Sunday, June 22, 2008
Text and picture ©Eki Qushay Akhwan
Bandung could probably be appropriately called a motorbikers' city. There are approximately 500,000 motorbikes in this city of about 3 million population (1:6 ratio). Motorbikes become the preferred mode of transportation not only because of their agility to navigate the relatively narrow streets of the city and their economical fuel consumption, but also because the city's public and mass transportation system is largely not working very well and in need of a comprehensive overhaul.