Pak Syafudin's business is always on the move so he can serve temporary construction projects in Central Jakarta.
Sir, what is your job on Kebon Sirih Timur Dalam Street ?
I sell hats, bags, tape measures and other things.
Why are you selling on this street ?
Because there are many building projects around here; the workers are my customers.
This is a vending cart, right? Do you sell anywhere else?
I sell on Jaksa street too.
How long have you been doing this?
Around 5 years.
Why did you choose to become trader ?
Because I like a flexible job. I have worked as labourer but the time is not flexible. Work like this is more free, and no one controls me.
Where do you buy the stock materials?
I have a coordinator who provides them for us
Where do you live ?
I live in Manggarai in a rented room.
Why don’t you sell near your living place, Manggarai ? Is nearer, isn’t it ?
There just aren’t enough construction projects around there, so I come to this part of the city every day to find custom.
Where would you usually take lunch?
It’s easy for me because there are so many warung around here. I just choose whichever one I like.