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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…

Roadtrip to Bandung

I am blessed enough to have met such good people during my stay in Jakarta. Somehow, my roommates suggested me to go to Bandung for the weekend. They always talk about this place as a chill, colder and “surrounded-with-nature” city. It is truly surrounded by hills and very steep slopes and a close getaway for people…

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…