I am an American expat lawyer, living and working in Jakarta for the past 3 1/2 years. This book represents all of the very best resources that I have found in Jakarta, including resources from my girlfriends and knowledgable insiders. After reading this Guide, I've had both Newbies and Jakarta natives tell me that it is far more valuable than any Google search or TripAdvisor reviews, because it is specifically designed with the needs of a Jakarta expat in mind, and it offers honest, uncorrupted views and advice about the places we like/need/want to go. In short, this guide takes the "UN" out of unmanageable city, and helps to make your life in Jakarta just a little bit easier! I hope this Guide helps YOU to discover some of best hidden gems of this wonderful city!