Some of the masters students at UGM specialising in transportation systems engineering are seen here.
Afterall, just as everything else, even the good things in life have to come to an end! My Indonesia trip too came to an end which I thoroughly enjoyed every bit of it. I am now back in the UK and looking forward to enjoy some of the much awaited spring here! Are there still any cherryblossoms left out there?!! Bye for now, hope to write some other blog in the future again!
School of Postgraduate Studies – a very modern structure. The university has a history of more than 65 years and it continues to grow…
University of Gadja Mada is one of the top universities in Indonesia. It is perhaps the oldest university in the country too and has more than 50000 students on its campus. Faculty of Civil Engineering has nearly 1200 students registered with them. School of Transportation Engineering is a part of the Department of Civil Engineering.
The Prambanan Temple is an awe-inspiring structure I have ever seen! Thanks to Munajat and Nurul the two ITS PhD students for taking me to this world heritage site. I also have tasted the famous Indonesian delicacy ‘Gado-Gado’.
I have set off to Yogyakarta which is another city located approximately 500 km away from Jakarta. A number of flights are operated every day by several airlines including Garuda Indonesia the national carrier. Flying time from Jakarta is roughly 50 minutes.
The city is located at about 35km from one of the most active volcanoes in the world. The last volcanic activity seen was In 2010 when parts of the city were affected by volcanic ash. Jogja (the local name for Yogyakarta) is also known for the two world heritage sites Prambanan and Borobudur. While Prambanan is the site of a hindu temple, Borobudur is one of the wonders of the world with more than 500 Budha statues around a Stupa built in the 9th century.
There are a number of universities in Jogja including the prestigious University of Gadja Mada.
TransJakarta Busway has an extensive network of over 160km and it operates on a number of corridors in Jakarta city.
The National Monument of Indonesia is a beautiful structure which is located close to Jakarta Gambir train station and is also within a walking distance from Trans Jakarta Bus Corridor.