SOLO EXPATS ASSOCIATION

THE ASSOCIATION FOR ALL LIVING IN THE SOLO AREA IN CENTRAL JAVA, INDONESIA.

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ABOUT US

The Solo Expats Association is a non-profit organisation for foreigners and locals alike based in and around the city of Solo.


We are concentrating on three main fields, social, charity and lobbying work.
By organising monthly social gatherings, like for example Bowling night, Easter Brunch, Christmas Party, weekend walks or Garage sales we provide a platform for a regular get together in an informal atmosphere.

We focus on the following fields:
• Providing information and support to newcomers
• Exchanging information on all aspects of life in and around Solo
• Offering assistance in solving immigration issues
• Providing information about new laws and directives; especially those concerning foreigners
• Organizing charity activities and participating in community activities

Each first Thursday of the month the Executive Board comes together for their monthly meeting, which is open to all members.
We have an extensive free library for members with books and DVD’s
Being a member of the SEA entitles you to substantial discounts at various Hotels and Restaurant in Solo

Contact SEA: contact@soloexpats.com /+62 (0) 813 2621 6221 

Other activities loosely connected with the SEA:

ARISAN
1st of every month from 19:00 o'clock @ Manir's Family Kitchen
What began as an activity of a group of women, most of them members of the SEA, quickly became a monthly social event. It draws a substantial crowd consisting of the participants of the Arisan, their husbands, children and friends. For more information on the Arisan: contact@soloexpats.com

WOUTER & MICHAEL'S SOLO NEWSLETTER
A free English language e-newsletter with weekly relevant news updates, trivia, information about what is going on in Solo and news from the SEA. To sign up to W&M's Newsletter please contact: michael@armadaorient.com

PARTNERS & ADVANTAGES

Thanks to our partners, all SEA members can benefit from a lot of advantages... Join us !
As a SEA member you will enjoy a lot of advantages in some of the most beautiful places in Solo.

D'STABLE

Jalan Abdul Muis 30,
Setabelan
(Behind Pasar Legi)
 Tel: 0271 - 2932643

5% Discount on beer.
15% Discount on food and beverage

ALILA HOTEL SOLO 

Jalan Slamet Riyadi 562
Surakarta
Tel: 0271-6770888

20% off for all Food&Beverage outlets. Does not apply to any existing promotions.
20% off for spa.
20% off for gym membership.
20% off for meeting.
20% off for rooms.

LA TAVERNA

Jalan Siwalan 55, Kerten, Laweyan. Surakarta 
Tel: 0271-734775

5% Discount on beer.
10% Discount on food and non-alcoholic beverages.
Except on Saturday and Sunday.

MANIR'S FAMILY KITCHEN

Jalan. Kantil 4, Surakarta
Tel :  0271-710287

10% Discount on beer. 

MOGEN MILK&GELATO

Jl Letjend. S. Parman 48, Surakarta
Tel : 0271-633333

10% Discount on all.
Except in case of double discount.

KAWAII NE
Pet Shop

Jl. Slamet Riyadi 495, Pajang, Laweyan, Surakarta
Tel : 0812-2514-1300

10% on all products and events.

NOVOTEL /
IBIS STYLES HOTELS SOLO

Jalan. Slamet Riyadi 272, Surakarta
Tel : 0271 – 724 555

20% Discount on draught beer (all the time).
15% Discount on food.
10% Discount on cocktail & mocktail beverages.
10% Discount on massage & spa.
10% Discount on laundry.

PAR FOUR CAFE 

Jalan Kenbangkitan Nasional 31
Sriwidari, Surakarta
Tel: 0811 264936a

10% Discount on all food and beverages.
Except on specials or in case of double discount.

THE ROYAL SURAKARTA HERITAGE HOTEL

Jalan Slamet Riyadi 6
Surakarta
Tel: 0271-666111

50% Discount on beer.
30% Discount on food and non-alcoholic beverages.
15% Discount on wines & spirits.
1 Membercard can be used for max. 2 persons only.

 LAVA BAR&KITCHEN 

Jl. Moh.Saleh Wedisastro, Setabelan,Banjarsari,Surakarta
Tel: 0821 36735353

10% Discount on all food and beverages.
Except on specials or in case of double discount.

VALHALLA

Jalan Gilingrejo No. 227
50743 Salatiga
Tel: 0813-1500-8237

15% Discount on all food and beverages.

MEMBERSHIP

If you want to join an active expats community, benefit from a lot of discounts, and participate in SEA activities at a discount fee... Please join us!

SINGLE MEMBERSHIP: 200 000Rp/Year

For 1 person.
Participate in SEA activities at a discounted fee.
Get discounts from our sponsors.
Elect or be elected for the Board.
Right to vote at the AGM (age 20+).

FAMILY MEMBERSHIP: 300 000Rp/Year

For 1 or 2 parents including unmarried children below the age of 20.
Participate in SEA activities at a discounted fee.
Get discounts from our sponsors.
Elect or be elected for the Board.
Right to vote at the AGM (age 20+).

OVERSEAES MEMBERSHIP: 100 000Rp/Year

For 1 overseas resident.
Participate in SEA activities at a discounted fee.
Get discounts from our sponsors.

To Suscribe as a member, please contact us :

APPLY HERE

AGENDA

SOLO INSIGHTS

Discover all the best places of Solo: Restaurants, Cultural places, Health facilities... All you need to know about Solo is here!

Solo "The Spirit of Java"


More formally known as Surakarta, it is just in the middle of the island of Java. It is one of the two major centres of Javanese culture (the other one being Yogyakarta). The Surakarta Municipality has a population of about 570,000 (Census 2010), but the government of Indonesia officially defines a broader region as Surakarta's extended metropolitan zone with the acronym Subosukawonosraten as the city of Surakarta plus 6 surrounding regencies – namely Sukoharjo, Klaten, Boyolali, Sragen, Wonogiri and Karanganyar. In this area about 6,000,000 people live (Census 2010).



The expat community in Solo is very small compared with nearby cities such as Yogyakarta and Semarang. One estimate is about 250 westerners and a substantial larger number of Asian expats - Japanese, Koreans, Indians and Chinese being the most prominent. Most of those working are employed in furniture or textile businesses. There are also a number of retirees living mainly in the countryside and some foreign students studying Javanese culture, language, gamelan, etc. A high proportion of the expats living in Solo have been residents for a long time. It seems to be a place that once visited is hard to leave.


Some Website links of interest:

www.surakarta.go.id

On Facebook : Kota Solo / Event Solo / Agenda Solo


>> Please click on the titles to read all our good addresses in Solo.

EXPATS ADVICE

Every regional government has its own unique ways of implementing the law. In general Surakarta is well-regulated and relatively easy and corruption-free but as anywhere else in Indonesia the myriad of laws, regulations and forms can be frustrating and patience is a necessary asset.


When dealing with government officials; know the law and regulations (bring printed versions in Indonesian of new / changed ones with you to show) as often the lower ranking people will not be familiar with recent law changes or all ins and outs. If necessary politely request to speak to a supervisor.


Always (seem to) remain calm, polite and helpful; be persistent but do not raise your voice. People will clamp up and be unwilling to provide any service; moving your file to the bottom of the pile or worse. Remember that it is fully within the power of an immigration officer to revoke your visa and kick you out of Indonesia if you upset him too much (it has happened!).


You can find lots of information for expats in Indonesia here:

www.expat.or.id

www.livinginindonesiaforum.org

www.expatwoman.com


We are here to help. If you have any questions, need help or advice please contact us.

CONTACT FORM

CONTACT

Any question or suggestion? Please contact us!

contact@soloexpats.com
+62 (0) 813 2621 6221

MEMBERSHIP

Join us and enjoy to be part of SEA!

Be part of a nice and helpful comunity. Participate in SEA activities at a discount fee. Benefit from the discounts of our sponsors.

FACEBOOK

Follow the upcoming events and info.

Join our closed facebook group to be updated about our upcoming events and local news.