Jumat, 28 Oktober 2011

Jogging away

  I once said that chasing and taking public transportation can help us to get some exercise. Remember I did post it here in this blog? But, honestly I would have never thought that there is a person who use busway lane for jogging! It's a pity I didn't get a chance to take a photo of that guy because he ran like crazy to the side of the road. There I saw a busway behind that guy. Wonder what would happen if that guy jogging with IPOD in his ears!

Selasa, 25 Oktober 2011

Route 16

Ever since busway exist many regular buses suddenly just gone. So, I worried a bit when I was waiting for an Express AC Bus no 16. The bus left Pulo Gadung terminal headed to Lebak Bulus and passing Pondok Indah Mall; as my destination. I know there is busway passing Pondok Indah Mall and therefore I was worried that bus no 16 is no longer exist. But thanksfully, I was scared for nothing. Around 08.45 I saw the bus and happily went on for the ride.

You see, this bus passing main street in Jakarta that is: Sudirman street and you can stop at any malls that you want to visit. Wait, if you are able to visit the mall then why take the bus? Well, anyway... if you wish to see those malls from Patas AC (Express AC) no 16 then you will have it...

Jumat, 21 Oktober 2011

Problems on the road

Apparently, taking public transportation in Jakarta created so many problems. Let me try to write them down one by one based on my knowledge

Robbery on the bus, mikrolet, kopaja, taxi
Pickpocket on the bus or all kind public transportation taken by so many people
Rape or sexual harrassement on public transportation

Rabu, 19 Oktober 2011

Tips part 1

There have been many crimes happened when people taking public transportation. Either that on the bus, train, mikrolet, busway, taxi up to personal cars that being used as illegal public transportation.

If you asked me how to avoid crime on public transportation, well to be honest I don't think I can give any special tips. Considering that I once were mugged also while on the bus, meeting a sleazy driver while taking mikrolet and annoying taxi driver.

What I can do to help is to remind all of us how to avoid the crime as all these have been heard so many times.

Jumat, 14 Oktober 2011


  After centuries using buses, I finally realized (wow, that was slow of me) why people prefer not to be discipline

If I try to be disciplined like staying on queue but then others people don't do that, then what's the point? Imagine if I keep on staying on the line and let others continue barging in front of me then I will never ever going to get what I need. If I let other people keep on doing that to me then why I should keep on being on the straight honest way? Before I let other people doing that to me then it will be better I am doing that myself so nobody can block my way... Therefore I will be able to survive...

Selasa, 11 Oktober 2011

That long corridor

It turn out we have another addition in doing a bit sport on public transportation. That is healthy walking through transit bus stop for busway that has a very long, long, looooong way to go.

Yesterday I used transit bus stop Semanggi to use another bus stop that will lead me to Central Park.

All these time I thought transit bus stop for busway at Matraman and Dukuh Atas are the longest. But it turn out, the transit bus stop at Semanggi is truly the longest one that I have ever seen. If I walk under the sunny weather, or accompanied with calm wind or cool weather...it will be great. But I am not so sure to ever want to walk there late at night or under the rain.

Jumat, 07 Oktober 2011

Tour de Busway

Last Saturday I accompanied two person from outside Jakarta with public transportation.

Well, my already has experience with busway when she was in Jakarta few months ago. She have tried with her friend taking busway from Setia Budi Sudirman and went all the way to the last bus stop for busway located in KOTA. So, after making sure she would be fine taking busway by herself along with her friend to Kota, we made a promise to meet there around 9 AM. She was lucky that the busway still empty as they left in the morning.

Selasa, 04 Oktober 2011

My entire life on the bus

After reading so many articles about how so many damaged busway and it's bus stop keep on operating it made me start to pay attention when I was on the busway last Saturday.

All these times I hardly feel the cool air from the air conditioner on the busway when there were many passengers. And even there were fewer passengers we are not going to feel cool inside especially with the heat outside. So yo9u can imagine if these two combined to each other.

And at that time, I found something torn above that could slap passenger's head. Probably it will not take long before finally hit the passenger and fall on the floor. And when I was standing outside I notice for the first time how the previous good looking busway now just the same with old rotten regular buses.