Air unclean? Just wear a mask

A passenger wearing a Spider-Man mask on a train in Jakarta. Wearing masks has become increasingly popular among commuters in the Indonesian capital, for health reasons due to poor air quality or to shield against foul smells - or simply as a fashion
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A passenger wearing a Spider-Man mask on a train in Jakarta.

Wearing masks has become increasingly popular among commuters in the Indonesian capital, for health reasons due to poor air quality or to shield against foul smells - or simply as a fashion statement.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 07, 2016, with the headline 'Air unclean? Just wear a mask'. Print Edition | Subscribe