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Indonesia's young workers seek lives outside congested Jakarta

Pandemic hastens trend of remote working and the 'low-touch economy'

JAKARTA -- Bayu Edmiralda left the congestion of Jakarta seven months ago for the tropical delights of Bali, where he spends his day in a coworking space near his rented room. The 35-year-old logs on at 10 a.m. to begin work as a brand manager for a fintech company based in Indonesia's capital, and six or seven hours later, he grabs a coffee before enjoying the island's sunset.

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