Selamat Idul Fitri at Sunda Kelapa

Waiting for prayers to start at Sunda Kelapa in the early morning It seems that there is always a cause for celebration here in Jakarta, and the night before Idul Fitri has to be one of the biggest street parties I have ever seen here.  There was excitement in the air as the sounds of […] Read more »

Celebrating the end of Ramadhan at Istiqlal Mosque

As Ramadan is a time for spiritual reflection, improvement and increased devotion and worship, I wanted to take the opportunity to visit Istiqlal Mosque, which is the largest mosque in Southeast Asia in terms of capacity, to witness the thousands of people praying together to mark the end of the fasting month. After being granted permission […] Read more »

Buka Puasa with Orphans at the Ridwans

Each evening during Ramadhan, the Ridwan’s have been hosting ‘Buka Puasa’ (Breaking the Fast), with the orphans in their community, as has been the tradition for Shinta and her husband Mohammad for the past 11 years. Firstly they snack together before praying and then eating their meal for the evening.  I have met these children […] Read more »

Taman Suropati Chamber during Ramadhan

During the month of Ramadhan, Taman Suropati Chamber have rescheduled their usual morning classes to 3-5pm each Sunday afternoon. We headed down recently, taking with us one of Treen’s dear friends and fellow teachers, Talisa, to enjoy the ambience in the park. I am incredibly envious of anyone with any musical talent and to see […] Read more »

‘Eksobatica’ Fashion Show at Grand Indonesia

To celebrate Ramadhan, Grand Indonesia Shopping Town is hosting a month full of Batik, Fashion, Art, Music and activities traditionally from Indonesia from 20 July to 26 August 2012.  Highlights of this event include: – Fashion Exhibition and Fashion Show by Iwan Tirta Private Collection, APPMI, Alleira, Mumtaaz Butik, Lasale College – Talkshow and Fashion […] Read more »

Mini Fashion Show by Rafi Abdurrahman Ridwan – ‘Lovely Moment for Lovely Kids’

Indonesia’s National Children’s Day was celebrated earlier this week on 22nd July and I would like to acknowledge all the children I know that have touched my heart and brought sunshine to my days and I would especially like to dedicate this day to a very special friend of mine, Indonesia’s youngest Fashion Designer, Rafi […] Read more »