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Jakarta Post

Tangerang sunflower field falls victim to selfie seekers

  • Sausan Atika

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, January 11 2019   /  01:28 am

Flower girl: Visitors pose next to a sunflower field in full bloom. Some of the plants on the edge of the field have been trampled on or picked by previous visitors.(JP/Sausan Atika)Who can resist taking pictures in a blooming sunflower field? For people with an active social media presence it would surely garner likes from their followers.

But if the sunflower field is swarmed by an uncontrollable crowd striking their best poses while trampling the flowers, will all the likes be worth it?

A 2,000-square meter sunflower field in Makam alley in Pinang subdistrict, Tangerang, Banten, has become the latest victim of selfie seekers. After catching the attention of Tangerang residents, the field was now almost shorn of sunflowers after visitors ventured between the narrow rows and plucked sunflower heads to take home, said a farmer.

Masyari lamented the fact that the fiel...