Category: Meet the Expats

Gordon Boyd

Gordon Boyd

Hello Gordon Boyd! The Scotsman with an American accent who plays football and surfs religiously.   That’s a very Scottish name you have? Yup, I’m originally...

Anna Rohm

Anna Rohm

Servus Anna Rohm, the German Director of Rooms at the Mandarin Oriental.   You’ve been living in Jakarta for 2 years now. Where were you living before and why did...

Cuny Schuurmans

Halo Cuny Schuurmans! The Dutch lady from The Hague who can look after all your travel needs.   How long have you been living in Indonesia? 15 years now. We came in...

Catherine Parent

Catherine Parent

Bonjour Catherine Parent! The French Canadian dance teacher who’s fanatical about diving.   What do you prefer to be called? Nobody can pronounce my name properly...

Greg Redden

Greg Redden

Ho Ho Ho, Greg Redden! I know you live in the North Pole, but where are you originally from? I was born on a small mixed farm in South Australia; 3rd of Mum and Dad’s...

Chef Wai Loong

Chef Wai Loong

N? H?o Chef Wai Loong! The down to earth Executive Chinese Chef at Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta. Chef Wai Loong isn’t your typical Executive Chef. He’s laid...

Antoine Villette

Antoine Villette

Where are you originally from and how long have you been living in Jakarta? I was born in Paris, France and arrived in Jakarta in 2005.   What do you do in Jakarta,...

Ian Smith

Where are you originally from?  From Sunderland in the North East of England. Most people only know it because of the magnificent football team.   How long have you...

Klaas Kemp

Hallo Klaas Kemp! The Dutchman with Indonesian citizenship who first came to Indonesia in 1947 on a Navy ship.   You are quite well known among the expat circles in...

Carl Albillot

Carl Albillot

Shw mae Carl Albillot! The Welshman who leases small aircrafts into the jungle for a living What business are you in? I’m in the business of helicopter and fixed wing...

Tim Henssen

Tim Henssen

Hage Tim Henssen! A Dutchman who manufactures cosmetics in Ethiopia.   I can tell from your accent that you’re Dutch. From which part of Holland are you from?...

Roberto Puccini

Roberto Puccini

Ciao Roberto Puccini! The very passionate Italian kitchen designer who believes banks are thieves with licenses.   Roberto, that’s a very Italian name. Where in...