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

Market Feature # 7: Ayo Ke Mangga Dua Square

Ask locals about The Best Markets of Jakarta and it’s likely they will list off the same destinations: Pasar Mayestik & Pasar Tanah Abang for fabrics, Pasar Modern for fresh produce and Pasar Asemka for art & craft supplies. Another market that is well known is Mangga Dua - but as Liz and I recently discovered, Mangga Dua is in fact a district and Continue Reading

Bring some street photography to your home

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What are your thoughts on including street photography as art for your home? For a long time I’ve been a fan, but only recently have I actually been the photographer. So what is it about street photography that I’m attracted to? I particularly delight in the way images captured on the street celebrate the beauty and goodness in people and cultures, Continue Reading

An afternoon with Talita Setyadi of BEAU Bakery & Cafe

Move to a new country and you quickly become aware of the things that are of greatest importance to you. Family safety and security is an obvious number one; but a definite second for me was securing quality food for my family of five. Nutritious western-style bread was one item that seemed to be particularly elusive in those early days. Being confronted Continue Reading