Jakarta Views From Monas Tower (Monumen Nasional) Jakarta

Monas (Monumen Nasional) is a huge tower perhaps the trademark symbol of Jakarta, capital city of Indonesia. It is located closely in the heart of the city, so one can see almost all Jakarta perspectives by staring from the top of Monas tower.

I hereby share some Jakarta photos taken from the top of Monas tower. I would explain a lot about Monas in separated post. Watch this space and enjoy. Cheers 🙂

(If you want to copy or save these pictures onto your computer, just put a comment below, no need to wait for my reply, and then copy it. Simple as that. However, pictures NOT FOR commercial or political purposes, only for private or sharing consumption – kalau mau kopi atau save foto2 ini, tulis komen di bawah post ini, ngga usah tunggu reply saya, langsung kopi/save aja. Namun tidak boleh untuk tujuan komersil atau politik. Trims)

To the South

To the South

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Medan – Binjai Travelling with Commuter Train

Spending a lot of time dwelling with Indian old and hectic trains and Jakarta frustrating trains, it’s time to get down a bit with a train in my city.

Medan is my home town, the capital city of North Sumatra Province, Indonesia. BInjai is the satellite city of Medan, located in the West of Medan about 10 km separating space between each border.

With the growing number of commuters from Binjai and around spending the daylight in Medan (working, studying, trading, shopping, etc) the Indonesian Railway Company (PT. KAI) finally decide to hit the market with the commuter train, using diesel fuel, by serving passengers between both city, that until that time, can only using land road to visit each city. I calculate about 17 km is the distance covered by Medan-Binjai train, connecting both cities downtown.

Named as Sri Lelawangsa, the train is comprised of 4 compartments with 1 locomotive. Short but it is make sense since the distance covered by the train will be less than 20 km. The advantage by using this train is that the train will carry the passengers into the heart of Medan City and Binjai too, so no need to take bus from the rural area to the downtown.

Medan - Binjai Commuter Train in Medan Railway Station (copyright Medan Magazine)

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