Celebrating Easter in Indonesia with Margaretha Hanita

Gereja Katedral Jakarta (St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral) - Jakarta's Roman Catholic Cathedral is also the seat of the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Jakarta With the Easter Holy Week just around the corner, we are keen to share a story about the Celebration of Easter in Jakarta, in particular from the point of view of a Christian Indonesian. Today Continue Reading

AJB’s Best Places to Visit in Pasar Santa Right Now

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Pasar Santa continues to put on a younger and more modern face with enhanced interiors and many new and interesting vendors. Even since our very first visit back in 2015, these changes have attracted new crowds, mostly young people (and the not so young ;) ) who are looking to flee the busy malls for a unique local experience. Pasar Santa Modern Market has a Continue Reading

Best Places to Sip Coffee in Jakarta #8

We are regularly asked if we have ever experienced difficulties in deriving new ideas for blog posts.. and our unanimous response is Never! Jakarta is such a diverse and interesting city that we seem to identify a new story at every turn. Certainly for our Best Places to Sip Coffee in Jakarta series, we have a waiting list of coffee spots which will Continue Reading

Top Spots to Stop on Jl. Benda

The colourful alleyway next to Elements, Jl. Benda I have two early memories of Jalan Benda (Jl. Benda), located in my neighbourhood of Kemang. The first involves indulging in my first ever ‘cream bath’ at Tarra’s salon.  If you’re not familiar with a cream bath and you live in Indonesia, then shame on you! You have seriously been depriving yourself Continue Reading