”Outrageous” Activity in Jakarta Pools? OMG – BIKINIS!

It’s not often I have to differ from Jakarta’s usually sensible  Governor Ahok, but his outburst two days ago made no sense at all.

“No, they can’t hold a bikini party. They could get arrested. There’s a regulation governing that. You can wear bikini at Ancol [beach], as you swim….”

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Good grief.

One expects that kind of stuff from sectarian shariah shrills in the benighted Province of Aceh.

Or from that infamous extremist, Suryadharma Ali, who, as Minister of Religion, declared that women who wore skirts that ended above their knees were contravening some ‘universal criterion’ that nobody else had ever heard of.

Parties are for fun.

Bikinis are lots of fun.




Here’s a fine photo of Indonesia’s dangdut star Julia Perez, just to prove my point.

In fact, here’s another photo, of the former Miss America, a lovely Muslim lady, Rima Fakeh, just to emphasise how splendidly bikinis enhance the female form.



Ahok might be better to address criticisms of people’s sartorial tastes to certain savages who pop up on Jakarta streets all too often.


Sejumlah massa dari Front Pembela Islam (FPI) melakukan aksi di depan Gedung Mahkaman Konstitusi (MK), Jakarta, Rabu (27/1).


So why all the fuss about bikinis?

Well, it’s been a tough week or so for teens here, their national exams, and some event organisers decided it would be a good idea to stage a pool party, called ‘Splash After Class! ‘ in a reasonably posh hotel.

Heavens to Murgatroyd. Like, man, the sky fell.

The very thought of teenage girls in swim-suits sent temperatures soaring across the length and breadth of Jakarta – as you’d expect!

But no, sadly, not as you’d expect.

Some uptight in the Education Department warned against ‘deviant’ activity  http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2015/04/23/parents-warned-about-deviant-post-exam-parties.html and all too soon, the KPAI, the Child Protection Agency, was all over it like flies round sh#t!    http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2015/04/24/students-had-confirmed-bikini-party-attendance-kpai.html

Unfortunately, the Jakarta Post failed to reveal the identity of the KPAI chairman, but you can read all you need to know about that fatwa fanatic on our link here.


  • asrorun-niam-sholeh-_110920193748-249 KPAI Chair Asrorun in Fatwa mode! 

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However, the chairman clearly has an able general secretary, Erlinda by name, who wants the Jakarta Police to investigate whether there was any violations of the Pornography Law. 

The thing is, we’re not talking about kiddies here – the JP coverage makes it plain that ‘senior high school students’ are the ones involved. 

Party cancelled, of course.

No explanation from anyone, so far, of what’s wrong with bikinis!

I still love Jakarta, but sometimes it’s gotta be tough love!