Hello from Jakarta, Indonesia

Discussion in 'New Member Introduction' started by Jakarta.shaver, Mar 17, 2019.

  1. hi all, my name is Chris. I’m an American expat living in Jakarta. This forum was recommended by one of the members, Vlasta.

    I’ve been fully wet shaving for a few years, but using a brush and soap (and previously cart razor) since early 2000’s.

    Indonesia is not the best place to import good products due to customs restrictions. The few products I could get ahold of were on trips abroad. That wasn’t so sustainable so I ended up making my own brand, Oaken Lab.

    I’m slowly trying to build a community here in Indonesia and neiboring countries. Hopefully I’ll find others in the region to connect with around the forums.

    Either way, I’m happy to be here to connect with like minded shavers.

    I’m also on Instagram as @Jakarta.shaver and @oakenlab.
  2. celestino

    celestino Forum GOD!

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  3. zealshaver

    zealshaver Forum GOD!

    N. Greece
    Welcome Chris
    An Earth of Mankind coming from Con's 'Stray Whisker' will arrive soon. :)
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  4. p.b

    p.b Forum GOD!

    Hello and Welcome
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  5. Awesome. I hope you like it.
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  6. Rob99

    Rob99 Über Member

    Welcome Chris
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  7. Pat-W

    Pat-W Legendary Member

    Hello Chris, welcome to ATG.
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  8. Eeyore

    Eeyore Forum GOD!

    Welcome! What kinds of products do you already make under your own brand?
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  9. Belfont

    Belfont Forum GOD!

    Welcome to ATG, Chris !
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  10. Nishy

    Nishy Forum GOD! Staff Member

    Welcome to ATG
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  11. 2hot 2trot

    2hot 2trot Forum GOD!

    Hello & Welcome. :welcome:
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  12. halvor

    halvor Esquire

    Welcome along, Chris :)
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  13. Rowlers

    Rowlers Massive Member Staff Member

    Nice Intro, welcome to ATG
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  14. N_Architect

    N_Architect Forum GOD!

    Welcome Chris.

    When you get a chance to visit Singapore you can find wet shaving supplies at Mustafa centre which is open 24/7, e.g. Tabac (sticks and 300ml after shave bottles) plus other brands, especially Indian creams. At Orchard Central there's a store (right next to Quizno's in 2nd floor) that sells the full range of EJ razors & soaps, etc. and the same store has a small outlet at Takashimaya again in Orchard, 1/F right next to the staircase and the Rimowa stand.

    I also know a wholesale supplier with a small store somewhere near Farrer Park (but I need to confirm this) who sells BIC DE blades and lots of high-end scissors (German and Japanese) as he supplies barber shops with related equipment.
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  15. Johnny Fireburnout

    Johnny Fireburnout Senior Member

    Welcome to ATG.:welcome:
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