Edit Tulisan Anda

Oleh: 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 … [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

Oleh: 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 i … [Read more...]

Copy editing & proofreading – What’s the difference?

  Copy editing and proofreading are the two common types of editing that are often used interchangeably, usually by those people who don’t know the difference. In fact, copy editing and proofreading are separate tasks, each serving its own functions. A copy editor is tasked with checking for as well as correcting grammar mistakes, typos, inconsistencies, redundancies and punctuation issues. If necessary, a copy editor may also do a rewrite to make a write-up read better, e … [Read more...]

Galaxy S8: More screen and elegance, but a hefty price tag

By Anick Jesdanun /The Associated Press Samsung’s new Galaxy S8 phone is stunning. But its $100 price hike is hard to swallow. That’s how much extra you’ll shell out for the S8, which starts shipping Friday for about $750 — $100 more than the iPhone 7 and last year’s Galaxy S7 when it launched. A larger sibling, the S8 Plus, goes for about $850. True, the S8 phones come with several refinements that, totaled up, are indeed worth more than $100. But it’s hard to recommend an all-frill … [Read more...]

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

A must-visit destination that offers more than just the excitement of encountering the endangered Komodo dragons. Words: Ruth Ninajanty 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

The Capital of the United Kingdom really is as magical and cultural as they all say.  Text & images: Chris Andre 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...]