5 Reasons why you should visit Lenggang Jakarta in Monas


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.
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Mencicipi Hidangan Dari Penjuru Dunia di Jackson Heights



New York telah membuat saya jatuh cinta sejak pandangan pertama di layar kaca. Menjadi lokasi syuting sejumlah film box office mulai dari ‘Sleepless in Seattle’, ‘Home Alone 2: Lost in New York’ hingga favorit saya ‘Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close’, kota padat penduduk di pesisir Timur negara Paman Sam ini tak pernah lepas dari urutan teratas tujuan destinasi impian saya.

New York juga menjadi mimpi profesional saya sebagai pekerja media dengan deretan nama perusahaan media kelas dunia yang berkantor pusat di kota multikultural ini. Sebut saja Condé Nast Publication, Atlas Media Corporation, Bloomberg L.P. hingga perusahaan new media seperti Gawker Media dan Curbed semua bermarkas di sana. Bagi saya, New York City adalah angan-angan tertinggi. Continue reading

Taste The Authentic Thai’s Street Food at Thai Alley

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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

Weekend Culinary Feast at Jakarta Fashion and Food Festival 2014

jfff6 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

The Gastronomic Glory of Gang Gloria


It was Saturday morning when I went on a short trip to Glodok, North Jakarta,  to look for a few things to buy. Having found what I needed, my poor growling stomach then forced me to turn my direction heading to Gang Gloria for quick early lunch. My first stop was of course Kedai Kopi Es Tak Kie. This place is a very old coffee shop which is located not so far from the entrance of the narrow street of Gang Gloria. The coffee shop is owned by a Chinese-Indonesian family and has been run by the family from one generation to the next since 1927. Even though there are plenty of food stalls filled up the road in front of Kedai Kopi Es Tak Kie, it is still pretty easy to find it because of its aged wall and its wooden tables. Stepping into the coffee shop, I could see plenty of old photos taken from the coffee shop’s early years decorating the wall.  Continue reading