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A young Darryl Patton

Darryl Patton: Godfather of the Expat Bars

Darryl Patton, 1941-2011 Englishman Darryl Patton was the innovator behind many of the early expatriate bars in Jakarta, pioneering much of the nightlife scene as we...

I Hate Spas

Most people like massages and spa treatments, but I am not one of them. All those ‘SPA-aholics’, addicted ladies, always try to explain to me how good and healthy...

Le Souq C’est Chic

Literally translated as “Arabic Market”, Le Souq captures the young and vibrant spirit which is somewhat lacking in Jakarta’s interior design world. Fresh out of...

Sebastien Laurent

I love Indonesia

I was on my way to Jepara (the biggest jungle furniture centre in the world, around 2,500 different small, medium and big companies are based there) to visit a few...

Living a Greener Life

Living a Greener Life in the Big Durian

Imagine if you could turn your home in Jakarta into a modern tropical paradise.  Imagine it was like staying in a resort. Think lush greenery, natural materials, smart...

Bule on moped

Disneyland Bali

I know, I know, the expatriates in Bali are such an easy target to laugh at, but still… As I’ve just come back from a too long “3 days” stay there, I have some...

Understanding Today’s Young Indonesian Consumers

Let me start with a big disclaimer- the following commentary on today’s young consumers of Indonesia is not based on any primary research but purely from my daily...

Sebastien Laurent

To my Expatriate Friends who always Complain (Including me!)

It’s a bit of an international sport or hobby for expatriates to always complain about how things are better in their home country. As I come back from one month in...

Education Guide 2017

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