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lukereg a participé à la discussion Question about Immigration at Jakarta airport sur le forum Jakarta

Are you flying back to London from Jakarta? If so check what time the departure desk opens, its normally less than 4 hours before. You will need to show security your ticket before they let you into departures and then you will need to pay 150,000 idr at the time of getting your boarding pass. This has to be in Indonesian rupiah. The rest is pretty straight forward. If you fly back from Bali its the same but with tje added 40,000 tax at Jakarta to fly to Bali.

lukereg a participé à la discussion Question about Immigration at Jakarta airport sur le forum Jakarta

You will need to complete 2 cards on the plane before you arrive. One is the departure card and one is the customs clearance card. The Departure card is in English, the other no. So just tick the no boxes and sign it. When you get to Bali you will need to pay $25 usd to get your tourist visa which is valid for 30 days. Then, when you fly into Jakarta you will need to pay 40,000 airport tax but that is all. With Air Asia you can check in online so you dont have queue (unless you have baggage) and then just show your id with your ticket. You will land with Air Asia at Terminal 3 which is nice and shiny new and there are no immigration or other checks to worry about. If you are not being met by a driver or someone go and stand with Bluebird taxi people and queue for that taxi company only. One thing you might need to be aware of is that your carrier might ask you in London for a return ticket (assuming you are staying for a long time so you might not have purchased one, I dont know.) Check with your Employer about that.

lukereg a participé à la discussion im coming there soon sur le forum Indonesia

Annie, you should post your offers of friendship and replies on a blog post. I am sure it would entertain and horrify at the same time. Feeling sorry for Mike as you do, I feel he needs to adapt a more open photo one where he is dressed in a open necked light green nylon shirt with a 1970s perm and some sunglasses to match and then I am sure more turkish men would pm him for friendship.

lukereg a participé à la discussion Bahasa Lessons sur le forum Jakarta

Thats not a lot of money for an hour and a half. You should revise your offer. And once a week wont help you learn anything. Why not learn from your colleagues while at work?

lukereg a participé à la discussion Hello, apa kabar people?! ;)) sur le forum Jakarta

I would agree with Aabie somewhat. Competition here is fierce and the fact this story got out into the press, and it should, will harm its reputation no end. Aabie stop going away and not posting. Its wrong.

lukereg a participé à la discussion im coming there soon sur le forum Indonesia

So are you looking for romance in Jakarta or just to meet women fot friendship? Because whilst this is the place to introduce yourself and make contacts here it is not a dating site.

lukereg a participé à la discussion What you can and can’t do……..and advice. sur le forum Indonesia

Working in a 'language mill' ish Mas Fred has pretty much hit all nails on the head. There are however exceptions to the rules for western teachers it being Indonesia. But degree qualified, drug and hiv free reachers are now expected norms and my company English First is now also expecting every new teacher to provide background checks before coming here which is a first for Indonesia. Whilst that sounds strict or over the top I see an end to the days of back packer teachers and the dawn of a more professional level and approach to teaching English here. After 6 years in this industry I can say I am seeing it change constantly for the better.

lukereg a créé une discussion sur le forum Jakarta

True or not true?

Saw this on Buzzfeed Worth a look and a little chuckle. Welcome to Jakarta!

lukereg a participé à la discussion Anything I Should Consider Bringing? sur le forum Bali

I remember buying sliced cheese that would char and go black and not melt when faced with fire. I think that has since improved buy the range is so limited here (price wise). I guess its not a cheese loving nation.

lukereg a participé à la discussion Anything I Should Consider Bringing? sur le forum Bali

Being English, Australian cheese is not the best but its cheese and cheese here to so expensive. It cheese made from milk, how can they charge the earth for that? Bring all the cheese you can and pile it high and sell it fairly cheaply. If I was in Bali I would buy it.

lukereg a participé à la discussion The world’s happiest country is Indonesia sur le forum Indonesia

Here is something which might sum up a lot peoples view on how they live here. A short story about different view points. The Mexican Fisherman and the Investment Banker (Author Unknown) An American investment banker was at the pier of a small coastal Mexican village when a small boat with just one fisherman docked. Inside the small boat were several large yellowfin tuna. The American complimented the Mexican on the quality of his fish and asked how long it took to catch them. The Mexican replied, “only a little while.” The American then asked why didn’t he stay out longer and catch more fish? The Mexican said he had enough to support his family’s immediate needs. The American then asked, “but what do you do with the rest of your time?” The Mexican fisherman said, “I sleep late, fish a little, play with my children, take siestas with my wife, Maria, and stroll into the village each evening where I sip wine, and play guitar with my amigos. I have a full and busy life.” The American scoffed. “I have an MBA from Harvard, and can help you,” he said. “You should spend more time fishing, and with the proceeds, buy a bigger boat. With the proceeds from the bigger boat, you could buy several boats, and eventually you would have a fleet of fishing boats. Instead of selling your catch to a middle-man, you could sell directly to the processor, eventually opening up your own cannery. You could control the product, processing, and distribution,” he said. “Of course, you would need to leave this small coastal fishing village and move to Mexico City, then Los Angeles, and eventually to New York City, where you will run your expanding enterprise.” The Mexican fisherman asked, “But, how long will this all take?” To which the American replied, “Oh, 15 to 20 years or so.” “But what then?” asked the Mexican. The American laughed and said, “That’s the best part. When the time was right, you would announce an IPO, and sell your company stock to the public and become very rich. You would make millions!” “Millions – then what?” The American said, “Then you could retire. Move to a small coastal fishing village where you could sleep late, fish a little, play with your kids, take siestas with your wife, and stroll to the village in the evenings where you could sip wine and play guitar with your amigos.”