Today the taxi driver takes a very creative approach to the left turn that Google maps showed yesterday (and also today). He drives through the mall pickup area, turns around and returns through the adjacent pickup/drop off lane then makes a turn at the end of the mall. Oh! Apparently Google thinks a turn is allowed when it isn’t. We also see the driver having to take U-turns and odd routes. We are possibly starting to see why Jakarta traffic is so notoriously bad - the road rules inhibit direct routes.
Time for Plan B. We flag a taxi and have the driver take us to the mall. We buy two tickets for Sonic the Hedgehog, the only movie in English that is starting within the next two hours. The total price is ~ $7 USD. We’ve slipped quite a bit from fine art to Jim Carey, but it’s okay for a rainy day.