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

Father’s Day in Jakarta

If you are Australian, you're most likely aware that Father’s Day is just around the corner. You see, in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Papua New Guinea this familial occasion is celebrated on the first Sunday in September. In Catholic Europe, Father’s Day has been celebrated on March 19 (St. Joseph's Day) since the Middle Ages and as a result this date Continue Reading

A morning with daring Jakarta creative – Ayu Larasati

Have you met someone in recent times who is daring and courageous? Today we share the story of Ayu Larasati; local Ceramicist, Educator and Mum. It will come as no surprise to those of you who follow us, that we are BIG fans of Ayu, and that there is nothing more inspiring than 'meeting the maker'. So we did...We visited Ayu at her Bekasi studio in Continue Reading

Loving right Now – Local EDIT

Loving Local, Buying Local and Supporting Local is a philosophy that has started to gain momentum in Jakarta, with social media being at the forefront of this message. Studies show that communities who support local, 'encourage the uniqueness of communities, reduce environmental impact, create jobs, promote a sense of community and encourage local Continue Reading