Crossing the River

Dock for loading motorcycles. This dock is located on the north side of the Batanghari River in the City of Jambi. It is the same location where we shot the below video.

To go to the other side of the Batanghari River at the City of Jambi, an inexpensive taxi boat (ketek) can be obtained for Rp2,000 ($0.25 US).

To take your motorcycle across the river the cost is Rp10,000 ($1.50 US). The other option to get to the other side of the river is to drive around. To drive around you need to take one of the two bridges located on the east or west ends of the City of Jambi. It takes about 35 minutes to drive around.

If you decide to take your motorcycle across on a boat you must keep in mind that there’s no insurance if the motorcycle falls into the river!

Below is a video we made of a guy who ferried his motorcycle across.

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