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    Is this a Jakarta Sweatshop ?It's for cards and wedding invitations.

    Here is where you get your wedding invitations made up. Visit Pasar Tebet, not very far from Mentang, a large expat area and old Indonesia money area.



    So far inside, it looks like an ordinary mall.... or cheap plaza/marktet.



    food, gold, cheap DVD's that sort of thing.

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    but we needed to go down these rather grotty stairs....




    into a carpark....?




    But wait, what are all those lights over to the left ?

    Let's take a look.

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    turns out that in the basement is hundreds of printing shops, specifically for invitations, its THE place to go for your wedding invitations!

    They make them and print them all here.






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    I thought you were already married?

    Anyway, how many months is she? 5... 6??

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    Oddly enough, I don't see anyone sweating...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MeMock View Post
    I thought you were already married?
    Previously I was, a long time ago.

    Besides, I didnt say this was for me....



    Anyway, how many months is she? 5... 6??
    not at all, yet.


    Quote Originally Posted by Muadib View Post
    Oddly enough, I don't see anyone sweating...
    it was hot down there.

    but actually, I wasnt sure the exact definition of a sweatshop, they were certainly working long hours for low pay, in confined and hot conditions.

    perhaps its a step above a sweatshop... ?

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    Great - now I know where I'll get mine printed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly
    your wedding invitations made up
    what do you need them for - when I want to weld I just fire up the machine and start melting metal.

    youse cnuts are weird

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly
    it was hot down there.
    If it was that hot, why are some of the women wearing headscarves?

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    Looks like some pretty fancy invitations there...

    In a previous life in Scotland I was quoted 700 for about 150 piddly card invitations... Decided to buy a printer and reel them off myself for a fraction of the quote...

    Bet these are reasonably priced, if they are on sweat shop wages.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rawlins
    Bet these are reasonably priced, if they are on sweat shop wages.
    good point.

    Probably in the order of $200-$300 per set of 100.

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    Why are you stalking that poor woman in the first few photos, KW?



    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly
    perhaps its a step above a sweatshop... ?
    sweltershop perhaps

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent_Smith View Post
    Why are you stalking that poor woman in the first few photos, KW?
    I wasn't really stalking her, she just happened to be in front of me, though I almost got arrested when I attempted to get a shot of hjer knickers for that other thread...

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    With all that back breaking work, bending over boxes of stationary, stalking that poor woman in the first few shots not to mention up and down stairwells you could of got some Indo knicker shots there KW.

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    Just in case anyone was thinking about traveling here on a weekday evening during peak hour...


    Don't!

    Its just taken 3 hours to travel from south jakarata to slightly less south jakarta


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    The shop that we were in previously had an order about to go out, I guess, not much room left.



    I apologize for the quality of the photo, obviously being in the presence of so many wedding invitations, made my eyes weepy and my hands shake...

    A B&W sample for checking layout.




    And the last big surprise, the whole area closes down after 7.00pm, so I guess it aint a sweatshop then!

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