Motorcycles are a very popular form of transport all over Indonesia. iStock

Motorcycles are a very popular form of transport all over Indonesia. iStock

These students take buses (riding on top!) and mini taxis to school

These students take buses (riding on top!)
and mini taxis to school

Large ferries like this carry people and goods between the islands.

Large ferries like this carry people and goods
between the islands.

Most rail transport in Indonesia is located on the islands of Java and Sumatra. There is some in a few other places. Most of the trains in Jakarta city are electric.

Most rail transport in Indonesia is located on the islands of Java and Sumatra. There is some in a few other places. Most of the trains in Jakarta city are electric.

Heavy traffic in the capital city, Jakarta.

Heavy traffic in the capital city, Jakarta.

The becak driver pedals his vehicle. Just like pedalling a bicycle!

The becak driver pedals his vehicle. Just like pedalling a bicycle!

Transport on the rivers.

Transport on the rivers.

Small boats are used by farmers and families living by a river.

Small boats are used by farmers and families
living by a river.

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Ox drawn carts like this have been used on farms for hundreds of years. This one is decorated for a village celebration

Ox drawn carts like this have been used on farms
for hundreds of years. This one is decorated for a village celebration

Garuda Indonesia is the national airline.

Garuda Indonesia is the national airline.

Sailboats like this also travel between islands

Sailboats like this also travel between islands

Steam trains like this are used to transport agricultural goods in country areas on the island of Sumatra.

Steam trains like this are used to transport agricultural goods in country areas on the island of Sumatra.

This 3 wheeled vehicle is called a becak (say bee-chack). It carries one or two passengers

This 3 wheeled vehicle is called a becak (say bee-chack).
It carries one or two passengers

This 3 wheeled motorised rickshaw is also called a tuk-tuk(say took-took)

This 3 wheeled motorised rickshaw is also called a tuk-tuk(say took-took)

Large fishing boats like this travel far out to sea.

Large fishing boats like this travel far out to sea.