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Jakarta Post

Surabaya, a miniature of Singapore

  • Indra Harsaputra

    The Jakarta Post

Surabaya   /   Mon, September 5 2011   /  08:00 am

Surabaya is not only enjoying rapid economic development, but the country’s second largest city after Jakarta is also beautifying itself with the construction of wide sidewalks and parks.

Hari Baskoro (43), one of the cleaning service workers in Surabaya is seen busy scrubbing a tiled sidewalk in front of a business center on Jl. Basuki Rahmad, Surabaya. His work starts every morning at 7 a.m.

“In terms of salary it is not much, but I feel proud that I can contribute to the development of Surabaya,” said the father of four children who was born in Nganjuk, East Java.

Hari is of course not alone in his work as dozens of other workers are seen cleaning up other sidewalks in Surabaya.

Due to the hard work of Hari and his colleagues Surabaya’s sidewalks are ranked number one among 20 cities in Indonesia.

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