The Years of Building Dangerously (Kabar Media 2018)

“A sophisticated architectural “coffee table book” that works more like a snapshot of a larger project to write a social history.” New Mandala

“Like biting into a durian: Indonesia’s weird architecture of the ’50s and ’60s.” The Sydney Morning Herald

Other Books

The Banda Islands

An anthology of art, photography, travelogue and fiction inspired by Indonesia’s storied Spice Islands.

Buku Kuku-Ku

Part memoir, part fantasy, a story of the land of Dasuatika and a lonely prince’s quest to find his lost father.

The Little Star

Why does the little star find it so hard to shine? To fulfil his destiny and find his power, he must learn that the ‘why’ is just as important as the ‘how’.

Asian Anthologies

Unheard voices and evocative tales from a vast and fascinating continent: each anthology is a journey of discovery in the company of master storytellers.

Publishing Services

For Authors

Whether you have a finished manuscript or a work-in-progress, we can advise you on the decisions needed to print, distribute, and market your work

For Organisations

The story is the strategy: both defining and expressing the organisation’s identity, sharing stories of success or aligning the brand with quality content.

Content Development

From draft to publication, from script to screen: we develop concepts, conduct research and  interviews, and carefully craft the final text

Quality Production

Meticulous print production every step of the way, from choosing the most appropriate paper to overseeing colour grading and final proofs.


Kabar Media

Kabar Media is dedicated to quality bespoke publishing. Our projects involve all aspects of creating a successful publication, from the development of concept and communication strategy, copywriting, editing, design, photography and layout, to the printing and distribution strategy.


From the moment we started discussing ideas, I could tell that my story was in good hands. So happy with the finished product and looking forward to working with you again!

– C. Dickenson


Your professionalism and enthusiasm have made a complicated project seem simple. Loved how you consulted with all colleagues about the best way to represent the company, it felt like we were all on the same team and the results were amazing.

– M. Hamill


This is the best work we’ve ever created to represent our firm – proud to show it to clients all over the world.

– L. Vijaya

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