Traveling from Kuching to Pontianak, Indonesia provides us with several uniques experiences. One of the unique experiences are road maintenance activities along the main road.
As can be seen below, the road were repaired using cement materials. The work area is secured from road traffic using easily available materials.
Someone among the construction workers ensured that traffic were slowed down to prevent untoward road accidents. Even signages were erected to ensure road users slow down their vehicles while passing through the stretch of road being maintained.
Another road repair being carried out as shown in the following picture. I assumed that they had purposely dug the road for installing utilities crossing the road. Somebody among them will ensure that traffic were slowed down to prevent untoward accidents.
Road maintenance activities were carried out as in the following pictures.
Interestingly, someone will ensure that road users will contribute cash to help funding the cost of repairing the stretch of road. However, the contribution is not compulsory as one can imagine while traveling on toll road. Most drivers were kind enough to contribute some amount of money to ensure that the road are passable and comfortable to travel on.
However, at the the back of my mind, I am really concerned about the safety of the workers repairing the road as shown above because most of them did not adhere to the proper safety standards while repairing public road.