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anzajkt Issue 3 2017

2017 In Review Highlights ANZA Ball Melbourne Cup ANZA Christmas Parties


AGM 2018 Ad Full

FRIDAY 9 MARCH


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6 anzaspotlight 6 member look 2017 Mains Committee 7 member look Life Members

8 mainevent 8 ANZA Ball 14 Melbourne Cup

18 houseevent 18 Childrens Christmas Party 22 Members Christmas Lunch

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32 24 socialwelfare 24 Collaboration Between Charitable Partners by Marilyn Ardipradja, 28 Custom Wheelchairs Change Lives by David Goodbody 29 Student Sponsorship by Louise Kennedy 30 Community Initiatives Benefit Student Sponsorship by Louise Kennedy

32 destination 32 indonesia Glamping in Flores and Komodo National Park by Alison Gee

34 aroundthedurian 34 eats A Foodie Excursion to North Jakarta by Manfred Lai 36 family Jakarta With Kids - Museums by Caroline Lawala 38 art and design Batik Bolu by Emmaleen Murray


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Past Officer Ann-Maree Thomspon info@anzajakarta.com

Australian and New Zealand Association Jakarta A not-for-profit organisation, welcoming people of all nationalities Patron Mr Paul Grigson Australian Ambassador to Indonesia Dr Trevor Matheson New Zealand Ambassador to Indonesia Honorary Members Ms Nicola Watts Mrs Nuannit Matheson ANZA Committee President Tania Goodacre president@anzajakarta.com Vice President Kaeli Etheridge vicepresident@anzajakarta.com Treasurer Jessica Tseng treasury@anzajakarta.com Secretary Reschelle Sullivan anzajakarta@gmail.com Social Welfare Co-Directors Gilly Weaver and David Goodbody socialwelfare@anzajakarta.com Sponsorship Coordinator Michelle M sponsorship@anzajakarta.com Membership Coordinators Catherine Anderson and Elizabeth Berry membership@anzajakarta.com

ANZA Berita Editor Emmaleen Murray anzaberita@anzajakarta.com info@anzajakarta.com

Marketing & Communications Manager Emmaleen Murray marketing@anzajakarta.com

Designer Emmaleen Murray

House Manager Vikki Allan info@anzajakarta.com

Proofreaders David Goodbody Jane Somerville Lisa Hartmann

House Functions Coordinators Vacant info@anzajakarta.com

Contributors

Bazaar Coordinators Vacant bazaar@anzajakarta.com Annual Ball Coordinators Renee Clarke and Bonnie Kelly ball@anzajakarta.com Melbourne Cup Coordinator Ann-Maree Thompson melbcup@anzajakarta.com Systems Coordinator Alison Gee info@anzajakarta.com ANZA House Open Monday – Friday Non-members 9am – 12pm Members 9am – 4pm +62 (0) 813 1535 7229 ANZA Café Open Monday – Friday Non-members 9am – 12pm Members 9am – 4pm

Marilyn Ardipradja Rinaldy Chaniago Alison Gee David Goodbody Louise Kennedy Caroline Lawalala Manfred Lai Emmaleen Murray

Online Issue issuu.com/anzaberita ANZA Berita is published quarterly. Advertise in Berita For information and rates on advertisements please contact anzaberita@anzajakarta.com Submissions ANZA Berita accepts stories and photo submissions by ANZA members. General enquiries info@anzajakarta.com +62 (0) 813 1535 7229

ANZA Shop Open Monday – Friday 9am – 12pm Volunteers There are so many opportunities to get involved with ANZA Jakarta. We accept volunteers all year round - please either get involved with our ANZA House team or our Social Welfare team. Get in touch with us today.

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LOOKING BACK AT 2017 Welcome! It has been a while since our last ANZA Berita Magazine and this issue is dedicated to catching up on the second half of 2017. We have coverage from our largest annual fundraising events of the year the ANZA Charity Ball (p 8). and Melbourne Cup Brunch (p 14). Plus readers can get a glimpse of the fun festivities at our Christmas Parties (p 18-23). Our Social Welfare Team shares some heart-warming updates including letters from ANZA scholarship students who paid an eye-opening visit to another ANZA-supported project (p 24). If you are looking for some local adventures check out our Destination (p 32) and Around the Durian (p 34) sections for inspiration. This issue, I have included more photos than usual, especially for the events (there were literally hundreds to choose from). I wanted to show how diverse the ANZA Community is and how much fun we have together. I also wanted to immortalise some treasured memories with my fellow Committee Members and volunteers, a number of whom will be leaving Jakarta in the coming months. Expat life may be transient in nature, but the friendships you form can last a lifetime and I am very grateful my ANZA friends. Cheers to 2017! Bring on 2018! Kia Ora. Emmaleen Murray ANZA Berita Editor

Cover: Kaeli Etheridge, Tania Goodacre and Kat Rule at ANZA Ball 2017. Photo by Rinaldy Chaniago


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2017 ANZA MAINS COMMITTEE ANZA is run entirely by volunteers and at the helm is the Mains Committee. The Committee meets on a monthly basis to discuss all operational matters and plan out the annual events calendar. Commitee Members come from diverse backgrounds but they share a passion for building a vibrant community and giving back to those less fortunate in Jakarta. Don't be shy to say 'Hello'!

Tania Goodacre President

Emmaleen Murray Marketing & Communications ANZA Berita Editor

Vikki Allan House Manager

Kaeli Etheridge Vice President

Michelle M Sponsorship

Renee Clarke ANZA Ball Coordinator

Reschelle Sullivan Secretary

David Goodbody Social Welfare Co-Director

Bonnie Kelly ANZA Ball Coordinator

Ann-Maree Thompson Past Officer Melbourne Cup Coordinator

Gilly Weaver Social Welfare Co-Director

Michelle White Melbourne Cup Coordinator

Join the Team

Alison Gee Systems Coordinator

Catherine Anderson Membership Coordinator

Elizabeth Berry Front Desk Coordinator

The Mains Committee is appointed at the AGM in March but vacancies may be filled throughout the year.We have a number of vacancies. Talk to one of the Committee Members for more information.


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2017 LIFE MEMBER HONOURS Each year, ANZA Mains Committee looks to recognise our most dedicated and longest-serving volunteer members by awarding them Life Membership. Congratulations to David Goodbody and Gilly Weaver, who were honoured at this year's ANZA Members' Christmas Lunch. Both David and Gilly have served on the Mains and Social Welfare Committees in various capacities. In the last few years, they have made a significant contribution as ANZA Social Welfare Co-Directors. They have lead our volunteers, liaised with donors and built relationships with our charitable partners, to ensure ANZA's Social Welfare Program has a positive impact on communities in need. Thank you David and Gilly for your energy, passion and leadership.¿

David Goodbody, ANZA Social Welfare Co-Director; Tania Goodacre, ANZA President; Nicola Watts, Honorary Member; Gilly Weaver, ANZA Social Welfare Co-Director

LIFE MEMBERS Marilyn Ardipradja Judy Olsson Janice Newman Rhoda Pooley Linda Dow Lynette Kearney Helen Schulz Mavourneen Melville Yvonne Fogarty Lyn Pondaag Liz Murt Joy McLisky Joan Martin Clare Alexander Noreen Seward Gaye Applegate Kelly Ginley Amy Headifen Niken Widyasari Louise Kennedy Zainam Kimmons Sara Osman Jan Bennett Ann-Maree Thompson

FAREWELLS & THANK YOU The end of the year usually brings with it a wave of departures amongst our community. In the coming months we will bid adieu to the following members and friends. We thank them for their service to ANZA and wish them well on their next adventure. • • • • •

Kaeli Etheridge, ANZA Vice Presiden & Darren Murphy John & Gilly Weaver, ANZA Social Welfare CoDirector Elizabeth & David Goodbody, ANZA Social Welfare Co-Director Olivia Peake, long-serving ANZA Volunteer Kate Evans, ANZA Volunteer Swim Coach.

We wish H.E. Ambassador Paul Grigson, Australian Ambassador to Indonesia and his wife, Ms Nicola Watts all the best for their relocation. Thank you for your support over the last few years. It is also "Ciao for Now" to Tania Goodacre who will be stepping down as ANZA President, as she will be travelling often between Australia and Indonesia. Many of these departures leave vacancies on the Mains and Social Welfare Committee, if you are interested in volunteering for a role, please speak to the remaining Committee Members. ¿


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ANZA BALL PROHIBITION ENDS HERE by Emmaleen Murray, ANZA Berita Editor

Photos by Rinaldy Chaniago

On Saturday 30 September, we stepped back in time to the 'Roaring Twenties' with the ANZA Annual Charity Ball at the Grand Sahid Jaya Hotel. It was a glamourous evening with more than 420 guests donning Prohibition-inspired costumes. Our Ball Committee did a fantastic job creating the ANZA Speakeasy. Thank you to Asian Tigers Mobility for their help in bringing the committee's vision to life. Our student volunteers did a fantastic job singing the Australian and New Zealand national anthems and selling raffle tickets. Money raised from our raffles and silent auctions will benefit ANZA Social Welfare Program, which supports more than 30 projects. Thank you to everyone who supported this event. Âż

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WITH THANKS TO OUR EVENT SPONSORS

PRESTIGE Hair and Beauty

by AAR YAZUAR

Plus: Ristorante da Valentino, Ken Pattern, Beervana, Canting Batik, Persona Frames, House Of Diamonds, Melbourne the Photographer, Tugu Hotel, Tarra’s Salon, Menorca Sandals, Zara Tentriabeng Designs, Rosalie Cheese, Nusa Indonesia Gastronomy, Mil & Mat Salon


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By Emmaleen Murray, ANZA Berita Editor On a dreary Jakarta morning in November, there was an explosion of colour as ANZA members and friends gathered for the annual Melbourne Cup Brunch at the J.W. Marriott Hotel. Competition for 'Fashion on the Fields' was as fierce as ever with everyone looking fabulous in their racewear. Particularly impressive were the number of handcrafted fascinators. It was great to see a few more gentlemen joining the fun this year, looking very daper for the occasion. Our judges Ms Nicola Watts, wife of Australian Ambassador to Indonesia and honorary ANZA member and Mr. Bill Lloyd from ANZA Gold Sponsors', Asian Tigers Mobility, had the unenviable job of selecting our winners Congratulations to xxx, Winner of Best Fascinator and Georgie Wappet, Winner of Best Outfit.

Photos by Rinaldy Chaniago Fashion was a significant feature of this year's event, with the addition a colourful fashion showcase from Melbourne-based label, Fame Agenda, presented by event sponsors, AlleiraPlaza.com. The big race caused a flurry of excitement, especially for our sweepstake winners. We had even more winners from our silent auction and raffles. Thank you to our event sponsors donating so many wonderful prizes. The biggest winner of the day was ANZA Social Welfare Program and proceeds from this event will go towards projects in 2018. We hope to have just as much fun at next year's edition. Âż Save the date: Melbourne Cup 2018, Tuesday 6 November.

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NZ Ambassador to Indonesia, Dr Trevor Matheson dropped in

Our 'Fashion on the Field' Judges Ms Nicola Watts, Honorary Member and Mr Bill Lloyd, Asian Tigers


Fame Agenda Fashion Showcase Presented by AlleiraPlaza.com

Event Proudly Sponsored By:

alleiraplaza.com Marketplace of Indonesia's Premium Lifestyle

PRESTIGE Hair and Beauty

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Children's Christmas Party By Emmaleen Murray, ANZA Berita Editor Photos by Rinaldy Chaniago On Sunday 26 November, we had a special visitor from the North Pole drop by ANZA House to meet our youngest members. The children were delighted to see Santa arrive in his magical bajaj and even more excited to receive their

early Christmas gifts. Thank you to our volunteers for organising such a fun, family-friendly event. It was a great way to kick off our annual festive celebrations.


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By Emmaleen Murray, ANZA Berita Editor Photos by Alsion Gee, Emmaleen Murray and Kate Johnston There were cheers and a few tears at our annual Members' Christmas Luncheon as we celebrated the efforts of our wonderful volunteers and said goodbye to a few friends. Thank you to our generous hosts Ms Nicola Watts and (in absentia) H.E. Paul Griegson, Australian Ambassador to Indonesia, who departed Jakarta at the end of the year. We appreciate your support over the last three years and wish you well on your relocation. Thank you to H.E. Dr Trevor Matheson, New Zealand Ambassador to Indonesia for sharing your kinds words with us. We bid a fond farewell to Olivia Peake, who has been a valued member of the Mains Committee and key volunteer at one of our charitable partners, Kampung Kids. We also surprised our Vice President, Kaeli Etheridge with an early farewell gift, as she will

be departing in January. Congratualtions to ANZA Social Welfare CoDirectors, David Goodbody and Gilly Weaver who were inducted as Life Members. A welldeserved honour for all their hard work and dedication to the Social Welfare Program. Once the formalities were concluded, members enjoyed a delicious lunch with some classic anitpodean Christmas fare including trifle and mini-pavlovas. There was a twist on "Pass the Parcel" for the Secret Santa gift exchange, which got a bit rowdy. There was even more laughter when the funny face cards came out. The lunch was a wonderful way to wrap up a busy year and celebrate the festive season together.


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COLLABORATION BETWEEN CHARITABLE PARTNERS by Marilyn Ardipradja, ANZA Life Member and Social Welfare Volunteer Yayasan Goodwill International (YGI) is a foundation that channels scholarships from sponsors to outstanding but disadvantaged university students and ANZA has been sponsoring students through YGI for many years. Yayasan Balarenik is a foundation that ANZA recently started supporting as one of our monthly projects. The purpose of Yayasan Balarenik is to rehabilitate children who are addicted to substances and they have a house in Bogor that ANZA helped to fit out where the youth can go for a six-month program. A brilliant idea occurred to us that we could link these two ANZA projects and that the YGI students could visit the house in Bogor to provide inspiration, motivation and mentoring for the younger children. This idea was accepted enthusiastically by both parties and visits have taken place twice, the most recent one being in July 2017. Following their successful visit the three YGI students wrote very thoughtful letters to ANZA that we would like to share with ANZA Berita readers.¿

Dear ANZA My name is Lailatul Ulya, one of students that have given sponsor by ANZA. Today, I have very wonderful chance (Thanks to ANZA), I’m visiting a Drug Rehabilitation Center with Bu Mien and two of my friends (which also ANZA’s Students). In there, I meet some children (boys actually) that was used drug long time ago because the bad environment of their life. Broken home, economy problem, lack moral education from their parents make them took that dark ways. Like one boy that have long chat with me. The boy was such a polite boy, he was 16 years old. He has a piercing in his left ear (The boy is standing next to me in the photo, I’m who wear pink cardigan). He is the oldest child of his family, with four siblings. He is a good boy actually, he came from Indramayu to Jakarta for searching job, to help his parent. But, for the boy who didn’t even finish junior high school, the job wasn’t easy to search, so he just works randomly. He became Gallon courier’s, coolies, etc. Jakarta’s hard life is too much for the boy in his age, so he said he need


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diversion, so he took drugs. But now, the boy (and the others) weren’t addicted again, the Rehabilitation Center help them best. The boy said that he wants to open workshop, and have a good, healthy life. The others also same, wanna open workshop, food stall, or became tailor. They try to open a new life. From this visit, I realize that there are many children who abandoned by their parents, and must survive their life by their self. They need help. They didn’t even finish their education (because money or they parent) and haven’t proper preparation to face the world. I wonder if I can help them, like educate them, so, they who dropout from school, at least can have junior high school certificate at the equivalence test. I always love teaching children, especially who have passion and need help. That was my impression. Thank you again for this wonderful experience. I look forward another wonderful experience. Sincerely, Lailatul Ulya Student - Mechanical and Biosystem Engineering

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Dear ANZA, Yesterday I had the opportunity to visit Yayasan Balarenik thanks to Goodwill Foundation and ANZA. We met former drug users who were currently in rehab for about 6 months in which they are put in a house together and doing many positive activities together with their supervisor under Yayasan Balareneik. We shared stories to each others, from their lives to mine, and I can truly say, from the bottom of my heart, that it was a valuable experience. They shared about their past on how from dropping out of school to becoming a parking man near their houses, and how they began to consume drugs. Most of them was from the same neighborhood, so they’ve known each other for a long time, and they used drugs together as well. The effect of drugs is enormous and sometimes weird, they told us. You can sleep for 3 days straight without waking up. One of them joked that you can become a tiger after consuming it, but then he explained it was because the effect in which suddenly you would scratch the floor like a tiger would. But, what inspires me the most, is that after all those dark phases they have been through, they still have the courage and fight, to change their lives and become a better person. There are lot of people who would give up and think that their lives are already doomed, if they have been through dark times like them. But these bunch of teenagers are a special


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group, they’re different. They shared their dreams to us. One of them wanted to open a food stall, one of them wanted to continue their study, and three of them found their passion in motors and cars, and wanted to be a mechanic in the future. I shared my stories too to them. I told how back in high school I was not much different from them, on how I too liked to hangout with friends and sometimes skip classes just to play. I shared this because I wanted to relate to them, because that’s how people listen to advices. They want us to relate first, so they know that the person talking understands your past and your condition, and after that we can give advices. I think my most important advice i gave to them is that environment matters. It is very hard for a single person to change their environment, so the wisest thing to do for a person is to choose the right environment for them to grow. I think at the end of the day, it is all about fate, redemption, and gratitude. It is fate that these group of teenagers were chosen to be taken care of. It is now in their hands to redeem their dark past, and change it into a brighter future. It is also an act of gratitude to God that we are all blessed by good surroundings, and it is up to us to make the most of it. As Khaled Hosseini wrote in his best-selling novel The Kite Runner, “there is a way to be good again.” Best Regards Hudzaifah Abdullah Student, Economics and Business

Dear ANZA, July, 15th 2017 I and Goodwill students did social visit to Yayasan Rehabilitasi Balarenik, Bogor. Our goal is to provide motivation to those who are in the use of drugs. From these visits, I understood some of the reasons that caused them to be affected by the use of drugs: poor parental supervision, too long live in the street and social influences. They acknowledge that initially they just go along with it, but because of the influence of the drug makes them become addicted and dependent. Some of the drugs they use are flu medicines that contain dextromethorphan which is a narcotic class of drugs and tramadol that they get from the cosmetics sales. Interestingly, the circulation of narcotics, psychotropic substances and other addictive substances is controlled by the Government and can only be accessed in certain places. This does not limit their ability to keep on using drugs. They get information from their associates that there is a cosmetics store that sells tramadol secretly, whereas tramadol can only be submitted by pharmacists over the prescription service. In addition, the dextromethorphan content in cough and flu medicines is small, but they outsmart them by taking these drugs at high doses of about 20-40 of the usual doses to cause narcotic and addictive effects. They told us that they were bored and needed time to rehabilitate. Activities are sought to support their growth and development, and increase their skills to work. Those with all the limitations, still have ideals that deserve to be fought. Once out of rehab, they are ready to pursue the skills to pursue their ideals. I was there to motivate them, that everyone has their own past, but we still have to try to come forward to achieve our goals. Past mistakes can be a reason for us to be even better.


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From the results of the visit, I was interested in the way they did to get the drugs. Cosmetics should not be able to provide tramadol substance which is an anesthetic, and it is recognized that cosmetics that sell do not have a pharmacist. According to the regulations, cosmetics manufacturers should have 1 Pharmacist as Responsible. So it becomes an evaluation that there is a cosmetics store that does not have a pharmacist to be responsible for the control of cosmetic chemicals. Then cough medicine is consumed in large it can cause narcotic effects. As I learned in pharmacy, that dextromethorphan itself has been banned in single use, but can be administered in a low-dose mixture to remove its narcotic effects. So that cough medicine that previously been guaranteed safe, but with the science used incorrectly, instead can make cough medicine abused into drugs.

Hopefully the visit we provide can motivate them to reach their goals and be special note for us to always give the best for others and embrace them. Because everyone has their problems. And for the government, in order to keep watch over the circulation of drugs in Indonesia and give proper permission so as not to incident the abuse of drugs and cosmetic raw materials that is tramadol that can be given freely in the absence of an authorized pharmacist and responsible for drug control. Sincerely, M Wildan Shalli R Pharmacist of Pharmacy Universitas Indoneisa

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CUSTOM WHEELCHAIRS CHANGE LIVES by David Goodbody, ANZA Social Welfare Co-Director

Some time back we reported in Berita the purchase of customised wheelchairs for some residents of Yayasan Sayap Ibu Bintaro (YSIB). The sight of three young people with severe physical disabilities able to enjoy time in the sunshine was literally and metaphorically heart warming. The folk at YSIB told us that several more children at the Centre would benefit from similar customised wheelchairs. So the team at ANZA Social Welfare went back to the folk at the Australian Embassy’s Direct Aid Program (DAP) and asked them if they would be prepared to assist us again in the purchase of two more wheelchairs. And they said ‘Yes’. We then went to our friend Pak Aldi at Ease Adaptif and asked him if he could quote for wheelchairs for Johnathan and Sony. Pak Aldi told us that not only could he quote but the cost would be less as he is now able to manufacture the wheelchairs in Indonesia, whereas previously they came from Singapore. So on 7 August, ANZA Social Welfare Co-Directors David Goodbody and Gilly Weaver, and Coordinator for YSIB, Marianne Arianto journeyed to furthest Bintaro (actually this was easy for Marianne as she lives there) to witness the hand-over of the wheelchairs. This

turned out to be something of a revelation for the three of us because when Pak Aldi says ‘customised’ he really means it. Each chair was specifically designed for the user based on their age, size, support needs, ability to operate the chair themselves, and likely growth as they get older. They also take into consideration the health and safety needs of the carer working with the wheelchair user to make sure that it minimises the need for lifting the person. Infact it turned out that Pak Aldi was still not happy with one of the chairs and he proposed to take it back to his workshop for further fine-tuning. It was also a pleasure to watch the interactions, as one of the boys was a little distressed at the move to his new ‘environment’ and all the attention by staff, strangers and three ‘Bule’ keen to take photos. So we all backed off and Pak Aldi and the boy’s principal carer were able to calm him down very quickly with gentle hands and soothing words. So thank you to DAP for helping to fund this project and to Pak Aldi for his professionalism. This has changed the lives of Johnathan and Sony. We look forward to being able to do this for others in the future.¿


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STUDENT SPONSORSHIP A NEW SCHOOL YEAR

by Louise Kennedy, ANZA Student Sponsorship Coordinator

Every year the ANZA Student Sponsorship Program (SSP) volunteers have the enormous task of collecting the details and photographing each and every student that is part of our program. The process can take several weeks. Once the student information is collated, the team create profiles for the ANZA SSP Christmas Appeal. The effort is well worth it and the 2017/2018 appeal resulted in more than 500 students being matched with sponsors The SSP team will provide two progress reports to sponsors during the year. If you are interested in supporting this program please contact studentsponsorship@anzajakarta.com Âż


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Community Initiatives Benefit ANZA Student Sponsorship We are very grateful to a number of community groups who held events that raised significant funds for ANZA Student Sponsorship Program in 2017. In October, Dian Kasih School, a Christian school in Kalideres (North West Jakarta), held its International Day fete with lots of exciting performances, an International Costume Competition, plus games and activities. The event raised a whopping Rp. 32.98million. Thank you to the families and friends of Dian Kasih School.

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Little Kickers celebrated their 3rd Anniversary with a family fun day in November. The event raised Rp 13million for ANZA SSP. Little Kickers owner, Sarah Ooi, matched the amount, making the final donation a massive Rp 26million. Thank you to the amazing team at Little Kickers.

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Glamping in Flores and Komodo National Park by Alison Gee, ANZA Systems Co-ordinator Photos by Alison Gee and Steph Murphy Three friends and I took the 2 and a half hour flight into Labuan Bajo (gateway to the Komodo National Park) for a 4 day mini-exploration of this beautiful part of Indonesia. We had booked the two day Dragon tour with Flores XP, which included some of the best snorkeling I have ever experienced, a medium length trek on Rinca Island to see the Komodo Dragons, and an overnight camp on Flores XP’s very own private “pirate”camp. Think more glamping than camping - accommodation was twin huts with views looking over the serenely quiet ocean, and dinner was freshly caught fish served in their beach hut style dining room/bar. This tour is perfect for those with an adventurous spirit, but maybe not so suitable for younger children - the currents are strong out there. I am planning on taking my kids back there on a private tour that we can design for their swimming capabilities. Also, if you are particular about your snorkeling gear fitting well, you might want to take your own! However, the snorkeling itself was stunning and our guide was very keen for us to make the most of the sites we had available. We saw stingrays, manta rays, unicorn fish, barracuda, and at least 10 turtles (turtle bay lived up to it’s name!). One site was like swimming in an aquarium - we were surrounded by the most beautiful fish of all shapes, sizes and colours. The trek on Rinca was a fun experience, and our guide

frequently stopped to tell us about the local wildlife and interesting information about the Komodo Dragons. I was most shocked to hear that baby Komodos have a very short window after birth to get out of the nest and climb as high as they can up the nearest tree to avoid being eaten by their mother. Talk about survival of the fittest. We sandwiched our tour with two nights stay at Eco Tree O’tel - a “flashpacker” type of accommodation - perfectly placed in central Labuan Bajo, with clean comfortable beds and friendly helpful staff. Recommended for those on a budget who still want the basic creature comforts and a little bit of funky, eclectic styling in their accommodation! We also managed a day trip inland to a beautiful gorge with a gushing waterfall. What surprised me most was the cleanliness of the area. The park guides make sure that all litter is collected and disposed of. We were able to jump into the gorge from rocks as high as 2 metres into a clear, crisp pool and swim to the waterfall. It was quite beautiful, and not to mention refreshing after the 30 minute walk through the forest to get there. At the end of the walk back to the car, our guide climbed a tree and chopped down coconuts, which he then prepared for us to drink and in his own house with his family watching on. Overall it was the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of Jakarta. The scenery is stunning, the air is fresh, and the people are so welcoming and fun. I’ll be back with the family and plan to spend longer there next time. ¿


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Ombé is about. After coffee, a relaxing sightseeing experience can be found at Bay Walk Mall. Located next to Jakarta's waterfront, at Green Bay Pluit is a new iconic sea view shopping destination. As you enter the mall, have a look at the impressive model of the Stage 2 land reclamation project and then see the actual land reclamation in process, and the fishing trawlers, from the balcony upstairs. For more retail therapy, check out the newly opened PIK Avenue in Pantai Indah Kapuk where the locals hang out on weekends. Finally, end the excursion with an early dinner at KAI (Japanese Restaurant) at Penjaringan – Pluit, where the 8-hour Slow Cooked Pork Belly or the spicy ramen is a must. They also serve a variety of aesthetically beautiful and tasty desserts and patisserie to soften your palette. A Sunday in North Jakarta – are you up for it?¿ KAI Jalan Pluit Kencana No.59, Pluit, Penjaringan, Jakarta Utara, DKI Jakarta 14450, Indonesia. Phone: +62 21 22663966 Ombé Kofie Jl. Pluit Sakti Raya No. 117, Penjaringan Jakarta Utara | Phone: +62 811-1751-269 | E. ombe. kofie@icloud.com


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National Museum

Jakarta with Kids: Museums By Caroline Lawalala, Community Contributor

National Museum of Indonesia Whether you're new to town, or have lived in Jakarta your whole life, your family will be sure to find this museum worthwhile. You'll learn more about the history of Indonesia and its various islands, and the kids will enjoy checking out the well preserved instruments, swords, stone carvings, old bicycles and more! The museum also has a kids corner to give extra comfort for young visitors. Kids can play Indonesia traditional game, play with traditional Indonesian musical instrument angklung, painting, drawing, learn how to make batik and many more. Jl. Medan Merdeka Barat No.12, Gambir, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10110 museumnasional.or.id

Museum of Insects & Butterfly Park The museum has unique collection of insects which all derived from the islands of Indonesia. There are about 600 types of collection consisting of 250 species of butterflies, 200 species of beetles and 150 species of other insects. Kids will love it because they will have a chance to see many kinds of insects and butterflies. Kids can also see the movie of butterfly metamorphosis process. At the back of the museum, there is a

small butterfly park with many butterflies flying around. They will see the various sizes and species of butterfly flying over them. Raya Taman Mini, Jakarta Timur tamanmini.com

Police Museum Located in the Police Headquarters in Jakarta, this museum shows the journey and history of the Indonesian National Police. The museum is packed with interesting displays and historical information for kids of all ages. You will find a collection of various weapons, police equipment on display and a collection of twowheeled vehicles that has been used by the police throughout the years. The museum is a great introduction for kids to learn about how and why police are part of the stability of a community. The highlight for the kiddos is a dedicated area where they can dress up in a National Police uniform and play. Be sure to bring a camera! Jl. Trunojoyo No. 3, Kebayoran Baru, Jakarta Selatan 12110 | T: 021 7210654 museumpolri.wixsite.com/museumpolri


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aroundthedurian - family For kids, they can make some figures, many examples are available and they will assist under workshop staff. The workshop staff can speak English, making them easily to assist people from other countries. The museum closes at 03 pm local time, it would be better if we can come early to allow the clay to dry before we take it home.

Textile Museum Textile Museum A must visit museum in Jakarta. Textile museum where you will find traditional textiles and materials originating from various provinces of Indonesia. We can learn the art of Indonesia textiles and understand the history of textiles. Indonesia textile known as batik. In this museum, they offered a batik drawing activity for Children. They can learn how to make batik, from drawing patterns using liquid wax to writing on a piece of batik cloth and giving the final touches with natural dyes on fabric batik. It doesn’t cost much, tuition fees are only IDR 40,000/child, they will get a handkerchief size of fabric. This is perfect for families with kids aged 7 and above. Jl. Aipda KS Tubun No.2-4 Jakarta Pusat | T: 021 5606613

Kite Museum Indonesia Kite Museum offers a nice collection of pretty kites from around Indonesia and the world, and makes for a fun family outing! Many of the museum's collection have participated in both national and international kite festivals, and some are even award-winners. The museum is set in a beautiful and leafy area, within a traditional Javanese house. Don’t miss to join a craft session to wrap up your museum journey. Individual and group classes are available in ceramic making and painting, umbrella/ shirt/mini shadow puppet/batik painting, and kite making. Your souvenir is your own creation! At the end of the tour, kids are given a chance to make their own kite, this is a lot of fun. They also have a chance to run around the grounds flying their kites! Jl H Kamang No.38, Pondok Labu, Jakarta Selatan 12450 | T: 021 7658075 museumlayanglayang.co.id

Fine Art & Ceramic Museum The museum is dedicated especially to the display of traditional fine art and ceramics of Indonesia. There is a small ceramic workshop called “Studio Keramik”, where kids and adult can register for ceramic making workshop. With tuition fee IDR 15,000/person, we will be given a portion of clay and we can shape the clay into anything we want.

Jl. Pos Kota, RT.9/RW.2, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta, Jakarta Barat, West Jakarta City, Jakarta 11110 | T: 021 6926090

Transportation Museum This museum displays a variety of transportation modes that contain the value of history and its role in nation building. Indoor exhibition is divided into several rooms that seem like a separate building, called a module; consists of the central module, the module surface, marine modules, and module air, both with original objects, clone, miniatures, photographs, and dioramas. Beyond the static exhibition displays various types of first-generation locomotives Railroad Company Indonesia. In addition there is a lighthouse made in 1879, various types of traditional transportation to entertain the visitors. In front of the museum we can also see Garuda Indonesia DC-9 static display. Usually every weekend, the museum staff allow us to see inside of an airplane. Don’t miss to see the colorful street signs, let the kids learn about shape, colors, symbols, safety and why following signs is important Raya Taman Mini II, Jakarta Timur tamanmini.com

Satriamandala Museum Satriamandala Museum known as Armed Forces Museum. Located in the heart of business district of Jakarta, Armed Forces Museum was a good education for children to know about the history of the Indonesian army. The museum gives you a lot of useful information about army and military and their amenities. Jl. Jend. Gatot Subroto No.14, RT.6/RW.1, Kuningan Bar., Mampang Prpt., Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12710 | T: 021 5227946

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The Art of Batik Bolu By Emmaleen Murray, ANZA Berita Editor

In Jakarta we are familiar with seeing colourful and eye-catching Batik fabrics. However, I was recently introduced to a new medium for Batik cakes. Batik Bolu are sponge cakes with detailed designs baked onto the outside of the sponge. Myself and some fellow ANZA members attended a half-day class to learn how to create our own beautiful Batik Bolu. It was a fun, creative activity to do with friends. Experienced bakers would not be phased by the methodology and could easily create your own custom designs using the same techniques. I am a novice baker, so while I successfully produced a vibrant and fluffy sponge cake, I doubt I'll be able to replicate it in my own kitchen. Luckily for me, I can order Batik Bolu from a number of bakeries around Jakarta. The tutor, Ibu Sinta Novanana was very clear, patient and approachable. She taught in both Bahasa Indonesia and English and provided written instructions to take home. I really appreciated her explanation of what each pattern symbolised. Ibu Sinta has written a book in English called 'How To Make Batik Rollcakes', great if you want to learn even more about this art. For details about this and other baking classes contact Titan Baking. Jl. RS Fatmawati no 22A Cilandak Barat | (021) 7692329 | titanbaking.com Âż


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