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

Best Places to Sip Coffee in Jakarta #9

Coffee is a BIG deal here! Indonesia has a love affair with the 'coffee bean' and luckily for us, this has led to the rise of some seriously fantastic places to sip great coffee. Whether you just like to appreciate a good cup, or you’re a full-on connoisseur, there are some great places dotted around Jakarta for everyone to enjoy. Here are our Continue Reading