• Snapshot of Fashion Trends in 2021: Jakarta Fashion Hub Hosts Virtual Fashion Show “Lounge ‘n Leisure” and Virtual Shopping

    Four fashion labels are collaborating in their use of sustainable viscose-rayon fibers being produced in Indonesia. JAKARTA, January 27, 2020 – Jakarta Fashion Hub (JFH) is kicking off 2021 with a virtual fashion show and virtual shopping event. Towards this end, the hub, a collaborative space that brings together fashion and creativity, is working with… [Continue Reading]

    Snapshot of Fashion Trends in 2021: Jakarta Fashion Hub Hosts Virtual Fashion Show “Lounge ‘n Leisure” and Virtual Shopping
  • To build world’s best-ever capital, copy Canberra

    By Phil Anderson, director and founder of Property Share Market Economics, and the writer of The Secret Life of Real Estate and Banking. The article is originally published in The Jakarta Post on September 14, 2019  Some years back in London, the enterprising duo of John Bird and Gordon Roddick hit upon an idea to… [Continue Reading]

    To build world’s best-ever capital, copy Canberra
  • A Blend of East and West

    By Aulia R. Sungkar  Photos by Andhy Prayitno for MWP Studio and Accor Indonesia The writer is director of ALVEO and the article is originally published in Indonesia Design edition Nov-Dec 2019. With over 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry under his belt, Garth Simmons has occupied varied positions ever since he first joined… [Continue Reading]

    A Blend of East and West
  • Ciputra: Developing to Empower the Next Generation

    Interview by Aulia R. Sungkar Photos by Bagus Tri Laksono Originally published in the 14th anniversary edition of Indonesia Design, Dec 2017. The figure of Dr. (HC) Ir. Ciputra has inked in the history of property development in Indonesia. With over 50 years of property expertise under his belt, he has successfully built milestones with uncountable numbers of property… [Continue Reading]

    Ciputra: Developing to Empower the Next Generation
  • Writers vs Journalists – Two Different Breeds

    By Aulia R. Sungkar Writing is this mesmeric process, which once you sink your teeth into, will grab hold of you fast, not wanting to let go until you are spent. It’s also an anathema many shy away from: How many high school or college students joyfully get immersed in the process of writing their… [Continue Reading]

    Writers vs Journalists – Two Different Breeds
  • Jean-Paul Agon: Leading the world of beauty

    Words & photo: Aulia R. Sungkar Originally was published in The Jakarta Post on March 14, 2016. The chairman and CEO of L’Oréal Group talks about his global business strategies and dealing with digitalization. With an avuncular smile, Jean-Paul Agon greets The Jakarta Post in L’Oréal Indonesia’s head office in Jakarta’s central business district. “It’s… [Continue Reading]

    Jean-Paul Agon: Leading the world of beauty
  • Batara Sianturi: Teamwork, passion & execution

    Words & photo: Aulia R. Sungkar Originally was published in The Jakarta Post on August 10, 2015. Senior Citibanker Batara Sianturi builds stronger teamwork with his participative management approach. Sitting relaxed at his office in the South Jakarta Central Business District, Batara Sianturi, the newly appointed chief executive officer Citi Indonesia, smiles benignly. He has… [Continue Reading]

    Batara Sianturi: Teamwork, passion & execution
  • Built to last

    Words: Aulia R. Sungkar Photos: Courtesy of Levi’s Originally was published in JPlus on April 19, 2015. Levi’s brand whiz Chip Bergh is bringing the blue jeans pioneer back to its glory with sustainability, innovation and social media approaches. How to take proper care of a pair of denims has been a subject of debate… [Continue Reading]

    Built to last
  • Jérôme Lambert: Envisioning the mission to reach goals

    Words & Photo: Aulia R. Sungkar Originally was published in The Jakarta Post on Jan. 10, 2015. At the helm of luxury brand Montblanc, Jérôme Lambert is raising the bar with his visionary strategy. The chairman of famous brand Montblanc, Jérôme Lambert is staring at a new model of Bohême Collection. It’s the brand’s new… [Continue Reading]

    Jérôme Lambert: Envisioning the mission to reach goals
  • Timothy Charles Parker: Sharpening business focus with pragmatic approach

    Text & photo: Aulia R. Sungkar. Originally published in The Jakarta Post. Leading businessman Timothy Charles Parker uses a flexible management style to maintain his solid team in his luggage and travel wear empire. Envisioning a business goal takes a strategy drafted by the right people with clear direction, says Timothy ‘€œTim’€ Charles Parker, chairman… [Continue Reading]

    Timothy Charles Parker: Sharpening business focus with pragmatic approach
  • Putting the Boot in

    Words & photos: Aulia R. Sungkar. Originally published in JPlus of The Jakarta Post. Outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland is forging ahead the Asia Pacific region with the opening of new stores. Stewart Whitney is pointing at a pair of yellow, eight-hole boots at the Timberland’s recently-opened Bali store. “Last year we celebrated the 40th anniversary… [Continue Reading]

    Putting the Boot in
  • Kikuo Ibe: Unbreakable teamwork in creating the shock of the new

    Kikuo Ibe became a pioneer in the world of watches because of a dream, his team and a refusal to crack under pressure. The Japanese had loved the durable watch his father gave him as a high school graduation present, which lasted for 12 years through thick and thin. But most watches were expensive and… [Continue Reading]

    Kikuo Ibe: Unbreakable  teamwork in creating the  shock of the new
  • Hearts of Romance

    Behind his romantic lyrics is a beautiful life that David Foster told PMR he found after meeting Yolanda Hadid, the former Dutch model whom he married on the auspicious day of 11.11.11. At 11:11 p.m. precisely, David and Yolanda cut their five-foot pearl wedding cake wrapped with music notes. Attended by dozens of celebrity guests,… [Continue Reading]

    Hearts of Romance
  • Stephen Pimbley: Creating Landmarks in Asia

    Under the helm of Stephen Pimbley, an award-winning international architectural consultancy SPARCH has over the last 10 years delivered a diverse range of landmark projects from its studios in Abu Dhabi, Beijing, Malaysia, Shanghai and Singapore. During his short visit to Jakarta, Pimbley shared with Indonesia Design contributor Aulia R. Sungkar his design philosophy and… [Continue Reading]

    Stephen Pimbley: Creating Landmarks in Asia
  • LADY DEWI SUKARNO: A Reflection of Beauty

    Beauty is the artwork that creates the charming in life of the Indonesian former first lady. A warm chat with Lady Dewi Sukarno, widow of the late former Indonesian President Soekarno during a lunch was tied in a jovial mood. Born with the name Naoko Nemoto, the 70-year-old Lady Dewi surely looks much younger than… [Continue Reading]

    LADY DEWI SUKARNO: A Reflection of Beauty