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WEEKEND GATEAWAY

Turkish Cuisine Evening: Where you can enjoy delectable Turkish dishes

Baklava’s deep sweetness, fresh green tint, and crispy texture made it the favorite dessert among the invitees to the “Turkish Cuisine Evening” event held by the Embassy of Türkiye for Indonesia in Jakarta, Tuesday (23 May 2023) evening.

Minoo Beach Club, Melasti BeachA popular spot in South Bali

After an almost two-year freeze, thanks to the pandemic, tourism on Bali Island is gradually reviving. Both local and foreign tourists have begun to flock back to the Isle of the Gods for vacationing and rest & relaxation. One of the destinations that they all go to in the South of Bali is Melasti Beach in Ungasan, South Kuta, Badung Regency. 

Lolai Peak in Tana Toraja, a lush land in the clouds

Ever imagine standing among puffy white clouds curling at your feet? Doesn’t it feel like you’re a resident of the Heavenly Garden in old tales, or walking in a dream?

Around Kayu Aro tea plantation: a journey of the heart

Mount Kerinci, the highest mountain on Sumatra and home of the provinces of Jambi and West Sumatra. With a height of 3805 meters above sea level, it is both the highest volcano in Indonesia and its tallest mountain outside of Papua. It is an attractive destination, worthy of exploration: whether you’re a serious adventurer or casual hiker, you’ll find yourself getting into an unforgettable adventure.

Alice at Langham’s Authentic British afternoon tea

Ahh, the world-famous English afternoon tea. The tradition proudly established by Anna, 7th Duchess of Bedford, in 1840 has since taken root as a quaint, quintessential piece of “Englishness” worldwide.

Onde Mande! The antique beauty of West Sumatra’s Istana Pagaruyung

See the imposing palace at Batusangkar, Tanah Datar, West Sumatra. Created in the rumah gadang gajah maharam style, it has multiple gonjong sharp tips that look like a water buffalo’s horns. See how the rich brown of its walls contrast to the green hills and blue skies in the background. I present to you, Istana Pagaruyung, Pagaruyung Palace.

Depati VII Coffee Jambi, Coffee on high – fresh-brewed at 1,453 m asl

The Regency of Kerinci, located on the Western border of the Province of Jambi, directly abutting the Province of West Sumatra, is blessed with many natural tourist attractions. One of these is Depati Tujuh Coffee, more commonly written as “Depati VII Coffee”, located right at the entrance of the Kerinci Seblat National Park.

Exciting trip through the Malang Transportation Museum

Enjoying yourself while learning more about transportation? Why, that’s entirely possible! You just need to visit the Malang Transportation Museum, where you can see samples of traditional, vintage, and modern means of transportation from all over the world. How exciting!

B-Steak, Gading Serpong’s favorite steakhouse

Gading Serpong in Tangerang is a favorite culinary area for Jakartans. Various restaurants compete, in offering delicacies. During peak hours people line up to get into restaurants, one of which is B-Steak.

Muaro Jambi archaeological stroll

Visiting Jambi Province, a must-see destination is Muaro Jambi Temple, an archaeological site stretching across 4 hectares. Located 26 km from Jambi city center, in Maro Sebo district, the Muaro Jambi temple has strikingly different concepts and architecture from most temples situated in Java.

Library Lounge, Urban oasis for contemplation among books and art pieces

Located on a slight elevation of The Orient Hotel Jakarta’s 5th floor, the “Library Lounge” is a calm spot where urbanites can escape the bustle and hustle of the city for a moment. Specially designed by hotel architect/ landscape artist Bill Bensley, the Lounge is a portal to another world, another time – somewhere during the golden era of Nusantara, but with a mélange of modern touches in the furnishings.

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