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Online Prostitution is Booming in Indonesia

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
With the current crackdown on red light districts and massage parlours everywhere in the country, for instance in Kalijodo in Jakarta or Dolly in Surabaya, online prostitution has been booming in Indonesia.

Surprisingly, sexual services are not necessarily advertised through specific adult sites. Many of these, like the famous Adult Friend Finder, are blocked by the government and only available if you download a VPN (see Best VPN for Indonesia to see how to do). Prostitutes, pimps and mafias use mainstream websites and apps instead like Facebook, Twitter, WeChat, BeeTalk, Instagram, Badoo or Tinder. If you are using any of these, you have probably noticed that there are more and more profiles of prostitutes, to the point that it can ruin the experience for "normal" users.

This is the case on WeChat. They have an interesting feature called "Look Around" that can be used to meet people near you. In Indonesia, it has been completely hijacked by organized online prostitution. As soon as you turn it on, you'll receive chat requests from various "spas" and "massage girls" offering to visit you in your room 24/7. You can barely see normal people anymore.

On the dating app Badoo, it has become very difficult to meet girls who are not looking for money, directly or indirectly. They rarely mention openly that they are prostitutes but they will often say in their profiles things like: "Butuh uang (need money)", "Tidak suka cowok pelit (I don't like stingy guy), "I like shopping", etc.
Typical "soft" prostitution profile on Badoo ("I like generous guys who can make me happy")
Some are more straight-forward and will write: "Open for BO (Booking Out) to your hotel for LT /ST (Long Time/Short Time).

In this case, it is likely that the person behind the profile is a pimp and not the actual girl. It's only after you agree to a transaction and pay a down payment (DP) that he will contact the girl, pick her up, and bring her to your place. In some cases, the girls have a hotel room or an apartment where they can meet customers. Kalibata City is famous for having many apartments used entirely for online prostitution. 

On Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, prostitutes can easily be found using some specific hashtags such as #bokingcewek#wanitabayaran, #cewekbispak and many more. Those looking for girls in a specific location will add a city name, for instance: #bispaksurabaya (bispak means "bisa pakai" = "can be used"). For any of these keywords, hundreds of girls profiles will show up.

They manage their fan pages in a professional way, teasing their fans with pictures and exclusive videos, posting screenshots of clients bank transfers, giving information about their whereabout and their availability.
A girl post the proof of bank transfer from a client and informs she has 2 slots available
Some will also do packages and promotions, just like any real, well-organized massage parlour, spa or bordello. On Twitter, Riri Manja 28 does a phone sex promotion for April for instance:
Phone sex promotion from a girl on twitter
Prostitutes and their pimps rely also on Whatsapp, Line and BlackBerry Messenger to communicate with clients and set up meeting locations and time. 

Recently, some bigger groups have emerged, managing several girls at once. For instance, the Silvi Group that operates on instagram has a network of girls in Jakarta, Medan, Surabaya and Palembang. Go Crot operates on twitter, managing dozens of girls in Surabaya.
Advertising for Silvi Group on Instagram
The Police has made very few arrests so far. It is probably impossible for them to stop this trend as both the demand and offer for prostitution is so high in Indonesia.

Considering this though, I wonder if it is a smart move for the Government to go ahead with its plan to close down all red-light districts by 2019. We see that the sex trade will just move from the streets to the virtual world.

Are the girls safer online? Wouldn't it better, as Ahok suggested, to legalize prostitution and to organize it in dedicated spaces? This could make the job easier for the Government and NGOs to protect sex workers from abuse/violence and to give them counseling and regular medical check-ups.

Cherry Spa, Bar & KTV (Grand Wijaya)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Cherry is a spa, bar and karaoke located in the Grand Wijaya complex, an area with several other naughty massage parlours and karaokes such as Fortune, D'Heaven and Delta. It is popular with Japanese/Korean expats and it is walking distance from the budget hotel Amaris Panglima Polim 2 and the 4-star property The 101 Sedayu.

There is another Cherry Spa in North Jakarta, in Lokasari to be precise, that I once reviewed here: Cherry Lokasari.

The concept is similar to the Lokasari branch: It is a naughty, girlie club with about 20 masseuses and 10 lady companions. Most of them are hanging out in a lounge where a DJ/live band is playing. As you enter the place, they will offer (through a mamasan) to join your table and they'll get a cut on the drinks you buy. What they really want though is to be taken either to the room for a massage/sex or to the karaoke.

You may also refuse to be accompanied and enjoy just watching the girls. The alcohol is rather cheap (large bintang for Rp50,000) and on weekends you have sexy dancers/costume nights.

You can pass on the lounge and visit the spa directly. It has a small sauna, a cold & hot pool and a jacuzzi. One of their specialty is the bikini massage that costs Rp450,000 net (all-in) for 90 minutes. You can get a cheaper massage (Thai style, shiatsu, traditional) at Rp250,000 (without sex).

The karaoke has 3 kinds of rooms (Standard, VIP, Suite with bed). To use them for 5 hours, you need to spend at least Rp750,000 for the Standard room and at least Rp2,000,000 for the Suite. If you want girls to accompany you, you'll need to pay between Rp500,000 and Rp600,000 for each.

Opening hours:
Open Every Day
Massage parlour from 10am to 11pm
Karaoke and bar from 10am to 2am

Cherry Spa GranWi
Jl. Wijaya II komplek Grand Wijaya Center Blok E No 14 - 15 Kebayoran Baru, Jakarta Selatan
Phone number: 0217223289 081218880837
BB Pin: 53B98EFB

Website: Cherry GranWi and Cherry (Group)
Instagram: Cherry Angels (pictures of the girls), Cherry Jakarta (Lokasari), Cherry Grand Wijaya
Twitter: Cherry GranWi

Kota Indah Jakarta - Red Light Area in North Jakarta

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Kota Indah is the name of a small red light area with around 10 bars, clubs, spas and karaokes in North Jakarta. It is located in a street perpendicular to Jalan Pangeran Jayakarta in Glodok. For this reason, it is sometimes referred to as Pang-J or Pen-J.

This is a map of the exact location (Kota Indah streets are highlighted in green):
It is walking distance (10 minutes by foot) from Station Kota which can easily be reached with Transjakarta buses. You can also sleep in nearby hotels such as Ibis Mangga Dua, Best Western Mangga Dua, Le Grandeur or Orchardz (that includes a naughty spa).

The visitors of Kota Indah are almost all Indonesians, usually older than average. They come to do 3 things: Drink alcohol, listen to music (sometimes sing along) and have sex with prostitutes.

Most of the venues have a similar concept of bar + massage. The ground floor is typically a lounge with either a DJ or live music, and girls waiting in sofas. After you sit down, a mamasan will come to your table and ask if you want to be accompanied by a girl while you drink. This is free but it is expected that you buy at least a drink to your lady companion. Upstairs, there are private rooms where you can bring the girl (for a price between Rp300,000 and Rp350,000 paid in advance + a tip of Rp50,000 to Rp100,000). It is not compulsory to be with a girl, you can just sit alone like in any normal bar if that's what you are looking for. You can also go straight to the room and skip the bar. Note that in most bars, the massage is not a real one, it is just sex.

The most famous venue on the street is Grand MTR 1 (MTR 2 is in Kelapa Gading) in which you have live music (Indonesian and International songs) and sexy nude dancers. Other venues include Royal Massage, Sari Ayu Spa, Astro Bar, Grand LA Bar and a few others.

Kota Indah is a bit more dodgy than famous prostitution centers like Classic or Travel, but it is still clean and comfortable. Foreigners are welcome, but don't do anything stupid as the whole street is managed by a gang (Laskar Merah Putih).

Peach Blossom -Massage, Karaoke, Lounge - North Jakarta (Bandengan)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Peach Blossom is a girlie bar, karaoke and spa (read "brothel") located in North Jakarta. It is within a tiny red-light complex with a few other massage parlors such as Dunia Sehat. It is not a very touristic area and you only have one hotel nearby, the Grand Asia (that has a karaoke as well).

Peach Blossom belongs to the same group as Cherry Spa in Lokasari and Grand Wijaya. It is targeting a lower class of customers though, with cheaper prices and basic facilities.

The massage in Deluxe room costs Rp140,000 and in VIP room Rp160,000. "Extra" services will cost you an additional tip.

The DJs in the lounge play local house music. There may be a few people dancing, including the lady companions, but most of the time people are just sitting. You will have sexy dancers on weekends.

Peach Blossom Jakarta
Jalan Bandengan Raya, Ruko Robinson 82
Penjaringan, North Jakarta

Phone number: +62 (0) 8 13 11 21 24 34 or 08 98 88 87 068
BB Pin: 547B14B9  /2AB9ED5F

Facebook: Peach Blossom

Sparadise Spa (Kemayoran)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Sparadise Spa and Center Stage KTV are both located in the Mercure Kemayoran Hotel. They are part of the same group behind CenterStage Lampung and Sparadise in Grand Mercure Harmoni.

I haven't been to this spa and there is almost no information about it on the internet. According to the management, there are 3 kinds of room (VIP, Deluxe and Standard) and the facilities include a jacuzzi, hot and cold pools, a steam room, a sauna and cabanas.

I suspect that sexual services are provided, just like in the Harmoni branch.

If you have been there, please leave a message in the comment section below.

Sparadise Spa (8th floor) and Center Stage (LG)
Hotel Grand Mercure Maha Cipta
Jakarta, Kemayoran

BB Pin (GRO): 59427F16
Phone number: 085921615599
Path : sparadisegmjk

Opening Hours:
Everyday from 11am to 11pm for Sparadise
Every day from 11am to 2am for CenterStage

Blow Art Massage and Lounge (PIK)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
This is another branch of the BlowArt massage parlour chain after the ones in BSD and Alam Sutra. You can read more about the concept on the following link: Blow Art BSD Review.

The one in Pantai Indah Kapuk (PIK) in North Jakarta is located in Rukan Cordoba. It is rather small and basic, even in the VIP rooms.

Prices for their famous "blow" is Rp170,000 up to Rp210,000. You can also get a full massage for an additional Rp40,000.

Blow Art Massage and Blow Job Bar Jakarta
Rukan Cordoba Blok B No.20, Jl. Bukit Golf Mediterania
Pantai Indah Kapuk, North Jakarta

Phone number: +62-21 225 12 111
Whatsapp: 08128850608
BB Pin: D19CA762

Grand Velvet Spa (Gandaria)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Grand Velvet is a spa/massage parlour that you can see on Jalan Arteri Pondok Indah just before arriving to Gandaria mall. 

There are no "special" services included in the price of the room, but the girls usually agree to provide handjobs, blowjobs and sex. For this reason, it was raided by the police in May (but surprisingly it reopened just a few days later).

You can choose between 3 types of room: Standard (no toilet, Rp230,000/90 minutes), Deluxe (with shower, Rp280,000/90 minutes) and VIP (with bathtub, Rp310,000/90 minutes). If you want an extra, you will have to negotiate with the girl. In general, she will ask Rp100,000 for a handjob, Rp200,000 for a blowjob and Rp300,000 for sex.

You can also use the facilities only for Rp100,000. These include a sauna, a steam room, a jacuzzi and a pool.

Opening Hours:
Everyday from 10am to 11pm (It is one of the spas that open earliest in Jakarta)

Grand Velvet Spa and Massage Parlour
Jalan Iskandar Muda 68 Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta
Phone number: +62 (0) 21 720 9925 / 21 - 720 99 28
BBM: 2BADBEC7 and 5F5EDB50

Website (includes pictures of the girls): Grand Velvet Spa

Glowart Massage Parlour (Kedoya, Jakarta)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Glowart is a blowjob bar/massage parlour located in Green Garden, West Jakarta. They copied Blow Art concept and took it a step naughtier. To understand what I mean, you can just read their slogan: "Nothing CIMpossible" and "Everybody can come and cum".

Price: Rp200,000 with a 60 minute massage + a BJ. Tips are already included.

Glowart or Glow Art Massage
Komplek Ruko Green Garden Blok. Z2, near Happy Puppy Karaoke,
Jalan Raya Panjang, North Kedoya, Kebon Jeruk, West Jakarta

Phone number: 087787064706
BB Pin: d2b578a0
Website with the photo of the girls: www.glowart.gq

Open everyday from 12.30am to 10pm.

Penthouse Massage (Roxy - Jakarta)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Penthouse is a budget massage parlour plus plus which opened in 2016. It is located near the popular mall ITC Roxy Mas, in a middle-class neighborhood.

It is rather basic, with two kids of rooms: VIP (with a curtain and bathroom inside) or Suite (with a door, a mirror and bathroom inside).

A 90-minute massage will cost you Rp100,000 in the VIP room and Rp130,000 in the Suite room. Those prices might increase later on as Penthouse is still in soft opening phase.

A Rp50,000 tip is recommended if you want to get extra service. Only handjobs are available.

Opening Hours:
Every day from 10.30am to 10pm

Penthouse Massage Parlour
Ruko ITC Roxy Mas blok D2 no 26
Jalan Tanjung Selor, Central Jakarta
Phone number: +62-21 632 9287  or 08 2211 889596 
Blackberry Pin: D068B45B

Website (with pictures of the girls): Massage Parlour Roxy Jakarta

VINS Lounge, Spa and Karaoke (Pondok Indah)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
VINS Lounge, Spa and Karaoke is a new "naughty" venue in Pondok Indah. It will officially open after Ramadan in July 2016.

It features a lounge with live music and DJ every day. They also promise sexy dancer shows but I don't know yet if the girls will be naked like in Kota.

What is for sure is that both the karaoke and the spas are naughty, with plenty of lady companions and therapists.

The spa in particular is looking a lot like a blowjob bar. They propose a 30 minutes package without massage, straight to a handjob or a blowjob. The price is only Rp160,000 net (Rp195,000 in VIP room). I'm certain that if they don't have problems with the police, they will become very successful with this offer.

If you want a massage, you can extend the treatment to 60 minutes and pay Rp185,000 net (Rp220,000 for VIP room). Finally, they also have a double blowjob option (threesome-like with 2 girls) for Rp320,000 or Rp350,000 in VIP room (60 minutes).

Prices are all included: Tips are not required.

New VINS Lounge, Spa and Karaoke
Jalan Sultan Iskandar Muda 7D, Kebayoran Lama, South Jakarta

More information (also WA and Line): +62 (0) 8 22 11 46 22 48
BB Pin: 5F8EBF15

Magnum Massage (Taman Palem Jakarta)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Magnum is a new massage parlour located in Taman Palem in West Jakarta, near the Hotel Aston Cengkareng. It is part of the same group behind Penthouse in Roxy.

They have 2 kinds of rooms. The Deluxe have a door and a mirror, the VIP have a door, a mirror and bathroom inside.

A 90-minute massage costs Rp120,000 in the Deluxe room and Rp140,000 in the VIP. It is a promotional price for their opening, it is likely to go up soon. If you notice a change, please write a comment below.

The SOP includes a plus plus (extra service), but you should also give a Rp50,000 tip to the girl. There is a small buffet where you can eat for free after your massage.

Opening Hours:
Every day from 10.30am to 10pm

Magnum Spa
Mutiara Taman Palem Blok A 20 No. 17
Cengkareng, West Jakarta

Phone number: +62 (0) 877 84 54 73 74    
PIN BB : 7C30772E

Website (with a photo of the girls): Magnum Massage Taman Palem

Fukai Massage Parlour PIK (Jakarta)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Fukai is a massage parlour in Pantai Indah Kapuk in North Jakarta. This area, popular among the Indo-Chinese community, has seen a large increase of budget spas over the past 5 years with at least 10 new openings.

Fukai is quite easy to find, not far from Marina Indah Street in Ruko Cordoba. It is near other plus plus venues like Virtual.

It is rather inexpensive, from Rp150,000 for a massage/shiatsu + a plus plus in a Deluxe Room (no bathroom), to Rp180,000 in a VIP room. The procedure is similar to what you can get elsewhere: Traditional massage + Petik Mangga + Handjob. 

Opening Hours:
Everyday from 10am to 10pm with happy hours (20% discount) from 10am until 5pm.

Fukai Massage Parlour and Shiatsu
Ruko Cordoba Blok H/51 (behind Litte Ubud or Gunting Restaurant)
Phone number: +62 (0) 851 05 72 09 94 or +62 (0) 838 0762 0377
Blackberry: 292ED521