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SHIBUYA’S FINEST CULTURE COMPLEX, DÉBRIS A perfect destination for your night out in Tokyo. When you ask another for places to go in Tokyo, Shibuya makes it on that list. Though Shibuya is famous for the scramble crossroad and fashion, you can’t take clubbing out of the equation. Along with WOMB, a club that’s been consistently listed as one of DJ Mag’s top 100 clubs, Shibuya is a home to numerous numbers of clubs with various genre and concepts. If you find yourself amongst the overflowing sea of clubs in Shibuya, take a visit to Débris at Daikanyama. Also called as little Brooklyn of Tokyo, Shibuya’s Daikanyama boasts its simple and quiet atmosphere that is much different from the heart of busy Shibuya. Managed by the creators of Zipang Festival that has been introducing underground artists, DJs, and creators with a single motto, “100% made in Japan”, to the community since 2015, Debris is a multi-cultural space where it showcases diverse exhibitions and films aside from clubbing.

Paradise Books, also adds complexity to its already charming vibe. Débris’ cocktails are made from a very strict list of liquors and spirits chosen from its master mixologist. Débris has quite an exotic bottle in its shelves: Andes herb liquor, Cocalero, a recently trending liquor in Japan’s party scene, Malfy Gin, which is a craft gin imported from Italy that comes in various citrus flavors and Nusa Cana, a hard-to-get Indonesia rum. Debris wishes that its customers float around freely without a purpose in its space. If you get a chance to visit Tokyo, stop by to feel Débris’ universe.

Address: Daikanyama 11-12, Shibuya, Tokyo Phone Number: +81 3-6416-4334

Debris is secretly hidden behind a wall of a restaurant/bookstore, playing along its speakeasy concept that’s been created during the Prohibition Era. The tastes of various artists who have participated in many festivals in Japan is embedded in every corner of the space. Along with the flamboyant neon light lettering that sits behind the bar, the mix of wooden table creates a modern yet comforting atmosphere. A wall of diverse publications on one side of the bar,

BALI

THE POPULAR PLACE WHERE WORLD CLASS DJS COME AND PLAY EVERY YEAR. Environmentally friendly cocktails that you can enjoy with the sea breeze. Indonesia’s Bali, a world class vacation spot where it prizes its beautiful beaches along with scenery of its nature, also has an exotic spot of its own; it’s Potato Head Bali. Potato Head Bali is a lifestyle brand in Bali, Indonesia that has restaurants, beach clubs and other various spaces under its umbrella. One of its restaurants, Ljen is known for its dishes cooked with local delicacies while minimizing food waste. Including Kaum, where it serves traditional Indonesian foods, there are many spaces where it shows off local traditional interior accessories with its local plants. The beach club is well known globally for booking world class DJs such as Virgil Abloh, Peggy Gou, and Honey Dijon. Aside from this glamour, there are many showcases and events, such as nature preservation workshops and local cultural promotions that coincide with its founding beliefs.

Potato Head’s Hong Kong bartender Tom Egerton created a new environmentally friendly cocktail which the ingredients are bought from local farmers and the waste is minimized by using from its seeds to even its skin. He has explained that the concept of the cocktail comes from Kalpavriksha, a tree that appears in Hinduism, where its usage is beyond that of any other plant. The cocktail is based on ingredients indigenous to Bali, such as pineapple, mango, coconut, and sambal. The fact that the bar only uses plant-based straws is also an interesting step taken toward the brand’s beliefs. Sipping on a cocktail below the warm sky while gazing at the waves of the endless sea just may feel like heaven on Earth. And the environmental preservation practice is a bonus.

With many vacations spots around the world going through major difficulties like that of Boracay in the Philippines, nature friendly movement that Potato Head Bali is driving is an interesting take in such era.

Address: Jl. Petitenget No. 51B Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia Phone Number: +62 361 4737979

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