Last night was one of my worst exeprience using busway in Jakarta. I took me almost two hours from Thamrin to Kuningan which actually needs only less than 30 minutes.
My suffer started from Sarinah Shelter where the busway queue was so long, then the next hell was at Dukuh Atas. It took me and Ayu less than 20 minutes to reach the Dukuh Atas shelter.
Arriving Dukuh Atas, we had to queue again to change the busway. Hundreds people were desperately waiting for the busway to Ragunan (corridor 6). It might be OK if the busway came on regular basis, but yesterday was really unpredictable. I queued for more than 30 minutes just to get into the busway. The shelter was so crowded with no air conditioner. Indeed, I and Ayu were forced to smell people's sweating aroma surrounded us. Ooouuchh. It made me want to vomit. Ayu's face look so sulky as the man who stood next to her just finished smoking (PS. Ayu can't stand smelling smoke of cigarette and her nose was blessed to easily detect the smell)
The busway came each 15 minutes which lead me and Ayu whining all the time. Ayu even cursed the busway which passed over us and didn't stop. Hahaha. Finally, after a long waiting, we got into a very crowded busway. I arrived home at 8.15 pm. I was so hungry, thirsty and off course smelly. (Dukuh atas shelter is really a cursed place)