Local Transport


Becak (bicycle rickshaw) drivers like to kerb-crawl, hoping you’ll succumb to their badgering and/or the heat. Rates start from 10,000Rp.


The main pete-pete terminal is at the site of the old Makassar Mall. Blue pete-pete generally service destinations around town (5000Rp) while red ones go further afield (from 10,000Rp).


Air-conditioned taxis have meters; a 2km ride costs about 18,000Rp. Bluebird Taxis are reliable, comfortable and operate 24 hours.


Ride hailing app Grab (www.grab.com/id) brings an ojek or car to your door within minutes with transparent pricing. Bahasa Indonesia is not required, but some drivers do like to call to confirm pick up points.