PT Pelni have held the celebration of New Year Eve on the KM Umsini. There are 526 passenger which consisting 200 passenger of KM Umsini and 326 passenger who apply for join the celebration will celebrate the New Year Eve in the water of Thousand Islands or Kepulauan Seribu, Jakarta.
“The ideas have appeared about two years ago. Pelni is not only targeting the passenger Because the passenger have decrease every year about 1 percent. Due to that we have change our mindset with targeting other consumer category,” said Manager of Communication and Instance of PT Pelni, Akhmad Sujadi at Tanjung Priok Port, Jakarta.
The celebration of New Year Eve is the first time using KM Umsini. “We have choose KM Umsini because there are accidentally this ship schedule have coincided with this event. So 200 passenger of this ship will participate this celebration and don’t disturb the schedule from departure and arrival of the passenger,” said Akhmad.
KM Umsini have sail from Tanjung Priok Port at Saturday, 31 December 2017 5 PM to water of Thousand Islands for celebrating the New Year Eve. The Ship will back to Tanjung Priok Port about 1.30 AM Sunday.
There are various exciting events have prepared by the Pelni to entertain passengers in this New Year Eve like face painting, photo booth, enjoying the sun set, dinner, a lot of games and fireworks performance. for the price, adult will charge for Rp 500.000 when children is only Rp 250.000.
Want have trip to island but the current budget is limited? Easy, you can still have holiday to island although you only have limited money. Especially for you who live at Jakarta and its surrounding, Thousand Island could become your alternative because the island have offering the trip to island without drain our money.
Starting from Januari 2016, there are operate KM Sabuk Nusantara 46. The ship have capacity about 150 person and depart to Untung Jawa Island, Tidung, Pramuka and Kelapa from Sunda Kelapa port. To Use this KM Sabuk Nusantara 46 transportation service, we only charge for 15 thousands rupiah. The charge is totally different if we depart with using boat from Muara Angke which charger for 40 thousands rupiah.
We have noted that the route we must take for visiting to Thousand Island by using KM Sabuk Nusantara is not as much as 25 thousands rupiah. With that cost, tourist can playing sea water and view sun set at one of island at Thousand Island.
The first route you can take is using Transjakarta to main City Bus Stop with 3500 rupiah. The alternative is using for this Transjakarta is using KA Commuter Line which stopped at City Rail Station. From there, we can continue our trip by using public transportation like Mikrolet M15 with Tanjung Priok route. At here we must pay attention this M15 because it has two different route, one to our destination, Tanjung Priok when another one to Mangga Dua. So don’t be take wrong route. The fee for this public transportation is 4000 rupiah.
If you afraid miss your location, you can tell the driver you want to stop at Sunda Kelapa Port. After arrive at the port front gate you will charged for 2500 rupiah each person. This charge is different with boat fee, this is entry gate fee. From the gate, we can walk to the KM Sabuk Nusantara 46 which range about 500 meter from the entry gate. The ticket form KM Sabuk Nusantara 46 can be bought at the counter or buy directly from boat crew above the boat.
If you don’t want to use public transportation, you can use your motorcycle or car and park it at Sunda Kelapa Port Syahbandar Office. The fee for entering the port with using motorcycle is 3 thousands rupiah, car is 4 thousands rupiah and 9 thousands rupiah for bus. The charge is not included with fee for parking your vehicle.