Attracted by the sunshine, a higher standard of living and the burgeoning job market, lots of expatriates land up in Indonesia, many of those in Jakarta. A dense urban jungle of super-malls, super-slums and generally unfamiliar sights, Jakarta can be an overwhelming place to find oneself.
So how can we make ourselves feel “at home,” in this vast city?
Finding a home that is comfortable and convenient as well as making friends and taking advantage of the perks of being a “bule,” are some of the most obvious means. Over the next few pages, we take you through some ideas to adjust and make Jakarta not only “livable,” but also somewhere you call “home”.