Nadia Febina is an Indonesian living in Angola, West Africa, working as an engineer in the oil and gas industry. Her site is mainly on: her life in Angola; her travel pics, trips & tips; mind, body & heart.
I make no apologies for including her picture but would point out that it seems to be a shame that well-qualified Indonesians working in the oil and gas industry here don't receive anything near as much as Nadia does as an expat in Angola.
The Mad Rotter is not-so-pretty Henk from the Netherlands now living in Bandung. He loves Indonesian music of Today and Yesterday and his "blog is a work of love for Indonesian music and all the music is there for education". You can download albums of degung, jaipong, ketuk tilu among others.
Both have already been given permanent links in my blogroll to the right.
As has Hector who keeps a diary of Bali happenings most of which, I suspect, he uses in the Bali Times, a local paper-based news media. Bali is, of course, a different country which is why I have a separate section. With Nick of the Bali Blog long gone, Hector is probably now the main man.
Marmalade is not yet a commentator here but he is on Simon Pitchforth's blog, Metro Mad, which is a compilation of his columns, first for the Jakarta Post and now for Jakarta Globe. Unlike the Post, the latter does not appear to have commenting facilities, at least on the two Peices of (My) Mind they've published so far.
Anyway, M. describes himself as a taxi and ojek-ophile with itchy feet who likes to get out and about in Jakarta. With curiosity his primary ninja-skill, he stalks the streets of Jakarta searching for the perfect nosh, or at least a good all-day breakfast.
Which is why his blog is entitled Jakarta Restaurant Reviews. I was intrigued to learn what he has to say about the Buddha Bar. It's still open in spite of the recent furore but maybe because they treated City Hall bureacrats and legislators to a slap up meal, or at least that is the conclusion of journos who were carefully excluded.
If you're a foodie and can afford expensive noshes, then his could be a blog for you. But avoid the Buddha Bar, or theBataviasche Kunstkring as it's now called. Tomorrow I'll give you my recipe for instant noodles.