Best Places to Sip Coffee in Jakarta #7

We seriously can't keep up with the pace of the coffee scene in Jakarta right now. Every other day a new cafe is opening with each new venue featuring well-considered design both inside and out. The emphasis on greenery and natural lighting is particularly obvious and in general, cafes seem considerably less smoky with designated smoking areas often tucked Continue Reading

Threadapeutic – Making a Difference Through Fabric Upcycling

Wall hanging by Threadapeutic

Founded in 2015 by Ibu Nagawati Surya, Threadapeutic is based on the concept of making products out of waste, in particular fabric offcuts, and turning them into items of value. My first encounter with Threadapeutic was at The Rooftop Market (now known as The Local Market). I recall being drawn to the unique design of the products, as well as the curiously 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