What is Jamu and How to Make Jamu Beras Kencur

Jamu is Indonesia’s system of traditional herbal medicine used by many for the prevention and treatment of a variety of ailments. Many recipes for Jamu tonics utilise the flora that is indigenous to tropical Indonesia including roots and rhizomes (eg: ginger, galangal, turmeric), flowers (eg: roselle, cloves and butterfly pea), bark (cinnamon,secang), leaves 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