Selasa, 20 September 2011

The waiting game

Don't you just hate to wait for something for ages? Moreover, you have no idea when the thing that you have waited for ages is going to come. Or probably not ever. Thanks to the heavy traffic jam that happens most of the time nowadays.

At few bus stops for Trans Jakarta have set up monitor to give information for passengers how long the next busway is going to arrive. I have seen those monitors for a few times and yeah, they are pretty accurate. Of course, please kindly note that at the time there was no traffic jam. I have never experience to see how accurate the information is during traffic jam.

Jumat, 16 September 2011

Danger in Mikrolet

Within two months we read terrible news about rape and murder on mikrolet.

That is one of the sad things of using public transportation here in Jakarta. We need to protect our self and can't count on other people for their help. For you who has no idea about mikrolet here are the pictures

Rabu, 14 September 2011

Taxi in Jakarta

  There are so many taxis companies here in Jakarta. There is taxi with very expensive fare, fairly expensive and economic class. Those taxis with very expensive fee supply all the luxurious comfort for the passengers. After all, money can buy almost about everything. Can't afford to pay the super expensive fee, then there are few criteria for people to choose which taxi they wish to take.

Usually we (especially women passengers) already have the list, which taxi have expensive fare and have good reputation. Also taxis with lesser fare but not giving any less service.

Senin, 12 September 2011

Traffic jam is back

And the traffic jam is here again! We are welcoming all the people from their home town and all kind of vehicles hitting the street.

To you who use busway / Trans Jakarta please kindly pay attention to your surrounding. Sometimes the official in charge don't inform the passengers about the destination. And most of busways nowadays don't inform the passenger as well through the recording tape. If you really have no idea about your destination then ask the official in charge.

In the mean time, enjoy the traffic again along with thousand of people on the crowded street... Take care all :)

Selasa, 06 September 2011

Back to Jakarta

Wants to remember Jakarta when less crowded like today? I enjoyed the quiet Jakarta during Idul Fitri holiday a week ago.

When the holiday fever started to hit Jakarta on 29 august 2011 (though officially the holiday started on 30 August 2011 and government announced that Idul Fitri is officially on 31 August 2011), emptiness is surrounding streets in Jakarta. There were only 1 - 2 vehicles on the street so you could inhale the fresh air. Probably you could also dancing on the street or just passing by in the middle of the road without worry you may get hit by a speeding car.