Best Places to Sip Coffee in Jakarta #2

A few months back Liz and I posted the story, 'Best Places to Sip Coffee in Jakarta'. This story was compiled after extensive research into the topic; sipping and savouring many impressive brews from numerous coffee spots that we initially identified. Since then, we have discovered many more cafes worthy of a mention, so many in fact that we will have to Continue Reading

How to make this aromatic meal in a bowl: Soto Ayam

  Welcome to Friday! We think it is an opportune time to talk 'soup' and here's why... My 'inner country girl' sensed a change in the weather whilst out walking this week. I wondered if the cool breeze and ever so slight drop in temperature I felt was perhaps an indication that the 'rainy season' was on its way. Rainy season days often begin Continue Reading

Rubbish in Jakarta – The mounting problem and the Ffrash solution

The mega city* of Jakarta has a greater population in excess of 24 million and mostly relies on the Bekasi tip, Bantar Gebang, (located approximately 30 kilometres from the city) to dispose of the 6000 tonnes of waste dumped there each day. Although Bantar Gebang sprawls a hefty 110 hectares, it is perilously full. Plastic accounts for more than 14% of Continue Reading

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