Use Premhouse Smart-Map! | Guidance to Dharmawangsa Essence Apartment, Kemang, South Jakarta


Are you checking some listing of apartment units which located around Kemang, South Jakarta area? Use Premhouse Smart-Map! Check Darmawangsa Essence Apartment that might be one of ideal apartments of you! This apartment is a private, luxurious and prestigious residential concept, located at the heart of Darmawangsa, consists of Eminence Tower, South Tower, East Tower and North Tower, developed at a 5.2 Ha land with a strong commitment to build only quarter part of its land and to keep the rest only for its green environmental development. 

Darmawangsa designs the living space with an elegant classic modern style and combine it with very exclusive building material such as marble floor on the living room and parquet floor on every bedroom, walking wardrobe, rain shower in the bathroom, standing bathtub, vanity mirror and complete kitchen set, which provides an electronic security control system with access card system and CCTV support.

Property Maintenance is One Element of Property Management

If you are new to being a landlord you might find some aspects of the job easier than others. Property maintenance is often one of the tasks that can seem quite straightforward with renting a property as long as you are have a good knowledge of your local tradesman. If you are renting out a property that is not in your local area you might want to get the help of a property management company that will be able to handle this aspect of your rental property.

Initially when you let a property out you should always make sure that it looks in the best condition so that you will attract the best tenant for your property. However, over time the appearance of the property can deteriorate and this could lead to your tenant being unhappy with the property and deciding to move out.

Tips for Expat Moving to Jakarta

Sharing more info that may be useful to expats moving to Jakarta. I want to be honest about some of the things that we experienced when we moved to Jakarta in the hopes that it will help other expats who are moving there as well. There are some things that we had to do that I’m not so proud of, but we had to adjust to the culture of “giving tokens” or “tipping” quite a bit. (I am of course putting this politely). More info after the jump:

WHERE TO GET LIQUOR

  • BRINGING IN BOTTLES WITH OUR SHIPMENT: Being Diplos, we thought that we would be able to bring a few bottles of alcohol duty free into Indonesia with our shipment. We had a small box of about 10 bottles, left over from our despedida or going away party. We know that diplomats from other country are able to bring in wine and beer from their countries via diplomatic cargo for personal consumption and entertaining so we thought it wouldn’t be a problem. We were wrong. They delayed our shipment and we had to pay more just so they would release it. I don’t know if this applies to countries with more political clout, but looking back, I would have left the bottles rather than had my shipment delayed and give them a reason to ask me for money.
  • BRINGING A BOTTLE WHEN FLYING IN: Each person is allowed One 1Liter bottle of sealed alcohol coming in so usually our expat friends bring a bottle every time they fly back to Jakarta or they request their friends who are visiting to bring a bottle.

Lifestyle Concept for Jakarta Property Week 2015

Jakarta Property Week 2015 presented a new approach of a property exhibition concept. We have merely known that property expo has been held very often, not only in Jakarta but also in other big cities in Indonesia, include Bandung, Surabaya, Medan, etc. But the people today seems to be willing to experience something new when they go and visit such large scale expo. In regard to this, the online portal www.rumah123.com has initiated to organize Jakarta Property Week 2015. What is the difference in comparison with previous ones? Let's have a look! 

Jakarta Property Week 2015, is held in Balai Kartini Jakarta, on September 17th to 20th 2015, with a quite different theme, i.e. lifestyle, which relates to buying, building and living, as well as an option of preferable destinations of where people will find a property as the main concept.

Ra Residence, the Serviced Apartment with a New Approach

How many residential properties in Jakarta have been recently developed with high-tech while taking an eco-friendly approach in keeping with a green environment? You won't find many. Most buildings today seem to be built with some of the most high-tech facilities and equipment only. 

It is a great challenge indeed to balance efficiency with cost effectiveness in this day and age. Just imagine the difficulties of trying to balance a successful project taking energy saving technologies, i.e. water and electricity. The buildings in which we live, work, and play protect us from the daily elements of weather, yet they also affect our health and environment in countless ways. As the environmental impact of buildings becomes more apparent, there has been a shift taking these factors into consideration. Developing buildings that will be not only run more efficiently but also more effective for a healthily life as well!

This brings us to Cilandak area and a visit to Ra Residence, a brand new building catering to expatriates and  world business travelers, not to mention discerning residents of Jakarta and beyond. This new property represents a rare opportunity to balance prestigious urban living with established high tech go-green concepts!

Tips to Optimize Benefits of Google+ for Business

The implementation of Google+ either for Business or SEO purpose, seems to keep growing, since the number of users has reached to be more than 100 million today. It may be admitted that Google has finally reached their goal to create Google+ as one of most popular social media platforms, beside Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and others. Investing even a little bit of time and energy into your business page on Google+ can mean improved local search visibility, especially for a small to medium-sized business.

HERE IS THE KEY!

Having known the effectiveness of how Google+ works, Premhouse company encourages our employees or coworkers to create their own Google+ profiles if they don’t already have a profile. By doing so, they will be able to support the company business in just a couple of minutes a day, to share the posts or links uploaded in our official website and blog on their Google+ profiles. It is an easy, yet powerful way to quickly and legitimately gain social signals for a new page.


Homecare Household Assistant

There are some times, when housework seems to make us very tiring. During such times, you would be expecting to employ a Household Assistant to take care of home stuffs and also the kids. However, there are some issues to find an assistant whom fits to your family life, including cases of crime or scam. Hence, you will be thinking over it again and again before taking consideration or decision. 

But now, you don't need to be burdened with such a concern anymore because Premhouse company, www.premhouse.com has setup a service to provide Homecare Household Assistant whom being well trained with necessary skills!

What is Household Assistant?

Here is a brief information to provide you with a guideline of Premhouse service for Homecare Household Assistant, so that you will get clear understanding of the general responsibilities of domestic position listed in our company. The duties are adjustable according to the needs and can be discussed. 

A Household Assistant is responsible for making sure that all of the assigned areas of the home are clean, neat, and tidy. This task includes indoor household cleaning and organizing tasks assigned by the employer and may regularly include cleaning the toilet, vacuuming, dusting, laundry, mopping and waxing floors and changing and laundering linen. Some Household Assistants positions also require cooking or food preparation and heavy cleaning, like cleaning windows and furniture. The responsibilities should be specified early in the interview process to ensure the candidate is willing to tackle the tasks required.

Business Strategy to Make the Customers Getting Loyal with Telephone Skills



Talking about the business world, almost all of businesses certainly want to get a lot of customers. The customers become the main goal of the business where the company get higher sales. But please keep in mind, if a business wants to continue to grow, the strategy of increasing subscribers alone is not enough, we need a strategy for these customers become customers in other words.

Therefore, the strategies are needed to be applied in order to establish and maintain the consumer loyalty. Here are some practical strategies that can be done more businesses to build customer loyalty by telephone skills:

Investor or Speculators?

When would be taking a decision to become an investor in property industry, which typical characteristics possessed by an investor that you should have? What kind of investor profile that is good?

As an investor, are you a person who tends to speculate or doubtful type? There are many people who want to become property investors but they only keep thinking of it and finally never take any actions. Or you are probably a person who likes spending money quickly without thinking any longer and this makes your investing decision become a failure.

Gary Keller, an author of Millionaire Real Estate Investors, used to conduct a research about people who are interested to be the property investors and based on this result, he divided the types.

Strategy to Assess Property

The trend of property industry this year is surely predicted turning to be bullish on early second half of recovery time towards the peak period. In other words, this is the right time for investors to buy, before the price of property is reaching higher, so that they will be able to get high capital gains later.
                                                                                                       
However, it does not mean that the developers may sit nicely only waiting for the buyers to come. Before the bullish sign appears, they must be prepared for anticipating with some proven strategies. According to the capital market observer, Jimmy Dimas Wahyu, there are several issues that must be considered. Among others are to ensure that PREP (product, reputation, engagement and performance) are good.

National Customers Day 2015


In commemoration of and alignment with National Customers Day 2015, Premhouse Team is participating in a rousing mass parade, a "long-march" fun walk, organized by Hari Pelanggan held from Jl. Sudirman to National Monument Jakarta at September 6th 2015. 

”We are very pleased to join in this important event, since we realize that customer satisfaction is our ultimate goal. By actively joining in such special event, we can strengthen our commitment in building relationship with our customers and it provides us a widen understanding of our customers’ needs. As a goal-setter  company, we will continue achieving our commitment in Indonesia by strengthening property industry that are designed to support our customers’ future growth,” said Leo Ferdinand, Managing Director of Premhouse, managed under PT Mediapura Digital Nusantara.

6 Tips to Design a Child's Room


The children bedroom play important role in the process of children's development. It is especially because a room is a place where a child usually spends his or her time for playing, learning and doing some other activities. Since there are a lot of activities they can do in their rooms, the design should be considered thoughtfully. The design for a child's bedroom should become interesting and we have to think earlier that they will feel comfortable when being there. By having their own bedroom, the children will start being independent and responsible for the goods belong to them. 

Determine the child's favorite color as your perspective. Initially, you have to decide which preferred colors your children want to. Adjust the color with the concept you will select, e.g. if you will create minimalist design, then you have to match it with proper colors, i.e. white, purple, pink and gray. It is likewise, if you specify some other concepts. If the selected concept is Barbie or Hello Kitty, the certainly color that is matched to your child's room is pink. Selection of colors and concepts can be adapted to the senses of your child. As the parent, you surely know your child's desires or preferences. You can get some ideas from cartoon figures or idols loved by your children.  

Here are some tips that may be able to help you in designing your child's bedroom: 

Living in Jakarta: Healthcare, An Expat’s Guide

Are you moving to Jakarta and are interested in learning about healthcare options for you and your family? In this article, Expatmedicare examines Jakarta's healthcare system and facilities, helping you stay informed about the best options medically for you and your family.
While Jakarta, Indonesia’s capital city, is becoming a hot destination for expats relocating to Southeast Asia, one of the most important things to be informed of is the state of its healthcare system. Nationally, Indonesia’s healthcare system is not up to par with neighboring or regional countries, such as Singapore or Thailand, although there are a growing number of private facilities and some improving public facilities in Jakarta. Yet for emergency or planned surgeries, many expats still prefer to go to neighboring countries for better care, making international medical insurance coverage a must-have item for those moving to Indonesia.

Jakarta Travel Guide in Brief for You!

For the majority of its residents, Jakarta is a city of promise. The lure of jobs and a better life has caused the city’s population to escalate at an alarming rate, to more than 10 million. Visually unprepossessing, this is a city of monotonous skyscrapers, apartment buildings, shopping malls and traffic-choked highways, with few green spaces to break things up. More positively, the nation’s largest metropolis has a rich cultural life, with an abundance of performing and visual arts, and a laid-back, courteous persona. 

Capital to the world’s fourth most populous nation, Jakarta is a city that verges on the chaotic. Just south of the harbour on Jakarta Bay and Ancol recreation park is Kota, the old Batavia area, where remnants of Dutch colonial rule reside. Heading south are Pecinan (Chinatown) and busy Glodok, the electronics, gadget and computer centre of the city. A major north–south artery, Jalan Hayam Wuruk merges into Jalan Gajah Mada, lined with shops, restaurants, hotels and nightlife, ending at Monas (Freedom Square) in the heart of Central Jakarta. 

Kitchen Design Ideas


Kitchen credential: looking for kitchen design ideas? While the living room may be the social hub of the home, many of us have a tendency to spend an awful lot of time in our kitchens (and it's said that 'all the best parties end in the kitchen') which makes it all the more important to find a kitchen that works for you. Click through our images below and take at all of our kitchen design ideas. Whatever your budget, we're here to help you create a kitchen you'll love.

Jakarta at Glance | Working in the Capital City

Are you thinking of working in Jakarta, also known as the “Big Durian” or “Big Apple”? Indonesia’s capital and largest city, as well as its economic and political center, has plenty of job opportunities. Our guide on working in Jakarta provides info on the economy, visas and health.

As is common for many megacities, Jakarta encompasses all walks of life from wealth to poverty. Although most people employed in Jakarta’s center and its skyscrapers are well off, the other side of the coin is a wide strip of slum landscape surrounding the city. When living and working in Jakarta, you need to be able to deal with such extremes. Working in Jakarta will, like any move to a foreign city, have its ups and downs.

Recommended Expat Blogs: Jakarta

In our InterNations Recommended Blog section we let you take the spotlight! Expat life in general is, of course, a perfect breeding ground for great, user-generated reads, and life in Jakarta makes no exception. Take your time and browse the great blogs showcased in this article!

Everybody who has spent time in a different country knows that expat life is not quite like anything else in the world. The confusion of the first few days and weeks, the slow, but steady process of acclimation, the little peculiarities and quirks that might strike you about your new surroundings: almost any situation you encounter can make for a great story. If you are so inclined and want to blog about it, of course!

4 Reasons Your Website Needs an Updated Blog

Even though blogging is the standard expectation of the typical consumer for every website these days, there are a ton of other good reasons your website needs a blog. A blog actually provides many benefits for your website beyond sharing helpful information. When you’re blogging regularly, how do you help your business and customer? Keep reading to learn about the benefits of blogging:

1. You Establish Yourself as a Thought Leader/Authority
Who do consumers and businesses ultimately purchase from?  Many times it’s the person or business they perceive as the leader in their niche.  You don’t have to be a gigantic company to become a thought leader.  You can make yourself a thought leader simply by blogging regularly and offering intricate detail that no other blog provides.  This is one of the ways a blog levels the competitive playing field in any niche.

Info Expat | Know About Jakarta

Jakarta is administratively divided into the following named districts:
  • Central Jakarta (Jakarta Pusat) - An aptly named district and the site of Jakarta's symbol, the National Monument. The old part of Jakarta (Batavia), The Presidential palace, office buildings, hotels, Mangga Dua shopping centre, Bundaran HI (Hotel Indonesia Traffic Circle) and the elite Menteng residential area are all found in Central Jakarta.
  • West Jakarta (Jakarta Barat) - Jakarta's Chinatown, this district includes museums, trading centres, nightlife entertainment centres, shopping centres and malls. This is also the site of Jakarta's old town.
  • South Jakarta (Jakarta Selatan) - Where you can find upscale shopping centres, malls, restaurants, hotels, nightlife the entertainment centre, Blok M, Senayan sports complex, and affluent residential areas.
  • East Jakarta (Jakarta Timur) - Location of Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, Utan Kayu art community, Cibubur camping ground, industrial parks and Halim Perdanakusuma airport.
  • North Jakarta (Jakarta Utara) - Beautiful Thousand Islands, Ancol Bayfront City, and Kelapa Gading shopping centres.

Cozy Apartment to Stay in Kemang


Beautiful homes tucked down alleys and narrow streets, the housing development in Kemang was not planned. Yet narrow streets and high traffic congestion don't keep expats away from Kemang neighborhoods. Beautiful homes with substantial gardens hide behind tall walls down undistinguished back roads. Kemang is 15-30 minutes from the Cilandak campus of Jakarta Intercultural School. Most grocery needs can be found in the Hero, Ranch Market and KemChicks that are located in the area. 

The opening of Kemang Village has brought a mall facility into the neighborhood. It's a 45 minute to 1 1/2 hour commute to the Golden Triangle. Many unique restaurants and shops that line the main streets of Kemang make it a unique neighborhood, however it is prone to traffic congestion due to the limited access streets and the one way traffic flow in the area. 

Neighbourhood in Jakarta | Guide to the Most Popular Places to Live in the City

Before you relocate to the Big Durian, here is a quick lowdown on the city’s top places to live - plus their pros and cons. 

 

Thinking about moving to the Big Durian? A fact of life here is the traffic so finding a place to live is a priority. Depending on your lifestyle, needs and priorities, living in Jakarta can mean many different things. We’ve rounded up some helpful tips about the city’s most popular neighbourhoods:  

 

Menteng

Menteng is located in the middle of Jakarta making it one of the most convenient places to be if you’re working here in a number of international and national industries and businesses. Enjoy the city’s best shopping, dining, and nightlife right at your front door. Also, if you’re thinking of settling down in a house, Menteng is known for its beautiful historic architecture and charming tree-lined streets.

Pro: You would be in the center of the city and close to most of the cosmopolitan features of Jakarta
Con: Be prepared to pay a premium price for almost everything from rent to dinner. Also, rush-hour traffic is no joke.

Moving to Jakarta

Moving to Jakarta will take you to a bustling city, complete with skyscrapers and traffic jams. Indeed, Jakarta is often considered to be the “Big Apple” of Southeast Asia. Our guide on moving to Jakarta will help you with your move by providing you with advice on housing, education, visas and more.
The Big Apple (Big Durian) of Southeast Asia is the economic, political and cultural hub of the Indonesian archipelago. With almost 10 million inhabitants, it is the largest city in Indonesia. Jakarta is a fascinating place, even though it is fighting against the negative image of being a terrorist stronghold. This prejudice arose in the wake of violent terrorist incidents across Indonesia in the past decade. Actually, most expats in Jakarta are pleased with their decision to move to Jakarta and enjoy the city’s flair.

Purchase of Property by an Expat or Indonesian Couple

The crucial preparation for purchasing property is whether or not the Indonesian spouse and the expat spouse have a prenuptial agreement for separation of property. If you do have this agreement, it would mean that the couple could legally purchase the property. This agreement must be signed before you are married.

Under Indonesian law property is jointly owned after marriage, unless there is a prenuptial agreement, and this means that property owned by the Indonesian spouse also becomes the property of the foreign spouse, which is illegal according to the Agrarian Law. Therefore the property must be sold within one year of marriage to a foreigner or converted from "hak milik" (right of ownership) to "hak pakai" (right of use) which decreases the value of the property. (Pasal 26 ayat 2) 

Using an Indonesian Nominee/Friend to hold your Title 

Another way that you can purchase a condo is by paying for the property but putting the title in the name of an Indonesian citizen. Needless to say, this must be someone you trust implicitly since, according to the law, this person would be the legal owner, no matter what verbal or written agreement that you may have between the two of you.

Buying Property in Indonesia

For many years Indonesia has decreed that land in Indonesia can only be owned by Indonesian citizens. Thus, if you want to buy a house (as a foreigner), this would have been legally impossible.

In the late 90s, new laws were enacted so that foreigners are permitted to purchase apartments and office space in Indonesia, IF the building has a strata title status. This enables the foreigner to own the apartment or office space but not the land on which it stands.

Further laws were passed in 2010 which may make it easier for expats to hold 70-year leases on land, but the particulars/interpretation/implementation of the law isn't always clear.

Indonesian Agrarian Law, Law No. 5 of 1960, governs the ownership of land in Indonesia. In it is a category of land ownership called "Hak Pakai" which mean the right to build on/use the land.  As stated in this law, foreigners are only permitted to purchase land or homes under the “Right to Use” (Hak Pakai) title.

Cloud Longue and Living Room Jakarta | Hangout

Where to hangout with your friend in Jakarta after office hour? Could Lounge & Living Room is one of the hottest spot at Jakarta with the best 360 degrees city view from 49th floor.Cloud Lounge & Living Room is located at Altitude The Plaza, the office tower from Plaza Indonesia called The Plaza 49th floor.

Once you entered the restaurant, your eyes will be amazed by the breaktaking 360 degrees city view. The best time to visit would be during sunset so you can get experience both while the sky still bright till the dark.Since December 2014, they’ve launched several new food and cocktail menu selection such as Spicy Beef Salad with Thai dressing, Lamb Shank, Churros, etc. 

Agoda.com: 4 Easy Steps Booking Premhouse Condotel


Now you can book Premhouse Condotel via www.agoda.com! It's simple:

1. Just click www.agoda.com
2. Choose Thamrin of Jakarta area
3. Fill your check in date and length of stay
4. Choose: The Condotel at Cosmo Mansion and Residence Apartment

Choosing The Right Daycare For Your Children in Jakarta

Working mom don't have to worry anymore. Leaving your children to work really gives you a hard time, huh? Especially if you don’t have a reliable person who can supervise children at home. Daycare in Jakarta are increasingly and offers many facilities nowadays. However, choosing a daycare in Jakarta had to be very observant so as not to burden you and your children in the future. So, this tips on choosing a daycare in Jakarta might help you:

Location
Select a daycare location close to your activity. During the lunch break, you may still visit the children and doing activities together. If there is an emergency, you also could soon be near them and get less worry. Consider also if the daycare location in an office building. Daycare eligible should be on the ground floor. If using a home or building independent, consider security, should not be right on a busy main road with vehicles passing by.

List of Children and Baby Daycare Jakarta Selatan for Expat Mothers

CHILDREN & BABY DAYCARE AT JAKARTA SELATAN


1. TPA Ananda
Jl. Margaguna No. 1 Radio Dalam Jakarta Selatan
Phone: 7504759, 7503249

2. Tutor Time
Jl. Kemang Utara No. 6 Jakarta Selatan
Phone: 7993139, 7182087 

3. Sasana Bina Balita Melati 
Jl. Cinere Raya Blok D1 No. 13-15 Cinere Jakarta Selatan
Phone: 7547456

Children, Baby Daycare in Jakarta Pusat

CHILDREN & BABY DAYCARE AT JAKARTA PUSAT

1. TPA Harapan Ibu
Jl. Salemba Raya No. 28 Departemen Sosial Jakarta Pusat
Phone : 3103591, 3106552 Ext. 221

2. TPA Pertiwi
Jl. Ir. H. Juanda No. 3/31 Jakarta Pusat
Phone : 3844301

3. TPA Sylva
Gedung Manggala Wana Bhakti Lt. 1 Blok 7 

Jl. Gatot Subroto Jakarta Pusat
Phone : 5720188

Jakarta at Glance | Living in the Metropolitan City

As an expat living in Jakarta, you will be living in Indonesia’s largest city. With its 9.8 million inhabitants, Jakarta is a metropolis with international flair. Read the InterNations Guide on Jakarta for more information on Southeast Asia’s “Big Apple,” from culture to healthcare.
Although Indonesia is perhaps not the highest ranking among expat destinations, life in Jakarta can be thrilling. Due to Indonesia’s long and turbulent colonial history, the influence of the Dutch and Portuguese are still prevalent. There are many traces from colonial times in Jakarta, from the buildings to the way the city itself is structured.

Expat Living Guide in Jakarta | Importance of Early Childhood Education [2]

Things to Look for in Preschool Curriculum
It is important that when considering an early education facility, caregivers and teacher in the facility have knowledge of the cultural supports for the language and literacy learning of the children and families they are serving. They need to have sufficient skills in guiding small groups of children in order to give full attention to individual young children’s language and literacy efforts. They need to be able to draw out shy children while they help very talkative ones begin to listen to others as well as to speak. Caregivers or teachers need to arrange environments that are symbol rich and interesting without being overwhelming to infants and toddlers. Even the simplest exchange becomes a literacy lesson when it includes the warmth of a relationship coupled with words, their concepts, and perhaps a graphic symbol.

Expat Living Guide in Jakarta | Importance of Early Childhood Education [1]

Early childhood is a crucial stage of life in terms of a child's physical, intellectual, emotional and social development. Growth of mental and physical abilities progress at an astounding rate and a very high proportion of learning takes place from birth to age six. It is a time when children particularly need high quality personal care and learning experiences.

Education begins from the moment the child is brought home from the hospital and continues on when the child starts to attend playgroups and kindergartens. The learning capabilities of humans continue for the rest of their lives but not at the intensity that is demonstrated in the preschool years. With this in mind, babies and toddlers need positive early learning experiences to help their intellectual, social and emotional development and this lays the foundation for later school success.

First Three Years 
During the first three years parents will be the main influence in the child’s learning experience and education. What parents do and expose their children to have a vast impact on the development of the child. Parents sometimes forget that an interested parent can have a tremendous impact on a child’s education at any age.

A Great Night Out and Culinary Experience at Rooftop, The Papilion Kemang

With a nice and cozy ambiance, great live band performances and chic palatable nourishment, Rooftop at the Papilion is an al fresco concept bar that looks sophisticated and romantic by the light of candles at night. Nestled on the 5th floor of the Papilion building, Rooftop is fashioned with comfortable couches, some picnic-style seats at a dark long wooden table in the middle and an elegant bar in the corner. It also has a terrace area for the guests who want to enjoy the night under the Milky Way and see the skyline of Jakarta.  

Open from Tuesday to Saturday 6pm to 2am, Rooftop entertains their guests with various live band shows that play disparate kinds of music while pampering the guests’ tummies with delicious dishes and a great selection of drinks. 

Strategies for Guiding Children Towards Self Direction

"One evening, I was watching the interaction and listening to the conversation between my husband and my daughter. She was only five years old then. She had taken a story book and was flipping the pages and trying to read it. Not long after that, she sighed, looking sad and putting the book aside. I could see that she was feeling disappointed. Clouding around her was a sense of self defeat and acceptance that she could not read.

My husband saw her situation; in his wisdom, he quietly came along side and gently put her on his lap. He reached out, selected an interesting story book with big words, and suggested to our daughter, “Let’s read together.” With a smile, he started. Soon, my daughter encouraged by her daddy’s enthusiasm started reading. When they finished reading, her daddy with absolute joy said to my daughter, “Carina, you can read. There are some words you still have to learn but you can read. You are a reader!”  My daughter was delighted, from her expression, I could see that she was amazed at the realization that she could read. It was a pivotal moment for my daughter, within minutes there was a transformation of the mind from “I cannot read to I can read”."

Choosing a Preschools in Indonesia 2

Location
Not to be ignored is the actual location of the school in proximity to your residence. Driving by the area on a Sunday afternoon is not indicative of what traffic patterns will be like during the week.

Will your child have to ride through rush-hour traffic to get to school each morning or can you find a good school closer to home? Try timing the run to the school in the morning rush hour and see how long it takes. If the school is located near a major intersection, near a market or other large school, traffic may be a major problem at drop off and pick up times.

While the 'perfect' school for your child may not be conveniently located in relation to your home, you may find an alternative good school where the location won't necessitate a lot of time spent transporting your child. The convenience of the location may outweigh other factors.

Choosing a Preschools in Indonesia 1

Within large cities in Indonesia you will find a wide variety of preschool options for your young children. From informal play groups with friends, to neighborhood kindergartens (taman kanak-kanak or TK), to international standard preschools - your needs will be met.

Some preschools organize Moms and Tots programs for 1-2 year olds who are preparing to enter a preschool program. There are also many extracurricular activities, including physical play, music, art and other social opportunities for young children which are organized by community organizations or through commercial entities.

List of Foreign Embassies in Indonesia

As a foreign resident of Indonesia, you will undoubtedly have need to be in touch with your embassy for a variety of reasons. Some of the most common are:
  1. Renewal of your passport or the issuance of other official documents
  2. Assistance with tax information
  3. Provision of business-related information
  4. Provision of emergency information or evacuation in the event of an emergency
  5. Coordination of community events for national days and other significant events in your culture
Most embassies advise resident expats that they register their presence in Indonesia with the Consular office in order that the above can be carried out. Some embassies have Consulates in other cities in Indonesia, usually Surabaya, Medan and/or Denpasar. Contact the embassy if you need information on a Consulate outside of Jakarta. Foreign Consulates in Bali

List of Foreign Embassies in Indonesia, click for link:
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