Romantika Jakarta #2

Jakarta ooooh Jakarta....

Cloudy morning in one corner of Jakarta


A metropolitan indeed..with approximately 10.8 million people reside in this capital city of Indonesia, as of November 2011.

No wonder it is the most populous city in Indonesia and in South-east Asia, and the thirteen most populous city in the world..

Wooow...

That explains why we have such a legendary traffic here...wherever you go in Jakarta, macet or traffic, is our common enemy...


A view from a bus :D..
Night  and day...

With those millions of  people, I just can't imagine how many vehicles they have. Well,  can  anybody tell me how many cars, motorcycles and bajajs are there in Jakarta now, by the way,? (well, I'll google it later, as always :D). 

But frankly, I love bajajs, especially the blue ones...bigger, cleaner, tho' a bit more expensive..kalau kata tukang bajajnya sih, setorannya memang hampir 3 kali lipat bajaj oranye :D.....jadi yaaah, kalau nawarnya agak alot jangan kaget :D...


Especially now....when it is raining..or when we have rallies of demonstrations (Well, I have nothing against freedom of expressions, but remember that you have others to think about as well...some of them might need to rush home).

But I guess what makes traffic worst nowadays is thousands of motorcycles squirming on every corner..again, I have nothing against them and, in fact, my hubby and I are also part of the pack, but I have to admit there are waaay too many motorcycles in Jakarta nowadays. Is it because it's getting cheaper so most people can buy it or lease it (Well, Indonesia has enjoyed better economic growth in recent years) or was it because the traffic is sooo bad that riding your motorbike will be a lot faster than driving your car (that's our case!), or maybe....something else...

So, WHAT DO WE HAVE TO DO?...rasanya ini pertanyaan paling klasik yang selalu dilontarkan..everybody has the same question, too...particularly, with our new Governor, Bapak Jokowi...hopes are in the air, hopefully there will be answers to some of our questions regarding this pertinent issue (nooow, that sounds like a formal statement :D)

Then..... what will be the answers? Well, you tell me...

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