Thursday, February 11, 2016

 An ice cream parlour in Jakarta goes right back to early times when it had Italian owners. Seemingly it has changed premises and pictures are displayed about history.  Currently the presentation is careless.

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Tradition and cross dressing in the old city.  A favourite outing on Sunday.



Monday, February 08, 2016

From the Trans Jakarta bus to Harmoni, yes, Harmoni, could be seen (below) the site of a recent explosion. Now the kopi franchise is well fenced off. Some say it is risky in Indonesia, they would get out of there.

  In Australia it is risky to be a refugee.  The gulags at Nauru and Manus and prison on Christmas Island are hell holes and to have the hide to set them up off-shore is exploitative, colonial, cruel, stands for  maladministration, expense and totally negativity.
  Write an email today to the MPs and join leaders in the community who are currently more vocal about human rights and the return of victims to the gulags.
 

Sunday, February 07, 2016


From Dapur Babah Restaurant to street food.  A nasi-duck-egg-omelet plus this and that nicely filled the bill. 
Observe how it is made before placing an order.  And I am wary of MSG although it is hardly a big threat.
 
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Friday, February 05, 2016

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

 Here is a small business. Portable in bamboo, food and hot coals all ready for street food.
 It was outside an established eatery and an eastern fantasy par excellence. Chinese and Buddhist inspired, the artifacts and furnishings were unbelievable good against subdued black or red backgrounds. The photos do it no justice. In Jl Veteran 1....Jakarta.