How to Make Authentic Indonesian Ginger Tea – Wedang Jahe

Originating in Central and East Java, Wedang Jahe is a popular drink which can be served either hot or cold. Traditionally made from a simple combination of fresh ginger and rock sugar (or palm sugar in this case) along with hot water, Wedang Jahe is most frequently consumed in the Wet Season when it is believed that the cooler weather brings about the Continue Reading

ajb’s Holiday Reading Guide

As our children’s academic year in Jakarta draws to a close, we are making final preparations for the summer holidays with our families. But before we pack that last suitcase, we wish to share this final post with you. Today we present you with some holiday reading; in particular a hand-picked selection of our favourite ajb blog posts. We’ve also included Continue Reading

Pregnancy & Birth Traditions in Indonesia : Aulia’s story

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Around the world, when it comes to having babies, every culture has its own special customs. This is a topic we've been curious about for a while now, in particular we were keen to investigate pregnancy, birth and parenting practices of Indonesian women living in Jakarta. An opportunity presented itself to find out more while chatting with Aulia, the Continue Reading

A Journey Bespoke’s Escape to Belitung Island

Being relatively new to Indonesia, I hadn’t heard of the tropical island of Belitung until I read the book, Laskar Pelagi (The Rainbow Troops) a few years ago. Written by Belitung born Andrea Hirata, the story is set on the Island at the height of its tin mining prosperity. It follows a group of ten school children and their two inspirational teachers as Continue Reading