Hi, I'm Sam

Thanks for visiting!
I have been working as an English teacher in Bandung since 1996. It's a great place to live, as I hope you will see from this website. If you want to ask me any questions or give me feedback about this site, feel free to contact me at samyjane@mailcity.com

The Indonesian archipelago consists of over 13,000 islands, 6,000 of which are named but only 1,000 inhabited. With a population of over 200 million people, it is the world's fourth largest country.

The official language is Bahasa Indonesia, but most people use one of 300 local languages as their first language.

The majority of the population are muslim, but there are significant minorities of christians, hindus and buddhists.

Due to this religious diversity and the geography of Indonesia, there is remarkable cultural diversity throughout the islands.

Rural Irian Jaya
Tribesmen in Irian Jaya
Busy Jakarta
The modern city of Jakarta

Bandung is the capital of West Java and Indonesia's third largest city. It sits 750 metres above sea level and is surrounded by mountains. The climate is cooler than most other places in Indonesia, and at night you may even feel cold!

What's it like to work here? Check out my diary.