Chris Bunjamin: Active Observer | Acclaimed Photographer

Pubumesu campaign shot at Chinatown, Jakarta (*all of the following images are by Chris Bunjamin Studio unless otherwise stated) In today’s Friday AJB blog post we interview Chris Bunjamin, an acclaimed Jakarta-based freelance photographer who has spent a considerable amount of time living overseas. As you read Chris’ story you'll soon discover that 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

Green Spaces in Jakarta #5 – Taman Proklamasi

The end of the academic year is drawing to a close which means that for many in Jakarta (and elsewhere in the northern hemisphere), school holidays are on the doorstep. Certainly for both Liz and I, our attention has begun to shift to our holiday plans, in particular how we will keep our children entertained for an unusually long period (almost 8 weeks.. Continue Reading

How to make Lidah Kucing cookies for this Eid holiday

Ask any Indonesian what their favourite biscuit is for Idul Fitri (or any special celebration for that matter), and without hesitation you’ll hear, ‘Nastar!’, ‘Kaastengel!’, ‘Putri Salju!’, 'Kue Semperit!’ and ‘Lidah Kucing!’. These biscuits clearly are the favourites of Indonesia. And as these cookies are being named, you’ll also detect a hint of nostalgia Continue Reading