InterContinental Bandung: The Green Sanctuary

Words: Aulia R. Sungkar. Photos: Ricky Adrian. Originally published in Indonesia Design, Oct-Nov 2017 edition. Beautifully nestled on the hill of Dago Pakar, this InterContinental Hotel has become the pride of Bandung for its green design and natural surroundings, along with facilities that cater to those seeking leisure, MICE and wedding destinations. Heading northwest of Bandung will take you to a pine forest and natural park popularly known as Dago Pakar. This is where your eyes … [Read more...]

Safe travel means holding a travel insurance policy

By Sudibyo M. Wiradji. Originally published in The Jakarta Post on October 18, 2017 Aditya (not his real name) had prepared everything for a two week holiday to Europe, expect for travel insurance. The 39-year-old manager of a private company had traveled overseas several times but had sneezed at the idea of needing insurance as he left everything to Yang di atas, another way of saying to God. But this time around he felt a bit unwell as he had a cough, followed sometimes by s … [Read more...]

Insurance industry challenging yet promising

By Aulia R. Sungkar. Originally published in The Jakarta Post on October 18, 2017 Teddy was very skeptical about having an insurance policy. It wasn’t about the money, as he successfully turned his export business into a profitable venture. “But just like many other Indonesians, we still faced a steep learning curve in dealing with insurance products,” Lani, Teddy’s wife, recalled. That was in the late 1990s, during the heyday of his business. Later, in the early 2000s,  the business … [Read more...]

Semarang, Dulu Sampai Sekarang

Jelajahi Semarang seperti seorang penduduk lokal. Hangout di kafe kekinian dalam bangunan historis, belanja di pasar antik, dan berwisata di wilayah pegunungan dengan pemandangan yang mendebarkan.   Kota Semarang masuk dalam daftar 5 besar untuk kategori “metropolitan” di Indonesia. Kota yang jatuh ke tangan Belanda sejak 1705 ini punya aksen kolonial yang kental, tapi perkembangan modernnya juga tak kalah mencolok. Gedung-gedung  baru dan bangunan pencakar langit kini telah menjunjung tingg … [Read more...]

Kenangan Masa Lalu

By Ruth Ninajanty Tidak semua masa lalu harus dilupakan. Beberapa menyimpan cerita lama yang menarik untuk didengar. Jika Anda kebetulan berada di kota-kota ini, sempatkan menengok masa lalu yang tersisa di sudutnya. Merdeka Walk (Medan) Jl. Balai Kota, Kesawan, Medan Barat Menikmati wisata kuliner malam hari sambil ditemani gedung-gedung bersejarah kota Medan hanya bisa dinikmati di Merdeka Walk. Terletak di salah satu sisi alun-alun kota Medan, tempat ini merupakan lapangan … [Read more...]

Jurus Jitu Berlibur Hemat di Negeri Koala

Australia merupakan benua termuda di dunia, terletak di belahan bumi bagian selatan Indonesia. Jarak antara Indonesia dengan Australia yang terbilang dekat, menjadikan negeri Koala tersebut menjadi salah satu destinasi yang menjanjikan untuk para wisatawan Nusantara. Selain terkenal dengan hewan lucu koala, Australia juga mendapatkan julukan sebagai negeri Kangguru. Banyak tempat-tempat wisata yang bisa dinikmati untuk berlibur di sana. Kota-kota yang biasa didatangi para wisatawan … [Read more...]

Tips for Writing a Brilliant Press Release

BY ALVEO A press release serves as a written communication on an event that a company or organization believes as important, not only to the media, but also to the industry at large. This is a tricky venture, because the hard fact of the matter is that nobody cares, hence, it is the function of the press release to turn the media on its ears about the news your company is releasing. That said, here are some tips to make your press release worthy of the attention of others, i.e. an … [Read more...]

Destinasi Surgawi

Dari biara setinggi awan hingga kuil Shaolin, Andri Sharief menulis kurasi wisata ke destinasi berdaya tarik spiritual. METEORA, YUNANI Surga Dunia Jauh dari kemeriahan pesta di pulau Santorini, wisatawan yang berkunjung ke Yunani juga punya pilihan lain: menyaksikan pemandangan spektakuler “hutan batu raksasa” di Meteora. Destinasi yang bertengger sekitar 400 meter dari atas tanah ini tidak hanya jauh dari pinggiran pantai, tapi juga menjauh dari hiruk pikuk pesta. Meteora yang secara ba … [Read more...]

News of the World 40th Anniversary Release

By Gandi Faisal Not many bands can boast to have such a big influence on the modern music. Take, for examples, the Rolling Stones or Queen. Theirs are some of the most well-known tunes in the world, still getting healthy airplay the world over. And Queen is the king (pun intended) when it comes to providing us with the some of the most remarkable basslines as in their songs “Under Pressure” and “Another One Bites the Dust”; one of the world’s most recognized intro to a song of any genre … [Read more...]

Kurashiki – Japan’s laid back town

Words & photos: Ollie Sungkar A small town where you see Japan through the lens of history, nature and culture. On our recent Japan road trip, we had a chance to visit Kurashiki, a historic city in western Okayama Prefecture that breathes a laid-back atmosphere. You can easily reach there by taking Shinkansen (a bullet train) – 3 hours from Tokyo, 45 minutes from Osaka. But we came from the other side of country where we enjoyed the beautiful panorama along the 150-kilometer b … [Read more...]