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10 Sexiest Indonesian Women

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
FHM models, actresses, singers, TV presenters, "selebritis"... If you just arrived in Indonesia as an expat , there are some girls' names that you will hear over and over... In no particular order, here is a list of the 10 sexiest Indonesian celebrities of the moment. Please add a comment at the bottom of the page indicating your favourite Indonesian girls, so I can make an updated list soon. More pics of sexy Indonesian model and actresses: Hot Indonesian girls with tattoo . 1) Sandra Dewi Actress, she is also famous for shooting many TV spots, for brands such as Ponds, Clear and You C1000. 2) Tiara Lestari Tiara, the "first Nude Playboy Model from Indonesia". 3) Dwi Putrantiwi FHM model...

Partnership Jakarta100bars & Discover Jakarta City App for Mobile

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Discover Jakarta – Free City Mobile Guide The Smartphone App "Discover Jakarta" is a location based mobile guide that shows insider places and special offers in Jakarta. The app targets mainly the clubbing and nightlife community, both for locals and expats.  The content is listed in 25 categories such as Nightlife, Food & Dining, Events, Health & Beauty and others and it has photos and comprehensive descriptions.  Especially the Google Maps function is very nice. If e.g. you are looking for the closest spa in the category Health & Beauty it shows you all offers and the directions how to get there. Jakarta100Bars has teamed up with Discover Jakarta and you can find our recommendations of the places in the App. The App is available in the Apple app store for iPhone/iPad and in Google Play for all Android devices (download for free).

The Best Restaurants for Dim Sum in Jakarta

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
In this post, I will give some recommendations about the best places to eat Dim Sum in Jakarta. Since the offer is plentiful, I made small categories to help you choose which restaurant is the one for you: The "Top 5": The following restaurants are generally regarded as serving the best Dim Sum in Jakarta:  1) Ah Yat Abalone in Golden Boutique Hotel Angkasa (Tel: +62-21 6220 2388) and in Mid Plaza 2 (Tel: +62-21 570 7333) with non-halal available. 2) May Star (Halal) in Central Park Mall LG (Tel: +62-21 5698 5422), in Gandaria City GF (+62-21 2905 2922), in Hotel Le Grandeur Mangga Dua ( Tel: +62-21 612 7880), in Mall Pluit Emporium (Tel: +62-21 6667 6280). The ones in Pluit and Mangga Dua have non halal available. 3) Samudra Seafood Restaurant in BRI Tower, Jl. Sudirman (Tel: +62 21 571 3600) and in Living World (Alam Sutera)

The Best Indian Restaurants in Jakarta

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Indian restaurants are relatively easy to find in Jakarta, and their overall quality is decent. The most authentic and cheapest options are usually located where the Indian community lives (mainly in Sunter and Pasar Baru), while in the the Center and in the South, where expatriates live, you have some more expensive and stylish restaurants.  Here is my list of Jakarta's best Indian restaurants, by category: - Indian restaurants with both excellent food and atmosphere (Fine Dining): 1) Kinara (Kemang Raya No. 78-B, Phone number: +62 21-719 2677) 2) Hazara (click to read my review on this blog) 3) Ganesha Ek Sanskriti (BRI II Building, Jl Jend Sudirman Kav 44-46., Phone number: +62-21 5719415 / 5713567) 4) Ganesha Ek Sanskriti (Kemang Square Lt 2, Jl Kemang Raya No 5., Phone number: +62-21 7196837).

Top German & Dutch Restaurants in Jakarta

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
After ranking the best Italian , French and Arab restaurants in Jakarta, I have a much easier task listing German and Dutch food in Jakarta. Let me know if I forgot one, but the only ones I can think of are: Paulaner Brauhaus (click to read my review) Die Stube (click to read my review) Imbiss Stube (Cilandak Town Square) - Same owner as Die Stube , Patrick Widjaja, born and raised in Germany.  Metro Sky Garden , owned by Andreas Stokowy, from Germany. Ya Udah (click to read my review), owned by a Swiss from Zurich The Tavern in Aryaduta Hotel

Italian Restaurants in Jakarta

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
There is a wide range of Italian restaurants in Jakarta, from fast-food pizza chains to fine dining options. I have tried, or heard of, the majority of the good places in Jakarta, and I hope this page will help you decide where you will find your favourite Italian food in the city.   Among the chains of restaurants, there are two names that are above the competition: Izzi Pizza and Pizza Marzano . The last one is actually a British brand, but they make thin crust pizza and they have a whole Italian menu. In none of these venues you will eat authentic Italian, but they have fair standards when it comes to quality and service. They can be found a bit everywhere, more specifically in malls, and the average price for a pizza is Rp80,000 and Rp60,000 for a plate of pasta. In the same price range, I advise you to try Pepenero and Trattoria , two favourites among Jakarta expats. Without sacrificing taste, they offer excellent value dishes in a quite authentic atmosphere. If you ar

The Exciting Nightlife of Pasar Rumput!

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Pasar Rumput is a great place to visit during the day if you are a tourist or an expat. It is close from the city center, and only 5 minutes away from Jalan Sudirman or Jalan Rasuna Said. It is one of the biggest traditional markets in the center of Jakarta, and I don't think it will be long before new towers and buildings replace it. It is a bit dark, but still, you can see some very colourful stalls and people will be quite amused to see you wandering in its alleys. Great place to take photos as well: Surprisingly, it is also a famous area for low-end nightlife, along with nearby Pasar Manggis and the Manggarai Railroad . You will never see an expat in there, nor a colleague, but maybe your ojek driver or your gardener. In Pasar Rumput, you will find everything there can be, just like in Kota's biggest one stop entertainment (except for the spa): Massage Parlours, Karaoke, Discos, Bars, etc.. Prices are extremely low: Rp. 50,000 for a massage, Rp 25,000 for a large beer. I h

Street Food In Jakarta

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
I have to feel very ambitious today to write an article in this blog about street food in Jakarta. It's pretty much like planning to write about French cheeses in 500 words: Too much information, too little time... So I won't aim to be exhaustive, but only give a short overview of the street foods in Jakarta. A huge majority of Indonesian never set foot in a restaurant, and even a meal in a Rumah Makan (basic eatery) is not always common. However, eating in street stalls, because it is very cheap, can be considered almost as common as eating at home. In fact, you will see in Jakarta's smallest streets that a woman cooking at home may sell some of her dishes, while buying another dish to someone's other house.