Vibrant Jakarta Life : A Photomontage

I'm writing this week's blog post from Woodpecker Cafe, a favourite Jakarta spot to watch the world go by. Looking out the window, the roads (that have been virtually deserted due to millions of 'Jakartans' taking leave from the city for the Lebaran holiday) are now HUMMING again. We are happy about that... because for us, Jakarta wouldn't be Jakarta without Continue Reading

These are a few of our favourite things…

When moving to any new place, (be it a town, city or country), it takes time to discover the local secrets. Since arriving in Jakarta, Liz and I have gradually uncovered some little treasures that we are excited to share, especially so, as these products are either locally made or locally grown. So if you are new to town, firstly 'Welcome!' We hope Continue Reading

Pottery for Kids at Indoestri Makerspace

We have long been fans of Indoestri Makerspace, following their journey through their inspiring Instagram feed. Indoestri’s desire to nurture and develop an individuals’ creativity (regardless of age or ability) is a value that resonates with ajb. Therefore, when Indoestri approached us to collaborate in a ‘Pottery for Kids’ workshop, how could we Continue Reading

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