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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Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000. Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Some of Joshua's more popular articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and 5 Best Places to Live in Spain. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.


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guest
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.

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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..

guest
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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Meet other people living in Jakarta.

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