Jumat, 17 Juli 2015

Eid ul Fitr Greetings

Dear all, wishing you all to have blessed Eid ul Fitr celebration with your family and friends. To others, may you have a wonderful holiday.

Selasa, 14 Juli 2015

Crowded Places In Jakarta During Ramadhan Holiday

If you are happen to stay in Jakarta during Idul Fitri's holiday, then you have better watch out to the following places as they are going to be so very crowded with people...

1. Amusement parks
People who stays in Jakarta are surely going to avoid these two places: Ragunan Zoo and Ancol. There are so many people during this festive holiday and if you hate crowded places, well... it will not going to be a wonderful experience.

2. Museums and other historical places.
Most people probably not really into museum, but old museums such as Fatahillah in old city of Jakarta and National Monument (MoNas) have parks and large area for people to hang around together. If you want to visit museums, they are probably close but there are other entertainment that you can enjoy. While at National Monument I can assure you, it will take ages for you before finally able to enter the monument and going up to see Jakarta from there.

Taken in front of Museum Fatahillah, located at Old City Jakarta
Taken in front of National Monument 

Minggu, 28 Juni 2015

Additional Public Transportion in Jakarta

Few years back, I posted a list of public transportation here in Jakarta. You may check the link here.

At that time, I hardly use motor-taxi (or known here as "Ojek") and train (or Commuter Line). More detail here:

Jumat, 12 Juni 2015

Why People Fight For A Seat

You probably wonder...why oh why seat on public transportation like buses or commuter line is so damn important.

Well, perhaps these pictures may give you an idea

Senin, 08 Juni 2015

Pictures Talking

In the year 2011, when I was one of many bus terminals in Jakarta, I saw many people rush to go to their home town to celebrate Idul Fitri. And along the way, not only people went home by bus but also their motorcycle. Probably to be given to their family back home or to be used during the festive day.

At first nothing happened

Rabu, 03 Juni 2015

Problem With Your Pre-paid Card

It has been ages since I last posted here, I know... Probably because I have nothing to tell you other than the buses getting few and fewer within these last couple of months. The people is getting crazier all the time...In short, there seems nothing the passengers could do about it... Just accept them as facts of life.

ANyway, like I have said in many of my postings here...if you are going to stay here in Jakarta for quite a while there there is nothing wrong to have at least one pre-paid card. But on second thought, let's make it two. Why? Here are the reasons:

1. Dude, this is Jakarta... You are probably going to encounter your first time of getting mugged on the bus. Seriously. Pickpockets are here and there in almost every public transportation. Not to mention mall or any public places. If you only have one and you put it in your pocket...well... Do I need to explain more?
Shortcut: buy another pre-paid card that will cost you IDR 40.000,-. The price for the card is IDR 20.000,- and the rest will be used to pay the fare.

Kamis, 15 Januari 2015

Happy Birthday @BluTransJakarta

Well, well, 11 years passing us by so quickly... The transportation that everyone despised now become the most wanted in Jakarta... Still the cheapest, IMHO compare with other public transportation. Though to people who seldom use this transportation will find it a bit tricky as using pre-paid card to buy ticket is mandatory. You will find a living hell when try aboard it during rush hour... Actually, in any hour this public transportation is always full with people... Sighed...

But, I still want to send my warm wishes and send greetings...


Hopefully, your service is getting better so we don't have to be abusive to your staffs during the waiting moment...

No Pet... Sorry pet's lovers...

Rabu, 24 Desember 2014

Merry Christmas

To all readers and users of public transportation, wishing you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year :)

Rabu, 05 November 2014

Beware WIth PPD P 157

If you are in Jakarta right now and use regular buses please always be careful with your bags, wallet and so on. It has been a while since I used regular bus and a pickpocket succesfully took my wallet without me knowing it...

Don't expect another passenger will help you as they naturally worry they will be the next target. Especially if they are using the bus daily.

Watch it for this bus PPD P 157. If you wish to see the route you may refer to this link. Unfortunately is in bahasa Indonesia.

You may be friendly with other passengers but don't let your guard down. If your bag has zipper make sure the bag never lost your sight. If you are wearing backpack maybe you should put it in front of you. They can use cutter to open your bag and take whatever they can have.

Enjoy Jakarta but always be careful!

Kamis, 23 Oktober 2014

E-ticketing Started 1 November 2014

Quoting from TEMPO, starting from 1st of November , get ready to have at least one prepaid card if you are planning to use busway as your daily transportation.

I am also quoting from Jakarta Globe, that  The bus operator will implement the payment system at nine corridors — corridor VIII (Harmoni-Lebak Bulus route) and corridor IX (Pinang Ranti-Pluit) on Nov. 1; corridor II (Harmoni-Pulo Gadung route) and corridor III (Harmoni-Kalideres) on Nov. 22; corridor V (Ancol-Kampung Melayu) and corridor VII (Kamung Rambutan-Kampung Melayu) on Nov. 29; and corridor X (Tanjung Priok-Cililitan), corridor XI (Kampung Melayu-East Jakarta mayor’s office) and corridor XII (Pluit-Tanjung Priok) on Dec. 13.

Hopefully this information will be useful. If you wish to know a bit about e-ticket  you can read it here