Musashino Line: Nishi-Funabashi to Tokyo by JR 205 Series – Future Rolling Stock of PT Kereta Commuter Indonesia (KCI)

From the Chuo-Sobu Line platforms, I headed up to the Musashino Line platforms to hopefully catch a glimpse of, and if time permitted, to get a ride on the rare Musashino Line 205 Series still in active service before they get shipped off to Indonesia to be spammed and lengthened on the Kereta Commuter Indonesia instead. … Continue reading Musashino Line: Nishi-Funabashi to Tokyo by JR 205 Series – Future Rolling Stock of PT Kereta Commuter Indonesia (KCI)

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Flight Review – Indonesia AirAsia QZ268: Jakarta (Soekarno-Hatta Terminal 2) to Singapore by Airbus A320-200

Indonesia AirAsia QZ268 is the last Indonesia AirAsia flight of the day from Jakarta to Singapore, with a dinner-time flight time, making it very time-effective to get back home from Jakarta. As all AirAsia flights had moved to Terminal 2 of Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, I caught the Skytrain there to head for my flight. Terminal … Continue reading Flight Review – Indonesia AirAsia QZ268: Jakarta (Soekarno-Hatta Terminal 2) to Singapore by Airbus A320-200

SHIA Railink: Sudirman Baru (BNI City) to SHIA Airport Railway Station by Airport Train

With a somewhat fruitful exploration of the MRT Jakarta, it was time to head back to Singapore. Yes, indeed I went to Jakarta solely for taking the MRT Jakarta and nothing else. From Blok M where I had my lunch, I headed back to Dukuh Atas BNI to catch the Railink from Sudirman Baru (BNI … Continue reading SHIA Railink: Sudirman Baru (BNI City) to SHIA Airport Railway Station by Airport Train

MRT Jakarta: Lebak Bulus Grab to Fatmawati and Blok M by Ratangga Train

As the crowds at Lebak Bulus Grab didn't allow me to exit the station again, I headed straight up to the opposite platform to start trainspotting. 6 sleeping Ratanggas in the depot. Should really be out and about ferrying the crowd. Another Ratangga is parked ahead from the stabling points, perhaps as a standby set … Continue reading MRT Jakarta: Lebak Bulus Grab to Fatmawati and Blok M by Ratangga Train

MRT Jakarta: Dukuh Atas BNI to Lebak Bulus Grab by Ratangga Train

On the final day of the MRT Jakarta Trial Run, I headed to try individual station trainspotting and exploration. Pre-registration for the MRT Jakarta Trial Run ticket was still required, which I got without a hitch from Bukalapak. Already expecting that there might be heavier crowds than usual due to car-free day and it being … Continue reading MRT Jakarta: Dukuh Atas BNI to Lebak Bulus Grab by Ratangga Train

MRT Jakarta: Lebak Bulus Grab to Bundaran HI by Ratangga Train

After arriving at Lebak Bulus Grab with the MRT Jakarta,  I opted to head back immediately due to the big crowds in and around the station, which would prevent me from re-entering the station in case I went out to explore. The crowded departure platform of Lebak Bulus Grab. Ratanggas at Lebak Bulus Grab will … Continue reading MRT Jakarta: Lebak Bulus Grab to Bundaran HI by Ratangga Train

MRT Jakarta: Dukuh Atas BNI to Bundaran HI by Ratangga Train

Hello and welcome to my first-ever MRT Jakarta ride, the newest rail rapid transit system in ASEAN! After almost 40 years of planning and construction, the almost fully-Japanese Phase 1 of the MRT Jakarta has finally commenced operations on 24 March 2019, inaugurated by President Joko Widodo. This short trip to Jakarta is simply to … Continue reading MRT Jakarta: Dukuh Atas BNI to Bundaran HI by Ratangga Train

Smart Hotel Thamrin Jakarta: Budget Hotel outside Dukuh Atas BNI MRT Station

Smart Hotel Thamrin Jakarta used to be a building that I see behind a perpetual construction site on a road difficult to access from both the KRL and TransJakarta Busway, but that has changed ever since the MRT Jakarta construction has completed as it's currently the total opposite, on the new main road just outside … Continue reading Smart Hotel Thamrin Jakarta: Budget Hotel outside Dukuh Atas BNI MRT Station

SHIA Railink: SHIA Airport Railway Station to Sudirman Baru (BNI City) by Airport Train

Due to the slightly late arrival of my flight, I opted to get the Railink to Sudirman Baru (BNI City) directly as usual, rather than transiting at Batu Ceper like on my previous trip, in order to save a bit of time. I purchased my ticket from the main staffed counter as usual with my … Continue reading SHIA Railink: SHIA Airport Railway Station to Sudirman Baru (BNI City) by Airport Train