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Modified transporter in Indonesia

We all know now that in Indonesia, the best transportation would be ‘ojek’ or motor taxi, because it can slip past the traffic jam quickly. You can read this post to know more about it. At most, they can bring 2 to 3 people at once or some things.

But do you know that somewhere in Tasikmalaya, there is a modified transporter? It is an ordinary transporter but they can bring many people at once like 7 – 10 people, and they can even bring  many woodblocks.

Cipatujah, Tasikmalaya, Indonesia

Say hello to these brave people who risk their lives and their motors to transport these people and heavy woodblocks.

Usually, they are paid for IDR 150.000 – 250.000 ( US $ 15 – 25 ) per trip, but is it really worth the danger? How would they turn their motor? How would they brake and have the woodblocks unmoved when they brake in a downhill slope?

They reflect the needs of efficiency for Indonesian people. They realize that to transport many people or things, they need to go back and forth several times, and that is a waste of gasoline. Then, they take the market opportunity to transport all at once or in one trip. Pretty uniquely clever, right?

(See this video about them, they can even go through bumpy roads and still keep their balance)

Well, Indonesia is really a place with countless uniqueness, right?

(Credits go respectfully to the rightful owner)

Gasoline price in Indonesia

Right to the point, here are the gasoline prices from the cheapest ones to the most expensive ones.

From the cheapest ones :

  1. Saudi Arabia ($ US 0,12 / Rp 1.404 per litre)
  2. Turkmenistan ($ US 0,08 / Rp 936 per liter)
  3. Venezuela ($ US 0,05 / Rp 585 per liter)

To the most expensive ones :

  1. Stockholm ($ US 1,97 / Rp 19.700 per litre)
  2. Athens ($ US 2 / Rp 20.000 per litre)
  3. Istanbul ( $ US 2,26 / RP 22.600 per liter)

So, Where does Indonesia rank? Don’t worry, Indonesia is not yet included in the expensive ones.
But of course, there are some things you need to know about the gasoline in Indonesia.

There are some kinds of gasoline in Indonesia. ‘Pertamax plus’ and ‘Pertamax’ are the best one, second to it is ‘Premium’. The others are diesel fuel, which are ‘solar’ and ‘bio-solar’.
The price for ‘Premium used to be Rp 4.500 or $ US 0,45 per liter but now it has been increased to Rp 6.500 or $ US 0,65 per liter.
Indonesian people were getting panicked over the increase because the price for groceries and daily needs will go up too.

The funny thing is that it is only Rp 6.500 or $ US 0,65 per liter and it is enough to make them panic. If compared to other parts of Indonesia, like Kupang where the gasoline price is Rp 50.000 or $ US 5 per liter, the gasoline price in Jakarta is still cheap.

The other thing you need to be careful with is the number on the machine that shows how much money you must pay for the amount of the gasoline.
Why? Because there are some ‘naughty’ machines. For example, you want to fill your car with 10 liter of Premium fuel. The total price would be Rp 65.000 or around $ US 6,5.
BUT you have to be careful because the number can jump from, say, Rp 45.000 to Rp 65.000 suddenly.
So, you need to pay careful attention to this.

(See this video about an official car filling subsidized gasoline)

Don’t worry, you don’t need to fill your car or motorcyle with non-subsidized gasoline. But it is recommended because non-subsidized gasoline is for people with low to mid economy.

(Credits go respectfully to the rightful owner)

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