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Becak in Jakarta

Becak were banned within the Jakarta city limits in 1994 due to their propensity to cause traffic jams. Former President Soeharto (and others) also wanted to eradicate becak from the city streets because ...

Ojek in Jakarta

Ojek “motorcycle taxis” began appearing in Jakarta after becak were banned in 1994. Ojek service began as a people's initiative to provide a transportation options for people who used to use ...

Bajaj in Jakarta

The Jakartan equivalent to Thailand 's tuk-tuk is the bajaj (pronounced "bahdge-eye"), orange mutant scooters souped up in India into tricycles that carry passengers in a small cabin at the ...

Bus in Jakarta

Buses are the primary means of public transportation in Jakarta. The PATAS buses provide a comfortable ride with air conditioning facility. These buses are less crowded creating high probabilities for ...

Taxi in Jakarta

While most of the air-conditioned taxis in Jakarta are metered and will cost you Rp. 4,000 for the first km and Rp. 1,800 for each subsequent km, many taxi operators will try and do away with the meter if ...