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  • accessibleindonesia

    October 10, 2017 at 8:23 am

    Hi Kamil, thanks for asking.

    There is no accessible public transport in Indonesia. Hoping for the future!

    Jakarta has some few taxis with a swivel seat, which is useful for people who can transfer to such a seat and have a foldable wheelchair to store in the back of the car.

    In Bali one minivan with hydraulic lift is available for rent and one or two hotels have their own van with lift.

    Apart from this minivan with hydraulic lift in Bali, we use minvans accessible via portable ramp. We remove benches from the van to make space either for transfer to a seat or to tie down the wheelchair if you stay seated in it.

    The disadvantage of an electric wheelchair is its weight and thus the difficulty to lift it over steps and up and down stairs. Since all temples and most of the other sightseeing objects have some steps and stairs, and there is no way around at least some lifting, this limits the options to explore (doesn’t make it impossible, though). Of course we use paths and entrances that are as stairfree as possible.

    Greetings, Kerstin

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