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Back to the Basics with Pokenbir

Dear Readers, Lately, it seems like Jakarta’s restauranteurs are at a loss for new ideas. The market is saturated with the pseudo-modern-French-Asian cuisine, with...

Get to McGettigan’s

Excitement is constantly generated in Jakarta, especially in the world of food and drink. In Mega Kuningan – the neighbourly sprawl of five-star hotels, embassies and...

The Dutch Golden Age of Charcuterie in Jakarta

Expats around town understand how difficult it is to find decent Western cuisine that doesn’t either slant heavily towards local palates (buttermilk fried chicken and...

The Perfect Brew: Primator in Indonesia

The Primator brewery was established in 1872 in the town of Náchod in the Eastern part of the Czech Republic. A relatively young brewery, Primator has an output of...

Fujin: Rollicking Flatiron Chefs

Our expert epicure continues an undercover operation to bring you the truth about Indonesia’s dining scene. No spoon is left unturned in the quest for honest, balanced...

Paulaner Bar

Paulaner Bräuhaus: Guten Appetit!

The German state of Bavaria is not only known for its delicious Apfelstrudel and its namesake cream for dessert, it is also a land of beer and various exciting...

What makes a great man

The Red Dress Run

Approximately 100 runners arrived at Everest Bar in Blok M from 1pm onwards on the 9th November. Keen long runners on the first bus alighted at Monas, Medium Runners on...

Beer Toast

The Truth Behind ‘Oktoberfest’

The first Oktoberfest took place in October 1810 to celebrate Crown Prince Ludwig’s wedding to Princess Therese von Sachsen Hildburghausen. The celebrations only...

Alcohol and Islam

During one period of my years in living in Jakarta, a favorite activity was my weekly visit to Pak Trisno, an elderly antiques dealer and former journalist with a...

Alcohol Free Beer

The Battle of the Beer

It was Christmas Eve 1984, and, just like I did every year in those days, I was running around the shops at the last minute desperately trying to find gifts for my...

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Give me some Elbow Room!

  Elbow Room, not the one in London’s hip Shoreditch, but the one in Jakarta’s hip Kemang is a place to chill out, unwind and get some ‘elbow space’. As...

Education Guide 2017

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