Jakarta Expat Issue 45

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| Indonesia’s Largest Expatriate Readership | 45th Edition | 8 June–21 June 2011 |


Staying in Town for the Holidays? by Graham Strauss


et’s face it, Julia Roberts’ “Eat Pray Love” was just way too glib to get the old heart racing. An airbrushed, one-dimensional view of spiritual nirvana that depicts Bali as one huge, menopausal, beauty salon come yoga centre, run under the jackbooted dictatorship of Oprah Winfrey and her shrieking minions. No, that movie would have reached a conclusion far more fitting for these troubled times, in my view, if Italy and India had been followed by a trip to take in Jakarta’s postmodern, urban angst. Feel-good moments may be thin on the ground here, but at least one doesn’t feel as if one is trapped in some vast honeymoon photo album minus the bride and groom. So folks, forget jetting across to Bali the next time you get a short break. Stay here and explore some of Jakarta’s more eye-opening backwaters instead. I dare you. Yes, this is the city that never sleeps folks, so let’s get down to brass tacks with a few leftfield suggestions shall we?

Setu Babakan

One of the city’s lesser-known retreats, Setu Babakan sports a Betawi Cultural Village and a sizeable lake, and can be found around four or five kilometres southeast of Ragunan Zoo in South Jakarta, on the way to Depok. There are supposedly two and a half million ethnicBetawi residents in the Indonesian capital, and they have a culture, language, music, food and traditions all of their own. The Betawi people are also often viewed as being rather rough and ready in comparison with the supposedly refined Javanese. The most famous son of Betawi, as of now, is probably Jakarta’s current governor and budding amateur moustache enthusiast, Fauzi Bowo. Children playing in the lake at Setu Babakan. Courtesy of Tanti Ruwani.


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Dear Readers,

45th Edition | 8–21 June 2011

Editor Angela Richardson angela@jakartaexpat.biz Management Edo Frese edo@jakartaexpat.biz Sales Dian Mardianingsih ads@jakartaexpat.biz Rina Abidin rina@jakartaexpat.biz Graphics Donny Rizky LM donny@jakartaexpat.biz Frederick Ng frederick@jakartaexpat.biz Finance Pertiwi Gianto Putri tiwi@jakartaexpat.biz Contributors Jeremy Allan Bruce Carpenter Terry Collins Mark Hanusz Hush Petersen Daniel Quinn Angela Richardson Eamonn Sadler Bartele Santema Graham Strauss Antony Sutton


he summer holidays are around the corner and I’m sure many of you have a fantastic family getaway planned (we’re not jealous, I swear…). Many of us however, won’t have made any plans, don’t want to travel a long way, and probably don’t have any time off, so this edition aims to furnish you with information on where you can go if you’re not going far and don’t have much time on your hands —there is a wealth of diversity to choose from in and around Jakarta! If it’s hiking you’re into, read Daniel Quinn’s article on the lesser known peaks in Indonesia which are waiting to be climbed. If you prefer the ocean, Petersen’s story on a young entrepreneur who has taken over a 60-foot charter boat is sure to inspire you to take a cruise through the Sunda Straits. If you fancy something more educational, take a trip to Jeremy Allen’s article on Jogjakarta’s language schools and show off your Bahasa skills to your friends.

Of course, when it comes to planning a trip there are always the logistics. Mark Hanusz’ Personal Tech and Apps page presents you with some flight booking applications for the iPhone which will change the way you book flights forever. We also have some recommended websites which will help you plan your perfect holiday or show you what’s on in Jakarta if you’re staying put. Finally, a big thank you to all of you, our cherished readers, for your continued dedication and support to Jakarta Expat. We’ve had some very positive feedback and hope to continue to entertainment you, wherever you may be. If you spot a scene which makes you stop in your tracks, please take a photo and send it to us - we’ll publish it below as we’ve done with Sue Johnston’s contribution—Quick fix anyone? ■

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Cover Story (page 1) Staying in Town for the Holidays?

Light Entertainment (Page 12) Revenge Served Hot

Worthy Causes (page 4) Straight from the Heart

Family Escapes (page 13) Breaks for Bread Winners

Art of the Indies (page 6) Indonesia’s First Celebrity Artist

Interesting Expats (page 14) Young Diver’s Dreams Find a Home in West Java

Educational Getaway (page 8) Learn Bahasa in Jogjakarta

Up in the Mountains (page 15) Climbing the Lesser-Known Peaks of Indonesia

Expat Observations (page 9) Belanda Gila Spotted by Sue Johnston

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Personal Tech and Apps (page 10) Finding and Booking Flights on Your Phone Going Abroad (page 11) Riding the Mahachai Line

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Global Expatriate News (page 16) Expat Snippets from Around the World Events (page 17) Classifieds & For the Macet Mind (page 18-19)

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Cover Story

Staying in Town for the Holidays? … continued from page 1 In any case, the lakeside experience down at Setu Babakan is, on balance, just about more bucolic than it is bubonic, and there are a whole load of cheap warungs to enjoy, which are mainly full of courting couples looking for some respite from the urban pressure cooker. Later on in the evenings, the local lads crank up the dangdut music and swig fearsome looking concoctions from plastic bottles, blended from Red Bull, local grog and perhaps even a splash of Pertamax Plus thrown in for good measure. Fishermen also dot the lake’s shores although, seeing as the lake is fed from the turbid waters of the Ciliwung River, there surely can’t be much to catch down there. There’s also a Betawi Cultural Village to check out, which puts on regular musical and theatrical performances, as well as ethnic Silat martial arts demonstrations. Visitors to Setu Babakan can also take a pedalo out on the lake. So, go and weigh “Anker” in Bintang Bay folks. Disneyland it ain’t, but Setu Babakan makes for a pleasant few hours nonetheless. A Betawi Disneyland though, now there’s a thought. Imagine a roller coaster ride with Bluebird taxis looping the loop, or a Ferris wheel with bajajs for gondolas. I can see it now.

Marina Batavia

Jakarta Planetarium

Many of you may be familiar with Taman Ismail Marzuki, commonly known as TIM, a theatre complex frequented by the city’s thespian fraternity located in the Cikini area. The complex’s huge new Theatre Jakarta building is currently making big waves. Less well-known however,

is the fact that the complex also contains a planetarium, which is well worth a visit if you have a few hours to kill. The planetarium runs four shows a day at the weekends and admission is cheap. Planetariums are now old technology of course, but they still have the power to amaze and

I was treated to a great show, in Bahasa Indonesia mind, by an MC who seemed to have some serious comic pretensions. inspire, and to fill the reclining stargazer with cosmic awe. On a recent visit, I was treated to a great show, in Bahasa Indonesia mind, by an MC who seemed to have some serious comic pretensions. The audience was informed that Pegasus, the mythical half man/half horse constellation, didn’t have to wear trousers because his bottom half wasn’t human. I also learnt that Saturn’s rings consist of lumps of rock the size of Metro Mini buses, although presumably they aren’t orange and move in a more predictable manner. Go and see what’s out there folks, the kids will love it.

- Popular Tweet @tempodulu “Can’t believe how insane the Jakarta roads are at the moment. It’s like Frogger but without additional lives.”

Real Jakarta Tours

Sunda Kelapa courtesy of Tanti Ruwani

If you’re feeling particularly brave, then you may wish to book yourself onto a Real Jakarta Tour and see how the other half (well 65 percent actually) lives. Takers can choose from a number of slum breaks, including a tour down the somewhat less than pristine waters of the Ciliwung to meet shantytown residents whose lives are blighted by flooding and who use the river as bathroom, washing machine and toilet. Alternatively, you can visit the salubrious neighbourhood of Gabur, a crowded and impoverished area full of hot and cramped tofu and tempe “factories”, and check out Jakarta’s underclass firsthand. There are also trips to the crowded fish market up in Kota. Disaster tourism has come in for a lot of flak and Real Jakarta Tours could, in a sense, be considered disaster tourism, given that these people’s lives are perhaps one perpetual disaster. Real Jakarta Tours donate half of the $50 fees

that they collect to the Interkultur charitable foundation. Is charity in this context really going to empower these poor communities though? If you’re interested, then take a look at: www. jakartahiddentour.wordpress.com.

Marina Batavia Cruise

Head up to the battered warehouses and dilapidated docks of Sunda Kelapa and have a stroll around, soaking up the historic ambience whilst being spooked by colonial era ghosts of yore. Afterwards, head over to the gleaming Marina Batavia, a recently built multi-storey building conceived by Jakarta’s previous governor, Sutiyoso. The Marina building itself houses a pool hall, karaoke lounges and a restaurant. If you see yourself as a salty sea dog however, then why not take in a Quicksilver Sunda Kelapa Fun Cruise, or a Quicksilver Sunda Kelapa Dinner Cruise. The Fun Cruise runs from 11.30 a.m. until 2 p.m., and involves a luxury catamaran sail around Jakarta Bay, whilst affording cruisers the opportunity to take in the pungent, if not actually sinus singeing, Jakarta Bay air. There’s also a huge buffet lunch to enjoy. The dinner cruise runs from 6.30 p.m. until 9 p.m. and features live music, a dance show and even a magic show. The cruise makes for a cool evening and you will be swept across Jakarta Bay for several kilometres in the lap of luxury. For more details, point your browser at: http://bataviaaa. blogspot.com/2011/05/quicksilver.html Good luck chaps, it’s a jungle out there. ■

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Worthy Causes

Straight from the Heart

by Angela Richardson

Baby Jimmy

The family at Lestari Sayang Anak Orphanage


think a lot of us, although we may not like to admit it, take things for granted, most importantly the love and support we have from our parents. Every child deserves to be loved unconditionally, even if not by their birth parents, and down a little alleyway in Cipete, South Jakarta, some very lucky babies who had this birthright taken away from them, are being loved again. Founded on a dream by Ingrid Van der Mark, a part-time school-teacher, Lestari Sayang Anak Orphanage’s vision is for each of its adopted children to experience individual love and care like they would in a real family environment. Unlike larger orphanages, Lestari Sayang Anak aims to recognise each of the children’s strengths and weaknesses and develop individual bonds with them all, and this is achieved by keeping the capacity of orphans to a low number. Although petite, this orphanage has enough love inside its walls to heal the world. Ingrid, who herself has two gorgeous adopted girls, Lisa and Emily, knew she would one day open an orphanage

after visiting one in Romania that was in terrible condition. After settling in Indonesia she eventually started her own orphanage with the assistance of her sister-in-law, Ibu Rita, who helped enormously with obtaining licenses and deeds. Unfortunately, with Ingrid being a Dutch national, rules and regulations made it that much harder for her to set up her charity, something I’m sure many of us have had experience with in some way or another. The family, which is exactly what they are, is made up of Ibu Rita and three nurses, Ibu Ipah, Ibu Wydia and Ibu Asih, who all cook, clean and care for their three orphans. They have such a close bond with the children and the time spent together is filled with joy and laughter. The story of how each of these boys came into Ingrid’s care is one of the opposite, however.

How to help

Baby Roby smiling for Ingrid

First there was Jimmy. This bouncing baby turned one last April and has been at the orphanage since he was only two days old. His birth mother had one previous son, but sadly she was being abused by her husband and had to make the difficult decision not to keep her second born. The mother heard of Lestari Sayang Anak through brochures which Ingrid distributes in midwife clinics in the poorer parts of town, and when Ingrid received the call, she went directly to the hospital where Jimmy was born to bring him to his new home. The birth mother never met Jimmy and stayed in a separate room when he was being collected.

Although petite, this orphanage has enough love inside its walls to heal the world. Six months later came Benny who was originally in an orphanage in Bogor. At two months of age, his parents could no longer support him. They tried to contact several other orphanages, but they were

Yayasan Lestari Sayang Anak Always shelter, always a home. An kind of help is welcome. You can make a one time donation or become a regular sponsor. In return you will receive a monthly update of the development of your sponsored

all at full capacity. Luckily they found Ingrid. After speaking over the phone, Benny was brought to Lestari Sayang Anak on a motorcycle wrapped up in a blanket. He was malnutritioned and had a rash all over his body. His daily diet consisted of only two bottles of milk a day as well as rice porridge, which a baby of two months cannot digest. Ingrid told me although the mother was expressionless when she handed Benny over, she could feel her pain. Giving up your child due to poverty must be the hardest thing a parent can ever do. Third, but not least came Roby, who was a Christmas baby, born on December 24th last year. His birth parents were only sixteen years old when Robbie was born - this goes to show how much sex education is needed here in Indonesia. Two days after his birth, he was brought to Lestari Sayang Anak and as Ingrid tells me the story, little Roby is smiling

and kicking away in Ibu Widya’s lap. With three happy and healthy babies at the orphanage, Lestari Sayang Anak has space for five more blessed little ones. Their vision for the future is to have another house, not far away, for the follow up ages of five and onwards until they are independent. Everything is donated, from the toys to the cribs and luckily Ingrid was savvy enough to get sponsorship from Huggies and Frisian Flag, but even with these, the costs for running an orphanage are still high – rent, food shopping, drinking water and utilities all add up. But even when times get tough, the family at Lestari Sayang stay positive and find a way to pull through – just like families do. “Everything we do here comes from the heart” Ingrid says. “Every child has the right to a happy and healthy life…” 

ANGELA RICHARDSON Angela is Anglo-Indonesian and has been in Jakarta for a year and a half after twelve in the UK. An active thespian, writer, arts, music and photography enthusiast, she has enough energy to power a small fleet of motor vehicles.

child and you are always welcome to visit and play with your sponsor child. Donations can be made to: Yayasan Lestari Sayang Anak ANZ Panin Bank Account number:

413765 01 00001 Swift code: ANZBIDJX www.lestarisayanganak.org 021 7500 328 081 791 89727 ingrid5_09@yahoo.com www.facebook.com/ lestarisayanganak

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8 – 21 June 2011 Jakarta Expat


Art of the Indies

Raden Saleh Boestaman (c. 1807-1880)

Indonesia’s First Celebrity Artist by Bruce W. Carpenter


his well-known photo of Raden Saleh, Indonesia’s ‘first’ western-style painter was taken in 1870 when he was at the peak of his fame. Seated upon a tall Gothic Revival chair in total ease, the artist turns away from an art book he is reading and gazes directly at us with his large deep eyes. Dapperly dressed in military gear including a short officer’s jacket embroidered with swirling gold thread and wearing immaculately polished shoes, his only concession to his homeland is his Javanese blangkon headgear. Although Raden Saleh billed himself as a Javanese prince and was probably born in a minor royal place, his claims of being a scion of a grand royal lineage seem to have been flimsy at best. The son of Sayyid Husen bin Alwi bin Awal bin Yahya, a Yemeni Arab immigrant, the fact that he took the name, Boestaman, from his mother’s family suggests that the marriage between was short lived or might not have existed at all. What is certain is that Raden Saleh was intelligent, talented and ambitious. He also had a knack of penetrating the circle of the normally whites only colonial elite during an era when natives

rarely got to do much more than bow and obey. While still young he sought out the famed colonial painter A. J. Payen in Bogor and convinced him to take him on as an apprentice. In 1829, while barely 20 he received a grant from the Dutch colonial government to travel to Holland and study under Cornelius Kruseman from whom he learned the art of portrait making which would become his bread and butter. His second teacher Andries Schelfhout would teach him the art of making landscapes for which he was also famed. He also loved circuses and fierce big cats, which were regularly featured in his oftendramatic paintings of battles and hunts. The combination of excellent painting skills and an exotic, polite, charming, native who was also a brilliant conversationalist in several languages was an immediate hit. Introduced as a foreign prince, he gained easy access and recommendations to one royal court after another. The life of an itinerant artist wandering from one palace to another suited him well. He would hit his prime in 1839 at 32 when he worked as the official court painter of Ernst I, the Grand Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha for five years.

A portrait of Raden Saleh taken in 1872. Courtesy of Bartele Gallery.

Raden Saleh also had a knack of penetrating the circle of the normally whites only colonial elite during an era when natives rarely got to do much more than bow and obey. Only returning to Indonesia in 1851 after more than 20 years abroad, the successful artist was met like a conquering hero. Here he would continue making

portraits for the colonial elite and wealthy Javanese princes whom he claimed as his brethren. By this point the veracity of pretentions were of no relevance. Raden Saleh, as one of the few Indonesians to succeed in the white man’s world, was a celebrity and the talk of the town. Indonesia. His major contribution to Jakarta was the building of a rather ostentatious Gothic Revival manor with a huge garden in Cikini. Now located on the street named after him, the main building is now a hospital office and reception building. His most famous painting depicts the surrender of Diponegoro,

the Javanese prince who led a rebellion against the Dutch colonial regime in the 1820s. Another painting, an allegory of Diponegoro’s defeat, depicts a victorious roaring lion (the symbol of the Dutch coat of arms) with a broken Javanese spear in its shoulder. Raden Saleh, whose politics we can only guess, would pass away in 1880 after returning from a short trip to Europe. As we can see in the pathos in the eyes of the photo, he was a man of many experiences who had bridged the gap between the East and the West during an era when this was considered impossible. Today he is acclaimed as the first Indonesian artist and his canvasses bring pride to the nation regardless of the authenticity of his royal claims. ■


Author and noted Indonesian art expert Bruce W. Carpenter has authored and coauthored more than 16 books and scores of articles on the art, culture and history of Indonesia. His most recent was Antique Javanese Furniture and Folk Art. Raden Saleh's 'Wounded Lion'

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Educational Getaway



artenders in locales frequented by expatriates have become accustomed to regular patrons, generally newly posted diplomats, technical consultants, or business executives, who reappear after an absence of several weeks displaying the slightly distracted look of someone recently released from captivity, and insisting on conversing in halting Indonesian, even with staff members who are fluent in English. This is a sign that the person had just completed a session of intensive Indonesian language training in Jogjakarta. Three major schools, and a dozen smaller ones, offer full-immersion, small-group language courses tailored to the specific needs of embassy staffers, private-sector employees and academics. The major schools have broadly similar curricula, consisting of six to eight course levels, each level requiring about fifty hours of instruction spread over two or more weeks, depending on each student’s preference for the number of hours to sit in class each day. The courses range from survival Indonesian, giving new arrivals with no prior language experience, enough skill to interact with household staff and other service providers, to advanced training in both formal and idiomatic spoken and written language. Each course costs about four million rupiah, including accommodation and other basic expenses. Jogjakarta offers a number of advantages to those wishing to cram months of language study into a few weeks. Accommodation, for example. The major schools are all located in the elite university district, and will arrange accommodation either with a family or in a boarding house catering to post-graduate students and young professionals. Whether living with a family or in the “dorm”, students will

have ample opportunity to converse in Indonesian outside of the classroom. In fact, families hosting language students are required to refrain from addressing their guests in English in all but emergency situations.

with many terms used in daily conversation, and that they sound distinctly old-fashioned to contemporary Indonesian ears.

“A key consideration in selecting a language course is the training of the instructors themselves,” said Nurzi Doman, Marketing This university town provides an Manager of Wisma Bahasa, unlimited supply of university Jogjakarta’s pioneering fullgraduates and moonlighting immersion course. “Indonesian post-grads for conversation vocabulary is changing so rapidly classes as well as professional that instructors must take regular language instructors. Resource upgrade personnel from courses the technical to teach faculties such With some pride, contemporary as forestry and usage mining are on he announced to correctly.” hand to explain the class: Kalau industryIf two weeks specific jargon. saya menghadapi or a month And since of intensive the low cost pejabat tinggi, Indonesian of living and pasti kemaluan only whets your abundant appetite, the educational saya besar, then major schools opportunities wondered why the offer advanced attract young courses in people from instructor fought to idiomatic throughout the control her laughter. conversation, archipelago, reading someone will comprehension be available and writing, to introduce and fluency in the formal a student bound for a particular Indonesian used by mainstream region to the local vocabulary media and government. However, and pronunciation, which are learning formal Indonesian is not often considerably different from a task to be undertaken lightly. standard Indonesian. Though basic Indonesian, using only the root forms of words Understanding that Indonesian to express simple concepts, is a dynamic language being can be learned rapidly, formal transformed over time as well Indonesian employs arcane rules as geography is essential for of adding prefixes and suffixes students. Academics, for example, to these roots to build abstract who gain fluency through study expressions that often bear little in their home country under relation to the original meaning. expatriate Indonesians discover on arrival that they are unfamiliar

One diplomat, on the final stretch of an exhausting three months of intensive study, learned the hard way that a knowledge of grammar must be wielded with care. In his cross-cultural understanding class he had learned that local etiquette requires a person of lower rank (and, of course, any foreigner) in the presence of a high government official to make an outward display of humility or embarrassment. The diplomat sought to illustrate his newly acquired command of Indonesian grammar by taking the word malu, shy or embarrassed, and augmenting it with the appropriate extensions to indicate the abstract concept of deference. With some pride, he announced to the class: Kalau saya menghadapi pejabat tinggi, pasti kemaluan saya besar, then wondered why the instructor fought to control her laughter. Besar, which means large when applied to concrete nouns, does in fact indicate “a great deal of” when used in abstract context. Unfortunately, the diplomat’s expansion of malu into kemaluan resulted in the term Indonesian men use to refer to that part of their anatomy they would be embarrassed to put on public display. Those wishing to tread a real linguistic minefield can go on to learn Javanese, a dauntingly sophisticated language where word form and even vocabulary are dependent on the relative social status of speaker and listener. However, expatriate businesspeople and development consultants dealing with smallscale industries in rural Java find proficiency in Javanese very helpful. At any rate, a few words of Javanese to an immigration official at Soekarno-Hatta might make the next arrival or departure that much easier. ■

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Expat Observations

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e are about to go to Europe again, for a month-long holiday. If you want your kids to take your home country seriously, do not go just before the summer holiday starts. At the end of our trip last year, my two daughters, aged seven and three at the time, made the very first important and resolute decision of their young lives, “‘In the future we will never go and live in this country. Period.” ‘Why this harsh decision?’ you may be asking yourself. Holland can’t be that bad, or can it? The first day after our arrival in the Netherlands, I took the girls to a nearby bird park. The only bird they had seen in Jakarta

up to then was the …? I thought it was great to have our holiday just before everyone else in Holland, so it wouldn’t be too crowded in the theme parks. I was right. The parking lot was almost empty when we pulled up to the empty spot, not far from the entrance. But just when I switched off the engine, a number of large touring-cars arrived. They parked left, right and also behind us. For one moment I felt like we were in Jakarta again. The doors of the busses opened and some 200 people disembarked. We followed the group to the entrance of the bird park, when I realized they were all patients from a mental home. It was good to see so many happy people, some in wheelchairs, others with guardians holding them. Some were so excited, they started flapping their arms and tweeting like birds while they entered the park. Others just grumbled. Dutch are on average the tallest people in the world, and for these Dutch it was no different. My two little daughters had their eyes wide open and looked up to the, for them, very weird giants. I realized that my kids had never seen people with Down Syndrome, or any mental disorder for that matter, in Indonesia! Statistically there must be thousands in Jakarta alone, but for some reason

by Bartele Santema

they are probably kept indoors. The following weekend I took them to a public swimming pool. This time the pool was filled with disabled people. A blind woman was slowly swimming near the side and was being kept in a straight line by a guy walking on the side using a stick! At the other end of the pool, some people in a wheelchair were lowered into the water by a specially designed crane. Another, a fit looking guy, did a powerful back-stroke, but it took me a little while before realizing he was doing this with one arm only! My kids, again, stood in complete astonishment at the edge of the pool. Patricia dropped the ball from her hands while staring at the scenes. Nicole slowly moved backwards, and hid behind me while holding my leg firmly. We did visit a few more attractions during our stay, but everywhere we went we ended up in groups of disabled or aged people. I realized that before the school holidays start, all the hospitals and other health institutions schedule their outings. As this was difficult to explain to my kids, I decided to show them the world where I grew up. The world I always thought was ‘normal’. This did not help either.

Nicole trying to make sense of her observations

At the farm of my parents, a cow had to deliver, and the feet of the unborn calf were sticking out by some 20cm, covered in a slimy mix of blood and slime. The cow was moaning in pain. At my fathers’ side, my brother and I put some strings around the feet and started pulling, stretched out on the floor in between the cowpats. For me it was reliving the old days, but for Patricia and Nicole it was different. They witnessed it in astonishment. When finally the calf slipped out of the mother cow under a loud roar and a mass of fluids, the girls were running for their lives, away from a strange world they had never witnessed before. This

time they didn’t call for mama or papa, but they screamed and they both demanded we’d go back to Jakarta immediately. Have you ever seen a three-year-old shaking her little head in disbelief with her hands on her hips? I have. And Patricia even planned to write her memories after that trip: ‘I’ve seen it all...’ by Patricia, aged seven. ■

Patricia on the farm in Friesland

BARTELE SANTEMA bartele@jakartaexpat.biz

Bartele has a wide range of business, most notably a number of bars and restaurants under the wing of the Bugils Group. His best-seller ‘Bule Gila’ is a mustread for any expat in Indonesia.

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Personal Tech and Apps

Finding and Booking Flights on Your Phone by Mark Hanusz


Recommended Websites

chool holidays are nearly upon us and I am sure you are busy planning for a trip somewhere. I think most of us just call the travel agent to get an idea of flights and prices, but there are a few tools to make the planning part of your trip just a little easier.



Indonesia Flight


For international flights, I’d recommend checking out Hipmunk for iPhone. It’s got an interface other companies can only dream about and is the easiest way to get options for your trip. You can book directly with a link to Orbitz but it might be safest to get an idea of what’s available and then call the travel agent (I’d recommend Bertha from Manta Tours…my friends and I have been using her for years and she’s the best in the business. Her number is 345 7272 and tell her Mr. Mark sent you). One very cool feature of Hipmunk is the ability to sort by “agony”—a combination of price, duration and the number of stops. It makes sense—the cheapest flights aren’t always the most practical.

For domestic—and some international —travel, I am a big fan of Air Asia. As you know, you can’t buy their tickets through a travel agent so you have to go online or fire up their new apps for iPhone and BlackBerry. While they are nowhere near as slick as Hipmunk, you can buy tickets directly in the app (as well as choose your seat, order meals, etc.) and check if flights are on time or not. If you do buy a ticket on your device you get a cool e-version with barcode that can be scanned directly at the check-in counter as well as quick telephone links for all their offices in other countries in case you find yourself in a jam.

The last app is Indonesia Flight and is quickly becoming my favourite. You just put in your dates and destination and the app aggregates several domestic airlines (Garuda is conspicuously omitted) and displays what’s available. It doesn’t allow direct bookings and purchases, but it gives you web links and even a clickable phone number to close the deal. Indonesia Flight’s real value is the ability to find who is flying where, when and for how much. Since the app gets the data from the airlines’ websites, the data should be fairly accurate as well. It works for both iPhone and iPad and costs $1.99. ■

This website provides online hotel reservations services for properties focused primarily in the Asia Pacific Region, including Indonesia, with offices in Singapore, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Phuket, Bali, Sydney, Tokyo, Seoul, Beijing, Shanghai, and Manila. The company was created by founder Michael Kenny in the late 1990’s under the name PlanetHoliday.com. The initial concept was to use the burgeoning power of search engines to fill a perceived void of hotel and travel information. PlanetHoliday was one of the first hotel reservation websites in an industry which has subsequently grown into a multi-billion dollar business. In November 2007 Agoda Company was acquired by Priceline. com and now has approximately 450 employees and offers users search availability services in 32 languages including Bahasa Indonesia, Chinese, English, French, Spanish, Japanese and Thai, amongst others.

www.whatsnewjakarta.com WhatsNewJakarta is the most comprehensive guide to all that is happening in and around Jakarta – and just a mouse click away! Updated weekly and delivered to subscribers’ in-boxes, it covers Entertainment and Dining, Music and Exhibitions, Clubs and Associations, Cultural and Sporting Events, Movie Schedules, Accommodation – in fact everything you need to know about what to do and where to go in The Big Durian. Whilst aimed primarily at Jakarta’s expatriate community, it is also an invaluable information tool for anybody planning to visit Jakarta. If you spend time between Jakarta and Bali, or are simply planning a visit to the Isle of Smiles, you should also see www.WhatsNewBali.com.


Mark Hanusz is a long-time Jakarta resident and the founder of Equinox Publishing (www.EquinoxPublishing.com).

Jakarta Expat 8–21 June 2011


Going Abroad

Riding the Mahachai Line by Antony Sutton


his will never appear on any list of great railway journeys in the world, which is a shame as it certainly offers a step back in time to when Bangkok and its environs was more aquatic than today. It’s a lovely old line with some wonderful scenery and a comic book feel that starts when you try and find the station in Bangkok. Wong Wien Yai is a big traffic circle with a statue of King Taksin in the middle. You have to scout around to find the station and be careful who you ask because many people are unaware of its existence. Basically the station is hidden down a narrow soi not far from a 7/11. Trains are regular, approximately every hour and the tickets for the one hour run are 10 baht. The single track rattles through some of Thonburi’s western suburbs hemmed in by markets and houses. Past Wat Singh and we get more greenery. Ramshackle huts hug the klongs that criss cross the flat terrain while young kids fish and play around. Sam Yaek looks great, a wonderful place to get off and wander around and take the opportunity of recording this photogenic landscape. It’s a junction of 2 klongs with many bright flowers and brighter birds flashing by the rapidly moving train.

With Swiss style punctuality we arrive at a spot where double tracking allows the trains to pass and we are soon proceeding on our way. It’s a Saturday and I’m a little hung-over and appreciate the cool air through the open window. We pull into Mahachai station and come to a halt in a dark market that doubles as the railway station. Outside in the bright sunshine it’s a seafood lover’s delight as stalls sell all sorts of stuff that had been happily minding their own business a few yards away the night before. Rickshaws and songthaew remind you that while Bangkok may only be an hour away you are pretty much up country here. There is a river crossing where you can join the Mae Klang line but this is a less frequent run, four times a day and I had little time to wander the market and surrounding streets before heading back to the big city. I’ve done the journey a couple of times now and enjoy it. You do feel you are being taken to another world yet one so close to Bangkok. The journey back is as uneventful as the outbound and I took the opportunity to look at my pictures. Each time I’ve done the trip I have never been the only farang (foreigner) on board, so obviously people are hearing about this quaint little line. 


Antony is a freelance writer based in Jakarta. Please send comments and suggestions to antony@the-spiceislands.com.

Sam Yaek looks great, a wonderful place to get off and wander around and take the opportunity of recording this photogenic landscape.

8 – 21 June 2011 Jakarta Expat


Light Entertainment

Revenge Served Hot I n the winter of 1990 I was working in real estate in London with my business partner, Steve Collins. We were representing some highend properties on behalf of some very wealthy individuals, and we spent a great deal of time and money travelling around London showing potential clients the multi-million dollar properties we had on our books. If you are old enough to remember the 80s financial crisis, you will already be shaking your head while reading this and muttering under your breath…. “What kind of idiot was in real estate in London in 1990…?” Yeah well, we live and learn. One of our clients, a wealthy Indian named Jamal J., entrusted us with the sale of nine houses in Hampstead, and we put a lot of effort into showing the properties to potential investors. Eventually we sold the houses and after the transaction was completed, we went to see Jamal in his office to arrange for our commission payment. Times were hard due to the crisis, and to say that we REALLY needed the money would be a huge understatement. We sat in front of Jamal’s desk and waited impatiently for him to arrive. He owed us the equivalent of about US$60,000 and all our problems were solved. We could pay our rent for another year, pay off our overdraft and have enough money left for some decent food (yes, it was that bad) and a modest celebration (a few beers each). Eventually Jamal arrived, resplendent in silk suit and tie, and took his position in

the huge chair behind his desk. We smiled at him, expecting him to pour praise upon us for selling his houses so quickly in such unfavourable economic conditions, but his opening words stunned us. “I’m not going to waste your time gentlemen” he said. “The bottom line is, I’m not going to pay you.” Steve and I looked at each other. “Why not?” Steve asked when he had recovered sufficiently from the shock. “Because I don’t have to” he said, “what will you do about it?” We looked at each other again. “But… we have a contract…” I stuttered. Jamal smiled smugly. “I know all about the contract. Get yourselves a good lawyer and sue me if you can afford it. Now if you don’t mind, I have a meeting…” He stood up, walked over to the door and opened it. Outside there were two very large Indian gentlemen waiting to escort us from the building. Everything became a blur and it felt like I was watching myself in slow motion in a scene from a very bad movie. Surreal. Next thing I knew we were on the street outside in the freezing cold, without even enough money for a cab fare home. Many and varied expletives escaped our lips as we came to terms with what had just happened. We looked at Jamal’s Bentley parked across the street. I wanted to smash the windows and set fire to it, but Steve calmed me down. “You’ll just get yourself arrested. Let’s make him pay some other way” he said grimly, and produced a handful of letters from inside his jacket. “We know

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where he lives.” I grabbed the letters and inspected them. Somehow, at some point during our ejection from Jamal’s office, Steve had found the time and the presence of mind to grab the pile of letters that had been sitting on the desk; all bills and credit card statements, some personal, some business. “We’ll have the last laugh” he said. “I don’t know how, but we’ll get him in the end.” I took some solace in the thought of revenge as we bowed our heads into the howling wind and started the long cold walk to the tube station. As a result of Jamal’s refusal to pay us we were forced to leave our nice four bedroom rented house in Uxbridge in north London and prise the boards off the windows of Steve’s previously repossessed two bedroom townhouse in Bethnal Green in the east end of London. We moved in and officially became squatters, with no electricity, no gas, no phone and no hope. We had sold our cars many months before to buy food and pay bills and now we were stuck in Bethnal Green in a damp and neglected house, wrapped in blankets against the fierce cold and eating nothing but baked beans on toast cooked on a borrowed camping stove outside the back door. It was miserable to say the least, with only candles for light and heat, and the bitterness I felt towards Jamal almost consumed my soul. One night, one of Steve’s old neighbours from across the street came over and gave us a bottle of whisky to cheer us up (and warm us up). We got horribly drunk

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and discussed many alternatives for getting our revenge on Jamal, all of which were far-fetched and never likely to materialise. But in his drunken stupor, Steve did formulate the germ of an idea that was going to make me feel a whole lot better about the situation. Next day we woke up about midday and Steve, the genius, had perfected his plan while he slept. Using the letters he had taken on impulse from Jamal’s desk as proof of ID, we would get all the utilities, electricity, gas, phone, switched on in his name and rack up some enormous bills for him until everything finally got cut off. It wouldn’t get us any of the money we were owed, but at least we would know that his cheating us had cost him a considerable amount of money, plus we would have a warm place to stay until we got back on our feet. In those days all utilities were handled through the General Post Office, so, because I was the more likely of the two of us to pass as a ‘Jamal’, I went there and applied for everything to be switched on in “my new second home”. I used ”my” good standing as a customer at “my” office address and “other home” address as references and proved “my” good standing with “my” previous bills. Everything went smoothly, and a few days later we had every light in the house on round the clock, an electric bar fire on full blast in the living room, the central heating on max, every burner on the gas stove burning brightly, plus gas oven on full and oven door open. It was like a sauna in that house for weeks, so much so that we slept with the windows open even though it was the middle of winter

(though it still wasn’t easy to sleep with all the lights on). As planned, everything eventually got cut off for non payment of bills, and as the final coup de gras, every night for a week before we left the house, a few steps ahead of the bailiffs, we called gay sex chat lines in the US and left the phone of the hook all night. I had a wonderful vision of the future, with Jamal standing in court, frantically denying that he had anything to do with the bills, while at the same time trying to convince his family that he didn’t have a secret and tawdry gay life in a run-down east London townhouse. I don’t know if we cost him anywhere near US$60,000, but I bet it was close. I wish I could tell you I hope the “gay” thing didn’t cost him his marriage, but I can’t. It’s Karma baby, and he deserved everything he got. He nearly cost us everything. A week later I was lodging with my sister and driving a delivery van to make ends meet. Steve went back to his previous life as a professional DJ and got posted to a night club in Hong Kong. A year later I received a letter (yes, a “letter”… you remember those) from Steve telling me he had been transferred to Jakarta and that I should join him as fast as I could because, “Mate, this place is fantastic!” I did, and I have never looked back. So Jamal’s treachery was effectively my first step towards where I am now. In retrospect, well worth US$60,000! ■ To find out more about live stand-up comedy in Indonesia please e-mail jakarta@thecomedyclub.asia, text or call 0821 1194 3084 or register at www.thecomedyclub.asia

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Jakarta Expat 8–21 June 2011


Family Escapes

Breaks for Bread Winners by Terry Collins

Telaga Patengan by F. W. Junghuhn circa 1836. Courtesy of Bartele Gallery.


chool holidays are both a curse and a boon for expat parents living in Jakarta. Firstly, not all of us can schedule a lengthy break away from the daily grind and even if we can, then there are the major headaches of pre-planning and actually getting anywhere in a reasonable amount of time. As always it seems as if all 27.9 million or so residents (at the last count in 2010) in Jabodetabek (the Greater Jakarta Metropolitan area of Jakarta, Bogor, Depok, Bekasi and Tangerang) are hell bent on the same escapes. Let the train take the strain...


Possibly the best train route for scenic value is from Jakarta to Bandung. Having left the floodplain, it winds through the mountains of West Java until reaching the city which, in much quieter and less crowded times, was known as the Paris of the East. For the best views of rural life in the kampungs and the fantastic views as ravines are crossed, reserve seats on the right when going and, obviously, on the left when returning. Once in the gridlocked city, having had the foresight to pre-book hotel reservations, you may wish to consider hiring a car and driver for the next day and head for the hills. Gunung Tangkuban Perahu (meaning upturned boat), some 25 kilometres north of Bandung, is the only volcano in Java accessible all the way to the rim by car. First time visitors to a volcano, such as your children, will be suitably awed, and your wallet will be also be pleased to receive an airing at the souvenir stands. Southwest of Bandung is Gunung Ratuha, with a lake, Kawah Putih which, as its name suggests, is white - or occasionally turquoise.

The lake itself is easily accessible by car. Having been there and seen that, continue onwards to Ciwidey where you can reminisce about those cool evenings 'back home'. Note: If you decide to stay overnight in one of the several hotels, it may be advisable to wear socks in bed. About two hours from Bandung are the Cimanggu Hot Springs with swimming pools of continually replenished sulphurized water. Once you have learnt how a lobster might feel, it is just a 30 minute drive through tea plantations to Lake (or Situ) Patengan where you can rent a boat and admire the green carpet of algae covering the surface. Some 50kms from Bandung is Garut, an Old Dutch hill station with a Sundanese ambiance.

Although predominantly Muslim, there are Hindu temples to seek out, a reminder that West Java has a rich history. Energetic families can set out on hikes, but possibly the most interesting activity for younger families are the factories which make dodol, the sweet candy made from sticky rice flour and sugar with various flavourings, such as - erm - durian. Cooked in huge woks over open fires and stirred continuously for a long time with what appears to be boat oars, it is a fascinating labour-intensive cottage industry.


Another town easily accessible by train and worth exploring for a day or two is Cirebon, on Java's north coast. The train journey itself is somewhat boring as it never leaves the flat coastal plain.

Camping in Taman Mekarsari

Cirebon is a combination of two words, 'ci' which means water and 'rebon', an indication that this major seaport is famous for its salted fish, fresh shrimps, as well as petis and terasi (shrimp pastes used as spices). It can be incredibly hot, but Keraton Kasepuhan, the original sultan's palace is of great interest, particularly for the collection of carriages, as is the nearby Keraton Kanornan which dates back to 1527. Also seek out batik workshops; as in Yogyakarta and Surakarta, the batik originally made in Cirebon needed the royal seal of approval and has distinctive motifs.


Some may feel that travelling overnight by train, the Gajayana which leaves Gambir station around 5.30am isn't much fun. You can fly, but then you've got the extra hassle of all that entails, and you still might have to wend your way from Surabaya. But if you think of the hotel costs saved and that you'll have a full day ahead for exploring this historic city - it was founded in the 8th century when it was the seat of government of the ancient Kanjuruhan and Singhasari kingdoms. It also begins to make sense, if you decide to take a "traditional High Tea" at one of the world's top hotels, the unique Tugu (www.tuguhotels.com/ malang) in the centre of town. The city officially became part of the all encompassing Javanese Mataram kingdom in the 17th century when the Dutch were first here. Those who dig history can

explore several archaeological sites, including Buddhist relics from the earlier Majapahit period.

Camping it up

For those who prefer more down to earth holidays, then the Mekarsari Fruit estate has a camp site. Your children can join the Youth Farmer Club and learn how to propagate and prune whilst smelling the fresh air. Sleeping under canvas also has its benefits in terms of tuning into Mother Nature, especially if it rains and you remain dry, smiling inwardly. Similar euphoria can be discovered at the Cibodas Botanical Garden, 'gateway' to the Gede-Pangrango National Park. Once booked in, and a spot chosen to erect tents, porters can be hired who will help set up the tents and, for an extra fee, serve as night watchmen and do a bit of shopping, even for beers. Apart from the fairly relaxed activity of shopping for orchids in the nearby town, or watching them grow in the well-laid out Botanical Gardens, a fairly reasonable 3km hike can be made into the park to some impressive waterfalls. To go further, up to the summit, requires a permit. For details of which volcanoes are suitable for families to clamber up, check out the Gunung Bagging website (http://gunungbagging.com). With the school holidays nearly here, I wish all readers 'happy travels' or, as will probably happen with my tribe, happy home stay. â–

TERRY COLLINS Terry Collins is co-author of Culture Shock! Jakarta (pub. Marshall Cavendish) and solely responsible for the blog Jakartass.net.

8 – 21 June 2011 Jakarta Expat


Interesting Expats

Young Diver’s Dreams Find a Home in West Java by Hush Petersen


yle Blakeway’s love of the ocean runs deep: it started when he earned his junior open water dive certification—he was ten years old—blossomed over the years as his passion took him to Egypt and the Gilis and finally manifested itself in the purchase of the “Cecilia Ann,” a 60-foot ketch rigged sailing boat, anchored in Anyer, West Java, and itching to take holiday travellers out to explore to Krakatau, Ujung Kulon National Park, Panaitan and beyond. Blakeway ostensibly came to Jakarta five months ago to visit his parents. But as luck would have it he ended up buying a boat. “I’d been living in Australia and I was always thinking about buying a boat… always asking around and checking the Internet,” says Blakeway. “But then I came back to Jakarta and one of my mum’s friends actually knew someone selling one and when I saw the Cecilia Ann—I just knew I wanted it.” But then again being at the helm of something like the Cecilia Ann, the wide-decked vessel, designed to providing ample room for up to 35 guests on chartered day-trips or sleep 10 as a live-aboard, was something the young entrepreneur, who recently took over the Cecilia Ann and Java Sea Charters, had been dreaming about nearly half his life. Having been a certified openwater diver for more than half his life, experience is something this 22-year-old carries in spades. Born in Cape Town, South Africa, and raised around the globe—everywhere from Athens to Sri Lanka—Blakeway, who started diving at the age of 10, seemed somehow destined to end up owning the four cabin cruiser, leading world-class dive trips and surf charters along West Java and up into the Sunda Strait. Certified before he was even a teenager and awarded his Padi Dive Instructor certification at 18, Blakeway’s passion for diving and the open water has led him to some of the most exotic

and sought-after dive locales on the planet, sacred spots such as Sharm el Sheik, Egypt, and the famous Gili Islands right here in Lombok. Jakartans always complain about being stuck in the city for the weekend. But what they don’t know is how easy it is to be in the water and off exploring places like Krakatau and Ujung Kulon National Park, Panaitan or the wrecks of the both the USS Houston ‘The Galloping Ghost of the Java Coast’, and the HMAS Perth, which after being torpedoed in 1942 during the Battle of the Sunda Strait, now rests soundly at the bottom of Banten Bay on the lip of the Sunda Strait.

Kyle doing what he does best

Some of the best diving in all of Java, Blakeway says, is right under our noses.

Java Sea Charters works hand in hand with the World Wildlife Federation, on a project called “Build Your Own Reef,” where divers spend the weekend off the coast of Unjung Kulon combating the effects of dynamite fishing by reattaching transplanted coral harvested from areas unaffected by the bombing to concrete slabs constructed by local villagers, creating new coral colonies to help aid area reconstruction and sustainability.

“You don’t need to go to Bali or Lombok and the Gilis to get your dive certification. It’s just around the corner, here in West Java. It’s a weekend away.” The best way to make a weekend of it is to charter the boat with a few friends or colleagues and sit down with Blakeway, who has his Padi specialty license, and chart out a plan. “How we’re doing it at the moment is we’re doing weekend trips. You come down Friday after work and you eat dinner at Blue Moon, it’s a nice little restaurant about a twominute walk from the harbour and then you get on the boat at about 9 p.m. and go to sleep and then you wake up in the morning and you’re at Krakatau. So it’s Friday night, Saturday night and then you come back Sunday afternoon at around 4 or 5 p.m.” More importantly, the young business owner is keen on passing his passion on to the next generation.

“According to the WWF the coral construction has a very high success rate,” says Corine Tap, the former owner of the Celcia Ann and one of the founders of the project. The Cecilia Ann

The best way to make a weekend of it is to charter the boat with a few friends or colleagues and sit down with Blakeway, who has his Padi specialty license, and chart out a plan. “We want to get the boat out some 20 times a month. I mean there are a lot of dive shops here in Jakarta, but none of them are really tapping into the schools. We definitely want to tap into the schools and get the kids out there.” Java Sea Charters offers junior open water courses for ten and eleven-year-olds, while more experiences divers can earn their

advanced, nitrox, deep diving, wreck diving or fish identification Padi courses, all perfect two-day weekend trips that include five dives. But it’s not just about the legendary surf or the one-of-akind underwater experiences available, for Blakeway, it’s about sustainability and preserving the reefs of West Java for the next generation.

Tap explained that the project, which will celebrate its fifth annual dive and reconstruction weekend on June 18 and 19, boasts an 80 percent re-growth rate along the 25 slabs the divers and locals have laid out to help boast coral regeneration. “The weekend is all about giving back. It’s a small project, but we didn’t have to do much to get the divers involved. They’re keen on restoring the environment they love. The divers want their children to be able to enjoy the coral too.” ■

For Booking Enquiries booking@javaseacharters.com Or call Kyle on 082111616030

Jakarta Expat 8–21 June 2011


Up in the Mountains

Climbing the LesserKnown Peaks of Indonesia by Daniel Quinn


Gunung Gedeh by F. W. Junghuhn circa 1860-70. Courtesy of Bartele Gallery


s editor of the not-forprofit hiking website Gunung Bagging, I have spent the last few years exploring countless mountain peaks—both famous and obscure—that lie within relatively easy reach of Jakarta. Almost all expats have heard of Gunung Gede-Pangrango and the infamous Anak Krakatau, both of which are volcanoes located close enough to Jakarta to be well within reach at weekends. But far fewer have heard of gems such as Gunung Parang (‘Machete Mountain’) near Purwakarta, or Rakata, the highest island in the Krakatau group. At present, Gede-Pangrango has such a problem with overcrowding and litter that it has reached the point where there is a limit placed on the number of people that are able to reserve a place to climb at weekends. In addition, expensive guides are mandatory for foreigners. Given the fantastic variety of other peaks available, this problem is one which could easily be solved by encouraging hikers to explore less well-known mountain areas. So here we present five lesser known peaks that can be reached in a regular weekend from Jakarta without boarding a plane.

‘Machete Mountain’ is without doubt one of the most distinctive mountains in Java. It is known to Indonesian rock climbers because of its 500 metre vertical granite cliffs! But for hiking it is known only to locals, despite being visible from the Jakarta to Bandung toll road. It’s a steep, short two hour climb and scramble to the ridge of the mountain. Somewhat aptly, the true summit is so overgrown that nobody can reach it without a ‘parang’, but the finest viewpoint is a grassy peak halfway along the knife-edge ridge. From here you will be able to admire the vast Jatiluhur reservoir, neighbouring Gunung Bongkok and the brooding hulk of Gede-Pangrango in the distance. Easily one of the nicest views in West Java but do remember to take lots of water for the steep ascent.

4. Gunung Puntang (2222m)

A holy mountain range on the Muria peninsula north-east of Semarang. The true summit— known as Peak 29 (‘songolikur’)— can be reached in just three hours, but it’s actually best to climb at night so you can enjoy first light over Central Java’s giant peaks such as Sindoro and Sumbing. The summit is cluttered with ancient and non-so-ancient monuments and there is even a warung selling gorengan! To get here in a regular weekend you’ll need to take a train to Semarang on the Friday night

5. Gunung Pulosari (1346m)

Given the fantastic variety of other peaks available, this problem is one which could easily be solved by encouraging hikers to explore less well-known mountain areas. and head straight on to Kudus on Saturday morning.

3. Rakata (813m)

2. Gunung Muria (1602m)

1. Gunung Parang (915m)

Daniel Quinn grew up in Northern England where he developed a passion for hiking and experimental music. He then studied Philosophy in London, ran a record label in Scotland and fronted an avant-garde rock group. He now lives in North Jakarta and - when not exploring the mountain peaks of the Indonesian archipelago - teaches English and composition.

A very tough island hike. When not in full rock-spewing mode, Rakata’s famous young sibling Anak Krakatau receives visitors on a daily basis. Rakata, however, is only climbed once every couple of years! It is certainly not for beginners as the trail is faint, the jungle dense and the views on the way up are limited. For the very few that do make it to the top and are blessed with good weather, a stunning panorama of nearby islands will reward them. Do take extra care here as the summit ridge is an overgrown 800 metre high cliff-face! This is exactly the sort of hike that could become one of the most popular in Indonesia if enough people used the trail to prevent it from becoming overgrown!

This mountain is not far south of Bandung at the northern edge of the Malabar range. The area used to be very famous because it was the site of Radio Malabar during colonial times. Some crumbling building ruins can still be found just a 20 minute walk from the Gunung Puntang carpark area, but most of the stones have long gone. Gunung Puntang itself offers fine views over the city of Bandung and surrounding mountains and is a thoroughly pleasant day hike. Ask at the information office for a guide who can lead you up through the forest, beyond Puncak Mega and on to Puntang itself. This is an excellent area for wildlife – especially birds, snakes and—if you are lucky—giant squirrels!

This is Banten’s most popular peak, but strangely unknown to most outsiders. It’s not far beyond the town of Pandeglang and could even be done as a long daytrip from Jakarta if you set out early enough. Although the active crater and summit ridge are likely to be crowded with local students at weekends, the hike is an easy one and you may even catch a glimpse of the Krakatau islands in the Sunda Strait. Suitable for adventurous families. ■

How to Get Involved There are lots of tour groups on the internet offering guides to Indonesia’s famous peaks, but most of the time it is much, much cheaper to just arrive at the town nearest to the mountain and find a guide yourself. Not-for-profit expat-led organizations include Java Lava (www.javalavaindonesia.multiply.com), who run monthly hikes to classic mountains and volcanoes across the archipelago, and Gunung Bagging, who put together more obscure expeditions on a regular basis. If you’re brave enough, the Gunung Bagging website (www.gunungbagging.com) also offers enough information to help you arrange your own adventure.

8 – 21 June 2011 Jakarta Expat


Global Expatriate News

Expat Snippets from Around the World US expat tax and foreign bank account deadlines approaching It is just three weeks until US expats need to fill in their tax forms and foreign bank account declarations but few are ready and many don’t even know they need to, according to tax experts. The tax-filing deadline is June 15 and the Foreign Bank Account Report (FBAR) deadline is the end of next month. If you have a financial interest in or signature authority over financial accounts and these accounts exceeded $10,000 at any time during the calendar year you must file or face penalties of up to

Indonesia: Worlds Lowest Purchaser of Organic Food


enmark leeds all the countries in organic food purchase (69%), followed by the UAE, Mexico and Germany (all 35%). Indonesia (3%) and Japan (10%) were at the other end of the spectrum. In Indonesia, Russia and Egypt,

less than 15% of respondents said they had recycled in the past week. At the other end of the scale were consumers in Canada (88%), South Korea (86%) and Spain (84%). (Source: www.ameinfo.com)

50% of the account value. The FBAR is used by the US government to identify those who may be using a foreign account to circumvent US law. Investigators use the FBAR to help identify or trace funds used for illicit purposes or to identify unreported income maintained or generated abroad. There is even some indication that the Treasury will begin to fine foreign financial institutions that help individuals hide assets overseas, which could be particularly worrying for

certain large Swiss banks. 62% of Americans living overseas though do not know about FBAR. ‘This is very worrying. If these individuals do not know they need to file their FBAR they could unknowingly be putting their savings at risk and could face some very large penalties in the future,’ said David McKeegan of Greenback Expat Tax Services. (Source: www.expatforum.com)

Saudi Arabia May Call Time on Expatriate Work Saudi Arabia’s labor market is in sharp focus today following a report of a new policy that could serve as an expat time-bar in the kingdom. According to Pan-Arab newspaper al-Hayat, Saudi’s Labor Minister Adil Fakieh said that the kingdom will not renew the work permits of foreign workers who have spent six years in the country as part of its plan to create jobs for nationals. While these rules might reduce unemployment and strengthen consumer spending, the tradeoff would be that Saudi could see a negative impact on corporate bottom lines, which could ultimately curb growth in the Kingdom. (Source: www.cnbc.com)

Singapore Airlines bids ‘Ola’ to Sao Paulo. Marking a new chapter in Singapore Airlines’ history, Sao Paulo is the airline’s first destination in South America, which has become the sixth continent in its route network. The new three-times-weekly service also strengthens Singapore Changi Airport’s status as a global hub, as the Airline is the first

to offer direct flights between Singapore and South America. “We are pleased to add Sao Paulo to our growing network of destinations. With such high profile events as the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympic Games lined up in Brazil, we are confident that travel demand to Brazil will be strong.

Similarly, we hope that Brazilians will take the opportunity to visit Singapore and use Changi Airport as a gateway to the AsiaPacific region,” said Singapore Airlines’ Executive Vice-President Commercial, Mr. Mak Swee Wah. (Courtesy of Singapore Airlines)

Jakarta Expat 8–21 June 2011


EVENTS Photography

Sport and Dance

New Folder Photography Exhibition

Bellydance Jakarta & Gedung Kesenian Jakarta present a night of Love!

04 Jun 2011 - 25 Jun 2011

22 Jun 2011

Exhibition Photography by : Aderi Putra Wicaksono, Andri William, Arief Pristianto, Yudha Kusuma Putra , Hosted by : Firman Ichsan Inkubator, Forme Building Jl. Wijaya I No. 39 Jakarta, Indonesia www.inkubatorasia.com

Trade Expos Indonesia International Communication Expo & Conference (ICC) 2011 08 Jun 2011 - 12 Jun 2011

ICC 2011 is a B2B business exhibition focusing on Cellular Operator infrastructure business, as long with the development of the ICT industry itself. The five day expo brings together top business, industry and other related parties to showcase innovative applications, products and enterprise solutions. Jakarta Convention Center, Jakarta T: 021 3199 6077 F: 021 31996277 www.icc-expo.com

DHL Indonesian Rugby Gala Dinner 2011 10 Jun 2011

Jakarta Fair 2011

9 June - 10 July 2011 Product Exhibit: Leather Product, Jewellery, Handicrafts, Glassware, Garment, Toys, Furniture, Food, Electronic & Electric Equipment. JIExpo Kemayoran, Arena Pekan Raya Jakarta, Kemayoran T: 021-26645000, 26645131, 26645040, 26645373 www.jakartafair.biz

Thailand Trade Exhibition 2011 16 Jun 2011 - 19 Jun 2011

Opening Up Countless Trade & Investment Opportunities for Thailand Indonesia Assembly Hall, Jakarta Convention Center Jakarta - Indonesia T: 021-31901363 (Thai Embassy), nafarino@ptmediatama.com www.ptmediatama.com

Special guests * Scotte Quinnell (Wales, British & Irish Lions) * Owen Finnegan (Wallabies) * Emcee : Justin “Sambo” Sampson Ticket : * IDR 900 000 per person * IDR 9 000 000 Table of 10

Networking ICCC BIZTRO Networking Cocktail June 2011 16 Jun 2011

The ICCC brings Canadian and Indonesian business together RSVP : iccc.secretariat@gmail.com Location: TBA on RSVP Web Site: www.iccc.or.id Email: iccc.secretariat@gmail.com

Ticket purchase at the door will cost Rp. 1.000.000 • Superb Business Networking Event • Full buffet Dinner & free Flow drinks Location TBA T: 021 3929027 (PRUI Office) T: 08129446910 (Tito) info@jagodulu.com www.jagodulu.com

Dance is a universal language. So is Love. Even when the words and movements are foreign to us, the emotions conveyed transcend our own reality and no explanations are required - We See It, We Hear It... We Feel It! From timeless compositions to modern day tales of love, come and enjoy a beautiful night of bellydance featuring : * Christine Yaven - Indonesia’s Bellydance Icon, * The Bellydance Jakarta Dancers * LIVE Arabic band! Tickets: * Rp. 150.000, Rp. 100.000, * Rp. 75.000 Gedung Kesenian Jakarta T: 0817 981 3346 bellydancejakarta@yahoo.com

HSBC Asian 5 Nations Tounament 22 Jun 2011 - 25 Jun 2011

For more information: PRUI Office: +62213929027 Universitas Pelita Harapan Stadium - Karawaci chairman@indonesianrugby.com www.asian5nations.com

Music Java Rockin’Land 2011 22-24 July 2011

The Cranberries, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Happy Mondays, Blood Red Shoes, and many more.

Kylie Minogue Aphrodite Tour 2011 Jakarta Live in concert 27 Jun 2011 Ticket Price: * VIP : Rp.3.000.000.* Premium Festival : Rp.1.500.000.* First Class : Rp.1.000.000.-

Sentul International Convention Center, Sentul City T : +622158900100 E : info@my-ticketstation.com www.my-ticketstation.com

info@sambolo.co.id www.sambolo.co.id

Carnaval Beach Ancol 021-96810022-23 081210309999 www.javarockingland.com

8 – 21 June 2011 Jakarta Expat


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Classifieds AUTOMOTIVES Eazyrent Car Rental : Address : Pangeran Jayakarta 117 Blok B-44, Jakarta Pusat, Indonesia 10730. Phone : 021 624 6895 / 021 600 9080. Fax : 021 624 6901. Website : www. eazyrent.co.id For Sale: Toyota Innova. 14 months old. 20,000 km. Color: Stone Grey. New Condition. Price: 195 Million. Call: 085 587 001 00 For Sale : Volvo S80 Sedan. Expatriate-owned since new. Registered January 2008. Just over than 25,000 km. Beautiful condition. Extended warranty contract 5 years from when new. Only serviced by the Volvo Dealer. Only driven by one very careful driver and used by family. This would make a superb second car for the family. Price: Rp. 380 million. Contact: Julie Barker (081 197 5759).

PROPERTY FOR SALE For Sale : Bellagio Residence Luxury 2BR Unit. 84 m2. 2 BR & 2 Bathrooms. 17th Floor. View Mega Kuningan. Rent Price : USD 1,350/ month (minimum 1 year). Negotiable. Sale Price : Rp. 1,350,000,000. Direct Owner : 021 3794 4484 House for Sale : Jl. Sawo, Cipete utara, South Jakarta. House 200+ sq meters. Off street parking. 4 bedrooms (one being master bedroom with walkin-wardrobe and private bathroom). 2 lounge rooms. 1 dining room. 3 bathrooms. 1 office. 1 roof garden. Laundry. Modern western style kitchen. 3 air conditioners. 3 water heaters. Great condition. Contact : Tony (081 731 3481 / English). Yuni (081 905 17842 / Indonesian). E-mail : tony881@gmail.com For Sale : Highway to Elle Bar/ Pub. Friendly atmosphere. Jln. Falatehan, Blok M. Negotiable. Asking Price : Rp. 500,000,000. Direct Owner: 0821 2271 3784 For Sale: 1 Park Residences. Apartment with Prime address at Kebayoran Baru. Strategic location

to major shopping malls, schools, hospitals, and Jakarta central business district. Open air private lobby, and attractive return of investment. Feel the comfort and healthy livign in a harmonious living environment. Tower A & B 90% SOLD. Tower C available. For further information please contact ERA TOP: Tito (081 2811 7780). Rini (081 2811 7780). Anton (081 183 4088). Herman (081 868 6155). For Sale: Complete Chocolate Factory. Selmi temepring machine + cover belts (Rp 133 million), warmer 4 bowls (Rp 4 million), electric heater 2 plates (Rp 5.5 million), marble working table 4000x2000 (Rp 17.5 million), kitchen aid (Rp 3.5 million), complete utensils and many different shapes of moulds. Contact: 0819 3287 0786 (Ramesh). Denpasar Timur. Unique bed and breakfast in the green foothills of Mount Merapi. A beautiful 100-year old Javanese joglo, fully restored to a high standard with original antiques. 3 double bedrooms, big lounge and garden with barbeque. Within easy reach of Borobudur, Prambanan, Kaliurang and Jogja city. Clean air and natural well water. For further details please contact the owner, Mrs. Indah (081 126 8445). Just Open : GRAHA KEBAGUSAN 21!A new luxurious & Comfortable Studio units apartment @ Simatupang.Very close to Arcadia Office Park, adjacent to Graha Simatupang.15 minutes to Kemang and Ampera, less than 10 minutes from High Scope and Cilandak Town Square. Lots and lots of restaurants around the location. Convenience store within walking distance. Allinclusive (Electricity, Hydro and etc.), FULLY FURNISHED, Air Conditioned rooms. Cleaning service by request, 24/7 security guard, lots of parking space. For inquiries, please call 0838-7305-4953 or email: csurjo00@yahoo.ca BALI: 9 hectares freehold land for sale, pristine riverfront near center of Ubud with stunning views, once in a lifetime resort development opportunity at half the market value with full village support, 95 juta per are. Email Stacy at shporteus@gmail. com for photos and more information.

Beachfront land for sale in Tabanan -Bali: 109 are frontage of 36 metres, over 100 coconut palms. Location Beraban between Tanah Lot and Soka, off the projected sunset road. Visit <www.beachfrontberaban.com

FOR RENT Apartment for rent : Essence Dharmawangsa. Jl. Darmawangsa X, Jakarta Selatan. Tower/Floor/View: Eminence / 8 / city view. Size: 65 m2. Bedroom: 2. Bathroom: 1. Condition: Fully furnished—modern minimalist style, mozaic tiles for bathroom and kitchen, air conditioner in each room, sofa-bed, plasma TV 32", DVD player, bedroom set, dining set, kitchen set, large fridge, microwave, water dispenser, washing machine. Facility: Gym, pool, mini supermarket, large and convenient basement car-park, security 24 hours. Additional Info: Nice quiet area, close to private hospital, shopping mall. Rent Charge: US$ 1100 nett/month (negotiable for 6 months or more). Contact Number: 0817161218 (Ibu Sri), 0818490472 (Erfan), 08179110827 (Tia) For Rent : Bellagio Residence—Mega Kuningan.Luxury 2BR + 1 study room.15th Floor.Fully Furnished.Rent Price :USD 1250/Month (Negotiable)Minimum 6 month.Direct Owner : 0816737889 or 081632222711 Office Space for Rent : located in Mega Kuningan. Address: 4th Floor of Kantor Taman E33, Unit A1. Nice corner unit with lift (above the Cazbar). Price: Rp130.000,- /m2. Service charge: Rp2.500.000,-/mth . Payment in advance. Minimum initial lease term is 2 years. For viewing, call to : 08111490400. House for Rent: new, big (400 sqm), minimalis style in Taman Giri Loka, BSD-City : three level, bright, empty, green + safe surrounding, 9 rooms full air con, 5 bathrooms (1 with whirlpool), dining + familiy room, TV room, kitchen and maid´s kitchen fully furnished, maids area, storage room, parquet floor (second level), single garage + car port, covered entrance area with pond, pool with whirlpool +gazebo+changing room, large roof terrace with nice view, 4 balconies with flower pots, 10.600 VA (can be increased), 2 telephone lines, separate internet-line, solar water heater,

front yard+pool area+balconies with fine lightning, for long term rent directly from owner, ready for occupancy: August 1, 2011 attractive price SMS: 0813 10986085. If there are any questions about this ad, please contact me by e-mail. (Andreas Thiergen) For lease: Apartment Pavilion Junior Penthouse in CBD area. 222 sqm net area. 4 bedrooms/3baths + 1maidroom/1bath. Separate entry for main/maid area. Spacious living room, dining room. Master bedroom with walk-in closet. Semi/Fully Furnished option. 5* facilities: lap pool, 3-tennis courts, 2-squash courts, life-fitness equipped gym, aerobics room, whirlpool, sauna, massage rooms. Table-tennis, pool-table. Children playground. European/ Japanes/Indonesian fine dining @ GF. Across Citywalk mall and Intercontinental Hotel. Contact Andre @ 0816807778 luxury apartemen senayan residence 1 BR/fully furnish- high end quality, 77m2. direct owner : 08111908856

JOBS PT Global Expat Recruiting Jalan Dewi Sri, Blok C, Nr 3, Kuta Tel (361) 763324 www.globalexpatrecruiting.com A South Jakarta based Expat managed F&B business has job vacancies for the following positions: Bar Operations Manager Duties include supervising all aspects of daily bar operations. Candidates must speak passable English and be able to manage a team. Min 2 years experience in same position, Indonesian, presentable Female, 25 35 years old. F&B Cost Controller Responsible for supervising & planning the daily operation of F&B stock keeping. To provide the management with accurate figures of the food and beverage costs though routine daily, weekly and monthly reporting and to recommend, and help implement, a set of corrective measures for the goods movements process. Female, minimum of 3 years experience in a similar position,

minimal passive English, Bachelor degree in a relevant field, excellent computer skills. Graphic Designer Male/female Fresh graduate of D3/SI Graphic Design. Ability to work independently. key word are enthusiasm, flexibility, self motivation, self discipline, and pro activeness. Attention to detail, English literate, reading, written and oral Some knowledge in printing process, supplies and pricing CSS and HT ML/ Photography knowledge is a plus. Interested? Please send an application and full CV, outlining why you feel you are the right person for any of the above positions to : astaria.widiati@ yahoo.com (Put your position applied on the subject email). Only short listed candidates will be notified.

Aaltje Bakery—producer of the Strooopwafel in Indonesia currently needs a professional to fill the position of : OPERATIONAL MANAGER— Jakarta Based Jobs Qualifications : • Male • Min. D3 degree in any major, preferably in hospitality management. • Having minimum of 2 years experience in Managerial Level especially in business such as food and beverage / hospitality industry • Target and Customer Satisfaction Oriented • Able to communicate with many respectful parties. • Excellent communication and presentation skills • Excellent Marketing and business development skills • Mastering in marketing operational. • Having experience in food industry, (prefer in Bakery) • Should be highly motivated and self driven with strong analytical and conceptual thinking • Strong leadership, decision making, and interpersonal skill. • Able to work and perform under pressure. Please send your resume within 2 weeks to: info@aaltjebakery.com or contact us directly on following number: 08111490400

Jakarta Expat 8–21 June 2011


Classifieds Major Indonesian thermal coal producer is inviting applications from qualified individuals for the following position, based in Jakarta (open to expats): MANAGER, MARKET RESEARCH (Code: MRSC) Job Description: • Support sales & marketing activities • Conduct research & analysis for coal supply & demand, including coal flow analysis, with a focus on subbituminous thermal coal • Monitoring, analysis, & forecasting of international seaborne thermal coal market • Competitive analysis through monitoring, analyzing, and projecting mine production, infrastructure, & cost competiveness of coal producers in all key supply regions • Monitor, analyst & forecast freight market. • Prepare updates of market activities and developments • Monitor & identify new developments in the coal industry such as new technologies in coal processing, electricity generation, and other applications Requirements: • Min. Bachelor Degree in a relevant discipline. • Min. 8 years experienced in the coal industry • A thorough understanding of the global thermal coal market. • A clear and confident communicator • Highly organized, detailed oriented, and proactive • An experienced analyst and report writer • Proficient in Microsoft Office • Work location : Jakarta (Indonesia) Interested candidates may send their application letter and CV to: hrd@ptadaro.com. Please include the position code in your email subject. Applications close on June 16th , 2011. Only short listed candidates will be notified.

SERVICES GI Konsulting : Corporate & Foreign Investment Consultant Reg. of PMA, Rep. Off, Local PT, Visas, Work Permit, Tax, Notarial. We offer a very competitive package within your budget. Please call: 021 798 1868 / 021 798 1884. Fax : 021 798 1888. Direct Call : Suparnyo ( 081 619 40195). E-mail : gaharu_indonesia@indo. net.id Professional photographer for company event, family photo, prewedding & wedding photo. Please contact : 0817 796 911 / 021 987 1009 NISCOMM Design Studio. Multidisciplinary graphic design boutique focused on delivering creative solutions in print and web design. Logo & identity, stationery design (letterhead, envelope, business card), restaurant menu, brochures/ posters, web design. Contact: ahramlee@gmail.com. Web: www. nissindosby.com

GREEN VILLAGE : Build your sustainable dream home near Ubud and Seminyak within walking distance to the world famous Green School. Email stacy@greenvillagebali. com. www.greenvillagebali.com Private Math Tutor For Elementary and Junior High Students. Please contact Dyaning at 0818678923 or 02198029713 Experience tutoring students of: STB-ACS (International) Jakarta Sekolah Global Mandiri. Springfield International Curriculum School Sekolah Pelita Harapan Bukit Sentul Jubilee School Jakarta Podiatrist (Foot specialist) fully legal in Jakarta for all foot, leg and back problems. International standard assessment and treatments including computer designed and manufactured Orthotics with lifetime guarantee. Make an appointment now. Aaron Walker, Chiropractic Indonesia, Pacific Place Mall, Tel: 021 5797 3633

The cheapest outlet furniture factory shop only at www.toko-murah.info Cheap delivery every week to Jakarta. Learn Mandarin : With Native Chinese Teacher . Please Call : 0897 8143-855 If you sometimes wish for a good and resposible travel agent.Handling every customers with fully hearted, and trustworthy. handling FIT and also provide the group tour for corporate,family .Give us change to proof it, check our weside : www. winstravel.co.id or you may ctc our travel consultant at no: 021-5210877 ,email :reservation@winstravel.co.id Wins Travel for your best travel partner GREEN SCHOOL : Bali’s only international boarding program starts August 23rd. Email Director at david.porteus@greenschool.org or call +62 852 3776 2243. Only two student vacancies remaining! www. greenschool.org

MEDICAL EVACUATION HEALTH & LIFE INSURANCE Let us diagnose your needs Contact Dr. Neil Weston, Mobile: +62 811 985 496, Office: 021-5220990 Email: neilweston@gms-financial.com

OTHERS For Sale : Advanced 3D real-time ProTee Golf Simulator. State of the Art Practice Facility for Beginner or Advanced Golfers. Swing, Posture. Address & Alignment : 081 317 058 000 Conservation and art restoration Mondecor Art Gallery. JAD District Grand Indonesia East Mall LG#33, Jl MH Thamrin No 1, Jakarta 10310. Tel 021 6299661/ 021 99236537 Fax 021 6250900 email info@mondecor.com www.mondecor.com

For Sale : Male maltese terrier puppies, 10 month old, pure bred, fully vaccinated and registered, potty-trained. White, fluffy and adorable they melt your heart. Hp: 081584263380 For Sale : Brand new Sterling silver jewelery box decorated with 9 gem stones(Garnets). Rp 6 million. Mikimoto hand bag (21cm x 13cm) designed with 7 Mikimoto pearls. Rp 3 million. Phone: 085810565556. (Permata Hijau). For Sale : Antique art deco style sofa set, 1 table and 4 chairs. Renewed finishing, teak wood. Fixed price: 3,5 juta. For viewing : Jl. Kemang Raya 29-A. Call : 021-7190087 For Sale : Vintage Fountain Pens. Parker (Vacumatics, Duofolds, Parker 51’s). Sheaffer, Conway Stewart and more. Contact Paul at datukmusic@ gmail.com Reputed International perfumes at guaranteed lowest price at your door step. Jean Patou—Sira Des Indies. Paris Hilton—Just Me, Filter. Versace

—Pour Homme eau De Toilette. Issey Miyake—L’Eau D’Issey. Kenzo —Flower, Wintage. Devidoff— ECHO EDT. Versace cosmetics. Contact : Mya (0818 0899 5976) For Sale : Stamp-collection consisting out of 21 album. Collection, starts in 1921 but having stamps from 1850 onwards. Further info on countries involved available. Phone Dessy Hp 95798972 or Eko 60917643. For sale: MAyTag Washing Machine Rp. 1,500,000 Siemens Dishwasher Rp. 2,000,000 Smeg Fridge only Rp. 2,000,000 Microwave Rp. 500,000 Bombay company Dining table only for 8 with a leaf. Rp. 2,000,000 If you’re interested, please contact Mrs. Hina hina.husain@gmail.com

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