Top Spots to Stop on Jl. Benda

The colourful alleyway next to Elements, Jl. Benda I have two early memories of Jalan Benda (Jl. Benda), located in my neighbourhood of Kemang. The first involves indulging in my first ever ‘cream bath’ at Tarra’s salon.  If you’re not familiar with a cream bath and you live in Indonesia, then shame on you! You have seriously been depriving yourself Continue Reading

The story of ‘Batik Friday’ with Al, Angel and Ary

Hello there! It’s Batik Friday in Indonesia today! In fact every Friday is  ‘Batik Friday’ or ‘Jumat Berbatik’ for many Indonesians who work in the office or corporate sector. Why Batik Friday? It all began back in 2009 when then President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono called on Indonesians to wear batik following its inclusion by UNESCO in the Continue Reading

Creative People: Maggie Hutauruk-Eddy

Today we are back in Jakarta spotlighting creatives who are making their mark on this dynamic city and beyond! From fashion designer, furniture, handy-crafts, and art seller and now fashion brand developer and curator of art from emerging Indonesian artists - we headed to PIM 1 to get to know a little bit more about Maggie Hutauruk-Eddy, founder of Continue Reading