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Few of these organizations are set up to send information overseas, most are oriented to assisting those expats already living in Jakarta. When calling these organizations from overseas, add the country code for Indonesia (62), then the city code for Jakarta (21) before the phone number.
Though every attempt is made to keep this listing as up to date as possible, please remember that by nature the expatriate community is transient with new members arriving and old members leaving literally every day. If you are aware of any errors in the material please send us an email.
There is an informal support group of families who meets once a month, children all ages welcome to attend the playgroup. Families who have already adopted Indonesian children, are in the process, or want to adopt Indonesian children are welcome. We've lost contact with this group ... if you know of a current contact, please let us know.
Support group for family members of alcoholics.
Support group for alcoholics.
American women's social organization. See AWA publications.
Social organization of women from ASEAN member nations.
Australia and New Zealand social organization.
Social Organization for citizens of Belgium and Luxemburg.
Active Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts organizations exist at most international schools including JIS, BIS and AIS. Call the Jakarta International School activities office for more information. Tel. 769-2555, Pattimura campus 720-0536.
There are a number of social bridge days and nights through various community organizations and social clubs. Groups are often looking for some players. Make it known at the American Club or through your community groups that you belong to, and you'll be able to find other players.
British women's social organization.
Canadian women's social organization.
Association for Dutch-speaking people in Indonesia. Throughout the year the club organizes various events such as pup nights, exhibitions, presentations, sporting events and coordinates information for Dutch expatriates in Jakarta.
Organization of US Democrats
German speaking women's social organization.
Contact the Indonesian Red Cross (Palang Merah Indonesia) at 390-6666, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Or contact the International SOS Clinic, Jl. Puri Sakti 10, Cipete, Jakarta Selatan. Tel. 750-5980, 750-5973, 750-6001 or Anky Van Geuns at email@example.com
The EEBDC seeks to match Rhesus negative (RH-) blood donors with those needing this rare type of blood in Indonesia. Other rare bloods are also sought. If you are Rh Negative please volunteer to be a stand-by donor for emergency use. More information on blood donations in Indonesia.
Call Father S. Binzler at 797-1563 for more information.
Marilyn Ardipradja 749-0663
Monthly gatherings of expatriate women of all nationalities who are married to Indonesian men.
Christian youth organization for middle school and high school youth.held on Fridays from 7:00-9:30 p.m. Contact the Jakarta International Baptist Church for more information.
There are several groups in Jakarta where expats can learn to play gamelan instruments.
Call the Jakarta International School activities office for more information.All nationalities welcome. Daisies, Brownies, Cadet and Junior Girl Scout programs available, depending on volunteers. If your daughter would like to join our group, or if you'd like to be an adult volunteer, contact Brenda at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Tel. 769-2555.
An international, purpose driven youth ministry located in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Social association for Indian nationals.
Established in 1975 to create harmony and unity amongst the different Indian communities in Jakarta, to promote social welfare activities and to make Indian women aware of the Indonesian culture.
Tel. 310-2958, Fax 310-2959
Portal for the expatriate Indian community in Indonesia.
Promoting opera as a part of the face of Indonesia’s art and culture - for more information, Tel. 021 526-5493
Library - Sentral Senayan 1, 17th Floor, Jl Asia-Afrika (adjacent to Plaza Senayan), Tel. 572-5870 Museum Nasional office Tel 360-551.
Cultural organization. Expatriates of all nationalities join study tours, explorers groups, evening lecture series and study groups to learn more about Indonesian culture. IHS Lecture Series
Professional organization of expatriates and Indonesians who work in the oil and gas and related industries Website www.ipa.or.id.
Society to promote vegetarianism.
International community center offers counseling to expatriates.
Expat and Indonesians hobbyists who enjoy flying remote control craft.
Dedicated to improving the welfare of animals in Indonesia/
Professional association for Jakarta-based foreign correspondents.
Offers classes for expats in international cuisine, Bahasa Indonesia, city tours, children's activities and classes, dance lessons, language skills, staff classes, newcomers programs, Servant's Registry, gift shop, library and social welfare programs. Courses for household staff in cooking, English, hygiene and table set up. Contact Molina Hazuria at email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, or visit the JICC website. Jl. Kemang Dalam X No. E-6A Jakarta Selatan 12730, Phone (021) 719-2216, 7179-2813
JICC's Staff Registry - hire experienced maids, cooks, jaga, gardeners and babysitters
Community choir of international singing enthusiasts.
J.I.M.S. is for men and women who are Muslims or interested in Islam. Office address Bukit Pamulang Indah Blok E 24, No. 5/6, RT 04/05, Pamulang Timur, Pamulang, Tangsel 15417, Banten. Tel+Fax 021 744 0980, HP 0813 8169 0259 (Luqman) Rp 5,000 ojeg/motorcycle taxi from Gaplek. Website www.y-jims.com, yjims.org Email email@example.com. Enquiries welcome.
Community-based expatriate thespian group, open to all nationalities.
Society for expatriate Scots and those interested in Scottish Country dancing.. Events include socials/dancing on 1st and 3rd Thursdays, Jakarta Highland Gathering, St Andrew Ball, whisky tasting, quiz night, pub night.
Organization of alumni from the Jakarta International School firstname.lastname@example.org
Kerala Samajam Indonesia is the cultural and social organisation of Malayalis ( who speak the language Malayalam) from Kerala, the Southern most province of India. About one hundred families get together in Jakarta on festive occasions with cultural performances of artistes from the homeland.
Jl.Panglima Polim Raya No. 53, Jakarta Selatan. Tel..021-739-7620 -
Jl. Jend. Gatot Subroto Kav. 58, Jakarta Selatan 12950, President: Chong, Eun-Kyung
Korean women's social organization.
Business and Social Networking
Contact Mr Erwin Budisantosa (Club Secretary) at mobile 0811-974317, email@example.com
Service organization, open to all nationalities. See Lions Club Jakarta Menteng
Lontar is a not-for-profit organization established for the purpose of promoting appreciation of Indonesian literature and culture; supporting the work of authors and translators of Indonesian literature (through publishing their works); and improving the quality of publication and distribution of Indonesian literary works and translations. Lontar’s library, containing several thousand titles (mostly in Indonesian) is open to the public by appointment. Lontar has a gift shop on its premises. Volunteers, especially people fluent in both English and Indonesian, are needed for sales events, the preparation of manuscripts for publication, and management of the organization’s website.
Social activities for citizens of Malaysia. Contact the embassy for information on current club leadership.
Support group for abusers of narcotics and drugs. Meets weekly at SOS International clinic.
Swedish, Norwegian, Danish and Finnish social organization for men and women.
Fellowship of men and women, who through shared experience, strength, and hope are recovering from compulsive overeating, anorexia, or bulimia.
Community choir with expatriate and Indonesian members.
Organizes social and cultural activities to promote friendship and good relations between Indonesians and Americans.
Service organization. Rotary Clubs in Rotary International District 3400 Indonesia meet in hotels and private clubs throughout Jakarta. There are 13 Rotary Clubs in the Greater Jakarta metropolitan area.
There are also Rotary Clubs in other major cities in Indonesia. Rotary Clubs in Bali
For more information see the Rotary Indonesia website www.rotaryd3400.org or contact the district secretary, PP. Petrina Faustine Office Pf Book, Jalan Prof. Eyckman 20H, Bandung 40161 Tel. +62-22-204-3858 / +62-22-7081-4949 / +62-22-7072-8098 Fax. +62-22-204-3858
Social networking club for Indonesians and expatriates
Monthly pub night and other activities for the English community in Jakarta.
Singaporean social organization for men and women.
English-speaking women of various nationalities meet to learn about Islam. Also serves as a support group for expatriate women of other religions who are considering marrrying Muslims. Basic information about Islam, reading of the Al-Quran in Arabic and ritual prayers are taught. Meets weekly.
International community service organization for women.
Spanish Speaking Woman's Association - Club de Señoras de Habla Hispana
Women's social organization for women who speak Spanish.
A group of Indonesian women who are married to, divorced from or widows of foreigners living in Indonesia.
Social organization for those of Welsh descent and any others!
The St. Patrick's Society, Jakarta is a social and cultural organisation that raises money for charities in Indonesia. Social events are held regularly, including monthly Pub Nights, our Annual St. Patrick's Charity Ball (held in March), quiz nights, golf days and other activities. Our roots and many of our members are Irish, but we are an international group and people from all over the world are give a warm Irish welcome at our meetings and events.
Consisting of violinists, cellists, guitarists. Playing Indonesian Traditional Songs at Taman Suropati Jakarta every Sunday from 10am to 3pm. Feel free to come and enjoy the music or bring your own musical instrument and join us. A different type of relaxation and it's free. Contact Ages Biola for more information.
Become a better speaker and leader of meetings through involvement in Jakarta area clubs affiliated with Toastmasters International.
French-speaking community group. Tel. 750-7662
UFBE was founded in 1967. The association consists of a group of French-speaking Belgians expatriates. Contact: Dr Randolph Wintgens, Indonesia delegate firstname.lastname@example.org For more information, please visit the UFBE website.
Social organization for Carribean nation nationals.
Wine lovers unite in Jakarta, Bali and Lombok in the Wine and Spirit Circles. Monthly gatherings, newsletter and access to great wines! Club meets the last Friday of each month at a different venue for wine tasting and dinner. Free corkage at many restaurants in Jakarta for members. VIN+, Jl. Kemang Raya No. 45B, +62 21 7179-2577 email@example.com
Gedung Nyi Ageng Serang, Jl. H.R. Rasuna Said Kav. C-22, Kuningan, Jakarta Selatan. Tel 526-3301, 526-3302, 526-3303. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
WIC is a non-political, non-profit organization, open only to women, and the official languages are English and Bahasa Indonesia. The membership is 60% Indonesian and 40% other nationalities, providing the opportunity for ladies from all over the world to meet and mingle with other women on a personal basis. WIC invites all women residing in Jakarta to learn more about us through our web site, www.wic-jakarta.or.id
Addiction Treatment and Recovery with Yakita
We are a non-profit organisation assisting all members of society with addiction treatment and recovery throughout Indonesia. We aim to help those who struggle with their addiction and their life has become unmanageable. We are open and willing to help regardless of the situation.
If you have knowledge of an expatriate community organization that is not on this list, or more complete information that we have posted, please contact us.
We have limited information on community organizations outside Jakarta and are in the process of gathering more information. If you are moving to a major city outside Jakarta, please send us an Email and we'll get you what information we do have for that area. For city/island-specific articles see Expat Living Outside Jakarta.
Expatriate Womens' Association of Surabaya
Activities at the cultural centers' vary, but usually include language courses, film festivals, help with education abroad, and cultural events. Most activities are open to Indonesians and expats alike:
American Cultural Center
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