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  • ross1948 8:56 am on June 10, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Duo Cobra, jakarta, Pancoran   

    Duo Cobra – A Hitherto Unknown Dangdut Treat? 

    I was walking down Pancoran about three weeks ago, off to meet some people for coffee, when I noticed a poster advertising a dangdut concert.

    The picture adorning the poster was that of a very attractive young lady, so I slowed my stately stride to learn more.

    The Duo Kobra!

    It’s not uncommon for dangdut duos to use slightly menacing creatures as their stage name, the Duo Racun (Poison) and the Duo Serigala (she-wolves!) being two examples I have featured before.

    So calling themselves cobras was not remotely alarming.

    Alas, their concert was that very night, and I had further social plans in the evening which could not be rearranged, so no chance of attending their undoubtedly impressive performance.

    But curiosity was aroused, so since then research has been undertaken. If you’re a dangdut afficionado, pray read on.


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    Their names are Amel and Putri, and both of them worked as SPGs (Sales Promotion Girls) in a well-known market in Bandung.

    Again, regular readers will know my sincere appreciation of SPGs, who are invariably delightful to behold…

    Jakarta Fair – SPGs Alone Make PRJ Worth The Trip! 

    ….and to chat to, wherever they happen to be.  Incidentally, this year’s Jakarta Fair starts in a week!

    But these two SPGs were working in separate areas, one promoting products on the upper level, the other on the lower.

    When they did meet, they decided to get together – and why not?

    Putri had previously appeared on the popular tv Dangdut Academy while Amel was a former contestant on Indonesian Idol. http://www.infokanlah.com/2015/11/biodata-personil-duo-cobra-yang-terbaru.html

    Now to watch out for ads so I can go see them live!

    Meanwhile, purely as a public service, I offer you some photos of other Indonesian dangdut duos.



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    Duo Racun


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    Duo Virgin!



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    Duo Serigala


    We’ll look at trios another day!

  • ross1948 12:13 am on June 8, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: jakarta, Technopolis   

    Technopolis, Jakarta, 9-11 June 

    Hasil gambar untuk expo jakarta juni 2017

  • ross1948 9:43 am on June 4, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Cipinang, decent Muslims fight back, , , , jakarta, , teenage boy intimidated, yellow-bellied IslamoNazi bullies   

    Islamist Bullies – Who’s The Yellow-Bellied Brute In The Yellow Shirt? 

    It’s a horror film, starring cackling cowardly jackasses, a whole pack of them, bullying a slightly built teenager, the chief inquisitor’s nasty whining voice going on and on, an utterly sickening display, until the skinny little lad is coerced into making a formal apology.


    What for?


    Rizieq,on the left, sharing a platform with President Jokowi earlier this year.


    Because he made some social media comment about the IslamoNazi ‘high priest’ Habib Rizieq, which the louts in the crowded room didn’t like


    Hasil gambar untuk remaja fpi intimidasi


    You won’t be able to follow the words spoken so rather than go through all the toils of translation, I offer several links, some in Indonesian but one, the first one, in English, which does an excellent job of telling the full story.


    FPI Dampingi 2 Terduga Pelaku Persekusi yang Ditangkap Polisi

    Persekusi Remaja di Cipinang yang Viral Bentuk Opini Hancurkan FPI

    The ‘men’ in the crowded room are all Rizieq fans, who disgrace this lovely country I’ve enjoyed living in for so many years, and it’s fair to say they disgrace their religion too.

    But of them all, I’d say the most contemptible coward is the lout in the yellow shirt…



    ….who twice approaches the rabble’s victim and strikes the clearly frightened boy, from behind, of course. That yellow-belly should be named and shamed and put away for years.

    This took place not in some criminal den but in the house of the elected neighbourhood leader, apparently in Cipinang, East Jakarta. It is said that the intimidation of the innocent lad started after his teacher took exception to his observations on Rizieq.

    The boy and his family have had to move house for their own safety.  Decent Muslims, from the GP Ansor organisation,who share my dismay and disgust, have stepped in to offer protection.

    I watched this last night just before I went to bed. I wish I hadn’t, because it took me quite a while to get to sleep, due to anger and the sadness at the scenes on the video.

    What’s almost worse is the assertion by IslamoNazis that they are determined to pursue their vendetta against anyone at all who insults ‘ulema’ (‘scholars’)  –

    Islam Defenders Front (FPI) spokesperson Slamet Maarif has said offering apologies is not enough for people who have insulted the group’s leader, Rizieq Shihab….

    Apology not enough: FPI – National – The Jakarta Post

    Decent people are mobilising to resist these despicable tactics.

    One racist moron in the video preposterously warned the boy – “You’d better tell your friends of your [Chinese] ethnicity not to do it anymore, so this will not happen again,” said one FPI member. 

    “You have to know that Habib Rizieq belongs not only to the FPI but also to all Muslims.

    Happily, the latest news confirms that ‘all Muslims’ do not accept this outrageous behavior, or tolerate the nonsense that normal people of any ethnicity or age or creed may not insult Rizieq or any ‘scholar.’

    Support mounts for teenager allegedly bullied by FPI – Sat, June 3

    PS – Police have since arrested two ‘men’ allegedly involved. Now how about the rest of them, and the neighbourhood leader, and that ‘teacher?’

    • Jim in Jakarta 10:32 am on June 4, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      I can’t disagree with anything you’ve said about this, Ross. It makes me sick..
      Are these the Islamists that the Jakarta Post doesn’t want the government to suppress?

    • JazPen 10:54 am on June 4, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Good one, mate.
      I woke up to this too and how enraged its made me feel.
      If the Communist Party is banned here and theyve got a plan to ban Hizbut then why not the FPI too

    • Kiara 12:19 pm on June 4, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Again the bully gangster make me shamed for Indonesia.
      How can they be so cruel and worse than animal. Animal are not to blame because animal have no soul. I think same for this gang.

    • Li Ann 2:52 pm on June 4, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Thank you so much for this that needs to be said.
      These FPI and other fanatics will destroy our country.
      We are all wise to pray for the government to stop them before it is too late.

  • ross1948 12:29 pm on June 3, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , evil aliens, , jakarta, , Søren Pape Poulsen, terrorism intolerant Islamists   

    Blasphemy Law Where It Belongs – In History’s Trash-Can! 

    After the recent events here in Indonesia, with a distinguished Jakarta City Governor imprisoned for the bizarre ‘crime’ of ‘blasphemy,’ it’s good to see rational thinking can prevail at least somewhere in our wonderful world.



    Denmark’s legislators have moved to abolish their archaic (300 years old) law- and not before time!

    It’s astounding that a modern democratic country hasn’t long since got rid of nonsense which decrees fines or imprisonment of up to four months for anyone who derides, ridicules or insults a legally-defined religion’s teaching or way of worshipping.

    Such an ‘offence’ is at most a question of good manners, not law.

    If you get all hot and bothered over some real or perceived slight, to yourself or your way of thinking, then you just need to grow up!


    Hurt feelings? Just try being grown-up and control the tantrums!


    And let’s face it, are not ‘teachings’ that call for killing others, just because they worship in a different way from you or me, not deserving of derision?



    That’s nothing to do with God anyway, merely those who arrogate to themselves the right to tell us what He thinks.

    Most Danes presumably share my view that, as an omnipotent being, God Almighty can handle any insults cast in His direction, without requiring the assistance of either fallible human courts or cacaphonous creeps…


    Hasil gambar untuk bakar ahok

    Barbaric Islamists in Jakarta, burning Ahok in effigy


    …the latter surely exemplified by the hate-driven fanatics we saw all too often on the streets of Jakarta prior to the shocking, draconian verdict and sentence meted out to Ahok for daring publicly to ponder the meaning of an Islamic verse.

    The protesters, most of whom were men dressed in white Muslim attire, were heard yelling, “We want a Muslim governor,” “Burn Ahok!” and “Kafir!”   http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2016/10/14/thousands-hard-liners-march-against-ahok.htm


    And not just prior to the jailing of their intended victim, but after too, bigot brats with poisoned minds in Jakarta’s Kampung Melayu district.

    But even before the ink is dry on Denmark’s welcome reform, we hear voices suggesting dire consequences…



    repealing the law could cause the terrorist threat level to be raised because jihadists will be able to exploit it.’ Repeal of Danish blasphemy law may have security consequences …

    That’s from a senior security official, who certainly ought to know better.

    Because, as was said by the Danish justice minister, Søren Pape Poulsen, the terrorist threat to Denmark is already so high that it would be difficult to raise it further unless there was a concrete terrorist attack.


    Hasil gambar untuk Søren Pape Poulsen


    Well said, sir!

    Jihadists don’t need excuses – they are at war with civilisation, with humanity, to be sure, and will wage that war regardless of any ‘blasphemy’ laws.

    We saw that right here in Jakarta, where a harsh ‘blasphemy’ obtains, only a week ago, when evil Islamists murdered three blameless police officers  – where?

    In Kampung Melayu!


    Hasil gambar untuk kampung melayu jihadists

    Five dead, eleven wounded – the evil jihadist tally that black day


    It is not enough, however, to erase ridiculous ‘blasphemy’ bans from the statute book.

    People who believe in free speech need to be protected by laws, and vigorous enforcement of those laws, against primitives who parade their blood-thirsty fanaticism through the streets.

    Free speech should not encompass savage incitement to murder people we disagree with, be it ordinary citizens engaged in peaceful ‘derision’ or harmless cartoonists.



    Such people have no place in the modern world.

    If they cannot abandon their Dark Age mentality, they should be locked up until they are proven sincerely to have repented.

    But that’s expensive, and they are not worth the cost. Give them the option, indefinite internment, or instant deportation.

    t ed

  • ross1948 10:30 pm on May 27, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: evil Islamist children, , jakarta, , Kill Kill Ahok, Ramadhan parade   

    Ramadhan In Jakarta -‘Kill Ahok,’ Sing Parading Child-Bigots! 

    As reported on Liputan6.com, a video has emerged on ‘social media’ in which a pack of nasty little brats parading through Jakarta streets, to ‘welcome the holy month of Ramadan…http://health.liputan6.com/read/2965389/kenapa-ada-anak-anak-yang-berani-berteriak-bunuh-ahok



    …who can be clearly heard shouting, “Kill, kill, kill Ahok,” to the tune of a traditional corn-planting song.


    Hasil gambar untuk bunuh ahok anak2



    This appalling behaviour is obviously down to sectarian hatred, but the report approaches the obvious answer circuitously, viz. there are many possible causes of a bunch of children daring to yell “Kill Ahok.”

    Eager to find which of these ‘possible causes,‘ is the most probable, Liputan6 asks an expert.

    “My analysis is the number one because these children often hear the conversation of their parents,” said Child Psychologist Ike R Sugianto when contacted on Friday (05/26/2017)



    Well, yes, Dr. Ike, I think that’s more likely than that these ghastly little brutes composed the new lyrics all by themselves.

    But what’s being done about it? Police are said to be investigating this grotesque incitement to murder the capital city of Indonesia’s (now ex-) Governor Ahok…


    Ahok, behind bars for ‘blasphemy’ – aka upsetting Islamist fanatics


    …. who is, don’t forget, now serving time in prison for the mediaeval offence of ‘blasphemy.’

    Slouching Towards Shariah, Indonesia Jails Ahok

    My initial response would be to suggest that the parents be deprived of custody of said children.

    In most civilised societies, indoctrinating little kids into a murderous cult mentality would surely mean that those responsible should forfeit their parental rights. Or be detained for compulsory psychiatric attention.

    But then I remembered how that child in Australia was captured on camera brandishing an Islamist placard, inciting murder against innocent people.


    ‘Behead all those who insult the Prophet!


    And, so far as I could ever ascertain, no action was taken against the primitive pigs responsible for supplying the kid with that hate material.

    Or against the parents who should have kept their off-spring from getting hold of such filthy sectarian propaganda.

    • Jim in Jakarta 10:46 pm on May 27, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Ah, Ross, I was sitting here with a beer in my hand waiting for you to get onto this.
      You added your usual extra, that useful twist, showing us that Australia ( and other Western countries) won’t act on this kind of thing.
      However you missed out a very relevant part of the story, that these inhuman children were doing their Ramadan thing in Kampung Melayu, just a day before the Islamists murdered those three cops there.

      How safe is Jakarta going to be when they reach their teens?

    • JazPen 10:59 pm on May 27, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      This is just horrible.
      I think I will pack my bags soon and get going, some other place that’s hot and sunny and fun and nice like Jakarta used to be.
      Cambodia? Do Pnom Penh parents raise their kids not to kill people? ..

    • Milawati 11:56 am on May 28, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      This is so terrible to see and hear the voices of children who want to murder Ahok or anyone.
      It make me shamed and very angry also because you are like the Dokter Ike correct, they learn from bad parent or bad teacher to do this.
      Better that the children be taken from these bad parent and teacher to where they get teaching to love Indonesia and not hate other.

    • Pujianto 12:07 pm on May 28, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Never never never, can this be my country.
      This month is for forgiving and reflecting not for murder.
      I want to cry when I see how wicked they are and what kind of mother and father make children so bad.

      Yes you think same like me, put the wicked adult who make them like that in jail.
      SARA is crime here, SARA means to call for hate against other people with different religion and is serious crime.

    • Aprilia 1:33 pm on May 28, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Please bring your readers in foreign country to understand these children are NOT Muslim if they think it is good to kill Ahok.
      I am Muslim from my parent and grandparent and we always nice and polite to everyone especial to foreign visitor to Indonesia.
      It is only FPI and fanatic people like that who hate and want to kill Ahok.
      I wish for President Jokowi to go fast with ban on Hizbut Tahrir but not stop with HTI, go get FPI too. .

    • Wanita.Jawa 2:24 pm on May 28, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      So very sad and bad.
      The stupid children better be force to go place where the dead body of victim from Kampung Melayu bomb were carried and force to see what Islamist do.
      The children must learn that what they sing is song of devil not of religion.
      Police must find who teach them to learn devil song and then put teacher in prison.

    • Diana 3:12 pm on May 28, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      I don’t know what other British people think after reading this but my first thought was if this is how the minds of children are poisoned in an Islamic society, we need to stop listening to all those NGOs who insist more ‘unaccompanied minors’ get fetched into Britain.
      I don’t just mean the adults posing as children either, the ones Amber Rudd refused to check their ages.
      I mean all the younger ones too, who can arrive here with all that poison infecting their hearts and minds and keep it there till their big enough to do us real harm.

      I’ve read enough of what Indonesia does to the minority religions to know the pluralism they talk about is a travesty, churches sealed, those Ahmadis murdered and nobody charged.
      Keep us up to date with what’s going on but be careful of those bombs, Ross.

  • ross1948 6:25 pm on May 27, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , jakarta, , sinful billiards   

    Jakarta’s Annual Intolerance Outbreak- Billiards Banned Too? 

    First day of Ramadhan. I had my favourite visitor come to see me today, so only went out to Indomaret, for cigarettes.



    I see from Tempo.com that my gloomy expectations of the fasting month have indeed come to pass, with kill-joy restrictions on anywhere fun might be found in Jakarta.

    This annual intolerance – we may not enjoy ourselves so NONE of you will – will extend to six types of entertainments such as night club, spa, massage parlor, gambling, and night bar. The same goes for billiard spots.



    It’s bad enough that Muslim citizens into self-denial are thus insulted, the Jakarta City Government basically deeming them so weak-willed that  bureaucrats have to protect them from all need to exercise self-discipline.

    But there’s no justification at all for denying the hundreds of thousands of non-Muslim citizens ( and foreign residents )any access to entertainment. We are under no spiritual obligation to fast, so why make us suffer?

    The  Jakarta Tourism and Culture Agency’s Jeje Nurjaman seems to feel no embarrassment in declaring that by this censorious sectarian decree…


    • Gambar terkait


    …these places will be forced to shut down one day before and throughout the Ramadan month, and one day after the celebration of Eid al-Fitr.

    Okay, we express the same disappointment every year, and still the rank Islamist intolerance prevails. It’s a mean-spirited mind-set, so be it.

    But can their dogmatic approach at least accommodate a modicum of logic?

    Meanwhile, karaoke and other musical entertainment spots that provide pool tables are allowed to open from 8:30 p.m. to 01:30 a.m.

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    However, Jeje went on, billiard tables provided for customers of night clubs, discotheques, saunas, massage parlors, gambling centers and bars must be closed.

    So it’s not the game that’s affronting bigots but what might be going on in the immediate vicinity of the gaming tables?



    Listening to karaoke music is spiritually safer than dancing to disco music?


    For God’s Sake!

    And get this utterly nonsensical diktat.

    ….nightclubs that are not in the vicinity of residential areas, mosques or churches, schools, and hospitals, and are located in commercial areas, such as hotels, are allowed to be opened.

    So we can all rush to hotels to indulge in base self-indulgence of our sensual impulses, but may not do so if we might emerge  in the wee small hours near a HOSPITAL?



    Gambar terkait


    Jakarta sidewalks are often poorly maintained, and if you’ve had a few beers, it’s entirely within the bounds of possibility that you could quite easy stumble and fall. 



    Proximity to a hospital should arguably be a prerequisite for anywhere that has intoxicating beverages among their attractions!

    And I won’t even bother to ask why churches are bracketed with mosques as places where users might face temptation they’re unable to resist.

    Mosque-goers are expected to observe Ramadhan (though of course they should not be coerced, either by sticky-beak bureaucrats or IslamoNazi thugs) whereas church-goers are NOT! In the small English town I lived in for many years, it was normal practice for the congregants to walk directly from Sunday worship to Sunday lunch at the pub.

    In fact, when I spent a long weekend in the lovely Shropshire city of Ludlow, there was a boisterous character at the bar as we were sitting down with a mixed grill on Sunday. I asked the bar-maid who he might be, for it seemed like he knew everyone.

    ‘That’s the vicar,’ she smilingly replied.  

    Jakarta to Ban Entertainment Spots during Ramadan

    Tempo.co18 Mei 2017
  • ross1948 11:30 am on May 25, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , jakarta, ,   

    Ascension Day In Jakarta, As Satanic Evil Strikes Kampung Melayu! 

    Awoke to news of sectarian savagery AGAIN today, not far away in an English city this time, but right here in my adopted home-town of Jakarta.

     Islamic State link hits Jakarta

    “This could be part of a global effort to spread fear and terror,” said an Indonesian Police spokesman.

    All my overseas readers can find details in their local media.  http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/jakarta-suicide-bomb-kills-policeman-wounds-at-least-five/news-story

    It wasn’t that long ago that I traveled through Kampung Melayu, the big bus junction hit by the scum some hours ago, so these atrocities can induce personal intimations of mortality.

    I present you with a popular pictorial slogan here…



    …but while I endorse the exhortation for anyone celebrating Ascension to pray for the dead and wounded today, it is arguably not accurate, because the beasts who claimed more innocent lives yesterday…


     – Christ’s Ascension Day – Islamist Savages Pelt Congregation With Sewage, Urine and Rocks 


    Hizbut Ban -Will Jokowi Put Canberra To Shame? 

    UK’s Jakarta Rep Frantic to Save Terrorist Skins -A Neo-Colonialist Par Excellence! 

    Bravo Densus 88 – Three Down, But LOTS More To Go! 




    • Santi 11:56 am on May 25, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Thankyou, Ross, I do not always read the blog on my holiday but today I think you will speak well and you never dissapoint.
      All my friend Muslim and Christian will be thinking same like you about the satan link.
      It is good if President Jokowi will kill all the terorists.
      Pray for Jakarta

    • Wiwik 12:33 pm on May 25, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      I am muslima woman and I want to agree the terror in Jakarta was not my religion, It was what you say by Devils who kill muslim people.
      I beleive Devils now in Hell.
      Many people call them that and are so angry when they lie and say they are muslim. It was same in Sarinah and in Cikeusik that you write also about. All muslim I know want the Devils to get death punishment.
      If we want to be free country we need to hunt them all over our country Indonesia and yes it is true also that the Densus88 do good work.
      Thanks to you.

    • JazPen 9:06 pm on May 25, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      We all know Muslims here in Indonesia who would never have anything to do with Islamists, and its not just our friends and oolleagues, its all the million plus plus who voted for Ahok, Not enough minority religions to have turned out so many votes against the Islamists.
      Now all those people see Ahok in prison and asking themselves if theyre next for saying anything that upsets the jihadists.
      I see the National Police Chief Tito still hasnt apologised for calling the FPI tolerant. That is worrying..If the top cop wont or cant see the truth when its there in front of his nose, who is going to enforce the law.
      Pessimist outlook, rainy season coming?

  • ross1948 12:33 pm on May 23, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Daan Mogot Family Fun, jakarta   

    Daan Mogot Family Fun, Jakarta, Till 27 May 


  • ross1948 10:33 pm on May 17, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: jakarta, World Postgraduate Expo   

    World Postgraduate Expo, Jakarta, 20/22 May 

    Hasil gambar untuk jakarta expo mei 2017

  • ross1948 3:40 pm on May 17, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: jakarta, Leather and Footwear Expo   

    Leather and Footwear Expo, Jakarta, 18-20 May 

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