A huge party was held on Feb 20 to celebrate the 55th anniversary of the founding of Astra Group. The event was opened with a dance performance followed by a speech by Prijono Sugiarto, president director of Astra International. Awards were given to employees who had been with the company for over a decade.
BMW Golf Glory
The largest and most renowned international golf tournament series for amateur players, the BMW Golf Cup International, took place for the second consecutive year in Indonesia at Royale Jakarta Golf Club on Feb 16. The three top player from the tournament were awarded with an all- expenses-paid trip to the World Final, which will take place at Sentosa Golf Club in Singapore in early March.
A First For Porsche Indonesia
Porsche Club Indonesia celebrated its first anniversary on Thursday, Feb. 16 at Decanter Wine House in Kuningan. The event included a cake cutting ceremony, review of the club’s first year and a speech by Herbert Kwee, CEO of Eurokars Artha Utama, the official Porsche importer for Indonesia.
Fast Car Fiesta
Members of Lamborghini Club Indonesia and Ferrari Owners Club Indonesia came together on Feb 13 to celebrate the birthday of Linaras Oceani, Lamborghini owner and prominent socialite. The party took place at Lucy in the Sky, the recently opened rooftop bar in the Fairgrounds building. The event was opened with a speech by Ketut Masagung, President of Lamborghini Club Indonesia.
Inauguration of Art Leader
In mid-February, members of Yayasan Seni Rupa Indonesia (Indonesian Art Foundation), as well as other artists and art lovers celebrate the inauguration of Titiek Soeharto as the new chairman of The Indonesian Art Foundation on Wednesday. The event opened with speeches by Susrinah Sanyoto and Miranda Goeltom, both former chairwomen of the foundation. Also in attendance was Joop Ave, the former Minister of Tourism.
On Feb. 6, members of Lamborghini Club Indonesia celebrated both their organization’s 3rd anniversary and the launch of the Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 with a lavish dinner party in the grand ballroom of the Ritz Carlton Pacific Place. Also in attendance at the event was Italian Ambassador Federico Failla.
Masterful Marchedes Merchant
Mercedes-Benz Indonesia held their Dealership of the Year Award ceremony on Feb. 2 at Qi Lounge in the Sultan Hotel. The award, which honors the Mercedes-Benz dealership with the best performance in the last year, went to Citrakarya Pranata in Bandung. The event was opened with a speech by Claus Weidner, president and CEO of Mercedes- Benz Indonesia, and featured performances by popular jazz singer Andien and Chinese dragon dancers.
Celebrating Batik Across Borders
On Feb. 2, Fauzi Bowo, the governor of Jakarta, and Norbert Baas, the German ambassador to Indonesia, were among the attendees at the opening of “Indonesian Batik: A Living Heritage,” an exhibition taking place at the National Gallery. The exhibition is part of Jerin (Germany and Indonesia), the six-month cultural project series celebrating 60 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
A Royal Reception
The King of Sweden, Carl XVI Gustav, was Indonesia for four days in early February, including visits to various sites in Yogyakarta and Jakarta. Gustav received visitors at a reception that took place in the Grand Hyatt Jakarta ballroom, where he was greeted by a number of ambassadors to Indonesia, as well as other members of the diplomatic corp.