The ajb Ultimate Guide to preparing your home for a Jakarta Christmas

As anyone living in Jakarta would know, you have to start planning early for special occasions, and Christmas is no exception. To help you do this, we have compiled our 'ajb Ultimate Guide to preparing your home for a Jakarta Christmas'. Why do you need this guide? Well, take a few moments to consider the following points and I'm sure you will soon agree Continue Reading

Why we love fresh and healthy rice paper rolls

  What we love most about rice paper rolls is that they are made for sharing! Not only that; but they can easily be prepared in advance, or ingredients laid out for family or friends to make themselves, and an added benefit is the recipe can be adapted no matter where you live, to include your own fresh local produce. So today we've drawn Continue Reading

Green Spaces in Jakarta – #2 Taman Menteng

We seem to be drawn to Jakarta's central suburb of Menteng. Its leafy tree-lined streets evoke a sense of tranquility in this often manic city. A drive down many of Menteng's wide boulevards allows you to gaze in awe at the impressive residences and imposing buildings and wonder who inhabits all this grandeur. Moreover, you will notice a greater presence of Continue Reading

Hidden Treasures in Indonesian Cuisine with Petty Elliott

As this post goes live, Petty Elliott, acclaimed Indonesian Food Writer and Chef has only just stepped foot on Indonesian soil again; having returned from the prestigious 400 year old Frankfurt Book Fair, where Indonesia was the Guest of Honour country and Petty, along with other local culinary figures were Ambassadors, at the ‘Spice It Up’ Culinary Continue Reading