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lukereg posted on the thread Dutch native speaking looking for a job on the Indonesia forum

Danny, whilst the advice of other forum members is  built on direct experience and knowledge since they have been living here for many years, this does not mean you need to follow their advice and information. They are simply trying to warn you against the risks of what they consider to be illegal.
Personally I wish you all the best and hope you succeed in your venture. And if you dont get break the law in persuing it more so the better. If you are then let's hope you not only dont get caught and therefore face prison time, hefty fines and deportation and also being split from your family which which would be terrible but to also make life harder for those living here legally doing all they can to work and reside within the law because you never.

lukereg posted on the thread Calling Family on the Indonesia forum

That I dont know sorry. I am sure you could find that out by searching online or asking your network provider.

lukereg posted on the thread Calling Family on the Indonesia forum

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Calling Indonesia From Nigeria - Direct Dialing Numbers

To make a direct call to Indonesia From Nigeria, you need to follow the international dialing format given in the box below. The dialing format is same for calling Indonesia mobile or land line from Nigeria.

To call Indonesia from Nigeria, dial:
009 - 62 - Area Code - Land Phone Number
009 - 62 - 9, 10 or 11 Digit Mobile Number

Follow the above dialing format while making a call From Nigeria to Indonesia

009 - Exit code for Nigeria, and is needed for making any international call from Nigeria
62 - ISD Code or Country Code of Indonesia
Area code - There are 25 area codes in Indonesia. If there is an area code dial area code of the city in Indonesia you are calling after dialing ISD Code. If there is no area code dial the Recipient's Telephone Number after ISD Code.
How to call a mobile number in Indonesia from Nigeria:

Given below is how you call an international call to a mobile phone number in Indonesia from Nigeria

• 009 + 62 + 8?? ??? ????
• 009 + 62 + 8??? ??? ????
• 009 + 62 + 8? ??? ????

Hope it helps

Try the gym at Rasuna, Pasar Festival Mega Kuninghan. I dont know which one it is but it is next to Aphrodites sports bar and the gym there has a pool so I am sure that there would be someone there who could help. Its not really that far from Kemang either on a good day, with no traffic, rain, demonstrations etc :)

lukereg posted on the thread THANKYOU on the Indonesia forum

If any more foreigners are shot then there be repercussions politically and  as Roy said certain countries prisoners probably won't be executed. It does send a message and a useful one but Indonesia needs to weigh up the backlash it will have.

The law is the law and perhaps it will stop someone from trying to bring more drugs into the country but I doubt it.

lukereg posted on the thread Health Insurance on the Indonesia forum

Please dont post Indonesian on here, this is an English forum. You are preventing Expats from understanding and learning from you and also people who use the forum who are not familiar with the country.

lukereg posted on the thread Risks of working without a visa on the Jakarta forum

Thats all good and well but why not say that to start with? Rather than use so few words what is being said does not make sense. I agree that no one should here working without visas but then sometimes that can happen due to problems where the visas are being issued and that becomes out of the sponsors and employers hands.

As for foriegners buying cheap fuel, cant see how thats different to middle class Indonesians doing the same and taking advantage of something that was meant for the less well off. But as the fuel issue seems to be over. That is not really important now.

lukereg posted on the thread Moving to jakarta on the Jakarta forum

OK thats nice, very nice. You are not far from Ben hill area, Grand Indonesia mall and Senayan. So there will lots of places for you to go. You should google map Jakarta to help you understand the size of it.

Hangouts for Westerners - Aphrodites in Rasuna Kuninghan, Eastern Promise, The Irish bar - Kemang, Mollys - Senaya,  Those places will have more information about groups and social meetings. Also try the embassy as well as they often have different things organised for people.

lukereg posted on the thread Moving to jakarta on the Jakarta forum

Where will you be staying? There are lots of hangouts for westerners and lots of areas have get togethers etc. It will just depend on your location.

lukereg posted on the thread New KITAS regulations? on the Indonesia forum

I hope so Roy but its not how that is viewed by people I speak to here however, time will tell. Like you I came here not to be surrounded by other Westerners and apart from work I am fairly successful at that bit but I feel Indonesia does need to still be guided and supported by people of all nationalities who can continue to improve all standards of life, commerce and industry until such times when it can be fully standalone. That time is coming, just not yet.

lukereg posted on the thread Buy a motorbike or car without kitas on the Bali forum

2nd hand no problem buy new. lots of problems. It depends on the dealer but you need a kitas, passport, maybe a tax card and proof of residence. Better you ask an Indonesian or Balinese person you know and trust to purchase it in their name and then change the STNK and blue book later to yours.

Do you have a SIM C as well? International licences are OK but the police wont bother you if you pull out a Sim C. Sadly, you do need a Kitas to get one. (In Jakarta you do thats for sure)