Spending Weekend in Singapore? Why Not!

If you are looking for a weekend break away from the Big Durian, look no further than the melting pot of Singapore, a mere hour and fifty minute’s flight away. Don’t be fooled by the shiny facades and branded shopping of Orchard Road (unless that’s your thing?), because Singapore has much to offer in terms

Meet Yoshua Tanu, Barista Champion

Yoshua Tanu greets me with a warm smile one particularly bustling Friday afternoon at his speciality coffee shop, Common Grounds Roastery. Indonesia’s barista champion, Yoshua is exceptionally humble considering the success he has had in his career so far. After just five years in the business, this Jakarta born, US-educated entrepreneur has numerous coffee related

The Living Wall: An Initiative for Underprivileged Children in Jakarta

“What would you do if you had one more day to live?” This is the question being posed to young adults through a Rachel House initiative called “The Living Wall”. Rachel House provides home based palliative care for underpriveliged children in Jakarta living with advanced stage illnesses like cancer and HIV / Aids (see "Focus on

Introducing The New Klub & Spa Borobudur

Situated amidst 23 acres of tropical gardens is the contemporary new building of Klub & Spa Borobudur, the latest offering from Hotel Borobudur Jakarta. The opening of Klub & Spa Borobudur Dominated by glass and set over four floors, the interiors are clean and modern, encompassing everything a health conscious Jakartan could dream of. There

World Class Bartending at The View, Fairmont Jakarta

Jakarta’s best bartenders were out in force for the city finals of the World Class Competition. The View’s high impact bar at Fairmont Jakarta was the venue for the competition which saw each bartender present two different creations featuring Diageo reserve brands. The two challenges for this year were entitled “Mindful Drinking,” which called for

Focus on Rachel House

“There were about thirty beds on each side of the ward and I remember seeing all the children  screaming in pain”. That moment, walking through the paediatric ward at one of Jakarta’s public hospitals, has forever stuck with Lynna Chandra, the founder of Rachel House, the first yayasan (foundation) in Indonesia to provide palliative care for

Business as Usual with BritCham’s Chairman, Adrian Short

“British businesses have been in Indonesia for more than a hundred years!” exclaims Adrian Short, the man at the helm of the British Chamber of Commerce in Indonesia, BritCham. While BritCham hasn't been around for so long, it has been supporting and helping to develop British business interests in Indonesia since its inception over ten

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