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Kota Tua & Glodok

Located in the North of Jakarta, Kota Tua is considered as the Old Town of the city. It is the remainder of Old Batavia, a heritage of the Dutch colonization time. In the past decades, some historical buildings have been restored through a revitalization plan while others have been left deteriorating. Café Batavia is one…

Batik from Jakarta

Probably one of the must-have when travelling in Indonesia is the batik textile. Batik is a fascinating traditional technique of dyeing or drawing custom patterns on a fabric. It can be used for sarongs, shirts, shawls, or just to decorate. Each region in Indonesia proudly owns it particular batik style. Traditionally, the patterns are very…

Hello Viêtnam

Being in South-East Asia, it is a must to hop to Ho Chi Minh (Saigon). From Jakarta, it takes less than one day to get there. Saigon is still greatly influenced by the French colonial architecture and gastronomy. The eclectic hybrid of Vietnamese and French cultures beautifully adapted to each other through its chaotic streets…