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Hotel Mercure Simatupang (Jakarta) - Hotel Review

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
In March 2017, I stayed for a long weekend in Mercure Simatupang in Cilandak (South Jakarta). The hotel is part of the Mercure brand, an international collection of midscale properties managed by the French group Accor. TB Simatupang Road is considered the second business district in Jakarta after the Golden triangle (Sudirman - Gatot Subroto - Rasuna Said). It is growing fast, attracting large corporations from the Oil & Gas sector in particular. At the moment there are about 10 skyscrapers and probably just as many being constructed. It is not surprising that the largest station of the upcoming MRT project will be located in Lebak Bulus, just 500 meters from Mercure Simatupang. Works are still in progress and they can cause some traffic jams. Naturally, the hotel caters mostly to a business crowd, including some long staying guests. It is conveniently located right on TB Simatupang Road, and also right on the Jakarta Outer Ring Road which connects the airport to Bekasi t

Graffiti Restaurant (Hotel Mercure TB Simatupang)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Graffiti Bistro is a restaurant and café located on the ground floor of the Mercure Simatupang Hotel . Opened all day from breakfast to dinner, it serves both International and Indonesian food. It has a playful design, with an industrial theme. Some of the walls have giant watches and clocks attached to them, while the others are painted with colorful graffitis. There is also a collection of around 50 framed photographs. The restaurant space is quite large, with at least 80 seats and a small outdoor area. During day time, large bay windows provide ample natural lighting, making it a relaxing space for hanging out or for meeting friends. It is not sophisticated or trendy, and it is even relatively quiet, but I enjoyed it a lot for working on my laptop during long afternoons. I also had a few breakfast and dinners there when I stayed in the hotel in March 2017.

The 10 Best Spas & Massage Parlours in Jakarta (Updated 2017)

By The Jakarta Team →
There are two broad kinds of massage parlours in Jakarta: * The massage parlours not providing any sexual services, which are often referred to as "family spa". They are located mostly in South Jakarta, in malls or in the 5 stars hotels for the best ones. I wrote an article (here: Jakarta's Best massage & Spa ) about these to help you find the best one for you. * The second kind of massage parlours offer a "plus plus", or an extra service (handjob finish), and cater only to men. 70% of them are located in the Northern part of the town, after you pass the Monas and 20% in the Dharmawangsa/Wijaya area in South Jakarta. The most luxurious are inside large buildings called "one-stop entertainment complex", with other facilities included (the more often a hotel, a lounge, a club, a restaurant, a karaoke). Such massage parlours are extremely popular among Indonesians and it’s a common practice for them to patronize these libertine establishmen

15 Best Dating Apps and Websites to Meet Asian Girls (2017)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
The key to successfully meeting girls in Asia is to master the right dating apps and websites. The first step for that is to familiarize yourself with the different options available and to understand the strengths/weaknesses of each. It is also important to know the specificities of each Asian country. Some apps or websites can be popular in Thailand but completely useless in the Philippines and vice versa.  There are 6 different types of online tools that you can use for meeting new girls in Asia: → Location-based apps on mobile only An app that lets you find girls around you (for instance Tinder or Paktor). → Dating/Matchmaking websites on desktop only A website that connects you with selected profiles living in a certain area (for instance  AsianDating ,  ThaiCupid ,  VietnamCupid ,  FilipinoCupid , etc). → Dating websites on desktop with a corresponding mobile app A service with both an app and a website (for instance  ThaiFriendly ,  PinaLove , Badoo

How to Master Online Dating in Asia - 10 Great Tips

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
As a single guy who travels quite a lot (partly to write my  Nightlife Guides ), I have had plenty of opportunities to explore the online dating scene in Southeast Asia. Online dating is probably the best way to meet girls in the region. Even an average-looking guy with limited social skills can manage to date pretty girls here as long as he knows how to play the game. In the following article, I will give you 10 practical tips on how to master online dating in Asia. These recommendations are easy to implement, almost effortless, and yet they can make the difference between success and failure. Most are based on my personal experiences, some were inspired by friends' stories and the rest is just common sense. You should also read my article Best Countries for Online Dating in Asia for more great tips on how to meet Asian girls. If you feel I forgot to mention something important, please don't hesitate to leave a message in the comment section below.

Tease Club (Striptease and Live Sex)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Tease Club is located inside Emporium Spa , on Jalan Pecenongan. It has been managed by the Alexis group (behind Alexis and Colosseum ) for a couple years now. It is the only club that has live sex shows in Jakarta to my knowledge. Yes you read correctly. Every Wednesday night, they have those special events with actors (woman and male) performing sexual acts in the club. I never saw it but the staff from Tease Club gave us the information. They were telling us to come back in a few days because they have "Pattaya style sex shows". The same staff also proposed us to pay to get one of the stripteasers (who go fully nude) in the hotel room. The price they wrote down was 400,000rp for a handjob (20 min), 620,000rp for a blowjob, and 1,800,000 for full sex in the room. I tried to keep the paper but the waiter insisted to take it back. Since I'm in Jakarta, I had never seen a bar/club behind so upfront about sex. I don't know if it is because the owner is wel