Indonesian retirement visa, Jakarta, Bali, Lombok

Indonesian retirement visas, Jakarta, Bali, Lombok 

(a retirement KITAS visa, temporary residence Indonesia)

 

This visa title is VERY misleading because it is described as an “Indonesian retirement visa”. It is not. It is a POTENTIAL one-year visa for people over 55, and it has to be renewed each year. It does not give you the right to stay in Indonesia and has to be converted to a KITAS, by you or an agent, once you arrive inside Indonesia.

NOTE. Most websites detail this incorrectly. It is a one year Indonesian visa, and you can have a local bank account, you can get local (resident) medical insurance, but you cannot work or run a business.

NOTE. Depending on who you talk to, you can use this retirement visa to come and go as often as you like, or you must not leave the country but get a MERP as well.

Entry Requirement Permit – ERP

Multi Entry Requirement Permit – MERP

ERP will allow you exit and entry for 3 months, MERP for 6 months, so you would need 2 x MERP for your one year stay.

My research suggests that you CANNOT travel with such retirement a visa, it will be cancelled as soon as you fly out. You need a MERP to fly out.

Requirements for an “Indonesian retirement visa”.

You need to be 55 or over, have a sponsor, and at least 18 months left on your passport.

You will have to prove that you have the means to support yourself, plus medical cover, plus money sat in the bank. The listed income is $18,000 a year, or approx 12,000 GBP, 1,000 GBP a month.

You can extend four times, up to five years, after which you apply for a KITAP, permanent residence, you will have difficulty trying to get another retirement visa unless you leave for a year or two.

Domestic help – a requirement?

One requirement (now a grey area) is that you should give someone in Indonesia a job. Most retirees have a cleaner come in once a week, very cheap, $50 a month. So don’t worry about the cost of employing someone.

An “Indonesia retirement visa” is similar in application to the SOSBUD but takes at least 10 working days, 2 weeks. Best bet is to use an agent or a local Indonesian. Some websites state that only your sponsor can apply for your retirement visa, but an agent can also be the sponsor. You can also try and do it yourself, not recommended.

You will need to pick up the visa stamp from outside of Indonesia as with a SOSBUD.

Indonesian Visa Paperwork for your agent/sponsor – Indonesian retirement visa

Bank statement

Medical cover statement (you cannot get cover unless you are resident somewhere already, Indonesia or at home, and that cover is often less than a year. To get Indonesian medical cover you already need the visa in your hand!)

Sponsor letter

Letter detailing domestic help (grey area)

Scan of passport pages, 18 months remaining in passport

Intended address, lease agreement. (this is a grey area since you should already have a lease agreement yet can’t get a lease agreement without a KITAS visa, Catch 22)

Passport photos from a company in a shopping mall (you cannot make them yourself), yet you will be photographed and they will not ask you for the stated photos.

An “Indonesia retirement visa”” is not what you think it is!

 

NOTE. Medical insurance is a huge scam, and most of the time they DO NOT pay out. 80% of all claims are settled either in court or through the ombudsman. When you buy medical cover you state your home address and usual doctor. If you then fly to Indonesia then you have TRAVEL MEDICAL INSURANCE, and that covers certain things and will include repatriation if you are unconscious or in a coma. If you new home is in Bali, with your possessions, then being sent back to Europe will be a shock for you when you wake up!

When resident in Asia you can get proper medical cover, hospital and out-patient, but it is not cheap. One year travel cover for a Westerner might be just $200, one month medical cover in KL is $500, $6,000 a year for basic cover, and many people pay more. Your travel medical insurance is not the same as your resident medical insurance.

If you tell your home country insurance agent you are going to live in Indonesia they will tell you that you cannot get cover but must arrange it locally. You can get travel insurance only. Catch 22, you need your visa before your get the local cover, but you need valid medical cover to get the visa.

 

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Getting a 6 month visa for Bali, Indonesia

How to get a “6 month visa for Bali”

 

A Bali social visit visa, a “6 month visa for Bali” (sosbud), is valid for an initial 60 days and can be renewed 4 times, each for 30 days, so that’s six months in total – it is not a 6 month visa. To qualify for a social visit visa you need a friend in Bali who will fill in a form to say that you are visiting them and sightseeing at the same time. On arrival visitors will get an Indonesian visa valid for 30 days.

NOTE. The immigration officials don’t seem to care why you are visiting and generally don’t ask, but fill in the form honestly. And you can get a second six month SOSBUD straight after the last one, and they still won’t ask why you need a whole year to see the sites and the beaches. I was, however, asked by Kuala Lumpur embassy staff if I planned on marrying my local girlfriend. Not yet, was the answer.

To apply for a SOSBUD online you can be outside Indonesia or inside, but to get the passport stamp you must be outside Indonesia.

NOTE. A “Bali 6 month visa” is CANCELLED as soon as you fly out. You need another one on your return. If you get a 60 day visa and fly to KL after a week, you just lost your 60 day visa.

The process of getting a SOSBUD, Bali 6 month visa

My Indonesian girlfriend applied online in Jakarta whilst I was there on a 30 day VOA. First she registered to act as sponsor and guarantor. She scanned my passport, bank statement, last visa stamp arriving in Jakarta (if there is one), passport back page, return flight (a cheap flight to any place), and then she uploaded them to the immigration website along with a scan of her invite letter – which is a standard form to be filled in, you do not need to think up the contents of a nice letter and the reasons for the visit. She put down that I was visiting her and seeing the country, which was true.

  • Bank statement (showing you have more than $1,500)
  • Passport scan back page
  • Scan of return flight
  • Scan of invite letter
  • Scan of sponsors ID
  • Can of sponsors family ID (different to private ID)
  • Application form to be filled in (available in both languages)

NOTE. We could only find the form in Bahasa, not English!

NOTE. It is mentioned online that you should have travel insurance, yet I was never asked to provide evidence of that. It is generally noted that if you do not have a return ticket or travel insurance that airport immigration COULD turn you away. I have never been asked to show it, and I have never heard of anyone showing it.

NOTE. You sponsor is legally responsible for you, so if you get caught with some drugs or overstay your visa then your sponsor gets arrested !!!!

There were three stages to the online process, and each had a one day delay, and immigration only work on weekdays 9am-5pm. Each stage was passed, and final approval was given, downloaded and printed off. I then needed to fly to Kuala Lumpur (quick and cheap) to get the passport stamp, as advised by Jakarta immigration.

“all quick and simple, one visit…” they said.

I headed to the Indonesian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, having booked a place to stay for three days, and return flights.

When you get to the embassy, Indonesians go to the entrance on the left, foreigners on the right (as you look from the busy street).

NOTE. On the far left is an area of car park where Malaysians offer photocopying at a reasonable rate. Also on the left is a coffee shop and a cash machine, inside the first tall tower You need 300 MYR in cash, nothing else will do, no credit cards accepted, no other currency.

I entered on the right having shown my approval letter from Jakarta. For a SOSBUD go downstairs, not upstairs. There is a helpful official wandering around giving advice. On my approval letter was a bar code, and once swiped on a machine I received a number, sat and waited (2 hours).

In front of the nice lady I handed over my passport and approval letter, to be told to forget the online application since each embassy had its own way of doing things. I had to fill in forms, scan again my last visa entry and passport back page, and come back the next day, and that my passport MIGHT be ready in 5 days.

Pissed off, I moved flights and extended my stay.

The next day I took a number, waited, paid 300 MYR and was sent off, to come back on the Thursday afternoon, having started the process on the Monday morning, but that there was no guarantee.

On the Thursday I took a number, sat and waited, and got my passport without further hassle, moved flights yet again and headed for Jakarta. I had made three trips to the embassy, time spent in traffic, time wasted sat down waiting, four days tied up.

PHOTOS. Many websites mention passport photos, and I had some done, but I was never asked to hand them in and I still have them. When you extend an “Bali 6 month visa” you are photographed.

NOTE. Visa agents are not cheap if you are on a budget holiday, but they do save time and hassle. If you have an agent then you need only make one quick trip to the embassy.

In Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur, agents always jump the queue and get their clients in first. If they arrive with 200 Vietnamese workers you could be in for a very long wait.

Extending my sosbud visa

After 50 days in Jakarta it was time to extend the visa, and the process needs at least 5 working days. I made my first visit to immigration 8 working days before the visa expired (they say 7-10 days).

On my first Indonesian sosbud visa extension visit to immigration, Jakarta (2 hours in a taxi with a driver who did not know where he was going, my girlfriend filled in the forms and handed them in, an hour in a taxi home. Again, we could not find forms in English.

NOTE. There are several immigration offices in Jakarta, but you are only allowed to attend the one relevant to where you live (north, south, east, central). You will be turned away and sent to the correct one, so check first.

NOTE. Many websites suggest that you must prove an onward plane ride and medical insurance. I was not asked for either.

Coming away from the immigration office we had to find a bank and pay 300,000 IDR, about $20, and get a receipt, they do not accept payment in the immigration offices. We were told that the receipt was vital, yet no one ever looked at it or took it, the computer tells them you have paid.

NOTE. When you hand over your passport you get a receipt, and you must carry that with a photocopy of your passport back page all the time you are in Indonesia. If the police catch you without it you are in trouble, but police stopping westerners is rare, very rare.

On my second visit to immigration, 2 hours in a taxi there and 2 hours back (it was only 3 miles away and I could have walked, but no one walks anywhere in Jakarta – not least because there are few pavements or places to cross a busy road), I handed in the paperwork and sat. After 2 hours the room was empty so I asked, and they had misplaced the paperwork. My visit should have taken 5 minutes only.

Four working days after starting the process I picked up my passport from a guy who spoke no English, book signed, handwritten date of expiry of the extension in my passport, another hour in a taxi to look forwards to.

Flying to Kuala Lumpur for a day might seem like a better bet than 3 days with immigration.

 

When I extended my visa for the second and third times I still had to make 3 visits, but they were quicker visits and I was not photographed or fingerprinted again.

First visit – fill in form, hand in photocopies of documents, 6,000 IDR stamps in place on form. Go away and pay bank 355,000

Second visit –  hand in payment receipt

Final visit to collect passport

 

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6 month visa for Jakarta

How to get a “6 month visa for Jakarta”

 

A Jakarta social visit visa, a “6 month visa for Jakarta” (sosbud), is valid for an initial 60 days and can be renewed 4 times, each for 30 days, so that’s six months in total – it is not a 6 month visa. To qualify for a social visit visa you need a friend in Jakarta who will fill in a form to say that you are visiting them and sightseeing at the same time. On arrival visitors will get an Indonesian visa valid for 30 days.

NOTE. The immigration officials don’t seem to care why you are visiting and generally don’t ask, but fill in the form honestly. And you can get a second six month SOSBUD straight after the last one, and they still won’t ask why you need a whole year to see the sites and the beaches. I was, however, asked by Kuala Lumpur embassy staff if I planned on marrying my local girlfriend. Not yet, was the answer.

To apply for a SOSBUD online you can be outside Indonesia or inside, but to get the passport stamp you must be outside Indonesia.

NOTE. A “Jakarta 6 month visa” is CANCELLED as soon as you fly out. You need another one on your return. If you get a 60 day visa and fly to KL after a week, you just lost your 60 day visa.

The process of getting a SOSBUD, Jakarta 6 month visa

My Indonesian girlfriend applied online in Jakarta whilst I was there on a 30 day VOA. First she registered to act as sponsor and guarantor. She scanned my passport, bank statement, last visa stamp arriving in Jakarta (if there is one), passport back page, return flight (a cheap flight to any place), and then she uploaded them to the immigration website along with a scan of her invite letter – which is a standard form to be filled in, you do not need to think up the contents of a nice letter and the reasons for the visit. She put down that I was visiting her and seeing the country, which was true.

  • Bank statement (showing you have more than $1,500)
  • Passport scan back page
  • Scan of return flight
  • Scan of invite letter
  • Scan of sponsors ID
  • Can of sponsors family ID (different to private ID)
  • Application form to be filled in (available in both languages) with 6,000 IDR stamps on the form.

NOTE. We could only find the form in Bahasa, not English!

NOTE. It is mentioned online that you should have travel insurance, yet I was never asked to provide evidence of that. It is generally noted that if you do not have a return ticket or travel insurance that airport immigration COULD turn you away. I have never been asked to show it, and I have never heard of anyone showing it.

NOTE. You sponsor is legally responsible for you, so if you get caught with some drugs or overstay your visa then your sponsor gets arrested !!!!

There were three stages to the online process, and each had a one day delay, and immigration only work on weekdays 9am-5pm. Each stage was passed, and final approval was given, downloaded and printed off. I then needed to fly to Kuala Lumpur (quick and cheap) to get the passport stamp, as advised by Jakarta immigration.

“all quick and simple, one visit…” they said.

I headed to the Indonesian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, having booked a place to stay for three days, and return flights.

When you get to the embassy, Indonesians go to the entrance on the left, foreigners on the right (as you look from the busy street).

NOTE. On the far left is an area of car park where Malaysians offer photocopying at a reasonable rate. Also on the left is a coffee shop and a cash machine, inside the first tall tower You need 300 MYR in cash, nothing else will do, no credit cards accepted, no other currency.

I entered on the right having shown my approval letter from Jakarta. For a SOSBUD go downstairs, not upstairs. There is a helpful official wandering around giving advice. On my approval letter was a bar code, and once swiped on a machine I received a number, sat and waited (2 hours).

In front of the nice lady I handed over my passport and approval letter, to be told to forget the online application since each embassy had its own way of doing things. I had to fill in forms, scan again my last visa entry and passport back page, and come back the next day, and that my passport MIGHT be ready in 5 days.

Pissed off, I moved flights and extended my stay.

The next day I took a number, waited, paid 300 MYR and was sent off, to come back on the Thursday afternoon, having started the process on the Monday morning, but that there was no guarantee.

On the Thursday I took a number, sat and waited, and got my passport without further hassle, moved flights yet again and headed for Jakarta. I had made three trips to the embassy, time spent in traffic, time wasted sat down waiting, four days tied up.

PHOTOS. Many websites mention passport photos, and I had some done, but I was never asked to hand them in and I still have them. When you extend an “Jakarta 6 month visa” you are photographed.

NOTE. Visa agents are not cheap if you are on a budget holiday, but they do save time and hassle. If you have an agent then you need only make one quick trip to the embassy.

In Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur, agents always jump the queue and get their clients in first. If they arrive with 200 Vietnamese workers you could be in for a very long wait.

Extending my sosbud visa

After 50 days in Jakarta it was time to extend the visa, and the process needs at least 5 working days. I made my first visit to immigration 8 working days before the visa expired (they say 7-10 days).

On my first Indonesian sosbud visa extension visit to immigration, Jakarta (2 hours in a taxi with a driver who did not know where he was going, my girlfriend filled in the forms and handed them in, an hour in a taxi home. Again, we could not find forms in English.

NOTE. There are several immigration offices in Jakarta, but you are only allowed to attend the one relevant to where you live (north, south, east, central). You will be turned away and sent to the correct one, so check first.

NOTE. Many websites suggest that you must prove an onward plane ride and medical insurance. I was not asked for either.

Coming away from the immigration office we had to find a bank and pay 300,000 IDR, about $20, and get a receipt, they do not accept payment in the immigration offices. We were told that the receipt was vital, yet no one ever looked at it or took it, the computer tells them you have paid.

NOTE. When you hand over your passport you get a receipt, and you must carry that with a photocopy of your passport back page all the time you are in Jakarta. If the police catch you without it you are in trouble, but police stopping westerners is rare, very rare.

On my second visit to immigration, 2 hours in a taxi there and 2 hours back (it was only 3 miles away and I could have walked, but no one walks anywhere in Jakarta – not least because there are few pavements or places to cross a busy road), I handed in the paperwork and sat. After 2 hours the room was empty so I asked, and they had misplaced the paperwork. My visit should have taken 5 minutes only.

Four working days after starting the process I picked up my passport from a guy who spoke no English, book signed, handwritten date of expiry of the extension in my passport, another hour in a taxi to look forwards to.

Flying to Kuala Lumpur for a day might seem like a better bet than 3 days with immigration.

 

When I extended my visa for the second and third times I still had to make 3 visits, but they were quicker visits and I was not photographed or fingerprinted again.

First visit – fill in form, hand in photocopies of documents, 6,000 IDR stamps in place on form. Go away and pay bank 355,000

Second visit –  hand in payment receipt

Final visit to collect passport

 

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Ancol Dreamland, north Jakarta, Indonesia

Ancol is a large area on the coast of Jakarta and offers a lagoon for water skiiing, a fun fare, a large aquarium and a small zoo. It also offers many cafes, plus a sandy beach.

The lagoon

 

The aquarium

 

The ocean, and some odd guy…

 

To get into the attractions you must not take inside food and drink, smoke, or carry a gun…

 

6 month visa for Indonesia

How to get a “6 month visa for Indonesia”

 

An Indonesian social visit visa, a “6 month visa for Indonesia” (sosbud), is valid for an initial 60 days and can be renewed 4 times, each for 30 days, so that’s six months in total – it is not a 6 month visa. To qualify for a social visit visa you need a friend in Indonesia who will fill in a form to say that you are visiting them and sightseeing at the same time. On arrival visitors will get an Indonesian visa valid for 30 days.

NOTE. The immigration officials don’t seem to care why you are visiting and generally don’t ask, but fill in the form honestly. And you can get a second six month SOSBUD straight after the last one, and they still won’t ask why you need a whole year to see the sites and the beaches. I was, however, asked by Kuala Lumpur embassy staff if I planned on marrying my local girlfriend. Not yet, was the answer.

To apply for a SOSBUD online you can be outside Indonesia or inside, but to get the passport stamp you must be outside Indonesia.

NOTE. An “Indonesian 6 month visa” is CANCELLED as soon as you fly out. You need another one on your return. If you get a 60 day visa and fly to KL after a week, you just lost your 60 day visa.

The process of getting a SOSBUD, Indonesian 6 month visa

My Indonesian girlfriend applied online in Jakarta whilst I was there on a 30 day VOA. First she regsitered to act as sponsor and guarantor. She scanned my passport, bank statement, last visa stamp arriving in Jakarta (if there is one), passport back page, return flight (a cheap flight to any place), and then she uploaded them to the immigration website along with a scan of her invite letter – which is a standard form to be filled in, you do not need to think up the contents of a nice letter and the reasons for the visit. She put down that I was visiting her and seeing the country, which was true.

  • Bank statement (showing you have more than $1,500)
  • Passport scan back page
  • Scan of return flight
  • Scan of invite letter
  • Scan of sponsors ID
  • Can of sponsors family ID (different to private ID)
  • Application form to be filled in (available in both languages)

NOTE. We could only find the form in Bahasa, not English!

NOTE. It is mentioned online that you should have travel insurance, yet I was never asked to provide evidence of that. It is generally noted that if you do not have a return ticket or travel insurance that airport immigration COULD turn you away. I have never been asked to show it, and I have never heard of anyone showing it.

NOTE. You sponsor is legally responsible for you, so if you get caught with some drugs or overstay your visa then your sponsor gets arrested !!!!

There were three stages to the online process, and each had a one day delay, and immigration only work on weekdays 9am-5pm. Each stage was passed, and final approval was given, downloaded and printed off. I then needed to fly to Kuala Lumpur (quick and cheap) to get the passport stamp, as advised by Jakarta immigration.

“all quick and simple, one visit…” they said.

I headed to the Indonesian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, having booked a place to stay for three days, and return flights.

When you get to the embassy, Indonesians go to the entrance on the left, foreigners on the right (as you look from the busy street).

NOTE. On the far left is an area of car park where Malaysians offer photocopying at a reasonable rate. Also on the left is a coffee shop and a cash machine, inside the first tall tower You need 300 MYR in cash, nothing else will do, no credit cards accepted, no other currency. 

I entered on the right having shown my approval letter from Jakarta. For a SOSBUD go downstairs, not upstairs. There is a helpful official wandering around giving advice. On my approval letter was a bar code, and once swiped on a machine I received a number, sat and waited (2 hours).

In front of the nice lady I handed over my passport and approval letter, to be told to forget the online application since each embassy had its own way of doing things. I had to fill in forms, scan again my last visa entry and passport back page, and come back the next day, and that my passport MIGHT be ready in 5 days.

Pissed off, I moved flights and extended my stay.

The next day I took a number, waited, paid 300 MYR and was sent off, to come back on the Thursday afternoon, having started the process on the Monday morning, but that there was no guarantee.

On the Thursday I took a number, sat and waited, and got my passport without further hassle, moved flights yet again and headed for Jakarta. I had made three trips to the embassy, time spent in traffic, time wasted sat down waiting, four days tied up.

PHOTOS. Many websites mention passport photos, and I had some done, but I was never asked to hand them in and I still have them. When you extend an “Indonesian 6 month visa” you are photographed.

NOTE. Visa agents are not cheap if you are on a budget holiday, but they do save time and hassle. If you have an agent then you need only make one quick trip to the embassy.

In Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur, agents always jump the queue and get their clients in first. If they arrive with 200 Vietnamese workers you could be in for a very long wait.

Extending my sosbud visa

After 50 days in Jakarta it was time to extend the visa, and the process needs at least 5 working days. I made my first visit to immigration 8 working days before the visa expired (they say 7-10 days).

On my first Indonesdian sosbud visa extension visit to immigration, Jakarta (2 hours in a taxi with a driver who did not know where he was going, my girlfriend filled in the forms and handed them in, an hour in a taxi home. Again, we could not find forms in English.

NOTE. There are several immigration offices in Jakarta, but you are only allowed to attend the one relevant to where you live (north, south, east, central). You will be turned away and sent to the correct one, so check first.

NOTE. Many wesbites suggest that you must prove an onward plane ride and medical insurance. I was not asked for either.

Coming away from the immigration office we had to find a bank and pay 300,000 IDR, about $20, and get a receipt, they do not accept payment in the immigration offices. We were told that the receipt was vital, yet no one ever looked at it or took it, the computer tells them you have paid.

NOTE. When you hand over your passport you get a receipt, and you must carry that with a photocopy of your passport back page all the time you are in Indonesia. If the police catch you without it you are in trouble, but police stopping westerners is rare, very rare.

On my second visit to immigration, 2 hours in a taxi there and 2 hours back (it was only 3 miles away and I could have walked, but no one walks anywhere in Jakarta – not least because there are few pavements or places to cross a busy road), I handed in the paperwork and sat. After 2 hours the room was empty so I asked, and they had misplaced the paperwork. My visit should have taken 5 minutes only.

Four working days after starting the process I picked up my passport from a guy who spoke no English, book signed, handwritten date of expiry of the extension in my passport, another hour in a taxi to look forwards to.

Flying to Kuala Lumpur for a day might seem like a better bet than 3 days with immigration.

 

When I extended my visa for the second and third times I still had to make 3 visits, but they were quicker visits and I was not photographed or fingerprinted again.

First visit – fill in form, hand in photocopies of documents (same as initial application), 6,000 IDR stamps in place on form. Go away and pay bank 355,000

Second visit –  hand in payment receipt

Final visit to collect passport

 

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Port Dickson, Malaysia

Lexis Hotel, chalets on stilts in the water. Port Dickson, near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Chalets booked through airbnb.com

The Lexis hotel is in very good condition, has a nice pool (gets crowded), and there is an artificial yellow-sand beach. Beyond the artificial beach is just mud, and the water is brown. Outside the hotel there is nothing to see or do, a cluster of bars and restaurants down in Port Dickson waterfront, a few km away.

The chalets are funky, on stilts in the water and with glass in the floor so that you can see the waves. Rooms service is excellent, and you can hire fishing rods from a counter next to the pool and fish off your balcony. Each room has a jacuzzi, and the rooms are of a high standard. I booked through airbnb but the room was cleaned every day like a hotel, not like an airbnb condo.

It is long taxi ride to KL central, almost 2 hours, and taxis are rare unless booked through the hotel reception, so expensive compared to normal. Trick is a taxi to the airport then the train in, or another taxi but from the airport.

On a good day a taxi from the airport is 20 minutes but GRAB TAXI does not operate in the area.

TIP. If you have a stop-over in KLIA, book a night here in Lexis, fly on refreshed. Some people break their journeys this way, second leg after a few day’s rest.

 

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Casablanca Residences, Jakarta, Indonesia

Casablanca Residences, south central Jakarta, Indonesia. Large studio for $550 a month all in. 3 pools, gym, sundeck.

Found on airbnb.com

The residence sits next to a large mall, Kota Casablanca Mall, hundreds of shops and hundreds of cafes and restaurants, everything you might need. The residences are just 15 mins from the centre if you travel when it is qiuet, and there is a great back-road route north, just turn left out the hotel.

The main road of Jalan Casablanca is a nightmare any time of day, but at 5pm you might just wait an hour in static traffic.

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