Green Spaces in Jakarta – #1 Taman Suropati

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Green. I feel relaxed just thinking about it! How does green make you feel and what do we associate with this colour? The colour green is known to sooth and relax both mentally and physically. It is also known to alleviate nervousness and anxiety.  But perhaps most importantly, especially in such a busy city as Jakarta, green offers a sense of renewal and Continue Reading

Dhian, Evan & Stephanie – Motiff Living |Motiff Made

  Have you noticed we have been on a Jalan Cipete Raya mission lately? Having discovered 10 Top Spots to Stop and eat, sip and shop; today we return to this neighbourhood to shine the spotlight on three impressive young entrepreneurs (and their dog), who are the faces of brands Motiff Living and Motiff Made. Collaboration is the name of the Continue Reading

How to Make this Rich and Spicy Beef Rendang

  It is a long weekend in Jakarta; why not use this extra day to include a new local recipe in your repertoire? Beef Rendang! This is the perfect opportunity to visit your neighbourhood mobile grocer to buy fresh Indonesian spices which are the essence of authentic Rendang. Better still, bring the kids along with you to share in the experience. Continue Reading

Best Places to Sip Coffee in Jakarta #1

Almost a year ago our friendship began. We were introduced by a mutual friend, who I recall presented me with a convincing argument as to why Liz and I should meet and would no doubt become very good friends. Although I can't remember all of the points given, I do recall the following: Liz and I are both teachers, we both have children of a similar age, we Continue Reading