Market Feature #4 : Pasar Modern – Bintaro’s Fresh Produce Market

Moving to a new city is difficult at the best of times and establishing where to source quality produce was on the top of the list for both Liz and myself (along with finding a good medical clinic, dentist, hairdresser….oh that list was long!!!) Anyway, when a friend of ours, who we shall refer to as ‘KA’ mentioned that she regularly shopped at Bintaro’s Continue Reading

Gitte Baker – Tropical Jakarta meets Nordic Chic

I was introduced to Gitte's GBAKER designs in my first year living in Jakarta, after accepting an invitation to her Open House. What a DISCOVERY! Gitte had beautifully combined local materials with a Danish aesthetic (think copper, leather, clay and teak) to produce a collection of design savvy and functional pieces. I was immediately HOOKED!  Since that Continue Reading

Our Quick & Easy Guide to Morish Martabak

  There is no better way to experience a country than by sampling its food. Am I right? Living in Indonesia, we believe 'Martabak' is one local food you must try; either by buying from a 'trusted' food vendor or by making it at home. In today's post we will show you how to do both, in 'Our Quick and Easy Guide to Morish Martabak.' 5 fast Martabak Continue Reading

Vibrant Jakarta Life : A Photomontage

I'm writing this week's blog post from Woodpecker Cafe, a favourite Jakarta spot to watch the world go by. Looking out the window, the roads (that have been virtually deserted due to millions of 'Jakartans' taking leave from the city for the Lebaran holiday) are now HUMMING again. We are happy about that... because for us, Jakarta wouldn't be Jakarta without Continue Reading