Unique Local Transportation Around Indonesia

Lila BangsawanStarred Page By Lila Bangsawan, 8th Aug 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/a81ccsc2/
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There are some unique transportation tools in my country. You can find them here on Wikinut before visiting my country.

Let me Introduce Them

As an Indonesian, I am really proud of some local transportation tools that might be found around my country. If you have time to visit Indonesia, here are some of unique local transportation tools I've mentioned above.

Becak

No machine with three wheels, two wheels in front and one wheel at back side. The becak can only carry two passengers. And the driver is behind the passengers paddling the becak.

Each province in Indonesia has this kind of transportation tool but they have vary designs. In Yogyakarta, for example, the becak is higher than becaks in other provinces. Sometimes, the becak's roof can be opened because it made of sheeting.

Delman

Delman is a cart with a horse at front side. The Delman is designed uniquely in order to attract tourists in Yogyakarta. Almost all provinces of Indonesia have this kind of transportation tool. Like Becak, each province has its own delman with variety of designs. In West Java, the delman is smaller than delman of Yogyakarta.

Bajaj

Actually, bajaj came from India. But, in Indonesia, bajaj is little bit different because of its design. It has three wheels with machine of a motorcycle. The passengers can sit at back side and there are only for two or three passengers only.

Bemo

Bemo has three wheels and is driven by machine. Almost similar with bajaj, but at the front side of a bemo, the driver can sit with a passenger at the left side. There will be more than five passengers can sit at the back of a bemo.

Rakit

When we have to across a river, there is a local transportation tool that we call "rakit". Rakit has no machine. It made of bamboos and two oarsmen will rower the rakit from one side of the river to another. All passengers can sit on some seats made of wood on that rakit.

Jukung

Jukung is a small boat without machine as a booster. It can take you any where. Each provinces in Indonesia with rivers as an option of traveling has this kind of transportation tools. Again, each provinces has its own design of jukung. Palembang in South Sumatera has bigger jukungs than South Kalimantan.

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Land, Local, Old, River, Tourism, Transport, Transportation, Travel, Trip, Unique

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author avatar Lila Bangsawan
I am a teacher of an elementary school. I live in Bandung-Indonesia and have 2 sons. I will write on travel as my writing focus because I was a traveler around Indonesia areas when I was young.

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author avatar jayababy
8th Aug 2011 (#)

Wow, Lila, a wonderful read. Thx for sharing.

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author avatar Lila Bangsawan
10th Aug 2011 (#)

You're welcome, Jayababy. Thanks for stopping by.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
8th Aug 2011 (#)

Very nice article and ver coloful pictures. A well-deserved star page Lila. Thank you.

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author avatar Lila Bangsawan
10th Aug 2011 (#)

Thank you Steve my friend for your compliment.

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author avatar Soniak
8th Aug 2011 (#)

Hi dear!
Nice to meet you?
Honestly I apologize for intruding into your privacy, since we don't know each other, but pay attention and understand my reason of contacting you!
My name is Soniak Sheila Benson, I came across wikinut.com, and became so much interested on your profile, Please kindly reach me back through,
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Meanwhile i want to let you know that i can speak and write English fluently because is my native language, sending kisses with love from my heart!!
Thanks Soniak.

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author avatar Buzz
9th Aug 2011 (#)

Informative article, Lila. Congrats on the star page.

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author avatar Lila Bangsawan
10th Aug 2011 (#)

Thanks a lot Buzz. I'm happy it could give you info.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
9th Aug 2011 (#)

Wonderful article, and pictures thank you Lila!

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author avatar Lila Bangsawan
10th Aug 2011 (#)

Delicia my friend, I'm glad you can enjoy it.

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author avatar Retired
12th Aug 2011 (#)

Informative article...thanks for sharing....

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author avatar Lila Bangsawan
13th Aug 2011 (#)

You are welcome, Starrleena

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