Culture Shock!: Jakarta

Culture Shock!: Jakarta

by Derek Bacon

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Overview

Culture Shock!: Jakarta by Derek Bacon

CultureShock! Jakarta is the definitive guide to living and working in the capital of the largest archipelago in the world. This book imparts to readers essential tips for survival in this hot and bustling city. All you need to know about renting an apartment, getting a driver's licence, using public transport and other nitty-gritty details of everyday life are found in this humorously written book. Providing more than just facts and practical tips, the author gives insider knowledge that cannot be found in other books. Discover the diversity and richness of Jakarta and immerse yourself in the culture, traditions and lifestyle of the locals. If you are planning to live or work in Jakarta, CultureShock! Jakarta will help you hit the ground running the moment you step off the plane.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761454076
Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing
Publication date: 09/28/2007
Series: Culture Shock! A Survival Guide to Customs and Etiquette Series
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 5.03(w) x 8.28(h) x 0.77(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction     vi
Acknowledgements     vii
Map of Indonesia     xi
Map of Jakarta     xii
First Impressions     1
Terry     2
Planet Jakarta     3
Derek     8
Airport     9
History, Geography and Politics     12
Weather     13
Heat     16
Natural Disasters     19
History     22
Kampung     25
Architecture     27
Monas     29
Westernisation     33
The Cendana Clan     37
Time of Crisis     39
'Dollar Naik, Rupiah Turun'     41
Acts of Rebellion     43
The Electoral System     47
The Present     49
The Future     50
Jakartans     51
Betawi     52
Children     55
Beggars     59
Amateur Police     60
Real Police     62
Umbrella Boys     65
Having Things Done     66
Pembantu     67
Everyone Else     71
What Makes a Jakartan aJakartan     73
Fitting into Society     84
Faux Pas and How to Almost Avoid Them     85
Titles of Respect     91
Marriage     93
Sex     96
Bule     99
Making Friends     100
Hassle     102
Privacy     105
Other Westerners in Indonesia     107
Corruption     111
Vigilantes     113
Getting into Trouble     113
Transvestites     114
Homosexuality     115
Settling In     117
Visas and Immigration     118
Accommodation     127
Local Government     134
Floors and Furniture     136
Hotels     138
Ailments     140
Doctors and Dentists     142
Hospitals     143
Alternative Medicine     143
Jamu     144
Stress Relief     146
Water     147
Mandi     151
Toilets     153
Banking and Money     154
Clothes     158
Shopping     161
Media      168
Telephones     172
Internet     174
Harsher Realities     175
Wildlife     178
Sounds     184
Smells     187
Crime     189
Drugs     190
Getting Around     192
Transport-Public and Others     197
Food and Entertaining     217
Eating In     218
Rice     219
Fruit     223
Coffee     227
Eating Out     228
Non-Indonesian Food     234
Drinking     236
Smoking     238
Culture and Travel     240
Pursuing Culture     241
Street Furniture     245
Music     249
Kites     263
Highland Gathering     263
Spare Time?     265
National Holidays     265
Weekend Retreats     269
Photography     270
Communicating in Jakarta     272
Language     273
Learning the Language     277
Swearing     282
Non-verbal Communication     283
Doing Business      287
Adjusting to Different Norms     288
Overview of Recent Developments     291
Indonesian Law and Legal Certainty     292
In the Office     296
The Local Community     299
Contacts     300
Fast Facts     303
Culture Quiz     308
Do's and Don't     314
Glossary     316
Resource Guide     330
Further Reading     348
About the Authors     351
Index     353

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