No it’s not a typo – Indonesian doesn’t use a ‘ck’ for the k sound – they just use a ‘k’. (The ‘c’ is ‘ch’, so here, clinic would be spelled ‘klinik’. Anyway, Blok M is a mall of sorts – not like the high-end malls of Jakarta (the ones with Tiffany, Gucci, Prada, etc.) No, Blok M is where the locals shop and it’s hundreds and hundreds of kiosks, cubbyhole vendors and stores selling just about everything with an emphasis on clothes, jewelry, etc.
DeeAnn was getting her haircut with Roberto – her Italian hairdresser. He was on his way to Australia 22 years ago and stopped in Jakarta and never left. Nice enough guy, but he is NOT cheap, even by US standards.
Anyway, while DeeAnn was getting her hair done, I walked over to Blok M to check it out. A few sights on the way there: