First thing to do when you move to Jakarta? Register with the Canadian Embassy!
From the website: “Registration of Canadians Abroad is a free service that allows the Government of Canada to notify you in case of an emergency abroad or a personal emergency at home. The service also enables you to receive important information before or during a natural disaster or civil unrest.
We encourage you to register whether you are planning a vacation or living abroad.”
Then take some time to see what services they offer:
There’s lots to keep you busy in Jakarta…check out some of these great organizations:
Indonesian Heritage Society – http://www.heritagejkt.org/
The Indonesian Heritage Society, is a non-profit organization offering the opportunity to learn more about the rich cultural heritage of Indonesia. The varied activities of the society, including explorers, lectures, study groups and tours, provide a stepping stone to discovering the culture, life, history and art of this vast archipelago. The society has a large multinational following including many Indonesians. Most activities are conducted in English. Chinese, French, Japanese, Korean, and Italian sections provide the opportunity to participate in projects and lectures conducted in their own languages.
American Women’s Association – https://www.awajakarta.org/
Since its inception in the mid 1950s, the American Women’s Association of Indonesia has grown into a vibrant organization that connects women with a supportive network of fellow expatriates, cultural integration, charitable works and plenty of fun activities! AWA is proud to serve the American expatriate community, and we welcome newcomers of every nationality.
Australia & New Zealand Association – http://www.anzajakarta.net/
The Australia and New Zealand Assocation (ANZA) Jakarta was established in 1970 for expatriate Australians and New Zealanders to meet and share their experiences of living in Indonesia. We are a friendly, inclusive association and welcome members from all over the world. We can assist you with settling into Jakarta, answer your questions about life in Indonesia and offer you a place where you can meet new friends.
British Women’s Association – http://www.bwajakarta.org/
The BWA is a non-profit organisation, established 4th May 1970, that offers support and friendship to women living in Jakarta. Open to all nationalities we offer a variety of activities and clubs, weekly coffee mornings, lunches, playgroups, social evenings and so much more.