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    Cafe Batavia

    This 19th century building has been turned into one of Asia's great watering holes. Rarely full to the brim, it combines a relaxed, old-world charm with excellent modern Chinese and western cuisine. A great exhibition of portrait photography can occupy time if watching Jakarta at work, rest and play outside gets too much.

    Cafe Batavia - Jakarta Indoneasia







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    The food was OK, but very pricey. The Chinese menu seemed better value.

    Lovely place though - I'd like to go back in the evening one day.







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    There's quite a few old buildings in the area in various states of repair. Sadly, this really was a flying visit, so I didn't have time to take a good look at everything. We also had to go and stop KW from buying too many gay shirts in the shopping mall.




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    Nice piccies Marmers but in defense of those on dial up did you realise that you posted this piccie twice...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    We also had to go and stop KW from buying too many gay shirts in the shopping mall.
    cheeky git!

    I did get a good price on those business shirts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by klongmaster
    Nice piccies Marmers but in defense of those on dial up did you realise that you posted this piccie twice...
    I was doing 4 pictorials at the same time, so it got a bit confusing. All sorted now.

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    I ate at the Batavia Cafe the last time I was working in Jakarta. The men's restroom is very unique to say the least as all the urinals have been replaced with mirrored walls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deaner
    The men's restroom is very unique to say the least as all the urinals have been replaced with mirrored walls.
    MARMITE - WHERE"S THE BLADDY PICS THEN?? DD will not be happy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by klongmaster
    Nice piccies Marmers but in defense of those on dial up did you realise that you posted this piccie twice...
    I was doing 4 pictorials at the same time, so it got a bit confusing. All sorted now.
    Cheers Marmers...you might like to go back an delete my post then so they don't muck up your thread...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Deaner
    The men's restroom is very unique to say the least as all the urinals have been replaced with mirrored walls.
    MARMITE - WHERE"S THE BLADDY PICS THEN?? DD will not be happy!
    I didn't go to the loo.

    Mrs KW did, but she neglected to take any pics. I think she had a dump as she took about 15 mins

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    I think she had a dump as she took about 15 mins
    nah, she's indo, always takes forever to do anything, go anywhere or get ready

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    is there anything like this in bkk??? i dont mean mirrired toilets there are plenty of these.

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    maybe Jim Thompson's house!?

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    There are quite a few restaurants and bars in restored interesting antique-filled large houses in Bangkok, including Le Dalat Indochine, Mango Tree, Cafe Siam, and Lemon Grass.

    Most of them are stupidly priced, especially Indochine, but Mango Tree is reasonable, and Cafe Siam is good for franco-Thai.

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    Cheers Chinthee, lets hope blackys wallet can stretch to one of these places some day.

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    Anyway, the guy who owns Cafe Batavia is (or was) an Aussie, long term Indon expat, who owns a chain of language schools. In his own words, he just operates Batavia for a hobby.

    Who said there wasn't money in English teaching.

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    very classy place, but Jakarta is a dump, so no point to going there, apart from whoring of course

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