Jeju and Penang: Two Islands, But Two So Very Different Bus Rides

loading Main street of Jeju Island, South Korea.

JEJU, PRESENT DAY: The electronic readout at the chrome and glass sheltered bus stop tells me my bus is two minutes away. The bus stop provides free Wi-Fi, so I log on to the public transport app Kakao and watch my bus animated in real-time, moving across the map. I follow its progress and see other buses moving around the nearby streets, like ants each following their designated trails, rectangular ants with bus numbers painted on their backs. I look up from my phone and there is my bus, paused at the traffic lights, exactly where the app says it should ...

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