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Jakarta Post

Cleaning up: Riverbank residents trash bad habits

  • Agnes Winarti

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, December 23 2008   /  10:58 am
YOUNG AND RECKLESS?: Youths living on Ciliwung riverbanks in South and East Jakarta take part in the Pasar Rakyat community bazaar over the weekend. Young people from the area are increasingly joining organizations to take part in community programs, including documenting the riverbank community’s achievements, from healthcare to environmental programs. (JP/P.J. Leo)(JP/P.J. Leo)

YOUNG AND RECKLESS?: Youths living on Ciliwung riverbanks in South and East Jakarta take part in the Pasar Rakyat community bazaar over the weekend. Young people from the area are increasingly joining organizations to take part in community programs, including documenting the riverbank community’s achievements, from healthcare to environmental programs. (JP/P.J. Leo) Clean and tidy. It might seem out of place in all the commotion of an area known to outsiders as a slum. But residents of the Ciliwung riverbank in South and East Jakarta are proving they can keep it clean. The lively Pasar Rakyat (community bazaar) features some 60 knockdown wooden stalls selling food, drinks, children's toys, shoes and slippers, clothes and even ceramics, lined up neatly along the decked-out 320-meter alley connecting four of the 12 neighboring units (RT) in the Bukit Duri slum in South Ja...