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  • Granted, the motorbike taxis - also known as ojek - could probably have made the trip even faster under the right conditions but only if they traveled at break-neck speed without any regard for passenger safety.

    The Jakarta Post Breaking News

  • We paid 'ojek' / motorcycle with driver to go to this place at IDR Recent Updates

  • Some residents have motorcycles but none own a car, even though the roads are in satisfactory condition The only other type of vehicular transportation available are three-wheel pedicabs, which are used for public transport along with motorcycle taxis (ojek). TravelStream™ — Recent Entries at

  • Many ojek drivers wait for passengers at the harbor, ready to serve people who get off the boats. TravelStream™ — Recent Entries at

  • After proposing bans on pre-wedding photo sessions, ojek (motorcycle taxi) and hair rebonding treatment, the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) now angles aerobic exercise.

    The Jakarta Post Breaking News

  • The forum also banned women from working as ojek (motorcycle taxi) drivers or from using ojek services to go to certain places or to pass quiet areas because it could incite immoral acts.

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  • Riding on an ojek could bring women into contact with the male ojek drivers 'skin, and expose aurat (parts of the body that must not be exposed).

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  • "If ulema ban women from working as ojek drivers and then the women have to earn a living by working as prostitutes or by stealing, what will they say?"

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  • The fatwa on women ojek drivers should be criticized intelligently because, in fact, the presence of female ojek driver could be a solution for women passengers who feel uncomfortable when an ojek is driven by a male driver.

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  • The prohibition banning pre-wedding photo shoots and female motorcycle taxi (ojek) drivers were made at the consultative forum meeting for women's Islamic boarding schools (FMP3) in East Java, which ended on Jan. 14.

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  • As in John's citation, ojek refers to motorcycle transport where the driver will carry a pillion passenger for a negotiated fee. A variation found in some parts of Jakarta, particularly the northern sector of the city, is ojek sepeda. These are pedal bicycles with a kind of kiddie seat over the rear wheel for the passenger.

    There are photos and descriptions of both ojek and ojek sepeda here; scroll down a bit.

    September 28, 2009

  • “It empties its perennially clogged streets of ojeks, the kamikaze-like motorcycle taxis that weave in and out of traffic, and find shortcuts on sidewalks.�?

    The New York Times, Jakarta Journal - Nannies Get a Holiday. Rich Families Get a Suite., by Norimitsu Onishi, September 27, 2009

    September 28, 2009