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    Mudik and C19

    Looks like Lion Air will be flying from 3rd May. Anyone hear anything different. We are still unable ot confirm flight bookings
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    DON'T PANIC.... well, maybe a little bit.

    Just passed immigrasi at CGK. For this flight to SYD, seemed a lot of issues for non-Aussie passports, especially for those in transit in Oz
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    DON'T PANIC.... well, maybe a little bit.

    We were having a morbid conversation in the office about how many Indonesians die every day. Calculated around 4,800 per day. (6.5 per1,000/annum)
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    Transfer USD from Indonesia to Italy in Euros

    I have HSBC and I have 3 accounts USD, AUD and IDR with an IDR debit card and also a mastercard. One stop shop.
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    DON'T PANIC.... well, maybe a little bit.

    It is worrying but I still don't understand why Italy is taking such a big hit compared to its neighboring countries. Other countries have had it longer and transmission rates seem to be a lot lower
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    DON'T PANIC.... well, maybe a little bit.

    With Qantas announcing they are closing 90% of flights at the end of the month, i think i may have to sneak home until the dust settles
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    DON'T PANIC.... well, maybe a little bit.

    Anyone seen this. Has it been posted. Quite fascinating What we now so far - SIN
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    Bank transfers 2020 my opinion

    I posted it all here https://www.expatindo.org/community/threads/transferwise-banking-and-currency-exchange.4776/page-2 All online. Only converting from USD to AUD
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    Bank transfers 2020 my opinion

    That doesnt jive with me. I did a comparison of transferring USD 4k from USD to AUD using HSBC and Transferwise and Transfer wise won by AUD 250. I transfer roughly $USD10k/month to AUD and save more than $AUD 500 by using transferwise
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    DON'T PANIC.... well, maybe a little bit.

    On the Diamond Princess, six deaths have occurred among the passengers, constituting a case fatality rate of 0.85 percent. Unlike the data from China and elsewhere, where sorting out why a patient died is extremely difficult, we can assume that these are excess fatalities—they wouldn’t have...
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    DON'T PANIC.... well, maybe a little bit.

    More good news
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    DON'T PANIC.... well, maybe a little bit.

    Some kinda good news Some of the countries that have done more widespread testing happen to have lower CFRs. In South Korea, for example, where they are testing thousands of people every day, they’ve picked up more than 6,088 people with the virus. Among those, 35 have died. That’s a case...
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    Transfer USD from Indonesia to Italy in Euros

    Would be interesting to know how many expats working for MNC are being paid in IDR?
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    Bank recommendations

    I opened up a HSBC account in Indonesia and have three accounts in IDR, USD and AUD. I can transfer between the three instantly but found that much better for larger transactions to use transferwise.
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    DON'T PANIC.... well, maybe a little bit.

    Why are we panicked about coronavirus — and calm about the flu?
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    genuine interaction with ppl, is it possible?

    I dont know... i find when I frequent the 5* hotels is when I get the most attention!
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    genuine interaction with ppl, is it possible?

    i find walking fast with purpose and a determined look on my face helps :)
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    DON'T PANIC.... well, maybe a little bit.

    Just some perspective: WHO estimates that seasonal influenza may result in 290 000-650 000 deaths each year due to respiratory diseases alone. https://www.who.int/influenza/surveillance_monitoring/bod/en/
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    DON'T PANIC.... well, maybe a little bit.

    I cant remember where I read it, but did SARS have a much bigger impact on those that had Chinese ethnicity. The hotspots outside of China were in Toronto for example were in Chinese enclaves.

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