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...]

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...]

Ciputra: Developing to Empower the Next Generation

Interview by Aulia R. Sungkar Photos by Bagus Tri Laksono Originally published in the 14th anniversary edition of Indonesia Design, Dec 2017. The figure of Dr. (HC) Ir. Ciputra has inked in the history of property development in Indonesia. With over 50 years of property expertise under his belt, he has successfully built milestones with uncountable numbers of property products from Sumatra all the way to Papua as well as in other countries like Vietnam, China, Cambodia and India. His venture … [Read more...]

Melihat Peluang Lewat Content Writing dan SEO

Text: Ruth Ninajanty  Menjadi seorang content writer bukanlah tujuan akhir, tapi awal perjalanan menulis kita. Kira-kira begitulah kesimpulan yang saya dapat dari workshop bersama CNI dan Komunitas Indonesia Social Blogger (ISB) kemarin di Burger King Pasar Festival. Workshop ini merupakan seri ke-2 dan sayangnya saya tidak ikut sesi pertamanya. Untungnya ada beberapa juga yang baru hadir di sesi ini dan Teh Ani Berta selaku pembicara bersedia mengulang sedikit presentasi awalnya. … [Read more...]

The Merits of Opting for Professional Copywriter

By ALVEO Many believe that writing ability is a given, and they are confident that they can have their writing published. Technically, everyone can write, but in terms of the quality of writing, they may have a problem getting their message across to the readers. Indeed, writing is not as easy as some people make it to be. It is even grueling for those who don’t find writing an enjoyable activity. This is where the service of a copywriter comes in handy. Copywriting is technique of w … [Read more...]

6 Tips menjaga kesehatan tubuh saat ‘Traveling’

Akhir tahun 2017 akan segera tiba, begitupun juga waktu liburan akhir tahun. Mall-mall di kota besar seperti Jakarta mulai padati para penyedia jasa travel yang menawarkan paket wisata ke mancanegara. Pada saat traveling tentunya kita sudah menyusun beragam rencana untuk memaksimalkan waktu liburan yang ada. Dan tidak sedikit yang menderita sakit saat berpergian biasanya disebabkan karena pola makan yang tidak dijaga saat traveling, karena faktor cuaca yang kerap kali berbeda dengan tempat … [Read more...]

7 Most Bizarre Wedding Traditions

As the wedding season culminates in the last quarter of the year, these facts will show you how love comes in multitude of expressions. Germany During the wedding, the bride and groom have to saw a log in half in front of the guests to prove that they can work together and face future obstacles come what may. Scotland Before the bride and groom don their finest grabs, they will be sloshed with alcohol and covered in flour, ash or feathers by family and friends the day before … [Read more...]

The temples, art and beaches of Bali

Text: Ruth Ninajanty. Originally published in The Jakarta Post, August 24, 2017 Bali is one of Indonesia’s most popular holiday destinations as there is something for everyone on the island. From fun family rides to romantic honeymoon trips, with endless festivities and one-of-a-kind experiences, they are all spread over different parts of Bali. But first, let’s revisit the beaches. Bali’s shorelines are often categorized by what you want to enjoy. If you’re not a morning person and prefer … [Read more...]