A girl marks her spot with flip-flops in a queue for free iftar meals in Cempaka Putih, Central Jakarta, on Wednesday. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

Put Your Flip-Flops on the Line

BY :YUDHA BASKORO

MAY 14, 2020

Residents in Cempaka Putih, Central Jakarta, have opened up a streetside stall to distribute snacks for iftar – the meal that breaks the Ramadan fast at sunset. 

Since the beginning of Ramadan late last month they've distributed up to 600 free snacks or meals, called takjil, to poor families around the area. 

"We start gathering on the sidewalk from the afternoon, even though the food is not brought out until 5 p.m. We mark our spot on the queue with flip-flops," 35-year-old Linda, a Cempaka Putih local, said.  

Linda sometimes asked his eldest son to put his flip-flops on the queue for the takjil at midday. "I don't want to miss out," she said. 

"The food is donated, so each of us can only take one takjil package. You get a choice of a rice box or a bag of snacks," Linda said.

The stall implements strict physical distancing rules to prevent coronavirus transmission. Everyone, including children, is required to wear a mask and stay at least one meter away from each other.

A man brings a box of foods and walks alongside a line of flip-flops. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Bringing out boxes of food for iftar. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A flip-flops is seen on a yellow physical distancing line. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A pair of flip-flops marks a spot on the queue. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Two woman are preparing free takjil packages. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Preparing the free takjil packages. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A child wearing face mask with picture of Disney character during free takjil distribution in Cempaka Putih Raya, Central Jakarta on Wednesday (13/05). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A girl waits for a free takjil. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Children queue to get free takjil in Cempaka Putih Raya, Central Jakarta on Wednesday (13/05). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Children line up for the free iftar meal. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A woman takes a box of rice package for her takjil. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A woman picks up a rice box. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A child helps his father wear a face mask after get their free takjil together in Cempaka Putih Raya, Central Jakarta on Wednesday (13/05). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A girl helps her father put on a mask. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A bajaj driver and his children are waiting for their turn to get free takjil. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A bajaj driver and his children wait for their turn to get the free takjil. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A fly perches at the feet of a child as she queues for free takjil. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A little girl waits on the queue for iftar. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

 

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