I flew business class to Jakarta recently and it was surreal. The traffic jams are from a different level altogether and the people are generally nicer than Malaysians. The commute between the official hotel (Sari Pan Pacific) to the Royale Jakarta Golf Club is approximately 20km – between 45 minutes to 1.5 hours depending on the “macet” – traffic snarls.

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From the mid March to mid May, I shall be calling Jakarta my home as I have been assigned to be part of the CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters 2013  tournament organizing team, one which I am relishing. This is my longest stay away from KL and much needed to regain myself.

There’s a Clark Hatch at Sari Pan Pacific and I intend to make full use of it by hiring a personal trainer to get myself fit again, during my stay there. There’s also a cinema and eateries next to the hotel and I’ll surely be quenching the movie bug in me.

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Another plus is that the caddies at the Royale Jakarta Golf Club are ladies! There’s over 300 of them and they all needed to meet a certain criteria to be able to become caddies – physical attributes. It feels great to be on the receiving end of staring smiles and definitely refreshing to have more ladies than men this time around.