Review: Malioboro — Jakarta, Indonesia

In the time that this website has been online I have covered the commercial sex scenes in numerous countries. Early on I posted a back log of posts I had written up over a period of time that allowed me to quickly build up a deep archive. All the while I kept updating as regularly as possible with new reviews and reports. Nearly two years on I’ve only begun to scratch the surface and report on some of the relevant information I have rattling around between my ears.

I’ve had plans to post on locations like Jakarta, Singapore and Athens for some time. The posts ended up being indefinitely delayed by various circumstances. While trying to write up reports on a whole list of venues I kept pushing other posts into the future. In some cases things apparently changed by the time I came around to writing a post, as was the case with a great go go bar in Pattaya that was closing as I was reviewing it. All the while I would get occasional comments or emails asking why I didn’t write about this or that city.

A few months ago a few readers and advertisers made comments about the focus of the site, which they thought was mainly Thailand and Japan. The comments were not necessarily negative but they got me thinking. While I intended to write reports in a certain order I realized that regular and new readers alike enjoyed variety. So now I’ve begun mixing in posts on places that I have not reported on in depth so far. I hope viewers will appreciate the expanded coverage.

The Malioboro Executive Club and Spa in Jakarta, Indonesia, is one of the closest things to a Macau sauna that can be found outside of China. Unlike Macau, the sale of sexual services is officially illegal in Indonesia. One would never be able to tell that however when they see massive adult entertainment complexes on major throughways in the country’s capital (though those unfortunate enough to come across anti-prostitution campaigns like this would surely be aware).

Malioboro is so large in fact that it dwarfs the saunas of Macau. They are housed in large buildings that also contain hotels and casinos. Malioboro takes up the whole building.

Malioboro is easily found on Jalan Gajah Mada in Jakarta and even those incapable of reading a map would be able to find their way there by asking any taxi driver in the city for the place by name.

Although it welcomes people from around the world, the place is most commonly frequented by Indonesians with money to burn. Because of that and a lack of English speaking ability by many of the people on staff foreigners could potentially find Malioboro difficult to navigate. In reality things are very straight forward.

Customers enter Malioboro (which is not to be confused with the Malio Club which is exactly what it sounds like with the addition of some available pay for play action) through a set of glass doors manned by serious looking security guards. Customers have to empty their pockets and pass through a metal detector to get in. Once inside the large lobby they head over to the large front desk to get a numbered wrist band from the women working reception. As with the Macau saunas this number is used to track a punter’s purchases while he is in side. On the way out he returns to the front desk with his wrist band to settle up his tab.

There are several levels in the Malioboro complex. Those looking for sauna services can find them at the back of the ground floor where they’ll be met by male attendants ready to help them prepare. As far as I know nothing sexual happens in the sauna area so those looking for adult fun simply move on. Guys who like a soak certainly enjoy the various implements though which are clean and well maintained.

There’s also a KTV available for those who like to sing and drink with a room full of women for a fee. Readers of this site will know that I’m not a big fan of this set up so I can’t speak much about it.

The most fun at Malioboro happens on the second floor which can be reached by elevator or stairs. Beyond the unattractive Chinese women who hang around in front of the elevators asking punters if they’d like a full body massage for 200,000 Rupiah ($17 US) is a set of doors that leads to a large lounge area.

Inside of this smoke filled lounge area punters will see several stages where very sexy Indonesian women dance in bikinis or nude surrounded by dozens of tables and chairs. This place opens around noon but the action doesn’t really start until at least 3 PM. New visitors will often be attacked by mamasans who want to show them their stable but more experienced customers will simply pick out a seat of their own choosing.

Reasonably priced drinks are available from the attentive staff of uniformed waitstaff that is made up of both men and women. Before a punter has a time to enjoy a beverage though he will likely be approached by one or two young Indonesian women wearing nothing more than panties and a bra. These women work the stages and the floors mainly in search of lady drinks. They will give punters an up close and personal lap dance in exchange for the purchase of a shot that sells for 50,000 Rupiah or roughly $4.25 US dollars. When I say up close and personal I mean it. They will take their bras off and push their tits and nipples into the guy’s face while grinding hard on his body.

Inexperienced guys can get swamped with drink request after drink request which makes the bill quickly stack up, especially when shots are being purchased for two or more women at once. I’ve heard reports of Western guys spending an hour on the floor only to find a bill of more than 100 US waiting for them downstairs. This is easy to avoid by guys who can keep their wits and its nothing like the scam shows of Patpong in Bangkok that hit people with charges of $100 for a single drink so I don’t think it’s a huge negative.

Done right the lap dance for lady drinks program can actually be a lot of fun. Guys in the know can lay back with a gal or two and get some great entertainment out of it. Some Asian guys with lots of cash to burn can be seen hanging around for hours drinking with nude nubile babes under each arm. The women are universally hot with some of the best bodies to be found in any similar place around the world. Unlike the go go bars of Thailand and the Philippines, dancers with a lot of sag or love handles are nowhere to be found dancing at Malioboro.

Some of the bikini clad bar babes can be taken upstairs for a romp but not all of them are interested in it. Some may only be interested at certain points or with certain people. If they do agree to it the cost is 1,500,000 Rupiah ($128 US) or more. Prices are given before hand and punters have to sign off on a piece of paper with their wrist band number before anything can happen.

Beyond the luscious lady drink lasses sit dozens of ladies from around the world who do nothing but wait for a punter to pick them out. These women who come from places like China, Thailand, Uzbekistan and Russia, along with local ladies from Indonesia, are mainly there for those looking for full service. They are separated into groups that are managed by different mamasans (or in some cases papasans). If a guy sees a gal he likes on the floor he can ask her to join him, otherwise he will have to ask each manager to see their lineup until he finds someone he is interested in. Once selected the gals will usually sit with the punter while the manager writes down the price on a piece of paper. Guys who agree with the price which ranges from 350,000 to 2 million Rupiah ($30-172 US) will sign off on the paper before being guided outside and up a floor or two to one of the large massage rooms. On the way a stop will be made at reception where the gal will get the room key and purchase a prophylactic.

The full service ladies at Malioboro range in looks but most are relatively attractive. Only a few look as good as the local dancers in my opinion but things change all the time and one guy’s trash is another man’s treasure. One thing is for sure, none of the women at Malioboro from the front desk reception on up could be called unattractive by anyone with functioning eyes.

The rooms are roomy and clean with separate shower areas and large beds but they are nothing spectacular. Since most guys could probably care less about the temporary quarters I won’t make any more mention of that. More interesting to many would be the male and female attendants that walk the halls between the room who seem to be quite eager to cheer on customers who pass by, sometimes even giving positive comments on their choice along with high fives.

The level of service varies with the service provider. That’s the case almost anywhere in the world, with the exception of establishments like the Macau saunas where the women seem to be given lessons in how to provide a great session. I doubt anyone would throw a lady out of bed at Malioboro but they shouldn’t expect a PSE from every women on staff either. That’s seems to be especially true of some of the local ladies who go for lower rates as they seem to be more modest than man-eater for the most part. There doesn’t seem to be any set policy on rubbers either. Some use them for everything from start to finish while others reserve them only for full service.

Sessions are supposed to be sold in 90 minute blocks but as with most places that’s rarely realized. Once a guy gets off the sessions usually draws to a close. There is no rush or clock watching but unless a lady especially likes a lad they don’t usually hang around for long periods after the fun has ended.

Once a session concludes the punter is led back to the second floor where they can chose between lounging around, trying out more services or heading out the door.

Settling the tab is as easy as heading back to the reception desk on the ground floor. There is an entrance fee of something like 150,000 Rupiah at Malioboro but it is usually waved for guys who partake in at least one full service sessions. A few hours of fun with a big bang to conclude usually ends up at 2 or 3 million Rupiah. This is pretty reasonable considering what’s on offer. Once payment is rendered the customer is given an article that proves they paid up. They hand this over to the security guards on the way out.

As a well maintained men’s entertainment establishment with a wide variety of women on staff ready to meet almost any need Malioboro stands out not only in Indonesia but in the world as a whole. It’s potentially possible for unwitting punters to run into more charges than they’d like or even to have trouble finding their way at all but this is more their fault than the venue’s. It’s a straight forward place. Locals with cash head to there for a reason. I think it’s fair to give the place a solid four stars. I would probably give it a half star or more if all of the ladies could be viewed in a single line up, and if those ladies were on average a little better looking. As it stands it’s still an amazing place.

Malioboro Hotel & Spa. Jalan Gadjah Madah No. 13, Jakarta, Indonesia. Open 7 days a week from 11 am to 3 am. Phone: 021 638 50000.

Review of Malioboro Spa Club in Jakarta


  1. tfalc says:

    The spa is just like any spa in Thailand. You will be hard pressed to find a spa girl that doesn’t offer extra.
    In the club there are at least 30-50 women that sit around on the sofas that lined the walls, and they are all working girls. There are even one sofas that only housed models. Turn left when you first enter the club/striptease room and that is the sofa that house the models.
    You can actually get some action with the dancer upstair with 20 Ladies Drink, usually its only BBBJ, but YMMV.

  2. SeanT says:

    I’ve always wanted to visit Indonesia. I’ve heard many great things about the beauty of women there. Actually among my Asian friends, there is a running joke among their wive that they won’t let their husbands go on business trips over there. Apparently all the husbands they know have cheated on their wives (and apparently got caught) while on trips to Indonesia. Lol.

  3. potmandue says:

    I was at Malioboro one week ago. I had FS with local ladies two nights, both nights terrible service. All the girls did was try to kill my mood. Waste of money. Im gonna go to Malioboro again but just to enjoy the beauty of the dancers, pick my favorite and give her some shots. The girl drops the bra and I can massage those sexy teen tits all I want.

    • rockit says:

      Service will always vary. There are dozens of women on staff. The sights and sounds are definitely reason enough for a visit in my book. Cheers.

  4. Philippe says:

    Hello what do younthink about alexis hotel in Jakarta

  5. De en says:

    This place is the best place I’ve been in my whole life! I’ve been to Japanese Discos, Thai Discos and Korean Discos But nothing can beat Malioboro !! :))

  6. Hot Throb says:

    Been to the stripper club on the ground floor for two nights and man… what a place!!! Never seen anything so brazen anywhere… Spent 15 million (1200 USD) together but had my junk eaten by 10 girls in total… and countless titties smashed in my face… going there tonite for the spa since ive heard so much about it…

  7. spell says:

    Thanks for a very useful guide to Malioboro. I was there on a Sunday (post New Year) to try out the lap dances, and was informed that the dances start only at 7.30pm on Sunday (7pm on other days). The girls were so nice that I ended up taking full service from a Chinese girl, great experience. (There were about 10-20 girls, majority Chinese, a Vietnamese, and an Uzbek). A bit of hard selling from the mamasans was the only annoyance. Won’t even let me finish my drink.

  8. Jay says:

    I visited both Alexis and Malioboro I must say the description here doesn’t tell you much about what you are in for. I went to 4play at Alexis and also the bath house. As for Malioboro I visited only the strip area. I can safely tell anyone not to bother with Malioboro. The girls are out of shape and in my opinion ugly in the strip bar area, it is bright and weird looks like a bowling alley. Unless you drink beer, drinks are expensive at about 200,000 for a double JW black. I am guessing the spa area is going to be about the same standard… Low. With Alexis which is currently undergoing some renovation, if you want to sit by the stage area you will be required to prebook your high tables and minimum spend is about 3 or 3.5 mil. I was too far from stage to see if it was worth the money but all tables were full, so some ppl apparently think so. The bath area is pretty awesome the quality of women is definitely high, when it comes to the foreign, the local ones I did not pay much attention to. The locals are in black, Thais in red, viets in florals, and Russian speaking in whatever they like. I think the viets seem to be the hottest. Some Thais were ok but older. I would rather spend money at Alexis seems overall a classier place.

    • rockit says:

      Thanks for the report.

    • EuropeanGuy says:

      Sorry Jay, I have to disagree. In multiple visits I haven’t seen any out of shape girls at Malioboro. There are a few curvy ones (which is fine, as some guys may prefer that body type) but for the most part they are slim and attractive. I’m talking about the service providers of course, since the dancers are even slimmer and have killer bodies. Overall, the quality is pretty high in the looks department at Malioboro.

      I was there again last night to celebrate Halloween my own way. Took a Chinese girl, tall and with a nice rack. She cost me 1,750,000 rupiah… That’s probably the most I’ve ever paid for sex, certainly in Indonesia, but she was worth every penny. She washed me thoroughly both before and after, took off my shoes and socks, licked my balls… in short, she did everything she could to please me. No clock watching at all, we spent the full 90 minutes in the room and the session came to a close only when the phone rang. I was so impressed with her that I tipped her 200,000 Rp. I don’t usually tip but in her case I gladly made an exception. We hugged and kissed one last time in the elevator, on our way out. Great provider, if only they were all like her.

      Oh, by the way. I noticed that there are a couple of gay guys roaming around in the strip club, and they seem to always be there. I assume they too are there to provide their services, though I can’t confirm anything. Personally I’m straight as the proverbial ruler, but some of the other readers may be interested and I’m mentioning it for them.

      Another thing worth mentioning is that there’s a tax on pretty much everything, from the drinks to the gals. When you stop at the counter on your way out, you should expect to pay 30-35% more than the actual total. The receipt will mention said tax, on every item.

      The latter is the only nuisance I could find. Otherwise, amazing place. Bules are welcome, the mamasans don’t pressure customers in the slightest, and the list of perks goes on and on. As they say, you get what you pay for and nowhere this seems truer than in Jakarta.

    • rockit says:

      Thanks for the report. I agree that most of the women are attractive. And 1,750,000 Rupiah is about $126 USD which isn’t that much to pay. For comparison, that’s what it costs to have sex and finish in a woman’s mouth in a German FKK club and sessions at Bangkok soapies can cost even more. I haven’t noticed any gay guys at Malioboro. How do you know they were gay anyway? Cheers.

    • EuropeanGuy says:

      It was very obvious, and one of them even approached me.

  9. Jay says:

    And I appreciate this site gives me a starting off point. THANKS!

  10. Alex says:

    Hi mate, you are doing a great job. Do you have any idea about dhaka, bangladesh?? Has it anyhing to offer?

    • rockit says:

      Thanks for the comment. I don’t have plans to review anything there in the near future. Cheers.

  11. Tipper says:

    There’s a tipping form at the end ranging from 200,000 to 2000,000 if im not wrong. How much do you usually tip? Please advice. Viet costs 1.75mill now

  12. Tipper says:

    Hi Rockit, may i know how much u tip every session? It seems compulsory unlike Macau

    • rockit says:

      The place gives all inclusive prices for full service and tips are neither expected nor asked for in normal circumstances though I imagine some women might try putting it on with someone who they sense is inexperienced or unaware. Cheers.

  13. akali says:

    Hi Rockit, I know you have posted different saunas but what exactly is the difference between the saunas in Macau and JAKARTA other than the difference in price and language used. can I stay in JAKARTA saunas for 12 or 24 hour period with free food just like in Macau?

    • rockit says:

      Saunas in Macau are sort of all inclusive places. Guys walk in, shower and change into a robe and shorts. Then they can eat, lay around, use the facilities and select ladies for services. They pay on the way out. The places in Jakarta are more like entertainment complexes. Paying an entrance fee allows a guy to enter and roam around the building into floors with different features and services. One floor might have a disco. Another might have a spa. Another might have massages. Another might have strip shows and women offering full service. Everyone is in their street clothes except in the spa. Usually guys pay as they go along. And they pay for any drinks they order. So they’re not all that similar. Cheers.

  14. akali says:

    HI Rockit. have you ever been to the Termas(saunas) in Brazil I heard they are quite popular. maybe a review?

    • rockit says:

      I try to balance the information I have with depends on time and energy and the best interests of the site. I’ll be writing about a lot of countries that haven’t been covered here before in the coming months including some in South America. Cheers.

  15. Line Chaser says:

    Was here on the 29/10/15. The place seemed a lot quieter than usual. Not all that many girls around either. The standard of locals on the floor (drinks girls) wasnt up to usual either.

    I paid 1.75 for Viet chick. And as mentioned above, there was a charge of 35% tax.

    She was terrible! Refused to go on top. Wouldn’t allow me to fuck her properly. Could only put half of the schlong in. Overall thoroughly over valued. The phone even rang after only 25mins, and she was saying that time was up. It rang again after another 10-15mins. Felt pretty scammed.

    Overall, the classic was much better value for money

  16. Millionaire says:

    It’s 2.2million now for Viet & Chinese. Nett Price

    • EuropeanGuy says:

      Thanks for the heads up. Every time I visit Jakarta I find the the prices have gone up across the board. That city is booming faster than I would like.

    • rockit says:

      It does seem that prices are going up from year to year but I don’t know if it has to do with any boom. I don’t see many foreigners at the various Jakarta venues even though many are better than their counterparts in more well known places like Manila and Bangkok. It is just as likely a result of the falling value of the Rupiah in comparison with other major currencies. In 2014 one US dollar bought 12,000 Rupiah. Today it buys 13,985.

      Speaking of “booms” there was a recent attack on a Starbucks that is near Malioboro and some other similar clubs that left one Canadian and some others dead. Sad but still fairly rare in Indonesia. Cheers.

    • EuropeanGuy says:

      I should have phrased that better. Here is what I meant.

      Indonesia has experienced tremendous economic growth over the past decade. The GDP has almost tripled from 2005 to 2015. I believe the spike in prices is, for the most part, a reflection of that. To be clear, I’m not talking about the sex industry in particular, but about the general cost of living. Everything in Jakarta is getting more expensive, from restaurants to grocery stores and whatnot.

      It is true that that US dollar and the Euro are worth less than they used to against the Rupiah… but that’s only an added issue on top of it. Since the rise in prices starts with the Rupiah itself, everyone is affected including the locals.

      As you said there aren’t many foreign visitors to the country, which means there aren’t external factors at play. It is the locals that can afford to spend more and more every year.

      Speaking of which… I for one don’t complain about the fact that Jakarta is off the radar of many people. If the city were to be suddenly stormed by tourists and turn into another Bangkok, lots of things would change and not necessarily for the better. In many ways Jakarta is a special place to me and I like things how they are now.

      I hadn’t heard about the attacks. I try to stay away from the news since it’s only depressing stuff. All I’m going to say is that it’s not a problem of Indonesia. It’s happening everywhere from Europe to Asia so it’s a global issue. Of course all of the attacks have one common denominator but I won’t spell it out since it’s a touchy issue for some people. Cheers.

    • EuropeanGuy says:

      My bad… the euro and US dollar are actually worth more nowadays. I just checked the exchange rate history. Maybe this whole “staying away from the news” thing is backfiring on me haha.

      Anyway, the girls at Malioboro are hot. That’s one thing we all seem to agree on.

    • rockit says:

      Yes, I was going to correct you. As I said major currencies like the USD have been strengthening against the Rupiah for a while. I agree about the women though. Cheers!

  17. GuyfromBangkok says:

    Just got back from Malioboro.
    I arrived around 6pm on Sunday, very quiet, just a few customers, and no lap dance show (it started at 8pm).
    There were more or less 30 girls almost all very goodlooking, plus some stunner, overally much better than the medium madssage complex in Bangkok were I am from.
    After a beer I asked a papasan some info, but this guy barely speak english and almost did not undestand which girl I was talking about even when I was (sorry…) indicating her!
    I came to the place with the idea to try a indonesian (black dress) for my first time, and I was pointing a huge breasted apprently funny lady (no. 19, if I remember well), but he made cam a chinese “mode”, he said. The indonesian was 900K, the chinese was 2.2 milions!
    Anyway, the chinese was a real stunner, really reminding me of some famous idol and actress so I said ok.
    Big Mistake!
    She was so gorgeous as much as so cold in the room and also barely speak no english. (she is the n.009).
    Very shy, no kisses, mediocre BJ. I was hopingm just because she was chines, in a Macao like experience, but I was very wrong!
    I managed to have a bj (no CIM) and then a second shot with a very normal fuck were I enjoyed her great body but with really no partecipation from her. Also, speaking through google translate does not help at all!
    Ah, and the sessions lastet 60 minutes, not 90.
    So in the end I payed 2.4 millions including the beer.
    The guys at the exit called me a taxi and then pretended a tip, very pushy. Also arrived a asshole taxu driver who did not wanted use the meter and I send him to hell, got back insided and asked for a Bluebird honest taxi.
    So no a good experience for me this time.
    Now I have to decide if try another place or go back there and try some local chick!
    Cheers all.

    • rockit says:

      Thanks for the report. I have never been asked for a tip at Malioboro or any other club in Jakarta but I hear enough stories to know that such requests do go on. I would guess that the people involved are trying it on with foreigners probably prompted by some white guys splashing around money in the past. I have had good luck with taxis too. Over the years I’ve only been in one Jakarta taxi that didn’t want to run the meter but that was quickly remedied by telling him to let me out. He picked me up at Malioboro so there may be something to that. Cheers.

    • sevenspot says:

      Enjoyed reading your report.

      I laughed out loud at your phrase “I send him to hell”.

      It made my day!

      Thank you.

    • rockit says:

      Agreed. I may in fact use the phrase as a title for my next book if the originator does not mind. Cheers.

    • GuyfromBangkok says:

      Haha I do not mind of course!
      Cheers all.

  18. Deca says:

    It was a great read. I think I will visit Malioboro first before Alexis. Thanks!

  19. alfons says:

    I was in Malioboro tonight. I came there late about 1:15am. It’s an 130r entrance and a double vodka is around 270r, all together 405k,r. There were some nice looking girls around, prices quoted were from 900k to 2300k with the expensive being imported.

    I also tried the club which is quite nice with girls dancing and girls sitting around. Hot girls. But I got pissed with the waitress and didn’t stay long.

  20. GuyFromUnnamedAsianCountry says:

    Terrific place to go unleash your wildside.

    Rates for entry are abt 125k excluding tax (30%)

    For Freelancers, i dont know the rates.. I didnt ask any. Definitely good overseas ones around and locals.

    For the local dancers which Im thoroughly into (so hot!), you can expect to pay 30 ladies drinks (LD), and room cost plus tax to be around 3.6 mil.

    Final tip, dress nice (shirt and jeans will do) and count the number of drinks you buy! :D

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