Wednesday, January 20, 2010

School / English speaking art teacher

Dear Miree, I have just arrived in Jakarta and am already a fan of your blog. For the last month or so, I have been searching for a school/English-speaking art teacher who specialists in abstract art painting but to no avail. I have been painting for several years as a hobby but have recently developed a passion for abstract art. Can you ppl recommend 2-3 places which you think might meet my needs? I am staying at the Sudirman area but am prepared to travel a bit for the lessons over the weekend. Many thanks and happy hols!

Dear budding artist, have you approached the Madeleine Eve Colorful Art Studio? Check out her website – .Madeleine takes classes in watercolor, acrylic & oils twice a week at her home in Jl Ampera 1 no.7A, Pasar Minggu-Ragunan, Ph: +628121135008 & +62217811067, e-mail: Happy painting, Miree.


(Jonathan) Dear Miree, I am writing in desparation in the hope you can guide me to a store which actually sells quality electric kettles or a kettle with a strong base which can sit on a stove. I have been residing in Jogjakarta & it impossible to purchase such items. Can you please point me in the right direction. All I have found so far are stove kettles made out of inferior unhealthy materials. The sort of materials you avoid if you don't want health problems further down the brain damage.

( Miree) Hi Jonathan, we can’t have you stressing out over a kettle. Not sure where you can find a really good electric one in Jogya. In Jakarta you can find them in Electronic City in Sudirman, Ace Hardware stores in Buncit Raya, & Pasaraya Grande. There are also some good imported ones currently being stocked in the main Grand Lucky super store which is situated in Kawasan Niaga Terpadu Sudirman. Regards, Miree.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

BBQ Catering Service

(Shell) Hi Miree, First of all, thank you for the amazing service that you provide for all of us bewildered new arrivals in Jakarta. My husband and I have decided to throw a bbq in honour of Australia day, do you know of any caters who can provide all of the equipment, food, and staff to cook a good old fashioned Aussie BBQ? or even just someone who can a bbq, plates, a cook etc and we will organise meat etc.

(Miree) Dear Shell, Sorry for the late reply. Just found out that your email went into my spam box...
Anyway for BBQ services you can try to contact Ranch Market - - they have the service you looking for and the price pretty reasonable. Happy Australian day!

Ranch Market St. Moritz

PX. Pavilion Ground Floor. Jakarta Barat Phone. (021) 9855 3338

Ranch Market Kemang (ex Gourmet Garage)

Jln. Kemang Raya No. 66-68. Jakarta Selatan Phone. (021) 719 2279

Ranch Market The Promenade

Jln. Warung Buncit No. 98. Pejaten. Jakarta Selatan Phone. (021) 798 0279

Ranch Market Oakwood

Jln. Mega Kuningan lot 6.8 Oakwood Apartment Premier Cozmo Phone. (021) 2554 2493

Ranch Market Pondok Indah

Jln. Sultan Iskandar Muda No.21 Pondok Indah. Jakarta Selatan Phone. (021) 759 08112

Ranch Market Dharmawangsa Square

Jln. Dharmawangsa VI & IX Lt. Dasar. Jakarta Selatan Phone. (021) 7278 6480

Ranch Market Galaxy Mal Surabaya

Mall Galaxy, GROUND FLOOR No. 070 Jln. Dharmahusada Indah Timur No. 35 – 37. Surabaya Phone. (031) 598 1199

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Back & Neck pain

(Karine) Dear Miree, I heard excellent feedback about your website and I hope you could help me!!

I have been treated for a chronic back & neck pain back in Hong Kong with a very good osteopath.

I cannot find any reputable ones in Jakarta; do you have any idea where I could go? I live in South Jakarta. Many thanks for your reply by return. Best regards.

(Miree) Hi Karine, have you tried the EastWest physiotherapy & acupuncture clinic? They are in Kebayoran Baru in the Dharmawangsa Square on the second floor. Phone: 7278 8361 & e-mail: Regards, Miree.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Custom safety glass for furniture

(Jen) Hi Miree, Do you know where I can find someone in Jakarta who cuts custom safety glass for furniture? We used to have a great little tea cart with a rounded glass top, which met an unfortunate end when it fell and shattered on my marble floor... I'd appreciate any advice you could offer! Thank-you for your time.

(Miree) Hi Jen, I do know of an Indonesian man who speaks fluent English and his work is very professional. You can call Teddy on his mobile 08118884970, and have a chat with him. Regards, Miree.

Special treatment on arrival at airport

(Gary) Hi Ms. Miree, Perhaps you can tell me what the side channel line is for at the Arrivals Immigration station at the International Airport? The sign reads "Diplomats and Airline Crew"....but it seems as though anyone with a quid can get a specially homogenized immigration treatment. What does special treatment cost and how does it work?

(Miree) Hi Gary, Happy New Year. What you are referring to is Airport Assistance, which you can use the diplomatic queue if you hold an APEC card or you can hire for departures & arrivals. This service can consist of any thing from assistance with check-in at airline counter, Fiscal counter assistance for exemption/payments, assistance through immigration, assistance with Visa on Arrivals, assistance with collection of luggage, assistance through customs & delivery to waiting driver/hotel driver or getting a taxi. Basic cost of this service is Rp175,000 plus additional for early flight departures & arrivals, porter fees & a Visa on Arrival. Contact person and number to book this service is Pan Suratijo, 08151854254. Regards, Miree.