Garuda Indonesia appoints new boss in shake up amid prostitution and smuggling scandals

Irfan Setiaputra has been appointed as the new president director of beleaguered flag carrier Garuda Indonesia at an extraordinary general meeting with shareholders today.

Transportation

Motorcyclists subject to electronic traffic law enforcement on Sudirman-Thamrin starting February

Motorcyclists subject to electronic traffic law enforcement on Sudirman-Thamrin starting February

Jakarta’s Electronic Traffic Law Enforcement (ETLE) system is set to dish out fines to motorcyclists on the capital’s busiest commercial thoroughfare starting next month.

Siwi Widi Purwanti, air hostess in center of Garuda Indonesia prostitution scandal, testifies in defamation case

Siwi Widi Purwanti, air hostess in center of Garuda Indonesia prostitution scandal, testifies in defamation case

After having failed to meet two police summons for a witness statement last week, Siwi Widi Purwanti, an air hostess who has been accused by a whistleblower of being a key figure...

Video shows motorcycle taxi driver in Semarang hurling food at customer after long wait

Video shows motorcycle taxi driver in Semarang hurling food at customer after long wait

A video showing an altercation between an app-based motorcycle taxi driver and her customer in Semarang, Central Java has been circulating on social media today.

Viral: Motorcyclists enter forbidden TransJakarta lane to escape traffic, get stuck behind bus instead

Viral: Motorcyclists enter forbidden TransJakarta lane to escape traffic, get stuck behind bus instead

We’re not saying that traffic violators aren’t bright, but maybe they should realize that traffic laws are designed to prevent chaos on the road, as highlighted in this...

Air hostess and alleged mistress of former Garuda Indonesia executive to testify against whistleblower of airline’s prostitution scandal

Air hostess and alleged mistress of former Garuda Indonesia executive to testify against whistleblower of airline’s prostitution scandal

Following a lull in developments over the Christmas and New Year break, the topic of salacious scandals surrounding flag carrier Garuda Indonesia looks set to once again dominate...

Garuda Indonesia most punctual airline in the world in 2019: study

Garuda Indonesia most punctual airline in the world in 2019: study

Indonesian flag carrier Garuda Indonesia has been making headlines for all the wrong reasons lately, most notably related to the huge air hostess prostitution scandal that rocked...

Viral: Indonesian tourists take photos in front of Japan’s Shinkansen, allegedly delaying train by 10 minutes

Viral: Indonesian tourists take photos in front of Japan’s Shinkansen, allegedly delaying train by 10 minutes

The Japanese take pride in the mostly-impeccable timekeeping of their Shinkansen bullet train, yet it only took a group of snap-happy Indonesian tourists to blemish that...

KRL, MRT, LRT Jakarta trains extending operation hours for NYE

KRL, MRT, LRT Jakarta trains extending operation hours for NYE

Those seeking to ditch their private vehicles for NYE celebrations in Jakarta tonight can turn to the capital’s railway services, all of which are extending their operational...

Car ploughs into Senopati drug store (again), driver charged with drug use and possession

Car ploughs into Senopati drug store (again), driver charged with drug use and possession

Apotek Senopati, a drug store on Senopati road in South Jakarta, became the scene of yet another car crash — the second in as many months — in the early hours of Saturday.


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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.