Culture

A Bite of Lunch For My Husband

A Bite of Lunch For My Husband

In the thick of the pandemic last year, Lunch For My Husband surfaced on Instagram feeds and introduced a new infatuation for sandwiches. Whether it was the names or the beautifully crafted sandwiches and homemade ingredients, the home business is thriving on its ability to deliver craveable flavours into a series of fun lunch options.
A City Obscured of Hope

A City Obscured of Hope

In this photo essay, we see Jakarta languished and absent of our daily motions. Taken from the perspective of Manual Jakarta’s photographers, these photographs bring light to the sheet of uncertainty that continues to envelop the city, and our ongoing fight against it.
Catch a Whiff of Oaken Lab

Catch a Whiff of Oaken Lab

Cementing its mark on Indonesia’s body-care industry, local lifestyle brand Oaken Lab aims to elevate your daily rituals with their signature scents which are quickly making its way to homes, each with a story to tell.
Making Wijaya Grand Again

Making Wijaya Grand Again

Slowly enlivening the previously faded out neighbourhood into fertile ground for creative endeavours, the growing creative community of Grand Wijaya shows us how artistic collisions and effective cross-industry collaborations points the way forward for the local creative industry.
Opinion: The Missing Piece to Feeling Great Again

Opinion: The Missing Piece to Feeling Great Again

Managing Editor Erdira Wirengjurit would like to tell you about Collective Effervescence, how it’s responsible for our happiness and the emotional slump we’re feeling and how staying home can save everyone.
Manual Pick: TISOO Tree-Free Tissue

Manual Pick: TISOO Tree-Free Tissue

Usually, single-use items and sustainability don’t go hand in hand. That’s not the case for Bali-based TISOO and its aim to do good for the environment with one tissue roll at a time, deserving a spot for Manual Pick, a series where we highlight items we love and desire that range from remarkably banal to mucho fancy.