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Quba Pose

Visitors take photos at Quba Mosque, Madina, Saudi Arabia (2019).

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Wildlife Dream

People pose with wildlife giant banner as a background, in Jakarta (2019).
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Rush Hour

Daily view of Stasiun Tanah Abang, Jakarta, especially on rush hour. Well, basically, every hour is a rush hour here.
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The Many Faces of Istanbul (+Bursa)

Istanbul, as Alex Webb pointed out, is another kind of border—between East and West, Islam and secularism, ancient and modern. I visited the city in February 2019, and the scents of the many entities (religion, culture, history, economy, technology, modernity, etc) merged in a natural way, and apparently will continue to thrive.  

Formerly known as Byzantium and Constantinople, it is the most populous city in Turkey and the country’s economic, cultural and historic center. Istanbul is a transcontinental city in Eurasia, straddling the Bosporus Strait (which separates Europe and Asia) between the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea. Its commercial and historical center lies on the European side and about a third of its population lives in suburbs on the Asian side of the Bosporus. (Wikipedia)

In this short visit, i managed to capture a glimpse of people’s life in Istanbul, as well as Bursa, a large city located in northwestern Anatolia, within the Marmara Region. It is the fourth most populous city in Turkey and one of the most industrialized metropolitan centres in the country.

*All photos taken with my cellphone. Kind of sad, that i didn’t bring a proper camera for this trip.

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Stasiun Manggarai

Stasiun Manggarai (MRI) adalah stasiun kereta api kelas besar tipe A yang terletak di Manggarai, Tebet Jakarta Selatan. Stasiun yang terletak pada ketinggian +13 meter ini termasuk dalam Daerah Operasi I Jakarta dan merupakan stasiun kereta api terbesar di DKI Jakarta.

Stasiun ini hanya melayani KRL Commuter Line tujuan Bogor, Depok, Jatinegara, Jakarta Kota, dan Bekasi. Letak stasiun berada di persimpangan tujuh: ke Jatinegara, Jakarta Kota, Tanah Abang, Bogor, dipo KRL Bukit Duri, Pengawas Urusan Kereta, serta Balai Yasa Manggarai.

Stasiun Manggarai mempunyai 10 jalur kereta api. Tujuh jalur digunakan untuk pemberhentian KRL Commuter Line, sedangkan tiga sisanya digunakan untuk langsiran menuju Pengawas Urusan Kereta, Dipo Bukit Duri, maupun ke Balai Yasa Manggarai. Jalur 1 dan 2 digunakan untuk pemberhentian KA Commuter Line Jakarta Kota–Bekasi dan KA Commuter Loopline. Jalur 3 dan 4 digunakan sebagai sepur lurus untuk kereta api jarak jauh serta untuk pemberhentian KA Commuter Line Jakarta Kota–Bekasi. Jalur 5, 6, dan 7 digunakan untuk pemberhentian KA Commuter Line Jakarta Kota–Bogor dan KA Commuter Loopline.

Saat ini stasiun tersebut sudah menmiliki underpass seperti di Stasiun Pasar Senen, supaya memudahkan untuk mencapai peron dan tak ketinggalan kereta api. Tidak ada kereta api jarak jauh berhenti di stasiun ini, kecuali jika terjadi persilangan atau persusulan antarkereta api.

Sumber: Wikipedia

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Kalimalang Traffic

Cars lining up in a massive traffic jam in Halim-Cawang area, Jakarta, Indonesia. People have to deal with a worse traffic jam due to belated infrastructure development carried by the government.