TransJakarta Atau TransAlaska? Dingin Banget!


My Indonesian headline is aimed at eliciting comments from local readers, who, like me, use the TransJakarta Busway.

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I have complained about various aspects of the service before now…

XDeres – 7, Lebak Bulus – 1 : TransJakarta Kurang Adil! 

…but there seems to be some loss of control over the temperatures on the vehicles…

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.Gambar terkait

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….icy air-con blasts leaving passengers shivering by the time they reach their destinations.

I look around each time I board and notice plenty of my fellow-travellers are clad in jackets and wrap-around scarves, which in Jakarta are not what one expects to wear when out and about…

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My typical Sunday

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….although some of the office blocks downtown are just about as bad as the buses. What’s bad in the high-rises is that individual bosses can’t flick a switch to fix that. The A/C controls are building-wide, controlled by a central authority who can probably open his basement windows to ameliorate the Arctic atmosphere he -or she – imposes on everyone else.

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Hasil gambar untuk ice age new york

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But those office-blocks are privately run.

TransJakarta is a public corporation!

The dreaded Jakarta Flu is an inevitable consequence of being half-frozen, then nice and warm, then half-frozen, then nice and warm, which is what happens if you change buses more than once.

Why don’t management do something about it?