The temples, art and beaches of Bali

Text: Ruth Ninajanty. Originally published in The Jakarta Post, August 24, 2017 Bali is one of Indonesia’s most popular holiday destinations as there is something for everyone on the island. From fun family rides to romantic honeymoon trips, with endless festivities and one-of-a-kind experiences, they are all spread over different parts of Bali. But first, let’s revisit the beaches. Bali’s shorelines are often categorized by what you want to enjoy. If you’re not a morning person and prefer … [Read more...]

To Start or not to Start Your Own Business

By Chris Andre To live in the modern age like today is truly a blessing. Most people don’t realize that, as civilizations get older, our human life does get easier and easier. Just twenty years ago, the cell phones were rather bleak in colors and designs. Today, we have everything in one small, rectangular screen. Along with that is the democratization of work, too. Thirty years ago people had to come to the office no matter what, but these days you can literally work anytime, anywhere (hello … [Read more...]

Chris J. Umpleby: Leading with humanity

Text & photos: Aulia R. Sungkar. Originally published in The Jakarta Post, May 9, 2016 Property veteran Chris J. Umpleby emphasizes mutual respect to communicate differences toward building a solid team. Any good relationship is based on mutual respect and the ability to communicate, according to Chris J. Umpleby, general manager property of Senayan Square. His assertion is based on his management style in which he labels as humanity leadership. “Respecting other people at the w … [Read more...]

‘England Lost’: Mick Jagger sings Brexit blues

Agence France-Presse Rock legend Mick Jagger has released a new track called "England Lost" that reflects the soul-searching in Britain since the Brexit vote in what he said was "a difficult moment in our history". The song released on Thursday, a collaboration with grime artist Skepta, starts out as a reflection on seeing England's beleaguered football team lose. "But when I wrote the title I knew it would be about more than just that. It's about a feeling that we are in a … [Read more...]

Diageo presents Whisky Experience by Singleton and Johnnie Walker®

  Diageo presents 'Whisky Experience' at Red & Co Plaza Indonesia on the evenings of July 13th and 14th, and invites whisky lovers to experience the best ways to enjoy scotch whiskies. The Whisky Experience is presented by The Singleton of Glen Ord™ and world’s best selling scotch whisky Johnnie Walker™ from Diageo RESERVE’s multi-award winning portfolio of fine spirits, rich in heritage, craftsmanship and innovation. "Enjoying whisky is a unique experience combining aroma, flavour … [Read more...]

Edit Tulisan Anda

By: Gandi Faisal Hari ini, semua orang menulis. Yang dibutuhkan adalah sepuluh jari, atau cukup dua ibu jari, pemahaman mengenai tata bahasa (ala kadarnya saja), dan secuil informasi yang menurut mereka pantas diabadikan dan seluruh dunia wajib ketahui. Tapi apakah dengan menulis menjadikan seseorang penulis? Tentu tidak. Menulis adalah seni yang dipelajari dan dipraktikkan. Dibutuhkan waktu yang tidak sebentar untuk mencapai tingkat kemampuan yang dapat membuat kita pantas disebut sebagai … [Read more...]

A Day in Toulouse

Discovering France’s pink city on foot. Text & photos: Aulia R. Sungkar (published in The Jakarta Post/JPlus on Feb. 28, 2016). Toulouse gets a fraction of the visitors received by other cities in France such as Bordeaux, Nice or Lyon. However, the metropolis of about a half million souls has many charms, a crackling cultural scene and beautifully ancient buildings that will reward any traveler. The capital of the Midi-Pyrénées region is also known locally as La Ville Rose (The Pink C … [Read more...]

Hotel Pullman Toulouse Centre

By Aulia R. Sungkar (published in the Jakarta Post/JPlus on Feb.28, 2016). Background Operated by Accor and occupying eight stories, this five-star contemporary hotel exudes a minimalist feel and an art-themed ambience. Launched in 1989, the Pullman Toulouse Centre underwent renovation in 2004. What's it like? Entering the lobby, my eyes were directed toward a beautiful array of contemporary paintings and photographs. Many were colorful and abstract. Noteworthy were the works of … [Read more...]

Mobil Listrik Murah Tesla Model 3 Siap Diluncurkan

Oleh: Gandi Faisal Awal pekan ini (9/7), Elon Musk mengumumkan melalui akun Tweeter-nya peluncuran mobil listrik Tesla Model 3. Mobil yang digadang-gadang oleh produsennya sebagai low cost EV dan merupakan mobil listrik produksi massal Tesla ini sudah dinantikan kehadirannya oleh banyak peminat. Tesla Model 3 pertama di dunia menjadi milik chief executive Tesla Ic., Elon Musk. Elon Musk tidak membeli mobil pertama tersebut; dia mendapatkannya sebagai hadiah dari Ira Ehrenpreis, salah satu … [Read more...]

Museum Basoeki Abdullah

By: Ratih Poeradisastra Artikel ini diambil dari sini Sebulan setelah pelukis Basoeki Abdullah dibunuh oleh perampok di rumahnya, saya datang ke Thailand pada Desember 1993. Beberapa orang Thailand yang saya temui bertanya dengan rasa ingin tau yang besar. “Benarkah ia dibunuh? Kenapa tidak ada sekuriti? Apakah perampoknya sudah ditangkap?” Basoeki Abdullah sangat terkenal di sana. Ia pernah menjadi pelukis untuk kalangan bangsawan istana di Thailand. Ada sekitar 70 karyanya disimpan di ist … [Read more...]