If you want to find someone who has travelled to Indonesia and/or is apparently lost or missing, first consider whether his or her trip is for personal or business-related reasons.
Learning a bit about the people you are trying to find can help save a lot of effort. for instance, if someone has gone to an Indonesian resort for a vacation, you probably won't find him or her at a sales conference.
Another excellent resource that will save some time, effort and frustration is the Internet.
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Things you need
- Internet access
- Laptop or PC
- Skype (optional)
Visit the Jendela Indonesia website. Click on the "Directory" tab at the top of the screen. Choose any one of the many links to help you find people in Indonesia. Use the business directory hyperlink located just under the section header entitled, "Business." It has telephone, Internet and contact directories for many area businesses. Access Asia and Bali Online are two other popular links.
Go to any several of the major Indonesian employers. PT Elegant Textile Industry is one of the largest major employers in Indonesia. It is located in Jatiluhur, Purwakarta.
Visit the Aditya Birla Group website and click the "investors" tab at the top of the screen. Click on the "Contact Us" hyperlink to find corporate investor relations personnel in Indonesia. You don't have to be an investor to find people at this Indonesian company. It is just one avenue to get you going in the right direction--someone who lives and works locally could have a lot to tell you.
Utilise government resources online. The U.S. Department of State has many country-specific web pages that are full of ways to find people in Indonesia.
Search for links on the U.S. Department of State Indonesia page. Click on the "A to Z Index of Topics" link at the top left side of the website or choose the "Embassy Locations" link for additional ways to locate people.
Visit the American Indonesian Chamber of Commerce website to find other business and government contacts in Indonesia. Click on the "Trade Links" button on the left side of the screen to obtain telephone numbers or e-mail addresses specific to Indonesia. Be sure to click the "View Trade Links," too.
To find lost or missing people, search through the Amnesty International website pages that are devoted to Indonesia. It has some links to articles pertinent to several communities. Ahmadiyya, Irian Jaya and Yopy Karma are three such regions that experience intense civil unrest.
Consult the Bank of Indonesia website. You can find people in Indonesia by clicking on the "Publications" tab at the top of the screen. Opt for the "Contact BI" link (also at the top of the page) to find banking industry contacts central to Indonesian business and industry interests.
Tips and warnings
- Try to speak Bahasa Indonesia or Indonesian if you plan to find someone in Indonesia. Learn some key phrases and questions to get started with your search. People will be more apt to help you if you make an effort to communicate in their native language.
- Use Skype to find someone in Indonesia. Skype is a software program that lets you to make free Internet phone calls to other members. Indonesia is one of many countries that use the Skype membership directory.
- PT Toyota-Astra Motor and PT Texmaco Group are two more large employers in Indonesia. These companies may have some resources to help in your search.
- Visit the Borobudur website to find people in Indonesia who write and teach about Buddhism.
- View the U.S. Department of State's travel advisories that are specific to Indonesia. Click on the "Travel Alerts" link at the right side of the web page.
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