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Performing Street Monkey, Jakarta
Indonesia

Animal Cruelty or Scraping a Living?

One of the more disturbing manifestations of urban poverty in Jakarta is the presence of monkeys dressed as dolls, used as props to make a living on the streets. On entering a busy intersection or are stopped at a corner, you often come across street touts selling various objects, or musicians playing guitar – all hoping to make a bit of money from commuters. Occasionally, you spot a macaques fully dressed in miniature human clothes, with a doll's mask covering its head and face. This sad sight is even more depressing when you see the “monkey-doll”s riding tiny bicycles or pretending to be tiny showgirls putting on make-up and looking at themselves in a hand mirror – the owners hoping to attract attention of the passers-by for a few thousand Rupiah (maybe 20 cents). While most of us would scream animal cruelty, we might also ask ourselves why the poor in cities like Jakarta world-wide are forced into similar situations just to scrape a living. As Indonesia has become more affluent, the numbers of monkeys performing has reduced.

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Copyright: Martin Broomfield
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Chargée: 23/02/2011
Mis à jour: 10/06/2014
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Tags: street; monkey; macaques; urban poverty; touts
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