Green Spaces #6 – Jakarta’s Historic Taman Lapangan Banteng

When my family arrived in Jakarta in late 2013 one of my most immediate priorities was to find a park near our new neighbourhood of Kemang in South Jakarta. Coming from an area in Melbourne known as ‘the green wedge', we were accustomed to having easy access to green spaces such as parks and good ol' Aussie bushland. Hence identifying a nearby open space 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

Pasar Kue Subuh – Jakarta’s famous Jajanan Pasar Market

Welcome to Pasar Kue Subuh! Do you love markets? We certainly do - in fact we LOVE our markets (‘pasars’) so much that we’ve written in excess of 10 posts about various markets in Jakarta. In today’s AJB post we indulge our obsession with traditional market snacks known as, ’Jajanan Pasar’. With the expert guidance of our friend and Indonesian food Continue Reading

AJB’s Best Places to Visit in Pasar Santa Right Now

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Pasar Santa continues to put on a younger and more modern face with enhanced interiors and many new and interesting vendors. Even since our very first visit back in 2015, these changes have attracted new crowds, mostly young people (and the not so young ;) ) who are looking to flee the busy malls for a unique local experience. Pasar Santa Modern Market has a Continue Reading