Jakarta Aquarium & Safari Helps Yayasan Wisma Cheshire for A Better Independent Living

On December 8, 2022, Yayasan Wisma Cheshire brought 12 people with disabilities from the foundation to visit Jakarta Aquarium & Safari (JAQS) to celebrate the International Day of People with Disability.  Yayasan Wisma Cheshire is a foundation that gives training, courses, and skills to disabled people in order to give them the opportunity for a better independent living. Currently, the foundation has 14 residents, some

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Terry Burkin and Friends Cianjur Relief: Part 2

We include the second part of this marvellous effort by Terry and now 100 donors and sponsors, with our thanks for their dedication and effort to help. Well done guys! Another long but fulfilling day on our second run up to Cianjur. For this trip, we had 3 cars and a box truck kindly lent

YELLO Hotel Manggarai Unveils New Mural and Urban Rooms

YELLO Hotel Manggarai, a hotel owned by The Ascott Limited, recently held ‘Back to Da Wall’, an inauguration event of the unveiling of a brand-new mural, which can be found in the hotel’s lobby area. This exquisite mural was brought to life in collaboration with a talented local mural artist – TUTU (@tutugraff) in the

Pullman Jakarta Central Park Brings Back Artist Playground with “Crystallize”

Art connoisseurs and appreciators will be delighted to know that the Artist Playground programme at the luxurious Pullman Jakarta Central Park makes its highly-anticipated return. With art playing a central role across the premium Pullman brand across the globe, this year’s Artist Playground is organised in celebration of the hotel’s 11th anniversary. In collaboration with the Museum of Toys, “Crystallize” at

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Archipelago Celebrates a Remarkable 25 Years of Hospitality

Southeast Asia’s biggest privately-owned hotel management group, Archipelago International, reaches a new milestone since it was first established in 1997 as they celebrate its 25th anniversary! After living in Hawaii for nearly 20 years, Founder Charles Brookfield dreamed of creating his own hospitality management company, in which his goal at the time was to open up a beachfront property

MEAgical Feast at The Mayflower, Jakarta – Marriott Executive Apartments

The Mayflower, Jakarta – Marriott Executive Apartments welcomes guests and their loved ones to be part of the “MEAgical Feast” Year-End Celebrations. The theme “MEAgical” itself is coined from the belief that Festive season is the “magical” time of the year for family and friends to get together. From 16 December 2022 until 8 January 2023, embark

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

The Dharmawangsa Jakarta Celebrates 25th Anniversary

One of the most prestigious hotels in Jakarta, The Dharmawangsa Jakarta, reaches a remarkable new milestone as they celebrate its 25th anniversary this coming 1 December 2022. The hotel has unveiled a series of events to mark the silver jubilee of the luxury boutique hotel, from an immersive heritage tour and exhibition to the most anticipated return of the

The Cianjur Earthquake and One Group’s Amazing Response.

Indonesia is no stranger to earthquakes and while we are all “ready” for them to strike at any time, none of us are actually prepared. We have seen this time and time again, in Sulawesi, Lombok and Yogyakarta to name three still in vivid living memory, and the story is so often the same: the

Escoffier Week Jakarta

Disciples Escoffier Indonesia  presented Escoffier Week Jakarta, with great programmes including Dinner dÉpicure as its annual tradition.  Disciples Escoffier Indonesia celebrated Escoffier Week Jakarta for the second time, in November with this year’s event to honour  Chef Gulliaume Gomez, Personal Representative of French President Emmanuel Macron and the visit of Christian Heulin, General Secretary of

On the Move Cycling: HARRIS Day 2022 Set to Be Held Across 6 Cities

HARRIS Day, HARRIS Hotels’ annual cycling sporting event that is organised to promote a healthy lifestyle makes its return this year with HARRIS Day 2022. The theme for this year’s event is ‘On the Move Cycling’, which will be held simultaneously in six locations across Indonesia. As part of the hotel brand under The Ascott Limited group,

Farewell to HER MAJESTY The Queen

We present without comment the two important messages from The King and The Prime Minister. BUCKINGHAM PALACE A STATEMENT FROM HIS MAJESTY THE KING AT THE TIME OF THE QUEEN’S DEATH The death of my beloved Mother, Her Majesty The Queen, is a moment of the greatest sadness for me and all 1nembers of my family. We 1nourn profoundly the passing of

Jakarta’s Anniversary without Jakarta Fair

This year, Jakarta commemorates its 493rd anniversary without its customary celebration as Jakarta Fair is suspended. The government opts for a virtual breakthrough instead. Photo by David Ananda on Unsplash As part of the tradition, Jakarta always celebrates its anniversary with big parties and a series of events held throughout the entire month, yet, this year

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