AJB’s culinary tour of Jakarta’s Chinatown district of Glodok

A traditional market or ‘pasar’ is integral to the daily lives of most Indonesians. Fresh fruit and vegetables are purchased here, along with spices ’bumbu’, as well as clothing and other household items. Of course, an impromptu catch up with friends at the local pasar is also an excellent opportunity to find out ‘what’s news’ (‘apa kabar’). In today’s A Continue Reading

A street artist named DARBOTZ

If you live in or around Jakarta, no doubt you’ve seen examples of street art like this pictured above. With bold and striking features, most often painted in monochrome and regularly featuring the iconic circular Squid Monster (*Cumi-Cumi) symbol, the artwork of Jakarta- based street artist, Darbotz is some of this city’s most recognisable urban Continue Reading

Moving to Jakarta – A one month diary of a newly arrived Expat

Introduction by Jo: Just over four years ago my family and I moved to Jakarta. Upon learning that this mega city was to become our new home and knowing little about Jakarta, I headed straight for the computer and began my search. Typing in, 'Expat life in Jakarta' I came across a couple of colourful and optimistic sites but significantly more which were Continue Reading