Akhir tahun menjelang, sudahkah kamu merencanakan libur akhir tahun? Memang, merencanakan dan mempersiapkan perjalanan bukan hal yang mudah bagi sebagian orang apalagi jika harus dilakukan di sela kesibukan. Namun, di zaman serba terhubung oleh internet ini, memilih dan merencanakan perjalanan tak perlu lagi jadi penghambat kamu untuk tetap bepergian dan menikmati perjalanan. Continue reading
A fresh, friendly and fuss-free mid-range hotel concept named Hotel Jen by Shangri-La International Hotel Management Ltd, launched its first of a new “Jenre” late last year and is set to expand to nine key cities across the Asia Pacific by March 2015.
Last week, I had the chance to stay at the Hotel Jen OrchardGateway Singapore.
Located on the city’s bustling Orchard Road above the Orchardgateway shopping mall, Hotel Jen Orchardgateway provides a savvy and efficient hotel experience for today’s generation of travelers. Continue reading
Recently opened by Jakarta’s Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama, Lenggang Jakarta Food Court and Souvenir Center is now ready to welcome visitors. Here are 5 good reasons why you should go there.
Located at National Monument (Monas) IRTI parking lot, Lenggang Jakarta is the city government’s answer to the problem of illegal street vendors around Monas area. Previously did not have any rights to operate, now the street vendors are happily filling permanent kiosks with an official amount of levy as low as Rp 4,000 per day.
Currently, Lenggang Jakarta houses 329 street vendors consisting of 126 food vendors and 176 non-food merchants who sells souvenirs, t-shirts, accessories, shoes, and toys. The venue opens from 6 a.m. until 10 p.m. on weekdays and up to midnight on weekends and public holidays.
The lodging rental website Airbnb has been growing and trending these past few years, and Jakarta is no exception.
The digital marketplace enables property owners to rent and share their private accommodations with travelers at low and reasonable rates. Not only is it cheaper than staying at a hotel, but renting rooms via Airbnb is a great way to get a more personal experience with your destination’s local culture and peoples.
If you plan to set foot in the capital city and would like use Airbnb, I have picked five accommodations that might offer a welcome alternative to a hotel. Continue reading
Sometimes it takes only a short getaway to rekindle the sparks between you and your loved one. Here are four cities in Indonesia that you should visit for a honeymoon or just to fall in love all over again. Continue reading
With Bandung now receiving direct international flights from Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Singapore; traveling to West Java should have gotten easier than ever. But as the result of more exposure in the spotlight, Bandung has become more and more packed of tourists and shoppers especially on weekends. Traffic jams during public holidays and over weekends has been slowly suffocating not only people who visit Bandung, but also those who get to call this city as their home.
When it gets more crowded in Lembang and it takes much longer just to reach Dago Pakar, expanding your holiday options to other regions beyond Bandung is perhaps the best decision you can make to escape the bustle of the city. Continue reading
Semangat berjuang dalam mengarungi kehidupan dapat kita temukan kembali di mana saja, tak terkecuali pada makanan dan proses mengolahnya. Sepotong pesan inilah yang hendak dimasak dan disajikan lewat film layar lebar “Tabula Rasa” produksi Lifelike Pictures. Film yang disutradarai oleh sutradara muda Adrianto Dewo dan ditulis oleh Tumpal Tampubolon ini mencoba menawarkan kisah kehidupan tentang kekayaan rasa kuliner Indonesia serta kerinduan terhadap kampung halaman sebagai poros cerita.
Film Indonesia pertama yang bertema kuliner ini mencoba meleburkan dua budaya nusantara–budaya Minang dan Papua–menjadi sebuah kisah yang humanis dan menarik. Diproduseri oleh Sheila Timothy, “Tabula Rasa” mengangkat kelezatan masakan khas Minang ke layar lebar oleh karena kenikmatannya maupun kepopulerannya di lidah masyarakat Indonesia. Continue reading
Notorious with its heavy traffic jam, Jakarta still can offer tourists an interesting way to enjoy the hustle and bustle of this Indonesia’s capital without getting lost in the city.
Starting from February 2014, five city tour buses named Mpok Siti (mpok is a Betawi term refers to an older woman and Siti is Bahasa Indonesia’s spelling of the English word city) are operating to take curious passengers on a short round trip surrounding Jakarta’s touristic and historical spots. Continue reading
Thai food is one of the most popular Asian cuisines in the world. Renowned for its spicy and sour taste, Thai dishes is not only attracting people to revisit its authentic flavor, but also to revisit the country itself. Continue reading
The annually held Jakarta Fashion and Food Festival is here again! The venue still remains at La Piazza Kelapa Gading and I had a chance to go there last weekend. It was Saturday and when I had arrived there it was pretty hot and humid.
Since I have only very little interest into fashion, the food festival automatically became my main destination. Just like last year, the food festival which named “Kampoeng Tempo Doeloe” (old time village) is held outdoor right outside the mall. There are plenty of small stalls lining up around an outdoor area which is decorated to resemble a night market with ferris wheel miniature in a distance. Continue reading