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

6 Best Places to Sip Great Coffee in Jakarta

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We still remember when we first arrived in Jakarta and the utter excitement of finding a good coffee! It really was one of the more significant priorities for both of us (should we confess this?) And although with time we discovered numerous good coffee spots, there was of course some places that looked aesthetically pleasing, but didn't deliver the goods, Continue Reading

Meet Intercultural Trainer & Coach : Silke Irmscher

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Intercultural communication has become an important topic to study and practice in today's increasingly globalised world. Of course, when people come together from different cultures there are bound to be challenges in intercultural situations. Our experience of living as expats in Jakarta is no exception. Today Silke Irmscher, dynamic Yogyakarta-based Continue Reading

Spotlight on our favourite South Jakarta Streets

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What are you up to this weekend? We are coming to the middle weekend of the school holidays for our kids in Jakarta. It's been great to jump out of the regular school-day routines this week, reconnect with each other and recharge. For those of you who celebrated Easter last weekend, we hope you had a great day! Here are a few links to our 'Street Continue Reading