Bandung Angkot Day

Kalau bicara mengenai Kota Bandung, tentu tidak lepas dari angkot. Angkot adalah alat transportasi andalan warga Bandung. Ditengah semakin padatnya lalu lintas kota Bandung akibat di penuhi kendaraan pribadi terutama pada saat “Peak Hour“. Namun dari sisi pengguna angkot sendiri banyak keraguan untuk menggunakannya.

Rawan kriminalitas di angkot dengan adanya berita-berita kriminal di media massa, tarif mahal akibat kenaikan BBM dan lebih hemat secara pengeluaran jika dibandingkan dengan kendaraan pribadi, dan seringnya ngetem sehingga bisa terlambat dalam berkegiatan. Namun dari sudut pandang supir angkot, mereka punya alasan tersendiri. Kriminalitas di angkot tidak setiap saat terjadi, butuh pendapatan yang lebih untuk memenuhi setoran dan kebutuhan hidup sehari-hari. Masalah ngetem pun mereka anggap wajar karena tidak mungkin angkot berjalan tanpa penumpang karena dari mana nanti dapat penghasilannya.

“Yo lapa lapa (Kalapa), hari ini gratis ak”

Bandung Angkot Day adalah gerakan angkot gratis agar warga Bandung yang semula memakai kendaraan pribadi beralih ke angkot yang dilakukan pada tanggal 20  September dari pukul lima pagi hingga pukul tujuh malam. Hanya satu trayek yang diberlakukan bebas biaya yaitu trayek Kalapa – Dago. Kebetulan sekali trayek ini yang selalu saya gunakan untuk mulai beraktifitas setiap paginya. Seperti biasa saya mulai aktifitas pagi dengan menunggu angkot, namun pagi ini beda. Saya sengaja menunggu angkot dengan trayek Kalapa – Dago. Bisa dibilang angkot hijau strip orange ini cukup sering lewat. Kira-kira lima menit sekali saya pasti menjumpainya. Yang menarik pagi itu adalah sapaan supir angkot ketika saya masuk, “Yo lapa lapa (Kalapa), hari ini gratis ak”. Tidak hanya itu, angkot sama sekali tidak ngetem, dan spesialnya lagi supirnya pun tidak ngerem mendadak seperti biasanya ketika menaikan atau pun menurunkan penumpang.

Memang secara tarif, untuk jarak dekat termasuk mahal. Untuk jarak sekitar 1.5 km saja saya harus mengeluarkan dua ribu rupiah. Namun jika dibanding kota lain, pemberlakuan tarif progresif bisa dikatakan tidak terlalu mahal karena ada istilah jika kita naik bus “Jauh Dekat Seribu” walau sekarang tarif bus sudah mencapai tiga ribu rupiah. Disisi lain, naik angkot itu tidak secapek jika dibandingkan menggunakan kendaraan pribadi apalagi ketika.Memang mungkin dari segi keamanan dan kenyamanan perlu ditingkatkan mulai dari etika menyupir hingga peremajaan angkot. Tentu, event ini akan sia-sia jika tidak ada peran dari kedua belah pihak baik penumpang yang mulai berpindah dari transportasi pribadi ke transportasi publik ataupun dari supir dan pengelola untuk lebih bertanggung jawab dengan penumpangnya dengan meningkatkan keamanan dan kenyamanan.

Edge of the Era: Studio 123 Singosaren Surakarta

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Indonesia has movie theater’s history. They existed since colonial era. The first movie theater was establish in 1990 and located in Jakarta. Until 90’s, there’re many movie theater scattered in every city in Indonesia. But, since moneter crisis hit Indonesia’s econimic in 1998, there’re many movie theater collapsed. The reason was there’re many pirated movie circulated in Indonesia so people didn’t need to go to movie theater. Only one company network survived with this condition and still exist until this article was written which will called first class movie theater in this article.

Yogyakarta, place where I lived also has long movie theater’s history since colonial era. But since moneter crisis, only some movie theater can survive and in the mid 2010, the last second class movie theater was closed. Only 2 movie theaters were remaining. Luckily, 60 kilometers northwest from place I lived. Located in Surakarta City or people usually call Solo City, there’s second class movie theater still operated. Physically, you can saw the theater from outside beside this theater on the third floor of department store, it’s also no sign of the theater but an abandon old sign “Studio 123”. Moviegoer  only noticed there’s theater if only went to the third floor of the building and there will be a three poster.

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3 poster with 3 different movies’ title

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Ticket price was 15.000 rupiahs or abaout 1.5 US Dollars. Less than half price than ticket in first class movie theater.

When I and my girlfriend went to the that movie theater, there’re 3 movie which played on that time. Splinter, Bunraku, and Mother’s Day. It’s the first time we went there. Actually I don’t understand all of those films. I even didn’t know what kind of those film. After the ticket box open, I bought to ticket but when the ticket seller as for film, I really confused which one I must choose, then an officer told me if Splinter and Bunraku would be play soon. He told me about the film. Splinter is a horror movie and Bunraku is little bit japanese film theme. Finally I chose Bunraku.
The film would be play but I didn’t see another moviegoer except us. Bunraku played on studio 2, as the theater name “Studio 123”, it also has 3 studio. In front of studio 2’s gates, there was one officer who collect the ticket, further more surprisingly, he also officer who rolled the projector. There’s no seat number too. We sat near the studio’s door because surprisingly only us who watch on this studio.

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2 tickets for Studio 2. There’s no seat number written in the ticket.

Physically, the studio condition was good, has comfort seat, and clean but the picture wasn’t clear enough and also the sound was bad. I can hear clearly. But when enjoy the movie, I remembered my childhood memory. The situation and condition from the studio was same as studio in 90’s era. Different condition with first class movie theater right now which have modern technology. I didn’t know how much moviegoer watching movie in this theater, even though there’s not many moviegoer watch in this place every single day, but until right now the movie theater still operated. For people who had memory about 90’s era of movie theater or someone who want to enjoy movie in different situation, you should try to watch movie in this theater. Even though the movie wasn’t good enough because the second class movie theater has difficulty to get premiere movie. This is can happen because there’s a movie distribution monopoly from first class movie theater network.

Then film end, and unluckily we had chose the longest movie. More than two hours we watched the movie with just only us in a one big room. On more, the projector turn of when we’re step outside even though the movie still on the credit section and we still in front of the studio’s door. Never had experience in movie theater like that before.