What do you know about the city if you got a proposal to pursue your career in Jakarta? Westhill Consulting Career and Employment, Australia will help you understand why Jakarta as an expats destination city.
According to the BPS (Central Bureau Statistic) data from 2011, Jakarta is the capital city of Indonesia with a population of over 10 million citizens. Being a metropolitan city, Jakarta is now identified to be the chief destination for many people, not only Indonesian but also expatriates to look for employment opportunities.
Figure of expatriates who are working in Jakarta is estimated as many as 10,000 people and came from 300 countries. For the period of January-August 2013, the Ministry of Manpower and Transmigration afford 48,000 work permits for expatriates working in all parts of Indonesia.
The uppermost figure comes from China with 10,291 workers. The varied number of Chinese expats working in Indonesia is because of the fast development of Chinese investment in the country. Following chins is Japan, comes with the number of 9.788 workers and next is South Korean for more than 6.013 working permits with many of them employed in the fields of industry, trade, mining along with oil and gas.
As an expats in a capital city like Jakarta, you do not have to be concern about the basics regarding everyday life, like residences, entertainment, food, and recreation spots as they could be easily found. Also never worry about fake people since Indonesians are naturally genuine. These days, many property developers and real estate brokers lease apartments or houses in various rental prices from US$1.500 – 15.000.
According to Colliers International Indonesia research, Pondok Indah, South Jakarta, is the most demanded area to live in by expats with its location proximity to work site and number of international schools like Jakarta International School or the Japanese International School.
For food and entertainment choices, you can always visit shopping center which is easy to find in Jakarta such as Pondok Indah Mall, Senayan City, Grand Indonesia, Plaza Indonesia or others. No trickery about how lovely the country is.
Becoming quite restless by traffic jammed and air pollution from many motor vehicles, particularly two-wheeled vehicles, and then you can revitalize your mind by strolling on Ancol, North Jakarta which situated somewhat out the hectic part of the city or visiting other nearby cities such as Bogor and Bandung that just need a 2 hour’s drive from Jakarta.