Jakarta Trip

Am in Jakarta now and my Internet access will be limited as the hotels here don’t have broadband in the rooms..

I arrived last night to a typically disorderly immigration check-in, they have imposed a new regulation where you need to purchase a visa on arrival for 25USD.

Also Asia Air only allows 15kg check-in luggage, so I had to pay for 11KG excess, wasn’t too expensive though, only 12RM per kilo.

The flight was delayed slightly (normal for Air Asia), but not too bad.

At least the pilot managed to land correctly this time (I’ve been on Air Asia a couple of times where they have missed the runway and had to go around again).

The currency here is pretty confusing…I changed RM300 and ended up with 650,000 rupiah..for 400+ bucks you can be a millionaire.

I got mischarged in the airport when I had just arrived as I was sleepy and didn’t think to calculate the price, they charged me double I think…

Was pretty tired last night so just chilled in the hotel, I have to say the TV here is much, much better than Malaysia..

Woke up this morning way too early (miscalculated the time), I called my colleague at 9am (so I thought) to ask where he was, he duly informed me it was only 7am…I had been sitting in the foyer since 6am (which I thought was 8am..)

So I went and had some breakfast….lovely Chicken Noodles, haven’t had anything like that in Malaysia before.

Anyway have to start class now, will post pictures when I get back probably..





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16 Responses to Jakarta Trip

  1. Ahdave March 13, 2005 at 8:44 pm #

    Poor dude. Happy waiting. Heard that the traffic (transportation) there is something no one wants to experience. Good luck.

  2. Vader March 13, 2005 at 8:44 pm #

    hehe dumb gwailo :p dun get lost in d sea of fair looking Indon chickas 😀 Have FUN !!

  3. earl-ku March 13, 2005 at 9:18 pm #

    wat the … at least u slept … i haven slept since yesterday afternoon. am now rushing to complete the draft of my documentation by 12PM ….

    and yeah i woke up yesterday with a booldy bad hangover … beat that!

    nah mayb u won coz u are not home … hahahaha

  4. kimberlycun March 13, 2005 at 10:22 pm #

    omg 5am lol that’s like amazing

  5. suanie March 13, 2005 at 11:35 pm #

    yeah never happened before here 😛

  6. FireAngel March 13, 2005 at 11:44 pm #

    Come down to Bali to see me on wednesday! YEAYYYYY!

  7. JxT2J March 14, 2005 at 12:03 am #

    Indonesian currency is very confusing indeed. I was kinda freaked out carrying thousands in my wallet once.

  8. Christina March 14, 2005 at 2:37 am #

    🙂 Yes photos please 🙂 More chun chicks this time 😉

  9. Dabido (Teflon) March 14, 2005 at 3:11 am #

    There’s a 5 AM now? WTF! When did that happen?

  10. god March 14, 2005 at 4:16 am #

    heads up kwa lou…..here’s a password to make life easier in indonesia…. ” al jihad, al jihad, bismilah, al jihad….

  11. Bone March 14, 2005 at 9:32 am #

    hehehe check out the traffic G.. cool driving 🙂
    Oh and the chics there are yummy 🙂 VERY. Go HRC and they have some nice live band joints.. but you drum and bAss type.. so err check out the local dailies 😛

    Ehh while in your taxi.. buy some porn newspaper.. they have some silly shits there hahah

  12. ShaolinTiger March 14, 2005 at 7:40 pm #

    Yeah it can be pretty bad, a 2km journey take take 5 minutes or 1.5 hours..

    Depends where you are though, Jakarta is a huge city, population something like 12 million now and it’s 85% the size of Singapore.

  13. ShaolinTiger March 14, 2005 at 7:56 pm #

    Hehe what to do, and yeah plenty of SYT’s here, they got themselves some teteks too 😀

  14. KY March 14, 2005 at 7:58 pm #

    pls bring back some sweet young things for the party. cheers

  15. ShaolinTiger March 14, 2005 at 8:01 pm #

    It is, it just happens that I was still awake at 5am, not that I’d just woken up 😛

  16. ShaolinTiger March 14, 2005 at 8:05 pm #

    Yah it takes a bit of getting used to, how much for the food? 30,000 bucks? Huh ok…

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