Death toll in ferry accident rises to 16; two more remain missing

The death toll from a ferry accident in central Indonesia has climbed to 16 and two people are still missing, an official said Thursday. Divers scouring the wreckage at a depth of 12 meters (39 feet) recovered the bodies of two young girls, aged 7 and 12, in the boat’s engine room Thursday morning, local disaster agency ...

Transportation

On the Road Again: Indonesia heads home for Eid

On the Road Again: Indonesia heads home for Eid

Millions of Asia’s Muslims were on the move Wednesday as they headed for home towns to celebrate with relatives the Eid al-Fitr holiday marking the end of the holy fasting...

Bricks tossed from pedestrian bridge over toll road in Bekasi, one driver killed

Bricks tossed from pedestrian bridge over toll road in Bekasi, one driver killed

Police are on the hunt for the person responsible for dropping at least three approximately football-sized bricks on the Cikampek toll road, hitting two cars and smashing through...

Indonesian Red Cross preparing 250,000 ambulances and volunteer medical personnel for Lebaran holiday

Indonesian Red Cross preparing 250,000 ambulances and volunteer medical personnel for Lebaran holiday

Stay safe on the roads folks!

1.4 million vehicles to leave Jakarta during Lebaran mudik exodus: Official

1.4 million vehicles to leave Jakarta during Lebaran mudik exodus: Official

Ready for mudik?

Garuda Indonesia pilots and crew promise not to go on strike during peak of Idul Fitri holiday

Garuda Indonesia pilots and crew promise not to go on strike during peak of Idul Fitri holiday

Garuda Indonesia's pilots and crew may go on strike on June 19 at the earliest.

Lion Air crew accused of escalating bomb joke into dangerous panic through poor handling

Lion Air crew accused of escalating bomb joke into dangerous panic through poor handling

If true, looks like there's plenty of blame to spread around for this clusterf*ck

Panicked Lion Air passengers open emergency door and jump off still running engine over bomb scare

Panicked Lion Air passengers open emergency door and jump off still running engine over bomb scare

WTF Indonesia

Teen thief allegedly makes off with 10 suitcases from Soekarno-Hatta Airport, claims he was just collecting them

Teen thief allegedly makes off with 10 suitcases from Soekarno-Hatta Airport, claims he was just collecting them

Strange hobby.

Go-Jek investing IDR7 trillion for Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, Philippines expansion: reports

Go-Jek investing IDR7 trillion for Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, Philippines expansion: reports

Indonesian ride-hailing firm Go-Jek is taking its rivalry with Singapore-based Grab to the regional stage after the former announced that it’s expanding to four Southeast Asia...


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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.