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20 It’s another jam-packed fortnight on the cards, and where better to get all the info you need than the following pages? Stick with us and you’ll never miss a beat...

CONTENTS 44 10 The Scoop

35 NewPlaceInTown : Tree House 38 Features - Dutch Music

12 What’s on 20 HereNow


There Then 04

Indonesian music legends Gigi recently held a press conference to celebrate 17 years in the game, and the release of their new album.

- CD Review - Man’s Best Friend - Marco “Polo” Cecere - Classical Music : The Sound of Summer By Erza S.T. Domestic Groove : Aprilia Apsari - Gigi: Sweet 17 - Time-out!

56 Got the Munchies? So have we - on page 58. This little gem in Kemang knows how to fry up a good steak or two...

It’s boys night at the movies this week with three blokey flicks on rotation at the cinema.

Everyone knows that fashion draws inspiration from the past. This week we take a trip down memory lane with a colonial fashion history lesson. 48 FunPic 52 Food Scoop 54 Food Review Feng Ling Munchies Not Your Average Burger 60 Film 62 Style 66 ArtScoop

60 64 70-73 Jakarta Listings 78 The Beat Zodiac 80 Gizmos


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Even though the current news in Jakarta hasn’t been so positive this past fortnight, what with bomb scares, the news of a new building for the House of Representatives that many disapprove of to the bickering about the national football team; it’s lucky these events haven’t dampened the intentions for the many international acts headed to the capital. We can still enjoy the performances of Bruno Mars and Maroon 5 headed our way this April. While the number of international DJs coming to Jakarta has seemed to dry out somewhat, the void has been filled with great concerts almost every week. So whatever your cup of tea maybe, Jakarta is sure to keep you entertained. Jakarta continues to Rocks! Walaupun berita terkini di Jakarta sekarang ini kurang kondusif dua minggu belakangan, dengan terror bomb, heboh gedung DPR yang mau dibangun dan tentunya ribut soal PSSI; hebatnya isu-isu ini tidak mengurung niat para artist internasional untuk tetap percaya untuk menghampiri ibu kota tercinta ini. Kita dapat melupakan kepenatan kita sesaat dan menikmati penampilan dari Bruno Mars maupun Maroon 5 yang akan meramaikan awal bulan April ini. Meskipun jumlah DJ international yang datang ke Jakarta mulai agak sepi, untungnya kehampaan ini terisi oleh banyaknya konser yang hampir setiap minggu meramaikan suasana. Jadi, hiburan apapun yang sedang Anda cari saat ini, sudah tentu Jakarta sudah siap melayani Anda. Jakarta Rocks!

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Scoop Avril Lavigne Parents, if you thought after Justin Bieber performed on stage you wouldn’t have anything else left to worry about, well we have some bad news for you. Power pop punk rocker Avril Lavigne will be making her way to Jakarta on the 11th of May to perform at Kartika Expo Center, Balai Kartini. You can blame Mahaka Entertainment for promoting the event and your child’s sudden urge to wear black eyeliner and dye their hair blond. If you’re willing to let your little one release their rebellious side or maybe you want to slam it in the mosh pit yourself, pre sale tickets are now available online.

Guitar and Choir Concerts Coming Our Way The Dutch cultural centre Erasmus Huis is once again preparing to present a concert, and this time will showcase a guitar ensemble and choir on two separate days. On the 12th of April starting at 7.30pm there will be a special Ensemble Opus 78 themed guitar concert featuring classic, Latin and pop tunes. The following day on the 13th of April, the Camerata Vocale Jakarta Choir will take to the stage featuring music by Hugo Distler and will start at 7.30pm. Tickets for both events will only set you back Rp50k. For information on the guitar ensemble, contact Ronny Tel: (021) 92642530 and for reservations for the choir, contact Mercy Corebima Tel: 081 1811929

Kampus Class of 2011 If you’re wondering why there hasn’t been a massive rave party for quite some time in Jakarta, well fret no more as Kampus has a little something up its sleeve to entertain the househeads of Jakarta. Using Pantai Carnaval for its rave location, the long awaited event will commence on the 27th of May and feature three stages supported by 17 local DJs plus main event guest DJ Dash Berlin, who is currently the #15 ranked DJ in the world according to DJ Mag. For information regarding pre sale tickets please call: (021) 99747400 or 085711186020 010

Scoop Incognito

JYJ World Concert in Indonesia 2011

The funky jazz group Incognito hailing from the city of London will once again grace the stages of Jakarta on the 29th of April. After the success of their performance at Java Jazz some years back, many fans have requested their return. Thanks to Tera Multi Wahana as the event promoter, the group will perform at Istora Senayan accompanied by a number of local talents such as the Barry Likumahuwa Project and Lala Suwages plus several others including Groovebox, Jacket Potato, Extra Large and many others. Tickets are already available online, so get yours quick before they all sell out.

K-Pop fangirls (and the small number of fanboys) out there rejoice! If you thought you’ve been left out by the promoters bringing in western musicians to Jakarta, count your lucky stars. Dreamcatcher Indonesia (DCI) is coming to the rescue. On the 9th of April DCI in conjunction with Buck Up Show will present Korean pop trio JYJ formed by Junsu, Yuchun and Jaejoong to perform at Sentul International Convention Center as part of their world tour to promote their latest album ‘The Beginning’. Ticket prices will range between Rp500k up to Rp2,500k. More information about the concert can be found at

F1 Lifestyle With the speed and technological advancements of F1 racing, many fans of this exclusive racing competition have been inspired by the success stories of the competitors. One such success story is the once rookie racer Lewis Hamilton who has proved himself many times around since he joined the successful McLaren-Mercedes F1 team. Johnie Walker and its ‘Keep Walking’ motto wishes to inspire F1 fans in Jakarta even further with a special racing themed event which is scheduled to be held at F1 Lifestyle on the 16th of April. What exactly they have planned is still being kept under tight wraps until further notice, but TBJ will be there to give you the latest info of what’s happening.


Whats On


Monday April 4th Hacienda

Hacienda 1F1 Happy Hours Monday - Friday from 4 - 7pm. Buy 1 get 1 free Hacienda margaritas.


Luv’s Academy Luv’s Academy is dedicated to all students at university in Jakarta. Special guest from each university and resident DJ Vinny Liv.

Tuesday April 5th Hacienda

Tuesday Night Live Mariachi Live mariachi music by Los Paraguas from 7 - 10pm.

Istora Senayan Special Event

Bruno Mars: The Doo Wops and Hooligans Tour.

Red Square

‘ Classic Tuesdays!’ Cocktail Buffeet. Entertainment by resident DJ Ricky Chattaway and Iwel


Tuesday Scream Motion Live entertainment by 2nd Anthem Band playing the best Top 40’s and All around starts 9pm

Red Square

Mondays At Red Square: It’s The All Night Happy Hour For Drinkers! Only 1F1 Red Square Vodka Cocktails and Selected Beers all night long! Resident DJ’s Ruffie and Ricky Chattaway. Movie Time on our Giant Screen from 8pm. Watch the top 100 movies of all time.

New Musro

Inonk & Friends Band All round music (blues, santana, classic disco, slow rock, jazzy & oldies) 8pm - 11.30pm.

Wednesday April 6th Apollo

Twink Night The Young and the Restless Free entry for 18 - 25 yr olds.

Blowfish & Puro

Wanna Be a Gang Band Icon Band & DJ wW.


Salsa Wednesday Enjoy Salsa dancing with your hosts Damaris & Iono From 9pm to midnight! Bottles of Sauza Extra Gold Tequila just Rp. 600.000++, Bottles of Sauza Hornitos just Rp. 1.200.000++ Sauza Shots just Rp. 50.000++. 012

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Whats On

Wednesday April 6th

Continued Immigrant Special Event Single Malt Night Boedy – Andry 999, Nadia (Decibles).


Wildnesday Society ND White, Yunnie, Nathalie, Vinny Liv, Wachitarica, sexiest dancers, LUV’s models. Free entry for ladies.

Thursday April 7th

New Musro

WissCloop Band all round music (pop, RnB, top 40, country) 8pm - 11pm & ladies night program w/ Arry Bule, Hemmy (Musro resident DJ), Insomatemotion (Musro resident VJ) 11pm - 3am.


What’s On Wednesday It’s a ladies night! 50% discount for Martini promo. From 7pm - close. Live entertainment by Legna Band playing the best top 40s & all round. Starts 9pm.

Red Square

‘Pop Culture’ WE LOVE THE 70’S,80’S&90’S by resident djs Reza Bukan, Ruffie, Iwel

Friday April 8th


Hacienda 1F1 Happy Hours Monday - Friday from 4 - 7pm. Buy 1 get 1 free Hacienda margaritas.


Classic Disco Lovers Resident DJ Yunie, Guest DJs.

New Musro

The Beatles Forever Living Legend Golden Greats & Hits on The Beatles night. Special Performance by G Pluck Band The Beatles music specialists!

Plenary Hall Jakarta Convention Center Kitaro Live In Jakarta

Blowfish & Puro


Fabulous Thursday Live entertainment by 2nd Anthem playing disco.

Red Square

‘Sexy In The City”Sexy Babe” Sexy Dancer By An Generation By Resident Djs Reza Bukan, Ruffie, And Ricky Chattaway

LUV’S Special Event

Fuzed Ww vs. Dipha @ Blowfish Beat Explosion Feat. Ras Muhammad - Rapper Singer, Justeen, Twist @ Puro.

The LUV’s Glamour Friday Triangle Addiction Special back to back Nathalie/ Vinny Liv/Wachitarica.

D’place Citos

Fabulous Friday DJ’s Ruffie, Iwel and Reza Bukan


‘Friday Addiction’ Live Entertainment by CHAPLIN Band Playing The Best Top 40’s and All Around starts 10.00 pm

Friday Night with Freakustik 9.30pm till drop off. Get 20% off. Hacienda 1F1 Happy Hours Monday - Friday from 4 - 7pm. Buy 1 get 1 free Hacienda margaritas.

Red Square Score!


Friday Glamour Resident DJs and guests.


Whats On


Saturday April 9th LUV’S Special Event

The Luv's Slumber Party: Live Your Fantasy DJ Reaz Karami, DJ Donny, DJ Zoka.

Red Square

Saturdaze! DJs Ruffie, Ricky, and Iwel


Saturday Bounce Buy Steak item get 1 Glass of Beer Free. Live Entertainment Warna Warni Band playing the best Top 40’s and All Around, starts 10pm

Stix at Park Lane

Live Music The Ganjils Band play at 9pm.

Sunday April 10th

Nu Musro

Every Sunday. Starts 7pm onwards. Four Colours Band (playing all round music). 014


Terusik Traxkustik’ Maliq & D’Essential, The Milo, Bayu Risa, Centerstage band, DJ Toto. Food Promo: Chef suggestion of the day 50% discount on all cakes after 10pm.


Whats On


Monday April 11th Hacienda

Hacienda 1F1 Happy Hours Monday - Friday from 4 - 7pm. Buy 1 get 1 free Hacienda margaritas.

Red Square

Mondays! It’s The All Night, Happy Hour, djs Ruffie and Ricky


Monday Madness Live entertainment by Lemon Tea Band playing rock.

Tuesday April 12th Hacienda

Hacienda 1F1 Happy Hours Monday - Friday from 4-7pm. Buy 1 get 1 free Hacienda margaritas. Tuesday Night Live Mariachi Music by Los Paraguas from 7 - 10pm.

Nu Musro

Every Tuesday. Starts 7pm. Inonk & Friends Band (playing all round music).


Tuesday Scream Motion Live entertainment by 2nd anthem Band playing Top 40.

Red Square

‘Classic Tuesdays!’ Cocktail Buffeet. Resident DJ Ricky Chattaway & Iwel

Wednesday April 13th Apollo

Twink Night The Young and the Restless Free entry for 18 - 25 yr olds.


Salsa Wednesday Enjoy Salsa Dancing with your hosts Damaris & Iono from 9pm to midnight! Bottles of Sauza Extra Gold Tequila just Rp. 600.000++. Bottles of Sauza Hornitos just Rp. 1.200.000++, Sauza Shots just Rp. 50.000++.


Wildnesday Society ND White, Yunnie, Nathalie, Vinny Liv, Wachitarica. 016

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Whats On


Wednesday April 13th Continued

Nu Musro

ImmigrantSpecial Event Single Malt Night present DJ Gallant, Putra, Raymond.

WissCloop Band All round music (pop, RnB, top 40, country) 8pm - 11pm & Ladies Night Program w/ Arry Bule Hemmy (Musro Rresident DJ), Insomatemotion (Musro resident VJ) 11pm - 3am.


Pop The Disco DJ Ww, Dipha.

Red Square



Whats on Wednesday Live entertainment by Legna Band playing top 40s.

Thursday April 14th Apollo

Party of Vaganza Boys and Girls…ready for our new party? Enjoy the performances tonight and have an unforgettable time with us.


Hacienda 1F1 Happy Hour Monday - Friday from 4 - 7pm. Buy 1 get 1 free Hacienda margaritas.


Classic Disco Lovers Resident DJ Yunie, guest DJs.

New Musro

Country Music Live music by The Old Friends playing country music starts at 8pm. DJ Arry Bule & Hemmy.


Fabulous Thursday Buy a pasta dish, get a glass of house wine free. Live entertainment by 2nd Anthem Band playing classic disco, starts 9pm. 018

Red Square

D’Archangels Sexy in the City ‘Jax O'Degree (0º)’ DJ battle, live PA Joe Saint Loco. MC VQ Cashman & A.J Ruffie, Reza Bukan & Ricky Chattaway.


Whats On LUV’S Special Event

Friday April 15th Blowfish & Puro



‘Fabulous Friday’ DJ Ruffie, Reza Bukan, and Iwel


‘Friday Addiction’ Live Entertainment by CHAPLIN Band Playing The Best Top 40’s & All Around starts 10.00 pm

RnB Nation & Top DJ Justeen, Ww, Future 10’s crew.

Red Square

Hacienda 1F1 Happy Hours Monday - Friday from 4 - 7pm. Buy 1 get 1 free Hacienda margaritas.


Friday Glamour Resident DJs and guests.

Immigrant Special Event

Golden Venus Oki Koro, Toms, Ical, International Dancers.

Saturday April 16th Blowfish

8ternity-Blowfish 6th Anniversary DJ Ww, Justeen, Sliqq.


Dance Or Die Performance from guest DJ and Illigals residents.

Red Square

Saturdaze! DJ Ruffie, Ricky,Iwel and Reza Bukan

Sunday April 17th Score!

Saturday Bounce Food promo chef suggestion of the day (weekly basis), 50% discount on all cake items. After 10pm buy a steak get a glass of beer free. Live entertainment by Warna Warni Band playing the best top 40s & all round, starts 10pm.

Stix at Park Lane

Live Music The Ganjils Band play at 9pm.

Nu Musro

Every Sunday. 7pm onwards Four Colours Band (playing all round music).


Happy Sunday Live entertainment by Center Stage Band playing alternative starts 9pm. Food promo: Chef suggestion of the day 50% discount on all cakes. After 10pm get a free Score! Sundae with every purchase of a main course and a Happy Kids Meal Package (starts 11am until 5pm).

Monday April 18th Hacienda

Hacienda 1F1 Happy Hours Monday - Friday from 4 - 7pm. Buy 1 get 1 free Hacienda margaritas.


Monday Madness Live entertainment by Lemon Tea Band playing rock music.



Bruno Mars Istora Senayan | Tue 5 April Sounds Like Pop, alternative hip hop, soul, R&B Hails From Honolulu, Hawaii

HaS Been His real name is Peter Gene Hernandez, but is better known by his stage name Bruno Mars. This singer, songwriter and music producer was born in Hawaii and began his musical career when he was part of the Smeezingtons production team. Growing up in a musical family, it was no surprise he joined Atlantic records in 2009 and joined forces with newcomer rapper B.o.B to release the hit “Nothing on You” which went on to be nominated for a Soul Train Music Award. He was also responsible for writing the song “Billionaire” with Travis McCoy. His song “Just The Way You Are” lead him to be nominated for ‘best break through artist’ at last year’s Grammy Awards. IS Now Due to high public demand, Java Musikindo have agreed to bring Bruno Mars to Jakarta. Bruno Mars will be performing at Istora Senayan on the 5th of April. His concert in Indonesia will be part of his global promotional tour for his latest album titled “The DooWops & Hooligans”. 020

HaS Been Nama aslinya adalah Peter Gene Hernandez, namun lebih dikenal dengan nama panggungnya yaitu Bruno Mars. Penyanyi, penulis lagu sekaligus produser kelahiran Hawaii ini, mengawali karirnya saat bergabung dengan team produksi bernama the Smeezingtons. Selanjutnya, penyanyi yang juga besar dari keluarga musisi ini, bergabung dengan Atlantic Records pada tahun 2009 dan merilis lagu berjudul “Nothin’ On You” bersama dengan Rapper debutan baru bernama B.O.B yang memenangi penghargaan Soul Train Music Awards dan juga menulis lagu berjudul “Billionaire” bareng Travie McCoy. Prestasinya adalah sebagai nominator Grammy Awards dan juga meraih penghargaan lewat lagunya yang berjudul “Just The Way You Are”. IS Now Setelah banyaknya permintaan dari publik Indonesia, pihak promotor Java Musikindo pun bakal menampilkan Bruno Mars ke Jakarta. Bruno Mars akan tampil di Istora Senayan pada tanggal 5 April nanti. Kedatangannya juga sekaligus dalam rangkaian tur albumnya yang berjudul “The Doo-Wops & Hooligans”.


Kitaro Plenary Hall Jakarta Convention Center THU 7 April | 7.30 PM Sounds Like New Age, Instrumental Hails From Toyohashi, Japan

HaS Been Kitaro is a well renowned musician, and is considered a legendary composer. Born as the son of a farmer, his real name is Masanori Takahashi, but was called Kitaro by his friends based on a anime character of the same name which they said looked like him. In his younger years Kitaro found a passion for soul and RnB finding inspiration in music by Otis Redding. He began his solo musical career in ’77 with the debut album ‘Ten Kai’ shortly followed by ‘From The Full Moon Story’ which is considered the beginning of new age music. Although his first two albums were successful, he didn’t gain worldwide recognition until many of his songs appeared on the sound track of the movie Silk Road. Not only a composer, Kitaro is also an all round musician, playing an array of instruments including piano, synthesizer, keyboard, drum, percussion and even the guitar. Kitaro himself labels his music as the music of nature because nature is what inspires him to create.

HaS Been Kitaro merupakan seorang musisi besar dan juga komposer legenda dunia. Seorang anak petani bernama lengkap Masanori Takahashi, beliau kemudian dinamakan sebagai Kitaro dari tokoh film anime Jepang oleh teman-temannya. Semasa mudanya, Kitaro menyukai musik Soul dan RnB dan mendapat inspirasi dari musisi Otis Redding. Memulai solo karir pada tahun ‘77 dengan debut album Ten Kai yang dilanjutkan dengan From The Full Moon Story yang merupakan awal dari music New Age. Namun, Kitaro justru mendapatkan kepopularan berkat film Silk Road dimana beberapa lagu ciptaan Kitaro menjadi soundtrack untuk film tersebut. Tidak hanya sebagai seorang composer, Kitaro juga merupakan seorang musisi komplit, dengan keahlian memainkan berbagaia macam instrument seperti piano, synthesizer, keyboard, drum, perkusi maupun gitar. Kitaro sendiri mengistilahkan musiknya sebagai musik alam karena alam lah yang selalu mengilhaminya.

IS Now After the long wait to see Kitaro play live on stage, his many fans in Indonesia can finally see him perform at the Jakarta Convention Center. Many were skeptical that the concert would still go ahead after the natural disaster which struck Japan a few weeks ago, but Velvet Productions has confirmed that it will still take place on the 7th of April. Proceeds from the concert will be donated to aid victims of the Japan disaster.

IS Now Setelah penantian yang cukup lama, akhirnya Kitaro akan tampil di Indonesia. Berkat Velvet Production musisi legenda dunia ini akan hadir di Jakarta Convention Center. Konser ini pun ditujukan untuk mengumpulkan dana kemanusiaan untuk Jepang yang baru saja dilanda bencana alam. Konser yang tadinya membuat para penonton khawatir tidak jadi, tetap akan terselenggara. 022


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DJ Oki Koro

Immigrant | FRI 15 April | 11 pm Sound Like House, electro Hail From Jakarta, Indonesia DJ Ical

DJ Thomas

Have Been DJ Oki Koro is a DJ who also doubles as Quality Controller at DigitalSix Soundsystem. He proved his expertise behind the decks when he participated in the DJ Heineken Thirst Competition coming out as one of the finalists. After leaving Bibliotheque as its resident DJ, Oki Koro eventually joined Immigrant in 2009 to become its resident DJ where he’s been to this day.

Have Been DJ Oki Koro merupakan salah satu DJ yang merangkap sebagai Quality Controller di DigitalSix Soundsystem. Kualitas memainkan DJ deck terbukti lewat kompetisi DJ Heineken Thirst yang pernah diikutinya hingga tahap final. Setelah lepas dari Bibliotheque sebagai resident DJ, Oki Koro akhirnya menetap sebagai resident DJ di Immigrant mulai 2009 hingga sekarang. Spesialisasi music yang dimainkannya adalah House.

Thomas (better known as DJ Toms) is a senior DJ who existed during the heydays of Zanzibar. Able to handle various genres from classic disco to house, he’s spun on the decks of such clubs as Spazio, Triple Nine and now he resides as Immigrant’s resident DJ.

Thomas atau lebih dikenal sebagai DJ Toms, adalah salah satu DJ senior yang eksis sejak era Zanzibar. Berbagai genre sudah digelutinya mulai dari Classic Disco hingga House. Pernah menaung di berbagai klab seperti Spazio, Triple Nine dan sekarang menjadi resident DJ di Immigrant.

Ical is a DJ known for his role for bringing basement house to the attention of the Jakarta dance scene and in the middle of 2010 he officially joined Oki Koro and Toms to be one of the residents at Immigrant. are Now The three resident DJs of Immigrant will join forces at their own stomping grounds of Immigrant to bring the party to life on for a spectacular event on the 15th of April. Accompanied by international dancers and other performing arts, this is a party not to be missed.

Ical adalah DJ yang turut membesarkan nama Basement House di peta musik dansa Jakarta, dan pertengahan 2010 kemairn resmi bergabung dengan Oki Koro dan Toms sebagai resident DJ di Immigrant. are Now Ketiga resident DJ dari Immigrant ini akan menggabungkan kemampuan mereka dikandang mereka untuk meramaikan special event yang akan diadakan pada tanggal 15 April mendatan. Acaranya akan diramaikan oleh International Dancers ditambah berbagai performing arts lainnya. JUangan samapai kelewatan acara ini!



Reza Karami LUV’S Bar & Dine | Sat 16 April | 10pm Sounds Like House, electro, progressive Hails From Jakarta, Indonesia

HaS Been Reza Karami - better known as DJ Reza - began his career as a DJ and instructor for Spinach Records, which he joined in 2004. To improve his skills, DJ Reza performed at several clubs around Jakarta such as Fashion Café, JK7, Bros Lounge, Triple Nine before becoming a resident DJ at Tipsy. He has even scoured the country playing at major clubs around the nation including Balleza Makassar, Red Square Balikpapan, Embassy Bandung, Cheers Purwokerto, X1 Bogor plus many other clubs. Reza is now signed to Red Addict Management. IS Now On the 9th of April, Reza will perform at an event dreamed up by Wazhtuffle and will be held at LUV’s Bar & Dine. Reza will be sharing the decks with DJ Zoka, third place winner of last year’s Battle Pioneer Indonesia as well as DJ Donny. Like every other event at LUV’s, the LUV models will be strutting their stuff on stage along with support from the resident DJs. 024

HaS Been Reza Karami atau dikenal juga sebagai DJ Reza, mengawali karirnya sebagai DJ sekaligus instruktur sekolah DJ di Spinach Records sejak tahun 2004 hingga 2007. Untuk menambah jam terbangnya, DJ Reza pernah tampil di berbagai klab di Jakarta seperti Fashion Café, JK7, Bros Lounge, Triple Nine, dan Tipsy sebagai resident DJ. Dia bahkan pernah main diberbagai klab di kota besar seputar Indonesia seperti Balleza Makassar, Red Square balikpapan, Embassy Bandung, Cheers Purwokerto hingga X1 Bogor ditambah berbagai klab lainnya. Reza kini tergabung dengan manajemen Red Addict. IS Now Tanggal 9 April nanti, Reza akan tampil dalam acara yang digagas oleh Wazhtuffle di LUV’S Bar & Dine. Reza akan berbagi dek bersama DJ Zoka yang merupakan juara ketiga dari kompetisi Battle Pioneer Indonesia 2010, dan juga DJ Donny. Seperti semua acara di LUV’s, acara juga akan dimeriahkan oleh penampilan dari LUV Model maupun para resident DJ.

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Maroon 5 Istora Senayan | Wed 27 April | 7 pm Sound Like Pop, rock Hail From LA, California, USA

Have Been Adam Levine, Jesse Carmichael, Mickey Madden and Ryan Dusick formed the band Kara’s Flower and released an album back in 1997. After the band saw little success they reformed the band adding new guitarist James Valentine to the lineup and renamed the band Maroon 5. Their debut album Songs About Jane which featured hits ‘This Love’, ‘She Will Be Loved’ and ‘Sunday Morning’ earned them much success - going gold, platinum and even triple platinum around the world. They even won ‘Best New Artist’ at the Grammy Awards in 2005. Before the release of the album ‘It Won’t Be Soon Before Long’ in 2007, drummer Ryan Dusick left the band, and was replaced by Matt Flynn. Maroon 5 is an environmentally aware band, supporting projects to battle global warming. are Now On the 27th of April, Adam Levine and the gang will perform at Istora Senayan Jakarta. Java Musikindo are once again the promoters responsible for bringing this world class band to Jakarta.

Have Been Adam Levine, Jesse Carmichael, Mickey Madden dan Ryan Dusick membentuk band bernama Kara’s Flowers pada tahun 1997dan merilis sebuah album. Setelah kekurangan sukses group ini mereka membentuk ulang grupnya dengan menambah pemain gitar bernama James Valentine dan resmilah mereka menamakan diri mereka sebagai Maroon 5. Debut album mereka berjudul Songs About Jane yang berisikan lagu seperti “This Love”, “She Will Be Loved”, “Sunday Morning” mengantar band ini untuk meraih emas, platinum dan triple platinum di seluruh dunia hingga menyabet Grammy Award sebagai Best New Artist pada tahun 2005. Sebelum dirilisnaya album It Won’t Be Soon Before Long pada tahun 2007, drummer Ryan Dusick meninggalkan band dan diganti oleh Matt Flynn. Maroon 5 merupakan salah satu band yang sangat mendukung program pencegahan pemanasan global. are Now Pada tanggal 27 April nanti, Adam Levine dan para rekannya, akan tampil di Istora Senayan Jakarta. Java Musikindo kembali sebagai promotor yang bertanggung jawab membawa band ini kepanggung Jakarta.



Hard Rock Café Tuesday 15 March

Battle Of The Bands


etelah melalui proses penyaringan dan tahap semi final, maka 4 band yang tampil dalam babak final Global Battle Of The Bands adalah Gugun & Blues Shelter, Pee Wee Gaskin, The Changcuters dan CUTS. Setelah melewati tahap final yang menegangkan, akhirnya para juri yang terdiri dari beberapa insan musik memutuskan pemenangnya adalah Gugun & Blues Shelter sebagai juara pertama. Nantinya, Gugun & Blues Shelter sebagai juara Jakarta akan mengadu kehebatan kembali bersama Navicula sebagai wakil dari Bali dalam babak regional. Semoga wakil dari Indonesia bisa berhasil tampil dalam acara Hard Rock Calling di London. 026

After a grueling process of elimination, the four finalists to represent Jakarta in Hard Rock’s ’Battle of the Bands’ duked it out performing their best songs for the judges. In the end the honour went to Gugun & the Blues Shelter who will soon battle against Bali’s representative Navicula to see who makes it to Hard Rock Calling in London.

Therethen Elbow Room Thursday 17 March

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration


t. Patrick’s Day merupakan sebuah perayaan bangsa Irlandia yang dirayakan setiap 17 Maret, untuk memperingati wafatnya St. Patrick, seorang santo yang pertama kali membawa agama nasrani ke tanah Irlandia. Untuk merayakan hari istimewa ini, Elbow Room Gastropub mengadakan Drinking Game ditambah hiburan dari Icon Band dan DJ Elvin San Juan yang membawakan House Music. Elbow Room was turned green as it celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with an array of festivities. From Drinking games to Icon Band and DJ Elvin San Juan live on stage, the green themed party was enjoyed by all.

One Night In Tokyo


lirt Bar menggelar acara dengan tema Tokyo. Malam itu Flirt Bar menampilkan tiga dancers dan dua Pole dancers yang didatangkan dari Tokyo, Jepang untuk meramaikan acara. Diawali dengan games yang langsung dilanjutkan dengan para penari dari negeri matahari terbit yang menampilkan aksi mereka dan dipadu dengan musik dari DJ Igo. Acara ini pun mendapat sambutan positif dari penuhnya pengunjung yang hadir.

Flirt Bar, Fashion Hotel Saturday 19 March

Flirt Bar’s Tokyo themed event featured three dancers and two pole dancers as the evening’s main attractions. Lead by DJ Igo, the dancers entertained the large crowd of clubbers all eager to get a glance of the foreign exotic dancers.



21st Anniversary of DJ Novi


etelah mencapai 21 tahun menggeluti dunia DJ, yang merupakan suatu prestasi yang fantastis, DJ Novi merayakan keberhasilannya dengan menggelar tur ke beberapa klab seantero Indonesia. Salah satu tempat yang disinggahinya adalah Tribeca dimana Novi menghadirkan sederetan track Hip Hop dan RnB, yang berbeda dengan genre yang biasa dibawakannya, yaitu Prog-Electro-House. Para rekan yang ikut mendukung acara malam itu adalah DJ Goeslan, Ethnic, Slide dan MC Joey. Pengunjung Tribeca yang ramai, membuat acara perayaan ke 21 dari DJ Novi, begitu sempurna.

Tribeca Friday 18 March

DJ Novi celebrated his 21 years behind the decks by touring the nation, and one of the places he stopped at was Tribeca. Instead of playing his usual prog/electro/house beats, Novi presented a different side to his talents spinning out hip hop and RnB tracks to the crowd’s amazement.

Bengkel Saturday 26 March

Beatfest 2011


oundshine kembali menggelar Beatfest di Bengkel kali ini disponsori oleh Avolution dan bekerja sama dengan Urbanite Asia, menampilkan band beraliran Psychedelic Rock asal Connecticut, MGMT. Yang tampil sebagai band pembuka adalah Sajama Cut, dan satu band yang sudah tampil sebelumnya di Indonesia yaitu The Whitest Boy Alive. Seluruh perhatian penonton sangat terfokus pada band yang dibentuk oleh duo Benjamin Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden, karena inilah pertama kali mereka tampil di Jakarta. 028

Bengkel Nightpark was once again chosen by Soundshine for its Beatfest event which featured psychedelic rock band from Connecticut, MGMT. The opening acts for the evening were local band Sajma Cut and German band The Whitest Boy Alive.


Red Square Thursday 24 March

Golden Voice 2011


etelah babak penyisihan kedua digelar pada tanggal 17 Maret, maka tersaring sudah 11 peserta yang masuk dalam babak final Golden Voice. Para finalis pun beraksi di tahap terakhir dengan menyanyikan 2 buah lagu, satu lagu wajib, yaitu “Who’s That Girls” dari Guy Sebastian featuring Cinta Laura, dan satu lagu pilihan. Setelah seluruh peserta tampil di hadapan para pengunjung Red Square dan juri dari pihak Sony Music Indonesia yaitu Bapak Alex Handdy dan bapak Shatria Aden Dharma, penyanyi Terry yang berkolaborasi dengan DJ Jacqueline memeriahkan sebelum pengumuman pemenang. Akhirnya, yang keluar sebagai juara pertama adalah Abdi, dan juara kedua jatuh kepada Lenny serta Mia merupakan juara ketiga. Sedangkan juara favorit diraih oleh Vito dengan tampilan fantastisnya.

After the second elimination round, 11 finalists made their way to the finals of Red Square’s Golden Voice Live PA competition. After all songs were sung, and while the judges tallied their scores, singer Terry (in collaboration with DJ Jacqueline) entertained the crowd until the announcement. In the end first prize went to Abdi, second to Lenny and Third went to Mia. Winner of favourite PA went to Vito with his fantastic performance.



Kampus Friday 25 March

Spinning With Passion


cara gelaran festival klab se-Jakarta dan Bandung dari Urbanite Asia terus bergulir dan kali ini giliran klab Kampus yang disambangi. Bintang internasional yang dihadirkan adalah DJ Lange, dari UK yang namanya sedang meroket dalam percaturan musik dansa dunia. Dengan berlandaskan musik Progressive dan Trance, acaranya dipanaskan oleh penampilan dari DJ Gallant dan baru pada pukul 3 pagi, sang remixer juara pun tampil dengan dukungan MC Drwe yang jadi penyemangat barisan depan lantai dansa . Pengunjung semakin pagi semakin ramai berdatangan. The traveling ‘Spinning With Passion’ event continued to entertain Jakarta’s househeads, this time at Kampus where UK DJ Lange spun out his progressive and trance tracks accompanied by MC Drwe. Responsible for riling up the crowd that evening before the main event was DJ Gallant. 030



LUV’S Bar & Dine Friday 25 March

White Starlight


UV Models dan 8Delapan Management merayakan ulang tahun yang pertama mereka di LUV’S. Acara yang disponsori oleh Jim Beam dimulai dengan menampilkan para model dari LUV dan CnC Models Management yang memperagakan rancangan dari Audhit. Dari barisan DJ 8Delapan yang tampil malam itu adalah DJ Nathalie yang berkolaborasi dengan Violinist Nia dan Vocalist Moza, DJ Vinny Liv, Wachitarica, Yunie dan Keyla. Puncak acara yang merupakan tiup lilin dan pemotongan pita oleh pemilik klab dan managemen dipandu oleh MC Joy Tan. Pengunjung yang memadati LUV’S, dihibur oleh bintang tamu dari Eighty Eight Bali yaitu DJ Getty, plus acara ini pun menandakan leburnya LUV dan CnC models menjadi LV Models Management. 032

LUV Models and 8Delapan Management celebrated their first anniversary - where else but LUV’s. The event sponsored by Jim Beam featured a fashion show by LUV models and CnC Models Management showcasing a collection by Audhit, as well as a special performance by DJ Nathalie collaborating with Nia. Also on stage was DJ Getty from 88 Bali. The event also saw the merger of LUV Models and CnC Models to form LV Models Management.


Immigrant Friday & Saturday 25 & 26 March

The Galactic Odyssey “2nd Anniversary Immigrant�


Two nights of outrageous partying took place at Immigrant to celebrate its second anniversary. The first evening of celebrations featured an intergalactic theme with out of this world decorations and Dutch duo Chocolate Puma filling the halls with house music, while in the VIP Room DJ Miko was in control on the decks. On the second night, guest DJ Cash Money (no stranger to the Jakarta crowd) was at the helm and DJ Jeremy Jay from Makavelli was responsible for the crowd in the VIP Room.

anpa terasa, Immigrant Club telah memasuki tahun keduanya. Untuk merayakan dirgahayu keduanya digelar acara selama dua hari dan menampilkan talenta internasional maupun lokal untuk menghibur para pengunjung setianya. Dengan tema dan dekorasi antariksa pada hari pertama, acaranya diramaikan oleh penampilan duo Chocolate Puma yang berasal dari Belanda, sementara DJ Miko meramaikanVIP Room. Para dancers yang tampil dipanggung adalah Fabiola dan model dari Russia. Untuk hari kedua yang jatuh pada hari sabtu, Immigrant menghadirkan genre Hip Hop dan RnB yang diramaikan oleh penampilan dari DJ Cash Money, sedangkan VIP room malam itu dikendalikan oleh DJ Jeremy Jay dari Makavelli. Pengunjungnya, sudah pasti memenuhi seluruh area dalam Immigrant.



Illigals Saturday 26 March

Bikini Party Session 2


etelah sukses dengan seri pertama yang menampilkan DJ Riri plus 50 Bikini Girls on Stage, Illigals menggelar seri keduanya pada tanggal 26 Maret l alu. Kali ini, DJ yang tampil adalah Winky dan bikini girls yang ikut meramaikan seri keduanya sebanyak 80 orang. Selain Winky, turut mendukung acaranya adalah para resident dan pengunjung malam itu di Illigals cukup ramai dan terhibur dengan penampilan seluruh pengisi acaranya. Setelah sukses dengan 2 serinya, apakah Illigals Club akan kembali menampilkan seri ketiga ? Tunggu info selanjutnya. After successfully showcasing DJ Riri with 50 bikini girls on stage, Illigals went a little further this time. Filling the DJ spot was DJ Winky, and the number of bikini clad girls was upped to total of 80. The crowd were jamming to the beats supplied by the guest DJ as well as the residents. Guesses are out on how many more bikini girls will take to the stage next time. 034


Tree House WHAT




Tree House adalah tempat baru di kawasan Kemang dan sesuai dengan namanya, bentuk bangunan dibuat mirip dengan rumah pohon. Lantai dasarnya terdapat badan pohon yang terletak di dekat bar dan dindingnya dihiasi oleh lukisan yang dipamerkan. Untuk melengkapi kenyamanan, tersedia sofa dan toilet. Sedangkan lantai atasnya, terdapat pucuk pohon dan bagian lantainya ditutup dengan rumput buatan. Pemandangan ke arah jalan Kemang menjadi daya tarik bagian atas dari Tree House. Dengan elemen kayu yang sangat dominan plus penerangan yang tepat, membuat tempat ini sudah seperti rumah. Konsep makanannya adalah Italian dan sedikit pilihan Indonesian Food plus deretan minuman kreasi dari bartender berkualitas Satu tempat di Kemang yang wajib untuk dikunjungi Jl. Kemang I No. 72 Jakarta 2pm – 12am weekdays 2pm – 2am weekends All kinds of good music Spaghetti primavera (light pasta), nasi goreng Tree House, beef canelloni, croquette bowl, dip trio, pepperonata, ravioli con funghi. Dirty Harry, El Diablo, The Whispering Eye, Kamelot, Cloud Kicker. Gemini promo (buy 2 get 1 free on Shoju) 021 7179 1867


Feature Feature


eta musik di Jakarta semakin semarak, khususnya dalam kategori musik dansa. Dari temponya saja, mulai dari bpm terendah, hingga tertinggi pun sudah menghiasi lantai dansa di berbagai klab. Namun, musik tidak hanya terpatok pada tempo, namun juga merambah ke bagian elemen maupun karakternya. Salah satu genre yang saat ini menghiasi seantero klab di Jakarta adalah “Dutch”. Kata itu sendiri adalah singkatan dari Dutch House yang sudah lama ada. Jakarta bukan ketinggalan jaman, tapi begitulah kenyataannya. Asal dari musik Dutch sesuai dari namanya, yaitu Belanda. Menurut sumber dari Wikipedia (bukan dari Wikileaks, hahaha), musik yang disebut juga sebagai Dirty Dutch ini, lebih berat unsur elektronikanya pada sound dan beat. Beberapa nama artis yang berkecimpung di genre ini adalah Afrojack, Eq Lazer, DJ Chuckie, dan banyak artis lainnya. Bahasa lebih resminya, Dutch House punya karakter High Pitched Lead Sounds, Tribal Drums, Minimal Structure. Menurut saya dan Discoleaks, modulasi sound yang dimainkan naik turun ditambah kick beat yang nendang banget plus bassline seberat kulkas dua pintu. Sebenarnya jika dilihat dari musik murninya, tidak banyak publik Jakarta yang mengerti dan suka akan musik ini. Coba lihat lagu dari artis semacam Eq Lazer, tapi apa yang membuat pengunjung klab di Jakarta suka dengan musik yang mereka namakan “dutch” ini adalah remix dari hits terkenal, dengan versi atau gaya Dutch. Coba saja tunggu di klab, berapa banyak yang menunggu “Time” – Black eyed Peas (Dirty bit), Alejandro – 036

Lady Gaga (Dutch Version), atau track laris lainnya dimainkan oleh sang DJ. Bahkan, jika tidak sabar, DJ akan banyak dapat request dengan kalimat “Dutchnya dong…” atau “Tolong mainkan musik selatan”. Dengan kata lain, dutch versi komersil yang berhasil di sini. Alasan lainnya, genre seperti ini bisa nyambung di set musik House, dan juga diselipkan di tengah set Hip Hop. Coba datang ke partynya anak hip hop, pasti ada lagu Dutch, dan datang ke party yang biasa, juga ada. Mau daerah kemang, Senayan, bahkan klab di bagian Kota, juga ada dutch. Bagi beberapa DJ maupun klab, mereka kerap memainkan dutch versi yang non komersil. Jadi, mau versi komersil yang cheesy ataupun yang lebih classy, tetap ini eranya musik yang kita sebut Dutch. –ATB-

Regulars to Jakarta’s club scene may have noticed that the Dutch have invaded the country once again, but this time in a good way. How could this be you may ask? Well through the many tracks spun out by the various Dutch DJs around town echoing across the dance floors. This phenomenon has even got the clubbers yelling to the DJ requesting certain Dutch tracks. One probable reason for this is the tunes are slightly different to regular house beats, and different is what Jakarta’s househeads are currently looking for. Who knows how long the Dutch house invasion will continue - all we know is that everyone’s going Dutch!

CD review Wonderful




Worm Fodder

Lupe Fiasco Lasers Plenty of twitter pre-announcements about this album seems to have had a good impact, with it shooting straight to number one on the Billboard 200 in its very first week. I suspect that the rapper’s statement of retirement has also perhaps given the album a bit of extra clout. Among other producers, the Neptunes lend a hand on a few of the tracks, nicely complimenting Lupe’s original attitude. All in all a solid album from this teetotal, non-clubbing, Allah-worshipping rapper. High album sales and plenty of limelight are sure to follow, whether he likes it or not. DK

Stone Sour Audio Secrecy Unmasked, Corey Taylor and Jim Root of Slipknot are still rocking tough with medium to harder distortion drives, metal fusion, soul bearing and wisdom still intact on Stone Sour. The album signifies a revival after a long hiatus, with Corey and Tim headed again for worldwide airplay and many an angst-ridden teenager’s bedroom. However, with both guys approaching 40, there is a distinct mellowing in these former hell-raisers. DK



Man’s Best Friend


on’t get me wrong. I love cats. I think they are adorable, lovable, and each have their own unique characteristics. However, I have to say that I’m more of a dog person, and am of the opinion that there are more people here in Jakarta who shed a few tears when Marley breathes his last breath on Marley & Me. With their loyalty and devotion to man, not to mention how smart they are, I think dogs are awesome and better than cats (sorry, cat people!). It seems that I was right about the fact that the majority of Jakartans are dog people. Apparently, a community for dog lovers called AnjingKita. com has been established since 2003. Formerly known as, the members have been increasing every year hitting almost 8000 members already in 2007. provides information regarding dogs such as breeding kennels, vets or animal clinics, dogs for sale ads and dog accessories. Other information includes services for animal tamers, photography, dog training centers, dog grooming, and also boarding kennels for people on vacation who can’t take their loving pet along with them. 038’s activities increase in line with the ever-enlarging member base. In my opinion their recent activities are rather interesting and something new for Indonesia. ‘Chihuahua, Time To Shine’ is a dog show for Chihuahuas, and ‘Doggie’s Day Out’ is a series of events consisting of dog fashion shows, dog gatherings (it’s actually a term for dog owners gathering), quizzes, fun games and talk shows. “A dog has no use for fancy cars, big homes, or designer clothes. A stick will do just fine. A dog doesn’t care if you’re rich or poor, educated or illiterate, clever or dull, smart or dumb. Give him your heart and he will give you his.” Spoken like a true dog lover! Marley & Me author—John Grogan, got it right, all right. Personally, I hope other dog lovers will remember this, for dogs are man’s best friend. Sign up for, and your pet will be your best friend. (Dini Siregar)

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Marco “Polo” Cecere Using the name of the famous adventurer, Marco “Polo” Cecere also takes his listeners on a journey of musical with every track he creates. We catch up with him as he promotes his latest project with Metis Bali. So tell us a little about yourself, who you are and how you got into music? I’m an ordinary person, like anyone else really and I’ve always loved music. My father may have been a baritone singer but I don’t think he was the one who lead me to music. I actually stumbled into my passion for music through my friends and close acquaintances. What can we expect from your new album? Of course a lot of fantastic songs and its full of top international artists from German top label Get Physical Berlin. Major labels such as EMI, Universal  are also present  as well as artists from Paris, like “Nova Nova” and “Paris Combo” What style of music is dominant in this album? I think it contains more eclectic style music with its own portions of breaks, electronic, ethnic, jazz, deep house, indie , disco , and metropolitan beach sounds as well as Brazilian Bossa . The kind of music to listen to while enjoying relaxing a sunny day. Why did you decide to take this project with Metis Bali? I decided to accept the offer by Mr. Sahid and Mr. Dou Dou, the owners of the Metis because it seemed like an interesting project for me. Another reason why the offer was hard to decline is the name Metis, which in Italian means ‘mixed’, which was a perfect description of my music. Are there any special messages you have related to this album? No particular messages really. I saw the project as one that could be interpreted by the listener and let the music become a stimulation of fantasy.

Who have you collaborated with in for this album? I collaborated with many artists and many of them have sent me their songs to give the special Marco Polo Touch. Some of the names I worked with include Francoise Hardy, Iggy Pop, Noze, Nova Nova and Paris Combo. I also worked alongside top major music companies that agreed with my music concept of project and granted me the licenses for the songs. Big thanks to them all! It was a very hard and long job to complete, but in the end I did it! Who was your favorite artist to collaborate with? The only artist I like to work with is music! Could you imagine a world without music? I work more with the music and less with the person behind it. What music do you like to listen to when not producing music? I like to listen Dodecaphonic style music . What do you like to do to pass your time? With the very little spare time I have on my hands I like to cycle and enjoy nature while relaxing. How big is music to your life? As I mentioned earlier, I couldn’t imagine a world without music. Music may not be everything for some but I see it as a part of life. You could say music for me is the soundtrack of my life. What next can we expect from you? For sure a lot of new projects on the horizon! With my  entertatiment concept brand name,  a double album CD is currently in the works titled “Passport Paradise II” and “Electronic Journey part 2”. Another new project is “Temple of Gold’’ which will include cutting edge sounds like I did in my other projects “Life” and can also be heard in “Metis Bali”. 




Sound of


By Erza S.T.

Yes people, we are already in summer again and music is definitely in the air! Classical music concerts, choir performances and even amazing pocket operas are lining up during this month of April. It is one of those rare times when we are busy with many classical performances.


he first one to start with is dedicated to all classical guitar aficionados out there. The renowned group called Ensemble Opus 78 is back for their annual concert. The group founded by Ronny Iranto started as a community of classical guitarists who named themselves Opus 78, and since then this group has not only survived but also continuously produced young and talented classical guitarists. In total 21 existing guitarists (both teachers and students) rehearse at Ronny’s house and organize two concerts every year. ‘Guitar Concert April 2011’ is Ensemble Opus 78’s coming concert at Erasmus Huis and they are planning to present you with wide range of programs from classical, pop and latin music. Judging by last year’s fantastic ‘Just Guitar’ concert, I am optimistic that this too will be another great and memorable concert.

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Moving on, this month of April also offers the taste of a choir brought to you by Camerata Vocale Jakarta. Considering they are the new kids on the block of Indonesia’s classical society, this choir has already proven to be a strong contender when it comes to mastering musical arrangements. Under the direction of Budi Utomo Prabowo, Camerata Vocale Jakarta premiered last year for the very first time presenting a concert called ‘Transkripsi’ (Transcription) at Goethe Haus Institute. This month, they return for the second concert ever, presenting works of Hugo Distler. This German composer is known mostly for his sacred choral music that is polyphonic and frequently melismatic. His music is also often based on the pentatonic scale. It is rare and unusual to have all Distler’s works as a concert program, which is why this concert is even more interesting. I am very keen to see


which of Hugo Distler’s opuses Camerata Vocale Jakarta are going to perform. Last but not least, is Ananda Sukarlan’s pocket opera called ‘Ibu, Yang Anaknya Diculik Itu’ (Mother Whose Son Has Been Kidnapped) that will be played out on this coming 16th and 17th of April at Bank Indonesia Auditorium. This pocket opera based on Seno Gumira Ajidarma’s drama monologue was first premiered last June 2009 and received various enthusiastic reviews. John Paul of Now Jakarta said that: “I feel that the seamless weaving of Spanish, Gamelan, Russian, and even Ice cream elements in the music is a work of genius!” By definition, pocket opera is a new form of opera that has more practicality in its production. They usually adopt simpler set, with only a few musicians but still with high quality results. For this opera, Ananda created it for one singer only, and in this case it is our leading soprano singer Aning Katamsi. For 35 minutes, Aning will have to sing, act and even recite everything all by herself. I saw it first premier two years ago and this opera without a doubt is a very virtuosic tour-de-force that leaves a strong impression on any audience.

Ensemble Opus 78: Guitar Concert April 2011

So people, the city of Jakarta has been generous enough to give us some interesting and high quality upcoming concerts that are definitely not to be missed. Since the cinema situation is still not particularly rosy, then going to these concerts could be a remedy for the soul.

Opera “Ibu, yang Anaknya Diculik Itu”

12 April 2011 starting from 7.30pm onwards Erasmus Huis For more information: Ronny +62 21-92642530, +62-875 1961 8919

Camerata Vocale Jakarta Choir

13 April 2011 starting from 7.30pm onwards Erasmus Huis For more information: Mercy Corebima +62-811 811 929 or 16 April 2011 starting at 8pm onwards and 17 April 2011 starting at 4pm onwards Auditorium Bank Indonesia For more information: Ananda Sukarlan Center +6221-723 7285 or +62-818 891 038



Photo credit: Aditya Fachrizal Hafiz, White Shoes & The Couples Company

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What music are you into at the moment? Anything seems right at the moment, nothing in particular. I can listen to The Chiffons in the morning, M.I.A or Bomfunk MC’s while riding my bicycle or even Chrisye’s early stuff. But lately I’m very much into the Detroit sound - that classic Motown funk or old school hip-hop all over again. 
What was the first record you bought - any interesting story behind it?
 The first record I bought was an album of MC Skat Kat called ‘The Adventures of MC Skat Kat and the Stray Mob’. I bought it because of the album cover which had this bunch of cartoon characters I saw in Paula Abdul’s ‘Opposites Attract’ music video. At first I didn’t care what it sounded like, and then after few weeks I kinda liked it, although at that time for me nothing sounded greater than The New Kids On The Block, you know… an elementary school girl and NKOTB, no need for a further explanation! What are your all-time favourite albums? Why? The Original 1977 Movie Sound Track of Badai Pasti Berlalu. I’m a big fan of this movie. I love Christine Hakim’s performance, the pretty boys Roy Marten and Slamet Rahardjo, the fashion, the setting and the music of course, seems like everything is just right. On this album, the arrangement and the lyrics are so well written, I think this is the best collaboration of Yockie Suryoprayogo, Chrisye, Erros Jarot and Guruh Soekarno Putra.

The second is Jackson 5: ‘The Ultimate Collection’. The collection features selections from the group between 1969 and 1975. This always makes me sing along and makes me wanna wear my dancing shoes. What was the worst record you ever purchased? C.M.B. by Colour Me Badd - so much for those foolish elementary school memories! My friends and I were seeking another boy band that can suited us other than NKOTB... but it surely failed… Who do you want to be, other than yourself, next time you reincarnate? A Chef! Putting something delightful onto a plate and making people happy eating is my other obsession. What songs do you choose to start your weekend? Something upbeat. Maybe with top of the lungs vocal Aretha Franklin’s ‘Respect’, or something calm but groovy like Soulhawks’ ‘Maybe So, Maybe No’ (but I like the Mayer Hawthorne version which is sexier). Or even lots of tribal percussion beat like ‘Sunshowers’ by M.I.A while I'm rolling on my deodorant. …You can imagine I do a lil’ dance. And song you choose to end your weekend? Dave Brubeck Quartet, ‘Take Five’.

After White Shoes & The Couples Company releasing Vakansi, Sari has been occupied cruising from one stage to another to promote the album. Besides playing music, Sari is also busy blogging about her passion for art & bicycles. With one of her friends she’s about to start introducing a bicycle clothing line.


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Gigi: Sweet 17 One of the most well-known bands in Indonesia, Gigi, just turned 17 this year. To celebrate the birthday a few days ago the quartet held a press conference at Barcode, Lacodefin in Kemang. At the same time they released their newest album: Sweet 17. At the event, Armand Maulana & co. performed three songs from their newest record, ‘Distorsi Manusia’ which talks about environment, ‘Garuda Fights Back’ worshipping the national football team, and ‘Bye Bye’ is a tale about lost-love. 044

However, the birthday celebrations are not stopping just there. On May 26 they plan to do a massive concert in Istora Senayan along with other famous musicians like Addie MS and Erwin Gutawa supporting them.

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Tanpa terasa salah satu kelompok musik papan atas Indonesia, Gigi, telah masuk ke usia 17. Sebuah perjalanan yang tergolong panjang bagi sebuah band lokal. Untuk memperingatinya, kuartet dengan formasi terkini Armand Maulana (biduan), Dewa Budjana (gitar), Thomas Ramdhan (bas) dan Gusti Hendy (drum), beberapa hari silam menerbitkan album paling gresnya dengan tajuk nan kontekstual: Sweet 17. Pada saat pesta peluncurannya di Barcode, Lacodefin, Kemang, tiga tembang dipertunjukkan kepada audiens yaitu "Distorsi Manusia", "Garuda Fights Back", serta "Bye Bye". Lagu yang disebut pertama menyorot tema lingkungan. Yang menarik, Rekti The S.I.G.I.T. turut menyumbang suaranya di sini. Sementara lagu kedua berkisah tentang dunia sepakbola. Lalu "Bye Bye"—yang dibumbui dengan pemutaran videoklip— adalah cerita dinamika cinta.

Hingga 2011, koalisi musisi yang bermarkas di Jakarta ini telah merilis lebih dari sepuluh album. Dan, menurut Armand, sejatinya Gigi telah terbentuk bahkan sejak 22 tahun lalu. Hanya saja secara formal umurnya mulai dihitung sejak pertama kali album pertamanya, Angan, merebak di pasaran pada 1994. Pengenalan karya terbaru ini tak berhenti sampai di situ saja. Telah disepakati bahwa pada 26 Mei mendatang Gigi bakal tampil dalam konser akbar di Istora Senayan. Sejumlah nama tenar diajakserta meramaikan, di antaranya Addie MS dan Erwin Gutawa. Sekarang ada dua pilihan jika Anda penasaran namun belum yakin memutuskan untuk membeli komposisi terbaru Gigi, silakan menyalakan radio atau menonton acara televisi "Carnaval SCTV" pada 1 April jam 8 malam.




Time out

We know, we know. It’s early in the year, you’re already stressed out by work, but you don’t want to use all your annual leave on an expensive vacation. Well, maybe you need to try these simple options:

Listen to Music C’mon, who doesn’t love music? Music is endlessly growing, produced all around us and easy to obtain. It can take a person away from the daily grind and out of this world. It’s the perfect tool that soothes the mind and gives it a rest. I could go on and on talking about music, so what are you waiting for? Grab your headphones and put on a CD, hit up your iTunes, or turn on MTV. Then lay back and enjoy the music. 046

Feature A Cup of Tea Black tea, green tea, oolong tea, white tea, herbal tea - you name it - tea is the second most consumed beverage in the world after water. It exists in almost in every culture in the world. It offers many health benefits. It is rich in antioxidants, it can shield our immune systems, help fight high blood pressure, and stop infections. Also you could lose a few pounds due to its metabolism-increasing benefits. If it’s good for the sick, I’m sure it can calm a nerve or two.

Aromatherapy It is said that your mood can drastically change with the right scents. Aromatherapy boosts your immune system to help you relax. Rather than prescribed medication, aromatherapy is an alternative solution for illness. It doesn’t cure major illness but it is effective at alleviating many of the discomforts associated with them. Aromatherapy for stress relief can be a wonderful way to take a break from the craziness of life and spend a few moments alone; often that is enough to release stress and keep it at bay.

Take a Walk We’re not saying ‘take a walk’ like, ‘take a hike’. We’re saying take some time out, and go walking outside. Believe me, too much time spent working in front of the computer when you’re stressed out is not productive nor effective. You need to be getting outside and moving in order to clear your head. It gets the blood flowing and your lungs breathing better. After a brief walk, you can focus better, which reduces some of the stress that you may be feeling.

Other ways you should try to ease the tension; talk with friends, take a bath, do yoga, read a book or take a nap (but try not to get caught by the boss!) (Dini Siregar) 047

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Food scoop Pizza and Beer at Bruschetta, Hotel Borobudur Who ever said “I don’t like Mondays”? There’s now a good way for you to wipe away your Monday blues at Bruschetta Italian Restaurant at Hotel Borobudur. Known for their delicious Italian food, Bruschetta’s pizzas are baked to perfection in a wood-fired oven. Now you can enjoy a free glass of beer with every pizza ordered, available every Monday for lunch and dinner! You can choose from the pizza margherita, pizza polpettine, pizza gamberi, pizza parma, and many more. Prices start from 75k++. With a good deal like this, your Mondays will certainly be a lot more enjoyable! Siapa bilang hari Senin adalah hari yang tidak menyenangkan? Datanglah ke Bruschetta Italian Restaurant di Hotel Borobudur yang terkenal dengan pizzanya. Kini ada sebuah promosi yang sangat menarik untuk anda disana. Pada setiap hari Senin, untuk makan siang dan malam, bagi setiap pesanan pizza di Bruschetta anda akan mendapatkan segelas bir, gratis! Tersedia berbagai pilihan pizza seperti Pizza Margherita, Pizza Polpettine, Pizza Gamberi, Pizza Parma, dan lain lain. Hari Senin anda akan menjadi lebih ceria karenanya! Harga mulai Rp 75.000++. Hotel Borobudur Jakarta Jl. Lapangan Banteng Selatan, PO Box 1329, Jakarta 10710 Tel: (021) 380 4444 ext. 73300 – 73301

Steak with Free Mocktail at D’Spice Dining Terrace D’Spice Dining Terrace is a cool oasis in the heart of Kemang for Jakarta’s food lovers. Conveniently located at the former Pasir Putih restaurant, D’Spice is the place to be for intimate dining or casual gathering. Now you can enjoy a special promotion here. Get a free mocktail for every steak ordered at D’Spice. Priced at Rp 99k++, choose between the mango musk and orange twist mocktails to go with the excellent steaks such as the Australian sirloin steak or lamb chop. Make sure you stop by D’Spice Dining Terrace for this special deal. D’Spice Dining Terrace adalah sebuah oase di daerah Kemang yang dinamis. D’Spice yang berlokasi di bekas tempat restoran Pasir Putih, kini menjadi buah bibir bagi para pecinta kuliner Jakarta. Anda dapat menikmati promo istimewa berupa Mocktail gratis untuk setiap pembelian steak di D’Spice. Pilihlah antara mocktail Mango Musk atau Orange Twist untuk menyertai hidangan steak anda sepert Australian Sirloin atau Lamb Chop disana. Pastinya lidah anda akan merasa puas dimanjakan kenikmatannya. Harga: Rp 99.000++. D’Spice Dining Terrace Jl. Bangka XI no. 3A, Kemang, Jakarta Selatan Tel: (021) 719 2765 Call 052

Food New Executive Chef at Pastis Bernard James Pasalbessy recently joined Aston at Kuningan Suites as Executive Chef. In his new role, he will oversee the culinary operations for the accolade winning Mediterranean restaurant, Pastis Kitchen & Bar as well as event services. James, who specializes in Mediterranean cuisine, brings more than 18 years of experience in luxury hotels and restaurants to his role. Most recently Chef James was the Executive Chef at Sari Pan Pacific in Jakarta. Prior to that he had stints at Novotel Mangga Dua Jakarta, Rosewood Hotel Riyadh, Head Chef in US Embassy Jakarta, The Ritz Carlton Jakarta, Asian Chef in Grand Hyatt – Dubai, The Noodle World Restaurant Jakarta, Junior Sous Chef in Kempinski Hotel & Apartment Jakarta, and Holiday Inn Crown Plaza Jakarta. Chef Bernard brings a lot of experience to the table at Pastis which is enjoying a culinary come-back with the new found management and direction. Aston at Kuningan Suites Jl. Setiabudi Utara, Kuningan Jakarta 12910, t: (62-21) 526 0260

Cook! Cook! Photo Contest! at Pepper Lunch

Show your creativity and join Pepper Lunch’s ‘Cook! Cook! Photo Contest’. In addition to their well known delicious sizzling hot plate dishes, Pepper Lunch is bringing something new and exciting to diners. All you have to do is dine at Pepper Lunch, cook and mix your meal creatively to get your own style menu, capture it and upload your photo to the fanbook page ‘Pepper Lunch Jakarta’ and tag 20 friends. Win a total prize of Rp1.500.000 in Pepper Lunch vouchers! Contest ends April 24, 2011 and the winner will be announced on April 26. Don’t forget your camera!

Pepper Lunch yang terkenal dengan sajian hot plate nya yang nikmat kini menggelar sesuatu yang berbeda dengan “Cook! Cook! Photo Contest!”. Datanglah ke Pepper Lunch, tunjukkan kelihaian anda memasak dan mencampur hidangan anda, ambil fotonya dan upload ke fanbook page “Pepper Lunch Jakarta”. Jangan lupa juga untuk men-tag 20 teman anda. Rebut hadiah total Rp 1.500.000 dalam bentuk voucher Pepper Lunch! Kontes ini berakhir 24 April 2011 dan pemenangnya diumumkan 26 Aprl 2011. Tunjukkan kreatifitas anda di Pepper Lunch! Pepper Lunch Plaza Senayan, Plaza Indonesia, Mal Taman Anggrek, Gandaria City, Senayan City, Emporium Pluit, Kelapa Gading 3, Puri Mall



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Good things come in small packages. Try this tiny new Chinese eatery in Kemang that is big on taste!


Feng Ling Chinese Cuisine

Jl. Kemang Raya 19C (Kemang Food Festival area) Phone/delivery order: (021) 7161 7611

Opens: 11am – 2am (weekdays) 11am – 4am (weekends) Enjoy 20% promo discount on a la carte menu for a limited time!


street stalls to fine dining, there’s never a shortage of eating places in the Kemang area, so it is always nice to find a hidden gem or two amongst all these choices. Recently, we came across a small and simple restaurant that satisfied our craving for good Chinese cuisine.

We ordered the appetizing Hainan chicken rice set (41.5k) next, that really competes with the best ones out there. The chicken with lemon sauce (34.5k), beef steak a la canton (39.750), salt and pepper squid (34.750), and the tofu hot plate (32k) also acted as excellent accompaniments to our dining experience.

Tucked away in the Kemang Food Festival area, Feng Ling opened its doors to the hungry public on December 29 last year. Although relatively new, this restaurant has been creating a good buzz lately.

Feng Ling’s fried rice dishes are something not to be missed. The yang chow fried rice, chicken/beef/ seafood fried rice, and the salted fish fried rice are all good choices, but you should really go for the Szechuan fried rice with cashew nut.Yummy! All of these dishes are priced at 27.5k.

There are only a few places in Kemang that serve good, authentic Chinese food. Feng Ling has filled the void with some excellent choices on their menu. The eatery is relatively small with only a handful of tables inside, but the patio at the back of the restaurant is a firm favourite of the crowds enjoying a good night out with some good company and affordable appetizing dishes. There are plenty of dishes to choose from, and from what we had that night, we can only say good things about them.We started off with some enoki mushrooms with salted egg (36k) - a delicious appetizer.The salted egg blended well with the deep fried enoki mushrooms for a truly unique look and taste. We also tried the chicken hot and sour soup (28.750) that definitely warmed us up and got us ready for more delectable dishes to come.

Feng Ling also do a mean individual lunch/dinner package. With prices no more than 25k, they are truly a great deal. These packages include a choice of steamed/fried/or Hainan rice, a vegetable egg roll and some egg drop soup to go along with your main course. They also do delivery to your office or home, even if it is outside Kemang and its nearby areas! Now that’s a good move. Feng Ling is open daily at 11 am. On weekdays, they are open until 2 am, and for those of you who enjoy a late night out on the weekends, they are open until 4 am! Good news for insomniacs like us. So the next time you’re in Kemang, give Feng Ling a try for some of the tastiest, 100% halal, no MSG, Chinese cuisine out there! 055


South Jakarta has a new top trendy address to wine, dine, and hang out. Got Munchies?



elcome to Munchies. This restaurant has been a labour of love for Hamid Sugianto, Budi Kurniawan, and Jason Aditya. This gang of three amigos opened their exciting eatery at Gandaria City Mall in the south of Jakarta on December 5, 2010. From the first glance, you can tell that Munchies is a very cozy and intimate place that draws Jakarta’s foodies and drinkers alike. The décor is modern and minimalist, with some edgy touches that heighten the fun factor. Check out the big blackboards on the wall that go all the way to the ceiling!

We started out with the hearty mushroom soup called ‘one up’ (33k), made with three kinds of mushrooms and topped with some crispy mushrooms. The chicken wings (33k) also quickly won our hearts, especially with the unique dipping sauce made from tomatoes, garlic, chili, and sesame oil, which adds a certain zing. The salad is also noteworthy.You should go for the guava chicken salad (36), which is a great blend of roast chicken, fresh guava and mixed salad topped with a guava dressing.

For the main course, the interestingly named ‘junk food killer burger’ (63k) is sure to satisfy even The food is mostly Western, but you can’t ignore the most discerning of burger aficionados. The the brilliant local infusion in their creations. One Wagyu beef, layers of crispy onion and tomato look at the menu and we can see that they really hollandaise is a winner. Or for those of you who make use of the richness of local ingredients; like are sandwich lovers, the farmhouse sandwich (58k) will surely become a new favourite. You just the fresh fruits subtly blended into the food. 056


can’t go wrong with seared striploin on a bed of exotic Indonesian oil, made from 14 different sautéed mushroom and creamy mustard, topped herbs and spices. Another great fusion of East and the West. It is worth mentioning that all of the with mozzarella cheese on focaccia bread. dishes are made with But the pride of Munchies is really the steak fresh, premier quality Munchies and Gandaria City Mainstreet combo (priced at 108k – 148k). You can choose ingredients, from the beef, salmon, chicken, and white fish, and absolutely no MSG! MG16 make your own duet of steaks. The choices of Jl. Arteri Pondok Indah sauce are truly tasty; some of them are uniquely As for the drinks, Ph: (021) 29053075-76 tasty.Try the favourites like the red wine reduction Munchies mocktail and rosemary demiglace for the beef, the tamarind creations (36k) will Opens: 11am – 11pm reduction and green mango ‘rujak’ to go with surely refresh you. (weekdays) 11am – 12pm (weekends) your salmon, the balsamic reduction, pumpkin From strawberry & puree and strawberry jelly for the chicken, or the peach, kiwi & apple, mustard cream sauce and sautéed mushroom on mango & orange, passionfruit & strawberry - take your white fish. Kudos to the chef! your pick! Another outstanding dish here is the basa gede Munchies is a great new place and a solid addition prawn pasta (51k). Basa gede is a special and to Jakarta’s top-rate culinary choices. 057


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fter moving to Bali, it’s been close to two years since I last went around to my old hangout places. When I was stuck back home due to a personal injury I suffered back in Bali, I went home to Jakarta to tend to my wounds. Being stuck on a diet of only meat, I had a sudden urge for burgers, so I decided to call a few old friends to eat at an old burger joint we hung out at back in the day. As we drove to the place, my friends told me that the place has changed a lot since I last seen it, but none of them told me how much until I got there. Located near the street side pet stalls around Barito, the once small burger counter had now grown to a much larger venue, which could now accommodate more people compared to the three umbrella tables it once sported out front. I remembered a time when the three tables were almost always occupied, so me and my mates were forced to eat in the car. Greeted by the usual long line of customers waiting to receive their burgers, which my friend said could reach outside the door at times, is a common sight here. While in line, I looked around to see the many patrons trying to open their mouths big enough to fit the mammoth sized burger. It’s a hilarious sight sometimes, especially for first timers or little because eating a burger here can sometimes be kids, but when you’re a regular like me, you find a messy ordeal. You can either get mayonnaise or certain ways to gulf it down. sauce all over your clothes, so it’s a good idea to keep the plastic the burger is wrapped in to lessen Finally reaching the counter, we ordered the three the mess. most popular offerings, the beef burger, cheese burger, hotdog and lucky for us were able to The burgers are still as juicy as I remember them, buy the very last chili dog of the day plus several and the chili dog was also the rare delicacy I once orders of fries. Burger Blenger only prepares a enjoyed. The fries were the usual frozen kind, so small number of chili burgers a day and is usually that too hadn’t changed either, which was a little the first items to sell out, so we were very lucky let down though. Apart from moving a few stores to get one during the rush hour crowd. My friend down and expanding the store, it’s amazing how had already stalked out a table for us so we didn’t this place has still been able to keep the quality have to wait for someone to finish eating to get of their food (minus the fries) to an extent, it’s no one. wonder people keep returning to this place over and over again. I will definitely come back when I Without further ado, we instantly opened the return to Jakarta again.[Rinaldi] boxes and were greeted with the sweet aroma of the grilled meat and warm buns. We divided the Buger Blenger burgers and chili dog into equal portions so all Jl. Lamandau, Blok M of us could enjoy a taste of what we all ordered. Delivery Service: (021) 736 2592 or A good thing, the burgers are wrapped in plastic, 0813 8141 2222 059

The Defender, The Executive, and The Fighters.


Satu hal yang sama dari ketiga film berikut adalah “buat cowok banget!”. Belajarlah dari si pengacara yang terlalu percaya diri namun bermain maut, ambil hikmah dari pekerja eksekutif yang kehilangan hidup impiannya, dan jadilah setangguh kelompok petarung yang berusaha menyelamatkan teman mereka. Cari arti menjadi pria yang lebih baik tersebut di dan! These three movies might be the options for entertainment on a ‘boys night out’ with male buddies. See how a tough attorney deals with a dangerous case, how the life of an executive man gets re-defined when he’s made redundant, and the toughness of fighters’ fists and kicks at and!

The Lincoln Lawyer Drama, Suspense. Director: Brad Furman. Writer: John Romano. Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Marisa Tomei and Ryan Phillippe.

terkenal ini.

Mickey Haller (Matthew McConaughey, Fool’s Gold) adalah seorang jaksa pembela kriminal yang terkenal dengan mobil sedan Lincoln berwarna hitam. Mickey telah membangun karirnya dengan membela segelintir kriminal dari berbagai kelas, dan dia pun mendapatkan kasus hebat untuk membuat karirnya lebih menanjak lagi. Kasus yang didapatnya kali ini adalah untuk membela Louis Roulet (Ryan Phillippe, Crash), seorang playboy konglomerat kaya terkenal yang dituduh atas kasus pemerkosaan dan pembunuhan. Kasus yang sebelumnya dipikir Mickey akan mudah dan berjalan lancer untuk dimenangkan ini tiba-tiba menjadi satu permainan maut menyangkut hidup dan mati bagi si pengacara dengan mobil Lincoln

Diadaptasi dari karya novel Michael Connelly yang berjudul sama, film ini telah menuai beberapa pujian para kritikus karena membawa kembali atmosfir ketegangan penuh dialog pintar dari sebuah film ‘drama ruang sidang’. Walaupun nama sutradara baru ini belum terkenal, setidaknya nama penulis scenario John Romano (Nights in Rodanthe) lumayan bisa menjadi alasan kredibel untuk menonton film ini. Yang menarik adalah aktor Matthew McConaughey kembali ke layar lebar setelah turun daun selama beberapa tahun belakangan, dan aktingnya dalam film ini banyak mendapatkan pujian yang tidak biasa diberikan padanya. Film ini akan menggugah otakmu untuk tetap melekat di layar bioskop, tercengang dengan jalan ceritanya yang penuh tekateki yang pelan-pelan dikupas dan terkesima dengan akting para pemerannya. Pakai setelan formal dan bawa tas arsip kulitmu karena perlu kharisma untuk atasi drama di ruang pengadilan! Where has Matthew McConaughey (We are Marshall) been these recent years? Frankly we don’t care, but here he is again - this time as a well-known criminal defense attorney, Mickey Haller, who operates out of the back of his Lincoln sedan. When Haller gets the case of his career defending a Beverly Hills playboy accused of rape and attempted murder; he never expects it to develop into a deadly chase game of survival for him. It’s been a while since we had a good gripping courtroom drama movie, and this movie might just remind us that smart dialogues combined with crime puzzles are still one of the best formulas to get audiences engrossed in a decent plot.

The Company Men Drama. Writer & Director: John Wells. Cast: Ben Affleck, Chris Cooper, Tommy Lee Jones. Film ini bercerita tentang Bobby Walker (Ben Affleck, State of Play), seorang pria yang telah mendapatkan hidup yang diimpikan orang lain pada umumnya. Dia punya pekerjaan yang bagus, keluarga 060

yang harmonis dan mobil Porsche di garasinya. Namun ketika krisis di perusahaan tempat dia bekerja terpaksa harus memberhentikan Bobby dan dua rekan kerjanya, Phil (Chris Cooper, Jarhead) dan Gene (Tommy Lee Jones, No Country for Old Men), ketiga orang ini pun terpaksa harus kembali mencari jati diri mereka sebagai pria, suami, dan ayah secara bersamaan. Bobby pun berhadapan dengan kehidupan dimana ilmu manajemennya tidak berguna dan melihat kalau hidup itu bukan hanya sekedar untuk mencari keuntungan perusahaan yang lebih besar. Nama sutradara yang sekaligus penulis skenario ini mungkin tidak banyak yang kenal, tapi John Wells bisa dibilang sebagai salah satu pencipta cerita serial televise “ER” yang terkenal itu. Dari portfolio itu, lumayan bisa terlihat kalau walaupun cerita film ini akan penuh dengan gambaran drama kehidupan yang serius, namun penonton akan tetap dibuat menikmati dialog-dialog yang humoris dan mengena ke hati. Untuk jajaran pemainnya sudah tidak diragukan lagi dengan tiga nama aktor senior yang disebut di atas. Bagi kamu yang pekerja kantoran dan sangat berdedikasi selama ini, mungkin kamu akan dibukakan mata dengan gambaran realita kehidupan yang ada dalam film ini, tapi jangan dianggap terlalu serius. Tonton film ini sehabis pulang kerja bersama temanteman kantormu, dan bersiaplah untuk merenung setelahnya! The story of this movie revolves around a year in the life of three men trying to survive a round of corporate downsizing at their company. It seems the American dream they’ve been having so far is left hanging by a thread. Not only do they see a change to their family lifestyle and the loss of their homes, but also feelings of self-worth. They are then forced to re-define their roles as men, husbands and fathers. A drama at heart, the movie is infused with humour to keep it moving along nicely. For corporate workers, whether you take it seriously or not, maybe you should ask for approval from your CEO first!

Bangkok Knockout Action, Drama. Writer and Director: Panna Rittikrai. Cast: Sorapong Chatree, Supakson Chaimongkol. Film ini membawakan fitur praktik ilmu bela diri dari beberapa aliran yang sudah sering kita dengar dan lihat. Cerita berputar tentang sekelompok kawan dari sebuah perkumpulan petarung yang berjuang untuk menyelematkan teman mereka yang ditangkap oleh satu genk mafia. Dengan keahlian ilmu bela diri masing-masing yang berbeda-beda, dari Muay Thai (Thai kickboxing), Capoeira, Kung Fu dan Tai Chi, orang-orang ini pun harus bertarung dengan para penjahat yang tidak kalah hebatnya untuk bisa menyelematkan teman mereka. Nama sutradara dan penulis film ini, Rittkrai, bisa dibilang sebagai seorang legenda di industri perfilman Thailand, terutama dalam film-film bergenre action. Terkenal seperti Bruce Lee nya film-film laga Thailand di tahun 70an dan 80an, Rittkrai pernah menyutradarai “Born to Fight” dan dia juga koordinator adegan bertarung dalam film “Ong Bak” yang menjadi salah satu kebanggaan perfilman Thailand. Dari sisi cerita, sebenarnya tidak ada yang benar-benar harus kamu tonton dari film ini, tapi yang perlu diketahui adalah semua adegan bertarung di film ini adalah asli dan aksi berbagai ilmu bela diri yang ditampilkan dalam film inilah yang akan menjadi daya tarik utama dan satu-satunya alasan kamu untuk menonton Bangkok Knockout. Pakai dan tunjukkan juga sabuk hitammu kalau hendak menonton film ini dan tunjukkan aksimu dengan sekotak besar popcorn dan segelas soda di tangan! With the legend of Thai action cinema directing, this should be reason enough to watch this Rittkrai film. The action scenes from start to the end are even more of a bonus. Oh, and all the fighting scenes are real without stunts here, so yes, it’s a cool movie! The movie features a range of martial art disciplines like Muay Thai, Capoeira, Kung Fu, and Tai Chi all in one. The story is really simple; a group of ‘fight club’ pals have to save one of their friends who gets kidnapped for some reason... Something like that anyway. Then again, the story is not really what you need to pay attention to here - sit back and enjoy the punches and kicks on screen. Just make sure you don’t get carried away and karate chop your neighbour’s bucket of popcorn!



A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Marks The Start of Plaza Indonesia Fashion Week

Last Friday, ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’ by Alberta Ferretti marked the first fashion show for Plaza Indonesia Fashion Week in conjunction with Plaza Indonesia’s 21st Anniversary. This fashion show collaborated with Yayasan Jantung Indonesia to realize the idea that ‘fashion is charitable, and being charitable is always fashionable’. No wonder that the show was packed with invited socialites, no doubt concerned about both fashion and charity. On reflection, it was really beautiful. The show felt as if it took place in the blooming springtime, with visions of fairies in beautiful clothes. According to Alberta Ferretti, “with this collection I’ve tried to reinvent femininity focusing on a bohemian style embodied by charming girls dressed in floral 062

printed peasant tops and long hippie chiffon skirts that express a free and ultra feminine spirit. The naturalness is expressed with fabrics such as silk, flower printed chiffon, macramé lace, crochet and handmade lace.” The show featured flower-printed long dresses, crocheted miniskirts, shorts and linen trench coats, as well as shirts and light skirts showing off lace bras and shorts underneath. The springsummer spirit was reflected in the colour and motifs of the fabric - fresh but not too vibrant to keep the romantic feeling. To complete the whole look, the models wore flat sandals, with of them also sporting straw hats.




Women Fashion Tempo Doeloe


hen I was invited to see an animated interactive performance last Saturday held by the British Council in their old town revitalization program called ‘Mystery of Batavia’, I knew that that Fatahillah Museum had a secret chamber painted with unfinished mural by Harijadi Sumodidjojo. The mural was accidentally found by a group of British and Indonesian artists in 2010. The mural painting depicts multi-ethnic society in Batavia during the Dutch occupancy. Indonesian natives, Dutch, even Arabian and Chinese people in various period attire are found in the painting. An amazing discovery really, and it got me thinking about the fashion of that era. Bravo then to the British Council who have released a book titled ‘Tropenecht: Indische en Europese kleding in Nederlands-Indie’ by Dorine Bronkhorst and Esther Wils. The book, roughly translated as ‘Tropical Sea: Indian and European clothing in the Dutch East Indies’, gives many ideas and images about the style in Indonesia during Dutch colonialism, otherwise known as ‘fashion tempo doeloe’. Flipping through its pages gives a real insight to the era, with amazing observations of people’s attire. What is interesting is that each ethnicity gives influence to others in their style of dressing. For example, it’s common to see European women wearing Indonesian traditional attire, and vice versa. Here are some trends that I found:

1. Kebaya & Sarung

According to this book, the white kebaya and sarung are inextricably linked with the ‘old’ Indonesia, or ‘tempo doeloe’ during the early 19th century. The book provides many photos of women in kebaya and sarung, and by 1920, both items were worn at 064

home by European women and Indonesian women married to Europeans. The book states that the colour is white because in almost all of the photos that feature kebayas, the colour is white. The kebaya, mostly made of cotton, is suitable for tropical climates like Indonesia. Even many European women chose the kebaya as their everyday attire while they were in Indonesia as seen in the photographs. The kebaya is detailed with lace, white, and made of cotton. The sarung, as the companion for the kebaya, also came in various styles and motifs. Batik sarungs also became a medium to record stories. On some garments, batik uniquely records traditional motifs and tales as the background.


2. Corset and Long Dress

As I stated before, the way Indonesian and European women dressed during that era influenced each other. While kebaya and sarung as Indonesian traditional attires were also worn by European women, structured long gowns brought from Europe were worn by Indonesians too. From the photos, it seems that corsets were worn by some women resulting in a more defined waist, and padded at the shoulders. Skirts were filled with crinoline to make them more voluminous. This trend lasted from about 1870 until 1910. The book mentions that the Empress Eugine, “the most beautiful woman of the Old Continent”, set the tone in the field of women’s clothing. The crinoline, with or without silk slips, lace and pleated skirts or flower garlands made, was rampant. Again, white was the favoured colour for the long dress. To complete the look, the hair was kept in a chignon and sometimes accessorized with a hat. The photos capture both Indonesian and European women dressed together in white.

3. Kimono

The Kimono added to the variety of clothing available for both Indonesian and European women. Actually, the kimono was widely considered the new cool thing compared to the former trend of kebayas and sarungs. According to the date listed on the photos, the kimono was popular from 1910 to the 1930s. With its anklelength bottom and wide sleeves, the kimono was made of silk or crepe. It was often worn for afternoon tea, and the book states that many kimonos were imported from Shanghai and could be bought at Chinese kelontong stores. Some European stores in Batavia sold kimonos too. When you’re in Jakarta, you really should check out the Mystery of Batavia animated interactive performance detailed above. It’s a great way of appreciating the history of this city we love (or sometimes hate) and it is presented using a combination of art and technology and really captures the mystery of the old town. Special thanks to British Council Indonesia for providing us with the material


Art scoop Azhar Horo’s ‘Explosive Contemporary’ Azhar Horo is known for his impressive artworks that respond to various styles within the borders of modern, postmodern and contemporary art itself. One of the artworks that will be displaying is a gigantic painting called ‘Secret Garden’. March 27 – April 27, 2011 Galeri Apik Plaza Radio Dalam 3A, 1st-5th Floor, Jalan Radio Dalam Raya No. 30, Jakarta Selatan 12140

Eddi Prabandono’s ‘After Duchamp: Bicycle Wheel’ As the title implies, this exhibition is an homage to Marchel Duchamp. Eddi Prabandono’s installations use Duchamp’s techniques of combining various objects to show the importance of the bicycle as a transportation mode for most Indonesians. This exhibition is curated by Alia Swastika. March 29 – April 14, 2011 Ark Galerie Senopati Raya 92, Jakarta Selatan 12110

Erianto’s ‘Returned’ Erianto’s works show a fresh artistic approach, marrying paintings created through meticulous technique of photo-realism with (the impression of) objects in the form of cardboard packages, some of them are reinforced with wooden frames. Mar 26 — Apr 15, 2011 Inkubator Forme building, Wijaya 1 no. 39, Jakarta 12170

Kopi Keliling volume 2 ‘Kopi Keliling’, or ‘Kopling’ is a collaborative art project put together by a bunch of artists from Indonesia that takes coffee as the theme of the project. They will invite some new artists to listen to their stories, to feel their thoughts and see their dreams through a journey of visuals at this new venue. April 10 – 23, 2011 Kedai Cafe Jl. Benda Raya no. 89, Kemang, Jakarta Selatan 066


One Zhan’s surreal pop style is not usual art school pretentious matter, and there is a personal reason for that. Since 1999, One Zhan has been suffering from dementia. He must use post-it notes to memorize everything that happens in a day and use his intuition to remember friend’s names.

A Demented Absurdity, Literally


here is nothing new about One Zhan’s artworks, but that is what makes him special. ‘Lupaisbiutipul’, his exhibition in Rumah Komunitas 3F Innovations, Jl. Panglima Polim 5 no. 20, Jakarta, March 19 – 26, 2011, consists of used food wrappers, old vinyl recordings, movie posters, umbrellas, product banners, a piece of something that used to be a window and more.

Roberto Benigni’s ‘Life Is Beautiful’ movie changed his life, and later on inspired this exhibition. One Zhan reconstructed his ‘forgotten’ days in his artworks, most obviously seen from the various paintings of his friends on some old vinyl recordings. Apart from that, the highlight of this exhibition is the absurd painting over of a product banner that features Mbah Maridjan, the late Merapi Mountain guardian. He draws some praying figures on the banner to make it looks like a sajadah (Islamic prayer rug). Local poets and the indie music scene also inspire his absurdity. He has drawn his main inspiration from Sutardji Calzoum Bachri, an Indonesian poet, and also quirky lyrics from The Upstairs and C’mon Lennon. If he was not destined to be an artist, One Zhan would be a poet. @ribosa




rban space, and everything inside it, does not always guarantee a glamorous life for its inhabitants. There two kinds of people that contribute to the urban contrast: Those without free time and those without work hours. ‘Urban In Between’, an exhibition in Philo Art Space, Kemang Timur 90 C, Jakarta, March 23, 2011, Sugihartono and Evi Muhariawan visualizes this phenomenon from the angles of both groups. Through his artworks, Sugihartono uses the Bajaj, Jakarta’s ubiquitous 3-wheeled traditional taxi as a sarcastic nod to the city’s modernism, represented by woman’s contemporary fashion. This contrast shows how the modern world forces its people to 068

race forward in time and space, yet all the while depending on other less fortunate people. Urban paradox and satire are the themes that interest Evi Muheriawan. She shows figures from modern and traditional worlds, but both are the victims of fabricated imagery. In her artworks, urban space that is driven by capitalism and accumulative culture is undermined by her popart-ish style. In this particular case however, the pop art genre has bowed down to the forces of capitalism to become a sellable commodity. @ribosa


Voice on the Street Needle & Bitch, the feminist wing of anarchist collective Institute A, held the ‘Sister, Be Strong!’ event to celebrate International Women’s Day. The event itself was a mix of art and photo exhibitions that took place in Bau Tanah street gallery, Cikini Train Station, on March 12 and 13, 2011, featuring artworks by Ika Vantiani, Rumahpohon Activity, MidMad, Media Legal and more. This event is a solidarity and fundraising campaign to support the struggle for women’s autonomy, abortion rights, HIV/AIDS education and the fight against homophobia. All of these liberal issues are exhibited in a venue that is literally located on the sidewalk, and can be seen easily by everyone that passes by.

Dinda Advena is a punk photographer, and in ‘Kenapa Musti Jadi Normal’ and ‘Grasp Me Into the Dust’, she captures a dark story that is born out of notions of sexual identity among young Indonesians who are trapped inside traditional norms.

The event itself is quite controversial, since it deals with progressive matters that are not considered as important by most of Indonesians. However, they are brave enough to try and educate society -starting simply from this DIY event in the street. @ribosa





clubs Apollo Bar & Lounge MAP O8 Bellagio Mall, UG Floor, Unit TL 01-06 Mega Kuningan Barat Kav E4.3 Jakarta Selatan 12950 Indonesia Tel. 622191308423. [Apollo’s Office] APOLLO’S BlackBerry PIN : 214D17B4 Web site : Facebook: : Apollo Bar & Lounge 365 MAP S5 Eco Bar Eclectic-House Jl. Kemang Raya No. 6 Jakarta Selatan : 021-7191032 BARCODE MAP S5 Pre-Club & Outdoor Terrace House, electro, Techno La Codefin Jl. Kemang Raya no. 8 : 021-718.2208 BLOWFISH MAP P7 Kitchen & Bar Hip Hop, Rnb, House City Plaza at Wisma Mulia Jl. Jend Gatot Subroto Kav 42 : 021-5297.1234 BLACK CAT MAP N3 Jazz Club & Good Food and New Orleans style Jazz, Jazz, Jazz Plaza Senayan Arcadia Unit x-208 : 021-5790.1264 CJ’S MAP M2 Live Music & DJ’s Live Band, Rnb, House, Hotel Mulia Jl. Asia Afrika Senayan : 021-574.7777 DRAGONFLY MAP O6 Classic, House Graha BIP Jl. Jend Gatot Subroto kav 23 : 021-520.6789 GOLDEN CROWN MAP C6 Nite Club, Discotheque, Karaoke, Resto & Lounge, Health Club, Spa House, Funky Kota 070


Glodok Plaza 5-8 Fl Jl Pinangsia Raya No.1 Jakarta Pusat : 021-6230.2888 INDOCHINE MAP N3 House fX Lifestyle X’nter f8 Jl. Jend Sudirman Pintu Satu Senayan : 021-3003.0330 IMMIGRANT MAP I7 Resto-Bar-Club House Plaza Indonesia 6th Floor #E02-03 Access from new Louis Vitton lobby : 021-3983.8257/58 KAMPUS MAP L9 Dining-Club-KaraokeLounge House Menara Imperium 35th -37th Floor Jl. HR Rasuna Said Kuningan Kav 1 : 021-8378.6008 LU V’S MAP K6 Drink, Dance and Dine Sexy music City Walk Sudirman 1st Floor Jl.KH. Mas Mansyur No.121 : 021-2555.8882 KAMA SUTRA MAP L8 Live Band & DJ Top 40, House Hotel Crowne Plaza Lobby Level Jl. Jend Gatot Subroto kav 2-3 : 021-5288.0120 MILLENIUM MAP E6 Bar-Karaoke-Club Progressive-Funky Kota Plaza Gajah Mada 5-6th Floor 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 M’NB MAP D7 Music and Bar Top 40, Rnb, House Music Sparks Hotel

Jl. Mangga Besar Raya No. 42 : 021-7091.9798

Jl. Kemang Raya No. 43 A Jakarta Selatan : 021 - 718 2555

MUSRO MAP G9 Legendary Club House, Electro, Techno Progressive, Trance Hotel Borobudur Jl. Lapanagan Banteng Selatan No.1 Jakarta Pusat : 021-384.2050

B.A.T.S MAP K6 Expats bar Live Band & DJ Shangrila Hotel Jl. Sudirman kav 1 : 021-570.7440

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 TRIBECA NYC MAP L6 New York Style Rnb and Hip Hop City Walk Sudirman 1st Floor Jl.KH. Mas Mansyur No.121 : 021-2555.8758 TRIPLE NINE MAP T5 House, Electro Jl. Kemang Raya No. 20a : 021-718.2284 VERTIGO X LOUNGE MAP N6 House, Progressive, Electro Rnb, Hip Hop Gedung Veteran 16th - 17th Floor - Plaza Semanggi Jl. Jend Sudirman Kav 50 : 021-2553.9892 X2 MAP N3 X2-Pier9-Vintage-Equinox Vintage Music, Rnb, House Electro, Progressive Plaza Senayan 4th & 5th Floor : 021-572.5559 / 572.556 3 DEGREE MAP O3 Organic Healthy Lifestyle Top 40, Dance Music fX Lifestyle X’enter Jl. Jend Sudirman Pintu Satu Senayan f7 Jakarta Selatan : 021-2555.4044 2ND FLOOR MAP U6 Dine & Lounge


BEYOND MAP P3 Bar, Resto & Wine DJ in the HouseGraha Iskandarsyah Lobby Level Jl. Iskandarsyah Raya No. 66 C Jakarta Selatan : 021-7279.1832 DECANTER MAP M2 Great wine, good food and a homey ambient Plaza Kuningan Menara Utara Ground Level Jl.H.R Rasuna Said kav 1 : 021-5296.3888 D’PLACE MAP X3 Steak & Beer House Unplugged Cilandak Town Square Jl. TB Simatupang Kav 17 GF Unit 34 Jakarta Selatan : 021-7592.0255 Sarinah Building JL. MH THAMRIN NO.11 GF North Gate Jakarta Pusat : 021-310.7177 G-STRING MAP Q3 Bar & Resto Jl.Falatehan I no 37 Melawai - Kebayoran baru Jakarta Selatan 12160 : 021-72797078 : 021-713172372 MANCHESTER UNITED MAP J7 Resto - Bar Live Band & DJ Graha Mataram Podium Sarinah 2nd Floor Jl. M.H. Thamrin No. 11 Jakarta Pusat : 021-2300.392 MINUS 2 MAP O3 The Coldest Beer In Town DJ fX Building 2nd Floor No.23-25 Jl. Jend Sudirman - Pintu Satu Senayan : 021-2555.4099

clubs MARIO’S PLACES MAP K8 Live performance Top 40 & Oldies Menteng Plaza Ground Floor : 021-391.7301

TIPSY MAP T6 Wine & Bar DJThe Beat Building 2nd Floor Jl. Kemang Raya No. 29 Jakarta Selatan : 021-718.2970

MOONLIGHT MAP K6 Jazzy Lounge Jazz Pavilion Apartment Retail Arcade Jl. KH. Mas Mansyur kav 24 : 021-5794.1731

THE BAR MAP S5 RocknRoll Bar Rock, Blues Jl. Taman Kemang No.19 Jakarta Selatan : 021-7199.988 restaurants

PLANET HOLLYWOOD MAP N6 Hollywood style Top 40, Classic Jl. Gatot Subroto kav 16 : 021-526.7827 PORTOBELLO MAP L7 Wine, Lounge, Music Live Band and DJ Mid Plaza 2 , First GF Jl. Jend Sudirman Kav 10-11 : 021-570.7600 POSTE 47 MAP O8 Dine-Drink in a unique place DJ The East Building Jl. Lingkar Mega Kuningan kav e32 : 021-2554.2707 SEGARRA MAP A7 Dining-Lounge Beach Sound Pantai Carnaval - Ancol Bay City Jl. Lodan Timur No. 7 Jakarta Utara : 021.9959.9404 SHY ROOFTOP MAP U6 Kemang 6 Building The Papilion, level 4 Jalan Kemang Raya no.45AA : 021 - 719 9921 TABAC MAP S5 Kemang 6 Building Jl. Taman Kemang Jakarta Selatan : 021-7191.357 TIGA PULUH MAP L7 Band and DJ Le Meridien Hotel Jl.Jend Sudirman Kav 18-20 Jakarta Pusat : 021-251.3131

Restaurants APHRODITES MAP M9 Legendary place 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 ARO AROY MAP L7 Casual Thai Dishes Mid Plaza 1 Floor B1 Jl. Jend Sudirman Kav 10-11 Jakarta Pusat : 021-570 7600 BARCODE MAP S5 Outdoor Terrace 3rd Floor La Coden Jl. Kemang Raya no. 8 : 021 - 710 00 123 BIBLIOTEQUE MAP N6 Beatuiful bar and restaurant serving tasty cocktails and Cuisine Artisan. Sampoerna Strategic Sq Jl. Jend. Sudirman, Kav 45 -46




Jakarta Selatan : 021 - 57956977

Jakarta Pusat : 021 - 9801 1061

BIN 17 MAP O7 Wine House, Bar, Dining Menara Dea Ground Floor with Italian, International, Indonesian Food Jl. Mega Kuningan Barat IX Kav. E.4.3 No. 1 Jakarta Selatan : 021 - 576 0939

CANTEEN MAP O5 American Style Pacic Place Level 4 SCBD Jl. Jend Sudirman kav 52-53 Jakarta Selatan : 021 - 579 73742

BIRDCAGE MAP Q3 A casual resto focussing on Euro comfort food. Jl. Wijaya 9/23 Jakarta Selatan : 021 - 739 2430 BEYOND MAP Q3 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 ERAWAN MAP J9 Thai Royal Cuisine Jl. Cut Meutia No. 2 Menteng Jakarta Pusat : 021 - 315 0980 BREAD N’ BREAKFAST MAP S5 All Day Breakfast Jl. Kemang Raya 15 Jakarta Selatan : 021 - 719 9869 CANGKIR MAP R3 Adventure Taste Jl. Panglima Polim IX No. 13 Jakarta Selatan : 021 – 724 65 26 CALI DELI MAP K9 Vietnamese Sandwich Jl. Surabaya No. 22 Menteng

THE CAZBAR MAP O8 International Jalan Mega Kuningan Jakarta Selatan : 021 - 5764582 DAPUR BABAH ELITE MAP G7 Classic Jakarta Jl. Veteran No. 18-19 Jakarta Pusat : 021 - 385 5653 DECANTER MAP N9 Mediterranean Plaza Kuningan, Menara Utara, Ground Floor Jl. H. R. Rasuna Said Kav. C1114 - Jakarta Pusat : 021- 529 63 888 D’OCEAN MAP Q6 Seafood Jl. Kapten Tendean No. 122-124 Jakarta Selatan : 021 - 727 80 117 DOMAIN MAP Q5 Warm and comfortable resto and hangout. Panin Tower B2 Floor, Senayan City Jalan Asia Afrika Kav. 19 Jakarta 10270 : 021 - 7278 1641 ELBOW ROOM MAP T5 Casual dining and live entertainment. Jl. Kemang Raya 24A Jakarta Selatan : 021 - 719 4274 EASTERN PROMISE MAP R5 Great Indian and western food with live bands out the back. Jl Kemang Raya 5 Jakarta Selatan : 021-7179 0151





Restaurants HACIENDA MAP O3 Mexican Grill Plaza Senayan Arcadia Unit X 105 Jl. New Delhi No. 9. Pintu 1 Senayan - Jakarta Selatan : 021-5790 1469 HAN GANG MAP P5 Korean Jl. Wolter Monginsidi no. 99 Kebayoran Baru Jakarta Selatan : 021 - 7278 7789 HARD ROCK CAFÉ MAP I7 International Plaza Indonesia Entertainment X’nter Jl. MH Thamrin Kav 13 Unit LD 3EX-05 - Jakarta Pusat : 021 - 3199 0164 HEALTHY CHOICE MAP U5 Healthy food JL. Kemang Raya no. 32 Jakarta Selatan : 021 - 719 8482 IMMIGRANT MAP I7 Resto-Bar-Club House Plaza Indonesia 6th Floor #E02-03 Access from new Louis Vitton lobby : 021-3983.8257/58 INDOCHINE MAP O3 Indochine & Supperclub fX lifestyle X’nter f8, Jl. Jend. Sudirman – Pintu Satu Senayan - Jakarta Selatan : 021 – 3003 0330 JAPENGO MAP V8 Japanese Food Promenade Building .2 Jl. Warung Buncit Raya No. 98 Jakarta Selatan : 021-798 0144 JIMBARAN MAP A8 Beachside resto Pantai Karnaval Ancol Jakarta Utara : 021 - 640 1040 KADO MAP K7 Traditional Japanese Intercontinental Mid Plaza 072


LG Floor Jl. Jend Sudirman Kav. 10-11 Jakarta Pusat : 021 - 573 2030 ext. 6703 / 4735 KAMPUS MAP L9 Dining-Club-KaraokeLounge House Menara Imperium 35th -37th Floor Jl. HR Rasuna Said Kuningan Kav 1 : 021-8378.6008 KOI CAFÉ & GALLERY MAP S6 International Saberro House Jl. Kemang Raya No.10aJakarta Selatan : 021-719 5707 KENANGA MAP T1 Chinese Pondok Indah Plaza 2 Blok BA 2 No.9 Jl. Metro Pondok Indah : 021 - 769 6042 KAFE PISA MAP I8 Ice Cream & Italian Jl. Gereja Theresia 1 Menteng Jakarta Pusat : 021 - 3100 151/ 3928568 LARA DJONGGRANG MAP K10 Indonesian Traditional Jl. Teuku Cik Di Tiro 4 Menteng - Jakarta Pusat : 021 - 315 3252 / 316 0288 Liquid Exchange MAP M9 Epicentrum Walk, Ground Floor 6F – Unit W 136 B Jalan H.R Rasuna Said 021 – 2994 1441 www. LOWEY MAP O7 Nice hangout and good western food and drinks Oakwood Condiminions Lingkar, Mega Kuningan Jakarta : 021 - 2554 2378 Murphy’s Irish Pub & Restaurant MAP S6 Kemang Raya 11a

Kemang. : 021 718 3382 : 0818 833 643 MOSCATLY MAP T1 Wine, Western & Oriental Jl. Metro Pondok Indah UF 21Jakarta Selatan : 021 - 765 3877 MOS BURGER MAP N3 Japanese burger Plaza Senayan 3rd Floor Jl. Asia Afrika No.8 Jakarta Selatan MOYA MAP L6 Spanish Pavilion Apartment Retail Arcade JL. KH Mas Mansyur kav 24 : 021 - 5794 1733 MOONLIGHT MAP L6 Food and Jazz music Pavilion Apartment Retail Arcade Jl. KH Mas Mansyur Kav 24 Jakarta Pusat : 021 - 5794 1731 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 PORTOBELLO MAP L6 East meet West Mid Plaza 2, 1st Floor Jl. Jend Sudirman Kav. 10-11 Jakarta Pusat : 021 - 570 7774 ext 5100 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 American Jl. Gatot Subroto kav 16 Jakarta Selatan : 021 - 526 7827

PORTICO MAP N2 East Meet West Senayan City, Panin Tower Level B2 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 PURO MAP P7 Japanese and Italian City Plaza at Wisma Mulia Jl. Jend Gatot Subroto No. 42 Jakarta Selatan : 021 - 5297 1234 RAMEN 38 MAP Q3 Japanese Ramen noodles and more. Kamome Building Lt. 2, Melawai, Blok M Jakarta Selatan : 021-7280 0268 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 1st Floor. restaurants Jl. TB Simatupang kav.17 Jakarta Selatan : 021 - 7592.0279 SHY MAP U6 Elegant fine dining The Papilion, level 4 Jalan Kemang Raya no.45AA : 021 - 719 9921 SMARAPURA MAP O10 Traditional Resto Jl. Tebet Timur Dalam II No. 43 : 021-837 02 402 SOCIAL HOUSE MAP I7t Restaurant, Bar, Winepost Harvey Nichols Grand Indonesia East Mall 1st Floor




Jl. MH Thamrin No. 1 Jakarta Pusat : 021 - 2358 1818

Jl. Lingkar Mega Kuningan Kav 3.2 No 1 - Jakarta Pusat : 021 - 5793 8574

Baru Jakarta Selatan : 021 - 726 1162

TOSCANA MAP U5 Italian Jl. Kemang Raya No. 120 Jakarta Selatan : 021 - 718 1216

TRIBECA MAP L6 Bar & Diner Citywalk Sudirman 1st Floor Jl. KH Mas Mansyur 121 Jakarta Pusat : 021 - 2555 8758

VIN + MAP T6 Casual but stylish wine bar with western food and great affordable wines. Jl. Kemang Raya 45B Jakarta Selatan : 021 - 7179 2577

TRATTORIA MAP O7 Italian The East Building Lobby GF #1-10

VIETOPIA MAP O4 Vietnamese Jl. Senopati no. 66 Kebayoran

VIN + MAP N3 Arcadia Plaza Senayan Jl. New Delhi No.9


Senayan Jakarta : 021 - 5790 1477 WARUNG GEROBAK MAP P5 Warung style Jl. Ciranjang 38 Kebayoran Baru - Jakarta Selatan : 021 - 722 0125 XIN MAP P4 Mongolian Jl. Wolter Monginsidi 53 Kebayoran Baru Jakarta Selatan : 021 - 720 1622

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 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 t: +62 21 576 4575 e: w: BENTARA BUDAYA JAKARTA Jl.Palmerah Selatan 17 Jakarta 10270 : 021 - 5483008, 5490666 ext.7910 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: w: 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

KUPU KUPU ART GALLERY Jl. Kebon Sirih 17 – 19 Jakarta : 021 – 3983 – 6621/2 LINDA GALLERY Jl. Kemang Raya No. 46 Jakarta : 021 – 719 0888 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: 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

KOONG GALLERY Dharmawangsa Square City Walk Jl. Darmawangsa 6 Semanggi Jakarta : 021 – 72788263


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March 21 - April 20

April 21 - May 20

It’s a really good time to work on yourself, if you’ve got any personal goals or ambitions you have yet to meet. You’ve got energy to spare, but by staying calm you’ll be able to weigh the pros and cons of all your decisions before acting on them. It’s a good idea for you to consider new options and make sure that you’re seeing the big picture. As far as your emotional life is concerned, you feel as if you’ve finally fitted together all the bits of the jigsaw that will add up to lasting relationships. It’s one of those times when everything seems to be going along smoothly for you -- your reflexes and instincts are all serving you well! You’ll probably have a lot of physical energy and will be feeling strong. You might want to challenge yourself to an intense workout.

Promotions and salary increases are likely. You will now be prepared to put heart, body and soul into everything you do and this will not go unnoticed. Confidence and feelings of self-worth will soar. Your head for finance is better than ever, and you should be able to calmly pore over pages of numbers and facts that didn’t make sense to you just a few weeks ago. Make some big changes. Focus on finances, appearances, comforts and luxury suggests that this period stimulates interest in the material aspects of self-worth. The energy is very disciplined. You could spend time with folks who work very hard and manage their money carefully. It is at last emerging from a steep downturn. It will be at a level that will exceed that reached before.



June 22 - July 22

July 23 - August 22

If you have been caught up in problem with a property purchase, this is your chance to finally nail down a solution. But don’t wait for others to act, make sure you stay on the case. Communication with loved ones, be they family, lovers or friends should be exceptionally good during this time, so why not tell them just how much you care! In the meantime, maybe there are things that you are trying to get done around the house. You might just want to relax and socialize instead. It’s a good period for you to ask someone out, spend time with your sweetie or just enjoy the good times with family. You might hear from friends who will ask you to join them for dinner. Family members could request your presence for meals.

Bask in the feelings of affection flowing between you, and keep conversation light. Take your partner to a movie, a concert, or perhaps a theme park. Enjoy! Love matters seem rosy as planetary alignment increases your level of enthusiasm and optimism. Your focus on the lively arts is striking -- you may be singing quite early, putting on a show for your friends and sitting down to watch the drama with your peeps. There will be harmony, love, and affection all around you, and everyone will be considerate and compassionate with each other. Enjoy this period, and gain strength from it! Love, warmth and affection will be easily expressed and readily returned. Spend extra time with friends and family during this harmonious and fulfilling period. New love is likely.

Gemini May 21 - June 21 Someone whom you care for very deeply, perhaps a friend soon to become more than that, is about to bring some great news your way. It imposes a more intellectual note to the pragmatic aspects that it is concerned with. Go through your diary carefully and make the best of all the contacts you have previously established. It is making you act very spontaneously in your dealings with others, and is opening your mind to new and exciting initiatives. All in all, a very sociable and rewarding time. Career-related movements and business meetings should go well. Publicity at this time is good for your reputation. Enjoy yourself, it’s a very positive period.

Virgo Aug 23 - Sept 22 During this time, you will put others before yourself and will be seen as sympathetic, giving support and love to those in need. The time you spend with others is richly rewarding and shows you that your friendship can be relied on. Everyone you encounter will want to stick around. Have you been resisting the idea of commitment in a current romantic relationship? In spite of yourself, you could find your thoughts moving in that direction. The current aspect at play suggests that maybe that’s where the relationship is headed, whether you like it or not. Make your fantasy a reality. You’re embracing love with open arms! It heralds some passionate encounters and intense relationships that are sure to make your heart beat faster.

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Sept 23 - Oct 23

Oct 24 - Nov 22

Nov 23 – Dec 21

If you’ve been waiting for news about a loan, mortgage, or other financial arrangement, you should hear something soon. You may have to make changes or adjustments in schedule, but you should find yourself being adaptable and flexible. Changes in your mood mean you can more easily alter your course or change set patterns and be receptive to any possible adjustments. You are the focal point of all the positive change that is happening -- in fact, you may be instigating it! Fantastic changes are in store! If some friends are planning a huge get-together, go along. You won’t regret the journey! As your logical, rational mind is in balance with your intuition, abstract and creative thoughts and ideas could be made concrete reality.

In this benevolent atmosphere you have every chance of connecting with people of influence that could open up splendid opportunities for you. Curiosity about the past could come over you. Perhaps a specific historical personage or event has stimulated your interest. As a result, you might want to explore books, the Internet, or other sources of information. You could spend the time composing clever e-mails that make the recipient giggle with glee. Or you might woo someone with a romantic poem or a naughty limerick. You’ll enjoy playing with language and shaping words in creative ways. The current celestial energy indicates that this could be the type of relationship that causes you to grow together - spiritually as well as emotionally.



Dec 22 - Jan 20

Jan 21 - Feb 18

Your ability to attract attention, investments, suitors or whatever else you desire is heightened right now, so make sure that all of the right people know that you are available! Your intuitive powers are heightened, which is saying quite a lot. You can act on hunches that others would keep subdued and expect good results. This is a good time to immerse yourself in the company of other people. Although sometimes you prefer to be on your own, you’ll enjoy more social energies now. Explore your artistic or creative side -- there’s a lot more going on under the surface than you may have realized yet. You might be getting a lot of positive feedback from others, and you could soon imagine yourself lucky.

Try to pay attention to the smallest details of your life -- they are the ones that can offer you the best guidance. One of your friends or colleagues needs help in reinvigorating their environment, so show them what to do. You may want to check in with the doctor, start a food diary or just commit yourself to a more positive course of action. All should go well. Exercise is on your mind in one way or another -- maybe it’s just all the new runners or gym-goers prodding you, or maybe it’s something deeper. In any case, better health is yours if you want it. There could be an undercurrent of tension as inner issues that have not yet been resolved begin to come to the surface. Don’t suppress them. This is your opportunity to bring them out into the open and begin to heal them. Doing so will bring greater confident.

You should concentrate your high energy levels on work and career matters, as you could be presented with unusual and potentially lucrative opportunities. Your ability to work hard, coupled with determined ambition, should produce excellent professional and career achievements. You have plenty of suggestions, you argue your case brilliantly and you make headway with your projects. You might even start to count your chickens before they’ve hatched - just for once, success is a certainty! Promotion or business expansion is likely. Help and support may come from established and respectable sources, possibly from older colleagues or parents. You can find yourself particularly enthusiastic about a job you see advertised.

Pisces Feb 19 – March 20 It’s more likely to be positive than negative, but that doesn’t make it any easier. It’s best to do it quickly, but your good judgment is vital. Others will have to go along with these changes or they will be left behind in a cloud of dust as you, energetically, blaze a powerful trail to better and greater personal ambitions and achievements. You can tackle big problems -- it’s quite a bit easier than usual for you to tear them apart and make sense of their component parts. A little boredom never killed anyone, and it might give your mind the room it needs to wander freely and come up with new ideas. It is all about recycling -- in all its forms. You can (and should) rid yourself of excess, but you need to make sure that you also reuse anything that can somehow be given new life.



The evoMouse With the evoMouse, your finger is your pointer and there is no more pushing around plastic on your desktop. The evoMouse works on nearly any flat surface and requires very little space. It tracks effortlessly to your comfortable and natural movements. With the evoMouse, you can perform common mouse operations using only your fingers. You can control the cursor, click and select, doubleclick, right-click and drag with basic hand gestures. The evoMouse also features multi-touch functionality including scroll, rotate, zoom, forward and back. The evoMouse can even be used for handwriting recognition with your finger or a pen. The evoMouse is easy and convenient to set up and can be used with almost any desktop or laptop computer, connecting via Bluetooth or a standard USB port. Because it allows natural movements and doesn’t require pushing around, the evoMouse may help reduce repetitive stress injuries like Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

Supertooth Buddy Bluetooth Portable Car Kit

Salt & Power Shakers There’s no denying the power of a good meal! Turn up the voltage on your salt and pepper with these super-charged shakers by Fred & Friends. Each shaker is shaped like a D-cell battery that includes a ‘power level indicator’ and is refillable via a bottom rubber stopper known as the ‘recharge point’. 1.3 oz. Measures 2.25” x 1.25”. $18

SuperTooth, pioneer of the user-friendly Bluetooth speaker phone concept for car sun visors, now introduces an updated version called the Buddy. Boasting an incredibly compact, sleek contemporary design (128 x 49 x 13 mm), and offering twelve hours talk time and 800 hours standby time, the Buddy is set to be every driver’s best friend.

The Bluetooth Headset Camcorder. This is the cell phone headset that records and transmits video to a smartphone. The device captures video at 480p resolution at 30 fps, and wirelessly transmits an MPEG4 recording to an iPhone or Android smartphone. The smartphone acts as a viewfinder for properly aligning the camcorder with the wearer's field of vision and it instantly shares videos via e-mail or posts them on Facebook or YouTube with the touch of a button. The device can be worn on either ear and the flexible rubberized ear loop and rotating camcorder barrel adjust to keep the video level. In cell phone mode, the headset provides active noise cancellation, one-touch call control, and volume control. Its rechargeable battery provides up to four hours of video recording and ten hours of talk time after a four-hour charge from AC or a nine-hour charge from USB (adapters included). Requires iOS 4.2 or higher, or Android 2.0 or higher and a free smartphone application available on iTunes or Android Market. $199.95 080

Lomo Actionsampler Single-shot cameras? Pah! Why take just one photo at a time, when you can take four? We don’t know either. That’s why we’ve ditched our boring single-lens camera in favour of the Lomo Actionsampler. With four individual lenses, this compact camera packs four photos into each frame of your 35mm film. Perfect for capturing fleeting moments or fast-moving subjects, this lightweight shootbox is a doddle to use. Whether it’s a car chase or a cartwheel, just press the button and you’ll snap four separate moments of the action. And if your subject isn’t moving? Well then it’s up to you to add the movement- wave the camera around, jump off a wall, or bring new meaning to drive-by shootings. The Actionsampler breathes new life into static singleframed shots. Compact, low maintenance and ultra-lightweight, this is a great camera to throw in a backpack or coat pocket before you leave the house. It doesn’t need batteries, so you know it’ll always be ready for action. £24.99

Have a rainbow in your room

Sony Ericsson LiveView

If you’re a fan of unicorns, leprechauns and pots of gold, chances are you’re a fan of rainbows too. The folks at Uncle Milton have released the Rainbow in my Room Projector. This tiny nifty little gadget can be used as a magical night light, and projects a rainbow onto the walls or ceiling of the room it is placed in, depending on how it is positioned. Other than that it doesn’t do much else, but if you or your kids always wanted a rainbow indoors, this is the closest thing you can get for now. The toy also comes with a window prism disk for you to create real-life daytime rainbows when it’s too bright to use the projector. $17.99

The Sony Ericsson LiveView™ phone remote is very tiny, and when fixed with the wrist strap it really does look like a cool watch. The LiveView has two buttons on the top – one is to switch on/ off the device and the second is for selecting the applications on your linked handset. The 1.3-inch color OLED screen shows the menu icons in a very nice way. You can also find a small micro-USB port covered by a flap at the bottom for recharging the device. $159.99

Blackbird Fly Camera A stylish successor to classic snappers like the Holga and Rolleiflex, the Blackbird Fly Camera brings classic methods to a new generation of photographers. Much like its Rolleiflex predecessors, the Blackbird Fly has two objective lenses: one for taking the photograph and the other for a top-down viewfinder. Gaze into the top of the camera to view your image on a matter focusing screen, before taking the photograph. No batteries. No LCD display. Just old-school innovation in a modern shell. £69.99



Villa Kunang Kunang S

urrounded by verdant green rice terraces, Villa Kunang Kunang is an eco-friendly retreat that captures the gentle spirit of a village community. Named after the swarm of fireflies that flicker around the garden at night, Villa Kunang Kunang features two distinctive styles of accommodation. The first is a two-storey traditional rice barn made completely from wood, bamboo and other sustainable materials. The second is an authentic Balinese bungalow with a thatched rooftop and a shady terrace facing the rice fields. Extensive natural landscaping around the property incorporates rice terraces and an organic garden offering fresh vegetables, herbs and spices that are grown without pesticides and used by the restaurant to create nutritious meals and wholesome snacks for guests. Â Villa Kunang Kunang is a peaceful setting that encourages guests to rediscover the simple pleasures that life has to offer. A unique eco-friendly program at the property invites guests to plant trees that will enhance the immediate environment whilst being carefully nurtured to ensure optimal growth. The traditional rice barn (two bedrooms) is US$145/ night, and the Balinese bungalow (two bedrooms) is US$195/night. All prices include breakfast.

VILLA KUNANG KUNANG Jl. Raya Andong, Ubud Tel: 728 771 082

Scoop New Talents at Anantara Seminyak Anantara Seminyak has raised the bar higher by appointing more talent to its already competent crew. The newly appointed F&B Director Jonah Roberman and Executive Chef Brandon Huisman will work together closely to ensure that their diverse experience, innovative ideas and passion exceed every guest’s expectations. Jonah Roberman joins Anantara with a solid background and numerous unique accolades in the F&B field, whilst Chef Brandon Huisman brings to Anantara 15 years of international experience at fine dining restaurants, five star resorts, having worked with some of the world’s most revered culinary geniuses. The two new additions to the Anantara Seminyak family promises to bring a unique new dining experience.

F&B Director Jonah Roberman

Executive Chef Brandon Huisman

Double Six is still Open Double Six Still Open: Let the Festivities Begin! The Beat caught up with Fadi, manager and DJ at Seminyak’s Double Six Club, for a quick chat yesterday. The rumour mill has been working overtime lately about the present and future of 66 Club, and Fadi came in to set the record straight. “Double Six is not closed” he stated, adding: “We will be closing in the second week of September, but until then we’re having the biggest festivals you have ever seen at 66 Club.” In May they have a massive international DJ planned and for each month until the final demolition party, large festivals are planned to send Double Six off in style. Manager and DJ at Double Six Club Fadi

“We could have just closed the club now and forgotten it, but I know there are a lot of people who have great memories of the place and everyone involved wants to send her off in style,” finished Fadi.

Potatohead Sunday Market Potatohead Beach Club has a new way to end the weekend in style before confronting the hectic work week ahead. Every Sunday the beachfront club will transform into a lazy Sunday market of sorts, offering up some of the island’s best produce and then some. All your culinary desires can be found here from fine wines, amazing cheeses, French peasant breads, unique spices, a flower market as well as a gourmet BBQ to be enjoyed after a day of shopping. The market starts from noon and is open until 7pm all through April.


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The BaliSpirit Festival N°4 2011 23rd-27th of April Words and all: Shushu Katsuya This Yoga, Dance and Music Festival was established to spread a mind-set of positive personal and communal evolution, supporting simplicity as a path to joy and generosity in Bali and globally. Megan Pappenheim, cofounder of the Bali Spirit Festival was praised for “Creating Conscious Space in Bali” by renowned yoga presenters at the opening. Every year, the Festival captures celebrated musicians, yogis and dancers from every continent and the international colourful crowd of like-minded people of all ages is rising every year—the ticket sales doubled in 2011. The Daytime Workshops and the Dharma Fair held in Batuan, at the Purnati Center of Arts, 10 minutes South of Ubud, a beautiful grounds of tropical gardens, nestled between ricefields, a river and temples. The music performances ignited the Arma Museum of Ubud with a fusion of the traditional rhythms of Africa, Indonesia and Australia with the contemporary music of the rest of the world. The venue allowed easy access for visitors and locals alike. Let the Bali Spirit shine on!



Food review

Aviary Restaurant

The increasingly popular Seminyak Square shopping centre has come a long way since the early days of empty stores and underground nightclubs… These days along with the weekly covered market, high-end fashion boutiques and lifestyle stores jostle for space with the mounting number of eateries popping up in this pleasant little corner of Seminyak. Sure, Jl. Laksmana might be more well known, but who wants to spend all day stumbling up and down a busy street when Seminyak Square holds everything you need with easy access, ample parking and a relaxed atmosphere all in one place. Tucked at the back of the complex is newly opened Aviary restaurant. The modern, breezy yet minimalist black and white themed interior gives way to a few seating options set outside on the boardwalk area, giving the place a certain trendy European café feel. Don’t let the contemporary design fool you though, the emphasis here is on hearty Western and Asian food, exciting flavours, and above all value for money. 088

Food The experienced Jakartan chef has put together a menu that covers everything from brunch through to dinner, with an amply filled menu featuring appetizers, sandwiches, mains, soups, salads, pizzas, pastas, rice and noodle dishes and desserts – not to mention teas, coffees, juices and plenty of other juicy beverages to beat the heat during shopping sessions. Dragging the missus by her ear past all the boutiques, we arrive at Aviary mid afternoon and get seated al fresco out the front. The attentive and helpful waiting staff immediately rush over and make us feel very welcome as we order a refreshing citrus squash (20k) each. A few friends join us and we soon set about ordering some of the tasty looking dishes off the menu including the pumpkin cream soup (24k), scampi (38k), potato drumsticks (28k), and a bowl of tropical fried rice (30k) to share out as starters. No complaints from anyone so far, but for me the highlight was the scampi – fat juicy prawns in a deep fried batter with mayo style dip. Actually served in half a pineapple, the tropical fried rice also goes down well due to the sweet chunks of tangy fruit.

aviary restaurant Unit C1, Seminyak Square, Seminyak. Tel: 0361 732 512

Starters duly guzzled and it’s time to turn our attention to the mains. The new menu offers plenty of choice, so after much deliberation we settle for the triple deck grilled smoked beef sandwich (36k), spaghetti with prawn tomato and basil (38k), chicken green curry over rice (35k), and my personal favourite; stuffed beef tenderloin roll (50k). Served with mini roasted style potatoes, four thin rolls of succulent tender tenderloin are stuffed with mushrooms and herbs and drizzled in gravy. Delicious taste and fantastic value. In fact, pretty much all the dishes on the menu fall between the 30 – 70k mark, which these days – especially for Seminyak – is something of a rarity. Further good news on the price front is that Aviary are currently running a weekday lunchtime promotion where you can get 50% off on all sandwiches. All the more reason to check out this great addition to the dining options in Seminyak Square. Dan Ashcroft 089


Double Six

Hu’u Bar




Klapa Klab

Vi Ai Pi

Flap Jaks090

Bali Spirit Festival

Blue fin


Blue Eyes




De Ja Vu




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Friday 25 March

6th Annual Miss Bahiana


ahiana’s annual Ms. Bahia search has entered its sixth incarnation and this time round 15 beautiful young women participated to showcase their beauty and skills on the catwalk. In the end, 20 year old Rika from Bali was crowned Ms. Bahiana 2011. The party continued on after the crowning ceremony with the resident DJ spinning on the decks.

Deja’vu Friday 25 March

Mooray Hood


he beats and sounds of Sydney, Australia were brought to Deja’vu thanks to special guest DJ Mooray Hood. To keep the crowd psyched out for the main event, resident DJ’s Indra K and Anastasia kept the beats coming before midnight signaled Mooray’s appearance. His insatiable sounds had everyone dancing on the dance floor and forgetting their weekday blues. 092



he Bali Spirit Festival is an annual celebration of yoga, dance and music, merging Eastern and Western cultures through the arts. On March 24th, it was set on Arma Ubud’s intimate garden featuring Shanti Music ‘The Sacred Power of Sound’. The performances continued with ICCR sponsored ‘Rhythmic Folk Manganiars of Rajashtan’ by the Samandar Khanand Group. They brought two distinct artistic streams of Manganiar music, singing styles and Jaipur Gharaana Kathak Dance traditions from Rajasthan. Last but not least the ‘Future Sound of Yoga’ was a sensory experience involving music and movement. Leader Angel guided the class through Hatha poses, vinyasa sequences and freeform dance, while DJ Matt created a soundscape made up of cutting edge electronica, atmospheric sounds, classical music and soundtracks. More on Bali Spirit in the Features section...

Arma Ubud Thursday 24 March


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Saturday 26 March

DJ Romy


aturday night at Boshe, turned into a massive party as the legendary DJ Romy got behind the decks to control the dance floor with his beats. As part of promoting his latest CD, Romy gave a great performance, pumping out high tempo tracks which kept the energy of the evening high and the crowd grooving to his endless flow of you guessed it, solid beats.


Saturday 26 March



o end the week in style, Klapa held the appropriately titled event “Glamorous� which featured guest performer Catherine Wilson and FDJ Palma. The two main event entertainers took to the stage after the stroke of midnight, with Palma manning the decks while Catherine seduced the crowd with her stunning good looks and exotic voice. Adding to the evenings lineup of glamour was a fashion show and sexy dancers. 094

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