Jakarta safe?


sinned79

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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?

:embrass:
 

SilentSeth

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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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ed9119

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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
 

sinned79

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#4
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!
 

carpilami

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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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