Beauty from the Past: The Forgotten Molenvliet Canal

The Molenvliet canal that divides Jalan Gajah Mada and Jalan Hayam Wuruk originally made by Chinese Captain Phoa Beng Gam atau Phoa Bing Gam, second Chinese Captain after Souw Beng Kon. At that time, the canal was made to transport the wood from the southern part of Batavia to the the walls of the City…

Remembering @KRLEkonomi

At the old days, the commuters at Jakarta and its surrounding cities were used to ride the KRL Ekonomi. The fare is very cheap although there was no guarantee on its comforts. There are a lot of stories and memories to those who had ride the service of KRL Ekonomi. The KRL Ekonomi was no…

The Magnificent Tanjung Priok Station

As a former station which was bearing the word “magnificent” in Southeast Asia, the aura of grandeur can still be enjoyed until now. With such grandeur, the station has become one of the photography objects Some people also pose in the Tanjung Priok Station A photo posted by Sondang Nauli (@sondangnaulii) on Sep 27, 2016…

TRAFI Helps You Explore Jakarta Without Fear

The main problem if you use public transportation in Jakarta is that the information is not integrated. It is not easy for first visitor to understand the main transportation system in Jakarta such as CommuterLine and TransJakarta Each operator also have a separate application that is sometimes difficult when we want to travel to a…

A Journey to Nambo Station

Previously, I had never been up to the Nambo. There are many reasons why I am a bit lazy to Nambo, but the most important fact is that there is very little CommuterLine schedule heading to Nambo. In addition, I also do not know of other transportation alternatives in addition to CommuterLine. It is different…

Greater Jakarta @CommuterLine Stations Project 2016

Since I start this website in 2012, I always try to take a photo of the whole CommuterLine stations. The pictures role is to complete my writing of the entire station traversed by CommuterLine. In 2016, I attempted to do an update on the current condition of the CommuterLine stations. This is not an easy…

Get Lost in Jakarta with less than USD 0.5

Congestion in Jakarta does require extraordinary patience. It seemed impossible if you like getting around Jakarta at low cost with no need to have longer hours when using a car, a taxi, motorcycle taxi, or even transport-based applications. The Jakarta administration is providing various public transportation such as Transjakarta and City Tour Bu, but despite…

Elang Bondol and Salak Condet: The Forgotten Mascot of Jakarta

The mascot of Jakarta is not the National Monument or Ondel – Ondel as is commonly known by the citizens of Jakarta, but in fact the mascot is the Elang Bondol and Salak Condet. Nothing wrong also if the citizens of Jakarta incorrectly think about the mascot of their city, because the flag and the…

How to get to Gambir Railway Station with @CommuterLine

Since 2013, @CommuterLine no longer stop at Gambir station, passenger who want to depart or arrive at Gambir station have another challenge. Commuterline of the Blue Line (Jakarta Kota – Bekasi ) and the Red Line (Jakarta Kota – Depok/Bogor) pass through this station, but do not stop here So if you want travel to…

Bendera Kuning: The History

If you had a chance to look deeper around Jakarta, you might occasionally see a Bendera Kuning or a yellow flag mounted on a side street. Yellow flag in Jakarta and West Java is known as a marker of a person’s death As quoted from Kompas, the story of the yellow flag began in the…