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BTN Dash Aquatic

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  • Starting off the year, Dash Sports presents once again the BTN Dash Aquatic Challenge, bring your family and community to participate in the running-swimming competition at the Aquatic Stadium GBK
  • Expecting no less than 500 participants from families and communities, the event will feature competitions in aquathlon, swim challenge and mini water polo

Entering the new year and to answer the public’s high demand, Dash Sports, the first digital sports hub in Indonesia connecting sports enthusiasts and fans with sports clubs, events and communities again in collaboration with Bank Tabungan Negara is bringing the BTN Dash Aquatic Challenge 2023 for the audience, a water sports competition event designed for families and communities.

Initiated in 2020, from its humble beginning as a running community and motivated by the love for the sports, Dash Sports has turn itself into a digital platform providing related services in the sports world. As from its second anniversary in 2022 as the pandemic ending, Dash Sports grows alongside its loyal users with more in-app features and sports events gaining positive response from the public.

Dash Sports Founder and CEO, Alit Aryaguna delivered upon an occasion that, “Inspired by our BTN Dash Aquatic Challenge last year, the sports and entertainment event wrapped in an exciting and fun  package has managed to gain positive response with high enthusiasm from the public, and therefore we divided to bring the event back at the beginning of the year 2023.”

“The special competition series will be in collaboration with Bank Tabungan Negara as well as a number of sports communities to promote water sports and the benefits of staying healthy as well as to push family participation in various competitions across different communities. No less than 500 family participants is expected to join this BTN Dash Aquatic Challenge which will consist of: Aquathlon, Swim Challenge and Mini Water Polo competition for cash prize from BTN and a 1-year protection insurance by IFG Life to cover travel, accident and injury during sports.”

Furthermore, Alit described that BTN Dash Aquatic Challenge which will be held on Sunday, February 12, 2023 at the Aquatic Stadium or Stadion Renang Gelora Bung Karno in Senayan Jakarta.

Meanwhile, Head of Marketing & Communication Division of BTN, Ramon Armando said, “It is such an exciting and fun collaboration. BTN will once again take on its part in the BTN Dash Aquatic Challenge which is a part of a series of events in the BTN Sport Fest 2023 agenda.”

“The competition is open for everyone from all ages, while at the same time it is also fun and in line with the healthy urban lifestyle. Let’s go, all you healthy family in the Jabodatabek area, let’s all join the Dash Aqua Challenge! Register yourselves immediately.”

Rediscovering Bhutan: New Perspectives on the Last Buddhist Kingdom

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On behalf of Aman, we are delighted to share Amankora reveals the heart of Bhutan with ever rarer and more awe-inspiring cultural experiences for 2023. Well-suited to those embarking on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure in the year that lies ahead, Amankora continues to tell the story of the Kingdom of Bhutan through unique, culturally enriching experiences across its five intimate lodges. 

New for 2023, several experiences reveal the very best of the Kingdom’s rugged Himalayan landscapes, inviting guests to rediscover the once forgotten ramparts of its central and western valleys. Built in 1638 on a cliff at the confluence of two rivers, the defense fortress of Wangdue Dzong has finally been restored, following fire damage, and is ready to welcome guests once again to its grounds after a decade of rebuilding and careful restoration.

Another piece of history restored, the Trans Bhutan Trail provides further opportunity to discover the pristine nature that surrounds. Dating back to the 16th century, the 402-kilometre-long trading and pilgrimage route was abandoned in the 1960s following the construction of Bhutan’s first major roads.

After 60 years, the trail has been reestablished, allowing the Bhutanese to walk in the steps of their ancestors, and visitors to follow the ancient path with curated daily hikes and multi-day experiences, paired with stays in all the five lodges. 

Thimphu

Situated in the forested Thimphu Valley, home to Bhutan’s capital city, Amankora Thimphu is a 16-suite lodge tucked into the pine-scented woods of the Motithang area. 

New for the year ahead, learn more about the ancient art of incense from artisans at Nado Poi. Using a wide selection of rare, foraged or homegrown herbs, spices and ingredients from across the Himalayas, Nado Poi’s skilled local craftspeople create blends of sacred smoke, highly sought after by monastic bodies and temples all over the world.

Using a 350-year-old recipe passed down through generations, Nado Poi also makes exclusive incense sticks and powder blends for the Royal Family of Bhutan. Available to those visiting Thimphu, the exclusive half-day Secrets of Ancient Incense experience takes place at the brand’s local workshop, and includes a selection of raw materials to create, roll and cut the incense, guided by a Nado Poi artisan. 

Another renowned artist local to Thimphu, Gyempo Wangchuk, hails from the Zurig Chusum Institute, Bhutan’s most important art school focusing on 13 traditional arts and crafts. Specialising in painting, Gyempo’s work ranges from temples and sacred scrolls to present-day contemporary art. Exclusively for the new season, private painting sessions with Gyempo Wangchuk can be arranged either at Thimphu lodge or in his studio, where guests can learn traditional Bhutanese painting with a contemporary twist.

Cenizaro Hotels and Resorts Launches Renewal Retreats

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Designed to Rejuvenate, Reset and Restore the Body and Mind

With travellers continuing to prioritise wellness when planning trips for this year, luxury hotel group Cenizaro Hotels and Resorts is adding new renewal retreats to its 2023 calendar. Taking place across the portfolio’s luxury resorts in Mauritius, the Maldives, Bintan, Tunis and Zanzibar, guests are invited to slow down, relax and reconnect with the self in the most picturesque of settings.

Perfect for couples, small groups and solo travellers alike, itineraries combine meditation, spirituality and fitness, with the chance to explore Cenizaro’s most sought-after properties across the world and the destinations they’re set within. The renewal retreats will be available throughout the year, providing travellers with an oasis of tranquillity and a space to reconnect with the mind and body.

Culinary Wellness with The Residence Mauritius 

Specially designed for those in need of a holistic wellness retreat packed with pampering and therapeutic benefits, The Residence Mauritius’ renewal retreat is designed to soothe away stress and tension and restore a sense of balance. Start the day with a relaxing yoga session to the soundtrack of lapping waves, before enjoying a rejuvenating 30-minute back massage at the expansive spa.

Post-pamper, guests will be treated to a delicious, soul-nourishing dinner for two at the resort’s signature restaurant. The three-course feast comprises of a palm heart & green papaya salad with seared tuna and pickled onion and vanilla- apple marmalade, grilled ‘catch of the day’ served with quinoa salad with sundried tomatoes, and a low- fat tiramisu with vegan cream, wild berries and exotic fruit sorbet.

Ingredients are freshly plucked from the resort’s on-site garden-kitchen which the team can arrange private tours of and where guests can take part in traditional Mauritian cookery classes. A delicious end to a restorative day, travellers can wind down as the sun sets by sipping on fresh juices and immunity shots whilst lounging on the beach.

Guests can enjoy a 20% off their stay. A minimum of a 6-night stay is required. Valid until 21 December 2023.

Physical & Mental Renewal at The Residence Maldives

Guests of The Residence Maldives at Dhigurah and Falhumaafushi are invited to absorb the serenity and peace the archipelago is famed for with its exclusive retreat programme. Designed to promote personal transformation, the retreat will immerse participants in meditative practices resulting in benefits that continue far beyond check out. Indulge in some of Maldives’ most sought-after treatments at The Spa by Clarins and choose from ‘Just the two of us’ or ‘The Residences Bliss’ programmes.

Let go of any stresses and tension during 120-minute massage sessions that incorporate a full body scrub, Ayurvedic techniques and a pampering foot massage. Following the massage guests may sip on a selection of herbal teas or juices from the comfort of the island’s tropical gardens. The package also includes yoga classes for all abilities, use of bicycles to roam from island to island and a private dinner under the stars on the idyllic Castaway Island.

Guests can enjoy a 20% off their stay. A minimum of a 4-night stay is required. Valid until 21 December 2023.

Big Fish Grill Returns to Fire Up Your Palates with Quality Barbecued Dishes

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Selections of premium steaks and other smoke and fire-kissed dishes enjoyed sharing-style, courtesy of the Resort’s executive chef Danny Chaney.

Big Fish Grill, the signature restaurant of The Stones – Legian, Bali, A Marriott Autograph Collection hotel has officially reopened its doors. The Resort’s new Executive Chef Daniel “Danny” Chaney leads the kitchen team, bringing his expertise in barbecue and steakhouses to the outdoor restaurant.

“Big fish” means an important or influential person. Just like the name, Big Fish Grill treats all guests like family and VIPs, serving all dishes in a large format which is ideal for sharing. Expect delectable dishes paired with refreshing drinks, while creating moments #ExactlyLikeNothingElse with the loved ones.

Australian Stockyard Wagyu MBS 8+ Striploin

The Grill Master

The brain behind every dish at Big Fish Grill is Chef Danny, the Resort’s newly-appointed executive chef. Born and raised in Southern California and spent some of his childhood in South Florida, Chef Danny has had 20 years experience in barbecue and steakhouses with a degree in Culinary Art from Wales University, Florida.

Chef Danny cut his teeth in prestigious restaurants in several countries around the world, such as CUTS restaurant in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and the Blue Butcher in Hong Kong. He was the Culinary Director at Boy’N’Cow in 2019. Chef Danny was also named as Chef of the Year Hong Kong by Foodie Magazine in 2013.

With his expertise and numerous accolades in his hands, Chef Danny can definitely take the heat.

Fire Roasted Octopus

Josper the Star

The star of the Big Fish Grill kitchen is the Josper, a charcoal grill slash oven originating from Barcelona, Spain. The Josper grill is the ultimate powerhouse for charcoal gastronomy. Cooking with temperature over 2,000 degrees Celsius, the Josper grills proteins fast, while locking their natural juices inside. The result is extremely juicy and tender steaks to indulge in.

Are you up to taste some magic from the Josper? Try the premium and bone-in steaks, such as the Australian Grain Fed Black Angus Ribeye, Striploin and Tenderloin, available in various sizes. The Stockyard Striploin MBS 8+ and the USDA Prime Black Angus Bone in Ribeye make a perfect meal to share for 2 to 3 people.

Each cut of meat will be grilled to perfection in the Josper charcoal oven according to the guests’ preference and served with potato confit, smoked pepper jam and roasted shallots. Choices of sauce to complement the steaks, include Bearnaise, Black Peppercorn, Chimichurri to Port-Wine Mushroom.

Seres Hotels & Resorts Launches Seres Springs Vacation Club (SSVC) 

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SereS Hotels & Resorts is very pleased and proud to announce its new Vacation Club; SereS Springs Vacation Club, and its affiliation with Interval International, a global network of over 3,000 top tier resorts and hotels in more than 80 countries worldwide. A Grand Opening Launch party of SereS Springs Vacation Club was held on 30 January 2023 at the Tampaksiring ballroom of SereS Springs Resort & Spa Singakerta, Ubud – Bali. 

Members of the Club will enjoy a high degree of flexibility when making plans for holidays and arranging for quality accommodations, and they will enjoy wonderful holiday destinations throughout Bali and the world for a fraction of the cost of owning a holiday home.

Members simply make a one- time purchase of the amount of holiday time they feel they will use each year and with the payment of a low yearly maintenance fee, they can enjoy luxury holidays for up to 20 years. Club members will also have access to a wholesale travel club which gives access to over 350,000 hotels worldwide between 20-40% below retail room rates. 

Guests can reach our associates at SereS Springs Vacation Club via Telephone / WhatsApp at 0859 6064 6065 or through email info@seresspringsvacationclub.com

“We are pleased to announce our new Vacation Club, which is going live for sales on 31 January, 2023” said I Nyoman Prabawa, President Director of PT Sutera Abadi, PT Sutera Sejahtera and PT Sutera Sejahtera.

“We look forward to the pleasure of working with Interval International within our new Vacation Club, as we aim to expand our presence in Bali and the rest of Indonesia while continuing to deliver exceptional experiences to each and every guest.” 

Sven Remo, Project Director of the SereS Springs Vacation Club (SSVC) of the integrated resort’s exclusive membership program, “SereS Springs Vacation Club is more than just a promise of a newer program, we have created the most expansive and enjoyable holiday-making network program. We’ve elevated all aspects from experiences and choices for every member to make every visit a truly rewarding affair,” he added. 

About Interval International 

Since 1976, Interval International operates membership programs for vacationers, and provides value-added services to their clients worldwide and homeowners’ associations. Interval International has been making it easy for members to spend vacation time at a vast network of quality resorts, and with thousands of resorts in more than 90 nations around the globe from which to choose. Members truly have the world at their disposal.

The exchange network comprises nearly 3,200 resorts in more than 90 countries. Through offices in 12 countries, Interval offers high-quality products and benefits to resort clients who account for 1.7 million-member families who are enrolled in various membership programs. 

RAKxa Launches the New Personalised Wellness Programme for a Bespoke Journey to a Healthy New Year 

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RAKxa Wellness believes that guests are unique in their own way, and a bespoke wellness programme is paramount for individuals to achieve an optimal wellness result. 

Introducing the concept of holistic and scientific wellness, RAKxa Wellness values guests’ uniqueness with the launch of the Personalised Wellness Programme in partnership with the world-class VitalLife Scientific Wellness Clinic managed by the internationally renowned Bumrungrad International Hospital. Guests are guided through their wellness journey and personal health analysis to usher in a new year of health and wellbeing and realise the best of themselves. 

The Personalised Wellness Programme comprises a minimum of a three-night stay in a luxurious garden villa amidst the nature of Bangkok’s ‘Green Lung’ on Bang Krachao Island. Guests will enjoy the very best of its natural setting and experience Thailand’s warm hospitality. 

The concept of “truly personalised” is the essence of RAKxa Wellness 

RAKxa, the first fully integrative wellness and medical retreat in Thailand introduces a new “personalised wellness programme” to offer a one-of-a-kind, individual wellness experience. In- depth and expert diagnostics from certified doctors who integrate modern and alternative medicine with health & wellness specialists collaboratively work with guests to design their unique wellness journey of authentic healing and advanced medical treatments to support optimal health goals and preferences. 

The three-step assessment 

Guests begin their journey with a three-step assessment, starting with a health and wellness consultation session, followed by an in-depth doctor consultation at the VitalLife Scientific Wellness Centre. The final stage is a functional fitness assessment at RAKxa GAYA, the medical gym housing Olympic and world-class equipment. 

The customised wellness treatment sessions 

The results of the three-step assessment create the Personalised Wellness Programme and the commencement of the treatment sessions. Guests can tailor their wellness itinerary with one medical treatment at VitalLife and three holistic treatments at RAKxa JAI and RAKxa GAYA. 

VitalLife offers exceptional treatments combining scientific technology and knowledge, from Cryo-Sauna, Physio Treatment Sessions, Hyperbaric Chamber, and Colon Hydrotherapy to Beauty Refresh IV. 

Buku untuk Sahabat

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An Initiative from Krispy Kreme Called “Buku untuk Sahabat” Aims to Give Underprivileged Kids Access to Books

As part of “Books for Friends” project, which began in December 2022, Krispy Kreme has donated 540 books through three non-profit foundations. Giving access to books to underprivileged children is one little action Krispy Kreme can take to convey their concern for the children’s well-being.

“Families, and kids in particular, love Krispy Kreme. With this background, we feel it necessary to bring joy to the kids in need by giving them books they may use to improve their education. Krispy Kreme is launching this program for the first time, and it will undoubtedly continue in the years to come,” said Avilia, Brand Manager of Krispy Kreme.

Krispy Kreme will donate one book for every purchase of ten dozens of Original Glazed. From 12th December 2022 to 12th January 2023, Krispy Kreme was able to gather 540 books, which were then donated to the ISCO Foundation, Sahabat Anak Foundation, and Taman Bacaan Masyarakat Lentera Pustaka.

“Reading to kids may help them in so many ways, including expanding their vocabulary, improving their logical reasoning abilities, developing their imagination and creativity, and many more. We at TBM and the other two foundations work to give underprivileged kids access to reading so they may have the same education as other kids, even though they may not have as much access to it compared to other children. We are very delighted about Krispy Kreme since they share our mission for enriching children’s education through books,” said Syarif Yunus, founder of Taman Bacaan Masyarakat Lentera Pustaka.

About Krispy Kreme

Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Krispy Kreme (NASDAQ: DNUT) is one of the most beloved and well-known sweet treat brands in the world. Our iconic Original Glazed® doughnut is universally recognized for its hot-off-the-line, melt-in-your-mouth experience.

Sudestada Welcomes 2023 with A Bang!

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Sudestada starts the year 2023 with a fun appreciation party and more interesting offerings for February and March. 

To welcome the great year of 2023, Sudestada hosted an appreciation party for their beloved customers and media friends on 26 January 2023. The party—titled Celebra Con Los Campeones (Celebrate with the Champions)— is to celebrate Sudestada’s achievements in the past three years and the winning of Argentina at the 2022 FIFA World Cup 

Over 200 guests were presented with fun entertainment with live music performance by CJ Entertainment and Genda as the MC. While guests enjoyed the lively entertainment, they also indulged in an array of meticulously crafted Argentinian delicacies specially prepared by Chef-Owner Victor Taborda. Guests to the invitation-only event can also stand a chance to win great prizes of dining vouchers and a bottle of wine for the best-dressed guest. 

“2022 was a difficult year for me personally, therefore we want to celebrate and welcome 2023. We have overcome wonderful achievements since the beginning of the opening of the restaurant. Why do we have this party? Why not! In Argentina we celebrate every milestone as a form of gratitude,” Chef Victor mentioned in his speech during the event. 

Sudestada strives to be the Best Steak House in Jakarta! Since 2019, the restaurant has served more than 50,000 visitors and has sold 12,208 kilograms of high-quality meat (approximately 3,052 portions of steak!). This is an impressive achievement that cannot be happening without continuous support from Sudestada’s beloved customers. 

The success of Sudestada as a leading Argentinian grill, bar, and café in the capital has always been the great work of Chef Victor and his team. In 2020, Sudestada was awarded TripAdvisor’s 2020 Traveler’s Choice award and the BCI Asia Interior Design Awards (IDA) 2020 winner for the Food & Beverage Category.

A year later, they launched their gelato, Sudestada Heladeria, offering 24 distinctive flavors. In 2022, they launched four private rooms, hosted two successful dog adoption days, bespoke bazaars, and many partnerships.

Upcoming Promotions 

The Sudestada team has also prepared something special to commemorate the month of love. On 14 February 2023, there will be a Special Valentine’s Day Package that consists of an appetizer, main courses (paired with Norton Reserva Malbec wine), and dessert (paired with Norton Rose wine).

Jakarta International Java Jazz Festival Coming in June 2023

Memories are not never lost, the dazzling stage and the melodious hum of music lovers enjoying the performances of world-class musicians on 11 stages of the Jakarta International Java Jazz Festival 2022 (JJF). The festival, which began in 2005, debuted in 2022 as the first international music festival since the establishment of activity limitations (PPKM) to be held live, as opposed to hybrid or virtual. Music enthusiasts exhaled a sigh of relief when they realized their need for live music will be fulfilled.

The excitement was palpable throughout the three days of the festival. Not only the visitors, but also the performing artists and musicians, were on hand with genuine and genuine happy faces as they were able to entertain the fans once more and devour the enthusiastic cheering live. The indescribable joy that everyone felt at the time became a priceless moment that will be etched in hearts and memories forever, and it inspired us to live in 2022 with a new beginning and hope.

This year, the Jakarta International Java Jazz Festival will once again be ready to welcome us  honorably before our eyes. 2, 3 and 4 June were set as a monumental revival of the festival. Over its 17-year run, world-class musicians from Indonesia and International, as well as festival attendees, have witnessed the historic milestones in Festival’s achievements. As we celebrate its 18th anniversary this year, the convenience and safety of all festival attendees remains as our top priority. 

Tickets info and the lineup will be revealed in the coming time. For the most news updates, follow Java Jazz Festival`s official social media accounts on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and TikTok at @JavaJazzFest.

Get ready and mark 2, 3, and 4 June 2023 in your calendar for the Java Jazz Festival at JiExpo, Kemayoran, Jakarta – Indonesia.

About Jakarta International Java Jazz Festival

Jakarta International Java Jazz Festival (JJF) is one of the biggest jazz music festivals in the world, and it can be said to be the largest in the Southern Hemisphere, held in Jakarta, Indonesia. This annual jazz festival is always held at the beginning of March since 2005, but underwent a change of schedule in 2022 which will move to every late May or early June.

Diver’s Paradise in North Male Atoll Begins New Chapter as Dhawa Ihuru

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An established all-inclusive retreat with 30 house reef dive spots adds new dining venues and leisure facilities following a rebrand

Dhawa a brand by Banyan Tree Group enters Maldives with an idyllic island retreat set on the North Malé Atoll. The all-villa Dhawa Ihuru invites sun-seekers and marine life enthusiasts to explore its new dining and leisure offerings as the property unveils new facilities following a rebrand from Angsana Ihuru. 

Located only a 20-minute speedboat ride from Velana International Airport, Dhawa Ihuru is set amid azure waters with signature vibrant interiors and a collection of relaxed dining venues designed to promote natural immersion and connectivity through local flavours in stunning settings.

The new Twin Island dine-around concept offers travellers a chance to explore premium dining at the sister resort Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru, while the new social hub, the Nest, Dhawa’s signature 24/7 concept, allows guests to connect with other holidaymakers over delicious refreshments any time of day or night. 

Barception offers a chic yet relaxed dining experience centred on local bites and cocktails, while Nook serves elevated fare all-day with breath-taking beachfront views, and Nectar allows guests to dine on authentic Japanese, Indian, Chinese, Maldivian and Western flavours in any location on the island, from villa to the beach with a unique bento box-style dining.

Sea lovers will be in heaven at the water sports centre. Windsurfing, wakeboarding, water skiing and canoeing are complemented by private sailing excursions with Kahan’bu Catamaran that takes guests over the house reef to snorkel among some of the most beautiful reefs in the Maldives as well as dining on uninhabited islands. With 30 diving spots at the house reef and a PADI 5-star Gold Dive Centre on site, guests will never run out of new dives to discover and new diving skills to learn.