Steve Bowen, a newcomer to Jakarta, has already hit his stride.
Jakarta looks like somebody dropped it. It’s one of those delightfully unplanned cities that just seems to keep growing and growing and not really going anywhere. Like my old home in Seoul, though, the city centre has nice wide avenues built to let the Powers drive through in their air-conditioned limousines without having to toil through the grubby masses who pay their salaries.
It’s good to see Oigal back in fine angry form, having been “fighting the evil doers” (and thus protecting the livelihoods of his Indonesian staff).
Our favourite Jalan Jaksa haunt has reopened in Kelapa Gading Boulevard. Regular readers will recognise the lead story on their website.
I was looking forward to continued thoughts from Maya as she prepared to come and teach in Medan or Jakarta. Unfortunately (?) life has taken a different turn for her so she’s now off to Japan – probably. I think that even without actually being here she experienced an Indonesian WTF moment.
North Korea beat Jordan 2-0 on Saturday to qualify for the next and final qualifying round of the Asia Group of World Cup 2010. Both goals were scored by Serbian-born Hong Yong-jo.
This leads me to ponder what’s wrong with Serbia.