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Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Asians on the move

Whether by road, rail or river, Asians move about in huge throngs every day. Straits Times photojournalists dodged speeding traffic, side-stepped bicycles and got splashed as they roamed the cities of Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta and Hanoi to bring back these photos.

Through the haze, Indonesians peddle hope of a pollution-free future
Ari Sufosa is a rarity in Jakarta. For this interior designer is one of the handful of the Indonesian capital's 12 million residents who braves the heat, humidity, traffic jams and all-engulfing pollution to cycle to work. 'I'm lucky though,' he says. 'My office is only a kilometre or so from home, I go via back roads and so avoid the really nasty buses. And I can shower at the office if I need to.'