Flight Review – AirAsia AK407: Padang to Kuala Lumpur by Airbus A320neo

With the early arrival schedule of the Minangkabau Express, I arrived at Minangkabau International Airport slightly more than 2 hours before my AirAsia AK407 flight to Kuala Lumpur. Again, this was a reroute from my initial booking on Indonesia AirAsia QZ141 which got terminated, similar to my onward flight, as such, I had to go … Continue reading Flight Review – AirAsia AK407: Padang to Kuala Lumpur by Airbus A320neo

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Kayu Tanam Exploration: Disused but Intact Rack-and-Pinion Railway Line in Indonesia

With slightly more than 3 hours to wait for the return train back to Lubuk Alung, it was more than enough time for me to explore a small section of the rack-and-pinion railway which used to take passengers all the way to Sawahlunto just after Kayu Tanam Railway Station. I would have loved to continue … Continue reading Kayu Tanam Exploration: Disused but Intact Rack-and-Pinion Railway Line in Indonesia

Railbus Lembah Anai: Lubuk Alung to Kayu Tanam by Train

The Railbus Lembah Anai is the third railbus service in Indonesia, plying the partially revived line between Lubuk Alung and Kayu Tanam. This service provides a Public Service Obligation (PSO) link to the smaller towns on the way to Bukit Tinggi as far as possible, up till the start of the disused rack-and-pinion railway after Kayu Tanam … Continue reading Railbus Lembah Anai: Lubuk Alung to Kayu Tanam by Train

KRDE Minangkabau Express : Minangkabau International Airport to Padang (Simpang Haru) by Train

The Minangkabau Express is Indonesia's third airport rail link after Medan's ARS Kualanamu and Jakarta's ARS Soekarno-Hatta. The service commenced operations on 1 May 2018, with President Joko Widodo officially inaugurating the line on 21 May 2018. Having predicted the opening date of the Minangkabau Express early this year, I purchased myself a cheap ticket on Indonesia AirAsia … Continue reading KRDE Minangkabau Express : Minangkabau International Airport to Padang (Simpang Haru) by Train