Wednesday, September 18, 2013
I've been doing yoga religiously for the past 2 years. Everywhere I go, visiting a yoga studio has always been my constant schedule. On our trip to Vancouver BC, I've tried free yoga class offered by local Lulu Lemon store at Robson Street, it was delightful! Ever since, I never stop browsing to experience new insightful things about yoga! Now, I would like to share some yoga place in Jakarta.
(Updated: Sept 2013)
- Bikram Yoga owned by Moni
They have several branches including Senayan, Kemang, Serpong & Bali. Owned by Moni a certified Bikram instructor. Priced at IDR 165.000 for 90 minutes pure sweat :) don't forget to pay IDR 5000 to rent a lock from the cashier otherwise you could bring your own padlock. My fave thing about this Yogasana is they sell fresh coconut milk for IDR 20.000 so that it will rejuvenate my body after doing a hot yoga. The ambience & atmosphere will make you feel like you are a true yogini :) the thing about Bikram is: after doing a full 90min exercise you'd burn approximately 1200 calories and ofcourse you'd be amazingly healthy as you sweat a lot during the class therefore you will happy leaving the hot room with pink blushing cheek (literally) after such a large amount of sweating inside the room :)
- Yogasana at Bikram Yoga
Beside Bikram exercise, this place also offers other form of yoga class such as: Antigravity yoga (only available at Senayan, 7person max, reservation required), Vinyasa flow, Ashtanga, Kundalini, Universal & Candle Light Yoga. Price IDR 165.000 per visit. I you have BII credit card you could have 1 month free pass for 1 year payment. Too bad I don't have BII credit card :( I wish they have other promo from one of 6 credit card that I own :) since everytime I go to Jakarta I don't know why, eventhough I planned to visit other yoga place but I always ended up back to this Yogasana :) probably because it is located at Senayan & Kemang near to my hang out place.
You could browse their website to have more updated schedule. They sell lots of yoga stuffs such as mats, props, yoga gear from various brand; manduka, lulu lemon, tonic, jade, etc.
- Bikram Yoga at Kuningan
There's another Bikram class located at Kuningan inside the Epicentrum Walk owned by another Bikram certified instructor. Price IDR 159.000 per visit. In this studio they only offer Bikram yoga class. It is nice because conveniently located at Kuningan CBD so working people could practice here before or after work. Good to know that they also have the 6am class & end at 7.30 am so that you could rite away rush yourself to the office after practice.
- Yogaflo at Menteng
You could browse their website for more update schedule but at the moment they held their class every Thursday evening at 7.30pm to 9pm for only IDR 100.000/person or IDR 180.000 for 2 person and the more people coming the cheaper the price. It is located at Muay Thai Center Base just across Izzi Pizza & quite near from Kuningan & Thamrin. One of the cheapest yoga class I've known...
- Jakarta Do Yoga at Jalan Sunda Menteng
It is located behind Sarinah Thamrin & they have around for quite long bringing Jakartans falling in love with yoga. Check out their schedule at their website for more update. They have evening class too. Price IDR 130.000/visit or IDR 600.000 for 5 classes. Length of each practice: 1hour 15minutes.
- Rumah Yoga at Jalan Lamandau Jaksel
They have various yoga exercise here. the studio is the hippest in town. I heard they held the Namaste Festival every following year for 3 consecutive days at Sultan Hotel Jakarta. They also have a studio at Menteng area. Price per visit IDR 120.000
- Powerswing / Antigravity at Jalan Gunawarman
The Antigravity yoga has become a new trend in Indonesia. Simone Kusuma is one of a few certified instructor for this hip trend yoga in Jakarta. She opens the studio at Jalan Gunawarman & offers basic to advance AGY yoga. Price IDR 160.000/visit
Check out their web for more info.
- Iyengar Yoga
They have several branches at Kemang, Simprug, Kelapa Gading & Serpong. All teachers are certified. They have therapeutic class for those whom are scoliosis, back pain / injured. Registration fee IDR 250.000 & IDR 200.000/person/visit. Booking via email or phone call is a must as they will find you a perfect teacher referring to your personal health.
- Yogapath at Bintaro
It's a new yoga studio at Bintaro Sektor 9 and I love the way they taking care of their Yogasana: intimate, clean & quite. They also offer the famous Antigravity Yoga! Other than that, they also have Ashtanga, Vinyasa flow, etc. 90 minutes practice for each class & priced for IDR 120.000/person. Affordable & good for your body!
- Free Yoga at Kalbe Care PIM
It is located inside Kalbe Care store at Pondok Indah Mall 2 Jakarta Selatan. They have free yoga class for everyone who pays IDR 50.000 buying their products. You'll get 4 stamps & you show the stamp for that free yoga class. It held every Wednesday evening 6.30-8pm. Follow their twitter @KalCare for more info.
- Dini Yoga at Kemang Jaksel
Dini is an experienced registered yoga teacher 200 hours. She held various yoga classes at her home on weekdays only from Vinyasa to Restorative to Hatha to Ashtanga class. What I love about this yoga Shala is: they charge only IDR 80.000/person/visit or IDR 300.000/monthly unlimited. Pretty affordable rite? They also held some yoga events inviting many yoga practioner. Check out at their website for more info. Booking 4 hour before class started is required as the class will get packed easily
- Breathe Store at Kemang Utara Jaksel
Breathe is a unique yoga store located at Kemang Utara. They have lots of sport and yoga gear from top to bottom to mats and bags with a good quality. Product varies from Tonic, Jade, Karma, Omgirl, etc. Inside the store they also have Vinyasa yoga class held every other week on Saturday (setiap 2 minggu sekali pada hari Sabtu) check out their schedule at firstname.lastname@example.org or simply open their web.
- Bliss at Coterie Plaza at Kemang Raya
Located at Jalan Kemang Raya 14B Jaksel, phone 021-7193955 just behind the Pantry Magic Outlet. Parking lot is spacious. The studio offers free drinks, bananas, etc. They held Hatha, Vinyasa, Kids Yoga, etc
- Yoga at Gym
There are many yoga class offered by local gym such as Celebrity Fitness, Gold's Gym, Fitness First, etc. I've tried floating yoga class at Celebrity Fitness and it priced IDR 150.000/person/visit, even though you're not a member but you could make a reservation for their class. Floating yoga at Celfit length for 50minutes. At Celfit they also have Bosu Yoga class & Jazz Yoga :)
- Ashtanga Yoga
Located at Jalan Brawijaya X no 5. Should give it a try. Priced for IDR 200.000/visit or IDR 1.500.000/10 sessions. They have morning class started on 5.30am for Mysore yoga and 7am for beginners. The good thing is they open at Saturday and Sunday morning too! Check out their web for more info: www.ashtangajakarta.com
- Yoga Pink Studio by Erikar Lebang
Located at Jalan Sawo, Villa Sawo Kav IX Jaksel (near to ITC Fatmawati Jaksel) you could check out their schedule by following his tweeter @erikarlebang he has a contact number which we could register ourselves for his yoga class.
Last vacay on early September I had a chance to take my sister to meet up with my BFF, Prita! We met at The Baked Goods at Menteng to have breakfast ;) this was a rare occasion for both of us coz despite of we are living far away one another, you've known that Jakarta's traffic is crazy...
So then we meet up at a place where we're both spent 2 hours breakfast sharing laughters, joy, and happiness!
She's about to make a huge career move and i'm so proud of her determination. May God bless her and her family...
OK now let's talk about the venue. The baked goods is one of cake shop surrounding Jalan Agus Salim that offers breakfast. They open everyday at 9am. If you are coming from Sarinah / McDonald then you have to stroll along the street until the end of Jalan Agus Salim, the cake shop is located just below the Kopi Tiam Pak Bondan. Cookies, cakes and hot/cold beverages available with lots of variety but do put in mind that they aren't sell rainbow nor red velvet cake. They said it's because they only sell stuffs naturally made from herbal/fruit extract. So if you're buying a piece of lemon cake than the cake itself is made from real lemon. In fact that The Baked Goods is one of few cake shop that sells cakes and cookies for diabetic customer. Isn't it great? I could've just eat everything here without feeling guilty also I could buy some stuffs for my Dad too :)
This cake shop owned by the famour husband & wife: Erwin & Jana Parengkuan. Since Jana's mother coming from eastern part of Europe, some stuffs get the influence of where she's coming from.
I ordered a cup of hot chocolate that I never regret in my life since the chocolate seemed melt inside my mouth, blended perfectly with my lemon cake. Hot Choco price IDR 28.000 & a slice of lemon cake is below IDR 30.000. They have price list on their website. I adore their Carrot Cake too :) Worth to try!
Monday, September 16, 2013
There's a little breakfast place in Kemang area that sell the most delicious Pain Au Chocolat (chocolate croissant) in Jakarta. Apparently, the owner of the store is a French lady. If you're visiting her store, you'd see her & grandson running errand baking & serving patisserie.
We love the interior design of the store as it is bring you to the Parisian sidewalk cafe, also lots of French coming to the store here & there... You'd feel you're somewhere in Paris ride away.
The best of all is the have great food with an affordable price. Chocolate croissant priced for IDR 20.000 and Omelette with salad priced only of IDR 37.000
You should give it a try...
Authentique Bakery at Jalan Kemang Selatan near to Hero Supermarket
Friday, September 13, 2013
I am so happy happy happy to have this short break with Mister Busy Man visiting Jakarta & Vicinities... Before having this trip, it got cancelled few times since Heng cudn't get his butt off from work. Mining and production related stuffs draw him back. His boss & his big boss, also his sub-ordinate begging him to stay... Jiahhh pegimane ceritanya kalo die kagak bole cuti nih urusan KTP pake foto sapa? nih urusan rumah baru pake tanda tangan sapa cobak... Hayooo cobak tolong dijelaskan pemirsah...
Cuzzz akhirnya kita berangkat cuti juga setelah Heng meyakinkan bakal update kerjaan by his cell :-) Yippie...
Day 1: Rimba Papua Hotel, Garuda Flight & Bogor Cafe
Alam Indah Resto located at Rimba Papua Hotel served the best donuts! Crazy huh? But I really like them heheheh :-) Buffett at this hotel cost IDR 95.000++ which I think it is pretty affordable esp when you could have lots of variety of food & cake :-)
The Garuda flight off to Jkt from Timika around 11.25am and We got lucky this time coz a colleague offers us to book front seat for both of us :-) I always love Garuda flight since they have great foods, smiley cabin crew and some newspaper we could read. We've arrived in Jkt around 4pm and my sister were kind enough to pick us so that we're all off to Hotel Borobudur at Central Jkt (near to Lapangan Banteng). After checked in, my sister, my father and I had a dinner at Bogor Cafe inside the hotel. We enjoyed the dinner so much, Bogor Cafe has lots of foods & cakes & drinks. They served western and Indonesian food. The signature menu of Bogor Cafe is Sop Buntut (Oxtail Soup) and it tastes so damn good... Many people come here just for the sake of Sop Buntut. Hotel Borobudur actually more like a heritage hotel which has a unique design of traditional Indonesian culture a mix of Javanese and Balines altogether, they even have the miniature of Borobudur Temple near to the pool. Back to Bogor Cafe, the price for Buffett dinner service is around IDR 280.000++ it is including Sop Buntut. I love their red velvet cake, es cendol & their Dabu-Dabu Grilled fish. The food at Bogor Cafe isn't as much as what we had at Satoo Shangrila but I would say, they have quite a lot variety of national & western food. They have a good warm atmosphere inside the hotel too... The staffs are nice and helpful. Drinks are served in big portion. I spent time 2.5 hours with my sister & my dad, talking & eating at the same time while Mister Busy Man on a meeting. Spending time with family is priceless...
We had breakfast again at Bogor Cafe. It was a nice ambience in the morning when you have chance to spend time with your loved one. I had bufett breakfast with Heng and the food is as good as what I had on dinner only this time, they have breakfast menu, the price for buffet service at breakfast time is around IDR 250.000+++ not bad since they have lots of food...
I am so happy that this time, I have a chance to do swimming while having vacation in Jkt. As you all know, I always have tons of things to do every time I visit Jkt (visiting family, checking houses, buying things, etc). Anyway, Hotel Borobudur had an olympic size swimming pool. I spent 50 minutes swimming there and really love their garden view while Mister Busy Man is running at the gym. Too bad i forgot to bring my swim glasses and my eyes got easily irritated after swimming straight away, making me looking like a drunk lady all day hahahhaha :-) red eyes syndrome! Lesson learned: never ever forget to take this swim glasses.
Since Mister has to attend Mining Expo, therefore I've made my own schedule. First stop: Bank Mandiri at Jalan Gatot Subroto Jakarta Selatan. Just to let every body know, if you all think that renting a safe deposit box at Bank Mandiri is pretty easy, you are wrong my friend. Well, the process is easy but to find which Bank Mandiri branch that has the box available is hard. Before visiting Jakarta, I've called Bank Mandiri here and there, this and that. I think, I've made phone calls 5 to 6 Bank Mandiri branches around Jkt and most of their safe deposit box are full and closed. You are on waiting list number bla-bla-bla if you want to. I am lucky enough to have 1 SDB available at Bank Mandiri at Jalan Gatsu. Mini SDB priced IDR 220.000 (incl tax) for 1 year period of renting. Key guarantee IDR 750.000 (you will get 2 keys, if you lose it, they'll have your money IDR 750.000, ask you for Surat Ket Kehilangan from the police station). Here are the process: you have to have valid ID/ KTP Jakarta (bukan KTP BODETABEK), your picture 3X4, sign a contract, pay the stuffs and voila! You'll be able to go inside of the SDB room accompany by the security. You could have surat perwakilan so that someone you trust could have the authority on behalf of you to open / to have the key of the box. That person should sign a letter and every time she/he goes in, you have to call Bank Mandiri and send them surat kuasa. I rented the mini SDB as I think it could fit our important docs (fold the paper), also small stuffs like gold bar, diamonds, jewelers etc.
Second stop: Pasar Baru. I haven't been here for such a loooong time! Finally, this time I could make it. Went to Pasar Baru to buy hair treatment series & a comb. Too bad I don't have time to taste the famous Bakmi Gang Kelinci. I accidentally found a guitar holder at the music store there for only IDR 170.000 :-) I miss the day when I was in college and with my friend shopping here :-) Pasar Baru has lots of variety of hair treatment series, textiles, shoes and many more... They have good price as well.
Third stop: FLoating Yoga at Celebrity Fitness. My sister and I had a chance to visit Celfit at La Piazza and to do Floating Yoga there. It was a lovely moment. We are not member but it is actually OK to just have a drop in class. Price per person is IDR 150.000 for 50 minutes Yoga. If you check out their website, Celfit has a wide variety of yoga classes. Been wanting to try jazz yoga some time! Thanks to Cindy Franklin for the info. If you are wondering who is she, hmmm you must fall in love with her. She marries the owner of Celfit! I envy her tall & skinny healthy body. So everytime I go to Celfit, I always remember her image and work harder with my body :-)
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Sejak pegang DOZ Production jujur saja, Heng sering takut. Terbangun tengah malam saat hujan deras karna takut bahaya longsor di Underground. Takut sub-ordinate tdk safety. Takut crew lalai. Takut tonase tidak hit target. Takut ada accident. Takut apakah tambang UG akan sustain hingga dapat dinikmati anak-cucu puluhan tahun lagi. Dan yg paling ditakutkan tiap bangun pagi: takut ada fatality...
Tapi menurutnya, Miner Sejati itu adalah yg menambang dengan hati juga teguh memegang visi. Dan walaupun kesehariannya diselimuti rasa takut tapi ia memilih untuk TETAP berjalan. Memilih utk TETAP melangkah maju.
Dan menurutnya, itu adalah definisi keberanian...
Keberanian utk menjadi berguna bagi semua.