Scott Deckman is writing a novel set in Jakarta and wants to know the following:
...Now I was wondering if you could help me out with something pertaining to the novel, this time what was going on in Jakarta nightclubs in the years 1980 and 1991, specifically.
In the novel, a 15-year-old girl meets an Aussie businessman in 1980 and gets pregnant and has a kid. Later, in 1991, she meets an American businessman and the two decide to get married and she and her daughter travel with him the U.S.
Here are the questions quickly:
In Jarkarta in 1980, what types of business would an Aussie be involved in that would take him to Jakarta?
In 1991, what type of business would an American be involved in that would take him to Jakarta?
Do underage girls hang out in the nightclub areas of Jakarta looking to snag an older white guy for a ticket out of Jakarta or for them to be their sugar daddy, so to speak? Like the 15 year old did in 1980? Are they allowed inside the establishment? Is there a drinking age?