7 house plants you cannot kill in Jakarta

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In today’s post we hope to inspire you to go buy some house plants this weekend! Adding greenery to your home is not a new concept, but Jakarta is definitely 'heaven' for plants that love to live indoors. Our warm tropical climate and the extraordinary number of places we have available to us to buy plants, make Jakarta the perfect place to fill our homes Continue Reading

5 Art Galleries you should know about in Jakarta

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In a city as diverse and dynamic as Jakarta, it’s no wonder the art scene is alive and flourishing. If you are an art fan visiting or living in Jakarta, you are in for an exciting ride! The five galleries we profile today facilitate all forms of art; whether it's paintings, installations or live performances, and all support emerging artists and encourage Continue Reading

This beautiful fabric is called Tenun Lurik

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This beautiful fabric is called Tenun Lurik ... I discovered it at the *Kraton or Keraton, the palace of the Sultan in Yogyakarta in April 2016, on a day trip from Solo, and my first visit to Central Java.  I couldn’t but notice the handsome striped shirts worn by the palace courtiers at the Kraton and I was later to learn that the simple, hand-woven fabric Continue Reading

Say Hello to Ibu Retno Hapsari of Jakarta-based Yayasan – XSProject

Jakarta is full of good people doing good things. People who, when confronted with adverse circumstances do not look away but instead say, ‘What can I do to make a difference’. In today’s A Journey Bespoke blog post we meet one such person. Ibu Retno Hapsari, Manager of Jakarta-based *yayasan XSProject, positively impacts on the lives of many of Jakarta's Continue Reading