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Anyone out there in Jakarta?

Anyone out there in Jakarta?

Old Apr 22nd 2007, 6:48 pm
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Visiting Jakarta next week and a possibility we might be moving over. Would welcome any views or advice from anyone there, particularly regarding accommodation types and areas, security, education (young child), family friendliness - and my wife will not forgive me if I don't include shopping in that list Thanks!
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Old Apr 26th 2007, 2:26 am
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I lived in Singapore for a few years so met quite a few expats (mainly with oil companies) whom had lived in Jakarta. It seems to be a chaotic place to live and corruption is a fact of life in business dealings; however the expat community is quite close knit there and there is a British school.

I suggest you avoid flying with Garuda Indonesia if possible as it has a very poor safety record; best to fly with Singapore Airlines if you can.

You will need a driver and you will have live-in housemaids.

Here is a fantastic expat website with forums for Indonesia:

http://www.expat.or.id/

Hope this helps!
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Old Apr 29th 2007, 7:16 am
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Originally Posted by Englishmum View Post
I lived in Singapore for a few years so met quite a few expats (mainly with oil companies) whom had lived in Jakarta. It seems to be a chaotic place to live and corruption is a fact of life in business dealings; however the expat community is quite close knit there and there is a British school.

I suggest you avoid flying with Garuda Indonesia if possible as it has a very poor safety record; best to fly with Singapore Airlines if you can.

You will need a driver and you will have live-in housemaids.

Here is a fantastic expat website with forums for Indonesia:

http://www.expat.or.id/

Hope this helps!

Thanks for that.
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