Jack Widagdo: Forging A Better Future

Originally published on Indonesia Design  With over 17 years of experience under his belt, Jack Widagdo has taken pivotal positions in the luxury hotel world that spans four countries, including the Four Seasons in Thailand; the Signature Resorts of Voyages Hotel Group in Australia; Kempinski Haitang Bay Sanya in China; Mandapa, Ritz Carlton Reserve in Ubud, Bali. The Indonesian national who spent most of his life in Down Under was recently installed as the new General Manager of Alila Solo. … [Read more...]

Surakarta culinary finds, a blend of tradition and history

By Ruth Ninajanty. Published in The Jakarta Post, May 7, 2016. Tradition and heritage are two words that describe a visit to Surakarta, a city in Central Java known for its batik. Exploring the richness of the city’s tradition and heritage is not complete without a quest for culinary authenticity. Indeed, many of the local recipes are passed down through generations, preserving authenticity while trying to blend in with the city’s transformation. Nasi liwet, among dishes that come to … [Read more...]