My means of transportation. This week’s challenge of English Friday.
Speaking of transport for my daily routines, it is quite hard not to talk about it with some kind of sad mood. However, let’s get to the fact only, not how I feel about it! Yosh!
I live in Tangerang, a Jakarta neighboring city. It is around 1 to 1.5 hours driving in a normal traffic. What I mean normal here is of course with the traffic jam here and there but not heavily congested condition with a heavy rain or an accident occurs.
I work in Jakarta. So getting up early and commuting is a necessity. There are some options to get to Jakarta.
The cheapest and maybe the fastest one is by using trains from a nearby train station to get to Jakarta from where I live. Commuter lines as we refer to this mode of transport. It only takes roughly 45 minutes from Serpong to my latest stop in Jakarta. I said cheap since it only cost me six thousand rupiah for a two way trip. However, from tge train station in Jakarta, I still need to take another two kinds of public transportation to get to my office and they cost me anoter sixteen thousand rupiah for the two way trips in the morning and in the afternoon. In total I need around three hours and twenty five thousand rupiah a day.
Other than train there are also busses that can take me to Jakarta, but this is not an option for me. If I took busses to get to Jakarta, I need to get going from my house around 5 or five fifties. Yet the traffic will still be the same.
Unfortunately trains and busses only work if I commute alone. Not if I have to take A to daycare. In that case, Driving is my only option. Taking train or buss will only brings too many hassle for me since by either train or buss I still have to get to the daycare. It is very expensive though driving. At the very least I have to spend fifty thousand rupiah. But then it’s the most convenient way.
What about you? How do you manage to get here and there everyday?