What on Earth is a Kampung?

If you have never been to Jakarta, or Indonesia, you may never have seen or heard of a kampung. Basically it’s a village community which maybe, in some places, is surrounded by rice fields or plantations of some kind, whereas in Jakarta it may be right beside a huge shopping mall, or just behind yourContinue reading “What on Earth is a Kampung?”

Jakarta, Why Do I Love You So?

When people arrive here and see the chaos they look at me like I must be mad to have lived here for so long and be raising my family here. Often I agree with them. What is this city anyway? When I came here over 12 years ago, never once did I imagine that thisContinue reading “Jakarta, Why Do I Love You So?”