anzaberita Australia and New Zealand Association Jakarta
Issue 2 2016
ANZA People Power
The Pasar Murah Experience Meet the ANZA Committee Student Sponsorship Update
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6 editor'snote 7 president'smessage 8 anzahouse Highlights and ANZA Activities
10 anzaspotlight 10 sponsor look International SOS Has you covered! Interview with Jim Mayhew 13 member look Armie Avillanosa
14 mainevent 14 Australia Day and Waitangi Day BBQ Highlights 16 Valentines theme Picnic Lunch by Salt Grill
30 socialwelfare 30 cover story The Pasar Murah Experience by Gilly Weaver 32 projects Student Sponsorship Update 34 special A Very Grateful Student Computer Donations
38 18 feature Introducing the Faces of Australia and New Zealand Association Committee 2016-2017
36 destination 36 Indonesia West Java Krakatau Volcano
38 aroundthedurian 38 people Locally Inspired With Liz and Jo 42 eats Coffee Stories by A Journey Bespoke 44 sports Discover the Thrill and Excitment of Horse Riding Adria Pratama Mulya Equestrian Centre 45 book club
46 lastnote Top 10... nationalities you'll find at ANZA
WELCOME TO THE ANZA PEOPLE POWER ISSUE My name is Claire and I am a recent ANZA arrival, now assisting with Berita Magazine and learning from our very talented Berita Editor and Graphic Designer, Saeng. I arrived in Jakarta on December 31, 2015 and welcomed the New Year as an expat and Jakarta “innocent”. I am still finding my way but by joining ANZA and getting involved in the Berita Magazine and some of the great special interest groups offered through ANZA, I feel well equipped for the Jakarta experience and the journey ahead. I enjoy the expat life but I have found it difficult at times. For me a successful expat experience is all about community and feeling connected to a group of people for support, interesting activities and the opportunity to share life skills and interests. When I arrived at my first ANZA Friday morning tea in January, I was impressed by the scale of activities and the professional look and feel of the place, with so many groups to join and so many activities being discussed. Privately I thought: “Are you kidding - really? Is there an army of people tucked away somewhere busy organising all this?”. I was seriously impressed, if not a little curious as to how it all happens. I can only conclude that it is amazing what a community of people can accomplish together. Being unashamedly bookish, I found the Library, I flicked through the latest edition of Berita and was blown away by its glossy, international style. It was not a difficult choice for me to get involved in Berita (something to learn) the Library (something to share) and Craft (my interest).
BERITA EDITOR: SAENG TOUTTAVONG MEMBER SINCE: 2015 ASSISTANT EDITOR: CLAIRE REGAN MEMBER SINCE: 2016 What should we expect from Berita editors? Showcasing engaging highlights from all current ANZA events and activities. As well as, presenting informative and interesting news that relates to our ANZA Jakarta community, inlcuding our sponsors. What will you bring to ANZA Committee? New creative ideas, positivity, support and a whole lot of fun!
anzaberita Australian and New Zealand Association Jakarta Quarterly Magazine
Issue 2 2016
ANZA People Power
This Berita issue focuses on the diverse community of people that we find ourselves apart of at ANZA - members, committee and sponsors. I hope you enjoy it and get to know each other in the community we share; a celebration of people power. See you all at a morning tea sometime! You may find me in the library, having fun organising books into esoteric categories understood by me alone (sorry Chris!) - I may yet be sacked! Cheers Claire
The Pasar Murah Experience Meet the ANZA Committee Student Sponsorship Update
Cover: Social Welfare committee and volunteers at our Pasar Murah in March Photo by: Nani Cappelut
Message from the President Carmel Gleeson
Hello members, patrons, sponsors and friends of ANZA Over the past two months we’ve been busy signing new sponsorship contracts for 2016-2017. It has been great to meet with most of our sponsors; to see where ANZA is doing well and learning where we can improve. We thank those sponsors who have signed on again from the bottom of our hearts. Our Annual General meeting was back in April and we’re happy to introduce the new and continuing members to the ANZA Committee (page 18). The committee members are already planning and organising events for the rest of the year. Our new House Function coordinators, Michelle and Olivia hosted their first function; Quiz Night at ANZA House and it was a sell out - we couldn't be happier. Our ball committee headed up by Bonnie has put the save the date on Saturday 17 September for our annual charity ball, the theme is “Under the Big Top”, so when you head off to other parts of the world over Ramadan think of your costume, like how many clowns can a ballroom fit? I'm hearing of circus animals, trapeze artists, ringmasters (for those men who don't like to dress up), bearded ladies, strongmen, there are lots of costumes so put your thinking caps on, as nobody wants to go to the ANZA ball without dressing up, as you will be the odd one out. ANZA is the fun ball! We don't want that tradition to disappear.
From left to right: Tracey Wagstaff, Carmel Gleeson with our sponsors Daniel Whitelaw, Salt Grill and Elsrie Strydom, International SOS, at our Valentines picnic lunch in February.
If anyone has a great story to tell about their life, a vacation or anything else interesting, contact our ANZA Berita editors Saeng and Claire and tell them your story. We are always looking for new contributors. We won't have another ANZA Berita until after Idul Fitri, so safe travels and happy family time.
anzahouse - highlights
1 - 3 ANZA General meeting was held on March 3rd, chaired by AnnMaree Thompson. Members elected new committee consisting of new and continuing volunteers. The neew team can be seen on page 18.
4-6 Two inspring sisters Ida and Lila from House of Dimonds shared their story at our March ExtravagANZA. Their handmade textile products are available at ANZA Shop. Follow House of Diamonds on Instagram @HODindonesia
On 29th of April at Friday morning coffee, Pak Dede and Ibu Mami from Nurani Insani, a school for disadvantage childern, visited ANZA. They presented a plaque to Carmel Gleeson in appreciation of the 17 years that ANZA's social welfare program has been supporting their school.
We have many great activities hosted at ANZA House and many social welfare projects that we love to share. Stay updated with us and follow us at facebook.com/jakartaANZA
Anza House Activities Play Group + Expectant Mums Wednesday 9.30am Catherine Hutasuhut 0812 9023 2149 email@example.com
Fun Bridge Friday 1.00pm Yuko Nakahata 081288178347 firstname.lastname@example.org or Henriette Koenen 0815 1011 5106 Henriettekoenen5@gmail.com
Yoga Tuesday and Thursday 9.00am Carmel Gleeson 081221666249 email@example.com
Golf Wednesday Anastasia Scheide 0877 2162 731 firstname.lastname@example.org or Carolyn Taylor 081218509607 email@example.com
Book Club 2nd Monday 1.30pm Narelle Hadfield 0858 88346 634 firstname.lastname@example.org
Creative Craft Tuesday 9.30am Joy Johnson 0812 8487 9012 Steveemail@example.com
Mahjong Tuesday 1.00pm Sara Cowley 081296339136 Iutpui@AOL.com
ANZA Supports for Nurani Insani includes a regular financial contribution to the shcool's operational costs and assistance with repairs and maintence of their building. In addition, over the years many ANZA volunteers have taught English and other subjects to the children at the school. Plaque translation: In recongintion of 10 years "A Mother is the doorway to Heaven" Plaque of Appreciaton given to ANZA for the cooperation and contribution that has existed up to now. Awarded to ANZA, Jakarta 22 December 2015
June - September 2016
Save the following dates in your diary and remember our morning tea is scheduled every Friday morning from 9am - 12pm at ANZA House
Friday 10 June
2 July - 12 July
Wednesday 6 July
ANZA House is CLOSED
Idul Fitri Public Holiday
Location: ANZA House Time: 9am - 12pm
ANZA House is CLOSED
Special guest: Arbor and Troy
Thursday 7 July
Friday 12 August
Saturday 17 September
Idul Fitri Public Holiday
Annual Charity Ball
ANZA House is CLOSED
Special guest: Colliers International
Location: ANZA House Time: 9am - 12pm
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anzaspotlight - sponsor look
INTERNATIONAL SOS HAS YOU COVERED! Moving or travelling to Indonesia and wondering whether you should eat the street food, touch that monkey or what precautions to take to stay safe? International SOS the Medical Service is not only your emergency evacuation choice but a one stop information hub that can provide detailed answers to all your worrying questions. Jim Mayhew - Technical Advisor for Sales and Marketing for International SOS Indonesia, gives us all the information we need to know to get started.
Tell us a little about your background – what path led you to your current role?
which companies can reduce risk and have a comprehensive prevention program in place.
I’ve worked with International SOS for about 5 years. Prior to coming to Jakarta, I was based in Dubai. My remit here is Technical Advisor for Sales and Marketing for the region and that’s my International SOS background.
Our 24/7 Assistant Centers (AC) support the site medical teams and the employees and sub-contractors of our valued clients and our Corporate Members. These ACs help to guide, train and support the medical personnel that are based on site and provide medical and security advice via email, phone call or video telecommunication to all site personnel.
I’m American and my wife is Canadian. I’ve been an expat for 15 years. I’ve travelled and lived in Europe, Russia, South America, North America, Africa and Asia. I have worked in several Eastern European countries, Northern Africa and the Middle East. I have been based here in Indonesia for two years. International SOS has offices, clinics and assistance centers all over the world; can you tell us about the services offered by International SOS Indonesia? There are two main concepts to our company here in Indonesia. A lot of people think of us as medical clinics only; we have two clinics in Jakarta and one in Bali. The clinics are very customerfacing establishments that are open to the public; both nationals and expats utilize our facilities. What most people don’t realise is that we are primarily a medical and security service company, our primary function is medical and security support. We have over 50 sites that we manage the medical infrastructure on throughout Indonesia, from Papua New Guinea all the way to the North Sumatra. We manage these medical services within the mining, oil and gas, infrastructure (building power plants), automotive, manufacturing, hospitality, scholastics, and agricultural. Our focus on these sites is to provide a platform and support by
In addition, a lot of people think of us as only an evacuation company. This is actually about 1% of our business. The majority of calls we take in the ACs , approximately 80% globally, simply provide advice and referrals - we are about mitigating risk. So, if a traveller who is coming into the country, or travelling within the country needs advice they have the ability to either contact us electronically through our International SOS application form or via telephone to the Assistant Centre to gain advance information about what risks they should be looking out for, before or during their travels. Can you tell us more about the International SOS APP? It’s our International SOS APP. The APP is available to our International SOS members, and supports all operation systems that are used globally (Apple, Windows, Blackberry, and Android). It provides not only specific country information about risks you should look out for when you are traveling into or within a country, but also provides updates and alerts, regarding any medical or security events that may impact your travel. Also, at the bottom of the APP, the closest AC phone number will appear automatically,
Jim Mayhew, Technical Advisor
and changes from country to country to reflect the closest place you can reach us. Your registered information is shared through our system internally to all the ACs. No matter where you call the same information is available to our ACs globally. Very soon the APP will have text capability where you can text a doctor or our AC live. The key to risk mitigation and prevention is to obtain critical information in order to be prepared ahead of your travel. You have the ability to contact us via phone, email, or through our Assistance APP, where we can provide you with this valuable information. Our information can also support you when you require non-emergency medical care. We have relationships with over 1,700 medical providers in Indonesia and 70+ globally. We understand the facilities and the medical personnel who can best look after your needs. The best part about this is we can offer expertise in making all the necessary arrangements for you. All this takes is one phone call to our AC. How do the SOS clinics differ from the services offered by general hospitals? There is a key difference. Our clinics are primarily outpatient services, such as general consultation with a doctor, eye care, dental care, laboratory testing, medical checkups, and medical specialist services. We can manage an emergency situation to stabilize a patient, but we would transfer a patient to a specialist hospital for the inpatient, longer term care. Hospitals are better equipped to manage such cases. We utilise our vast knowledge of medical facilities and specialists to ensure the patient is transferred to the
proper location, based on the specific need of the patient. In such cases our AC manages the entire process. Our first priority is with the patient, ensuring they are receiving the best possible care. At the same time our AC is managing the logistics and financial aspects of the case and providing the details to all personnel authorised to receive it. So, we’re talking to the hospital; at the same time we’re talking to the insurer, if we have the relationship with them; we’re keeping the company informed about what is going on; we’re also monitoring each case and if necessary transferring the patient to another country for further medical treatment and we’re managing the air or ground logistics. This all happens while we keep 100% focused on the immediate care of the patient. What common problems do expatriates face and how can SOS assist? The number one common problem I see is access to information. We have information available to all the expat community and for our members it’s free of charge. For instance, don’t wait until you get to place like Bali, to understand what vaccinations are required; what should you be looking out for in terms of cultural aspects; what should you avoid when you’re in Bali; what’s it like walking down the local streets; should you be concerned about a particular area where your family will be staying; what areas should you look out for in terms of food; what shouldn’t you eat. This information can provide you with advance warning, to ensure your trip is enjoyable with no disruptions, so stay informed. Interview continued next page >
anzaspotlight - sponsor
...WE HAVE INFORMATION AVAILABLE TO ALL THE EXPAT COMMUNITY AND FOR OUR MEMBERS IT’S FREE OF CHARGE. What are your recommendations for expat families in Jakarta? The most important thing is being prepared. One of our strong recommendations is that you educate your staff with first aid training. The most important aspect of saving a life is the ability to administer first aid when an incident occurs. This should be done with your household staff and your driver. Jakarta is a city where the traffic is quite intense and immediate medical support is not readily available. Stablisation at the onset of an injury or incident is paramount; it’s the key to preventing further injury or death. We have a very robust training center, we not only train our doctors and medics but we also have training courses available to the public. International SOS offers a specified 1 day class for nannies or domestic support staff. The course supplies them with basic first aid training, teaches them how to use AED (automated external defibrillator), and teaches them how to deal with a child that may have fallen into a pool, teaches how to deal with open wounds or head trauma. The training is available at our Cipete Office, or for larger groups’ offsite at a suitable venue (the site of that group, or company’s choice).
JAKARTA QUESTION Where was the last great meal you had? In Kemang, I like Toscana. It’s a little Italian place; the price is reasonable the food is outstanding, the wine is good and they have some of the best steaks I’ve ever had. I also like a place called Hacienda in Plaza Senayan Arcadia, Senayan. I was raised in the desert in the southwest of the U.S. and travelled to Mexico quite often and was exposed to cooking real Mexican food; Hacienda is the closest to an authentic Mexican restaurant in Jakarta. Where would we find you on a weekend? Enjoying friends, seeing a movie, taking a short trip through Java, or simply at home, relaxing with my wife by the pool. What’s the best APP to use living in Jakarta? Besides the International SOS APP. Food Panda is an important
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Can you list items that expatriates should carry with them for emergency? Always have a first aid kit available, keep one in your car and keep one that you can travel with. Always get information about the country or area that you are traveling to, in advance of your trip. This includes security, medical, cultural, traffic, vaccinations, and closest medical facilities. Is there a health insurance company that SOS specifically works with that can be recommended to clients? Although we are a medical and security services provider, we do have relationships with some of the global insurers. This is also part of our value added proposition to businesses. With this direct relationship that allows Intl.SOS to claim on a company’s behalf, or inquire about verification of benefits, we continue to be the first point of call for a company or member. Our whole design is about risk and cost mitigation. We mitigate the possibility of increase insurance premiums every year, instead we stabilise those premiums. We have liaison with several global insurers, and with those insurers we have direct agreements with Internatinal SOS. How do we become a member? Give us a call at +62 (0) 21 750 5973, or simply email us at JKTAccMgr@internationalsos.com and member from our Sales and Marketing department will be happy to assist you. We can certainly work with any company that is interested in learning more about our membership and what details are on how we structure cost and risk mitigation, as well as prevention. We do this through the passion, care, expertise and respect with have for our customers. ¿
one to have. If you want to learn Indonesian the Indonesia Nemo APP is very good - It’s free and it has basic tutorials. Also, Google Maps will save you so much time. Where’s the best coffee? For me it is my own coffee. You’ve traveled and lived in many countries. What’s your favourite country? High on my list is Canada. It’s an absolutely stunning place, I have a house outside Vancouver British Columbia and if I retire in North America that’s exactly where I’m going to be. New Zealand is also another stunning country, people are pleasant and the beauty of the country is amazing. I actually loved Nepal, it’s extraordinarily beautiful, people are pleasant and it’s a very simple society with wonderful big mountains. I also like France and the city of Prague a lot. It’s difficult to name them all, as there are so many wonderful places to visit.
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anzaspotlight - member look
Armie Avillanosa New ANZA member
Tell us who you are and where you’re from. My name is Armie Avillanosa and I’m originally from the Philippines but I moved to Auckland, New Zealand when I was five. I’m a qualified Hairdresser having won NZ L’Oreal Hairdresser of the Year 2011; I worked for Servilles at Takapuna and Mission Bay for six years until I moved to Jakarta 4 years ago. I still do it on the side as often as I can. If I go back to Auckland I would probably set up my own salon. I met my husband in Auckland, who was also born in the Philippines and we have two kids. What brought you to Jakarta? My husband moved here to work with his father’s commodities trading company and so we joined him. What were your first impressions of Indonesia? Before we got married I came over for one month to see how it is. I thought it was a little bit crazy and really busy compared to Auckland.
My first year I felt really lonely but my husband kept pushing me to become a member so I could meet people, I eventually did and it’s much better now. It took me four years to adjust but I’m now a member of ANZA, AWA and PWA (Philippine Womans' Association) to meet new friends. So, it keeps me busy and I enjoy going to the playgroup at ANZA. Can you recommend a restaurant people should try? I am actually quite surprised that Jakarta has a lot of great restaurants and bars. I enjoy going for breakfast in Monolog (PIM), Woodpecker across from JIS and 1/15 and Tanah Mera both in Gandaria. If you want to see the whole Jakarta city and have a nice meal, I suggest Salt Grill - Altitude and Sky Bar. For a sumptuous buffet, the Shangri La, Table 8 in Hotel Mulia and Pullman Hotel. For local food; Rembolan, Ikan Bakar C Anjur in Cipete and Bandar Jakarta in BSD for local seafood. Others are Sushi Tei and Outback. What’s one thing that you recommend new members do in Jakarta? For me it’s all about family, so they have to go to Taman Safari and Waterbom and a weekend in Bandung. I also joined a painting group to keep me inspired and joined other classes to learn new things such as pottery, making leather bags/shoes and cooking. Where would we find you on a typical Sunday? Mostly, it’s family time for us. We normally go to playgrounds or to waterparks. We enjoy going to Waterbom and going to a local Indonesian restaurant. If there was a family event organised by any of the Expat Associations we would normally join. ¿
mainevent - australia day and waitangi day
A great family afternoon with a good old BBQ, games, craft with the children, beers and delicious homemade Aussie and New Zealand treats! Over 100 guest came and celebrated. Thank you to our sponsors Commonwealth Group, Coca-Cola Amatil and Salt Grill for making another ANZA House Function possible.
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mainevent - valentines theme picnic lunch
Picnic Lunch at Salt Grill To celebrate Valentines Day we had a lovely picnic style lunch at Salt Grill. It was a splendid afternoon with delicious bites and champagne. It was also a last celebration with restaurant manager, Daniel Whitelaw who was leaving Jakarta. Thank you to our picnic sponsors International SOS and Salt Grill for a great afternoon.
INTRODUCING THE FACES OF
AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND ASSOCIATION COMMITTEE 2016-2017 Our Committee is made up of passionate, enthusiastic, fun and creative bunch of volunteers - woman and men - from all walks of life. We are already in the process of organising and planning some new strategies, projects and events to help grow and continue the success of keeping ANZA Jakarta House alive. ANZA Jakarta would not exist without the suport of volunteers. We currently still have committee positions open, please get in touch with us to find out more. Join our family today!
(ABSENT FROM THIS FEATURE MELBOURNE CUP COORDINATORS: BARBARA WOOD AND CAROLINE LAW)
ANZAPRESIDENT& VICE PRESIDENT
PRESIDENT: CARMEL GLEESON MEMBER SINCE: 2014 VICE PRESIDENT: TRACEY WAGSTAFF MEMBER SINCE: 2014 What should we expect from the both President and Vice President? Weâ€™ll do what we can, when we can with ANZA's best interest at heart. What will you bring to ANZA Committee? A guiding hand, experience and comfort. Will try and make people feel comfortable enough so that someone will be confident enough to take over the position when our roles become vacant.
ANZACOMMITTEE 2016 -2017
TREASURY: JOCELYN TAN COX MEMBER SINCE: 2015
ASSISTANT TREASURER: FIONA LI MEMBER SINCE: 2015 What should we expect from Treasury? To manage payments, money count, budgets, reconciliation of reports, basically handle all funds that are associated with sponsors, members and vendors. What will you bring to ANZA Committee? Our energy and bring more new comers to continue the happy spirit of ANZA.
ANZACOMMITTEE 2016 -2017
HOUSE FUNCTIONS: OLIVIA PEAKE MEMBER SINCE: 2015 HOUSE FUNCTIONS: MICHELLE WHITE MEMBER SINCE: 2015 What should we expect from House Functions? Bring something new and encourage more people to the functions whilst raising money for Social Welfare. What will you bring to ANZA Committee? We’re going to try our best as House Function coordinators. We’re committed to giving back to the ANZA community as they have supported us through our time here.
MEMBERSHIP: FRAN CATACOUZINOS MEMBER SINCE: 2014 MEMBERSHIP: CATHERINE ANDERSON MEMBER SINCE: 2014 What should we expect from Membership? Companionship and camaraderie. We will make you feel welcome, introduce you to our ANZA family and be here to answer any questions while settling into the Big Durian (Jakarta). What will you bring to ANZA Committee? A welcoming smile, support, new ideas and assist our members make a smoother transition to living here.
ANZACOMMITTEE 2016 -2017
BALL COORDINATOR: BONNIE KELLEY MEMBER SINCE: 2015 What should we expect from the Ball Coordinator? To make the “Under the Big Top” as successful as previous ANZA balls. Expect wild and outrageous costumes, wonderful decorations and great entertainment. What will you bring to ANZA Committee? Artistic flare. Friendship. Style.
ANZACOMMITTEE 2016 -2017
HOUSE MANAGER: VIKKI ALLAN MEMBER SINCE: 2014 What should we expect from House Manager? To keep up maintenance on the house, organise front desk personnel and ensure the day-day running of the total house. What will you bring to ANZA Committee? My smiling face! Always happy to help and do whatever is required.
ANZACOMMITTEE 2016 -2017
SECRETARY: RESCHELLE SULLIVAN MEMBER SINCE: 2015 ASSISTANT SECRETARY: TANIA GOODACRE MEMBER SINCE: 2015 What should we expect from the Secretary? We’re dealing with all areas of ANZA and we’re here to give support and help organise all facets of running ANZA Jakarta. What will you bring to ANZA Committee? Team work, enthusiasm and friendship. Also we, can assist with improving processes, templates and formulating structures of ANZA’s organisation.
ANZACOMMITTEE 2016 -2017
WEB/NEWSLETTER: CATHERINE CHAPERON MEMBER SINCE: 2015 WEBSITE: EMMALEEN MURRAY MEMBER SINCE: 2015 What should we expect from the WEBMASTERS? Theres a redesign of the website is due out mid this year and also a redesign of the newsletter. Weâ€™ll bring a fresh new look in 2016. What will you bring to ANZA Committee? Marketing and designing websites skills to help build and promote ANZA, its members and all the great projects ANZA is doing.
ANZASOCIAL WELFARE CO-DIRECTORS
SW DIRECTOR: GILLY WEAVER MEMBER SINCE: 2012 SW DIRECTOR: DAVID GOODBODY MEMBER SINCE: 2000 What should we expect from SW? Support volunteers, liaise with sponsors, donors and projects and fly the flag for ANZA Jakarta. What will you bring to ANZA Committee? Interest, empathy and good humour.
ANZACOMMITTEE 2016 -2017
SPONSORSHIP: EMANUEL BINTANG MEMBER SINCE: 2016
PAST OFFICER: ANN-MAREE THOMPSON MEMBER SINCE: 2009
What should we expect from Sponsorship? Good relationships and communication with our sponsors. As well as building on new companies to sponsor ANZA.
What should we expect from Past Office? Past Officer should be able to tell incoming committee members about pervious successes and failures. Bring ANZA history into decision-making and encourage new innovative ways of doing things.
What will you bring to ANZA Committee? International business mind, experience and fresh ideas.
What will you bring to ANZA Committee? “Reality checks” and feasibility advice when the committee undertakes new plans. And I want to encourage all ANZA members to make the association their own – we need to constantly evolve to stay relevant to Australian and New Zealanders living in Jakarta.
Itâ€™s going to be tons of fun!
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THE PASAR MURAH EXPERIENCE by Gilly Weaver, Co- Director ANZA Social Welfare photos by Nani Cappelut
Twice a year ANZA holds a joint Garage Sale and Pasar Murah which means cheap market – it was previously known as the Barang Barang. Donations arrive at ANZA house regularly and once the garage is full (bursting at the seams) we get together and sort everything ready for the sales; that in itself is a BIG task – there is so much to go through! The Garage Sale is quite a sedate affair held on a Friday morning so our regular coffee morning visitors get a chance to have a look for bargains. On Friday afternoon, in preparation for the Pasar Murah, tables are set out all down the drive. Before it’s even light on Saturday morning ANZA house staff and earlybird helpers lay everything out in heaps labeled mens, womens, kids, shoes, toys and bric a brac. The rest of our helpers come around 06.00 – there’s already a small gathering of local shoppers waiting outside the gates! Marilyn and Nani, our experienced Indonesian speakers, set up the pricing tables and the float is divided between the money takers. A quick cup of coffee is enjoyed by anyone still sleepy before the flood gates are opened. The small gathering outside has increased steadily and a constant murmuring can now be heard. By 06.50 the gates are starting to vibrate and rattle and on the dot of 07.00 they are opened by our security guys and a swarm of excited people flows in and swoops down on the heaving tables. They just keep on coming and soon there is practically no room to move around the tables but surprisingly it’s an amicable organised chaos.
In minutes there’s a line of people with armfuls of goods waiting for Marilyn and Nani to price their items in job lots at rock bottom prices and give them a ticket with the total. Once they have a price ticket the happy customers move forward to hand over the required cash to the money takers.
...LIKE A PLAGUE OF LOCUSTS WITHIN AN HOUR AND A HALF THE TABLES ARE STRIPPED BARE AND THERE IS PRACTICALLY NOTHING LEFT. Despite the number of people everything is amazingly orderly and like a plague of locusts within an hour and a half the tables are stripped bare and there is practically nothing left. The street outside is now buzzing with motorbikes carrying away precarious loads of pictures, vases, bags of clothes and bric a brac as well as the family clinging on to whatever they can. At 08.45 we close the sale for 10 minutes while we resort any remaining items. The gates are then open up again with every everything now free to a good home.
By just after 09.00 all is quiet and the helpers are collapsed in heaps inside ANZA house. After more coffee and Fran’s birthday treat mini mars bars we are all revived enough to count the money and the price dockets which give us an estimate of the number that came. We were delighted to find we made Rp 10.7 million over the two sales and had nearly 300 people through the gates! By 10.00 we’re all ready to head back home and start the weekend with our families, exhausted but very happy with our efforts. The ANZA Garage is empty and spacious again and Social Welfare has a nice boost to its coffers – all thanks to donations from members and friends. We’re now ready to start collecting again for the next sales so go through those cupboards and bring in your unwanted items. The saying ‘one man’s rubbish is another man’s treasure’ has been proved yet again to everyone’s advantage… Bring it on! ¿
STUDENT SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM UPDATE by Louise Kennedy, ANZA Social Welfare Student Sponsorship Coordinator The ANZA Student Sponsorship Program supports 550 local Indonesian children with their schooling, holding the view that education gives more choices and helps to change lives. This is a self-funding project and currently has just over 200 sponsors who pay an annual sponsorship amount on a year-by-year basis. Most sponsors are individuals, usually people who are ANZA Members or once were at one time or other before returning home or moving on to new countries, plus a number of their friends and families, who have also heard about the program and wanted to help too. We also have some corporate sponsors, and the most recent addition is Telkomtelstra, an Indonesian-Australian company which is committed not only to donating money to help students, but also taking time to go out and visit the schools and children on a bi-monthly basis. Over the past year, Rey Sihotang of Telkomtelstra has worked together with Sylvia Joachim and Santi Arianti of ANZA Student Sponsorship to organise a series of special days, alternating at the main schools where the program is active: SD At Taqwa, SD & SMP Esti Bakti, SD MKGR, and SMK PGRI 35.
The team talks with the students to motivate them to do their best, but really aims to provide a varied and memorable fun event for each visit, and activities have included futsal, art & craft (painting), and a trip to the Telkomtelstra Offices in Kota Kasablanca for our older High School students. ANZA is very thankful to Telkomtelstra's support in providing excellent role models for the students in our program. We believe initiatives such as these are important to motivate our young students to focus and work hard to achieve their ambitions and goals.
ANZA STUDENT SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM SUPPORTS 550 LOCAL INDONESIAN CHILDREN Many thanks also to Sylvia and Santi from the Student Sponsorship Team, who have coordinated all the visits and looked after the Telkomtelstra and Telkommetra teams.
FUTSAL OUTING AT SD MKGR (OCTOBER 2015) SD MKGR Year 5 & 6 students had a fun afternoon learning to play Aussie rules football together with the staff of Telkomtelstra at an indoor futsal court near the school. The session started off with students in small groups practicing pass, then kick and dribble. It is quite different from football (soccer) which the students are all familiar with and so getting used to handling the ball took a lot more practice for everyone. Both boys and girls had a good time as well as an opportunity to mingle with the friendly staff. Unfortunately there was not enough time to play a proper game but the afternoon ended with a treat of some yummy pizzas and drinks. Telkomtelstra also donated some sports equipment to the school, including badminton sets and footballs.
ART DAY AT SD AT TAQWA (NOVEMBER 2015) Telkomtelstra enlisted the help of Mike Nichol, who taught the Year 6 girls and boys how to draw a koala bear and then got them to paint using lovely, new painting sets donated by the company. It was good to see the boys enjoying the activity as much as the girls, and the use of colour was excellent. Mike was hard pressed to select an overall best picture, as the competition was really high!
SMK PGRI 35 VISIT TO TELKOMTELSTRA’S OFFICES (JANUARY 2016) In January 2016, 24 students from Year 10 and Year 11, accompanied by Pak Alwi the school's administrator, made a trip to visit Telkomtelstra’s Offices in Kota Kasablanca. The students are pursuing vocational studies in Office Administration, Marketing and Accounting. The purpose of inviting these students was to provide them with an opportunity to experience a corporate environment and gain exposure from meeting successful Indonesian professionals. Telkomtelstra arranged 5 of its key staff members to speak to the students. The speakers were department heads from Marketing, Internal Audit and Compliance, Legal, Human Resource and also Project Management. The speakers shared stories of their own journeys as a student and the challenges they faced through their university years up to joining the corporate sector and finding their passion in life. The students were very attentive and participated during the question and answer sessions.
DONATION OF BOOKS & FUTSAL KIT TO ESTI BAKTI (MARCH 2015) Telkomtelstra and Telkommetra visited SD & SMP Esti Bakti at the end of March, and brought welcome donations of books for the school’s sparse library and smart new Futsal sports kits. ¿
A VERY GRATEFUL STUDENT COMPUTER DONATIONS by David Goodbody, Co-Director ANZA Social Welfare Recently ANZA Social Welfare received several donations of computers including 20 from the British School Jakarta. The computers have been given to various organisations including Nurul Hudaa School, Puspita orphanage and the English class project at Cikedokan, while several went to individual students who we sponsor.
One of these computers was give to Kamaruddin, a university student supported by ANZA through Goodwill International. He is shown in the picture above with his proud Mum. With his permission, his letter of thanks is reproduced below. It speaks for itself. We are grateful to the British School and all our other donors who help us change people’s lives through their generosity. ¿
Dear ANZA My name is Kamaruddin one of ANZA’s student. My only purpose to send this letter is I wanna say thanks for ANZA as my sponsor for the computer you gave me. From now on my study will be asier because I have computer where I can install accounting application such as MYOB, Zahir, or even Microsoft Visio. I realize that study without practice just gave us 25% of the knowledge. So from now on I can practice in the computer you gave me. Besides, I can use it to do another task such as typing, calculating,etc. And also thanks for the shirt. I usually use it when I go to the college because I feel comfort when I use it. I dont know why but I am so happy. I am so grateful that I can say nothing just thanks to you ANZA. I wish I dont dissapointed you as my sponsor in the future and I hope I can do something for you. Sincerely, Kamaruddin
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Krakatau West of Java
by David Goodbody photos by Satoshi Arai Those of you of a certain age – plus a bit - may remember the film Krakatoa: East of Java. No – well don’t worry, it was quite forgettable. Now most of us know that Krakatau is west of Java (but the East was much more exotic in 1968) and I recently learned that in fact, without actually going anywhere, it recently moved from the province of Banten in West Java to the Province of Lampung in South Sumatra. “Krakatoa: South of Sumatra” would be a lousy title for a movie. These days of course it is not Krakatau but Anak Krakatau (Child of Krakatau) as, on or about the 26 August 1883, Krakatau blew itself to smithereens, leaving just three small islands where it used to be. The largest of these is named Rakata. In 1927 the child appeared out of the sea to a height of 9 metres. In the intervening years it has grown to be over 300 metres high. Apparently the fastest growing volcano in the world. This is all by way of introduction to an excellent day trip to visit the islands that form the Krakatau group. Eight of us set off from the Tanjung Lesung Sailing Club (TLSC) at an early hour. The Club had arranged the trip for us and our boat and crew of three were waiting for us when we finished breakfast at about 8.00 am. Depending on the wind and sea conditions, it takes either side of two hours to get there from Tanjung Lesung. I have to say I was a bit ‘ho-hum’ about the whole experience and had offered to opt out if we were too many for the boat. Fortunately for me and unluckily for them, two of our party were otherwise detained so I got to go. When we rounded Rakata and got our first view of Anak Krakatau, I knew that bouncing over the waves in quite a small boat had all been worthwhile. Apparently rising from the ocean is an almost barren volcanic peak with a small plume of smoke emanating from the summit looking for all the world like a cartoon rendering of a volcano. We pulled up on the beach and climbed as far as we were allowed. This took us to the edge of a lava flow about half way to the summit. The lava flow is a product of the most recent eruption in 2012. Our guide told us that he had remained on Rakata during the eruption with some intrepid (or possibly crazy) Norwegians who had taken some amazing photographs during the night. On the walk back down – and here follows a cautionary tale – some of us followed the looping path by which we had ascended, while others chose the direct route. One of our party had unwisely walked in sandals, contrary to pre-embarkation advice, and sustained burned feet from the hot sand, while another member of the group found herself sole-less when the soles of what were good quality walking boots melted away from the uppers. The ground was quite hot!
On returning to our boat, we motored across to a beach on Rakata where we lunched and swam. The traditional Indonesian lunch boxes were generally good and we had worked up an appetite. The boat then took us a short way off shore where we were able to snorkel along a reef populated by a large array of beautiful tropical fish. Due to the sea conditions the return trip to the Sailing Club took a little longer that the outward journey and several of us felt the effects of being bounced up and down on poorly cushioned seats. However we were still back at the Club in time to jump in a Laser and catch the last of the evening breezes before the sun set. All that was left then was a shower and then to settle in to relive the day’s events over a few soothing beverages and the excellent food available at the Sailing Club. ¿ Tanjung Lesung Sailing Club is located in south west Java, about 4 hours drive from Jakarta. See: https://sites.google.com/site/tanjunglesungsc/ home They will make all the arrangements but they need a few days notice. The boat takes a maximum of eight people. You pay Rp. 6.0 Million for the day and this buys you the boat and fuel, a crew of three, lunches, water, soft drinks, park entry fees and the use of snorkelling equipment. Take sunscreen, hat and stout shoes (preferably ones that will survive walking in hot sand and rocks).
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LO C A LLY INS PIRE D WITH LIZ AND JO by Saeng Touttavong photos by a journey bespoke One of the greatest things of social media - Instagram in this case - is that you can stumble across some great people! Whilst looking through my post from a local art space, I came across two trendy ladies in a photo, which evidently lend me to their blog page called ‘a journey bespoke’. I was then excited to see that the lifestyle blog was about living in Jakarta written by two Australian women, Jo and Liz – I then spent that afternoon immersed in their blog. Liz and Jo, who came together through their love of coffee, began their blogging journey over a year ago. They share wonderful stories about some local creatives, places, cafes, and stories on how to connect with the local Indonesian community, through food and activities. I was thrilled to meet and interview the duo at a coffee shop on Cipete Raya and it became clear to me that Liz and Jo have made a difference in the community when, other bloggers and artists stopped to say hello during the interview. As a designer I’m constantly looking for inspiration and finding people who can inspire others, is inspirational; Liz and Jo make that list. Here’s their journey…
Tell us a little about yourselves and how did you come to live in Jakarta? Liz: I grew up on the mid-north coast of NSW in a farming community, but have lived most of my life in Sydney. I had been working in Secondary education for just over 20 years when my husband was offered a job in Jakarta in 2012. His employer in Jakarta said, “You’ve got 24 hours to let me know whether it’s a yes or no,” and I said “You don’t need to give me 24 hours I can tell you now, I want to go... I think it’s a great thing for us to do.” I had an itch for an adventure and our children were at a good stage in their lives for an adventure too. Our two daughters were 12 and 9 at the time. After we made the decision to leave, my husband commuted from Sydney for about 6 months. Then on Saturday 23 December 2012, after a whirlwind of farewells, the children and I said goodbye to our family, our friends, the children's schools and school mates, our neighbours, our house, our cat and my job, and boarded the 11:30 am Garuda flight to Jakarta. Jo: I’m originally from Hobart, Tasmania but lived in Melbourne, Victoria for a long time. I have three children, two daughters and a son. At the end of 2013, my husband was appointed to the position of Commissioner to Indonesia for the Victorian Government. At that time I was teaching at a secondary school in Melbourne’s east, so as soon as I had finished writing my students’ reports, I said a heart-wrenching goodbye to them all and promptly packed our belongings. Saying goodbye to our family and friends, as well as the realisation that we were leaving behind everything that we love was difficult for us all. At the same time, we were excited at the prospect of a new adventure as a family - that was over two years ago. What were your first impressions about Jakarta? Liz: We had never travelled in Asia before, so we were thrilled to have the opportunity to travel particularly to Indonesia; a country so close to our own, yet I’m sad to say, we knew so little about. Our first impressions of Jakarta were extremely positive. We loved the ‘feeling of Jakarta’ from the outset. Obviously there were new things to make sense of, and Jakarta is without doubt chaotic, but we were all excited and energised by the opportunities. Coming to Jakarta is one of the best things our family has done together. Jo: Arriving in Jakarta, I didn’t really find anything unexpected or surprising. This
is because both my husband and I had travelled throughout South East Asia before this posting; he in particular has worked in some very remote locations. We had always spoken about living overseas, and because of the nature of my husband’s work and his familiarity with South East Asia, it was likely to be this region to which we would move. I recall coming with my husband for our ‘look-see’ visit and feeling that Jakarta was as I expected; in fact possibly better than I was anticipating. This is because I had received a lot of ‘less-thanenthusiastic’ feedback about the city and most of the information that I could find online about ‘Living in Jakarta’ wasn’t very positive! I was pleasantly surprised with what I found on this inaugural visit and first impressions absolutely count, for life in Jakarta has remained an overwhelmingly positive experience for our family.
OVER MANY A COFFEE, WE REALISED THAT WE WERE BOTH VERY CURIOUS PEOPLE, AND SHARED A COMMON INTEREST IN WISHING TO EXPLORE AND UNDERSTAND THE ‘REAL JAKARTA’. Describe how you first got into blogging and the beginning of ‘a journey bespoke’? Liz: When I first arrived, the first 12 months were very much about ensuring that my family were settled. By the end of that year my family’s routines were firmly in place; we all had a greater grasp of Bahasa Indonesia, and we were more and more comfortable in our new surroundings. It was at this time that I had a ‘hankering’ to understand my new environment more, and that perhaps if I wrote about my experience, that it might be an encouragement to other women and families in the same situation as mine. I remember spending a lot of time on Instagram following different local groups and individuals to gain a better sense of Jakarta. I also followed some local Expat Blogs, which were all very much about logistics, how-to’s, lists and directories.
All information I needed, but what I was really looking for was how to connect with local people and understand Indonesian life and culture better. Then I met Jo. Over many a coffee, we realised that we were both very curious people, and shared a common interest in wishing to explore and understand the ‘real Jakarta’. So one day I said to Jo, “How do you feel about us getting together and writing a blog?” Jo: When we started our blog, ‘a journey bespoke’ I had only been in Jakarta for a year. I was enjoying the luxury of time. The memory of being a busy working mum was still very fresh and having the time to entertain interests which I had put to the side was very exciting. I threw myself into everything. I enrolled in Bahasa Indonesia lessons as well as French lessons (my brain was seriously challenged!); I increased my running and pilates; was on hand to help my kids with their school work and was available to attend work functions with my husband. I invested in new friendships and I also rediscovered my love of cooking - it was no longer the chore it had been as a working mum. Essentially by throwing myself into this new life, it created plenty of fodder for a blog about ‘Life in Jakarta’. So when Liz suggested writing a blog together, I agreed wholeheartedly (although I was a ‘techno’ moron and needed quite a bit of up-skilling in the area of social media). Liz continued: Jo shares the same sense of excitement about Jakarta as I do. We’re a great blog team, as well as being great buddies. It took four months of really focused effort to give life to ‘a journey bespoke.’ We established our areas of interest which included; people, lifestyle, food, home and design. Then we spent time articulating our values which we hoped to underpin all of our posts. At the heart of ‘a journey bespoke' is a half-glass-full philosophy of life. What inspired you to start the blog about Jakarta? Liz: A desire to share our journey with others who have found themselves in Jakarta at the same time. ‘A journey bespoke’ continues to provide opportunities for me to meet local people and explore, particularly outside the mall scene, as well as challenge preconceived ideas and perceptions. It has been good for my children to see the possibilities for making a contribution beyond a more traditional profession like teaching. They have watched me adapt. Interview continued next page >
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If you can recommend one place or thing to do in Jakarta, what would it be?
LIz and Jo with local artists.
Jo: Writing a blog about Jakarta makes us get out and about, exploring places and meeting people that we might not normally cross paths with. It challenges me; forces me to query preconceived ideas and keeps my curiosity alight. It really is exciting to share our discoveries through our ‘ajb’ posts, and hopefully we help others to view life in Jakarta in a positive light. There are a lot of interesting and creative places in Jakarta, how do you decide what to feature on your blog? Jo: Our list of ideas for blog posts is (almost) endless. A lot of ideas for places to investigate seem to fall in our lap - we see or hear of things and if we feel they are of interest to us and therefore likely to be of interest to our readership, then we organise to follow up. Liz: Having our Instagram account is also really exciting, it’s an avenue for us to learn and to discover new places, new people and what’s going on in the Jakarta. People are very welcoming and we feel very much supported in the social media and local communities. Can you name the most interesting person/place you’ve met on your blogging journey? Jo: Everybody we’ve met, whether it’s the guy selling flowers on the corner in my neighbourhood or whether it’s someone with a high profile; everyone’s story is of interest to us. Liz: Every story is valid and valuable to us. This belief very much underpins every interview and story that we write and post. Every person and every place we feature on ‘a journey bespoke’ blog is equal in our eyes.
Liz and Jo: Visit a Pasar (market). Our top two recommendations would be Pasar Santa (weekends is more entertaining) and Pasar Majestik. A local delicacy and currently popular food is the Martabak. You should try the one with nutella and peanuts. Also, visit a park - our favourite in Jakarta is Taman Suropati. Bogor Botanical Gardens is lovely too (but best to go mid week and arrive around 08.00 to avoid crowds and the heat of the day). Check out a cafe that serves Indonesian coffee (we love Gyanti in Menteng). And of course visit your local vendors and practice your Bahasa Indonesia - don’t be shy! What are the things you love right now? Liz: I’m loving Indonesian textiles. My recent interest is in this brand ‘Sejauh Mata Memandang’ or ‘As far as the eye can see.’ It is an artisan, ready to wear textile brand that produces modern designs influenced by everyday Indonesian life. I can’t get enough of their designs right now. Jo: I am really enjoying becoming more familiar with local ingredients and adding these to my daily cooking. What is your typical weekend look like? Liz: Our weekend is very much about family. Saturday morning is some physical activity with the kids, then almond milk smoothies at our local café, and recently weekends have involved sharing some of the places Jo and I have visited and written about for our blog. Jo: If it’s AFL season, then Friday night is often marked with a night in, watching a game (and the kids devouring pizza!). Saturday often involves sport for our kids and a catch up with family friends in the evening. I try to keep Sunday quite as the school week is always hectic and we all need to recharge in readiness for the week ahead.
where ‘ajb’ will take us. I am happy for it to grow organically; expanding and evolving as we continue to explore. It has no ‘official’ finish line and this is refreshing as who knows where it will lead us. That’s the appeal of this blogging journey and what makes it even better is that it has been a shared adventure with my friend Liz. Can you list any other bloggers in Jakarta that readers should follow? Liz: Manual Jakarta and The Honeycombers Jakarta, both are good resources. What advice for new comers? Jo: You need to have an open mind and definitely learn the language. If you can start to learn Bahasa Indonesia before you arrive, that is even better! People really appreciate the efforts you make with their language. Adopt a ‘half glass full’ approach to life here in Jakarta - this can be challenging at times but having a more positive outlook on life will make this experience more enjoyable for yourself and of course your family too. Liz: A turn of phrase I use often in Jakarta is ‘slow and steady’. It comes from my belief about self care, i.e. taking the time to do some of the activities that nurture you; that could be physically, mentally or emotionally. Change of any kind is not easy, so my advice particularly to women is not to put pressure on yourself to ‘feel settled’ by a particular date or time. It is a process that takes time. Everyone is different and deals with change differently. Most importantly don't be alone while you are making the transition. Look for opportunities to meet and connect with like-minded people. The Jakarta expat community is a very welcoming and supportive one, particularly for new comers. ¿
In the future where do you hope your blog will take you both? Liz: ‘Ajb’ is always evolving, but we will continue to cover stories about local people, emerging artists, great coffee, how to cook and use local ingredients and new lifestyle options that we haven’t discovered yet. The feedback from our readers both locally and across the globe is encouraging too; it validates and gives me confidence to continue to tell stories of the expat life in Indonesia. It’s a labor of love. Jo: I don’t have any aspirations in terms of
LIz and Jo interviewing a local creative artists.
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COFFE E S T O R IE S BY A JO URNEY B E S POKE
Barista Mila from Anomali Coffee Kemang
Giyanti pandan cake and latte
by Liz and Jo photos by a journey bespoke Jakarta is riding high on the global 'third coffee wave’ which regards coffee as a drink as fine as wine; and where everything from origins, harvesting and brewing methods is appreciated. Together we have sipped great coffee, from beans sourced from across the archipelago, for over 12 months now. Below are our ‘Top 6’ Jakarta cafes serving some of our favourite brews; with a common thread being the quality of their coffee, the quality of their beans and the location of the crop. So grab a cup of your preferred coffee, get comfy in your favourite chair, and Happy Reading!
Anomali Serving coffee from Java, North Sumatra, Aceh, Bali and Sulawesi, Anomali has been at the forefront of the burgeoning Jakarta coffee scene for more than seven years. Today Anomali is located in several locations in both Jakarta and Bali. Anomali is famous for offering its clients an all-round coffee experience. You can sip your favourite coffee in one of its many cool, industrialstyle cafes. Whilst there, you can also purchase freshly roasted coffee beans along with any necessary coffee equipment. Anomali also offers coffee training and cupping classes as well as a coffee cart service. We like to sip: Single latte and cappuccino Why this place? The coffee is consistently of a high standard. Service is always efficient and friendly. Although our favourite barista, Mila, has moved to Anomali Senopati, we are still able to enjoy the good quality coffee that Anomali is famous for at our local Anomali. And when we are in the Senopati area, we always drop in to say 'Hi' to Mila and enjoy one of her beautiful brews. Senopati Jl. Senopati No. 19 Kebayoran Baru, Jakarta Selatan 7:00am - 11.00pm Kemang Roasting Facility and Training Centre (and Cafe) Jl. Kemang Raya No. 72 Unit G, Jakarta Selatan
Giyanti Coffee Roastery I can't remember who originally told Liz and I about Giyanti Coffee Roastery in Menteng but I recall they shared the information like it was a carefully guarded secret. And after multiple visits, I can understand why. Giyanti take their coffee seriously and so do their clients, who are reluctant to share their coffee spot with too many others. Sparking up a conversation with Giyanti's owner, Hendrik, Liz and I quickly learned that he is happy to keep Giyanti's profile more discrete, with the focus firmly fixed on achieving quality of product. Interestingly, I think Giyanti's reputation is becoming widely recognised and whether it is planned or not, Giyanti is on the lips of all coffee aficionados in Jakarta. Giyanti roast their own coffee beans on site, sourcing from across the Indonesian archipelago as well as roasting beans from South America and Africa. We like to sip: A bit of everything! Their macchiato gave me the caffeine hit that I needed after a week of very early morning starts. Giyanti's flat white and cappuccino are also top notch Accompanying our coffee, we enjoyed pandan cake (a chiffon cake that is light and not overly sweet) and a lamington, which was delicious! Why this place? Quite simply, they do fantastic coffee; whether you want to grab some beans or sit and enjoy your coffee, it is sure to hit the spot. Giyanti also makes some delicious cakes, biscuits and sweets. My favourite is the lamington which is the perfect balance of chocolate and sponge cake, all rolled in desiccated coconut. Giyanti's lamingtons are almost as good as my Mum's (I did say almost!) The location of the venue is also noteworthy. Giyanti Coffee Roastery is located just across the road from the famous antique and bric-a-brac markets of Jl. Surabaya. Once you have finished rummaging through the wares, you can cross the road and find yourself in a delightful setting surrounded by good coffee, quality food and attentive service. Likewise, if you have just taken the kids to nearby Taman Suropati (as featured in
our park special Green Spaces in Jakarta), then a just reward is a pit stop at this place. So you can please everyone, after all. Jl. Surabaya No. 20 Menteng, Jakarta Pusat Opening hours: Sunday - Tuesday: closed for roasting Wednesday - Saturday: 9.30am - 5.30pm
Goni Coffee Goni Coffee was originally located in the 'dalams' of Kemang - a quaint village-style part of the South Jakarta suburb of Kemang, but as with all good things, word spread and the little coffee shop was soon bursting at the seams with both locals and expats alike, wanting their quality coffee fix each day. Before long owners Fauzan and Argam decided that a new, bigger venue was required. Hence Goni has relocated to Kemang Timur; not too far from the original location, whilst providing a more spacious cafe that still retains the industrial-style charm. We drank: Cappuccino, flat white and piccolo We ate: Chocolate donut (homemade!) We took away: Plain donuts for after school treats (homemade also) Jl. Kemang Timur Raya No.78CD, Jakarta Selatan Monday - Saturday 7:00am - 6:00pm Sunday 8:00am - 6:00pm
MONOLOG Coffee MONOLOG Coffee not only prides itself in being an excellent coffee shop 'on par' with cafes abroad, but they also offer a full breakfast, lunch and dinner menu. Monolog Coffee can be found in Plaza Senayan and PIM 1. Both Monolog venues have a vibrant industrial style atmosphere and distinctive decor. Think exposed brick walls and large glass windows framed in black steel. Monolog Coffee also supports local artists, and their work is featured throughout the Monolog cafes.
Goni coffee cappucino and piccollo
Monolog Barista Mail with a piccolo
Kopi Tuku Cappuccino and donut
Woodpecker Jl. Panglima Polim counter
We like to sip: Piccolo latte, cappuccino and regular latte
home with a 900gram vacuum sealed bag of Aceh Gayo beans.
We like to sip: Barista Hendar makes a 'mean' flat white
Why this place? Very friendly service, consistently good coffee and they open for all 'early birds' at 7:00am. Staff are also happy to make your coffee 'extra hot' if you prefer. Monolog Senayan is particularly unique. When we first arrived in Jakarta, (it's Liz here!) a friend described the location as 'in the basement of a mall' and 'within a carpark' and 'in an alleyway'. It is all of these things, and makes for a unique coffee experience.
Why this place? Toko Kopi Tuku is a must try for Jakarta coffee lovers who enjoy the intimacy of a small space and the expertise of one of the most cheerful and enthusiastic baristas named Citra.
Why this place? Your coffee will be presented in the Woodpecker Coffee signature style; which is on a small tray accompanied by a small glass vessel of water. Woodpecker is in a very cool South Jakarta locale which means it is a great spot to meet friends (not too many remember... due to size) before you explore the rest of the neighbourhood and most importantly it ticks all the coffee boxes. It has a great fit-out. Think concrete, wood, glass, copper and indoor plants! It is light and bright and features a modern concrete bench which you can sip your coffee from, wait for it... on the cutest goat hide stools by nagarey HOME. Your kids will also love Woodpecker Coffee. One for the waffles, but also if they are avid Instagrammers. It's Instagrammer's heaven in here!
Other noteworthy information: On car free Sundays you will meet Jakarta cyclists sipping their morning coffee at Monolog Senayan. It's a great weekend meeting place; one because it opens early, and two because bikes can easily be rested next to your table, against the wall in the outside alleyway section of the cafe. How good is that! Street Galley 1st floor No. 101 B, Pondok Indah Mall 1 Jl. Metro Pondok Indah, Jakarta Selatan 7:00am - 12:00am Monday - Sunday Plaza Senayan CP 101 B, Palm Gate Entrance Asia Afrika No. 8 7:00am - 10:00pm Monday - Sunday
Toko Kopi Tuku Toko Kopi Tuku is located on busy Jl. Cipete Raya and can be identified by their large TUKU sign hoisted high on the left hand side coming from Jl. Fatmawati. They roast their coffee beans on site, sourced from across Indonesia and provide a cheery atmosphere while still maintaining attention to serving you their best brew. Coffee connoisseurs have the option to sit up to their cute bench at the front of the cafe, and enjoy the aroma coming from the hopper inside, or take a seat at the bench inside overlooking the coffee machine and counter lined with freshly roasted beans ready to take away. We like to sip: Jo enjoyed the Toko Kopi Tuku cappuccino and I savoured their piccolo latte. We shared their delicious Indonesian style doughnut which was not overly sweet or dry. I returned
Other noteworthy information: This local gem feels not unlike an 'Italian bar' where patrons stand, enjoy their coffee en route to somewhere else. the road and find yourself in a delightful setting surrounded by good coffee, quality food and attentive service. Likewise, if you have just taken the kids to nearby Taman Suropati (as featured in our park special Green Spaces in Jakarta), then a just reward is a pit stop at this place. So you can please everyone, after all. Other noteworthy information: According to Giyanti's webpage, they serve Jakarta's best homemade apple pie. Although we are yet to try it, we encourage you to give it a go and let us know what you think! If their traditional pandan cake or their lamingtons are anything to go by, we're sure you won't be disappointed. Jl. Cipete Raya No. 7, Jakarta Selatan 7:00am - 8:00pm Everyday except Sundays
Woodpecker Coffee Woodpecker Coffee is located in the very hip Kebayoran Baru neighbourhood as well as Jl. Terogong Raya and is a MUST visit. Look out for the super-cute woodpecker logo on the facade! The space is 'petite' but don't let that deter you. The staff are very friendly and it almost feels like you are sitting in a 'friend's kitchen' as you can chat to the barista whilst your coffee is being made. Woodpecker Coffee serves their coffee hot and cold, fresh juice by Juice & Co and their signature dish is the 'waffle'; which they offer with a range of sweet toppings and served on a very cool wooden board. They also have a small selection of pastries, muffins and cookies.
Other noteworthy information: Woodpecker Coffee is environmentally aware. If you ride your bike to Woodpecker on Saturdays and Sundays, you will enjoy a 10% discount on any cup of coffee. They also have a separate glass room for smokers, which makes it comfortable for everyone; smokers and us non-smokers alike. Woodpecker Coffee also encourages local artisans and has a general store. They have a very small but beautifully curated selection of locally made and designed products which make great gifts. Recently they have stocked ceramics by Ayu Larasati napery by kasual + project and modern batik pot blankets by Sejau. Jl. Panglima Polim V, No. 23 Kebayoran Baru, Jakarta Selatan Jl Terogong Raya No. 34, Jakarta Selatan 7:00am - 9:00pm Monday to Sunday
For more coffee stories or to be kept up to date on Liz and Joâ€™s adventures in Jakarta head to their website a journey bespoke www.ajourneybespoke.com or follow them on Instagram - @ajourneybespoke
aroundthedurian - sports
DISCOVER THE THRILL AND EXCITEMENT OF HORSE RIDING ADRIA PRATAMA MULYA EQUESTRIAN CENTRE by Caroline Lawalata photos by Adria Pratama Mulya Equestrian Centre If your child is into horses, Adria Pratama Mulya Equestrian is the right and perfect place to visit. They welcome visitors of all ages and offer a wide variety of riding activities and training programs for the whole family, including individual and group lessons from beginner, intermediate and advanced through to professional. Junior riding lessons are also available and parents are welcome to watch their child’s riding lesson.
The stables are high quality with international standard facilities with well-maintained and professionally run stables. The facilities include small and large indoor and outdoor arena and stables for 45 horses. From the moment you walk through the entrance it is evident that it will be an enjoyable experience with an amazing arena and guest facilities throughout. The horses are in great condition, look healthy, are well cared for and expertly schooled.
The equestrian programs are run by experienced, knowledgeable and certified instructors, both local and internationally trained who lovingly handle the animals. No matter what your riding standard or experience, the APM equestrian instructors are interested and happy to help you.
What else can you find at APM equestrian? You can also book your school tour, birthday party or group into a fun filled day at Adria Pratama Mulya Equestrian. They have all inclusive packages available and are tailored to suit your individual needs! You can also hire the venue for photo shoots, parties, birthday parties, weddings, conferences, meeting points and much more. For kids, don’t miss the pony rides !
The beginner lessons are designed for the inexperienced equestrian as well as for those with past experience who feel they need a refresher course. You will learn a balanced seat in the saddle, how to correctly halter and tie a horse, basic grooming, the rider’s position in the saddle to develop a secure and balanced seat at the walk and trot, basic aids for turning and stopping a horse plus much more. The APM Equestrian services include boarding, horse riding, breeding, farrier, horse transport and coach clinic.
Adria Pratama Mulya Equestrian Centre. Jl. Raya Arya Wangsakara, DesaTapos, Tigaraksa – Tangerang Ph: +6221 29418691/ +6281381281952 E: firstname.lastname@example.org www.adriapratamamulya.com ¿
aroundthedurian - book club
by Karen Gunderson
INTERSECTION OF LIGHT AND LIVES ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE On February 15th, the ANZA Book Club had a great discussion of Anthony Doerr’s All the Light We Cannot See. The story is told chapter to chapter from the viewpoints of three characters, a blind French girl, a German Nazi radio technician, and a German sergeant major. The chapters jump backward and forward in time. This was a little confusing at first, but we agreed that the current fad is to write novels this way so we adjusted. In this book, it created a suspenseful build-up to the moment we knew was coming; somehow these unlikely characters’ lives would intersect. The book had many strong themes. As the title suggests, light was a central theme. Some of the book’s most beautifully written passages were when a radio orator explained the science of light and radio waves to children. The realization of right over wrong, another kind of light, was threaded throughout the story as well. Guilt weighed heavily in this book, as it often does in war stories when people make choices that haunt them forever. The book brought up the theme of supernatural powers via the sought after Sea of Flames diamond that was thought to protect the life of its owner. Many reviewers considered this a weakness of the book, pushing the story toward fantasy rather than historical fiction. Our group decided instead that the author wanted to explore how superstition, not supernatural power, influenced the characters; it surely did and led to a very exciting climactic scene and a mystery at the end. While some characters could have been more developed, the main character Marie-Laure, the blind girl, was well developed; we could understand her world and feelings of terror and powerlessness leaving her familiar Paris neighborhood with her father on the cusp of the Nazi invasion. We could see how despite her blindness she created light in herself with her inquisitiveness and imagination. Also we understood Werner, the radio technician, and why he chose to escape his existence as an orphan destined for the same coal mines that killed his father, to take a position in a Nazi training school. Through a series of selfpreserving decisions that could have been better developed, we felt guilt and shame for Werner. When he later partly redeemed himself at the end of the book we were relieved, but the scenes of death and loss as a consequence of his earlier choices stay with the reader long after she reads the last page. The least developed was Sergeant Major Reinhold von Rumpel, who obsessively searched for the diamond hidden by MarieLaure and her father in the hope it would cure his cancer. He is portrayed as evil through and
through, barely human, but at the same time how could anyone blame him for trying to save himself?
USA and Europe. Interestingly, only one collection is present in Asia (one dung beetle in Malaysia).
The book was well-researched and taught us about a variety of topics, such as the bombing of the amazing Fort Saint-Malo in France, radio construction and their use by the French Resistance, and (surprise!) all about mollusks.
In the book, Wallace also explains the logic behind the famous line he drew between Kalimantan and Sulawesi and Java and Bali. To the west of the zone the flora and fauna are more Asian; to the east, they are more Australasian, which he tied to previous geologic events and deep sea trenches.
If you are looking for a good read, a solid page turner with strong plot, this is your book.
MUCH MORE THAN FLORA AND FAUNA… A SNAPSHOT OF THE PAST THE MALAY ARCHIPELAGO BY ALFRED RUSSEL WALLACE On March 14th, the ANZA Book Group had an interesting discussion about the natural history classic, The Malay Archipelago, written by Alfred Russel Wallace and published in 1869. The book read like a journal and was based on Wallace’s travel notes on his journey from Singapore east to Guinea, in which he traversed the entire Indonesian archipelago in the years 1854 to 1862. The book was not what we expected (dry, clinical descriptions of plants and animals), but rather a very readable narrative of life in Indonesia during Dutch colonial times with colorful descriptions of local culture and anecdotes of his adventures. The book consists of two volumes. The first covers his travels through Singapore, Borneo, Java, Sumatra, Bali , Lombok, Timor, Celebes, Banda and Ambon. In the second volume, he covers the Moluccas, Ternate and New Guinea (Papua). Most of us made it through the first volume where he described his many encounters with local cultures, Dutch governors, orangutans, flowers and bugs of all kinds. Some of these interactions were a bit disturbing compared to modern thinking, such as the killing and skinning all types of animals including orangutans to serve as future museum specimens. Equally unnerving were his attitudes toward local people and the respect paid to the Dutch for their “civilizing” influences on them. But as you read his book, you can’t help but realize how fortunate you are to read an unfiltered version of Indonesia as it was from the view of a British scientist of the time. Even with his biases and a sprinkling of arrogance, Wallace’s admiration for the land, nature and people came through in his detailed descriptions. You just wish you could have seen these things too! Wallace donated a total of 125,000 specimens he collected on this journey to British museums, ranging from large mammals to tiny insects, exotic butterflies and splendid birds of paradise. Many specimens were also sold to private collectors. At present his collection is dispersed through museums around the world including
All in all, a very interesting and at times provocative book.. a snapshot of the past.
NOT WHAT WAS EXPECTED FROM THE MYSTERIOUS ORIENT One would think by the title that Orient by Christopher Bollen is a story situated somewhere here in Asia. Instead the book refers to the small town of Orient situated on the northern tip of Long Island, which is just east of New York City. The town of Orient is a real place, but the story and characters are completely fictional in this literary mystery. The genre of literary mystery is defined as an extremely well written mystery with rounded characters and an interesting setting. Indeed this book is very strong on characters! I felt right inside the heads of the major players in this story, understanding their thinking, for better or worse. The island’s shorelines, waterways and iconic lighthouse, as well as its proximity to New York City, create a great backdrop for the author to develop his detailed plot and characters. He uses very colorful and unique metaphors throughout the book: even though a few may be overplayed and end up feeling forced. The plot revolves around an increasing number of “natural” deaths and then an arson that kills a whole family. Motives for killing can be found in conflicts between citizens over the creation of a land trust to block development on the island. Lovers lost and cheated on create murder motives too. Perhaps some blackmail here and there could be the reason or the rich Russian businessman who appears suddenly flashing cash? The reader can come up with many ideas of who the killer is, but Orient year-rounders quickly suspect a 19 year old former drug user and past foster child that recently arrived on the island. The reader is sympathetic to this young man; he couldn’t have killed…or could he? The last quarter of the book is very fast paced with surprises in every chapter until the final resolution. This is just what you want in a good mystery book. Even though mysteries are not my usual genre, I found this book very exciting and satisfying. I am quite sad it is finished! ¿
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