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Lena Hoffmann Mar 20 2014

Is Jakarta Dangerous?

Debangana Sen Mar 21 2014
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Jakarta can be as safe as you want it to be. Here are a few tips for you:

1. Go for the orange Transcabs, green ones or Silverbird taxis. And always be extra careful of your belongings when you stop at traffic signals.
2. Don't drink tap water.
3. Bribes are common here. At the best try to negotiate the price.
4. For money exchanges, prefer money exchanger than the banks. InterAsia on Jl. Wahid Hasym 90 is a good option. Also Traveller's cheques are not that popular here.
5. Online bookings can be a lot cheaper than going via travel agents.
6. Don't flash your money around. Theft and pickpocketing is common. Distribute your money in different places, so that you always have a back up in case u loose a bundle.
7. Be careful of the flood time in Jakarta. The streets get absolutely waterlogged.

Jakarta is a beautiful place to visit. Practice a little caution and you will come back with happy memories.
Keylor Rojas Mar 21 2014
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When travelling to Indonesia rather bring Cash and Credit Cards with you but Do Not Bring Travellers Cheques with You as it`s not widely accepted in Indonesia. You`ll have a really hard time trying to change them as most of the banks and money changers Do Not Accept them. The Banks will all tell you try there Head Office in Sudirman. I eventually found a travel agent that changed it and they gave me a very low rate and because I had no other alternative then to get a taxi and look for Bank Danamon Head Office in Sudirman so I just took the rate they gave me as I was tired of trying to find a place that changes American Express Travellers Cheques. So save yourself the hassle and just bring cash with you.
Thomas Lloyd Mar 24 2014
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Below are several types of taxi scams in Jakarta:
•fake argo-meter, sometimes the taxi driver modifies the meters and passenger has to pay more than its ordinary price.
•robery. To avoid the above matters, try to find taxi in the reliable hotel.
Another solution is booked the taxi by phone from reliable taxi operator.
Cindy Lam Mar 25 2014
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In Jakarta is like all in Indonesia - car driving on the left side.
For one from Europe is difficult- in special, it can cause difficulties for a newcomer.
So try to use the overpasses or overways at traffic lights.
But this is same- the overpasses of Jakarta not all without danger, be carful in climbing very steep usually and be careful (as ever in big citys of the world) with much people around.
Cate Brad Mar 26 2014
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I would suggest only taking a Blue Bird taxi when you are in Jakarta. Some people suggest Express taxis but I had a terrible experience with them. I once tried to take an Express taxi and the driver refused to use the meter and tried to charge me an exorbitant fare. When I told him I was going to complain to his company, he attacked me. Enough said - avoid Express taxis.
Imelda Blaze Mar 27 2014
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Its better off if you leave your passport and all valuable stuff at your hotel safety box just as a precaution. Anything can be happened and its too late to feel sorry for that. Take a photocopy of your passport withyou at all times.
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