All About Indonesia #8: Modes of transport – The Mikrolet

Mikrolets are mini buses/vans which operate on fixed routes. They carry 6 – 12 passengers depending on the type of vehicle and charges per person. The fare varies with distance and students in uniform pay less. The fare may range from 1000 Rupiahs to 4000. It is advised never to pay more than 4000 Rupiahs and be wary of pickpockets, who are known for misdirection and distracting tactics, so pay attention to your belongings. Put them in your bag and always put it touching your body. Never let anything misdirects you.

The beginning and end points of the routes are visible on the front and back of each vehicle, along with a route number. For example, Tanah Abang – Meruya M11.

For more updates, always check out www.the-v.net. You can also visit the V-Indonesia 2012 microsite for more V-Indonesia 2012 stuff!

Sources:

http://www.the-v.net/news/did-you-know-144-the-mikrolet/8-13-2012/en/

http://www.expat.or.id/info/traditionaltransport.html

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