I say this because crossing traffic by foot is incredibly daring and risky. Those that are familiar the old Atari video game of FROGGER will know, but crossing it is just like so. Jaywalking is common.
I once managed to cross to the other side to do a little shopping and dining. On the way back, the traffic was just so bad that I decided to take a taxi just to get to the other side. lol
Silly but it worked, I was just being safe than sorry.
When you have a meeting with Indonesian business woman/man, make sure that you have calculate the duration of the road trip, I'm telling you this because the transportation in Jakarta sometimes or probably almost all the time is a train-wreck, you may not know what's gonna happen and you will ended-up stuck behind the wheel for couple of hours.
Indonesia business district is located at Kuningan and Sudirman area. We have certain rules in Sudirman area, Gatot Subroto, Thamrin, Gajah Mada, Hayam Wuruk, the rule supposed to be to prevent worst traffic jam during rush-hours (well, it helps just a little though), which is called Three-in-One (3 persons in one vehicle)and only applied on weekdays (07.00-10.00 am & 04.30-07.30 pm).
Don't worry all you have to do is put attention on the road sign. If you happen to only have 2 persons in a car, there are a lot of "Joki" (paid hitch-hiker) are standing-by at the side of the road. He/She will cost you around Rp.5.000 - Rp. 15.000,- depends on the distance. Make sure you pick the right hitch hiker (age of 8-12) and don't let the police sees you.
To play safe, it is better to get yourself registered with your country's embassy or high commission in Jakarta when you are there. This is because the situation can change very quickly and you may need to get advise from you embassy on what is the safest option for you.
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