Thursday, September 23, 2010

Busway TransJakarta

Busway Koridor 6 @ Dukuh Atas II Shelter

TransJakarta also known as Busway is a bus rapid transit system in Jakarta, Indonesia. TransJakarta started on January 15, 2004 and currently has 8 corridors (or lines) in operation, 2 corridors at inactive status, and 5 corridors to be built in future. TransJakarta was designed to provide the citizens of Jakarta a fast public transportation system to help reduce rush hour traffic and currently has a weekday ridership of approximately 250,000. The Indonesian Government provided TransJakarta buses with their own private lanes and Transjakarta's ticket prices are subsidized by the state government. (Wikipedia)

However, despite its fast service and affordable prices, Transjarta has recently received criticism, mostly highlighting its not-sterile lanes from other vehicles including private cars and motorcycles. Such a condition has apparently led to uneasiness for its passengers.

Another problem  faced by Transjakarta is the shortage of gas stations designated to Transjakarta fleet. At present, there are only three busway gas stations in the capital area; they are located on Jl Perintis Kemerdekaan, Jl Rawabuaya, and Jl Pemuda. The three gas stations are certainly not enough to accommodate hundreds of Transjakarta buses.

Besides, TransJakarta also lack in capacity, some says that's because of the not-sterile lanes, and the shortage of gas stations but the fact is too many people queue at busway shelter at peak (rush) hour.

No doubt, it's need to be fixed!

Sunday, August 15, 2010


location : Tanjung Priok Train Station, North Jakarta

Pedicab or Cycle rickshaws in Jakarta are called becak (pronounced [ˈbɛtʃak]). Becak were considered an icon of the capital city of Jakarta prior to its ban in the 1980s. Citing concerns of public order, the city government forbade them on the city's main streets (Peraturan Daerah Nomor 11 Tahun 1988 tentang Ketertiban Umum di wilayah DKI Jakarta). Despite years of being banned, thousands of becak still operate in kampungs in West, East and mostly North Jakarta,. Attempts at reinforcing the ban resulted in large-scale seizures of the vehicle in the late 1990s and in 2007.

Morning View on Thamrin

location : MH Thamrin Street, Central Jakarta

Guess how many bike on the street?

Monday, August 9, 2010

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Nation Development by the Youth

Some people also call it as "Pizza Man Statue".....
"Sure that, the pizza must be very-very hot when its deliver!!!"

Statue of Nation Development by the Youth (Patung Pemuda Membangun) built to give appreciation for the young man and woman that contributing in the Indonesian development. Symbolize by a strong young man holding a saucer with eternal flame, representing the spirit of developing that never die.
The statue is made from steel-framed concrete covered with terrazzo layer, started to built at July 1971 by the team of Engineer, Artist and Architect (Biro IBA) with Imam Supardi as the team leader and Munir Pamuncak as implementation header, planed to opened at the 43rd celebration of "Hari Sumpah Pemuda" (Youth Pledge Day) at Oktober 28, 1971, but the statue was not finished yet and officially opened March 1972. This statue is located at Senayan roundabout (bundaran Senayan), the strategic place as the road point connection of Senayan as the gate of Central jakarta and the South of Jakarta area.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Bajaj (read: Ba-jay)

location : intersection H. TEN Street with  BANGUN BARAT Street, East Jakarta

Bajaj (auto rickshaws / pedicab with motor scooter engine) is a three-wheeled vehicle which is named after its manufacturer in India. Bajaj, provide local public transportation in the back streets of some parts of Jakarta. Usually its color predominantly orange but there were also green or yellow in little number, looks noisy, emits a lot of smokes , and very shaky.

Bajaj fare is negotiable, short to medium distance may cost around 10,000 rupiahs (around 1 US$). Normally its only fit for 2 passenger, but in reality, this vehicle can be imposed up to filled until 5 passengers, or, sometimes just one passenger but he/she brings a lot of groceries from the market.

There was a plan to replace bajaj with other eco-friendly models vehicle fueled by compressed-natural gas (CNG) called Kancil on 2001. But its seem not succesful, until today (2010) many old and rusty bajaj still running around on the street of Jakarta.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Dating and Recreation on Flyover

location: Kalibata Flyover, South Jakarta

Some couple use flyover as place for a date on saturday night.....
hmmm.... is there no other place to go?

Monday, June 28, 2010

Taman Makam Pahlawan Kalibata


"Mati Satu Tumbuh Seribu, Esa Hilang Dua Terbilang."
Kalibata Heroes Cemetery (Taman Makam Pahlawan Kalibata, TMP Kalibata), in Kalibata, South Jakarta is a military cemetery in Indonesia. More than 7000 people who are military casualties and veterans from Indonesian War of Independence were buried. Japanese veterans of Imperial Japanese Army who stayed in Dutch colony after World War II of their own free will and fought for the Indonesian independence were also buried.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Dirgantara Monument


Since Dirgantara Monument located at Gatot Subroto Road, Pancoran district, South Jakarta, so most people called as Pancoran statue. The statue have 11 meters tall, made from 11 tons bronze and is divided into pieces, each piece weighing one ton, with 27 meters high arc shape concrete base.

Designed by Edhi Sunarso, contructed by Keluarga Arca artists from Yogyakarta, and supervised by President Soekarno himself, the statue finished in two year (1964-1965). This statue built near National Air Force Office (Wisma Aldiron) in the South, headed to the North with its hand pointed to former Kemayoran International Airport (now became an exhibition and apartemens area). Representing the power of Indonesian air force, symbolizing by a strong and brave man that flying and exploring the sky, and eager to serve the country. President Soekarno want to show to the world if Indonesia as a big archipelago country is protected by the strong air forces and serviced by solid air transportations that connecting each islands in Indonesia.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Selamat Datang (Welcome) Statue


This Patung Selamat Datang or Welcome Statue built heading to the North welcoming the athletes from foreign countries that participating in Asian Games IV 1962, located in the front of Hotel Indonesia building in the area that called Bundaran HI or Hotel Indonesia roundabout. This statue stands approximately 30 meters from the ground with a couple of youngsters on top, a man and a woman waving their arms, and the woman also holding up a bouquet of flowers.
This bronze sculpture was commissioned by president Sukarno to welcome the athletes participating in the 1962 Asian Games, created by Edhi Sunarso, designed by Henk Ngantung, a former governor of Jakarta.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Monumen Nasional (MONAS)


The National Monument (Monumen Nasional (Monas)) is a 422 ft (128.7 m) tower in the center of Merdeka Square, Central Jakarta, symbolizing the fight for Indonesia's independence. Construction began in 1961 under the direction of President Sukarno and the monument was opened to the public in 1975. It is topped by a flame covered with gold foil. Monas is known as icon for Jakarta.

Jepret Jakarta

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