Jakarta. Motorized three-wheeled rickshaws, known as bajaj after the name of their Indian producer, have been the hallmark of Jakarta's public transportation.
Introduced during the tenure of Governor Ali Sadikin in the late 1960s, these famously orange vehicles were replaced with newer, blue models in 2006.
For many old bajaj the road ended in Gang Makmur, West Jakarta, where they joined the rusting shells of their fellows abandoned much earlier. Their noisy spluttering is no longer heard. Covered by ivy, they stand in line, queuing to rust away and enter the land of eternal combustion.