Indonesian petrol stations

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I love that all you need in Indonesia to open a petrol station is a couple of plastic bottles and a funnel.

I snapped this rather classy Indonesian petrol station while in Legian, Bali, the other day.


This one is pretty fancy because it uses glass bottles, has a sign and has an offering to the Hindu gods on it.

In Jakarta, these makeshift petrol stations usually use old plastic water bottles to dispense fuel, set up on rickety old wooden tables by the side of the road. The station “attendant” uses a funnel to pour the contents of the water bottle in to your motorcycle tank (I’ve never seen a car being filled up from one of these, though it might happen).

2 Responses to " Indonesian petrol stations "

  1. megan says:

    Ahh, this cracks me up. It’s the same through all of South East Asia, isn’t it? At least, I think that’s what that yellow liquid inside old Coke bottles at the roadside stands is 😉

  2. Ashlee says:

    Yeah I think so! But it still cracks me up a little each time…