EUROCHAM 7TH ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT
The European Business Chamber of Commerce in Indonesia hosted its seventh annual golf tournament on May 16 at Rancamaya Golf & Country Club in Bogor. Teeing off bright and early at 7am, players, comprising avid golfers and notable representatives from Jakarta’s business communities, relished the opportunity to network and mingle between shots.
GEORGIA NATIONAL DAY
Georgia’s National Day this year was marked by a reception at Hotel Borobudur Jakarta on May 27. Ambassador HE Zurab Aleksidze, who heads a mission which was opened only in December last year, played host to more than 150 guests including Ngurah Swajaya, Indonesia’s permanent representative to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
NORWAY NATIONAL DAY
The Embassy of Norway in Jakarta celebrated the country’s national day – also known as Norwegian Constitution Day – with a reception at Shangri-La Hotel Jakarta’s ballroom on May 23. After the national anthems of both Indonesia and Norway were played, Ambassador HE Stig Traavik was joined on stage by Mrs Traavik and Linda Agum Gumelar, Indonesia’s minister for women’s empowerment and child protection, for a cake-cutting ceremony.
LAUNCH 03 OF GARUDA INDONESIA’S FIRST CLASS
A select group, including several ministers and captains of industry, graced the launch of Garuda Indonesia’s new First Class at the Grand Hyatt Jakarta’s presidential suite on May 21. The new concept and service will be unveiled to passengers on board the flag carrier’s Boeing 777 ER aircraft from mid-June on routes to London and the Middle East.
BORDEAUX GRAND CRU WINE DINNER
Some 200 oenophiles gathered at Amuz Soehanna Ball Room, Energy Building in South Jakarta for a dinner featuring chef Gilles Marx’s creations alongside an unprecedented 26 Bordeaux Grand Cru wines. The tipples, from the 2001 to 2003 vintages, were accompanied by many of the winemakers who created them.
LAUNCH OF THE MONDIAL EXCELLENT PEARL RANGE
Mondial Jeweler hosted an intimate get-together in the Grand Hyatt Jakarta’s Penthouse Suite on May 2 to present the newest addition to its showcases, the Mondial Excellent Pearl range. On show were several creations from the series, which boasts the world’s first Gemological Institute of America-certified, untreated pearls.
AN EVENING WITH JARI LITMANEN
Ambassador of Finland HE Kai Sauer opened his Kebayoran Baru residence on May 2 to a select group of business and diplomatic guests for an exclusive meeting with Jari Litmanen. The former Finnish national team footballer was in town to promote The King – Jari Litmanen, a documentary about his life and one of three Finnish films that participated in this year’s Europe on Screen Film Festival.
LAUNCH OF SAMSUNG GALAXY S4
Korean electronics giant Samsung launched its newest mobile phone, the GALAXY S4, at a star-studded gala on May 2. More than 300 celebrities and socialites feted its arrival at a star- studded gala at the grand ballroom of Grand Hyatt Jakarta.
OPENING OF WILSHIRE RESTAURANT
Wilshire Restaurant held a grand opening party on its premises, within up-and-coming Sudirman Central Business District hotspot Foundry No. 8, on May 1. The restaurant, named for an area in Los Angeles where many of its owners used to live, boasts American dishes and a collection of Californian wine.