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

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

SHIA Railink: Sudirman Baru (BNI City) to Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta International Airport by Airport Train

I had visited the KAI EXPO held from 3 to 4 November at ICE BSD Tangerang during my trip to have a look at PT KAI's biggest PR event of the year with plenty of booths to learn more about trains as well as to see what were the attractive discounted prices by agents. I … Continue reading SHIA Railink: Sudirman Baru (BNI City) to Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta International Airport by Airport Train

RedDoorz Plus @ Thamrin: Clean Budget Hotel near BNI City (Sudirman Baru) Railink Station

RedDoorz Plus @ Thamrin is, what I think, a new hotel near Sudirman KRL Station. By that, I mean that it did not show up on Google Maps when I made by booking, but instead, a hotel by the old name of Hotel Fiducia Blora showed up. Nevertheless, with the RedDoorz chain reasonably well-known around the South … Continue reading RedDoorz Plus @ Thamrin: Clean Budget Hotel near BNI City (Sudirman Baru) Railink Station

SHIA Railink: Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta International Airport to Sudirman Baru (BNI City) by Airport Train

As I had a previous ridiculous 1 hour wait for the Railink train on my previous trip, I had wanted to revert to taking the DAMRI bus to Gambir Railway Station, but a quick search on Railink's website shows that services has been increased to a regular 30 minutes frequency. On top of that, Railink … Continue reading SHIA Railink: Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta International Airport to Sudirman Baru (BNI City) by Airport Train

Soekarno-Hatta Airport Railink Services (ARS): Sudirman Baru (BNI City) to Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta International Airport by Train

After 3 fulfilling days of non-stop train rides, it's time for the fun to end as quickly as it started. I decided to get the Soekarno-Hatta Airport Railink Services (ARS) from Sudirman Baru back to Soekarno-Hatta International Airport (SHIA) despite the previous negative experience because, hey, it's a train. Sudirman station on the KRL Loop Line is … Continue reading Soekarno-Hatta Airport Railink Services (ARS): Sudirman Baru (BNI City) to Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta International Airport by Train

Soekarno-Hatta Airport Railink Services (ARS): Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta International Airport to Sudirman Baru (BNI City) by Train

The Soekarno–Hatta Airport Railink Services (ARS) is Soekarno-Hatta International Airport's (SHIA) brand new dedicated airport railway line linking it with downtown Jakarta. The key purpose of this airport rail link is to cut travel time between the airport and downtown Jakarta, but in actual fact does the complete opposite. Tickets for the SHIA Railink can only be purchase … Continue reading Soekarno-Hatta Airport Railink Services (ARS): Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta International Airport to Sudirman Baru (BNI City) by Train