Category Archives: Indonesia

Melodies from the greens

White Shoes and the Couples Company performing in Tanah Tingal There are too many shopping malls in Jakarta. It’s not like the people need them, it’s just the way to get the most tax, rather than keeping an open space. … Continue reading

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pak raden

The National Monument (Monas) is always such a mess. For many years, the government is trying to kick hawkers out of the area to make it more civilised, and it has been a constant battle of will – a cat … Continue reading

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meows of mellons mountain

It was a hot and humid Sunday, especially when you were in a market in East Jakarta. But somehow I managed to forget the sweltering heat for a while thanks to these bunch of kittens. They were just sitting there, … Continue reading

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Little triplets

┬áThere aren’t much informations about Jakarta’s outer islands, also known as Kepulauan Seribu (Thousand Islands). The history of those 105 tiny islands are still vague and Indonesians, especially Jakartans, are seemingly to be happily ignorant about it. It was on … Continue reading

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Oldie & most definitely goodie

There’s something eerie about the kiosks in Jalan Surabaya (Surabaya Street). Perhaps it’s the rows and stacks of wooden puppets. Staring into thin air with their bulging eyes. Perhaps it’s the dirt covering wooden masks, giving the impression that they … Continue reading

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There’s always time for munching around

What is the main pleasure of traveling? Eat. Plenty of eating around. My last vacation was exactly like that. Being back in West Sumatra after nearly 8 years away was fantastic, especially the food. But I’m not going to talk … Continue reading

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A day of tropical trekking

As an ex village girl I had to admit that I have never trekked in my village before. I’ve been to a small hill on the back of the village several times before, as well as playing in the river, … Continue reading

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