Santos Thenu: Saatnya Ritel Modern Asli Indonesia Bangkit

Penulis: Achmad Dzulfiqar Artikel ini diambil dari sini Badan Pusat Statistik (BPS) memprediksi pertumbuhan ekonomi Indonesia 2017 sebagian besar akan ditopang oleh sektor konsumsi rumah tangga seperti tahun-tahun sebelumnya. Bahkan pada tahun ini konsumsi rumah tangga diperkirakan akan mencapai 60-70 % ekonomi Indonesia. Terlebih kondisi perekonomian global belum menunjukkan tren positif untuk mendukung aktifitas perdagangan luar negeri. Ekspor dan impor masih negatif. Konsumsi … [Read more...]

Boosting multi-language proficiency for educators

Words: Gandi Faisal Originally published in The Jakarta Post Language proficiency is seen as what makes or breaks Indonesian lecturers in the global education and research industry. Even though Indonesia has made achievements in terms of English writing skills in Southeast Asia, the country still faces problems when it comes to producing scientific papers of international standard. So far, 5,421 scientific papers from Indonesia have been published in international journals in … [Read more...]

High Five – Bogor

Words: Aulia R. Sungkar Photographs: Hary Suwanto Take a side trip to historic Bogor for a welcome retreat from Jakarta's hustle and bustle South-East Asia’s oldest botanic garden At the heart of the city is the 199-year-old Bogor Botanical Gardens, popularly known among locals as Kebun Raya. This 87ha green lung houses over 15,000 plant species, as well as fountains and a zoology museum. Stroll the grounds at your leisure, hop on a bus tour or take your own car to explore the p … [Read more...]

Audemars Piguet’s CEO: “We Didn’t Cancel Our Creativity”

Originally was published in DA MAN Caliber 2016 TIME TO PLAY. François-Henry Bennahmias injects his witty and sharp personality into the business side of Audemars Piguet. The passionate CEO speaks of the company’s past and present to Chris Andre Business with attitude is what separates the winners from the rest of the players on the field. Such is the case with Audemars Piguet, a leading Swiss watchmaker that has been around since 1875. The last four years signaled what is perhaps the i … [Read more...]

Why Do We Work?

By Chris Andre Originally published here I once stumbled upon a theory of positive psychology called the flow, which basically tells that when we do the things we love, we feel like “in the zone.” It’s like when a baker loses track of time as he bakes a dozen of cakes, or when a wildlife photographer snapping images among predators, ignoring their own safety. There is that selfish pleasure that, unintentionally, shuts ourselves from the rest, yet it also motivates us to keep doing the thi … [Read more...]

Eric Mallace: Guide, Lead and Succeed

Words: Ruth Ninajanty Originally was published in The Jakarta Post on June 6, 2016. At the helm of Jotun Indonesia, Eric Mallace focuses on human resources as the capital that drives the business further in the industry. With more than 25 years' experience under his belt, Eric Mallace recalled the moment he first embarked on the world of sales. He once worked in sales in Dubai. Since then, the Scot has climbed the corporate ladder with more exploration in Asia. He has been the … [Read more...]

Convenient & Lucrative

Words: Aulia R. Sungkar Originally published in Indonesia Design Magazine, Nov-Dec 2016 issue  Surabaya has grown considerably as both an industrial and commercial city, while Juanda International Airport has become an important hub connecting Java with eastern Indonesia. This has led to a need for urban-living residences near the airport. The Amega Crown Residence is currently under construction as the first 'aerotropolis' in the nation's second-largest city. An “aerotropolis” is a … [Read more...]

The High Life: Alila Solo’s Agra Rooftop Bar & Lounge

Words: Aulia R. Sungkar Photos: Bagus Tri Laksono Originally published in Indonesia Design Magazine, Sept-Oct. 2016 issue Solo is known for its culinary treats, including the city’s plethora of F&B establishments that are open until the wee hours. Going up to the 29th floor of Alila Solo is Agra Rooftop Bar & Lounge, the highest entertainment venue in Central Java that has attracted a hip crowd since its opening in March. Clad in contemporary design, this Solo’s only rooftop han … [Read more...]

The Royal Surakarta Heritage Solo MGallery by Sofitel: MEMORABLE MAGNIFICENCE

Words: Aulia R. Sungkar Photos: Bagus Tri Laksono Originally published in Indonesia Design Magazine, Sept-Oct. 2016 issue Solo is known for its rich tradition and heritage, and right in the heart of the city is the Royal Surakarta Heritage Solo- MGallery by Sofitel, a MURI award-winning five-star hotel that features exquisite batik motif in the design and delivers a world-class hospitality in the charm of the Javanese culture. With the attendance of friendly staff dressed in … [Read more...]

Roemahkoe Heritage Hotel di Solo

By: Ratih Poeradisastra Photos : Endro S. Markam  Artikel ini diambil dari sini Laweyan sejak seabad yang lalu sampai sekarang dikenal sebagai pusat pembuatan batik di Solo. Banyak saudagar batik tinggal di kecamatan ini, salah satunya adalah Pusposumarto. Rumahnya yang dibangun pada 1938 kemudian dibeli oleh Krisnina Maharani, istri politisi Akbar Tandjung, pada 1997. Rumah di atas lahan 2000 meter persegi ini kemudian dijadikan hotel pada 2000. “Tidak ada bangunan yang di … [Read more...]