Jakarta Art House: Meet the Divas of Bellydance!

Legendary singers like the Divas: Oum Kalsoum and Warda, also Nancy Ajram, have made millions of fans amazed by their spell voice when they sang songs of love and heartbreak. Even decades later, middle-eastern and world audiences are still moved by the songs they sang. Established in 2006, and teach by Egyptian belly dance instructor, Christine Yaven, has made  Bellydance Jakarta is Indonesia’s premier…

Night Culinary Adventure in Jl. Pecenongan

Since the 1970s, ​​Jl. Pecenongan in Central Jakarta became the center of the culinary night market and filled with a variety of culinary food vendors. You can see the row of stalls tent along Jl. Pecenongan. It is an area full of stalls tent are not unusual anymore for Jakarta and several other cities. However,…

Masjid Istiqlal: The Indonesian National Mosque

Masjid Istiqlal or Istiqlal Mosque is the largest mosque in Southeast Asia and has the highest capacity. This national mosque was built to commemorate Indonesian independence and named “Istiqlal”, an Arabic word for “independence”. The mosque was opened to the public 22 February 1978. In 1950, four years after independence, KH Wahid Hasyim and H….

Hotel Aleander: Comfortable and Clean Hotel

Hotel Aleander is located on Jl. Antara No 35, Pasar Baru, Jakarta Pusat. This hotel is also near the Passer Baroe market and close to the business district and government offices. The hotel offers a comfortable atmosphere; so much so that their guests will feel as if they are in their own home. The hotel…

How to go to Hotel Antara by Train

Hotel Antara is located on Jl. Antara No. 39, Pasar Baru, Central Jakarta. Situated in a very strategic location, Hotel Antara is close to the iconic and legendary Passer Baroe market and Jakarta Art House. Hotel Antara is designed with a minimalist feel and offer a level of hospitality that will guarantee your maximum comfort….

Newseum Café: Not Your Regular Café

Newseum Café is located on Jl. Veteran I No. 33 Central Jakarta (Jakarta Pusat). Despite the clear address of this cozy café, finding it needs a little extra effort since this café is well hidden. But your efforts to find it will be all worth it, since this café is a stylish and creative venue where…

Ragusa Es Italia: An Italian Legendary Ice Cream in Jakarta

Ragusa Italian Ice Cream is located at Jalan Veteran I No 10 This is the Ice Cream that has existed since the Dutch colonial era. Two Italian brothers, Luigi and Vicenzo Ragusa, are starting their business to create an ice cream business in Batavia in 1932 Initially, the two Italian brothers open their shop at…

Sriwijaya Hotel: Oldest Surviving Hotel in Jakarta

Sriwijaya Hotel Jakarta is located on Jalan Veteran No. 1 Jakarta Pusat (Central Jakarta).  Sriwijaya Hotel has a unique history, and became a witness of Jakarta’s history. Back in 1863, Conrad Alexander Willem Cavadino started a restaurant business and baking at the corner of Rijswijk (now Jalan Veteran) and Citadelweg (also Jalan Veteran). In 1872,…

Hunting old money for Wedding Mahar

For some Indonesian, wedding certainly need a well preparation, especially when it comes to Mahar (an obligatory wedding gift in Indonesia). Some people the mahar is given in the form of money and the amount of money for mahar is adjusted with the wedding date. For example if the wedding date is 15 June 2013…

Ariah Musical Dance to perform at National Monument

Jakarta prepares to celebrate its 486th anniversary in June. National Monument (Monas) will be the spot for powerful and spectacular musical dance: Ariah. Ariah musical dance conceived by Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo and produced by Global 3L. Ariah performances prepared to entertain people in Jakarta and surrounding areas. Ariah directed by Atilah Soeryadjaya in collaboration…

Jakarta to hold Passer Baroe Festival

Along with celebration of the Jakarta Anniversary, Central Jakarta Tourism Office held the 15th Passer Baroe Festival. Passer Baroe Festival is held to increase the popularity of the Passer Baroe area as Cultural Tourism and Legendary Shopping Center area in Jakarta. Passer Baroe Festival also held to foster camaraderie multi cultured citizens of Jakarta, particularly…