Culture

Manual Excursion: Pura Aditya Jaya

Manual Excursion: Pura Aditya Jaya

A genuine taste of Bali, unglamourised by coffee shops and beaches, is found in Pura Aditya Jaya in Rawamangun, the oldest Hindu temple in Jakarta that houses the unfeigned spirit-lifting atmosphere from the Island of the Gods.
Manual Excursion: Dunia Fantasi

Manual Excursion: Dunia Fantasi

Strike out the uninspired rides in Dunia Fantasi, or commonly known as Dufan, and you'll find that the oldest theme park in the country offers a pretty satisfactory alternative spot for people watching and a trip down memory lane.
A Matter of Design: DEMIE Bakmie

A Matter of Design: DEMIE Bakmie

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. This time, we look to the retro identity of DEMIE Bakmie, created by Michael Killian, that revamps the concept of the traditional bakmie eatery.
A Look Into Erasmus Huis

A Look Into Erasmus Huis

A look into Erasmus Huis, the Dutch Kingdom's cultural centre in Jakarta, reveals the institution's fresh new look where the curious are invited to indulge on engaging cultural exhibits spanning over the arts, design, literature and more.
Manual Pick: Danish Butter Cookies

Manual Pick: Danish Butter Cookies

The iconic tin of Danish Monde Butter Cookies piques our interest in more ways than one: the promised sugary goods and an amusing set of visual cues culled from other cultural depictions but Denmark’s. Manual Pick is a series where we highlight items we love and desire that range from remarkably banal to mucho fancy.
Immersed in Javara Culture

Immersed in Javara Culture

With a humble mission to preserve Indonesian food heritage and biodiversity, a trip to Javara Culture at Kemang would have you immersed within our heritage, where a boutique spice shop and eatery reside under one roof.