Easter in Jakarta 2015

Many expats escaped the hustle and bustle of Jakarta in favour of short vacations in Yogjakarta, Bali and Singapore. We remained and celebrated Easter at home in J town.
Now, not much was happening and the city was very quiet and very easy to drive around which made for a wonderful change.
Hello Spring was a popup market held at Grand Indonesia. Advertised as a bazaar and promising a huge collection of clothing, accessories and food the event left a little to be desired as you can see by the lack of photos posted. The upside was the opportunity to wander the mall and together and find a yummy burger place for lunch.
Not a bad effort, for the first year, maybe Hello Spring 2016 will be bigger and better..

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Good Friday 2015 fell on April 3. The poster below advertising an Easter event at our residence did not shock expats. We will have our community Easter egg hunt a week after good Friday 🙂

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Holy Sunday bunny for D. I could not believe that I found a decent chocolate gift. Next year I’ll be more brave and order from a chocolatier.

The Easter Sunday Bazaar was held at TUGU KUNSTKRING PALEIS in Menteng. No entry fee, which is rare for Indonesia, and the promise of good food, music, traditional Indonesian crafts, clothing and accessories.

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The venue boasted a lovely outdoor function area which did actually have an entertaining live band and food vendors.
There was a strong social awareness presence with many community groups hosting stalls.

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The stall below was held by  Paraplegicia People Community group and the needlework on their items was top notch. I have their business card to follow up on where some of their items may be purchased in the future.

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These Indonesian styled barbie dolls are made by women in prison as a means to teaching seeing skills and to raise money for street kids, HIV/AIDs charities and single parent assistance programs. D thought this one worthy of our niece.

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Not too bad a way to spend a weekend all in all. Happy Easter!

thesmult- life is what you decide
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