100 Years in Jakarta

Useful Contacts

Recognizing that our lives in Jakarta do not revolve around only one Society we have added below a list of useful contacts and links which may be of interest to members.

It is not exhaustive nor limited and if there are other Societies or organizations wishing to add their details below or should any of them need to be updated please contact the Chieftain at chieftain@thejavastandrewsociety.com.

British Women’s Association

The BWA is a non-profit organization, established in 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 morning, lunches, playgroups, social evenings and so much more. BWA raises funds to support local charities and when you join our events its for a good cause. We host an annual cgarity ball, two bazaars, a PINK charity golf day plus many other social events. BWA works to make a difference in the lives of other and our social welfare group provides funds for several charities on a regular basis. For more information: http://www.bwajakarta.org/

British Chamber of Commerce

The British Chamber of Commerce has been established since 1999 and builds on a British business presence that extends more than a hundred years. Over those years, we have had the pleasure of welcoming the most influential politicians, business leaders, world commentators, renowned experts in various fields and academicians as guests to over various forums. In 2018, we hosted more than one hundred events that provided broad platforms for business development amongst our members.

Working in partnership with the British Embassy (DIT) and the British Council, BritCham is committed to developing a services infrastructure that supports all stages of business development right from their inception in Indonesia. To our members and a wider business community, we represent an independent and reliable source of information on issues. This covers politics, current affairs, security, health, inside-track analysis from our business sector groups, advocacy, personal and social development. In addition, the Chamber provides tremendous media opportunities for promoting and advertising to a dynamic business community. For more information: https://www.britcham.or.id/.

St David’s Society

A small but active society of Welsh nationals here in Jakarta, the St David’s Society can be reached via Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/stdavidssocietyjakarta or by email to


St Patrick’s Society

The St. Patrick’s Society, Jakarta is a social and cultural organisation that raises money for charities in Indonesia. Social events are held regularly, including monthly Pub Nights, our Annual St. Patrick’s Charity Ball (held in March), quiz nights, golf days and other activities. Our roots and many of our members are Irish, but we are an international group and people from all over the world are give a warm Irish welcome at our meetings and events. If you are interested find out more please email to stpatsjakarta@gmail.com or find them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/stpatrickssocietyjakarta/

Tee Set Golf Society

The Tee Set Golf Society celebrated its 35th year anniversary in August 2018 and is stronger than ever having had more than 1,800 weekend outings – and is now looking forward to the next 1,800!

The group has not missed a weekend’s golf since formation in 1983 which might indicate a degree of seriousness about what we do – but in fact it’s all just for fun. Tee Set rules follow the Royal and Ancient rule-book with one important addition: you must be able to stand up at the first tee box, unaided, when ready to start the round. Tee Set’s membership is a broad cross section of nationalities and playing abilities. More information can be found here: https://teesetgolf.wordpress.com/.

D.O.G.S. Djakarta Old Golf Society

The Djakarta Old Golf Society, more commonly known as The D.O.G.S., have been playing in the Jakarta area since 2005.  The original D.O.G.S. were based in Manila, Founder Fritz Hainzl saw a need for a similar organization in Jakarta and formed the Jakarta chapter. There are now over 500 past and present members of the D.O.G.S. Each week 25 to 40+ members turn up to compete for the Big Dog trophy and new members are always welcome. More information can be found here: https://www.djakartaoldgolfsociety.com/about

British Embassy

The British Embassy offers a wide range of services for both British Nationals and Businesses. For detailed information about their services please visit their webs-site:


Details about applying for a new passport and where you should go are here:


British School In Jakarta

The British School Jakarta (BSJ) was founded in 1974 with support from the British Embassy to educate the British and Commonwealth families living in Jakarta. Today, BSJ is a community of over fifty nationalities, with students from the ages of 3 – 18. Located in South West Jakarta, BSJ has a beautiful 18 acre campus that has been specifically designed to enrich the academic life of all of our students. BSJ’s curriculum is compatible with both British and International education systems, which allows students to have a truly multi-layered learning experience, from inquiry based learning in Primary and the International Primary Curriculum (IPC), through to Key Stage 3, (i)GCSE’s and the IB Diploma programme, where our results in both are consistently above the world average.

The philosophy at BSJ is to provide an education to meet the needs of our students now and to equip them to partake in the opportunities of the future. BSJ takes great pride in its tradition of being a leader in British International Education. BSJ, through its wonderful community and collaborative partnerships provides an education that is more than just a school. Our students have numerous opportunities to find and explore their passions and talent within school life that synergizes with their academic progress. More information can be found here: http://www.bsj.sch.id/

Living In Indonesia: a website by Expats for Expats

Moving to a new country can be a daunting experience. We’re here to help! Seasoned veterans share tips, advice and stories to help you prepare for your move, get settled into your new home and find friends. It’s our goal to help you “Hit the Ground Running” by providing answers to common questions that incoming expatriate residents have about their stay. Welcome to Living in Indonesia, A Site for Expatriates: https://www.expat.or.id/

Jakarta Expat Pool League

The purpose of the Jakarta Pool League (JPL) is to organize opportunities for pool players to compete and socialize. The league organizes two separate billiard competitions each year, the Jakarta Men and Ladies Pool Leagues (JMLPL) and the Jakarta International and Ladies Pool Leagues (JIPL). In addition to regular fixtures, the JPL hosts exciting singles and team competitions and parties. More details can be found here: https://www.jakartapoolleague.org


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