Green Spaces in Jakarta #3 – Taman Honda Tebet

Continuing our theme of Green Spaces in Jakarta, today we deliver you our third *taman recommendation. To date, we have explored two parks just north of Jakarta’s CBD, both located in the leafy and well-maintained area of Menteng. However, unlike Taman Menteng and Taman Suropati, today’s park in focus, Taman Honda Tebet has a more neighbourhood vibe about Continue Reading

The ajb 2015 Oleh Oleh Gift List

What is Oleh Oleh? We were inspired to produce our very own ajb Oleh Oleh gift list by the local Indonesian people themselves. The Bahasa Indonesia term 'Oleh Oleh' simply means 'gift or souvenir'. Across the archipelago, the good-hearted practice of giving a small gift, such as food or a souvenir item for family or work friends is widespread. We have Continue Reading

Green Spaces in Jakarta – #2 Taman Menteng

We seem to be drawn to Jakarta's central suburb of Menteng. Its leafy tree-lined streets evoke a sense of tranquility in this often manic city. A drive down many of Menteng's wide boulevards allows you to gaze in awe at the impressive residences and imposing buildings and wonder who inhabits all this grandeur. Moreover, you will notice a greater presence of Continue Reading