Ibu Hani Nandana

  Ibu Hani Nandana is my Bahasa Indonesia teacher and I have been her student for the past 10 months. I recall meeting her for the first time; a gently-spoken woman who as it turns out has a very big laugh. I would come to enjoy her energy frequently as our conversation would often be punctuated with moments of humour. Also, I soon learned that Continue Reading

Gates

  I'm a bit partial to an interesting gate (and fences too come to think of it). Yes, you did read right. Why you may (or may not) ask? Well it's because a gate and a good fence can either frame a property (like a good hair cut frames your face), or it can add a sense of intrigue (what lies beyond that fine perimeter?) Although there are Continue Reading

Useful words and phrases in Bahasa Indonesia

You may be fortunate to be armed with an expansive Bahasa Indonesia vocabulary at your disposal when you first arrive in Jakarta, however, it is more likely that your proficiency of the language will be a little less sophisticated. If this is the case, then perhaps the following list of words will get you started and help you navigate your way around a Continue Reading