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Pedestrians, street vendors weigh in on Jl. Sabang revitalization plan

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Jakarta   /   Wed, January 29, 2020   /  06:54 pm
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Culinary hub Jl. Sabang in Central Jakarta. (JP/Devina Heriyanto)

In downtown Central Jakarta lies Jl. H. Agus Salim, also known as Jl. Sabang, a popular culinary center that has existed since the 1960s. Shops and street vendors along the 422-meter-long street offer an extensive choice of foods at night and day, both for office workers of nearby Jl. MH Thamrin and food enthusiasts. People can find all kinds of food there, from light pempek (fish cake) and martabak (sweet or savory stuffed pancake) to satay, fried rice, noodles and seafood. The road is also home to several iconic spots, such as the Duta Suara record store where people can find vinyl records; Sakura Anpan, one of the oldest bakeries in town, having opened in 1978; famous biscuit store Khong Guan store; and some old photo studios that still develop film in darkrooms. Hotels and money changers can also be found as foreign tourists often visit the area. Read also: Jakpost guid...