(Wilhelmina) Hi Miree, My husband and me like to travel around by public transport. There is obviously an extensive network of buses throughout the city and the surrounding villages, but so far we have not been able to find out which bus goes were. Where do we get this information? And are there maps available of the existing bus routes? We have also been looking for a good map of Jakarta, but so far we have only been able to find maps without any reference to street names etc. And since taxi drivers do not always know where things are, we would like to have a map that actually gives references to locations. To give you but one example: it took us an hour and a half and 2 taxis to get to the Gedung Kesenian because neither taxi driver knew where it was. We look forward to hearing from you.
(Miree) Hi Wilhelmina, You can find most bus route troughout the city and the surrounding villages by contact travel agents. Mostly they will have packages to offers.You can try to contact :
PT Kemang Nusantara Travel
Jl. Benda No. 23 A Cilandak Timur, Jakarta Selatan 12560 Indonesia
Phone (62 21) 788-46874
Fax (62-21) 782-7858
Ps. They speak English.
And the best map directory of Jakarta is "Jabotek"distributed by PT Java Books Indonesia, which can be purchased in hardcopy or CD-rom from any major book store such as Gramedia, Periplus or Aksara Kemang.The next best thing to find your way around Jakarta is to purchase a GPSsystem - the maps for Jakarta are getting better and better all the timeand a lot of people are succesfully using GPS systems in Jakarta. Theseare small units and are easy to take in a taxi with you. You can obtaina GPS system at -www.alatsurvey.com Best Regards