Hectic, hot weather, crowded, traffic Jakarta Metropolitan city, capital of Indonesia may negative affected to Jakarta citizen. But don't worry too much, just go out to neighbor town, eastward, 90 minutes drive by train to Bogor city, well known cool and a lot of rain, that is why, called Rainy city .
Take advantage of cheap, convenience, on time train, schedules regularly from early till 10 pm, Economic class train just Rp. 2.000 and Air condition train, less than US.$ 1 or Rp.7.000,- for 90 minutes drive. You may carry your bike, pay as one person ticket. Totally one person pay Rp. 28.000 return ticket, included a bike.
The start point station begin in Jakarta kota station, old down town, west Jakarta. You may take a taxi or Bus way.. If you stay in South or Central Jakarta, nearer going to Manggarai staion in South Jakarta. Not too far from Bus way stop at Manggarai too.
Enter the train at Manggarai Station, South of Jakarta, after pay the ticket at the counter, go to line 6 (six) in farther west side. To make sure you enter the right car, Air con car, look to the one with automatic doors in both sides. The cars with open doors belong to the second class, the cheaper one. If you are a man, make sure not enter the last cars, the cars assigned especially for women.
Two mayor destinations in Bogor, but this time will not go through in details, we may go to the net searching first Bogor Botanical garden (Kebon Raya Bogor) and the second is Bogor Palace.
Botanical garden with various kind of trees, old, big trees, flowers in green environments, will keep you intend to stay longer in the chairs in open air in the garden for visitors to break to enjoy the green environment as far as you can see.
Second is Bogor Palace, under Central Government administration, bordered with Botanical garden in the center of the city. Once you step down from the train, walking or pedal your bike out of the station you may see the Palace. The Palace fenced around but clearly you can see the building far away from the main road, standing firm in white color and high ceiling, built in Dutch era. No one President ever lived here. In the green yard a lots of deers freely play not to scare to the cars passing or people come close to approach in the fence.
Across the street facing the castle, see an old building Dutch old type an office belong to Bogor mayor look like as an office for the staff of the Dutch governor in the Duttch era. The town lay out designed from Dutch era and now crowded by the cars and the growth of citizen in the last few decades after freedom in 1945
Since no information of every stations stop, memorized 2 - 3 stations before destination station. Stop in Manggarai station for example just memorized 2 station, Tebet and Cawang before Manggarai.
Many Jakarta citizen never aware of the cheap, convenient, on time public train to outside to spend the weekend or spend overnight in different environment, to refresh our mind back to work on happy Monday.