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

KA Argo Parahyangan Tambahan 7061: Bandung to Jakarta Pasar Senen by Train (Eksekutif 2019 Stainless Steel)

The KA Argo Parahyangan Tambahan 7061 is probably the most unique Argo Parahyangan train among all in the same series. While it looks like a normal train in the booking system and even looks physically like any other train from Bandung, KA 7061 does not actually serve Jakarta Gambir station, but instead, terminates at Jakarta … Continue reading KA Argo Parahyangan Tambahan 7061: Bandung to Jakarta Pasar Senen by Train (Eksekutif 2019 Stainless Steel)

KA Argo Parahyangan Priority 24P: Jakarta Gambir to Bandung by Priority Train

The Argo Parahyangan Priority is not really a train in itself, but rather a class of service provided on existing trains. Similar to the Argo Bromo Anggrek Luxury which I tried a couple of months ago, the KA Argo Parahyangan Priority 24P is formed of a Priority coach attached on the existing KA Argo Parahyangan … Continue reading KA Argo Parahyangan Priority 24P: Jakarta Gambir to Bandung by Priority Train

Starmart Express: Failed Trip from Golden Mile Tower to Kluang by Bus (Truncated)

Starmart Express provides lots of links to Peninsular Malaysian cities other than the common KL or Genting from Singapore, and I opted for them to get to Kluang too. I thought that taking the first bus to Kluang at 6.31am would get me there in time for a Malayan Railway Fan Club meet-up session at … Continue reading Starmart Express: Failed Trip from Golden Mile Tower to Kluang by Bus (Truncated)

Thai Smile Airways WE25: Ubon Ratchathani to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi by Airbus A320-200

As I was short on time for this trip, I opted to fly back to Bangkok instead of catching the train as that would get me into Bangkok too late at night. While comparing fares online, I somehow found that Thai Smile had a lower fare than low-cost carriers and even the train despite them … Continue reading Thai Smile Airways WE25: Ubon Ratchathani to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi by Airbus A320-200

Ubon Ratchathani Songthaew Route 11: Ubon Ratchathani Bus Terminal to Ubon Ratchathani City Centre by Songthaew

After researching on access to Pakse and other buses from the Ubon Ratchathani Bus Terminal, it was time to head into the city to explore with the little time I had left. With the rather cheap and comfortable ride from the Ubon Ratchathani Railway Station earlier on, I decided that it was reasonable enough to … Continue reading Ubon Ratchathani Songthaew Route 11: Ubon Ratchathani Bus Terminal to Ubon Ratchathani City Centre by Songthaew