Saturday, July 9, 2011
A news-stand at the corner of Dr. Setiabudhi and Gegerkalong Girang streets near the campus of Indonesia University of Education in the north of Bandung.
This news-stand has been in business for more than twenty five years. I used to buy newspapers and magazines from this news-paper stand when I was an undergraduate student some twenty five years ago and it is still there today. Nothing much has changed about it, except that in addition to selling newspapers, magazines, and tabloids, it now also sells prepaid cell phone vouchers. I think the number of publications it sells have also increased since the Era of "Reformasi" when Indonesian press became freer and it became easier to publish newspapers and periodicals.