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Be a volunteer! Volunteering is a great way to contribute to the community and foster personal growth. Tyara Putri has listed several organisations that could use a little help

Mother and Child Health Organisation Jl. Haji Naim 3 no.48, 021 722 6559. www. motherandchildhealth.org

Jakarta International Humanity Foundation

The Jakarta International Humanity Foundation (IHF) is both an orphanage and an educational centre where free English, computing and mathematics classes are available for children. Volunteers can teach; make and distribute IHF pamphlets, posters and donation jars; work on the advisory council; write sponsor letters; collect school supplies; help with civic groups; and get involved with a slum outreach program. If you are willing to help, you just have to fill out a form on their website and you can choose to volunteer from home or stay at the IHF centre, where costs for meals and board will be applied. IHF has had volunteers from Australia, the United States and Lithuania, and they are expecting more volunteers to arrive in April. Are you one of them? International Humanity Foundation Kompleks Cipinang Elok I Block I no. 9. 021 819 5328. www.ihfonline.org

Greenpeace

Greenpeace’s goal is ‘to ensure the ability of the earth to nurture life in all its diversity’. Greenpeace uses direct action, lobbying and research to achieve this goal. The organisation is currently focusing on global warming, deforestation, overfishing, commercial whaling and nuclear power. There is a lot to be done in protecting the planet for future generations, and help is always welcome, from envelope-stuffing to jungle survival training. Many of the folks who work in their offices today started out as volunteers. You can register on the Greenpeace website as a volunteer and an interview will be scheduled for you. The skills needed depend on the campaign, and volunteers are free to decide which campaign they want to be involved in. Training for non-violence action to become an activist will be provided. Greenpeace Southeast Asia Indonesia Office, Jl.Cimandiri no.24. 021 315 6533. www.supportergreenpeace.blogspot.com

Jakarta Animal Aid Network

The Jakarta Animal Aid Network (JAAN) is committed to improving the lives of wild and domestic animals, and to encourage active community support and involvement in animal welfare in Jakarta. Their program involves aid for caddy horses and siamangs, community development, domestic animal adoption, the rescue and re-introduction of brahminy kite birds, as well as the preservation of marine ecosystems and primate sanctuaries. At JAAN you can help out in a hands-on role with the animals, helping out in the office, helping

Yayasan Mitra Netra Puppy love Spare some love for cute canines like this little guy

with events, educational outreach, monitoring or rescue. Feel free to pay their office a visit or send them an e-mail with a brief description of your interests, whether you want to work with wild or domestic animals, your skills and your available time. Jakarta Animal Aid Network Jl. Kemang Timur no.17a, 0881 818 6366. www.jakartaanimalaid.com

FMCH

The Foundation for Mother and Child Health (FMCH) aims to eliminate malnutrition and causes of poverty in local communities to improve the health, nutrition and

education standards of Indonesian children under 5. It also aims to improve the health, education and earning power of their mothers. Anyone can volunteer, but the organisation is in great need of people with nursing, fundraising, midwifery or health experience. Visiting experience is also a plus. There is also room for nutritionists, pre-school and primary school teachers, writers and journalist. People in IT could be of help, as well as anyone with sewing skills. If you think you’re the right person to volunteer for FMCH, visit their website and fill out the application form. They will get in touch with you as soon as possible.

Yayasan Mitra Netra (YMN) is a non-profit organisation that aims to reduce the impact of blindness by developing knowledge and improving skills for the visually impaired. YMN’s latest program is 1,000 Books for the Visually Impaired, which aims to make more books available in Braille. So, if you consider yourself a fast typist, spend a little time to type up your favourite book or a book from their list and YMN will print it in Braille and distribute it to the visually impaired through their networks. To date, YMN has produced around 1,300 Braille books and 3,500 talking books, with more than 600 typists — and still counting. Yayasan Mitra Netra Jl. Gunung Balong II no.58. 021 765 1 386. www.mitranetra.or.id/ebook

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How to use the listings This section consists of this month’s events in Jakarta, divided by type and listed alphabetically. FREE means admission is free. * Denotes an event we particularly recommend. ► Before a day denotes a closing date; after a day denotes a starting date. How to be listed Listings must arrive in writing by the Monday four weeks before the publication. We need the following details: address, phone number, dates, times and prices. Listings can be sent by fax (021 7590 6858), post or emailed to listings@ timeoutjakarta.com. Listings are free but, as space is limited, inclusion is not guaranteed.

The 12nd Jakarta International Handicraft Trade Fair Exhibition Jakarta Convention Centre, Jl. Jend. Sudirman kav. 61. 021 252 1912. 10am-10pm. Presenting Indonesian handicrafts including gifts, toys, housewares and fashion product.

National Museum of Indonesia Sat 17

April Festival Goethe Haus, Taman Ismail Marzuki and Cakung Industrial Estate Tue 13–Tue 27 April, which happens to be the birth month of Kartini, Indonesian’s first feminist, is a perfect month for Insitut Ungu to hold a festival to celebrate women’s accomplishments, to engage in self-evaluation and reflection, to identify concerns and struggles that lie ahead, and to impart messages of their own to the public, especially young women. April Festival 2010 will be the second edition of the festival after their first event in 2003, and it will feature the theme ‘Raising Women’s Voices’ with a focus on women’s liberation, diversity and the role of the younger generation. Taking place at Goethe Haus, the April Festival will presenting a wide variety of performance by women, such as traditional dance, music, theatre, oration, poetry reading, and also discussions related to ‘Women and Art’ with

famed female artists such as like Tika Jahja, Atiqah Hasiholan, Rhoma Dwi Arya Yuliantri, Astrid Septriana, Donny Gahral Adian discussing their opinions. If performance is not your cup of tea, then you should check out their movie screening schedule (Sat 17-Mon 19) . Be sure to see ‘Pertaruhan’ a collective documenterary about female body issues, ‘Jamila dan Sang Presiden’ a movie about a woman who refused amnesty from the president, and ‘Perempuan Berkalung Sorban’ a story about how Muslim women are often placed into difficult condition. These movie screenings are located at Workers’ Village of the Cakung Industrial Estate, while performances of the Jaipong and Mask Dance (Tari Topeng) will be held at the outdoor space of Taman Ismail Marzuki (Sat 17). TP

Exhibitions & seminars Fri 9 The 4th Indonesia Travel and Holiday Fair Jakarta Convention Centre, Jl. Jend. Sudirman kav. 61. 021 252 1912. If you are planing a domestic or international getaway, then you should mark your calendar for this exhibition. There will be bunch of special promotional prices available from reputable travel agents, airlines, hotels, etcetera. Ongoing until Sun 11

Wed 14 Infrastructure Asia Arena Pekan Raya Jakarta, Jl. H. Benyamin Sueb. 021 2664 5289. This event will be an important opportunity for infrastructure companies and experts to showcase their products and services as decision makers and procurements agencies from over 53 countries in the Asia-Pacific and the rest of the world. Ongoing until Sat 17. 3rd Indo OGP Crown Plaza 3rd floor, Jl. Gatot Subroto kav.2-3. 021 526 8833. The 3rd Indonesian OGP (Oil, Gas and Downstream Petroleum Products) conference will focus on the outlook of energy and power sectors in Indonesia and also to explore the changes in regulatory and business outlooks. Ongoing until Thu 15.

Thu 15 The 2nd Indogreen and Forestry Expo Jakarta Convention Centre, Jl. Jend. Sudirman kav. 61. 021 252 1912. Should you have any interest in helping to preserve Indonesian forest and its products, including the agro-tourism, you should not miss this event. Ongoing until Sun 18.

Sat 17 Jakarta Slow Art Day National Museum, Jl. Merdeka Barat no. 12. 021 386 8171. 12.00pm-1.45pm. Run by volunteer hosts from around the world,

Mon 19??? - Sun 25 TMII Anniversary Week 2010 Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, 021 840 9234. Jember Fashion Show will be the highlight of the closing of TMII Anniversary Week 2010.

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or more looking at a piece of art. They want people to feel ‘inspired, not tired’ and enjoy the museum experience, rather than feeling bored.  To participate in Slow Art Day, you simply have to log on and register on the website www. slowartday.com and turn up at the National Museum of Indonesia. You will have the chance to view a few pieces of art, and when you’re done, there Flat plan Another slow art day at the museum will be a small group discussion over coffee, The New-York-based nonwith other participants, about the profit organisation Reading art and the experience. Odyssey started Slow Art Day in   the summer of 2009 as an experiSlow Art Day has caught on ment. The idea was to get visitors around the world, from Boston, to take their time while viewing Boca Raton, Belgrade, Sao Paolo artworks, rather than taking a mere and Los Angeles to Jakarta. You superficial glance and rushing out can check out what’s going on to get back to their busy days.  with Slow Art Day on Facebook Reading Odyssey encourages at http://www.facebook.com/ people to spend 5 to 10 minutes SlowArt?v=app_10442206389.

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Bellydance Bellydance Jakarta Centre, Jl. Wijaya Timur Raya, no. 12, Kebayoran Baru. 0817 981 3346. bellydancejakarta@yahoo.com. www. bellydancejakarta.com. Bellydance Jakarta specializes in Egyptian bellydance. Their instructor is the only certified teacher in Indonesia with certificates from Canada, the USA and Egypt. Classes are always available and flexible, please contact them for further details. CCF Jakarta Centre Culturel Francais (Pusat Kebudayaan Perancis). Jl. Salemba Raya, no. 25. 021 390 8585. Branch: Jl. Wijaya I, no. 48, Kebayoran Baru. 021 720 8133. ecrire@ccfjakarta. or.id. www.ccfjakarta.or.id. Mon-Fri; 8am-7pm, Sat; 9am-5pm. CCF is the official place to learn French in Jakarta. Intensive and semi-intensive classes will start on June 8, so register before June 6. Each course package costs Rp. 1,650,000, excluding books and registration fee. Erasmus Taalcentrum Jl. HR Rasuna Said, kav. S-3. 021 525 0507, 021 524 1081. erastaal@erastaal. or.id. www.erastaal.or.id. (in Dutch and Indonesian) Mon-Tue 9am-7pm, WedFri 9am-5pm, Sat 8am-2pm. Located adjacent to the Dutch embassy, it also serves as an information centre. This place has exhibitions, film screenings and an outdoor performance stage. Course fees start at Rp. 1,150,000 including materials. Classes for beginners are available every month. Gigi Art of Dance Jl. Radio Dalam no. 191 – 17. 021 7399 711 (Fitri). Mon – Sun, except Sat, from 1pm to 8pm. www.ghouse-group.com. Various kinds of dances, starting from modern jazz to Bollywood dance, is taught here. They also have classes for babies and teenagers, not to mention their yoga and pilates class. Istituto Italiano di Cultura Jl. HOS Cokroaminoto, no. 117, Menteng. 021 392 7531. itacult@itacultjkt.or.id. www. itacultjkt.or.id. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 9am-1pm. A place to learn Italian and get information on Italian culture, they also have film screenings. Prices for Italian courses start at Rp. 750,000 excluding books and registration fee. Linggar Seni Jl. Kemang Timur, no. 36, Kemang. 021 7179 0008. miamar-

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This museum is built on the grounds of an old Dutch church. It houses a collection of puppets representing various regions of the country and eras in its history. There is also a dedicated section for puppets from overseas. There is a performance every Sunday at 10am.

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These kids are pretty photogenicThe lomography show at Grand Indonesia featured all kinds of unique photos ia.linggargaleri@gmail.com. www.linggarseni.com. Mon-Sat 10am-6am. This gallery holds exhibitions and offers art classes with a focus on painting. The courses cover everything from basics to more advanced subjects. Nisa’s Quilt Jl. Cipete Raya, no. 9/ B5, Cipete Selatan. 021 769 6644. 0813 1620 4654. Mon-Sat 9am-4pm. www.nisasquilt.com. Ms. Nisa Hariadi learned about serious quilting in Dallas, Texas from 1999 to 2002. Basic quilting classes cost Rp. 1,600,000 for seven lessons and intermediate classes are Rp. 1,800,000 for 8 lessons. Classes will run everyday from 9-11am or 1.303.30pm.

Museums FREE Galeri Nasional Indonesia Jl. Medan Merdeka Timur, no. 14a. 021 3483 3954/55. Daily 10am-7pm. www. galeri-nasional.or.id. The National Gallery of Indonesia houses modern and contemporary art: paintings, sculptures, prints, statues, photographs and installation art. Features over 1,700 artworks by prominent Indonesian and foreign artists. Monas (Monumen Nasional) Lapangan Merdeka. 021 384 0451, 021 382 3341 . Mon-Sun 8.30am-5pm (closed every last Monday of each month); Rp. 2,500, Rp. 7,000 to go to the top of the tower. This memorial park is dedicated to the Proclamation of Independence. It has a museum of national history with a gallery of 48 dioramas. FREE Museum Arsip Nasional (Reyner de Klerk House or National Achieves Museum) Jl. Gajah Mada, no. 111, Harmoni. 021 634 7744. Tue-Sun 8am-4.30pm. This Dutch-European style mansion/museum was restored in 1995 and given back to the government of Indonesia in 1998 as a gift to commemorate Indonesia’s 50th birthday. Museum Arsip Nasional

is also a perfect venue for cultural events and other occasions. Call in advance for English-speaking guide. Museum Bahari (Maritime Museum) Jl. Pasar Ikan I. 021 669 3406, 021 669 0518 .Tue-Thu, Sun 9am-3pm, Fri 9am-2.30pm, Sat 9am12.30pm; Rp. 2,000 for adults, Rp. 1,000 for students, Rp. 600 for children. Dutch spice warehouse in the old harbour area containing items related to shipping, traditional fishing boats and other facets of marine travel. No English-speaking guides available. FREE Museum Bank Indonesia Jl. Pintu Besar Utara, no. 3. 021 260 0158, 021 260 1730, museum@bi.go. id. www.bi.go.id. Tue-Fri 7.30am-3 .30pm, Sat-Sun 8.30am-4pm. Opened in 2006, this free museum displays the history of the Bank of Indonesia since it was founded in 1953 and, of course, a collection of money used in Indonesia dating back to the 1500s. Museum Bank Mandiri Jl. Lapangan Stasiun no. 1. One of the oldest building in Kota area and the building is also a cultural conservation building. Learn more about banking through this museum’s interactive displays. The building can also be used to held seminars. FREE Museum Basoeki Abdullah Jl. Keuangan Raya, no. 19c, Cilandak Barat, Cilandak. 021 769 8926. www. museumbasoekiabdullah.com. Tue-Thu 8.30am-3.30pm; Fri 8.30-11am; SatSun 8.30am-12midday (preferably call for appointment). Basoeki Abdullah was a notable painter whose style ranged from naturalism to impressionism, and he painted everything from landscapes to portraits to abstracts. He was murdered tragically in 1993. Based on his will, he dedicated his house and his belongings to the country. In his house (now a museum), patrons can learn more about Mr Abdullah’s personal life and his paintings. No English-speaking guides available. Museum Fatahillah (Jakarta Historical Museum) Jl. Taman Fatahillah 1. 021 692 9101. Tue-Thu,

Sun 9am-3pm, Fri 9am-1.30pm, Sat 9am-1pm; Rp. 2,000 for adults, Rp. 500 for children. Also known as the old Batavia museum. This beautiful building is sometimes used to host shows, exhibitions and as a backdrop for photos. Museum Harry Darsono Jl. Cilandak Tengah, no. 71, Cilandak. 021 766 8553. Mon-Sat 10am-4.30pm; Rp. 175,000 per person (Call Ahead for appointment. No more than 12-20 people at a time). Harry Darsono is a prominent Indonesian designer. He opens his house for the public as a museum, where you can see his antique collections and his fabric collection along with every single design piece that he has produced since the 1970s. The tour guide is Mr Darsono himself. Museum Nasional (Museum Gajah) Jl. Merdeka Barat 12. 021 381 1551. This recently renovated museum is located in front of Monas (National Monument) and was establish in 1778, this museum displays prehistorical and historical artefacts from Indonesian culture. Museum Seni Rupa dan Keramik (Fine Arts Museum) Jl. Taman Fatahillah, no. 2. 021 692 6091. Tue-Thu 9am-2pm, Fri 9am11am, Sat 9am-1pm, Sun 9am-3pm; Rp. 2,000 for adults, Rp. 1,000 for students, Rp. 600 for children. A permanent collection of Indonesian paintings dating from the Raden Saleh and Affandi era to the present. Englishspeaking guides are available. Museum Tekstil (Textile Museum) Jl. KS Tubun Raya, no. 4, Tanah Abang, 021 560 6613. Tue-Sun 9am-2pm; Rp. 2,000 for adults, Rp. 1,000 for students, Rp. 600 for children. Houses a collection of Indonesian textiles. Managed by the Wastraprema Society to help maintain the purity of Indonesian batik and weaving. Museum Wayang (Puppet Museum) Jl. Pintu Besar Utara, no. 27. 021 692 9560. www.museumwayang.com. Tue-Thu, Sun 9am-3pm, Fri 9am-4.30pm, Sat 9am-2.30pm; Rp. 2,000 for adults, Rp.600 for children.

Indonesian Heritage Society Sentral Senayan 1, 17th Floor, Jl. AsiaAfrika (adjacent to Plaza Senayan). 021 572 5870. info@heritagejkt.org. This non-profit group has been promoting knowledge and appreciation of Indonesia’s cultural heritage since 1970. Besides having a library, database and information centre, the Indonesian Heritage Society also has meetings, publications and museum tours at the National Museum (available in English, French, Korean and Japanese). JMC (Jakarta Morris Club) Jl. Melodi Mas I no. 2, Kelapa Gading. 0816 130 8702 (Aria). morris@jmc. co.id, www.jmc.or.id. Their main mission is to gather fellow Morris fans with a passion for preserving Morris cars in Indonesia. It is also a place for fellow Morris lovers to get together and discuss their hobby. Members of this club get together every first week of the month in the parking space of Plaza Senayan. Jakarta Toastmasters Club Menara Imperium, 29th floor, Jl. HR Rasuda Said, no. 1. aepmnew@dnet. net.id (Alistair New). jakartatoastmastersclub.blogspot.com. Rp. 30,000 per visit (for dinner). For those who wish to improve their public speaking skills. The club meets every Monday 6.309pm. Please contact for RSVP. Jakarta International Community Center Jl. Kemang Dalam IX, no. M-6. 021 7179 3035. jicc@cbn.net.id. They have cooking classes for you, your children or you staff, language courses, domestic helper referral services, orientation programs, city tours, day care and other activities for you and your kids. All are welcome. Lomographic Society Indonesia Lomography Embassy Indonesia. Jl. Bumi, no. 17. 021 739 5302. www. lomonesia.multiply.com. Unlike photography, lomography doesn’t believe in bad pictures. Their headquarters, which is also a Lomography store, has regular meetings and workshops, encouraging experimentation with Lomo cameras. Pattimura Community Choir Pattimura Elementary School Music Room, Jl. Pattimura, Blok 1, no. 2, Kebayoran Baru. patcomchoir@gmail. com. http://pattimurachoir.com. Phone Dave at 0812 1036 3007 for more info. Love to sing and have fun? Then consider joining this choir, no matter what your experience level. Led by accomplished composer, musician and vocal coach, Indra Aziz, this secular choir sings music from all around the world. Rehearsals: Monday evenings, 7-8pm, membership dues are Rp. 300,000 for two months.

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Sport & Outdoors jakartapoolleague.com. Featuring teams from a number of the city’s most raucous bar, the Jakarta International Pool League has gone from strength to strength in recent years.

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Things to watch Wed 14 Habitat for Humanity Charity Golf Tournament 2010 Cengkareng Golf Club. 10am. For more info contact PT. Visi Prima Golf, Jl. Jeruk Purut, no. 15B. 021 8370 2223. www.obgolfandlifestyle.com Organised by PT. Visi Prima Golf, this charity event will use a format of Texas Scramble with handicaps calculated from the Peoria System. There will also be a clinic coaching with LPGA touring pro, Cathryn Bristow and a prize giving dinner and ceremony at the end of the event.

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Bushido brawl Learn authentic Japanese Kendo at the Sari Pan Pacific Stadion Renang, Gelora Bung Karno, Jl. Asia Afrika, no. 6. Senayan. 021 5790 0486, possi.issa@gmail.com. The BSCA is a non-profit organisation where qualified divers teach students for free. Students simply pay for costs such as equipment hire and transport. Training session takes place at the ACG (Academic Colleges Group) Olympic swimming pool near Ragunan Zoo every Saturday morning.

021 522 9228. The one golfing option at Tangerang. Sentul Highland Golf Club Sentul City, Sentul, Bogor. 021 8796 0266. Prices range from Rp. 235,0001,190,000. The course is designed by Gary Player who has won 163 tournaments worldwide and is the one of only five men to win The Grand Slam of Golf. There are also badminton court and swimming pool available.

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ISCI Hockey Gelora Bung Karno, Jl. Asia Afrika, no. 6. Senayan. ken.allan@ rencapasia.com, ptbbr@indo.net.id, deny@iscihockey.com. www.iscihockey. com. Wed 8pm, Sat 4pm; Rp. 100,000. Despite its name, this team is no longer officially affiliated with ISCI. The club has 25 years of history and has a great social calendar.

Puncak Trek For further information, email Alex at alexkorns@yahoo. com. www.puncaktrek.com. Puncak Trek provides guides and maps for trekking around the area.

Aries Club Jl. Gelora Bung Karno (next to Hotel Mulia). Daily Mon-Sun, 9am-5pm. 0813 1000 5991. Shoot at targets varying in distance (10m, 25m and 50m). You can even buy Vietnam memorabilia from the shop.

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Jakarta International Football League www.jifl.net. For more information as to how to join a team in the league, email dalemulholland@gmail.com.

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Federasi Panjat Tebing Indonesia (Indonesia Rock Climbing Federation) Data Semen Teknik, sat. 81, Gulator Kopassus, Cijantung. 021 780 1616. www.fpticlimbing.org. There are some excellent climbing venues within easy reach of Jakarta. Three-day package tours available.

Planet Futsal Serpong Kompleks Multiguna, Blok B2, no. 8, Jl. Raya Serpong km 7, Tangerang, Banten. 021 539 8234. Daily 8pm-12midnight. If you’re out in Serpong and fancy some futsal action, then this is the place.

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Cricket Jakarta Cricket Association To join a team or find out more about Jakarta’s thriving cricket league, call 021 522 2339, email yoga@cricketindonesia. com, ben.leaver@cricketindonesia.com, or check out www.jakartacricket.com.

Diving Persatuan Olahraga Selam Seluruh Indonesia (Indonesian Subaquatic Sport Association)

Indonesia Rugby Football Union Gedung Jiwasraya, 2nd floor, Jl. RP. Soeroso 41, Menteng. 021 392 9027. www.indonesianrugby.com. Wed 6-8pm. Call before turning up at Lapangan ABC Senayan – the IFRU run the national team, and thus don’t necessarily cater to social players. ISCI Rugby Jl. Ciputat Raya, no. 2. 021 749 0540, sbastians@hotmail. com, membership@isci.or.id. www. iscirugby.com. Sat, 4.30pm. All are welcome. Paid-up members are eligible to play competitive matches against local sides and touring teams.

Golf Jakarta Golf Club Jl. Rawamangun Muka Raya. 021 489 1208, 021 489 5107. Prices start at Rp. 205,000. Jakarta Golf Club, originally built by the British in 1872, is known to locals as ‘Rawamangun’. This is not only because it is located on Jalan Rawamangun, but also because it was built on swampland. But don’t be perturbed, the surrounding wildlife is part of the attraction. Modern Golf Tangerang Jl. Modern Golf Raya, Perumahan Kota Modern, Cikokol, Tangerang, Banten.

Ice hockey Jakarta Ice Hockey Mal Taman Anggrek, Gorgol. For further details, contact hpuck12@aol.com or stephanejha@gmail.com. Rp. 100,000 per session. Practice every Tuesday night at Mal Taman Anggrek. All are welcome.

Martial arts Baan Muay Thai Club Wisma Semeru, ground floor, Jl. Taman Kemang, no.18, Kebayoran Baru. 021 719 6502. This kickboxing club has been around since 2007. The club’s head trainer is a renowned Muay Thai champion. Men and women, of all ages and size, are welcome to join. Jakarta Kendo For further details, call Clarck Hatch Gym, Sari Pan Pacific, 3rd floor, Jl. MH Thamrin, no. 6. 021 390 2707. or visit their website at www.jakartakendo.com. This modern Japanese martial art of sword fighting that is based on traditional Japanese swordsmanship is both physically and mentally challenging because it combines strong martial art values with sport-like physical competition elements..

Pool Jakarta International Pool League For further details, see www.

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How to use the listings This section consists of this month’s sport-related events and activities in Jakarta divided by type and listed alphabetically. FREE Admission is free unless otherwise stated. How to be listed Listings must arrive in writing by the Monday four weeks before the publication. We need the following details: address, phone number, dates, times and prices. Listings can be sent by fax (021 7590 6858), post or emailed to listings@ timeoutjakarta.com. Listings are free but, as space is limited, inclusion is not guaranteed.

Sailing Jakarta Offshore Sailing Club (JOSC) For membership details contact Genevieve Powis on 0813 1010 5361, tpowis@cbn.net.id. This club specialises in keel boat sailing races and ocean cruises. Members include boat owners, with most of the boats located in Pantai Mutiara Harbour.

Skateboarding Green Skate Park Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (next to the IMAX theater), Jl Raya TMII. 021 840 3400. Mon-Sun 8am-9pm. Rp. 10,000.This one and only specifically-designed skate park in the capital city also has a dirt track that is actually dedicated to the city’s BMX riders.

Squash ISCI Squash Jl. Ciputat Raya, no. 2. 021749 0540, membership@isci.or.id. www.isci.or.id. Thu 6pm. The team takes part in a Jakarta league, holds regular tournaments and organises the largest individual squash tournament in Indonesia. For info, email Teddy Ragg at tragg@santaferelo.co.id

Ultimate Frisbee DiscIndo Ultimate Frisbee Jakarta Gelora Bung Karno, Jl. Asia Afrika, no. 6. Senayan. DiscIndo – the best looking Frisbee team in Asia – welcomes players of all abilities and ages. Training on Thursdays (8-10pm) and Sundays (4-6pm) at the Senayan Outdoor Sports Complex. Optional donation of Rp. 50,000 per session. For further information, email jakarta@ ultimateindonesia.com.

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