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    Typical Indonesian Party - (wedding, funeral, birthday etc)

    For some reason here people have parties take over the street, perhaps this is because their houses are too small, or perhaps the more cynical might suggest this is because it becomes a more ostentatious or visible affair.

    Anyhow, a few doors down are obviously celebrating tonight...



    notice all the stacked chairs...


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    terrific

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    Quote Originally Posted by jandajoy
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    oh yes. plenty of ice tea will be served. people come and go to wish the homeowners well (or give their sympathies). the chairs will be set out soon in classroom style facing the front of the house, usually the front doors are left open.

    so i guess the tent thingy is like an outdoor extension for 24 or 48 hours or so.

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    I assume you've been invited, yes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rural Surin
    I assume you've been invited, yes?
    yup. the more guests the better, a colleague of mine had 10,000 people turn up to her wedding (but her father was a politician. )

    It is quite routine to invite the entire neighborhood, even if they have never met you!

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    Temporary flooring is being laid down. I think the wiring is also being put in. Notice the guy in the top right corner safely standing on the top rung of the ladder without safety harness ?



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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly View Post
    Temporary flooring is being laid down. I think the wiring is also being put in. Notice the guy in the top right corner safely standing on the top rung of the ladder without safety harness ?


    No probphem. Asian magic....

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    Is this going to be a drip feed photo thread ala CMN. ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jandajoy
    Is this going to be a drip feed photo thread ala CMN. ?
    its happening in real time, you cannot get better than that!

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    He is actually nailing this flooring down, which i found funny for a short set-up. But i guess it is safer.

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    more decorations and more safe work practises on that ladder...




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    shocking photos

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    Looks good KW, nothing quite like a knees up with the folks in the same street. Make sure that you go back later and take a few more pic's of them having some fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jandajoy
    shocking photos
    wha? explain yerself?



    Quote Originally Posted by Loombucket
    nothing quite like a knees up with the folks in the same street.
    maybe you missed this obscure comment.....

    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly
    plenty of ice tea will be served
    that means NO ALCOHOL!

    i aint going there!

    sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly
    Notice the guy in the top right corner safely standing on the top rung of the ladder without safety harness ?
    At least he had somebody holding it for him, unlike #11..

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    oh yeah, didnt notice.

    Quote Originally Posted by Thai Pom
    At least he had somebody holding it for him, unlike #11..

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    dunno what time the party is yet, the chairs and buffet table have been all set up...

    nobody there yet.


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    I did a couple of brief stints in Jakarta {much more time in outer Java & Sumatra}, I'd be curious to ask Willy...what district do you live in?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rural Surin
    I'd be curious to ask Willy...what district do you live in?
    Do you know Bintaro ? Near the tollway, (South of Pondok Indah)

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    Looks pretty Formal with the chair layout....

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    Don't you have an overwhelming urge to drive your car right through the middle of it? I know I would.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Rural Surin
    I'd be curious to ask Willy...what district do you live in?
    Do you know Bintaro ? Near the tollway, (South of Pondok Indah)
    Oh yes, I know it. Nice neighborhood

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog View Post
    Don't you have an overwhelming urge to drive your car right through the middle of it? I know I would.
    He might....after a few too many ice teas

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thai Pom
    Looks pretty Formal with the chair layout....
    Yeah, it tis, adn it sorta isnt, people will come and go at no real set time, be given some food, sit in some chairs, chat, others will arrive others will leave, talking, ice tea drinking, phones, texting, kids running everywhere, usually people stay 30mins to an hour.

    it's more pay a respects say hello sorta thing.

    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    Don't you have an overwhelming urge to drive your car right through the middle of it? I know I would.
    uh hah, same same as the urge to run over every single motorcylist i saw in jakarta, but i avoid that urge too.

    at least this is not directly in my way to get in and out of my house, once one was and so i had to detour around. was less happy about that one.

    In fact last month, someone had a wedding and invited the president, so half of Bintaro got aroudn the main road, noone with out an invitation was allowed within 2 kms of the place.... and this was a main road they blocked.

    i just went and played golf.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rural Surin
    Oh yes, I know it. Nice neighborhood
    it tis, and has been getting better and better with various (decent) developements.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rural Surin
    after a few too many ice teas
    no chance of that happening.

    hate the sweet sickly stuff.

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    Looks like a nice neighbourhood KW but it seems like these properties have very little front garden with the houses being positioned almost directly on the street.

    Do these properties have a rear backyard or garden area?

    It would be nice to see some pictures of the event!

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