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62 Current Favorite Scent; Burberry Body Nothing is worse than a well dressed person that smells funny.

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We’d like to thank everyone for coming to The Beat Party last week at Red Square. It was a total blast. Thanks also to the sponsors for getting right behind it and supplying a mind boggling freeflow that lasted beyond two hours and really charged the rest of the night. Dekuyper, Watershed wines, Absolut and Heineken. Also thanks to the DJs, James Sullivan and Milinka for giving their all, and you folks, the beat believers, for turning up and having a rockin’ good time. I must say it still continues being difficult to get people out early for an event in this town or, from my experience, anywhere else in Indonesia for that matter. There must be an unwritten law somewhere saying that people can’t dance before midnight or is it just that the body needs x amount of time in darkness before the wilder beast comes out in them? This could be true as the nocturnal side of us all appears to be hitting its straps well into the wee hours and the late night starts will be with us for some time to come. This week we have a few major acts coming our way. There’s Max Graham and Emma Hewitt playing back to back nights at Voyeur Club at Illigals. Emma Hewitt who features on our cover this week will surely bring the house down like she did at the Warehouse show last year. And speaking of major dance music vocalists, Nadia Ali makes her way to Immigrant the following weekend. Everybody must remember ‘Rapture’, well she’s here for one night only. Since Avicii brought that track back again last year to a new generation it’s sure to be packed. We’ve also got another edition of The Beat BBQ and Sunset Party at Liquid Exchange on Sunday June 10. More laid back fun and great food on the deck of Lex and going well into the night. Everybody welcome. Have a fun couple of weeks and we’ll see you around the traps.

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Barney Space adventures If your children love the cute purple dinosaur, Barney, it’s time to take them to see the Barney Space Adventures on June 14 thru 17 at Skeeno Exhibition Hall, Gandaria City 3rd floor. Barney will appear with the other characters in a drama that will be staged several times a day. On June 14, the show will come on at 2pm and 5pm. On June 15, the show times will be at 10.30 am, 1.15 pm and 4 pm. There will be two shows on June 17 respectively at 3.30 pm and 6.30 pm. Come and enjoy the show with the little ones even though you’ll most likely be contemplating throwing yourself off the nearest cliff the whole time. Just keep saying ”I’m a good parent” repeatedly to yourself and it’ll all be over before you know it.

Ahmad Dhani & Indonesian All Stars On June 13, 2012 Ahmad Dhani will throw a concert titled “Ahmad Dhani and Indonesian All Stars” in Plenary Hall in the Jakarta Convention Center. The concert that will stage the Dewa 19 reunion also serves as celebration of Dhani’s 20-year career in the music industry as well as his birthday. A slew of the so called Indonesian Stars like Agnes Monica, Afghan, Marcell, Mulan Jameela, Mahadewa, TRIAD, The Virgin, and Mahadewi will join Ahmad Dhani on stage. Dhani would also take the fans down memory lane with a special appearance by Dewa 19, featuring their original vocalist, Ari Lasso.

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Cherrybelle Brand New Day Concert We in Indonesia also have a kind of girlband heavily influenced by Korean K-Pop. Cherrybelle or Chibi was formed from a series of auditions. The girlband now consists of Angel, Anisa, Cherly, Christy, Felly, Gigi, and Ryn, (that’s a lot of casting couches) and will make a concert titled Cherrybelle Brand New Day Concert at JITEC Mangga Dua Square on June 9. In this concert, Chibi also invites some aspiring artists and legendary musicians, such as Coboy Jr., Dragon Boyz, Ari Lasso, and Indonesian music legend Vina Panduwinata. Are you twibi and twiboys? It’s a must for you to watch this concert that will feature an interesting concept as well.


LA Lights returns with LA Lights Meet the Labels, an audition session and a very good opportunity for talented bands, duets, and solo performers to meet directly with five big music labels such as Alfa Records, Warner Music Indonesia, E-motion, Aquarius, and Seven Music which was responsible for the success of many of the country’s top notch artists.

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LA Lights Meet the Labels

In 2011, LA Lights Meet the Labels discovered a talented group of musicians like Lyric Band from Banjarmasin and Jakarta’s Joshua Mars. Record labels like Warner Music Indonesia and Seven Music quickly picked up Lyric Band and Joshua Mars respectively. LA Lights Meet the Labels will be held at cities across Indonesia, including: Surabaya (June 9), Yogyakarta (June 30), Banjarmasin (July 7), Medan (September 1), Bali (September 8), Balikpapan (September 15), and Pontianak (September 22).

Trisakti Flair Open Trisakti Flair Open is a regional level event to serve as an outlet for all those bar performers to nurture their skills in flairing and mixing drinks. The aesthetics of drink presentation, the main feature of the program, requires skill, knowledge and experience common in the hospitality and tourism industries. The event will be held on May 29 at Brewhouse Jakarta, in Senayan City from 11am. This is a great opportunity to give support to and enjoy Indonesian bartenders at their best.

The flow of Korean stars, known as K-Pop, to Jakarta seems to never end. Now a Korean singer named Kim Junsu AKA Xiah Junsu is ready to rock on the city. Hailing from South Korea, the song writer and, of course, actor was a member of a boyband named TVXQ and is currently strutting his stuff with JYJ. Junsu and his solo project will do his first Asian tour and will perform at JITEC, Mangga Dua Square on Saturday June 16 at 7pm. So if you are a Koreaphile, streak in some hair dye, apply lots of gel, wear something pastel, squint your eyes, and we’ll see you there.

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Monday May 28th 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

Red Square

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

Monday Mixology A New Theme From Red Square. Cocktail Making & Tasting ‘Vodka Specialty Cocktails’. Create your own cocktails !

Tuesday May 29th Gedung Kesenian Jakarta

Pementasan Musik Barok Le Poeme Harmonique Show Start at 8pm

Hacienda

Tuesday Night Live Mariachi Live Mariachi Music by Los Paraguas from 8 to10 pm

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

New Musro

Inonk & friends Band (all round music)

Red Square

Tuesdays Night Beer Buffet DJ Ricky Chattaway & Iwel

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Aperitivo

Rock On Big Brothers Band

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

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

Immigrant

Wednesday Single Night DJ Tom’s, Oki Koro, Ical

New Musro

Ladies On Top Black Swan Band (all round music, Top 40, Pop Music). Ladies Night Program w/ Arry Bule - Hemmy ( Musro Resident DJ ), Insomatemotion ( Musro Resident VJ ) 11pm to 3am Continued Next Page >>


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Nu China

Beat Station #3 DJ BY-U (BeatBastard/VR) feat Sissi Arsivanca, DJ Egikagi (Rumus/JakClubers), Nadja, DJ Lagos (Vanilla Records)

Otel Lobby

Soul Train Live performance by LeSmokey Section’s, DJ Stevie G, DJ Malik Lomax, Jeremy Jay

Thursday May 31th Elbow Room

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

LUV’S Bar & Dine

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

New Musro

The Old Friends Band Country Music from 8pm – 11pm. Campus night program with DJ Arry Bule, Hemmy, VJ Insomate Motion from 11pm – 3am

Friday June 1st Aperitivo

Time for Free Bonita & The HusBand

Blowfish & Puro

For DJ Sake Spin The Video & Rewind Live wW, Justeen & MC Drwe, Soul Menace’s Crew

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

Red Square

Romance Dance Rdm, Small Box Romance, Achied, Viand, MC Khebot, Lingerie Dancer

Club Voyeur, Illigals Max Graham (See HereNow)

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Melting Pot Mahesa Utara

Dragonfly

Mvibes Chocolate Puma, DJ Aay, DJ Hizkia

Liquid Exchange Icon Band

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Friday June 1st Continued Otel Lobby

Happy Ending Fridays DJ Harvy

Mata elang International Stadium (MEIS), Ancol NKOTBSB New Kids On The Block, Backstreet Boys

New Musro

Sound Of Musro DJ Arry Bule, Hemmy, VJ Insomatemotion

Portico DJ Ape

Stadium

Deep My Way Bobby Deep Special Set (Greece), Opening set by Jippy Kumar, Closing set by Bobby Suryadi, Visual Surgery

Red Square

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

Saturday June 2nd

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

Blowfish & Puro

In House RnB Ww, Justeen, Sliqq, Twist, MC Drwe, MC Mistah and VJ Eyespinner

Club Voyeur, Illigals Emma Hewitt (See HereNow)

Elbow Room

Tour The Max Acoustic session with Play 7

LUV’s Bar & Dine

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

New Musro

Saturday Fever Guest DJ, DJ Arry Bule, Hemmy, Dancers

Portico

Moet Et Chandon White Party

Sunday June 3rd

Bulungan Outdoor

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Black Cat

Sinatra Sunday A Tribute To Frank Sinatra feat Abe Simpson

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Sunday June 3rd Continued

Monday June 4th

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

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

New Musro

Bahana Band play round music (Blues, Santana, Classic Disco, Slow Rock, Jazzy & Oldies)

Black Cat

LUV’S Bar & Dine

Sexy Academy University Gathering Party by DJ Vinny Liv

Red Square

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

Monday Mixology A New Theme From Red Square. Cocktail Making & Tasting ‘Vodka Specialty Cocktails’. Create your own cocktails !

Tuesday June 5th 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

New Musro

Inonk & friends Band (all round music)

Wednesday June 6th Aperitivo

Rock On Big Brother Band play Alternative, Rock, Pop Tunes

Eldora Billiard

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Red Square

Tuesdays Night Beer Buffet DJ Ricky Chattaway & Iwel

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

New Musro

Ladies On Top Black Swan Band (all round music, Top 40, Pop Music). Ladies Night Program w/ Arry Bule - Hemmy ( Musro Resident DJ ), Insomatemotion ( Musro Resident VJ ) 11pm to 3am

Otel Lobby

Wicked Wednesday DJ Gerry Blaze

Tennis Indoor Senayan

Christina Perri live


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Thursday June 7th Elbow Room

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

Red Square

Lucky 7 7th Anniversary of Red Square feat DJ Rufie, Reza Bukan, Ricky Chattaway, Iwel

New Musro

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

The Old Friends Band Country Music from 8pm – 11pm. Campus night program with DJ Arry Bule, Hemmy, VJ Insomate Motion from 11pm – 3am

Friday June 8th Aperitivo

Time For Free Bonita & The Hus Band

Blowfish & Puro

Sedgwick Avenue & Live Anthem Hennzle’s Crew, Justeen, Apollo’s Crew

Elbow Room

Fridays Out Live acoustic by Unknown Artist

Immigrant

Housemate Nadia Ali (See HereNow)

Otel Lobby

Happy Ending Fridays DJ Harvy

New Musro

Sound Of Musro DJ Arry Bule, Hemmy, VJ Insomatemotion

Portico DJ Ape

Saturday June 9th

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Baskethall Senayan

Tortured Soul Indonesia Tour 2012 Tortured Soul, supporting act by VnS (Voiceless & Soulastic)

Blowfish & Puro

Movie Series “Snow White” Ww, justeen, sliqq, twist, MC Drwe, MC Mistah and VJ Eyespinner Continued Next Page >>


Saturday June 9th Elbow Room

Tour The Max Acoustic session with Play 7

Liquid Exchange

Saturday Acoustic Beats Spice up your Saturday nights with acoustic music show at 9pm and resident DJ Rizki

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JITEC, Mangga Dua Square

Cherrybelle Brand New Day Concert Cherrybelle, Ari Lasso, Vina Panduwinata, Coboy Jr, Dragonboyz

Otel Lobby

Saturday Evening DJ Mo Morris

New Musro

Saturday Fever Guest DJ, DJ Arry Bule, Hemmy, Dancers

Potato Head

Director’s Night Nia Dinata, Edwin, The Mo Brothers, Joko Anwar

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Sunday June 10th

Liquid Exchange

The Beat BBQ and Sunday Sunset Party By popular demand, The Beat BBQ is back again with quality BBQ favorites and chilled out tunes. Starts 4pm and goes late

New Musro

Bahana Band play round music (Blues, Santana, Classic Disco, Slow Rock, Jazzy & Oldies)

Portico

Sunday Kids Activities Senayan Swimming Pool

Monday June 11th Hacienda

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

MetalCrot

Mortus, Betrayer, Reaxx, Purgatory, Siksa Kubur, Prosatanica, Panic Disorder, Jasad, Mortir

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

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

Black Cat

Sinatra Sunday A Tribute To Frank Sinatra feat Abe Simpson

LUV’S Bar & Dine

Red Square

Monday Mixology A New Theme From Red Square. Cocktail Making & Tasting ‘Vodka Infusion’. Create your own cocktails !

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DJ Rizkie Soundslike

RnB, Classic Disco, House, Soulful, Progressive

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Liquid Exchange | Friday 1 June | 9pm

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Rizkie Kharisma, nama asli DJ Rizkie, memiliki minat yang besar terhadap dance music hingga terdorong untuk belajar menjadi DJ dari sang kakak. Kerja kerasnya terbayarkan melalui debut sebagai resident DJ di 1001 Shanghai Diva. Setelah itu, berkat jam terbang yang tinggi, Rizkie banyak diminta untuk memegang posisi resident DJ di beberapa klab. Iapun sempat menjadi instruktur DJ di Extreem DJ School yang berlokasi di Mangga Dua. Klab lain di luar Jakarta yang pernah jadi persinggahannya adalah Cheers Purwokerto dan Retrospective Medan. Kini Rizkie berlabuh di Liquid Exchange sebagai resident DJ sejak setahun lalu. Rizkie Kharisma, DJ Rizkie’s given name, is very passionate about dance music and learnt how to DJ from his brother. His hard work eventually paid off when he debuted as a resident DJ at 1001 Shanghai Diva. Later, after racking up quite a lot of playing hours, other clubs came looking for his services. Rizkie had also been a DJ instructor at Extreme DJ School in Mangga Dua. He had stints at clubs outside Jakarta such as Cheers Purwokerto and Retrospective Medan, before eventually ending up as resident DJ at Liquid Exchange last year.

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Fokus utama DJ Rizkie sekarang adalah menghibur para pengunjung di Liquid Exchange. Selain itu ia juga tampil di beberapa acara di klab lainnya. Di Lex, Rizkie dijadwalkan tampil hampir tiap malam. Bila Anda ingin menikmati aksi DJ Rizkie dari ujung bar, datang saja ke Liquid Exchange. Currently, DJ Rizkie’s main focus is keeping the tunes right for the folk at Liquid Exchange. He also gets around town appearing in events at other clubs. He’s at Lex almost every night of the week so get down to Liquid Exchange if you want to see DJ Rizkie in action at the end of the bar.


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Max Graham Soundslike

Progressive Trance, Trance

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Montreal, Canada

Club Voyeur, Illigals | Friday 1 June | 11pm Has Been

Max lahir di London namun sempat berpindah tinggal di Spanyol, Amerika dan akhirnya bermukim di Ottawa. Pada saat usianya 15 tahun, Max mulai belajar sebagai DJ Hip Hop dan Scratch DJ sebelum terjun ke dance Music tahun 1992. Satu track karyanya yang berjudul ‘Airtight’, dinominasikan untuk Juno award tahun 2001 dan berlanjut ke kompilasi mix ‘Tranceport #4’ yang juga meraih kesuksesan. Namanya pun masuk dalam peringkat 23 DJ Mag, dan musiknya yang mencampur antara progressive, techno, disco, dan trance, dibumbui oleh elemen bass, rhythm dan melodi yang sangat enerjik di setiap setnya. Satu remix yang semakin membuat namanya meroket adalah ‘Owner of a Lonely Heart’ di tahun 2005 dan kompilasi album mix terkini adalah Cycles3 yang rilis tahun 2011 lalu. Max pernah tampil di Jakarta beberapa tahun silam. Max Graham was originally born in London, but got to move to Ottawa via Spain and the US. When he was 15, Max started off spinning hip hop and scratching before settling for dance music in 1992. One of his tracks, ‘Airtight’, was nominated in the Juno Awards in 2001 and his mix compilation ‘Tranceport #4’ was also successful. His was ranked at number 23 by DJ Mag and his music is a mix between progressive, techno, disco, and trance, with some added bass, rhythm, and melodical elements. One of his remixes that achieved considerable success was his ‘Owner of a Lonely Heart’ rendition in 2005. His latest mix compilation album was Cycles3 which was released in 2011.

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Kesibukan Max yang terbaru adalah baru menyelesaikan track yang masuk dalam kompilasi ASOT 2012 dan mengurus perusahaan rekaman miliknya yang bernama ShineMusic dan Re*brand. Max juga sibuk dengan tur dunianya yang dimulai sejak bulan Februari hingga Juni, dan salah satu Negara yang akan disinggahinya adalah Indonesia. Max Graham akan tampil di Illigals club pada tanggal 1 Juni 2012. Max’s most recent tracks are on the compilation ASOT 2012 and he also manages his recording companies, ShineMusic and Re*brand. Max is busy with his world tour which started in February and ends in June; Indonesia is one of the countries in his list. Max Graham will perform at Illigals club on June 1.


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Vocal Trance, Electronic Dance, Pop

Hails From Australia

Club Voyeur, Illigals | Saturday 2 June | 11pm Has Been

Awalnya, Emma adalah vokalis dari sebuah grup rock bernama Missing Hours di Australia dan pernah meluncurkan album pada tahun 2008. Walaupun dia merupakan vokalis rock, tahun 2007, Emma pernah berkolaborasi dengan DJ Chris Lake dalam track genre musik progressive house yang berjudul ‘Carry Me Away’ dan hitsnya menembus tanggal lagu di Spanyol, Finlandia, dan tentunya masuk di Billboard Hot Dance Airplay di Amerika. Setelah sukses dengan hits tersebut, Emma pun laris dan banyak diajak kerja sama dengan trance DJ seperti Cosmic Gate, Gareth Emery, Dash Berlin, dan Ronski Speed. Salah satu single yang juga sukses adalah ‘Waiting’ dan meraih predikat HiNRG/Euro Track terbaik. Pada tur tahun 2010/11 kemarin, Emma Hewitt adalah salah satu penyanyi yang selalu menghasilkan sold out di setiap penampilannya di banyak negara. Initially, Emma was a vocalist from a rock band named Missing Hours in Australia and they released an album in 2008. Although she was a rock vocalist, in 2007, Emma collaborated with DJ Chris Lake in the progressive house track ‘Carry Me Away’ and their single made it on the charts in Spain, Finland, and in the Billboard Hot Dance Airplay chart in the US. With that successful single, Emma was invited to work together with other DJs, such as Cosmic Gate, Gareth Emery, Dash Berlin, and Ronski Speed. One of her successful singles is ‘Waiting’ and got a predicate as the best track of HiNRG/Euro. In her world tour 2010/11, Emma Hewitt had sellout performances in many countries.

Nama Emma Hewitt kini semakin berkibar seiring bertambahnya kolaborasi dengan berbagai musisi dan DJ, baik musik Pop, House, Dark electronic dan tentunya Trance. Ia mempesona penonton Jakarta dengan penampilannya di Warehouse Project akhir tahun lalu dan kini tampil kembali pada tanggal 2 Juni di Club Voyeur Illigals. Jangan dilewatkan. Emma Hewitt is currently seeing her value rise with a fair amount of collaborations with a variety of musicians and DJs in pop, house, dark electronic, or trance genres. She knocked out the Jakarta crowd with her performance at the Warehouse Project late last year and is back on June 2, at Club Voyeur Illigals. Not to be missed.

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Nadia Ali Soundslike

Electronic, Dance

Hails From

New York, USA

Immigrant | Friday 8 June | 11pm

Has Been

Masih ingat dengan track hits berjudul ‘Rapture’ yang sukses terdengar di seluruh lantai dansa dunia pada tahun 2001? Suara vokal yang mengalun dalam track tersebut dari seorang penyanyi berdarah campuran Pakistan bernama Nadia Ali yang bergabung dalam proyek bernama Iio. Berkat kesuksesan hits itu pun, membuat Nadia Ali banyak diajak bekerja sama dengan nama besar DJ seperti Schiller, Chris Reece, Tocadisco, dan Starkillers, sehingga namanya menjadi jaminan mutu dalam percaturan musik Dance. Pada tahun 2009, Nadia meluncurkan album berjudul ‘Embers’ yang banyak mendapat perhatian dari para kritikus musik dan setelahnya, Nadia juga diajak berkolaborasi dengan DJ Armin Van Buuren, Schiller, BT maupun John Creamer & Stephane K. Remember the hit track “Rapture” that took dance floors across the world by storm in 2001? The vocals in the particular track was provided by a singer of Pakistani decent named Nadia Ali for a musical project called Iio. After the success of “Rapture”, Nadia Ali becoame popular with big time DJs like Schiller, Chris Reece, Tocadisco and Starkillers. The collaborations had cemented her status as a hit maker in the dance music scene. In 2009, Nadia launched her first album, Embers, which received a lot of attention from music critics. After that Ali was invited to work together with DJ Armin Van Buuren, Schiller, BT as well as John Creamer and Stephane K.

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Nadia sedang sibuk dengan album keduanya yang berjudul Phoenix yang akan rilis di tahun ini dan masih sibuk dengan jadwal tur dunianya. Salah satu klab yang akan disinggahinya adalah Immigrant Jakarta pada tanggal 8 Juni dalam acara Housemate. Catat tanggalnya dan saksikan penampilan si multi talenta cantik ini di Immigrant. Ali is now busy with Phoenix, her second album, which will be released this year followed by a plan to go on a world tour. She will appear at Immigrant Jakarta on June 8 in a program called Housemate.


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LeSmokey Section’s otel lobby | wednesday 30 may | 9pm Soundslike Neo Soul

Hails From

Jakarta, Indonesia

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LeSmokey Section’s adalah proyek yang dibentuk pada tahun 2011 atas ide dari Doolabile atau Adhe Bachtiar alias DJ Adhe sang pemenang Heineken Thirst DJ Competition 2005, Leftlove atau Rudi Silva, dan Moskitone alias Alex Abbad yang pernah menjadi VJ di stasiun TV di Indonesia. Selain mereka bertiga, ada pula Quasijazz (Firman Maulana). Musik yang mereka mainkan beragam dari mulai soul hingga neo soul dan sound mereka menonjolkan elemen sensual keys, heavy soul spacy bassline yang membuat siapapun bisa menerima musik mereka. LeSmokey Section’s sudah tampil di hadapan publik lewat banyak acara, seperti REDMA, dan juga beberapa kali mengisi acara di Otel Lobby. LeSmokey Section’s is a project formed in 2001 that was spawned by Doolabile or Adhe Bachtiar alias DJ Adhe, the winner of Heineken Thirst DJ Competition 2005, Leftlove aka Rudi Silva, Moskitone aka Alex Abbad who was a VJ on TV and Quasijazz (Firman Maulana). They usually play soul up and neo soul with their sound highlighting sensual keys, heavy soul, and spacy bassline elements, and everybody can enjoy their music. LeSmokey Section’s have appeared at many events around Jakarta.

LeSmokey Section’s terus mempromosikan lagu-lagu mereka lewat soundcloud. Mereka juga akan tampil di Soul Train yang akan digelar di Otel Lobby pada tanggal 30 Mei. Doolabile, Leftlove, Moskitone, Quasijazz dan personil LeSmokey Section’s lainnya akan tampil bersama dengan DJ Stevie G, Malik Lomax dan Jeremy Jay. Datang dan saksikan musik berkualitas dari LeSmokey Section’s! LeSmokey Section’s keeps promoting their own songs that can be accessed by everyone at soundcloud. They also have more than a few gigs lined up, one of them is Soul Train which will be held at Ottel Lobby on May 30. They will perform along with DJ Stevie G, Malik Lomax, and Jeremy Jay. Get down to Epicentrum and enjoy the LeSmokey Section’s’ quality music!

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lank adalah salah satu band legendaris Indonesia yang tanpa terasa usianya sudah 28 tahun. Dalam rangka merayakan perjalanan karir mereka, band ini sedianya tampil di Ancol pada tanggal 12 Mei. Namun, dengan berbagai alasan dan ingin lebih fokus kepada penggemar setia atau Slankers, konser ini dipindah menjadi hari Jumat dan bertempat di Ballroom Ritz Carlton Pacific Place. Antrian diluar sudah memanjang sejak awal malam dan karena di dalam Lobby yang sejuk, membuat penonton menjadi nyaman mengantri. Konsep yang dituang dalam konser

yang hasilnya disumbangkan untuk penderita HIV ini sangat menarik, yaitu Slank dipadu dengan orkestra yang dipimpin oleh sang konduktor Indra Perkasa. Acara bergulir dengan tampilnya rekan dari Slank seperti Naif, Alexa, Pure Saturday, dan Dira Sugandi membawakan lagu milik Slank dengan aransemen berbeda. Setelah itu, berulah tampil dengan diiringi oleh Orkestra dan di penghujung acara, Slank berkolaborasi dengan musisi pendukung. Tampil dalam konsep apapun, Slank tetap salah satu band Indonesia terhebat.


Slank is inarguably one of the greatest legendary rock groups in Indonesia. To commemorate their 28 years in the business, the band staged a concert in on May 12, with proceeds being donated to people living with HIV. The venue was originally going to be Ancol but later changed to the Ritz Carlton Ballroom at the Pacific Place to provide a more pleasant experience for their fans. The concert featured Slank and their friends performing songs backed up by an orchestra conducted by Indra Perkasa. Sure enough, a long line of fans formed in the air-conditioned lobby early in the evening. The show was opened by friends of the group like Naif, Alexa, Pure Saturday, and Dira Sugandi taking on Slank’s catalog with their respective interpretation. At the end of the evening, the men of the hour, Kaka, Bimbim, Abdee, Ridho, and Ivan came on the stage to perform with guest musicians and orchestra. Slank succeeded to show their versatility and the performance served as a testament of their status as one of Indonesia’s greatest bands.


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lowfish merayakan ulang tahun ke 9 dan menggelar acara berjudul ‘Majestic Nine – Theater of the 9th Dragon’. Acaranya dimeriahkan oleh berbagai penampilan, seperti drama teatrikal Burlesque yang diperani oleh Yacko, Dee, Sara Wijayanto, DJ Yasmin, Radhini, dan Emily Laras dengan dukungan koreografi dari Profile Dance Project yang berhasil mencuri perhatian para tamu. Sementara bagian musiknya dipegang oleh resident DJ wW dan Justeen dengan dukungan DJ Sliqq, Twist, MC Drwe dan visualnya dipercayakan kepada VJ Eyespinner. Sejak awal acara, pengunjung mulai berdatangan dan semakin lama, Blowfish semakin penuh dan tidak menyisakan ruang untuk bergerak.

Blowfish celebrated its ninth anniversary with an event appropriately titled “Majestic Nine – Theater of the Ninth Dragon”. Numerous performers, including a Burlesque show played by Yacko, Dee, Sara Wijayanto, DJ Yasmin, Radhini, and Emily Laras, as well as the choreography from Profile Dance Project impressed the guests. Meanwhile, the music was handled by the resident DJ wW and Justeen, and supported by DJ Sliqq, Twist, MC Drwe and visuals were handled by VJ Eyespinner. Blowfish was super packed that night and moving around proved a little difficult… which means the event was a superb one.


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core! Jakarta menggelar acara Monday Madness edisi spesial yang menghadirkan tribut bagi Radiohead. Usai Center Stage band membuka acara, Aqi Alexa, Udin & Marko dari band Mike’s, Shanda Drew dan Didit Mass Romantic naik panggung dengan mengusung bendera 3Dkoniki. Mereka membawakan sejumlah karya Radiohead yang disambut dengan sangat antusias oleh para pengunjung Score! malam itu. Score! Jakarta held a special Monday Madness edition featuring a tribute performance to Radiohead. After the program was opened by the Center Stage, Aqi Alexa, Udin and Marko from Mike’s, Shanda Drew and Didit Mass Romantic respectively took the stage, this time under the moniker 3Dkoniki. They performed a list of Radiohead’s repertoire to the delight of the audience at Score!

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Saturday 12 May

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De Hoii marked its 5th anniversary with an all night celebration on Saturday May 12. Guests were entertained with free flowing beer from 7 pm while live acts playing blues, rock, and pop numbers from the outdoor stage kept them fired up. More guests arrived as the night went on and partied until the festivities let up in the early morning.

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e Hooi merayakan ulang tahun kelimanya dengan menggelar perayaan semalam suntuk pada hari Sabtu tanggal 12 Mei lalu. Para tamu dimanjakan dengan free flow beer sejak pukul 7 ditambah dengan penampilan musik blues, rock, pop di area luar menambah kemeriahan suasana. Semakin malam semakin banyak tamu datang berpesta hingga acara usai mendekati pagi hari.


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Club Voyeur, Illigals Wednesday 16 May

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etelah sempat tertunda, akhirnya acara Spirit of Chivalry yang menampilkan penyanyi Sammy simorangkir digelar pada tanggal 16 Mei bertepatan dengan awal libur panjang. Acara malam itu terlebih dahulu dipanaskan oleh resident DJ dan selepas tengah malam pukul 1 pagi, Sammy bersama dengan bandnya langsung tampil dan disambut oleh penggemarnya. Lagu ‘This Love’ milik Maroon 5 menjadi pembuka dan juga ‘Kaulah Segalanya’ yang ada di albumnya juga dilantunkan. Setelah itu, alur acara pun mengalir dengan sentimental dengan hadirnya deretan hits milik Sammy yang suaranya membius pengunjung di Club Voyeur pada malam itu. Sampai jumpa pada episode kedua Spirit of Chivalry.

After being canceled, the Spirit of Chivalry was finally held and presented a singer, Sammy Simorangkir, at the beginning of the long weekend. To open the show, the resident DJs warmed up the atmosphere and after midnight, Sammy and his band performed and was enthusiastically greeted by fans. He opened the show by singing a Maroon 5 song, ‘This Love’ and also ‘Kaulah Segalanya’ one of the songs from his album. The show was sentimental and the crowd totally enjoyed his amazing voice. See you at the second episode of Spirit of Chivalry.


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Sound of Zeus is a group of DJs formed by DJ Ali a few years back. Each member has built a solid track record of performances at competitive events in Jakarta. On Wednesday, on the eve of the long weekend holiday, three of the Sound of Zeus DJs performed at LUV’s Bar & Dine. The show was opened by DJ Ali with scores of his progressive tracks being played. He was followed by the beautiful DJ Yasmin who worked the floor to the point where they were all ready for DJ Zoka. Zoka succeeded to keep the momentum going before the night’s event was brought to a close by a resident DJ.

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ound Of Zeus adalah sekumpulan DJ yang dibentuk oleh DJ Ali sejak beberapa tahun silam. Kualitas yang dimiliki oleh tiap personilnya sudah terbukti bahkan lewat berbagai ajang penghargaan di Jakarta. Pada hari Rabu malam di awal libur panjang, tiga DJ yang tergabung di management Sound Of Zeus, tampil di LUV’s Bar & Dine. DJ Ali lebih dulu memanaskan acara dengan sederet Progressive Track, yang kemudian dilanjutkan oleh DJ Yasmin yang merupakan pemuncaknya. Cewek cantik ini pula yang semakin membuat pengunjung lebih bersemangat dan sisa acara diserahkan ke DJ Zoka yang merupakan barisan terakhir malam itu. Zoka juga berhasil menahan alur acara hingga akhirnya acara ditututp oleh resident DJ. Keren !.


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atu acara meriah digelar pada penghujung libur panjang kemarin. Wonderland yang juga merupakan soft opening dari Fable ini, sedianya digelar dengan menggunakan dua area yaitu Fairgrounds dan Fable namun urung dan acara hanya difokuskan di Fable. Sebanyak enam DJ internasional dengan beragam genre musik tampil sejak pukul 9 malam, mereka adalah Supernova, Moto Blanco, Oscar de Rivera, David Morales, Daniel Kandi dan sebagai penutup adalah John 00 Fleming. Pengunjung datang perlahan namun pasti, dan acara dimulai pada pukul 6 sore hingga 6 pagi dengan menggulirkan musik dari mulai house, tech house, techno, hingga progressive trance. Selamat untuk Fable atas soft openingnya.

Wonderland, which was also a soft opening event for Fable, was originally meant to be held in two areas, at Fairgrounds and at Fable. The Fairground portion ended up being canceled and the event was solely at Fable. Six international DJs performed at 9pm, they were Supernova, Moto Blanco, Oscar de Rivera, David Morales, Daniel Kandi, and the last but not least John 00 Fleming. The guests came slowly but surely to the event that started at 6pm and ended at 6am in the morning with house, tech house, techno, and progressive trance pounding all night.

Lucy In The Sky Saturday 19 May

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alah satu acara yang meramaikan Jakarta pada libur panjang kemarin adalah acara yang digelar oleh Lucy in the Sky yang bekerja sama dengan Avolution. Acara yang hanya untuk para undangan saja, dimeriahkan oleh DJ internasional bernama Jeremy Underground Paris. Sejak awal acara, pengunjung sudah memadati Lucy In The Sky dan alunan musik underground dan house yang dimainkan Jeremy disimak dengan sangat antusias oleh para househeads. Dari mulai busana santai hingga pakaian resmi yang dikenakan para tamu, seolah menandakan bahwa acara ini memang untuk semua kalangan dan menciptakan suasana yang sangat nyaman. It was a great event!

It was a long weekend in Jakarta and Lucy in the Sky, together with Avolution, put forth an internationally acclaimed DJ named Jeremy Underground Paris. Patrons packed the venue from the beginning and Jeremy’s underground and house tunes were enjoyed enthusiastically by the masses. We can see that this event was earmarked for all walks of life, from the casual and formal attire that the punters wore on the night. It also created a cozy and diverse atmosphere. It was a great event!


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ari Jumat malam adalah waktunya untuk mendengarkan musik akustik yang selalu dimainkan oleh Icon band. Setelah resident DJ Rizqi menghangatkan suasana, Lani dan kawan-kawannya naik ke panggung mini pada pukul 9 malam lewat, dan langsung saja menggulirkan bermacam genre music, seperti pop, indie, dan alternative rock. Mereka pun dengan senang hati memainkan lagu-lagu yang diminta oleh para pengunjung. Jangan lewatkan penampilan mereka setiap hari Jumat malam. See you at Liquid Exchange. It was time to enjoy some acoustic music by Icon band on Friday night. After the resident DJ Rizqi warmed up the place, Lani and friends stepped up onto the mini stage at about 9pm, and played a variety of music; pop, indie, and alternative rock. They also welcomed any requested for songs by the guests. Don’t miss their performance at Liquid Exchange every Friday and Saturday nights. We’re the guys in the corner always requesting Celine Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On” .

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Smoking Joe’s celebrated its first anniversary by throwing a birthday bash over the long weekend holiday. The party involved an acoustic band performance, games and door prizes for guests and was topped off by performances by DJ Chantal, sexy dancers and DJ Romy. Smoking Joe however, was nowhere in sight.

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moking Joe’s merayakan ulang tahun pertamanya dengan menggelar acara di libur panjang. Pesta perayaannya dimeriahkan dengan akustik band, games dan door prize untuk pengunjung dan sebagai puncak acaranya adalah penampilan dari DJ Chantal, sexy dancers dan DJ Romy. Happy 1st anniversary to Smoking Joe’s !.


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ast night The Beat celebrated 12 years in Indonesia by holding a Beat Party at Red Square Jakarta. It has been quite a while since The Beat put on a show and last night’s in Senayan proved that with a little help from our friends, a party in Jakarta on a Thursday night can still rock. DJs James Sullivan and Milinka provided the tunes accompanied by The Beat Dancers up on the table. Thanks go out to our dear sponsors – De Kuyper cocktails, Watershed wines, Heineken beer and Absolut vodka which made for quite a potent mix. The next Beat Party will be back in Kuta, Bali in early July. Proceeds of the event went the MLM Charity and Rumah Peka.


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Wednesday 23 May

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artell Cordon Bleu celebrated their centennial year by releasing a special edition bottle of their famed cognac and presenting an absolute gala show at the Mulia Hotel last Wednesday night. Thierry Giraud, Brand Development manager was in town from France to help the local representatives celebrate in grand style with a dinner, drinks (Martell of course), a fashion show from Jakarta’s top designers, and with the attendance of the glitterati of Jakarta society. The special bottle of Martell made from fine crystal and named ‘The Ultimate Jewel’ is travelling the world, being displayed in iconic locations before being auctioned in China later this year.


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he English Premiere League Championship 2012 has just passed; Manchester City has won its hard earned title again after waiting 44 years. Euro 2012 is coming and the hype around soccer is flaring up again. Football has united the world and is by far the most popular sport on earth. From little kids to older men and women, soccer has become sort of a religion that we all know and can relate to for the glory of the game and we could never deny the fun and excitement it brings to us.

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Remember the movie called “The Next Karate Kid?” How an awesome kid without any experience of karate at all is taught by an old washedup karate master and in the end wins a junior championship? Imagine that movie, but minus the karate and add football. Well, here is something to check out. If you love soccer, why not try a new way of learning how to play the game in a more philosophical way. Now there is a course called the Super Skills Soccer which trains young kids and adults in the art of managing a soccer ball. Mastering ball control is a very unique technique that players need to learn, and there’s nothing better than learning from a pro. In Super Skills, they have a way of training in what they call a Dojo. In the Dojo you will receive coaching from former national team players and professionals. Using a progressive belt system adapted from martial arts, levels of mastery are

indicated from the “white belt” level till the very highest level of “black belt”. This practice focuses on ball mastery that has an important element, the “agility factor”, which also encompasses precision. It might be different to the regular way of learning how to play soccer with the Wiel Coerver method, but with Super Skills, you are able to manage and control your ball alone, and will develop a great skill on your own to be able to play like a professional. For more information to join their sessions: Website: www.superskillssoccer.com Indonesian: +62 813 8230 0027 English: +62 815 1160 7218


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Is Jakarta A Class Act Yet?


In a sense, the damage to the capital’s reputation has already been done. Regardless of whether the would-be Gaga gaggers were religious hardliners or simply pawns (as rumoured) in the tough competition that exists between concert promoters, the world media has already started to report the story in a rather unflattering way: Jakarta is now seen as a place that lacks the inclusiveness and tolerance of diversity that are essential features of any world-class city. But that’s only a small part of a much bigger picture. Any city aspiring to gain admission to this rather exclusive club has to pass muster on a range of criteria. The first stage in this process is to stand out within the region.

Last year, for example, the Jakarta International Film Festival (JiFFest), which had really put the city on the map in previous years, was cancelled by its organizers, whereas the equivalents in Singapore and Bangkok are now highly regarded/ anticipated events of their kind. Whilst the media here is subject to fewer restrictions over its activities than, for example, in Singapore, the way the Gaga saga is being handled has caused much hand-wringing. The litmus test, though, of the attractiveness of a city really concerns the quality of its essential infrastructure – the nuts and bolts of everyday living. While Jakarta’s broadband internet coverage and availability has improved in leaps and bounds in recent years, and everyone seems to be hard-wired to the web via smartphones, the city is badly let down by its poor or nonexistent transportation facilities.

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he furore over whether or not Lady Gaga will be allowed to perform in Indonesia (either in Jakarta or somewhere in Bali) was still raging at the time of writing this piece.

Achieving world-class city status is not easy when the competition is tough

However, those of you who are new to the city may not be aware that UK-based, high-end department store Harvey Nichols opened up, to great fanfare, at Grand Indonesia shopping mall in the heart of the city a few years ago only to close a mere two years later. It seems market conditions in the city were not quite ready for them yet. On the other hand, some of the more innovative Indonesian start-ups in the food and beverage sector have proved so successful they are now being exported to neighbouring countries and even beyond. In the arts and entertainment field, Jakarta has acquired something of a reputation (dubious, some would say) within the region for the quality of its nightlife, yet in other respects it lags behind its rivals.

Singapore, Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur all have modern airports that are a delight to use while overcrowded Soekarno-Hatta is something of a nightmare experience, especially at peak times. What is of greatest concern is that, realistically, it will be probably be at least five more years before either a new or improved airport for the capital is up and running. The situation within the city is no better. Singapore and Bangkok both have well-used mass transit systems (the MRT and Skytrain respectively) that work very efficiently most of the time and offer a welcome escape from the midday sun. Parts of Jakarta’s busway system work well but offer only a partial solution to the capital’s mass transportation headache. The construction of new roads or improved intersections offers only the most short-term relief, for it simply releases pent-up demand on roads that are already grossly overcrowded. Let’s return to the question posed in the title: The honest response, I think, is that the jury is still out ... (Jim Read)

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In Southeast Asia the competition is tough, with Singapore, Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur all jockeying with Jakarta for position. When it comes to quality of housing, eating/drinking venues and shopping facilities, Indonesia’s capital has come a long way within the last 10 years or so and can probably hold its own.


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What music are you into at the moment? Well right now I’m preparing for my first solo album. My first single, “Serasa”, is already out (by the way). So, I’ve been going back to my roots, which are in 90’s alternative/rock/grunge genre. I’ve been listening to a lot to Padi and Sheila On 7. As for international artists, I’ve been listening to Moonpools & Caterpillars, Alanis Morrisette, The Cranberries, No Doubt and Garbage. What was the first record you bought—any interesting story behind it? Slank! Their first album, titled Suit Suit Hehe (Gadis Sexy), back in 1990. I was 14 years old, and in junior high school. I bought the album using my pocket money, meant for school. I heard their song “Maafkanlah” on the radio and I started to save my money to buy the album. I didn’t eat at school for like 5 days, so I could buy it. But after I bought the album I fell in love with another song called “Kalah”. Never in my whole life would I have dreamt that 13 years later, I would get to perform the same song, on stage with Slank, live for their 20th anniversary celebrations. So it was worth every penny! What is your all-time favorite album? Why? Alanis Morrisette’s Jagged Little Pill. Because she’s full of angst like me. She’s basically the first female artist that, to me, was successful in creating songs/albums that manage to mix idealism with

What was the worst record you ever purchased? That has to be The Best of Tommy Page. I was 15, traveling from Jakarta to Bali with my cousins overland and somehow my driver had removed all of my cassettes from the car while cleaning it before we left for Bali. Somewhere along the way we stopped at a small town and we found a very very old school cassette shop. I was actually looking for an LA Guns album and really can’t explain why somehow all of my cousins managed to persuade me to buy Tommy Page’s album. The trip took us two days and we didn’t manage to find any other cassette shops along the way, so it was “A Shoulder to Cry On” for two days straight. I’m still traumatized by it till today...

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commercialism. That album sold 34 million copies worldwide to date. And I’m still angry. Hehe.

Who do you want to be, other than yourself, next time you reincarnate? My mom. So that I know how it feels to raise a very, very naughty rebellious girl like me. I love you mom! What book are you reading now and what’s the score (1-10)? Everybody Loves You When You’re Dead by Neil Strauss. I give it 8 out of 10. He wrote one of the most iconic rock biographies of all time, Mötley Crüe’s The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band. He exposed the truth about many a talented pickup artist in The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists. And he’s covered some of the greatest musicians in the world for Rolling Stone, the New York Times, among many others. Neil Strauss is one of the most prolific rock writers and biographers working today. So, his next book took a natural turn—a collection of the most telling moments behind the more than 3,000-plus interviews he’s conducted over his career. Very interesting book I must say... What new movie should people see? Why? Dark Shadows. Tim Burton and Johnny Depp. Should I say more? What album do you choose to start your weekend? The Best of Sugar Ray. The whole album is sooo laid back and puts you in a holiday mood. Especially the song “Spinning Away”. And album you choose to end your weekend? I-Empire by Angels & Airwaves. The album is a good mood booster and makes you feel energized to start your week. “Everything’s Magic” is one of my favourites.

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After separating from her old band, Cokelat, in June 2010, Kikan took a big part and kept herself occupied in a drama-musical show “Ali Topan”. After some indecision about whether to be a lead singer in a band again, she has decided to do it her way: to go solo, to keep playing rock and to be fully indie.


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alking about living our lives like we were in movies, I’ve always had a soft heart for acting and living a character. Ever since I was a child, I’ve always tried to imitate a beautiful princess or even an evil witch, play a character, and imagine the scenes by heart with little cousins or closest friends.

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As kids, our imagination wonders and creates a world of our own in many ways. Imagination brings us alive, free. But when we get older, we tend to forget how life was a lot more fun when imagination took us to a world of flawless actions, such as playing a part from a favorite movie or cartoon. You have to admit, we lived the moment and its exciting as hell! Surprisingly, I actually I know a few kids, or maybe, I must say, full-grown men, who actually still manage to have the time to replicate scenes from their favorite war films or even a particular military unit. Fully equipped with heavy gear, uniforms, airsoft M4 rifles, and other replica equipment, they will play a part from wellknown movies such as Black Hawk Down or Tears of the Sun. They call themselves, the Warjunkies and GRUNTS (Geared Reenactment Unit & Theatricals). They are 1:1 scale life size action figures that resemble military operators. This is all play and fun for these guys and makes it a regular event from time to time to put off stress from the real world and acts as war heroes.

This hobby has been going on since 1991 and has become quite a hobby bordering on obsession for those who want to enjoy all the fun parts of war without any of the dire consequences. On the flip side, boys will be boys and playing war with your friends is just another way to have a good time. It becomes clearer that people are still willing to just do anything to make their martial fantasies come to life. They might not go to war for real or have ever been in the military but are military fetishists and are enthused by all things martial. I really salute these guys, who really are not afraid to show their “Peter Pan” side, of not wanting to grow up, but yet, they enjoy their youth and are willing to spend serious amounts of cash to relive their boyhood fantasies. Because youthful childlike fun is sometimes the best kind, whether it be flying a remote control helicopter, building a model, or playing videogames, its all fun and games. If you want information on how to get to know these lads, why don’t you go to their website at www.warjunkies.net. Shinta Dharmayu Sunoto


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very now and again an album comes along that slips into the soundtrack of your Wonderful Wow life as easily as a comfy old sweater, and reconfirms that the truly talented are not to be found regurgitating 80’s pop songs in front of Simon Cowell et al, but Worthy rather on the fringes quietly weaving their own musical magic with a minimum of Worthless fuss. Such is the case with second long player from UK-based, Chicago-born Kathryn Worm Fodder Bint AKA One Little Plane. Musically akin to flicking through an album of retro-tinted Polaroids, the equally nostalgic yet progressive Into the Trees conjures up snapshots of wistful childhood summers and a more carefree era. The gorgeous “She Was Out in the Water” is almost guaranteed to be ruined by inevitable overuse on American teen romance TV dramas, and “Nothing Has Changed” will probably suffer a similar fate, but let’s not hold that against her - with that breathless vocal style and the butter-wouldn’t-melt lyrics it would be hard to criticize anything about this demure songstress’ work. Sparse doesn’t even begin to describe the quiet of Into the Trees, I’ve heard more room-filling Morse code messages than “Bloom”, which consists only of a series of spacey modulated bleeps to keep Bint’s vocals company. However, unlike 2008’s stunning Until, there are a few slow burners that venture into amplified territory, with the instrumentation channeled into order by Four Tet’s Keiren Hebden on production duties, and Radiohead’s Colin Greenwood plucking the occasional bass string. With these, Bint has succeeded in evolving the One Little Plane sound – making sure to keep the magical elements first heard on Until in place, while simultaneously mixing in a new breath of maturity and confidence. It doesn’t always work as well as it could have, and on the rockier “I Know and Paper Planes” the charmingly cute vocals seem a bit lost when compared to the acoustic intimacy of tracks like “It’s Alright” and the summery pop of “Simmer Down Simmer”, but once again that feels like nitpicking when looking at the bigger impact of the album as a whole. Into The Trees has been on permanent repeat on my stereo for a week now, and is an absolute joy to listen to every time. Try it on for size - I’m pretty sure you’ll feel the same way. Dan Ashcroft

Catherine Feeny Hurricane Glass Another cherub-voiced UKbased American transplant with a knack for beautiful folksy-pop melodies.

Lisa Hannigan Sea Sew Damien Rice’s ex muse knits a cozy collection of rainy day brighteners.

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Venise, Des Rues Aux Palais 29th May 2012, started from 8PM onwards Gedung Kesenian Jakarta For more information: Mr. Roelly +62213308288 or +6221-3441892

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By Erza S.T.

The Sound of Early Music

Before there were all the elaborate symphonies and grand operas that we know now, there was a time when music was just simple. It was the beginning of music history that is now known as the early music era.


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Another great composer from the early music era is Francesco Manelli. As a Roman Baroque composer, he is recognized for his commercial operatic works such as L’Andromeda and La Maga Fulminata. In his lifetime, he composed around 11 operas though sadly all of it is lost. However Manelli’s Cantata Luciata from Musiche varie Op. 4 that was composed in 1636 is still played by musicians today. The music instruments from this era are also different then what are used now. Early instruments included the theorbo (a plucked string instrument like a long lute), lirone (a

bowed string instrument similar to cello), tiorbino (a rare stringed instrument) and arpa triapla (a medieval harp). As classical western music developed from medieval to Renaissance then Baroque, Venice became the center of musical activity. They built the first opera house there in 1637. The beautiful sound of the early music era is going to be heard in Jakarta through a performance by a French group called Le Poeme Harmonique. Founded in 1998 by Vincent Dumestre, this musical ensemble’s objective is to recreate and promote early music, in particular the music composed around 17th century. To bring the original sound from the era, the group uses rare instruments such as theorbo, lirone and tiorbino. The early 17th century French and Italian madrigal is a specialty for this group. So prepare yourself for some rare treats, as Le Poeme Harmonique will come and entertain you with the music of Monteverdi and Manelli this coming May 29 at Gedung Kesenian Jakarta. It is not just a concert; the show “Venise, Des Rues Aux Palais” is a celebration of true Venetian spirit of the early music era.

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rom the medieval ages up to the early Baroque period in 1600 to 1760 is what we define as early music. One of the famous composers during the early music era is Claudio Monteverdi. He is known to develop two individual styles of composition: the heritage of Renaissance polyphony and the new basso continuo technique of Baroque. His opera: L’Orfeo is often recognized as one of the earliest operas ever created in the world. It is no surprise if music historians regard Monteverdi’s work as revolutionary and marked the transition from the Renaissance style of music to the Baroque period.


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Located at the Mulia Hotel, Orient8 presents a new promo called Bistrot Business Lunch which is available from Monday to Saturday. The price of the select menu items, ranging from 120k to 220k Bistrot Business per person, such as Jumbo Shrimp Lunch at Orient8 Grilled with Americaine Sauce, Fondant au Chocolat Valrhona (hot soft chocolate centered cake with pistachio ice cream), Carpaccio Boeuf et Copeaux de Viex Cantal, and Grilled White Snapper with Ratatouille and sauce Vierge. So, if you are too busy with your activities and need a qualified and simple food, coming to the Orient8 at Hotel Mulia Senayan is a very right choice.

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Orient8 yang berlokasi di Hotel Mulia, mempersembahkan program terbaru bernama Bistrot Business Lunch yang berlaku Hari Senin hingga Sabtu. Menu pilihan dari satu set dengan kisaran harga mulai dari Rp.120.000++ hingga Rp.220.000++ per orang, seperti Grilled Jumbo Shrimps with Americaine Sauce, Fondant au Chocolat Valrhona (hot soft chocolate centered cake with pistachio ice cream), Carpaccio Boeuf et Copeaux de Vieux Cantal, dan Grilled White Snapper with Ratatouille and Sauce Vierge. Jadi jika Anda dalam keadaan sibuk dan membutuhkan kuliner saji yang berkualitas dan ringkas, sangat tepat datang ke Orient8 di Hotel Mulia Senayan. Executive Sous Chef, Christer Foldnes and his culinary team from C’s Steak & Seafood Restaurant at Grand Hyatt Jakarta will showcase Rougie Duck and Rougie Duck Foie Gras from 5 - and Foie Gras at Grand Hyatt 10 June 2012. Chef Christer has created an extensive Rougie-based menu which highlights the nuances of this outstanding product. The choice of appetisers includes : Foie Gras-duck Leg Terrine; Panfried Foie Gras; Rosemary-smoked Duck Breast; and Spiced Duck Consommé. The main courses include: Confit Duck Leg with Pan-fried Foie Gras; Honey-pepper Glazed Duck Breast, and Charcoal grilled Wagyu Rib-eye 9+ with Truffle Potatoes. Rougie is a duck, goose meat and foie gras producer based in Sarlat, France and has 137 years of history in this area of expertise. By constantly perfecting their working methods and recipes, the brand has become a genuine emblem of French taste. Rougie foie gras and truffles are appreciated on the most prestigious tables around the world. Breeding and fattening methods developed by Rougié, which take account of nature and of the well-being of the birds, are now the guarantee of consistent optimal quality. In Indonesia this superb product is distributed by Classic Fine Foods. For more information and reservations, please call C’s Steak & Seafood Restaurant on 021 2992 1234, 5020 1234 ext. 8-3400.


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Teratai at Hotel Borobudur Jakarta is a popular Cantonese restaurant bringing you the highest quality of Cantonese dishes. For the whole month of Canadian Lobster June, beautiful Canadian Invasion at live lobsters are being Teratai Chinese transformed into delicious Restaurant, Hotel Chinese cuisine by our skillful Chinese master Borobudur chefs at Teratai! Try the wok fried Canadian Lobster with Steamed Vermicelli in a clay pot, Baked with Cheese Sauce, I-fu Noodles with Canadian Lobster or have it any way you like! Priced at Rp. 180.000 ++ per 100 gr, with a minimum order of 500 gr. Have an unforgettable gourmet experience! Teratai Chinese Restaurant, Hotel Borobudur Jalan Lapangan Banteng Selatan, Jakarta. For reservations, please call (021) 380 4444 or 383 5000 ext. 73400 Teratai adalah restoran Cantonese di Hotel Boroudur Jakarta yang sudah sangat dikenal akan keahliannya meracik hidangan khas Cantonese yang berkualitas. Sepanjang bulan Juni, anda akan dapat mencicipi kelezatan daging lobster bermutu prima dari Kanada yang diolah chef asli China di Teratai. Ada Canadian Lobster with Steamed Vermicelli in a clay pot, Baked with Cheese Sauce, atau I-fu Noodles with Canadian Lobster. Tapi, andapun bisa meminta dimasak sesuai selera anda! Harganya Rp. 180.000 ++ per 100 gr, dengan minimum order 500 gr. Nikmatilah hidangan tak terlupakan ini di Teratai! Teratai Chinese Restaurant, Hotel Borobudur Jalan Lapangan Banteng Selatan, Jakarta. For reservations, please call (021) 380 4444 or 383 5000 ext. 73400

Bagel Bagel adalah tempat yang tepat untuk mendapatkan pengalaman bagel khas New York di Jakarta. Kini mereka baru saja pindah ke lokasi yang baru; masih tetap di jalan yang sama namun beda beberapa nomor dari yang lama saja. Ingin sesuatu yang baru? Coba oleskan Organic Blueberry Jam (18k) mereka, atau bagi anda yang ingin mengurangi porsi, nikmatilah Thin Bagels (10k: plain, cinnamon raisin, atau whole wheat). Untuk si kecil, ada Mini Bagels dengan Cream Cheese atau Nutella (13k) atau Homemade Organic Blueberry Jam (12k), dan juga Miniwiches (15k untuk egg & cheese atau peanut butter & banana). BAGEL BAGEL Jl. Benda Raya 14D, Kemang, Jakarta Selatan. Opens Mon-Thu 6am - 8pm, Fri - Sun 6am - 9pm. Ph: (210) 781 8769 / 3625 2345. Twitter: @Bagel2Bagel. Facebook: Bagel Bagel

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Bagel Bagel has been bringing the New York-style bagel experience to Jakarta since June 2011 and now they are moving to a new, more spacious location, just a few doors down from the old one.With a fresh start, they’re ready to serve you their signatures freshly baked bagels and bagel A New Location for sandwiches. Try one with the BAGEL BAGEL new Homemade Organic Blueberry Jam (18k)! And now your little ones will be happy with the Mini Bagels with Spreads (13k for Cream Cheese or Nutella, 12k for Blueberry Jam) and the Miniwiches (15k for Egg & Cheese or Peanut Butter and Banana). Also, if you don’t feel like having a whole bagel, try the Thin Bagels (available in plain, cinnamon raisin, or whole wheat for 10k each). BAGEL BAGEL Jl. Benda Raya 14D, Kemang, Jakarta Selatan. Opens Mon-Thu 6am - 8pm, Fri - Sun 6am - 9pm. Ph: (210) 781 8769 / 3625 2345. Twitter: @Bagel2Bagel. Facebook: Bagel Bagel


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Can you feel the Luv? Here’s a place in the city center that’s certainly worth a visit.

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The Luv’s Bar and Dine Citywalk Sudirman, 1st Floor, 1F #10, Jl. KH Mas Mansyur 121, Jakarta Ph.: (021) 2555 8881/82 Open daily from 11 am Twitter: @LuvsBar Facebook: LuvBar Jakarta


Take the Luv’s Bar and Dine for example. Centrally located inside Citywalk Sudirman, close to the Sudirman/Thamrin business district, it’s a good place to weather out the rush hour storm, to have a business lunch, even to have a great party on the weekend.

The Roti Bobo (50k) is a good choice for dessert; baked bread with dark and white chocolate, accented with a bit of vanilla and cheese. Simple, yet so scrumptious. Now about the cocktails. There were some masterpiece creations that you just have to try. The Frozen Strawberry Margarita (85k) is always on top of the list of the patrons’ tipple of choice, but have a sip of the interestingly named Blueberry Cheesecake (80k)! It’s actually a blend of vodka, Blue Curaçao, some heavy cream, vanilla syrup, mint candy, white chocolate, and a bit of sweet and sour. And, if you feel like it, give it to your friend and try the multi-spirit mélange of Double K (170k); a potent mix of vodka, gin, rum, tequila, Triple Sec, bourbon, scotch, Blue Curaçao, melon liquor, coffee liquor, apricot brandy, dark rum, etc… That’ll grow hair on your chests! Haha…

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kay, Jakarta’s rush hour traffic can be a pain sometimes. Managing yourself around those hours is definitely an art. But thank heavens the city has lots of places to hang out after office hours and beyond that make it all just a bit more tolerable.

Luv’s is probably more known as one of the major clubbing destinations in town, but it’s more than just that. We visited them recently for a little after office gathering. And yes, for the happy hours too. Their happy hours are 4pm until 9pm with buy one get one free on beer and cocktails, and 20 percent off on wine by the bottle. Not We already made plans for another visit to Luv’s. bad at all! A weekend with Jakarta’s lovely party people here is certainly on the cards for us. We’ll see A huge bar area welcomes you as you come in. you there! The mix of purple, black, and gold gives a cozy and contemporary look to the interior. The food here is also noteworthy, created by a skillful head chef. The Caesar Salad (58k) started us off nicely; romaine lettuce, smoked beef, beef bacon bits, cheddar and parmesan cheese, croutons, and garlic bread. We also shared the Godfather Pizza (80k); a blend of smoked beef, ground beef, smoked chicken, tomatoes, and mozzarella cheese, a meat lover’s delight! And if you can handle the heat, try the hot Gigolo Pizza (80k); sausage, pesto mix, mozzarella and Gorgonzola cheeses, plus a generous amount of chilies, including some chili padi which give quite a kick!

The Oxtail Soup (85k) is another firm favorite here at Luv’s; you can choose your oxtail to be baked, boiled, or fried, and topped with a tasty, spicy Padang sauce.

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The Rib Eye Steak (200k) also made its way to our table and into our gullets; succulent Australian rib eye, doused with Luv’s black pepper sauce, accompanied by some mixed veggies and a good change from the ol’ French fries, some waffle fries. Nice touch there.


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Here’s a new steak place that caters to the contentment of you carnivores!

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Mel’s Meat Factory Griya Astika, Jl. Lamandau IV No. 18, Jakarta Selatan Ph: (021) 722 0350 Daily hours: 11am – 3pm & 5pm – 9.30pm (Friday: 1pm – 4 pm & 5.30pm – 9.30pm) Twitter: @melsmeatfactory Facebook: Mel’s Meat Factory Path: mels meat factory


The interior of this restaurant has a simple, minimalist charm with a touch of quirkiness thrown in for good measure. Black and white tiles are juxtaposed nicely with the light wood furniture and colorful wall decorations. Check out the Andy Warhol-esque cow painting and ‘Keep Calm…’ posters. It is a fun and casual restaurant and the cozy vibe can only come when an eatery is run by a family of passionate food lovers. The food is the real star here, though and by the look of the lunch-time crowd on our visit, Mel’s has become the new place to go for good steaks.The pungent aroma of grilled meat in the air invited us to come in to this smallish but comfy place.

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Mel is actually the name of the mother of the restaurant’s owner. The family likes to have barbeque parties and Mel herself came up with the special signature sauce. Leaning a bit more towards Asian than Western flavor, it is a tasty blend of spice, tang, and sweetness you’ll simply have to try. Other sauces available here are the Black Pepper, Barbeque, Creamy Mushroom, and another one of Mel’s specialties, the Mel’s Mint Tomato Sauce. You can also choose the sides of potatoes, coleslaw, and sautéed vegetables to accompany your choice of meat.

The Short Ribs (69k) is one of their best selling dishes; 200 grams of US short ribs, bone in, with Mel’s signature sauce. We also liked the Lamb Chops (65k); 240 grams of New Zealand Lamb Chops, marinated overnight with Mel’s olive oil and rosemary based recipe, served with Mel’s tangy and tasty mint tomato sauce. Most excellent! Can’t decide? You can have a bit of both with the Mel’s Mix and Match (79k), a combo plate of the short ribs and lamb chops. Mel’s Wagyu selections are also noteworthy. Try the Mel’s Wagyu Sirloin (99k); 190 grams of Australian Wagyu steak, with a marbling grade of 4-5, glazed with Mel’s special recipe, or the Mel’s Eco Wagyu Special (69k); 190 grams of Australian wagyu rump cut. Both are superb choices. If you’re in a bit of a budget, the Mel’s Patty (35k) could be the answer; beef patty simmered in delicious mushroom sauce, served with fries or mashed potato and sautéed vegetables. You can wash it down with the Mel’s Ice Peach Tea (9k or with free refills at 17k), a very refreshing drink. And if you have room for desserts, go for the colorful Rainbow Cake (30k). At Mel’s, the service is friendly, the prices are affordable, and the steaks are just scrumptious. This is a homey steak house that has won the hearts of Jakarta’s foodies. One last note, please be aware of the break between lunch and dinner in their opening hours. ‘Keep Calm and Eat Steak’, indeed! (Budi Iskandar)

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othing beats good grilled meats and it’s even better when it’s affordable, right? Welcome to Mel’s Meat Factory! It is a new, mid-priced steak restaurant located on Jalan Lamandau, not too far from the Blok M shopping area in the South of Jakarta.


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Frogs Punch

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Ingridients : Diced pineapple Diced strawberry 45 ml of gin 30 ml of Pineapple Malibu 45 ml of pineapple juice Top with soda Served in a rock glass and garnish with sliced pineapple and cherry. It is called the frogs punch because this great and refreshing cocktail has been specially created for a gathering of gentlemen that call themselves the Epicurean Frogs, the response was fantastic, and it has become even more popular, because of its unique aroma and a nice kick of gin that comes perfectly in the cocktail.

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let Riynold mix youonenexttime in Bibliotheque Riynold Aberson Pardede makes some wicked cocktails in his new position as Bar Manager at Bibliotheque. Thirty years old and having experience in many hotel bars around the country, Riynold knows his way around a cocktail shaker and strainer.


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ne is a self professed connoisseur of sweets and the other, a baking prodigy. These two combine to hit tongues and stomachs where it matters most, the sweet spot. Malti and Deepika Mulchandani are the sisters behind Pin Up Treats, an up and coming made to order bakery that is now fast becoming Jakarta’s ‘it’ place to get your favorite treats. A combination of their character and curiosity translates into their mouth watering slices and bites of delight.

Pin-Up also champions a philanthropic approach to business, so we are always looking to team up with charity and social events where we get involved and bake for the love of it. Recently we were privileged to be able to sponsor 100 eggless cupcakes for an event called “Couture for a Cause”, a fashion soiree organized by a youth charity group and we loved it. You provide the spot, we provide the sweets.’ Marquee treats by Pin-Up are the Chocolate Buttermilk Cake, Melting moments, Mini Irish Shortbreads, Limone Crema Cupcakes, and a range of eggless treats. Find them on twitter: @PinupTreats facebook : Pin-up Treats or email pinup.treats@gmail.com for inquiries.

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‘With us, the cake or treats you order comes as fresh as they get, because we make our cakes by the order, nothing kept in the fridge or put on display in a store. We operate as an online bakery concept, simply because it reduces a lot of costs and overhead for us and allows us to allocate more to choosing the best ingredients when we bake. Our baking is inspired by our travels and the various taste’s that have in the past tickled our taste buds. Culturally the two of us represent both India and Indonesia so the taste of these two places on its own already brings a rich and regal taste to our treats and of course we combine the traditional western recipes and methods to our baking and presentations, but what you get with ‘Pin up’ is a cake with character. We are not merely bakers but we believe in the power and purpose of sweetness and so with each delivery we make, we attach a special handwritten message that is unique and thought of for every one of our customers, allowing for a double whammy effect before and after it hits the taste buds.’


Choose Your Enemy: Convicts, Aliens or Evil Queen? By: @JohanJT

Para pahlawan dari ketiga film ini memang keren, namun yang menjadi musuh mereka masing-masing mempunyai keistimewaan tersendiri. Mau melawan sekumpulan kriminal psikopat di penjara luar angkasa? Memburu para alien aneh di dimensi waktu yang lain atau coba menentang ratu kejam bersihir hitam di dunia dongeng? Cari mereka di www.blitzmegaplex.com dan www.21cineplex.com! It might be boring to see typical villains who got beaten by typical heroes in movies, right? Well, these antagonists should be applauded as they stand up against the heroes in style. A group of psychopath convicts in spaceship, some never-been-seen aliens from the past, and a pretty yet jealous evil queen are waiting for you at www.blitzmegaplex.com and www.21cineplex.com!

Lockout Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller. Writers & Directors: James Mather, Stephen St. Leger. Cast: Guy Pearce, Maggie Grace, Lennie James, Vincent Regan, Joseph Gilgun, Peter Stormare. Berlokasikan di masa depan pada tahun 2046, Snow (Guy Pearce, The Hurt Locker) adalah seorang mata-mata yang difitnah dan dituduh melakukan pengkhianatan terhadap pemerintah Amerika Serikat. Di saat yang sama, putri dari presiden Amerika Serikat, Emilie Warnock adalah aktivis kemanusiaan yang sedang berkunjung ke penjara luar angkasa MS1 yang berisi ratusan kriminal kelas berat dari seluruh dunia. Di saat sebuah insiden menyebabkan seluruh tahanan kabur dan mengambil alih serta menyandera Emilie, dinas kerahasiaan presiden pun memberikan Snow satu kesempatan untuk menyelamatkan putri presiden dari ratusan psikopat di MS1 untuk harga kebebasannya. Duo sutradara-penulis Mather dan St. Leger bisa terbilang baru di Hollywood, namun dengan adanya penulis senior Luc Besson yang ikut andil dalam menyumbang ide cerita dan membantu penulisan skenarionya, “Lockout” bisa diharapkan menjadi salah satu film penuh action menegangkan ditambah dengan elemen sci-fi dengan latar penjara luar angkasanya. Karakter yang diperankan oleh Guy Pearce dalam film ini sebagai agen Snow juga dibuat sangat kuat dengan keangkuhannya yang menyebalkan namun tetap humoris dari sisi dialognya. Pakai baju astronotmu, siapkan semua senjatamu, dan meluncurlah ke penjara luar angkasa! Set in the near future in 2046, an ex-government agent, Snow (Guy Pearce) is falsely convicted of espionage against the U.S government. In exchange for his freedom, he must undertake a dangerous mission to rescue the president’s daughter from rioting psycho criminals at an outer space maximum-security prison, MS1. With Luc Besson’s story, expect this film to be like any other of his previous highly stylized action-packed movies, only this time, you get a bit sci-fi to blend in for ambiance. You’ll love and hate Guy Pearce’s character here as the lead. Prepare your oxygen with a bucket of popcorns because we’re heading for outer space!

Men in Black III Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi. Director: Barry Sonnenfield. Writers: Etan Cohen, David Koepp, Jeff Nathanson. Cast: Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin, Emma Thompson. Agen J (Will Smith) telah menghabiskan 15 tahun menjadi Men in Black menyaksikan dan memberantas makhluk asing segala bentuk. Namun tidak ada yang bisa lebih mengejutkan dirinya ketika suatu hari dia terbangun dan rekan kerjanya, agen K (Tommy Lee Jones) dibilang sudah mati dari 40 tahun


lalu. Agen J pun harus melintas waktu kembali ke tahun 1969 untuk mencari jawaban dari sejarah yang sudah diubah dan menyelamatkan agen K dari alien yang membunuhnya. Misinya menjadi membingungkan saat dia bertemu dengan agen K masa lalu dan menyadari kalau agen K selama ini menyembunyikan satu rahasia jagad raya yang akan menentukan nasib umat manusia. 10 tahun sudah sejak instalasi kedua dari film Men in Black membuat kita terkesima dengan cerita action bertema alien dan komedi dari duo Will Smith dan Tommy Lee Jones. Dengan kolaborasi bersama beberapa penulis terkenal, dari yang membuat “Tropic Thunder”, “Spiderman” dan “Indiana Jones IV”, sutradara Sonnenfield yakin kalau kita akan terhibur dengan aksi dan komedi yang segar walaupun sudah 1 dekade lamanya kita tidak bertemu dengan agen J dan K. Ajak serta temanteman lamamu untuk bernostalgia memakai setelan hitam dan kacamata hitam menonton film ini! In the history of Hollywood’s action sci-fi movies history, probably Men in Black has stuck in more people’s memory than any. Who could forget the crazy stunts and jokes by duo agent J (Will Smith) and agent K (Tommy Lee Jones and Josh Brolin). Exactly one decade since the first sequel, director Sonnenfield is bringing back a fresh Men in Black with some alien law enforcing and cooler gadgets on the screen. Suit up in black, put on your coolest sunglasses... and be careful because the freakishly tall person in front of you in the cinema might just be an alien in disguise!

Snow White and the Huntsman Action, Adventure, Fantasy. Director: Rupert Sanders. Writers: Evan Daugherty, John Lee Hancock, Hossein Amini. Cast: Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron. Dalam kisah dunia dongeng yang diceritakan dengan versi lain ini, Snow White (Kristen Stewart, Twilight) adalah satu-satunya wanita yang lebih cantik di kerajaan kuasa ratu Ravenna (Charlize Theron, The Italian Job) yang kejam dan menguasai sihir hitam. Terancam kalah cantik, ratu Ravenna mengutus pembunuh bayaran (Chris Hemsworth, Thor) untuk memburu dan membunuh Snow White. Tersentuh oleh kebaikan hati dan kecantikannya, sang pemburu berubah menjadi pelindung Snow White dan melatihnya dengan seni perang untuk melawan rezim sang ratu. Walaupun sutradara Rupert Sanders merupakan pendatang baru bahkan film ini adalah karya layar lebar pertamanya, “Snow White and the Huntsman” merupakan salah satu film yang diantisipasi tahun ini karena visual grafis dan sinematografinya yang diyakini menakjubkan sebagaimana dibuat oleh produser yang sama dengan “Alice in Wonderland” (2011). Ditambah lagi dengan penulis peraih penghargaan John L. Hancock yang menulis “The Blind Side” juga penulis Hossein Amini yang menulis “Drive”, SWATH diantisipasi menyajikan gabungan cerita petualangan, fantasi, drama dan action kolosal yang akan membuat matamu terkesima. Pilih yang kamu mau, buah apel beracun atau belati nan tajam? In this dark and twisted rendition of a famous fairy tale, Snow White isn’t just the fairest woman in the kingdom, but a tough princess who’s been mentored by a huntsman who was ordered to kill her. With her beauty and martial art skills, she’s in a quest to vanquish the evil Queen Ravenna’s reign. As one of the most anticipated movies this year, expect nothing less than amazing cinematography with an adrenaline punch from its colossal battle and fantasy romance. Don’t pick the poisonous apple, unsheathe your dagger!


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CURRENT FAVORITE SCENT; BURBERRY

BODY By: HanifaAmbadar


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always loved Burberry perfumes. I don’t own all of them but the ones I have fall into my alltime favorite scents. I also love the ones I try on when I go to the mall or the ones that my friends wear – be it the Burberry Classic, Burberry Brit, Burberry Beat, Burberry Weekend, Burberry Summer and more. I think it all started with the image I have for the brand. Whenever I think about Burberry, the image of a chic aristocratic English lady comes to mind. Along with the iconic trench coat, the classic beige and black check, its rich history, and basically, the London charm. The recent Burberry perfume I tried is its latest fragrance: Burberry Body. I’ve wanted to smell it since I heard about their much talkedabout campaign to distribute samples to 7.6 millions of Burberry’s Facebook fans. Christopher Bailey was quoted that Burberry Body captures all the modernity and heritage of the Burberry brand today, reflecting all the facets that make up the Burberry world.

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Now that they’re available in Indonesia, I immediately snatched one for myself and sprayed it on my wrist. At the first sniff, I was afraid that it was going to be too sweet for my taste, but a few short minutes later, it turned into a warm woody smell that blends well with my body scents. I am no perfume connoisseur so I can’t give you a thorough break down on the different notes it brings, but I do adore the smell. It has a strong smell without being overpowering, so I don’t have to worry about the headache I usually get with a very strong scent. I think the scent can be categorized into a mature type that somehow makes me feel like a wellmannered woman whenever I’m wearing it. If you’re looking for a new fragrance, this one is certainly worth your consideration.


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THE NEW POWERHOUSE NAME IN INDONESIA FASHION SCENE By: AmaliaHayati

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he Indonesian fashion line Isis, though fairly new in the market, have gained recognition both nationally and internationally. We visited their workshop atop the SkyStoreinc in Kemang to get the inside scoop of their beginnings, where they are now and their plans for the future. Isis is the brainchild of Andrea Risjad with the young fashion designer Amot Syamsuri Muda and is a partnership made in heaven. Andrea’s unique, creative and easy-going luxury style inspired Amot for the storyboard of the brand that carries the spirit of ‘casual with an edge’, and the way Amot translates it into a collection, season in season out, bodes well with Andrea’s taste. But the label itself was born way before Andrea met Amot.

Isis: The Beginning

The name Isis came from the name of a goddess in Greek ancient mythology.

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It all started in 2010 when Andrea collaborated with her friends to make a clothing line as a hobby. It was originally created because she wanted to make ‘easy-going luxury’ accessible for everyone. The brand started by making a series of t-shirts. Because of creative differences, the partnership dissolved, but Andrea still had strong belief in Isis. It’s in Amot, residing in Singapore at the time, that Andrea found a perfect partner in building this brand. Amot, a La Salle Singapore graduate of fashion design, grew up in Singapore and had the luxury to not be overwhelmed by Andrea. Thus, allowing him to give Andrea his most objective input in this partnership

which requires s e r i o u s debate. I guess, if it were any other person, they wouldn’t have the courage to do so. This is what makes the partnership work so well, because the two have an equal footing in the creative direction of the brand. Also, even though they are two different minds with the same vision and goal, one view completes the other. Amot said that Andrea “Enjoys [fashion] without knowing that she understands it.” And the melding of enjoyment and creativity give a strong DNA to ISIS’ designs.

The Process of Creating a Collection

Andrea and Amot begin their seasonal collection by creating a storyboard. Andrea and Amot will brainstorm on story lines, putting together images that can inspire them, selecting colour palettes and the fabrics. Amot will then translate this storyboard by creating a series of designs where the two of them will brainstorm some more. During the brainstorming and selection process it’s Andrea who balances Amot’s creative mind by giving her input on the


Department Store in Singapore. JFW was also a big stepping stone for them, since it was the first time for the label to display a complete collection.

The DNA of Isis

It’s really nice to see how Andrea could talk so humbly about the brand when I know that she could pull the forces to make it bigger. But she wants to take it slow; she wants it to be wellprepared before she goes too far. If anything, Andrea said, the whole experience has given her the confidence about the existence of Isis and thus gives her direction in mapping their plan for the future.

Isis is not about following the latest trends. The words ‘casual’, ‘street’ and ‘urban’ are in the DNA of Isis. They want to create something that people would wear, without having the hassle of trying to make the pieces work together. Amot said “We want to put something into the pieces which creates an edge, thus differentiating Isis’ pieces from the rest.” If you ask them about Isis signature pieces, it has got to be the hoody and blazer. The hoody adds that urban and casual trait, the blazer reinforces its position in representing powerful women. Most importantly, both are equally wearable. You will also see a lot of fabric not too common anywhere else, as Isis uses a lot of fabric manipulation techniques, such as dying, print, texture manipulation, etc.

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production side. The most important insight is, of course, because Andrea as a woman herself and has an idea on what would work and how comfortable it would be.

In the future, Isis’ plan is to build a balance between their presence in Indonesia and offshore. They’re searching for stockists that they think will suit them. And lastly, maintaining that reasonable pricing so that their fashion is accessible for all.

Isis: The Present and the Future

Since Blueprint (Singapore, 2011) and Jakarta Fashion Week 2012 (JFW), the brand has been going strong. It has gained more recognition than they’ve expected. It’s so overwhelming for them that they decided to take a step back and contemplate what they really wanted at that time.

It’s definitely not an easy decision, but they wanted to see Isis in the market for a long time, build a strong production line and have a market share first before making that decision. At last year’s JFW, Andrea finally gave the green signal to go ahead with their pending plan. They confirmed that they would be stocking Isis collections at Takashimaya

Where to get ISIS?

•www.harakirisamba.com •Skystore - Jl.Kemang Raya No.27C Jakarta 12730 – Indonesia •The GOODS DEPT - Plaza Indonesia Ext 4th FI#14 Jakarta – Indonesia •WIDELY Project - Jl.Riau no.107 Bandung – Indonesia •W Store - W Hotel Seminyak – Jl. Petitenget, Seminyak Bali 80361 – Indonesia

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When they joined the trade show in Singapore, Blueprint, their label was not even two years old yet. But the Singapore market was already requesting them to supply to some department stores. Andrea said that she wanted to be sure that they were ready first before they took this giant leap. That is why they finally postponed (not rejected) the offer at that time. They were at the phase of learning about their market. They were also not at the stage to mass produce. All of their designs and productions are done under one roof. With the boutique on the first floor, office and design workshop on the second floor and production done at the third floor.


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Now – June 30 Gallery Rachel was born out of the idea to emphasize a fresh new focus on Indonesian artists in the capital city. A space where one comes to access, observe and facilitate the development of contemporary art amongst the community “The significance of the expressions and artworks Gallery Rachel will be exhibiting in the years to come will offer art lovers an added value of not only providing them a channel for the collection of art, but also a strong alternative investment that will appreciate in value for generations to come,” says Laksamana Tirtadji, director of Gallery Rachel. The new gallery is located at Menara UOB Thamrin, Jakarta.

Diego Menendez Book launch & Exhibition Now till – June 10 The ambassador of Argentina kicked off this event with the book launch in honor of Indonesian based Argentinean artist Diego Menendez. This also marked the start of Diego’s exhibition whos work is a combination of spicy Latin backgrounds mixed with the mystiques of Indonesia. Elements of vivid colors and emotions that seem to jump out of his work make for a fantastic journey with this man through his work. Duta Fine Arts – Kemang Utara 55A, Jakarta.

Beau Geste

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Now – June 5 Artist Ugo Nespolo’s take on the art world is rooted in 60’s pop art, traditional panoramas and future conceptual. A man who is not bound to a certain style of painting, his work reflects a freedom in strokes and techniques resulting in pieces that capture more that just the eye. Come and be a part of this ironical and moving exhibit by the Italian stallion. Museum Nasional. Jalan Merdeka Barat No 12, Jakarta.


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n event based around a very versatile material, Plastic Culture grabbed the Jakarta art scene’s imagination and delivered a successful event titled ‘Toy Life’, a photographic exhibition held between May 19 to 27. The idea here was to bring your toys to life through photographic expressions and what a brilliant idea this turned out to be as a large number of toy and photography enthusiast turned up and brought all the right vibes and energy into the event. Safe to say that the Grand Indonesia shopping mall was filled with camera flashes all day. As for the toys, it seemed like they thoroughly enjoyed being in the limelight. The people behind Plastic Culture also ensured that this was not just another common photography event. They took the education route when they invited senior photographer Fauzi Helmy to come and give a photography workshop to further the knowledge and skills of participants. If that wasn’t generous enough, they had a closing party with DJs that ended this whole event perfectly on a high. We’re really excited for what Plastic culture has planned for Jakarta next time.


what

Umbra is a new place in Jakarta bringing a 1920s lounge concept. The the very retro interior has old-style paintings mounted on the wall and also provides a bar area, sofas, and a waiting area. One thing that makes this place unique is the phone booths that are provided for guests to talk in and recharge their cell phones. The quality dishes and selected drinks as well as such a cozy and nice interior make Umbra a highly recommended venue.

where

Jl. Taman Kemang 1 No. 6, Jakarta

open

Tuesday – Thursday 8pm – 1am Friday – Saturday 8pm – 3am

capacity

150 Seating 250 standing

music

RnB, Top 40

resident

DJ Melon

program

Tuesday Bubugiri (Pop), Wednesday ReQuest (RnB), Thursday Mike’s (Alternative), Friday Arin Bolayan & Friends (Top 40), Saturday Sashi & Yuyi (Top 40 & Rock)

beverage

1920, Hi Tea, Batik

food

Starter: Mini Hamburg Main: Umbra Melt, Grilled Tuna Steak Dessert: Assorted Chocolate Candy

contact

Rsvp 0821.1000.6000 Pin bb : 229E4533 twitter : @umbrajkt

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GOLDEN CROWN MAP C6 Nightclub, Discotheque, Karaoke, Resto & Lounge, Health Club, Spa House, Funky Kota Glodok Plaza 5-8 Fl Jl Pinangsia Raya No.1 Jakarta Pusat : 021-6230.2888

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DOMAIN MAP M2 Mash Up Panin Tower, Senayan City, Basement 2 Jl Asia Afrika : 021-7278.1641

MUSRO MAP G9 Legendary Club Hotel Borobudur Jl. Lapanagan Banteng Selatan No.1 Jakarta Pusat : 021-384.2050

DRAGONFLY MAP O6 Classic, House Graha BIP Jl. Jend Gatot Subroto kav 23

O!Club Map : E-10 Ohlala Lounge Building 2nd Floor. Mall Of Indonesia Lobby 7. Kelapa

Gading Jakarta Utara : +62877 10 11 11 17 RED SQUARE MAP N3 Vodka Classic, Commercial House Plaza Senayan Arcadia unit X 105 Jl. New Delhi No.9 Pintu 1 : 021- 5790.1281 STADIUM MAP D6 Underground Club House, Progressive, Trance Jl. Hayam Wuruk No.111 : 021- 626.3323 TEMPUS MAP D6 Live Music and DJs Ritz Carlton JL. Lingkar. Mega Kuningan : 021- 2551.8888 TIGA PULUH MAP L7 Band and DJ Le Meridien Hotel Jl.Jend Sudirman Kav 18-20 Jakarta Pusat : 021-251.3131 TRIBECA NYC MAP O7 New York Style Rnb and Hip Hop City Walk Sudirman Jl.KH. Mas Mansyur No.121 : 021- 2555.8758 TRIPLE NINE MAP T5 House, Electro Jl. Kemang Raya No. 20a : 021-718.2284 X2 MAP N3 X2 – Equinox Vintage Music, Rnb, House Electro, Progressive Plaza Senayan 4th & 5th Floor : 021-572.5559 / 572.556 X9 MAP U9 Castillo Building, Ground Floor. Jl. Kemang Raya 10A. Jakarta Selatan. 2ND FLOOR MAP U6 Dine & Lounge Jl. Kemang Raya No. 43 A Jakarta Selatan : 021 - 718 2555

bars Attics Map U-8 Jl. Kemang Raya No. 24 A Jakarta Selatan : 021-2553 9450 / 51 BEYOND MAP P3 Bar, Resto & DJ Bar Graha Iskandarsyah Lobby

Jl. Iskandarsyah No. 66 C Jakarta Selatan : 021-7279.1832 Boutique Ktv Map N-3 Plaza Senayan Arcadia Unit X 205 – 207. Jl. New Delhi No. 9. Pintu 1 Senayan. Jakarta 021-5790 1283 BURGUNDY MAP I7 Exclusive cocktail bar Hotel Grand Hyatt. Jalan M. H. Thamrin Jakarta Selatan : 021-2992.1234 CAFE DE HOOI MAP R8 Expat hangout Jl. Metro Duta Raya Plaza II Pondok Indah Jakarta Selatan : (62) 21 750 0742 D’PLACE MAP X3 Steak & Beer House Unplugged Cilandak Town Square Jl. TB Simatupang Kav 17 Unit 34 Jakarta Selatan : 021-7592.0255 Sarinah Building Jl. Mh Thamrin No.11 Gf North Gate Jakarta Pusat : 021-310.7177 DeBurse Map O-4 Equity Tower – SCBD Lot 9 Lower Ground Unit E Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav 52 – 53 Jakarta 12190 : 021 – 2903 5451 Eden Lounge Map N-8 Jl. Gatot Subroto Kav 16. Jakarta Selatan : 021 – 526 7827 ELDORA Sports Bar MAP O10 Jl. Tebet Raya No. 58 Jakarta Selatan. : 021-8312634 Murphy’s Irish Pub & Restaurant MAP S6 Irish food and beer Kemang Raya 11a Kemang. : 021 718 3382 : 0818 833 643


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MO BAR MAP K8 Clubbing Lounge Mandarin Oriental Hotel Jalan M.H. Thamrin, PO BOX 3392, Jakarta : 021. 2993 8888 MOONLIGHT MAP K6 Jazzy Lounge Jazz Pavilion Apartment Retail Arcade Jl. KH. Mas Mansyur kav 24 : 021-5794.1731 PLANET HOLLYWOOD MAP N6 Hollywood style Top 40 Jl. Gatot Subroto kav 16 : 021-526.7827 PORTOBELLO MAP L7 Wine, Lounge, Music Live Band and DJ Mid Plaza 2 Jl. Jend Sudirman Kav 10-11 : 021-570.7600 POSTE 47 MAP O8 Resto Bar The East Building Jl. Lingkar Mega Kuningan kav e32 : 021-2554.2707 SHY ROOFTOP MAP U6 Kemang 6 Building The Papilion, level 4 Jalan Kemang Raya no.45AA : 021 - 719 9921 TIPSY MAP T6 Wine & Bar DJ The Beat Building 2nd Floor Jl. Kemang Raya No. 29 Jakarta Selatan : 021-718.2970 The Shelter Map U-7 Jalan Kemang Raya 89 fl 5th . Jakarta Selatan : 021-719 24 55

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ANATOLIA MAP U5 Turkish Jl. Kemang Raya no. 110A Jakarta Selatan : 021 - 719 4658 AH YAT SEAFOOD MAP N3 Chinese Jl. Pintu Lima Kompleks Gelora Senayan Jakarta Selatan : 021 - 570 5333 ARO AROY MAP L7 Casual Thai Dishes Mid Plaza 1 Floor B1 Jl. Jend Sudirman Kav 10-11 Jakarta Pusat : 021-570 7600 Barley & Hops Map S-5 Cilandak Town Square Jl. TB Simatupang Kav 17 ground Floor Unit 34 Jakarta Selatan 12430 : 021-7592 0255 bibliotheque MAP N6 Restaurant & Lounge Sampoerna Strategic Sq Jl. Jend. Sudirman, Kav 45 -46 Jakarta Selatan : 021 - 57956977 BIN 17 MAP O7 Wine House, Bar, Dining Jl. Mega Kuningan Barat IX Kav. E.4.3 No. 1 Jakarta Selatan : 021 - 576 0939 BISTRO BARON MAP I6 Plaza Indonesia Extension , Level 1, Unit E 20-21 : 021-299-23505 www.bistrobaron.com BISTRO BOULEVARD MAP J9 Jl. Teuku Umar No. 1 Menteng - Jakarta Pusat : 021 3900 899

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C Jakarta Selatan : 021-727 91832 BLACK CAT MAP N3 Jazz Supper Club Plaza Senayan Arcadia Units X-208/209 Jl. New Delhi - Pintu 1 Senayan - Jakarta Selatan : 021 - 5790 1264 BLUE ELEPHANT MAP J9 Thai Royal Cuisine Jl. Cut Meutia No. 2 Menteng Jakarta Pusat : 021 - 315 0980 BLUEGRASS MAP N9 Komplek Rasuna Epicentrum, JL. HR. Rasuna Said - Kuningan, Jakarta Selatan. : 2994 1660 C’S MAP I7 Fine dining experience. Hotel Grand Hyatt. Jalan M. H. Thamrin Jakarta Selatan : 021-2992.1234 CALI DELI MAP K9 Vietnamese Sandwich Jl. Surabaya No. 22 Menteng Jakarta Pusat : 021 - 9801 1061 CANTEEN MAP O5 American Style Pacic Place Level 4 SCBD Jl. Jend Sudirman kav 52-53 Jakarta Selatan : 021 - 579 73742 CANTEEN MAP K6 Plaza Indonesia 5th Floor. Jl M H Thamrin Kav 28-30, Jakarta Pusat : 021-315 6537. CASA D’ORO MAP I7 Italian fine-dining. Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jl. MH Thamrin No. 1, : 021- 2358.3871

APHRODITES MAP M9 Expat resto and sports Club Rasuna Jl. H.R Rasuna Said kav c-22 : 021-527.3307

BIRDCAGE MAP Q3 A casual resto focussing on Euro comfort food. Jl. Wijaya 9/23 Jakarta Selatan : 021 - 739 2430

circo bistro MAP P5 Jl. Gunawarman no. 30 : 021 - 739 57 05

AL NAFOURA MAP L6 Middle Eastern LE Meridien Hotel Jl. Jend Sudirman kav 18-20 : 021 - 251 3131

BEYOND MAP Q3 European Asian Graha Iskandarsyah Lobby Level Jl. Iskandarsyah Raya No. 66

COQUELICOT MAP W5 Le Bistro Jl. Puri mutiara Raya no 3b CIPETE, jeruk purut – kemang, Jakarta : 021-7663216

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DAPUR BABAH ELITE MAP G7 Classic Jakarta Jl. Veteran No. 18-19 Jakarta Pusat : 021 - 385 5653 DECANTER MAP N9 Mediterranean Plaza Kuningan, Menara Utara, Ground Floor Jl. H. R. Rasuna Said Kav. C1114 - Jakarta Pusat : 021- 529 63 888 DOMAIN MAP Q5 Resto and mashup. Panin Tower B2 Floor, Senayan City Jalan Asia Afrika Kav. 19 Jakarta 10270 : 021 - 7278 1641 ELBOW ROOM MAP T5 Casual dining and live entertainment. Jl. Kemang Raya 24A Jakarta Selatan : 021 - 719 4274 EASTERN PROMISE MAP R5 Indian and western food Jl Kemang Raya 5 Jakarta Selatan : 021-7179 0151 gravy dine & drink MAP U7 Ruko Belle Point Kemang Selatan 8 no. 55 A : 021.7179 2138 HACIENDA MAP O3 Mexican Grill Plaza Senayan Arcadia Unit X 105 Jl. New Delhi No. 9. Pintu 1 Senayan - Jakarta Selatan : 021-5790 1469 HAN GANG MAP P5 Korean Jl. Wolter Monginsidi no. 99 Kebayoran Baru Jakarta Selatan : 021 - 7278 7789 HARD ROCK CAFÉ MAP I7 International Plaza Indonesia Entertainment X’nter Jl. MH Thamrin Kav 13 Unit LD 3EX-05 - Jakarta Pusat : 021 - 3199 0164


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IMMIGRANT MAP I7 Resto-Bar-Club House Plaza Indonesia 6th Floor #E02-03 Access from new Louis Vitton lobby : 021-3983.8257/58

Liquid Exchange MAP M9 Epicentrum Walk, Ground Floor 6F – Unit W 136 B Jalan H.R Rasuna Said : 021 – 2994 1441 www.lexjakarta.com

MOONLIGHT MAP L6 Food and Jazz music Pavilion Apartment Retail Arcade Jl. KH Mas Mansyur Kav 24 Jakarta Pusat : 021 - 5794 1731

INDOCHINE MAP O3 Indochine & Supperclub fX lifestyle X’nter f8, Jl. Jend. Sudirman Senayan - Jakarta Selatan : 021 – 3003 0330

LOWEY MAP O7 Nice hangout and good western food and drinks Oakwood Condiminions Lingkar, Mega Kuningan Jakarta : 021 - 2554 2378

Otel Lobby Map M-9 Jl Epicentrum Tengah South Gate Entrance (The Annex Building of Bakrie Tower) Rasuna Epicentrum Kuningan Jakarta Selatan : 021-29941324

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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

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

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 Ground Floor Unit 0. Jl. Asia Afrika - Jakarta Selatan : 021 – 727 81 641 POTATO HEAD MAP O5 Western Pacic Place Mall Jend. Sudirman, Jakarta : 021 - 5797 3322 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


Club SOCIAL HOUSE MAP I7 Restaurant, Bar, Wine Harvey Nichols Grand Indonesia East Mall 1st Floor Jl. MH Thamrin No. 1 Jakarta Pusat : 021 - 2358 1818 THE CAZBAR MAP O8 International Jalan Mega Kuningan Jakarta Selatan : 021 - 5764582

TOSCANA MAP U5 Italian Jl. Kemang Raya No. 120 Jakarta Selatan : 021 - 718 1216 TRATTORIA MAP O7 Italian The East Building Lobby GF Jl. Lingkar Mega Kuningan Kav 3.2 No 1 - Jakarta Pusat : 021 - 5793 8574

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TRIBECA MAP L6 Bar & Diner Citywalk Sudirman Jl. KH Mas Mansyur 121 Jakarta Pusat : 021 - 2555 8758 VIETOPIA MAP O4 Vietnamese Jl. Senopati no. 66 Kebayoran Baru Jakarta Selatan : 021 - 726 1162

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VIN + MAP T6 Casual but stylish wine bar with western food and great affordable wines. Jl. Kemang Raya 45B Jakarta Selatan : 021 - 7179 2577 VIN + MAP N3 Arcadia Plaza Senayan Jl. New Delhi No.9 Senayan Jakarta : 021 - 5790 1477

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


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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

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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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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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Retro Duo Portable NES/ SNES Game System Yes, you’re reading this right: a portable version of the Retro Duo NES/SNES system. So now you can take your 8-bit NES and 16-bit SNES games on the road! The Retro Duo Portable Game System is pretty much the dream configuration for any retro gamer. Not only can you play solo, but it also hooks up to full-sized televisions as well. It also comes with two extension controllers enabling tag-team and two-player gaming. In addition, the extension controllers work with the embedded screen on the main unit or the TV-out display. This means that you can play Super Mario Kart head-to-head in the backseat or in the basement on the big screen. Get ready to blow on some cartridges... www.thinkgeek.com $89.99

WALKMAN® NWZ-A860 With legendary Sony Clear Audio technologies, integrated Bluetooth streaming, multiple format audio/ video playback and wireless personal photo sharing, the NWZ-A860 series Walkman player is the ultimate portable audio experience. The hybrid operation system also provides intuitive touch panel controls and traditional button controls for playback. PT Sony Indonesia 18th Floor, Suite 1801 Sentra Mulia Building Jl HR Rasuna Said Kav X-6 No.8 Jakarta 12940, Indonesia Website: www.sony.co.id

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Gentleman’s Foil Shaver The Best m o d e l ’s f o i l s generate s u b t l e vibrations that lift hair follicles and enable the five blades (the most in the industry) to cut below the skin, leading panelists to say it provided “ a n extraordinary close shave” and cut as close as “a barber’s straight razor.” Unlike lesser shavers that required “several more passes along the jawbone,” The Best model reached “every nook and cranny without a problem.” While other shavers produced excessive noise and caused skin irritation, The Best model generated a gentle whir and cut hairs without pulling or nicking the skin, leading one panelist to say it was “the most comfortable electric razor I have ever used.” The waterproof shaver can be used in the shower, its base automatically cleans and dries the head, and provides up to 15 three-minute shaves after a one-hour charge. Includes one cleaning cartridge. www.hammacher.com $349.95

The Cuff Blood Pressure Monitor This cuff blood pressure monitor is the most accurate and had the most comfortable cuff. Each monitor’s systolic and diastolic measurements were compared to readings taken by a registered nurse. The Best model deviated from the nurse’s readings by only 4.13%--nearly 2X more accurate than lesser models. Panelists preferred The Best model’s cuff because it did not over tighten like other monitors and was smooth against the skin. The LCD panel shows diastolic and systolic blood pressure in 7/8”-high numerals, as well as pulse, date, and time; LEDs alert you if blood pressure readings fall outside recommended levels. The display stores up to 90 readings for two people. Six AA batteries (included) provide cordless operation for about 150 readings. www.hammacher.com $149.95


Gizmon Camera Style Case for iPhone Imagine yourself walking through a beautiful landscape: the rolling hills, swaying grass, and epic sunset all waiting to be captured and stored within the confines of your Instagram library. Sadly, the process for such eloquence is far from graceful. Trying to find the perfect angle to hold your thumb and index finger on the edges of your phone while it tries to evade your grasp. Not to mention how difficult it is to hold the phone perfectly still while pressing the shutter button. The word “unappealing” leaps to the tip of the tongue. Don’t miss out on a picture perfect moment again. The Gizmon Case has the appearance and texture of a sweet vintage camera and it turns your iPhone into one as well! Made of super tough polycarbonate, this case cradles your iPhone while the real shutter button clicks away! Take pictures like a pro and be the hero of your Facebook feed, Twitter stream, or Tumblr blog. www.thinkgeek.com $64.99

The Sony Xperia S is the first Sony branded Xperia smartphone, having been launched after Sony officially bought out Ericsson’s share of the Sony Ericsson joint venture that had been building phones for over ten years. The Xperia S is also the first member of the company’s NXT series of devices, and it features highend specs like a 4.3-inch, 720p HD resolution Bravia touchscreen display, a 12.1 megapixel camera with flash, and a speedy dual-core processor with 1GB or RAM. It also bears the NXT series’ iconic clear body section below the screen, which makes it especially easy to recognize. But while the Sony Xperia S features a very beautiful industrial design, and offers users some tempting Sonydeveloped software, the device falls quite a bit short in a few regards - especially when you consider the phone’s position at the apex of the Xperia food chain. PT Sony Indonesia 18th Floor, Suite 1801 Sentra Mulia Building Jl HR Rasuna Said Kav X-6 No.8 Jakarta 12940, Indonesia Website: www.sony.co.id

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The DMC-TS4(FT4) is waterproof to 12m, shockproof to 2.0m, freezeproof to -10 degrees centigrade and dustproof. It is a sure and reliable companion for recording your outdoor adventures. Beautiful full HD video (1920 x 1080) makes this camera twice as attractive. And the POWER O.I.S. with Active Mode lets you capture images of your children or pets at play – without the blur. The builtin GPS function displays area information covering 203 countries or regions and landmark information for over 1,000,000 locations in 82 countries or regions.   In addition to GPS, the DMC-TS4(FT4) has a compass, altimeter and even a barometer. Preserve memories in beautiful photos and videos with this all-yearround active field player.   www.bhinneka.com Rp 4,146,250

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The Solar Powered Wireless Speaker

This is the wireless solar-powered speaker that plays music from any Bluetooth-enabled device. A 40” sq. high-efficiency monocrystal solar panel imbedded into the top of the speaker charges the internal lithium ion battery, providing up to eight hours of power after a six-hour charge in direct sunlight. The speaker connects wirelessly to an iPhone, iPad, or any bluetooth device to stream content from a music collection or Internet radio. Two 14-watt stereo speakers with 2 1/4”-diameter drivers and a bass boost deliver deep lows and rich highs. With an auxiliary input, USB port, integrated handle, and a mesh pocket that holds an iPod or smartphone. Also recharges via included AC adapter. www.hammacher.com $149.95

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Plataran Bali Resort & Spa

Plataran Bali Resort & Spa promises a quiet and relaxing holiday in an enormous rural Balinese landscape between the vibrant Seminyak and quieter Kerobokan districts.

Plataran Bali Resort & Spa Jl. Pengubugan, Banjar Silayukti, Kerobokan, Kuta - Bali 80361 Phone: +62 361 411 388, +62 361 844 60 68 Fax: +62 361 412 762 Email: reservation@plataranbali.com

Location

Location is definitely one of Plataran’s strong suits. It’s quite rare to find such a spacious hideaway in close proximity to major tourist and entertainment destinations of Kuta and Seminyak. Plataran is such a place and then some.

to welcome guests. Further inside, individual layouts of the villas give out a sense of a royal Balinese village. Each of the different types of villas blends seamlessly with its lush green surroundings creating a palpable closeness to nature.

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The whole compound is a gallery for classic Javanese and Balinese artistry. Intricate traditional designs are put to good use and can be seen all the way to the smallest detail to create the country-side charm of the olden days. Plataran takes the extra mile to emphasize its classical theme by using authentic antiquities as adornment as well as functional parts of the property.

Atmosphere

Getting off the Canggu main road and down into the narrow residential road where Plataran is located, is like going into a time tunnel. The trip back in time is complete right around Plataran’s front court where a two-hundred year old traditional Javanese house (Joglo) stands

Plataran Resort & Spa sprawls in a 2.4 hectare sloping terrain that resembles hidden corners in the Ubud hinterland. With only 20 rooms in four types of villas on such a vast spread of land, Plataran leaves ample room for outdoor activities and privacy. It is also equipped with three swimming pools with the biggest of them located right at the centre of the resort. Padma Spa, the resort’s wellness center, offers a variety of traditional and signature treatments for guests. With the emphasis on rural rustic charisma Plataran is equally eager to embrace the future in its healthy and raw cuisine served at the Patio restaurant by the highly experienced chef Mr. Nyoman Rai. Low season prices start from $US 272++


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The W is holding a DJ competition for the first time in Asia. The talent search is in conjunction with Burn Studios and MIX.dj and aspiring DJs should go to whotels.com/music and upload a mix in order to win a spot in the 2012 DJ Lab. Once uploaded, the mix will go through a sharing and voting process. The ones with the highest number of votes will be handpicked by DJ Lab Mentors and will play at various W Hotels. The contest ends on June 15 so enter your mixes now!

Centro Discovery Shopping Mall gets a make over Centro Discovery Shopping Mall is going to be a more exciting place to shop for the summer. Starting May 31, the upper ground floor of the store will become a showcase of high quality name brands that will make for a new shopping experience in Bali. You can get your hands on selections of desirable exclusive items by showing your passport for 20 percent discount.

The planet’s biggest celebration of the ocean, the World’s Ocean Day, is coming to Bali. The worldwide call to acknowledge what the ocean means to our livelihoods is getting stronger every year. And this year a fund raising event is organized at Cocoon Beach Club on Jalan Double Six, to further marine preservation through surfing. All surf brands in Bali will be gathered on June 10 for an outdoor cinema showing and a raffle. The proceeds will go to support the ROLE foundation’s SurfersRole project that oversees the foundation’s marine conservation programs.

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Adding to the ever-growing list of international flavours represented around town, Cubana Bar and Grill brings a large slice of pre-Castro cool to Petitenget.


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As you’d expect from a Cuban bar, there is a special cigar menu, with all your favourite varieties like Cohibas, Monte Christos and Romeo Y Juliettas to puff away on. Star attraction at Cubana though has to be the amazing cocktail menu, which is laid out like a period newspaper entitled ‘cocktail hour’. Numerous rum based cocktails, including the Cuba Libre, the Hemingway Daiquiri, El Presidente and the Mary Pickford cover the classics, while a cutting edge selection of molecular cocktails ensure the menu is kept right up to date. Check out the jars of planter’s punch, sangria and Cubana punch to share out amongst friends. For my first foray into the Cubana realm, I check out a plate of the Crunchy Croquetas (39k++) and Traditional Empanadas (55k++) – traditional Latin-American pastries filled with pulled pork and melted mozzarella – a superb starter.A root vegetable salad (40k++) goes down perfectly with a Big Mama Mojito (100k++) that features no less than three shots of Bacardi. Moving on to the main, the Australian Filet Steak (149k++) from the specials menu fits bill nicely – the spicy tomato salsa topping and Manchego cheese a particular highlight. Fancying something sweet to round things off it’s a portion of the insanely addictive Trés Leches (35k++) – soft sponge cakes soaked in milk cream, condensed milk and Grand Marnier and topped with vanilla whipped cream. Open from 11am ‘til late for lunch and dinner, Cubana hosts a daily happy hour from 4-7pm where its 2F1 on Cubana cocktails. During the week, make sure you check out two for one Mojito Mondays, or shake your hips to Charanga Band on Tuesdays with a free salsa class. Wednesday is ladies night from 9pm with complimentary cocktails; Thursdays get tropical from 9.30 with Juanito’s Band and join the fiesta on Fridays with more Cuban calypso tunes and discounts on nachos and quesadillas between For a taste of Cuba in Bali, the extensive 4-7pm. Vive la evolution and vive Cubana! menu provides everything a discerning Latin Dan Ashcroft food lover may crave, from small plates (platas pequenas) for pairing with your cocktails, to salads, specials, sandwiches, burgers, grills and Cubana dulce-licious desserts. Keeping everything nice Jl. Raya Petitenget No.12b and saucy, four choices of house specialty salsa +62 361 4737 671 are available – perfect to go with your moros www.cubanabali.com con Christianos (traditional rice ‘n beans).

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uthentic is the word here, with Latino inspired dishes, creative cocktails and a premises that feels like it had been recently airlifted to Bali directly from Havana circa 1930. Think parlour style old colonial charm and lavish furnishings in abundance, with vintage art nouveau graphics hanging from the walls, and classically styled stools propping up the grand bar.


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t was a good time to spend the weekend while enjoying the sunset session at Woobar, along with the entertainment from Opolopo featuring Amalia which started at 6pm. The collaboration between the DJ and singer was a pleasant foreground to the sunset way yonder. The W had special menu on that evening, like Coconut Martinis and Fuschia Belinis which perfected the oceanside atmosphere.

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