Girls' Night Out: Jakarta Nightlife's Best Spots for Women

By The Jakarta Team

In this article, I will give you information about the best bars and nightclubs in Jakarta for women (both expats and Indonesians)

This blog may seems to be made for male expats since many posts talk about Jakarta nightlife's naughty spots like spas, massage parlours, girlie's bars.. I also wrote a few articles about the relationships between expats and Indonesian girls, or between expats and bargirls, or about dating Indonesian girls.

If you are a woman, expat or not, living in Jakarta, you should not think that partying here is a masculine thing to do only. On the contrary, there are actually dozens of places that I'm sure you will enjoy, which are clean, classy and where you will not find any prostitutes.

I asked some of my girl friends what were their favourite spots to go to in Jakarta before writing this blog article. I was actually surprised to hear that not all of them like the same bars and nightclubs, and that they may not always be scared to go to places where many ayam party as well.

The reason for that is that many single expat women are looking for single expat men, and one of the best ways to get them is to go to the bars where lots of local girls are. B.A.T.S and Red Square are among these. Of course both are full of hookers, but it is also great to meet young expats. Other venues like Bartele's bars (De Hooi, Cazbar, EP), which are not girlie bars but still "bars for men" are very popular among expat girls, for the same reasons. The ladies night in Blu Martini on Wednesday and in MO bar on Tuesday night are growing in popularity too. More info: Ladies nights in Jakarta.

Many of my friends also told me that girls can be quite fed up with Jakarta's electronic scene. It is true that electronic music, in particular progressive, house and techno is played in 90% of the night clubs in Jakarta. If you enjoy "real" music and social dances, you may not be so pleased with that. This is the reason why many expatriate women told me they loved venues such as Mistere (now Tempus, in Ritz-Carlton) or the Hacienda, which both have Latin/salsa nights. Other bars with "something else than electro" are BBs in Menteng (now closed), Black Cat in Senayan Arcadia, Nine Muses in Kemang (now closed also).

Another important criterion for many of my girl friends was that they appreciate when a bar or a night-club is well-decorated, stylish and clean. The favourites in this range are Immigrant in Plaza Indonesia, Buddha Bar in Menteng, Potato Head in Pacific Place, Dragonfly in Gatot Subroto. These bars always come spontaneously as the best places to go for having a drink with friends. For a date, I was told about Bibliotheque, Capocaccia, Domain, Cork & Screw , Loewy and Face Bar.

At last, good venues for clubbing seems to be South Jakarta's most famous discos, like X2, Dragonfly, Blowfish and Indochine. My friends are in average around 25-30 years-old so none of them talked about Kemang's club. Personally, I think that 365, Venue and Nu China are quite popular among girls, especially Indonesian in their early 20s.

The lesbian scene in Jakarta is very discreet. I have little info about it so I welcome anyone to comment. From what I heard, the only lesbian club in Jakarta is Matra 21. Other venues are "lesbian-friendly", such as Comedy Cafe, Nine Muses and Burgundy in Grand Hyatt. Also, the One Tree Bar in Blok M has a "Lesbo Night" on Monday (or is it Tuesday?).. (Update October 2011: Nine Muses and One Tree Bar are closed)

I hope this post will help you decide where to party at night in Jakarta if you are a woman. I realize that most clubs and bars here target males, but if you aren't too picky, you should not have any trouble having fun here. If you know other venues of Jakarta nightlife popular with girls, please do not hesitate to comment!

Update October 2011: So many venues here have closed! For the latest information about Ladies' nights, you can read my post: Ladies' nights in Jakarta.

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  1. hi, a couple of girlfriends and I are planning a trip to Jakarta for the weekend. We are looking to party, love RnB music and are looking for a place that is safe, sophisticated, great music with lots of eye candy (nice men)

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    1. You are wellcome, but i should see ur pictures,maher 00966553471000

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  2. Hi, i agree with all what you say, I have been leaving here for almost 7 years now (working) but never been to bali people ask me often why not? i always tell them not my seen. Best way to pick up in my eyes is networking, if your looking for the right girl i would never take a girl home from a bar, 2 reasons: Why there`s no need all the girls outer there (bars) just looking at your $$$. But i guess if you are only here for a short time well i guess its ok. Also try outer Jakarta area like Semarang nice girls friendly not asking for money just diner maybe after that who knows if you play your card right :) I have to say all the man come to indonesia only go out to meet indo girls never met anyone that has scored with western girls. It must be hard for them girls that come here looking for a man. One thing i must say is the best place for eye candy, re-freshing for your eye`s, when i first came to indo my boss took me to bats, heheh well that place shocked me then Bloc M even more shocked. Girls everywhere!!!!!!! have fun be safe (safe sex)

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  3. I am an older 50's..attractive woman. I will be in Jakarta for a few weeks soon...may 2011. Any suggestions which bars would be best for me to meet xpat or Indonesian men casually?

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  4. You should try MO bar in Mandarin Oriental or Mistere in Ritz Carlton.. Many interesting men there..

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  5. Thank you for that. I meant to say I am from England and have been living in KL for some time.

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  6. Hi, older 50's..attractive woman older, can I know where are you from and if possible I would like to be acquaited with you for long term relationship or like that, this is Rahiman International education Agent of Australian University in IRan, I am planning to travel to Indo for a month. Where can I meet you if you like....

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  7. Too late Rahim, I took the very good advise above and scored at the Mandarin.I was there late June.

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  8. going to jakarta soon with a couple friends. would like to get someone from the local scene to guide us.

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  9. oh well why the writer not said Tempus night life in Ritz Carlton,its nice place :) i love to go there but dont expect much,cause when i invite my friends who always go to Red square,she dnt like be in Tempus,asked her why :)

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  10. I am businessman (50) from Europe. Will visit Tempus next week. Hope to meet some nice company there.

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  11. Hello I am 44 year old good looking guy from Netherlands. I will visit Jakarta 27 and 28 July. Which good looking indonesian women (25 - 35 years) would like to accompany me and show me the nightlife. Looking forward, Bart

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  12. Netherlands guy. You will have no problem meeting women after you arrive but, if you must arrange something in advance, you could try a dating website like Indonesian Cupid dot com

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  13. I am the 50 you attractive woman ( see above) back again. staying at the Rirz Carlton for a week early August. Still the best place? Anything new?

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  14. going to jakarta end of august and will stay @ four seasons hotal, any advice?????

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  15. @50 attractive
    tempus still a nice place, dragonfly and blowfish also a good option.

    @fourseason
    are you a lady or a guy?
    what kind of place do you like to visit?

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  16. I am not sure "Should I feel pity for the Western Women" or "Should I feel pity for the Asian/South East Asian women". Quite an interesting article to read and i believe the writer is a Western born but migrated or adopted to Asian/South East Asian life for some or many reasons which i also know as i have been living in Western world for the last 12 years (I am Asian).

    At some point of time maximum Western (Caucasian) women will live a single solitary life either as spinster or a single mother and will die alone. They will definitely have fun in life, get married or live-in with a Caucasian man, may or may not have baby/babies and after few years relation it will either leads to a mutual separation or divorce. Caucasian men will go to Asian/South East Asian country and will find a life or fun partner and will lead his life peacefully. However, the Caucasian women will not to able to do the same process as done by her Caucasian male partner as she will not like to hook or live a life with an Asian/South East Asian man (for some reason beyond explanation) or will not be able to find or hard to find another Caucasian men who can give moral, mental and economical support to her (The chances of finding another Caucasian man is like 5% but that too will/may be either married and comes with his own kids from another woman. what a complicated life? His kids from another, her kids from another, mother side brother, father side sister; who know how will this kids end up doing as they are not related by blood), this is why i feel pity for the Western or Caucasian women, sorry to say this ladies but it is a fact and please do accept it without whinging.

    Caucasian men after separation or divorce will come out looking for love,care and physical satisfaction as well as domination (which they do to a Caucasian women). They know that it can be found only in Asian/South East Asian country where the socioeconomic condition and the will to survive forces many people to do many things which they know it is wrong. This is where the Asian/South East Asian female (mostly young) felt a pray to this love,care and pleasure hunting Caucasian men. I have no issues and problem with inter-racial relation provided it is done in the equal view but the old Caucasian trying to get the young Asian girl through a show of money and luxury make me feel so sick and feel pathetic of this old type Caucasian race (In this western world where i am living: it is by law and moral responsibility that we don't even look or try to approach girls below age 18 even if she dress worse then the girls street hookers in Pattaya street. It is a moral obligation that kids should be given a life where their right are not abused) The Asian girl girl you are trying to pleased for your advantages may be the same age of your daughter (If you have one) or a minor: This make me feel pity of the Asian/South East Asian girls as they don't have that right which is enjoyed by their counter part in western country.

    My next discussion will be: Why western/Caucasian trying to find work in Asia/South East Asia or live in Asia/South East Asia? A hint: It may look like they are going for adventure or fun but inside many of them are running from challenge and quality knowledge/Education brought in by the many Asian/South East Asian Migrants in this western country. Interesting isn't it.


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  17. hey cooldoe,
    sorry for late replay. i'm a guy. like comfart places with good music.

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  18. @fourseason
    Sorry for late reply.
    You should try to go to immigrant that is close by and have good music and ambiance.

    if you are looking for action you can go to north jakarta/kota are but the music is more on the trance side

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  19. I'm in my late 20's & I'll be in Jakarta overnight, traveling alone. Would Red Square be alright for a drink before catching my flight at 3.30am to Bali?

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  20. You people are living life wid rong rules so pls don't talk abt Good(y) girls... If you Goodd you will hv Good(y) if u bad then why search for goodd girls

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  21. if you are a lady lookin for local good looking man, travel companion in indonesia, contact me at andyderry at yahoo dot com. im 30yo guy next door with alot of knowledge about indonesia.

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  22. is there anyware in jarkarta like Pattaya beach where you can pick up cheap whores or some western women for a quickie?

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  23. Flying in to Jakarta for Business will be there only for the day and Night of the 12 Dec and would like to meet up with someone for a drink i would pefer female (sorry Guys) does anyone have any idea's I'm going to be in Ancol Near WTC Mangga Dua...................

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  24. please give me information for all lesbian club.. send me at
    bymrz.love@hotmail.com
    only girls, sorry guys. :)

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  25. We are girls and looking for club with male strippers, any ?

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  26. Hi all!
    I'm an Indonesian girl, my name is Anggi and I'm 19 years old. Tomorrow night, 8 pm at DragonFly Jakarta, there's a NYE Celebration with a BANG! EDM's rising star Gregori Klosman. I have 2 free entries, too bad I haven't found any companion, yet. Is there anyone out here interested with this and planning to go with me? if there is, just let me know by invite my pin BB: 20f3427d or my phone number: 083873147080. I'm really looking forward a companion. Uhm actually, I'm looking for a bule one, a good one and a nice one guy to go with me.

    Thankyou, cheers! xx

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  27. hi all!
    am looking for a club with male strippers as am planning a gfs hen party.
    anyone here know of such place?
    online research so far comes to Apollo as the only place here in Jkt. but then again, its a Gogo Boys Show - not really the kinda male strip dance we looking for.
    OR!
    better yet, anyone here prolly willing to volunteer? ;)
    would say we need either Japanese or Caucasian guy to perform for the night!

    Cheers,
    Cesca

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  28. Dear all..,introduce me a nice lady..seeking a nice caucasian man (30-45) who needs a guider for pleasure time in jakarta (culinary food, museum, history building, bar, club, etc) please add me: lianaliana1979@yahoo.co.id
    See you soon :)

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    1. Hello my dear i am a black man 29 yeas all at to alma hotel for this friday end satday sanday all. if you inters please call me 081294974817.

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  29. Hi all I'm a local guy ( late 30's )
    I can be your friend to hang out in jakarta

    I'm easy going , friendly and fun

    @francesca T ,,,,Are You still in Jakarta ?

    my contact number 0896 010 26434
    or southbanget@gmail.com

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  30. So these are the places to meet beautiful and sexy girls huh? I'll keep this in mind in case I go to Jakarta in the future.

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  31. Pls take me out. I'm hot and available, 0818828589 @LizaTobing xoxo

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    1. Is this your correct number ?

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  32. Hi there, thanks for these articles. I am an Australian (bule!) investment banker aged 29, just moved to Jakarta. I live in Setiabudi. Looking for someone local to hang out with this Friday and Saturday night (22 March and 23 March).

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  33. Liza Xoxo...am coming to bali n jakarta in april...do send ur pic on this id razroll@gmail.com

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  34. 08 777 5986 201
    for girls, if you need some help about night life in jakarta or sport..

    I' ll give u my profile later

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  35. Hi australian bulee !... i could share information about jkt... lemme know if u wanna hear....

    -V-

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  36. I am a young man from Libya 38 years old and coming to Jakarta for a week as of April 13, I want to Shemale or girl friend of a beautiful relationship

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  37. Dude, at 38 you are not so young.
    T

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  38. OH MY GOD... you guys are so funny...
    i'm enjoying a good laugh reading all the comments.

    Just remember to play it safe guys !!

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    1. Hi i am a men from banglor stay in jakarta working. I am seeking a girl for wife 20-35 years old. I am 36 years old hand some good job . If you interesting please call me ; 082272460665.

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  39. Tonight 25th may where is it the best to meet older ladies local? Hardy

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  40. Hye all, i will be coming to Jakarta this 7 June 2013
    Can i have list some places like clubs or karaoke to go? i mean updated places
    just sent me email for it
    thanks
    icfa86@gmail.com

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  41. ( diah_nuraini_budianti ) --- Too bad Tempus in Ritz carlton closed for good :(

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  42. Hay my name is robby, looking forward to have friends or just hav fun with foreign woman/bule..

    i work as a investment banker in jakarta,.

    you can contact me at 083819915399

    thanks,
    Robby

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    1. You are wellcome, but i should see ur pictures,maher 00966553471000

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  43. Iam mekly 21 year olds
    single boy
    Call me girl :)
    085727770203

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  44. Hi, any older matured women for chat and company? Traveling to Jakarta soon. Please leave message here. Thanks

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    1. Hi i am a women seeking partner relationship . If any caucasian white men please whatsaap me : plus six two eight seven eight seven eight for three three five eight five. Only men not lady boy and not escort men or sex worker or not local men.

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  45. Hi there,

    I am in Hotel Kempinski for three nights.

    if anyone can show me places for fun, it will be so much great.

    contact me: 0858 62006398

    thank you

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  46. When did this page turn into a lonely hearts column? Advice: Just go to one of the clubs listed on this site. You will meet girls/boys/whatever you want in there. At least you can see what they look like. Beware, lots of gold diggers out there in JKT, but that's not necessarily a bad thing if you're not looking for a serious relationship.....

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  47. hey im 25 but i want clubs where i can find 18-20 any suggestions?

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  48. hi, I am looking for a relationship with nice beautiful girl, my name is Fredi living in Kuningan city call me on 08974597666, thanks.

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  49. Dragonfly is a good choice for girls. Wednesdays are the best time to hop in. but often crowded, so need to be there early or book table.

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  50. Guys.. and girls.. im coming on a monday and wondering where's the party at on mondays.. any suggestions?

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  51. Hi Girls and Ladies...I'm nice asian 35 local man live in jakarta, I trip often to Bali alone. If you need friend here in jakarta or bali just leave your message casa_silva@yahoo.com or add my BBM 7522f124

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  52. Hello, please update this blog about girls night out jakarta. We need to know which clubs/bars have it tomorrow. Thank you!

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  53. Hello Girls, my name is George..
    Im indonesian local but grew up in states. I just went for good and didn't have much friends since I was abroad.. Talk english fluently, very down to earth.. If you need company or simply kill time here in indo... feel free to shoot me an email adulte.george@gmail.

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  54. any women wants to have quality time with luxury and style please drop a note at inmyheartisu@gmail.com. Strictly no money involved and no mails from escorts please.

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  55. You sounded desperate.

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  56. hahahaha at least trying to get more friends

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  57. Hi...my name is Tian...I'm a lesbian chinese Indo , if u need friend here in Jakarta, feel free to shoot me an email tiantianlim92@yahoo.com

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  58. Hi there,

    I am in Hotel Borobudur for 2 weeks nights.

    if anyone can show me places for fun, it will be so much great.

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  59. Hy i'm natasya. Lesbian from real indonesian, i'm seeking girl for meet in jakarta, but must from europe. Contact me
    Anastasya.kartika@yahoo.com

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  60. Affrizall 25 years old,
    stay on jakarta timur,
    looking for friend
    invite my bb pin 7D521631
    thank you

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  61. 2 Aussie girls, only in Jakarta for the weekend. Where are some good & safe places to go? We like to drink and dance all night

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    1. Try Lucy in the sky and empirica for clubbing... if you want to see other expats, maybe X2, Red Square (but those places have prostitutes)

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  62. Hi i am a men seeking a girl for married. I am from banglore india i am working in jakarta good job. I am 26 years old. I am seeking a girl 20-35 years old. If you interesting me please calk ne to number ; 082272460665.

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  63. Hi my GF indonesian good masseuse is looking for an european girl only for a sensual experience and more
    Remai2001@yahoo.fr

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  64. Bule man and Indonesian woman 27, looking for another woman to party with us in Kota. Text if you want company. No expectations, but maybe a little bit of hope! 081216871184

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  65. Hi there,
    Does anyone know best male striptease in Jakarta.

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  66. im going to jakarta in end of FEB. My name is kit. you can contact me via Gorillaz1031@yahoo.com. looking for companion in jakarta. planning venture Blok m and BAT. I stay in Ritz Charlton. i will be there 4 days. meeting in morning and night time go happy. Thanks.

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    1. I sent u an email.

      regards
      ah******@gmail.com

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    2. Thanks bro. Got it. Glad to meet you.

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  67. Hi im goin to jakarta to celebrate one of my gf bacheloette party, would like to surprise her with a male stripper , private in our roo. Any idea where i can find one in jakarta? We are staying near plaza senayan :) email nyramunirah.b@gmail.com

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  68. Oh n my name is margaret, date going 3rd - 5th april

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  69. AnonymousMarch 20, 2015 at 5:14 PM

    Hi im goin to jakarta to celebrate one of my gf bacheloette party, would like to surprise her with a male stripper , private in our roo. Any idea where i can find one in jakarta? We are staying near plaza senayan :) email nyramunirah.b@gmail.com

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    Dear thibaud jakarta,

    Will you do me favour of removing my comment above
    Tt has my email address. Ive been receiving strange response that is not related to my question at all. Appreciate it, thank you in advance.

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  70. Hi.I am thambi.working as finance manager in Dubai . Real west firm and would like to visit Jakarta in few months and looking for a female friend. Pls mail to. tammman2004@yahoo.com

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  72. Hii all.... I will be in jkt for 3 weeks and stying in casablanca apts near kokas ,,, any nice girls interested to meet? my pin is 5914DDB3

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  74. Hi girls,
    I'm Sonja McDonell, 24, Swiss Airlines Stewardess. Where can I meet lesbian girls in the Jakarta area?
    Regards
    sonjamcdonell@yahoo.com

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    1. I'm not aware of any venues sorry... it's probably best to go on Tinder, Badoo, OKcupid...

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  75. Hi. I'm Asian guy in Jakarta now for business trip. I'm 37 looking for mature women above 50 best with expat women. Not for commitment and money. Just companion and I'm good in massage. Contact me at 0812978043sixone.

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  76. Saya Sonja McDonell, 23, Pramugari Swiss Airlines Dengan 13 kota di luar negeri, sangat lembut dengan banyak fantasi juga dalam pekerjaan saya yang luar biasa. Saya mencari cewek, yang menginginkan seks lesbian pertama mereka di liburan februari saya.
    sonjamcdonell@yahoo.com

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    1. Hi sonja can you email yo multi_box88@yahoo.com

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