Thursday, December 13, 2007
(Miree) Hi Steen,In this case I think a phone call may be in order as there is a lot ofinformation you are looking for, and as this is within my line of workit may be better if I talk to you directly. My mobile number is:0811153824.Regards.
Thursday, December 6, 2007
(Miree) Hi Adrian,Your brownie points are on their way.... 'Maroush restaurant' in the CrownePlaza Hotel have Souvlaki on their menue. Also if you venture to Bali you willfind Souvlaki at 'Mykonos' in Seminyak.Happy eating.
(Miree) Hi Jen, here some WNJ readers suggested to;
- Mark : To answer the question on Trampolines, we bought ours from Ace Hardware Plaza Pasa raya . They had selection from 10ft, 12ft and 14 ft with the option of having the surround. No idea if they still stock.
- Gerry : the cheap china made ones available in Pasar pagi, Kota area in northjakartathe good one is available at toys r us or its like
- Also heard its available in Ace hardware in pasaraya !
Thursday, November 8, 2007
classes depending on the time they are held. Thank you very much
(Miree) Hi Scott, You can contact SIB School with Barry / Fransiska at 021 - 6888 8246 and firstname.lastname@example.org . Please go to this link for more information www.sibschool.com They have course and also private tutor.
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
BTW, i saw your recent post on your blog. my wife currently supports ICAC as a US-certified marriage and family therapist. she is the only native indonesian therapist there, and speaks fluent bahasa and english, so she is the go-to therapist for mixed couples.
(Miree) Hi Jason, Kemchicks in Kemang Raya still have a few costumes & accessories for sale, was in there yesterday. Also you can find in Kemang Utara B30 "The Custome Closet" They pretty reasonable price. Thank you for the information regarding your wife, really appreciate it and good information for our readers. Good luck in finding non re-cycled Halloween Costumes and have a good Hallows Eve!
Costume rent :
"The Custome Closet"
Kemang Utara B30
1. SAMAR Costume: Jl. Cikatomas II NO. 9 (nr Senopati Blok S), KebayoranBaru, 725 1361
2. RIZAL Costume: Jl. Haji Pentul II no.22, Radio Dalam, ph.722 2865
3. Flex Points: Jl Fatmawati No.15 (nr Blok A, next to Pertamina), 72796425.
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
(Miree) Dear Please Help,
Below are a couple of contacts that may be able to assist or shed some light on where you may be able to seek assistance. In regards to Jolly Phonic in Kemang, I have not been able to source any information for you. The Learning Support Group A support group for parents and children with special needs. At the moment their are 150 participants, including therapists from different fields .Provides information and networking.
Anita Kendrick is happy to answer any questions. 08129530448 email@example.com
ICAC The ICAC Counselling Department provides a professional counselling service to the expatriate community in Jakarta.There phone number is: 021 718 0010 & website: firstname.lastname@example.org, Sara and Micheal are the two expatriate counsellors based there and would be the best ones to speak to and if they can't assist they may be aer source.
I hope the information above helps.
And Further to my response to your enquiries, below are the contact details of a Developmental & Behavioural Specialist, based in Singapore, and who also holds consultations in Jakarta.
Roby Marcou, M.D.Developmental and Behavioural Paediatricsdrmarcou@gmail.com email@example.com (Singapore cell)65-6311-2020(Appointments/Singapore)65-6311-2330Clinic/Singapore)62-81-184-5014 (Indonesia cell) 301-346-5182 (US cell)
For booking of appointments: Dedicated phone line: 65-6311-2020 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org AND to email@example.com Have a great day, BR, Miree.
Monday, September 24, 2007
(Miree) Hi Steve,Thanks for your email. Yes, Jakarta all but shuts down over Idul Fitri, which this year is falling 12-16 October. It is the best time to actually get behind the wheel and drive around Jakarta - however many expats choose to take the opportunity to escape somewhere and do some travelling (also existance here without a maid or driver also forces many people to escape!). Anyway here are some options for you -
Anyer - Pelabuhan Ratu : Easy to get to (though leave early - or very late - if you can to escape traffic). Getting a tour to Krakatau should not be a problem either - I can suggest you have a look in this blog http://carita-anyer.blogspot.com/2007/07/pulau-umang.html
Bali is alway a good option but be warned during this peak holiday period, flights and hotel room prices escalate dramatically!
Hope this helps and I hope you parents enjoy their Indonesian experiance here!
Friday, September 21, 2007
(Miree)Hi Laura,Thanks for your email and nice to hear from you!I have 2 suggestions for you.(1) Send your details and your interest in doing an internship(preferably in marketing) to all the business chambers. These chambersnormally send out regular newsletters to their members - which coversmost of the multi-national companies in Jakarta. You can obtain thedetails of these chambers at WhatsNewJakarta.com under "Clubs &Associations".
(2) There is also a company in Indonesia that specifically findsinternships for young expats, mostly from the Netherlands - suggest youcontact Azzan Goeting at Junior Expat - firstname.lastname@example.org I hope this helps you!
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
finding your site was a heaven sent..!! i'm going on a 6 month assignment in Jakarta starting sept 1st. I don't know anyone there, what can a single 28 year old arab/american girl do there for fun? is there a way i can meet other people in my age group to hang out with and help me get to know the place better. any tips ,advice and suggestions you can make is very much appreciated.thank you so much..oh did i menion it's my first time to go to jakarta? i didn't.. well it is.. so i'll need all the help you can give me. thank you again
(Miree) Dear Shaima,
Tuesday, August 7, 2007
(Miree) Hi Daisy, I have contacted my friend Shashi from JAC recruitment company in Jakarta regarding your matter and his response are ;
(Shashi) I will have to know how senior this guy is as the package completely depends on the experience and expertise. However, from my point of view, the Graphic Design demand is quite high now days as the industry itself is growing, but so far the request is on local employees. Our local people are becoming experts in this field nowdays.
Perhaps, we can help by promoting to our clients once we have his resume.
Hope this answers, Thanks.
Shashi Mulani (Mr.)
Skyline Building 19th Floor
Jl.MH Thamrin No.9 Jakarta 10340, Indonesia
Telp: 6221-3159504 / 06 ext.106
Fax: 6221- 3147785
Mobile: +62-817 822 733
Wednesday, August 1, 2007
Hope you can help?
(Miree)Hi Dave, Have you tried any of the Ace Hardware Stores? I have found a lot of unusual kitchen items in the Ace Hardware in Fatmawati in the past, so maybe it's worth a look.
Monday, July 16, 2007
(Miree) Dear Ian,
Thank you for visiting WhatsNewJakarta.com!
Regular Indonesian food cooking classes are held at
Jl. Kemang Dalam IX No M6 Jakarta 12730 Tel: 0062-21-71793035 email : email@example.com
For futher information you can contact directly to Ms.Endang.
Tuesday, July 3, 2007
seven but a very keen gymnast. She trains normally 3 times a week. She
needs bars to do handstands, wall bars beams vaults etc.
Do you know anywhere she can do this in Jakarta?
Hoping you can help.
(Miree) To my knowledge, the only venue in Jakarta offering complete gymnastic facilities is the Jakarta International School. Feel free to contact them to enquire about access to their facilities -
Jakarta International School
Pondok Indah Campus
Jl. Duta Indah III
(62-21) 769-2555 firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
(Arnold) I am a 43 yr old active South African moving to My fiancé will be joining me at the end of the year. I have spent a fews days in Kemang but find the constant traffic terrible. The fumes are bad. I know it is an unfair question, but could you recommend other areas in
My fiancé will be joining me at the end of the year.
I have spent a fews days in Kemang but find the constant traffic terrible. The fumes are bad.
I know it is an unfair question, but could you recommend other areas in
Most expats in Jakarta choose to live either downtown (Menteng, Kuningan etc.) so as to be close to their offices. Others, usually families, choose locations further south (i.e. Kemang, Pondok Indah) which are closer to the international schools, a is easier to find large houses with back yards. However in these locations traffic and pollution are unavoidable. Others who choose to escape the city-area choose outside area's like Sentul or Karawaci or even Puncak. The air is not as polluted and traffic is better - it is just not that conveniant if you need to go to downtown Jakarta.
Surabaya is considered a nice city to live in, though the expat community is quite small and it is a little quiet.
Have you considered Bali as a potential location to live? Most of us would choose Bali if our career's allowed us to.
I hope this helps - however I am more than happy to help you further if need be. Don't hesitate to contact me again.
PS - And dont forget to ask Santa Fe to help you move from China!
Monday, June 18, 2007
Yes you can organise tours directly with the Mattel factory -
PT Mattel Indonesia
Industri Utama, Blok SS kav 1-3
Kawasan Industry Cikarang Tahap 2
Tel: +62 21 893 4044 / 893 6580
I hope this information helps and that you enjoy your tour!
Now, I am looking for a link to another magazine called “Tatler” but I got all sorts of unrelated items when I tried the internet. I wonder if you know who/which organization runs this magazine so that I can be more focused with my search.
Thanks again! Have a great weekend!
(Miree) Hi Bambang,
You are most welcome!
You can contact the Tatler magazine office at :
PT. Dayakomunikasi Mandiri
Jl.K.H Wahid Hasyim 318, Menteng
jakarta 10350, Indonesia
telp : 021 315 1421
Director : Millie Stephanie
Monday, May 28, 2007
(Miree) Hi James, Someone from our WhatsNewjakakarta.com team will be in contact with you to assist organising this for you. They have organised many similar events and the rates are quite affordable.
Best wishes for your daughter's birthday party!
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
(Miree) JICC have a staff registry at their premises each week. Call them on 021 7179 3035 for the details.
(Miree) Try Wardi at Eka Busana, Jl.Pejaten Barat 11 No. 8c. Rt.004/08, Pasar Minggu. I have used him myself on several occasions for costumes for themed events I have attended. His pricing is low and has always done a very good job in the past, but you need to have a picture or pattern of what you want, give him plenty of time to make the garments and keep following up during the process as can be a bit slow.
Thursday, April 26, 2007
Thursday, April 12, 2007
(Miree) Gran Wjaya center (Melawai) famous as little Tokyo town in Jakarta, popular with the shiatsu massage too!
Thank you in advance.
(Miree) I have been told that there is a person in Yogjakarta who makes the large size chess pieces, however you can arrange to purchase them and to see samples from the following companies locally -
Jl Ring Road/Let. Jend. TB Simatupang Sebrang Pam
Ctc: Nana Sutisna
HP 0812 1989673
SIP Gallery Antique
Jl Kemang Raya 126
Don't forget to invite me over for a chess game once you are set up!
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
(Miree) VIN+ (Kemang) & partners have indeed recently set-up their latest wine lounge in Kuningan. Early reports from friends of mine are very favourable - a classy decorated lounge environment with excellent value wines and the food is prepared by Koi and includes an extensive range of Asian and Western dishes. This is definately on my must-visit-soon list so I might bump into you there! Cork & Screw, Wisma Kodel Ground Floor, Jl. Rasuna Said Tel. 021 529 02030
(Miree) Actually the website www.asiaxpat.com has some good blog question sites for most countries in Asia, not Indonesia though :-), and is a good place to post questions that you have for the countries you mentioned. Hope this site can help you.
(Miree) There couple places i like to use to entertain my own client , which is -
Lara Jonggrang: Indonesian cuisine, beautiful decor, special ambience. Reservations recommended. Jalan Teuku Cik Di Tiro 4, Menteng. Phone: 315 3252, 316 0288.
Dapur Babah: Imaginative interior design, Chinese-Javanese cuisine. The restaurant boasts authentic recipes from the cross-cultural marriages of Chinese immigrants and native Javanese women during colonial era. Open daily 11 am to 10 pm. Jalan Veteran I No. 18-19. Phone 385 5653.
Pondok Laguna: The modest surroundings are more than compensated for by some of the best Indonesian food in town. Specializes in Sundanese delicacies from West Java. No reservations taken, but the place is huge. Mid-range prices. Jalan Batu Tulis Raya 45. Phone 359 994.Hope this help you....
(Miree) : A diplomatic Clause is a Clause in the Lease Agreement that allows early termination of a lease and pre-paid rent to be returned to the Lessee.In Indonesia this clause is not of common practice and even Diplomats have difficulty getting this clause agreed to by the Landlords/Developers.More commonly used in Indonesia is a Sub-Lease Clause in the Lease Agreement.
(Miree) : The Tenant is not advised to make any major alterations, renovations or additions whatsoever to the interior or exterior of the property without the prior consent from the Landlord / Owner / developer. Although the placement of Paintings, Mirrors, Wall Hangings, Artifacts & Flat Screen Television fixtures etc… are usually acceptable.
(Miree) : I haven't heard of anywhere that has available baby sitters on call.Try JICC (Jakarta Internation Community Center). They have listings of household staff and you may be able find a part-time Nanny/Baby Sitter thereContact JICC at ... 021 71793035
Miree : Before you come to Indonesia for a ‘look see trip’ you need to check if the Passport you are holding will allow you to pick up a 30 Day Tourist Visa on arrival. If Country of Passport you are holding cannot get a Visa on arrival you will need to apply for one from the Indonesian Embassy in the Country you are residing in.
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Miree : A ‘partner’ will be required to obtain his/her own Permission of Stay / Valid Visa and cannot come into Indonesia as a dependent, or he/she can secure a job with an Indonesian company who will then apply for his / her Resident / Working Visa ( KITAS .
A partner who stays in INDONESIA as a visitor, cannot take any employment, establish a joint business or study as a student without Immigration approval