Media Amnesia

Genre: Non-fiction/ Journalism Author: Laura Basu Publisher: Pluto Press, UK (272-page paperback available from April, 2018) The independent scholar with PhD from Utrecht University and affiliated with the Communications and Media department at Goldsmiths, University of London, and Utrecht University, Laura Basu laid bare the problems that have been plaguing the media. From Donald Trump, to Brexit and the rise of nationalist populism across Europe, the media is seen to have forgotten … [Read more...]

Swarovski: A Legacy to Continue

Story by Aulia R. Sungkar; Photos by Bagus Tri Laksono Originally published in August-September 2018 edition of Indonesia Design It has been more 123 years since Daniel Swarovski invented a crystal-cutting machine with high precision in Tyrol, Austria. Fast forward, Swarovski has not only successfully maintained its family ownership for five generations, but the giant is known as one of the world’s market leaders in cut crystal for jewellery, decorative pieces, lighting and in … [Read more...]

A Versatile and Functional Home

Story by Aulia R. Sungkar; Photos by Bagus Tri Laksono Originally published in June-July 2018 edition of Indonesia Design On one sunny day, Indonesia Design paid a visit to the residence of Ambassador Tan Hung Seng, Singapore Permanent Representative to ASEAN. The two-storey modern Art Deco inspired architecture has the comfort of its own, especially in its usable spaces and many corners where the ambassador and his spouse, Kayo Suzuki Tan, display their collections of artworks from various … [Read more...]

Indonesia’s Swiss alumni excel in many fields

By Prasiddha Gustanto. Originally published in The Jakarta Post on August 1, 2018. Ever since it was officially formed in November 2010, the Swiss Alumni Association (IAS) has been an organization dedicated to giving Indonesians who have lived in Switzerland a means to network with each other. “We are trying to become a ‘home’ for any Indonesians who have ever stayed in Switzerland and are already back in Indonesia, and also to become a reliable partner for other Swiss communities [cultural, … [Read more...]

Bawah Reserve: Under Anambas’ Spell

Story by Dian Arthen Photos by Bawah Reserve Doc. & Lina Gan Originally published in August-September 2018 edition of Indonesia Design. Bawah Reserve in Anambas Islands offers visitors a chance to get in touch with nature in the most luxurious and sustainable ways possible. Located 150 nautical miles northeast of Batam Islands in the North Natuna Sea is Anambas Islands Regency, a small archipelago of Indonesia comprising of more than 200 islands. Due to its remote location, the … [Read more...]

Daud Dharma Salim & Christina Sudjie: A Visionary Couple

Originally published in Registry Indonesia, August 2018 edition. Making confident decisions often leads to success, not only in life but also in business; and this assertion truly reflects in the life of Daud Dharma Salim and Christina Sudjie. Kristamedia Pratama – Krista Exhibitions, the company that they established back in 1994 surely led to the right path that later shaped their future. From humble beginnings as a simple printing company, Kristamedia has now thrived as one of the l … [Read more...]

The Wonders of Semarang

By Dian Arthen Must-visit cultural, and Insta-worthy, attractions in the Capital City of Central Java When it comes to travel destinations in Central Java, Yogyakarta certainly comes first to mind. Slightly less popular than Yogyakarta is Semarang, which is the capital city of the province. The city’s name is said to derive from two Javanese words “asem” and “arang,” and was made as the capital of Central Java after Indonesian Independence. During the colonial period, Semarang served as t … [Read more...]

Zürich in 24 Hours

Text: Chris Andre Images: Zürich Tourism You can sample the city’s bustling art scene, old town charms and the most tantalizing chocolate, all in one day Zürich, unlike what many initially thought, is not the capital of Switzerland. The quaint old city is the largest in the country, despite having only less than 500,000 urban dwellers. What it lacks in the growing population, Zurich certainly makes up for with a promise of quality life. Spend just five minutes strolling around the … [Read more...]

How to Market your Newsletters

By ALVEO Newsletter is a great tool for marketers and publications to engage with their current customers and even attract new potential subscribers. By definition, newsletter is information or report that is delivered regularly by email to employees and subscribers. But with so many emails, and spam messages, that people tend to get every single day, it's important to make your newsletters stand out from the rest and avoid them from getting unsubscribed. Listed below are several tips … [Read more...]

Kampoong Art Attack: Seni untuk Warga Kampung Besar Jakarta

Oleh Bambang Asrini Widjanarko. Artikel ini telah tayang di Kompas.com Segregasi sosial juga kultural telah meminggirkan warga kampung-kampung di Jakarta. Peran apa yang dilakukan oleh seniman dengan karya-karya seninya? Kampung, kampong, atau kampoong di Jakarta adalah sebuah sistem masyarakat yang tinggal di wilayah urban, urban village di tengah-tengah kota. Mereka miliki identitas yang terkait sejarah masa silam. Potret kontrak sosial sekumpulan orang yang unik. Para … [Read more...]