Speaking of online dating, as you might know I am not the biggest fan of it.
Nevertheless, I find it useful here and there as an alternative to pay for play. What I mean is that after going on a date, I am reassured in my decision to do pay for play.
If you don’t like standing out and people looking at you, then perhaps Jakarta isn’t for you. If you want to experience an alternative to the mostly negative version of Islam that Western media presents us with, staying in Jakarta for a few days will work wonders.
Taxi costs are similar to Bangkok – the only difference being that using a taxi app in Bangkok is often times more inconvenient than hailing a taxi.Jakarta is the Muslim version of Bangkok with a few features missing. For the most part, English here is not better or worse than in Thailand, but worse than in Vietnam. All in all, Thailand is still #1 for me in terms of nightlife and the overall package, which is also a bit problematic in the long-run if there are no real alternatives and should Thailand ever change for the worse.