Moving to Jakarta – A one month diary of a newly arrived Expat

Introduction by Jo: Just over four years ago my family and I moved to Jakarta. Upon learning that this mega city was to become our new home and knowing little about Jakarta, I headed straight for the computer and began my search. Typing in, 'Expat life in Jakarta' I came across a couple of colourful and optimistic sites but significantly more which were Continue Reading

Our Favourite AJB Instagram Images of 2017

Today's post is a summary of Our Favourite AJB Instagram Pics of 2017. Having posted an image every day of 2017, we certainly have a substantial bank of photos to choose from. It was interesting when it came down to the crunch as to which photos we each selected as our favourites. What distinguished them for the rest? Well, ultimately it was all about how Continue Reading

Top Spots to Stop on Jl. Cipete Raya, South Jakarta

Cipete

Happy New Post Friday! Today we are back on Jl. Cipete Raya with an updated and refreshed post for you! We first shared this 'street story' in March 2015 and since then, new vibrant businesses have moved in and sadly some have moved out. For our ajb friends new to Jakarta, Jl. Cipete Raya is located in the South Jakarta suburb of South Cipete (bordering Continue Reading

Market Feature # 7: Ayo Ke Mangga Dua Square

Ask locals about The Best Markets of Jakarta and it’s likely they will list off the same destinations: Pasar Mayestik & Pasar Tanah Abang for fabrics, Pasar Modern for fresh produce and Pasar Asemka for art & craft supplies. Another market that is well known is Mangga Dua - but as Liz and I recently discovered, Mangga Dua is in fact a district and Continue Reading