VISAs to enter Indonesia
Effective from the 1st August 2005, Nationals of the following countries and territories can apply for their tourist visa upon arrival at certain Airports/Seaports in Indonesia for a maximum visit of 30 (thirty) days :
Full list @ VISA-ON-ARRIVAL LIST
Please be advised that Visa Free Short Visits may only be extended upon approval from the Minister of Justice and Human Rights/Director General of Immigration of the Republic of Indonesia based on natural disaster, illnes or accident, but cannot be transferred to another type of visa.
Overstay visitors incur to pay a penalty of US$ 20,- per day (for under 60 days stay) whilst over 60 days stay will be a 5 (five) year prison sentence or a fine of IDR 25.000.000,- (local currency)
COUNTRIES / PASSPORT EXEMPTED ARE :
1) Brunei Darussalam (ASEAN member)
2) Malaysia (ASEAN member)
3) Phillipines (ASEAN member)
4) Vietnam (ASEAN member)
5) Singapore (ASEAN member)
6) Thailand (ASEAN member)
10) Hong Kong SAR (Special Administration Region)
11) Macau SAR (Special Administration Region)
For countries not listed above, they will have to apply entry VISA at their respective country's Indonesian Embassy
Address of Indonesian Embassy in Singapore:
7 Chatsworth Road Singapore 249761
Tel : +65 6737 7422
Mon - Thurs: 8.30 am - 1.00 pm, 2.00 pm - 5.00 pm
Fri: 8.30 am - 12.30 pm, 2.30 pm - 5.00 pm
Getting Your Bearings
Jakarta is actually five cities (with 5 different mayors for each city) rolled into one, much like New York City with its 5 boroughs. The 5 cities are called the no-brainer North, West, Central, East, and South respectively.
Central Jakarta: The heart of Jakarta. The three major thoroughfares that bordered Central Jakarta have turned this region into Jakarta's commercial center. Upscale hotels, nightlife, and shopping malls are located here as well monuments, museums and the famous backpackers' paradise Jalan Jaksa.
North Jakarta: The old colonial Jakarta downtown is located here. Although most of the commercial activities have moved southward towards Central Jakarta, North Jakarta are not showing any signs of slowdown. Home to the Ancol Dreamland, the port, and the Chinatown. Many wealthy Chinese also call this region home.
West Jakarta: Also home to many Chinese, West Jakarta is the first region that you'll past on the way to the city from the airport. Throb with commercial activities, this region is also home to Mall Taman Anggrek, one of the largest shopping malls in SE Asia and the gateway to the West.
South Jakarta: Arguably the best region to live in (and not just because I live here :) ), this region is home to many expatriates. South Jakarta is filled with trendy cafes, small boutiques, leafy neighborhoods and posh residential enclaves like Kemang and Pondok Indah. The infamous Blok M red light district is also located here.
East Jakarta: Not many sights to see here, but this region is home to Taman Mini and Lubang Buaya and is also the gateway to the East and South.
FOOD - PORK:
The eating of...
FOOD - PORK:
The eating of Pork meat is strictly forbidden under Islamic law. All other kinds of meat must be killed by cutting the animal's throat and draining its blood known as 'halal' meat. So please do not offer your Muslim guests any pork... which means your delicious ham, luncheon meat, fried wantons (fried Chinese pork dumplings) etc is totally out of the question.
Creating an publicity advertisement has always been the fastest, best and upmost effective way for a commercial product to become, also very popular in Indonesia. This is especially true for publicity cosmetics and toiletries I noticed. Posters and billboards do attract passers-by without being perceived ...
I know a wide range of beauty salons are available in Indonesia. I've seen the small one-chair business to accommodate some friends, and the international standard establishment that uses brand name products. Most well-known names are Martha Tilaar, Mustika Ratu and even Nyonya Meneer is doing well.
The Mustika Ratu got my special attention because of the Solo Kraton and the Princess BRA Mooryati Soedibyo, who was born in Surakarta. The considerable talents of BRA Mooryati Soedibyo made the lady well-known (included the Jamu according to traditional recipes and formulating her own Lulur - body scrub). She had mastered the art of herbal making and making up faces. In 1975, the company of Mustika Ratu was launched in earnest with just 10 employees and, got to an outstanding reputation within and outside Indonesia.
Wholesale n Retail Market
To people who like to get anything at cheaper price n very good at bargaining, then these are the right place to go. These 6 places are the central of wholesale for the rest of other retailer in Indonesia n some are even for foreigner.
Pasar Pagi Proyek
There are so many small both below the bridge but other are located in the central building that looks like a Chinese temple. They sell many things from mostly Stationary, Party products, into textile n garment accessories.
Pasar Pagi Mangga Dua
The 1st floor is mostly stationary, n clothes, 2nd - 3rd floor is mostly clothes, jeans, earring, necklace, etc. with 4th floor is for garment accessories n lace
ITC Mangga Dua
Here is the heaven for shopper, very cheap price n many variety of fake bags, pirate-DVD, clothes, jeans, earring, necklace, sunglasses, hat, and anything you can name it in the fashion sense. But don't expect good quality. All of them probably made in china.
This building is connected to other 2 building who sells Computer (Harco Mas) n a 3 stars Hotel (Dusit THani)
A Central district of Wholesale n Retail for COmputer related items. From Build-up computer to Digital Camera.
A Central district of Wholesale n Retail for Cell-Phone related items. From new, used, to Black Market items.
Tanah Abang (the wholesale of wholesale market)
some even said that seller from MAngga dua n Pasar Pagi buy their products here. Its a very crowded and the building scattered all over the place. No place for retailer.