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  • ross1948 19:43 on May 31, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Sarinah,   

    Sarinah’s West Door Security? Where? And Why ‘Palestine’ Droning? 

    I took a trip into town today, and the traffic was amazingly light, so with time in hand, I got off the Busway at the famous Sarinah department store building.



    With somebody around tomorrow morning who can whip up a fine Brit breakfast, a pack of bacon from the basement supermarket was required!

    Pork purchased, I drifted upstairs, and, on inspecting the first-floor westside terrace, was agreeably surprised to see that, unlike last year…


    Big Mackistan? Ramadhan Lock-Out at McD Sarinah


    …the chairs and tables outside McDonalds were not stacked up in unhelpful heaps but left in order, so people can actually sit down, which I did.

    Those silly blinds were up to make sure no Ramadhan fasters were goaded into uncontrollable frenzies of temptation, but no matter.

    I read my paperback in peace till it was time to go and see those who were awaiting me.

    But cutting back downstairs, I noted a change in their canned music repertoire from when I’d arrived. Earlier, it had been seasonal fasting-month stuff, just as at Christmas one would expect to hear carols.

    But that had been replaced by that God-Awful dirge about how ‘Palestine will be free again.

    If the Sarinah management can choose to play that propaganda cr-p, I can choose to shop for my bacon some other place in future.

    And if they have time to supervise their music to make it ideologically offensive, why don’t they make time to make sure their west-side entrance, that nearest to Jalan Thamrin and the busy Busway stop…


    Gambar terkait

    …has SOMEBODY making security checks.

    I entered and exited  with a large shopping bag which contained nothing dangerous at all. It wasn’t that security personnel were slack – there were no to be seen!

    But I’m a good guy. The terrorists at that junction last year were NOT!

    Satan’s emissary Afif approaching Starbucks


    Photo of an Evil Entity – Why Was It Unleashed? 


    • Prita 23:59 on May 31, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      I also worry for shopping in Sarinah, so nevergo there now because there is no security on same door to Thamrin that Ross is writing about. And if we go out back door into alley, on east side, nobody check my bag.
      I know on parking side there is one guard to check us but that is not very enough.


  • ross1948 09:56 on August 19, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , Sarinah, souvenir shopping, Thamrin City   

    Jakarta Souvenir Shopping? Try Sarinah! 

    I see that What’s New Jakarta has listed three places where tourists ( or locals) can shop for souvenirs.


    Nothing against any of the three, but how come they didn’t add Sarinah to the list?


    • ————————–
    • As a resident, I don’t need touristy stuff, but if I go out into the wider world, then Sarinah is where I’ve tended to shop for suitable gifts.
    • It’s among the oldest shopping malls, but in recent years has undergone changes, including refurbishment of the large food court in the basement.
    • ———-
    • busway


    • There’s a TransJakarta Busway stop right beside it. 
    • Unlike many new malls, there’s no cinema built into the premises, but the Djakarta Theater is just across the street.
    • It’s miles plusher than when I first went there as a new kid on the block!

    And if it’s just batik you’re after, then Thamrin City is perfect …


    thamrin City


    …and VERY cheap.

    Just turn west at the Bunderan H.I. and go straight along the road past Grand Indonesia.

    PS  One word of caution – security.

    Many if not most malls in Jakarta have organised some attempts at security checks, some more serious than others.

    Last time I walked around Sarinah, and there are three main entrances, plus another at the back mostly used by employees, nobody checked anybody at any of the three. I didn’t use the fourth.

    There are security guards visible but the only time they have ever paid attention to me was to tell me not to smoke on the steps outside the northern entrance on Jalan Wahid Hasyim.

    Room for improvement?

  • ross1948 12:48 on January 21, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Hukum Mati? Ayo, Pak Presiden, Make That Speech Again! 

     Not quite a year ago, the media gave intense coverage to President Jokowi’s  appeal to young Indonesians to support his death penalty policy.

    He had an audience of teens at the State Palace…….students of Taruna Nusantara high school, an elite high school…




    “Do you agree with the death penalty for drug dealers?” Jokowi asked the students, after mentioning that rampant drug trafficking was harming the country’s younger generations.
    The students immediately replied in agreement.


    • Aksi-Dukungan-for-ISIS-di-Bundaran-HI-Jakarta-5 ISIS fans in downtown Jakarta
    • ———————–
    • Now his country, not least the youth of Indonesia, is facing a worse enemy than drugs. The poison of jihadist ideology is acknowledged to be spreading across the archipelago, especially on the social media in which youngsters delight.

    Why does he not make now a similar call for the only proper penalty to be imposed?

    Remember, he didn’t narrow down his demand for executions only for those who administered deadly drug doses person-to-person. He loudly declared he wanted it applied to those who imported and spread the toxin!

    The same logic, the same argument, much more powerfully, must surely go for jihadism.


    Those who preach jihadist propaganda, who spread it on the internet, who indoctrinate kids – and bone-head adults – into solidarity with ISIS or Al Qaeda or other satanic gangs, are just as deserving candidates for the firing squad as the brutes who opened fire on innocents at Sarinah this month, who plant bombs to kill police or any other people.

    All true friends of Indonesia await President Jokowi’s call.


    • Putri 07:23 on January 22, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      I think so. Why must we pay for them to make trouble in the prison.
      They want to kill us, why do we not make them die.


    • Tani 13:40 on January 22, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Bagus. Horay.


  • ross1948 09:54 on January 18, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Oh Yeah? IslamoNazi ‘Kill-Kill-Kill’ Ranter Condemns Jakarta Terror! 

    An outstanding example of civic-minded Islamist compassion in the news this weekend, with a notorious IslamoNazi agitator – evidently forgetful of his own incitement to murder innocent people ( caught on video !)  expressing the FPI thug gang’s condemnation of terrorism and expressing sympathies with victims.



    This attempt to present the self-styled “Islam Defenders’ Front” as a humane organisation emerged in the form of a letter signed by none other than Sobri Lubis.

    You may remember this man’s previous tolerant comments on current events,viz.

    IslamoNazi Slams Jew-Collaborating Fascists Who Say ‘Good Morning!’ 

    The FPI also confirms that the terror attack is not related to Islam.

    Ah, yes, we heard that from no less than the Mayor of Philadelphia this month, when an ISIS savage shot and bady wounded a cop sitting at ease in his car.  Philadelphia’s New Mayor and Left Wing Group Think

    Well, obviously, the Islamic State is not related to Islam.

    But what about Lubis’ own bloodthirsty tirade, which you can watch here –http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7RLCXNdKF4  – in which he incited a pack of demented savages to bunuh-bunuh-bunuh  –   KILL-KILL-KILL   –  innocent members of the peaceful Ahmadi religious minority?

    Would Lubis have us believe his murderous rant was ‘not related to Islam?’

    …the FPI urged the government, especially the police, to arrest, uncover and severely punish terrorists professional manner…   http://www.solopos.com/2016/01/15/bom-sarinah-thamrin-kutuk-bom-jakarta-fpi-curigai-intelejen-asing-menterorisasi-umat-islam-681222 .

    Which would be a lot more than the police did in response to his own incitement to slaughter!

    Anyway, solopos.com has a fascinating  PS in its report, an insight into IslamoNazi linguistic skills. And their vivid imaginations! 

    Interestingly, in part 4 of the letter, FPI suspect foreign intelligence agencies of ‘menterorisasi’ Muslims. Unfortunately, FPI does not specify the meaning of the word ‘menterorisasi.’ In the Large Indonesian Dictionary (KBBI) released by the Ministry of Education Language Centre of the Republic of Indonesia, this word is not found.

    I’ve no pretensions to fluency, but given the structure and root of the word, it appears to mean something like ‘terrorisation.’


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




    fpi kill busddhist

    Something like this, maybe?


    • Amadi 06:16 on January 20, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Terima kasih lagi, Palk Ross, thanking you who always send out your truthful researching of this FPI who bring hurt to many in Indonesia.
      The ahmadiya are again in danger in another province of Indonesia.
      I am sending you advice on what the sunni and police are doing to them.
      it is very cruel and I will hope you can tell all the reader about it.


  • ross1948 08:53 on January 16, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Photo of an Evil Entity – Why Was It Unleashed? 

    Again and again, we – and by that I don’t just mean me, but many people who live in Indonesia, local and expat – have pointed to the need for reform in the handling of terrorism.
    Pitifully inadequate sentencing is outrageous in itself…  
    ….but this weak-kneed attitude in courts is compounded by the folly of early release.
    Let’s be totally clear on this –
    Afif had been arrested by the National Police’s counterterrorism squad Densus 88 for involvement in military training in Aceh in 2010. The West Jakarta District Court sentenced him to seven years prison for terrorism and he was incarcerated in Cipinang Penitentiary. – http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2016/01/15/shooter-identified-ex-terror-convict.html
    Satan’s emissary Afif approaching Starbucks
    Sentenced to SEVEN YEARS IN 2010?
    Lives might have been saved, innocents not shot and badly hurt at Sarinah this week, had this demonic beast been kept caged. 
    Obviousy common sense dictates that ALL those convicted of terror-linked offences should be put to death.
    We’d all welcome it if President Jokowi were to make such a declaration .
    But meantime, let him, please, put an end to the nonsense of early release, remission, or parole, or whatever the current permissive catch-phrase happens to be. 
    A useful time to do so would be now, before the pig Hasanuddin gets out, to glory in his satanic sins.
  • ross1948 00:01 on January 16, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: angkot B14, , driver, , , Meruya, Sarinah   

    Meruya Man! Have I Sat Chatting With A Bomber? 

    We read that several alleged accomplices of the Sarinah outrage have been arrested in Depok, West Java.
    Depok has long been seen as a cesspool of ferocious fanaticism, from its city government downwards…  https://rossrightangle.wordpress.com/2011/05/25/depok-jadi-kota-pki-islamist-council-grabs-private-property-communist-style///
    It’s only fair to add that many people there are normal and decent. Hundreds of thousands voted for a grand lady named Rieke in gubernatorial elections a year or so back.
    And where I used to live, for five years or more, in Meruya, West Jakarta, most people were nice enough too.
    But it turns out that police have raided a house there to detain a suspect in Thursday’s terrorist attack downtown!
    You never know what’s really going on behind your neighbour’s closed door.
    But even more rivetting, from my point of view, is the revelation that the detainee is, by profession, an angkot driver, and not just any angkot – it’s the B14, the one I’ve been using two or three times a week!
    For years!
    angkot angkots
    It plies between Citraland and Puri Indah, and beyond.
    I like to shop in both places, and apart from that, the route passes my barber, the splendid Rp.10,000 rupiah guy ( yeah, $1.00) I’ve maybe mentioned before.
    Thing is, I always try to sit up front beside the driver, due to A – my long legs and B – the freedom to smoke.
    So the question on my mind tonight is – have I been sat beside a sectarian terrorist, maybe even chatted away to him, maybe more than a few times?
    The suara.com report says the arrested chap always wore a camouflage jacket over his driver shirt, and that doesn’t ring a bell.
    But since you’re facing forward, you don’t really take in what drivers wear…
    ..if only…
    ….and heck, Jakarta angkot drivers are all guys, so why would I?
  • ross1948 00:05 on January 15, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Jakarta Tidak Takut, , Sarinah   

    Jakarta Tidak Takut, Tapi….. 

    Jakarta Tidak Takut  – ‘Jakarta’s Not Afraid!’ is a good slogan, and I endorse the sentiment wholeheartedly.

    The best response to terrorist scum, like today’s jihadist vermin who murdered harmless people to further their satanic cause, is to carry on as usual, doing whatever one normally does, whilst hoping, of course, that the sectarian scum will be caught and put to death.

    After all, subverting a way of life is what terrorists want, and jihadist terrorists, especially, want to deny us every trace of the pleasures we derive from life.

    Enjoy A Night Out? How Dare You, Say IslamoNazis! 

    They will succeed if we all take to staying in, cowering from their menace.

    Much like in London, during the IRA/Sinn Fein terror camaign, we could have stayed home but instead took pride in getting to work, despite our stations being repeatedly closed by bomb-threats (which sometimes were more than mere threats!) 




    So despite my anger and distress when I heard the news this morning, I was looking forward to the party scheduled for tonight. Sharing rage and grief is healthier than nursing those emotions indoors.

    To my dismay, I got an email saying that ‘due to the current situation,’ the party was off.

    • What a gutless crowd!

    The event was to be held in one of Jakarta’s largest hotels, which always has tight security – when I’ve gone there before, I’ve been vexed at the amount of  time it takes to get in!

    After the Sarinah outrage, it would undoubtedly have been like a fortress. And though harder to get into, the hotel would have been easier to reach, traffic thinner after the Islamist atrocity.

    This party was not hosted by Indonesians, but by foreigners, so shame on them!

    I hope they grow up and show some greater sense of solidarity with our host nation in future: though I doubt if I’ll be joining them again.


    I made up my mind that, what the hell, I’d go into town anyway. My decision didn’t require any summoning up of courage, simply an unwillingness to be intimidated. Something the supine twits behind the party’s cancellation evidently lacked.

    There’s been a drinks voucher I won in a Lucky Draw last month, valid for beer at a bar in Senayan, so I smsed around and headed out, hoping others I know would join my outing.

    Traffic was notably lighter then usual and my bus – with only a handful of passengers – got me there in barely half an hour.

     Slipi Junction


    I noticed a lot of cops plus two ambulances at Slipi – later heard there’d been threats made against that area.. 

    Taking short-cuts through Ratu Plaza and Plaza Senayan ( both popular expat shopping centres; I saw few bules – that’s local for expats – in either place) soon enough I reached the bar.

    When I got there, it was empty, save for the staff, though they were fun to chat to. 

    My voucher used up, five or six beers later, I came home, puzzling over this question – what sort of friends are we foreigners to Indonesia if we run for cover after the threat has been handled?  


    • Hari 02:11 on January 15, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      I like to read this.
      I was out tonight to in downtown and out because I was feeling bad and sad for the terror at Sarinah.
      You and me are thinking same, better to be out and show face, not stay home shut down and leave city dark.
      Sorry my english is no good but I read it better than write it and like to read your blog. , .


    • Sandy G 12:13 on January 15, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      I’m glad you went out last night, Ross, and yes, it is a shame anyone cancelled anything as a response to those terrorists.
      The Parisians who made a point of going to their cafes and bars in spite of the terror attacks were doing the right thing too.
      Islamists really do see our way of life as something to be destroyed and if we all just accept that and go home and stay in then they will see that as a victory.


  • ross1948 22:35 on January 14, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Sarinah? Hukum Mati – Who’s Got Guts Enough To Ensure Justice? 

    Jihadist terrorists are scum who deserve to die.

    None more so than the satanic pigs who perpetrated the slaughter at Sarinah today.

    An innocent Canadian, it’s reported, along with innocent Indonesians, died to slake these Islamists’ thirst for blood.

    Indonesia still, thank God, has the death penalty- if only the British Government would stop ignoring the British people, the UK would have it too – and capital punishment was rightly applied to the Bali Bomb pigs.


    • bali_bombers Trio Babi – The Three Swine!
    • ————–
    • No less should it be applied to those who carried out and organised today’s Sarinah outrage.
    • ——–
    • Several explosions were heard in the centre of the Indonesian capital on Thursday, witnesses told Reuters. (via The Straits Times)
    • —————-
    • But will it?

    Indonesian courts have a shameful record in dealing with Islamist swine.

    Which judges can Indonesians trust to have the vermin put to death? 


    After Cikeusik?

    Victim of Islamist Murder Mob Gets Six Months in the Slammer 


    After Temanggung?


    There are other examples too, of judges either too bigoted or too craven to inpose proper justice on sectarian filth.


    And the rumours of imminent release for that filthy pig Hasanuddin, who beheaded the Christian school-girls?

    Hasanuddin the Pig

    Hasanuddin the Pig

    Jakarta Justice – Will Child-Beheaders Go Free Soon? 

    Clearly, without honest, non-sectarian, impartial  judges, evil triumphs.

    You showed up today, President Jokowi, rightly, and bravely, with no bullet-proof vest, at the crime scene.

    But what will you do to ensure Islamist hate-gangs are extirpated?

    Oh, and BTW, what are you doing to implement that rare, fair ruling from the Supreme Court?

    Java Heat – Oppressed Christians Worship In Jakarta Sun – Jokowi No Show! 

    • Euis 01:30 on January 15, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      All this is so.
      I also will be very happy if Presiden Jokowi will make judges give more justice and punish terrorists with the same way like they do to innocent people at Sarinah yesterday.
      ISIS and FPI like hurting people so I think ISIS and FPI need hurt back to them,.


    • Irawati 12:34 on January 15, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      There is need for better judging here. So many people jailed for bad reasons, like the Shia in East Java,and A’an the atheist in Sumatra.
      And also so many very bad people guilty but only too little time in the jail.


  • ross1948 12:57 on January 14, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Satanic Evil Stalks Sarinah! Start Executions, Please, Jokowi! 

    I just got a call from Oz, anxiously asking if I’m okay.

    Having been catching up on household chores and drinking coffee, since I rose an hour or so ago, I was taken aback, but then horrified to hear that terrorists have bombed Jakarta, grenades, it seems, murdering innocents at or near Sarinah, one of the oldest shopping centres here, where I have often hung out  ever since I arrived in Indonesia 16 years ago.


    • sarinahmalam

    Sarinah and area, in happier days



    Not a word on EuroNews, which I’ve had on since 9am, so I have switched to a local channel, as it’s noon and there should be updated news there.

    I’m supposed to be attending a party downtown later – I hope they don’t cancel: that’s giving in. If they do bottle out, I will head into the city centre anyway, as there’s no way ISIS or similar vermin should be able to intimidate us.

    I had considered going to Sarinah for a spot of shopping prior to partying. Now watching scenes there, sad beyond measure – so many good memories of fun with friends there, now tainted by this atrocity. 

    •  Several explosions were heard in the centre of the Indonesian capital on Thursday, witnesses told Reuters. (via The Straits Times)


    • The police have been warning of a rising terror threat for weeks…

    Despite Arrests, Indonesia Says Terror Attack Threat Remains

     …so I hope that Jokowi’s Government, which has been talking about renewing executions for drug crims this year…

    Attorney General M Prasetyo has stressed that a third round of drug convict executions will be carried out next year.  http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2015/12/23/more-drug-convicts-be-executed-next-year.html



    …now comes out and promises that every satanic jihadist that can be captured – today’s perp is apparently still on the run – will be shot like the rabid dogs they are.

    • JazPen 21:09 on January 14, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Jokowi is busy expressing horror, as we all are.
      But whats he done to the jihadists since he got elected?
      As youve said more than once, Ross, he has not banned the FPI or Hizbut, and those churches stay sealed, because he wont order the police to enforce the law.
      Isnt it time to think about leaving a country whose president just puts up with these kind of people? I know you love Indonesia but how long before he lets them do everything they want.
      Then the Indonesia you love will be finished..
      I am so sickened tonight.


    • anita 21:13 on January 14, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Please Pak Jokowi, do what is right.
      Shoot them all, killers that murder police and every one else innocent today.
      If you do not save our Indonesia, what will happen?
      I am crying today all time I watch news.


    • Edo 14:02 on January 15, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Why not shoot all terrorists, yes and stop releasing them from the prisons.
      Indonesia is not Arab country, we were having real civilisation when Arab were sitting in deserts.
      The bad people here should go to Yemen where they many come from and not bring Arab badness to here.


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