Jakarta - Post Report Question and Answers

English-language newspapers and TV available? Cost?

Cable TV costs about $70 month. There are 2 English newspapers. - Jan 2013

I get news on my Ipad. TV is marginal; there are a few English stations. We can get the BBC and CNN on our TV. Your US TV will not work here unless it is dual-system. - Jun 2012

Jakarta Globe, post, local edition of Singapore Straits Times, $1/day. - Jan 2012

The Jakarta Post and the Jakarta Globe. Personally, I liked the Globe better than the Post because it seemed to have a more neutral viewpoint, better features, and more international news. Others thought the Post had better coverage of Indonesian politics. There is also English-language cable televisions with CNN, BBC, Fox, Discovery Channel, Hallmark Channel, etc. I don't remember exactly how much it was. Bundled with our internet service, I think it was about $60-$80/month. - Jul 2011

We get the Int. Herald Trib delivered to the house every morning for $30 a month (in color! same day delivery!) Cable TV is necessary: StarWorld, Nat Geo, HBO, StarMovies, DIVA, a zillion US, UK and Aus news channels and a bizarre mix of English language channels that always seem to be showing crime shows. Throw this in with the internet and I think it is $75 per month. - Jul 2011

News is certainly available in English. Cable TV is expensive, but probably about the same as a big city in the U.S. - Dec 2010

All available but much more expensive than UK. - Nov 2010

Jakarta Globe and Jakarta Post newspapers cost about $0.75/day and are of good enough quality. - Jul 2010

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