Memories and the Meaningfulness of Ramadan

As we draw to the end of the month of Ramadan; a period of time considered most holy on the Islamic calendar, we invite two Muslim friends to share their perspectives on what Ramadan and the ensuing festivities of Eid-ul Fitr mean to them. Firstly, we introduce you to Ibu Hani, who is most likely familiar to you as we featured Ibu Hani's inspiring life Continue Reading

ajb’s Top 10 Travel Hacks for 2017

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As Expats we are often on the go! Whether it’s a visit to our home country, a family holiday, work trip or a weekend getaway, we need to pack a bag, and the aim is to pack it right.  We’ve both done it—packed shorts when we needed jeans, or long sleeves when we needed t-shirts. Mastering any skill requires practice and a lot of trial and error ... we are Continue Reading

How to Make your own Putri Salju Cookies

The Holy Month of Ramadan on the Islamic calendar is a period marked by the Five Pillars of Islam including Faith, Prayer, Charity, Fasting and Pilgrimage to Mecca. The Fasting Pillar refers to abstinence from food, drink smoking, gossip, swearing, sex and other sinful acts from sunrise to sunset. When the sun sets, the evening call to prayer is heard and Continue Reading

Sarita Ibnoe: Multi-Talented Jakarta Artist

Sarita Ibnoe

This morning we introduce Sarita Ibnoe, an inspiring 28 year old who was born in Jakarta; as a child dreamed of being an Illustrator, trained as a Graphic Designer in Kuala Lumpur and London, and now works in multiple roles as Art Gallery Manager, Painter, Weaver and more recently Business owner of Clothing brand 'Petang Hari' translated as 'Evening Continue Reading