Thursday, July 10, 2008

Fast Food Chain Delivery order

24-hour delivery order call (021) 14045

These are few of McDonald's locations from all areas :
Central Jakarta
1.Gajah Mada Plaza Ground Floor, Jl. Gajah Mada No. 19-26 | Phone: (021)6341164
2.ITC Cempaka Mas, Jl.Letjen. Suprapto | Phone: (021)42879782
3.Sarinah, Jl. M.H. Thamrin No. 11 | Phone: (021)325087, 390 2793
West Jakarta
1.Ground Floor, Jl. Letjen S. Parman, Grogol | Phone: (021)5681526
2.ITC Roxy Mas, Jl. K.H. Hasyim Azhari No. 27 | Phone: (021)63857828
3.Taman Anggrek Mall 1st Fl., Jl. Letjen. S.Parman. Kav 21, Slipi | Phone: (021)5639698
North Jakata
1.Jl. Raya Barat Boulevard Blok XC, No.7, Kelapa Gading |Phone: (021)4529138
2.Sunter Mall Ground Floor, Jl. Danau Sunter Utara Blok G No. 7 | Phone: (021)6402570
South Jakarta
1.Jl. Kemang Raya No. 10 | Phone: (021)7199203
2.Megapasaraya Blok M-Basement, Kebayoran Baru | Phone: (021)7227616
3.Tebet Shop House, Jl. Prof. Dr. Soepomo, No. 55, Tebet | Phone: (021)831 4965; 831 4966
4.Jl. Pasaraya Sultan Agung No. 1, Manggarai | Phone: (021)8315313
East Jakarta
1.Jl. Inspeksi Saluran, Kalimalang Blok E 7 / 5-6 | Phone: (021)86604057

Hoka Hoka Bento, Indonesia Japanese Fast Food
South Jakarta
1. Ambasador Mal, 4th Fl. Jl. Dr. Satrio | Phone: (021) 5760443, 5760445
2.Jl. RS. Fatmawati No. 15 | Phone: (021)75910880; 759 10881
3. Sentral Mulia Building, Jl. HR. Rasuna Said | Phone: (021)2500360; 250 0361
North Jakarta
1.Jl. Terusan Gading Timur Boulevard No. 88 | Phone: (021)4613413;461 3414
2.Kelapa Gading Mall 2. Jl. Boulevard Kelapa Gading | Phone: (021)452 9777;452 9788
West Jakarta
1.Taman Anggrek Mall, Jl. S. Parman, Slipi | Phone: (021)5639381; 563 9382
Central Jakarta
1. Wisma BRI Building, Jl. Jenderal Sudirman | Phone: (021)573 9388; 5739389
2. Wisma BNI 46, Jl. Jenderal Sudirman | Phone: (021)5744475; 574 4476

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Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Get Jakarta Freeway Map

Translation/Meaning :
Peta Arah Tujuan Tol dalam Kota - Jakarta's Freeway Entrance Map
Keluar - Exit
Jalan - Road
U/Utara - North, Selatan - South, Pusat - Central, Timur - East, Barat - West
Keterangan - Description
Jalan Tol - Freeway
Jalan Non Tol - Highway / Non-Freeway

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Source :

After Midnight

Are you starving after an exhausting party or just looking for a place to hang-out, these are the list for late-at-night restaurants or cafes.

CAFE AMOR* | Jl. Kemang Raya No.67 Phone: (021)7191333.
More like a coffee shop and free wi-fi, good coffee and serves western food

Grand Kemang Hotel, Jl. Kemang Raya 2H Phone: (021)7194121
Offers international food and beverages suggested food Atlantic Salmon, Oriental Beef Spicy or Seafood on Oyster Shell.

BREAD ‘N BREAKFAST | Jl. Kemang Raya 15 Lt.2. Phone: (021)7199869 / 7193429
American Resto style or diner, favorite menu Steak ‘n Eggs Breakfast, The Big Steak Omelets, Meat Lover’s Scrumble, dan Fabulous Fruit-filled Pancakes
OPENING HOURS 08.00 am – 11.00pm (Sun-Thur) | 07.00am – 03.00am (Weekends).

FAST EDDIE’S | Jl. Hang Lekir I No.15, Kebayoran Baru. Phone: (021)739 6530 (close to Senayan City)
Offers variety of pizzas, recommended ones Cheezy Cheese & Super Deluxe
OPENING HOURS 10.00am – 12.00am (Sun-Thu) | 10.00am – 06.00am (Fri-Sat).

CAFE OH LA LA* | Djakarta Theater, Jl. M.H. Thamrin No.9
Good snacks and good tea, the environment however a bit noisy, people talking out loud because of the traffic noise and really high-volume music.

| Djakarta Theater, Jl. M.H. Thamrin No.9
Yeah, no review need..Yup international chain of hamburger fast food restaurant.

STARBUCKS* | Djakarta Theater, Jl. M.H. Thamrin No.9
Good place to hang out, located next to burger king, and both owned by the same Indonesian's retail company, really crowded especially on weekends (after 8pm)

PURE FOODISM | Senayan City, Lower Ground, Crystal Lagoon, Phone: (021)7278 1434.
Mix of resto, bar and lounge, good ambiance and located on Lower Ground of Senayan City.
Recommended menu: Shrimp with Salty Egg (Udang Telur Asin), pasta and very Italian rissoto and wine
OPENING HOURS 10.00am – 02.00 WIB.

SATOO* | Shangri-La Hotel Jakarta Level 1, Kota BNI, Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav.1

There are 8 kitchen stations: Asian station, Indian station, Western station, Grill station, Noodles station, Juice station.
OPENING HOURS 06.00am – 02.00am (restaurant) & 24 hour (deli shop).

BATAVIA Café* | Across the square from the Fatahillah Museum | Phone: (021)6915531
Take a step into Jakarta's colonial past in this 19th-century restored building. Café Batavia offers one of Jakarta's best dining experiences in an unequaled historic setting. Modern Australian cuisine and the most delicious homemade ice cream in town make Café Batavia a favorite with tourists and expat residents as well.

OPENING HOURS 8:00am - 2:00am (Mon-Fri) |24 hours (Sat-Sun)


Friday, July 4, 2008

Get in-out Jakarta via Batam

Cheaper alternative and if you have plenty of time, you can continue your trip from Singapore to Indonesia through Batam and then Jakarta using airline service.

The ferry ride from Singapore to Batam is approximately 45 minutes and one way costs (ticket fare, fuel surcharge, etc) around S$20-40 / person. There are several ferry operators, most reliable one (based on customers' review) is Penguin Ferry Services. You can catch the Ferry to Batam in World Trade Center Ferry Terminal in Singapore, for detail you may contact the Penguin's sales counter in Singapore :
(Singapore country code +65) 62714866.

Singapore GMT+8, Jakarta GMT+7

Depart from Habour Front Centre Singapore (RF)

Singapore To Batam Centre ( Singapore Time ) Batam Centre To Singapore ( Indonesia Time )
0900 0720
0940 0840
1100 1000
1140 1110
1320 1240
1450 1400
1610 1510
1720 1610
1830 1720
1940 1820
2040 1930
2150 2110

Therefore the booking procedures are below:
Booking Procedures (Check-In)
1. Passengers are advised to check-in and collect boarding pass from RFT and/or TMFT terminal counter at least 1 hour before departure time. PFS reserves the right to cancel the booking if boarding pass is not collected 1 hour before departure time.

2. For departure from any terminal at Riau Island, passengers are required to advise to check-in and collect boarding pass at terminal counter at least 30 minutes before departure time. PFS reserves the right to cancel booking if boarding pass is not collected 15 minutes before departure time.

3. Travel documents required for immigration clearance
a) International Passport ( with at least 6 months validity )
b) Boarding Pass
c) Embarkation Card
d) Visa if required

* Schedule & booking procedure is taken from Penguin Ferry Services website, click to read more detail.

Indonesia Map

Central Jakarta Map

South Jakarta Map

Simple Bahasa


  • I = Saya
  • You = Kamu (friendly) / Anda (formal)
  • They = Kalian
  • We = Kita / Kami
Greetings and Civilities
  • Good Morning (until 11 a.m) = Selamat Pagi
  • Good day (11 a.m. to 3 p.m) = Selamat Siang
  • Good afternoon (3 p.m. to 6 p.m) = Selamat Sore
  • Good Night (after 6 p.m) = Selamat Malam
  • What is your name? = Siapa Nama anda?
  • My name is.... = Nama Saya....
  • Thank you = Terima kasih
  • You're welcome = Kembali
  • How are you? = Apa kabar?
  • I'm fine = Kabar baik / Saya baik-baik saja
  • Please (asking for help) = Tolong
  • Please (giving permission) = Silahkan
  • Sorry = Maaf
  • Excuse me = Permisi

Useful World And Phrases

  • I don't understand = Saya tidak mengerti
  • I don't want it = Saya tidak mau
  • I want to go to= Saya mau oergi ke
  • Yes = Iya / Ya
  • No = Tidak
  • Toilet = Toilet, Kamar Kecil, WC (pronounced "way say")
  • Telephone number = Nomor telepon
  • Hot = Panas
  • Cold = Dingin
  • Delicious = Enak
  • Chili = Sambal / Cabai
  • Pepper = Lada
  • Salt = Garam
  • Soy Sauce = Kecap


  • How much? = Berapa?
  • How many? = Berapa?
  • What's the price? = Berapa harganya?
  • How many Kilometers? = Berapa Kilometer?
  • Where is....? = Di mana ada?
  • Which way? = Ke mana?
  • May I take a photo? = Boleh saya foto?
  • Where do you live? = Anda tinggal di mana?
  • What is this called in Bahasa Indonesia? = Apa namanya ini dalam bahasa Indonesia?
  • Do you have.....? = Apakah Anda ada?
  • Could you take me to....? = Apakah Anda bisa mengantar Saya ke....?

Jakarta Travel Agents

West Jakarta
Carmeta Ampuh Tour & Travel Service
Outer Ring Road Kamal Raya Street, D8/10 West Jakarta
Phone: (021) 54350533
PT. Dream Tour & Travel
Pejagalan 1 Street 1 BE, West Jakarta
Phone: (021) 6918525
El John Tours & Travel
Wisma Indovision 12th floor
Raya Panjang Street Z/3
Phone: (021) 5824888

Central Jakarta
Mega Wisata Jakarta
Medan Merdeka Timur Street 17
Phone: (021) 3511555
Matahari Tour & Travel
Jend. Sudirman Street Kav. 28
Phone: (021) 5212212
Adara Wisatama
Ruko Sentra Kav. 34/36 DC, Salemba,
Phone: (021) 3928668, 3928667, 3928670 / 3928672
Adi Tour & Travel (Adi saharan Karya Wst)
Jln. P. Jayakarta Komplek Ruko 135 Blok C No. 12
Phone: (021) 6010492, 6010493 / 6012570
Adi Travel (Adi Angkasa)
Kramat Sentiong Ujung 1-20
Phone: (021) 3909039, 3146486 / 3151262
Akademi Pariwisata Buana Wisata
Jln. Letjend. Soeprapto No. 104, Jakarta 10540
Phone: (021) 4201411
Amanda Bali Internasional
Jln. Wahid Hasyim No. 110
Phone: (021) 3143407 / 3143543 or
Amindomas Murni Wisata
Jln. Gajah mada No. 208, Jakarta 11120
Phone: (021) 6496662, 6499835 / 6394447 or

North Jakarta
Cita Tour
Sunter Hijau Street
Raya Block S4/12 Sunter Hijau, North Jakarta
Phone: (021) 65303354
Good Day Tour
Boulevard Artha Gading Street I/27, Kelapa Gading North Jakarta
Phone: (021) 45856763
Talenta Tour & Travel
Sunter Paradise 2 - K29
Phone: (021) 65831507
Aero Elang Tour (Aero Tour & Travel)
Jln. Pluit Selatan Raya No. 70, Jakarta 14450
Phone: (021) 6628887 / 6670402 or

South Jakarta
American Express
Graha Aktiva Lt. 8 Jln. HR. Rasuna Said, Jakarta
Phone: (021) 5216676, 5216677 / 5216633
Kurnia Djaja Wisata Tour & Travel
Bintaro Utama I Street E/08-09, Bintaro Jaya,
Phone: (021) 73888183
Air Antariksa Travel
Bintaro Utama IX Street HA1/21, Bintaro Jaya,
Phone: (021) 74864843
Sahabat Travel
Maleo Raya Street
Block JC 4-02 Bintaro Jaya
Phone: (021) 7451718
Aba Travelindo
Mall Ambasador Lt. 2, No. 59-60
Jln. Prof. Dr. Satrio, Karet Kuningan
Phone: (021)-5762440 /5762441 or sales@aba
Adira Birditama (Birdi Tour)
Balai Kartini Jln. Gatot Subroto No. 37
Phone: (021) 5274015, 5274016, 52960639 / (021) 5225554
Adventure Indonesia- Jakarta
Wisma 31 Building, 3rd Floor,Kemang Raya Street No.31 Jakarta 12730
Phone: (021) 2250 or 718-2256 - Fax: (021) 718-0438,
Agaphos Tours
Jln. KH. Abdullah Safe'i No. 27 Lt. 2 Casablanca, Tebet
Phone: (021) 83705330 / 8375331 or
Agniya Gemilang Indah (Agniya Tour)
JLn. Tebet Barat Dalam Raya No. 122, Jakarta 12810
Phone: (021) 83702720 / 83702747
Aldina Wisata Internasional
Jln. Tirtayasa IX/12, Jakarta 12160
Phone: (021) 2700881, 2700882 / 2700734 or
Altorina tours
Wijaya Grand Centre Blok C21, Jakarta Selatan
Phone: (021) 7204005, 7398945 / 7202913
Altaraya Wisatama
Raya Pasar Minggu 12B, Pejaten, Jakarta Selatan
Phone: (021) 7983063, 7983532 / 7948456

East Jakarta
Alia Indah Wisata (Alia Wisata)
Puri Sentra Niaga E 73 Jln. Inspeksi Saluran, Kalimalang
Phone: (021) 86608950, 86608951 / 86608948 or
Alkaf Karya Bersaudara
Kampung Melayu Besar No. 13, Jakarta
Phone: (021) 8190580, 8519038 / 8519039
Amani Wisata Tours & Travel
Jln. Kalibata Raya No. 5, Cililitan, Kramatjati
Phone: (021) 8002520, 80882424, 80880649 (hunting) / 8098491

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Thursday, July 3, 2008

Kelapa Gading Map

Emergency Call

EMERGENCY CALL : 112 (from your Cell Phone)

Police Department
(Polda Metro Jaya) call center
Central Jakarta 021-6344215, 6311216
West Jakarta 021-5607323, 5682284
South Jakarta 021-7515054, 7694519
East Jakarta 021-8582150, 8580588

Fire Department 021-491063 / 493045 / 8711302

Halim Perdana Kusuma -
021-8089-599, 80880018
International Airport Soekarno Hatta - 021-
80899599, 80880018

Train Station
Gambir - 021-3862361
Jakarta Kota - 021-6928515
- 021-8192318
- 021-8292458
- 021-314787
- 021-4210164
Tanah Abang
- 021-3840048
Tanjung Priok
- 021-491978
Pengaturan Perjalanan
- 021-491943

Palang Merah Indonesia (PMI - Red Cross)
PMI DKI Jakarta 021-3908422, 3908459
Central Jakarta 021-3500572, 3841474
South Jakarta 021-7891871
West Jakarta 021-5606378
North Jakarta 021-495630
East Jakarta 021-8611832

Human Rights 021-

Important Telephone Numbers

Information Jakarta Area108
Information Long Distance Indonesia100
Information International Calls102
Long Distance Overseas101
Long Distance Overseas (Jakarta Only)104
Telephone repair107
Police(62-21) 5250110
National SAR(62-21) 5502111

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Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Jakarta Fashion Week 2008

From the media group that has been leading and spearheading Indonesian fashion industry for the past 35 years, Femina Group and its partner Pacific Place, the luxurious and latest shopping center in Jakarta, organize Festival Mode Indonesia 2008 with the opening night on 20 August 2008.

Festival Mode Indonesia 2008 is the pivotal of Indonesian fashion industry, showcasing the best of Indonesian fashion designers who are also the existing members of APPMI (Asosiasi Perancang Pengusaha Mode Indonesia) and IPMI (Ikatan Perancang Mode Indonesia) as well as the young and independent designers.

Fashion shows will be held at the Pacific Place, located in Sudirman Central Business District starts from 21-24 August 2008 (check location on Wikimapia)

Further information please contact : or read on Femina Group's magazines

Clubworxx 08 Indonesian Tour

Clubworxx 2008 Indonesian Tour | Friday, July 4th, 2008
At Blowfish and Puro (click for club location)
999 records present
in conjunction with fouth of july party

Blowfish - Featuring DJs
Clubworxx ger / Boedy 999 rec / Fadi Sweden

Puro - Featuring DJs
Andry 999 rec/ Lay Mansion /Bimo 1945mf /

Information please contact :
021-93330234 or

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Shopping Alternative

Be creative to shop in Jakarta, you don't have to buy branded items where you can find those items exactly in your hometown, try to buy Indonesian local brand clothing, or well-known as Distro.

Starting in early 2000s, youths mostly from Bandung got creative by designing their own t-shirts, bags, wallets, belts and other fashion items. Those products were sold in a tiny shop call 'distro' and easy to found almost in every area in Bandung and those youths expand their business in Jakarta and attract a real good attention, even some go international and promote Distro by giving free T-shirt to be worn by the MTV Asia VJs whatsoever. Distro owners also work closely with indie band to reflect distro as an indie clothing line with fresh ideas and most likely the design dedicated to young spirited customers like surfer, skateboarder...

In Jakarta, many Distros are spotted in Tebet and Kebayoran, South Jakarta. The price range vary from Rp. 50.000 - Rp. 300.000/piece and not forgot to mention that they only produce each items in small quantity so you don't have to worry to find someone's using the same t-shirt design as yours in malls except you got unlucky.

In the Tebet Area, a good place to start would be:

Bloop distro. Jln. Tebet Utara Raya No. 1 | 021- 71125587
Many choices of clothing lines here, as Bloop is known to accept clothing lines from everywhere.

Nearby, Ouval Research / Gummo. Jln. Tebet Utara Dalam No. 26 | 021-8362177
Offers t-shirts, bags, wallets, shoes, watches, sweater even stereo-d backpack and more for-fun stuffs both for female and male customer. I think this brand is pretty known in Singapore, Malaysia.

Endorse distro. Jln. Tebet Utara Dalam No. 5 | 021-83792616
For family shopping, just a little leisure walk to the south from Bloop. From outside you can see its light box sign with the familiar green ‘Endorse’ logo. Nearby, Chronicle distro.

Cynical MD. Jln. Lamandau IV no. 18 | 021-7255407
Have a quick bite at the ‘Blenger’ Burger (FYI, very very yummy for only Rp. 11.000/burger) located in Lamandau street.

Warriors distro in Jl Barkah No.39, Manggarai, offers more ‘masculine’
distro. Jln. Brawijaya XII no. 8 | 021-72786407
distro. Jln. Kemang Raya 8b | 021-7199288 and

Insomniac distro. Jln. Kemang Raya 27 no. 10
The outfits sold here are somewhat ‘darker’ and you can also get tattoos and piercing.

East Jakarta owns at least one distro worth mentioning, the Syubidupappap in Percetakan Negara road, Rawamangun. Lots of choice, especially for girls and women, and their collections are always up-to-date.

Source : streetdirectory

Public Runway 60's in Style

Public Runway 60's in Style | Thursday, July 3rd, 2008 | 08.00 - 11.00 pm
Taman Ria Senayan, Unit 101 East End Building,
Jl. Jend. Gatot Subroto, South Jakarta

You wanna back to 60's Style for while..?
Don't miss this moment...

Further information, please contact :
021-5745494 /