Best Places to Sip Coffee in Jakarta #10

Dear AJB Readers Today marks our final blog post and what better way to wrap things up than over coffee!  Can you believe we have written more that 220 blog posts these past 5 years, of which 10 have been dedicated purely to Jakarta-based coffee shops. Our story today delivers you a further six fantastic places to sip your favourite brew, all of Continue Reading

Green Spaces #6 – Jakarta’s Historic Taman Lapangan Banteng

When my family arrived in Jakarta in late 2013 one of my most immediate priorities was to find a park near our new neighbourhood of Kemang in South Jakarta. Coming from an area in Melbourne known as ‘the green wedge', we were accustomed to having easy access to green spaces such as parks and good ol' Aussie bushland. Hence identifying a nearby open space Continue Reading

Jakarta to Yogyakarta by Train : & The Story of Rice

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In todays post I take you on a journey of discovering how rice is grown and harvested in Central Java; with my best attempts to take photos from the window of my train to Yogyakarta, and the help of eight knowledgable Indonesians who captioned all of the photos 'About Rice' and the important features of 'Gambir Station' where my train departed from. As Continue Reading

Top Spots to Stop on and around Jl. Veteran I

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Please join us for a BIG DAY OUT in Central Jakarta! beginning with coffee (of course!) on the site of the headquarters of the Indonesian Post Office Jakarta, and the Jakarta Philatelic Office, lunch and ice-cream on what was once one of Jakarta's most fashionable streets in the Colonial Era, and finally a visit to Jakarta's first and oldest bakery. Ayo! Continue Reading