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Jakarta Expat­­· ­26 September - 9 October 2012

Dear Readers, 78 th Edition | 26 Sept - 9 Oct 2012

Editor in Chief Angela Richardson Assistant Editor Cecilia Forsman Management Edo Frese Sales Dian Mardianingsih Silvia Forsman Distribution Dian Mardianingsih Graphics Adietyo Randualas Finance & Admin Pertiwi Gianto Putri Lini Verawaty Contributors Dachlan Cartwright Guan J. Leysner Eamonn Sadle Martina Spisiakova Gene Sugandy Julia Tchezganova Kenneth Yeung Editorial Enquiries Circulation Enquiries Subscription Events Jakarta Expat is published bi-weekly by PT. Koleksi Klasik. Opinions expressed in this publication are those of the writers and the publisher does not accept any responsibility for any errors, ommisions, or complaints arising there from. No parts of this publication can be reproduced in whole or in part, in print or electronically without permission of the publisher. All trademarks, logos, brands and designs are copyright and fully reserved by PT. Koleksi Klasik Indonesia.

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Have you ever been scammed in your lives? Ever had a friend or someone closer manipulate you and take everything away from you? These sound like serious questions I know, but I’ve been scammed/ripped off/stolen from several times over the years... Once I was cheated at a money changers where the culprit behind the makeshift counter counted the money once, twice, then slipped a few hundred thousand out from under the pile before returning it to unbeknowing me. Once when I was hypnotized (some of you may have read about this in a previous edition) by Beebop and Rocksteady and money from the petty cash box was taken straight out of my hand without me realizing what was going on. And once when I lost my handbag on a street in Kuta to a motorbike swiper who was so thrilled with his heist that he stared back at us grinning as he drove away on his motor bebek. I can still remember his face to this day. As annoying as it is having been through such experiences, you learn from your mistakes. Firstly, I should never have gone to a dodgy-looking money changers down an alleyway in Seminyak believing their amazing rates, and trust me, I have not done so since. Shame on me really. Although the hypnotizing event really was out of my control, I have since learned to recognize the signs and the general appearances these ‘artists’ go by and have since turned away two, yes two, of these shoddy guys. Well done me. And since having my handbag swiped from

under my arm, I now always carry my handbag on the arm away from the street and hold it as tight as I can while keeping an eye out around me (pathetic, but necessary really...). I have to count myself lucky that I’ve never been seriously hurt in any similar incidences. This issue is an eclectic one, just the way we like it, but with some focus on scams, property and contracts. We have a very insightful feature article for you by Kenneth Yeung who returns with ‘Cautionary Tales’ of expats who lost everything. This one is definitely not to be missed. We meet Luke Rowe in Meet the Expats who has been working in the property industry for quite some time and has some thoughts on the future development of Jakarta. Julia Tchezganova joins us with an informative read on employment laws for expatriates in Indonesia and we also have a fun piece about where to go if you love salsa in this city by Martina Spisiakova. And as always, this and much more so I hope you enjoy this issue, wherever you are, whatever you’re doing. Stay safe everybody! Angela Richardson 

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Cautionary Tales By Kenneth Yeung

There are countless horror stories of expats who invested in property and started businesses in Indonesia only to lose everything. Some naively trusted an unscrupulous real estate agent or lawyer or business partner, many had a vengeful spouse take everything after a marriage breakup, and others were chased out of town by business rivals.


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ocal media recently reported the case of a British man who in 2005 spent over $3 million to buy 2.86 hectares of an area north of Kuta in Bali to be developed into 40 luxury villas that he was told would sell for $1 million each. Nick Hyam claims he was swindled by local lawyer Rizaldy Watruty and Canadian expat Gina Machura, who were involved in the deal, because the property was overvalued and he never received any land title deeds. But Denpasar District Court this month cleared the two of embezzlement and fraud charges. Hardly surprising. A foreign individual cannot directly own land in Indonesia. Period. Anyone who says otherwise is selling something or doesn’t know what they’re talking about. The 1960 Agrarian Law states that Indonesia’s land is a “gift from God” to the Indonesian people and the nature of this relationship is eternal. The land is a “national treasure” to be controlled by the state for the maximum prosperity of the people. At best, foreigners can invest in property through several means, most safely by forming a foreign investment company (PMA), which can own titles to build on or utilize land for decades. Alternatively, the PMA can be used as a legal entity through which nominee agreements can be made. Under this method, a foreigner can nominate a “trusted” Indonesian citizen or company to buy freehold land for them. This is extremely risky, especially if the foreigner does not have a PMA, as without it they have no means of legal recourse in the event of a dispute. When property disputes go to court, the judiciary is notorious for handing down verdicts to the highest bidder. Foreigners rarely win and if they stay and fight, their opponent may find a way to have them deported on trumped up charges. Just because you possess “right to use” documents for a property, the judge presiding over your case may not necessarily know the law, let alone care to uphold it unless there’s something in it for him. Englishman Frank Richardson learned the hard way that a foreigner can’t win when things start to go wrong. He had married Indonesian Sherisada Manaf in London in 1986. They moved to Indonesia in 1990 and in 1995 founded the Jakarta International Montessori School and later opened the Balikpapan Independent Personal School. There had been difficulties in their marriage for several years, but after Richardson declared that he wanted a divorce, he was arrested in 2002 on charges of assaulting Sherisada, who is a cousin of Jakarta Governor Fauzi Bowo and later became a Democrat Party official. Richardson, who was deported, says the charges were fabricated so that Sherisada could take the schools, their assets and custody of their children. His advice to expats is to not be naïve and understand that normal ethics do not always apply. “Do not be too trusting of one’s Indonesian business partner or Indonesian spouse. That is not to say none can be trusted, but that there are many that one should be wary of,” he says. “Also, do not put all one’s eggs in the Indonesian basket; but ensure one has assets and funds securely kept overseas and be ready to leave the country, should one have to.”

Rather than just feel sorry for himself, Richardson has started a website called Open Trial (www., which aims to expose and counter judicial corruption. “The best thing we can do to help ensure one does not fall foul of the Indonesian legal system is to help to strengthen the rule of law in the country through foreign and local businesses in Indonesia coming together and pressing for change. This is not something one can achieve alone; but I do hope that both Indonesians and expats will at least try to do this using the auspices of Open Trial.” German Harry Bleckert in 2001 opened in Bali an internet cafe and web hosting/design company registered in his Balinese wife’s name, with himself employed as business development manager. Frustrated by the poor performance of local internet service providers, he decided to become a wireless service provider and in 2004 obtained a franchise agreement with a national ISP licensee. After purchasing necessary technical equipment, he began wooing prospective subscribers with his cheaper rates, much to the alarm of a major competitor. Days before the launch of his wifi service, police raided his office and seized the equipment on the grounds that it was unapproved. Later the company was accused of having equipment that was a “health risk” and an “environmental hazard”. Rather than pay bribes to end the harassment, Bleckert reported the matter to the Corruption Eradication Commission. Police responded by arresting his wife on charges of “unlawfully operating illegal telecommunications equipment”. Bleckert was later charged with criminal defamation for accusing the police of corruption. He fled the country with his daughter, and was later joined by his wife after she was released by Bali High Court. In such cases, getting into lucrative niche businesses in Indonesia can upset existing operators, so it’s essential to go through all bureaucratic hoops to obtain correct documentation for every aspect of the business. An Indonesian PT (limited liability company) being run in proxy by a foreigner must stay within the limits of its initial activities and cannot start doing something else. If that happens, competitors will easily be able to engage the police and prosecutors to earn some money by shutting down the foreigner’s business, even if everything seems to have been done by the book. In Bleckert’s case, his wife’s business was not a PT but a CV (limited partnership), which is not so much a fully fledged company as merely a registered small business name. Sometimes, it’s expats who target their fellow expats. Australian Barry Grossman in 2006 formed a PMA in Bali, supplying stone for building projects. To raise capital for expansion, he agreed to sell a 49% share in his firm to another Australian, builder Patrick Finlay, for US$980,000. Finlay paid about only 10% of the amount and then decided not to proceed with the deal.

Grossman had spent much of the investment capital on quarry rights and claimed he could not go ahead without further funding. In 2007, Finlay filed a complaint with Bali Police, claiming he paid Grossman A$236,000 for an order of stone that was never delivered. Finlay had no contract for the alleged order and could not show bank transfers for that amount. A prosecutor who declared there were no grounds for criminal prosecution was removed from the case. Grossman’s supporters allege Finlay spent about $70,000 on payments directed toward law enforcement officials to have Grossman jailed. Finlay denied paying such bribes, but Grossman was in 2009 detained on charges of fraud and embezzlement. Released on bail after six weeks, he was banned from leaving the country. He fled in September 2010 to seek medical treatment and promised to return only if he can be guaranteed a fair trial. Indonesian police have requested his extradition from Australia and put him on Interpol’s Red Notice List, curiously on charges of forgery and counterfeiting. There’s no easy way to avoid all of the pitfalls of investing in Indonesia. Getting on with people and officialdom is crucial. As is having a sound legal basis through a PMA, which can be established by consultancy firms for anywhere from $2,000 (firms offering this low price often come back to the client for more money to finish the process) to as much as $25,000 (charged by rip-off merchants calling themselves lawyers). Is it worth getting a PMA solely to obtain a house? Gary Dean of Okusi Associates, which charges about $3,000 for setting up a PMA, says he’s often reluctant to recommend one for someone acquiring just a single residential property. “Having a company is a bit of a hassle for such relatively small investments; it’s not cheap to set up and maintain. There has to be tax reporting every month. But a PMA company is the only option for

complete security.” Dean, who founded Okusi in 1997 and has since set up over 1,200 companies, says foreign investors should realise a PMA isn’t a license to engage in large-scale property projects. “I get people coming to me every month wanting to do big property developments, and there’s no such investment category in Indonesia for foreigners as property development. You just can’t waltz in here and start buying up hectares of land and build things or do nothing with it.” Foreigners looking for easy money in Bali, Lombok and other islands by “investing” in villas and then renting them out to tourists could find themselves in trouble, not least because many are not paying tax, but because they have upset established interests, such as the hotel industry. People seeking help on property investment issues can wade through hundreds of pages of often conflicting threads on various expat forums and hope they get the right answers, or they can seek reliable advice from professionals. And if things do start to go wrong, then choose your battles wisely and know when to walk away from an injustice and start afresh, because the law is not on your side. Notes on Indonesian Land Law: landlaw.html

Kenneth Yeung Kenneth Yeung enjoys an occasional drink.


Jakarta Expat­­· ­26 September - 9 October 2012

Laws & Legalities


Feeling the Vibes of Jakarta Latin Nights By Martina Spisiakova

Employment of Foreigners in Indonesia By: Julia Tchezganova

Indonesia is known as one of the emerging markets on the worldwide scale and it is becoming an increasingly attractive option for foreigners to seek work in cities like Jakarta, which enjoys a growing economy and allows for many financial opportunities.


owever, the process of coming to work in Indonesia is riddled with issues of figuring out visas, understanding bureaucratic procedures, and paying attention to labour laws and regulations that can change from one year to the next. Furthermore, foreigners who seek work in Indonesia must understand that Indonesian government wishes to decrease unemployment in the country. This is an important point because there is a policy in place that clearly confirms that the government does not want a company in Indonesia, domestic or foreign, to hire an expatriate for a job that can be done by an Indonesian. The policy creates a further barrier by stating that only foreigners who are deemed as “experts” in their field can work in Indonesia. As a result, in terms of spontaneously arriving to Indonesia to look for work, it may not be the most prudent decision to do so. It is best to begin looking for work before arriving to the country. Searching for a job in Indonesia is also no small feat. This is because it is not particularly an information-based society and it would take some effort to find a job opportunity. It is often the case that foreigners arrive to Jakarta because of an assignment from the company that employs them at home or through an agency. This being said, individuals can still obtain employment in Indonesia via Internet forums, by directly emailing companies of interest, and by networking with Indonesian expatriates. Most foreigners working here usually are employed by foreign companies, teach English, or work in the export sector. In fact, because of the previously mentioned “expert” requirement, younger expatriates often work as English teachers, while older professionals are often employed as consultants, engineers, and developers in such industries as mining and oil and gas. In terms of visas, it is best to have a company that employed you to facilitate the visa obtaining process. This is because it is a lengthy and an incredibly bureaucratic process. You must obtain an appropriate visa to work in Indonesia, because such documents as visa-on-arrival and a business visa do not allow foreigners to work in the country, even if you are able to stay for up to two months.

The company that hires expatriates must apply with the government to accept a foreigner in the employment position. If the government accepts the application, the expatriate can be issued a work permit. The work permit (Ijin Mempekerjakan Tenaga Kerja Asing – IMTA) is vital because if you do not hold the IMTA, you are not working legally in Indonesia. The employer applies to the Manpower Department with an Expatriate Placement Plan (RPTKA) in order for the expatriate to receive a work permit. If the plan is approved, foreign employees can apply for a KITAS card and work legally until there is a requirement for re-application.

Dancing salsa for twelve years in Rome, which is home to some of the largest Cuban Diaspora in Europe, and where thousands of dancers join clubs on weekends, I would have never imagined finding better salsa. But after moving to Jakarta I discovered some of the classiest and most elegant Latin nights. As you rightly guess, this article is not about the spicy sauce most of you might know, but about dance and music.


alsa is a style of dancing that evolved from a combination of multiple roots, diverse cultures and human creativity. It is a mix of many Latin and Afro-Caribbean dances. While a large part of the dance comes from the Cuban Son, the music mixes with other dances such as the African rhumbas. History points out that it was around the time of World War II, when musicians from Latin America and the Caribbean, and largely from Puerto Rico, settled in New York and created what is called salsa today. Since then, the salsa fever has spread like a virus, with more and more people around the world getting addicted to it; Indonesia included.

Overall, working in Indonesia is a wonderful experience, but in order to become a proper employee, you must prepare diligently and with great care. Pay attention to your work contract, speak to human resources about such topics as work permits and KITAS, and mentally prepare yourself for a rather bureaucratic process. (Anything written in this article is intended to provide information only and is not intended to serve as legal advice). 

Julia Tchezganova

Julia acquired two degrees, B.A. and J.D., from universities in British Columbia, Canada. She is currently employed as a legal consultant at Hukumonline. For more information on Hukumonline and to read up-to-date legal news in English, please refer to

So if any of you guys reading this article are unemployed, you might want to consider dancing as your full time job! And ladies who are not willing to pay for a dancing partner, don’t worry. Luisa, who is considered the queen of salsa in Jakarta – dance teacher, event organizer and an amazing performer – will not let you sit in the corner. Her salsa students are always around and will take care of you. Whether you are sad or lonely, for sure dancing will heal you. Apart from enjoying the music and dancing, you can meet a wonderful group of people and join the local salsa community. I have witnessed guys being transformed from depressed and shy creatures into happy and confident men whom the dancing brought back to life. Every day, the thriving salsa scene in Jakarta has something different to offer to everybody. Beginners and advanced dancers from six to 72 years old can choose from plentiful options to fill their dancing needs and moods. Classes include Columbian, Cali or L.A. style salsa, bachata, cha-cha-cha, tango and Latin aerobic. Here are the places to dance:

The explanation of visa requirements and applications is greatly outside the scope of this discussion, and thus, it is highly recommended that you visit a number of websites that explain how the process works. For example, http:// is once again a great source of information. Once you find employment and your employer begins the process of obtaining you a work permit, it is of benefit to you to research the working culture in Indonesia. It is important to always be knowledgeable on the culture that you are about to enter; however, it is even more vital to prepare yourself to enter a workforce in a country that may be quite different from your own. There is much information available on the topic, including public forums and blogs written by expatriates.

Latin event gets cancelled, there is a moment of panic because in Jakarta, the salsa lovers are used to dancing every single night!

Mondays: Club 01, FX Sudirman Tuesdays: La Piazza, Mal Kelapa Gading Wednesdays: Benihana Restaurant, Grand Indonesia Thursdays and Saturdays: Tempus, Ritz Carlton, Mega Kuningan Fridays: Amigos, Mexican Restaurant, Kemang Sundays: Four Seasons Hotel

My salsa experience in Jakarta started at the Ritz Carlton in Mega Kuningan. Every Thursday and Saturday the city salsa lovers gather in this top class hotel to dance in the vibes of the Primavera band. As soon as the band starts playing, their music brings the whole place to life. Dancers start filling the dance floor, wearing some of the most elegant outfits and dancing shoes I’ve seen. Being used to a more casual salsa scene in Rome, this is quite a change! The Indonesians take dancing seriously and they must look good. Many people who live in Jakarta, both Indonesians and Expats, are devoting time to studying the moves. But it is not only salsa that these people are passionate about. Watching them dance bachata, cha-cha-cha, milonga, rumba and tango can literally take your breath away. It is a perfect mix of sexy moves, elegance and positive energy that makes you want to join them right away. What I found fascinating in Jakarta is that some ladies are willing to pay millions of Rupiah to hire a good partner for the night. In fact, there are dancers who are booked weeks in advance. And if by any chance a

While the Ritz Carlton and Four Seasons offer a classy atmosphere, Amigos is more Latin and relaxed, FX and Benihana are more for people who would like to practice salsa, while La Piazza is mixed. In each of these places, classes usually start from 19.00 and are followed by a Latin night accompanied by a live band. The Jakarta Latin nights prove that regardless of who you are and where you are from, everybody can dance! As long as you share the same passion for dancing, your origin and age don’t matter. Salsa has potential to connect different cultures, enrich relationships and make living in Jakarta a more pleasant experience. To find out more about dancing classes, please call Luisa at 082112480866, e-mail:, or PIN: 21CA0897. 

Martina Spisiakov

Martina Spisiakova has recently moved to Indonesia from Italy. She has worked in international development in the area of knowledge management for about twelve years. This Slovak national is a passionate salsa dancer with diverse experiences from around the world, Asia in particular. E-mail:


Jakarta Expat­­· ­26 September - 9 October 2012

Talking Movies

Behind the Scenes with the China Brothers Director, Producer and Writers of Crawl By Angela Richardson The latest mustsee thriller “Crawl” tells of a seedy barowner who hires a mysterious Croatian to murder an acquaintance over an unpaid debt. The crime is carried out, but a planned double-crossing backfires and an innocent waitress suddenly becomes involved. A suspenseful, yet darkly humorous chain of events builds to a blood-curdling and unforgettable climax. I met with the film’s Director, Writer and Producer, UK’s twin brothers Paul and Benjamin China, who spent some of their childhood years living in Jakarta...

Congratulations on your debut feature film “Crawl”. How does it feel to have completed such a big project which Paul wrote and directed and Benjamin produced? You guys must be so proud! PC: It feels really great. It’s difficult in the independent film world just to make a movie and it’s been a long project. It originally started as a different film called Howl which was going to be set in East Texas and was going to be shot in Canada, as that’s where the money was coming from and as is the case in the independent film-making world, finance fell through so we ended up tweaking the script to be more of a suspense-thriller and black-comedy, paying homage to the film-makers we admired; Roman Polanski, Alfred Hitchcock, the Cohen Brothers. We just went for it guns blazing basically! Has it been difficult at all working so closely together as twin brothers? Or has this been an advantage?

• Ben and Paul China

Paul, where did the idea for the story line come from and develop into such a dark, bloody thriller?

are already written and we’re heading to L.A next month to get them off the ground.

PC: The original idea stemmed from a coyote of all things which turned into the idea of Howl, set on the border of East Texas. When it formed into Crawl we had an idea of three characters which were thrown together in devastating circumstances and envisioned the film with very little dialogue with slow movements, and carefully panned and creative shots. We just wanted to make something entirely cinematic. Essentially it’s a small story, but we wanted to tell this small story well.

And do you consider yourselves the next Cohen brothers?

Can you tell me how Hitchcock, the Cohen brothers and Polanski influenced your direction and vision? PC: One film which was a huge influence on the film was the first film by the Cohen brothers, Blood Simple, which is almost like a neo-noir western horror to a certain extent. They influence us because they are masterful story tellers. They have control and precision on every shot and line of dialogue which is what really intrigued us and inspired us to make intelligent and entertaining cinema. What did you guys study at University? BC: We studied Film Studies at the University of Gloucestershire and the course was entirely theory-based so we pretty much watched films and talked about them for three years! We actually had no practical experience so when we set off to make Crawl we surrounded ourselves with the best possible crew we could attract. The first time we set foot on the set of Crawl was the first time we set foot on any set. That’s awesome guys. And where did your love for cinema stem from? PC: We fell in love with movies, it’s our number one passion.

BC: It was an advantage really, a hand-in-hand process. We’re very close and there’s no issue at all. We’re online and see eye to eye with everything.

BC: We used to watch Western films at our grandfather’s house when we were seven and I think it implanted something in our brains.

Any telepathy involved? So what’s next in the pipeline? PC: We wish, but sadly no... Maybe on a subconscious level? Maybe we could film ourselves and make another movie out of that?

BC: We’ve got three screenplays, one is a dramatic-thriller, another is a noir-crime thriller and another is a western that

PC: It’s been said a couple of times and a wonderful thing to say as we’re huge admirers of the Cohen Brothers. Maybe they’ve made that assumption because we’re brothers as well and our last name begins with ‘c’, but we’d prefer to be known as the China brothers! The China brothers has a certain ring to it! So, you both spent time living in Jakarta whilst growing up? Do you have any fond memories from Indonesia? BC: Yeah, we came to Jakarta in ‘92 when we were ten then left in ’98 and went back to England to finish school and university then went to Australia after that and have been here ever since. PC: We loved our time in Jakarta and definitely remember going to the cinema every weekend! The time that we had in high school there was so great. “Crawl” is now screening at cinemas in Jakarta. Can you give us some ideas of what to expect when we go and watch your film? Is pop corn a must and will I need to cover my eyes? PC: There may be a couple moments where you have to cover your eyes - it is a suspense-thriller, but there are some moments of light-hearted comedy and bits of horror as well, so we’re mixing up the genres. We want the audience to walk away questioning certain things, but not leaving them unsatisfied. It’s there for them to ponder over and we hope it sticks in their mind for a while after they watch it. Do you think you will ever write, direct and produce a film in Jakarta or Indonesia? BC: We haven’t really thought about it yet, but obviously we’d love to come back and visit the place as we have such fond memories of the country. It’s impacted us greatly and the time we spent there were some of the best years of our lives without a doubt. Living with such an international community in such an amazing country was an education that money can’t buy.


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Classic NonFiction Set in Indonesia and Malaysia By Dachlan Cartwright

This article follows on from that on Classic Western Fiction Set in Indonesia and Malaysia published previously in issue 76. Most of the books mentioned here have not been published or reprinted by Oxford-in-Asia or Periplus, for example, but often become available for online purchase.


omantic Java (1927), by H S Banner, is a collection of pieces originally submitted to The Times of London, by a fairly obscure writer. It is a wonderful record of the Java of those days, covering both kampung and kraton life, and the pastimes of bored expats who would do things like living a whole day backwards, starting with a whisky soda, say, and going to bed after bacon and eggs, or being the first persons to nearly climb Gunung Ciremai. His romantic feel for the dramatic landscape of Java is shown by such passages as a powerful atmospheric description of a rainstorm shaking the forested slopes of Gunung Kelud. A great book. Tom Harrisson was parachuted into Bario, in the heart of Borneo, with some colleagues in 1945, to organize the native Kelabit to attack, from “within”, the Japanese who occupied the giant island. He tells his story in World Within (1959), now republished by Oxford-in-Asia. He has a unique feel for the natives and for the strategic layout of the island. World Within is also significant in that it has directly inspired two other books, All Elevations Unknown (2001), by the American mountaineer Sam Lightner Jr., which is both an account of the ascent of Bukit Batu Lawi near Bario, and a eulogy of and tribute to Tom Harrisson and his Australian comrades. The Alsatian Pierre Schoendoerffer’s Borneo novel

Farewell to the King (1969) is also based partly on Harrisson’s story, and partly on the true exploits of the benign Rajah Brooke and the notorious Turk Westerling, as well as Conrad’s fictional Kurz and Lord Jim. (Allow me to do some name-dropping here. In the 1980s in Saudi I worked with the Tambourine Crab – Pierre Guillaume, aka “Le Crabe-Tambour”, the legendary French naval officer and single-boat voyager, who was the subject of both a book and a film by Schoendoerffer. He told me that all of Schoendoerffer’s work was firmly based on fact – he couldn’t write pure fiction.) Farewell to the King was made into a compelling, underrated movie 1988 starring Nick Nolte. Still in World War Two, the South African writer and explorer Sir Laurens Van Der Post wrote about his experiences, as a prisoner of the Japanese in Bandung, in The Night of the New Moon (1970), then, as a player in Indonesia’s transition to independence, in The Admiral’s Baby (1996). The first book is a moving attempt to balance the horror of Hiroshima against the scenario that, if Japan had not been forced to surrender, seeing the Bomb as a sign of divine wrath, thousands upon thousands would have died, as the Japanese would have fought to the last man across the territories they still held, and that the first to be massacred would be the POWs, one of whom was Van Der Post himself, and who in his camp were

clandestinely preparing for a hopeless resistance. The first book was slightly marred for me by his statement that the local inhabitants, in contrast to the prisoners, were fairly well-off under Japanese rule and also that, to create a symbolic effect, Van Der Post has the sun setting over Mount Malabar, which is just about due south of Bandung. In The Admiral’s Baby he probably exaggerates his role in mid-wifing Indonesia’s independence, and there are too many tiresome comparisons of himself with Raffles, Lord Jim, and others of that calibre. The predilection of Van Der Post towards mendacity has been exposed in a fascinating biography, Storyteller (2001) by J D F Jones. It all seems so silly and unnecessary. Because Van Der Post was a great man, an inspirational and even saintly figure, for example, to his fellow prisoners in Bandung, and an indefatigable writer, lecturer, traveller, and above all charmer and storyteller. In the end apparently he himself could not remember the boundary between fact and fiction. You’d have thought that his friends would have told him, “C’mon Laurens…” The Englishman John Coast (1916 – 1989) led a most interesting and eventually triumphant life. He survived the Siam-Burma railway as a prisoner of the

Japanese, and wrote about his experiences in Railroad of Death (1946). He then took part in the Indonesian Revolution on the Indonesian side, as press attaché to President Sukarno, and wrote about this in Recruit to Revolution (1952), a key book for understanding those times. He shows us at first hand the charisma and charm of Bung Karno, but also the frustrating bureaucracy of Indonesia (already present at its birth) from which he would escape to the arms of his Thai girlfriend in Bangkok. He eventually found his true vocation as an impresario, bringing the first post-war troupe of Balinese dancers and musicians to England, which he describes in Dancing Out of Bali (1953). Eventually relocating to Britain with his Javanese wife, he continued his career in show business, arranging, for example, Bob Dylan’s first visit to Britain. Isn’t that enough memorable experience for three or four lifetimes? 


Dachlan is a retired teacher and librarian who first visited Indonesia for the Subud World Congress in 1971. He then worked as a VSO at the Bandung Institute of Technology, where he met his wife Srie. They have two children, Munadi and Rianti.


Jakarta Expat­­· ­26 September - 9 October 2012

Making a Difference

By Angela Richardson


unning to some frees the mind and to others is a painful chore best avoided. Running on a treadmill indoors however, can take the pleasure away from even the most hardcore running fan, as there’s no freedom and no scenery to stimulate. Now imagine three men taking it in turns to run on a treadmill for 24 hours non-stop. Has this got your attention?

This bold act will take place on October 19th starting at 3pm and carry on until 3pm the following day at the Erasmus Huis in Rasuna Said and the three men on the treadmills are Harry Sikkema, a triathlete who completed an Iron Man (3.86 km swim, 180.25 km cycle and a marathon run of 42.2 km) in Hawaii, Muara Sianturi who did the Singapore Sundown Ultra (100km) marathon last year, and Douwe Sol who is a seven-time marathon athlete. “We fully understand that three guys running on a treadmill is of no interest to anyone, so we decided to do it as a side event next to a much bigger event organized by the Dutch Embassy, which will be a 24 hour movie showing, a disco until 4am as well as a pasar malam of which all proceeds will go to Kampus Diakonela Modern (KDM),” Douwe Sol, the conspirator of this run tells me as I met with the group of motivated guys. Douwe came up with the idea or running for 24 hours on a treadmill because his wife, Desiree van Paridon who is also the group’s marketing and sponsorship manager, has been a very active supporter of the charity KDM who support the street children of Indonesia, since moving to Jakarta over a year ago, but has always had the question of ‘How do we create money so that KDM can become a sustainable organization?’ “I thought maybe I can help my wife out by creating some kind of event that not only would raise a lot of money but also create some awareness and spin off. I like to run which is my main hobby and I thought we had to make a bold gesture that would interest sponsors so that’s where the idea of 24 hours on a treadmill came in.” There will be three treadmills: one which Harry, Muara and Douwe will use, taking it in turns an hour at a time, one reserved for sponsors and one for the general public who are invited to run with the guys for as long as they like during the event. Besides that the Jakarta Free Spirit runners have also been invited to run alongside the trio during the toughest hours, between 12pm and 6am

where the guys will need all the stimulation they can get. This running event is attached to the Erasmus Huis’ public diplomacy event, boasting a free of charge 24 hour cinema screening, a disco (which will have a small surcharge) and a night market (pasar malam) the following day. If you attend the complimentary 24 hour movie event at Erasmus Huis it will be hard to miss Harry, Muara and Douwe running on the treadmills and their hope is that passers-by will stop, donate and join in on the run to keep the guys motivated. If you participate you donate and afterwards you receive a small certificate from the runners in token of their appreciation. Douwe may be the head of the threesome, but he considers himself the liability, even though he has completed seven marathons. He tells me, “Harry has pointed it out to me on almost a daily basis that I have to train almost 100 km a week so that’s exactly what I’m doing at the moment just to be prepared and catch up with these guys!” Although all three runners are well skilled and well trained, the tricky bit is that they will be running through the night, skipping meals and missing out on sleep, putting them completely out of their usual routine. Power naps will be possible albeit difficult with heart rates up after a run and then having to warm up again before their next turn. Before the run the guys will be stocking up on carbohydrates and during the run they will be consuming sports hydration drinks, oranges or power gels to keep them going. Don’t feel hesitant to join if you are not a strong runner as the guys invite you to run on the guest treadmill for as little or as long as you want, as the important bit is that you will donate and participate. “Because we’re willing to give so much in running for 24 hours, we hope this generates an atmosphere of giving back,” Douwe tells me. Cash sponsors will be welcomed with open arms, but another hope is that this event will raise awareness for KDM and get people involved hands on with the charity. If you would like to run and donate, sponsor or find out more information, contact Desiree van Paridon at douwe.desiree@ or call +62 8121071909.


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Meet the Expat

Meet Luke Rowe. The Head of Residential Project Marketing at Jones Lang LaSalle who loves surfing, nature, and most of all his family. By Cecilia Forsman

Luke, could we start with a little background information, where are you from? I was born in Geneva, Switzerland. My grandfather was serving there as the Australian ambassador. My father was in Vietnam as a professional soldier. My mother chose to spend the time in Switzerland rather than being alone in Australia, however our home base is in Manly - a beachside suburb of Sydney. How long have you been living here in Indonesia? I first moved to Indonesia in 1993 until 1995, then spent two years in Sydney again. I chose to come back to Indonesia in 1997. I have always specialised in commercial and residential real estate. It has been a wild ride, many years, several presidents, economic upheaval, massive political changes and most of my business time has

been spent in and around Jakarta. I learned recently that the greater metropolitan area Jakarta is home to 26,500,000 inhabitants making it the second-largest city in the world after Tokyo. What do you enjoy most about Jakarta? How do you and your family usually spend your weekends? Grandtyana is my beautiful Indonesian wife, and school sports and organised sports, like soccer, basketball, swimming and tennis keep us pretty busy. I’m still an avid surfer and regularly make trips to Pelabuhan Ratu. There is a relatively good fraternity of people here who enjoy the sport of surfing and thanks to this I have made some lifelong friends who are as silly and as interested as I am. Foreign ownership is a difficult and often confusing issue here. How can foreigners invest in property in Indonesia?   I always answer this question with tongue in cheek; marrying a local like I did. But actually that is a flippant answer. Really, there are only four routes. First, you can form a foreign investment company and invest in HGB real estate like the vast majority of Indonesians. This is secure, long-term, renewable title, which is mortgage-able and the company can own a 100% interest in the asset. Second, use a nominee structure (this puts a lot of trust in the nominee). Third, take a longterm lease. A lease contract here is effectively registered. Therefore

a long-term lease contract is a very safe way to get the exclusive enjoyment of a property. Obviously this does not deliver the benefits associated with full ownership tenure, but it certainly is a safe way to enjoy a place in Indonesia. Fourth, expatriates with a work permit in Indonesia have the right to purchase property under a formal title called Hak Pakai. It is remarkably similar to HGB, but can be registered directly in the foreigner’s name. What traps can expats fall into when buying property? I guess the greatest trap for a young player is to place too much trust in a questionable nominee arrangement. The road is littered with corpses, where people entered into property deals hastily, did not get adequate security of tenure, did not have a mechanism to withdraw their capital and did not have a mechanism to exit the arrangements. My advice is relatively simple: Carry out thorough due diligence, use professional advice and spend the extra money on hiring a law firm capable of property transactions. Before making any purchase decisions, get very clear agreements and buy from reputable developers. Look at financing alternatives ahead of emotional purchase decisions, and be as thorough as possible – because this is a major and expensive decision.  Where do you see Indonesia’s property market headed in the future?

It is incredibly exciting to think that this vast metropolitan area with 26,500,000 people only has approximately 80,000 apartments. As the city continues to develop, as the traffic snarls worsen, as the infrastructure fails to be delivered in pace with population growth, there is a real trend towards innercity living and we believe that this will continue for the foreseeable future. We are naturally pretty excited by this trend and we have ramped up our residential project marketing business accordingly. Keep an eye out for JLL launching new projects. We find the middle market segment the most interesting. Capital values are still reasonable even though they are rising swiftly. Rental yields are unbelievably good in comparison to other more developed cities in the region and the world. As Indonesian mortgage rates continue to become more attractive, we will see a growing Indonesian middle-class, becoming more affluent and able to afford this kind of accommodation. This will create long-term demand. Simultaneously foreign companies are expanding in Indonesia and so they will continue to be a requirement for rental accommodation.

development has not been sufficient to meet the growing challenges facing this heaving metropolis. So many automobiles and motorbikes are being sold month in and month out and traffic continues to worsen. The public transportation system still requires lots of work and clever thinking in order to actually service the population. The tendency is to enjoy the private car, because the public transport alternative is not attractive. I sometimes laugh with my friends when they complain about traffic. I always offer them a very simple solution: "Take an ojek!" So where do you see yourself in the future, do you plan on staying here in Indonesia or moving on from here?

Do you think that Indonesia has adequate infrastructure in place to support rapid growth?

Life is all about opportunities. My life is focused upon my family, specifically my wife and children. We continue to be happy here in Indonesia. It’s nice to watch my children become bilingual, and to see my wife thrive in her natural environment. Thanks to my very challenging business life and being able to chase waves, I continue to enjoy living here in Jakarta. I have waited a long time for the Indonesian economy to build and grow in the manner that it is right now. It would be foolish to leave any time soon as we are entering a long and prosperous period in this country. 

Naturally I would like to keep this article as positive as possible. However the infrastructure

Thank you Luke! If you'd like to get in touch with Luke, please email luke.

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Faces of Jakarta

Yasirly The Sewing Machine Man Words and photos by David Metcalf

Yasirly works away on his sewing machine as the trains go thundering past his little workshop in Kebayoran Baru, oblivious to the noise they make, a mere 10 metres from his workstation. The sewing machine man hails from Bogor and moved to Jakarta six years ago in search of customers when times were tough and he could not generate enough income to survive. A father of five, with children aged between 10 and 22 years, Yasirly works seven days a week and sleeps on the floor, next to his sewing machine. He makes the journey to Bogor every Sunday evening, back to his original home and then returns for work Monday morning. Unfortunately, the income he earns from sewing repairs does not earn him enough to keep his kids in school past junior high, so the kids stay at home except the eldest son who works in a factory in Jakarta. Yasirly’s income is split two ways. From his clothing repair income he is able to keep half the amount he makes but the other half goes to the owner of the machine, as he cannot raise the Rp 1.5 million required to purchase his own machine. Lebaran is a good time for Yasirly as many customers are in a more generous mood and he gets some good tips. “Any tips I get,” Yasirly said, “goes towards the kids’ school uniforms and books.” Yasirly’s wife earns a small wage from selling eggs. His father is from Sumatra and was also a sewing repairman, so the skills and knowledge have been passed down through the generations, however his eldest son has no interest in the trade. His youngest son seems to be keen and takes an interest, so Yasirly hopes that he can pass on his work skills and train his son and pass on the legacy.

David metcalf David Metcalf (Dayak Dave) is a professional photographer who specialises in photography workshop tours and cultural, adventure tours throughout Indonesia. He is a regular contributor to Jakarta expat with his column "Faces of Jakarta: The stories behind the Photographs". and



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Finding a Home

up front?

“Up Front?”

followed by a hard swallow. That is the normal reaction for a first time expatriate when they initially learn about the common practice in Indonesia where the entire amount of a lease is paid in advance. Indonesia is one of the few countries in the world where this practice exists. When asking long time landlords when this practice became common place, some suggest that during the “oil boom” of the late 80”s and early 90’s when suitable expat housing was sparse, multinational oil and gas companies started offering landlords the entire rent in advance in order to secure multiple houses for their employees. Savvy landlords had no objections as this practice allowed them to take the entire lease amount and use it for a down payment on another property. It is not surprising that many landlords in Jakarta have multiple properties. Once the initial shock has worn off, expatriates then need to decide what type of accommodation would be best suited for their family during their stay in Indonesia. After schooling, the choice of housing is perhaps one of the biggest decisions that the newcomer will be faced with.

Apartments vs Houses: what works best? Apartments Jakarta has a wide range of apartments. According the Colliers 4th Quarter Market report, over 15,000 new apartments where finished in 2011. This is a record number, however with the schedule of at least two major apartment buildings being completed in 2012, that number is expected to double with a large number of these units in the Central Business District. Apartment living remains a popular choice for young couples and empty nesters. Small families can take advantage of the community atmosphere that exists in many of the preferred apartments. It is easy to meet the other tenants through the shared facilities such as the swimming pools, gym and play areas. Creating a new network of friends quickly is always an important part of a smooth transition into Jakarta. Neighbours can help with suggestions regarding daily life issues but perhaps

By Gene Sugandy

more importantly offer emotional support that is a vital part of a successful posting overseas.

influx of newcomers over the last 6-8 months it is becoming extremely difficult to find vacancies.

Newcomers to Jakarta often want to take advantage of the two-point and often three-point security that most of the popular apartment blocks have in place. If the working spouse will be travelling frequently, leaving family members in a secure environment becomes one of the first priorities. 24 hour security, closed security TV as well as private lifts are standard features in most of the newer apartments.

Colliers International reported that rental prices have not seen any significant increase over the last quarter however with the higher number of expatriates inbound than outbound it has created a situation where landlords are more dominate than tenants. Rather than increasing what some say is already a high priced rental market, landlords are demanding two and three years lease payments in advance. Multinationals are expressing concern regarding the strain on cash flow that this creates especially with a high number of expats on payroll that are receiving housing benefits. Average house rentals are between USD$ 2,500 – USD$ 4,000 per month.

Traffic cannot be ignored in Jakarta so living close to the workplace has become a serious consideration. Senior managers and upper management often have grown family overseas who will not be joining them on their posting therefore being close to the international schools is not necessary. Many of the more popular apartment buildings are in the Central Business District or very close proximity which cuts travel time drastically to most of the multinational offices. Serviced apartments continue to be in high demand. Colliers research indicates that approximately 1,000 more serviced apartments will become available in 2012. This is encouraging as currently there is a limited supply of serviced units and occupancy is often in the 85-90% range. This fully furnished accommodation is targeted at the business traveller and the short term contract worker. If the expat is not planning on bringing a lot of personal items, serviced apartments could be an excellent solution. This is one of the few lease options that offer the tenants less than one year terms.

Houses Expats with families often prefer houses rather than apartments. Houses typically offer larger living and play areas for the children and gardens and pools that can be enjoyed by the entire family. South Jakarta remains to be the most popular area for expats because of its close proximity to the majority of the international schools. Gated communities are the first choice of expats because of the added security they offer however with the high

Four bedroom homes are considered standard. With homes of this size it is necessary to have domestic staff which initially is a concern for some expatriates. This concern is typically short-lived as expats soon realize what an asset it can be to have help in the home especially with a young family. Often the domestic staff become very close with the family and it is hard to say goodbye when the family has to repatriate. Indonesia is currently experiencing a sharp increase not only with expansion of existing companies that have operations here but the start up of many new international offices. This is creating a high demand for mangers and upper level management where there is a current void in the Indonesian work force. As a temporary solution, companies are seeking this expertise of expats and asking them to take postings in Indonesia until local talent can be trained to take over. In the meantime, it is likely that landlords will continue to enjoy to lease to expats with the terms “Up Front”! 

Gene sugandy Gene is a long-term resident of Jakarta and has extensive knowledge of expatriate life in the city. She is one of the founding members of the Living in Indonesia web site ( You can contact her at

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Food & Drink


By Silvia Forsman 1. Moroccan Tea 2. Chicken Tikka 3. Maroush Smoking Area 4. Almond Fillo Pastry 5. Chef Mhamed Oussaihe & Chef Uttam Rautela

Nestled inside the Crowne Plaza Hotel lies the romance of the Middle East. Walk through the golden double doors, down the secret garden and you have arrived at Maroush, an authentic Moroccan restaurant with a twist. 




aroush has evolved to introduce not only Indian cuisine but a newer member of the culinary world, Chindian cuisine. Chindian Cuisine emerged from India amongst the younger hip generation and as you can guess from the name, Chindian cuisine can be described as Indian cuisine with a Chinese flare. Maroush makes luxury friendly and extends its welcome to anyone looking for a great meal. The walls wear colours in earth tones, adorned with Moroccan textiles and trinkets. Every single item of decoration is brought over from Morocco, but it doesn’t stop there - the cutlery, crockery and even the clay for the traditional ovens are too, from Morocco. Chef Mhamed Oussaihe takes us through the Moroccan culinary magic carpet ride whilst Chef Uttam Rautela shows a more spicy side with the Indian and Chindian adventures. It is by no coincidence that Mhamed is a native of Morocco and Uttam a native of India. This is yet another example of the importance Maroush stresses in maintaining authenticity to a degree not known in all restaurants. Sulabh Daryanani, Marketing Communications Manager of Nomi Inc, explains that efforts taken towards truly authentic and traditional food and decor is simply to allow guests escape from city struggles and feel as though they are in Morocco. The Middle Eastern dining experience is a social event to make time for and eat like a family, then chill. Dining in Maroush is that of leisure; you may choose to start at the shisha lounge where flavours are plentiful as you wait for the rest of your party that may be stuck in ‘traffic’ to arrive, or you can go straight to the dining area and begin the food festivities. We started off with Moroccan tea which cleansed our palates in preparation for what I now fondly remember as the food onslaught. Hummus, Babaganoush, Chakchouka and Zacklouk is served with Moroccan, Pita and Lavas breads. I have an affinity for roasted vegetables and most certainly enjoyed the Chakchouka which is roasted red and green peppers mashed with Moroccan spices. The pine nuts in the Babaganoush gave an extra crunch and creaminess to the healthy aubergine starter. The Zacklouk, another aubergine dish gained its distinctive character with the sweetly acidic tomatoes. And finally, the famed Hummus was creamy and


5 finely blended, which Sulabh had told me is a keen indicator of the quality and passion served in local Middle Eastern restaurants. On the Indian side, we had the Chicken Tikka which was marinated for eight hours and cooked in a traditional Tandoor oven. The Tandoor infused a lovely smokey taste to the soft, succulent chicken. Then came the Chindian cuisine. We were served Paneer Chili Dry, homemade Paneer fried crispy outside but kept tender in the middle dressed in a chili oil sauce. My first experience of Chindian cuisine was a good one, what seemed initially as an odd combination became a favourable one. The cheese with a salty spiciness became a mix I wanted to try again immediately. I was excited for our next course....

flavourful curry – you won’t find yourself reaching for the salt and pepper shakers! Noticing the joy from every bite, Sulabh shares Chef Uttam’s secret - “They do not believe in grams, they believe in Maroush hands” an approach that Crowne Plaza Hotel 2nd Floor, The meal continued into has worked wonderfully Jl. Jend Gatot Subroto Kav 2-3 for them, clearly evident in the mains with a Mixed Tel: (62-21) 5289 2431 platter of Lamb, Chicken the curry Maroush serves. and Lamb Kofte. The We finished off with an lamb was cooked medium Almond Filo pastry dusted with lovely complimenting with cinnamon sugar over spices. The chicken, yet a vanilla flan. The crispy again cooked to succulent perfection. Almond Filo can be left to marinate in the Next came the lamb Rogan Josh, a great vanilla flan and soak into the pastry or if

like me you could not wait, a teaspoon will do to drizzle the flan and enjoy instantly. The Royal Moroccan and Indian Buffet is available every Sunday between 12pm3pm. Come and take advantage of the Maroush’s Semptember Buffet Madness, Rp 99,000++ per person. Or pop by any day between 11am-12pm (11am-1am on Friday and Saturday) and indulge in a three course meal with free flow* of beer, Rp. 225,000++ or free flow* wine Rp. 325,000++ *Free flow is available for 2 hours.

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Jakarta Expat­­· ­26 September - 9 October 2012

Personal Tech & Apps

Digital Signature By Juan G. Leysner

What is a digital signature? Is it legal? How does it work?


digital signature is basically a way to ensure that an electronic document (e-mail, spreadsheet, text file, etc.) is authentic. Authentic meaning that you know who created the document and you know that it has not been altered in any way since that person created it. But that’s not the one we are looking for - we are looking for signing a contract or any other document without using a pen and/or the need to print that document and to confuse you even more, a digital signature, the one that we mention above is like a handwritten signature and can have the same legal authority in certain situations, such as buying and selling online or signing legal contracts. Here’s how in 4 simple steps using Adobe Acrobat: 1) On the Advanced menu, scroll down to “Sign & Certify” and then select “Place Signature”. 2) With your mouse, draw a box over the area in which you wish to insert your digital signature. Make sure to create a box that’s large enough. 3) In the “Sign Document” dialog box, select your Digital ID. The Digital ID is similar to an identification card. If you don’t have a Digital ID, you will be prompted to create one.

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4) If your Digital ID requires a password, enter it and click “Sign”.

How did he do it?

First of all you need to download this free application on your iPhone/iPad by clicking the following URL http://itunes. id489262811?mt=8


1. Upload any PDF, Word, or rich text document from your iPhone or iPad’sEmail, Dropbox, Camera, and more. But let’s keep it simple this time and see how we can put a legal handwritten signature on a contract without using a pen. With Adobe Acrobat, you can digitally sign forms in the way you would place your handwritten signature on a paper form. The digital signature is secure and includes encrypted information to prevent it from being forged.

2. Sign realistically with your finger. People won’t even know your signature is electronic.

Is an electronic signature legal?

Yes, both federal and state law gives electronic signatures the same legal status as handwritten signatures. The Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (ESIGN)Pub.L. 106-229, 14 Stat. 464, enacted June 30, 2000,15 U.S.C. ch.96).

What are the legal requirements of electronic signatures? a. The signature must be unique to the person using it. b. The signature must be verifiable. c. The signature must be under the sole control of the person using it. d. The electronic signature process must guarantee that the document signed cannot be altered after it has been electronically signed. e. The electronic signature must capture and preserve the signer’s intent, consent, understanding, or responsibility related to a document that is being signed. (This information is provided “as is” and should not be considered a legal opinion. Please consult a lawyer if you have any questions about electronic signatures.) Hukumonline is the premier online legal information provider in Indonesia. Established in March 2000 by a number of Indonesian advocates committed to law reform, P.T. Justika Siar Publica provides easy access to legal information for business and legal professionals not only in Indonesia, but around the world. JSP is committed to providing comprehensive, timely, and accurate access to legal information while continuing to develop innovative services for all subscribers and users. This online resource for legal information includes legal news, Indonesian law digest, opinions and a very useful ‘clinic’ section, which addresses questions posted by users. Clinic sections include Family Law, Property Law, Environmental Law and many more.

Deron Williams signs $98M contract on an iPad

The anticipation of NBA fans all over the States climaxed with a flourish as 2012’s most coveted free-agent player signed a five-year contract with the Brooklyn Nets. Deron Williams’ contract with the Nets is reportedly worth a cool $98 million, but the mind-blowing figure is almost taken out of the spotlight by how the point guard signed the contract. Rather than taking pen to paper to make the deal official, Williams placed his finger on the touch screen of his iPad to signify his decision to stay with the Nets.

3. Email the signed document to anyone, or save the document to a free Sign Now account. People use SignNow to sign and fill documents including NDA’s, sales agreements, real estate contracts, financing agreements, permission slips, marriage documents, and more...

Right Signature To capture the most accurate electronic signature, the next best thing to using a stylus on an old-school graphics tablet is using a finger on a touchscreen. Right Signature utilizes a touchscreen mobile device in conjunction with a computer to complete a signing event. Right Signature via Mobile takes advantage of the best features of both computers and mobile devices. Computers with larger screens and keyboards are ideal for reading document terms and typing in form field text. Mobile devices with capacitive touch screens are perfect for capturing the subtle movement of a finger drawing a signature. Right Signature enables your signers to use both for the most efficient and comfortable document completion and signing experience. Check out this website and you can try out the experience to provide your signature using only your finger. https:// Available for BB, Android and iPhone/ iPads.

Juan G. Leysner Juan G. Leysner has lived and worked in Jakarta for over 10 years and is the founder of 2,

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Light Entertainment

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Hero to Zero by Eamonn Sadler


y! Elvis! It’s your round!” The words sent shivers down my spine. Not because I was in a pub with Elvis (I wish), but because the words were aimed at me and they were spoken by a six-foot tall, 250 pound, heavily bearded Hell’s Angel called Grizzly. I pretended I didn’t hear. “OY!!” he yelled again, “Are you f ***ing deaf Elvis? I said it’s your round!” The room fell silent and everyone looked in my direction. I was 17 years old and I had happily been doing a gig with my band in a pub in the Forest of Dean in England, but after we had finished I was invited against my will to join a bunch of the roughest, loudest, biggest people I had ever seen. They had been comparatively well behaved earlier, listening to the band play and requesting Elvis songs, but now after a few beers things were getting rowdy. They bought me several drinks even though I told them that I had no money to return the favour, and I tried to leave graciously after each drink, but every time I was told in a good natured

yet at the same time intimidating way that I was going to stay there and drink with them whether I wanted to or not because I could “sing like Elvis”. My lack of funds was no problem when they were relatively sober, but apparently things had changed, at least for their man-mountain of a leader. All the regular patrons and the rest of the band had discreetly left the pub earlier, and now it was midnight and I was alone with half a dozen drunken thugs. Even the landlord hadn’t had the nerve to close the bar. My heart was pounding in my chest as I struggled for words, my mouth moving but no sound coming out. Grizzly lost his patience. He pushed his chair back, stood up slowly and made his way round the table towards me, walking like John Wayne and wiping the beer residue from his thick gray and black beard. I thought about running but I wouldn’t have made it to the door. I sat there shaking as he positioned himself behind me. He leaned down and whispered in my

ear, his surprisingly heavy beard resting on my shoulder and his revolting beer and tobacco-laden breath hot in my ear. “Let me help you Elvis,” he said. With that he picked me up, complete with the chair I was sitting in, carried me across the room and put me down on top of the bar, still in my chair. The rest of the gang erupted into hearty laughter and started chanting “Elvis, Elvis, Elvis...” I could see the landlord on the other side of the bar trying to laugh and join the chant with them, but his eyes told me he was just as scared as I was. Not at all what I was hoping for from the one person I thought might be able to save me from the severe beating I was surely about to get. Grizzly spoke loudly over the hilarity. “Barkeep, Elvis wants to buy a round!” I didn’t know what to do so I sat there in silence and braced myself for a punch. Then the landlord took pity on me. “Ok”, he said, his voice shaking, “I’ll just take it out of your band money Eamonn... I

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haven’t paid you yet right..?” I breathed a sigh of relief. He was helping me after all. It was technically true that he hadn’t “paid” us because we played every Friday in return for beer and pizza (in fact the band was called “Free Beer and Pizza” for that reason). I readily agreed and stammered “Oh yeah... that’s right... you haven’t paid us... errrr... yet... please get these gentlemen a drink and take it out of our pay...” My saviour quickly started to pour beers and I thought my troubles were over, but then Grizzly bellowed over the laughter again. “What did he say your name was?” I swallowed hard. “Errr... it’s ‘Eamonn’...” Everyone looked in silence at Grizzly waiting to see his reaction. He reacted. “His name is f ***king Amy!” and the whole room burst into laughter again, and the whole gang started chanting “Amy, Amy, Amy...” I much preferred Elvis. A couple of hours later they were all so drunk I was able to make my escape by climbing out of the toilet window. So much for groupies.

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2 Deep hole (in theatre?) (3) 3 Assuage - take over duty from (7) 4 Ground floor seats in theatre (6) 5 Musical drama (5) 6 Benefit - superior position (9) 7 First floor seats in theatre (5,6) 8 Part of road, often dual (11) 12 Based on hearsay (9) 16 Upper floor of theatre (7) 17 Draw out (6) 19 Close friend (5) 23 Drink - meal (3)

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*Answers for Edition 77 Across: 5. Dog eat dog 8. Boss 9. Cul-de-sac 10. Defile 11. Defend 13. Reckon 15. Despot 16. Transmit 18. Epee 19. Bow-legged Down: 1. Joystick 2. Rescue 3. Stolid 4. Bore 6. Lose heart 7. Lawnmower 12. Fastened 14. Nimble 15. Dotage 17. Noon

This Edition’s Quiz: The Environment Quiz

Scan the barcode and answer the 10 questions correctly for a chance to win a voucher worth Rp.300,000 from Lio Collection Bistro! Closing date October 2nd. Congratulations to Dickie for winning two full body treatments at Bale Bale Spa Cikajang!


Jakarta Expat­­· ­26 September - 9 October 2012

2 Brand New 1BR CornerCosmo Terrace apartments Description: Suitable for expat couple with no kid, who loves cooking. Location: Thamrin, Central Jakarta. Price:

• Rp. 102 Mil / year (54m2 Corner) • Rp. 84 Mil / year (40m2)

Both units available for a minimum of one year. For more information, please email: or call 081317722271

Residence 8 @ Senopati

Live in style

Description: - 1 Bedroom, 76sqm - Walking distance to SCBD & Sudirman - Nice View & fully furnished - Elevator with access card and 24 hours security - Spacious lobby - Very close to Pacific Place Mall

Size: 48sqm Description: Kota Kasablanka comprises of residences, shopping mall and office tower. The shopping mall is now open and has direct connection to and from the apartment. The unit is in Mirage Tower, facing Jalan Rasuna Said and to the pool (2 views). It is 1BR, semi-furnished.

Rental Price: RP. 16 million /month, minimum 1 year

Price: asking price is IDR 1.5 Bio.

For more information, please email: or call 081317722271

For more information, please email: or call 081317722271

3 Bedroom apartment at Sommerset Grand Citra, South Jakarta. Description: Fully furnished and prime location. The unit has 3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room, kithchen, including service area for Maidroom and Maid Bathroom. Facilities : Swimming Pool, Gym, Tennis court, childrens playroom, dedicated parking space, 24-hours security, convenience store, cafe. price : US$ 1800/month min 1 year For more information, please email: or call 081317722271

Beautiful, brand new condo suite for rent at the Hampton's Park. Land Size: 96.9 sqm Description: Strategically located in South Jakarta, near toll road, a stone's throw to Pondok Indah Mall, Radio Dalam, Kemang and very close to Jakarta International School. All you need are your bags to move in.

House for rent at cilandak Land size: 1000m2 Building size: 700m2 Description: Fully furnished, 5 bedrooms, swimming pool. Price: 3500 usd / year For more information, please email: or call 081317722271

Facilities: - 2 bedrooms + study (can be converted to a spare room) + maid/storage room - 20th floor with a pleasant street - Hotel Krystal and poolside view. - This unit is brand new, never used and fully designer furnished. - Parking Included Price: 1800 USD per month, min. 1 year. or more information, please email: or call 081317722271

Are you a Property owner? Let us help you rent/sell your property. Contact us at // p. 08131 7722271


business & NETworking

Jakarta Expat­­· ­26 September - 9 October 2012

Gold = Rp. 3.500.000,- Silver = Rp. 2.500.000,-  Bronze I = Rp. 1.250.000,-  Bronze II = Rp. 1.000.000,-  Tribune = Rp. 800.000,-  Web Site:

BritCham Breakfast Briefing Thu, 04 Oct 2012. Location: TBA on RSVP The outlook for the Euro-zone; where Indonesia sits in Asia Pac and expectations for the property market; global cross-border real estate investment activities.  Speaker:  Carlo di Sant›Albano  Global Chairman and CEO EMEA  Entrance fee: to be confirmed  How to register?  Email at  Web Site:

Professional Women Group at BritCham. Thu, 27 Sep 2012. Location: TBA on RSVP Entrance Fee:  * Members: Rp. 150.000  * Non Members Rp. 200.000  BOOK NOW! Email:

Jakarta Culinary Festival 2012 Mon, 01 Oct 2012 - Wed, 31 Oct 2012 Location: Grand Indonesia Jakarta A One month culinary festival!  Food & Beverage Expo  Curated Food Market  International Masterchefs  Indonesia’a Best Culinary Stars  Restaurant Showcase  Cheap Eats Favourites  For more info: +62812 800 80 100

Bazaar & shopping

music & festivals Yati Law Pia Gladys Perey  Jil and Sahara by Stella J  Marline Henriksen  Linya Disenyo  Pistos 

Bazaar Blok S & Branded Garage Sale Fri, 28 Sep - Sat, 29 Sep 2012 Location: Lapangan Blok S, Kby Baru Jl Suryo, Jak-Sel

David Foster and Friends Hitman Return Tour 2012 Fri, 09 Nov 2012 Location: Mata Elang Indoor Stadium Ancol Ticket Prices:  Diamond = Reserved  Platinum = Rp. 5.000.000,- 

High Tea Wine Tasting  Fabulous door prizes  Bring business card for lucky draw  For more information:  * Phone: 08111190839 | 081287700671  Email:

Shop min. Rp. 100.000 & win doorprizes + Discount coupon 5.000*. 61 Stands from imported apparel, health care & beauty products, accessories, bags, shoes, moslem clothes, trendy fashion, toys, stationery, books, etc.  Info:  BAZAARQITA 0816 1147307 | 0816 1965174 Email:


Latin Fashion Show 2012 Sat, 06 Oct 2012. Location: TBA on RSVP IBERO - AMERICAN ASSOCIATION presents “Formerly Spanish Speaking Women’s Association”  Designs by: 

Arts & Exhibition Meet the Makers Art Show Thu 01 Nov – Sat 03 Nov 2012 10:00am – 4:00pm. Location: Koi Kemang, Jl. Kemang Raya No. 72

Meet the Makers is a landmark craft show held twice each year in Jakarta by a community of artists, craftspeople and designers from all over Indonesia who come together for three days to sell their handmade wares directly to the public. On November 1-3, 2012, 10:00 - 4:00 each day, this unique event allows customers to meet the artisans, watch demonstrations of basket weaving, textile weaving, natural dyeing, and hear Indonesian musicians. For more info email:


Jakarta Expat­­· ­26 September - 9 October 2012

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For sale: BMW X5 2001 expat owned,3.0 silver met., 100.000 km 225 juta 081872910, please call to 081872910

Buy a used car from its original owner. Honda CRV All New 2.0 Automatic Transmission year 2008 (built/puchase). Dark mocha (brown) two-tone colour. Condition is superb. Check it yourself at Pakubuwono Residence Apt. Asking price 245 million, negotiable. 081321963960

property for rent House for Rent at Kemang, Cipete, Cilandak, Pejaten Barat, Pondok Indah. Big garden, S’pool, Complex with 4/5 Bdr. Ph 0816859551 - 081287488717. Email:

For Rent, senayan Residence, 3 bedrooms. Fully furnished, nice view, 3 bed + 1 maid's bed. Please call +628111929899 for further info

For rent, cilandak house, 4 bedroom with swimming pool and lawn. Two storey house. Around 500 m2. Please call @ +628111929899

FOR YEARLY RENT NEW MODERN 2 BEDROOM VILLA IN KEROBOKAN BALI. Brand new 2 bedroom villa w/pool in Kerobokan for rent 85 million/ year (nego). Unfurnished, expat area, secured, private, 2-3 minutes from Lio Square/Seminyak. Contact:

For Rent: Kemang in quiet cul-desac. Attractive home. Suitable Senior Executive. 4 Large Bedrooms - Study Mature Garden - Extensive Patio. 4 Car Parking. Rental. US$ 4,000/ month 2 years. Call Ratna 087881285501 Email:

House with mountain view in Sentul City. 2 bedrooms, one with bathroom inside (bathtube + water heater), for detail please contact Lynda: 087788200421

For Rent: Beautiful house Pdk Indah (Metro Alam 1) Close to JIS, quiet area just in front of the garden, Land 300sqm, building 250sqm, 3 bdrm+1 study, s/pool, Price USD 2,700/mo (excl tax) Pls call Siska 0813 – 1527 4359 / (021) 3222 6408

“Bali – Homestay Villa in the Clouds” – soft opening begin September 2012. Very quiet country estate of 850 m above sea level, between the village Jatiluwih with its famous rice terrasses, and the mountain BATUKARU, 2200 m. We guarantee cool climate, no pollution, exquisite for relaxation. Go on hiking tours into protected forest, or just sit in fresh air outside and enjoy the overwhelming panorama, unmatched anywhere else in Bali. Your hosts will be Thomas, Hedy, and three golden retrievers. Please contact us on our email for more information : villa.

jobs Looking for Work Female, 33 years old, single mature female, Bachelor Degree in Management and Secretarial Literature, having experience in a Supervisory and Management Level in Government Project and Private Sector within 5 years more. Is seeking for employment in the function of Personal Assistant / Secretary / Administative to Expat or Indonesian Manager or Businessman. Currently doesn't have any employment contract and willing to work as soon as possible. Has open minded and willing to learn new challenge associated to works. For further details, please kindly contact to mobile : 0821-13878435 / 0813-1631-8389 (Rara) and email as formal notification / interview session.

Female, Indonesian, Bachelor Degree in Economics has 13 years working experiences in Finance/Accounting/ Administration in international organization / foreign representative office (non-profit sector) is seeking a new employment immediately. Currently is still working in international organization in Jakarta. Email :

I would like to take this opportunity advertise myself for a position with in the Jakarta area. I am from Australia and over the past seventeen years have held various roles in employment ranging from managing several retail stores in Australia through to the Senior Management position I currently hold with TNT Express in the UK. Over this period I have also undergone many courses and partaken in the organisation and implementation of many new and existing corporate strategies. Some of which included: Implementation of new Sales strategies. Change Management Statistical analysis inc. key performance indicators (P&L) Customer Service, Marketing and HR Leadership Insights and Totally New Thinking, Diversity & Inclusion, Disciplinary awareness, Operations Friedman Sales Management System. I thrive under pressure, possess a desire for growth and a need for a challenge, and currently am seeking not a job, but a challenging and rewarding career in Indonesia. I have vast experience at dealing with Supply Chain Sales, General Management, full P&L accountability and all aspects of customer service, merchandising, account management, marketing and training. Looking forward to reply and a further discussion person to person. Neil Wheatley -

Australian Based. Like to work/live in Indonesia. Over 35 years at Diploma level as a Technician and Senior service department manager with top Euro marques such as Aston Martin, Jaguar, etc, seeks similar position based in Jakarta. Factory trained. Resume and references available. Contact

Female, 35 years old is seeking a job that makes her interact with people, which is what she loves most. Is seeking employment in the field of Public Relations, Communications,

Personal Assistant who would like start up new business because of her background, skills and experience. she has had 8 years of experience in a supervisory and Managerial Level in Government and private sector. Speaks excellent English because lot of travelling around the world. call> 021-33103413


HSE Officer required You will be a consultant overseeing the contractor, and your responsibilities will be as follows: Daily site inspection Preparing daily HSE NCR reports Update weekly HSE reports Host weekly HSE meetings Prepare HSE MoM Host weekly HSE joint patrols Update monthly HSE reports Update monthly HSE NCR reports Report to Construction Manager and Safety Engineer. Interested? Please contact - Ryan Cragg - r.cragg@

5-star hotel is seeking a talent to be transformed to Santa Claus throughout Dec’12. Requirements: Male age 35-60 y.o (preferably Caucasian), outgoing , love children, good sense of humor, able to imitate Father Christmas. Interested candidates, please call (62 21) 2939 9558 or contact the Editor for email contact details.

Looking for local administrative staff. Female, single, little office experience preferred. For our kebayoran baru offc. Email CV


Jakarta Expat­­· ­26 September - 9 October 2012

Place a Classified Ad and get results! Classifieds are still FREE! Send in your classifieds to Next issue deadline: 2 October 2012

the time being I only can serve you on South Jakarta especially on Bangka and Kemang, after 6.00PM (weekdays), after 10.00AM (weekend). You can reach me via my mobile: 0812.82.080081

Have something to sell? Looking for something to buy? Looking for staff? Selling property? Or need a place to live? Why not place your classified ad with Jakarta Expat!

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Your classified will be placed once for 2 weeks online and once in our printed version which has a circulation of 15.000 copies bi weekly. Conditions: Personal classifieds : free of charge | 50 words max Commercial classifieds : Rp. 100,000 | 0 - 50 words : Rp. 200,000 | 50 - 100 words - Property listings are considered as Commercial. - For adding an image / company logo in our printed issue another Rp. 150,000 needs to be charged. Send in your classifieds to

Maid Wanted. Looking for a good maid full time( live in) to work in Pancoran area 2 persons only. Prefer knowledge of Indian cooking. Should do all work like cleaning, laundry, ironing,all household jobs. Salary Negotiable. If you know any one pl recommend or are interested pl contact

Do you speak Khmer, Thai, Laotian, Vietnamese, Tagalog? Native or proficient speakers needed. Part time/ Full time. Contact

services Bahasa Indonesia lessons for expats. Given by experienced instructor at your house or office. Please call Chairuman 0812 1037 466.

I am looking for a part time maid to do my laundry, ironing, cooking and miscellaneous jobs. Ladies with some experience in Indian cooking will be preferred. Please call 08551030000

One Pipe Management are looking to cast four men who can act in a British accent aged 30-45 for a World War II movie to be filmed in Surabaya from October, 2012. One particular role will be of General Mallaby. If you believe you have what it takes, please give us a call to 0215149929 (Dina) or onepipemanagement@ With subject: Role for Surabaya movie.

Premiere Jakarta Services Provider (PJSP). Quality, Professional & Direct home maintenance and car rental needs with a smile! - 1. AC Service 2. Plumbing 3. Electrical 4. Gardening 5. Minor cosmetic renovations/fix-ups 6. Professional car rental (with driver). Contact us: t. +6221 99177393 e.

WANTED SOUS CHEF. For an upmarket RestoBar opening in OCTOBER 2012 located within JAKARTA SCBD. Qualifications: · Diploma/Certificate in F&B Service · Minimum 2 years experience (related field) · Computer literate · Basic verbal/written English · Team player. Email application letter, CV, latest photo + references to: entrada5. before July 30, 2012.

Have the Coolest Party With BINTANG PARTY EXPRESSWe deliver and serve Bintang & Heineken Draught beer to your door, just email to : party_ or dial 0818 948 627 and 759 4611

I have specialty in Math teaching of elementary school students. I can show your children how Math is cool subject in school. I can help them to do Math homework easily. For the time being I only can serve you on South Jakarta especially on Bangka and Kemang, after 6.00PM (weekdays), after 10.00AM (weekend). You can reach me via my mobile: 0812.82.080081

Traveling? Let us help you! As your partner in business, we aspire to provide service standards that are

Learn traditional Javanese dance directly from professional performers of 'wayang orang'. Only Rp.200,000/ month for 4 sessions. Classes will be conducted in Jalan Kalilio, Senen area. For more info, please SMS 085692082789 or 085718353314

The best tantric massage in town for relaxing, come to your place, hotel, and apartment. Please call: 085850343351

titioners. Careful assessment and individually designed treatment plans. Excellent results with low back and neck pain, shoulder problems, sciatica, disk herniations, headaches and migraine and other musculoskeletal disorders and wellness care. Don’t suffer another day call us today. HOTEL KRISTAL (021) 7507090

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INTERNATIONAL, DOMESTIC, LOCAL, OFFICE MOVING, STORAGE … Call Francois 085 8838 98678, email:, or Lanny 081 3166 61874, email: “RELOCATION MADE EASY”

French and Bahasa private tuition at your place with experienced teacher for foreigners. Call : Novi 087887092038.

NO MORE BORING PRESENTATIONS !!! increase sales and skyrocket your career now with help from Jakarta's public speaking and presentation skills coach Peter Miller. Make your way now to for your first point of Contact + a free offer to receive the SECRETS OF THE GREAT COMMUNICATORS eBook (worth $47). Pete Miller: Pete@ 08121873 9888

Bahasa Indonesia class starts on 8 October at the American Club. Private also available for Bahasa/English/ Mandarin. Qualified teacher & excellent material 021-68888246/081385590009

I can help you and your children to learn how to read Al Quran, be more fluently, Basic and Intermediate class. For

Medical evacuation health & life insurance. Let us diagnose your needs. Contact Paul Beale, mobile: +62 816 137 0663, office: 021-5220990 E:

In-House Fitting Models PVH Corp. (“PVH”) is a global company growing brands globally through a strategic combination of wholesale, retail and licensing operations throughout North America, Europe and Asia. We grow global brands. PVH leverages a diversified portfolio of brands – including Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Van Heusen, IZOD, ARROW, and Bass – and markets them globally.

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others If your body measurements correspond to the requirement above, please send your full resume quoting job reference with body measurements and expected salary (both hourly and daily) to PVH Far East Ltd, Wisma BNI 46, 7th Floor Suite 02, Jl.Jend.Sudirman kav.1 Jakarta 10220 or email to for a casting. Attractive packages will be offered to the right candidates.

Baby's cot etc required! Just arrived! We are looking for cot/cotbed, high chair, childrens storage etc basically everything we just got rid of at home. Please state price on your reply. Thank you very much. e-mail:

DO YOU HAVE TOO MUCH UNUSED STUFF? DO YOU WANT TO GO BACK TO YOUR OWN COUNTRY AND WANT SOMEBODY TO BUY YOUR GOODS? WE BUY USED GOODS like furniture,electronic,clothing,sp ort equipment, household, bag, shoes,Etc. CONTACT : 082123232589 (CHRISTI)

Does Your Child Play Soccer? Give your child the chance to become the best soccer player on the team!Try the SuperSkills guaranteed way of creating skillful soccer players. We teach the secrets to expert dribbling & complete mastery of the ball. All of our coaches are former professional players and certified in the SuperSkills methodology. Currently SuperSkills is available 5 days per week after school on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays at 9 various locations in Jakarta – South, North, & Central Jakarta all have centers including Pondok Indah, CiToS, ISCI, Kelapa Gading, and Ancol. We're somewhere near you! Contact us now and set up a Free Trial for your child & guaranteed to improve every player during every session (even at the Free Trial). There is no risk, we love what we do & it’s fun and healthy. Contact us now & Try for Free! SMS or Phone: Contact us today at +62 - 815 1160 7218.

Now available at wholesale prices! From wine and spirit glasses to decanters and vases, KROSNO offers hundreds of imported fine glassware products at competitive prices. Visit www. to view our entire catalog with offers up to 50% off. Home delivery available on some orders.

Looking for a Cockatiel bird. Anyone? Please contact

I am selling my membership at Elitesportsclub. Valid until May 2013. Gym has technogym equipment, great


Jakarta Expat­­· ­26 September - 9 October 2012

Place a Classified Ad and get results! variety of classes including zumba and martial arts. Tennis courts, jogging track, swimming pool, sauna, spa. All yours for a cheap price. Pls email me if interested -

Roommate wanted to share a big apartment with 2 bedrooms (2 bathrooms) in Pondok Indah. Excellent facilities: pool, gym, tennis, 24hr security. Available immediately. Please call: 08111636592

Antique Java Bed for sale, exquisitely carved, fine condition, ideal for sleeping, decoration or entertaining. Comes complete with hangings, mattress and cushions as new. Estimated dimensions 2.2 m long, 1.6 m wide, 2.2 m high overall. Contact person : Neti 08111040805.

"NEW", SHARP FRIDGE/FREEZER FOR SALE. Stainless steel, double doors; electronic digital controls in door panel. "Plasma Cluster"/ Moisture Balance. Dimensions: ( W-80 x D-72 x Ht-167cm). Capacity: 510 Litres. Selling Price: Rp. 9 Million. Too big for small kitchen; still in original box! Please Call: #081294025699

Electric Items for Sale. Relocating soon. Washer & Dryer US$500. Microwave US$200. Food Processor US$50. Slow Cooker US$20. Vacuum Cleaner US$75. Other small appliances available. All less than 18 months old - contact: Steve Hall

Javanese Classical Sculpture— Highly Important Museum Quality pieces in stone, bronze and Terracotta. Also Bronze Age Artefacts, Neanderthal skull, rare weapons, 2000 textiles and costumes, paintings, silver, Tribal Art, Tribal Stone Sculpture from Sumba, Timor, Flores et al. 3000 works of art in 8000 square feet. Dharma Mulia Galleries, Jl. Ir. H. Juanda (Ciputat Raya) 50, Ciputat. Tel: 7492850/0811824302. 9am – 6pm, 7 days a week. Website: w w w. i n d o n e s i a n t i q u e s . c o m . We are planning to close—all stock -55%. Western curator; all purchases with guarantee card.

In Bali! PAINTINGS BY ANGELS— the Amazing Gemstones of Indonesia and Jewels by lrwan, a multi-award-winning designer including 1st prize for design in Paris. Opals, Pearls, Fossilized Coral, Coral of all colors, Chrysocolla, Picture Agates, Jasper and much more as well as rare Tropical Woods, Stingray Vertebrae, Fossils, Damascene Steel along with cutting edge contemporary jewelry. October 2-8, the Neka Museum, Ubud Bali. With a demonstration of Balinese silversmithing using the unique “granulation” technique. 7 days, 10 am – 5 pm. For further information call 081298861232.

PROPERTY LEASE OFFERING NEAR BALI AIRPORT The property is strategically located about 50 meters from the entrance of Ngurah Rai International Airport, right opposite the 4-star international Harris Hotel, and at the outskirts of one of the fastest-growing areas in Bali, Ngurah Rai. The building of 250 M2 was professionally fitted out as a European-style bar and restaurant, although its façade and layout are versatile and accommodating of other types of businesses and purposes. Lease period ends at 2027. / Price per year: 300 juta. For more data, email:

ABC Acai Berry Soft Gel (Double Effects) is a 100% natural product, which helps on fast fat reducing and also beautifying your skin. ABC Acai Berry Soft Gel with its Unique formula on Pure Acai Berry and many other carefully selected Chinese herbs will benefit you like never before. 1 bottle containing 30 capsules for Rp. 250.000 to be delivered for free in Jakarta. Info: 081317722271


Wanted: Free weights, dumbbells, weight bar, kettlebell etc… SMS 0811138149 or email

Jakarta HOCKEY for KIDS!! We are starting again with; Junior field hockey training at Senayan Sports Complex Jakarta (water-based synthetic pitch) First Training starts on Sunday September 2nd 2012 @ 9 am. For children age 6-12. Subscribe now for min 10 trainings per season @100.000 Rps/child per training. Wanna join or more information? Please send email to

Experience staying at a beautiful original antique Javanese Joglo house in the foothills of Mount Merapi. Joglo Ago is a three double bedroom villa with gardens perfect for a weekend retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life. In close proximity to Mount Merapi and Borobudur Temple. Visit www. for more information, or call Indah 08123563626 (owner).

Special offer! Private Diving Cruises (6days/5nights) on a traditional buginese schooner in Komodo. Minimum 3 persons, maximum 8 persons. Price starting at $ 160 person/day. Departure every Wednesday. For more information contact:

I would like to find soul mate with good foreigner man. I am a man, Bachelor degree, sincere, good looking, exotic. I am interest to learn about other country cultures and languages. Let's open communication and discover what will happen next. Just email me at: darkbrown1975@

English guy, 46, goodlooking, easygoing, curious to explore life, seeking likeminded cpls for friendship and nocturnal activities in Jakarta. Email me on to know more


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Jakarta Expat - issue 78 - Property & Contract  
Jakarta Expat - issue 78 - Property & Contract  

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