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

Chris Bunjamin: Acclaimed Photographer |Active Observer

Pubumesu campaign shot at Chinatown, Jakarta (*all of the following images are by Chris Bunjamin Studio unless otherwise stated) In today’s AJB blog post we interview acclaimed Jakarta-based freelance photographer Chris Bunjamin. Having spent a considerable amount of time living overseas, Chris returned to Jakarta in 2010 to establish his studio in Continue Reading

Top 5 things we have learned while living in Jakarta

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On November 29 this year, we will publish our very last post here at A Journey Bespoke. We promise this won’t be a sad ending, but a joy-filled celebration!  In the ensuing months we will close our treasured blog, A Journey Bespoke with a collection of fortnightly posts that sum up the ‘spirit of AJB’. We will celebrate what has been the most amazing Continue Reading

7 Jakarta Ceramicists you should Know

Below is a list of SEVEN talented Jakarta ceramic artists you should know! A ceramicist’s work is slow going ... pieces are made by hand, fired, glazed and fired again. The process is time consuming and involves persistence and perseverance.  Each ceramicist we feature today shares an incredible passion for their craft. You may already recognise Continue Reading