Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Robbed in Jakarta... part 1

M invited us to her wedding in Jakarta... we went by budget airline... about S$100 per person 2 ways. but on the way back, we have to pay a fee for the departure tax. i questioned the counter person and he said it is compulsory for all departure tax... with a receipt. so, whats that airline saying that EVERYTHING IS INCLUDED or what is included?

thats not the point...

taxi at airport... as usual, touts. make our stand. my face has a stamp from singapore. just keep cool and join the public taxi queue.

we would made an estimate of US$0.10 is 1000 Indonesian Rupiah.

Bluebird group taxi is more reliable in indonesia. Easy to understand their charges.

checked my GPS, they are honest to bring us without turning round and round. fee is about Rp30000, but minimum charge is Rp40000.

We reached very early. 830am. hotel says cannot check in before 11am. after some chit chat, we checked in 10am.

stayed at The Batavia Hotel. good hotel but not much people are staying. lack maintenance. outlook is very grand, carpet lacks cleaning. but we love it because the of the price.

Anyway, less of all these details. 

Old town was very nice. lots of museum and lots of people because it is a Sunday. We always tell our friend, the world is very small. For those that has the big world map on your bike, take it down because the world is not big. WHY? we met a common friend in the old town in Jakarta!!!

How did we get robbed in Jakarta?

1 comment:

Andrea said...

and how did you get robbed in Jakarta? how are you anyway....greetings from Abu Dhabi, Andrea and Thomas