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Jakarta - intel needed

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Jinglebellsarenearlyhere Mon 12-Jan-15 14:29:41

My Dsis is considering moving here from 2 years in Malaysia (KL) and would appreciate any insights on what its like - she has two children 11 & 8, they are very outdorsy. Dsis and DH will be working - whats the expat community like? Any pluses / negatives to Jakarta?

Thanks in advance

fatowl Tue 13-Jan-15 14:20:21

I've never lived there, but DH works there a lot.
I am also in KL

The expat community is smaller and more tight knot than in KL
Traffic is terrible- be careful about where you live to minimize the commute- be prepared to "live" in your car a bit- I know families who are set up to do homework/admin in their cars.
It is "harder" than KL as a posting goes, but the cost of living is lower than KL. British school has a good rep.

Jinglebellsarenearlyhere Tue 13-Jan-15 16:47:26

Thanks owl. And a bump

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