Category Archive: Indonesia

Indonesian Instrument – Gamelan – in the UK

This post has been in my head since another blogger Fe posted something about Indonesian things abroad. I mentioned that in one of my favourite places to go Southbank Centre, there is an Indonesian… Continue reading

3 Things – Animation, Urban Art and Music from Indonesia

Hi Everyone! I hope you are all good. It is getting really cold and dark in the UK, hence my reluctance to do anything but read books and drink tea under the warmth… Continue reading

How To Wear a Batik Fabric – No Sew

As a proud Indonesian I have been collecting Batik and Ikat Fabrics, beautiful ones that I sometimes put on a frame or put as a decoration on my sofa. Otherwise they are just… Continue reading

A – Z Indonesia Inspired Font

The booklet caught my eyes with its combination of unusual colours and traditional pattern. If you have been following me for a while you’d know that I am into illustrated A-Z s books,… Continue reading

Indonesia Etc – A Must Read – An Indonesian Perspective of the Book

Hardly ever I say to anyone I know: You must read this, or you must watch this. I obviously share my thoughts on things, but would recommend books only if I am asked.… Continue reading

Eva’s Surabaya

Moving on from Jakarta, don’t fret I might do more on Jakarta, but as Indonesia is huge I want to move on to another part of the country, Surabaya, East Java. This time… Continue reading

Maesy’s Jakarta

This time Jakarta according to Maesy Angelina, the other half of Dusty Sneakers, Gypsytoes. Maesy grew up in Jakarta. Her departure to Holland to study was the impetus for her and Teddy to… Continue reading

Teddy’s Jakarta

Teddy W. Kusuma, or in the blogging world he is called Twosocks, is a half of The Dusty Sneakers. I tweeted the other day to say this is probably going to be the… Continue reading

Made in Indonesia – Wish List

I know it is only 1 week before Christmas, this update was just a quick one to follow on the good response to the Grensi Update. I thought I share my Made in… Continue reading

Veny and Victor – Grensi – Cool Indonesians

If you have not noticed yet, I love stationery (not stationary or standing still). I found Grensi whilst going through Illustrations, mainly for their illustrated stationery collection of Papua. What I love is… Continue reading

Conversation about Culture – Arranged Marriage or Match Making

In Indonesian Literature there is a book called Sitti Nurbaya, written by one of the country’s famous writers Marah Rusli published in 1966. The story is so well known in Indonesia that it… Continue reading

Dita & Zulfy – Cemprut & Uhkz – Cool Indonesians

One of the things I love to look for going to urban areas are the Murals or what some may say grafitti. I don’t think I have actually seen good ones in Jakarta… Continue reading

Wita Puspita – Design is Yay – Cool Indonesian

This time around I found Wita when I was trawling through Instagram pics of Totoro. Weird I know, but I thought “hmm this girl has similar interest to me”. Sure enough when I… Continue reading

Martha Puri Natasande – Ideku Handmade – Cool Indonesian

As I mentioned before, I found a lot of Indonesian talents on instagram, now this next lady is not only a talented illustrator, but also a gifted crafter and businesswoman. She design, draws,… Continue reading

An unlikely to have happened question

Inspired by other Indonesian bloggers about the silly questions that they got by their fellow countrymen/women, I thought I share mine. One of the questions or maybe just verbal wondering that people say… Continue reading

Kampuang Nan Jauh Di Mato – West Sumatran Traditional song

When I was drawing these West Sumatran traditional houses, Rumah Gadang, my intepretation anyway, I kept singing this song in my head. Called Kampuang nan Jauh di Mato, this is in Padangnese, not… Continue reading

Tulisan Journalist Tote and Cruise Bag – Review

So last time when I was in Indonesia being depressed, stressed and sad, I went to Tulisan to cheer myself up and bought two bags. They are different to what I already have… Continue reading

Fenty Anggreta – Cool Indonesian Illustrator

It was a “ D’oh “ Homer-style moment, when I realise that instagram is where everyone seems to be. When I say everyone, I mean loads of Indonesian Cool Illustrators are. Obviously I… Continue reading

Indonesian Independence Day

It translates to: 17 August in the year of 1945 That is our independent day The day of freedom for the nation and its people The birthday of Indonesian Nation Once we are… Continue reading

Stop Using Foreign Words?

Okay, I admit the whole post is going to be in English just to be Ironic. Not the kind of Irony that Alanis Morissette was talking about which essentially mean “bad luck”. Lately… Continue reading