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You know, I’m not into four square, I don’t want people to know where I am. I never open my account on Path, no use for that. Sometimes I will check the pretty girls on facebook, but for all you know all the photos are ripped off some ‘pretty girls’ site and the profile is run by some fat German fella sitting in a dark room in Helsinki. Twitter? It’s good for some hits but who has time for that? Or any of this for that matter. You could say my ‘reach’ is less than marginal and my ‘buzz’ is possibly indecipherable, but here I am, my personal profile intact, my ideas and thoughts collected over many years and now wrapped into something you would call ‘me’. How totally anti-social to be like that, keepinf it to yourself and not online. One thing I have noticed is that we all have to be part of it – or else... Or else you may miss out on something. And you wouldn’t want that. Our lives are now run at hyper-speed, there are so many things being jammed into our heads at a lightning pace from all directions at the same time and the question is—is it becoming faster because of social media or is social media just the product of this speed? It’s hard to say, but it is something to think about. So, there hasn’t been a lot going on lately besides a couple of good gigs that Illigals, or as they are called nowadays, The Voyuer at Illigals have put on. They have had some very good shows lately while most other venues have just been sitting on their laurels turning over the cogs. That should be changing as we head into the dry season, but this week the highlights are a blast from the past, Earth Wind and Fire playing in Senayan, Anthrax, for all you headbangers out there at Ancol, and why not, The hu’u Bali show at Dragonfly with UK DJ Glynn Tandy behind the decks next Saturday night and then the day after wind down at Liquid Exchange with The Beat Jakarta Sunset Party and BBQ. Does it get any better? Hard to say. Check inside for more details.

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Anthrax, a rock band hailing from New York was supposed to perform in Jakarta last December. But because of a family problem with the members of the band they suspended the concert and rescheduled it to 2012. The good news is Scott Ian, Charlie Benante, Frank Bello, Joey Belladonna and Rob Caggiano will perform on March 31 2012 at Pantai Carnaval Ancol. This news has been confirmed by Anthrax who promised back then that they would continue their concert in Indonesia after their December cancellation. Hell Yeah band will be the opening act for Anthrax. Are you ready to mosh and bang your head with them? Now’s your chance.

Avicii heading to jakarta Swedish DJ, remixer and producer, Avicii will be in town on April 5 at Fairgrounds. He has ridden a wave of success since an incredible 2010 - with worldwide hit singles like Bromance and My Feelings For You plus hit remixes of Tiësto, Robyn, David Guetta, and Bob Sinclar. He released ‘Levels’ lasy year that became a huge club hit all over the world. Working with the likes of Tiësto, Robyn, David Guetta, and Bob Sinclar he is the new taste of dance music or as he says himself on his website, Avicii truly is the Sound of Now.

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Indonesia International Hot Air Balloon Sentul City will be back as the host of the Indonesia International Hot Air Balloon 2012 that will be held at the parking area of Sentul International Convention Center (SICC) on Wednesday 22 to Saturday 24 March. Around 21 hot air balloons from 12 countries, such as Indonesia, France, Belgium, England, America, Netherlands, Switzerland, Thailand, Malaysia, India, and Vietnam, will be flown and decorating the natural beauty of Sentul City area. These hot air balloons will complete the view of Gede Mountain top, Hambalang Mountain, Pangrango Mountain, and Pancar Mountain that surround the 3100 hectare land of Sentul City. Before, those hot air balloons have been flown around some countries that include in the Asia’s circuit and each havens got the remarkable achievement from the local citizen.


Lady Gaga will perform in Jakarta on June 3 but the fans are already so enthusiastic. This was evident by the long queues of people for the pre-sale tickets sold at fX a few weeks ago and thousand of tickets been purchased there. According to the plan, the singer with hits like Poker Face and Just Dance who has the real name of Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, will perform and turn Stadion Utama Gelora Bung Karno into a giant magnificent stage. The concert is called ‘The Born This Way Ball’ and they say will last for two hours, with a theatrical concept that tells the story of the Lady Gaga’s journey of life. Stormsome.

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olivia newton john Olivia Newton John is an Australian singer, whose name’s been famous since she successfully stared in a film called Grease with John Travolta. The two hits pff the soundtrack of that movie, ‘You’re The One That I Want’ and “Summer Night” ruled the world music charts for a number of years back then. All her fans will have the opportunity to see her perform live in Jakarta. She will perform at the Grand Ballroom of Mulia Hotel on April 8. This concert is also held to launch her new album called ‘Olivia Newton John’ Singing Greatest Hits & More. A show not to be missed.

The Iron Maidens is a heavy metal band coming from Los Angeles, America. The band was formed in 2001 and is dedicated to the English legendary band, Iron Maiden, but there’s a twist. This is the female form of Iron Maiden. The members claim themselves to be ‘The Worlds Only Female Tribute to Iron Maiden’, they are Kirsten “Bruce Chickinson” Rosenberg (vocal), Linda “Nikki McBURRain” Mcdonald (drum), Courtney “Adriana Smith” Cox and Nita “Mega Murray” Strauss (guitar), and Wanda “Steph Harris” Ortiz (bass). These strong ladies will perform at Rolling Stone Venue, Jakarta on 5 April. We’re sure the boys will be lapping up down in Kemang.

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The Iron Maidens Live in Jakarta


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Monday Mar 19th Hacienda

Hacienda 1F1 Happy Hours Every day from 3 to 7pm. Buy 1 Get 1 Hacienda Margaritas, Cocktails, Sauza Tequila

LUV’S Bar & Dine

Sexy Academy University Gathering Party by DJ Vinny Liv

Millenium Executive Club I Love Monday Indra bruggman & Lola

Red Square

CHECK OUT COMING EVENTS IN THE BEAT’S DAY BY DAY LISTING OF THE BIG SHOWS AROUND TOWN

It's The All Night Happy Hour with Ruffie & Ricky Chattaway

Tuesday Mar 20th Hacienda

Tuesday Night Live Mariachi Live Mariachi Music by Los paraguas from 8 to10pm

MO Bar, Mandarin Oriental Hotel

Ladies Night Happy hour with free flow selected cocktails, house pouring spirits, soft drinks and draft beer from 8pm until midnight and enjoy fine tunes from a resident or guest DJ

Wednesday Mar 21th Aperitivo

Rock On Big Brothers Band

Dragonfly

Project Pisces DJ Aay

Elbow Room

‘Sing It Don’t Spray it’ Join us for the karaoke night. Grab a mic and make your bathroom fantasy come to life

Hacienda

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Red Square

Iced Tea Tuesdays! Buy 1 Get 1 Free Red Island Iced Tea & Long Island all nite long !. Entertainment by DJ Ricky Chattaway & Iwel

Salsa Wednesday Enjoy Salsa Dancing with your hosts Damaris & Iono From 9pm to midnight!

Immigrant

Single Night Laxx 45G, Innerlight, Didi, Osvaldo Nugroho, Yudha Satria, Mc Drwe

Millenium Executive Club New Concept The Series DJ Jacqueline

New Musro

Ladies On Top Ladies Night Program w/ Arry Bule - Hemmy ( Musro Resident DJ ), Insomatemotion ( Musro Resident VJ ) 11pm to 3am

Red Square

House Of Fantasy – Sensual Illusion DJ F Marsiano, DJ 190, FDJ Shanty, DJ Steven, Thy D’Luvly, DJ Ruffie, Reza Bukan, Iwel, Sexy Dancers


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Thursday Mar 22th Blowfish & Puro

Soundshine & In House RnB Henrik Schwarts, Justeen,ww, Sliqq, Twist, Mistah

Dragonfly

Dazzling Yasmin Yasmin Birthday Bash featuring DJ Yasmin, Winky, Anton, Riri, Reno, MC Joey, VJ Motioninja, Fashion Show JEMIMA (by Eema Assegaf)

Elbow Room

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Tight Ass Thursday Decode Band Play Rock Music, Pop Rock, Alternative

Friday Mar 23th Aperitivo

Time for Free Bonita & The HusBand

Blowfish & Puro

RnB Nation All Stars Justeen, ww, Sliqq, Stan, Mistah Club Voyeur, Illigals After Party of Eddie Halliwell

Immigrant

Housemate DJ Dee, Winky Liquid Exchange Icon Band

Red Square

Fabulous Fridays! The Weekend- Start Now with Ruffie, Reza Bukan, Iwel

Saturday Mar 24th Blowfish & Puro

Pisces On Mission ww, Justeen, Sliqq, Twist & Mistah

Club Voyeur, Illigals

Dazzling Voyeur featuring Clubhoppers Essentials

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Dragonfly

One Night in Jakarta Glynn Tandy, Joyo and the crew from hu’u bar Bali head to town.

LUV’s Bar & Dine

Luv Saturdaze DJ Ferra, Zorra, LV C&C Models

Immigrant

Taboo Bubugiri Roll Up, DJ Slide, Roxanne, Mc Razi

LUV’S Bar & Dine

Mashup lingerie Wachitarica, Reza Karami, Hosted by LV C&C Model, DnD Plus Dancers

Red square

Thursday Night Beach Party DJ Zilly, Falz (Magnum), Baim Mafana & Moretz, Dj Tathaa (Airwaves), DJ Ruffie, Reza Bukan, Ricky Chattaway, Beach Dancers


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Sunday Mar 25th Black Cat

Sinatra Sunday A Tribute To Frank Sinatra feat Abe Simpson

Liquid Exchange

The Beat Lex Sunset Party The famed Jakarta BBQ with the lot including Daniel on the grill and DJ Nate on the decks. From 4pm

Planet Hollywood

Kaledescope 5 Decade Concert Titiek Puspa, Once, Rossa, Glen Fredly, Tompi, Cozy Republic, Rocker Kasarunk Feat. Teddy Sujaya, Doddy Katamsi, Connie Constantia, Syahrini, Edo Kondologit, Widyawati, Lies Hadi, Dewi Yull, Ermi Kulit, Rafika Duri, Goldie Rock, Play 7, Kojek

Rossi Music Fatmawati

Awakening Vision Eyes, Final Attack, The Northside, Lucretia, Bangsat Beriman, Fakecivil Kids Strike Back, Sterril Bissing, End of Journey

Monday Mar 26th Black Cat

Open Mic Mondays Sing along on Stage with Byss Trio feat Ryan

LUV’S Bar & Dine

Sexy academy University Gathering Party by DJ Vinny Liv

Hard Rock Café

Final Battle Hard Rock Rising The Global Battle of The Bands 2012 The Finalist Snickers & The Chicken Fighter, FOS, The Painkillers

Millenium Executive Club I Love Monday T2 (live PA) & DJ Michael

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Red Square

It's The All Night Happy Hour with Ruffie & Ricky Chattaway


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Tuesday Mar 27th Hacienda

Tuesday Night Live Mariachi Live Mariachi Music by Los paraguas from 8 to10pm

MO Bar, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Ladies Night Every Tuesday enjoy a special happy hour with free flow selected cocktails, house pouring spirits, soft drinks and draft beer from 8pm until midnight and enjoy fine tunes from a resident or guest DJ

CHECK OUT COMING EVENTS IN THE BEAT’S DAY BY DAY LISTING OF THE BIG SHOWS AROUND TOWN

Red Square

Iced Tea Tuesdays! Buy 1 Get 1 Free Red Island Iced Tea & Long Island all nite long !. Entertainment by DJ Ricky Chattaway & Iwel

Wednesday Mar 28th Aperitivo

Rock On Big Brother Band play Alternative, Rock, Pop Tunes Eldora Billiard Girls just want to have fun Free table for ladies all night long

Hacienda

Salsa Wednesday Enjoy Salsa Dancing with your hosts Damaris & Iono From 9pm to midnight

Immigrant

Single Night Whitelands

LUV’s Bar & Dine

Ladies night out party

Tennis Indoor Senayan

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Earth, Wind & Fire 40th Anniversary World Tour 2012 Live Concert in Jakarta Nathalie, Wachitarica, Ferra/ Yunnie, LV C&C models

Millenium Executive Club New concept The Series DJ Dina

Red Square

House Of Fantasy DJ Ruffie, Reza Bukan, Iwel, Sexy Dancers


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Thursday Mar 29th

Elbow Room

Tight Ass Thursday Decode Band Play Rock Music, Pop Rock, Alternative

Immigrant

Taboo Flying Syrup, Kryptone Project

Friday Mar 30th Aperitivo

Time For Free Bonita & The Hus Band Blowfish & Puro

Club Voyeur, Illigals Fabio XB Rewind + Play Soul Menace's Crew

Dragonfly

Crème De La Crème DJ Hizkia, Ww

Elbow Room

Fridays Out Live acoustic by Unknown Artist

Immigrant

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Housemate DJ Hogi

Liquid Exchange Icon Band

Jakarta Convention Center

Legend Fighting Championship 8 Legend is the Asia-Pacific Championship of mixed martial arts (MMA)

Mario’s Place

Bring Metallica To Indonesia (Part 2) A Tribute To Metallica Special Guest Performance by Lier, Godzilla, Djabu, Blodwen

Red Square

Thursday Night Beach Party DJ Remmy, Dydy_marz, O’Neal, Rizky, (Dinero$), Vano, Ruffie, Ricky Chattaway, Beach Dancers


Saturday Mar 31th For DJ Sake Spin The Video ww, Justeen, Sliqq, Twist & Mistah

Dazzling Voyeur featuring Digital Recipe, Electrosoul

Carnaval Beach, Ancol

Tour The Max Acoustic session with Play 7

Anthrax The legendary thrash metal band Anthrax with special guest heavy metal super group Hell Yeah

Sunday Apr 1st Black Cat

Sinatra Sunday A Tribute To Frank Sinatra feat Abe Simpson

Score!

Happy Sunday Live Entertainment by Center Stage Band Playing Alternative starts 9pm

Elbow Room Immigrant

S&M DJ Ethnic, Lil B, Kotot

Liquid Exchange

Saturday Acoustic Beats Spice up your Saturday nights with acoustic music show at 9pm and resident DJ Rizki Digital recipe, turn me on, electro soul

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Club Voyeur

CHECK OUT COMING EVENTS IN THE BEAT’S DAY BY DAY LISTING OF THE BIG SHOWS AROUND TOWN

Blowfish & Puro

LUV’S Bar & Dine

Sexy academy University Gathering Party by DJ Vinny Liv

Red Square

It's The All Night Happy Hour with Ruffie & Ricky Chattaway

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Bonita & The hus Band Soundslike

Akustik, Soul, Folk, R&B

Hails From Jakarta

Aperitivo | Friday 23 March

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Bonita & The hus Band dibentuk pada tahun 2006, yang pada awalnya untuk mengiringi penampilan sang vokalisnya yaitu Bonita, vokalis yang meraih juara pertama pada festival Asia Bagus. Mereka membawakan lagu karya dari Bonita, cover songs milik band ternama dan juga lagu karya mereka sendiri, dan tahun 2009 sempat tampil pertama kalinya di luar negeri yaitu acara ‘On The Waterfront series – Indie Asia’ di Esplanade, Singapore dan CD album pertama mereka langsung terjual habis disana. Masih di tahun 2009, selain Bonita, Adoy dan Barata, bergabunglah Jimmy dan membuat mereka semakin solid. Bonita & The hus band pun semakin laris tampil di berbagai acara, maupun secara rutin di berbagai bar maupun lounge. Bonita & The Hus Band formed in 2006 originally to accompany Bonita, a singer that won the Asia Bagus festival. They play Bonita’s song, covers from famous bands and some originals as well. In 2009 they made the first international appearance in the event ‘On The Waterfront – Indie Asia’ at Esplanade in Singapore and their first CD sold out there. That same year, Jimmy joined the band and made them way more solid. Bonita & The Hus Band is getting more in demand to perform at various events, as well as regularly at a variety of bars and lounges.

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Bonita & The hus band yang baru saja tampil dalam konser Small Miracles di Taman Ismail Marzuki ini, semakin banyak menghiasi program acara mingguan di banyak lounge. Salah satu yang baru adalah tampilnya mereka di Aperitivo setiap hari Jumat dalam program acara berjudul Time For Free. Bonita & The Hus Band just performed in the Small Miracles concert at Taman Ismail Marzuki and appear in a few weekly programs in many a lounge. One of the latest addition is their performance at Aperitivo every Friday in a show called Time For Free.


Glynn Tandy Soundslike

House, electro

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Hails From UK

dragonfly | Saturday 24 Mar 11pm Let’s start with basics, tell us something about yourself.

Worst track/movie of all time?

I grew up in Blackpool, England, and spent my early years frequently in the party scene of the northwest of England in clubs like the Hacienda, Back to Basics and Cream where my love for house music grew but I left the UK when I was 19 and moved to Spain then Australia and have been living back and forth from KL, Malaysia to Bali for the last 14 years.

Anything by David Guetta I guess.

You aren’t only a DJ, you produce as well. What are you currently putting together?

What would you kill for? My mum’s Sunday roast dinner!! You can take the boy out of England but you can’t take England out of the boy.

What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever seen at a club? Seen many a crazy thing in clubs and probably best kept quiet... Ha ha. But I would say some of the most bizarre things would happen in Ibiza as pretty much anything goes over there. Top five favorite tracks of all time? Wow this is a tough one and there have been many times this question has come up and I still find it hard to pick five, but here are five that come to mind. 1. Where Love Lives - Alison Limerick 2. Vodoo Ray - Guy Called Gerald 3. Unfinished Symphony - Massive Attack 4. Love Will Tear Us Apart - Joy Division 5. Fool’s Gold - The Stone Roses Top three favorite movies of all time? 1. Breakdance 2. Scarface 3. Debbie does Dallas :-)

Erm...! “It’s a Beautiful Day” by U2... Ha

You’re reading these questions, quickly look behind you and describe what you see. All the volcanoes in the distance. From my studio here you can see Mount Agung on a clear day. Can’t be bad for inspiration! What’s worse: Being toothless in a corn eating contest or being legless in a butt kicking contest? Why? Wow what a mental question… Erm! Well both sound pretty pony to me, but think I would rather have no teeth than no legs but I must say I can’t stand the taste of corn so that’s a tough one to choose. You got anything coming up? Well it’s a new year and I’m putting a lot of focus back into making new tracks and hopefully get some bangers out there as I’m not the best for finishing off tracks and must have about 20 tracks still sitting in Ableton waiting to be finished. Ha ha. But yeah got loads in the pipeline with gigs and got some interesting collaborations coming up that I’m looking forward to getting on in the studio so 2012 is gonna be an exciting year. You can catch Glynn’s sounds at Dragonfly for one night only when the crew from hu’u Bar Bali take over for their annual Nyepi Getaway.

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Yeah, I started off DJing at an early age in UK and on the production side of things I have been making tracks for the last five to six years so that came after… I have just set my studio back up in Bali so I have a few new projects I’m working on and will be working with some local vocalists and musicians on the island as there is some great talent here.

It’s raining, you’re stuck in traffic. Exhaust fumes intermittently contaminate the air surrounding you, but you have your ipod and earphones. What do you play?


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DJ Faried Soundslike Trance

Hails From

Jakarta, Indonesia

Club Voyeur, Illigals | SATUrday 24 Mar | 11pm

Have Been

Nama DJ Faried memang nama baru di dalam daftar DJ yang menghiasi klab di Jakarta, namun ternyata Faried sama sekali bukan orang baru dalam percaturan Dance Music di Indonesia. Berawal dari kesukaannya hadir di berbagai klab sejak Jakarta masih sedikitnya klabnya, bukti dari kecintaan Faried terhadap dance music. Dalam pekerjaannya sebagai manajer di radio Indika pun, Faried banyak mengurusi music, dan lahirlah acara dance session baik on air maupun off air yang terlahir dari tangannya, termasuk Clubhoppers. Selanjutnya adalah acara seperti Triple Decker, seri kompilasi CD Mix Clubhoppers, DJ Agoose dan beberapa DJ Clubhoppers lain pun ditangani olehnya. Singkat kata, Faried lah orang yang berada di balik layar kesuksesan banyak DJ dan acara party. Namun banyak hal tersebut tidak menyurutkan langkahnya untuk lebih maju, karena sekarang Faried pindah ke depan layar dengan menjalani karirnya sebagai DJ. Dari Clubhoppers 01 – 09, Faried justru mendapat nomer pemain yaitu Clubhoppers 00, dan DJ yang lebih sering jadi Closing Set ini, tampil pertama kali di acara Welcoming DJ Sony Clubhoppers di X2 Club. DJ Faried’s name may be new in the DJ’s name list pumping up the jam in Jakarta clubs, but he’s evidently not a newbie in the dance music arena in Indonesia. It started from his interest to go to any clubs he could around Jakarta. With his job as the Manager at Indika Radio, he managed a lot of music and a few dance session programs, which were born from his hand, including Clubhoppers. Next, he also managed events, such as Triple Decker, he put together the compilation series of CD Mix Clubhoppers, joined with DJ Agoose and many other Clubhopper DJs. In short, he has helped a lot of DJs and parties become successful. But, it hasn’t made him become high and mighty, instead he wants to keep his space, and move ahead as a his own DJ. From the Clubhoppers 01 – 09, he received the number Clubhoppers 00. He appeared for the first time in the Welcoming DJ Sony Clubhoppers event at X2 Club.

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Sudah pasti kesibukan Faried sekarang bertambah, setelah mengurusi DJ dan acara Sunday Anyway yang baru saja meraih penghargaan, dia pun sibuk mulai tampil di banyak acara. Salah satunya adalah Clubhoppers Essential yang akan digelar di Club Voyeur, Illigals. See you there! He’s definitely busy with all his activities now, after managing DJs and the Sunday Anyway event that just been got an award, he also takes his show to many events. One of them is Clubhoppers Essential that will be held at Club Voyeur, Illigals. See you there!


DJ Oneal

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Soundslike

Dutch, Soulful, Progressive, Electro, Tribal, Breaks, Commercial Hip Hop, RNB

Hails From

Jakarta, Indonesia

Red square | thursday 29 Mar | 11pm

Have Been

Karena kecintaannya terhadap musik, Oneal mulai mempelajari tehnik bermain alat DJ pada tahun 2006. Setahun kemudian, mulailah Dia mengawali karirnya sebagai DJ dan genre yang disukainya yaitu house music. Pria kelahiran Manado yang akhirnya hijrah ke Jakarta demi melengkapi karirnya, membuktikan kualitasnya sebagai seorang DJ, dengan meramu berbagai jenis musik dari mulai RnB hingga progressive. Berbagai klab dari mulai Corner Club di Manado hingga Jakarta pun mulai dirambahnya, seperti Triple Nine, Domain, Red Square, Second Floor, Illigals, X2. Karena kualitasnya yang terasah lewat jam terbangnya tampil di klab, membuat Dinero’$ Management mengajaknya bergabung bersama para DJ lainnya. Because of his love of music, Oneal started to learn DJing skills in 2006. A year later, he started his career as a professional DJ with the genre of house music. He was born in Manado then moved to Jakarta to pursue his career, showing his quality as a DJ by mixing many kinds of music from RnB until progressive. He’s been played in many clubs from Corner Club in Manado until Jakarta clubs like Triple Nine, Domain, Red Square, Second Floor, Illigals, X2. Due to his quality that’s been improving in spades, Dinero’$ Management asked him to join their stable recently.

IS Now

With Dinero’$ Management, now DJ Oneal often plays in the clubs in Jakarta and other cities. He’s getting busy and one of the clubs to bring him back again to the deck is Red Square. On March 29, Oneal will perform with other DJs from the same management on the same bill. Watch Oneal’s set while enjoying the beach atmosphere of the Thursday Night Beach Party at Red Square.

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Bersama dengan Dinero’$ Management, kini DJ Oneal sering tampil di klab Jakarta dan juga daerah. Kesibukannya pun bertambah dengan tampil dari dek ke dek lainnya, dan satu klab yang kembali menampilkannya, adalah Red Square Jakarta. Pada tanggal 29 Maret nanti, Oneal akan tampil bersama dengan DJ lainnya dari manajemen yang sama, dalam program acara Thursday Night Beach Party yang berjudul ‘Passion Of Lust’. Saksikan set musik dari Oneal sambil menikmati suasana pantai di Red Square.


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Fabio XB Soundslike

Progressive, Trance

Hails From Milan, Italy

Club Voyeur, Illigals | Friday 30 Mar | 11pm

Have Been

Alex Bartlett atau yang lebih dikenal sebagai Fabio XB, memulai karir sebagai DJ saat usianya masih belia di tahun 1995. Karena kualitasnya dan usahanya yang keras, akhirnya bisa tampil di klab terpopuler dan acara berkelas seperti Trance Gate, Amnesia, Eden, Dylan, Titanic, Cocorico, dan banyak lagi lainnya. Tahun 2001, Fabio mengawali karir sebagai produser dengan meluncurkan single berjudul ‘Amnesia’ yang langsung menjadi hits di seantero lantai dansa dunia. Dia juga membuat remix dari nama besar DJ Gareth Emery, Cosmic Gate, Jerome Isma-Ae, dan juga Tydi. Pada tahun 2009, Fabio memulai petualangan baru, dengan bergabung bersama label Armada dan meluncurkan single berjudul ‘Light to Lies’ dan ‘Inside of You’ yang menjadi Top Trance Sellers of Summer 2009. Alex Bartlett or better known as Fabio XB, started his DJ career while he was still a teenager in the mid 90’s. He has spun the tracks at many popular clubs and big events around the planet such as Trance Gate, Amnesia, Eden, Dylan, Titanic, Cocorico, and many more. In 2001, Fabio started his career as a producer by releasing a single called ‘Amnesia’ which became a massive hit in the dance scene all over the world. He also made remixes of tracks from big names like DJ Gareth Emery, Cosmic Gate, Jerome Isma-Ae, and Tydi. In the year 2009, Fabio started a new adventure by joining the Armada label and released a single called ‘Light to Lies’ and ‘Inside of You’ that became the Top Trance Sellers of Summer 2009.

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Di tahun 2012 ini, kesibukan Fabio semakin menjadi. Bersama dengan label Armada, Fabio merilis kompilasi dan juga track hasil kerja sama dengan beberapa DJ lainnya, dan salah satunya adalah roonie Play yang menghasilkan track berjudul Moozik. Begitupun dengan tampilnya Fabio di banyak klab di seluruh dunia, dan salah satunya adalah Club Voyeur, Illigals yang akan menampilkan Fabio pada tanggal 30 Maret. This year, Fabio is busier than ever. He released a compilation along with other DJs under the Armada label and one of the DJs he works with, Roonie Play, he made a track called Moozik. Fabio is also performing in many clubs all over the world, and one of the clubs is Club Voyeur, Illigals next week on March 30.


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Immigrant | Wednesday 21 Mar 11pm

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Nama Osvaldo sudah mondar mandir dalam daftar pengisi acara baik di klab kecil di Jakarta, hingga rave party. Tahun 2006, Osvaldo meraih nominasi dalam beberapa ajang penghargaan seperti salah satunya REDMA. Sempat pindah ke negeri Cina dan bekerja pada kedutaan Indonesia di Beijing, tidak menyurutkan niat DJ yang juga akrab dipanggil Oos ini, untuk lebih mendalami dance music disana. Bahkan, Oos yang diajak gabung ke dalam 1945 Music Factory, mengukuhkan posisinya sebagai cabang dari 1945 MF Beijing pada tahun 2009. Disana, Oos yang juga menanda tangani kontrak dengan Bonzai Records ini, meluncurkan single. Selain album kompilasi yang sudah dibuatnya, juga banyak remix dari nama besar seperti System F, Damiens S, Placebo. The name Osvaldo has been on the list of many Jakarta events from small clubs up to enormous rave parties. In 2006, he was nominated for various awards including REDMA awards. He moved to China for a while to work in the Indonesian Ambassador in Beijing, but didn’t forget his passion to keep learning about dance music there. The DJ with the nickname Oos who was already with 1945 Music Factory became the 1945 MF representative in Beijing in the year 2009. He was signed with Bonzai Records, released a single and beside making a compilation album, he’s also made a bunch of remixes from big names like System F, Damiens S, Placebo.

DJ yang juga punya beberapa usaha yang dikerjakannya, baru saja meraih penghargaan dalam ajang REDMA 2011 sebagai Producer Of The Year, Track Of The Year, Peringkat 13 top 50 DJ Indonesia, dan Remix Of The Year. Di tengah kesibukannya membuat track dance music, Osvaldo juga semakin aktif mengisi acara di klab, seperti acara Single Night yang akan digelar di Immigrant pada tanggal 21 Maret. Oos just received awards in REDMA 2011 as the Producer Of The Year, Track Of The Year, Remix Of The Year and was ranked 13 in the top 50 DJs in Indonesia. In the middle of making classic dance music tracks, Osvaldo also DJs in a stack of events around town. Don’t miss him at Single Night held at Immigrant on March 21.

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Red Square Wednesday 29 Feb

Brazilian Carnival

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ed Square menggelar acara berjudul The Brazilian Carnival, dalam rangka peluncuran minuman baru yaitu Havana Club. Diawali dengan sesi free flow, acara kemudian dilanjutkan dengan selebrasinya pada tengah malam. DJ Ruffie berkolaborasi dengan pemain perkusi, mengiringi penampilan para penari yang dibalut dalam kostum Mardi Grass. Giliran DJ Ricky Chattaway yang tampil berikutnya, dan para penari pun kembali naik ke atas panggung dan kali ini mereka menghadirkan tema Body Painted yang memukau para pengunjung yang meramaikan Red Square. Tidak ketinggalan para bartender memeriahkan puncak acara yang ditutup pada pagi harinya.

Red Square held an event called The Brazilian Carnival in conjunction with the launching of the new drink, Havana Club. It started with a free flow session, and then the party continued until midnight. DJ Ruffle collaborated with percussionists while the dancers were dancing in the costume of Mardi Grass. Next was DJ Ricky Chattaway’s time to perform and the dancers came back on the stage with body paint. That blew away the crowd. The bartenders also performed a bit of barflair, adding more excitement to the festivity that came to an end well into the wee hours.


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UV’s ingin menampilkan sisi dari Ukraina dengan menggelar acara Sexy Night In Ukraine. Walaupun tidak ada dekorasi khusus, namun acaranya menampilkan seorang DJ asal negeri tersebut. Sebelumnya, resident DJ Nathalie menggulirkan musik House, Dutch, electro sambil mengiringi para LUV’s sexy dancers beraksi di atas meja bar. Puncak acara pun tiba, dengan menampilkan para model yang tergabung dalam LV C&C Models membawakan koleksi baju yang sexy, dan sang bintang tamu DJ Alina pun langsung tampil memainkan progressive music yang disambut hangat oleh banyaknya pengunjung yang memadati LUV’s. DJ Alina menebar pesona lewat kecantikan ragawi dan juga music yang dimainkan dalam set di malam itu. Wow!

LUV’s wanted to show the lovely side of Ukraine, how did they do it? By having an event called Sexy Night in Ukraine, you silly! Even though there was no special decorations, the show did present a guest DJ from the Ukraine. The show was opened by resident DJ Natalie playing house, Dutch, and electro while LUV’s sexy dancers showed their moves on the bar. Then it was time for the main show when models from LV C&C Models modeled some sexy dresses and the guest star DJ Alina played progressive music which was well received by the crowd. With her physical beauty and her tunes, DJ Alina amazed the crowd that came to LUV’s that night.

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JIExpo Kemayoran Friday - Sunday 02 - 04 Mar

Jakarta International Djarum Super Mild Java Jazz Festival 2012

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ergelaran akbar musik Jazz di Indonesia yaitu Java Jazz kembali hadir. Bertempat di lokasi yang sama dengan sebelumnya, acara yang dilangsungkan selama tiga hari ini, bertaburan dengan beragam musisi internasional maupun lokal. Bintang tamu yang mampu menyedot ribuan pengunjung adalah Erykah Badu, Al Jarreau, Pat Metheny, Herbie Hancock, dan Stevie Wonder. Java Jazz pun sarat dengan penghargaan untuk sesama musisi, seperti In Memoriam of Bubi Chen, Tribute To Utha Likumahuwa, dan juga Tribute To Bing Slamet & Sam Saimun. Seperti biasa, Java Jazz selalu menampilkan artis lama yang dihidupkan kembali, seperti Frank Sinatra dan Barry White, sementara dari lokal ada Beatles versi dari G-Pluck. Musisi rock pun ikut andil dalam acara Jazz ini, dari mulai band yunior seperti Kotak hingga band legenda Godbless. Salut!

The biggest jazz show in Indonesia, Java Jazz Festival, strikes again! Located in the same venue as last year, the three-day event presented a plethora of international and local musicians. The guest stars that attracted the most visitors were Erykah Badu, Al Jarreau, Pat Matheny, Herbie Hancock and Stevie Wonder. The Java Jazz Fest was also giving out a load of awards to fellow musicians, such as an In Memoriam to Bubi Chen, Tribute to Utha Likumahua and Tribute to Bing Slamet & Saimun. As usual, Java Jazz always presents tributes to a few artists of old, like Frank Sinatra and Barry White, and from the local musicians there were the Beatles covers by G-Pluck. Rock musicians from junior bands like Kotak to the legendary band, Godbless, also took part in this Jazz event.


Diary of Ardi Pite J Ardi Pite adalah salah satu DJ lokal yang namanya sudah malang melintang sejak era 90an. Dalam rangka perjalanan karirnya, sebuah acara digelar dengan judul Diary of Ardi Pite. Ardi tampil selama 6 jam diselingi oleh para rekannya yang mendukung acara tersebut. Seorang MC veteran pun ikut tampil, Lex D’MC, dan DJ Noxx plus DJ Miki, DJ LTN dan Ready. Dari mulai dibuka hingga pagi hari, Club Voyeur digempur oleh musik trance, terlebih saat Ardi Pite menampilkan musik oldskool trance hingga nu trance. Salut!

Club Voyeur, Illigals Saturday 3 Mar

DJ Ardi Pite is one of the local DJs who has been doing the rounds since the 90’s. To celebrate the journey of his long career, an event called Diary of Ardy Pite was held. He performed for around six hours along with his partners who supported the show. A veteran host, Lex D’MC and DJ Noxx plus DJ Miki, DJ LTN and Ready also took part in the festivities. Trance music was heard all over Club Voyeur as Ardi Pite played oldskool trance and finished with nu trance.

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The Dazzling Voyeur event was held by Club Voyeur, Illigals, which presented the Texan duo, Tritonal. Chad Cisneros and Dave Reed were greeted by hysterical fans that gathered in front of the DJ deck. Tritonal, which is currently ranked at 83, played trance back to back for more than two hours. The crowd that came to watch their performance were finally left exhausted by the show had finished. Very Cool!

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cara Dazzling Voyeur yang digelar oleh Club Voyeur, Illigals kali ini menampilkan duo asal Texas, Tritonal. Chad Cisneros dan Dave Reed tampil dengan disambut secara histeria oleh para fansnya yang berkumpul di depan dek DJ. Selama lebih dari dua jam, Tritonal yang kini menduduki peringkat nomer 83 dunia, menggulirkan musik trance secara back to back. Pengunjung yang memang ingin melihat penampilan mereka berdua, baru berangsur mundur dari dance floor setelah mereka usai tampil. Keren!


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Hard Rock CafĂŠ Monday 5 Mar

Hard Rock Rising The Global Battle Of The Bands 2012

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lobal Battle Of The Bands sudah memasuki babak penyisihan kedua dan para band yang tampil dalam babak ini adalah Buronan Mertua, FOS, The Cadenzza dan Rockeveller. Mereka beraksi di hadapan para juri dan berharap mereka akan bisa ikut ambil bagian dalam Hard Rock Calling yang akan berlangsung pada bulan Juli mendatang. Setelah penjurian, band yang memenangi babak kedua ini, adalah FOS dan mereka akan tampil di babak final yang akan digelar pada tanggal 26 Maret di Hard Rock CafĂŠ Jakarta.

Global Battle Of The Bands has reached its second qualification round and the bands that reached this stage were Buronan Mertua, FOS, The Cadenzza and Rockeveller. They showed their best performances in front of the judges, hoping for a chance to get into Hard Rock Calling event in July. The band who won the second round was FOS. They will perform in the final round on March 26 at Hard Rock CafĂŠ Jakarta.


Aperitivo Wednesday 7 Mar

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ock On adalah program mingguan hari Rabu di Aperitivo, dan pertama kali digelar pada tanggal 7 Maret lalu. Ferdinand, Martin, Agiel dan Damar yang tergabung dalam Big Brothers, tampil membawakan beragam musik dari mulai pop, alternative, maupun rock dengan format akustik. Bagi Anda yang melewatkan penampilan pertama mereka kemarin, bisa saksikan terus setiap hari Rabu di Aperitivo. Rock On!

Rock On is a weekly program at Apertivo, and its inaugural event was pretty fun. Ferdinand, Martin, Agiel, and Damar of the Big Brothers played a very diverse playlist that included pop, alternative, and also rock - all in acoustic format. For those of you who missed their first show, just visit Aperitivo on the next Wednesday and rock on!

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Aperitivo Thursday 8 Mar

Launching of High Heels Society peritivo menggelar acara peluncuran High Heels Society, yaitu program mingguan dari Aperitivo yang selalu dilangsungkan setiap hari Kamis. Bentuk lain dari acara Ladies Night dengan beda kemasan ini, diluncurkan bersamaan dengan acara kumpul bersama dengan sebuah perusahaan rekaman bernama RPM. Beberapa artisnya didaulat untuk menyumbangkan suaranya, seperti Iis Dahlia, Micel yang juga sekaligus meluncurkan album, dan juga penampilan musisi lainnya. Acara yang juga diramaikan oleh kehadiran para artis ini pun semakin meriah hingga berlanjut ke sesi selebrasinya. Sampai jumpa di hari Kamis berikutnya. The Aperitivo held the launching event called “High Heels Society�, which will be another new weekly event. This alternative form of the Ladies Night was launched in conjunction with RPM records. RPM artists like Dahlia, and Micel who just released an album and other musicians were asked to perform. There were many artists that joined the celebration which made the night feel pretty special. See you there the next Thursday.

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LUV’s Bar & Dine Friday 9 Mar

Female DJ’s Night Out #1

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UV’s Bar menggelar acara yang menampilkan barisan DJ wanita di seri pertama pada awal bulan Maret. Sebanyak 12 DJ tampil secara bergiliran di atas dek DJ menggulirkan beragam dance music dari mulai house, electro, dutch, tech house, maupun techno. DJ wanita yang bermain adalah DJ Nadisa dan Dinda (Rumus), Gabriell (M2000/Future Dance), Astrid (45G), Andina (Bvlgary), Vieta Zelova (Passion Inc), Siska Warah, Tira Haze dan juga tidak ketinggalan barisan DJ dari LUV yaitu Nathalie, Vinny Liv, Wachitarica, dan Ferra Allony plus tampilnya para model dari LV C&C Models. Malam itu LUV’s Bar tidak hanya menghadirkan kecantikan ragawi dari para DJ, namun juga kualitas permainan mereka. Sampai jumpa di seri kedua.

LUV’s Bar held a show that presented female DJs in early March. Around 12 DJs performed one by one on the DJ deck and spun many kinds of dance music including house, electro, dutch, tech house, and techno. The female DJs that performed were DJ Nadisa and Dinda (Rumus), Gabriel (M2000/ Future Dance), Astrid (45G), Adina (Bvlgary), Vieta Zelova (Passion Inc), Siska Warah, Tira Haze, and also a few LUV’s DJs, such as Nathalie, Vinny Liv, Wachitarica, and Ferra Allony, plus the models from LV C&C. It was not only the physical beauty of the DJs that were in focus, but also their skills. See you in the next show.


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Sunday 11 Mar

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The Ravelex Electronic Dance Music Award (REDMA) 2012 is an award event for Indonesian dance music industry. After the voting session was done, the final event was held at Epiwalk South Hall. This new concept of REDMA felt more special because besides giving the awards for the best, now they also have a top 50 Indonesian DJ’s list. The hosts, Ucha and Ochi, hosted the show while announcing the winners, and they also announced the top 50 Indonesian DJs by counting backwards. From all the 50 local DJs, the top position is DJ Riri. This event was also enlivened by the appearance of Le’Smokey Session, Massive Kontrol, Osvaldo Live PA, AAA, Rumus Champion, Phuture89, and Interlight. Congratulations!

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avelex Electronic Dance Music Awards (REDMA) 2011 adalah ajang pemberian penghargaan untuk pelaku industri dance music Indonesia. Setelah masa pengumpulan suara beberapa saat sebelumnya, acara finalnya digelar di Epiwalk South Hall. REDMA kali ini lebih special dengan menghadirkan konsep terbaru, selain memberikan penghargaan yang terbaik, kini terdapat 50 urutan teratas atau Top 50 Indonesian DJ’s. MC Ucha dan Ochi mengawal acara sambil diumumkan nama pemenang, disebutkan juga urutan yang dihitung mundur dari 50 ke urutan pertama. Dari ke 50 DJ lokal, yang paling teratas atau nomer satu adalah DJ Riri. Acara ini juga diramaikan oleh penampilan dari Le’Smokey Sessions, Massive Kontrol, Osvaldo Live PA, AAA, Rumus Champion, Phuture89, Innerlight. Congratulations!


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Fable:

Been Caught Recording


Setelah sedemikian lama, penuh peluh, silang argumen, kendala kesibukan para personel—Adi sebagai freelance illustrator, Temy dan Anton bekerja di radio—semangat itu ternyata tak pernah padam: pada 2012 Fable akhirnya berhasil melahirkan album penuh bertitel senada dengan nama kelompoknya, Fable. 10 lagu bernuansa alternative rock yang menghiasi album paling gres mereka ini tak seluruhnya baru. Sebagian adalah materi yang kerap dibawakan di panggung, sejak era Poster Cafe hingga masa sekarang. Terdapat juga sebuah tembang yang menghadirkan salah satu nama besar di skena musik Jakarta, Robin Noxa (almarhum), “Ta’ Ada yang Gelap”. Selebihnya bisa anda simak sendiri dengan membeli albumnya langsung pula mengikuti perkembangan terbaru mereka menit demi menit dengan menjadi pengikut @ fableofficial di Twitter.

Fable, the Jakarta old cracks from the 90’s alternative era—and once tagged as the Jane’s Addiction of Indonesia—apparently are not dead yet. Just a few weeks ago they released their first full-length eponymous album. Formed in 1994, the trio, Adi Cumi (vocal), Temy (bass) and Anton Not (guitar) first created quite a big buzz with “Bintang” on Prambors Radio (Jakarta) and Ardan (Bandung), and then was included in Sony Music Indonesia’s compilation Indie Ten in 1998. After that they went under the radar. They only released mini albums and a few singles. Due to the busy schedule of each of the member (Adi works as a freelance illustrator, Temy and Anton both work in a radio), it took them more than a decade to finally press their “proper” record. Consisting of 10 alternative rock-fueled songs, some of them are actually the compositions that they often played during their shows from the early days till today. They also had one of the legends of Jakarta music scene, Robin Noxa (R.I.P.), contributing in one song, “Ta’ Ada yang Gelap”. Go check out the album and keep yourself updated by following them @fableofficial on Twitter.

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ertama kali muncul pada 1994 kala dimana musik alternatif mulai merebak di Nusantara, Fable mengawali kiprahnya di beragam panggung di Jakarta, mulai dari ajang alternatif, brit pop, hardcore, pensi sampai kafe. Sempat populer dengan julukan “Jane Addicition-nya Indonesia”, skala atensi publik makin melimpah ketika demo lagunya yang bertajuk “Bintang” gencar diputar di radio Prambors (Jakarta) dan Ardan (Bandung). Namun gebrakan Adi Cumi (biduan), Temy (bas) dan Anton Not (gitar), baru terasa signifikan, makin masif menyedot perhatian anak muda, ketika pada 1998 salah satu tembangnya masuk dalam Indie Ten, sebuah seri album kompilasi terbitan Sony Music Indonesia yang menampilkan artis-artis independen nan potensial. Sejak itu Fable berturut-turut merilis album mini secara swadaya 1/2 di 2001, kemudian Setengah (Spills Records, 2003), berpartisipasi dalam album keroyokan bikinan mahasiswa IKJ Kampus 24 Jam Non-Stop Hits di 2005, tergabung di kompilasi penghormatan Mesin Waktu: TemanTeman Menyanyikan Lagu Naif (Aksara Records, 2007), serta dimasukkan oleh majalah Rolling Stone Indonesia dalam jajaran grup yang lagunya pantas diberi perhatian, Rare n’ Raw (2011).

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Smoking may be bad habit but many here find it hard to give up


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Just look at how Hollywood films and advertising everywhere from the 1930s to the 1970s glamourised and romanticised smoking. One of the tests of an actor’s skill was how to light a cigarette and smoke it on film with panache while looking “cool.” Almost exactly 50 years ago, a landmark report, Smoking and Health, was published in the UK by the Royal College of Physicians that changed the attitude of the world towards tobacco forever. At the time, a man in the street was asked by a reporter in the UK if the enjoyment he got from smoking was worth the risk: “I think so, yes. If I’m going to die, I’m going to die, so I might as well enjoy life as it is now,” he replied. Heard that opinion before? Quite probably – and recently, too. It’s a somewhat fatalistic view that smokers in Indonesia are still expressing, a full 50 years after that seminal report was published. Approximately one-third of the population here smoke, with around two-thirds of all men and 5 per cent of women reckoned to be smokers. There’s no need to revisit the anti-smoking health rationale for it is well known. What is of value is to look at the pro and anti philosophical arguments, which are a whole lot more subtle. Supporters of the pro view say that in a free country where smoking has not been criminalised, smokers have every right to indulge their habit if they enjoy it, provided it doesn’t harm other people. Antis say that it is fair enough to smoke on the basis of an informed opinion but the problem is that most people become regular smokers

before they have been able to make an informed decision; by the time they are old enough to do so they are already addicted to nicotine and find it very difficult – if not impossible – to stop smoking. Indonesia remains the only country in Asia (and one of the very few in the world) that has neither signed nor ratified the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. The government’s lack of political will to take on the powerful tobacco industry locally is also reflected more directly at a micro level, where non-smoking regulations in public places are enforced patchily at best. How many upmarket, air-conditioned shopping malls in Central Jakarta still allow customers to smoke in their cafes or restaurants, despite citywide regulations to the contrary? Although Starbucks quite rigorously enforce the nosmoking rule, coffee shops a few doors away may do so only halfheartedly or not at all. They may designate a smoking zone but it is not physically partitioned off from the rest of the premises so smoke eventually permeates the entire cafe. Sometimes, pressure against the tobacco lobby here is articulated externally but there is still a long way to go. In recent years, singers Alicia Keys and Kelly Clarkson both threatened to pull out of their gigs if tobacco companies remained as sponsors – and they got their way. However, look at the big jazz event that was staged in the capital a few weekends ago: If the title of the Jakarta International Djarum Super Mild Java Jazz Festival, featuring world-class performers like Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock and Al Jarreau, is anything to go by, big tobacco is still able to promote itself prominently here when it really wants to. Meanwhile, I’m just going to pop out for a quick ... breath of fresh air, as far as the polluted atmosphere of the capital city will allow. (Jim Read)

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may be hard to believe but before the early 1960s hardly anyone in the world apart from those in the medical profession was aware that if you smoked, you would substantially increase your chances of contracting chronic respiratory disease or dying prematurely due to lung cancer or heart disease.

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Heads Up, Bike Enthusiasts! I

ndonesia is the third largest consumer for motorcycles in the world after China and India. The motorcycle industry is ever growing due to it being a cheap and efficient means of transportation. And now bicycles are also a potential business in Indonesia, rapidly growing among all generations. The Indonesian people are now very enthusiastic with cycling, so much so that the demands for good quality bicycles are high and has made Indonesia the biggest consumer of bicycles in ASEAN.

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The Indonesia International Bike, Parts, and Accessories Exhibition 2012 (or in short, Inabike 2012) is going to be held for the second time at the end of March this year. This is an annual gathering and market place for international manufacturers and suppliers to be under one roof and to showcase their latest products such as parts, auto components, equipment, tools, and other stuff associated with bicycles and motorcycles. It is targeted not only to the public, but also for trade professionals and potential buyers from Asia and other countries. Being the only dedicated international trade exhibition focusing on bicycles, motorcycles, parts and accessories, Inabike 2012 is a great opportunity to lead this business to bigger success considering the popularity of bicycles and motorcycles in the country.

Like last year, the event is going to take place at the Jakarta International Expo Kemayoran, a perfect place for exhibitions and a venue built to international standards. There will be 300 exhibiting companies targeting around 25,000 visitors, professionals and individuals. Products exhibited at the event include sport motorcycles, road motorcycles, dirtbikes, scooters, all terrain vehicles, cross country (XC) bicycles, XC trails, competitive XCs, recreational XCs, competitive road bikes, endurance bikes, fixies, dirt jump/ urban and street (DJ) bikes, among others. Can’t wait already? Write down the dates and don’t you dare miss this! If you are into anything on two wheels that is. (Dini Siregar)

INABIKE 2012—The Indonesia International Bike, Parts, and Accessories Exhibition 2012 March 28th-31st 2012, from 10 AM to 6 PM At Jakarta International Expo (JIExpo) Center Kemayoran For more info, go to www.inabike-exhibition.net.


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Back to the Future

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sitting on a plane cruising towards Australia to witness firsthand what the Future Music Festival in Brisbane will be like. I had heard a few things about it after doing some very rudimentary research, but I honestly had no idea of what I was getting myself into, which is coincidentally exactly the way I like it.

The press conference was helmed by Malaysian government officials and the organizers of the music festival. Future Music is coming to Malaysia in a very big way and will most likely be the biggest dance festival to hit the Southeast Asian region, which is no small feat. They’re expecting 40,000 people to attend the event which will be held at their formula 1 race track.

I knew that: a) it was a dance music festival, b) it was going to be big, and c) famous people I had only been able to enjoy in music videos and recorded digital audio were going to perform live for my viewing pleasure. You really don’t need to know much else.

The Brisbane show looked like it was going to be nothing short of epic, the headliners included gargantuan names on the dance scene including the Swedish House Mafia, Tiny Tempeh, Fatboy Slim, Aphex Twin, New Order, Skrillex, the Wombats, Paul Van Dyk, Gym Class Heroes, Die Antwoord, Azari & III, the Stafford Brothers, the list goes on and on and on.

Shortly after my arrival in Brisbane, the PR company that had flown me over for the purpose of promoting the festival’s last leg in Kuala Lumpur held a press conference and I was able to get a bigger picture of what was really going on. When you get a random email for a free trip to see a music festival including hotel and airfare, you can’t help but assume that it might be an elaborate scheme by an illegal kidney harvesting front. The press conference dispelled those fears.

On the way to the show, clouds were seen ominously overhead and rain was feared throughout the drive. You could see throngs of young people walking, like a pilgrimage to some sort of promised land. First you’d see one or two but as we got closer, larger groups formed, all walking in the same direction as we were driving. Then the rain came. That didn’t stop anybody. They marched on, determined to


Arriving at the horse race track used for the venue, you could see the giant stages organized by the stands and in the middle of the oval course. Two huge stages protruded into the sky and rivaled the race track’s seating area in size, seemingly competing for the sky. The roar of the crowd within was tremendous and translated into a low roar from a distance. You couldn’t help the adrenaline coursing into your veins. It sounded like this was going to be huge and a slight bit of apprehension fused with eagerness washed over me in an awesome wave. Right as I walked in, clouds parted, the sky was clear and I jump right into it. The first show I marched to was to see Skrillex, which was way on the other side of the venue that they had fenced off for the festival. You could see throngs of people, more people than you could possibly guestimate, walking in all directions. The organizers clearly had a good idea of how to set up the layout of the venue, with two wide bridges over the tracks between the two main stages. In between the two sides were various smaller stages that included massive indoor tents and a foam party the size of most mega clubs. This was some sort of dance eden, it seemed like whatever you were into, you could find some place in this festival to get moving no matter what your tastes were.

indie rock of the Wombats, it did indeed seem like just about anything you could stomp your feet to was represented. I’m not going to bore you readers with how much fun I had; enjoying great music is a personal thing, one that should be enjoyed at a giant festival, where the crowd’s energy seems to permeate through the air, at least once in a lifetime. Preferably many times. If you’re in the Southeast Asian region, the Future show in Malaysia is about as good a deal as it gets. It’s more than economical to hop on an Air Asia ticket to Kuala Lumpur for the show. And with a line-up that includes Chemical Brothers, Tinie Tempah, Chase & Status, The Wombats, Pendulum, Grandmaster Flash, Sneaky Sound System, Cosmic Gate, Alex Metric, Azari & III, and The Stafford Brothers along with a plethora of local and regional up and comers, this is the definitive Southeast Asian dance experience and possibly the one to go to in all of Asia. The organizers are just so legit, from the experience at the Brisbane show; they pretty much provided everything as advertised. Plus the Malaysia show is right next to the airport which means there are zero noise restrictions. That translates into a booming amount of sound being pumped out from the world’s premiere acts in dance music. So head out there today, seriously. Like, book your ticket now. The show is on March 17! [Rusty Shackleford]

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Unlocking the Arts for All Young People

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arly engagement with the arts has a positive impact on young people: raising aspirations, increasing confidence, improving communication skills and unlocking creativity. That is why Abrakadoodle, an American award-winning art and creativity program is franchised here in Jakarta. The main goal is to explore the creative art of a child, one at a time, so the positive impacts mentioned above can be accomplished. The imaginative Abrakadoodle art education curriculum was developed by artists and educators and exceeds the national standards for visual arts education in the United States.

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Teachers also plays an important factor, where one teacher only has 6-10 students, so they can pay close attention to every one of the students. Teachers are trained to teach with the curriculum available. Also, teachers have to inspire children, as oppose telling children what to do and giving them strict boundaries in terms

of creativity. Before all that, teachers applying for the job must have experience in teaching children from age 2-12 years old. Abrakadoodle has 1,200 creative art lessons. That is why every child enrolled there will have an introduction and receive new learning experiences every single time they enter class. Other than art classes, Abrakadoodle is also offering art camps and art parties. Art camps include up to fifteen hours of lessons, activities, games, music and more, offered during summer vacation or other school breaks at the school and community locations. Whereas an art party is a great way to introduce Abrakadoodle to friends and families with a bunch of popular themes that children can choose from and be creative. Don’t you want your kids to be artsy-fartsy and creative? No doubt, Abrakadoodle will bring out all the inner-creativity your kid has! (Dini Siregar)

Abrakadoodle Main Studio : Jalan Sultan Iskandar Muda No. 7, Pondok Indah, Jakarta Selatan 12240 Phone : (021) 729 3377 / 729 2539 Email : inquiry@abrakadoodle.co.id Or just go to their website www.abrakadoodle.co.id for more information.


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Club Voyeur Iligals Hotel

Hard Rock Cafe

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The Black Keys el camino

Wonderful Wow Worthy Worthless Worm Fodder

If Ohio duo Dan Auerbach (guitars) and Patrick Carney (drums) have taught us anything about rummaging though the golden age of the American music hamper, it’s that unwavering consistency and an earnest appreciation for straight up raw rock n soul goes a long way. As far as ten years and seven critically acclaimed studio albums in fact, beginning with Rubber Factory back in 2004 and currently blasting out of the nearest Midwest saloon bar jukebox in the form of El Camino. Judging by the outpouring of critical and public acclaim that has been flung their way, it would seem that The Black Keys really haven’t put a foot wrong, and it only takes a cursory listen through the 11 tracks of El Camino to see that they’ve pretty much nailed it again with a tight, fast-paced collection of upbeat little gems. Clocking in at just under 40 minutes, the album rattles by with a minimum of fuss, and feels as well polished as your mum’s best silver – thanks in no small part to super producer Danger Mouse at the helm. Opening track Lonely Boy wastes no time in getting right to the heart of the matter, with a sucker punch hook and instantly singable chorus line that is guaranteed to awaken your inner air guitarist. Foot-stomping Northern soul inspired Dead and Gone paves the way for album standout Gold on the Ceiling, complete with spangly Wurlitzer and retro hand claps. From here on out the formula remains steadfast with further standouts Run Right Back and Sister ensuring even the most ADD afflicted listeners won’t be tempted to skip forward. Only on a very few rare occasions does it seem as if the concentration has lapsed momentarily (see acoustic intro to Little Black Submarines) but it’s never long before the next catchy chorus or blistering riff kicks in and it’s all on again. Simply put, The Black Keys work with a minimum of fuss and a wealth of ideas to produce the richest, fattest, coolest music around, and El Camino is a shining example of this. Get it now – ‘nuff said. Dan Ashcroft

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Like this? Try these: The White Stripes ‘De Stijl’ Blues disciples Jack & Meg White crank up old Son House tracks to 11.

Ash Grunwald ’Hot Mama Vibes’ Dreadlocked electrostoner borrows the Black Keys’ fuzzbox.

Made J. ‘Das Rumble’

Brussels-based Bali blues legend flies the flag for Mississippi blues and rockabilly.


Club Voyeur Club Voyeur is the transformation of Illigals Club that’s been conceptualized to attract a more music focussed local and international clubbing network. Club Voyeur now has two DJ booths that can be adjusted to the theme and event that will be held there. The room capacity can be used in full or just half for the smaller nights with spectacular visual and lightning.

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House, Tech House, Prog House, Progressive, Trance

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Icey Tanaka, Yazz, T-Lu, Filmar, Alexa, Abo, Jeida, LJ Ovie

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Voyeur A.U.R.A ( Local artist/Band), Voyeur In Space (Friday) Dazzling Voyeur (Saturday) Sound Of Voyeur (International DJ’s )

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A Short Chat with Aning Katamsi


Her love of classical music was inspired by her late mother: Pranawengrum Katamsi. “My mother was the first teacher I ever had. Thanks to her, classical music became something that I really loved. After years of studying vocals and piano, I decided to choose this path as a life career,” Aning Katamsi said to TBJ recently. Indonesia saw her first debut in 1985 at the Radio and TV Star championship. Since then, she has received many offers to perform at TVRI. Later, Aning decided to continue her study further with famed Indonesian soprano: Catharina Leimena, who introduced her to Western classical music. With this study, Aning Katamsi’s capability as a singer evolved. Music types such as seriosa (Indonesian classical music) to art songs and even opera are now part of her repertoires. Most Indonesian classical music lovers and critics agree that Aning Katamsi possesses a beautiful and bright timbre in her voice. This natural talent is also supported with impeccable technique and voice articulation, placing Aning Katamsi at the forefront of our classical music world. The Beat Jakarta had a quick conversation with Aning Katamsi recently and she told us about her current project taking the Paragita Choir to participate at the Bela Bartok Choir Competition in Debrecen, Hungary this coming July 2012. “I am so happy that we have been accepted to join this competition. Our strategy to win this place was by auditioning the right singers and practicing very hard four times a week. It is very

important to master all songs that we are going to perform. To join this competition we have to sing more than just good. We have to sing great!” The Bela Bartok Choir Competition is one of the prestigious international choir competitions of the world. Aside from singing Bela Bartok’s compositions for this competition, the Paragita Choir lead by Aning Katamsi will also perform songs from some other great classical composers such as Eric Whitacre, Pawel Lukaszewski, Zoltan Kodaly and Morten Lauridsen. Indonesia has so many great talents when it comes to music and singing, including classical music. Aning agrees with this adding that the situation is already much better compared to 10 years ago, though it may not be as fast as other neighbouring countries. Furthermore, she added that what we do here is still based on each individuals passion to progress the classical music scene in Indonesia. Without the proper support like an international standard opera house and government attention on the arts in general, classical music in Indonesia will have a slow development. As a person who claims not to have long future plans, Aning Katamsi is planning to do more Indonesian art song concerts and perhaps publish a song book on that theme as well. But for the time being, she would like to focus on the education world and to share her knowledge on piano and vocal. Aning Katamsi leaves us with a couple of tips on becoming a great soprano, one being, to keep on learning and practicing. Always increase your capability, even when you are already a pro. Last but not least, take good care of your instrument: your voice, by having a healthy lifestyle.

By Erza S.T.

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o choose to be a professional classical singer is perhaps something that most children will not consider when they are growing up. However, for Aning Katamsi it was a life calling. For over 25 years, Aning Katamsi has dedicated herself to be one of Indonesia’s best sopranos.

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Not only does Liquid Exchange have the best complete breakfast going till 11am most mornings, that we tried last week with a rather large chunk of gusto, but also this month they are presenting a super Baguette stuffed with sliced BBQ roasted beef, mushrooms, glazed onions, melted cheese and a side of chips for 79k, which is the perfect lunch. On the sweets side, Grand Ma’s Swiss Apple Crumble with a vanilla cream sauce is to die for at 29k. More good reasons to drop into Lex this week.

March Specials at Liquid Exchange

Liquid exchange tidak hanya memiliki menu sarapan komplit sampai dengan jam 11 pagi saja yang kami coba dengan semangat tetapi bulan ini mereka juga memiliki super Baguette yang berisi irisan BBQ roasted beef, jamur, tumisan bawang bombay, keju leleh dan dilengkapi dengan kentang goreng, seharga 79k, yang merupakan menu makan siang yang sempurna. Untuk di bagian makanan manisnya, terdapat Grand Ma’s Swiss Apple Crumble yang dilengkapi dengan saus krim vanilla dengan harga 29k. Alasan baik lain lagi untuk datang ke Lex minggu ini.

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As one of the most popular Japanese dishes outside its country of origin, different varieties of sushi arise all over the globe. Nishimura’s own Sumptuous Sushi Japanese chef, Kamikawa Shinji, at Nishimura, presents a range of delectable sushi creations that captures Shangri La the essence of traditional sushi infused with modern recipes and cooking style to please Jakarta’s sushi fanatics. Savor some scrumptious new style sushi at Nishimura, Oishii! Valid until March 31, 2012. Sebagai salah satu masakan Jepang paling populer di luar negeri asalnya, beberapa variasi sushi yang berbeda muncul di seluruh dunia. Chef restoran Nishimura yang didatangkan langsung dari Jepang, Kamikawa Shinji, menyajikan berbagai kreasi sushi lezat yang berhasil menangkap esensi dari sushi tradisional yang digabungkan dengan resep dan gaya memasak modern untuk para penggemar sushi di Jakarta. Nikmati hidangan sushi dengan gaya baru ini yang dibuat untuk memuaskan para pencinta fanatik sushi di Jakarta. Nikmati jenis sushi lezat terbaru di Nishimura, Oishii! Tersedia sampai tanggal 31 Maret 2012.


Cosmo Bakery Promotion

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Cosmo Japanese Supermarket is probably one of the best bakeries in Jakarta! And for the month of March, you can enjoy the 20% Discount promotion for all their bakery and pastry products! Valid for their store on Jalan Bulungan and at Wijaya Grand Center. They have some amazing pastries for some amazing prices. There are simply too many delectable items to choose from at Cosmo Bakery, so we’ll see you there! Bakery di supermarket Jepang Cosmo telah lama dikenal sebagai salah satu yang terbaik di Jakarta. Sepanjang bulan Maret ini, nikmatilah Diskon 20% untuk semua produk bakery dan pastry mereka; berlaku di gerai mereka di Jalan Bulungan dan juga di Wijaya Grand Center. Mereka memiliki berbagai jenis pastry yang lezat dengan harga yang terjangkau. Masih banyak lagi pilihan roti khas Cosmo yang menggugah selera. Segeralah kesana dan nikmati semuanya!

Starbucks yang sudah selama 40 tahun dikenal sebagai ahlinya dalam sourcing, roasting dan blending kopi terbaik di dunia untuk pertama kalinya menciptakan kopi dengan light roast yaitu Starbucks® Blonde Roast. Jenis roast terbaru ini diciptakan untuk menyempurnakan spectrum jenis roast yang sudah ada, serta bisa memenuhi kebutuhan customer yang mengharapkan kopi yang light namun tetap tidak kehilangan citarasa, body dan acidity-nya. Mulai awal bulan Maret 2012, kemasan whole bean Starbucks® Blonde Roast tersedia di seluruh gerai Starbucks Indonesia. Starbucks® Blonde Roast hadir dalam dua variants yaitu Starbucks Veranda Blend™ Blend Amerika Latin ini merupakan kombinasi dari rasa coklat dan kacang yang lighty toasted. Satu lagi adalah Starbucks Willow Blend™ yang dideskripsikan sebagai bright dan clean, kopi dari Latin Amerika dan Afrika Timur ini memiliki citarasa citrus. Cobalah semua rasanya.

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Starbucks have come up with something new called Starbucks Blonde Roast. This latest roast New Coffees is created for the at Starbucks customer who wants a light coffee but still wants the taste, body and acidity. Starting from March 2012, the whole bean Blonde Roast pack is available in all Starbucks around Indonesia. It comes in two variants, Starbucks Veranda Blend which is a Latin American blend which has a chocolate and lightly toasted nut flavor. The other one is Willow Blend which is described as a bright and clean coffee from Latin America and East Africa that has a citrus flavor. Give them a go.


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OTEL LOBBY

No typo there. Come inside Otel Lobby and have a pleasant ‘stay’ and a wonderful meal.

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ocated at Epicentrum Rasuna, Kuningan, this new gastro pub has been creating quite a good buzz amongst Jakarta’s food lovers. The name itself is more a playful way of saying that this is, a casual place with none of the stuffy hotel image.

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When you step inside Otel Lobby, you’ll be greeted by a big reception desk and a stack of Louis Vuitton bags resting on a luggage trolley. But our attention was more fixed on the gorgeous chandelier hanging on the ceiling and a classic black and white movie constantly screened on the wall adds a nostalgic touch. The interior is dominated by the color black, nicely accented with the dark wood of the furniture. Simply gorgeous. The masterminds behind this new restaurant are two beautiful ladies: Maya Aldy, the head chef and coowner, and Gaby Bakrie, a restaurateur, publisher and humanitarian. This dazzling duo simply wanted to create an exceptional eatery which serves good food, good drinks, and a cozy place to have a good time with your friends and family with excellent service. And you know that you’re somewhere special when everything on the menu is made entirely from scratch. It speaks volumes about the thoughtfulness and quality put into their cuisine. The decision of incorporating local ingredients (mostly the vegetables) into their dishes is a great thing. Otel Lobby hopes that the mutual partnership with local farmers will help boost the awareness of the quality of Indonesia’s produce.


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Up next, a trio of mains that are simply splendid. A pasta dish called the Squid Ink Malfatti (55k small, 85k regular) made it to our table. Malfatti means “poorly made”, a reference to the odd shapes of the pasta. But there’s nothing poor about this dish. It’s a delectable blend of calamari with chili, cooked in squid ink. Visually, it is something to behold; a nice juxtaposition of the pasta’s dark color with the white of the squid and the red of the chili. This is definitely one dish to remember. We also ordered another seafood item, the Pan Roasted Salmon (85k); succulent salmon with avocado mousseline, orange sauce and kimchi. Yes, kimchi!

Otel Lobby The Annex Building of Bakrie Tower, Epicentrum, Kuningan, Jakarta 12940 Ph: (021) 2994 1324 Opens: 11 am – midnight (Mon – Thu) 11 am – 2 am (Fri – Sun) Website: www.otellobby.com Twitter: @otellobby Facebook: Otel Lobby

And for the carnivore in you, the Bruised Short Rib (145k) will surely satisfy. One thing worth mentioning about this dish is the cauliflower puree that was a welcomed substitute for the regular mashed potato.Yummy. A dessert called Lemon and Pear Soufflé (35k) ended our dining experience on a (sweet) high, but how can we not mention their superb cocktail concoctions? Leave it to Otel Lobby’s master mixologist, Ben Browning, to blow you away. Go for the Velvet Mojito (89k); a cool mixture of light rum, mint, lime, and velvet meringue. But the masterpiece here, we think, is the Herb ‘n’ Bourbon (89k); a mix of Jim Beam, rosemary, mint, basil, fresh orange, strawberry, honey, and a dash of Angostura Bitter, served over ice. We definitely had a great time here. Kudos to the chef and bartender who came up with their fantastic creations! Check in at Otel Lobby. This is one highly recommended place. (Budi Iskandar)

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Well, let’s get into the food. We started our culinary journey with the Soy Marinated Maguro (75k); slices of fresh tuna topped with pickled beets, pieces of bone marrow, and toasted bread. The bone marrow truly adds a pleasant taste and texture to this appetizer.


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PANTRYNETTE

A cute little café that is fast becoming a crowd pleaser.

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antrynette is situated in one of the new shophouses on Jalan Karang Tengah in the Lebak Bulus area of South Jakarta. A little off the beaten track maybe, but we’ve been hearing a lot of good things about this place. The restaurant is managed by the same people who own the popular Gorjes Hair Salon, and sure enough, their newest branch is located on the top floor. The décor here is decidedly pretty. The interior is dominated by the white colored furniture and wall paneling, with some touches of light green on some chairs and parts of the walls. The knick knacks on the cabinets and framed photos on the wall add a certain homey feel. All in all, it’s very casual and comfy. Pantrynette serves a hearty mix of classic café fare and Indonesian favorites. Real down-to-earth food.We visited them recently, and wanted to have a taste of their cooking. We began with the Bitterballen (22k); a typical savory Dutch snack, they are basically deep fried, breadcrumb battered balls with ragout filling. And with a side of mustard as a dip, this is one very popular appetizer here. The Big Breakfast (40k) is also a well-liked dish. A plate of French

Pantrynette Bona Indah Business Center No. 8F, Jl. Karang Tengah Raya, Lebak Bulus, Jakarta Selatan Ph: (021) 2920 3539 Opens: 8 am – 9 pm


toast, sausage, sautéed mushroom, egg, and tomato that will start your day in the right way. Don’t get us wrong, though; you’ll be content with this simple yet tasty dish at any time of day! Up next is the Spaghetti Aglio Olio (30k). The al dente spaghetti is cooked with lightly sautéed garlic in olive oil, garnished with chili flakes, and generously topped with cheese. If you’re more into local food, try the Mie Ayam Jamur (23k) or flour noodles with a good helping of seasoned chicken and mushroom with some lettuce.The bowl of soup and meatballs that just brings it all home. We also want to point out the jars of pickles on the table. One is the regular jar of pickled cucumber, carrots, and shallots. The other one though, packs quite a punch with the addition of sliced chilies. And this local type of salsa is a big hit among Pantrynette’s patrons! It’s especially good to go with your local dishes. Another notable dish here is the Asem-Asem Buntut (23k); a sour and spicy beef oxtail soup.

And we mean, exceptionally hot! The herbs and spices blend very nicely with the oxtail, but the chilies really give it a good kick. If you’re into spicy food, you’ll love this dish! They also have Pancakes and Crepe dishes (25k) for your sweet tooth. For drinks, the Lychee Iced Tea (22k) is very refreshing. And the Wedang Jahe (22k) - a pot of Javanese hot ginger drink, and Hot Caramel Latte (26k) are great for after your meal. The coffee here is particularly good. For a smallish, unassuming eatery, it’s really nice to see that they put special care into the food and we liked the good quality of the ingredients very much. With its relaxed feel and easy weekend vibe, Pantrynette is a good choice for a laid back afternoon of interesting company and casual food. (Budi Iskandar)

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The Battles of Life By: @JohanJT

Bagi para pecinta film action ataupun adventure / fantasy, dalam 2 minggu ke depan ini kalian akan dipuaskan dengan ketiga film berikut yang menyuguhkan pertarungan hebat yang akan kamu ingat terus bahkan setelah keluar pintu bioskop. Serbu markas bos mafia dengan pasukan bersenjata tak kenal nyerah ini, dukung kedua remaja ini untuk menang dalam kompetisi hidup dan mati, dan bergabunglah dengan pahlawan Yunani yang akan membunuh monster raksasa. www.blitzmegaplex.com dan www.21cineplex.com! For the next two weeks, every action and adventure fan in town should get ready for some of the great battles you won’t find in other movies. Witness the super tense SWAT assault on the nest of a merciless crime lord, a teenage girl and boy who fight in a deadly competition for their homes, and a Greek hero who hunts the gigantic Titans at www.blitzmegaplex.com and www.21cineplex.com!

The Raid (Serbuan Maut) Action, Crime, Thriller. Writer & Director: Gareth Evans. Cast: Iko Uwais, Doni Alamsyah, Yayan Ruhian, Ray Sahetapy, Joe Taslim, Ananda George. Sebagai salah satu anggota pemula di pasukan bersenjata khusus, Rama (Iko Uwais, Merantau) ditugaskan untuk bergabung dengan misi penyergapan rahasia bos mafia brutal, Tama (Ray Sahetapy) di sebuah rumah susun. Namun ketika keberadaan dan misi mereka dibocorkan, bos mafia Tama menawarkan imbalan seumur hidup kepada semua penjahat yang ada di rumah susun tersebut jika bisa membunuh semua pasukan bersenjata ini. Rama pun harus menembus setiap lantai dan ruangan yang ada untuk menyelematkan timnya keluar dari serbuan maut yang berbalik memburu mereka. Sejak penayangan perdananya di beberapa festival film internasional bergengsi tahun dan bahkan di INAFFF, Jakarta November lalu, film “The Raid” garapan sutradara Gareth Evans (Merantau) ini telah menjadi fenomena luar biasa yang banyak dibicarakan orang saking terkagumnya. Film bahkan dibeli hak distribusinya oleh Sony Entertainment International dan akan tayang perdana di Hollywood pada akhir Maret ini juga. Bagi kamu yang penggemar film action, “The Raid” bahkan disebut oleh beberapa kritikus film dunia sebagai “masterpiece of action movie”. Siapkan adrenalinmu menembus rumah susun 15 tingkat, dan bersiaplah bersorak, terngangah dan tepuk tangan akan aksi baku tembak dan pencak silat yang tidak berhenti-henti! From the writer-director Gareth Evans who brought the sensational action film “Merantau” (2009) showing the Indonesian martial art of Pencak Silat. Last year his new world-acclaimed “The Raid” got its highest compliments from many international film festival critics and audiences. This year, The Raid will screen broader for international audiences in Hollywood and surely in Indonesia. Seriously, pump up your adrenaline, you will gasp a lot with no break throughout this said-to-be masterpiece of action movie!

The Hunger Games Action, Drama, Fantasy. Director: Gary Ross. Writers: Suzanne Collins, Billy Ray. Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks, Isabelle Fuhrman.


Berlokasikan di masa depan, di area yang dulunya adalah Amerika Utara, penguasa jahat bernama Capitol dari Negara Panem mengharuskan kedua belas distriknya untuk mengirimkan seorang remaja cowok dan cewek untuk ikut berkompetisi di Hunger Games. Kompetisi ini disiarkan secara nasional melalui televise dan pesertanya harus saling bertarung hingga hanya salah satu yang bertahan. Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence, X-men First Class) yang berguru ke pemenang Hunger Games jaman dulu pun bertemu dengan Peeta (Josh Hutcherson, Journey 2) dan bertarung bersama. Di arena, mereka harus membuat keputusan berat antara bertahan hidup dan cinta. Diadaptasi dari novel fiksi fantasi karya Suzanne Collins dengan judul yang sama, sutradara Gary Ross (Seabiscuit) mengajak serta novelis ini dan penulis Billy Ray (Flightplan) untuk membawakan petualangan dan pertarungan yang menegangkan dan mengharukan. Kehadiran aktor dan aktris muda berbakat baru seperti Josh Hutcherson dan Jennifer Lawrence akan membawa ketertarikan tersendiri bagi penonton anak muda. Bersiaplah untuk memasuki arena pertarungan dengan popcorn kamu karena ini adalah “Hunger Games”! Set in a dystopian future where the evil empire, the Capitol, selects a boy and girl from the 12 surrounding districts to fight to the death on live television, Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence, Winter Bones) volunteers to take her younger sister’s place for the latest match and compete along with newly found partner, Peeta (Josh Hutcherson). Adapted from the bestselling fantasy novel with same title, “The Hunger Games” will both thrill and touch. Equip yourself with weapons and popcorns for the battle!

Wrath of the Titans Action, Adventure, Fantasy. Director: Jonathan Liebesman. Writers: Dan Mazeau, David Johnson. Cast: Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Rosamund Pike, Bill Nighy. 10 tahun setelah kemenangannya melawan Kraken, Perseus (Sam Worthington) yang adalah anak setengah dewa dari Zeus memutuskan untuk hidup damai di desa nelayan dan membesarkan putranya, Helius. Sementara itu, dikarenakan pengabdian manusia yang berkurang, para dewa-dewa di Gunung Olympus kehilangan kendali akan para monster Titans yang mereka kurung beserta pemimpin mereka, Kronos yang adalah ayah dari Zeus, Hades dan Poseidon. Hades dan Ares berkhianat dan membantu Kronos menangkap Zeus. Perseus pun harus menjawab panggilan takdirnya sekali lagi untuk menyelamatkan ayahnya, umat manusia dan membunuh Kronos. Melanjutkan remake “Clash of the Titans” yang ditayangkan 2 tahun lalu, sutradara John Liebesman (Battle Los Angeles) membawakan kembali cerita tentang pahlawan Yunani kuno yang diperankan oleh Sam Worthington (Avatar) ini ke cerita yang lebih seru. Masih dengan beberapa pemeran keren dari film pertama dan tambahan karakter baru, monster-monster Titans raksasa buas yang dibuat dengan efek visual canggih dan 3D, sekuel kali ini dijamin akan lebih membuat Gunung Olympus menggelegar. Hati-hati amukan para Titans keluar dari layar!

The first sequel to “Clash of the Titans”, which was a remake of the original 1981 film, got mixed critical reaction. Taking a chance, director John Liebesman who made Battle Los Angeles and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning is bringing a more humongous story, literally, with the gigantic titans into the heroic adventures of Perseus. The visual effects are undoubtedly stupendous for sure, so see it in a 3D cinema for maximum thrill. Choose your side, the Olympian gods or the underworld Titans!


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Nikeeta Lakhiani Nikoo | Fashion Designer

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‘Only great minds can afford a simple style’ In a booming Megalopolis, much like the one we find ourselves in, countless hours are spent working, networking and socializing. Jakarta is fast becoming both the business and fashion hub in Southeast Asia and somewhere in the middle of this ever evolving hustle and bustle there are Individuals whose artistic drive adds fuel to fire to the nations creative transformation. One such individual is Nikeeta Lakhiani, a laid back city girl who founded ‘Nikoo’ a brand committed to adding a much needed chic to city, one outfit at a time.


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Describe the Nikoo brand for us. Well, this is something I found out a while after I decided to call my brand Nikoo. The word translates to beautiful in the Iranian language, a world apart but who would’ve thought? The purpose of this brand is to allow women to be able to pick up a beautiful, stylish piece of clothing with a quality equivalent to any of the more popular brands out there without having to pay through their noses. In other words, Nikoo is a very affordable way to make a fashion statement. The fact of the matter is we all want to look and feel good without it having to cost a small fortune. The idea behind the brand is that it has a very ‘street’ essence about it, meaning it’s an edgy line with an elegant taste of feminism. So it specifically caters to women? Yes it does. That is my target market, mainly because being a women myself I understand exactly what other women look for in their clothing choices. This understanding enables me to create a collection that is well rounded and provides everything from comfort to quality for the fashion savvy ladies out there. What sort of creative process do you go through and where do you draw your inspiration from? The mood board is possibly the most prominent part of my creative process. It’s where I lay out my ideas from colors, textures, fabrics and images. Once I feel like I’m getting the right

vibes from the idea I start designing and so on. My inspiration definitely comes from travelling and experiencing different cultures, simply because I come to connect with a different play on colors, fabrics and styles and I take these things and use them as a creative springboard to produce unique and flavorful designs. How Important is fashion for a city? It’s very important. Adding to all the elements of a great city like its buildings, parks and roadways, fashion adds a dimension to the individuals who operate day in and day out in the city. Good looking and feeling people equal improved city vibes On a scale on 1 to 10 how do you rate Jakarta in a fashion sense? I’d give the locals a seven. The city is quite fashionable in a very basic way, they think that splurging on designer or expensive brands makes them fashionable and it does to an extent, but personally I think when an individual can come out with looking exceptional by mixing and matching colors and styles, that’s when they are nearing a ten on a fashion sense. But in saying all that, I think we’ve got great potential and we are fashionable. To end this, where can we find your collection and what’s next for Nikoo? We’ve just recently celebrated our one year anniversary and launched a new collection to mark it and I’m happy with the end product. Now I just have to get ready for the next collection, keep experimenting and creating to able to cement Nikoo in the heart of the fashion Industry in Jakarta and beyond hopefully. You get can your hands on Nikoo in the Goods Dept if you’re in Jakarta or Widely Project for those in Bandung. You can also go on www.laavaa. com which will have Nikoo products starting April. Also follow us on facebook : nikooatelier & Twitter: @nikooatelier for updates. [Sahil Punjabi]

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Nikeeta tell us about yourself First of all, I’m a downright city girl who enjoys the vibrant social scene in the capital and I like being out and about soaking in all that the city and it’s people have to offer. Growing up I’ve always loved the arts, something as simple as bringing life to an empty canvas armed with a brush and a few basic colors is one of the most soothing and refreshing thing anyone can do. So anyway, I combined my basic understanding of art, paired it up with my passion for fashion and birthed Nikoo a fashion forward endeavor to spice up the city’s style.

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The beauty tricks we are going to share are somewhat unusual because they require applying stuff that is not supposed to be on your face (eye drops/ deodorant). But hey, if it works, saves you time, and adds value to your beauty and skin care products, why not?

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We may have a double-chin laughter emoticon [note: it looks like this =)))], but to have a double-chin in real life? Who wants that? Well, you can’t fight gravity and age, so it’s often inevitable. But when you’re preparing yourself for a big event and desperately need to reduce a bit of that chin puffiness for a few hours, try caffeine-rich cellulite creams. Caffeine acts as a diuretic and sucks the water right out of the puffy zone. Apply the cream on your jaw line, and enjoy having your chin de-puff noticeably for three to four hours.

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I hate sweating during special occasions, but what’s more annoying is when I sweat on my face. Really, it just ruins everything, from my mood to my makeup. So how do you keep your face sweat free? Well, how do you keep your armpits sweat free? Yes, with antiperspirant deodorant. Before applying makeup, use a foundation brush to apply thin layers of clear, unscented deodorant on your face parts with the most sweat glands—upper lip and hairline. Thanks to the antiperspirant ingredient, deodorant base will keep your face shine-free.

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The key of avoiding cakey makeup is, of course, by not having so many layers of foundation, concealers, and powder. But when we have broken capillaries, red acne, or just an allover uneven redness on your face, we are always tempted to pile on foundation. The quick solution is by applying nasal spray or eye drops such as Visine. Nasal sprays and eye drops are vasoconstrictors, which work like a topical steroid to reduce redness. Since it also shrinks blood vessels, products of this type helps reduce puffiness and under eye circles as well. With no redness on your face, there’s no need to pile up those concealer!


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Using non-primers as primers! The first favorite brand is Monistat Soothing Care Chafing Relief Powder-Gel. No, this is not that Monistat product for yeast infections. The Soothing Care line is a body care line that produces moisturizers, itch relief, body powder, and the like. Although it’s not a primer, the Soothing Care Chafing Relief Powder-Gel contains Dimethicone (which is similar to silicone) as the active ingredient. It also contains Vitamin E and aloe, and it’s fragrance-free and formulated to let skin ‘breathe’. The verdict? The gel goes on evenly, it’s non-greasy, smooths pores, and works well with everything from tinted moisturizers to regular foundations. But the biggest bonus is that it’s cheaper than the usual branded primer. Score! Another alternative primer is La Roche Posay Cicaplast. This product is actually formulated to help reconstruct skin’s texture, which makes it a favorite for post-surgery patients. On the flipside, it’s great for those who are looking for a primer that double-functions as a skin texture enhancer. Okay, so the product stimulates new cells and it’s also antibacterial. But how does it act as a primer? Surprisingly good. Although it has silicones in it, the consistency is lighter and creamier than most other primers. However, as it has no oil control, it works better on dry and normal skin. So if you’re looking for a primer substitute that is designed towards skin care and not makeup, this is for you. The fact that it acts like a foundation primer is a bonus!

Remember: some of above products were not developed for use on facial skin, so they may cause reactions.Test it on a small patch of your skin first before you start fully applying.

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A lot of us spray water on our face after getting our makeup done. It’s a simple but essential final touch-up to achieve that dewy look. But if your skin is very dry, or if you live in a dry area, try this Hollywood celebrity trick: after applying all of your makeup, take a 10-minute hot bath or shower. Of course, don’t get your neck and face wet! The steam from the hot water sets makeup, and the moisture will make skin look plump, fresh, and dewy. It takes away the powdery look of powders, giving your skin a glow. Not the most practical way, but if it’s a celebs’ favorite, there’s gotta be some truth in it.


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Amalia - editor of www.fashionesedaily.com – Style & Beauty with Attitude

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was waiting impatiently for the Lanvin Spring/Summer 2012 presentation, because I already had the invitation from more than a week prior. I couldn’t wait to see what we were going to find at this season’s presentation. It was really windy that day, and not so surprisingly, a busy day for the beat team, as everything seemed to happen on the same day. But when we got to Bistro Boulevard, the weather turned to a very nice cool temperature. The dim lights of the place accentuated the classic aura of Lanvin and we got to see renowned Lanvin sketch illustrations being placed everywhere on the venue.


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What did I get from the presentation? I think these are the five things that I will be paying close attention to this season. 1. Black and taupe will remain a classic in your wardrobe That is why you should never doubt yourself whether it’s a waste buying another black and taupe. Especially taupe! Who needs beige when you can settle with taupe. 2. Go with solid bright hues to steal the limelight Staying with solid colours make it easier to deal with bright hues. It immediately grabs attention because the colour of the outfit in itself is a scene stealer. Make everything else simple; shoes, bags and accessories. 3. Tweed can rock your outfit too It’s easy to fall in love with tweed, it’s so iconic that everyone needs to have at least one tweed blazer in their lifetime. But tweed doesn’t need to be always business like. Pair it with a shirt or a statement necklace to make it more lovable. We’re so in love with that heart shaped necklace! 4. Trust the bag to complete your look (and probably shoes too) 5. White doesn’t always have to be boring. Like a t-shirt written ‘Married in the Sun’ made from sequins. Especially in the form of a wedding gown, from Lanvin, it can blow your mind.

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Which style do you think will make it into your closet?


Theo Zantman Divine Balinese Sawah Exhibition.

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Now – March 21 Inspired by the soothing and lush views of the Balinese ‘sawah’, Theo Zantman, a Netherlands-based artist put on this exhibition to reveal the beauty of the basic Balinese concept of the sawah and sheds a whole new creative light on them with interesting plays on colors and contours. Opened by the Famous Asmirandah, the exhibition has gathered a lot of interest from the public. Don’t miss out. DUTA FINE ARTS FOUNDATION, Jl. Kemang Utara 55A Jakarta, Indonesia 12730

Fang Jilun, The Breakthrough Now – April 5th Considered a founding father of the China-based cynical realist style, Fang Lijun, a Beijing based artist brings his work to the archipelago and his artwork does create a vivid picture of the disenchanted and rebellious days of old China. His work also conjures images of the disillusioned Chinese youth drawing from memories of Tianamen square massacres to laborers for the white man in today’s world. CP Foundation Jl. Suryopranoto 67A, Jakarta

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Now – April 7th A unique collaboration between these two art movements resulting in art works that really wake the senses. Kopi Keliling is famous for its coffee-driven and inspired artworks, they even use coffee as a material to create art. Just like that shot of espresso, this partnership is sure to jolt your system back up. Inkubator Asia & Kope Keliling Jalan Wijaya No 39. Jakarta Selatan.


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Surprisingly stencil art is to many a very therapeutic way of creating art. They describe the cutting work and attention to detail as a medium that immerses them into the art itself allowing it to take and come to life. The Jakarta Stencil art scene is not new, but it has surfaced and gathered a lot of attention over the past year.

vibe of the ‘Gardu House’ artspace making the whole experience well worth it.

This exhibition was an ode to local and international artist whose experiences with this art form reveal themselves unmistakably through their work. The cultural mix combined of artists from Poland, Germany, Argentina and Indonesia amongst others did wonders to the

Gardu House itself was built by street artists to house other edgy characters like themselves to create and explore and the people responsible for this event are already plotting their exhibitions. Gear up Jakarta and get your stencils on.

Major Razor – Opening March 17 GARDUHOUSE @ Carburator Springs Jl. Veteran Raya No.13 Gg H. Ropiah / Route 66 Tanah Kusir, Jakarta Selatan

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The artist represented hope that the stencil art culture will catch on with the nation’s youth and hopefully encourage them to let loose their creative powers and even use the empty walls of this city as a canvas to build on.


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Restaurants 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 Senayan - Jakarta Selatan : 021 – 3003 0330 Jack Rabbit MAP N8 Cyber 2 Tower Jl HR Rasuna Said Blok X5 No 13 Jakarta Selatan : 021.2902 1357 JIMBARAN MAP A8 Beachside resto Pantai Karnaval Ancol Jakarta Utara : 021 - 640 1040 KADO MAP K7 Traditional Japanese Intercontinental Mid Plaza LG Floor Jl. Jend Sudirman Kav. 10-11 Jakarta Pusat : 021 - 573 2030 ext. 6703 / 4735 KOI CAFÉ & GALLERY MAP S6 International 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.lexjakarta.com LOWEY MAP O7 Nice hangout and good western food and drinks Oakwood Condiminions Lingkar, Mega Kuningan Jakarta : 021 - 2554 2378 Luna Negra (Italian) MAP N5 Plaza Bapindo Jl. Jendral Sudirman Kav. 54-55. Jakarta Selatan 12190. Citibank Tower, Ground Floor. Sudirman. : 021- 2995 0077 MANCHESTER UNITED MAP J7 Resto - Bar - DJ Graha Mataram Podium Sarinah 2nd Floor Jl. M.H. Thamrin No. 11 Jakarta Pusat : 021-2300.392 MARIO’S PLACES MAP K8 Live performance Top 40 & Oldies Menteng Plaza Ground Floor : 021-391.7301 MINUS 2 MAP O3 The Coldest Beer In Town fX Building 2nd Floor Jl. Jend Sudirman - Pintu Satu Senayan : 021-2555.4099 Murphy’s Irish Pub & Restaurant MAP S6 Kemang Raya 11a Kemang. : 021 718 3382 : 0818 833 643 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 Otel Lobby Map M-9 Jl Epicentrum Tengah South Gate Entrance (The Annex Building of Bakrie Tower) Rasuna Epicentrum Kuningan Jakarta Selatan : 021-29941324 PASTA DE WARAKU MAP I6 Japanese casual pasta Grand Indonesia, East Mall, Level 3A. : 021 - 2358 0916 Pondok Indah Mall 2 Level 3 : 021 - 7592 0608 Mall Taman Anggrek, Unit E 16 A , Level 2 : 021 - 563 9590 PASTIS MAP M8 The Kuningan Suites Apartment Jl. Setiabudi Utara, Kuningan : 021- 5260 260 PAULANER MAP I7 German Brauhaus in the heart of Jakarta. Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jl. MH Thamrin No. 1, : 021- 2358.3871 PORTOBELLO MAP L6 East meet West Mid Plaza 2, 1st Floor Jl. Jend Sudirman Kav. 10-11 Jakarta Pusat : 021 - 570 7774 ext 5100 PISA CAFE TEBET MAP O9 Food-Music-Sport Entertainment Jl. Tebet Raya No. 58 :021-837 83 805 PIZZA E BIRRA MAP I6 Pizza & Beer Plaza Indonesia Extension 5th Floor, Unit E 22-23 JL.MH Thamrin Jakarta Pusat : 021 - 319 28070 PLANET HOLLYWOOD MAP O6 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 RAMEN 38 MAP Q3 Japanese Ramen noodles and more. Kamome Building Lt. 2, Melawai, Blok M Jakarta Selatan : 021-7280 0268 ROLLING STONE CAFE MAP W6 Jln. Ampera 16. Kemang, Jakarta : 021 782 2828 www.rollingstonecafe.co.id SAKANA MAP K6 Japanese light meal Mid Plaza 1 Basement Floor Jl. Jend Sudirman Kav 10-11 Jakarta Pusat : 021-574 6452 SCORE! MAP X3 International and Indonesian Cilandak Town Square Jakarta Selatan : 021 - 7592.0279 SEGARRA MAP A7 Dining-Lounge Pantai Carnaval - Ancol Bay City. Jl. Lodan Timur No. 7 Jakarta Utara : 021.9959.9404 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 I7 Restaurant, Bar, Wine Harvey Nichols Grand Indonesia East Mall 1st


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THE CAZBAR MAP O8 International Jalan Mega Kuningan Jakarta Selatan : 021 - 5764582

TRATTORIA MAP O7 Italian The East Building Lobby GF Jl. Lingkar Mega Kuningan Kav 3.2 No 1 - Jakarta Pusat : 021 - 5793 8574

TOSCANA MAP U5 Italian Jl. Kemang Raya No. 120 Jakarta Selatan

TRIBECA MAP L6 Bar & Diner Citywalk Sudirman Jl. KH Mas Mansyur 121

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Jakarta Pusat : 021 - 2555 8758 VIETOPIA MAP O4 Vietnamese Jl. Senopati no. 66 Kebayoran Baru Jakarta Selatan : 021 - 726 1162

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affordable wines. Jl. Kemang Raya 45B Jakarta Selatan : 021 - 7179 2577 VIN + MAP N3 Arcadia Plaza Senayan Jl. New Delhi No.9 Senayan Jakarta : 021 - 5790 1477

VIN + MAP T6 Casual but stylish wine bar with western food and great

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: bartele@me.com w: www.bartelegallery.com 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: bartele@me.com w: www.bartelegallery.com BIZETE GALLERY Jl. Gandaria I No. 9 Kebayoran Baru : 021 – 724 6725 BUDI GALLERY Jl. Ciputat Raya No. 58 Jakarta : 021 – 70622190 CEMPAKA FINE ART AUCTION Gedung Inter Asia lantai 1 Jl. K.H Wahid Hasyim No. 96 Jakarta Pusat : 021 – 3907779 CEMARA 6 GALERI Jl. HOS. Cokroaminoto No: 9 - 11 Menteng, Jakarta : 021 – 3911823 D’PEAK GALLERY JL.RS Fatmawati No. 56 Jakarta : 021 – 380 7047 EDITY’S ART HOUSE Jl. Gresik Blok FB 2 No. 9

Bintaro Jaya Sektor 7 Jakarta : 021 – 7450624 ELCANNA ART GALLERY Jl. Pakubuwono VI No. 35 Kebayoran Baru Jakarta Selatan : 021 - 7211101 GALERI CANNA Jl. Boulevard Barat Raya Block LC 6 No. 33-34 Kelapa Gading Permai Jakarta Utara : 021 – 4526429 - 30 GALERI MILLENNIUM D’Best Fatmawati Jalan RS. Fatmawati No. 15, Jakarta 12420 : 021 - 7507282 GALLERY LONTAR / UTAN KAYU Jl. Utan Kayu 68 H Jakarta Timur : 021 – 857 – 3388 / 856 480 GLORY GALLERY Mall Taman Anggrek Jalan Letjen. S. Parman Kav. 21, Indonesia 11470 : 021 - 5639650 JAKARTA ARTS COUNCIL Taman Ismail Marzuki Jl. Cikini Raya 73 Jakarta Pusat : 021 – 31937 639 KOONG GALLERY Dharmawangsa Square City Walk Jl. Darmawangsa 6 Semanggi Jakarta : 021 – 72788263

KUPU KUPU ART GALLERY Jl. Kebon Sirih 17 – 19 Jakarta : 021 – 3983 – 6621/2 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: info@ruangrupa.org www.ruangrupa.org SIGIARTS GALLERY Jl. Mahakam I No. 11 Blok M, Jakarta Selatan : 021 – 7260949 VANESSA ART LINK Graha MIK main lobby, Taman Perkantoran Kuningan Jl. Setiabudi Selatan Kav. 16-17 Jakarta : 021 5794 1411


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Argentina MAP I7 Menara Thamrin R. 1602 Jl. Muhammad Thamrin, : 021 - 230-3061

Denmark MAP O7 Menara Rajawali, Jl. Mega Kuningan Lot 5.1 : 021 - 576-1478

Laos MAP P9 Jl. Patra Kuningan XIV No. 1A. Kuningan, : 021 - 522-9602

Saudi Arabia MAP Q10 Jl. M.T. Haryono Kav. 27 Cawang Atas, : 021 - 801-1533

Australia MAP L8 Jl. H.R. Rasuna Said Kav. Kuningan, : 021 - 2550-5555

Egypt MAP K9 Jl. Teuku Umar No. 68 Menteng, : 021 - 3143440

Malaysia MAP N8 Jl. H.R. Rasuna Said Kav. X-6 No. 1-3. Kuningan, : 021 - 522-4947

Singapore MAP O9 Jl. H.R. Rasuna Said Kav. X-4 No. 2. Kuningan, : 021 - 520-1489

Austria MAP K10 Jalan Diponegoro 44 Menteng, : 021 23554005

Finland MAP O6 Menara Rajawali, 9th floor Jl. Mega Kuningan, : 021 - 576-1650

South Africa MAP M5 Wisma GKBI, Suite 705 Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav. 28 : 021 - 574-0660

Belgian MAP K8 Deutsche Bank Building, Jl. Imam Bonjol No. 80 Menteng, : 021 - 316-2030

France MAP J7 Jl. Thamrin 20 : 021 - 314 28 07

MĂŠxico MAP O6 Menara Mulia Building, Jl. Jend. Gatot Subroto Kav. 9-11. Jakarta Selatan : 021 - 520-3980

Brazil MAP O7 Menara Mulia Building, Jl. Jend. Gatot Subroto Kav. 9-11 : 021 - 526-5656 Brunei Darussalam MAP J9

Jl. Teuku Umar No. 9 Menteng, Jakarta Pusat : 021 - 3190-2390 Cambodia MAP U6 Jl. TB Simatupang Kav 13 Kebagusan, : 021 - 781-2523 Canada MAP M7 World Trade Centre, Jl. Jend. Sudirman, Kav. 29 : 021 - 2550-7800 Chile MAP O9 Bina Mulia Building I, Jl. H.R. Rasuna Said Kav. 10. Kuningan, : 021 - 252 1982 China MAP N7 Jl. Mega Kuningan 2 Karet Kuningan, : 021 - 576-1039 Czech Republic MAP I8 Jl. Gereja Theresia No. 20 Menteng, : 021 - 390-4075

Germany MAP K7 Jl. M.H. Thamrin No. 1 Menteng, : 021 - 3985-5000 Greece MAP M8 Plaza 89, 12th floor Jl. H.R. Rasuna Said Kav. X-7 No. 6. Kuningan, : 021 - 520-7776 India MAP P8 Jl. H.R. Rasuna Said Kav. S-1. Kuningan, : 021 - 520-4150 Iran MAP K8 Jl. H.O.S. Cokroaminoto No. 110. Menteng : 021 - 331-378, 331391, 334-637 Iraq MAP J9 Jl. Teuku Umar No. 38 Menteng, : 021 - 390-4067 Italy MAP K10 Jl. P. Diponegoro No. 45 : 021 - 3193 7445

Myanmar MAP J8 Jl. H. Agus Salim No. 109 Menteng, Jakarta Pusat : 021 - 314-0440 Netherlands MAP O8 Jl. H.R. Rasuna Said Kav. S-3. Kuningan : 021 - 525-1515 New Zealand MAP M5 Sentral Senayan 2, Jl Asia Afrika No 8. Gelora Bung Karno, Jakarta Pusat : 021 - 570-9460 Norwegian MAP N7 Menara Rajawali Building, Mega Kuningan, : 021 - 576 1523/24 Papua New Guinea MAP O3

Panin Bank Centre, Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav. 1 : 021 - 725-1218 Philippines MAP K9 Jl. Imam Bonjol No. 6-8 Menteng, Jakarta Pusat : 021 - 310-0334

Spain MAP I7 Jl. H. Agus Salim No. 61 Gondangdia, Menteng, : 021 - 314-2355 Sri Lanka MAP K10 Jl. Diponegoro No. 70 Menteng, Jakarta Pusat : 021 - 314-1018l Sweden MAP N7 Menara Rajawali, Jl. Mega Kuningan Lot No. 5.1 Kawasan Mega Kuningan, : 021 - 2553-5900 Switzerland MAP P8 Jl. H.R. Rasuna Said Kav. X3-2. Kuningan, : 021 - 525-6061 Thai MAP K8 Jl. Imam Bonjol No. 74 Menteng, Jakarta Pusat : 021 - 390-4052 United Kingdom MAP J7

Jl. M.H. Thamrin No. 75 Jakarta 10310 : 021 - 2356-5200

Japan MAP I7 Jl. M.H. Thamrin 24 : 021 - 3192-4308

Portugal MAP O9 Jalan Indramayu No. 2 A Menteng, : 021 - 3156728

United States of America MAP H8 Jl. Medan Merdeka Selatan No. 5 : 021 - 3435-9000

Korea MAP P9 Jl. Jend. Gatot Subroto Kav. 57-58. Kuningan, : 021 - 520-1915

Russian MAP M8 Jl. H. R. Rasuna Said Kav. 7 No. 1-2. Kuningan : 021 - 522-2912

Vietnam MAP I9 Jl. Panarukan No. 11 Menteng, Jakarta Pusat : 021 - 314-9975


museum Forestry Museum MAP O6

Manggala Wanabakti Building, Jl. Gatot Subroto, Senayan : 021 - 570 3246 Museum Perumusan MAP K9

Jl. Imam Bonjol, Jakarta : 021 - 314 4743 The place where President Soekarno and his deputy Vice President Hatta wrote the proclamation of independence at the end of World War II. Former home of the Commander of the Japanese forces during World War II, Admiral Maeda, a supporter of Indonesian independence. Private collection of the Admiral’s in Indonesia. National Museum MAP H7

Jalan Merdeka Barat 12 (BRT Monumen Nasional), Gambir, Central Jakarta. : 021 - 386 8171 Indonesian history and cultural museum. Popularly known as “Gedung Gajah”, or the “elephant building” The National Monument (Monas) MAP H8

The 137-meter tall marble obelisk is topped with a flame coated with 35 kilograms of gold. It represents the people’s determination to achieve freedom. It houses a historical museum and meditation hall, and is open to the public. : 021 - 382 3041

Taman Prasasti/ Gravestones Museum

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Jl. Tanah Abang I, Tanah Abang Central Jakarta 10160. : 021 - 314 2067 Gravestones of famous people during Dutch occupation (1700-1945). Statues, hearse, and a beautiful park. Textile Museum MAP I5 Jl. Aipda KS. Tubun 2-4, Central Jakarta 11410. : 021 - 560 6613. Inside, you’ll find over 300 indigenous textiles from all over Indonesia including cotton and silk batik, intricately woven ikat and various others. Opening hours: TuesThurs & Sun 9 AM - 4 PM, Fri 9 AM - 3 PM. Closed on Monday. Maritime Museum (Museum Bahari) MAP A5

Pasar Ikan, 1 North Jakarta. : 021 - 669 3406 These former Dutch East Indies warehouses contain objects related to seafaring and the spice trade.

Proclamation Museum MAP L10

Jl. Pegangsaan Timur 56, Central Jakarta. On August 17, 1945, Soekarno and Hatta proclaim the Independence of Indonesia at 56, Pegangsaan Timur Street.

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Basoeki Abdullah MAP R6

Jl. Keuangan Raya No.19, Cilandak Barat, South Jakarta. : 021 - 769 8926. Famous Indonesian painter Basoeki Abdullah. Beautiful paintings, sculpture, masks, watches. Opening hours: 08.30 AM to 03.30 PM daily, except Monday. Police Museum MAP P3 Jl. Trunojoyo 1, South Jakarta : 021 - 721 8144 Satria Mandala (formerly Wisma Yaso) MAP O6

Jl. Gatot Soebroto, South Jakarta. : 021 - 522 7949. Military Museum. Wisma Yaso is the former residence of Indonesian first president, Soekarno. Sasmita Loka MAP K9 Jl. Lembang No. 58 Central Jakarta : 021 - 3458771 The former house of Gen. Ahmad Yani who was kidnapped and murdered in the communist attempt to stage a coup in 1965.

Jakarta History Museum / Fatahillah Museum (Museum Sejarah Jakarta) MAP B5 Jl. Taman Fatahillah No. 2, Jakarta : 021 - 692 9101 Housed in the beautifully restored former Batavia City Hall (1710), An exhibition on prehistoric Jakarta. Opening hours: 08.30 AM to 03.00 PM, except Monday. Puppet Museum (Museum Wayang) MAP K5

Jl. Pintu Besar Utara No. 27. West Jakarta : 021 - 692 9560 Located on the west of Taman Fatahillah. Houses a good collection of wayang from all around Indonesia. Opening hours: 08.30 AM to 03.00 PM, except Monday. Museum of Fine Arts and Ceramics (Museum Seni Rupa dan Keramik Jakarta) MAP B6 Jl. Pos Kota No. 2, Jakarta 11110. : 021 - 692 6091 Housed in the old Dutch Supreme Court, the building was built here in 1870. Today it houses the Museum of Fine Arts and Ceramics.


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Spare One

If your car’s broken down, nursing your smartphone’s short battery life can be a real nightmare when waiting for rescue. Of course, that might not be much of a problem if Xpal Power (the company behind Energizer and PowerSkin) has anything to do with it. It has developed the SpareOne, a super-cheap phone that runs from a single AA Battery and will reputedly maintain its charge for up to fifteen years. The dual-band GSM phone is designed for emergencies, transmitting its location alongside its caller ID, or as a loaner phone for big corporate events. www.spareonephone.com $49.99

HTC Sensation

iLaunch Rocket Launcher for iPhone

The iLaunch Rocket Launcher is a missile launcher controlled by your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad. Licensed by Apple, this beauty will work with any device running iOS 5.0.1 or higher. After a quick charge and setup, you’ll be able to strike fear into coworkers as far as 25 feet away. Claim more than 1400 square feet of your office by firing at will (and Adam, that ultra loud graphics guy). With the iLaunch Rocket Launcher, you can finally have some peace and quiet at the editorial desk. www. thinkgeek.com $79.99

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CD Direct

Instant sensory overload, courtesy of the HTC Sensation™ 4G. With a 1.2Ghz dual core processor primed for the 4G network, you can multitask apps, games and gadgets, and download massive movie files without catching a single glimpse of the dreaded buffering bar. With a streamlined unibody aluminum design, infinite ways to make it yours and an 8-megapixel camera on board, it’s got every detail covered and every detail captured. With a massive 4.3” qHD touchscreen, everything you watch — every color, motion, movie, game and Android app — literally jumps off the screen in pixels. Cellular World. Jl. Teuku Umar 60, Denpasar. Rp.4.275.000

Don’t leave your LP collection festering in the loft. With CD Direct you can convert your most cherished vinyls onto CD in a snap. And a l l without having to connect to a computer. This compact device will handle it all. Just pop a blank CD into the tray, set your record on top and the rest is simple. There’s even a builtin speaker so you can enjoy your LPs as your rip ‘em! But CD Direct has another trick up its sleeve. If you connect it to a computer it can convert your vinyls to MP3 as well. Save them to any music player you like – your mobile, iPod, Tablet, Laptop, etc. – and relive your musical youth any time you like. CD Direct gives your old collection a new lease of life. Except for that Wombles album. www.firebox.com £249.99


The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 is the first tablet to feature a 7.7-inch Super AMOLED display. Under the hood, there is a 1.4GHz processor, making the TouchWiz skinned Android Honeycomb 3.2 tick. The tablet sports a 3-megapixel camera on the back and a 2-megapixel front shooter and has a 5100mAh battery, which delivers up to 10 hours of nonstop video playback. Cellular World. Jl. Teuku Umar 60, Denpasar. Rp.7.495.000

Japanese Wrist-Mounted Finger Piano This Japanese Wrist-Mounted Finger Piano is totally fun. Slip it on your wrist and slip your fingers into the little finger thingies and you are ready to rock. But now you are wondering how you will rock? Each finger thingie plays a note when you press it on a hard surface. Add three more buttons/notes on top of the wrist unit, and your Japanese Wrist-Mounted Finger Piano pumps out one full octave of fun. But that’s not all. It’s the sound banks that really make this special. Sure you can play piano (sound 1) or bells (sound 2), but what sets the Japanese Wrist-Mounted Finger Piano apart from all other instruments (and makes it wonderfully Japanese) is sound 3: cat. That’s right, you can play a full scale (and chords, thanks to the polyphonic nature of t h i s instrument) of cat. Japanese W r i s t Mounted Finger Piano - a handful of musical fun! www.thinkgeek.com $39.99

The Only Omelet And Waffle Maker.

This is the electric waffle iron that cooks a Belgian waffle and an omelet simultaneously. The device has two separate forms (one for eggs and another for waffle batter) that heat to different temperatures and rotate 180º, producing crisp, evenly browned waffles and tender, airy omelets. The unit cooks 6 1/2”-diameter x 1”-thick Belgian waffles with 1”-deep pockets that hold syrup, whipped cream, or fruit compote, while the 1”-high omelets are large enough to hold veggies, ham, and cheese. When it’s time to rotate the iron or the waffles and omelets are cooked to one of the six separate browning levels, the unit beeps and illuminates LEDs. The non-stick forms can be cleaned easily with a damp cloth. www.hammacher.com/ $139.95

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Samsung 7.7

The SlimScan is a credit card-sized portable full color scanner that lets you scan and organize receipts and business cards while on the go. With the dimensions of a credit card, this scanner has no problem fitting into your wallet or your credit card holder (just be careful not to sit on it). The scanner is touted to provide crisp clear full-color digital images though you’ll be limited to only scanning small items such as easily misplaced receipts, business cards, handwritten notes, photos, articles and other materials. Documents are scanned in at 300 dpi with 24 bit color, and it connects to Windows PCs via its USB port for uploading scanned items. No word on battery life, but you can store up to 600 images before you start deleting old pictures to make way for newer ones. www. planon.com $139.99.

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If you want to have a pleasant holiday while staying in a strategic part of Kuta, you should try Grand Istana Rama.

Location

This four star hotel is located right across from Kuta beach which is also near all the shops and entertainment venues in Kuta and Legian. You can reach many places within walking distance and if you need transportation, it’s really easy to find it from this location.

Look

Grand Istana Rama has 149 renovated rooms which consist of Superior, Deluxe, and Garden Suites. The room interior is nicely designed to make you feel comfortable. Dominated by earthy colors like brown, crème and green, the rooms have furniture that is mostly made from rattan and wood. The bathroom look is more modern than the room and is completed with a shower or bath tub. This hotel has a many green garden areas so you can feel the nature even though you’re only a few steps away from the center of Kuta.

Atmosphere

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Grand Istana Rama GRAND ISTANA RAMA Jl. Pantai Kuta T : (0361) 752208 www.grandistanarama.com

The natural view and friendly staff make you feel like you’re at home. They even have a list of weekly activities to entertain guests. The activities include free Balinese cooking class, Indonesian language lessons, and decoration classes, which are a great way to enjoy culture from within the hotel walls.

Features

All rooms include air conditioning, hair dryer, safe deposit box, satellite TV, Wi-Fi, IDD telephone, minibar, tea and coffee maker, bathroom, hot and cold running water. The hotel facilities are Samudera all day dining, Ayodya pool bar, Tequila bar, room service, G-Mart, Wi-Fi area, laundry service, meeting rooms and more.

Price

The prices range start from USD $165 ++ for the superior room to USD $248 ++ for the garden suite.


Scott Thompson set off to run from Bali to Jakarta, raising money for social and health education for Indonesian children last week. He started from Ngurah Rai Airport on Thursday morning at 7am, and will finish in Jakarta on 1 April 2012. Scott will traverse 30 cities in five provinces with a distance of 1250 kilometers. His fundraising has already received a positive response from the public, and has already collected donations amounting to Rp 3.3 billion. That support came from sponsors and donors, including the Ministry of Youth and Sports. Scott, a former professional rugby player, will be running for nearly a month. Scott has been living in Indonesia for nine years and before setting off acknowledged that this feat will be very challenging. “It’s hard, but I’ll try,” Scott said at a news conference at Bali Mandira Hotel, Jl Padma, Legian, Kuta before setting off. He said that he was doing this from his own initiative. “I want to help the children of Indonesia,” he said. The money raised will go to two groups; Mary’s Cancer Kiddies, which provides cancer treatment for children, and the Cinta Anak Bangsa Foundation (YCAB), which provides children with educational assistance. According to the BPS, the number of poor in Indonesia is high at around 30.02 million people. The five provinces that Scott will pass there is a total of 15.6 million poor people with the highest percentage of residents in Central Java (15.67%), East Java (14.23%), West Java (10.65%), Bali (4.20%) and Jakarta (3.75%). Previously, Scott ran 250 kilometers in the Sahara desert, Africa, raising funds for the Nation Children’s Foundation of Love (YCAB) and Mary’s Cancer Kiddies (MCK). (From the TBD) More info and follow his blog: www.runningbalitojakarta.com

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Hu’u at Dragonfly for Nyepi It’s that time of year again when Nyepi takes over the island of Bali and Hu’u Bar makes an exodus to the Big Durian to keep the fire lit on the Bali party scene. The party starts on March 24 in Jakarta’s Dragonfly. This fine publication and our sister magazine, FRV Travel, will be participating in this cross cultural exchange of sorts with UK DJ Glynn Tandy set to hit the Dragonfly decks. Aston Rasuna are involved, so if you need some accommodation, be sure to check them out.

In environmental news, the Indonesian government is expected to register Bali’s unique Mola-mola or ‘Sunfish’ population in the list of protected marine animals.According to director of the Coral Triangle Centre (CTC) Marten Welly, studies show that the waters around Nusa Penida are unique in their ability to support large numbers of this otherwise rare marine animal. Sunfish come to the surface of the ocean between July and September every year, and tourists and divers come from all over the world to witness these majestic creatures. However, according to a spokesperson for the Bali Tourism Office, the government will also regulate tourism to Nusa Penida to make sure that too many visitors do not adversely affect the Sunfish habitat.Protection must also be done to maintain the cleanliness of the marine environment,” added Welly at a conference in Denpasar yesterday. (From the TBD)

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Bar and Grill

Having been on the Seminyak scene for over ten years now, hu’u is certainly one place that doesn’t really need an introduction.

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ell known for it’s scorching club nights and top notch dining, courtesy of head chef Phillip Mimbimi, this place has got it all – from the comfy cushion and sofa strewn multi leveled interior right down to A wealth of other appetisers, seafood and the cool cocktail list. desserts mean that come lunch or dinner, there In what could best be described as ‘semi fine is sure to be something to satisfy your taste dining’, the inventive menu brings together a mix buds. of Indonesian, European and North American specialties, all given that special hu’u twist by Pitching up at around 4pm, I manage to just Phil and the team. Signature dishes such as the catch the end of the lunch sitting, and although nasi hu’uduk are well known, but the recent it’s relatively early, I’m ready for a few courses addition of the words ‘and grill’ give a clue as to of hu’u goodness due to the fact that I’ve been what else diners can expect from the bill of fare: driving around all day and am properly starving. US prime rib eye from Nebraska and marinated First up, and making a nice change from New Zealand lamb brochettes jostle for space the standard basket of bread, comes the alongside Australian free range veal chop and complimentary and ever-changing taste from wagyu Tokusen tenderloin on the red-blooded the chef, which in this case is a crispy Norwegian tuna roll. grill section.


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For the appetizer I’m won over by the interestingly named apocalypse now spring roll (65k++), which is stuffed with marinated prawns, shredded chicken, pork, duck, mixed lettuce, fresh mint leaf, coriander and bean sprouts served with a duo of sweet plum jam & hot chili vinegar dip. Despite being a pretty generous starter, it’s not long before I’m licking the plate clean and ready for a main, which comes in the form of braised boneless beef short ribs (158k++) with truffle crushed potatoes, roasted carrots, glazed shallots and a shiraz wine reduction. The tender beef literally falls apart like butter, and is superbly complimented by the tangy reduction.

hu’u Bar and Grill Jl. Petitenget, Seminyak +62 361 4736 576 www.huubali.com

hu’u plays host to some of the hottest local and international club nights on the island, so the best bet is to grab a bite to eat before sauntering over to the bar after dinner and getting your party on. Dan Ashcroft

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Dessert-wise I manage to silence the little voice that tells me to not get too greedy long enough to get stuck into glutinous local favourite dadar guling (35k++), which consists of a thin layer of pandan pancake stuffed with roasted coconut and palm sugar served with coconut ice cream. A fantastic round off to an excellent three courses, and a wonderful mix of flavours.


FUN

PICs Seafood House

Boshe

Centerstage

Tequila Bar

The Stones

Bianco

Maria Magdalena

Akasaka

Woo Bar


Trattoria

Cocoon

Cubana

Eikon

Bounty

Kori

Hard Rock Cafe

Hu’u Bar

Mint


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Saturday 3 Mar

First Anniversary Party

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eavy rain and huge wind made the outdoor stage kinda expendable and the event was forced to move downstairs to the woobar. People squeezed into the venue but that didn’t stop them from having fun, maybe even gave them an excuse to have more. They enjoyed the canapÊs, sipped drinks and danced to Hedkandi tunes. DJ Andy Daniels and Dean Oram entertained the crowd with their music and there were also a few glamorous dancers that shook the crowed into a frenzy. A massive fireworks show at 8.30pm made the festivities even more pronounced.


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Hard Rock Café Monday 05 Mar

Jazz Traffic

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ita Aartsen & Band opened this special jazz event by jamming together, then they continued their performance with their collaboration with a long haired ‘Elvis Presley’ and sang Blue Suede Shoes and Jailhouse Rock. Their next collaboration was with Michael Paulo from USA who played swing saxophone in very jazzy tunes. Tompi also performed in the event and with his unique voice, he tried to imitate the sound of a saxophone and tam-tam. There was also a performance by Balawan who played their guitars wonderfully. All of the performers that night amazed the crowd and kept them glued to their seats.

akasaka Friday 09 Mar

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kasaka held an event for all those nightlife lovers on Friday night with a special performance by the very advanced DJ Jockey Saputra from Jakarta. There were also sexy dancers and a fashion show while the DJs played on. The show began at 10pm and didn’t stop until the wee hours of the morning. Rockin’

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PARTY NO LIMIT


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sky dome @sky garden Saturday 10 Mar

Hands Solo

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aturday night in Kuta is never quiet, but with this one, there was something special in the air. DJ Hands Solo came to Sky Dome and it was heaving. Hands Solo’s set, along with awesome laser lightning and sexy dancers created an amazing spectacle that sent the crowd over the edge. The event attracted international tourists and a bunch of locals and they partied on till late. Get there earlier this week of course so you can make the most of it. The Sky Dome is turning it on big time even if it is lights on earlier than normal.



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