Category: Lifestyle

Made Raditya Rondi – Bali’s Own Surfing Champion

Sitting in his family’s restaurant called Goku tucked just back from Kuta Beach on Jalan Benesari, the soft spoken Made Raditya Rondi starts telling me about his year....

Paul Ropp

Paul Ropp

Meet Paul Ropp. The  visionary, the renaissance man and the revolutionary designer. Paul Ropp, you were a major figure in the 60’s movement. The first time I saw you...

Art and Forbidden Fruit in Bali

Part One – Straight Men The artist needs his muse they say. The qualifications for the job are complex and elusive – enigmatic beauty, poetic mystery and other...

Luke Donald

World No. 3 Luke Donald Plays Mizuno Irons!

Welcome back golfers! Ladies and Gentlemen, the holiday season is fast approaching. Let us take a moment and explore a golf-gift idea, shall we! This issue, for...

Face Jakarta

A Memorable Face Jakarta

What are the things you look for when choosing a venue for a dinner date? Good food, possibly to share for a bit more intimacy. Candlelight seems to make anyone look...

Jakarta Set to Hold First International Fringe Festival

The performing arts and entertainment scene in Indonesia is set to enter a new era in November with the launch of the country’s first ever International Fringe...

Flush Tracker Vatican

Jakartans Get a Bum Deal…

To celebrate World Toilet Day* (http://toiletday.org/about/), which is held on November 19th every year, I’ve tried to get to the bottom of the mystery as to why...

Chris Salans of Mozaic Restaurant

Few fine dining venues in Bali have distinguished themselves with such flair and inspiration as Ubud’s award-winning Mozaic Restaurant run by Chef Chris Salans. Chris...

Ubud Writers and Readers Festival 2012: International Poetry Slam!

In Quantum mechanics, water forms nice shapes for nice words and bad shapes for bad words. Our thoughts shape the world and our words can change the world. “All we are...

The Seven Ghosts: Surfing Water from the Moon

Braving crocodiles, mechanical malfunction and remote distances from medical help are some of the sacrifices one makes in order to surf the Seven Ghosts on a river deep...

LIO Collection Jakarta

Sit Back and Relax at Lio Bistro

On Jalan Kemang Timur Raya you can find an array of galleries and home decor shops; Kemang has an abundance of shops that live to fancy up homes. Some of these...

Commune Cafe

Let’s Commune at Commune

Commune first opened its doors in Singapore before making its way down to Jakarta. Commune started as a furniture business before expanding into the culinary world....

The Expat Golfer

The Expat Golfer

Welcome to the first instalment of “The Expat Golfer”. Each month we will explore the wonderful golf scene here in Jakarta and throughout Indonesia. This series will...

Greetings from Jakarta: Postcards of a Capital 1900 – 1950

by Scott Merrillees, Reviewed by Dachlan Cartwright Jokowi – what better buzzword these days to begin any piece of writing about Jakarta. Let us hope that Scott...