Image of Asia: Resting on the water in Indonesia

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Posted: Sep 10, 2014 9:01 AM
Image of Asia: Resting on the water in Indonesia

In this photo by Achmad Ibrahim, two workers sleep on a raft at Jakarta's Sunda Kelapa port, which was built more than 450 years ago during Indonesia's years as a Portuguese colony. The port, also called Pasar Ikan or "fish market," is a minor port today but was key to Jakarta's development as a city. Today it attracts tourists who come to see the traditional seafaring vessels at anchor, visit the fish market or tour the area by canoe. While large ports often have shift workers and on-site management, the labor at small ports like Sunda Kelapa is commonly done by independent workers, who can set their own hours and sleep on the site as needed.