Block M bus terminal in Jakarta is probably one of the most polluted and noisiest place in the country.
Hundreds of buses are racing there to drop off and pick passengers.
Bus drivers are not paid on a salary base, but earn their money in function of the number of passengers they pick during their journey. The more people they catch the more they get. All buses, wether "Metro Mini" or "Kopaja" have a number and a personalized name, to make it easier for their regular clients to recognize them. Each one has its dedicated route, and when taking a common way you can see them racing with each others to be the first one to spot hypothetical passengers on the road. Needless to say, road rules and courtesy are non-existant. All drivers have a "spotter" which role is to have people getting in, as well as doing the cashier. Some of these spotters are women or kids, you can see them balancing from the doors like equilibrists. These colorful buses are the most popular intra-muros transport infrastructure in this city of 20 millions inhabitants.