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Jakarta Post

A portmanteau of Starbucks and keliling [going around], starling are a familiar sight in Jakarta and demonstrate the creativity of small businesses trying to make it in the competitive capital.

The Jakarta Post spoke with Slamet, one of the early starling sellers from Kampung Starling in Senen, Central Jakarta, about his job and how he came to sell coffee from his bicycle.

Read the related article here.

(JP/Vela Andapita)


Urban Tales is a video series by The Jakarta Post, which uncovers extraordinary stories, passions or causes among “ordinary” individuals in Greater Jakarta. This series will examine contemporary issues in the city with regard to people, society, the environment, the arts and lifestyles, and to provide some perspective on how each small step of these individuals may help shape Greater Jakarta into a vibrant metropolis.