UK/ID Festival 2016 Celebrating Creativity

Art brings people together and changes everything. There’s no doubt about that as the first ever UK/ID Festival kicked off on 18 October. With a focus on youth collaboration, the seven-week event aims to bridge creative talents from both the UK and Indonesia. As many as 33 artists from Indonesia and 26 from the UK

Keyaki’s New Delectable Treats

Established in 1976, Keyaki Restaurant at Sari Pan Pacific Jakarta has long been of the best places to have authentic Japanese food. With almost four decades of experience, the restaurant knows exactly how to indulge lovers of Japanese cuisine with their fresh products. At Keyaki, fresh and flavoursome traditional dishes using the finest Japanese ingredients


Staying true to the meaning of the word, Bistecca offers Jakartans an authentic Italian steakhouse dining experience like none has ever done before in the Big Durian.   This latest collaboration between Chef/Restaurateur Luca Pezzerra, executive chef of Caffè Milano, and The UNION Group, may be new in town, but it’s already got mouths talking

Man’s Guide to A Great Mane

As 2016 comes to an end, many experts in the fashion and beauty industry are beginning to roll out predictions for the new year. Men’s hair trends are no exception. Although often associated with women, beauty and grooming rituals are now widely embraced by modern men. We asked Jakarta-based celebrity hair stylist Kieffer Lippens about

Just My Cup of Tea

Who doesn’t like a hot cup of tea on a rainy day? Yes, tea is often touted as a comfort beverage due to its calming effect. In Indonesian homes, tea is a kitchen staple as it is a common to offer a cup to guests who are coming over. Unlike coffee that has a strong

Up Close and Personal with Patrick Beck

Looking back to his early years as a kitchen apprentice—he started at the age of 14—Patrick Beck learned that success does not come easy. Throughout more than four decades of senior-level hospitality experience in Europe, the United States and the Middle East, the French native managed to amass a wealth of expertise. His current roles

Taking Indonesian Food to The Next Level

She’s beautiful, smart, charming and multi-talented. Chances are you’ve seen her on TV as a curious host exploring the streets of Indonesia looking for hidden culinary treasures or, if you recall, she was the nicer-than-that-mean-guy judge on a popular cooking show. Meet Rinrin Marinka, better known as Chef Marinka. With 140K followers on Instagram, the

Encounter Art from Different Lands

Southeast Asia’s art scene is bustling and has progressed quickly in recent years. In an effort to bring together artists from different Southeast Asian countries and overseas, the National Gallery of Indonesia is currently holding the triennale exhibition “Southeast Asia plus Triennale of Art (SEA+)” in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Culture. In

A French Love Affair

For a million reasons, France makes an obvious tourist magnet. Whether it’s in the majestic Eiffel Tower or the iconic Louvre Museum, its breathtaking landscape or fascinating history — there’s always a good reason to visit France. A good place to start learning about French culture is none other than the Institut Français d’Indonésie in Menteng,

A Sanctuary in the City of Bliss

As a frequent visitor to Singapore, I find the city to be highly admirable for possessing so many pleasantly surprising factors. Although small and relatively young, Singapore never runs out of exciting attractions. At every corner of the city one cannot help but run into charming stories of the present and the past. Many names

Damn! We Love Daniel Mananta

Daniel Mananta is a man of confidence and passion, but most of all, he is a man of many talents: he is an entrepreneur, a presenter, a film producer, a judge of a talent search show, and, as of late, a brand ambassador of Most Valued Business Indonesia. He is the mastermind behind Damn! I

Yayasan Terumbu Rupa Reviving Underwater Treasure

In 1984, famous painter and eager diver Teguh Ostenrik went snorkeling in Senggigi Beach, Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara. It was love at first sight. Ostenrik fell right away for the stunning underwater beauty and the abundant marine ecosystems there. His second visit some thirty years later though, brought a totally different experience. No more teeming

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