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It’s a mall world..
One Saturday morning I strolled through malls in Jakarta looking for bicycle spareparts.
The places were almost deserted, populated only by Sales staff and a few lone individuals like me.
..and worked (?)..
Someone was unenthusiastic about homework..
…others hoped for education spending.
There were small boy dreams..
..big boy dreams…
…and an enormous selection of weapon games, mostly related to paintball.
There was tech pretention..
…and tech discussion..
..the shoe shopping equivalents for manly people.
There were also family activities…
…and investment dreams for those wanting to retire in Bali (i.e. everyone)..
..and those preferring Singapore health services over Indonesian ones (i.e. everyone)…
So many dreams and opportunities waiting to be fulfilled by people daring enough to spend a bit.
Yet the emerging middle class was still having their morning coffee.
Outside the building two bikers enjoyed the jam-free traffic circle..
All in all a very normal Jakartan Saturday morning.
Just when Indonesian president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono received the ‘International Statesmen Award’ by NYC based ‘Appeal for Conscience Foundation’ for ‘promoting religious tolerance and pluralism’, Hizb ut Tahrir Indonesia (HTI) made clear what kind of pluralism they would like to see all over the world: (click to enlarge)