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    Scampy coming to Jakarta for first time

    I'll be there just three, maybe four nights for work.

    Which area would be a good place to spend my 4th night?

    Suggestions or a personal message from Kingwilly most welcome.

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    Depends, where you are working mate. But more importantly I'm happy to catch up for a beer. When?

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    Oh to be in Jakarta when the circus is in town.........

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    From what I've seen online and heard people say, it's like a muslim Bangkok circa 1998, only with more traffic.

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    What's that on your avatar Scampy?

    Are you selling them?

    Oh and nice to see you alive and well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy
    What's that on your avatar Scampy?

    Are you selling them?
    You having another business plan, LT???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy
    What's that on your avatar Scampy? Are you selling them?
    No, he's nobbing them

    http://teakdoor.com/the-teakdoor-lou...ing-dyson.html (I got arrested for tea-bagging a Dyson Airblade, and I don't care.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Gentleman Scamp View Post
    From what I've seen online and heard people say, it's like a muslim Bangkok circa 1998, only with more traffic.
    1998 is being generous.

    only with more traffic is an understatement.

    Handy Tip #1
    Bring USD for changing currency, but the notes should be 100s, recent issue and in perfect condition

    Handy Tip #2
    Only use bluebird or silverbird taxis for safety. A ride from airport to centre of town is approx 1 hour (or 2 in heavy traffic and will cost approx 200,000 IDR)

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly View Post
    Only use bluebird or silverbird taxis for safety. A ride from airport to centre of town is approx 1 hour (or 2 in heavy traffic and will cost approx 200,000 IDR)
    What, you not picking him up?

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    I'm selling the Czech Republic.

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    I thought that read

    'personal massage from King Willy'

    Eyesight not so good.

    Scampy, see if you can find out the difference between a 'waria' and a 'banci'. I never could.

    Here's some useful Bahasa 'Saya mau lihat puncak gunung susumu'.......It means - 'can I see your nipples' (lit: 'I want to see the road passing over Mount Titty')

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    Except Says is too formal, use gue (these days aku and kamu is for your girlfriend)

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    Oh I never managed any slang when I was there - eg the personal pronouns, and when I see Bahasa written on social media - I can't fathom a single word!

    One could always establish which Bules had worked through a certain language course (me included), because we would refer doggedly to bottled water as 'air es' rather than 'aqua'.

    I have just gotten news that my APEC travel card has been approved, so I can now presumably return to Indonesia after my forced deportation a few years ago.

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    Social media and sms slang does my head in too. Basically no hard and fast rules, make it up as you go along. Drop all vowels.

    So Saya sudah datang might read as gue udah dtg

    Tidak is formal for nggak but on social media it's typed as gak

    jalan jalan might be jln2

    Etc

    Quote Originally Posted by The Ghost Of The Moog View Post
    I have just gotten news that my APEC travel card has been approved, so I can now presumably return to Indonesia after my forced deportation a few years ago.

    What happened there?

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    Nice one, is she Indonesian?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly View Post
    Nice one, is she Indonesian?
    Isn't that the one you're setting Scampy up with?
    or is he bringing Sandra?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Ghost Of The Moog
    so I can now presumably return to Indonesia after my forced deportation a few years ago.
    I am sure there is an interesting story behind all this, would you mind sharing it with us ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Gentleman Scamp
    Which area would be a good place to spend my 4th night?
    have you tried your usual 711 with their Beer promotion ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Gentleman Scamp
    personal message from Kingwilly most welcome.
    are you looking for him as a sponsor ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly View Post
    Social media and sms slang does my head in too. Basically no hard and fast rules, make it up as you go along. Drop all vowels.

    So Saya sudah datang might read as gue udah dtg

    Tidak is formal for nggak but on social media it's typed as gak

    jalan jalan might be jln2

    Etc

    Quote Originally Posted by The Ghost Of The Moog View Post
    I have just gotten news that my APEC travel card has been approved, so I can now presumably return to Indonesia after my forced deportation a few years ago.

    What happened there?
    Pulling out sticky visa labels from passport. Had my passport besmirched with a dirty great red stamp saying something rude, and was put on the next boat out. Didn't get past immigration.

    I was told later ( by the person who owned the hotel where I was to stay) that I was very close to getting a night in jail for my actions and subsequent conduct (eg trying to bribe officer)

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    Heinous!

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    How hot is it in Jakarta right now?

    It's so hot in Bangkok they are selling shade.

    94 here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Ghost Of The Moog
    Pulling out sticky visa labels from passport.
    quite harmless, I bet you tried to get smart with some funny offending remarks and the immigration officer got offended

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