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Jakarta

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Ever since the becaks, or bicycle rickshaws, were
banned from the Indonesian city streets in the 1990s, ojeks, or
motorcycle taxis, have proliferated. Not only is this mini-industry completely
unregulated by the government, but many assume that the motorcycles themselves
are often stolen. While the driver is supposed to wear a helmet—and offer one
for the passenger—don’t expect it. Assuming you survive the trip without an
accident or a panic attack, you’ll likely find the pricing wildly
improvisational too.

A Better Ride: For starters, get a ride with four
wheels. At the Grand Hyatt Jakarta,
the concierge recommends two regional cab companies: the Blue Bird Taxi and its
subsidiary, Silver Bird taxis.

World's Scariest Taxi Rides

Jakarta

Ever since the becaks, or bicycle rickshaws, were
banned from the Indonesian city streets in the 1990s, ojeks, or
motorcycle taxis, have proliferated. Not only is this mini-industry completely
unregulated by the government, but many assume that the motorcycles themselves
are often stolen. While the driver is supposed to wear a helmet—and offer one
for the passenger—don’t expect it. Assuming you survive the trip without an
accident or a panic attack, you’ll likely find the pricing wildly
improvisational too.

A Better Ride: For starters, get a ride with four
wheels. At the Grand Hyatt Jakarta,
the concierge recommends two regional cab companies: the Blue Bird Taxi and its
subsidiary, Silver Bird taxis.

Stephen Gurie Woo/Alamy

World's Scariest Taxi Rides

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