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How to Unblock Blocked Websites in Indonesia

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
I often receive emails from readers complaining about the internet in Indonesia. In particular, they hate the censorship that makes thousands of websites unavailable. Websites are blocked by Internet Service Providers (ISPs) operating in Indonesia, following orders from the Ministry of Communication and Information Technologies (Kementrian Komunikasi dan Informatika). The ban is part of the "Safe Internet" initiative whose idea is to protect Indonesian users from visiting websites that do not follow the "moral, ethics and spirit" of the nation. As of 2017, there are a total of 769 814 blocked websites in Indonesia. Naturally, I cannot list all of them here, but I will give you the most famous.

25 Prettiest Mixed-Race Indonesian Girls

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
If you want to compliment an Indonesian girl, just tell her that she looks mixed and you'll make her day. While I tend to prefer girls who look 100% local, the ones that have a tiny bit of foreign blood are often seen as the most beautiful for many Indonesians. Unsurprisingly, those girls (and guys) are over-represented among celebrities: Countless of actors, singers and TV stars are "blasteran", the word for mixed-race people. This is also true among models and beauty pageants contestants. I listed a few here but you can see more on my review 34 Most Beautiful Miss Indonesia . All the girls I chose are mixed with at least one "bule" (white) parent. I would have loved adding girls with Asian (particularly Japanese, Vietnamese, Korean), Arab, Indian, Latino or Black ethnicities, but I didn't find many. If you have a name worth checking, please leave a comment below and I'll be happy to add her name here. Salvita Decorte The actress is th

Tashkent Nightlife (Uzbekistan) - Best Bars and Clubs

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
As the most populous city in Central Asia (> 2 million people), Tashkent has a rather disappointing nightlife, especially when comparing with Almaty or Astana . Still, it is decent enough for a few days of party while visiting Uzbekistan. I have only spent a few days there, so this will be a short overview of the best bars and nightclubs. I noticed that venues open and close really fast, so make sure to check the Facebook or Instagram of the ones I list below. I invite you to leave a comment as well at the end of the article if there you have any updates.

Baku Nightlife: 20 Best Bars and Nightclubs (2019) - Azerbaijan

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
I spent 2 days in Baku during the Formula 1 Grand Prix in 2018. I partied on two evenings and, even though I probably only scratched the surface of the nightlife, I'm writing this short guide about the best bars and nightclubs I have been to. If you don't have the time to read my whole review, here is a short summary: - Best elite bar:  Pasifico Baku - Best bar: Madrid Bar - Best nightclub:  Enerji Baku - Best live music/alternative expat crowd: Le Chateau - Best expat bars: Go to  Abdulkarim Alizada street or  Tarlan Abdullayev street. - Best hotels to stay near the nightlife: Choose a location  near Fountain Square  such as  Hilton Baku  ( 200$/night),  Park Inn By Radisson  ( 130$/night),  Karat Inn Hotel  (60$/night) or Austin Boutique Hotel (55$/night). Note: I last updated this review on 12th January 2019. Baku Nightlife From what I've seen, Baku nightlife is not very interesting for a single guy. The main problem is that middle-class Azeri

Finding a Sugar Baby or Daddy in Indonesia (Bali, Jakarta, etc)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
In the past few years, new words have emerged in the world of online dating : "Sugar Baby" and "Sugar Daddy". Typically, a Sugar Baby is a young girl who, in exchange for money or gifts, gets involved in a romantic/sexual relationship with a wealthy older man (Sugar Daddy). Compared to normal prostitution or escort services, it is closer to a girlfriend experience, albeit a more straight-forward and open-minded one. Sugar babies will also normally expect to benefit from the experience and maturity of their "daddies" through mentorship. Some girls, for instance, may need help to start a business or to build a professional network. This kind of relationship is something that has always existed in Indonesia, long before the internet was widespread. Stories of married men dating younger girls for money are quite common in the country, much more than in the Western world. I remember that back in the late 1990s, the father of my ex-girlfriend had gone

Gravity Sky Lounge and Bar (Makassar)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Gravity Lounge in Makassar is probably the best rooftop bar in the city. It is on the 20th floor of the Swiss-Belhotel , a 4-star hotel that I recommend for nightlife lovers as it is also next to Zona Café .
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