Thursday, June 5, 2008

Business Trip Tips (Traffic)

Some insights when you are on a business trip

When you have a meeting with Indonesian business woman/man, make sure that you have calculate the duration of the road trip, I'm telling you this because the transportation in Jakarta sometimes or probably almost all the time is a train-wreck, you may not know what's gonna happen and you will ended-up get stuck behind the wheel for couple of hours.

Indonesia business district is located at Kuningan and Sudirman area. We have certain rules in Sudirman area, Gatot Subroto, Thamrin, Gajah Mada, Hayam Wuruk, the rule supposed to be to prevent worst traffic jam during rush-hours (well, it helps just a little though), which is called Three-in-One (3 persons in one vehicle)and only applied on weekdays (07.00-10.00 am & 04.30-07.30 pm).

Don't worry all you have to do is put attention on the road sign. If you happen to only have 2 persons in a car, there are a lot of "Joki" (paid hitch-hiker) are standing-by at the side of the road. He/She will cost you around Rp.5.000 - Rp. 15.000,- depends on the distance. Make sure you pick the right hitch hiker (age of 8-12) and don't let the police sees you. Oh I'm practically teaching you to be a rule-bender.

Ok..I think it's better for you to hire a driver rather than driving by your own. I post some car-rental listing on my blog and the price range, check on the "category". Good luck and have a nice trip.

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