Tired of the common Asian sex destinations like Bangkok, Pattaya, Angeles City and Phnom Penh ? Wanna try something new and exciting ? Check out Indonesia`s capital Jakarta. Indonesian pussy ranks pretty high on my list and Jakarta is definitely an adventure. This mega-city is not exactly well-known for westerners sitting in bars filled up with willing bargirls. In fact, while cruising around the streets, shopping malls or other public places you will hardly see any other western foreigners. Places like Bangkok, Pattaya, Phuket, Rio de Janeiro or Angeles City all have a certain “touristy” feeling but Jakarta is a totally different story. However, if you know your way around, this rather hidden gem has endless potential.
Although Indonesia is the biggest islamic country in the world, there`s still a ton of fun to have. Except for Blok M, most places mentioned in this article cater to mainly Indonesian or at least Asian customers. However, this shouldn`t hold you back from visiting these places if you are from a western country, for example. Besides a small language barrier there is nothing to worry about and the experience in the end is really rewarding. Jakarta serves also as a perfect starting point before you head to other parts of the country like Bali, Sumatra or Kalimantan.
Believe me, Indonesian girls are among the sweetest in the world. So if you are fed up with tattooed hardcore Thai hookers after your 69th trip to Pattaya then Jakarta might suit you very well. The girls are waiting for you !
Blok M (Bar Area)
You will find around a dozen small bars on Jalan Pelatehan. D`s Place, Top Gun and My Bar were the most popular bars when I visited Blok M the last time. English language is no problem here because the owners of the bars target their places mainly to the expat community. No need to come to Blok M before 8pm and even that is probably to early. I had the feeling that most of the freelance girls do not arrive earlier than 9 or 10pm. On any given day you will find at least 100 Indonesian girls there to meet potential customers. I did not find most of the girls too attractive but it`s possible to find a gem or two. A big plus is that girls are used to foreigners and most of them can follow a basic conversation in English.
Prices for ST or an over-night action vary greatly and depend on your age, appearance and experience. Some girls are dreaming of 500,000 IDR (US$43) but should be easily negotiated down to 300,000 IDR (US$26) in most cases. I am not the biggest fan of Blok M but you should at least have seen it once when you are in Jakarta. If your hotel is located in the Kota area then its necessary to use a taxi to get to Blok M. Make sure you use a Blue Bird taxi as they are known to use their meters correctly and not ripping off their customers. Fare from Kota should run around 30,000 IDR (US$2,6). Some of the taxis that wait outside the bars for customers use rigged meters. It is a good idea to negotiate a fare back to your hotel.
Pen J-Area (ST-Bars)
You will find the so-called Pen J-area on Jalan Jayakarta. The full address Jalan Pangeran Jayakarta 45 refers to a U-shaped block, including two whole streets. Coming from Jalan Hayam Wuruk, walk along the left hand side of Jalan Pangaran Jayakarta until you see a sign saying “New PH – Hot Stone Massage”. Take the first street on the left after that sign. It might be hard to find it the first time so you better take a cab there. In Google Maps, type the following latitude and longitude coordinates. -6.139627,106.820562. It should give you a pretty close idea where to find the Pen-J bars in Jakarta.
If you are familiar to the Soi 6 venues in Pattaya, Thailand then that is what you find here in Jakarta in the Pen J bars. It is basically all about a short time session in one of the bars upstair rooms. The bars are looking pretty decent from the inside and are not run down places someone might have expected in Indonesia. Speakers are turned to the max, constantly playing Indo-mixed House and Techno music. Plenty of girls to choose from and the mamasans will be helpful with your decision. English might be a little problem here since these bars rarely get visited by “bules” – foreigners. You will get your meaning across but don`t count on a lengthy conversation here.
Prices are very reasonable at around 300.000 IDR, about US$26 for a relaxing ST including the room rent. Girls might be a little shy talking to you at first and it is very realistic you are her first foreigner she ever talked to. Unlike most of the ST bars in Pattaya the girls are not waiting for customers outside their bars. You actually have to go inside the bar to scout the talent. Venues I enjoyed during my last visit were MTR-Club, Royal, LA-Bar and Sari Ayu. Do not go there late at night, Pen J opens in the early afternoon hours and that`s when you should stop by there as well. All in all, I really enjoyed the Pen J bars. They are hassle-free, reasonable priced and usually have a good selection of available girls with a nice attitude. Enjoy and happy hunting !
There are plenty of hotels in Jakarta from cheap budget places to fancy luxurious rooms costing several hundred bucks. When booking your room in Jakarta keep in mind that this is a huge city and its all about location. I suggest you stay very near to the main action. The bars in Blok M are not open during the day time so there was not really a reason to stay there for me. I decided to stay in an area called Kota because there are plenty of places to hang out during the afternoon. SPARKS HOTEL was a decent choice but there are also other hotels within a short walking distance like the HOTEL TRAVEL or the PRINSEN PARK HOTEL. It should be possible to book a room for the Hotel Sparks online on their website. Just make sure you have a print-out of the reservation when you check-in. The rooms have a futuristic interiour and that really adds up to a positive experience. Of course, bringing back a guest during the day- or nighttime to entertain them in your room is not a problem at all.
Address : Jalan Mangga Besar Raya 42
Nice hotel within walking distance from the Sparks. It doesn`t have the futuristic look like the Sparks but an in-house massage parlor with plenty of girls to choose from.
Address : Jalan Mangga Besar VIII / 21
PRINSEN PARK HOTEL
Good location just in front of the Lokasari Plaza with plenty of hangouts nearby and lots of girls roaming the area. This is a good choice if you travel on a budget but the rooms are still okay (and large).
Address : Jalan Mangga Besar IX / 83-85
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