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oing business in Indonesia may not be easy. The World Competitiveness Scoreboard ranks Indonesia at 45, only two places ahead of Russia. When you compare this to countries such as Australia who rank 13th and Singapore who come in at 2nd, it’s no wonder bureaucracy, red tape and backhanders come hand-in-hand with setting up a business here. Indonesia is, however undergoing a drastic transition towards becoming more modern and an increasing number of expats are managing to start successful businesses so really, we should be optimistic. Small businesses fuel this country’s economy with 15.7 million ventures making up more than 90 percent of all businesses and employing up to 60 percent of the labour force. And you can see them everywhere – from the street vendors clogging up the pavements to the travelling

salesmen who come knocking at my office door in Kemang every day trying to sell me strange inventions. You just have to marvel at their persistency. In this edition we meet some entrepreneurial expats who have started their own small businesses in Indonesia and we also present you with tips on how to succeed with your own business. It’s not all serious though, don’t worry – Santema’s article is sure to make you laugh as he meets a mysterious man with a roll under his arm in a lift. If you’re out and about and you see something you want to share, take a photo and send it to us and we’ll publish it below in Spotted Pics. This scene came to us from Iwan Putuhena and I believe this man holds the key to a successful business: A warm smile and just a dash of gold... ■ Angela Richardson

Contributors Bruce Carpenter Tony Dawson Mark Hanusz Paul Kanwar Angela Richardson Bill Ryan Eamonn Sadler Bartele Santema Peter Slack Antony Sutton Dr. Madan M. Vasandani Alia Soraya Wahid

Cover Story (page 3) Marketing Matters: Your Cunning Plan Fashion & Beauty (page 4) Fashion: A Promising Business in Indonesia

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Getting Heard

Marketing Matters: Your Cunning Plan by Paul Kanwar

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t takes an incredible amount of drive and determination to breathe life into a new business. If you’re launching a business in Indonesia you need to be able to anticipate and plan for most situations, should the market shift, the competition go on the offensive, imports get blocked or, shock horror, the government change the operating rules.

identifying who you should be engaging with and showing you how to deal with attacks from the competition. This is your cunning plan!

Because resources are usually limited in the beginning, many small business owners feel their marketing efforts have to be limited as well. Don’t confuse marketing with sales (which is often the case in Indonesia), or think that marketing is just about spending money on billboards, brochures or print ads in Kompas. As your business takes off, you will (hopefully!) journey from launch, through development and into profit. Consider the marketing plan as your journey guide, defining how to position and brand your products or services,

Does your business have legs? A great marketing plan should be achievable, have an identifiable (and measurable) target market, and be able make a powerful proposition to that market. Have you incorporated these criteria into your plan? ◆ Is there a difference between what you’re offering to the market vs. that of your competitors? If you can create a stronger proposition, the money you need to take to market can be considerably less than if you pushed an average ‘’me too’’ message. ◆ Will your market understand your proposition quickly? The less explanation needed, the faster the cut-through and the more effective your entire venture.

Can you easily identify your market? It doesn’t have to be big, rich, or established, but it does need to be easy to find and reach. Some of the most profitable markets are quite small. ◆ Where is best to launch? Use selective market research to identify the optimum environment in which to launch. If you can test small amounts or in a limited region, you will generate learnings for when you are ready to roll out. If you can answer those questions, then your new business is already a long way ahead of many others, because it has a grounded strategy at its core. Reaching the market What are the efforts and costs required to identify, educate, and convert your potential customers? Traditional and digital channels can both be efficient ‘carriers’ of your message. Some are more cost effective than others, it all depends how the message is married to the medium.

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The effectiveness of each channel should be measured against objectives. Did you get enough exposure or leads to justify the media investment? Sponsoring a Britcham seminar may do a good job of raising your company’s profile amongst a select group of decision-makers. But you may find that LinkedIn is more cost effective at generating leads when filtered to Indonesian-based professionals.

Turn yourself into a brand If your business is built on your expertise, rotating around you, then your corporate brand should be you. You can’t be everywhere at once, so it’s best to go virtual. From your avatar to your picture, your blog, your social network profiles, and even how you write, you need a consistent brand as it appears online and in real-life. ■

PAUL KANWAR Paul Kanwar is the founder of Insight Solutions, a marketing strategy and research consultancy based in Jakarta. paul.kanwar@insightsolutionsasia.com


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Fashion & Beauty

Fashion: A Promising Business in Indonesia by Alia Soraya Wahid

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s one of the biggest cities in the world, Jakarta exudes promises of success, money, new opportunities and if you’re lucky, happiness. According to the statistics done by the city’s department of citizenship, Jakarta has more than 8,500,000 living souls, about 2,500 of them expats. This significant number of potential market gives creative expats opportunity to open small businesses and make a living out of it. Just like Tatiana Agustini Ardie has been doing. With a mixture of German, Persian and Indonesian blood, this American expat has been running a couple of small fashion businesses under the names of Mojo Piece and Pasar Vintage as a result of having difficulties finding a descentincome job which involves creative talents. Running a small business as an expat in Indonesia may not be easy. Ardie found all the legal aspects to be a real pain, simple things such as applying for an Indonesian credit card can become a huge hassle. Working her way around it and not focusing on the hard part, Ardie realised that small businesses rely a lot on networks and connections and that some arenas are simply closed for expats or they expect you to dish out a lot more money than the next person. However, being an expat has its benefits and can be a good marketing tool. A few years ago, Ardie decided to start her research on hand-made craft jewellery and started Mojo Piece, which was followed by Pasar Vintage, her latest effort specialising in vintage and pre-loved clothes, freshly created in May 2011. Promoting small businesses can be a tricky thing to do. Other than through word-of-mouth, Ardie takes advantage in the social network sites creating online shops, as well as pushing to join various local bazaars, mainly in the Kemang area. And of course, you can do it through my column in Jakarta Expat.

Mojo Piece Mojo Piece is Ardie’s custom jewellery brand with a thick ‘funkedelic’ concept. Mojo Piece specialises in necklaces, earrings, jewellery and other funky stuff. All the pieces are one of a kind. You never have to worry about bumping into someone

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else wearing the exact same thing. They are highly influenced by her surroundings, her love of blues music and the arts, mainly 60’s psychedelic, art nouveau, Andy Warhol, Gaudi and Salvador Dali. She uses natural elements that have their own ‘soul’ like rocks, wood and shells with a psychedelic, dreamlike twist on them. Each ‘Mojo Piece’ is handcrafted with love, designed to complement the character and soul. They are ready to wear but also can be made to order. The time to make each item varies. Some are very intricate and others very simple. Some pieces can take days, while others can be put together in no time. Each ‘Mojo Piece’ is delivered in its own custom Mojo Bag, designed and made by Ardie.

Pasar Vintage Following the success of her first business, Ardie joined forces with her current partner, a fellow expat, Anouk Marie Ange, and started Pasar Vintage in May this year. Pasar Vintage sells vintage and pre-loved vintage inspired clothing. Different kinds of popular brands are hunted by this duo to add to their collection but remain true to its concept, including vintage Zara and Kookai. The clothing in Pasar Vintage have a strong 50s 60s look that is ageless, with a mixture of a girly, sophisticated look. Since it opened, Pasar Vintage has had two collections under its belt.

This significant number of potential market gives creative expats opportunity to open small businesses and make a living out of it.

‘Hippie Feathers & Rock n Roll’, a free spirited, earthy and rock chic label, featuring 60’s inspired long skirts and blouses, vintage jeans and rockabilly inspired wear that still celebrate the curves of women. The second collection is ‘Sun & Shadows’, which carries a 50’s style, featuring semi formal day dresses and playsuits. With the goal to expand the business, Ardie and Ange hope to offer more of a mix of items, and eventually carry a men’s section and an array of accessories. Find them at One Sunday Flea Market, July 3, 2011 at Jl. Bangka Raya no 27 Jakarta. Prices range for both brands, from anything between Rp.45,000 to Rp.350,000 with free shipping within Indonesia. Keen to follow Tatiana Agustini Ardie’s footsteps? Here’s what she says: Don’t be afraid to do what you want to do. Know your market and be persistent! ■ Get more info at: www.pasarvintage.com http://www.facebook.com/ pasarvintage http://www.facebook.com/MojoPiece

Alia Soraya Wahid is the Business Manager of Borderless Healthcare Group and FlyFreeForHealth, international companies which providemedical tourism and second opinion services. She loves writing, traveling and was also the founder and writer for community mini magazine, HotNews, which was distributed nationally. For comments and suggestions, contact her at alia.wahid@gmail.com.


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hen I hear the word ‘canteen’ I’m reminded of my boarding school days where we would all queue up with our wooden trays at the steel serving stations and cautiously eye-up the pre-prepared grub on display. The Canteen I had the pleasure of recently visiting, I’m happy to say, has managed to alter my preconception of this word and it no longer makes me think of dark blue blazers, rolled-up plaid skirts, spag bol and jacket potatoes. CANTEEN is located on the 5th floor of Plaza Indonesia’s extention and is swarming with young professionals unwinding after a busy day at the office, relaxing whilst sipping on cocktails and Belgian beers—CANTEEN is introducing a wide range of Belgian beers to their drinks list, so if you’re a fan of Leffe and the Gouyasse, this is where you should be. CANTEEN Plaza Indonesia’s doors have been open since 2009, however it is only since the end of 2010 that it has ‘gone Dutch’, so to speak, with the addition of new head chef, Chris Moes from The Netherlands. This young chef has shaken things up by adjusting the menu to finer yet more attractive dishes, each creation simple yet

sophisticated and made using only the freshest ingredients. Chris’ aim is for CANTEEN to be known for its “Fine cuisine with a French taste.” Chris’ story is an interesting one. He came to Jakarta in April 2009 for a holiday and decided to settle here as a great opportunity arose at the same time. With Chris’ experience, and especially after having worked at De Kas, a celebrated greenhouse concept restaurant in Amsterdam, Moes has been a great addition to the CANTEEN family. “At the beginning I found it quite interesting as it was a completely different experience,” but Moes gladly participated and his hard work shows in every beautifully presented dish that comes out of the open-view kitchen. So what did the panel of judges have to say? I believe Edo’s response to the question, “How’s the bitterballen?” was, “Mmm.. Just like in Holland!” With this verdict from a Dutchman, we were off to a good start. My starter was the Goat Cheese Salad with char grilled eggplant, roasted walnuts and a light raspberry vinaigrette and I would definitely order this again—I love a good salad, and this was just that. For mains we sampled the Mushroom Risotto, which is one of the best risottos I’ve had in town,

and a Chicken Saltimbocca which, in layman’s terms, is chicken breast wrapped in bacon and sage served with mushroom spaghetinni. For desert there came Dutch Apple Pie with the strongest most heart-warming aroma of cinnamon followed by a thumbs up from Dutch Edo. During dinner the cocktails were flowing and the award winning Sakura Spring (a blend of strawberries and sake – ouch!) was proudly presented to us in a carafe on ice and was enjoyed in shot glasses. Our host, Sandhya informed us, “On weekends it’s impossible to get a table here without a reservation” and I can see why, so make the call, folks and come down after work to unwind. ■

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.


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Art of the Indies Koempoel Sujatno (1912-1987)

The People’s Painter by Bruce W. Carpenter

Sabung Ayam. Oil on Canvas

could bring beauty and culture into the homes of even the poorest people.

Busy Market Scene. Oil on canvas

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rt has often served political purposes over the centuries as an instrument of propaganda used by regimes to promote their interests and social criticism. As in Europe, early Indonesian modern art was closely tied to revolution and sometimes radical social philosophies. This was especially true after independence as LEKRA, the official governmental association of artists became increasingly dominated and extreme leftists who saw art as little more than a political tool for implementing socialist policies. Often naïve and swept along with idealistic hopes of a just equal society, many artists were purged and jailed in the aftermath of the alleged 1965 Communist coup attempt as ‘dangers to society’ leading to the emasculation of Indonesian contemporary art for nearly two generations. This is the remarkable story of Koempoel Sujatno, an artist who chose to serve the people not through political propaganda, but by dedicating his life to producing beautiful paintings that everyone could afford. Born in the hinterlands of east Java Koempoel moved to Surabaya in 1920 at the age of eight. A precocious student, he was admitted into a prestigious Dutch high school for natives. Impressed by his artistic talents, his Dutch headmaster personally introduced the budding young painter to Gerard Pieter Adolfs, a native son of mixed heritage and the city’s most acclaimed artist. Under Adolfs’ tutelage, Koempoel would gain an intimate glimpse of the lives of the colonial elite, as well as a firm foundation in technique and composition. In 1935 Koempoel would hold his first successful solo exhibition and looked set to follow in the footsteps of his celebrated

teacher. Gradually, however, their philosophies and life paths would split. Although Adolfs looked completely Indonesian and used his native heritage to battle on the colonial art scene, he was for all intents and purposes a member of colonial society. In contrast, Koempoel gravitated towards those who demanded independence and justice for Java’s peasant society with which he strongly identified. As signalled by the infamous remark of Governor-General B. C. de Jongen in 1936 that the Dutch had ruled Indonesia for three and a half centuries and would rule them for another 350 years, the Japanese invasion and occupation of Fortress Java came not only as a shock but also major game changer. The first bloody battle of the struggle for independence would take place on Surabaya’s Red Bridge in 1945. Adolfs who was in Europe never returned and although the founding of the Republic of Indonesia also sounded the death knell of the colonial order that had brought him success, Koempoel never looked back. Dedicated totally to the ideal of supplying high quality paintings at low cost to all and any with the hope that the beauty of art would bring even a moment of joy and inspiration into the hardship and pain suffered by most Indonesians, Koempoel set

himself up in a local market and began painting literally thousands of paintings – street and harbour scenes, as well as landscapes – over the next decades. Perfecting his sure lighting strokes and vivid palette, his best work displays the genius of a mature master. True to his idealistic convictions he sold for miniscule prices averaging around IDR 15,000 or $ 10 by today’s standards. Prodigious and without any ego this unsung artistic hero eked out a modest living for his family until his death in 1987. This would begin to change in the 1990s when the Indonesian art market first started booming. Eager collectors and connoisseurs began to take notice and collecting his still under-priced works. This would culminate in 2003 in a major book and retrospective exhibition entitled Koempoel Sujatno, the maestro, 1912-1987. Ironically this book would precede a rather indulgent tome on the life and work of his teacher Adolfs by five years. Sadly while Koempoel always acknowledged his debt to Adolfs, the author of the Adolfs book failed to even mention Adolfs greatest successor. Justice, however, is served for nowadays the works of Koempoel fetch higher prices than those of Adolfs who passed away in Europe a broken man far from his birthplace. The lesson, of course, is to remember your roots

and stay true to them. You can dress a sheep as a wolf but you cannot teach one to growl. As Jim Morrison sang “Keep your brush on the canvas and your hands upon the wheel”. The next to last governorDutch East Indies before certainly used his Indonesian in 1935 serving the While he would listen with sympathy to independence leaders during this periodDuring the next years he would also come under the influence of the growing independence movement, which was especially strong in Surabaya where the first bloody battle of the Indonesian struggle for independence would break out In spite of their claims to liberate their younger Asian brothers, the Japanese invasion and occupation in 1942 would only bring hardship to most Indonesians. during the Japanese occupati. Beginning with the Japanese invasion in 1942 and the Indonesian struggle for independence would change many things in the former Dutch East Indies forever. Surabaya was a great center of the resistance against the Dutch and it was here that the first bloody battle of the war of independence broke out in 1946. Koempoel’s main clientele, Dutch colonialists, had long left. So, too, as time went on Koempoel was increasingly influenced by the leftist philosophy of the revolutionary spirit. While his paintings were usually city scenes and landscapes and never overtly political, he began to idealize himself as a people’s painter who

After Indonesian independence was achieved in 1948, the exuberant and prodigious artist would paint thousands of expressive works and sell them for little and even give them away to achieve his aim. Unfortunately after the fall of Sukarno in 1965 artists even remotely associated with the Left were blacklisted by the New Order government of General Suharto. Oblivious to this black twist of fate, Koempoel continued mass-producing often extraordinary works of his beloved city. He would pass away in 1987 ignored and forgotten. He paintings, however, began to receive increasing interest in the growing Indonesian art market. This could culminate with an important retrospective exhibition in Jakarta and Surabaya in 2002 and the publication of a large book a year later. So, too, his larger and more important works would fetch high prices in the auctions. This portrait is unique. Koempoel did few portraits and no other known self-portraits. The sober style in which the young very serious couple pose exudes a naïve quality and innocence. So, too, the colors and brushwork stands in contrast to Koempoel’s usual expressionistic style. Its singularity leads to speculation of whether it was an experiment or a personal gift to his beloved wife. It gives a poignant view of the pathos of a lost era. In contrast to the grand and shocking self portraits of Affandi and other Indonesian artists of the same period it displays a humble man and wife neatly dressed and without pretentions of greatness. Indeed modesty and introspection are among the most respected qualities of refined Javanese culture. ■

BRUCE W.CARPENTER

Author and noted Indonesian art expert

Kalimas Harbour. Oil on Canvas

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.


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Sports in the City

China Win C HSBC Asian 5 Nations Division III Tournament

hina captain Zhang Zhiqiang put on another master class at the HSBC Asian 5 Nations Division III tournament in Jakarta to lead his side to a 28-18 victory over Guam. The win sees China promoted to next year’s Division II competition after being relegated in 2010. Hosts Indonesia celebrated a memorable victory as a last-gasp try from scrumhalf Kirk Arundale put them clear of Pakistan 20-19 to take third place in the tournament.

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In the Division II Final, China came back from a 13-point halftime deficit to win a match played in some very blustery conditions. Guam jumped out to an early lead with a well-taken penalty from centre Chris Sgro in the 3rd minute. Sgro added a further ten points for Guam in the first half with a try, conversion and penalty. Paul Eustaquio scored Guam’s second try to give them an 18-5 lead at halftime. China’s first half try came from workhorse prop Fa Li, his second of the tournament. But in the second half, Zhang Zhiqiang again took the reins of this young China team, settling nerves through pinpoint tactical kicking and some massive hanging kicks that cleverly exploited the height difference between China’s back-line and Guam’s smaller cover defence. Zhang did much more than just set the offensive pattern for China. After the interval he came out and single-handedly racked up 18 consecutive unanswered points in 25 minutes through three tries and a drop goal to regain the lead. Zhang’s tally from the final saw him take top scorer honours in Division III with 35 points from six tries, a conversion and a drop goal across two matches. Zhang scored 35 of China’s 60 total points in this year’s Division III competition.

After Zhang had single-handedly regained the lead for China at 2318 the last 18 minutes were frantic with Guam throwing everything at China’s great defensive wall. The match hung in the balance until the 78th minute when China fullback Gu Shuo broke away for China’s fifth try of the afternoon, putting China ahead for good at 28-18. In today’s 3rd/4th place playoff, tournament fourth seeds Indonesia celebrated an emotional and exciting win over second seeds Pakistan. Pakistan opened the scoring in what was a tightly contested first half through a try to Khalid Mahmood. The conversion by fullback Manan Naseem completed the only scoring in the first half with Pakistan in the lead 7-nil. The second half opened up nicely as Indonesia struck first through No. 8 Tom Elliott with Kirk Arundale’s conversion leveling the scores at the 45-minute marker. Powerful outside centre Saqib Mutaza, (who was a late arrival to the squad in Indonesia), then bashed Pakistan back into the lead 12-7 with his first try of the tournament just three minutes later. A well-taken penalty by Arundale and another Indonesian try to centre John Taylor saw the hosts leapfrog back into the lead as the match entered the last quarter. Both teams momentarily lost discipline as a rash of three yellow cards were handed out

within the space of 7 minutes late in the match. Despite having two players in the bin for much of the last quarter of the game, it was Pakistan that capitalized on the extra space first with captain and No 8 Rahman Mansoor’s try seemingly putting Pakistan in the clear at 19-15 in the 79th minute. But the Rhinos were still standing and immediately drove the ball down towards the Pakistani tryline. A period of sustained pressure was finished off with a flourishing diving try at the hooter by Arundale to put Indonesia in the clear at 20-19. The HSBC Asian 5 Nations Division III tournament marks the final tournament action of this year’s HSBC Asian 5 Nations. Remaining match play in the HSBC A5N will consist of a home and away series between Cambodia and Laos as they contest the Mekong Cup, first in Phnom Penh on July 17, 2011 and then in Vientiane, Laos on July 30. Mongolia and Brunei will place a focus on development activities sponsored by HSBC and coordinated by the Asian Rugby Football Union as they prepare to return to test match play in 2012. HSBC renewed its title sponsorship of the Asian 5 Nations for another three years in January and furthered its investment in rugby in the region by announcing its sponsorship of the new Asian Sevens Series later this year. Both competitions will be supported by the HSBC ARFU Rugby Coaching Tour, which travels across Asia introducing children to the sport. ■


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A Tribute to All Fathers by Dr. Madan M. Vasandani

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s a father of a three-yearold son, I realised that my body is not what it used to be when I was younger. Playing with my very energetic son is definitely a work out. Running from one end of the park to the other has become quite a challenge. As I sit down and catch my breath my mind started to roll back to the years when I was fit and energetic. I had a “back to the future” moment and asked myself what happened to me. Life goes by so fast, but my body is getting older at a faster rate than my actual age. I am sure most men feel the same way. The pressures of life, long hours at work, the immense traffic conditions in Jakarta, pollution and our eating and social habits have aged our body at a faster rate than it should. This is a worrying thought as I cannot imagine what my body condition would be in ten years time. There are four aspects that a man should look at if he wants to get back to his good old days

1. His Health

Becoming older is part of life. You cannot change your date of birth. Health is always an issue when a person gets older. Hypertension, Diabetes Mellitus, Heart Conditions, Elevated Cholesterol levels, Back pain and many more make their appearance once a male reaches his forties. Ensure that you visit your doctor to get these conditions sorted out. Make sure your numbers are well within normal limits to keep you going for many more years. If you are forty years and above and you have no idea of what is happening with your body then maybe it is time for a medical check up. A medical check up is the best and cheapest investment you can make for your health.

3. His Diet

The famous opera singer, Luciano Pavarotti once said, “One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating”. Men, make sure you follow this dietary advice to ensure good health in the years to come – Have a healthy breakfast and eat more grains – Make whole grains a bigger part of your diet by eating at least six servings a day of whole grain bread, cereal, rice and pasta. Have some fruit —At least four whole fruits a day. Vary your veggies—at least five servings a day. Eat more nuts—a handful of nuts a day. Go easy on the junk food and keep red meat to a minimum. Start taking Vitamin D—This is a “live longer” super nutrient which will help make you younger.

4. His Fitness

By now we all know that exercise is good for health, but like most of us, we do not have the time to routinely exercise. It does not take a lot out of you to move. “Walking gets the feet moving, the blood moving, the mind moving. And movement is life.” Get to your feet and start walking. As much as possible, walk. Walk when you are thinking, walk when you are answering the phone, walk

to the restaurant and walk back to your office. Body movement not only improves your health, but it also boosts brain function, stimulates the release of moodboosting stimulants, strengthens your heart and lungs, helps to get your digestive system moving and also builds muscle, increases flexibility, strengthens bones and relaxes tense muscles. Carve out at least 30 minutes a week for exercises that build muscle strength and endurance.

Men, your family needs you. They do not need a tired, deflated, upset you. They need you to be a rock. A rock is firm, a rock has shape and a rock is strong. Try your best to follow these four simple aspects of bringing back the old you. Remember, those who think they have no time to improve their health will sooner or later have to find time for illness. If you think you need to improve your health call Global Assistance Medical Centre at (6221) 29978988 for an appointment with our doctors ■

A Tribute to Brian McGill

2. His Feelings and Emotions

There is a saying that goes like this, “Joy, temperance, and repose slam the door on the doctor’s nose”. This is harder than it seems, but studies have proven that depression decreases a man’s age by more than ten percent. Appreciating your mate by kissing her or complimenting her promotes good behaviour and discourages bad ones in each other. Research suggests that being accountable for and to another person pushes both of you to live more responsible, productive, and satisfying lives, which translates to less depression, anxiety, and stress. Sex doesn’t only feel good, but it is actually good for you. Research suggests that men who have sex two or more times a week live longer than guys who have sex fewer times. Other ways to add joy to your life are to expand your social circle, keep stress in check and visit the doctor if you feel you have depression.

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rian McGill, Jakarta Expat’s former editor, will be remembered by many as a first-rate journalist, writer and photographer, a wonderful raconteur, a keen painter and a great lover of music and life itself. Born in Ipswich in Queensland, Australia, on 28 March 1928 to newspaper editor Kenneth “KS” McGill and former public servant Ellen née Short, McGill joined the Sydney Morning Herald as a cadet reporter in late 1944. His father and sister, Betty, were also working at the Herald at that time. In 1954 he married Marie Holloway in London, and moved to Munich in February 1957, where their daughter, Annette Lesley, was born in August that year. McGill was in Munich until 1973, working for the US government financed

political radio station Radio Free Europe. In 1973, he was posted to New York and Washington then, in 1975, to London as the radio’s UK correspondent. In 1978 McGill met Joy Panayi, an English-born Russian translator working for Radio Liberty, a parallel organisation. Their daughter, Zoe Susanna Ellen, was born at the Dorchester Public Hospital in 1983. Two years later, McGill retired. After a stint in Australia and the UK, Brian McGill moved to Bali, where he painted every day, held court, and fussed over his dogs. In 2009, at the age of 80, he went back to work as editor of Jakarta Expat, to which he also contributed stories and photographs. Brian McGill is survived by his two daughters, Annette McGill and Zoe Boubbov. ■


6– 20 July 2011 Jakarta Expat

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Personal Tech and Apps

Mobile Apps—Built in Jakarta by Mark Hanusz

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n Indonesia, all mobile applications are developed by small companies. Even if a big outfit like Kompas or Starbucks needs an app, they almost always don’t try to do it in house but rather engage an outside company for the job. This is the business I myself set up about three years ago, and so far it’s been doing pretty well. We’ve developed apps for several businesses like The Jakarta Globe, Gold’s Gym and most recently 7-Eleven. In fact, out of the 14 we’ve developed so far, about half were commissioned by companies and the rest were apps that we developed internally. When we started Equinox Application Development in 2008, the now famous Apple App Store just opened with 200 apps. It’s still staggering that a mere three years later there are over 450,000 apps covering every category and genre imaginable. Our first app was released a month after the App Store opened for business, and it’s still one of our best-selling. It’s called KidsCards, and was developed for my one year-old son (at the time).

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KidsCards While the toddler and pre-school app developers have devised some really striking and useful games and learning aides, we feel that KidsCards is still one of the most fun and useful. It is designed for two to three year olds who want to learn both Indonesian and English (quite a big market actually), and as expected it’s really easy to use. Just choose a category and flick through the images and tap to hear and read what the image is. If you want to change languages just go to “settings” and choose “language”. It costs 99 cents and works on all iOS devices.

Jakartaservice.com JakartaService offers a comprehensive line of efficient, competitively priced business services for non-Indonesian companies and individuals. They provide company incorporation and business development services to satisfy clients. JakartaService’ scope of services include Company incorporation, Company secretarial services, Accounting & tax services, Virtual office services and other business services. They also have strategic partnerships with professional consulting firms that can assist you in developing your Indonesian business. Their website provides links to useful sites of government agencies like the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Development Planning Agency. They also provide information on management training courses in and around Jakarta.

MyBabyTree We were contacted by WWF Indonesia who was interested to build an app for their reforestation initiative called MyBabyTree. When the user buys the app (it costs USD9.99) you buy a physical tree as well that will be planted with your name and the tree’s date of planting and latitude and longitude coordinates. You can then see it on a map and even

Aphrodite

go visit it if you are so inclined (extra charges apply). This was—and still is—the first app of it’s kind and I remember Apple took quite a while to approve it for sale. While we haven’t sold that many, I like to think it’s quite unique and demonstrates what’s possible with a local app on your device. It’s available for iOS only at the moment.

Not all commissioned apps have to be from large companies either. We did a really cool sportsschedule app for the local sports bar and restaurant, Aphrodite. Their tech-geek owner, Fred, had an idea to put the schedules of their televised live sport events in his customer’s pockets. We originally thought the market was tiny for Jakarta-bar-sports-eventapp, but after a few months we discovered that most of our users weren’t in Jakarta at all – they were primarily in the UK and the US. This is one of the really powerful features of App Stores: instant global distribution. Once an app is live on these stores it is immediately available world wide for sale. I don’t know of any other product that works like this (eBooks come to mind, but the list of available countries is normally limited to the US at the moment). It’s available for both iOS and BlackBerry and it’s free to go ahead and have a look. ■

Linkedin.com Unless you live under a rock, you should have already heard about this site. LinkedIn is a business-related social networking site. LinkedIn reports more than 100 million registered users, spanning more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. The site is available in English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Romanian, Russian and Turkish. Quantcast reports Linkedin has 21.4 million monthly unique U.S. visitors and 47.6 million globally. One purpose of the site is to allow registered users to maintain a list of contact details of people with whom they have some level of business relationship, called Connections. A contact network is built up consisting of their direct connections, the connections of each of their connections (termed second-degree connections) and also the connections of second-degree connections (termed third-degree connections). Through this site, employers can also list jobs and search for potential candidates.

MARK HANUSZ

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


Jakarta Expat 6–20 July 2011

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Expat Observations

Little Jobs and Clever Indonesians

by Bartele Santema

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e are probably the only bar in Indonesia where you can go from the first floor to the second with a lift. The reason why we have this lift is because there are another four floors above us with offices, one of which is occupied by Ex-Vice President, Try Sutrisno, but that’s another story. With an increasing middle and upper class society in Indonesia, the creativity of Indonesians struggling to survive, often amazes me. Birman, who sells second-hand newspapers is a good example of this. And how many of us expats haven’t wondered why our pairs of socks are so often incomplete? Could it be your pembantu who once in a while ‘forgets’ to match them in pairs, maybe hoping that you will throw them away? Surviving on the sidelines. There is a company in Jakarta who sends girls around to your office to clean your telephones. They come in uniform and look almost like a disinfection team. They wipe your phones thoroughly and spray some fragrance on the horn. There are so many examples of these ‘little jobs’ and it is always a pleasure to discover them. In Indonesia, these exist more than anywhere else, I am sure. I was sitting in Cazbar on the new red sofa, just trying it out and while I sat there, a bit dreamingly, I hardly noticed this Indonesian guy coming in. It could have been a delivery boy or one of the office boys from the floors above the bar, I really didn’t pay any notice. He silently passed by and pressed the button on the lift. I noticed a roll under his arm that he tightly pressed to his body. Then I wondered ‘didn’t I see this guy yesterday with a roll under his arm as well?’ And the day before? The doors opened and he quickly disappeared in the lift. Less than 30 seconds later, he came out again, still with a roll under his arm. It started to intrigue me and it became even more confusing when I saw him leaving on the

back of a motorbike. Now he was holding at least ten rolls, each two metres in length under his arms. He had trouble keeping them all together while the motor dangerously hit the road in front of Cazbar. The next day he silently came again, and this time I followed him into the lift. I kept my eyes straight on the young man and I was not planning to let him out of my sight, which was impossible anyway in such a small space. He waited for me to push a button. Automatically I pressed two. He then pressed five. He kept the roll, which was some kind of fabric, tightly held close to his body. His eyes looked down to the floor,

maybe he was shy, I figured. The lift stopped on the second floor and he looked up at me, like he was telling me: are you gonna move out of this lift of what? I stepped out of the lift and felt defeated by this little man with his mysterious roll. I waited for the lift to come down again. I wanted to have a look on the fifth floor. It wasn’t necessary. When the doors opened, the guy was there with his roll and he was going down. Obviously he had done what he had to do on the fifth floor and whatever it was, he did it quickly. I was puzzled but I didn’t want to ask him. I figured I would wait another day.

The next day I was sitting ready on the sofa. I knew he would come at 7.30 sharp, and he did. I followed him again into the lift and the guy by now certainly started to get nervous. My suspicious look must have worried him as he now kept looking at me in distress. I didn’t press a button. He didn’t press a button. Finally I pressed firmly on button five and crossed my arms. We went up, looking at each other with our distrustful eyes, but when we reached the fifth floor, he didn’t step out. I pointed my arms towards the door to let him go first, but he shyly refused. We went down again. I got out, but then he went up again! He tricked me again! These Indonesians are much more clever than the average bule, I tell you that. This had to stop. I waited for him to come down. His face expressed shock when he saw me waiting

for him. “Ngapain kamu balik?” (Why did you turn back?) I asked him. With his eyes wide open, he slowly released the initial tight grip on his roll and without giving a blink, he slowly opened the roll of fabric, which turned out to be a small carpet. ‘THURSDAY’ it read in large letters. I looked into the lift behind him. A clean and nice carpet with the words ‘FRIDAY’ were spread on the floor. Stupid bule I was. He rolled up the matt and quickly went outside where his mate on a motorbike was waiting with more carpet rolls. When they clumsily drove off, the driver was laughing loudly while the carpet man told him the story over his shoulder. I appreciate these young men for running one of these small businesses that keeps Indonesia afloat and interesting. Their business was only that: supplying clean carpets with the name of the weekday on it and making sure it was changed every day. It is just now, as I write this true story, that I realise I haven’t seen the carpet guy for a while. I look in the lift and indeed, it is a plain carpet with no day of the week on it. They lost their contract. Maybe they had the day wrong? No idea, but now the carpet is dirty. And so is my telephone. ■

BARTELE SANTEMA bartele@jakartaexpat.biz

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

The Cazbar


6– 20 July 2011 Jakarta Expat

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Light Entertainment

A Valuable Lesson I

arrived in Jakarta for the first time in September 1991. I had a backpack on my back with a Union Jack flag sewn on to it, I was 29 years old and it was my first adventure outside of Europe. My plan was to stop off in Jakarta for a while to see my friend Steve Collins, then carry on around the world to see what life on the road would bring me. I had retired injured from the UK Fire and Rescue Service and I had no ties in the UK other than family and friends, so the world was my oyster. I had stopped in the Middle East on the way, and Hong Kong and an overland trip across the U. S., from Los Angeles To New York were next on my itinerary before flying back to London. I had heard stories about how Indonesian immigration officials would not let men with long hair in to the country, and about how they would expect a bribe of some kind to issue the old 60 day tourist visa which was supposed to be free. But I had no problems at all, and I worked my way through the masses of people and chickens and goats at the old airport to find Steve who had promised to pick me up. When I found him and we had exchanged greetings, he turned to an Indonesian woman standing behind him and introduced her to me as Tia (not her real name but close). She was around 40 years old, well-dressed and she spoke very good English. Steve explained that Tia was a successful fashion designer who had several boutiques in Jakarta, and said he had become good friends with her since he had arrived in Jakarta

only six months earlier. She seemed really friendly, and we chatted about Indonesia as we rode in her chauffeurdriven car into the city. After my first few days in Jakarta (which is a whole other story) we were on our way to Bali with Tia. She had a new boutique there and she had invited us to the grand opening, and we were staying at the Bali Hilton free of charge courtesy of Tia and her connection to the General Manager. I was absolutely blown away by the hotel and by Bali generally, and as I sat on my balcony on my first day there, watching the sun go down and sipping on a pina colada, it occurred to me that I might be able to get used to this lifestyle (turned out I could and I did!). At dinner that night, Steve told me that Tia was becoming very successful as a designer and expanding her business into the rest of Asia. She certainly seemed very successful. We went to her boutique in Bali and all the staff treated there her like a queen. We had visited one of her boutiques in Jakarta and the same had happened there. Whenever we went out with her she seemed to know everyone and everyone seemed to know her. We were introduced as her “partners from overseas” and we didn’t mind. It made us feel important and because of it people seemed to be far more interested in us than they otherwise might have been. We played the part to avoid embarrassing Tia, and we even started making up stories about

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how we had known her for years in Europe. It is frighteningly easy to get carried away in these situations, and before too long we were adding all kinds of bells and whistles to the story, and the lies became more and more detailed with every telling. I started to feel really uncomfortable with it, being a simple retired fireman from a two horse town in England, but Steve and Tia told me that the “hype” was all part of doing business in Asia, and that people thinking we were in business together would open doors for us and help us get started in business in Indonesia if we wanted to. By that time I had actually decided that I would like to stick around in Indonesia for a while, so any kind of “head start” would be helpful. I pulled back on the “hype” but I didn’t do anything to discourage people from thinking we were Tia’s “partners”. We got closer and closer to her and we lived the high life for quite some time, attending society parties and staying at nice hotels, and grand openings and fashion shows abounded. We made a lot of good contacts and life was generally good. I couldn’t believe our luck. One day while we were having a few beers in the Green Pub, Steve told me that Tia was opening boutiques in Singapore and Hong Kong and looking for partners to help her fund the expansion. He told me that he was thinking about investing and told me I should think about it too. She was making lots of money and we would do the same as her partners without

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actually having to do any work. Alway an attractive proposition. Steve had US$5,000 in Indonesia and he told me he was going to invest it with Tia in return for five percent of her business. I had received a modest pay out from the UK Fire and Rescue Service, but I had left it in a bulding society account in the UK when I set off on my travels. I was interested, but first I wanted to know more. Next time I saw Tia I asked her what I thought were some very searching questions about her business. Because we were “friends” it seemed inappropriate to ask her for any kind of written business plan or guarantees, so after I satisfied myself that the prospects of her business were good, I agreed I would invest US$10,000 in return for ten percent of her business. In those day there was no internet banking and even a good old fashioned telegraphic transfer took a week or more. Because my money was in a building society, it took even longer. I had to arrange for the building society to issue a cheque payable to my father, and then ask my father to clear the cheque into his account and then have my father TT the money to me so that I could give it to Tia. Clearing the cheque into my father’s account took 40 days (yes children, forty days!) and then the TT took another two weeks. I thought it was never going to arrive and I started to get worried that I would miss the investment opportunity. Tia continued to reassure me that she would wait and not take the money from anyone else because we were friends. I was grateful.

After I had been waiting for the money for nearly two months, Steve came to see me. He didn’t look happy. He asked if I had seen Tia. I knew that wasn’t a good sign. He went on to tell me that he had given her his US$5,000 a few weeks before, but then she had become very difficult to contact. Steve had called other mutual friends to ask if they’d seen her, and they said they hadn’t – but they’d like to know where she was as well because they also had “invested” in her business. Some had given her a lot more money than Steve had, some as much as US$50,000. It slowly became obvious that she was a “con artist”, a confidence trickster in the true sense of the term. Tia had been taking money from people and faking the success of her business using the money they gave her. I suddenly realised that while we had indeed seen her boutiques and her staff and all the trappings of a successful fashion designer, the one thing we had never seen in any of her boutiques was a customer. Tia was never seen again. Steve and the other “investors” did report the incident to a very amused policeman, but they never saw their money again. I suddenly became very appreciative of the sluggish UK banking system and all its archaic beaurocracy, because I would definitely have given Tia my US$10,000 had it arrived in time. A valuable lesson learned. ■ To find out more about live standup comedy in Indonesia e-mail jakarta@thecomedyclub.asia, text or call 0821 1194 3084 or register at www.thecomedyclub.asia

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Getaways

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

Walking, Treking, Hiking or Climbing Close to Home by Antony Sutton

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ava is one of the most densely populated islands in the world with something like 150 million people crammed in its narrow borders. You would think that finding some open space where you can be at one with nature and the environment would be nigh on impossible. Not only is it possible, it’s within a couple of hours of Jakarta. The chain of volcanoes that line Java’s spine leave a rich soil that produces much of the rice needed to feed that massive population. Terraced rice fields dot the foothills of Gunungs Gede and Pangrango, where farmers and woodcutters live pretty much as they have done for centuries. Toiling in the fields, gathering wood, getting their produce to market, this intricate network of buyers and sellers operate in a world with traffic jams and pollution. Where transportation is by way of the feet and the road ways are narrow raised ledges that take you through the verdant rice fields. It’s as if time stood still. For a city boy like me it’s like entering another world, but for long time expat Alex Korns, it’s home. He treks, hikes, walks, whatever you want to call it. When he first settled in the Bogor area he would spend his free time taking the rudimentary maps that were then available and going ‘bush.’ For 17 years he explored the gentle and not so gentle slopes of the twin peaks far from the whiff of exhaust fumes that clog the Puncak every weekend.

I joined Alex one of his walks. Nangleng is a place most people in Bogor couldn’t find. It’s a one street kampung with a school, a mosque, a couple of shops and a dead end and nestles on the lower slopes of the Pangrango. When the road runs out its 4WD only until it narrows and then you’ll need a motorcycle, or your feet. Opposite the village warung we head down the slopes, through some undergrowth and then into a clearing. The valley lies before us, a stream bubbles gently along its floor while a metallic blue Kingfisher darts past. To our right is the ridge that Alex tells us we’re going to climb but I think little of it. At first I just want to take in the beauty and solitude of the now. Java was often described as the most beautiful island in the world in the past. The beauty is still there, it is just getting harder to find. When you find it…enjoy it. After crossing the stream using a rudimentary stone bridge, one the three little goats might recognise, we headed for the trees. Initially the incline was steady but there was a lot of it and it was all in one direction. Up! As we climbed up the ridge my mind enacted Indiana Jones/Jeff Corwin fantasies, but instead of running through the thick undergrowth in search of some rare animal it was all I could do to keep up with the much fitter Alex. Again and again I thanked him for the walking stick he had leant me. Occasionally we came across a clearing in the trees. Wood gatherers used these spots to store their branches before

heading back home. This is no impenetrable jungle. Rather it is home to a mini economic system and the clearings were the warehouses. While we followed the main, well worn path, off to the sides were frequent branches that connected to other smaller communities who called this patch of forest home.

There are no directions in the woods. Instead an ability to map read is required or, preferably, a GPS. I was lucky. Alex had been on this route dozens of times. He knew it like the back of his hand and so we climbed onwards and upwards. At the top of the ridge we reached the halfway point after about three hours and

started our return trip. We did a right turn and descended down through some thick undergrowth. The climb up was gentle and painless. Going down was steep and gruelling, but the views were immense. Once we broke the tree cover we looked down on the distant stream, glistening silver in the sunlight. Opposite was the ridge we had just ascended, we were coming down a different one and above us, to our right, was where they joined. It probably looked spectacular, but I saw nothing. I’m scared of heights and my mind was consumed by the soft soil we were on and the steep slope just inches away from us. We made it back to the warung in Nangleng and I was shattered. Shattered but exhilarated. The scenery had been impressive, we had met some lovely, smiling people and the weather had been wonderful. My legs enjoyed the experience much less and spent the next couple of days complaining about the smallest step. Each time I grimaced in pain I recalled Alex’s words - that we had just completed the easiest trek! He should know. After 17 years trekking the hills and tracks he has put together a handy series of books called Puncak Trek. Each book comes with an accompanying map and details where to go and what to see. In total there are 16 treks of varying difficulty and distance covering the northern slopes of the twin peaks. His target now is to explore the southern slopes! If you are interested in knowing ANTONY SUTTON more about the Nangleng trek or indeed the other treks, Alex has detailed feel free to check out his website www.puncaktrek.com. That is also the place to find out more about the books and maps. ■


6– 20 July 2011 Jakarta Expat

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Expat Small Businesses

Katrina Lauchlan Gillian Arnold

China Blue

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illian is a fascinating Anglo-Singaporean who has been living in Indonesia on and off for 27 years and has been making things her whole life. She gets great satisfaction out of using waste for artistic purposes— as long as they are of value of course.

Small Print

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riginally from New Zealand, Katrina has been an expat for many years and a resident of Jakarta for a relatively short period of eight months. Her small business is unique to Jakarta - your loved ones fingerprint captured forever as a fine Italian silver keepsake. She carries her family around her neck, literally, with a silver necklace of three pendants, one with each of her children’s fingerprints and one of her husband’s. “It’s all made with love.”

For the past three years, Gillian has been concentrating on her business of making jewellery out of beautiful shards of blue china (hence the name of her business) which is found washed up on the shores of Banten, West Java. This china is collected by young beach boys who trade them on to dealers, who in turn sell them to Gillian who is ready to turn them into beautiful pieces of jewellery, each containing a little part of history of which no two pieces are ever the same.

Small Print is a franchise, set up by Katrina in Jakarta three months ago and is the first branch of this company to arrive in Indonesia. The franchisor is based in the UK, was established in 2004 and, as it stands, there are 110 Small Print franchises around the world. To set up her franchise, Katrina paid the set-up fee and received stationary, boxes, jewellery cutters, packaging, and carried out her training in Kuala Lumpur, where she learnt the art of silver making, how to use the kiln, marketing and even how to deal with the situation should a child not want to have his or her fingerprints taken.

China Blue started when Gillian’s niece sent her 24 broken pieces of china from a shipwreck in Singapore. Gillian purchased the porcelain, turned them into jewellery and started selling at all the bazaars in Jakarta. With the price of silver rising, Gillian has to consider ways of keeping her customers happy. She has created a cheaper range in wood with silver plating as she understands that her customers prefer value for money rather than worrying if something is sterling silver.

Before Jakarta, Katrina and her family lived in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, and she first came across Small Print as a customer, and had cufflinks made for her husband as a gift. She was intrigued by the business from the start, however her children were still a bit too young for Mummy to be working. Now that they are six and four, Katrina is able to spend her mornings working on the business, spending about 20 hours a week in total, and in her afternoons she is still able to be a good mum to Samantha and William.

Gillian is completely mobile. “I can carry all my stock in a pull-along,” she says, followed by infectious laughter at this idea. “I think my skill essentially is in selling. In the 80s, I was known as the ‘sweater girl’ because I used to sell Liz Claiborne sweaters, which I bought from Bandung. People would come up to me when I was out having dinner and ask if I had any sweaters on me!”

Katrina’s marketing methods have been mainly word-of-mouth and you may have spotted her at some of the bazaars in town, or mingling at networking events. She’s keen to start some Small Print parties, where a gathering of people meet for coffee mornings or wine and cheese evenings and have a chance to see, touch and even smell some of her products and make bookings if interested to create some of their own. As her jewellery is all hand-made, pieces can take from one to three weeks to create, but the look on the customers faces when they receive the final product is always a worth the wait.

“There are two seasons in Jakarta for this kind of business,” she explains, “and that is Christmas and in May when people are looking for something to bring back as gifts for their families.” Gillian also sells at Alun-Alun, at the ANZA coffee mornings and her pieces will be exhibited at Harrods in London during the summer. To find out more about China Blue, contact Gillian on 081 3163 53222■

If you would like to know more either visit www.smallp.com or e-mail Katrina on Katrina.lauchlan@smallp.com ■


Jakarta Expat 6–20 July 2011

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Expat Small Businesses

Peter Slack Tony Dawson

Chiropractic Indonesia D

r. Dawson is 47 years old and has been a practicing chiropractor for 21 years. His patients have included Saudi billionaire, Adnan Khashoggi, Bridget Jones’ Diary producer Richard Curtis and Formula 1 driver, Jacques Villeneuve, Danni Minogue, Dolph Lundgren, Siti Nurhaliza and recently Justin Bieber’s crew and singers.

Caswell’s Coffee Remember a time when finding a good cup of coffee in Jakarta was difficult, if not impossible? Even though Indonesia has been producing and exporting throughout the world, unique world-class green coffee beans for over 300 years. Fortunately, with the opening of a few international coffee chains around the beginning of the millennium and the work of a handful of dedicated individuals, Indonesia’s and more specifically, Jakarta’s coffee scene has started to come alive. Caswell’s Fine Coffee was established in early 2001, as part of the Caswell’s Mom’s grocery delivery service, in response to expatiates, who all knew and loved Indonesian coffee from abroad but were having trouble finding it in Indonesia.

An Australian national from Geelong, the second largest city in the state of Victoria, he studied Chiropractic in America at Palmer College of Chiropractic before going into practice in Geelong in 1990. He then moved to Bali where he opened the White Lotus Wellness Centre. This was followed by the opening of a branch at The Jakarta Stock Exchange Building in 2002 and he renamed his business Chiropractic Indonesia the following year. There are now four practices which are located at Pacific Place, Darmawangsa, Permata Senayan in Jakarta and in Bali at Kuta Galeria.

On hearing this, Caswell’s founder, Henry Caswell Harmon travelled to the USA and undertook the Specialty Coffee Association of America roasters course. On his return, he installed a 12 kg Dietrich drum roaster in Kemang and experimented with traditional roasting techniques, explored the complex flavours intrinsic to different Arabica beans and blending to create their unique coffees and signature blends. Within a few years, Caswell’s Coffee then expanded in 2003 and installed another 12 kg Dietrich drum roaster in a new outlet at Jimbaran, Bali.

Chiropractic Indonesia plans to focus in Jakarta primarily and the practices have expended to ten expat practitioners including one podiatrist and over fifteen local physiotherapists. These services include Chiropractic, Podiatry and Physiotherapy and Decompression for acute disc complaints of the neck and lower back.

So in 2005, after a number of years of being a business consultant in Indonesia’s private and public sector, Peter joined Caswell’s to assist in the next step in the growth by adding two new coffee shops, one in Kemang Raya and Banda Aceh and developing its wholesale coffee division. Over time, this saw Caswell’s evolve from a roaster/retailer to a roaster/wholesaler and grow into one of Indonesia’s leading specialty coffee companies providing a one stop coffee solution for hotels, restaurants and cafes.

Chiropractic is the most popular, drugless healthcare profession in the Western world and has helped millions of families attain health without the use of drugs or surgery. It continues to grow because it is effective, safe and gentle and uses the body’s natural healing and recuperative powers. The practice of Chiropractic focuses on the relationship between the spine and the nervous system and how that relationship effects the preservation and restoration of health. People take drugs for headaches, migraine, fatigue, cramp, asthma and back pain. Most of the time, though, the pain will keep coming back. They don’t know the problems they are experiencing come from ‘subluxations’, which is the term used by chiropractors for displacements or misalignments of the vertebrae. These abnormalities can be caused by falls, accidents, repetitive motions, improper lifting, stress or chemical imbalances. Chiropractors say they are the only health care providers trained to locate subluxations. By means of applying a precise, gentle force in a specific direction using their hands, they can help restore vertebrae to their normal position, allowing the body to function again at its optimal level. The entire process is non-surgical and drug free. For more information please go to www.chiropractic-asia.com■

By joining and becoming an investor in Caswell’s, Peter was able to marry the years of hard work by the founder and extensive training of staff with more modern business principles. The only trouble was, at the start, he knew nothing about coffee except that he liked to drink it. So over the next six years Peter had to teach himself anything and everything about coffee and the art of coffee making. This education not only meant learning facts and figures but also the nuances in tastes and smells and how coffee reacts in different situations, either during the roasting process or at the consumer end when the coffee is being made. So yes a lot of coffee drinking. Ultimately however it was the depth and wealth of expertise from within the company that assisted most and in 2009 Peter became internationally recognised as a licensed Q-Grader (coffee quality grader) and coffee cupper by the Coffee Quality Institute of America (CQI) along with two other staff members who provide the knowledge and abilities to select and blend Indonesian finest coffees with international selections. For more information please log onto www.caswellscoffee.com ■


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Global Expatriate News

Expat Snippets from Around the World Australia: Increases in Visa Application Charges Take Effect July 1

Small business growth could reduce poverty in Indonesia: World Bank Excerpt: Small businesses, which employ millions of Indonesians, could become major engines of economic growth in this cashstrapped country and help reduce poverty, the World Bank has said.

The Australian government will increase Visa Application Charges (VAC) beginning on July 1, 2011, including fees for many employersponsored applications. The new fees will apply to all applications received by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship on

or after that date. New fees for the principal employment-related visa categories are provided through the Department of Immigration and Citizenship starting July 1, 2011. Source: Fragomen

Indonesia’s 15.7 million small enterprises make up more than 90 percent of all businesses and employ up to 60 percent of the workforce, outside agriculture, but their growth is hindered by access to credit and poor infrastructure, the World Bank’s Indonesia director said in a report released Wednesday. Source: todayonline.com

South Africa Tax Developments

Two important administrative policy decisions have recently been communicated to tax practitioners by the South African Revenue Service (SARS).

the short-term. Consequently, employers should plan on having to collect over-payments from equalized expatriates in respect to 2011 and prior years.

1. SARS will not pay personal income tax refunds into thirdparty bank accounts, including

2. Foreign earnings exemption claims will only be allowed by SARS to the extent that the taxpayer has income coded as ‘foreign’ on his or her end-of-year employee tax certificate (Form IRP5).

Legislative intervention will be required before SARS can change this policy; therefore, we do not expect this policy to change in

Source: KPMG

Asia stocks rise as Greece passes austerity plan recent large-scale hacking attack on its PlayStation Network. LG Electronics, the world’s thirdlargest handset maker by sales, added 0.5 per cent. Cosco Pacific, operator of container facilities at Greece’s Piraeus port, advanced 1.9 per cent in Hong Kong. Thursday 05.45 BST. Asian shares extended gains, with banks and resources in the lead, after Greece approved austerity measures in a move to secure additional international financial aid. The MSCI Asia Pacific index was up 1 per cent with banks gaining ground as Greece moved a step closer to avoiding a default that could destabilise the global banking system. HSBC Holdings, Europe’s biggest bank by market value, rose 1.8 per cent to HK$77.30 in Hong Kong and Bank of Communications added 1.9 per cent. Commonwealth Bank of Australia gained 0.9 per cent to A$51.85 while Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group rose 2.1 per

cent to Y390 in Tokyo. Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group gained 1.2 per cent while Tokyo-listed shares of Citigroup were up 2.8 per cent. Resources shares were higher on the back of gains in crude oil prices. BHP Billiton was up 0.7 per cent in Sydney. In Hong Kong, Jiangxi Copper rose 2.4 per cent, Cnooc, China’s largest offshore oil exporter by sales, jumped 1.9 per cent and Aluminum Corp of China added 1.1 per cent. Exporters extended gains with Sony up 1.7 per cent in Tokyo. The Japanese electronics giant reshuffled the management of its computer games unit, following a

In Seoul, Samsung Electronics fell 1 per cent while Hynix Semiconductor lost 1.3 per cent on growing concerns about their earnings outlook. Aircraft manufacturer Korea Aerospace Industries was in the spotlight, rising 25 per cent on trading debut, buoyed by the company’s strong growth potential in Korea and abroad. South Korea’s Kospi Composite index inched up 0.1 per cent. In Sydney, gains for nickel miners and healthcare-related stocks helped push Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 index 1.2 per cent higher. Western Areas rose 3.9 per cent, Mirabela Nickel climbed 3.1 per cent, Mincor gained 1.7 per cent, and Independence Group ad-

vanced 1.8 per cent. Japan’s Nikkei Stock Average was little changed but utility stocks outperformed the market on expectations for more nuclear reactor restarts. The mayor of Genkai, Saga Prefecture, said on Wednesday that he will agree to allow Kyushu Electric Power to restart its power plants, which drove it up 4.3 per cent. Tokyo Electric Power added 0.6 per cent. In China, the Shanghai Composite index rose 1.4 per cent. China Vanke, China’s biggest developer by market value, advanced 1.5 per cent while Yunnan Copper Industry gained 1.5 per cent. BYD, the Chinese automaker backed by billionaire investor Warrant Buffet, soared 39 per cent on its first day of trading in Shenzhen. The country’s sixthlargest carmaker by sales plans to begin mass production of its electric cars this year.

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index rallied 1.4 per cent as Li & Fung climbed 2 per cent after its chief executive said the leading outsourcer to global retailers was not losing suppliers. But airlines lost ground as oil prices firmed, with China Southern Airlines off 1.9 per cent. In currency markets, the yen was nearly motionless against the euro at Y116.62 compared with Y116.63 late in New York. It was at Y80.63 per US dollar from Y80.80. South Korea’s won rose 0.5 per cent to a two-month high versus the greenback at Won1,071.98. In overnight trading, market bulls got what they wanted after the Greek parliament passed a package of austerity measures and US Treasuries continued to see strong selling. Source: The Financial Times

International Healthcare News: ‘No shortcuts to fitness’ for females are high in fibre and low in saturated fat are ideal. Mr Hilditch also emphasised the importance of “taking time out for relaxation”, as this can play another role in ensuring both the mind and body stay healthy.

Women living abroad with a medical plan in place can ensure they stay healthy, but there are no shortcuts to doing so, according to one expert.

healthy can be achieved by sticking to one method of exercise, “the reality is that you must embrace a variety of lifestyle choices”.

Founder of fitFAQS.co.uk Graeme Hilditch said that while some magazines or books imply staying

“Regular exercise [and] following a well-balanced diet,” are both important, he stated, noting foods that

Older expatriate health insurance customers can also take steps to keep fit and Alison Wyndham, founder of the Wyndham Centres, recently recommended walking and shoulder and neck exercises as an ideal for these individuals. Source: expatriatehealthcare.com

DIRECTOR OF EXPLORATION • Emerging Brownfield projects-Jakarta based • Ground level entry of Company development • Attractive Share Incentive Scheme As Director of Exploration you be responsible for the design, implementation and review of all exploration activities, be involved in identifying and reviewing development opportunities and contribute to the companies strategic direction. You will be an experienced, tertiary qualified Geologist with a common sense no nonsense pratical approach, experienced in managing projects at various levels, controlling brownfields exploration, drilling programmes and ultimate project generation. We are seeking an Australian qualified and experienced exploration geologist within Iron Ore and/or Manganese environments. An attractive salary package will be offered commensurate with qualification, skills and experience.

Please forward a resume in confidence to Michael Kiernan mlk@indonesiamining.co.id Initial enquires welcome on +62 811 9444 898


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EVENTS Networking

Music & Festivals David Archuleta Concerts 16 Jul 2011

Pond’s Teens Concert is back with American Idol’s David Archuleta headlining.

The First Ever Japanese Idol Concert In Indonesia 24 Jul 2011

VVIP Rp. 1.000.000,- , VIP Rp. 550.000,Kelas I Rp. 350.000,Tribun Rp. 250.000,Balai Kartini - Nusa Indah Theater, Jl. Gatot Subroto Jakarta T 08127147759 E info@clashcosplayticket.com www.clashcosplay.com

Beethoven Night 4 @ Aula Simfonia Jakarta 10 Jul 2011

Programmes: * Piano Sonata Op. 27 no 1 * Kevin Suherman, piano * Symphony no 2 * Symphony no 5 * Jakarta Simfonia Orchestra * Dr. Stephen Tong, conductor Jl. Industri Blok B-14 No. 1, Kemayoran, Jakarta T: 021-6586 7808 F: 021-6586 78 20 E: info@aulasimfoniajakarta.com www.aulasimfoniajakarta.com

With budding maturity, David Archuleta captures two years’ worth of introspection and reflection, dozens of songwriting sessions, long days spent in the studio and nights in the air, all leading to The Other Side of Down, his highly anticipated second album. It’s a reintroduction to the American Idol runner-up with the angelic voice who 30 million television viewers fell in love with during season 7 - now older, wiser, with faith still on his side and an eternally optimistic wide-eyed outlook. Hence, the album’s title. “For me, it’s about moving forward and making progress,”David explains. “I’m heading towards ‘the other side of down,’ which is ‘up.’”

Senayan Field D T: 021-7278 1641 F: 7278 1642 admin@urbanite.asia www.urbanite.asia

Java Rockingland

22 Jul 2011 - 24 Jul 2011 Artists :. Blood Red Shoes, Franco, Happy Mondays, Helloween, Neon Trees, The Cranberries, etc

SKAL (Hospitality, Travel, Tourism) Jakarta July Luncheon 6 Jul 2011

Special Luncheon Hosted by Smoking Joe’s BBQ & Lounge. The East Tower Mezzanine Jalan Lingkar Mega Kuningan Kav E3.2 #1, Jakarta E: secretary@skaljakarta.com www.skaljakarta.com

ICCC Biztro Networking Cocktail July 2011 21 Jul 2011

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

Daniel Sahuleka Concert ‘Daniel And His Songs’ 15 Jul 2011

In this concert, Daniel Sahuleka will tell the stories about his songs, from the old ones to the latest hits, how the songs were created, and about inspirations, feelings, impressions and messages of them. Ticket Rp 150.000 Rp 100.000 Jalan Gedung Kesenian No.1 Jakarta, Indonesia 10710 T: 08121927753 T: 021-3441892

Carnaval Beach Ancol, Jakarta T +622196810022, +622196810023 tiket@gedungkesenianjakarta.co.id web.javarockingland.com www.gedungkesenianjakarta.co.id

Exhibition Little Tokyo Ennichisai 2011 09 Jul 2011 - 10 Jul 2011

Little Tokyo Ennichisai 2 (2011) presents : 2 DAYS event : • 200 BOOTHS of Japanese (mixed with Jakarta) goodies, food & beverages • 2 STAGES of Japanese (mixed with Jakarta) Modern & Traditional Show • 2 TIMES LARGER area of the festival

Architecture Exhibition ‘Life And Work Of C.P Wolff Schoemaker’ 05 Jul - 5 Sep 2011

Opening by Dr. Ben Knapen, Minister for European Affairs and International Cooperation of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, 19.00 hrs.

Last year about 10 thousand visitors. This year will be greater!

This exhibition is being organised in the framework of the booklaunch of ‘Tropical Modernity, Life and work of C.P. Wolff Schoemaker by Jan van Dullemen.

Some profits from this event will be donated to assist recovery in the Japanese cities of post-disaster. www.ennichisaiblokm.com

Erasmus Huis Jakarta, Jl. H.R. Rasuna Said kav. S-3 Jakarta. E: erasmushuis@minbuza.nl www.mfa.nl/erasmushuis


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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 : 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).

Black Fortuner 2010 model, beige interior with DVD player (Diesel) in excellent condition. Contact Pooja prevanur@gmail.com. 081.511.506.930

PROPERTY FOR SALE Marbella Kemang Residence 3+1BR...LOW FLOOR (custom made exclusive tailored n designed) . FULL FURNISHED ( 2 set of TV, Luxurious sofa, dining table and chairs, hi tech stove and full kitchen set , refrigerator, etc ). Luas:112sqm, KT:3+1, KM:2+1, View: CBD, SF: AC+Kitchen Set, Rp1.430.000.000 /(Incl. AJB,PPH n BPHTB) paper work / Legal is our own. Direct Owner : 08111 491 265 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 Jakarta Residences,Cosmo Mansion,100m from Grand Indonesia.3 BR +Maid, 107M2, F.F. For photos and more details, please refer to : http://jakarta-residencesapartment.blogspot.com Email to widayati_sri@yahoo.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. 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

FOR RENT New quality fully furnished 2 bedroom 2 bathroom hampton’s park corner penthouse apartment with best view pondok indah golf course and downtown city lights. numerous amenities , underground parking, state of the art security access, and conveniently located in south jakarta. perfect for single or professional couple. usd1,600 monthly, minimum 1 year. for sale : idr 1.600.000.000. call :0816874398 / 082147522088 Apartment for rent in gated complex in Brawijaya area (“Essence”). 4-bedrooms with dark parquet floors and 3 baths; living room/dining room plus 2 kitchens with white marble floors. Semi-furnished with elegant curtains, abundant storage in quality wardrobes, plus all-new appliances for $2150/month. Optionally, can be rented fully-furnished for $2600/ month. 168 sq.meters (= 1810 sq ft). Building has all amenities –pool, gym, convenience store at lobby level. Contact mlediard1@yahoo.com, or by phone/text 0811 170 546 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). 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.

JOBS 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. Looking for vacancy / job opportunity: Professional driver, experience in serving expatriate, good English. Please contact Sulivan 99334878 or 087883470978 This is our current vacancy for expats : Telecommunication Company in Indonesia currently needs a professional to fill the position of :

GM Operation Job qualifications : • Male • Minimum 10 years experienced in tower management ( BTS ) in telecommunication company • Target and customer orientation oriented • Excellent communication and presentation skill • Highly motivated with strong analytical and conceptual skill Send CV to info@qsirecruit.com POSITION VACANT – SOUTH JAKARTA International organization seeks experienced nurse (clinical and management experience) for challenging and diverse role in clinic setting. THE ROLE • Maintain quality control within all areas of patient care and customer service • Ensure clinic facilities and services are maintained at international health standard levels • Oversee the training and development of medical and nonmedical staff • Manage day to day operations • Promote clinical services and grow the business THE PERSON • Medical management experience within a hospital or healthcare environment • Degree qualified • Current Nurse Registration in country of origin (desirable) • Cultural awareness • Business acumen, IT and presentation skills EMAIL CV TO jktmedinfo@gmail.com Operations Manager for Tissue Laboratory An internationally operating Tissue Culture Company near Medan is seeking a career oriented professional to head operations. For interest candidate, please submit the complete CV and expected salary with Email Subject Line: Operations Manager for Tissue Culture Laboratory. Please email to retainers@ina.or.id


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Classifieds into toddler chair with adjustable height, birch wood: Rp 450,000. Mothercare car seat (from toddler to 7 years), pink: Rp 650,000. Contact Annika at asilvaleander@ yahoo.com or 0812 10 227 58.

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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 A Gemstone and Jewelry Company is expanding, with planned events in Rome, Milan, Sydney and Helsinki. We are looking for an investing partner to make this expansion. Our company is located in Jakarta and run by an expat. Email: dmulia98@yahoo.com

For sale: Antique art deco style furniture set, 1 table and 4 chairs. Renewed finishing, teak wood. Discounted price: 2,5 juta For viewing: Jl Kemang Raya 29A 021-7190087

WANTED Ladies bicycle with gears. Please email mariarivarola@hotmail.com Violin size 1/10, brand SYNWIN Price Rp. 450.000 In perfect condition Baby Bed( size 150x80) Rp. 1.800.000 Contact :hp 081315338724

The cheapest outlet furniture factory shop only at www.toko-murah.info Cheap delivery every week to Jakarta.

Bali. Private Swimming Teacher All Level & Age. Leo: 081338704319

Jr set of golf clubs for sale! Only for 1.5 million Includes: bag and clubs Clubs are as follows: Driver, Hybird wood, Mid-iron, Short iron, Putter, Jack Nicholas Brand. ** For more information please contact me at: 082114364164

Private Piano Lesson for Children Contact : 08561486750

FANTASTIC MAID AVAILABLE AS FROM MID JULY Sri has only worked with my family for a couple of months but she has been fabulous. Honest, reliable and uses initiative. She does all the household chores and the ironing. Sadly we found her too late as we now need to move on! Sri is looking for a live-out position that she can fit in around another part time job that she has. She works for my family from 7am til midday four days a week and this fits in perfectly with her other job. She is hoping for similar hours in the Kemang area. Sri has references that state she is also a very good cook of many dishes. I contacted her previous employer and they were delighted with Sri. Her English is also super. Sri has children of her own so is very used to being around children. I have teenagers and Sri has been very accepting of them, realisng when they need privacy, comforting when they have been sick and generally friendly to them. They also like Sri! If we were staying we would definitely keep Sri with our family! Sri can be contacted on 081386647417

OTHERS We have new large book racks (850k), new wood coffee table (650k), new Wood hall table (500k), new wood gentleman’s coat butler (400k) new small glass display cabinet (500k) used waste bins (50k), used 14 inch staff tv good condition (500k), New metal hanger (50k), Plastic clothes hanger (collapsible n nearly new) (350k), Used but good condition ikea cabinets for storage (300K), Wood Dining table n chair set NEW (3,75mill), New synthetic leather storage boxes (100k), Small metal / rattan cd holder used (100k), New teak wood tv credenza (1,2mill). We are in kebayoran baru. Most of our new stuff is excess export stock lot selling at factory price. We just want to cash out fast rather then keep the stuff. The used ones are in very good condition that we dont need anymore all extras. Our phone 0818191587

Magnificent chinese display cabinet for sale. Phone Liz: 0813 85479005

For Sale: The Manchester United Opus. The United Opus is the ultimate tribute to a unique sporting institution, telling this story in greater depth than ever before with 400,000 words and 2,000 images displayed on an epic scale. A very rare opportunity to own this limited edition (only 9,500 ever printed and are no longer for sale) leather-bound, hand-stitched book, measuring 52 cm square and weighing 37 kg. Signed by Sir Alex Ferguson and Sir Bobby Charlton. Printed on 200gsm silk-coated paper, each of the 850 pages edged in silver-leaf. Call 021 719 0087 to arrange a viewing. Only serious buyers please. MOVING SALE!! Were moving and we need to sell these things by Wednesday! 40inch Samsung LED TV (Rp13M), will include Krisbow plasma LCD bracket for free Sportsart fitness cross trainer E80C Elliptical (Rp 13M) Ikea Ektorp white sofa 2+1 seater (Rp2.5M), Ikea Leksvik changing table with shelf (1.5M), 7 seater sofa set (3+2+1+1), Desktop printer HP officejet ProK550, Vileda iron board & iron, Laundry baskets, Ikea storage shelves, Hanging rail for clothes Fisherprice baby high chair- 7 adjustable levels (brought at mothercare), Wooden CD rack from Debenhams (2 pieces), Philips blender, with veggie chopper and juicer add ons. Boss lifestyle 35 home entertainment system, Mothercare Jive basic stroller ( Rp250K), beautiful pots and plants. Small Dustbins Call 0811 889 2495 for more information, or email lulu2002@ gmail.com Furniture for Sale: Console table with two drawers, light cork wood, 155x40 cm, 85 cm high: Rph 900,000 IKEA filing cabinet with 3 drawers, beech wood: Rph 450,000. IKEA side table with drawer, birch wood: 350,000. IKEA off-white wool carpet, 130x170 cm: Rp 300,000. Baby items: Double electric breast pump, Medela: Rph 950,000. Original Stokke high chair convertible

For Sale DESSEN coffee table for sale. Asking price is Rp 2 600 000. Currently being sold in Index for Rp 3 000 000Description: Opague glass top coffee table with wooden body. Glass slides open to area for storage or display. The colour is black and dark grey (looks more black than grey). Dimensions are 160 x 120 x 30 cm. Photos may be viewed at http://share.shutterfly.com/action/ welcome?sid=1QbtGLVm2ZMKs Please call Natalie at 0811 944 2562. For Sale Jewelry, Gemstones, Antiques, Furniture, Paintings and other Works of Art and much more. And of course great food! Koi Kemang Gallery, 2nd f loorJl. Kemang Raya 72, Jakarta. Tel: 7195668. For Sale apple itouch 8 gb just 2 million!!! it was a gift for me and i used only for a month. its in great condition pls call me or sms me if you re intrested 0858 106 74 501 For sale 1 modern teak L shaped seater with a lot of cushions, +-4x2m (new 10 milj, now half prize, 5 milj) 1 high bunk bed teak, incl mattress and mosquito net ( now 1.000.000) 1 overlock-mesin obras- 4bobbinsbrand YAMATA, with table, new 2010 (used 10 times) (new 4.milj, now 2 mil) If you are interested please call me or email. Valerie Boone boone.valerie@yahoo.com For Sale 64 gb WiFi ipad2 white with a light blue cover, bought new in the U.S. in May. It doesn’t have the 3G . price: 8 million. If you are interested give me a call at +62 811 910 4982

The largest gallery of Antiques, Antiquities and Tribal Art is having a Great Sale.

All stock -50%

(extra discounts for quantity purchases) thru August 31 Dharma Mulia Galleries Jl. Ciputat Raya 50,Ciputat, Tangerang Tel: 749 2850, 0811 824 302

For sale : Discovered in old family papers unused stamps-duty 50-60 years old in total 12 pcs (retribusi ? retributie? meterai) 15 cent, vijf gulden ? 30 sen, satu rupiah. If interested phone Mr. Andre 021 736 92409 Stove -> Domo brand, completely new never been used, stainless steel, with 5 burners. uses propane. great for most home decors. still in box. price is 4.4 million rupiah for the whole unit. Baby Crib -> in very good condition, safe. has diaper change attachment for on top. 3.5 million rupiah or best offer.

baby stroller -> only slightly used, in very good condition. collapsible with top bonnet, and extra pockets for storage. 610,000 rupiah or best offer. car seat -> in very good condition, comes with convenient cup holder and storage for small toys or snacks. 610,000 rupiah or best offer. pictures of all items can be found through this link http://tinyurl. com/lotastuff . Very eager to sell all so if interested please contact us as soon as possible! you can email membingham@yahoo.com for items or information, or call us Whitney: 085881349371 Maria: 082111589382

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