Highly recommended reading!
If you are thinking of coming to Jakarta read this!
I have been waiting for this book to come out for a few months!
It has finally arrived in Jakarta.
I picked up a copy in Singapore in late October and devoured the book in a day, I wish it was available when we first arrived in Jakarta.
This book is a very comprehensive guide to life in Jakarta, it should be compulsory for all new expatriates as it makes life so much easier when you understand whats going on around you. Even after living here for nearly 12 months I learnt a lot.
The book was originally authored by Derek Bacon nearly 10 years ago and has just been thoroughly revised and updated by a renown Jakarta Blogger, Jakartass.
Some of the topics covered:-
- First impressions
- History, Geography and Politics
- Fitting into society
- Settling in
- Food and entertainment
- Culture and travel
- Communicating in Jakarta
- Doing business
- Fast facts
It is also readily available from Amazon.
I was very impressed with this book and hope you will be too.