mas fred

mas fred 

I am an expat

 
 
 

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mas fred posted on the thread Musicians - Bintaro area on the Jakarta forum

I'll wander by when I have a minute and let you know where.
As for language skills, just try in English and see if anyone can reply; no one will execute you for being crap at Indonesian, so no loss but potential gain.

mas fred posted on the thread Musicians - Bintaro area on the Jakarta forum

Added.
If you allow yourself the flexibility of mixing with locals, you'll find a pile of studios around the Bintaro area.
Just pop in and chat - a lot speak English if Indonesian is a problem.

mas fred posted on the thread Musicians - Bintaro area on the Jakarta forum

There's a bar in Bintaro exchange, can't tell you the name because I don't drink, but I know a bunch of expats used to gather there.
Might be worth a try.
However, why expats, what's wrong with local dudes?

Salem_SBY wrote:

I do not agree with you guys :)  .. companies will pay taxes to the gov. and let it be heavy taxes,.

It doesn't work like that.
Companies come to Indonesia and provide jobs, but won't come if the taxes outweigh the cost benefits of moving here.
High taxes means they split, see Burger king's move to Canada.

mas fred posted on the thread ISIS Presence in Indonesia on the Indonesia forum

Salem_SBY wrote:

we all know the source of Terrorism is coming from a certain type of Muslims called (Salfies or Wahabies) where Osama ibn Laden belongs to and they generate ISIS and other terrorism groups.

Do we?
Unless a CIA/Mossad trained agent by the name of Elliot Shimon, a Jewish dude, calls himself Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi and runs IS.

Of course, there's so much BS out there, it's very hard to know the truth.

mas fred posted on the thread Fred went a wandering. on the Indonesia forum

Mmmm, I wonder if this is the same woman as a few weeks ago.
Each time she's been with an able bodied person.
I smell a scam beggar.

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mas fred posted on the thread ISIS Presence in Indonesia on the Indonesia forum

Salfies are very common these day - they're always getting a mention.

Here's someone taking a salfie with the pope.

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mas fred posted on the thread Need a driver to help me reach my office on the Jakarta forum

gaurav19 wrote:

Hi,

Is there any service for per hour drivers.
I just need a driver to help me reach my office safely. My company will provide for car & gas.
What i require is a driver from Monday to Friday:
1. 7am to 9am
2. 6pm to 8pm

Any other options, please suggest.
Thanks in advance

A taxi.
Blue bird are best, and have a very cool Android app.

mas fred posted on the thread same old brand new me on the Jakarta forum

aabie ryan wrote:

to Mas Fred : Deja Vu is sucha romantic word...lol
congrats, bouncy sheep...

What can I say, I'm an old fashioned romantic sort of guy.

mas fred posted on the thread Immigration at the airport on the Jakarta forum

As a note.

Immigration used to be very corrupt, but I've had no problems at all for years now.
Maybe there are cases where corruption still happens, but this isn't one of them so I think it's extremely unfair of these people to complain.
As for the Newspaper, they must be really pushed for stories if this rubbish is all they have to print.

mas fred posted on the thread What you can and cant do..and advice. on the Indonesia forum

jennabarry wrote:

I haven't started yet but I am now worried about the exit that your job gives you
So if you want to leave your job as it doesnt suit but you have a 2 year contract does that mean they do not have to sign you out?

The company pays for your visa and work permit, as well as flights.
That represents quite a loss if you leave before the first year, so they tend to charge you the costs.
That seems perfectly reasonable.
You can't legally leave the country without an exit permit but, the truth is, if you manage, there's little they can do except ban you from returning.
However, if they catch you trying, you could well end up in serious trouble, as well as losing your air fare.
I strongly suggest no one tries it.

As for two years - don't.
The company only gets a one year work permit, so the common reason they want you to stay is, they have a high staff turnover.
Take that as you wish, but there is no way I'd sign a 2 year contract without a very special reason.

mas fred posted on the thread Fred went a wandering. on the Indonesia forum

Accidents are very common out here, most caused by gross stupidity.
Lack of any training covers most reasons for terrible driving/riding.

In this one, the motorcyclist overtook the microbus, ramming the van that was coming the other way.
He went sliding and, as I understand it, the new looking Daihatsu van he hit, slammed his anchors on.
A microbus behind the van swerved to avoid that accident, only to hit the microbus the motorbike had overtaken in the first place.
The only serious injury was the biker, who had a broken leg in the form of an open fracture - the bone sticking out of the skin.
Nasty and very expensive; probably enough to put him in debt for a lot of years.
No idea who will end up paying for the rest of the damage.

One microbus, the least damaged one.

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The second suffered a lot more, losing a bit of the front and the windscreen.

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The bike was stuffed inside the microbus; I assume it will end up in the police station,probably with both buses. No clue about the van.

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