Soekarno-Hatta From PIM? Could Be Handy!


When going to and from my Christmas/New Year break, I was taken aback by the changes at Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta Airport,  a huge new building…

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Hasil gambar untuk jakarta airport rail service terminal

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…which I assumed to be the terminal for the just-started rail-service between downtown and the airport,  obstructing my view of the big Garuda statue.

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That mighty monument met my gaze when first I came to this city, not far off twenty years ago. and I always feel I’ve made it home when I emerge from the arrivals hall and find it waiting there.

Same with the lights, if it’s a night flight, for my first landing was quite late, and the city looked like a starry lake from the descending plane. At least they can’t be obscured – except by pollution!

But time brings changes and one must adapt.

Never mind, mere musing.

I won’t get into the new train service from Sudirman to the airport, as I haven’t yet used it.

Here’s a Jakarta Globe link. Soekarno-Hatta Airport Launches Sky Train

But I want also to provide a link to a Jakarta Post report on a bus service for South and West Jakarta residents who have a plane to catch.

Airport bus service available at Pondok Indah Mall 

Good idea, having buses from Pondok Indah Mall and Mal Taman Anggrek.

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Pondok Indah Mall

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PIM is easy to reach on the TransJakarta Busway, as is MTA.

But I am home now, and getting back into the social whirl.

No planes out for me, not for many months, I hope.

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