Sepik: A Unique Massage and Spa Experience Amidst the Greenery

The GAIA Hotel Bandung recently added its newest wellness facility, Sepik Massage Therapy & Spa, offers treatment experiences that soothe and alleviate impact of stress and fatigue from body and mind. Named after the world’s 10th longest river in New Guinea, which is one of the most undisturbed natural habitats, to extol its natural background, Sepik

Projections for Indonesian Tourism in the Political Year Ahead

2023 should be a year full of optimism, with the economic shortfalls of the pandemic finally waning. However, this optimism was dampened by the projections of a few international institutions noting the risk of a global recession this year, as well as the turbulence of Indonesia’s political year ahead of the 2025 general election. But

The New Face of Taman Mini Indonesia Indah

The revitalisation of Taman Mini Indonesia Indah which began in January 2022 has been completed, restoring its identity as a main tourism attraction for Jakarta. Its new developments presents a more fresh, comfortable and environmentally-friendly space for visitors to explore and experience. Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (TMII), found in East Jakarta, was built based on

A Preloved Treasure Trove in Senayan

Indonesia’s growing secondhand luxury market has inspired more than 50 sellers to open a brick-and-mortar shopping complex focusing on luxury preloved goods. The luxury secondhand or preloved market in the world has grown significantly in the past few years. According to, in 2021, the market revenue for preloved luxury goods was estimated to be

Caffe per Tutti: Italian Delights for Everybody

Amuz Gourmet Group recently introduced its new venue to highlight Italian food that you can enjoy casually yet still get a wonderful feeling of  togetherness and enjoyment. Italian cuisine offers a wide range of incredibly diverse dishes. The best part of all these sumptuous dishes is that they are made from fresh and simple ingredients,

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The Exhausting Process of Controlling Transportation Emissions

In an effort to support DKI Jakarta’s net zero emission (NZE) target of 2050, the Greenpeace Indonesia research team in collaboration with the Resilience Development Initiative conducted research whose results were launched at the Jakarta Future Mobility event, on 14 December 2022 at the Goethe-Institut Indonesien. NOW! Jakarta has long been preaching about this subject

Savis Tea: A Showcase of Indonesia’s Rich Tea Bounty

The artisan tea products that combines tradition, art and technology to support a natural and healthy lifestyle. Tea is the second most consumed beverage in the world next to water. It is heavily steeped in interesting traditions and cultures across the globe, especially Indonesia to having a cup in daily life either to warm the routines,

Hariom: The Legendary Pasar Baru Tailor Revamped

Pasar Baru is hardly new as its name implies, it has a long history of trade that stretches way back in time, in fact it is a memory that cannot be separated from the history of Jakarta. Most of the shops are able to tell the long history of doing business in the area, including

Ade Putri Paramadita: The Culinary Storyteller

Ade Putri diligently introduces Indonesian culinary history and culture to the world, and teaches us to look further into the experience and processes behind creating food and the eating experience, than just saying, “tasty” or “not tasty”. For that she is proud to call herself as a culinary storyteller. Food is one of the media

The Modern Asian Flavours of Mr. Fox

Mr. Fox Jakarta brings a new and adventurous cuisine, inspired by travel pieces around Asia, reinterpreted by Chef Wiem Kahyang Isha.  An imaginary character created by Ismaya, Mr. Fox, is clever, charming, and full of allure even though he is also a shy person. He always wanders the streets when he is traveling and this

Understanding Colombian Coffee with World’s Best Barista

The Embassy of Colombia brought Diego Campos, the 2021 World’s Best Barista, to Jakarta to strengthen the knowledge about the characteristics of Colombian coffee and the qualities that distinguish it and place it among the best coffees in the world. | Photos Embassy of Colombia. After Latin America and Europe tours, Diego Campos, the first Colombian to receive

Ancient Javanese Indigo Batik Explored in Zahir Widadi’s New Book

Indonesia commemorates National Batik Day every 2 October after UNESCO designated batik as a Humanitarian Heritage for Oral Tradition and Intangible Culture. In order to celebrate the day, there are many activities held to reinforce batik as Indonesian culture and heritage during the month, one of them is about natural-dyed indigo batik.  In October, the Indonesian Heritage

Man Aur Tan: The Authentic Indian Restaurant at the Skyscraper

One way to have a great experience to enjoy the excitiement of panoramic views of Jakarta combined with a refreshing breeze while tasting crafted Indian cuisine, is just to head to the 26th floor of Manhattan Hotel Jakarta  where its new restaurant, Man Aur Tan was recently opened. The location is also the hotel’s top

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