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Food for thought: MRT’s ‘Pojok Buku’ provides books to kill commuting time

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    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Thu, September 19, 2019   /  02:05 pm
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The Pojok Buku mini library at Lebak Bulus MRT Station in South Jakarta provides a range of literature that can be borrowed by commuters heading to Bundaran HI Station in Central Jakarta. Photo taken on Sept. 16.(JP/Nina Loasana)

Jakartans commuting between Lebak Bulus MRT station in South Jakarta and Bundaran HI station in Central Jakarta can now browse articles or documents of their interest while riding the jam-free transportation system. The complimentary collection of literature in a variety of genres is available for passengers to pass the traveling time. MRT corporate secretary Muhammad Kamaluddin said the collections of literature, which are available at two mini libraries, each at the Lebak Bulus and Bundaran HI stations, were meant to foster a habit of reading among Jakartans. The small libraries, named Pojok Buku (book corners), were launched on Sept. 4. “The Pojok Buku initiative is a joint effort between the Jakarta Administration and PT MRT Jakarta as an effort to promote reading in the capital city. A small library has been set up at both Lebak Bulus and Bundaran HI stati...