Jakarta Wine Expo – CANCELLED?


Having posted one of my public service ads, for the Indonesian Wine Expo in Jakarta, which was said to start yesterday and end tomorrow, I went along today.

I don’t usually go to things I advertise like that -there are too many. 

But since I had to visit the embassy re a new passport today, it seemed (April)  foolish not to enjoy a 5 minute stroll down Sudirman and check it out.


Visions of a dozen sample tastings spurred me on, so I was chagrined when the security guy at Sampoerna Square told me it was CANCELLED!

Oh, well,another ten minute walk to Plaza Semanggi, get a bit of shopping, then home. The shopping was okay, discounts on eggs and ironing spray or whatever that stuff is that my ironers use.


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  • But when I emerged – torrential rain!

I sat on the bench outside and lit up.

After a while, two local girls, equally stranded, joined me. New friends – Murni from Mampang, her little sister Lia, from Blok M.  

We chatted happily for an hour or more. 

Time thus spent is never wasted! 

PS I hope nobody else went to the cancelled wine expo -rumour is it may happen in September!