Forget the conventional ferries, here is the perfect opportunity to experience a rustic cruise down the Ciliwung River--on a getek. Made out of sturdy bamboo, these rafts do not come with seats, so passengers have to stand. Instead of using oars, the abang (raftsman) tugs at a rope to navigate. Although some may not be comfortable with the sight and smell, the ride provides a glimpse of Jakarta's urban desolation. Charges vary considerably depending on where you wish to go. Negotiate first with the abang for a good rate.