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    I am planning on a short impulse trip to Jakarta (for the sake of buying a lens) soon, probably a 3D2N (fri night - sun afternoon)... but never been there before but i do have 1-2 indonesian friend there (non photographers).

    Just want to ask, is it safe to bring my cam there for some shoot?


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    Hello,

    I live in Jakarta before working in Singapore.

    Generally speaking of course Singapore is better in terms of safety.

    My suggestion is:
    - Since you're not a local, try to avoid going around alone. The best is to stick with your Indo friends.
    - Try to avoid "dangerous" areas, especially at night. Tell your Indo friends that you don't want to take risk, so just visit safe places. Don't worry, there are a lot of great safe places to take pictures in Jakarta.
    - Leave your expensive belongings / jeweleries / watch at hotel / home if you can.
    - Good if you have a simple camera bag so it won't attract people's attention.

    Shopping for camera / equipment in Jakarta is OK, as usual check for original warranty, and, if it's a second hand item, check the condition throughly.

    PM me if you have anything else to ask. Have a pleasant trip =)
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    get in touch with a couple of guys and girls from FN in jakarta

    PM me if u need a name and number
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    Default Re: Jakarta safe?

    Quote Originally Posted by SilentSeth View Post
    Hello,

    I live in Jakarta before working in Singapore.

    Generally speaking of course Singapore is better in terms of safety.

    My suggestion is:
    - Since you're not a local, try to avoid going around alone. The best is to stick with your Indo friends.
    - Try to avoid "dangerous" areas, especially at night. Tell your Indo friends that you don't want to take risk, so just visit safe places. Don't worry, there are a lot of great safe places to take pictures in Jakarta.
    - Leave your expensive belongings / jeweleries / watch at hotel / home if you can.
    - Good if you have a simple camera bag so it won't attract people's attention.

    Shopping for camera / equipment in Jakarta is OK, as usual check for original warranty, and, if it's a second hand item, check the condition throughly.

    PM me if you have anything else to ask. Have a pleasant trip =)


    thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ed9119 View Post
    get in touch with a couple of guys and girls from FN in jakarta

    PM me if u need a name and number
    thanks bro! on second thoughts maybe i go JB buy instead haha...

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    try buy canon equipment , cheaper than singapore. nikon is quite same price. check price in this web : www.tokocamzone.com, www.oktagon.co.id , jpckemang.com .
    recommended (and the best price) camera price : Aneka photo (2nd floor pasar atom, @pasar baru) . cheaper than online price. didnt sell grey camera. lighting and studio equipment and bag cheap. but the accecories quite expensive. didnt sell branded filter. bought 550d + 18-55 IS = Rp. 6.300.000 / 7000 = SGD 900. call first if they have stock . but you need to bargain.
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    Bro, go JB la. cheaper faster and price is similar.

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