Construction of Soekarno-Hatta Airport’s third runway to commence in April

Fresh from having been ranked the most connected megahub in all of Asia, Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta International Airport is not letting up in terms of improving its facilities to accommodate more flights State-owned airport management company PT Angkasa Pura II announced that Soekarno-Hatta will soon have its third runway, which is planned for construction this year “The groundbreaking is planned for April...

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Grab hits the gas pedal with announcement of huge $700 million investment into Indonesia

Popular ride-hailing service Grab has just announced a $700 million investment in Indonesia over the next four years, as it steps up its fierce battle with rivals Go-Jek and Uber...

Grab hits the gas pedal with announcement of huge $700 million investment into Indonesia

Viral: “RI 1” Jokowi’s presidential car photographed stuck in traffic like everybody else

If anyone asks us why we’d want to be top government officials in Indonesia, the first answer that comes to mind is “so that our motorcade consisting of large police cars and...

Viral: “RI 1” Jokowi’s presidential car photographed stuck in traffic like everybody else

Yogyakarta’s Adisutjipto airport closed after Garuda jet skids off runway

Indonesian authorities said Yogyakarta's Adisutjipto International Airport will remain closed until Thursday afternoon after a Garuda aircraft with 130 people on board skidded off...

Yogyakarta’s Adisutjipto airport closed after Garuda jet skids off runway

Go-Blue: Go-Jek and Blue Bird’s long awaited partnership finally turns into an app feature

While ride-hailing company Grab Indonesia scored a major coup earlier this week by hiring former National Police Chief Badrodin Haiti as their President Commissioner, their...

Go-Blue: Go-Jek and Blue Bird’s long awaited partnership finally turns into an app feature

Jalan Fatmawati will only be ‘partially’ shut for 6 months to speed up MRT construction

Jalan Fatmawati, a major north-south artery running through South Jakarta, has always been notorious for crazy traffic jams But over the past few years, it has become a street to...

Jalan Fatmawati will only be ‘partially’ shut for 6 months to speed up MRT construction

TransJakarta carried 123.7 million passengers in 2016, up 20% from previous year

TransJakarta had a 2016 to remember, with the city-owned public bus operator reporting a very productive year In a press conference today, TransJakarta First Director Budi...

TransJakarta carried 123.7 million passengers in 2016, up 20% from previous year

Uber driver allegedly throws Rp 10K bill at passenger’s face in anger, gets fired

Yet another story of a driver for a ride-sharing company misbehaving has gone viral in Indonesia, prompting the company to fire the driver amidst the controversy This latest...

Uber driver allegedly throws Rp 10K bill at passenger’s face in anger, gets fired

Temp Governor Sumarsono orders change in “cricket-like” design of MRT trains

In a couple of years, Jakarta will finally have its own intra-city train system called the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Despite the fact that he’ll be out of office long before the...

Temp Governor Sumarsono orders change in “cricket-like” design of MRT trains

Transjakarta set to add 2,000 new buses this year, increasing total to 3,300

While public transportation is still woefully inadequate in Jakarta, at the same time we must acknowledge that there are definite signs of improvement - more people are riding...

Transjakarta set to add 2,000 new buses this year, increasing total to 3,300

Coconuts Jakarta Transportation

Some may say that Jakarta is decades behind other metropolises in terms of having a decent integrated public transportation, and they’d be right - at least temporarily. Jakarta is only recently playing catch up by building its first subway system called the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT), the first line of which should be completed by 2019. Otherwise, public transport is a mess in Jakarta. The capital’s roads are filled with hardly regulated public transportation options such as Angkutan Kota (Angkot) minivans, old dilapidated buses like the Kopaja and Metro Mini, and Bajajs. Taxis are also very common, but many of them are already in states of disrepair. The rise of ride-hailing service apps such as Uber has been welcomed in Jakarta, at least by customers looking for convenience and more comfort in their commute. One app that totally changed the scene was Go-Jek, a local transportation company that allows users to hail ojek motorcycle taxis for personal transportation, food delivery, and even package delivery. Jakartans now have many ride-hailing apps to choose from at low prices, as companies compete for customers by outdoing each other in giving discounted rates. Jakartans also generally have their own private vehicles. Most of these vehicles are motorcycles, which contribute greatly to indiscipline on the roads. Car owners are greatly responsible for traffic jams too, as it’s quite common for many of Jakarta’s wealthier citizens to own more cars than they actually need.