We try to settle in to our small condo and spend time blogging and processing photos. One of the Top 10 Things To Do in Jakarta is to go to the malls. The malls also have many restaurants, so they really are somewhere to go for entertainment. Since the Grand Indonesia Mall is just a 10 minute walk away (at normal speed), we make that our activity for the afternoon.
FoodHall is in the lowest level of the mall. It is an upscale grocery store complete with small outlets for Famous Amos Cookies, Godiva Chocolates, Krispy Cream Donuts and other food brands. At the freezers we find a pork section and they have Johnsonville spicy bratwurst! Not all grocery stores stock pork, as the primarily Muslim population does not eat it. We skip the spicy brats but pick up some ground pork to use with our eggs in the morning. The refrigerated case is stocked with a few hard cheeses. This is definitely the international grocery store and the prices reflect it but we’re happy to pay the price for some familiar foods.
In the evening we scope out the 10th Floor of the condo building. There’s a large swimming pool with a bridge over it and at one end is a swim-up bar, which unfortunately looks closed for the long term (too bad). The 10th Floor also has a hot tub, children’s play area, mini-mart and laundry. The listing on Airbnb said that these facilities were here (sans the bar), and they look very handy!