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It’s amazing how many different levels of consumption, lifestyle and nightlife there are in Jakarta. It seems that there is something and a place for everyone. There are people with very little resources to people who have an over-abundance of everything. And there are a whole bunch of people who learn quickly how to get a piece of the action. If they don’t they are likely to be smothered. It may be a dog eat dog world at times or appear to be unfair, but generally it all seems to work out in the end. From the high flying hot-shot buying drinks for all around them, to the dude just trying to hang on and survive there is a place for everyone and everyone has a job to do or some knowledge to pass on. The women are looking for something and so are the men, let’s make no mistake about that. It’s all about the negotiation for a good time, a family, a better house, car, sex or a completely new lifestyle, and I’m sure people are getting thirstier for it as we go through these first years of this decade. It’s heady stuff out there and the nightlife is definitely a focal point for the madness, and don’t we love it. Being the last complete month before Ramadhan begins it must be time to get out there a little more often than usual. There are a number of top acts and big shows coming our way so check out the What’s On Time Line inside and make your schedule and preparations. Here’s a reminder that you can download The Beat Jakarta from Scoop and read it on your iPad or handheld device. It’s free and pretty easy to get hold of. Have a good month of June and we will see you around the traps.
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SCOOP Bar Pro Flair Indonesia 2013 The Bar Pro Flair Challenge will be back again this year. The Competition for bartenders will be held in Luv’s Bar & Dine, on Monday June 3. Many bartenders from different cities in Indonesia will battle at the qualification round at 2pm and then battle harder in the final at 8pm. After the all-day competition, a party is set up for all the audience, which will happen after the announcements of the winner. This event is supported by World Flair Association (WFA) and Bar Pro (a bartending school). Last year the winner was John from Bali, who’s turn is it going to be this year? Come down too Luv’s Bar & Dine and see the bartenders juggling, throwing bottles, and mixing some delicious cocktails.
Java Rockingland 2013 RockingLand in Indonesia is back after being cancelled last year. Java Rockin’land promoted by Java Festival Production will be held at Carnaval Beach Ancol on June 22-23. All the international and local bands will be playing in six separate groups for two days, and this year for the first time, one very hardcore American band will play, Suicidal Tendecies. After the release of their 13 album, The fathers of crossover thrash will most likely see moshpits the size of small islands. The rest of the line up includes Collective Soul, Will Turpin, Joel Kosche and Ryan Hoyle. There will be a freshman band that just released their first album last year, The Last Dinosaurs, hailing from Australia. With tag line for the event being ‘We’re Gonna Rock You Harder Than Ever’, this event is a must watch for anyone that enjoys rock. There will be another special international act involving Sugar Ray and Sixpence None The Richer, plus many local rock bands.
Mannen van de Tango by Internationaal Danstheater goes to Indonesia Mannen van de Tango (Men of the Tango) is the second production in the 2012/2013 season by Internationaal Danstheater (ID). On February 25, ID celebrated a triumphant premiere in the DeLaMar Theater in Amsterdam. Erasmus Huis invited them to come and perform in Jakarta, so Internationaal Danstheater will be flying to Indonesia with Mannen van de Tango on June 4 for a number of performances and workshops in Gedung Kesenian Jakarta (June 7, 8pm), the Erasmus Huis (June 9, 4pm), and the Institut Seni Indonesia in Yogyakarta (June 12, 7.30pm). Choreographer Neel Verdoorn will be flying out to Jakarta earlier to prepare a supporting programme with the Indonesian dance company EKI. On June 14 the company will return to the Netherlands, and will give performances at a number of outdoor festivals and theatres, including the Festival Mundial in Tilburg, the Vondelpark OpenAir Theatre in Amsterdam and the Caprera Open-Air Theatre in Bloemendaal. A tour of Mexico and the United States is planned for the autumn.
SCOOP Festival Palang Pintu 2013 Festival Palang Pintu is part of the Jakarta Anniversary, and this event is here to support the ‘Enjoy Jakarta Program’, and keep alive the traditional Betawi culture which is indigenous to Jakarta. The event opened by pencak silat (indonesian martial art) show which will be held on June 8 and 9 on Kemang streets. Festival Palang Pintu VIII & Gelar Budaya 2013, will feature all the kinds of entertainment such as a kid’s zone, drawing competitions for children, dance festival (creative dance), fun bike, bazaar, culinary festival, betawi parade (lenong, gambang kromong, wayang golek, silat). If you want to come to this event, make sure you park your car and are ready to walk alongside through Kemang.
Jakarta Fair 2013 Jakarta Fair is back again this year as part of Jakarta’s Anniversary Celebration. The big event is finally here and is still at the same location as every year; inside Jakarta International Expo (JIExpo) Kemayoran. This year it’s being held on June 6 till July 7. There will be a lot of entertainment, bazaars, all kind of products, traditional food and art. One beauty competition that you dont want to miss is Miss Jakarta Fair from June 6 to closing. The Jakarta Fair 2013 opens daily from 3.30pm – 10pm (Monday – Thursday), 3.30pm – 11pm (Friday), and 10am – 11pm (Saturday & Sunday). For music lovers, there will be local bands playing every day at the stage, and for all you food lovers, don’t forget to enjoy the annual food ‘Kerak Telor’. You can also enjoy the art festival for 32 days in Budaya Gambir Expo. See you at the 46th Jakarta Fair 2013 at JIExpo Kemayoran !
tiesto back in jakarta Looking forward, Tiesto will be performing at Ancol come October. The former number one DJ from Holland, presently number two, will be in Jakarta again as part of the Invasion X2 2013 show presented by X2 Club. “TIESTO CLUB LIFE”, will be held on Friday, October 4, 2013, in Eco Park Ancol Jakarta, and will also feature the No 40 DJ, according to the reader’s poll in DJ Mag, DJ Porter Robinson, as well as an upcoming young DJ from Spain, DJ Danny Avila plus a slew of X2 Resident DJs and others.
iN june Club Voyeur, Illigals The Parallel
EMMA HEWITT & COSMIC GATE
Emma Hewitt is an Australian vocalist who started in rock and moved on to trance music teaming up with the likes of… Cosmic Gate is a trance duo from Germany who last polled at #24 at the 2010 DJ Magazine top 100 poll. Tix are available at www.tiket. com
saturday june 1
sunDAY June 2
Mata Elang International Stadium (MEIS), Ancol ‘Super Show 5’ Super Junior World Tour
Super Junior is famously known for being in the forefront of the K-pop wave, where fans from all over the world were suddenly cheering and singing along to music where most don’t even understand lyrics. The boyband was formed in 2005 and by 2011 sold more albums than any other Korean artist three years in a row. After winning a ton of awards and accolades in Asia, in 2012 MTV Europe nominated them for Best Asian Act. Tix are available at www.rajakarcis.com. Rp 550k-Rp 2,2k
The Aloha sunset party,
It’s time to party again at Epicentrum and this time with a Hawaiin theme of hula dancers and big kahunas! The BBQ cranks up from 4pm till late.
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Coming from the Netherlands, the land of exceptional DJs, Fadil El Ghould also known as DJ R3hab, is currently one of the most demanded remixers of dirty Dutch in the dance scene today, remixing for big name artists such as J-Lo, LMFAO and Ne-Yo to name a few. Seeing that DJ R3hab has loads of potential, Afrojack signed him up in his Wall Recordings and even mentioned that R3hab is “one of its biggest talents.” Tix are available at http://www.ismaya.com/tickets Pre Sale Rp. 150k
wednesday June 5
Friday june 07 Gelora Bung Karno Senayan
INDONESIA VS HOLLAND
For the first time Indonesia will face the Netherlands in a FIFA International Match Day. Oranje will be led by coach Louis van Gaal with their full senior squad. The squad at this point will include Robin van Persie, Wesley Sneijder, Arjen Robben, Dirk Kuyt, Klaas Jan Huntelaar and Rafael van der Vaart. Ticket start at 60k at www.tiket.com
Nusa Indah Theater, Balai Kartini Exclusive Concert
If you just want to sit back and relax to some easy listening, Richard Clayderman might just be for you. The French pianist has released a plethora of popular songs and movie soundtracks. Tix available at mahanalive.com Earliy bird Rp 500k – 3,000k
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WHATS ON Gedung Kesenian Jakarta Sirkus Kontemporer Chabatz d’Entrar
Institut Français d’Indonesie (IFI) has invited Chabatz d’Entrar back to Indonesia to collaborate with Indonesian artists. “Di Sini, Sekarang Dan Di Sana!” (‘Here, Now and There!’) is the work that has been prepared for six months in Bandung. The characteristic of Chabats d’Entrar is the use of simple items, stilts and bamboo to create an effect of fragile balance. Tickets available at www. rajakarcis.com. Rp 75k
The Beat magazine and Molly Mallone’s bring back the 80’s for one night in Arcadia Senayan. Music and costumes of the 80’s. Prize for the best. Free Admission and loads of fun.
Saturday june 08
Tues June 11
weds June 12
Friday June 14
Red Square celebrates another year at Arcadia Senayan with all the glam and fun of the big show. Free Admission and loads of fun.
DJ Raf Fender
First starting DJing in 2000, the French DJ has manned some of the finest decks in Paris by being the resident DJ of the city’s happening clubs. DJ Raf Fender is big on progressive trance and psychedelic trance, or simply known as “psy trance”, which is basically a hypnotic arrangement of synthetic rhythms and complex layered melodies created by high tempo riffs. Tickets available at Stadium for 100k
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Mata Elang International Stadium (MEIS) – ANCOL 2013 1st World Tour
G- DRAGON (One of A Kind)
K-pop fans won’t want to miss G-Dragon this year. The leader and producer of Korean sensation Big Bang is also a rapper singer, songwriter, and model; he was bred to entertain the masses. Tickets available at myticket.co.id. Rp 550k – Rp2000k.
Saturday & sunday june 15 & 16
Monday June 17
Gedung Kesenian Jakarta
Kekko Fornarelli Trio
Kekko Fornarelli is an Italian pianist and a composer, he has developed a unique style characterized by the attempt to create music to observe, more than just to listen to; a way to tell stories, emotions and situations. The Kekko Fornarelli Trio is his main project, where he is joined with Giorgio Vendola (double bass), and Dario Congedo (drums). The trio was recently placed in the Top 10 most voted Italian jazz formation in the Jazzit Awards 2012 competition. Tickets available at www. rajakarcis.com. 75k - 100k
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Blowfish Femme Fatale featuring Brooke Evers
The 28-year-old DJ was born in Adelaide, Australia, and carries rich sound from R&B, to pop, to electro. Aside from electrifying the dance floor, Brooke is professional model, gracing the cover of many magazines. She is also an actress, professional dancer and a writer for Zoo magazine, not to mention the ambassador of Audio Technica headphones. It is not hard to believe that many credit her as being the fastest rising star in Australia. Oh did we also mention that she looks stunning? Tix are available at Blowfish. 150k.
Friday June 21
Saturday June 22
Carnaval Beach Ancol Java Rockin’land 2013
The people at Java Rockin’ land just confirmed that alternative rock band Collective Soul is part of the international stars lineup, alongside with big names such as Sixpence None the Richer, Suicidal Tendencies, and Go Chic which is big in Taiwan and Last Dinosaurs from Australia. Collective Soul made it big in the ‘90s and have had scored several number one rock tracks. The American band released their eighth studio album back in 2009 and is still under the helm of original founding members Ed and Dean Roland. Tix are available at Java festival Production. Price : Daily Pass Saturday Pre Sale 220k, Daily Pass Sunday Pre Sale 220k, 2 Day Pass Pre Sale 330k.
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Blowfish FSummer Fling featuring CyberJapan Dancers
The bikini-clad go-go dance group from you guessed it, Japan, has been the star attraction to a number of wild parties in Bali, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Shanghai, Singapore and even European countries. CyberJapan offers beauty, art and sensuality to the music scene with amazing visuals. Their mission is to tease the crowd and liven up the atmosphere of the dance floor. Tix are available at Blowfish. 150k
Saturday June 22
Sunday June 23
The Aloha sunset party,
It’s a double dabble this month! The most anticipated BBQ in the city is back and cranks up from 4pm till late. Special deals from Heineken and Kilkenny guarantee a rollicking fun time.
Sunday June 30
Carnaval Beach Ancol Java Rockin’land 2013
Day 2 of Java Rockin’ Land will set the scene for Sugar Ray, the alternative funk rock band from the USA that made headlines in the mid ‘90s. The band has been inactive since mid-2000s but leader/vocalist Mark McGrath mentioned in his Twitter that the band will be working on new material, with July this year being a hopeful release date. Also since April this year the band has been touring with Smash Mouth, Gin Blossoms and Vertical Horizon in the “Under the Sun” 2013 tour. Tix are available at Java festival Production. Price : Daily Pass Saturday Pre SaleRp. 220k, Daily Pass Sunday Pre Sale Rp. 220k, 2 Day Pass Pre Sale Rp. 330k
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Tennis Indoor Senayan
Worshipped by any pro guitarist-wanabe, Steve Vai is the quintessential rock star genius that sets out to test his limits in experimenting with new sound. Vai has been in the spotlight for over 20 years playing alongside rock legends Frank Zappa and David Lee Roth, releasing eight solo albums, and along the way nabbing himself three Grammies. He is most known to tour with his guru Joe Satriani in the annual G3 concert tour, which basically is the ultimate stage for guitarists. For those who want to see and experience Steve Vai in person, he will be swinging by Jakarta for his global Story of Light tour. Tix are available at JavaMusikindo. 295k - 495k
Sunday July 14
Monday July 22
Gelora Bung Karno Stadium Senayan
Arsenal vs Indonesia Dream Team
English BPL football team Arsenal will be in town on July 14 to take on Indonesiaâ€™s national football team. Manager Arsene Wenger plans to bring his brightest stars, including Theo Walcott, Lukas Podolski, Mikel Arteta, Olivier Giroud, Santi Cazorla and Andrey Arshavin. In 2011 and 2012 Arsenal went to visit China and Malaysia, and now Indonesia will be the only South East Asian country they visit for their Asian tour. This will be the first time the North London team visits Indonesia after 30 years! Tix are available at www.kiostix.com. 100k - Rp 750k
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here was a time not so long ago, that food court/shopping mall Pasar Festival was one of the main hangouts in Kuningan. A lot has changed since then, with Kota Kasablanka (KK) and Kuningan City (KC) on Jl. Dr Satrio/Casablanca already starting to have a “lived-in” feel. KK is the busier and larger of the two. Close to its main entrance is a new kid on the block, Balboni, a bar-resto with lots of wood and metal furniture, exposed mattblack steel ceiling beams, a stone floor and shelved ornaments, giving it a retroindustrial yet homey ambience. Balboni offers an Italian cuisine-based fusion (they call it a “hybrid”) menu. Named after the former chief test driver of Lamborghini, Valentino Balboni, it opened early in May and is part of the group that runs Negev bar and resto and Harvest patisserie. It certainly has the potential
FEATURES to become one of the hippest hangouts in Steakhouse is on the ground floor and can the mall. be seen from the road. The top floor of KK is where Eat and Eat, a Middle East/Asian-themed open-marketstyle food court can be found. Like Urban Kitchen at other malls, you load some credit onto a magnetic card so all your purchases are then cashless until you leave. This place is phenomenally popular at weekends so it’s lucky that bench-style seating enables different groups of diners to share the space efficiently.
Even Pasar Festival is now pulling in the punters once again, with live music on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings. Its popularity declined over many years along with the physical state of the building, but that has now been reversed after a facelift, a rebranding (it’s now ‘Plaza’ Festival), and the arrival of 24/7 venues MacDonald’s and 7-Eleven at prominent corner positions along the main road frontage. A host of other F&B venues have opened up, including the hip, always-busy Dim Sum Inc, also open 24/7. Visit the mall at 3am any weekend and you’ll find it buzzing.
Diners are spoilt for choice at KK, with Food Society on the ground and first floors offering a wide range of mid-price restaurants and the basement the venue for a dazzling array of affordable fast-food outlets, cafes and bakeries as well as a Across the main access road into Rasuna Carrefour hypermarket. Epicentrum Mall, new manager Andrew behind the bar at Lex (Liquid Exchange) is The Eatery on the top floor of KC is a bright firing things up with a bunch of F&B offers and airy food court with about 15 outlets, and live music on the busy nights. The including old favourites like Chopstix and place is becoming decidedly busier - with Pepper Lunch. Positioned almost directly both the local and bule crowd, and it is opposite a six-screen Cinema XXI, it’s the the place to be in Epicentrum, especially ideal venue for reasonably priced pre or on those Beat BBQ Sunday afternoons. post-movie dining. Ciputra World, not far from KC across Jl. While Hummingbird resto with its Dr Satrio, is moving closer to completion international/Asian menu is marked out with each passing week. Like a sleeping by the funky, wooden birdcages that giant about to awaken, it will house dominate its seating area, the basement entertainment facilities, food and has a branch of Sour Sally frozen yoghurt beverage outlets and even an art gallery. It cafe – always a strong draw, and not could well prove to be a real game changer just for teenage girls – plus a host of tea in the Kuningan drinking and dining scene, and coffee venues. Meat eaters will be but that’s another story. (Jim Read) pleased to see that a branch of Outback
Several years may have passed since Indonesia’s favourite eclectic collective, White Shoes & The Couples Company, recorded any new material but boy has it been worth the wait.
live at Indonesia’s oldest recording studio, the legendary Lokananta, in Solo, Central Java. According to WSATCC, reinterpreting classic folk tunes was their way of paying tribute to the heyday of Indonesian pop music and also to Lokananta, which was, at the time, the backbone of the Indonesian music scene. “This collection of recorded songs is like a journal that chronicles our experiences in reviving the sparkle of the golden era in the Indonesian pop music yesteryear,” the Jakartan sextet Produced and distributed under explain. Demajors records, White Shoes & The Couples Company Menyanyikan Lagu2 The chosen few include a classic Malay Daerah, is a retro-modern EP recorded nursery rhyme, “Tam Tam Buku”, his time around, the band who confesses to be heavily under the influence of Indonesian movie soundtracks from the 1970’s, inspired by the acoustic spirit of jazz musicians from the thirties and selfupdated by the addition of classic string arrangements, retro disco beats, easy listening ballads, and some tunes from vintage keyboard toys, have selected themselves five Indonesian folk songs and improvised accordingly.
FEATURES might also like to know that both David Tarigan and Aradea Barandana have had a hand in the album’s production, Anggun Priambodo and Poppie Airil did the artwork, Keke Tumbuan did the photography, and Aprilia Apsari, the band’s singer, did all the illustrations. WSATCC were born in 2002 out of a romance between Aprilia Apsari (vocal) and Yusmario Farabi (acoustic guitar) when they were attending the Jakarta Art Institute (IKJ). Then, of course, the pair set about recruiting their school mates, Saleh Husein (electric guitar), Ricky Surya Virgana (contra bass, cello), Aprimela Prawidyanti (piano, keyboard, viola) and John Navid (drums). In 2005 their self-titled debut album was released, attracting the attention of a swagger of indie new-traditionalists thanks to their next-to-genuine vintage music and profile. The following year the group were honoured by Allmusic as one of the 25 Most Crushworthy Bands of 2006. The same year Rolling Stone awarded them for being one of the 25 Best Bands on Myspace, and Yahoo! Music hailed them as “the most blog worthy band on the planet”. In 2007 the band was signed by Minty Fresh, a label known for launching the careers of Veruca Salt. Are you out of breath yet? No? Well, in 2008 they started gigging overseas and went to Austin, Texas, to perform at SXSW, and then they jetted off to New York for the CMJ Music Festival, continued on to MIDEM in Cannes, Clockenflap in Hongkong, and then earlier this year, they found themselves performing at Saarang, in Chennai.
reinterpreted in Jakarta’s Betawi dialect, the traditional Balinese “Jangi Janger”, a Sundanese tune called “Tjangkurileung” which was once sung by the fabulous Mang Koko Koswara, plus “Lembe-Lembe” and “Te O Rendang O” which hail from the Maluku Islands The first was once made popular by Broery & The Pros and the last one was previously By the time this article goes to refined by Mr Max Lesiangi. print, there may not be any albums left for you, but here’s hoping. Only 1000 copies have been made, each Quick, check their website www. piece having been stamped with a number whiteshoesandthecouplescompany.org from 0001 to 1000, making this album a limited collectable production. Oh, and _______________ if that wasn’t enough to make you go out and grab a copy all for yourself you Photography by Keke Tumbuan www.beatmag.com
he announcement by Manchester United Football Club (Man U) manager Sir Alex Ferguson that he was intending to retire at the end of this playing season seemed to come as a surprise to many – not just soccer fans. Given the huge Man U fan base in Indonesia, this article will take a look at Sir Alex – the man rather than the manager – later on.
He took Man U from a struggling team to what is now a global brand and one of the world’s most successful teams. Whilst his generally good health and phenomenal record over 26 seasons led many to believe that Sir Alex would somehow continue forever, he is 71 after all, has a pacemaker in his chest and had already announced that he was going to
be admitted to hospital for a hip operation during the summer break. Retirement is one of those fundamental rites of passage we all experience – should we be lucky enough to live that long. In countries that have a statutory retirement age it usually falls somewhere between the ages of 55 and late-60s. It is also one of the few rites over which we have a significant degree of individual control. We certainly do not choose when or where to be born, as that is our parents’ prerogative. When and where we go to school is largely determined by parental choice and whatever regulations may exist in the locality we live. The age at which we leave school and what we do next are frequently a product of parents’ financial circumstances or wishes, plus the higher education or job opportunities available. In many cultures arranged marriages are the norm, thus taking away from the couple concerned the power to determine when and whom to marry. The decision to move house is often determined by the location of one’s job. In any event, pulling up one’s roots and putting them down in an entirely new place and is perceived as such a traumatic experience that many will do whatever it takes to avoid it altogether.
Paisley lasted at that team until he was 64. Brian Clough was 58 when he retired from Nottingham Forest. Sir Alex will still retain a link with Man U as he will continue to serve as a director and ambassador for the club. Beyond that, he has many interests completely outside the soccer world. He has a large, extended family and will now be able to devote more time to his 11 grandchildren. He also is a keen wine collector and has a voracious reading appetite. He has said in the past that he always wanted to teach himself how to play the piano. More recently, Sir Alex hinted he would like to spend some time travelling the world with Cathy, his beloved wife of 47 years, a pleasure previously denied him by his ultra-demanding work commitments. Sir Alex’s last appearance at a home game on May 12 played in driving rain – the norm for Man U – was predictably emotional. Although Man U beat Swansea City 2-1, the result was almost irrelevant as key matches had already been played. “I’ll be able to now enjoy watching the team rather than suffer with them,” mused Sir Alex in his post-match farewell.
In his formal statement to the media, Sir Alex made it clear that he had pondered it carefully: “The decision to retire is one that I have thought a great deal about and one that I have not taken lightly. It is the right time,” he said.
The popular image of the football manager as a taciturn, uber-intense, short-tempered, gum-chewing obsessive man is seriously challenged by the sheer eloquence of two of the game’s most famous exponents. While Bill Shankly’s comment on football has often been misquoted, it encapsulates the essence of “the beautiful game” for its many fans perfectly: “Some people believe football is a matter of life and death; I am very disappointed with that attitude. I can assure you it is much, much more important than that.”
Compared with other world-famous British managers who preceded him, Sir Alex has kept going the longest of all: Sir Matt Busby (also a Man U manager) retired at 62. Bill Shankly left Liverpool at 60, Bob
Sir Alex went one better, his sparse observation verging on poetry: “I used to have a saying that when a player is at his peak, he feels as though he can climb Everest in his slippers.” (Jim Read)
Finally, when and where we eventually depart this world is not usually a matter over which we have much, if any, control. That leaves retirement.
Red Square started life eight years ago as more a casual lounge than the rockin’ nightclub that it is today. It was on the ground floor of the Arcadia Senayan building back then, which was smaller than now, but it didn’t take long to get the punters up on the central table, that has always been the main focus since the beginning. Being the only vodka bar in town, Red Square had a wide selection of vodkas available and was probably responsible for the ever greater interest in that liquor in this town over the past decade. It fast became a bule (foreign expat) hangout spot, mainly due to manager Paul C’s popular promotions and bule expertise. Well backed up by the rest of the PR staff, Paul knows what to
give those punters. But it’s not just bule men - there are plenty of locals, both men and women having a classic night out every time they get along to Reds too. It moved upstairs a few years ago to a bigger space and still continued in exactly the same vein. Red Square is a simple, no fuss kinda place where people are taken as they are and pretentiousness is checked-in at the door. You can leave all the wanna-bes and the hipsters to the other joints, but Red Square has its own style and grace, and is basically welcoming to all. You gotta love that. We salute Red Square for giving the good times to the local and expat community and continuing to give us a taste of everything we need till this day.
Snap shots of Red Square from over the past eight years
emang is amongst the few places in Jakarta that is constantly reinventing itself, going the distance to entertain the masses. Although there are new “it” Kemang hangouts now stealing the limelight, there are establishments that have reached iconic status, establishments that have helped cement Kemang’s reputation in being a favored nightlife destination. This particular edition of TBJ Kemang is just about that; we jot down these places and pair them up with places that have gained ground in recent years. Bear in mind that when talking about these destinations, the dining experience is not top priority, rather it is more about the booze and good vibes. As all of these places we shall mention are super busy during the weekend, we thought it would be a good extra twist to the story to visit them during Kemang’s slowest night, Monday night (9pm), and see how they do. We divided our reviews into four categories:
Best for bule (expats): Eastern Promise vs. Murphy’s Best for ABG (18 to early twenties): Venue vs.Tipsy Best for 23 to 33 year olds: Triple 9 vs. SF Best for 33 to 43 year olds: Nu China vs. SHY Rooftop
Dating back to 1989, EP has been the goto place for mature expats to have a jolly good time. Here you’ll hear loud chatter and laughs, where the setting is raw and rugged to say the least. The English-style pub is divided into three sections; the bar which is always crowded, then the dining area and the open air live music area in the back. The best time to come is during EP’s “Pressure Hour” every Friday starting at 5pm, where everyone gets free beer up until the moment one guest leaves for the toilet. While we were there on Monday night the bar and pool area was quite lively, no live music in the back end band area as it was closed off. Price of Bintang draught beer: 41k Eastern Promise Jalan Kemang Raya 5 T. (021) 7179 0151
Set up in mid-2010, Murphy’s was Killian Murphy’s (the owner) answer for a proper Irish pub in Jakarta. The Irishman even commissioned an Irish design firm specializing in designing Irish pubs all around the world to draw up the blueprints of Murphy’s. And what would an Irish pub be without good ol’ Irish beer? Running through the taps at Murphy’s are authentic Kilkenny and Guinness from Ireland. Where many hangout joints in Jakarta usually have cigarette smoke clouding the venue during peak hours, here they have a reliable air purifier system that sucks out a big portion of the excess smoke. For the most part this place attracts Irishmen (duh!) and also a portion of locals that want to experience an authentic Irish pub without having to go all the way to Dublin.
Price of Bintang draught beer: Rp 36k Murphy’s Jalan Kemang Raya 11 T. (021) 7183382
For over 13 years Venue has been the â€œitâ€? place for teens to celebrate their 18th birthday, where at one point in the night they will end up getting thrown in the pool by their group of friends. Venue DJs play a variety of music, dominated by house and progressive. When we came on a Monday night there were some guests surrounding the middle bar, with lounge music playing in the background. Fridays is ladies night, where there is no cover charge for the fairer sex and they even get a free cocktail. Aside from being unpretentious and welcoming, the biggest appeal of Venue is that drinks here are relatively affordable. As Mondays are a slow night, all drinks are 50% off. Price of Bali Hai draught beer: Rp 45k Venue JL Kemang Selatan No 2 T. (021) 7805610 Serving a similar youthful crowd to Venue, four-year old Tipsy is also known for affordable drinks where the DJs spin house and progressive music. As a matter of fact, the two establishments are run under the same management, with famous singerslash-DJ Maia Estianty being one of the owners. While we went there on a Monday, it was a bit confusing whether the building was closed down or not, as there was construction work happening in the front facade of the building. As it turns out Tipsy was open but dead quiet that particular night. But during busy weekends Tipsy is considered one of the hottest Kemang party joints where they often host incoming guest DJs, offering free entry for ladies. Price of Bali Hai draught beer: Rp 45k Tipsy Jalan Kemang Raya 29 (021) 7182970 www.beatmag.com
TBJ: KEMANG Located on the top floor of the Kemang
Arcade building, the dance floor of Triple 9 is still one of the hottest in Kemang today. The setup is posh, with a quality sound system pumping out electro and progressive dance tracks. The DJs here are some of the best, be it the residents or even guest DJs that come from big-name clubs all over town. Triple 9 loves putting out themed parties and the sexy dancers that regularly come out dancing on top of the long bar table sure do a good job in making the crowd go wild. When we were here Monday night the place was empty, so if youâ€™re planning to come here make sure its the weekend. Price of Heineken draught beer: 50k Triple 9 Jalan Kemang Raya 20A T. (021) 7182284
SF used to be called Second Floor, and in 2010 they rebranded to become SF. Not only was the interior redone, but they no longer sit on the second floor of Unicorn Building, but rather on the first floor. They also upped the age group from teens to a minimum age of 23 years old for ladies to enter. Although it was empty when we came there on a Monday, the venue was thumping progressive beats. The sound system here is quite good and the mesmerizing lighting does make this club become a great place to let loose on the dancefloor. Price of Carlsberg draught beer: 43k SF Jalan Kemang Raya 43A T. (021) 7182666
In March Nu China celebrated their 8th anniversary, and by many standards this establishment sets the tone for Kemang’s underground clubbing scene. When we came on a Monday night the place was quiet until well after midnight when it begins to pack them in. Nu China has the rep for being the only place with a late crowd early week. The biggest nights here are Friday and Wednesday with music varying from R&B to progressive dance depending on the EOs. This is amongst the few places in Kemang that operates till really late hours and the vibe does resemble something akin to clubs up in Kota. Nu China also has a reputation in making great cocktails, one must try is the Nu China Flame. Price of Bali Hai draught beer: 55k Nu China Jalan Kemang Raya 24 T. (021) 7193854
Shy Rooftop sits on the top level of the beautiful Papilion glass building in Kemang, and is known as the poshest hangout lounge in Kemang. Shy Rooftop is technically not a new place but it did close down for a while and reopened late last year. It’s in a league of its own as they serve the upper market and the guests here really dress up. They’ll drink exquisite cocktails or smash bottles while being entertained by an acoustic band and then DJs. The hip and mature venue is predominant creme color with a unique tent roof. Every Tuesday to Thursday drinks are buy one get one. Price of draught Heineken beer: 72k SHY Rooftop Jalan Kemang Raya 45AA T. (021) 7199921
By Erza S.T.
Orchestre Des ChampsElysees June 12 starting from 8pm onwards GedungKesenian Jakarta For more information: +6221-344 1892 or www. gedungkesenianjakarta. co.id
Kesenian Jakarta on June 12, and the orchestra that resides at the Theatre des Champs-Elysees in Paris and the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels will bring you music from German-born composer HenriJoseph Rigel’s Symphony No. 10 and two of Mozart’s famous compositions: Concerto The first group of performers is coming pour Clarinette and Symphony No. 40. all the way from Paris and famous for performing classical music exclusively Aside from this orchestra, we also have from the mid 18th to early 20th centuries. great Italian cellist: Mario Brunello, The group known as Orchestre des coming to town. Graduating from Venice Champs-Elysees was established in 1991, Conservatorio of Music in Italy, Mario and their commitment to perform that Brunello is an award-winning cellist and specific period of time in classical music has performed with many prestigious is reinforced by their use of original music orchestras around the world such as the London Philharmonic, Orchestre National instruments from the era. de France, and NHK Symphony Orchestra With music focused on Haydn to Mahler’s (Tokyo) to name a few, and under time, Orchestre des Champs-Elysees conductors such as Zubin Mehta, Seiji is coming to Asia for a tour, including Ozawa, and Ton Koopman. Jakarta. They will perform at Gedung his coming June, Jakarta’s classical music lovers are definitely going to be entertained. Some of Europe’s best classical music artists are coming to town and are ready to share the beauty of the classical period.
Bruno Procopio & Batavia Madrigal Singers June 1 starting from 8pm onwards Gereja Immanuel For more information: www. institutfrancais-indonesia.com Cello Recital: Mario Brunello June 13 starting from 8pm onwards Gedung Kesenian Jakarta For more information: +6221-344 1892 or As the founder of Orchestra dâ€™ArchiItaliana www.gedungkesenianjakarta.co.id (Italian String Orchestra), Brunello plays a Maggini cello from the 17th Century that once belonged to Benedetto Mazzacurati and then Franco Rossi â€“ cellist of the famous QuartettoItaliano. This will be his first visit to Jakarta. Last, but not least, we are also going to have some beautiful singing from the award winning voice of the Batavia Madrigal Singers lead by Brazilian conductor: Bruno Procopio, who graduated from the Paris conservatory of music. He is currently doing a residency in Jakarta and together, these two great forces are joining for an evening of sacred and profound music, presenting mixed music from Heitor Villa Lobos, Marcos Portugal, Clement Janequin and Mamao. The Dutch colonial style Immanuel Church, known for its beautiful acoustics, was chosen as the concert venue. I believe this will be one memorable evening for all classical music lovers in Jakarta. www.beatmag.com
An Awesome Wave
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It’s lucky record stores aren’t around any more, as trying to shove Alt-J’s Mercury-winning debut An Awesome Wave onto the right shelf would have even the most meticulous of spotty teenage shop assistants scratching their heads. Is it pop? Rock? Electro? Gregorian chant? Folk? Trip-hop? Grime? Indie? Celtic? Try all of the above and then some, but that still doesn’t quite nail it. Fitting really for a band that officially spells its name ‘∆’ (clue: press the alt and j keys on your computer). Some might stick with dubstep, that oh-so de rigueur genre that seems to be infiltrating everything these days, but that only works for about 20% of the album so that’s not right, and it’s too indie to be rock but too poppy to be indie. Folk-step maybe? Whatever you want to call it, I’d say it’s pretty safe to assume John Peel would approve of the Leeds quartet, who met in a Cambridge basement in 2007 and went on to accidentally create this anti-genre masterpiece. Beautifully paced, the album swings gracefully from all out swagger (“Intro”, “Fitzpleasure”) to introspective smoky guitars (“Interlude I & II”), and “Bloodflood” nicely pushes a few nostalgic buttons – listen for the primary school assembly doing the morning greeting in the opening few bars, something I haven’t heard since I was six; not exactly something you expect to find on a Mercury winning LP. The euphoric fanfare of “Dissolve Me” is something that Wayne Coyne would chop his flaming lips off for, and the stunning “Something Good” combines campfire guitars with a metronome beat that wouldn’t sound out of place on a Sigur Rós album. The funny thing is that amongst the maelstrom, it never feels disorientating or bewildering. Every hook, every beat, every component is used thoughtfully and economically, meaning that each change up is as exciting, addictive and satisfying as the next - Joe Newman’s nasally vocals perfectly tying up everything like the twine on a mystery parcel. As far as genre bending first efforts go, An Awesome Wave is just that; awesome. Dan Ashcroft
An Extraterrestrial Chaos, the Ultimate Drive, and a Drug Crisis by: pande
We got some summer blockbusters in this edition’s Movie Preview. Star Trek is back with a vengeance, Dwayne Johnson (formerly The Rock) is in two movies, the new Fast and Furious which is pretty much action car porn and in Snitch where he goes toe to toe against a drug cartel. Check these flicks out at your local DVD store or www.21cineplex.com!
Star Trek Into Darkness Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi. Director: J. J. Abrams. Writer: Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, Damon Lindelof, Gene Roddenberry (TV series). Cast: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Benedict Cumberbatch, Karl Urban, John Cho, Zoe Saldana, Alice Eve, Anton Yelchin, Simon Pegg, Bruce Greenwood.
Captain Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise are at it again and fanboys of this series reboot have much to look forward to. J. J. Abrams is back at the helm along with the entire cast of the last film and by the looks of the previews, so is the lens flare. Benedict Cumberbatch will play a villain that comes within the ranks of Starfleet and threatens Earth leaving the crew of the Enterprise battling on earth and warping to distant planets to try to stop him. This sequel seems like a rollercoaster ride through the cosmos and touches off on the very contemporary issue of terrorism.
Fast & Furious 6 Action, Crime, Thriller. Director: Justin Lin. Writer: Chris Morgan (screenplay), Gary Scott Thompson (characters). Cast: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Michelle Rodriguez, Sung Kang, Ludacris, Luke Evans, Gina Carano.
DSS agent Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) is now forced to make a deal with Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and the rest of his crew of renegade car enthusiasts. Hobbs offers them all full pardons if they help him bring down Owen Shaw (Luke Evans), a leader of a notorious international heist gang. Dom agrees to get behind the wheel once more, but revelations involving Letty Ortiz (Michelle Rodriguez) make things tricky. If you’re into cars and have followed this series, well, this just might be what you’re looking for. If you aren’t any of those things, well, I’d skip this one. On the other hand, The Rock and Vin Diesel teaming up might just float your boat...
Snitch Crime, Drama, Thriller. Director: Ric Roman Waugh. Writer: Justin Haythe, Ric Roman Waugh. Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Barry Pepper, Susan Sarandon, Benjamin Bratt, Jon Bernthal, Michael Kenneth Williams.
A desperate father, John Matthews (Dwayne Johnson) volunteers to help the Drug Enforcement Administration to investigate a drug cartel in order to get his son out of jail. He calls on his former employee and ex-con Daniel (Jon Bernthal) to get him closer the drug ring. Dwayne Johnson plays your everyman turn hero in this movie which is sort of a departure from his former roles. With an ensemble cast, hopefully this film will be a little more entertaining than almost every other Hollywood film where your law abiding citizen tackles drug cartels.
This new hang out place in Kemang is a great place to chill out and relax, with outdoor and indoor seating. There’s a bar in the middle, and sofas with a good view of the buildings around Kemang. Lush trees provide shade to one side of the building and blowers keep air circulating in the venue. Another plus is the ambient music being played at this hip new location. Sometimes they have special event parties too so keep your eyes on that.
Splash Kemang. Jl. Kemang 1 Kav 71 – 80 Jakarta Selatan
7pm – 3am Friday & Saturday, 7pm – 2am Monday – Thursday 4pm – 1am Sunday
Chill Out, House, Tech
Blue Island Ice Tea, Exorcist, Classic Margarita, Strawberry Margarita, Pina Colada
Barbecue Wagyu, Tenderloin, Sirloin, Spaghetti
40 Seating 700 Standing
021-7179 1941 / 0878 8821 2198 (Reza)
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Audi Fashion Nation turned out to be quite a spectacle in more ways than one! While it does a great job of showcasing the offerings of brands housed in Senayan City have to offer, Fashion Nation also aggressively asserts itself as a vehicle of exposure for Indonesian labels. The Audi Runway Hits show was especially
enjoyable, with designers traditionally using the event as a springboard to show off their newest ready-to-wear collections. Aptly titled Pret-A-Porter, the Runway Hits show that took place on April 19 featured collections by four fantastic Indonesian designers. Read on to find out who strutted their stuff!
Designer Ari Saputra launched this line after a partnership with his wife Sari and Esmod Jakarta graduates Inneke Margharethe and Ambar Pratiwi. You would think a collaboration between four individuals with different artistic visions would result in chaos and schizophrenia, but Major Minor has been making waves since the arrival of their modern and minimalist separates and dresses on the scene in 2011. The young label is keen to take on the world with their philosophy of major quality, quantity, and design at minor prices, and with their new collection of asymmetrical lines and muted tones, maybe they just will.
The only designer of the night who presented a menswear label, Rama Dauhan clearly has no qualms about mixing prints and shapes! Everything of his that came down the catwalk was reflective of his high street background and looked like it belonged in an M.I.A. video, which was really refreshing to see. I liked the affront to solids and one-up challenge colour blocking, but what I really want to know is this: do the patterned sweater and quilted pink jacket from the menâ€™s collection come in my size?
I was initially startled â€“ and scared, almost â€“ of viewing this collection because the set opened with the immediately recognisable strings of the Psycho Suite! But as the outfits and seconds ticked by, I stopped associating the music with the famous Janet Leigh shower scene, and the clothes started to come together with the shrill strings. I had the opportunity to ask Yosafat himself what inspired him to use such an unconventional soundtrack, and he told me that he wanted a theme that was not obvious, so he decided to centre his collection around the study of psychology. The prints on some of the dresses and tops represented Roschach inkblots used to determine what made a person tick by letting them see what they wanted to see. I had a great experience with this set, because not only did I enjoy his tweed-rich collection (the tweed was woven in Pekalongan), but I have also started listening to the Psycho Suite as a means of relaxing. Totally mind-blowing!
The ultra-feminine collection of dresses by Frencheducated Yogie Pratama differed from the others in that he kept to a single colour. This collection is another attempt at recreating the glamour of 1950s North America while adding accents such as transparency, pleats, and draping A-lines, mermaids, and pens. I think the best example of this ideology lies in my favourite piece of the collection: a floor-length sheath gown with a double-breasted blazer top. The outfit reminded me of jumpsuits by Celine, in which they are both teasingly sturdy and demure to the point of being cheeky.
Female Dailyâ€™s very own Putzsky(second from left) and Salvi Arzharael (right) from Swank.
STYLE There’s one more excuse for you to make your way to Plaza Indonesia’s eX Plaza: Fashion Xchange, a new two-storey concept store that is bringing more options to the local fashionista. During the press conference, Fashion Xchange representative Herlina Wijaya explained how the concept store hopes to facilitate connections and a tradition of exchanging ideas, products, and information between emerging Indonesian designers and labels from other parts of Asia. It currently stocks clothes and footwear for men and women from Singaporean brands such as Triologie, storied menswear line Flesh Imp, and shoe company Mitju while hoping to bring in Korean and Japanese brands in the near future. Also present was Elim Chew of Singaporean street label 77th Street, who is good friends with Ms. Wijaya and expressed excitement for the future of this crosscountry collaboration. Taking up the second and third floors at Plaza Indonesia’s eX, the store hopes to expose established and emerging designers to new buyers.
else. Labels in stock include everything from the legendary ISIS to the cheeky Swank (a label designed by Salvi Arzharael, former designer assistant of the late Adesagi Kierana, and coowned by Female Daily Network’s very own Putzsky), with the store specifically requesting that designers curate their collections to suit the store’s dark and earth-toned aesthetics. Goods on sale vary in prices to accommodate a wide range of buying power, with most clothes ranging in the 200k – 800k and going all the way up to 4,000k. The press conference was followed by a fashion show which saw collections exclusive to Fashion Xchange strut down the runway. To qualify a collection for addition within the racks of the store, designers were careful to stick to a palate that consisted of blacks, blues, and browns–deviation from this colour palette was kept to a minimal, but it was magical when it did happen.
Things really got rolling as soon as the party started. It seemed as if all of Jakarta’s fashionable glitterati had came out of the woodwork to commune on the dance floor! If you need to inject a bit of indie cool into your Fashion Xchange is currently home to more wardrobe, make your way down to Fashion than eighty Indonesian designers and labels Xchange to meet the sartorial needs you who have prepared exclusive collections just didn’t know you wanted. for the store that cannot be found anywhere
FOOD SCOOP altitude Taking fine dining to new heights Altitude opened late April and has been soaring ever since! PT Intercontinental Culinary and PT Mugi Rekso Abadi (MRA) are behind this amazing culinary concept for Jakarta. Located on the 46th floor of one of the capital city’s newest and most prestigious address, The Plaza, adjacent to Plaza Indonesia, Altitude combines three fine dining restaurants with diverse international styles. GAIA by OSO Ristorante serves classic north Italian cuisine, Salt Grill offers Mod-Oz fare, courtesy of famous Australian restaurateur Luke Mangan, and Enmaru presents strong Japanese character on the freshness and unique cooking technique. Each of these restaurants has incredible interiors and offers stunning bird’s eye views of Jakarta. Gaia’s fresh homemade pastas and desserts will give you the most authentic Italian flavors this side of the equator. Salt Grill brings the concept of modern Australian cuisine adopted from a strong diversity of cultures and creates signature dishes with natural ingredients, using a simple yet unique techniques. Try the Chateaubriand or Grilled Barramundi, and make room for the Liquorice Parfait. While at Enmaru, the freshest sashimi and the premium grade wagyu beef are the name of the game! And the accompaniment of finest wines and spirits at Altitude is also not to be missed. ALTITUDE: Gaia, Salt Grill, and Enmaru. The Plaza 46th floor, Jl. MH Thamrin Kav. 28 -30, T. (021) 2992 2448. www.altitude.com.
CHICKEN & EGG NEWLY OPENED AT CITOS A new restaurant dedicated almost entirely to, well, chicken and egg has opened at Cilandak Town Square AKA Citos in the South of Jakarta. It is a unique dining concept, offering patrons a simple dining experience in an upscale and casual setting. With chickens from the healthiest free-range farms available, Chicken & Egg offers a wide range of menu items, created from original and innovative recipes such as the Chicken & Egg ‘Tapas Style’ (a great platter dish for sharing), Chicken Macaroni, Nasi Gor’Egg, and the Gourmet Omelettes. But the main event here is the Signature Rotisserie Chicken; the Spit-Roasted Indonesian Spiced Chicken and the Spit-Roasted Lime & Chili Chicken are definite winners! Other notable items from the menu are the delicious desserts like The Sweet Shoppe; a sharing dessert platter of lemon crème brulee, pavlova, pumpkin sankaya, and floating island. And don’t miss the refreshing concoctions from the bar, too. The Passionfruit Mojito and Lychee-Raspberry Iced Tea are simply marvelous. Chicken & Egg will definitely ruffles the feathers of Jakarta’s foodies, but in a good and tasty way! Chicken & Egg. Cilandak Town Square (Citos), Ground Floor #012, 014, 016. T. (021) 7592 0233.
WHITE ASPARAGUS AT LYON As the northern season of spring arrives, the appearance of white asparagus is eagerly awaited by discerning food aficionados. To celebrate white asparagus season, Mandarin Oriental, Jakarta’s Executive Chef, Thierry Le Queau presents a delectable menu using the spring delicacy to tempt diners at Lyon.White asparagus, which has become the quintessential luxury vegetable for its unique taste and texture, pairs perfectly with chef Thierry’s classic yet innovative French cuisine. From now until June 30, guests can enjoy the finest and freshest taste of white asparagus in a tantalising a la carte including Seared Sea Scallop from Hokkaido with Lemon Confit, Melba Toast, White Asparagus and Grenbloise Butter. Meat lovers can savour Spoon Braised Australian Wagyu Beef Cheek with Potato Gnocchi and White Asparagus Blanquette. For a special lunch, diners can opt for a sumptuous set menu featuring a two-course menu for 220,000k++ or enjoy dinner with a lavish three-course meal for 588k++, paired exclusively with a selection of Trimbach wines. Indulge in this seasonal white asparagus feast for lunch and dinner at Lyon. For further information and reservations, please call Lyon on (21) 2993 8888 or email email@example.com.
New Menu at otel lobby Have you been to Otel Lobby recently ? If not, there is a good reason for you to get down there. Otel Lobby has more new menu items, from Barfood, there is the Soft Warm Bun, Nachos and French Salsa, Nachos and Cheese. They also have Grilled Shrimp Mexican Salad (Grilled Corn Salsa, Lettuce, Tomato and Avocado). For you pizza lovers, try Stone Baked Pizza (Smoked Salmon, Dill, Cucumber, Cream Cheese). You must also try the seafood which inlcudes Roasted Barramundi (Potato Confit, Spinach, Romesco Sauce), and from the deserts, enjoy the Vanilla Cream Croquem Buche, Nutella Mousse (this one is highly recommendation), Fruit Paulove or Coffee Late Cream Caramel. Wanna get new experience? Try their Kitchen Table program where you can enjoy your food inside the kitchen. Otel Lobby Epicentrum Tengah South Gate entrance (The Annex Building of Bakrie Tower) Rasuna Epicentrum Kuningan T. 021-2994 1324 www.beatmag.com
FOOD SCOOP Experience the roaring Twenties at PUBLICO Bistro & Wine Bar! The great illustrious Jazz era of the New York 1920’s comes to life at this fine establishment perfectly nestled in the heart of cool Senopati. Over three stories, Publico brings forth a conceptual design of the glorious art deco architectural style that is the vein and breathing heartbeat of the flapper era. In terms of food, Publico certainly stands apart with the addition of the legendary Inka Grill, imported directly from England and the one and only in Indonesia! This unique grill brings out the best in the Black Angus Sirloin, Black Angus Tenderloin, Rustic Lamb Chops and other delicious meats. Other notable dishes to try here are the Beef Tenderloin Fussili, Creamy Smoked Scallop, Crispy Soy Glazed Black Cod, Prawn Aglio Oglio and the Oven Grilled Chicken Breast Stuffed with Pesto. As for the drinks, check out some of the prohibition era cocktails, which you will unlikely find at other similar establishments. The selection of drinks brings together the golden age of New York and modern twists with feisty cocktails such as Maiden Moonshine, Gentlemanís Port, Le bleu de France, Mango Cabana and others that guarantee to live up to your night. Publico Bistro & Winebar aims to not only be the best in Jakarta’s modern food and beverage industry, but also to set a high standard for their guests, where you can dine with impeccable service at a wonderful and unique setting. This is one new place that you should definitely check out! PUBLICO Bistro & Winebar. Jl. Senopati Raya 65, Kebayoran Baru, Jakarta Selatan 12190. Ph.: (021) 5296 4960. Facebook: PUBLICO. Twitter: @PUBLICOJAKARTA.
potato head garage Potato Head Garage is the latest addition to the PTT family, the group behind the renowned Potato Head restaurant in Jakarta and Potato Head Beach Club in Bali. Now they have created an interpretation of the “Classic Steakhouse” around the globe. The usual classic Steak House dishes are revisited using a modern approach, utilizing some of the best ingredients whilst keeping the authenticity of its flavors. Instead of creating the accustomed formal dining atmosphere, Potato Head Garage is built inside an old abandoned stadium where classic Victorian fittings are set against its original industrial space. A curated program of music, fashion and art events will be held in the Steakhouse with highlights of Potato Head’s legendary summer parties. The signature section of the drinks list at The Garage showcases and plays homage to the world’s most popular cocktail, the Mojito. The mixologist created a fine selection of uniquely crafted Mojitos - combining fresh and local fruits together with fragrant herbs, spices and homemade syrups. Potato Head Garage SCBD Lot 14 (ex Bengkel Café). Jl. Jend Sudirman Kav 52-53 T. 021 5797 3330
Latin-flavored haven for carnivores? Say it ain’t so!
South American Wood Fire Grill & Brew
he area of Kemang has always been known as the expatriates’ enclave of the capital. There are plenty of international restaurants here introducing new, foreign flavors to Jakartans. And when the new South American eatery opened just this past March, we jumped for joy! El Asador is not your typical barbecue place. What makes it special is la parilla or the open-fire grill which is the center piece of the restaurant.There’s nothing like the wonderful smell of grilled steaks to invite you in. Gregarious Uruguayan owner and manager Eugenio Doldan welcomed us on our visit. He was busy doing the rounds, greeting each customer, explaining the menu, and even helped the asador (griller) occasionally. El Asador Kemang Point Building, Ground Floor, Jl. Kemang Raya No. 3, Jakarta 12730 Ph.: (021) 718 2206 www.elasador.co.id
Now, the barbecued meats are the specialties here, but there are other dishes that are worth mentioning. We began with some starters; a hearty soup called Sopa Mama Grillo’s (43k) blended vegetables together into one bowl of creamy goodness, and served with a thick puff pastry hat. Mama Grillo is none other than Eugenio’s mother, and this recipe was handed down to him since his childhood days.You can always rely on mom’s cooking to warm your heart.
FOOD Fancy some tongue action? You're in luck, try the Lengua a la Vinagreta Con Ensalada Rusa (65k); boiled sliced beef tongue marinated with parsley, garlic, spices, olive oil, white vinegar, and egg. It is really tasty! The dish is served cold with a Russian salad on the side; another typical Uruguayan dish. For more familiar fares, you can go for the Mama Grillo’s Quesadilla (61k) or Breakfast Burrito Carne (72k); the former has wonderfully marinated chicken, while the latter has sautéed minced beef, spices, scrambled egg, cheese, and the works. The Chivito al Pan (94k) is a very typical Uruguayan sandwich filled with churrasco tenderloin steak, lettuce, tomato, ham, bacon, mozzarella cheese, fried egg, olives, and homemade mayonnaise. A must try! The Bifes Con Cebolla (109k) is another noteworthy dish; grilled marinated steak served with glazed caramelized onion. By the way, the portions here are quite generous, so it’s really nice to share and sample these dishes to get the full experience.
little application of salt is needed to bring out the flavors, and the parilla or grill will do the rest. The Churrasco or rib eye (143k) and the Asado or beef ribs (209k) are favorites here, but the Chorizo or beef sausage (83k) or the Lamb Chorizo or lamb sausage (83k) are also delicious choices. For chicken lovers, go for the Pamplonas (83k) or boneless chicken leg, filled with mozzarella, capsicum, olives, and spices. And if you’re feeling more adventurous, the Chinculines or beef tripe (33k) and Renoe or beef or lamb kidney (55k) might be for you. But true carnivores will appreciate the all-youcan-eat deal here! At 300k/pax for meat only, or 330k/pax for meat and side dishes, it’s pure meat lovers’ paradise! All the grill orders here go perfectly with the distinctive South American sauces of Chimicurri and Salsa Criolla. The mocktails and lemonades are indeed very refreshing beverages to go with these savory dishes, but you should try the selection of South American wines on offer here. Perfect combination!
Speaking of the steaks, there are plenty of cuts El Asador is definitely one new place worth to choose from. The prime quality imported visiting! (Budi Iskandar) meats do not need a lot of marinating. Just a
The Not So Ordinary Thai Restaurant is spicing up the dining scene, in a regal way.
ittlada Group has been a loyal advocate of great Thai cuisine in Indonesia for a number of years. Its White Elephant and Jittlada outlets are already on top of foodies’ minds when it comes to tasty Thai fares in Jakarta. Recently we visited Chandara, Jittlada Group’s fine-dining restaurant. Opened in December 2010, Chandara is located among Plaza Senayan’s more premium food establishments, close to the movie theaters
upstairs. The place has a gorgeous interior; dark wooden floor and furniture, chandeliers, beautiful Thai sculptures, all give a certain majestic vibe. You know that you’re dining somewhere special when you come here. And the food… Ah, the wonderful food… They are meticulously prepared by a Thai head chef, affectionately known as ‘Mama’. She and her staff really know how to make and present tasty traditional Thai fare and take it up a notch. Sure, you can start with the usual Tom Yam Goong (hot and sour soup) or Som Tam (spicy papaya salad), but we opted for the spicy mixed fruit salad called Som Tum Pollamai (50k). This is a great mix of sweet, sour, and spicy, with a little bit of saltiness, too! Another great dish here is the Nam Prik Long Rua (65k); a unique shrimp paste with crispy catfish and vegetables. This dish can easily be an appetizer or a main, but what’s important is that it tastes magnificent either way. You
mix the shrimp paste with the crispy catfish and you have one of the best-tasting burst of flavors you’ve ever had in your life! This blend acts as a very nice dip for the accompanying raw vegetables on the side. A must have. Next up was the Plamek Neung Manaow (105k) or steamed squid stuffed with minced prawns with fresh lime juice, chili, and coriander sauce. Yet another great dish at Chandara; the superb sauce complimented the seafood really well. And if you’re a fan of curries, then the Gang Pet Phed Yang (85k) is definitely the one to get. It’s a delicious roast duck red curry with coconut cream, sweet basil leaves and fresh fruits of the season (which can be lychee, grape, or pineapple). This is one more beautiful and balanced blend of salty, sweet, spicy, and tangy in a dish. For dessert, you can’t go wrong with the Fak Thong Sangkaya (40k); a typical Thai custard made with pumpkin. And you can wash it all down with the Thai Iced Tea With Milk (25k) or Thai Iced Green Tea With Milk (29k). Chandara bar also serves refreshing mocktails such as the Lychee Lemon Soda (55k); muddled fresh mint leaves, freshly squeezed lemon juice, lychee puree with a splash of soda, or the orange, grapefruit, and pineapple mix called Innocent Voyage (30k).
As for cocktails, try the Chandara Ice Tea (85k); a potent mix of gin, rum, vodka, triple sec, and lime juice, or the Green Mai Thai (85k) vodka, blue curacao, and fresh fruits. Chandara’s Thai Afternoon Tea (80k/set for two) is also getting more and more popular, especially with arisan-type groups where you can get a basket of traditional Thai cakes and a choice of tea or coffee. It’s available on weekdays from 3 – 6 pm. For a tasty Thai culinary trip with a nice imperial touch, make your way to Chandara! (Budi Iskandar).
Chandara Plaza Senayan Level P4 cp 414 Ph.: (021) 5725342 Also at: Plaza Indonesia Level 1 Unit E18, E19T T. (021) 29923775 www.jittlada.com www.beatmag.com
Escape the hustle and bustle of Kemang at this pretty eatery. Nutmeg Cuisine & Bar Oktroi Plaza Jl. Kemang Utara No. 1 Jakarta 12730 T. 7195020
utmeg Cuisine & Bar opened its doors on December 2010. It is located in Oktroi Plaza, right at the busiest intersection in Kemang. But once you get in to the restaurant, you feel like you have found a nice getaway from the maddening traffic.
very nicely, and the fruit compote provided a tangy balance to the dish. Pasta lovers will definitely enjoy the Spaghetti with Roast Beef and Basil (85k); al dente spaghetti with rare roast beef served with semi dried tomato, olives, basil, avocado and parmesan cheese. And if seafood is your thing, you should go for the Red Snapper with Potato Parmagiana (85k); fillet of snapper with green curry sauce on a bed of potato parmagiana and sautéed vegetables.
The restaurant’s design is decidedly pretty, with a nice juxtaposition of the current and the classic. It features a contemporary palette of soft white, taupe, and light wood accents with a touch of vintage style. The place has a certain We managed to make room for desserts, and homey chic that is charming. the Chocolate Mousse (40k) and the Warm We visited Nutmeg on a late Saturday afternoon White Chocolate Souffle (45k) were excellent. recently and we really found a nice refuge from The former is Nutmeg’s famous mousse served the weekend rush outside. It felt like we were with chocolate and topped with fresh sweet invited to a friend’s luxury house for a fine meal whipped cream and crumble, while the latter has softened warm white chocolate served and drink up. with mango rum sauce and a scoop of ice You can watch the world go by while sitting at cream on top. Simply sublime! the tables by the large glass window, or simply lose yourself in the cozy confinement of the The bar at Nutmeg has also become one of the other rooms inside, which are perfect for a popular spots in Kemang, and it’s easy to see small group get together, or even a romantic why. They do have quite an extensive selection of premium spirits, single malts, liqueurs, and so rendezvous. on, but a number of the creative creations of The continental menu here offers plenty of the bar staff are pretty interesting to try. The options for everyone. We started off with the cucumber-based Wasabi Cucumber Martini Beef Souvlaki (75k); a dish of well marinated (90k) and Tin Cumber (100k), as well as the grilled beef, served with tzatziki and hummus refreshing Pineapple Nut Capiroshka (100k) dipping sauces. It’s a wonderful Mediterranean- are some of the more popular tipples here. influenced appetizer. With its central location and wonderful setting, The Crispy Skin Duck (130k) was next; crispy Nutmeg Cuisine and Bar is a great place in duck breast served with turmeric rice, orange, Kemang for a great meal and luscious libations. lychee, strawberry, sweet and sour ginger apple There are still plenty of dishes and drinks that compote. The Middle Eastern flavored rice need trying, so we might see you there next complimented the savory taste of the duck time! (Budi Iskandar)
GIZMOS The Motion Tracking iPhone Cameraman
POCKET DJ MIXER For your next big celebration, skip the club, lose the DJ, and turn your iPod into a portable party-making machine with this sound mixer. Versatile and easy to use, the mini mixer needs no power source—just plug it into the headphone jack of your mp3 player, laptop, or phone and instantly amp up your own beats. Unlike massive traditional mixing boards, this mixer’s pocket-sized proportions make it easy to bring anywhere, so never leave home without it! Bust out your pocket DJ skills at any of your friends’ fêtes and you’ll be sure to be invited back again and again. www.uncommongoods.com $100.00
The JVC GC-PX100
This camera shoots Full HD 1920 x 1080/60p video at 36Mbps, a bit rate that allows Full HD slow-motion playback, perfect for motion analysis or special effects. Premium performance is further assured by the fast F1.2 lens with 10x optical zoom, 1/2.3” 12.8 megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor and optical image stabilization. Multi-format recording offers the flexibility to choose the HD format that best suits the situation. The GC-PX100 was designed for fast, easy handling, with an SLR-type body and all key controls and functions conveniently placed for intuitive operation. A three-inch tiltable LCD monitor allows high and low angle recording, and an LCD monitor hood is included. www.jvc.com $999.95
This is the iPhone mount that automatically pans and tilts to track movement, allowing the iPhone’s video camera to capture subjects in motion. A key fob-sized wireless transmitter can be held or clipped to clothing and the iPhone mount automatically pans 360° and tilts up to 30° to record a presentation or a child’s impromptu performance from up to 33’ away. The mount holds an iPhone in landscape or portrait orientations and allows use of the front-facing camera for video conferencing or the rear-facing camera for HD video recording. The transmitter has a built-in microphone that captures sound for videos and video recording options are controlled via a free app. Includes a lanyard for hanging the transmitter around your neck. Includes two AA batteries that power the tracking mount for up to four hours and two AAA batteries that power the transmitter for up to 10 hours. Compatible with iPhone 4S, 4, and iPod touch 4. www.hammacher.com $199.95
BACtrack Mobile Breathalyzer The BACtrack Mobile Breathalyzer lets you geek out about your drinking in a way that no other piece of technology can do. Blow into it and your BAC will be transmitted to your iPhone or iPad. Track your BAC over time and the app will be able to estimate when you’re sober enough to communicate with others... We a l l need something to save us from texting a 837 character confession to your crush or emailing your boss about the new time off policy. www.bactrack.com $149.99
GIZMOS Electric Shark Saw
The innovative design of this unusual chainsaw tackles the safety issue head-on by enclosing the bar and chain and employing a scissor-cut action to limit dangerous kickback. The jaw design grabs and stabilizes, and an auto-tension feature guarantees optimum tension. It even cuts directly on the ground without propping. There’s an automatic chain oiler with oil level indicator, and since it’s corded, there’s no need for gas. Perfect for a quick cleanup after a storm or for pruning. Weighs 12 lbs. This is a good chainsaw for seniors since it has added protective features such as the enclosed bar and chain and the added kickback protection. It’s also lighter than other chainsaws and requires no gas. www.firststreetonline.com $179.95
The 30 Day Lantern This lantern provides up to 30 days of reliable light on one set of batteries. The lantern’s three 1.4-watt LEDs use a fraction of the energy of traditional bulbs to produce 720 consecutive hours of light on its lowest setting using only three D batteries (not included). The lantern generates up to 300 lumens of bright, white light that can be seen from up to 75 feet away. Made from impact-resistant ABS with rubberized encasements, the lantern is shock- and waterresistant. The device has a green LED that flashes when the device is off for easy location in blackouts and a built-in hook allows the lantern to be hung upside down. With three light output levels and a flashing mode (provides 32 hours of light on high). www.hammacher.com $59.95
Adventure Time BMO Interactive Buddy
PHOENIX PORTABLE BLUETOOTH SPEAKER
With its tight curves and shapely figure, this perky little portable Bluetooth speaker looks good and packs some serious punch in the pipes department. Being Bluetooth compatible, there’s no strings or cables attached, so you’re free to dance around the room or wander about at work while the Phoenix Bluetooth Portable Speaker pumps up the jams. www.firebox.com £59.99
The Adventure Time BMO Interactive Buddy is powered by your iPad mini. Just slide ye olde iPad mini into the top of BMO, and you’re ready to go. The iPad mini will run the apps (free to download, naturally) which bring BMO alive. Choose from such memorable games as: Conversation Parade, Fighting Lincolns, Adventure Master, Guardians of Sunshine, Horse vs. Two Fighters Game, That Other One, and many more! www.thinkgeek.com $59.99 www.beatmag.com
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LUV’S MAP K6 Drink, Dance and Dine Sexy music City Walk Sudirman Jl.KH. Mas Mansyur No.121 : 021-2555.8882
Apollo Bar & CLUB MAP N8 A unique & intimate bar in town. Karaoke equipped. Plenty of parking. Bellagio Mall, UG Level 07 & 09, Mega Kuningan : 021-91275566
DOMAIN MAP M2 Mash Up Senayan City. Panin Tower, Senayan City, Basement 2 Jl Asia Afrika : 021-7278.1641
Malioboro MAP E6 Bar-Karaoke-Club Jalan Gadjah Madah No. 13 : 021-63850000
BARCODE MAP S5 Pre-Club & Outdoor Terrace House, electro, Techno La Codefin Jl. Kemang Raya no. 8 : 021-718.2208 B.A.T.S MAP K6 Live Music, Bar and Resto Shangri-La Hotel Kota BNI JL. Jend. Sudirman Kav. 1 : 021-570.7440 BEYOND MAP P3 Bar, Resto & DJ Bar Graha Iskandarsyah Lobby Jl. Iskandarsyah No. 66 C Jakarta Selatan : 021-7279.1832 BLOWFISH MAP P7 Kitchen & Dance Bar City Plaza at Wisma Mulia. Jl. Jend Gatot Subroto Kav 42 : 021-5297.1234
FABLE LOUNGE MAP O5 Kawasan SCBD. Jl. Jend Sudirman Kav 52-53 Lot 22 : +62 21 515 5008
MILLENIUM MAP E6 Bar-Karaoke-Club Plaza Gajah Mada Fl 5 + 6 Jl.Gajah Mada No.19-26 Jakarta Pusat : 021-633.8842 MILLE’S MAP D7 International Executive Club Progressive-Funky Kota Plaza Lokasari 4th Floor Jl. Mangga Besar No.81 Jakarta Pusat : 021-625.5318
Flirt Bar MAP C9 Fashion Hotel 10th Floor Jl. Gunung Sahari 12 No. 2A Jakarta Pusat : 021-649.0808
MOOVINA MAP J7 Plaza Indonesia 4th Floor #06 Jakarta Pusat 10350 021 2992 4567 / 3999 www.moovina.com
The Foundry No. 8 MAP N5 Urban lifestyle district Kawasan Niaga Terpadu Sudirman (SCBD) Lot. 8 Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav. 52-55 : 021 515 1529
MUSRO MAP G9 Legendary Club Hotel Borobudur Jl. Lapanagan Banteng Selatan No.1 Jakarta Pusat : 021-384.2050
DRAGONFLY MAP U1 Classic, House Graha BIP Jl. Jend Gatot Subroto kav 23 : 021-520.6789
BLACK CAT MAP N3 Jazz Club & Good Food and New Orleans style Plaza Senayan Arcadia Unit x-208 : 021-5790.1264
GOLDEN CROWN MAP C6 Nightclub, Discotheque, Karaoke, Resto & Lounge, Health Club, Spa House, Funky Kota Glodok Plaza 5-8 Fl Jl Pinangsia Raya No.1 Jakarta Pusat : 021-6230.2888
CJ’S MAP M2 Live Music & DJ’s Live Band, Rnb, House, Hotel Mulia Jl. Asia Afrika Senayan : 021-574.7777
PRIVE MAP N3 House fX Lifestyle X’nter f8 Jl. Jend Sudirman Pintu Satu Senayan : 021-2555 4489
Club Voyeur at illigals MAP E6 Jl. Hayam Wuruk 108 Jakarta Barat : 021 – 629 8899
IMMIGRANT MAP J7 Resto-Bar-Club House Plaza Indonesia 6th Floor #E02-03 Access from new Louis Vitton lobby
NU CHINA Map : U5 Mixed crowd, mixed dance music. Jl. Kemang Raya No. 24. Kemang. : 021 - 719 3854 RED SQUARE MAP N3 Vodka Classic, Commercial House Plaza Senayan Arcadia unit X 105 Jl. New Delhi No.9 Pintu 1 : 021- 5790.1281 STADIUM MAP D6 Underground Club House, Progressive, Trance Jl. Hayam Wuruk No.111 : 021- 626.3323 sun city MAP C6 Karaoke, Resto and Club Gd. Lindeteves Trade Center lt. 6. Jalan Hayam
Wuruk N°127 : 021- 62201900 TEMPUS MAP D6 Live Music and DJs Ritz Carlton JL. Lingkar. Mega Kuningan : 021- 2551.8888 TIGA PULUH MAP L7 Band and DJ Le Meridien Hotel Jl.Jend Sudirman Kav 18-20 Jakarta Pusat : 021-251.3131 TRIPLE NINE MAP U5 House, Electro Jl. Kemang Raya No. 20a : 021-718.2284 X2 MAP N3 X2 – Equinox Vintage Music, Rnb, House Electro, Progressive Plaza Senayan 4th & 5th Floor : 021-572.5559 / 572.556 X9 MAP T5 Castillo Building, Ground Floor. Jl. Kemang Raya 10A. Jakarta Selatan. : 021.7179 4492 2ND FLOOR MAP U6 Dine & Lounge Jl. Kemang Raya No. 43 A Jakarta Selatan : 021 - 718 2555
bars 365 ECO BAR MAP T5 Eco Bar Eclectro-House Jl. Kemang Raya No. 6 Jakarta Selatan : 021-7191032 ALBERO MAP O10 Jl. Tebet Raya No. 58 Jakarta Selatan. : 021-8312634 Attics Map U-5 Jl. Kemang Raya No. 24 A Jakarta Selatan : 021-2553 9450 / 51 Boutique Ktv Map N-3 Plaza Senayan Arcadia Unit X 205 – 207. Jl. New Delhi No. 9.
CLUB.BARS.restaurants Pintu 1 Senayan. Jakarta 021-5790 1283 BURGUNDY MAP I7 Exclusive cocktail bar Hotel Grand Hyatt. Jalan M. H. Thamrin Jakarta Selatan : 021-2992.1234 CAFE DE HOOI MAP U1 Expat hangout Jl. Metro Duta Raya Plaza II Pondok Indah Jakarta Selatan : (62) 21 750 0742 D’PLACE MAP X3 Steak & Beer House Unplugged Sarinah Building Jl. Mh Thamrin No.11 Gf North Gate Jakarta Pusat : 021-310.7177 DeBurse Map O-4 Equity Tower – SCBD Lot 9 Lower Ground Unit E Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav 52 – 53 Jakarta 12190 : 021 – 2903 5451 Eden Lounge Map N-8 Jl. Gatot Subroto Kav 16. Jakarta Selatan : 021 – 526 7827 Fez Bar MAP V5 Jl. Kemang Raya No. 78-B : 021 719 2677 Marley MAP O4 Signature Bar & food The Energy Building 2nd Floor. SCBD Area, Lot 11A. Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav. 52-53 : 021 5296-1199 Molly Malone’s MAP S6 Irish food and beer Senayan Arcadia Senayan : 021 7183382 Murphy’s Irish Pub MAP S6 Irish food and beer Kemang Raya 11a Kemang. : 021 718 3382 : 0818 833 643
MO BAR MAP K8 Clubbing Lounge Mandarin Oriental Hotel Jalan M.H. Thamrin, PO BOX 3392, Jakarta : 021. 2993 8888 MOONLIGHT MAP K6 Jazzy Lounge Jazz Pavilion Apartment Retail Arcade Jl. KH. Mas Mansyur kav 24 : 021-5794.1731 PORTOBELLO MAP L7 Wine, Lounge, Music Live Band and DJ Mid Plaza 2 Jl. Jend Sudirman Kav 10-11 : 021-570.7600 POSTE 47 MAP O8 Resto Bar The East Building Jl. Lingkar Mega Kuningan kav e32 : 021-2554.2707 SHY ROOFTOP MAP U6 Kemang 6 Building The Papilion, level 4 Jalan Kemang Raya no.45AA : 021 - 719 9921 TIPSY MAP T6 Wine & Bar DJ The Beat Building 2nd Floor Jl. Kemang Raya No. 29 Jakarta Selatan : 021-718.2970 The Shelter Map V5 Jalan Kemang Raya 89 fl 5th . Jakarta Selatan : 021-719 24 55 UMBRA MAP T4 Cool live music lounge Jl. Taman Kemang 1, No6 Kemang. : 021 718 1148
Restaurants APHRODITES MAP M9 Expat resto and sports Club Rasuna Jl. H.R Rasuna Said kav c-22 : 021-527.3307 AL NAFOURA MAP L6 Middle Eastern Le Meridien Hotel
Jl. Jend Sudirman kav 18-20 : 021 - 251 3131 ANATOLIA MAP U5 Turkish Jl. Kemang Raya no. 110A Jakarta Selatan : 021 - 719 4658 AH YAT SEAFOOD MAP N3 Chinese Jl. Pintu Lima Kompleks Gelora Senayan Jakarta Selatan : 021 - 570 5333 APERITIVO MAP M8 Italian and lounge Jl. HR Rasuna Said Kav B No. 10-11 Setiabudi : 021-5289 2304 ARO AROY MAP L7 Casual Thai Dishes Mid Plaza 1 Floor B1 Jl. Jend Sudirman Kav 10-11 Jakarta Pusat : 021-570 7600 Aruba MAP Q2 Caribbean Resto & Bar Pasaraya Building GF & UG Floor Jl. Iskandarsyah II No.2 : 021-7278 0419 www.arubajakarta.com Barley Hops MAP N9 Rasuna Epicentrum,Epiwalk GF Unit 121 Jl. HR.Rasuna Said : 021 29912252 bibliotheque MAP N6 International dining Sampoerna Strategic Sq Jl. Jend. Sudirman, Kav 45 -46 Jakarta Selatan : 021 - 57956977 BISTRO BARON MAP I6 French dining Plaza Indonesia Extension , Level 1, Unit E 20-21 : 021-299-23505 www.bistrobaron.com BIRDCAGE MAP Q4 A casual resto focussing on Euro comfort food. Jl. Wijaya 9/23 Jakarta Selatan
: 021 - 739 2430 BEYOND MAP P4 European Asian Graha Iskandarsyah Lobby Level Jl. Iskandarsyah Raya No. 66 C Jakarta Selatan : 021-727 91832 BLACK CAT MAP N3 Jazz Supper Club Plaza Senayan Arcadia Units X-208/209 Jl. New Delhi - Pintu 1 Senayan - Jakarta Selatan : 021 - 5790 1264 BLUE ELEPHANT MAP J9 Thai Royal Cuisine Jl. Cut Meutia No. 2 Menteng Jakarta Pusat : 021 - 315 0980 C’S MAP I7 Fine dining experience. Hotel Grand Hyatt. Jalan M. H. Thamrin Jakarta Selatan : 021-2992.1234 CALI DELI MAP K9 Vietnamese Sandwich Jl. Surabaya No. 22 Menteng Jakarta Pusat : 021 - 9801 1061 CANTEEN MAP O5 American Style Pacic Place Level 4 SCBD Jl. Jend Sudirman kav 52-53 Jakarta Selatan : 021 - 579 73742 CANTEEN MAP K6 International dining Plaza Indonesia 5th Floor. Jl M H Thamrin Kav 28-30, Jakarta Pusat : 021-315 6537. Capocaccia MAP O5 Italian, tasty sandwiches Pacific Place, Jl. Jend. Sudirman : 021-57973658 CASA D’ORO MAP I7 Italian fine-dining. Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jl. MH Thamrin No. 1, : 021- 2358.3871 www.beatmag.com
CLUB.BARS.restaurants Restaurants circo bistro MAP P4 Jl. Gunawarman no. 30 : 021 - 739 57 05 CAZBAR MAP 08 Expat hangout and dine JL Mega Kuningan Kantor Taman E3.3 unit A1. Mega Kuningan : 021-5764582
Equity Tower, LG Unit E, SCBD lot 9, Jl. Jenderal Sudirman : 021 - 2903 5451 Die Stube map T 4 German dining Plaza Bisnis Kemang 1 GF Jl. Kemang Raya no. 2 Jakarta Selatan : 021 - 7179 34 86
COQUELICOT MAP V5 French bistro Jl. Puri mutiara Raya no 3b Cipete, Jeruk Purut – Kemang. : 021-7663216
DOMAIN MAP Q5 Resto and mashup. Panin Tower B2 Floor, Senayan City Jalan Asia Afrika Kav. 19 Jakarta 10270 : 021 - 7278 1641
COMMON PEOPLE MAP T3 International menu Jl. Kemang Raya 2, No6 Kemang. : 021 7181843
EASTERN PROMISE MAP 64 Indian and western food Jl Kemang Raya 5 Jakarta Selatan : 021-7179 0151
CORK & SCREW MAP M8 International menu Ground Fl. Jl. HR.Rasuna Said Kav B4, Wisma Kodel Kuningan. : 021 52902030 Plaza Indonesia. 1st Floor, Unit 127 A-D, Jl. M.H. Thamrin Kav 28-30 : 021 3199 6659
E&O MAP O7 Thai Viet cuisine Menara Rajawali, Mega Kuningan. : 021-29023418 FEZ/KINARA MAP R5 Indian and western food Jl. Kemang Raya No. 78-B. Kemang : 021-7192677
COWBOY SALOON MAP u4 Jl. Taman Kemang 29 Jakarta : 021 718 3007
Goods Diner MAP N5 Breakfast, lunch, dinner,late night Fairground, SCBD Sudirman : 021-515 2969
DAPUR BABAH ELITE MAP G7 Classic Jakarta Jl. Veteran No. 18-19 Jakarta Pusat : 021 - 385 5653
gravy dine & drink MAP U6 International dining Ruko Belle Point Kemang Selatan 8 no. 55 A : 021.7179 2138
DECANTER MAP N9 Mediterranean Plaza Kuningan, Menara Utara, Ground Floor Jl. H. R. Rasuna Said Kav. C1114 - Jakarta Pusat : 021- 529 63 888
HACIENDA MAP O3 Mexican Grill Plaza Senayan Arcadia Unit X 105. Jl. New Delhi No. 9. Pintu 1. Senayan : 021-5790 1469
DE BURSE CAFE map O4 Western expat bar and restaurant
HAN GANG MAP P5 Korean Jl. Wolter Monginsidi no. 99 Kebayoran Baru Jakarta Selatan : 021 - 7278 7789
IMMIGRANT MAP J7 Resto-Bar-Club House Plaza Indonesia 6th Floor #E02-03 Access from new Louis Vitton lobby : 021-3983.8257/58 PRIVE MAP O3 International dining fX lifestyle X’nter f8, Jl. Jend. Sudirman Senayan - Jakarta Selatan : 021 – 3003 0330 JIMBARAN MAP A8 Beachside resto Pantai Karnaval Ancol Jakarta Utara : 021 - 640 1040 KADO MAP K7 Traditional Japanese Intercontinental Mid Plaza LG Floor. Jl. Jend Sudirman Kav. 10-11 Jakarta Pusat : 021 - 573 2030 ext. 6703 / 4735 KOI CAFÉ & GALLERY MAP S6 International dining Saberro House Jl. Kemang Raya No.10aJakarta Selatan : 021-719 5707 KAFE PISA MAP I8 Ice Cream & Italian Jl. Gereja Theresia 1 Menteng Jakarta Pusat : 021 - 3100 151/ 3928568 LA LUCE MAP K10 Italian dining Jl. Teuku Cik Di Tiro 4 Menteng - Jakarta Pusat : 021 - 315 3252 / 316 0288 LARA DJONGGRANG MAP K10 Indonesian Traditional Jl. Teuku Cik Di Tiro 4 Menteng - Jakarta Pusat : 021 - 315 3252 / 316 0288 liberica MAP S3 Coffee Shop Jl. Kemang Raya No 6
Colony Building Kemang Liquid Exchange MAP M9 International dining Epicentrum Walk, Ground Floor 6F – Unit W 136 B Jalan H.R Rasuna Said : 021 – 2994 1441 www.lexjakarta.com LOWEY MAP O7 Hangout and good western food and drinks Oakwood Condiminions Lingkar, Mega Kuningan Jakarta : 021 - 2554 2378 LUCY IN THE SKY MAP N6 Hangout and local & western food and drinks Jl Jendral Sudirman Kav 52 - 53, Lot 14, SCBD : 021 - 5152308 Luna Negra MAP N5 Italian,Asian,Chinese Plaza Bapindo, Citibank Tower, Ground Floor. Jl. Jendral Sudirman Kav. 54-55. Sudirman. : 021- 2995 0077 LYON MAP J7 French dining Mandarin Oriental. Jl. MH. Thamrin No. 1 : 021 - 29938888 Madam kwok MAP N9 Peranakan Cuisine Kota Kasablanka Upper Ground FU-19 Jl. Casablanca Raya Kav. 88 : 021 739 8156 Molley malone’s Irish Pub MAP N3 International dining Plaza Senayan Arcadia, Jalan New Delhi, Senayan : 021 579 01433 MOOVINA MAP J7 International dining Plaza Indonesia 4th Floor #06 Jakarta Pusat 10350 021 2992 4567 / 3999 www.moovina.com MOYA MAP L6 Spanish Pavilion Apartment Retail Arcade
CLUB.BARS.restaurants JL. KH Mas Mansyur kav 24 : 021 - 5794 1733 Murphy’s Irish Pub & Restaurant MAP T5 International dining Kemang Raya 11a Kemang. : 021 718 3382 : 0818 833 643 NUTMEG MAP R5 European Oktroi Plaza. Jl. Kemang Utara Raya No.1 Kemang. : 021 - 7195020 OCHA & BELLA Map I8 International dining Jl KH Wahid Hasyim no 70 Menteng Jakarta Pusat 10340 021 3105 777 / 999 www.ochaandbella.com Otel Lobby Map M9 International dining Jl Epicentrum Tengah South Gate Entrance (The Annex Building of Bakrie Tower) Rasuna Epicentrum Kuningan Jakarta Selatan : 021-29941324 Pad@28 Map O4 Jl. Tulodong Atas No. 28 Jakarta Selatan : 021-527 4085, 527 4088 PASTA DE WARAKU MAP I6 Japanese casual pasta Grand Indonesia, East Mall, Level 3A. : 021 - 2358 0916 Pondok Indah Mall 2 Level 3 : 021 - 7592 0608 Mall Taman Anggrek, Unit E 16 A , Level 2 : 021 - 563 9590 PASTIS MAP M8 International dining The Kuningan Suites Apartment Jl. Setiabudi Utara, Kuningan : 021- 5260 260 PAULANER MAP I7
German Brauhaus in the heart of Jakarta. Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jl. MH Thamrin No. 1, : 021- 2358.3871
and more. Kamome Building Lt. 2, Melawai, Blok M Jakarta Selatan : 021-7280 0268
Potbelli map Q 2 International dining Blok M Square Lt.5 Tennant 11 no. 07 Jl. Melawai V Jakarta Selatan (021) 2904 2540
RATATOUILLE MAP L8 French cuisine and bar Jl. H.R. Rasuna Said Kav 20 Kuningan : 021-5290 0351
parc 19 MAP S2 International dining Jl. Taman Kemang 19, Kemang. : 021 719 9988 PISA CAFE TEBET MAP O9 Food-Music-Sport Entertainment Jl. Tebet Raya No. 58 :021-837 83 805 PIZZA E BIRRA MAP I6 Pizza & Beer Plaza Indonesia Extension 5th Floor, Unit E 22-23 JL.MH Thamrin Jakarta Pusat : 021 - 319 28070 PLANET HOLLYWOOD MAP O6 International dining Jl. Gatot Subroto kav 16 Jakarta Selatan : 021 - 526 7827 PORTICO MAP N2 East Meet West Senayan City, Panin Tower Ground Floor Unit 0. Jl. Asia Afrika - Jakarta Selatan : 021 – 727 81 641 POTATO HEAD MAP O5 Western Pacic Place Mall Jend. Sudirman, Jakarta : 021 - 5797 3322 PUBLO MAP A4 International dining Jl Kemang Raya 1, No 1 Kemang. : 021 - 7193455 RAMEN 38 MAP Q3 Japanese Ramen noodles
ROLLING STONE CAFE MAP W7 International dining Jln. Ampera 16. Kemang, Jakarta : 021 782 2828 www.rollingstonecafe.co.id saffron MAP T4 Gastropub, Bar & grill Jl. Kemang Raya 16A, Unit 10, Kemang. (behind boxmart) : 02171796005 SAKANA MAP K6 Japanese light meal Mid Plaza 1 Basement Floor Jl. Jend Sudirman Kav 10-11 Jakarta Pusat : 021-574 6452 SCORE! MAP X3 International and Indonesian Cilandak Town Square Jakarta Selatan : 021 - 7592.0279 SEGARRA MAP A7 Dining-Lounge Pantai Carnaval - Ancol Bay City. Jl. Lodan Timur No. 7 Jakarta Utara : 021.9959.9404 SHANGHAI BLUE MAP I8 Jazz Lounge & Restaurant Jalan Kebon Sirih 77-79 : 021 - 391 8690 SHY MAP U6 Elegant fine dining The Papilion, level 4 Jalan Kemang Raya no.45AA : 021 - 719 9921 SKYE MAP K7 Mixed dining and bar Jl. M. H. Thamrin No. 1 Menara BCA level 56
: 021 - 2358 6996 SOCIAL HOUSE MAP I7 Restaurant, Bar, Wine Harvey Nichols Grand Indonesia East Mall 1st Floor Jl. MH Thamrin No. 1 Jakarta Pusat : 021 - 2358 1818 SPANKY’S MAP T6 Martini’s and ribs. Jl. Kemang Raya 24A Jakarta Selatan : 021 - 719 4274 THE CAZBAR MAP O8 International dining Jalan Mega Kuningan Jakarta Selatan : 021 - 5764582 TOSCANA MAP U5 Popular fine Italian Jl. Kemang Raya No. 120 Jakarta Selatan : 021 - 718 1216 TRATTORIA MAP O7 Popular Italian The East Building Lobby GF Jl. Lingkar Mega Kuningan Kav 3.2 No 1 - Jakarta Pusat : 021 - 5793 8574 VIETOPIA MAP O4 Vietnamese Jl. Senopati no. 66 Kebayoran Baru Jakarta Selatan : 021 - 726 1162 VIN + MAP 6 Casual but stylish wine bar with western food and great affordable wines. Jl. Kemang Raya 45B Jakarta Selatan : 021 - 7179 2577 VIN + MAP N3 Arcadia Plaza Senayan Jl. New Delhi No.9 Senayan Jakarta : 021 - 5790 1477 Yellowfin MAP P4 Sake bar & kitchen Senopati 1 no 42, Jakarta : 081219690077 / 0217220394 www.beatmag.com
ART ADORAMUS ART GALLERY Jl. Pangeran Jayakarta 143M Jakarta : 021 – 70001966 ARTEGRAPHIC INTEGRATED DESIGN Taman Kedoya Baru Jl. Agave VI, Blok C1 No. 20 Jakarta Barat : 021 - 58300100, 58300200 ART SEASONS Jl. Permata Berlian V,Permata Hijau Jakarta : 021 – 6845 3980 ART SEASONS Jl. Kemang Timur No. 63B Jakarta Selatan : 021 – 68453980 ARTSPHERE GALLERY Dharmawangsa Square City Walk Jl. Darmawangsa 6 Semanggi Jakarta : 021 – 7278 6661 ANDI’S GALLERY Jl. Tanah Abang IV No. 14 Jakarta : 021 – 3457130, 3843241 ARTNIVORA GALLERY Jl. Kemang Utara No. 50 Sisi Kiri Jakarta : 021 – 7199614 Bartele Gallery Rare Antique Maps, Prints and Books
Taman Kantor E-3.3 Unit A1 4th Floor (entrance via the Cazbar) Jl. Mega Kuningan Jakarta : +62 21 576 4575 e: firstname.lastname@example.org w: www.bartelegallery.com BENTARA BUDAYA JAKARTA Jl.Palmerah Selatan 17 Jakarta 10270 : 021 - 5483008, 5490666 ext.7910 BIZETE GALLERY Jl. Gandaria I No. 9 Kebayoran Baru : 021 – 724 6725 BUDI GALLERY Jl. Ciputat Raya No. 58 Jakarta : 021 – 70622190 CEMPAKA FINE ART AUCTION Gedung Inter Asia lantai 1 Jl. K.H Wahid Hasyim No. 96 Jakarta Pusat : 021 – 3907779 CEMARA 6 GALERI Jl. HOS. Cokroaminoto No: 9 - 11 Menteng, Jakarta : 021 – 3911823 D’PEAK GALLERY JL.RS Fatmawati No. 56 Jakarta : 021 – 380 7047
EDITY’S ART HOUSE Jl. Gresik Blok FB 2 No. 9 Bintaro Jaya Sektor 7 Jakarta : 021 – 7450624 ELCANNA ART GALLERY Jl. Pakubuwono VI No. 35 Kebayoran Baru Jakarta Selatan : 021 - 7211101 GALERI CANNA Jl. Boulevard Barat Raya Block LC 6 No. 33-34 Kelapa Gading Permai Jakarta Utara : 021 – 4526429 - 30 GALERI MILLENNIUM D’Best Fatmawati Jalan RS. Fatmawati No. 15, Jakarta 12420 : 021 - 7507282 GALLERY LONTAR / UTAN KAYU Jl. Utan Kayu 68 H Jakarta Timur : 021 – 857 – 3388 / 856 480 GLORY GALLERY Mall Taman Anggrek Jalan Letjen. S. Parman Kav. 21, Indonesia 11470 : 021 - 5639650 JAKARTA ARTS COUNCIL Taman Ismail Marzuki Jl. Cikini Raya 73 Jakarta Pusat : 021 – 31937 639
KOONG GALLERY Dharmawangsa Square City Walk Jl. Darmawangsa 6 Semanggi Jakarta : 021 – 72788263 KUPU KUPU ART GALLERY Jl. Kebon Sirih 17 – 19 Jakarta : 021 – 3983 – 6621/2 NADI GALLERY Jl. Kembang Indah III Blok G III no. 4 - 5 Puri Indah Jakarta Barat, Indonesia : 021 - 580 5677 PHILO ART SPACE Jl. Kemang Timur 90 C Jakarta Selatan : 021 - 719 84 48 RURU GALLERY RUANGRUPA Jl. Tebet Timur Dalam Raya No. 6, Jakarta Selatan 12820 : +62 21 8304220 e-mail: email@example.com www.ruangrupa.org SIGIARTS GALLERY Jl. Mahakam I No. 11 Blok M, Jakarta Selatan : 021 – 7260949 VANESSA ART LINK Graha MIK main lobby, Taman Perkantoran Kuningan Jl. Setiabudi Selatan Kav. 16-17 Jakarta : 021 5794 1411
SHOPs 707 MAP V-6 A mix of hip ‘urban’ fashion labels and collectable products Jl. Kemang Raya No. 8B, (next to Aksara, under Casa) : 021 718 051 Aksara MAP V-6 Quality books Jl. Kemang Raya No. 8B : 021 719 9283/88 Aquarius Mahakam MAP Q-2
Huge CD selection Jl Mahakam I No 5 Kebayoran Baru : 021 720 8413 Chic Mart MAP V-6 Homewares, accessories and gifts Jl. Kemang Raya No. 55 : 021 719 7813
Cosmo Supermarket MAP O-4
Japanese food products. Grand Wijaya Centre Blok K F20 Kebayoran Baru Goods Department Map J-7
A curated youth department store Plaza Indonesia Extension 4th Fl, Jakarta Kem Chicks Supermarket MAP T-9 Import supermarket Jl Kemang Raya 3-5 Kemang Kinokuniya MAP O-3 Top quality book store Plaza Senayan, Pondok Indah Mall2 and Grand Indonesia Monka Magic music shop MAP V-6 Vinyl record shop ak’.sa.ra retail complex Jl. Kemang Raya No. 8B, : 0856 9773 7636
Premium Factory Outlets MAP N-7 Quality seconds at a margin of the real price Ambassador Mall, Kuningan Rococo Rack MAP R-4 Discount branded shoes Dharmawangsa Square 2nd Floor Voila-Soled MAP S-2 Women’s clothes accessories and quality local made shoes. Jl.Panglima Polim V No. 23, Jakarta Workinghour(s) MAP J-7 Classic and sophisticated design for working women Grand Indonesia Shopping Town Shop Unit #LEVEL ONE - 15, East Mall : 021- 9998 8888
Pacific Place MAP O-5 High-end brands Sudirman Central Cilandak Town Square Business District, South MAP X-4 Jl. T.B. Simatupang Kav. 17 Jakarta Cilandak Barat Pasaraya Grande South Jakarta 12430
Grand Indonesia MAP J-7
High-end shopping Jl Sudirman, Central Plaza Indonesia MAP J-7 High-end shopping Entertainment X’nter (e’X) Connected to Plaza Indonesia Entertainment and Shopping Jl. MH Thamrin, Central Plaza Senayan MAP O-3 High-end shopping Jl. Asia Afrika, Senayan Senayan City MAP O-2 High-end shopping Jl. Asia Afrika, Senayan
Traditional handcrafted arts and general shopping Jl. Sultan Iskandarsyah, Blok M Mal Taman Anggrek MAP H-2
Mid-range shopping Jl. Letjen S. Parman, Slipi Central Park MAP H-2 High-end shopping Next to Taman Anggrek Pondok Indah Mall MAP W-3
General shopping Jl. Metro Pondok Indah, Pondok Indah
THERETHEN Ibiza Platinum Party red square Thursday April 25 Red Square turned into a beach for one night again with Babe dancers and a collection from Point Break World.
Jonathan Mendelsohn Club Voyeur, Illigals Saturday April 27 Jonathan Mendelsohn had the crowd at Club Voyeur sing along to â€˜Better Half Of Meâ€™.
Apollo 4th Anniversary Apollo Club Friday & Saturday, April 26 & 27 Another anniversary party with a two-day celebration featuring DJ SpektrumK, a fashion show by four fabulous Indonesian designers. Apollo was extremely crowded and totally rockinâ€™
Paul Oakenfold Blowfish Friday April 26 The king of dance music was back again and this time as part of the Way Out West Tour. He rocked Blowfish with an explosive set.
The Beat Aloha Sunset BBQ Party Liquid Exchange Sunday, April 28 With special guest chef Raiha from Bali behind the grill serving up a bunch of tasty BBQ favourites and freeflow beer from Heineken and Kilkenny, the Sunday BBQ in Epicentrum Mall never tasted so good.
tompi shy rooftop WEDNESDAY, MAY 01 A wonderful night at Shy Rooftop with Tompi singing some of his best songs.
Europe On Screen Blitz Megaplex Friday May 3 The European Film Festival opened on May 3 at Blitz Megaplex Grand Indonesia. Hope popcorn was included.
Cinco De Mayoâ€™s Hacienda Saturday, May 4 One of the greatest Cinco De Mayoâ€™s, breaking the pinatas, Mexican dances, tequila, and hacienda fully packed. Muy bueno senores.
A Create Balai KArtini, kartika expo Saturday, May 4 A Create is a one-stop creative festival with music, visual art installations, photography and fashion. Thousands of people came to this event and were entertained by local bands, including Upstairs, David Naif and Homogenic.
De Hooi 6th Anniversary saturday may 04 De Hooi celebrated their sixth anniversary with a beach party theme, live band and sexy dancers. How fast do the years past...
Wednesday Jak Back to CafĂŠ Fable
Wednesday, May 8 Kahitna, one of Indonesiaâ€™s top pop bands can still pull a crowd, Fable was packed and love was in the air.
black party moovina Wednesday May 08 Belvedere presented Black Party featuring DJ Patricia K from Denmark and DJ Xu from Zouk Kuala Lumpur. The party with its black theme was a dark success.
Sounds Of An Angel Red Square Wednesday, May 8 It was a long weekend and Red Square presented Nia Aladin with her violin, Gempita Alexandra with her voice and the dancers entertained the crowd for a big night at Arcadiaâ€™s fun palace.
THERETHEN soft opening of potato head garage potato head garage wednesday May 8 The Soft Opening of Potato Head Garage, a new rendition of a classic dining hall. Guests were served their signature mojitos and canapes with entertainment by DJ Dipha.
Mika Skeeno Hall, Gandaria City Friday, May 10 This British pop musician performed a steller and eclectic show with a variety of musical additions and instruments. It was a much anticipated and one very fun show from an award-winning artist.
Sander Van Doorn Club Voyeur, Illigals friday may 10 Dutch electronic dance music producer and DJ, Sander Van Doorn, performed at Club Voyeur Illigals and smashed the crowd with his progressive sounds.
Nina Kraviz Stadium Friday May 10 Stadium once again brought a quality DJ to town and this time, Siberian born singer, producer and DJ, Nina Kraviz rocked the fourth floor with her electronica-deep-house.
THERETHEN Big Sound Festival Lapangan D Senayan Wednesday, May 15 A music festival featuring Tegan and Sara, The Temper Trap, and one band that people have been waiting for, Blur. The crowd went wild when Blur played their big hit Song 2.
R&B Parade Underwater World Equinox, Ego, X2 Thursday, May 16 R&B Parade is back and this time they had an underwater theme with three areas Equinox, X2, and Ego. The place turned into a beach for one night and the crowd was packed in all areas.
THERETHEN Third Party Club Voyeur, Illigals Friday, May 17 One of the The Parallel parties presented Third Party, a duo from London and they played an great progressive set at Club Voyeur.
the jungle party 2nd anniversary Ocha & Bella Friday May 17 It was a birthday celebration with a jungle theme and the crowd was entertained by snake dancers, fire dancers, tribal dancers, a live band and DJ, free flows and canapes.