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  • ross1948 15:30 on October 5, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Berlin Wall Jakarta -Kenapa Kalijodo? Lebih Baik Lubang Buaya! 

    I’m not sure that putting part of the Berlin Wall at Kalijodo is entirely appropriate.


    Gambar terkait


    A former red-light zone, now a youngsters’ recreation area, KJ seems an odd site, but since the Indonesian artist was desperate to find a location for his work, why not?

    Interesting, though, to note that nowhere in the Jakarta Post report –  http://www.thejakartapost.com/life/2017/10/05/teguh-ostenriks-berlin-wall-in-jakarta-art-to-overcome-divisive-powers.html–  does the moral blight of communism get a mention, despite communism being the raison d’etre of the Wall of Shame.



    The JP talks about the Cold War, but fails to name the evil ideology which that war was waged to resist – and which came close to devouring the Indonesian archipelago.


    Red border guards in Berlin retrieve the corpse of young Peter Fechter, whom they’d shot down while he tried to flee Communism


    It penned in Germans who wanted to be free of marxist misrule.

    I suppose the Jakarta Post’s omission is down to their relentless compassion for the red vermin of the PKI, the Indonesian Communist Party…


    Jakarta Post – Never Miss a Chance to Re-Hab Reds! 

    …which would, if given the chance, have subjected this lovely country to the same horrors that their comrades in Europe inflicted on countless victims in Eastern Europe.



    Worse, maybe, since the unlamented Aidit, PKI fuhrer, is on record as regarding North Korea as his fave totalitarian model.

    For my part, I’d have thought the Lubang Buaya, on the east side of town, would be more suitable.



    That’s where the grand memorial to the officers murdered in the attempted Red take-over of 1965 stands, a perennial reminder of the evil of communism.

  • ross1948 07:12 on April 27, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Kasihan Kali Jodo – Ahok’s ‘Legacy’ At Risk From Thuggery? 

    One of the few instances of ill-judgement on Jakarta Governor Ahok’s part (in my opinion) was the destruction of Kali Jodo, that seedy little kampung in North Jakarta.


    It could have been a great nightlife centre – instead it was emptied


    I covered it at the time…

    Wong Cilik, Ahok, TNI – Tragedi Kali Jodo

    …and still think he blundered.

    What was the point in needlessly getting rid of the clutch of cheap bars there, and not only those but also a large number of poor people who lived in and around them. Surely the fact that his action was cheered on by Islamist bigots, who were and remained his sworn enemies, should have made him think twice?

    A month or so ago, I was in a taxi up that way and passed the place. I had to ask the cabbie if that was really Kali Jodo. It was, he said, and acknowledged that it had ‘indeed changed.’

    A fancy looking community centre  – or ‘publicly integrated child friendly space (RPTRA)‘ – had replaced the cramped alleys, and teens were flocking there that day for some event.

    All fine and dandy?

    Sure, until I read Kompas  – 25/4 – where it turns out that ‘preman,‘ criminals, are doing their best (worst?) to take control. Juru Parkir Liar Kuasai RPTRA Kalijodo – Kompas.com

    People who want to leave their motorbikes in the parking lot are being forced to pay a 50% mark-up on the fee. And illicit vendors have set up shop on the grassy field adjacent, under the ‘protection’ of persons named in the article.

    So much for reformation.


    War on bars, Kali Jodo’s final days


    Ahok’s show of force  – cops and soldiers to back up the coerced evictions – won him some plaudits from the oh-so-respectable elements in Jakarta, with whom, alas, he shares a certain priggish streak, as when he was publicly appalled by a bikini party.  ”Outrageous” Activity in Jakarta Pools? OMG – BIKINIS!



    But it went down badly with the wong cilik, the little people, those without much in the way of resources. And there are a lot more of them than there are self-righteous rich, in this teeming city.

    I wouldn’t say their dismay caused his downfall. Islamist bigotry was the major cause of that, and we must steel ourselves for more of that horror to come, with ‘shariah nightlife’ on the cards.

    Hey, Jakarta Girls! Make The Most Of Kartini Day! 

    But things could have been different.



    Ahok has since said he is asking relevant authorities to get the situation sorted, -he reckons the preman2 don’t realise he’s still governor, till the official hand-over later this year.

    And the new deputy governor, whose alarming scheme to transform Jakarta with ‘shariah nightlife’ is a topic of fretful conversation all over town, has weighed in too.  Sandiaga Uno sensibly agreed that Ahok must be supported in efforts to curb lawlessness.

    But then – if my translation is not skewed by my early rise this fine Jakarta morning –  has put forward a plan to reform the preman2 as security guards.

    Aaah, training foxes to guard hen-houses?

    I’d have thought, given his enthusiasm for shariah, he might have proposed a fine old-fashioned shariah flogging…



    …with a hooded brute whipping the convicted poor (rarely if ever the convicted rich) before a slobbering mob – after all, that’s what happens in Aceh, the only province of Indonesia where shariah ‘law’ prevails.

    Actually, corporal punishment for real criminals is no bad idea.



    The Sharia Hell of Aceh!

    What causes loathing and revulsion among decent people in Aceh is that normal human behaviour, like a girl sitting on a park bench holding hands with her boy-friend, is criminalised.

    But that’s shariah!


    new  http://megapolitan.kompas.com/read/2017/04/25/12374371/sandiaga.berencana.ajak.preman.kalijodo.masuk.program.ok.oce

  • ross1948 12:29 on March 3, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Kali Jodo – ‘This Was Their Finest Hour?’ 

    Hasil gambar untuk this was their finest hour

    Winston Churchill, 18 June 1940.


    Just an uncharacteristically gloomy thought this morning, brought on perhaps by my current bout of the dreaded Jakarta flu, wondering what the men below were thinking, as they bravely ‘braced themselves to their duties!’


    Basuki Thanks Police, Military for Helping to Demolish Kalijodo

    Basuki is better known as Ahok, Governor of Jakarta, and I’m sure he has a conscience.

    But how will those valiant heroes marching cheerfully through the subdued – and now destroyed – North Jakarta kampung …

    Wong Cilik, Ahok, TNI – Tragedi Kali Jodo! 

    …look back on that day at the end of their careers in the Indonesia’s security forces?  

    What might General Sudirman, a true Indonesian hero, whose statue stands in the heart of Jakarta, a tribute to his leadership in the country’s War of Independence…




    …think of their action last month, that has left so many of their own fellow-citizens homeless and distressed.


    Children living in Kalijodo whose homes will be demolished on Monday

    Kali Jodo kids, whose homes are now rubble.


    It is home to about 3,000 people — including plenty of legal businesses and families that have lived there for decades.

    “We don’t know where to move. They’ve turned us into beggars by taking away our jobs,” local food seller Dewi said. She has lived in Kalijodo since 1989 and raised five children there — her youngest is four years old. Authorities handed her an eviction letter about one week ago.

    “They just came here with 250 police, giving us a deadline to leave,” she said. “They didn’t speak much, just telling us this land will be cleared, and asking us to pack and leave.”

    Dewi is not eligible for temporary public housing because she is a tenant, not a landowner.


    Kalijodo residents salvaging their belongings before eviction



    That’s from Australia’s ABC, and the BBC covered the story too.

    Ahok is now internationally famous. I trust he’s pleased with himself.

  • ross1948 16:22 on March 2, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Wong Cilik, Ahok, TNI – Tragedi Kali Jodo! 

    I’d just about given up on the Kali Jodo saga, till one reader contacted me to ask if I’d seen the BBC report.  I hadn’t!

    But last night it was re-run and I did see it, a rare ( for the BBC) fair coverage, which agreeably made mention of the way fancy folks’ developments seem to slide through the approval process here, while the little people, known here as the wong cilik, get shoved aside.

    Or kicked out of homes they’ve lived in for years.

    Now a little local coverage of that very aspect. 


    “…what we can see right now does not give the impression that the Kalijodo eviction has involved a dialogue with residents at all. There’s only arrogance.”


    That’s the view of a spokesman for Indonesia’s National Commission of Human Rights (Komnas HAM)



    Kali Jodo


    Mr. Hafidz Abbas ( top photo, with Kali Jodo residents- has Ahok gone there to talk with them this week?) was affronted by the involvement of the armed forces ( TNI) in the onslaught against this little neighbourhood, an onslaught launched on the most irrational grounds imaginable, a fatal accident nearby last month when a drunk driver allegedly responsible was said to have been drinking in Kali Jodo beforehand.


    Downtown Jakarta – a place of posh hotels galore, all with bars of course


    As I asked then, are we now to expect five-star hotels in upmarket neighbourhoods to be raided and shut down if somebody has too many costly cocktails in a ritzy lounge and then gets into bother on the toll road?

    It makes no sense at all, no more than does Governor Ahok’s declaration that he wants Kali Jodo extirpated before the shariah fans of the OIC descend on Jakarta later this month.

    Why Has Ahok Given Kali Jodo An Islamic Deadline? 

    • ahok Ahok


    Many of us have given steady, staunch though not uncritical, support to Ahok ever since he ran as Deputy Governor nearly four years back.

    Jakarta Jew-Haters Boo Chinese Christian Candidate 

    Now we  –  or at least I – need to question the wisdom in so doing.

    He has no doubt gladdened the stone-cold hearts of the jihadist vigilante element Kali Jodo – Think Again, Ahok! Why Delight IslamoNazis? by taking down a harmless kampung.

    But has this episode made most  – or even many – people who live in Jakarta feel proud? I’d guess many share my dismay! 

    As for military involvement in an urban eviction, what are the generals thinking of?

    Have they forgotten the obloquy that accrued to the men in uniform after the shameful treatment of a peaceful religious minority in the so-called ‘Operation Prayer Mat?’

    At that time the Government of West Java, abetted by the Siliwangi Division’s military commander, wrested  our Ahmadiyah mosques away from us, in Bandung, Cianjur and  Majalengka.” http://www.beritasatu.com/megapolitan/107553-diskusi-ahmadiyah-dan-pemkot-bekasi-tanpa-solusi.html

    Such a beautiful country, but sometimes so saddening.

  • ross1948 23:41 on February 22, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Kasihan Hotel Alexis! Dimana Keadilan Jakarta? 

    As the sorry saga of Kali Jodo has unfolded, I’ve more than once alluded to the seeming hypocrisy of hounding a small kampung in North West Jakarta for the presence there, in workingmen’s watering-holes, of kupu2 malam, i.e. ‘night-butterflies,’ i.e.hookers, when night after night the bars of numerous posh hotels downtown positively teem with prostitutes.



    Kali Jodo – Think Again, Ahok! Why Delight IslamoNazis? 

    The only difference is that the prices they seek to extort from horny rich guys is ten times that requested politely by the disadvantaged slappers in poor neighbourhoods.

    If you drop into Hotel ++++++++++ or Hotel ######### on Jalan Sudirman, on what are delicately termed “ladies’ nights,” you can watch the gals shimmying in, having travelled up from Blok M’s dimly lit dives on those little white mini-buses.



    They are NOT there just for the discounted drinks (s0me hotels offer FREE drinks for females – there have long been rumours of similar “gents’ nights” but I’ve yet to find them!) 

    Now it seems some of Jakarta’s city fathers have taken notice of the double-standards involved in the proposed extirpation of Kali Jodo. But far from targetting the fancy five-stars, they’ve turned the spotlight on the Hotel Alexis!

    It’s a modest three-star way up near the Ancol shore.




    I must be truthful and admit I’ve never entered the Alexis, though I once picked up a taxi at the car park there, after getting lost in Angke and walking round a dark kampung for an hour or more! But I know many people who have been inside and they say it’s a darn fine place for a fun night out!

    Or if you Google it, using ‘Photos,’ you can get an idea of its numerous delights.

    However, ‘delight’ is not the reported reaction of the ever-so-righteous members of Jakarta’s DPRD (City Council)

    Their august Vice-Chairman. a certain Abraham Lunggana, who has appeared not only in our blog before but also in the Jakarta Post…



    http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2014/10/01/idul-adha-livestock-merchants-brawl-with-officers-tanah-abang.html  -do read that story!


    …is said to have named the Alexis as a place demanding attention.

    But why hasn’t he, or some other councillor, thought to name and shame the big fish rather than the middling minnows?

    Personally, I see no reason to interfere with the Alexis. I agree with what Governor Ahok Why Has Ahok Given Kali Jodo An Islamic Deadline?  said on the subject, before he changed his mind.

    Jakarta Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama is recommending that the city administration legalize prostitution in certain areas…



    “Legalizing a prostitution site would be a solution because no matter how hard we try, we will never be able to eradicate prostitution. It will always exist as long as humans exist.”    Pelacuran Dimana? One Law for the Rich! 

    And after all, there are so many real social cancers in Jakarta!

    l won’t talk tonight about day-to-day crime and corruption, but I would suggest that shutting down sectarian thug gangs like the FPI would be a far worthier cause for councillors ( and the capital city’s police ) to champion.     


    PS If you want to see for yourself, before any kill-joys make it less interesting, here’s the info.

    Jl. R.E. Martadinata No. 1, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 14430



  • ross1948 16:48 on February 16, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Why Has Ahok Given Kali Jodo An Islamic Deadline? 

    Blockaded by security forces, strict police control on who goes in or out? 

    If that were the situation around IslamoNazi HQ in Tanah Abang, decent citizens would cheer.

    But while white-shirt FPI thugs remain free to go to and fro around the capital, and have all kinds of fanatics flit in and out of their lair, residents in Kali Jodo must now feel their little neighbourhood is in a state of quarantine.


    kalijodo Kali Jodo by night


    Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama said dozens of police officers and soldiers have been deployed to seal off Kalijodo, in a move to put an end to prostitution and gambling business, adding that only residents are allowed to enter….


    • ahok Ahok
    • ————————————–
    • So, Governor Ahok –  nobody except some media calls him by his formal name –  will you now send cops charging into the many five-star hotels in downtown Jakarta where prostitution flourishes?


    Do you now genuinely want all prostitution in Jakarta to be eradicated? Was that report last year inaccurate?

    Jakarta Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama is recommending that the city administration legalize prostitution in certain areas…



    “Legalizing a prostitution site would be a solution because no matter how hard we try, we will never be able to eradicate prostitution. It will always exist as long as humans exist.”    Pelacuran Dimana? One Law for the Rich! 


    It’s painful to have to put such questions to a man whom I have often offered the strongest support when he’s been harassed by Islamist bigots.

    Jakarta Jew-Haters Boo Chinese Christian Candidate 

    But I have to. And ask again…

    Or is this jackboot jive only playing against poor people?

    Yes, we did ask that same question last week – Kali Jodo – Think Again, Ahok! Why Delight IslamoNazis? – but another new and very odd aspect to Ahok’s action emerges from the Jakarta Globe report.

    He has refused to reveal an exact date for the eviction, but promised it will be held before the capital welcomes Organization of Islamic Cooperation member states for an annual summit next March.


    •  OIC  – The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) (formerly Organization of the Islamic Conference)  – new name, but just the same sectarian censorship ambitions!
    •  ——————-

    What’s the OIC got to do with it? Their delegates are unlikely to go anywhere near KJ. They’ll be comfortably lodged in five-star hotels downtown!

    So is Ahok out to curry favour with a body that wages worldwide war on civil liberties?


    Image result for organization of islamic cooperation free speech

    Largest Islamic Body in the World Calls for More Anti-Free Speech Laws in Wake of Charlie HebdoAttack  –https://pjmedia.com/blog/organization-of-islamic-cooperation-calls-for-more-speech-codes-defamation-laws-in-wake-of-charlie-hebdo-attack/

    • Carlton 18:52 on February 16, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      I just turned to your site to see if you have replied and you have.
      Thank you..
      I don’t like what you say in reply but this that you have written today about Ahok and Kali Jodo is something we do agree on so it would be unreasonable for me not to say so.
      There is a very large hypocrisy content in many areas of public life in Indonesia and like you I have always thought Ahok was a cut above the rest.
      Now I’m not so sure.
      So I find myself asking the same questions you are, and like you am very confused about why Ahok sees the OIC conference as relevant.
      I have heard he’s been invited to convert to Islam.
      What will the news be next month if or when he speaks at their conference?.


    • Paulus 08:22 on February 17, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      It is a big double standard what is been done in Kali Jodo, eventhough I think the police should stop prostitution which is a great shame on our city.
      It is exactly so, all the rich men hiring the hookers in Hotel2 Bintang Lima
      We see it every time we go to meet for businis, and the foriegn tourists doing business with businis girls there in the bars.
      Why not police them? Just money talking.


  • ross1948 21:41 on February 13, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Kali Jodo – Think Again, Ahok! Why Delight IslamoNazis? 

    I’ve posted on Kali Jodo before, more than once. 



    Aduh! Adieu Kali Jodo

    It’s a relatively short stretch of waterside road in Northwest Jakarta, which – as you can see from the night-time photo – is visually impressive.

    From a distance! At night! By day, not so impressive, but it has potential, and has always struck me as slightly reminiscent of the promenade in Nice!.

    Its demise has been declared imminent for more than a year, so nice to know it’s still there. But maybe not for long, and this acceleration towards destruction has been ‘justified’ in a most illogical manner.



    Kali Jodo,Northwest Jakarta

    Hasil gambar untuk promenade nice france night

    Nice, South of France


    According to Rancah Post, Jakarta’s Governor Ahok has chosen to use a fatal accident on nearby Daan Mogot, a main road down which I passed only yesterday, as his excuse to speed up plans to ‘crack down.’


    ahok Ahok


    The driver is said to have been ‘downing beers in Kali Jodo.

    That may be true, but are the bars, never mind the entertainment areas, where someone has consumed too many drinks, instantly targetted for total devastation, every time a drunk causes a fat-acc?



    Were that so, there’d be precious few taverns in the town, any town anywhere.

    Ahok is usually a cornucopia of common sense, a good governor, but this time I can’t go along with his reasoning. Alas, Kali Jodo’s reputation as an area of ​​gambling and prostitution means that few folk will spring to its defence.  
    The report describes the small area as having at least 60 buildings used as a karaoke home to about 15 to 20 prostitutes in each of the cafes.

    Again, to declare war on bars that have 15 to 20 hookers hanging about would logically mean shutting down quite a lot of the five-star hotels in Jakarta. 


    I once took a girl-friend to a very posh hotel to celebrate my birthday. We got there at around 7pm, ordered a couple of very expensive drinks in an almost empty bar, and were mildly amazed when, shortly after 8pm, it was suddenly inundated by about a hundred kupu2 malam – night butterflies, as the euphemism here goes!




    The thing is, those ladies were hoping to cater to rich people, affluent tourists or local businessmen. Kalijodo’s little watering-holes are patronised by humble folk, off-duty ojeks, the motor-bike-cabbies, or equally off-duty satpams, the ubiquitous security guards, working men for whom the prices are kept sane, a bottle of Bintang costing not mucn more than you pay in a supermarket.

    Knock those little cafes down, you’ll not stop prostitution, just shift it, and you’ll deprive the poorest section of Jakarta’s working population of bars they can afford to drink in. And there aren’t very many of those.

    Among the many who will not speak up for the putative dispossessed are Jakarta’s IslamoNazis, the FPI (Islamic Defenders Front)

    Far from it!

     …according to Chairman of the Islamic Defenders Front, Ahmad Shobri Lubis. “As community members we are ready to support the government. As long it’s for a good cause, we have no problem if asked to help the police and the military.”


    alubis Lubis


    ITMA again!

    Lubis’ idea of a good cause was exemplified when he exhorted a rabid pack of primitive fanatics to ‘kill, kill, kill’ members of the peaceful Ahmadiyah minority. Watch the brute’s hate-rant here- . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7RLCXNdKF4

    And the brutal Lubis’s gangster group have made violent threats against Kali Jodo in the past. 

    Jakarta’s IslamoNazis Threaten More Thuggery 

     However, back to the report. 

    But it seems the effort to police Kalijodo will not run smoothly – thugs and the people in the vicinity are rumored to be against Ahok’s plan to curb the place.

    Funny that the report only uses the word thugs once they have already finished covering the FPI aspect.



    Thugs perfectly sums up the FPI!

    But let not the IslamoNazis get away with telling the media they are motivated by ‘good causes.’

    There’s at least some element of revenge in there too. The report offers insight into why they won’t try one of their all-too-frequent amok-runs against fellow-citizens…

    IslamoNazis V Freedom-Fighters? – Some Chicken, Some Neck

    FPI in West Java – ‘Let’s Burn Out the Orphans!’ 

    …not without a powerful police escort.  

    According to the Commissioner Krishna Murti in his book entitled ‘Geger Kalijodo’, Kalijodo is guarded by thugs known as Tiger Cubs, whose duty is to maintain and supervise the practice of gambling and prostitution in Kalijodo.

    Chaps not to antagonise, clearly. But sit back and enjoy the next extract, which is ABSOLUTELY DELIGHTFUL!

    The toughness of this group was previously tested when they repulsed an FPI invasion… At that time, the FPI plunged headlong onto the motorway after being overwhelmed by forces armed with sharp weapons.


    fpi_noble life martyr deatht ‘FPI. Noble Life or Martyr’s Death’ – or scuttle across the road, sharpish!


    That episode deserves to be immortalised, not just in the Commissioner’s book but in a movie.

    It would be watched avidly and repeatedly in many communities across the archipelago which have been the scene of white-shirt thug depradations.


    Hasil gambar untuk tiger cubs playing

    Another report adds to the yummy yarn. 

    It didn’t stop there, according to Krishna, the  Cubs had infiltrated their men in among the FPI to monitor their movements….

    So these guys are not just muscle. According to Krishna, the Tiger Cubs have a neat organizational structure..  http://wartakota.tribunnews.com/2016/02/12/geng-anak-macan-bikin-fpi-terbirit-birit-dari-kalijodo

    Givn the FPI’s record of cowardice, notably in Sukorejo or Purwakarta, you can see why they haven’t been back to Kali Jodo, and won’t, unless they go skulking along in the shadow of a major police operation.

    • Doni from Depok. 12:13 on February 14, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      I do not think that the prostitution may be allowed anywhere. It is always not moral and harms the society and the women too. You do not maybe care enough about that.
      I do think you are right about the hypocracy. I have been reading your blog before making this my comment and I see it was in a 5 star hotel in Jakarta where the man took the student girl.
      Yes was it the same PKS man who was giving another girl much expensive gift and said to her
      ‘Dont thank me thank Allah.’
      He insults religion.
      There is too many hypocracites about prostitution. Ahok is a governor who is doing much good for Jakarta but he must show us he will not chase prostitution from Kali Jodoh while lets them make much money in the big hotels on Jalan Sudirman. .


  • ross1948 23:52 on May 3, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Pelacuran Dimana? One Law for the Rich! 

    Jakarta Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama is recommending that the city administration legalize prostitution in certain areas…



    “Legalizing a prostitution site would be a solution because no matter how hard we try, we will never be able to eradicate prostitution. It will always exist as long as humans exist.” 


    Ahok’s proposal makes an interesting contrast to the approach of Indonesia’s second-largest city, Surabaya, where the mayor last year ordered the shut-down of one of the oldest prostitution zones. the Doly district. 

    Piala Dunia Dolly? Kupu2 Lawan Fanatik2? Who Needs World Cup Matches? 

    But rather than debate the different approaches, how about the way it’s reported.

    The Jakarta Post accurately notes that the hooker industry operates in plain sight and in various places across the city.

    But then it offers a somewhat selective snapshot of these ‘various places,’ naming three here in Jakarta and one in Bandung.




    There are several illegal red-light districts in Jakarta, including Kalijodo in West Jakarta, Boker in East Jakarta and Bongkaran in Tanah Abang, Central Jakarta.


    • kalijodo Kali Jodo
    • —————–
    • Well, Kali Jodo would be quite a site, or sight, if properly developed, using its potentially picturesque waterside location.
    • But Ahok himself has threatened to have it erased. 

      Aduh! Adieu Kali Jodo? 

    • However, as constituted at present, it is certainly not upmarket, though its little bars do serve a decent beer at a decent price. I know at least one expat who likes to drop by entirely for that reason.
    • I’ve no info on the other two areas, but suspect they too cater for the low end of the market.
    • =========================
    • Hence I am moved to ask why the JP doesn’t name (and shame?) most of the upmarket hotels, 5-star variety, where slappers swarm, especially on ladies’ nights.
    • After 10pm, when they weary of their Blok M endeavours, they arrive in droves, and those hotels are awash with rich foreigners…

      Islamist to Sexy Model: ‘Don’t Thank Me, Thank Allah!” 

    • ….and even the occasional Islamist fanatic party functionary, like the one who became a headline last year!
    • —–
    • falatehan Blok M’s Jalan Falatehan
    • ==================
    • Nor is the intrepid reporter even seemingly aware of Blok M, where many, if not most, bars on Jalan Falatehan teem with kupu2 malam, ‘night butterflies, ‘ who aim to ensnare a moneyed expat.
    • Not all expats here are moneyed by any stretch of the imagination, but in the eyes of the butterflies,and certainly compared to the poor local patrons at Kali Jodo, every foreigner is fairly affluent.
    • stock-illustration-30527208-silhouettes-of-beautiful-pin-up-girls-1950s-style
    • ===================================
    • Nor is there any mention of Jalan Jaksa, a somewhat pale shadow of the night-life hub it was ten to fifteen years ago, but nevertheless a centre for back-packer budget travellers and the less affluent resident aliens, and thus for less avaricious girls on the make.
    • It used to be a lot of fun, but is now being gentrified…boring, yeah?
    • ——
    • If Ahok is serious in his aim to limit prostitution to one official centre, is he going to tackle what happens on those seamy, steamy streets, or in the expensive bars of those glitzy hotels?
    • Doesn’t sound like it.
    • =
    • SATPOL SatPol PP
    • =
    • We see on our tv news, from time to time, ridiculous razia (raids) by SatPol PP civic militia, dragging hapless young (or not so young) ladies off on their trucks.
    • But never yet have I heard of a raid on the fancy haunts of five-star tourists and businessmen.

    He suggested that the city administration provide one apartment building as a prostitution site where visitors would need to provide identification… 


    • Bajaj+Before Bajaj
    • ======================
    • ONE apartment block?

    For a city of between ten and twenty million souls? Queues stretching a mile and a half down the road outside, where irate wives and girl-friends could cruise by in bajaj to spot errant menfolk and hand-bag them?

    Methinks our good Governor underestimates the L.Q. of the  populace!

    But Lust Quotient or not, methinks in reality that Ahok is not expecting to get too far with this scheme. 


    • ahok
    • ———-
    • “I understand that this idea would be impossible to implement, especially in our country where everyone claims to be pure from sin. But if anyone has a better idea, I would like to hear it,” Ahok said.

    If that’s the plan, let’s hope the city would make sure that the ‘religious guidance‘ would be ‘given’ by decent people – not foul fanatics.

    I still shudder at the way West Java Police handed over defenceless children to rabid sectarians for ‘spiritual guidance!’Muslim School Burned by Angry Crowd – Police Enlist IslamoNazis to Counsel Kids! 

    As the old song has it, best be leavin’ well enough alone!



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