Indonesia issued a travel warning and put its airports on red alert after a rare case of monkeypox was detected in Singapore, who last week announced of its first case of monkeypox, The Jakarta Globe reports. A Nigerian visiting the country on Apr. 28 had contracted the virus after consuming bushmeat at a wedding in Nigeria. An infected person display symptoms that include fever, severe headaches, enlarged lymph nodes, back pain, muscle aches and weakness, before showing skin rashes that will develop into blisters filled with clear fluid. Stay alert, peeps!
Don’t leave your Summer gift shopping to the last minute. The British Women’s Association is holding their 2019 Summer Bazaar this Friday, 17th of May at the grandkemang hotel from 9am to 3pm. Find 125 plus vendors, charity bake sale, and fabulous raffle prizes. The Indonesian Heritage Society also has an exciting event coming up next week: “Ancient Indonesian Conquests: Myth or Legend?” untangles fact from fiction about the Majapahit Empire’s conquest over the entire Malay archipelago in a single generation, much of which later become today’s Indonesia.
Take part in our 2nd Ramadan Giveaway with Raffles Jakarta to win an exclusive prize. Click here to find out how! But if you feel like getting out of the city before the Ramadan break hits, here is a great idea to get some fresh air and get in touch with nature without sacrificing comfort: check out this list of ‘glamping’ grounds you can easily reach within a few hours from Jakarta. Find also other ideas for your family’s summer holiday destinations in our updated travel page. Parents scouting for school will want to drop by to ACG School’s Open Day on Wednesday 22 May, from 9am-12pm to meet their students, educators, and learn more about their curriculums. Find out more here.
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