I had occasion to pop on the Busway today. Regular readers will know how I extol the pleasures of whizzing up and down the main business thoroughfare of Jakarta in air-conditioned comfort whilst regular traffic is totally backed up in the lanes either side. The pleasure can be somewhat diminished however upon disembarking. Have any of you tried to get off wanting to go to, say, Hotel Sari Pan Pacific? You actually have to detour through the Hard Rock/Sarinah car park because the sidewalks are blocked off.
I believe the keyword is infrastructure
. Or brains
Still, I did pick up what appears to be the 9th Transjakarta!
newsletter and I learned, and hereby pass on to you, the next 13 Busway Corridors.
1. Pulo Gadung - Kalideres
2. Rawa Buaya - Juanda
3. Pulo Gadung - Tanah Abang
4. Kampung Melayu - Ancol
5. Kampung Melayu - Cideng
6. Pasar Minggu - Manggarai
7. Ciledug - Kali Malang
8. Kampung Rambutan - Kampung Melayu
9. Warung Jati - Imam Bonjol
10. Tomang - Harmoni - Pasar Baru
11. Pulo Gebang - Kampung Melayu
12. Senayan - Tanah Abang
13. Lebak Bulus - Kebayoran Lama
But no Cawang - Taman Anggrek.
However, there are some nice animations at the official website
showing you how to queue.
So, praise where it's due, with just one question.
Is it really necessary to wait until 2010 for all this to happen?