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Lunch at the Ragunan Zoo in Jakarta, Indonesia
Lunch at the Ragunan Zoo in Jakarta, Indonesia
Lunch at the Ragunan Zoo in Jakarta, Indonesia

5 Tips For Living in Jakarta, Indonesia

By Joshua Wood, LPC

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Expats in Jakarta, Indonesia offer some great advice on what it's like to live in the capital of this island nation. From choosing a house to a stark warning for husbands and wives alike, this is a great place to start when considering a move to Jakarta.

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About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.


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NannetteRipmeester
Feb 15, 2016 04:51

In case you are keen to read about some more 'aha' moments read the blog post written by Dr Irene Jansen about her life in Jakarta: http://www.labourmobility.com/13-signs-youre-an-expat-in-indonesia/

guest
Feb 15, 2016 10:28

This is Very True : The expat also warned other married women AND men: "For wives...NO MATTER HOW YOUNG YOU ARE, Sugar Daddies are extremely sought after... so if you don't have a rock solid marriage, Jakarta may not be the destination for you. If you are going to employ a nanny or housemaid, get someone more mature and already married and preferably someone who has worked for expats for many years. Warning sign for anybody that has a husband work in Indonesia, be careful.

guest
Feb 15, 2016 12:12

This is an excellent article. I have encountered so much of these experiences in other countries. I feel like I could go here and already have a slight edge on how to get by with these people. Th 'sugar daddies, the apartment maintenance after payment...Wow! This is what we need to know before we start any transaction. Excellent job, Joshua. Keep us informed. We are only trying to protect ourselves when away from home..

Albertfabian
Dec 30, 2018 23:40

Hey, thanks for the tips on living in Jakarta, Indonesia. You actually covered all the considerable points. It is so helpful.

guest
Dec 30, 2018 23:42

Tips on living in Jakarta, Indonesia.It is so helpful.

guest
Dec 30, 2018 23:42

Tips on living in Jakarta, Indonesia.It is so helpful.

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Expats in Jakarta, Indonesia offer some great advice on what it's like to live in the capital of this island nation. From choosing a house to a stark warning for husbands and wives alike, this is a great place to start when considering a move to Jakarta.

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Talk with other digital nomads and expats in Indonesia on our Indonesia forum - meet people, get advice and help others.

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Help others in Indonesia by answering questions about the challenges and adventures of living in Indonesia.

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