That includes everything from a full body massage to sexy dancers and a fishbowl. But as I will explain that just isn’t really justified.
Bunker and Terminal in Jakarta are clubs filled with prostitutes. Blok M definitely isn’t what Prostitution is supposedly illegal in Indonesia but the city of Jakarta contains numerous large clubs that rival the sex saunas of Macau in terms of size and services available.
Just like the freelancing prostitutes in the bars and clubs, the street hookers in Indonesia will never “die out”.
So it made really no difference to the number of sex workers in Jakarta after the authorities cleaned up Kalijodo (formerly the oldest red light district in Jakarta), if anything it will only worsen the situation and make more girls work on the streets in different parts of the city instead inside the “karaoke bars”.
Most of the “waria” sex workers go where most of the tourists go – Jakarta and Bali.Not to be confused with the small massage shops, the massage parlors are the most popular type of place to get sex among the local Indonesians, most Asian tourists and also more and more westerners.They are often referred to as “One Stop Entertainment” places, because they have different facilities like pool and sauna, massage, karaoke, club, nude dancing shows and, of course, short time rooms for sex with one (or two) of the many ladies.Pool tables, TVs with live sports and other tourists and expats add to the great atmosphere and overall popularity of these bars.You can find these kind of foreigner-oriented bars on Jalan Falatehan I in Jakarta, as well as on Jalan Legian in Kuta Bali. There are no such girly bars in other cities like Bandung, Yogyakarta or Surabaya – partly because there are fewer foreigners, and partly because the authorities don’t really like to have too many of these places around.