Tag Archives: transportation

Only in Indonesia 2 – Enjoying the View From The Roof of a Train!

3 Jan

Brave or Reckless?

I’m just being hyperbolic, we see this in other Asian countries such as India and Sri Lanka. But we see this A LOT here, the train’s too full so they just jump on to the roof.. and they’re actually enjoying their ride… watching the view, sometimes I see them eating. Even though it is very very dangerous!

Alexia.

Only in Indonesia! – 1 Motorbike, 4 People (+ 1 Baby & 1 Helmet)

3 Jan

I see a lot of these situations in Indonesia

When we are in the middle of traffic, we usually watch what’s going on around us, and sometimes we see what is shown above..

It’s pretty scary and alarming..

*sighs* Only in Indonesia..

Alexia

…Where’s the Bus??

2 Jan

..........where's the bus??

Lately, the city of Jakarta is filled with more traffic jams, cars and motorcycles are now sneaking into the Busway lane. This causes the buses to arrive extremely late and the passengers become really disappointed, especially in corridor IX. This is caused by the lack of track dividers and traffic police officers who keep the Busway lanes free of cars and motorcycles. On Sunday, January 2nd, cars and motorcycles would selfishly sneak into the Busway lane because it’s a holiday. However, if people keep making this into a habit, they’ll keep doing it even during regular working days.

Fortunately, starting on the 3rd of January, the monitoring of Busway lanes will resume again. For Jakarta road users, let’s all work together, please be patient. If you know you’re going to be stuck in traffic, leave earlier, or find an alternative route. Don’t just think about yourself, believe me, everybody wants to get to their destinations quickly too.

Jakarta oh Jakarta, you’re so overpopulated.

Alexia.