Green Spaces in Jakarta #3 – Taman Honda Tebet

Continuing our theme of Green Spaces in Jakarta, today we deliver you our third *taman recommendation. To date, we have explored two parks just north of Jakarta’s CBD, both located in the leafy and well-maintained area of Menteng. However, unlike Taman Menteng and Taman Suropati, today’s park in focus, Taman Honda Tebet has a more neighbourhood vibe about Continue Reading

Hail the Bajaj – Jakarta’s Three Wheeled Taxi

If you have spent time in Jakarta, then you will have seen many a bajaj (pronounced baj-ai). Usually painted in a bright orange, these three wheel vehicles are a common sight on the crowded roads of this bustling city. Bajaj are usually noisy and often (unfortunately) quite smelly; routinely expelling plumes of exhaust. Yet they are still an endearing sight Continue Reading

How to make these delicious red curry coconut prawn skewers

A prawn on the barbecue is synonymous with an Australian summer and as Christmas fast approaches, the sound (and smell) of that great Aussie barbecue will be one of the things that my family misses the most. This festive season we are staying put in Jakarta and to be honest, we're more than fine about it. We returned last Christmas and it was exciting to see Continue Reading

How to make a gingerbread Christmas tree

Looking for a fun Christmas activity to do with the kids? Something that will ignite your Christmas spirit, make a lovely centre piece for your table and fill your tummies with Christmas cheer? Then look no further than today's ajb Christmas bonus, 'How to make a gingerbread Christmas tree'. Our kids delighted in making the tree featured in today's post - Continue Reading