Establishing an organic urban garden for your Jakarta home

Weni with Stella the scarecrow Integrity of food, in particular fresh produce was always my greatest concern when we first moved to Jakarta. Not knowing where things were grown and in what environment made me feel a little uneasy. So to regain the tiniest bit of control of our fresh produce intake, I started growing a few things in my Jakarta garden and Continue Reading

A day in the life: Rachel House Nurse Ria

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Earlier this year we had the privilege of accompanying Palliative Care Nurse Ria to visit one of her patients at their home in densely populated North Jakarta. Ria's patient that day was a seriously-ill 4 month old baby boy. He is cared for at home by his mother, who is also suffering from a life-limiting condition. Ria works for Rachel House, an Continue Reading

Celebrating Easter in Indonesia with Margaretha Hanita

Gereja Katedral Jakarta (St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral) - Jakarta's Roman Catholic Cathedral is also the seat of the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Jakarta With the Easter Holy Week just around the corner, we are keen to share a story about the Celebration of Easter in Jakarta, in particular from the point of view of a Christian Indonesian. Today Continue Reading

AJB’s Best Places to Visit in Pasar Santa Right Now

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Pasar Santa continues to put on a younger and more modern face with enhanced interiors and many new and interesting vendors. Even since our very first visit back in 2015, these changes have attracted new crowds, mostly young people (and the not so young ;) ) who are looking to flee the busy malls for a unique local experience. Pasar Santa Modern Market has a Continue Reading