By Moammar Emak
Prowling the seedy red-light districts, the underground membership circuit and the home events of rich Indonesian society, Moammar Emka bargains a distinct glimpse into the underbelly of contemporary, city Jakarta. this can be the e-book that took Indonesia by way of hurricane. Moammar Emka is Jakarta's resolution to Carrie Bradshaw; this is often ""Sex and the City"" Indonesian-style!
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Mutual trust appeared to play a very important role both in their personal relationship and in their work dealings. I could sense that these were the sort of people who frequently shook hands on a deal without worrying about the need for a written contract. It was now eight thirty. Robby had already ordered several rounds of drinks. ‘How is your place doing? ’ asked Hendra. ‘Well, the parties last for the same time as before and the membership is increasing. As you can see now, it’s crowded,’ answered Robby, while gulping down his drink.
In the carpark I met a friend of Roy’s, called Budi. Besides being Roy’s friend, Budi, who was twenty-eight, was also his partner in the ceramics business. Budi and I walked along together. ‘Roy’s been waiting for us on the second floor,’ he said. ‘I know, he called me earlier and asked me to go directly to the VIP room,’ I replied. We found the VIP room in which they were playing jazz. Inside were a pair of long sofas and one table, and a wide selection of alcohol. Roy welcomed us with his trademark laughter.
As soon as we passed an old shopping mall, I realised where I was, especially when I saw a large cinema with huge film posters on display. Taking my bearings from the old mall and the cinema, I breathed a sigh of relief, happy that I recognised the landscape once more. According to Alex, this neighbourhood belonged to the high rollers of Jakarta. The houses seemed to be part of an elite housing complex, comprising dozens of luxury detached houses and apartments. I noticed most of them had large, imposing gates.