Culture

The Festivities at Gotong Toa Pe Kong

The Festivities at Gotong Toa Pe Kong

This past Sunday, the annual Gotong Toa Pe Kong festival in Glodok has all the ingredients for a grand cultural block party: dancing, theatrics and a love for traditions.
A Matter of Design: Bubur Cap Tiger

A Matter of Design: Bubur Cap Tiger

A Matter of Design is an article series by Manual Jakarta where we call attention to memorable branding and design of lifestyle establishments in the city. In the case of Bubur Cap Tiger, their visuals embody old and good whilst celebrating their Chinese DNA in a design recipe that lures in on the persona.
Opinion: Should Water Really Be a Luxury?

Opinion: Should Water Really Be a Luxury?

Our Associate editor Cindy Tobing has few to say about dining out in Jakarta: paying for water is concerning because it's simply an excessive splurge.
A Spin Through M Bloc Space

A Spin Through M Bloc Space

Bringing old-school charm with modern creativity, M Bloc Space is a neighbourhood newcomer that will attract crowds for some music, food, and more.
MRT Trains for your Thoughts

MRT Trains for your Thoughts

The first phase of the MRT in Jakarta has given more than new developments and excitement to the people of the city. Beyond that, we're delving into how its presence are changing the relationship between Jakarta and its inhabitants as well as its effects on the F&B scene.
Manual Excursion: COMO Park

Manual Excursion: COMO Park

Nothing fancy for this installment of Manual Excursion, because the cuteness from all the four-legged furry friends is a different kind of refresher that one can expect in COMO Park.