The ajb 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

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It's official! The holiday season is nearly upon us. Shop local and shop small this year with our hand made and sourced in Jakarta 2016 Holiday Gift Guide. The ajb Gift Guide is all about skipping the shopping malls as much as possible this year. You can give gorgeous, handcrafted gifts and support small, local businesses in one fell swoop this holiday Continue Reading

Please meet Maria Lucia Maringka Founder of Lucy’s Batik

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Today we share the story of Maria Lucia Maringka or as the Jakarta expat community knows her, Lucy of Lucy’s Batik. Lucy’s Batik is a local institution; a household name and needs little introduction, but as the curious people that we are, and in true ajb spirit of honouring local people, we spent an afternoon with Lucy to hear her story. Like many new Continue Reading

10 Top Spots to Stop in the Senopati Area

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Welcome! If you're visiting Jakarta or the Senopati neighbourhood for the very first time it's always good to learn a bit of history in order to understand what makes a neighbourhood tick. Here’s a few interesting facts to get you started: The Senopati neighbourhood is located in Kebayoran Baru, a subdistrict of South Jakarta and was established in 1948 Continue Reading