A Commuter’s Glossary
The Jakarta Globe published a hilarious article explaining what you need to know about commuting in Jakarta. Here’s an excerpt:
Angkot could either be a Toyota Kijang or a Daihatsu Carry modified to carry 12 to 14 people. Because they are the size of a regular family van, angkot can travel down much narrower roads than public buses. Angkot are primarily used as market transportation vehicles, so don’t be surprised if you find yourself sitting next to sacks of meat and vegetables. Angkot fares are dependent on distance. Drivers charge Rp 1,500 for a short trip and Rp 4,000 to travel the length of the route. Standing on the edge of an angkot is illegal, but nobody really cares.