Low-Cost Green Car Program met with doubt

As an ETA living in West Java, one of the first words to enter my vocabulary was macet, or traffic.  I live in a suburb of Greater Jakarta called Parung. According to Google Maps, Parung is a measly one-hour commute to the center of Jakarta. Unfortunately, Google’s estimated travel time isn’t much more than a…

A burning car and vigilante justice in Medan

There was a traffic jam at the wrong time of day in Medan on Jalan Dr. Mansyur. Before things had gotten really tight, a police officer on a motorbike pulled up alongside me and gently gestured to me to move into the left lane. Behind him were four other officers in green PolResta jackets. A…