KA Argo Bromo Anggrek 2L: Jakarta Gambir to Surabaya Pasar Turi by Luxury Sleeper Train – The Best Train Seat in ASEAN

For this Indonesia trip, I wasn't going to miss the opportunity to try out what could arguably be the most discussed topic of Indonesian railways in 2018 - Indonesia's first "sleeper train". While I did not get into Jakarta in time to get the promotional fares, my journey on the Luxury Sleeper Train on the full … Continue reading KA Argo Bromo Anggrek 2L: Jakarta Gambir to Surabaya Pasar Turi by Luxury Sleeper Train – The Best Train Seat in ASEAN

Singapore to Bali by Land and Sea: A 7-day mini-adventure for under S$500!

After having read all my posts on my trip from Singapore to Bali by Land and Sea, you might think that I've spent a lot on this trip considering that I've travelled in First Class on the ship from Batam to Jakarta, in Eksekutif Class on all long-distance trains and slept in hotels instead of … Continue reading Singapore to Bali by Land and Sea: A 7-day mini-adventure for under S$500!

Day 6: KA Mutiara Timur Malam DAMRI Bus from Gilimanuk to Denpasar

NOTE: This journey is part of the KA Mutiara Timur Malam overnight train service from Surabaya Gubeng to Denpasar. The ferry and bus transfer from Banyuwangi Baru is included in the ticket fare, treated as a through train service, though you could piece the journey together yourself if you really wanted to. KA Mutiara Timur … Continue reading Day 6: KA Mutiara Timur Malam DAMRI Bus from Gilimanuk to Denpasar

Day 6: KA Mutiara Timur Malam ASDP Ferry from Ketapang (Banyuwangi Baru) to Gilimanuk

NOTE: This journey is part of the KA Mutiara Timur Malam overnight train service from Surabaya Gubeng to Denpasar. The ferry and bus transfer from Banyuwangi Baru is included in the ticket fare, treated as a through train service, though you could piece the journey together yourself if you really wanted to. KA Mutiara Timur … Continue reading Day 6: KA Mutiara Timur Malam ASDP Ferry from Ketapang (Banyuwangi Baru) to Gilimanuk

Day 5-6: KA Mutiara Timur Malam from Surabaya Gubeng to Banyuwangi Baru (and onwards to Denpasar)

It felt like just two days ago when I started the train journey from Jakarta, which indeed it was, and now it's time for the last train journey to the eastern end of the railway in Java. The KA Mutiara Timur Malam plies the route from Surabaya Gubeng to Banyuwangi Baru and onwards to Denpasar, … Continue reading Day 5-6: KA Mutiara Timur Malam from Surabaya Gubeng to Banyuwangi Baru (and onwards to Denpasar)

Day 4: KA Komuter SuPor from Surabaya Gubeng to Surabaya Kota

The Komuter SuPor (Surabaya-Porong) plies between Surabaya Kota and Porong via Sidoarjo. A flat fare of Rp5,000 applies for a ticket on the Komuter SuPor. This train is still affectionally known to locals as the Komuter SuSi, with the old name attributed to the original Surabaya - Sidoarjo route before the extension to Porong. No check-in … Continue reading Day 4: KA Komuter SuPor from Surabaya Gubeng to Surabaya Kota