Pasar Mayestik ☆ Jakarta Indonesia ☆ Throwback Thursday

Pasar Mayestik Jakarta

PASAR MAYESTIK

To this day the biggest readership for my blog comes from Indonesia. I’d like to thank dear readers and stumble-upon visitors in Indonesia for coming to my blog even after I moved to India. I hope the information for Indonesia on my blog is not too outdated yet (I’m sure there is some).

I have many photos that I had taken before we left Jakarta, Indonesia, which I have not used on my blog. I did not have enough time to write about all the places that I had visited and taken photos at especially towards the end of our time in Jakarta and thus I have some photos that have been stored on my computer without being edited. I decided to pull out some of the photos to write about the places from which I think and hope that current expats and other readers in Indonesia will be able to benefit.

So here I am writing about Pasar Mayestik, one of the popular markets in Jakarta which is known for the fabric selections. I have been to the fabric market part before. I mentioned a fabric store called IKO BANA where I bought fabric for my formal gown. If you are interested, please visit this post.

In May 2013, my Japanese friend took me to Pasar Mayestik to show me a good place to buy tin boxes. Getting recommendations from expats who live in the city is my favorite way to learn about a new city whether for visitors and foreign residents from overseas. I visited Pasar Mayestik a few months after the newly built buildings opened. Back then, there are some spaces which were still not filled with shops. I

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GATARA BALI

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Gatara Bali is the store recommended by my friend and it has many beautiful tin boxes with great reasonable prices. If you go to Bali, I’m sure you can find even better prices, but for shopping for tin boxes in Jakarta, I think that the prices you can get at Gatara Bali are as good as they might get. Gatara Bali had many tin boxes.

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I bought about 5 or 6 tin boxes from Gatara Bali on that day. Knowing how practical and beautiful these tin boxes are, I wish I had bought more. These tin boxes are wonderful for storage and decoration. If you would like to see how I use them at my current home in Mumbai, India, please read the previous post Tin Boxes As Storage & Decoration.

 

OTHER STORES

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PAPER BAGS FOR GIFT WRAPPING

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CUTE BEACH BAGS

These bags are popular among Japanese expat ladies.
日本人の女性に人気の可愛いバッグ。

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CUPCAKE WRAPS

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There were many more stores in the basement. It is a great place to find many things you need especially when you plan for a party.

 

TOKO MAJU FOR CRAFT LOVERS

Pasar Mayestik is especially known for its textile and craft stores. Toko Maju is a store for all the craft lovers in Jakarta. If you need anything for your craft project with fabric, Toko Maju seems to be the store to go to. It was quite impressive to see the wide selection of craft goods especially beads and buttons that were available at Toko Maju.

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Even if you are not a big craft person, you will have fun at Toko Maju, don’t you think?

I hope you enjoyed the post!

Pasar Mayestik
Kyai Maja St.
Gunung Village, Kebayoran Baru
South Jakarta City 12120

Wednesday Wall2Wall ☆ Tin Boxes As Storage & Decoration ☆ Souvenirs From Jakarta Indonesia

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One of the items that I use almost daily today which I wish I had bought more back in Jakarta, Indonesia where I used to live, is tin boxes. Tin boxes are great for storage and I have them in many different rooms in my current home in Mumbai, India.

These dotted tin boxes in the two photos above and below are my favorite tin boxes which I purchased at Cayenne. I have written about Cayenne in August, 2010 HERE.

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There are many stores in Jakarta where you can find tin boxes. Cayenne in Kemang Selatan in Jakarta used to have a variety of tin boxes like these when I still lived in Jakarta. I don’t know if they still carry them any more as they seem to have changed their featured items at the store. I have checked Cayenne’s Instagram account which has many beautiful items that they sell at the store. I was drooling over all the beautiful items at Cayenne and I would love to go to Cayenne right now and shop!

Below are all the tin boxes I bought at Pasar Mayestik in Jakarta (except for the one at the very end). I will post (It’s on the blog. Please click on the name.) the information about the shop “Gatara Bali” where my stylish Japanese friend took me back in May, 2013 in the next post . I took photos then, but I never had a chance to write about the shop as the move came and then I got busy transitioning.

Tin Boxes from Jakarta Indonesia

Tin Boxes as Storage

You might laugh that we still have MD’s from 1990’s and we listen to them. This tin box is handy for their storage in the kitchen.

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Tin boxes can be a great solution to tidy up a work space where it tends to collect clutter.

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This one below was a gift from my friend, so I did not buy it at Pasar Mayestik myself, but I did see boxes in the same size.

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I used to have this same box in my son’s nursery when we lived in Jakarta. I kept some wipes and diaper rash cream in the tin box. If you click on the photo, you can jump to the post about the baby boy nursery I had in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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There are links above as well, but if you haven’t clicked and still are interested in reading about the shop “Gatara Bali” in Pasar Mayestik where I bought tin boxes in Jakarta, Indonesia, please click HERE. I hope you enjoyed this post!

Wednesday Wall2Wall ☆ Tin Boxes As Storage & Decoration ☆ Souvenirs From Jakarta Indonesia

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One of the items that I use almost daily today which I wish I had bought more back in Jakarta, Indonesia where I used to live, is tin boxes. Tin boxes are great for storage and I have them in many different rooms in my current home in Mumbai, India.

These dotted tin boxes in the two photos above and below are my favorite tin boxes which I purchased at Cayenne. I have written about Cayenne in August, 2010 HERE.

Tin Boxes Storage Cayenne Jakarta

There are many stores in Jakarta where you can find tin boxes. Cayenne in Kemang Selatan in Jakarta used to have a variety of tin boxes like these when I still lived in Jakarta. I don’t know if they still carry them any more as they seem to have changed their featured items at the store. I have checked Cayenne’s Instagram account which has many beautiful items that they sell at the store. I was drooling over all the beautiful items at Cayenne and I would love to go to Cayenne right now and shop!

Below are all the tin boxes I bought at Pasar Mayestik in Jakarta (except for the one at the very end). I will post (It’s on the blog. Please click on the name.) the information about the shop “Gatara Bali” where my stylish Japanese friend took me back in May, 2013 in the next post . I took photos then, but I never had a chance to write about the shop as the move came and then I got busy transitioning.

Tin Boxes from Jakarta Indonesia

Tin Boxes as Storage

You might laugh that we still have MD’s from 1990’s and we listen to them. This tin box is handy for their storage in the kitchen.

Tin Boxes as Storage

 
Tin boxes can be a great solution to tidy up a work space where it tends to collect clutter.

Tin Boxes as Storage

Tin Boxes as Storage

Tin Boxes as Storage

 
This one below was a gift from my friend, so I did not buy it at Pasar Mayestik myself, but I did see boxes in the same size.

Tin Boxes Bali Jakarta

I used to have this same box in my son’s nursery when we lived in Jakarta. I kept some wipes and diaper rash cream in the tin box. If you click on the photo, you can jump to the post about the baby boy nursery I had in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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There are links above as well, but if you haven’t clicked and still are interested in reading about the shop “Gatara Bali” in Pasar Mayestik where I bought tin boxes in Jakarta, Indonesia, please click HERE. I hope you enjoyed this post!

Inacraft 2013 ☆ Jakarta, Indonesia

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I cannot believe that it’s been a year since the Inacraft 2013 and I was still in Jakarta a year ago. It feels like a life time ago when we lived in Jakarta. Sometimes, posts I meant to publish sooner and worked so hard get pushed to the side and buried under other posts by the ones with higher priorities. This post is one of them. I started working on my Inacraft post, edited, created collages with photos and uploaded them, but it sat in my draft file for nearly a year.

If you are around my blog, you might have noticed that I have not been around this past week. The reason is my computer crashed. It had been working abnormally slow in the recent past, so I knew it was imminent. My friend on Facebook said something right on point. Computers have a lifespan and hard drives would eventually die. Thus, you have to back up your precious files. I’m not new to crashes and I had learned a hard way in the past, so this time I did make backups. What a relief!

Especially for expats who move frequently from one country to another, backing up files is critical. It takes a toll on any computers with the physical move, change of voltage, different environmental factors such as climate, dust, humidity, and so forth. I did not realize until now why our computers in the past had not lasted as long as some others, but it totally makes sense.

Anyways, while I wait for my computer to work again in the future, I wanted to post at least Friday Finds and I looked at my draft file. There I found the Inacraft post draft. I decided to finish this and publish it. How can I write even though I don’t have my computer? I am writing on our old crippled computer with missing keys because of my son who removed them. It’s not easy to type on, but it is our life saver as my husband’s computer also crashed in the same week. Yes, it’s one of those weeks.

INACRAFT 2013

What’s Inacraft? You can check out Inacraft website for details, but in short it is a biggest handicraft trade show for gifts and housewares in Jakarta, Indonesia. You can find any crafts you can imagine from all over Indonesia in one place and it’s like an amusement park. It is something that needs to be on a bucket list of those expats in Jakarta before leaving.

As I am writing this post, I learn that the 16th Inacraft in 2014 is happening in Jakarta right now this week between April 23 and 27, 2014. Believe it or not, my decision to post this now happened with a mere coincidence because of the unavailability of my computer to edit photos due to its crash. There is always a reason for something to happen, isn’t there?

Thanks to my friend, Anita, I went to Inacraft in 2013. Thank you, Anita! I was very busy at this time a year ago as I was trying to get as much done before the end of our tour in Jakarta coming in less than 2 months. You know, the rush you get before leaving any place for good “oh my gosh, I might not get to buy, eat, or see this ever once I leave!” I am so glad with the decision to go to Inacraft when Anita asked even though it crossed my mind that I could spend the time to do something else.

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Be My Bean

 

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Solaris

 

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TIKALIKA DESIGN

 

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TIKALIKA DESIGN
MAGAZINE & NEWSPAPER SHELF FOR YOUR HOME/OFFICE/COMMERCIAL AREA
interior + furniture design
Bungur 37 Karangsetra, Bandung 40153
www.tikalikainterior.com
TEL: +62 22 203 2564

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Inacraft was amazing and fun! What I feature here is just one corner of Inacraft. There is so much more to this trade show.

You just have to see it.

I hope you enjoy seeing my photos from last year in 2013. They give me a shopping bug!

Happy Shopping!

Friday Finds ☆ Jamu Spa in Cipete, Jakarta

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    Jamu is traditional medicine in Indonesia mainly made from natural materials. It became popular during the Hindu Javanese period and is claimed to have originated in the Mataram Kingdom, a Hindu-Buddhist kingdom that was based in Central Java and later in East Java. Jamu is said to be influenced by Ayurveda.

    Having lived in India and learned a bit about Ayurveda, it is very interesting to know that India and Indonesia, the two countries I have lived back to back have such interesting historical ties.

I dedicate this post to those who are in Jakarta, Indonesia. Even though I have left Jakarta 10 months ago, the biggest readership till today is in Indonesia. This is my humble way to say thank you to them. At the same time, Jamu is definitely blog worthy. Even though I learned about Jamu during my second year of our three-year stay in Jakarta, I did not visit Jamu until the last month of our stay. It is such a shame. The good thing is that I’ve got to visit twice! I am eternally thankful to my Japanese friend, Kaori, who gave me the two opportunities to visit Jamu. Thank you, Kaori!! If you are an expat in Indonesia, I hope you take advantage of the wonderful spas available in Indonesia. Spas in Indonesia are something else. I don’t think I truly appreciated the spas in Indonesia until I left.

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Jamu is a wonderful place for the purpose of getting pampered in a true meaning with all natural materials as the name Jamu suggests. The cream bath at Jamu is probably the best among all the places I tried cream bath. Cream bath is a hair and massage treatment where the massage starts from the head and continues to the neck, shoulders and arms. It is divine and very relaxing. If you ever visit Indonesia, I highly recommend trying out a cream bath.

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Other Recommended Spas in Jakarta
That Are Popular Among Expats

I have posted two other spas in Jakarta in the past. Now with Jamu, I recommend all three of them for different reasons and they are very popular among the expats I know in Jakarta. I love Puri Santi for the combination of the service, ambiance and reasonable pricing. It is a great place to bring your out-of-town guests. I loved going to A Mi Casa in Kemang for getting a pedicure by myself for a quick pampering and it is the cheapest among three which is the reason why I went there for regular pedicure every time my feet felt like rocks.

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At the first visit, I had a cream bath and at the second visit, I had a massage treatment. Both were absolutely fantastic.

To read more about Jamu Concept, please click here.

Jamu
at Cipete, South Jakarta, Indonesia
Jl. Cipete VIII/94B Cipete,
South Jakarta, Indonesia
Tel : 021-765 9691
Fax: 021-765 9693
Email: jamujakarta@jamutraditionalspa.com

FACEBOOK | TWITTER | BLOG

Epilogue

There is another spa that I went with my great friend, Anita. She was so sweet to treat me to the spa and I absolutely loved their massage. I might say that their massage was one of the most relaxing. I would love to write about it, but I cannot find the photos or remember the name of the spa! One of many things that is tough about moving is losing information in the hectic transition. If I can find the information and photos, I hope to post them here. In the process of looking for the photos of the spa, I saw many photos of several places in Jakarta that I would love to share with you here especially for my readers in Indonesia and potential expats or visitors to Jakarta. Let’s hope that I will be organized enough to get my act together!

 

Want to know what other people thought of Jamu?

I posted about Jamu on my Facebook and I received very positive responses. I wanted to embed the post, but it’s not working well. Please click to see my Facebook page post and the comments. Thank you!

https://www.facebook.com/chuzailivingblog/posts/706017946116300

Dining Room ☆ Before & After Decorating

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Before our house hold effects arrived, our dining room in our new apartment in Mumbai looked like in the photo below. We moved into a furnished apartment which we have no say in what we would like to have. Honestly, it was a mere luck that we got assigned to live in an apartment that I fell in love with from the moment we moved in. It was a big contrast in the housing we had in Jakarta, Indonesia, which I fell in love with after I did a lot of work to decorate, but its bare state when we first moved in was nothing fancy like this. You can find my posts about my home in Jakarta, Indonesia under Interior Design.

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I must say that I had a good material to work with and anyone can probably make this look nice. Having a good design that was already in the apartment helped me with setting up my home. Can you guess my favorite color?

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I didn’t get all of these in one day. I have collected the white plates in the span of 8 years. A lot of them came from the discount dinnerware shops in Jakarta, Indonesia.

My husband likes antique maps. These are maps of Indonesia, our previous home for 3 years. I love the look of the gray guitar that my husband has. I found it in Okinawa, Japan and I am so glad I bought it for him although it tends to be a decorative piece as my husband plays the other acoustic guitar he owns.

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One of the most recent favorite items in my home is these white Matryoshka Measuring Cups shown in the photo below from my friend, Anita. Thank you, Anita!! She got them for me as a farewell gift from Jakarta. I’ve never mentioned to her that I had wanted them for a while. It was like as though she read my mind! I love them so much that I have to use them as my decor.
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The silver trees are my purchase at Inacraft 2013 in Jakarta. Originally I had an idea to use them as jewelry hangers in my bedroom, but I like them in our dining room at the moment.

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My inspirations come from the photos I have pinned in my Pinterest Interiors I Heart board. Below are some examples of where I got ideas from for the dining room.

IDEAS & INSPIRATIONS

via GLAMOUR

>via Susanna Vento & Emmas Designblogg

via Alexandra Angle Interior Design

It makes it easier for me to entertain as well to have plates and cups near the table. The only thing is that they can collect dust and I have to rinse the dishes that I don’t use often before using, but other than that, I love the idea of seeing what I love everyday.

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Paisley Things by paisleydesign ☆ Jakarta, Indonesia

NEW LOCATION
Updated on February 5, 2015

Paisley Things have grown and moved to a new location! I have changed the address to the updated one. Please scroll down for the information.

ペイズリー・シングズがお引っ越ししました!下の住所は、新しい店舗のものへと更新しました。

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I received an email from the founder of Paisely Things, Caroline, informing me that Paisley Things has moved to a permanent location and now has a new beautiful showroom on the ground floor in their new building. The number of programs has grown and the number of artisans supported by the foundation has been added. They now have new talents and new products. Caroline is proud of each and every artisan for they have turned their life and prospered.

I so wish I could come see their new shop and new products that they have launched. I’m envious of all of you who live in Jakarta and get to visit them at a new location! I also hear from various people that Jakarta has so many more cool places to go since I left in 2013. I stay in touch with Jakarta through some Instagram photos and blogs and it makes me so happy to see how much Jakarta has flourished. I hope that the young power in Jakarta will keep up the great work.
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ペイズリーシングズの創設者であるキャロラインさんから、ペイズリーシングズが移転したというご連絡を頂きました。新しい店舗が入った建物の1階(グランドフロア)に素敵なショールームがあるそうです。また、新たに加わった新しい工芸家による新しい作品も加わり、ペイズリーシングズの成功が伺え嬉しく思います。

新しい店舗を見ることができたら、どんなに楽しいか、なんて想像してしまいます。ジャカルタに赴任されている皆さん、是非新しいペイズリーシングズへ行ってみて下さい。また、私がジャカルタを離任した2013年から、ジャカルタにはどんどん素敵なお店ができたと伺っています。インスタグラムやブログを通じてジャカルタと繋がっているのですが、ジャカルタのこれからの繁栄を遠くから応援しています。

ORIGINAL POST

I went to one of the women’s associations’ bazaars in the spring 2013 (There are many in Jakarta and you must check them out if you live there! They are really fun and provide great opportunities for you to discover local venders.) and saw Paisley Things. I didn’t buy anything from Paisley Things then, but later my stylish Japanese friend, Masako, took me to Paisley Things. Remember her? She is the one who introduced me to a Spanish tapas restaurant Plan B, a cute zakka store Tan Living, discount dish-ware shop called Toko Dewi, gorgeous cafe inside Papilion in Kemang called Huize van Wely, and Harvest Cafe. She also had me over at her place for stylish morning tea.

2013年の春のある女性協会のバザーに行った際、Paisley Thingsを知りました。その時は可愛いな〜とは思ったのものの、買い物はせず通り過ぎました。後に偶然にも友人のまさこさんがPaisley Thingsへ連れて行ってくれました。まさこさんは、その前にもスペインタパスレストランであるPlan Bや可愛い雑貨の店Tan Living、安く食器が買えるToko Dewi、クマンにあるパピリオンという建物の中にあるお洒落なカフェHuize van Wely、そしてHarvest Cafeを教えてくれたお洒落な友人です。彼女には、一度とっても素敵なお茶にも招待していただいたことがあり、<a href="stylish morning tea” title=”モーニングティー” target=”_blank”>ブログにも紹介した事があります。

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Anyways, this time I fell in love with Paisley Things all over again. Paisley Things is a vendor who sells the products made by a local artisans. The Paisley Design, which at the time of my visit was led by a French lady, Caroline, who studied design, provided the plans and designs for the products that the local Indonesian artisans made and overlooked the production. I had a chance to meet Caroline as I went there when she was in the shop. She’s very nice and I love meeting creators behind the products. I love that about going to an independent store. The artisans benefited from this organization as they created very original products with polished designs thanks to the help from the Paisley Design and they attracted many customers. Have you seen anything like this?

Paisley Thingsのお店に行った時、Paisley Thingsの魅力に圧倒されました。Paisley Thingsでは、インドネシア人工芸家達によって作られた工芸品を売っています。私がお店に行った時は、ペイズリーデザインはCaroline(キャロリン(フランス語読み)キャロライン(英語読み))というフランス人でデザインを勉強された女性によって経営されており、現地のインドネシア人工芸人が作る工芸品のデザインとアイディアを提供し、また製造を監督をする役割を果たしていました。私がたまたまお店に行った際、キャロリンさんがいらっしゃったので、お話をする機会がありました。とてもフレンドリーで、優しい方ですよ。単独のお店に行くと、商品を作るクリエーターに会えることがとても嬉しいと感じます。ペイズリーデザインのお陰で、洗練されたデザインとオリジナリティーに溢れる工芸品を作り、その商品は人気を集めていました。こんな素敵な商品見た事がありますか?

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Some products are made out of recycled items. For example, the candle jars on the left photo below are made with recycled hospital jars.
工芸品によっては、リサイクルされた素材を使って作られています。例えば、左下の写真のろうそく入れは、病院で使われていた瓶をリサイクルして作られています。
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I just think that the products sold at Paisley Things are gorgeous. The little house filled with the Paisleydesign products made me feel like I stepped into a house in a little town in France. If you haven’t been to the Paisley Things store, maybe you want to make the time to visit. I purchased a birdcage shape photo wire that is shown in the photo below on the right side. The one in the back is the one I purchased, but I bought one in white. I plan on showing you the products when I put it up in my new home in Mumbai. It will probably be in the fall time (in the northern hemisphere).

Paisley Thingsの工芸品はとても素敵だと思いませんか?Paisley Thingsのお店に入った途端、まるでフランスの小さな街のお店に入ったような気がしますよ。ジャカルタ在住で、もしまだPaisley Thingsに行った事が無ければ、是非行ってみて下さい!私は右下の写真にある鳥かごの後ろの方の商品で白いものを購入しました。ムンバイの新しい家で飾った後ブログで紹介したいと思います。きっと秋頃になってしまうかとは思いますが、良かったら見てやって下さい。

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Paisley Things
NEW ADDRESS
Updated on February 5, 2015
Jl Bumi No 31
(next to SMP 29, near Pasar Majestic)
Kebayoran Baru
TEL: 21-27510156
EMAIL: caroline.tobing@yahoo.com

Webpage : http://www.paisley-things.com

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