About Manual

Manual Jakarta is an independent lifestyle publication that uncovers the latest happenings in Jakarta with a focus on food, fashion, arts and culture.

Our aim from the very start is to highlight the dynamic happenings in the city with quality photographs and sharp writings. At Manual Jakarta, we are all about discovering and rediscovering the city. We invite you to explore every corner of Jakarta, from hidden coffee shops, distinct boutique stores, legendary street food, must-visit exhibitions, to the coolest nightlife spots and events. We are also spotlighting creative visionaries that you should know, who are changing the face of the city.

Apart from our digital presence, we also produce print issue biannually with a greater focus on in-depth features. This offline supplement of Manual Jakarta delves deep into the diverse culture that shapes Jakarta into the lively city that it is today.

We hope you have a great time experiencing what the J-Town has to offer. To keep yourself in the loop, follow us on Instagram @manualjakarta and subscribe to our weekly newsletter for the latest updates. You can also drop us a note at info@manual.co.id for general inquiries and collaborations.

Have fun!


Manual Jakarta Team

We Are


Hadi Ismanto

Photography Director

Liandro N. I. Siringoringo

Community Manager

Sandy Indahsari

Associate Community Manager

Daniva Affan De Jesus

Web Development

Netki Pty Ltd & Hendhy Hutomo


Julius Kensan

Managing Editor

Pingkan Palilingan

Associate Editor

Erdira Wirengjurit

Creative Direction & Design

MALT Studio

Website Design & Direction

The Hungry Workshop