The Story of Krupuk and Other Traditional Indonesian Snacks

Krupuk stored in traditional metal tin

If you live in Indonesia, you will no doubt have seen many *kaki lima with colourful tins of styrofoam-looking crackers attached to the side. This is a common sight here in Jakarta and I know long after we leave, it will remain an endearing memory. These popular snacks are known as *Krupuk and versions of this style of cracker are also common in Continue Reading

Expat Parenting – Raising Little Children in Jakarta


Being a first time parent is hard no matter what, so imagine raising your first child in a country thousands of kilometres away from your original home and without the support of your family and friends. In particular, in this developing country a different language is spoken, different cultures and values prevail and a lot of what you took for granted back Continue Reading

Found at an Arts Market | WE ARE THE PEOPLE jewellery

Simple design  (Image We are the people)

Oh what a find! We found WE ARE THE PEOPLE jewellery label at a Jakarta Arts market this year and were instantly drawn in by their effervescent designer, Sherly and her chunky resin stacked rings! On the table of her stall in the backyard of Dia-Lo-Gue artspace; we also spied bangles, necklaces, earrings and accessories. We loved the geometric shapes and Continue Reading