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  • AlexJohn
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    Having previously said it didn't really matter whether you had a valid licence or not, I have to say that karma must have caught up with me.

    The other evening in frustration trying to find a U-turn that wouldn't add 45 minutes on to my journey I took a chance and swung around a junction clearly marked No U-Turn and drove slap bang into a cop. For the first time ever, out of frustration, I didn't do my usual "silly-bule-has-no-idea-what-he's-doing-could-a-bit-of-cash-clear-up-this-misunderstanding-officer?" routine and instead just sat fuming as he started writing the ticket. He asked to see my licence and being a perceptive chap he noticed it was out of date. So he now points to the part of the ticket that clearly states two traffic infractions costs Rp 250,000. He continued to fill out the ticket and I realised I was going to have to go to court, so I lightened up and asked whether there was anything I could do to avoid this, sure, he said, give me the 250k and the staff at the office will sort it out for me.

    I looked at the ticket, it was all complete and filled out correctly with all my details, there it was, I again asked would I really have to go to court, no mister I'm helping you here, here's the ticket, pay the fine and it will be sorted.

    Maybe he kept the money and ripped up the ticket, maybe he didn't, but I was caught bang to rights and couldn't object to the fine as it was clearly correct for my two violations. If he kept the cash it is no concern of mine as I clearly owed the money one way or the other (unless I get a court summons in the next few days and that will be a different kettle of fish) but the moral of the story is, get your licence up to date.

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  • Chilled.
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    Originally posted by tihzho View Post
    Not to "derail" this thread but think about this. If one must use an agent to get something so basic as a driving license heaven help someone wanting to set up a company here.

    Indonesia is ranked 109th in the World Bank Ease of Doing Business Ranking. The number one spot goes to Singapore and Malaysia at 17th which makes sense as even being an official Islamic state they have a Casino.

    http://www.doingbusiness.org/rankings

    Well we have a busway...
    Think again. Apparently the majority party is getting cozy with a opposition party to get hudud in for the whole country, not just one state like Aceh.
    That casino is not gonna survive this, lol.

    http://edition.cnn.com/2016/05/31/as...ia-hudud-bill/
    Kuala Lumpur (CNN)A proposal in Malaysia's Parliament to introduce the strict Islamic penal code known as hudud law is threatening to split the country's government apart.

    The proposed bill was introduced in parliament last Thursday by Abdul Hadi Awang, the president of the country's opposition Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party.
    It will be debated in October and, if passed, will replace current provisions in the country's Sharia courts -- which govern Muslims -- with harsher hudud punishments. Hudud law allows for penalties such as amputation of limbs and stoning.
    The tabling of the bill was made possible with the support of the United Malays National Organization (UMNO), the majority party that makes up the ruling Barisan Nasional coalition. Prime Minister Najib Razak has been trying to calm the uproar that has erupted since the tabling of the proposal, denying that the bill will lead to the full implementation of hudud law.

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  • Anglian
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    Originally posted by gaurav.a View Post
    Here in Jakarta, English version of Question Paper is available.
    I am on KITAS, so validity of SIM in for an year only.
    Weird really, one would never think there were any rules of the road, I did see a book in Gramedia on Indonesia Highway Code, seems hard to find now,

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  • gaurav.a
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    Originally posted by colroe View Post
    [COLOR=#333333]In Medan test is in Indonesian, no English test paper available. Did you get a five year licence? [/COLOR]
    Here in Jakarta, English version of Question Paper is available.
    I am on KITAS, so validity of SIM in for an year only.

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  • colroe
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    [COLOR=#333333]6. Go to Class 5 (Opposite to BAnk DKI Counter) for theory test. 30 Questions with multiple choices. Easy One. Need minimum 20 marks to clear this test. Else you have to again visit center for Test after 2 weeks. But next time there is no need to pay anything) (15-20 Mins/ Max Time allowed is 30 Mins)[/COLOR]

    [COLOR=#333333]In Medan test is in Indonesian, no English test paper available. Did you get a five year licence?

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    Last edited by colroe; 27-05-16, 10:13.

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  • jukung11
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    Thanks for the follow up.

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  • Anglian
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    Originally posted by gaurav.a View Post
    [COLOR=#333333]Hi,[/COLOR]
    [COLOR=#333333]I got Driving Licence (SIM A) last week without any agent. Process is very simple and it took 3 Hours in total.[/COLOR]
    [COLOR=#333333]Step by Step Guidance as I had followed same without any local help (I dont know Bhasha Indonesia)[/COLOR]
    [COLOR=#333333]1. Visit SIM Center at Daan Magot.[/COLOR]
    [COLOR=#333333]2. Before going to main building Pay Rp25,000/- for Medical report (2-3 Mins). Counter is on the left near to parking area.[/COLOR]
    [COLOR=#333333]3. Enter Main Building and pay Rp 120,000/- for SIM application form at DKI Bank Counter. (2-3 Mins)[/COLOR]
    [COLOR=#333333]4. Fill in the form (all in Bhasha Indonesia. I took help from the person filling it) (10 Mins)[/COLOR]
    [COLOR=#333333]5. Go to Counter 19 (Loket 19) for Expats. They will verify documents. (Filled Form, Copy of Kitas, Copy of Passport, Copy of VISA page) (2-3 Mins)[/COLOR]
    [COLOR=#333333]6. Go to Class 5 (Opposite to BAnk DKI Counter) for theory test. 30 Questions with multiple choices. Easy One. Need minimum 20 marks to clear this test. Else you have to again visit center for Test after 2 weeks. But next time there is no need to pay anything) (15-20 Mins/ Max Time allowed is 30 Mins)[/COLOR]
    [COLOR=#333333]7. Go to Counter 5 for test results. It usually takes 20-30 Mins. There is a TV outside that counter which screens results of the test. Name will be called, collect your form.[/COLOR]
    [COLOR=#333333]8. Go to Counter 10/11 for Driving Test. Again you have to fill a form. Just your name and registration no. (2-3 Mins)[/COLOR]
    [COLOR=#333333]9. Driving test included Parallel Parking, 'L' reverse parking, Zig-Zag Driving (10 pylons placed approx 3 Meters apart in forward and reverse direction), Ramp Test. You cannot hit any pylon else you will be dis-qualified and have to re-appear for Test after 2 weeks). Driving Cars available are Toyota Avanza (Manual and Automatic both) (10-15 Mins)[/COLOR]
    [COLOR=#333333]10. After passing test go to Counter 12 for Loading test results (2-3 Mins)[/COLOR]
    [COLOR=#333333]11. Go to Counter 7 for Photogarph and Thumb Scanning. (2-3 Mins)[/COLOR]
    [COLOR=#333333]12. Go to Collection Center Directly and Collect Driving License.[/COLOR]
    [COLOR=#333333]Happy Driving.[/COLOR]

    [COLOR=#333333]Note: Please avoid visiting SIM Center on Firdays. I visited SIM Center on Friday and reached around 10:30 AM. They took Break for Friday Prayers from 11:30 till 13:00. Then also I collected my Licence around 14:30 after going through all processes.
    Total Money Paid: Rs 145,000/-
    Agents generally asks for Rp 800,000/-[/COLOR]
    Excellent, well done

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  • gaurav.a
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    [COLOR=#333333]Hi,[/COLOR]
    [COLOR=#333333]I got Driving Licence (SIM A) last week without any agent. Process is very simple and it took 3 Hours in total.[/COLOR]
    [COLOR=#333333]Step by Step Guidance as I had followed same without any local help (I dont know Bhasha Indonesia)[/COLOR]
    [COLOR=#333333]1. Visit SIM Center at Daan Magot.[/COLOR]
    [COLOR=#333333]2. Before going to main building Pay Rp25,000/- for Medical report (2-3 Mins). Counter is on the left near to parking area.[/COLOR]
    [COLOR=#333333]3. Enter Main Building and pay Rp 120,000/- for SIM application form at DKI Bank Counter. (2-3 Mins)[/COLOR]
    [COLOR=#333333]4. Fill in the form (all in Bhasha Indonesia. I took help from the person filling it) (10 Mins)[/COLOR]
    [COLOR=#333333]5. Go to Counter 19 (Loket 19) for Expats. They will verify documents. (Filled Form, Copy of Kitas, Copy of Passport, Copy of VISA page) (2-3 Mins)[/COLOR]
    [COLOR=#333333]6. Go to Class 5 (Opposite to BAnk DKI Counter) for theory test. 30 Questions with multiple choices. Easy One. Need minimum 20 marks to clear this test. Else you have to again visit center for Test after 2 weeks. But next time there is no need to pay anything) (15-20 Mins/ Max Time allowed is 30 Mins)[/COLOR]
    [COLOR=#333333]7. Go to Counter 5 for test results. It usually takes 20-30 Mins. There is a TV outside that counter which screens results of the test. Name will be called, collect your form.[/COLOR]
    [COLOR=#333333]8. Go to Counter 10/11 for Driving Test. Again you have to fill a form. Just your name and registration no. (2-3 Mins)[/COLOR]
    [COLOR=#333333]9. Driving test included Parallel Parking, 'L' reverse parking, Zig-Zag Driving (10 pylons placed approx 3 Meters apart in forward and reverse direction), Ramp Test. You cannot hit any pylon else you will be dis-qualified and have to re-appear for Test after 2 weeks). Driving Cars available are Toyota Avanza (Manual and Automatic both) (10-15 Mins)[/COLOR]
    [COLOR=#333333]10. After passing test go to Counter 12 for Loading test results (2-3 Mins)[/COLOR]
    [COLOR=#333333]11. Go to Counter 7 for Photogarph and Thumb Scanning. (2-3 Mins)[/COLOR]
    [COLOR=#333333]12. Go to Collection Center Directly and Collect Driving License.[/COLOR]
    [COLOR=#333333]Happy Driving.[/COLOR]

    [COLOR=#333333]Note: Please avoid visiting SIM Center on Firdays. I visited SIM Center on Friday and reached around 10:30 AM. They took Break for Friday Prayers from 11:30 till 13:00. Then also I collected my Licence around 14:30 after going through all processes.
    Total Money Paid: Rs 145,000/-
    Agents generally asks for Rp 800,000/-[/COLOR]

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  • Jaime C
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    I learned to drive on the arcade version of Pole Position. Perfect for Jakarta, or Vietnam where I'm currently out.

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  • tihzho
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    Not to "derail" this thread but think about this. If one must use an agent to get something so basic as a driving license heaven help someone wanting to set up a company here.

    Indonesia is ranked 109th in the World Bank Ease of Doing Business Ranking. The number one spot goes to Singapore and Malaysia at 17th which makes sense as even being an official Islamic state they have a Casino.

    http://www.doingbusiness.org/rankings

    Well we have a busway...

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  • Chilled.
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    I'm thinking of getting one, incase I ever need to drive.
    Any agents you guys can reccomend? (PM straight, so we dont derail this thread)
    Is it expensive?

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  • sunflower20
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    Originally posted by Kroshka2007 View Post
    If you are residing in Denmark, and just visiting Indonesia, I think you need to have an international drivers license. You are for sure a better "schooled" driver if you have taken an also much more expensive drivers license in Denmark.

    Many people in Indonesia do neither take a theoretical nor practical test, they basically just pay the fee.

    I was at the police station the other day to get my drivers license. Most of the people who also were there to get their drivers license, came to the police station on their motor bikes. The agent who helped me also asked if I drove their on my motor bike, but no I took a taxi.

    i took my license in Denmark...and yess spent looootsss of money for that for my practical test ... ...

    I just curious for the exact rules for my topic...because i could not find any law abt it. But actually it was not for me I asked this.. i m not interest at all to drive at Jakarta with all the traffic and the motor bikes....

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  • Anglian
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    Originally posted by AlexJohn View Post
    This would be the case even if you have a brand spanking new Indonesian driver's licence. You pay the bule tax whether you have the correct documentation or not, it's a fact of life.
    True Alex, it'll cost an arm, no licence arm and a leg

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  • Kroshka2007
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    If you are residing in Denmark, and just visiting Indonesia, I think you need to have an international drivers license. You are for sure a better "schooled" driver if you have taken an also much more expensive drivers license in Denmark.

    Many people in Indonesia do neither take a theoretical nor practical test, they basically just pay the fee.

    I was at the police station the other day to get my drivers license. Most of the people who also were there to get their drivers license, came to the police station on their motor bikes. The agent who helped me also asked if I drove their on my motor bike, but no I took a taxi.

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  • AlexJohn
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    Originally posted by Anglian View Post
    but should by chance the hit a motor cyclist and cause serious injury or death, slipping a note won't help, so be aware it will cost many notes and some free a lodging at the local nick,
    This would be the case even if you have a brand spanking new Indonesian driver's licence. You pay the bule tax whether you have the correct documentation or not, it's a fact of life.

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