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‘Delman’ or horse wagon, a for-fun transportation in Indonesia

Horse in some countries like London are used by the police, a very innovative solution to deal with the pollution.

But do you know that in Indonesia, horses are not used by police? Instead, it is used as a for-fun transportation.

These horse wagons are called ‘delman‘, but some people might call it ‘dokar‘, ‘andong‘, or ‘sado‘. They used to be a transportation in a neighborhood or between villages, but nowadays they are only used for fun. It is cheap, doesn’t make pollution, and unique, so what’s the loss? The unique thing about it is that sometimes they are brave enough to go to the main street in Jakarta.

(See this video below to see how riding a ‘delman‘ feels)

It looks fun, right? It is fun unless you are stuck in a traffic jam, though.

(Credits go respectfully to the rightful owner)

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‘Ojek’, the best transportation in traffic jam

I am sure even in your swiftest and smoothest day, there’s got to be a traffic jam somewhere, right?
Who doesn’t hate traffic jam? It can change your 30-minute trip into a tedious 1 hour or more. Think about how much time and mental state you waste.
Those of you whose working time starts from 9am should wake up and go earlier just because you have to anticipate the time wasted for traffic jam. You could have more of your beauty sleep if there is no traffic jam.

So, what should you do when you are on a really tight schedule but got stuck in a traffic jam?
Here in Indonesia, I introduce you to the best transportation to go through the traffic jam.
It’s called ‘Ojek’, a normal motorcycle with a somewhat ‘abnormal’ driver. You can see them everywhere.

They are basically like ‘Bajaj’ or taxi or bus but in the form of motorcycle. You tell them where you want to go, you agree on a price, and the next thing you know is that you are slipping through the traffic jam, abnormally. Why abnormally? Because they drive fast and unafraid of danger, but they can get you anywhere real quick.

One thing you should remember though is that the passenger helm is not always clean. They simply don’t clean it after it is used by someone else. So you can imagine the sweat, smell, and germs all over the helm.

(Even the Governor of Jakarta, Joko Widodo (Jokowi) agrees that ‘Ojek’ is the best transportation to use)

(Credits go respectfully to the rightful owner)

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