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Jakarta City Guide

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Jakarta in a word: Huge.
C.O.H: 5 / 5
Q.O.G: 3 / 5
S.T.L: 2 / 5
City guide ratings explained

Costs €$£

Beer:Around  €1
Bed: €10-15 for a private room
Bud: €10 per finger
Board: €1 for a basic meal.
Budget other: If you don’t book in advance you could end up shelling out for a hotel.
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I think wiki-travel provide an adequate description. Jakarta is “a sweltering, steaming, heaving mass of some 10 million people packed into a vast urban sprawl.” It may be the capital of the largest Islamic nation, but there’s just as much debauchery here as Bangkok.


Miss Indo 07

The Girls

There is a good mix of Indonesian shades here. They island of Java has some of the most beautiful girls in South East Asia. They are very feminine and in this authors opinion, have the sexiest accents in Asia. Religion is rife but don’t despair! Jakarta represents the more liberated elements of Indonesian society and there are plenty of willing girls who drink and sleep around. Like the surrounding regions, getting girls in this city is much easier than in the west. Language can be an issue but Bahasa Indonesian is very easy to pick up. In nightspots like Block M prostitution is very prevalent. Day game is great, especially if you don’t won’t to deal with the sprawl of Jakarta nightlife.

Nightlife Recommendations

The problem with Jakarta is it’s size. The main backpaking area Jalan Jaska is  miles away  from the rest of the nightlife.

Jalan Jaksa (no Koh Shan Rd.!)

Jalan Jaksa

Memories- This place is nice for a good beer, live music and observing the spectacle that is of Jakarta nightlife.

Ali’s – A slice of Africa in Asia. Great music and great fun. I picked up here before.

Block M

Seedy for some but it has to done. Click here.

Blok M -ish


5000 capacity. This place is the biggest club in South East Asia; an institution. Open Thursday and doesn’t close till Sunday. Bring your credit card.

Getting High (courtesy of

Nomad’s input: Reggae shop, Jalan Jaska

Legislation: it is illegal to posess or smoke marijuana in this country

DEATH upon conviction, even a small plant with no flowering lands you at least US$2500 fine + jail term. Not sure if caught with a handful of buds though.

Law enforcement: sometimes enforced, but other times the police just looks the other way. The police has no idea what marijuana looks/smells like, but be careful of drugraids. Smoking up in public is no problem, as long as there is no police around. If locals catch you they will just laugh.

Where to buy marijuana: Kampung Ambon in Cengkareng is the wholesale marijuana hub in Jakarta, it is where the best stuff is sold. Other places to find would be in the discotheques, just ask the dealers scattered around.

A good place to get weed from is Block M near a mall called “pasar raya”. just ask one of the indonisians hanging around, selling DVD. The weed in Block M is good but if you want to score hash, go to the north, to “Glodok” or “Mangga Dua”. Another good place to get weed is Kemang, dont be afraid to ask people, its totaly safe.

For ease of convenince, you can go to the disco in town and ask the many dealers inside. most will offer you MDMA but they do have weed as well. It’s expensive there cos it’s all pre-rolled tiny joints, made up from 2 mini skin, amount of weed inside is just as much as 1 bong hit mixed with clove tabacco.

One particular spot which has at least a few dealers aggresively approach you as you enter, is the infamous ST*D**M, (=sports ground).”

Marijuana prices: 0.5-1$/g good qualety 30$/150g bad qualety
small packets for Rp 150,000 big packets Rp 400,000
also: “Rp20,000 for a mini joint”

More information: Jakarta is not famous for its weed but for its XTC witch starts at 2$ per pill.

My Jakarta Experience

First night here, I thought I landed in hell.

Second night BOOM! Weed, Women, everything. Scored in Ali’s with an Indonesian who didn’t even speak English. But she wasn’t great and a Christian, I wanted a Muzzy!

One day just walking down the street I gave my number to this AMAZING looking Muslim girl. I thought there was no chance she would contact me given how beautiful she was. Turns out she text me the day we were leaving! I told her I only had a few hours so she invited me straight to her room. After talking for a while I put the moves on her. She showed token resistance  but soon caved. I had the best sex of my life – again and again and again. She was so into it and kept asking for more! She was my first Muslim and one of the sexiest women I’ve ever been with. Jakarta may be a bit of a shit hole but it sure has some gems.

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42 Responses to Jakarta City Guide

  1. bule July 25, 2010 at 9:04 pm #

    The language is called ‘Indonesian’ – calling it ‘Bahasa’ (which just means ‘language’) is pretentious

    • naughtynomad July 26, 2010 at 4:35 pm #

      Sorted 😉

    • Matty C March 17, 2014 at 11:49 am #

      Who fucking cares if it’s pretentious.

    • Sam Thompson June 17, 2017 at 9:06 am #

      this is rubbish. it means “the language” in that context.

      Its totally normal to call the indonesian language “bahasa” when talking about it like is.

      “im in England and i speak the language”


  2. Mark August 9, 2010 at 6:36 pm #

    Dude.. let me know if you ever do any SEA trips, I got some good party places to go to if you ever go, and you’ve got some serious knowledge as well.. maybe a shore-ing website could even be started after the escapade would be complete, haha.

    • naughtynomad August 9, 2010 at 8:06 pm #

      Sounds O so good. Any particular places that come to mind?

      • Mark August 9, 2010 at 8:37 pm #

        If you did Jakarta, I know you’ve already done Blok M, but you have to do Blok M with a wingman who is young and caucasian such as myself, it would be awesome, I was well known around there after being there for a month.

        Also, Cambodia needs to be done, its a place where us “un-normal” people like to go.. cheap booze+weed+women = paradise.

        Finally, The Philippines man.. I know you have had some good experiences there already, but you have to do it up with a good wingman, I haven’t been there yet, but an old aussie man I met told me hundreds of illicit stories of him being there, I need to become that old aussie man one day! :p

        Let me know when you go!

        • naughtynomad August 11, 2010 at 7:05 pm #

          I know Camy and Philly well.
          But won’t be back in the region for a while. I’m in EE next month, the med in November and hopefully West Africa early next year…

        • Matty C March 17, 2014 at 11:50 am #

          I was a legend there after one night. Loved and hated.

        • Matty C March 17, 2014 at 12:25 pm #

          Mark I’m there next week, wanna Wingman?

      • Mark August 13, 2010 at 3:33 pm #

        Good luck in EE man, the ME should be crazy, which part are you going to visit? And West Africa eh? :p

        • naughtynomad August 13, 2010 at 4:43 pm #

          What’s the ME?
          EE- Travelling to Macedonia, Kosovo (been to both places before) also Albania, Montenegro, Bosnia & Herzegovina and Croatia 🙂 I’m also going to Malta in November. As for West Africa – Gambia, Senegal, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Cote d’voire, Burkina Faso, Ghand, Togo, Benin & Nigeria! Should be a good trip if I come back alive!!!

      • Mark August 13, 2010 at 8:43 pm #

        Crap, I misread “Med”, haha. Are you going to do an another write-up on each place you visit? Which do you prefer EE or West Africa?

  3. arie October 15, 2010 at 7:04 pm #

    hi, i am Indonesian, contact me while you guys in here.. cheers!

    • bala November 22, 2013 at 2:51 pm #

      hi I am planning to be in Jakarta on 10dec…how are you placed then…will be staying @ Pullman central park.

    • Ijad March 29, 2014 at 8:12 am #

      Hi Arie,
      Plan to visit jakarta again for pleasure this year… and i need somebody who can guide me again for this coming trip. How can i contact u? need another guidance for the nice trip and of course sexy women too…

    • Sam March 7, 2016 at 12:39 am #

      Hi Aire

      You still in Jakarta.

      Planning trip in few weeks. Cool to meet up.

      My email Let’s chat in email.


      • Bule Nyasar October 1, 2016 at 10:38 am #

        Anybody coming to Jakarta just look me up. I have lived 25 years in Indonesia and know ALL the places, not just Jakarta but also most of the cities in Java and Bali. Greatest country on earth…

        • Aryan November 9, 2016 at 8:51 pm #

          How do I get in touch with you? I’ll be visiting Jakarta in December

        • Kho July 7, 2017 at 9:15 pm #

          Hi Nyasar how can I contact you! Email or whatsapp?

  4. Rian November 30, 2010 at 6:51 pm #

    “EE- Travelling to Macedonia, Kosovo (been to both places before) also Albania, Montenegro, Bosnia & Herzegovina and Croatia 🙂 I’m also going to Malta in November. As for West Africa – Gambia, Senegal, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Cote d’voire, Burkina Faso, Ghand, Togo, Benin & Nigeria! Should be a good trip if I come back alive!!! ”

    Oh gosh, what do you do for living? are you pilot?

    how I can’t envy you

  5. Peter July 13, 2011 at 12:58 am #

    Hey man, decent article but you are missing a lot of things as Jakarta is like a never-ending entertainment center in terms of girls… Everytime I go, I find new places to pick up beautiful ceweks and some of the best uppers I’ve ever had. (Going beyond Kota’s seedy ass discoteques). Also there is a surprising the amount of psychedelics there are in Jakarta. Still a college student so I can’t be flying halfway across the world every other month to paradise, but certainly drop me a line the next time you decide to come to the Big Durian… Would like to meet up and party. Also Mark, I’d like to party in SEA with ya as well buddy. 20 yr old here from the states and a 3 year SEA veteran (amongst other places).

  6. Ben October 25, 2011 at 6:34 pm #

    Never been anywhere easier to pull in my life. It’s almost impossible not to if you’re there more then a week. The problem for me was that the women are just too damn ugly ( of course there are exceptions but I never had a success with one ) They were much darker and squater then the Thai’s or Vietnamese and they seemed to have more Abo blood in them ( weird flat jungle feet ). Also Jakarta is an absolute filth hole,it stinks from the polluted canals,there are rats scurrying about and most expats are middle aged seedy oil workers from Aberdeen. Shit hole. I was offered a chance to manage a bar on Jalan Jaksa ( Captain Morgan’s bar ) but I’d rather have bare backed a Cambodian lady boy then hung around there. Never again.

  7. Eros October 31, 2011 at 12:26 am #

    Nomad et al,

    been following this blog for a couple months now, laugh my ass off all time great shit, love to hear somone speak the truth about travel, party and fuck chicks, why else? keep it up!

    i am heading back to SEA in a couple days (Bali) will be my first time there. i too have taken down my share in asia but logistics can be a problem as you know. many spots i have stayed dont like it when you bring locals home… is this an issue on Bali? i will have a private room wherever i stay but its a piss off when you show up with a girl and they bitch about it.

    also dont like prosties unless i shore them, would rather avoid. any advice?


    • Naughty Nomad October 31, 2011 at 10:27 am #

      Hey Eros.
      Don’t worry about taking a girl back to your accommodation; it’s not a problem at all in Bali.
      You can avoid shoring. I picked up the girls who work in the restaurants and shores. Hope you find your Bali girl. They’re really great.

  8. abim December 22, 2011 at 1:19 am #

    see you soon jakarta!!

  9. Adnan January 10, 2012 at 8:23 pm #

    How do you keep contact in Indonesia with locals while you’re there? Is it like France or Germany where you can just buy a 10euro sim card with a local number to plug into your phone? I can’t imagine having to do it stone-age style where a girl has to reach you at your hotel room number. Thanks

    • gj May 13, 2014 at 3:15 am #

      EVERYwhere has sim cards…even Togo. Plenty of them cheap all over SEAsia…

  10. paulo August 24, 2012 at 12:41 pm #

    hey guys!

    is anyone going to the djakarta warehouse festival this year? amazing line up… and a lot of stunning girls i guess… lets meet up and arrange something, should be fun!


  11. cockmaster October 30, 2012 at 5:54 am #

    looks like u found one of the handful of muzlim sluts…might wanna get checked out :p

  12. Adam December 13, 2012 at 11:03 pm #

    Hey man, im planning on going to jakarta next week, which is a good area to stay in, wanna be near nightlife,but not in my backyard. thanks

  13. Hondo April 24, 2014 at 6:17 pm #

    Hello any Ex Pats living in Jakarta. I’m moving there for work and worried about one thing. I smoke Pot (Marijuana) Ganga, whatever you want to call it but i know how illegal it is there. I would like to find a pot smoker who i can trust to help me get a connection. The laws down there are off the chane. and i can’t take any chances. I’m not looking for any other drugs just a little pot to smoke myself. Please help.

    I will be arriving 2nd week of May and want some quick when i get there but want no trouble.


  14. ceka videos December 19, 2015 at 3:45 pm #

    i love jakarta

  15. Brown May 24, 2016 at 6:40 pm #

    How did’ya find out that she’s muzleem..?

  16. El McKey November 22, 2016 at 12:55 am #

    she eat no pig

  17. guy March 11, 2017 at 5:59 am #

    definitely a whole lot of nightlife in this city

  18. Sam September 13, 2020 at 1:35 am #

    Hey Mark. I generally like your contributions, thanks. But honestly to rate Jakarta a 4/5 in easiness in getting laid makes me think you don’t know anything about Indonesia. My friend and I both banged about 60 girls in 3 months. Different girls except a few. To rate Indonesia’s easiness of hooking up as on par with Eastern European countries is insane. A guy with game can easily take a girl home in Jakarta and the average time to sex is literally 10 minutes after getting in the apartment. Or about 30-60 minutes after meeting up for her at some ice cream stand and then taking her back and banging her. It was so easy that my friend and I (who lived across the city from each other) literally didn’t have time to do anything else besides bang different girls non stop. Jakarta is honestly about an 8 out of 5 on your scale. I don’t think anywhere is easier except maybe some West African country, and I even doubt that. By the way, these girls are pretty cute too, despite being super short. Definitely they’re cuter than any other asian girls except maybe Japanese/South Korean.

    • Mark Zolo October 21, 2020 at 6:28 pm #

      Point taken. Will amend.


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