Do you recommend any books or movies about this city/country for those who are interested in learning more?
Indonesia Etc. - Feb 2018
(it is a series of interviews of people living in Jakarta compiled by the Jakarta Globe - you can get it on kindle) - Jun 2012
Jakarrta inside Out provides an A-Z exploration of interesting aspects of life in Jakarta. While a magazine, not a book, Time Out Jakarta is good for finding out what's going on in town. For Indonesia in general, there is A History of Modern Indoensia, Kerry Collisson's series of novels that take place in Indonesia, and Richard Lloyd Parry's In the Time of Madness on Indonesia in the late 1990s. Also, the CLO had a list of websites on Indonesia. - Jul 2011
Indonesian Idioms and Expressions: Colloquial Indonesian at Work (by Christopher Torchia and Lely Djuhari), Any Book by Pramoedya Ananta Toer, Jakarta Inside Out (by Daniel Ziv), Making Out in Indonesian (Tuttle Publishing), Culture Shock! Jakarta (by Terry Collins and Derek Bacon). - Jul 2010
The Year of Living Dangerously (the book, not the movie which was shot in the Philippines). Anything by Pramoedya Ananta Toer; Eat, Pray, Love. - Mar 2008