Lamborghini Bali Bull Run 3

Lamborghini Bull Run 3

Lamborghini Jakarta did its third annual touring event in Bali. The event brought together more than 50 Lamborghini owners and their cars from across the country. This year, the event offered 450 km of driving, such as a trip to Singaraja where drivers could enjoy twisty roads and smooth asphalt. After the daily outings, Lamborghini owners were rewarded with exclusive fun such as dance from renowned DJ Dash Berlin. For CSR, the club also donated a total of Rp 160 million to three villages, a new trash truck to the local governor and funded several elementary schools. Continue reading

ForbesLife Indonesia Launch Issue

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Since 1917, Forbes has inspired its readers to celebrate the rewards of success by honoring the finest products, destinations and experiences that unearth true luxury. Just as Forbes has always inspired success, ForbesLife is devoted to enjoying it. Whether it’s exotic travel, stylish clothing, or dream cars and homes, the magazine celebrates the places, products, and experiences that define life at its best. What distinguishes ForbesLife from other luxury lifestyle brands is the unparalleled access it provides to the thought leaders and tastemakers who reveal their private passions.

In October 2014, Forbes Indonesia publisher launch a new lifestyle magazine Forbes Life Indonesia . In this launch issue we present a fine blend of content, such Continue reading

The Abarth 595

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Good things come in small pack- ages, and Fiat’s Abarth 595 Turismo Martini is a case in point. While there are other Turismo models of the Abarth, the Martini version has custom Martini Racing stripes on the side. This car is a pimped up version of the Fiat 500 sports model, and the dif- ferences are striking, such as quad exhaust pipes, a bigger wing spoiler and bigger 17 inch wheels. One of the most important design cues is the Abarth scorpion badge on the side of the car. Continue reading

The Beauty of Smartphone Photography

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Captured moment: A photo by Forbes Indonesia photo editor Ahmad “Roni” Zamroni, one of four photojournalists behind the recently launched smartphone photography book NESW. Courtesy of Ahmad Zamroni

Captured moment: A photo by Forbes Indonesia photo editor Ahmad “Roni” Zamroni, one of four photojournalists behind the recently launched smartphone photography book NESW. Courtesy of Ahmad Zamroni



Warning death knells tolled for quality photojournalism when major US newspaper Chicago Sun-Times replaced its entire photography staff with iPhone-wielding reporters in May last year.

But for Dita Alangkara, Associated Press chief photographer for Indonesia, trading his high-precision DSLR camera for an iPhone recalls the adrenaline-fuelled early days on the job — before the deadline and technical demands of newsgathering turned photography into mechanical point-and-shoot.

Shooting with a cell phone camera is akin to discovering a new toy, says Dita, as its limitations — slower shutter response, lower resolution and absence of long-range lenses — ups the creative and technical ante.

He is one of four photojournalists behind the recently launched smartphone photography book NESW (short for North East South West) along with Kompas daily photographer Yuniadhi Agung; Mast Irham, European Pressphoto Agency’s chief photographer for Indonesia; and Forbes Indonesia photo editor Ahmad “Roni” Zamroni.
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SE Asia Live, Interview with Jakarta Based Photographer, Ahmad Zamroni.

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NESW Photo Book Taken Entirely using a Camera Phone: Interview with Jakarta Based Photographer, Ahmad Zamroni.


Tell us about NESW.  What specific theme or idea did you wanted to convey with NESW and what motivated you to pursue it? Explain the significance of the title NESW.

The title North, East, South, West was chosen to represent us: Ahmad Zamroni (Forbes Indonesia Photo Editor), Dita Alangkara (Chief Photographer of AP Indonesia), Yuniadhi Agung (Kompas Daily Photographer) and Mast Irham (Chief Photographer, EPA Indonesia); whom all work as a photojournalist and have a different style in communicating through photography.  The title is also a cardinal sign that symbolizes guidance to those seeking directions.  We aim not to differentiate one another, but rather to compliment each other.  Ultimately, we wanted to show that every photograph is personal which could be created by anyone and anytime freely.


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“Bo…….”, an Obituary

Malam itu di bulan Agustus, 1997, berdua saya dan Kebo, sapaan buat teman saya Yoga Cahyadi, duduk kami bersantai di kawasan Pantai Parangtritis. Memandang dengan takjub sekaligus bangga di tebing sebelah barat kami, akan bendera Merah-Putih berukuran 30×20 meter yang terpasang di didinding tebing Parangendog. 

Njuk ngopo ki Bo”, celetuk saya untuk memecahkan hening yang ada. 
“Yo wis ngene iki wae”, jawab dia sambil tertawa khas Kebo. Ada nada lepas juga sedikit nada sinis yang khas dipenghujungnya, sangat Kebo sekali. Continue reading

LIVING HISTORY, Wayang Orang Bharata is keeping alive a traditional art form

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Wayang orang is a traditional javanese theater often compared to western-style opera and performed to a gamelan ensemble. Established more than 40 years ago, the Wayang Orang Bharata is now the last surviving professional wayang orang troupe in Jakarta. It stages performances once a week, on Saturdays in a playhouse in Senen, Jakarta.

In an unusual arrangement, executives and socialites have performed on stage with the troupe, such as Indika Energy President Commissioner Wiwoho Basuki Tjokronegoro. “Becoming a wayang orang artist is not a matter of income. We do it solely because of a profound love for wayang orang—we want to keep alive Wayang Orang Bharata and this traditional art form,” says Marsam Mulyo Atmojo, head of the Wayang Orang Bharata association.

Photo Story By Ahmad Zamroni


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Tear Sheet : Teddy Rachmat’s Growth Story

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Teddy Rachmat has been a success as both a top executive and an entrepreneur, and one of his few regrets is not being more of the latter sooner.

Teddy Rachmat is a man with few regrets but one of Them is not becoming
an entrepreneur sooner. having been a pioneer who helped build The largest business group in indonesia, Astra International, also inspired him to become one.

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