general's special advocate for inclusive finance for development, has visited a modest eatery in Central Jakarta.

Donning a white blouse paired with a black skirt, the Dutch royal visited the Bakwan Malang warung on Jl. H. Agus Salim at 11:19 a.m., as reported by news agency Antara. 

The street was temporarily closed during her visit, as a crowd of people seeking to take pictures with Queen Maxima began to gather around the warung.

"When else, right?" a woman said, hoping to get a picture with the queen.

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The queen spoke with representatives of Indonesian ride-hailing app company Go-Jek and its online wallet system Go-Pay, as well as with Ken, the owner of the Bakwan Malang shop.

"The queen asked where I had found out about Go-Food, what the benefits were for me and what challenges I faced," Ken said, referring to the app's food delivery service.

He said he shared his experience of joining Go-Food with the queen, explaining that the app made it easier for him to organize his finances.

"It's much easier to count the total income, I just receive it as it is; it's simple. People also get to hear about the shop," Ken said. 

The Argentine-born royal is currently visiting Indonesia as a follow-up to her last visit in 2016, when she sought to boost financial inclusion through the implementation of a national strategy. (liz/mut)

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