Erasmus Huis Welcomes Pianist, Christiaan Kuyvenhoven

Dutch-born Christiaan Kuyvenhoven is hailed as one of the most highly acclaimed pianists in the world, with an equally successful career in acting and presenting. Having won numerous prizes on international piano competitions, and worked with conductors such as Jaap van Zweden, Otto Tausk and Jean-Bernhard Pommier, Kuyvenhoven’s performances are much sought after. He has

Luxury Business Hotel at Its Best

Situated right in the heart of the Golden Triangle of Jakarta close to the airport expressway, and within easy access to world-class shopping and dining, the location of Gran Meliã Jakarta is unparalleled. Add to that luxury suites and impeccable service, at last you may have found yourself a new address in town. This luxury

Kérastase for Shiny Hair and Healthy Scalps

Kérastase, the exclusive hair and scalp treatment series from French cosmetics company L’Oréal, officially launched four new products to to prevent hair loss and dandruff called New Specifique. Formulated with L-Carnosine, Moringa, and Vitamin E, those with dandruff issues can apply Anti-Pelliculaire or Anti-Dandruff, Anti-Chute or Anti-Hair Loss to deal with hair loss and promote

Javanese Face Lift Massage Enhances Natural Beauty

While many beauty clinics and spas resort to using chemically-based products or cutting-edge instruments to guarantee their customers a younger and fresher look, the Fit and Spa and Pullman Jakarta Central Park draws on Javanese tried and tested traditional treatments. Its Javanese face lifting massage relies solely on the capable hands of the therapist.  

Chinese Cuisine at Its Best

With 16 years of experience in the culinary world in several Asian countries and one Michelin star under its belt, one of the highest-rated Chinese restaurants has finally arrived in Indonesia: Putien opened its doors in Pantai Indah Kapuk this November. Jakartans can now head to the north of the city to indulge in Putien’s

Stress-Free Stay at Sol Beach House Benoa

If the white sands of Tanjung Benoa are enough reason to attract you to this part of Bali, prepare to be wowed even more. Awaiting you at this corner of the island of the gods is Sol Beach House Benoa, a casual, laid-back hotel with all-inclusive facilities. Strategically located at one of Bali’s hottest tourist

Celebrating The Dead

The Embassy of Mexico in Indonesia celebrated the Mexican Day of the Dead, Día de Muertos, in November at Dia.lo.gue Artspace in Kemang. On the same occasion, an exhibition displaying the artworks of the late Mexican litograph artist José Guadalupe Posada Aguilar was inaugurated. Celebrated every first and second day of November, Día de Muertos

A Holistic Indulgance at Spa Alila

When it comes to helping you rediscover your optimum level of wellness, no other place in the world does it better than Spa Alila. Ever since its establishment in 2001, the luxurious hotel and resort chain Alila has persistently perfected its programs, which are inherently designed with one’s personal wellness goals and lifestyle interests in

What U See is Not What U Get

How does fashion relate to wider culture, including art, design, architecture, science and history? The experimental fashion exhibition WUSINWUG – What U See Is Not What U Get, a side programme of the Contemporary Art and Design (ICAD) exhibition at Grandkemang Hotel, attempted to explore and present possible answers to this question. Photos By ICAD 2016

The Cockroach Beatbox

special occasions call for a toast with a drink (or two, or three, or more). As we enter the festive season and look forward to celebrating Christmas and New Year’s, here are a few drinks, recommended and created by two of Jakarta’s most passionate mixologists, that will spice up your holidays. Devi Siagian, Head Bar,

A Colourful Tribute To Federico Fellini

Artemis Danza, one of the most prominent contemporary dance companies in Italy, came to Jakarta in late October to present “I Bislacchi–A Tribute to Fellini” at Ciputra Artpreneur Theater. The one-night-only show, dedicated to renowned Italian film director and screenwriter Federico Fellini, involved six Italian dancers and was inspired by Fellini’s movies “La Strada” (1954),

Celebrating Brazil Night with JFCC

The Jakarta Foreign Correspondents Club, JFCC, organised a Brazilian-themed night in September at the Four Seasons Hotel where its members—expatriate journalists and businessmen and women—could enjoy the country’s signature cocktail and food, accompanied by Bossa Nova performances. Among the 100 attendees were the Brazilian and Indian Ambassadors to Indonesia Rubem Antonio Correa Barbosa and Nengcha

Gearing up for Indonesia Ultimate Golf Series 2016-2017

Pack your golf clubs because it’s time to tee up at the Indonesia Ultimate Golf Series 2016-2017 which will take place in Jakarta and Bali between November and May. Over 120 Indonesian and foreign amateur golfers are welcome to sign up for the competition whose ultimate grand prize is a trip for two to the

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