Category: Lifestyle

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The Curious Case of Holidaying in Jakarta

Behind Jakarta’s chaotic exterior sits an alternate world that might just get you to fall in love with the capital all over again this holiday season. Caranissa...

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Intergalactic Parenting

Ruth Reken’s co-authored book, Third Culture Kids: Growing Up Among Worlds, explores the experiences of people who have spent a significant part of their developmental...

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Top Holiday Treats and Feasts in Jakarta

It’s that time of year again. As Jakarta’s shopping malls’ halls are decked with boughs of plastic holly, carols are played in heavy rotation in every shop one...

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Five Interesting Expats and Their Startups in Indonesia

After scouring the sea of startups at Balai Kartini earlier this month, here are five interesting techies in Indonesia, who also happen to be expats.

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An Expat Guide: Having a Baby Naturally in Jakarta

Pregnancy can be a time of great unease, especially if it’s your first. Add to the mix a foreign country, a language you might not understand, and a medical system...

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Rocking New Cocktails During the Month of December

The Hard Rock Cafe Jakarta rolls out a new collection of boozy and refreshing beverages throughout the month of December. What happens when a couple of American lads...

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This Gadget Knows When You’re Breathing Harmful Air in Indonesia

Researchers from Harvard and Columbia universities estimated there were more than 90,000 early deaths this year in areas close to haze-producing fires in Riau and North...

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5 Holiday Shopping Trends to Look Out For This Season

Scandinavian renowned furniture and warehouse store IKEA guides us through this holiday shopping season with its latest winter collection. Whether it is exchanging gifts...

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Asia’s Biggest Tech Event Invades Jakarta

Tech in Asia Jakarta 2016 invited international entrepreneurs and investors to Balai Kartini on November 16 and 17, followed by a night of drinks and networking.

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Not “Amuzed”

Jakarta’s premier special occasion French restaurant misses the mark It is never a good sign when entering an eating establishment at the beginning of dinner service,...

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A Raw Food Religion in Bali

Living and raw food diets, juice cleansing programmes and detox retreats are gaining popularity not just in Ubud – where the “Eat, Pray, Love” phenomenon...

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NUSA Gastronomy: A Delicious Journey through the Archipelago

Where modernity and tradition collide in a bountiful and elegant display of unique Indonesian ingredients and regional cuisine. The challenges with modern gastronomy and...

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Serving Up American Nostalgia in Jakarta

When I first set foot in Applebee’s at Plaza Senayan Mall, I was taken by surprise when I saw the hip décor and modern atmosphere. Gone were the bright and playful...

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Chef’s Recommendation: Hotel Borobudur’s New Italian Dish

The five-star hotel invites guests to try its new restaurants’ signature dish.  Hotel Borobudur’s Bruschetta is introducing the restaurant’s new must-try for...