About Manual

Manual is an independent online publication that focuses on lifestyle subjects that are happening in the city of Jakarta.

Through Manual, we aim to tackle two main issues about general media in Jakarta: information overload and media quality.

We curate the best places and people in Jakarta that we believe are making an impact through their idealism over profit-centred mindset. That’s why no one could pay his or her way to be featured on Manual. We promote them because we support their ideals and we think that Jakarta should know about them.

In our effort to highlight and respect these visionaries, we believe that it’s only right to present them in the highest quality manner with Manual’s critical write-up and photographs that are on point.

We’re really excited about this new community who are keen to discover and appreciate quality lifestyle, by talented individuals who are passionate about what they do.

Join the conversation by subscribing to our newsletter and following us through social media. Oh, and if you happen to meet us in the city, please don’t hesitate to approach us.

See you around!


Hadi Ismanto - Publisher

We Are


Hadi Ismanto

Photography Director

Liandro N. I. Siringoringo

Creative Direction & Design

MALT Studio

Website Design & Direction

The Hungry Workshop


Julius Kensan

Associate Editor

Erdira Wirengjurit

Community Manager

Sandy Indahsari

Web Development

Netki Pty Ltd & Hendhy Hutomo