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    genuine interaction with ppl, is it possible?

    I believe her reply is pointing to how some Indonesians may see foreigners as ppl with money and not see em as who they are wanting to hv real friendship. she is saying that it is worse in India in her experience. she pointed to sm places in in do if u go to where a blue could be treated for his...
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    Aceh local Gov't plans...

    might be a little bit off topic..but still related to aceh..my question, since I heard good things about ache (not necessarily attracted to their random sharia stuff) the ppl of aceh, simpler life style. their patience after the pseunami etc. I think crime rates are lower also which is very...
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    genuine interaction with ppl, is it possible?

    it's not impossible to manage. you hv to stay alert and sort out the ppl who are allowed not allowed and watch workers etc. it's understandable but it is a mental burden nonetheless. u we always hv to be tight...and in their culture and a lot of other culture if u deny a neighbor for example to...
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    genuine interaction with ppl, is it possible?

    I know it is what it is and no one is holdin a gun to our heads to live in indonesia but sounds bad and that's what was being asked in original post. no one is questioning these things can happen anywhere Sep third world countries but if u hv to lock up everything every time sm 1 visit you..it...
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    genuine interaction with ppl, is it possible?

    sounds terrible..so sad...maids sterling, electricians takin tools..maybe they could also tell others what they saw in house and encourage em to watch your house and come back some other time to brake in...when u dealing with a mind set like that.. it's hard..at the same time if take steps of...
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    genuine interaction with ppl, is it possible?

    didn't mean by my original post that if such things existed that it would be such a big deal that because. of it I we shy away or its a killer but just wanted to get a feel and it does bother me to some degree nonetheless. because. we are generally very social esp my kids and I noticed in past...
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    genuine interaction with ppl, is it possible?

    if its very common, it might bother me to some degree especially if steeling is common among kids. those crrstures we all want to nice to to win their heartïs.and it would be a negative. thx for yr reply
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    genuine interaction with ppl, is it possible?

    Is it true that foreigners are almost always looked at as having more money and able to give etc. Its hard to hv any genuine friendship with ppl who carry even the slightest of that kind of mindset. I know you could set limits etc but its not the same..they money thing will always hang like a...
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    how to support a family with some peace of mind?

    Write your reply... I hv to thank the ppl running this forum and its active members such as those who replied to my OP and to other posts. It amazes me how you guys help others who you dont even now. I personally need to be more like that. as for my possible move to indonesia if it does happen...
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    how to support a family with some peace of mind?

    The time i set is up to actually try to plan the move to indonesia with my children from my ex and my indonesian wife currently with me in north africa and my 2 children from her. Honestly i am developing sm worries. Even tho am an experienced person who overcome s wide range of challenges in...
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    city, village or small town..which?

    am really not too much of city person i have never been..your point is valid with privacy etc. it crossed my mind as well esp in my situation. i hope maybe i can go for something in betwwen like a small city or a biggy village..sucks though to loose the opportunity to be in a small village with...
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    marriage moving to indo visas situation and planning help

    by the way this not a case to work illegally at all. this is for family reason. thanks for yr reply jstar
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    marriage moving to indo visas situation and planning help

    the cultural visa that can be extended up to 6 months then do a run to KL or singapore, is there a limit on how many times a person could do that..i understand its at the discretion of the immigration officer etc and nothing is always 100 persent sure but for a mother who has kids living in...
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    city, village or small town..which?

    for those who dont have to worry about working in the big cities, would you pick a village or a small town and if so would you like to be not very far from the city like 30 or , 40 km or more? how re the ppl in the villages, is it easier to mingle with the ppl in the city or rural areas. what...
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    marriage moving to indo visas situation and planning help

    she has to change her visit visa to something else like business or school or worse do visa runs . maybe is ok to keep do that if her children are residing in indonesia right? i will have to believe that if the mother chooses to she can willingly give custedy to the father which she would do...

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