Camino Island: A Novel

Author: John Grisham Hardcover: 304 pages Publisher: Doubleday (June 6, 2017) Language: English Another masterpiece from the American bestselling legal thriller writer is taking us across the eastern coast, from a staged heist in Princeton library to the rare books black market down in Florida. The five stolen handwritten F. Scott Fitzgerald manuscripts is believed to arrive on the hands of Bruce Cable, a bookstore owner in sleepy resort town of Santa Rosa on Camino Island. As FBI … [Read more...]

Komodo & Surrounding Islands

Words: Ruth Ninajanty A must-visit destination that offers more than just the excitement of encountering the endangered Komodo dragons. Labuan Bajo is a fishing town located in the west-end of Flores. It also serves as the gate to the amazing Islands in the region, including the world-famous Komodo Island. Despite the relatively underdeveloped access to this destination through land and sea, the Labuan Bajo airport has had an upgrade to accommodate up to 1.5 million tourists a year. A … [Read more...]

London Calling

Text & images: Chris Andre The Capital of the United Kingdom really is as magical and cultural as they all say.  There’s something about London that makes it one of the must-go-to places during one’s lifetime. Be it the culture or the royalty, the draw is inherent, deeply rooted in all of us. And yet, there’s so much about the city that we simply aren’t aware of. Expect the Unexpected It’s always gloomy and grey in London, they say. This is sadly true. But when the sun does shine, t … [Read more...]

Emerging Trend of Successful Local Entrepreneurs in Riau

This advertorial is originally published in The Jakarta Post on May 8, 2017. An important factor in the success of PT Riau Andalan Pulp and Paper (PT RAPP), the operational unit of the APRIL Group (Asia Pacific Resources International Holdings Ltd.), one of Indonesia’s largest pulp and paper manufacturer, is the company’s community development program. The program provides support to local entrepreneurs to enable the growth of their businesses in partnership with the company. Zamhur is one … [Read more...]

Lima Kamera Mirrorless 2017 Berkualitas Tinggi

Originally published hitsss.com Kamera mirrorless saat kini populer di kalangan pencinta fotografi. Pasalnya, selain mampu memberikan kualitas gambar bagus, kamu pun tak terbebani ukuran dan bobot kamera DSLR yang besar dan cukup berat. Di tahun 2017, banyak produsen kamera ternama meluncurkan produk kamera mirrorless terbaiknya. Kalau kamu tertarik menjadikan kamera mirrorless sebagai kamera andalan sehari-hari, berikut lima kamera mirrorless yang dapat dijadikan pertimbangan. Apa saja? … [Read more...]

Aryaduta Akan Sajikan Makanan Khas Indonesia Karya Chef Marinka

Salah satu nama yang sudah dikenal di bidang lodging dan hospitality, Aryaduta Hotel Group, saat ini sedang mengalami transformasi brand yang besar dan tercakup didalamnya yaitu kolaborasi dengan para artis dan selebrita Indonesia sebagai konsultan dari brand ini. Sebagai bagian dari misi corporate rebranding, group ini akan membuka banyak properti baru yang di buat dengan konsep smart design dengan menggabungkan fasiltas leisure dan konsep-konsep makanan dengan terobosan baru, memulai … [Read more...]

Aryaduta to Feature Indonesian Signature Dishes by Chef Marinka

One of Indonesia’s most recognized names in homegrown lodging and hospitality, the Aryaduta Hotel Group, is currently undergoing a robust brand transformation that includes aligning with celebrated Indonesian artists and celebrities as its brand consultants. As part of its new corporate rebranding mission, the group will open smartly designed properties with integrated leisure facilities and breakthrough food concepts, commence extensive renovations amongst its current properties all w … [Read more...]

Yogyakarta & Beyond

Words: Gandi Faisal The Special District of Yogyakarta is packed with dozens of amazing less traveled tourist spots that promise wholesome holiday for all It’s been said that the soul of Yogyakarta is the soul of Indonesia. Located in the south of Central Java, the Special District of Yogyakarta is the seat of some of the most culturally rich regions in the country, where traditions of leadership under the kings and sultans are still strongly observed. Yogyakarta is a famous tourist d … [Read more...]

City of Thousand Temples

Words & photos: Chris Andre The old-world charms of Kyoto remain picture perfect today, a paradox to Tokyo’s futuristic present Kyoto seems always overshadowed by the capital city, Tokyo. But just several hours away on Japan’s bullet train could really transport you to what practically feels like a different planet. The old city breathes quaint charms that still live in the way how kimono-clad citizens wade through the swarm of daily commuters. In fact, you don’t have to roam far to … [Read more...]

Harry Darsono: Glam & Genius

On one afternoon, haute couture designer Harry Darsono tours us around his personal abode-cum-museum in South Jakarta’s Cilandak area. Beautifully built in Baroque and Rococo architecture styles, the design of the museum is actually based on the sketch Harry drew when was still nine years old. That’s the time when the little Harry lived in Paris, France, had a period of speech therapy for ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), and was identified as indigo. “I was an aggressive and hype … [Read more...]