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Art & Culture

Beauty, rarity and historical significance combine in spectacular fashion in this late 16th century Dutch map of the Indonesian ‘Spice Islands’ that has just been acquired by Bartele Gallery, the only dedicated antiquarian map shop in Indonesia specializing in original maps and prints of the archipelago. The map, INSULAE MOLUCCAE, engraved by Petrus Plancius the great Dutch engraver and ...

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Health & Beauty

Brian Billdt is a man who practices what he preaches. As the Founder of PrimaFit, Indonesia’s leading supplier of world-class fitness equipment and services since 1988, Billdt’s job, to put it simply, is to promote a healthy lifestyle. Judging from how well the company fares, it seems he’s on the right track. Today, the company runs a number of businesses, such as fitness clubs, commerci...

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Fashion

Noesa offers handmade goods, including travel essentials, which combine a modern look and an ethnic feel. The hand-woven textiles of its passport holders, wallets, bucket hats, camera straps as well as guitar straps, among others, are made by using natural dyes and techniques that go back centuries. Through its stylish merchandise, Noesa shows that traditional does not necessarily mean old-fash...

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Music

Which great musical or literary figure has never produced a work inspired directly or indirectly by Goethe’s Faust? Heinrich Heine, has been quoted as saying that every person should write a Faust, and he did write his. Beethoven, Wagner, Berlioz, Schumann, Lizst, Sarasate all did too,  and the list goes on. The first written record of the name Faustus can be traced back to the fourth century B...

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Giz & Tech

Mercedes-Benz Distribution Indonesia unveiled the latest GLA compact sports utility vehicle (SUV) model with visual accent focused on stronger interior and exterior design as well as vehicle supplies. The GLA series was first introduced in Indonesia in 2014, and received an enthusiastic welcome mainly because of its sporty and dynamic designs. The new GLA 200 AMG Line comes with off-road...

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Film

The popular film festival Europe on Screen 2017 returns to Indonesia this May! Film buffs will have the chance to enjoy high quality European movies from 5 to 14 May in six cities across Indonesia, namely Jakarta, Bandung, Denpasar, Medan, Surabaya and Yogyakarta. Already in its 17th edition this year, the festival will be screening 74 films from highly acclaimed European filmmakers from...

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Art & Culture

Beauty, rarity and historical significance combine in spectacular fashion in this late 16th century Dutch map of the Indonesian ‘Spice Islands’ that has just been acquired by Bartele Gallery, the only dedicated antiquarian map shop in Indonesia specializing in original maps and prints of the archipelago. The map, INSULAE MOLUCCAE, engraved by Petrus Plancius the great Dutch engraver and ...

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