BEKRAF Supports Iindonesian Artists At Venice Art Biennale 2017

The Indonesian Creative Economy Agency BEKRAF will officially fund the country’s artists participating in the prestigious Venice Art Biennale (VAB) 2017, the agency announced during a press conference in October. Taking over for the Ministry of Tourism, BEKRAF is currently helping to set up the Indonesia Pavilion where renowned Indonesian artist Maria Clementine “Tintin” Wulia

Jakarta Welcomes Moet & Chandon Pop-Up Store

Good news for those who like to celebrate with a glass of bubbly: the world-famous and pioneering champagne house Moët & Chandon officially opened its first pop-up store in Pacific Place mall last month. VIP guests, loyal clients and champagne enthusiasts flocked to the store to enjoy a glass of refreshing champagne in the pop-up

Namnam Noodle Bar Opens New Branch

A Vietnamese favourite has recently opened its fourth branch in Senayan City, offering authentic Vietnamese cuisine to Jakarta’s foodies at affordable prices: the latest addition to the NamNam Noodle Bar empire is also its largest. With a capacity of 110 seats, it is bigger than the branches in Pantai Indah Kapuk, Plaza Indonesia and Gandaria

Selisik Batik Pesisir Know What You Wear

The ethereal beauty of Indonesian batik through its vast richness in colours and patterns came to life in an exhibition entitled “Selisik Batik Pesisir: Pameran dan Pasar Batik” held in October. Sponsored by the Kompas Daily, the exhibition featured batik fabrics from Indonesia’s coastal areas—from Tuban in East Java to Bengkulu in Sumatra. The selection

Cervical Cancer Vaccines for A Healthy Indonesia

Committed to turning Indonesia into a country free of cervical cancer, the Jakarta Provincial Government in early October provided the city’s fifth-grade female students with free vaccines to protect them from the disease. The capital served as a pilot project; if successful, the vaccine will be included in the national vaccine programme next year. Cervical

A Carnival of Colourful Couture

In a “Carnival of Colourful Couture”, internationally renowned Indonesian designer Harry Darsono showcased his signature art-to-wear collections, recreated from his previous Haute Couture shows, at the Pullman Thamrin Hotel on October 15. More than 20 pieces of Harry Darsono’s vibrant and colourful designs were presented, all of them 100 percent handcrafted: the designer used handwoven

Building Bridges Towards a Cullture of Peace

Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla and International Peace Foundation (IPF) Chairman Uwe Morawetz officially introduced the upcoming event series “Bridges – Dialogues towards a Culture of Peace” in October. The event, already in its sixth edition and a cooperation between ASEAN and IPF, will be held from January to March 2017. It will feature seven

Merpati Putih Bringing The Superman In You

Akin to the indigenous martial art of Korea, Tae Kwon Do, or Karate of Japan, Indonesia takes pride in its very own Merpati Putih. A royal inheritance from the Mataram Kingdom in Central Java, the origins of this martial art can be traced back to hundreds of years ago. Merpati Putih, or white dove, comes

A Story of Passion

You’ll probably run into them on Sunday morning at Senayan City Mall, Kopitiam QQ in Senayan, Neo Hotel in Melawai or the Ducati Showroom in Kemang—a group of Ducati enthusiasts chilling and keeping up with the news from the latest MotoGP season. Ducati is an Italian sporty, premium global brand known for its passion for

Book Week at Global Jaya School

Book Week, a five-day celebration of books and the love of reading, was held at Global Jaya School, Tangerang, from 7 to 11 November. The annual event has always been popular with students at the prestigious IB world school since its establishment in 1995. Throughout the years, Book Week always manages to captivate students in

The Miraculous Health Benefits of Water and Sleep

Ask Arianna Huffington, founder of Huffington Post, what her secret to success is, and she’ll tell you, “Sleep.” More people are now sleeping less because of our addiction to devices, leading Huffington to start The Sleep Revolution, which is also the title of her book published earlier this year. But sleeping isn’t the only recipe

How to Tackle A Hangover

Why painful headaches always follow any great night out is an oxymoron often raised and blissfully regretted by partygoers. This recurring phenomenon tends to take place on weekends, holidays and, of course, year-end celebrations. If you experience stinging pain in your head, thirst, nausea, fatigue and lethargy, diarrhea, sensitivity to light and decreased motor skills,

Enjoying Life at Lavish Kemang Residence

Lavish Kemang Residence aptly interprets the concept of modern living with five-star service and luxurious facilities, offering the very best urban living experience in South Jakarta. Both the Service Apartment Tower and Residential Tower stand tall on a spacious residential area that covers 13,521 square metres, with each building sporting its own distinctive touch. At

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