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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In my Oil Palm Plantation

I have a small but lush palm oil plantation in Padang Mahondang Village, Pulo Raja, Asahan, North Sumatra. I was inherited that plantation from the memory of my deceased grand father who was passed away in 2008. It is actually mixed up with my aunt’s and sister’s part which are in the same place.

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