Surabaya Street / Blok M

P-day so we went to check out Jalan Surabaya, one of the larger flea market / antique / shopping streets in Jakarta.  Then a quick stop at Blok M,  a huge old mall where the locals shop.

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A hundred little stores each about 6 feet wide, selling all kinds of stuff – none of which anyone needs.

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I need this concrete owl

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Surabaya Street is where thousands of OLD records go to die – here’s Marie

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Here she is again with Donnie

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Who doesn’t remember Slim Whitman?

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Or that old British favorite – the Rockin’ Berries

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And my favorite – Shalamar riding Orca’s

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No, she didn’t buy it

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A little tribal hat from the island of Kalimantan

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Carving of a Garuda – an Indonesian mythical bird / human character

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Intricate wood carving

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There are a hundred variations of this kneeling couple in traditional Javanese dress.

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A shop selling just old radios from the 1940’s

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So I got this carving for about $5

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Now “Herman” has a companion, but he needs a name – any suggestions?

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We also went by Blok M – a huge shopping area for locals.  I tried to get DeeAnn to buy this  purdy,  purdy dress but she said ‘uh…no…’

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Muslim dress and hijabs can be fashionable

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Rice cookers on both sides of the aisle.  Who knew there were so many choices for rice cookers?!

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Not much in the way of air conditioning, so DeeAnn and Sister Jensen used the fan

 

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