What is it like to live along the railway tracks when every ten minutes train is passing by just a couple of meters from your home? It is a very usual scene for people who are living beside the active railway tracks in slum areas of Indonesia’s rapid growth and overpopulated capital Jakarta.

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#1 Kids Are Playing With Fire On An Active Railway Tracks In A Slum Area Next To Jakarta Kota Train Station. It Is The Only Playground They Have

Kids Are Playing With Fire On An Active Railway Tracks In A Slum Area Next To Jakarta Kota Train Station. It Is The Only Playground They Have

#2 This Woman Makes A Living By Collecting Plastic And Recycling It

This Woman Makes A Living By Collecting Plastic And Recycling It

#3 Jonathan Holding His One-Month-Old Daughter After Coming Back From His Work

Jonathan Holding His One-Month-Old Daughter After Coming Back From His Work

#4 Women Is Sitting Comfortably On The Railway Tracks While Train Is Passing By Just A Couple Of Meters Behind Her

Women Is Sitting Comfortably On The Railway Tracks While Train Is Passing By Just A Couple Of Meters Behind Her

#5 Young Girl Drying Herself After Shower. There Are Very Few Facilities In The Slum, People Bath With Water That Comes From A Small Well Next To The Tracks

Young Girl Drying Herself After Shower. There Are Very Few Facilities In The Slum, People Bath With Water That Comes From A Small Well Next To The Tracks

#6 People Lives In Small Shacks That They Built Themselves Or Rented From Someone. Rent Prices On Average Are Around 20 Euros Per Month For A Small Room

People Lives In Small Shacks That They Built Themselves Or Rented From Someone. Rent Prices On Average Are Around 20 Euros Per Month For A Small Room

#7 Men Are Playing Chess Next To The Active Railway Tracks. Trains Pass By Approximately Every 10-20 Minutes

Men Are Playing Chess Next To The Active Railway Tracks. Trains Pass By Approximately Every 10-20 Minutes



#8 Evening In A Slum

Evening In A Slum

#9 Woman With Her Grandchildren In Their Little Room. 5 People Are Living In This Small Room

Woman With Her Grandchildren In Their Little Room. 5 People Are Living In This Small Room

#10 Kids Are Playing With A Balloon While Sitting On The Active Railway Tracks In A Slum Area Next To Jakarta Kota Railway Station

Kids Are Playing With A Balloon While Sitting On The Active Railway Tracks In A Slum Area Next To Jakarta Kota Railway Station

#11 People Collecting All Kind Of Goods From The Garbage Damp Next To The Slum Area

People Collecting All Kind Of Goods From The Garbage Damp Next To The Slum Area

#12 Kids Are Playing Next To Their House Beside The Active Railway Tracks. The Only Playground They Have

Kids Are Playing Next To Their House Beside The Active Railway Tracks. The Only Playground They Have

#13 Young Man Relaxing In His Small House

Young Man Relaxing In His Small House

#14 Muslims Are Praying In The Mosque In One Of The Slums Of Jakarta

Muslims Are Praying In The Mosque In One Of The Slums Of Jakarta

#15 Plastic Collector Aris. He Usually Starts Working At 3am And Walks Though Jakarta All Day Collecting. He Can Easily Walk 20-30 Kilometers A Day

Plastic Collector Aris. He Usually Starts Working At 3am And Walks Though Jakarta All Day Collecting. He Can Easily Walk 20-30 Kilometers A Day



#16 Aris And His 13 Years Old Daughter In Their Home

Aris And His 13 Years Old Daughter In Their Home

#17 Transgender In Their House

Transgender In Their House

#18 Muslims Are Praying In The Mosque Besides The Railway Tracks

Muslims Are Praying In The Mosque Besides The Railway Tracks

#19 Woman With One Leg Is Walking On The Active Railway Tracks In A Slum Area Next To Jakarta Kota Train Station

Woman With One Leg Is Walking On The Active Railway Tracks In A Slum Area Next To Jakarta Kota Train Station

#20 Small Alleys Of The Slum Area After Sunset

Small Alleys Of The Slum Area After Sunset

#21 Father And Son Walking Along The Active Railway Tracks

Father And Son Walking Along The Active Railway Tracks

#22 Women Sitting Comfortably On The Active Railway Tracks

 Women Sitting Comfortably On The Active Railway Tracks

#23 Family Is Watching The Train That Is Passing By Next To Their Home

Family Is Watching The Train That Is Passing By Next To Their Home

#24 Girl Is Playing Next To Her Home On The Active Railway Tracks In One Of The Slums Of Jakarta

Girl Is Playing Next To Her Home On The Active Railway Tracks In One Of The Slums Of Jakarta

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Photo Credits: Photographs by Vytautas Jankulskas and used with permission.

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