Making your own leather belt in Jakarta

There are many great advantages of living in Jakarta - meeting new people, learning a new language, trying new foods & ingredients, and gaining a better understanding of a new country, but to name a few.  Another indisputable bonus of living in Jakarta is being able to have items made to your taste and specifications. We’ve shared some of our Continue Reading

10 Minutes with special Jakarta Barista : Citra Ramadhani

We first met charismatic barista Citra Ramadhani back in February 2016, when Jo and I were starting out on our Jakarta blogging adventures together. It was a Thursday morning, and we were exploring Jalan Cipete Raya on foot, researching for our first post in the Top Spots to Stop series. Essential to our list was a Top Spot to Stop for coffee! Tick ... Toko 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

The story of ‘Batik Friday’ with Al, Angel and Ary

Hello there! It’s Batik Friday in Indonesia today! In fact every Friday is  ‘Batik Friday’ or ‘Jumat Berbatik’ for many Indonesians who work in the office or corporate sector. Why Batik Friday? It all began back in 2009 when then President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono called on Indonesians to wear batik following its inclusion by UNESCO in the Continue Reading