Thursday, July 16, 2009

JUST IN: Explosion in JW Marriott and Ritz Carlton, Jakarta

Okay.. I'm feeding Connor some Rice Krispies and I see this on CNN: Bomb explosion in Jakarta. YIKES!

The 2 hotels are located in Mega Kuningan and I can assure you that the bombs were not exactly strong enough to harm us here in Kemang. According to, the first bomb went off at 730am and a 2nd bomb followed 3 minutes later. Channel News Asia reported that the bomb went off on the 3rd floor of the Ritz. As the breakfast area of the hotel was just a floor below, this resulted in many casualties as many guests were getting breakfast at that time. TV showed the street outside the hotel strewn with glass and packed with security and news crews.

I am watching the local news now for updates, switching between AnTV, MetroTV and whoever who has updates. is very good for online updates but you need to understand B. Indonesia.

For friends and family following this blog, we are okay here in Kemang. We will be staying put here unless the situation demands we get out. For now, we'll just be keeping a low profile and staying home.

Stay tuned for more updates.

1 comment:

  1. Hey glad to know you're ok where you are - keep us updated yeah?