SW I have yet to tire of Indonesian cuisine. There are so many dishes that I enjoy that I have a hard time choosing a favourite. I have an excellent maid that makes it for me, however your question has prompted me to ask her to teach me! KG Ummm. Something with lots of Chilli. Why cook when there are such great restaurants or you have a cook at home. I also love that most places deliver! AGS In terms of culture, what activities and venues do you enjoy?
Are you into orchestral performances, jazz, dance, theatre? Please tell us your best experiences. Something else I will try to change. Movies are so affordable here AGS Where are your favourite places for a wonderful dinner? SW I love going to Kinara with friends and also just with my husband. With friends we can relax, take our time and share delicious food and friendly service. When there is just the two of us, we hide away in a booth and take the time to talk and put the world to rights.
Great when there is no distraction! Lan Na Thai is also a favourite, for much the same reasons as Kinara. Just love the atmosphere and the cocktails. Also the 5 star hotels do the most amazing Sunday Brunches! AGS Have you developed a favourite place to relax outside of Jakarta? Please share with us! SW Yes, Bali. My husband and I bought a fabulous villa a few years ago. We still pinch ourselves when we sit and look at the ocean and breathe the warm, clean air!
So relaxing, clear water, great private beach, fab food, blue skies and 5 star facilities! We go whenever we get a chance. Thank you ladies and we hope that life will return to normal again soon.
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Now hire two service assistants and set up the system such that it always requires a check on customer information at every call. Getting the picture, yet? The whole process of customer care and the notion of after sales service have been hijacked.
Once, some clever human came up with the idea of shifting support services and call centres across the various global continents to save a buck or three then the whole art of customer care systems was refined to a point where many have simply accepted it as a bit of light entertainment. When this is a number, then there can indeed be an entertaining and funny side to it.
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You tunggu a little bit more. You get fed up tungguing and hang up. Here it comes! You have just participated in a very clever little sales effort and not even realised it. Jakarta - August 17 the broken service for which you paid for in the first place.
Who is calling? I have even had one call line individual actually refuse to address my problem unless I gave them my name so I did and became Roberto for the day. What is your customer reference number? Why do you want to check my details? I just want you to fix the service for which I give you money each month. Eventually, you get angry. What is the head office number? Now the service personnel, it must be said, are very nice and very helpful but totally without power and therefore generally become the receptacle for all customer anger and frustration thereby ensuring that senior executives are kept blissfully unaware of any problems.
I visualize a RANT button. The customer care officer simply presses it as the complaining customer ramps up to his crescendo of angry abuse and soft music is switched to their headphones. An oscilloscope panel indicates when the audio profile of the customer has returned to a normal state of mind and automatically reconnects the assistant who compounds the frustration with.
In fact the beleaguered service personnel could really be replaced by an automated system, a machine. Insert customer ID Now , Insert problem code 1-totally goosed, 2-not goosed, but not very good or 3-intermittently goosed…other. And why do they continue to accept calls knowing full well that the entire global internet is broken anyway? Why not? And adding to our profits.
So, why no number? Komunitas Salihara was launched on 8th August and until thisday,theyhavebeenorganizingprogramsthatincludemusic, dance, theatre, literary readings, discussions and public lectures. Using dances, pantun traditional poetry consisting of the couplets that are sung and recited , and Betawi traditional music, the performance is hilarious yet entertaining.
Another performance held at the same day was the Jazz duo of Dewa Budjana and Tohpati. Skillful and communicative, the performance got a great applause. The duo did not only play songs from their own work but also from Indonesian traditional songs such as CublakCublak Suweng and Keroncong Kemayoran. During the opening, Salihara Community also invited the audience to be Sahabat Salihara friend of Salihara to express support for the arts and creative freedom in Indonesia.
By being one, you will receive information and updates about many art events and performances held in Komunitas Salihara and other art centres. Check them out. Jakarta - August Wednesday, 8th July Jakarta was on site to witness the important occasion.
The ceremony was attended by approximately regional andlocalmedia,membersoftheSingapore government, the construction team, and several distinguished guests. Jakarta can easily say that this remarkable integrated resort, which was designed by the visionary Moshe Safdie, will definitely bring new excitement to people in the region.
In fact, Marina Bay Sands Hotel will offer 2, rooms and suites where each room will overlook either the sea and the upcomingGardensBytheBayortheMarinaBayreservoirandthecity skyline. For the past year, Dragonfly has been continuously hosting several highly anticipated Defected parties and recently, the two have decided to pair up for one-of-its-kind music project to be ever done in Indonesia by releasing an electrifying double CD as a part of Defected in The House compilation series.
Sinceitwasfirstopenedin,Dragonflyhasbecameidenticalwithtasteful Housemusic,polishedinterior,beautifulcrowds,andbizarrepartyexperiences. Itis justeffortlesslyrepresentstheperfecthomeforDefected. Hosted by music and party aficionados, it has all the special ingredients required for a perfect club. So all of you die-hard clubbers, embrace yourself and please welcome DragonflyintheHouse!
Moreover, about 75, square metres of luxury retail space featuring the most luxury and cutting-edge labels in the world as well as fine dining space offering celebrity chef restaurants and the hippest bar lounges will be established inside Marina Bay Sands Shoppes. But two most important features will be the Sands Casino with its true Las Vegas style gaming experience and the Sands Expo and Convention Centre that covers , square metres and possesses the biggest ballroom in Asia.
Here, you can have a giant event for 10, people or a smaller occasion for only guests. There are over five floors of space, meeting rooms, and the grand ballroom can also be configured into 16 separate rooms. In short, a mind-blowing development of massive proportions! The shootingprocesswasstartedon1stJulyinBelitungIsland,Jakarta, and Bogor, and it is scheduled to be finished on 21st August The post production process will take place in Jakarta and Bangkok.
The movie will be screened all over Indonesia startingon17th December Pangeran Antasari 17, Cipete Selatan, Jakarta Inspired by the famous cycling race in France that was held from 4 to 26 July , La Brasserie Restaurant in Le Meridien Jakarta was serving authentic food in line with each region that passed by the cycle participants.
Among the guests were Mr. An arrangement of buffet dinner with delicious food, free flow of beer, wine, juices, and not to mention a selection of fine European cheeses brought pleasure to the guests. Holger Bormann from PT. Deutsche Far East and Mrs. Attractive and colourful, the paintings bring sincerity to anyone who views it. Tamarine Tanasugarn defeated Yanina Wickmayer in the final of the Ordina Open in Hertongenbosch in , making her the first Asian player to gain a place in the Commonwealth Bank Tournament of Champions to be held in Bali from 4th to 8th November, Tanasugarn and other topWTATour players are joining the race toward glory in the tournament to be held at Westin Resort, Nusa Dua Bali in which the players will compete in an innovative 12 women round robin single format.
No doubt competition will be really tight. For more information about the Commonwealth Bank TournamentofChampions,pleasevisitwww. The prestigious event saw international athletes undertaking a serious combination of ocean swim, bike ride, and run.
The total distance covered was The race got off to an early start at 7. Roche Indonesia, Adidas Indonesia and HSBC along with many other corporate sponsors, the race aims to raise public awareness of childhood cancer as well as lung and lymphatic cancer. The money raised will be donated to the Indonesian Cancer Foundation for cancer research, cancer awareness programs and direct financial aid for cancer patients. The registration fee for the event is Rp 80, for adults, Rp 60, for children under 12 and Rp , for a family of two adults and two children including a T-shirt and refreshments.
Participants can opt to either walk, jog, run or rollerblade along the five kilometre route or take the more challenging 10 kilometre route. HR Rasuna Said, Jakarta. The superstores are also offering various kinds of vegetables, fresh fruits, spices, and other necessities.
Monthly shopping routines should not be boring anymore. Around 8 pm, Panji a wellknown local radio announcer started the party with a series of witty and clever rap renditions from his debut album. Then came the ultrachic fashion show which displayed unique and colourful clothes as well as accessories from several fX fashion outlets, such as Milksoup and Clementine. Happy birthday, fX! What a great feeling and yes, you can do it yourself without having to go the spa.
It functions as hair mask to fight dandruff and strengthen hair roots, giving a healthier and shinier look to your hair. The products are available at Mustika Ratu outlet all over Indonesia. As the ideal family action SUV, the New Ford Everest was specifically designed and built for a safe, comfortable, tough, and reliable drive experience. The computer controlled Duratorq TDCi engines in this seven-seater vehicle are also well-known for the excellent fuel economy.
You can also flip forward the third-row seat for a generous rear storage area which can hold up to an impressive capacity of litres. True, indeed! This month, Hotel Gran Mahakam proudly presents its new Indonesian beverage on the menu. Mahakam Lotus Iced consist of dry longans, lotus seeds, jelly, lychee and crushed iced with selected syrup.
During this holy month, Hotel Gran Mahakam also offers a wide range of tajil the sugary snacks and drinks consumed to break the fast served in Le Gran Cafe from 21st August to 20th September For a familiar taste, guests can also pick Strawberry and Banana Crepes which are sweet and crunchy in every single bite. Mahakam I No. According to her, through KidsFest, children can widen their horizons by watching thoughtprovoking and highly enjoyable films. Children have the right to dream and enrich their imagination and be creative.
Everyone clapped in agreement at the end of the press conference and were treated with a great meal from Burger King afterwards. Anwar burgerking. Aftergoingthrough an extensive refurbishment and renovation programme, the Horizon Club Lounge is now the largest executive lounge of its kind in the city.
Four meeting rooms are available, seating six to 10 people. Several inch flat screen monitors and high definition video conferencing equipment are also available. Guests also enjoy free access to the Horizon Club Lounge. Sudirman Kav. The school is committed to educating its students on caring for the environment. Through practical activities, such as the construction of a greenhouse, JIMS students will continue to develop their understanding and knowledge of environmental issues affecting the world today.
The new campus offers state of the art facilities including a swimming pool, computer and science labs, indoor gymnasium and a soccer field. Hotel guests can contribute to the program by purchasing a coupon for Rp. All donations will be forwarded to the Sampoerna Foundation every month. Two thumbs up for their effort! KidsFfest held several pre-events in April and May such as subtitling and short film workshops and competition. For further information, visit www.
Jakarta - August 27 28 NOW! Theseconcerns will increase with distance. The further they are away from home, the more important it is for them to have support services. One key solution should be to have a comprehensive international private medical insurance cover for your child when they are studying abroad. Studying Abroad? Get Insured! Privatemedicalinsuranceisafactofdaily life in many parts of the world where there is little or no support from public health services.
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Founded in Paris in , Skal International was established as an ideal associationforprofessionalsinTravel,Tourism,andHospitalityindustries. Now, with around 22, members spread across in Skal Clubs throughout 90 countries worldwide, Skal International has been brought back to life in Jakarta after a long period of hiatus.
The theme of the month was manufacturing. During the gathering, the drinks were free flowing from 6. IABC members gathering will be held again this August. Jenderal Sudirman Kav. Eighty expatriates from all over the world England, French, Japan, Singapore, India, Netherlands, Australia,Denmark,andmanymore andthirtylocalentrepreneurs were present during the event. The cocktail party was opened by PT. Paul Preston and Mr. Yoann Bertrand. Guests came to exchange information and business cards.
Free flow of wine and beer and snacks gave a friendly atmosphere during the meeting. There are more than multinationals and local companies in Jababeka area and there are expatriates who live in the area.
Therefore, similar gathering from PT. Jababeka, tbk is expected to be held monthly. Le Meridien Hotel Jakarta was chosen to be the host for the inaugural luncheon meeting on Wednesday 3rd June This marked as the first regular event which will be held on every first Wednesday of the month.
The second luncheon was held at Intercontinental Mid-Plaza Hotel on 1st July with guest speakers from Bali and Sweden Skal Club sharing their great Skal moments in front of more than 50 attendees. From cut and blow dry by its professional hairdressers, manicure, pedicure, massage and many more, the salon is excellent when it comes to pampering.
Discount promotions from July to August are given to the customers who wish to look good even after a hard work out. Now, having a healthy lifestyle and looking beautiful can go hand in hand. Throughout the month, Oakroom offers various dishes in its breakfasting Ramadhan package including hot beverages.
The month of Ramadhan is the right time to taste authentic Indonesian traditional sweets, such as kolak pisang a sweet compote made of starchy fruits, such as cassava and banana stewed in coconut milk and sugar.
Reasonable and delicious the the breakfasting promotion menu is available for only Rp 45, net per person and is available from 5. Lingkar Mega Kuningan, Blok E4. Jakarta - August A New Concept in Casual Fine Dining Situated in one of the last remaining residential areas in downtown Jakarta, Pastis at the Kuningan Suites, Setiabudi, describes itself as a semi fine dining restaurant, which specializes in delicious homemade pasta served by a very attentive and welcoming staff. A must-try is the TaglietelledelPastis, a plate of homemadeTaglietelle pasta with Lamb Bolognese Sauce which is rich in flavour yet still light enough to make you savor it until the very last mouthful.
The portion is pretty generous for Rp 55, A glass of cold Fruit Punch --an instant lift-up beverage-- makes a satisfying companion for the dish, but if you are a cocktail person, then a glass of Apple Martini is the undisputed choice! We would even go as far as to argue that the Apple Martini is the best in town. The smooth full-bodied Martini blends perfectly with just the right amount of apple flavour.
For dessert, try the Tiramisu with its generous ricotta cheese cream and fully-soaked-in-rum cake. Such sweet and delightful treat! Ofcourse,asasemifinediningrestaurant,Pastishasabeautifulinteriorandawelcoming ambience. When you enter the restaurant, you will instantly be transported back to your kitchen, with white cabinets standing neatly in the middle of the room and various cooking utensils hanging safely from the ceilings right next to the open kitchen area. Everything here is mostly white, from the furniture to the doors, windowpanes, and walls, except for the big, plush brown sofas, which are placed in one section of the restaurant.
Although Pastis takes its inspiration from the French Colonial era for the furniture and interior, unique contemporary paintings also adorn the walls. There is also an outdoor dining area called the Backyard with wooden art deco furniture for those of you who want to enjoy the downtown breeze.
Guests can easily park their vehicle and stroll happily into the restaurant in minutes. But on weekends, we recommend making a reservation at least a day before, because like many other talked-about restaurants in Jakarta, people are eagerly lining up to have a Pastis experience.
Wine aficionado and Apero owner T. Lie is also the owner of one of the first wine lounges in town, Connoisseurs. The service here is quick and friendly, the staff attentive and well trained. Once again, you will be delighted with the price tags. So, what remains to be said? KH Mas Mansyur No. Jakarta - August 33 34 NOW! Jakarta readers voted them as the best restaurants in town. Enough said! Time is money in this city that never sleeps. The various Japanese dishes arrive on a large tray, and the serving itself takes no longer than 10 minutes.
All of the menus include an appetiser, chicken soup, steamed custard egg, steamed rice, pickles and ice cream. Prices range from Rp. For your convenience, you can choose in which area you would like to hold your power lunch or business gathering. Other areas include threetatamiroomsthatseatamaximumof18 people per room, four teppanyaki rooms that can seat a maximum of 11 people each, two Western-style private dining rooms that can seat a maximum of eight people each, and the sushi rooms have space for a maximum of eight people each.
It is a great place to impress your colleagues and clients. The end result is a delicious soup filled with dumplings with at least 18 delicate folds. All of the Xiao Long Bao are handmade, weigh 21 grams each, steamed by a non-fuel, computerized steamer, not forgetting the fresh ingredients used everyday which makes it healthier to consume. Mixed with three freshly picked mushrooms and cooked together with sauce, the cooking process frees the original aroma of the three types of mushrooms.
Din Tai Fung is also known for its seafood menu. Try the Soft Shell Crab with Mango Thai Sauce from the menu for instance, and enjoy the malicious sauce which reveals the fruity mixed flavours of seafood in every bite.
With food that is literally mouth watering and delicious, guests will experience the joy of dining authentic Taiwanese food in a special atmosphere and style. New Delhi No. Sed auctor condimentum sem a tincidunt. Duis rhoncus maximus varius. Nullam imperdiet imperdiet massa vel lacinia.
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