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Jakarta Post

Shuttle provided for Monas park tours

  • The Jakarta Post

  /   Mon, March 10 2008   /  01:25 pm
(JP/J. Adiguna)(JP/J. Adiguna)

(JP/J. Adiguna) A number of kids smiled happily inside a new shuttle bus making rounds at Monas Park on Sunday morning, the day the shuttle was launched. The shuttle was launched by the city administration for visitors to the Central Jakarta park which is the location of Monas national monument. The launching of the minibuses -- at the park's southwest gate -- was attended by Governor Fauzi Bowo . Head of the Culture and Museum Agency Aurora Tambunan said there were two shuttles, each three-cars-long and able to carry 36 passengers. Topped with decorative Betawi-style roofs, the shuttle is four meters long, 1.7 wide and 2 high. The shuttle takes 10 minutes to reach the base of the monument from the southwest gate, some 800 meters away. "We decided to offer a shuttle because visitors were complaining about the distance from the parking area ...