The presence of new bars and cafes has undoubtedly made Jakarta become more happening. One of the newish venues offering elegant atmosphere and located at a strategic location gets its popularity.
Following the success of the same venue in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Hamburg, New Delhi and Phuket; IndoChine found Indonesia as the next market. Perched atop fX Lifestyle and Entertainment Centre, IndoChine is not a new name for the city night life lover, especially those who travel to Singapore a lot. And the presence of IndoChine has contributed to another striking night life in Jakarta.
The IndoChine is a unique reflection of contemporary Asian lifestyle. Each of the IndoChine Group’s venues can accommodate events, ranging from standing cocktail parties to formal sit-down dinners. Having received a numerous international accolades for its unique lifestyle concept, IndoChine has been the preferred venue for glamorous events including MTV Asia Award, the International Indian Film Academy Award and the Dubai International Financial Centre Authority Cocktail Party, to name a few.
Furthermore, IndoChine’s venues worldwide have served an array of prominent figures such as former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, Michael Bloomberg, Tony Blair and his wife, Cherie Blair, Prince Albert II of Monaco, Sting, Raoul Gonzales, Victoria Beckham, Mariah Carey and many more.
Michael Ma, the CEO of IndoChine Group explains, “For IndoChine, Indonesia is a great market. We were doing a meticulous research prior to opening the Jakarta venue. The year 2009 is the right moment for us to develop the business, hoping that IndoChine is complementing the country’s hospitality industry.
He furthermore expresses his confidence that the place will emerge as one of the happening venues that will boost more high-spirit for Jakarta’s crème de la crème. Serving Indo-Chinese cuisine, the venue not only boasts a swimming pool and panoramic views of the city, but also houses four outlets; IndoChine restaurant + SupperClub, Siem Reap Café, Bar Opiume and IndoChine BeachClub. It is no wonder that the 30,000 sq ft spacious venue, despite being new in town, is getting more popular in the urban community.
Delicacy of Buddha
The venue offers an exotic nuance where the melting pot of Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam is blended with the culture of China, Champa and India. An array of Buddha Statues, which stand along the path, will take the guests to IndoChine Restaurant + SupperClub.
Separated into Madame Butterfly, Bar Opiume and Siam Riep Café, patrons will find themselves blending with a distinctly modern entertainment atmosphere yet having the classic Buddha delicacy.
The atmosphere in general reflects a variety of cultures in Asian Region. As patrons step into the club, they will be greeted by an amazing interior that can make them feel the touch of Asia. The astonishing Buddha Statues standing along the path is shined with a very soft lighting. Those staggering statues adorning the newish venue are neatly arranged all over the place. In every room, the statues stand nearby the pillars, creating a unique vibrancy.
Aside from the striking view of Buddha Statues, every room is also furnished by chairs and black rattan sofas with flowers which do the fresh touch of the rooms. On the other side, our eyes will be spoiled by another beautiful view. There is a swimming pool with acrylic wall named BeachClub. Many patrons love to spend their night in this area. Don’t just stare at it. The guests are welcomed to swim here. And the transparent wall indeed makes the room more unique. Opened since April this year, the newish IndoChine is the answer of the lifestyle needs among those who appreciate the art of living, particularly high-heeled community.
As the night gets hotter, bar should be the next destination. Dancing while enjoying DJ playing sexy vocal house music, IndoChine’s specially typical mixed beat, will make the Bar Opiume more alive.
Behind the bar’s mirror, guests wanting to have a chit-chat while getting fresh can take few steps into alfresco, a casual and relaxed outdoor café-style. And for those who like to enjoy the beauty of the Jakarta’s night while having delicious food accompanied by a glass of cocktail in hand, Siem Reap Café can be of great venue. It is designed for a laid-back day out and great Indochinese-influenced bistro bites.
Taste of Asia
To many cosmopolites, IndoChine is a breakthrough of distinctive lifestyle experience in a way that the venue’s magnitude is simply different compared with many long already established clubs. “It’s an impressive holistic spectacle involving the five senses for our very privileged patrons,” Michael asserts.
Besides being situated in Jakarta’s prime business district area, unique interior design and exotic indoor and outdoor atmosphere are what driven people with class come to join the jet-set crowd.
To pamper guest at best, IndoChine sets a bar at the outdoor area. Having to serve the club’s distinguished guests, the waiters don’t have to go inside so the guests don’t have to wait too long for drinks. An array of classic cocktails such as Black Russian and Bay Breeze are what many guests treasure the most. “So does the Martini’s group. Try the Chocolate Martini and Lychee Martini,” Michael adds.
Just like other elegant clubs, IndoChine offers a rich selection of wines. Robert Mondori, Ardeche and Dominiqui Dilucio are considered “must to try” when picking up from the wine list.
For the drink aficionados, don’t forget to ask the waitress to bring you a glass of the following IndoChine’s typical drinks: Fruit Punch, 8 Flower, Pesona Senayan and Exotic Punch. Combined with food cooked use fresh ingredients, the taste of these drinks will give you an excitement and warmness.
The Head Chef Chookiat Kantha will deliver a true taste of Indochinese cuisine. Coming from Thailand, his immense culinary expertise of Vietnamese cuisine has paved the way for a combination taste of an array of delicious foods from Asian countries such as cuisines of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.
Among the chef’s recommended menu: Laotian Larb Kai (chicken that cooked with lemon juice), Thit Bo Luc Lac (black pepper meat cooked with garlic and flatter) and shrimp covered with the citrus juice.
IndoChine’s open kitchen concept enables the guests to see the making of their choice of meals. Combined with cocktails and great music, the venue is indeed an escape to comfortable atmosphere where happy and fun awaits your visit.
FX Lifestyle Building, 8th Floor
Phone : 021 – 300 30 330www.IndoChine-Group.com
Published in the 5th edition of PMR Magazine S’pore, September 2009.