Thursday, February 21, 2008

Makassar Travel Tips dari

Petepete konon berarti uang recehan. Itulah nama angkutan kota ketika masih dibayar dengan uang koin. Sekarang, tarif sudah mahal, Rp 2.000. Jadi mestinya namanya berubah menjadi?

Monday, January 22, 2007

Makassar Travel Tips

Left: Pete-pete, is a name of public trans. Photo: By Pieter. C. (Glassnet Collection.)
About the People
If you hear people screaming something that sounds like"Hello Chick-a-lee!", don't be alarmed. This is just a very friendly local greeting used between relatives.

One of the first questions people ask here is "Where are you staying". Though this doesn't necessarily mean they will go looking for you, if you are uncomfortable giving out your hotel and room number, it's better to make something upthan to give an indefinite answer. Since it's normal for Indonesians to immediately give their address and telephone number to people they meet, this question will be repeated until the full answer is given.

About the Transportations
Tipping is not customary in taxis, but the fares are usually rounded up to the nearest Rp. 1000. If you ask your taxi driver to make a few stops and wait for you, it's normal to add another Rp. 5000 to the fare.

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