• For Afgan, it’s all about balancing work and studies

    JAKARTA: New pop sensation Afgan Syah Reza is determined to balance his singing career and university life.

  • Cahwati: Adding more sensuality to Lengger

    “Vulgar”, “erotic” and “uncultured”, is how most people describe lengger, a traditional dance from Banyumas, Central Java.

  • Putrama Tuta: An icon in the making

    Some seek instant success and take shortcuts to get to the top. Young filmmaker Putrama Tuta prefers to take things one step at a time, believing good things come only from hard work.

  • Farah Angsana: ‘Chilling out, reading & recharging’

    Designer Farah Angsana lives a busy life, jet setting between the world’s fashion capitals, her home in Zurich where she lives with her Swiss husband and also back to Jakarta and her birthplace of Medan.

  • Hanung’s new film touches Yenni’s heart

    While film director Hanung Bramantyo said he was open to criticism on his new film, “?”, the pluralist-themed film has instead received compliments from the daughter of Indonesia’s biggest pluralist icon.

  • Nikita wants to dance for new single

    Starlet Nikita Willy who recently dived in to the recording industry, says she would like to dance for her next single.

  • Aryo Djojohadikusumo: Living up to the family’s legacy

    As a history lover, Aryo Djojohadikusumo knows there is nothing certain in politics. But he also believes there is no other way to change a country without it.

  • Model Endhita wants to go with the flow on marriage

    When it comes to marriage, model and actress Endhita wants to keep things slow.

  • Kojiro Shiojiri: Setting new standards in cultural contact

    A few weeks before his term in Indonesia came to an end, outgoing Japanese Ambassador to Indonesia Kojiro Shiojiri was presented with the shocking news of disasters back home: A massive earthquake and tsunami that destroyed extensive areas of Japan’s eastern coastline, killing up to 25,000 people and leaving 165,000 homeless.

  • Bruno Mars: Jakarta can’t get enough

    Arriving 15 minutes late to Bruno Mars’ Jakarta concert on Tuesday night may actually have been a blessing in disguise.