Ahead of the 75th anniversary of Independence Day on August 17, a number of vendors who sell flags, umbul-umbul (decorative flag) and accessories began to rampant at several points across East Jakarta.
" Buyers are still quiet"
They are easily found at the Jatinegara Market entrance, Jalan Raya Matraman, Jalan Bekasi Timur, Jalan Jatinegara Timur, Jalan Jatinegara Barat, Jalan DI Panjaitan and Jalan Raya Bogor. So for those of you who want to buy a flag, you can visit such areas.
Nana (34), one of accessories vendors admitted he had been selling since a week ago. The COVID-19 pandemic, according to him, was enough to influence the sale of the flag.
"Buyers are still quiet. Besides the pandemic, it has not yet entered in August. But we believe buyers will burst approaching Independence Day," he expressed, when being met at Jalan Raya Bogor, Friday (7/24).
Similar statement also came out from Slamet (42), a flag vendor in Jatinegara Market.
"For the price of the flag and accessories is vary, depending on the type of material and size between Rp 40,000 to Rp 250,000. As for the pictorial mask of Independence Day, I set it at Rp 10,000 and a dozen sold for Rp 95,000," he stated.