Sep 29, 2010

Sorong Airport, but without kereta sorong

Before talking about getting laid, let's talk about my arrival in Sorong, Irian Jaya, Indonesia.
Lucky for me to be seating at window seat when arriving at a foreign place while fully awake.
From high above Sorong looks very nice. The town is Sorong, not because there are many kereta sorong (trolley). I like the first imprssion of Sorong. It feels peaceful, with so much green and no pollution.

hmnnnn... Weird thing start to happen.....
There are school kids walking along the airplane strip...
Looks like they just cross the road which we just landed.....
Locals with vehicle waiting beside the road....
Waiting to cross the road? or the airplane's road??
It is airport, but I think it is open for public.

Airport Sorong.

 Guys in blue and orange uniform are airport's porter. As you can see, the carousel is static.... and there are no luggage trolleys. Eventhough the town is called 'sorong' (push), there are no 'kereta sorong' (trolley). Hence I am confident that kereta sorong is not the reason for the name 'Sorong'.

While we are waiting for our luggage, porters asking for our luggage tag. But we dismissed them because we were very protective of our luggage tag. Only when luggages start to come out from a hole, I realised that we should give our luggage tag to them to get our luggage. Good system because it make sure no one took the wrong luggage. That is one of the reason they need many porters, to distribute luggages. For people with big luggages, porters can help in carrying them. With tips, you don't have to carry big luggages by your own.

It is a small airport, with clean toilet, and efficient luggage system.

Interesting.

8 comments:

Merryn said...

Cool to know they have efficient luggage system so can reduce luggage lost :)

willie a.k.a reptoz said...

Airports at some African countries are really bad....

[SK] said...

interesting airport.. and the porters are actually professional luggage delivery ok?? :p

Eric Lee said...

not sure if it's a good system or not...LOL needs many manpower for that

Sarawakiana@2 said...

refreshing post.

Ghosty Nana said...

willie, i think so.

SK, i think they are. They have uniform. pretty organised.

Eric, it is a kind of income. IF all are automatic, people won't have job.

Sarawakiana, yes it is. with some firm content. :)

Ghosty Nana said...

Merryn, yes. I think it is good to prevent missing luggage

Ghosty Nana said...

Merryn, yes. I think it is good to prevent missing luggage