Moving to Jakarta

Hi everyone

Will be moving to Jakarta in October for a year to work.

Been nice reading some of the things in the forum.

The company provided accommodation is around Kelapa Gading although I am still not sure where's that. Hows the neighbourhood there? Any place to hang out there for a beer or so?

Thanks so much in advance, any suggestions are welcome.


Kelapa Gading is north east ish of the city and its a big tower block area but there are some big malls there and they will have bars and restaurants with beer and the like.

Lots of Expats and there are great transport links and great traffic jams as well. Its very hot there I recall and very few trees. In the rains it often floods. But that's Jakarta.



Thanks for the reply.

Yeah heard about the bad jams  :o

Malls, schools and traffic jams

Kelapa Gading
North Jakarta City, Jakarta

Kelapa Gading has Malls, traffic jam, restaurants (great one) and also bar if I am not mistaken.
I hope you enjoy Jakarta as much as you would get used to its traffic.

Thanks everyone for the info.  :)

Does anyone know where can i get a good part time maid just for weekly house cleaning and laundry? Language is not an issue.

Thanks in advance.

install golife application and you can order go-clean to clean your house whenever you want. it is hourly rate though

There are loads of laundry services that collect and deliver, most charging by the kilo at around Rp7,000/kilo.
Maids are easy, just ask your security guys - they always know someone.

cieta :

install golife application and you can order go-clean to clean your house whenever you want. it is hourly rate though

Be careful of app permissions.
I refuse to put that sort of app on my phone because so many companies make their real cash by data mining.
I there's any secure or secret or sensitive data on your mobile, many apps have permission to upload it.

Your employer should help you with a maid service and laundries are easy to find and cheap but are prone to losing stuff. So choose wisely in your area.
I pay around 40k for 3.5kg wash and ironed and done in 2 days, 3 in the rainy season.

Sounds like Jakarta's laundry places are more expensive than Bintaro's.
All the places here are Rp7,000/kilo. Losses are commonly a problem but the one we use labels every item with a tag so we having lost anything since we changed to them.

Yes I agree with the permission, need to be careful.
As for maid, some company dont do that but you can always ask the concierge at your apartment or simply the security.
Laundry starts at Rp 7,000 per KG, usually that is excluding ironing, different area might get different fee.

@Fred which bintaro area did you find the 7,000 per KG? I am in Bintaro but is 12k each KG in my area

Bintaro 9 has lots.

Thanks all... Hmm 2 more weeks to go.  :P

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