10 Top Spots to Stop on Jl. Terogong Raya

  There is no denying, Jakarta streets are vibrant, spirited, challenging, in places grotty, as well as boasting natural beauty, often grid-locked and possessing mind-blowing extremes and contrasts. Jl. Terogong Raya in South Jakarta is no exception. This stretch of road meanders from the far edge of Pondok Indah over two waterways and winds Continue Reading

Green Spaces in Jakarta – #1 Taman Suropati

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Green. I feel relaxed just thinking about it! How does green make you feel and what do we associate with this colour? The colour green is known to sooth and relax both mentally and physically. It is also known to alleviate nervousness and anxiety.  But perhaps most importantly, especially in such a busy city as Jakarta, green offers a sense of renewal and Continue Reading

Best Places to Sip Coffee in Jakarta #1

Almost a year ago our friendship began. We were introduced by a mutual friend, who I recall presented me with a convincing argument as to why Liz and I should meet and would no doubt become very good friends. Although I can't remember all of the points given, I do recall the following: Liz and I are both teachers, we both have children of a similar age, we Continue Reading

Market Feature #2 : Ayo ke Pasar Santa

Until quite recently, Pasar Santa (located in the hip neighbourhood of Kebayoran Baru in South Jakarta), was not considered a funky place to hang out. The traditional market had become tired and struggled to attract stallholders.  And yet, when screening locals for recommendations on pasars to frequent for our monthly Pasar feature, the Continue Reading