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    What do you think about Indonesia?

    Tell me your opinion about this country, please.
    thanks

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    Well I can't tell you much, I never visited it. Are you planning to travel there?

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    I have been several times and Jakarta can be 'edgy' you need to take care
    But in the main it is very exciting and dynamic
    However better for singles in my opinion than for families if you are an ex-pat

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    I'm in Indonesia right now and Indonesia To Go, Presenting Indonesia To The World is our website about it. Have mixed feelings. Don't like the fact that you cannot get anything done here unless you have good connection and don't like the oppressive nature in which the government keeps the population on a minimum financially. Opportunity is here but unlike India which came up, people here tend not to communicate well with the world outside so to speak and there is also that religious impact causing a lot of issues which should not be issues.
    I also get treated well by most people, but of course you never know if it's just because you're from the west and they want some money out of you. Strange place if you don't have people surrounding you from "your world" familiar with this world.

    Bali on the other hand is great. Bali is predominantly Hindu religion wise and it's a big party place like any other in this world.
    Jakarta is ugly, overpopulated and dirty, but I know that there are some more hidden spots where you can have a great life with little means.

    All depends on what you're into I guess.
    I am also a writer for Serpholic Media. You can find some of my articles here: Serpholic Media Blog

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    Quote Originally Posted by firetown View Post
    Jakarta is ugly, overpopulated and dirty, but I know that there are some more hidden spots where you can have a great life with little means.

    Block M ?

    Blok M ?

    Used to be great a few years ago........now I do not have any new feedback


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    I was there once, my Aussie friend took me. Yeah, if you're a single guy, Jakarta is a great place. I also need to mention I am staying in a very nice secure apartment complex run by a Scottish guy, so the last month and a half have been good.
    I am also a writer for Serpholic Media. You can find some of my articles here: Serpholic Media Blog

  7. Well Indonesians and Filipinos have the same skin color so it's like we're all brothers. However how religious fanatics take their beliefs to another level is unbearable. I remember seeing a video of a Muslim hacking a Christian and cutting off his head. phew.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noone View Post
    Well Indonesians and Filipinos have the same skin color so it's like we're all brothers. However how religious fanatics take their beliefs to another level is unbearable. I remember seeing a video of a Muslim hacking a Christian and cutting off his head. phew.
    I personally stay away from places which could be targets. Anything with an American name attached to it like Hilton, Ramada, anything that could serve theme well when it comes to creating international news.

    Also when I'm in a group of too many Bules (Westerners), I feel uncomfortable.
    I am also a writer for Serpholic Media. You can find some of my articles here: Serpholic Media Blog

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    I know only about a conflict in East Timor, not very nice.
    ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Szise View Post
    I know only about a conflict in East Timor, not very nice.
    I would avoid places like that and Ache like the plague.
    I am also a writer for Serpholic Media. You can find some of my articles here: Serpholic Media Blog

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