There are more people in the airport than we encountered in Kuala Lumpur, but once again no one is in line for check-in and we breeze through Immigration. William is hobbling through, but it will be difficult for him to make it all the way to the gate. Right after Security is an information booth. They provide free wheel chairs for use in the airport, and they can be left at the gate. Great information!
Nearby is one of the three lounges where we can use with Priority Pass. We take the escalator up, check-in and soon are settled at a table near the entrance, 15 feet from the food buffet and a short distance to the toilets. A trifecta!
We allow some extra time to get to our gate, but decide to use the wheelchair. William settles in and off we go! I only make one abrupt turn and William does not fall out so we are okay. I wish we had a photo.
Upon arrival in Jakarta we must fill out a form telling the authorities what countries we have been to in the past 21 days and affirming that we do not have symptoms of the coronavirus. They also provide us with information on who to call if we develop symptoms.
The taxi takes us to our Jakarta condo at Thamrin City. We follow the instructions provided by our Airbnb Host to obtain the keys for Unit 25AC. We knew the condo would be small and we’re paying 35% less than what we paid in Kuala Lumpur, but it’s a bit of a letdown. Oh well, we’ll make the best of it for the next 8 days. The good news is that the condo building is part of a mall complex and it is only 200 meters to the entrance of the upscale Grand Indonesia Plaza Mall.
For dinner we go downstairs to the Thamrin City Mall. None of the restaurants we find are very upscale, but we choose what looks like the nicest - Warung Tekka, an Indonesian restaurant. Indonesia is a predominantly Muslim Country (87%); there’s no alcohol and no pork on the menu. However, William orders an appetizer of deep fried chicken skin. Very good!