Fortune Cookies and Celebrating the Chinese New Year in Jakarta

This Saturday 28th January marks the Chinese New Year; a festival that is celebrated by more than 20% of the world’s population, including Indonesia where approximately 3 million Chinese-Indonesians will celebrate the Year of the Rooster. Throughout Jakarta, many Chinese New Year decorations can be seen including large displays at shopping centres, Continue Reading

An Introduction to Jamu – and How To Make Your Own

Jamu is the name for traditional herbal therapy in Indonesia and most typically involves the consumption of tonics, expertly prepared by Jamu ladies using traditional ingredients sourced from nature. The World Health Organisation estimates that approximately 70% of all Indonesians use Jamu on a daily basis to enhance their health, treat a myriad of Continue Reading