Best in the Business
Five-star carrier EVA Air is honoured twice and named the World’s 8th Best Airline 24
va air, taiwan’s leading independent airline and the world’s newest five-star carrier, has been recognised as the world 8th best airline and named as the Best Transpacific Airline with the Best Business Class Comfort Amenities by airlines rating service SKYTRAX at the World Airline Awards 2016.
Edward Plaisted, CEO of SYKTRAX, said: “EVA Air has developed very high standards of products and services across its Business, Premium Economy and Economy Class cabins and this has been well recognised by customers on long-haul routes from Asia to North America. In Business Class, EVA has put a lot of focus on developing a premium service, which includes amenities such as pyjamas, Rimowa-branded amenity kits and a full turndown service.”
X Marks the Spot
A fortyish socialite didn’t speak much about her pleasure trip to Europe, but friends knew the focus of the trip. Her status on social media showed a red arrow pointing directly to a location near Liechtenstein famous for aesthetic surgery, nasal reshaping and liposculpture.
Tipsy Tech Tragedy
A Gps-based app ensured a safe drive home for a wannabe Don Juan. The gadget assisted him safely home after a tipsy midnight affair—much to the horror of his wife, who saw another woman on the front seat after he forgot to reset it.
Proof of Purchase
A self-proclaimed diva flaunted her new Birkin bag complete with a well-kept receipt clearly showing the price, outlet and date of purchase on social media. She was fed up with all the gossip about her wearing “branded” goods bought at Itaewon.
Bali Green Run
Fitness buffs, get ready for the Astra Green Run 2016m which will meanders through scenic vistas along the famous Tegal Alang paddy terrace. The 13.4-kilometre-long course is reserved for those over 16, while a shorter course of 6.5 kilometres is for those over 12. Registration: www.satuindonesia.com.
Jakarta Fitness Fair
Be inspired and drive your clients to success by visiting the largest fitness show in Southeast Asia, Goifex 2016. This one-stop event for fitness and health clubs, professionals and gym buffs will open its doors at Jiexpo Kemayoran for three days and will feature exclusive sports apparel and accessories.
Grace Jones Exclusive
Pop culture idol Grace Jones is bringing her Nu Wave Post Disco music to Bali at Potato Head Beach Club. The Studio 54 icon popular for her androgynous look will feature Iggy Pop and David Bowie’s “Nightclubbing”, Roxy Music’s “Love is the Drug” and Sting’s “Demolition Man” among other hits.
Morrissey in Concert
A seminal figure in the emergence of indie rock and Britpop, Stephen Patrick Morrissey will quench the thirst of his fans at Gelora Bung Karno Sports Complex, Senayan, Jakarta. Tickets: Regular Rp 800,000 and VIP Rp 1,500,000 available at Kiostix; show time: 7pm. perform a full concert at Ciputra Artpreneur Theater Jakarta for two days. Tickets: from Rp 750,000 (silver) to Rp 2,750,000 (titanium); show time: 4pm.
Cement your commitment to the environment by taking part in the Astra Green Run at Ocean Eco Park Ancol, Jakarta from 6am-10am. Race categories: 5- and 15-kilometre runs; a 100-metre dash for under 5s; and 400-metre for 6- to 10-year-olds. Registration: www.satu-indonesia.com.
Indonesia’s legendary boy band Dewa 19 is ready to quench the thirst of avid fans with a string of top chart hits. The full team, which includes ex vocalists Ari Lasso and Once Mekel, guarantees an unforgetable night. Venue: Graha Cakrawala, Universitas Negeri Malang, Tickets: Rp 2,000,000.
Night of Favourite Classics
The 2016 Toyota Classics will present famous arias from “Turandot”, “Carmen”, “La Traviata”, and “Madame Butterfly” with the Baltic Neopolis Orchestra from Poland conducted by Vasko Vassilev, featuring pianist Pamela Tan-nicholson and singer cum songwriter Isyana Saraswati. Venue: Ciputra Artpreneur Jakarta, Tickets: Rp. 1,500,000 – Rp. 3,000,000.