Selasa, 19 Agustus 2014

E-Ticket Announcement

For all busway user, this photo was taken at busway stop Harmoni. The announcement inform passengers that they have to use prepaid card now instead buying ticket manually. The pre-paid card will cost you IDR 40.000,- as IDR 20.000,- is for the card and the balance can be used for 5 - 6 trips. Minimum amount to top up your prepaid card is IDR 20.000,- Hope this information will be usefull.

You may top up your balance with ATM here or just pay with cash.



Senin, 18 Agustus 2014

E-Ticket for Busway and Commuter Line


As you probably aware, from my previous post here , there will be several busway stops that going to use E-ticket instead of selling ticket manually.

Though E-ticket using Flazz Card and others are now can be used for both busway and commuter line, there is something that you need to know.

If you are using a totally new card for busway, you can just use the card until there is no balance left. But for commuter line, you have to ensure there is more than enough balance to cover your trip. PLUS, if you are going to use a totally new car then you need to activate it. YES. Activate it first, ask around where you should activate your new car before you use it to pass the entrace gate. 

Kamis, 31 Juli 2014

FINALLY


Few days ago, I saw this announcement about e-ticket.

Start from 11th of August 2014, passengers will have to use E-Ticket for busway or Trans Jakarta at these several bus stop :

Jumat, 25 Juli 2014

Before Idul Fitri Holiday


I know I haven't been in this blog for ages and tell you the truth I was sort of out of ideas what to write. I mean, everyday I face the same thing over again and again. Crowded angry passengers, few buses only that it seems only the driver and God knows exactly about their schedule. I was afraid you might get bored with it because there is nothing new rather than my daily experiences. But anyway, let me try to write a summary what happened to me from January until recently, near Idul Fitri holiday.

Senin, 16 Juni 2014

Need To Know ABout E-Ticket


If you are here in Jakarta and wish to try our public transportation, maybe you should try E-ticket. Okay, this is my third posting in a row about e-ticket. Now you are all going to think I am their sales person. I can assure you that I am not :)

Anyway, I think from various cards only FLAZZ Card that can be used to buy ticket for both TransJakarta (known as Busway) and Commuter Line.

The things that you need to know about using Flazz Card is:

1. You can buy Flazz Card at certain bus stop for Trans Jakarta. The balance of this newly purchased card usually at IDR 20.000,- or IDR 50.000,- depends which one is available.

2. If you are using busway before 07.00 AM then the bus fare is only at IDR 2.000,-  After 07.00 AM, the bus fare is IDR 3.500,-
Once you swipe the Flazz Card, the fare will be deducted from the balance.

3. If you are traveling around Jakarta with Commuter Line, the fare will be calculated from how far your route is.

4. You can use Flazz Card (and other cards from various Banks; you may refer from here) , to purchase ticket for more than 1 person. As long as you have enough balance to cover for them all.

5. You can only use Flazz Card (and e-ticket from Commuter Line) for yourself. Because the fare will be deducted after you arrived at the destination not before.

6. You can use Flazz Card until there is only zero balance if you travel by busway. Like for example, there is available balance about IDR 4.000,- Then you can use it to buy 2 tickets for morning fare. And only 1 ticket for one person after 07.00 AM

7. You can't use Flazz Card if there is only available balance : IDR 10.000,- to travel by Commuter Line. So you need to make sure you have sufficient balance.

8. If you have registered account with BCA, then you may have ATM that will enable you to top up the balance of your FLAZZ CARD. You may top the balance starting from IDR 20.000,-

If not..., then you probably just get a new one at the nearest bus stop for busway or at train station and tossed the old one. Or, keep it as a souvenir :)




Jumat, 16 Mei 2014

E-Ticket Recommended


I am using busway on daily basis, so there is no surprise when I finally decided to use e-ticket. You may look at this posting if you wish to know a bit about e-ticket.

The most practical e-ticket to be used is this one: JakCard and card from mini market : Indomaret. If your JakCard have no balance then you can have it top up at the busway stop. But note, not all busway stop able to top up the card.

Rabu, 07 Mei 2014

What To Do While On The Journey

Using busway is something that I have to do to get home as I have no other cheaper alternative. Obviously is a boring journey with people cramped together in one compartment. So, to entertain myself, I used to take photos along the way. Like these 4 following photos, on Passar Senen after that big fire and what happened to the vendors. They are all scattered on the street.


Selasa, 29 April 2014

Taking Photos Along The Way

During the time that I spent through busway corridors and their buses, I managed to take photos while Pasar Senen ( one of the old market or old fashioned mall in Jakarta) was on fire. The fire started around 4 AM on Friday 25 April 2014. From a distance, mind you.

And here are the photos




Jumat, 21 Februari 2014

Why Rain Always Comes on Friday?


And I have no answer for that... Here are some photos that I have taken this rainy morning around the bus stop at Harmoni Jakarta. .