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  • ross1948 10:16 on October 3, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , councillors free cars, , , kopaja, Toyota Corolla Altis DPRD,   

    Bravo, Jakarta’s Djarot! Why Can’t Councillors Use Buses! 

    What a pity Governor Djarot will soon be replaced by a man whose fans include the white-shirt vigilante gang, the self-styled ”Islam Defenders’ Front” aka FPI!

    Netizens React to Anies Baswedan`s Meeting with FPI`s Rizieq |

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    • But Djarot is only there because his predecessor, the honourable Ahok, was clapped in jail, to worldwide dismay, for the bizarre ‘crime’ of ‘blasphemy.’

    But in the few brief months Ahok’s deputy has been running Jakarta, he has done a pretty fair job…

    Jakarta’s Djarot Talks Sense – ‘Shape Up Or Ship Out!’ 

    …though I suppose some will be eager to see him out of City Hall, so the new regime can get to work on such inspirational schemes as the promoting of ‘shariah tourism.’

    Get Your Tickets Soon – Jakarta Shariah Tourism Boom? 

    Meanwhile, let’s applaud the news , yesterday…


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    Djarot tells councillors to return cars

    Jakarta Governor Djarot Saiful Hidayat has told all city councillors to return their official cars before demanding their transportation allowances.

    “All the 101 official cars should be returned, then we can compensate for them with a transportation allowance. Otherwise, we’ll not disburse the allowance…” 


    We’re not talking old jalopies here.

    Another local report describes the vehicles as ‘luxury cars…’

    Djarot Minta Mobil Dinas Mewah Anggota DPRD DKI Ditarik!

    The Jakarta Post explains that the ever-diligent councillors have the right to a transportation allowance, rather than a car, to assist them in carrying out their duties.

    Unfortunately, many have yet to return the Toyota Corolla Altis cars provided to them.

    Not being a car-nut, I had no idea what a Toyota Corolla Altis might be like, so I made the effort to find out. Hasil gambar untuk toyota corolla altis

    Not bad, huh?

    I guess if I possessed such a splendid vehicle, I too would be slow to give it up, but since these councillors do NOT possess the cars, only have the use of them, they have no right whatsoever to hang onto them when ordered to hand them back!

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    I wonder how many Jakarta citizens who, like me, go to and fro by public transport, would prefer to see their elected ‘representatives’ do the same.

    Indeed, judging from the big ads around Jakarta…

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    …urging us all to reduce traffic jams by using public omnibuses, the councillors ought to lead by example.

    Give ’em a bus pass!

    They can flash it as they board and go about their duties for free!


    TransJakarta Bus


    Likely, if forced to use buses, they’d opt for the modern and usually very clean, although often very crowded, TransJakarta vehicles…


    But what a joy it would be to see them travelling on the good old kopajas!

    • Santi 14:35 on October 3, 2017 Permalink | Reply



    • JazPen 15:05 on October 3, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Good idea or make them use motorbikes.


    • Jim in Jakarta 18:05 on October 3, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      On a pretty grim day, I appreciate something to brighten us up.
      The Jakarta councillors have a high opinion of themselves and it would do them good to suffer a touch of Jakarta real life.
      A daily Kopaja trip, home and back, might be just what they need.


  • ross1948 14:58 on January 5, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , kopaja, Polish Strippers,   

    Hottest Clubbing Deal in Jakarta? 


    Only SIX MILLION!?!

    I’ve received another of those charming promotional messages.

    I keep getting them!


    Another Royale VIP Bus Advert – It’s Still the Warteg for Me! 

    This latest one held me enthralled for minutes and minutes, that magically mysterious bus, so different from that which I’m used to, on my trusty kopaja commuting





    ….…but whilst the Royale VIP Bus sounds like loads of fun, I fear I must await a severe discount before I climb aboard.

    Hottest Clubbing Deal in Jakarta!
    Hottest Clubbing Deal in Jakarta with Immigrant-Jakarta II and Royale VIP Bus! Get 5 hours on the party bus plus free entries and 1 bottle of vodka or whiskey including mixers to IMMIGRANT Club Jakarta at only 6juta nett!
    *(Only available for WednesdayFriday and Saturday Booking)
      Limited offer only!
    Book now at RoyaleVIPBus@gmail.com  or call  021 98792877 (office hour Mon- Friday9am -5pm)
    Party on the wheel!
    Enjoy the spacious interior, big screen LED TV, Premium Sound System, Stripper Pole, karaoke and fiber-optic laser lighting!
    There is a bar fridge and a toilet on board as well.
    This vehicle is extremely versatile and popular with Birthdays, Bachelor/Bachelorette Party, Prom, Jakarta Nightlife, or a night out on the town for up to 20 people!

    Reassuring to know there’s a toilet on board – comes in handy if passengers make good use of that bottle ( is that per person or to be shared among 20 people?) included in what they get for their six hundred (for up to twenty people!) Australian dollars!

    But the Stripper Pole especially sounds interesting.  

    I used Google Search to locate a suitable illustration and found this…



    …with a link to an American blog…  http://roundseventeen.blogspot.co.id/2010/08/tale-of-polish-stripper.html 

    …the story on which is as innocuous as the pleasing photo, though I can’t figure out why she’s meant to be Polish.

  • ross1948 07:59 on May 20, 2015 Permalink | Reply

    Jalan2 Bis Mewah – Party-Hopping Through Jakarta, 3rd June! 

    bear-awake joke


    Up early today, a sudden morning sms indicating my social schedule is freed up for Saturday, so I need to contact possible alternative company …


    • chill-out-relaxing-polar-bear-poster
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    • …or maybe just choose to be home alone, that Jakarta Flu having got me by the throat!

    Hence my inspection of the most recent emails.

    The people who run that Jakarta Party Bus are diligent in promoting their enterprise, so since they keep sending me their promotional material…I present it for your delectation!

    It does have a certain appeal, though I rather think my own gallivanting will still involve kopajas, which cost Rp.4000 from wherever you board till wherever you disembark.


    The number 19 runs from Tanah Abang to Blok M (and very occasionally to Ragunan, its ostensible destination!)

    The 20, from Lebak Bulus, goes all the way to Senen, via Mampang, same fare!

    And the 66 between Manggarai and Blok M, via posh Kuningan.

    Very good value. 

    • KOPAJA-AC-2
    • There’s also a very nifty Eksekutif version, still under Rp.10,ooo. 


    However, there’s no bar on board, nor toilet, and I have yet to see scenes as interesting as those in the ad below! (actually, some of the faces seem vaguely familiar, but Heaven forbid I should try to ID anyone!)

    CALL 021- 98792877
    or Email us at 
    Let’s us organize a fun VIP party bus trip for you! 4 stops around Jakarta, free VIP entrance fee’s, and get free welcome drinks at each stop! It’s stress-free, inexpensive and a fun night out for you and your friends!
    What else you can do with our party bus? You can use this VIP bus for bachelor or bachelorette parties, wedding celebrations, VIPs pick ups, company events, launching products, city tours, birthdays, bar hopping, farewell parties or simply just to try the party bus!
    • JazPen 09:46 on May 20, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      You missed out the Busway.
      It’s only Rp 3500 from anywhere in Jakarta to anywhere in Jakarta.
      I think they even go to Bekasi now.


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