My Diary : Tales from Train Journey Bandung – Jakarta / Naik Kereta Api Bandung – Jakarta

As opposed to my recent urban commuter train experiences, in this space I would like to share the moments during train journey from town to town, that is from Bandung (West Java) to Jakarta, capital of Indonesia.

For full photo gallery, please see gallery below this article

This story starts from Hall Railway Station, Bandung, West Java under a clear summery sky on Sunday 5th of January 2013. I purchased ticket for Executive Class, Argo Parahyangan Train that cost me IDR 90.000 (around US$ 8). As seen in the photo below, the train is quite nice and comfortable that one could sleep peacefully a 3-hours journey.

Bandung City Hall Railway Station.. Time stood still at 09.25 AM in the morning when I took this photo

Bandung City Hall Railway Station.. Time stood still at 09.25 AM in the morning when I took this photo

But as it has always to do with my behavior on a train journey, I almost never spent life on the seat as I elected to stand between the compartment doors to take pictures. Certainly that day’s inviting-weather courtesy of clear blue sky, white clouds, and warming sunshine at the day provided me a steady platform to take as much pictures as I can, even if them are taken through window glasses and just taken with mobile-phone camera

Door between the compartment where I spent the majority of time during my travel capturing scenes :)

Door between the compartment where I spent the majority of time during my travel capturing scenes 🙂

The surrounding Inside the train...you can see the seats rows

The surrounding Inside the train…you can see the seats rows

I choose not to write many paragraphs, instead my post rely on the story on each pictures that I captured consecutively during my travel. Moreover, I also decide to put pictures on a vertical display with medium size to give an ease for viewers to grab meaning of every stills I have posted here and also to make them as a timeline story. Risk is that the size of this post is very long that one need to scroll down a lot, but I as I stated above it is more useful to present them like this as you can check some pictures and leave the rest into a pictures gallery down under this very article.

1. Bandung – Cimahi – Padalarang
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The first part of the journey is from Bandung to Padalarang, a small city in the edge of Parahyangan Valley

Cimahi Residence as seen from the train

Cimahi Residence as seen from the train

Cimindi flyover in Cimahi... it was a hell of traffic before the fly over was built, as there is also a market in this place

Cimindi flyover in Cimahi… it was a hell of traffic before the fly over was built, as there is also a market in this place

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Baloon D’or 2013 : Cristiano Ronaldo

Congratulations to Real Madrid / Portugal player Cristiano Ronaldo for winning Baloon D’Or 2013 as the best male player, the most prestigious personal award in the world of football

Cristiano Ronaldo announced by football legend Pele, as the winner of Baloon d'Or 2013 for male player category

Cristiano Ronaldo announced by football legend Pele, as the winner of Baloon d’Or 2013 for male player category


picture courtesy of FIFA TV video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1r0YfOkNhJ8

As it stopped the 4-times run Lionel Messi winning since 2009, however his achievement must be credited to his consistent, hard-works, and stellar performances over the year of 2013 that nobody can hardly argue with. Meanwhile, it is very much in consent that the three nominees Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Franc Ribery are without doubt the best three football players in 2013 that covered a lot of aspect in the media and the hearts of football fans attentions all over the world.

Cristiano Ronaldo accepted the Baloon d'Or award, accompanied by his young boy on the stage

Cristiano Ronaldo accepted the Baloon d’Or award, accompanied by his young boy on the stage


picture courtesy of FIFA TV video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1r0YfOkNhJ8

The remaining UEFA Champions League competition and the World Cup 2014 will be their upcoming profound theaters to show what they are on their respective clubs and countries, and why are they called ‘some players’, stand out from other football players people know. Once again, congratulations Cristiano Ronaldo

Tingkat / Level Pengawasan Gunung Berapi

Saat ini penduduk di sekitar Gunung Sinabung, Kabupaten Karo, Propinsi Sumatera Utara sedang ditimpa musibah letusan Gunung Sinabung. Ribuan penduduk di radius +/- 3 km mengungsi di tempat pengungsian, yang praktis melumpuhkan aktifitas sehari-hari mereka. Belum lagi ternak dan lahan pertanian mata pencaharian mereka sehari-hari yang terserang abu hasil erupsi Gunung Sinabung.


Gunung Sinabung Erupsi
pic source : http://www.merdeka.com/peristiwa/2856-pelajar-mengungsi-akibat-erupsi-gunung-sinabung.html @Reuters/Beawiharta

Status Gunung Sinabung saat ini ditetapkan sebagai Level 4 (Awas). Apa arti dari level-level tersebut?

Berikut ini merupakan level kontrol / pengawasan terhadap Gunung Berapi di Indonesia

1.Normal (Level 1)
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Terjemahan Bahasa Inggris Tanda Baca – PUNCTUATIONS in English (titik, koma, tanda seru, tanda kutip, kurung siku, dsb)

Cukup sulit untuk mencari terjemahan bahasa Inggris untuk tanda baca yang digunakan dalam menulis. Untuk membantu, berikut saya tampilkan tanda-tanda baca yang lazim digunakan dalam menulis dan terjemahannya dalam Bahasa Inggris

Punctuations Tanda Baca

. period / full-stop titik
, comma koma
! exclamation mark tanda seru
? question mark tanda tanya
; semi colon tanda titik koma
: colon tanda titik dua / bagi
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