Jakarta - Post Report Question and Answers

What have been the highlights of your time in this country? Best trips or experiences?

Travel can be expensive and it is hard to get out of Jakarta. Definitely recommend seeing the orangutan in Kalimantan. Also, fun just to get off the beaten track. - Sep 2020


It has Indonesia is such a vibrant and diverse place that you could easily spend a lifetime exploring different areas. Learning about people, culture, food, religion, wildlife, marine life, and natural wonders greatly enriched our experience of living in Jakarta for three years. - Feb 2018


Friendly people. Great beaches. Relatively cheap restaurants/shopping/massages. Easy access to other Southeast Asian destinations - Jun 2015


We made some of the best friends of our lives. The closeness of the community, the ability to have impromptu gatherings poolside, the schools- Bambino preschool and JIS were both fabulous along with the parents at these schools. Easy and cheap to fly to Bali, Singapore- closer to get to Australia and New Zealand. We saw and experienced things that we would never anywhere else- monitor lizard at the door, skink in the pool, going to the Thousand islands and seeing massive monitor lizards, snorkeling and seeing moray eels in Bali, a man selling live Octopus on the beach which we bought and released but not until after it tried to escape across the deck- the friendliness of the people despite the poverty, the indoor play places in the malls for kids, the kung fu instructor who taught the kids...the American club.. - Jan 2015


Traveling around the country -- Bali in particular. Learning about Islam. Being in SE Asia and experiencing the energy of the rapid pace. - Jan 2013


Travel! Bali -- yes it is a cliche, but Bali is the easiest to get to from Jakarta and has the infrastructure that some other parts of Indonesia lacks. If you like to scuba dive, you have found your paradise. Most Indonesians are extremely warm and welcoming people and genuinely want you to enjoy their country. - Jun 2012


Seeing orangutans in the wild in Kalimantan, learning to scuba dive and then diving in such wonderful places as Tulamben, Bunaken, and elsewhere. - Jul 2011


This is hard. I think scuba diving trips, camping, boat trips, although having lived in South Asia forever, I just like going to English language cinema or buying Western clothes at the mall or eating in a really great restaurant. - Jul 2011


Traveling in the country. Friends. Traveling out of the country. - Dec 2010


The plane out! - Nov 2010


Making friends with Indonesians. Seeing the smiles of Indonesians while speaking their language. Vacationing on the islands of Sulawesi, Sumba, Kalimantan, Sumatra, Bangka, Belitung, Bali, Flores, Halmahera Utara, Ternate. Trying the rich smorgasboard of ethnic cuisines. Seeing the vibrant street culture in Jakarta. Watching the Indonesian democracy progress. - Jul 2010


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