To celebrate Jakarta’s independence from Dutch rule, Ancol Beach has been turned into a wonderland of prizes for citizens of Indonesia. Hundreds of greased-up poles have been placed by the shores of this popular beach and citizens are urged to compete with one another to claim the prizes that are perched on top of the poles.
Hengki Koentjoro was born in Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia, in 1963. He is a graduate of the Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, California where he majored in film. He now lives in Jakarta where he specializes in fine art photography both underwater and on land.