All things Indonesian (in Singapore): a Gojek guide
All things Indonesian (in Singapore): a Gojek guide
23 Feb 2024

Here’s a little secret: the Gojek Singapore team has a soft spot for our neighboring country, Indonesia. Not particularly because our app originates from Jakarta, but because there is simply so much to love. From the universal struggle meal/comfort food Indomie to sprawling white, sandy beaches hidden in the islands of Bangka Belitung – we’re obsessed!

This mini-guide celebrates the country’s 74th birthday, and lets you in on the best Indonesian things you can enjoy – mostly without even leaving Singapore.

Image from: Tambuah Mas

Eat: Tambuah Mas

Where:  Paragon Mall/Tanglin Shopping Centre

A staple for homesick Indonesians across the island, Tambuah Mas does classic dishes – and does it well. We’d recommend extremely soft and impossibly crispy tahu telor, ikan pepes, and lontong capgome for carbs. Tambuah Mas also serves reliably spicy sambal. 

Image from: Melanie Wood (CNN)

Shop: Waroeng Indo

Where: #03-41 Lucky Plaza

Stock up on your go-to Indonesian pantry staples like Indomie and Teh Botol. But also: Indomie-flavored chips, frozen bakso, and all the different kinds of snacks and sambal you’d need to curb your cravings.

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Play: Batik painting

Where: Kamal Arts Limited, 90 Goodman Road

The good news about these intricate pieces of Nusantara art is that you don’t need much skills to start creating them. A DIY kit you can pick up at Kamal Arts Limited go for just $10, an open studio session for $20, while a proper group workshop goes for as low as $150. 

Image from: Bajafash

See/Explore: Bajafash 2019

When: 13–14 September

Where: Radisson Gold & Convention Center, Batam

Not technically in Singapore, but close enough. This jazz-meets-fashion festival runs for a whole weekend, with ticket prices starting at just IDR350,000 – definitely well-worth the hour-long ferry to get there. Psst… the Gojek folks in Batam will also be setting up a GoExplore booth, where you can discover more of the city with the suite of services available on our app!

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