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SE Asia’s most popular textile market cleans up its act

AFP, JAKARTA

And while it is striving to change without losing its authenticity, some complain that the clean-up has wiped away the market’s old character.

Gone are the noisy, streetside market stalls that used to spill across the main roads and fill up narrow alleyways.

“Please bring back the old Tanah Abang,” said headscarf seller Andalusia, complaining there were fewer customers since the market had been spruced up.

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