It’s been 7 months since my return to the motherland. I can’t believe I’ve made it this far (somewhat) on my own, but here’s what’s up in my second KL.
Nestled a little far off from Kemang’s party scene, Dia.lo.gue is a quaint artspace + coffee house featuring art exhibitions and installations that vary from time to time. Last month’s Seek-A-Seek Graphic Design Festival was awe-inspiring, mainly because I’m a sucker for all things pretty. You also get to really see how this country’s artistic direction is so different from Malaysia.
Talent: Gilang Bogy
Here’s a fun fact: The current Coca-Cola Germany’s UEFA cans are designed by Solo-born visual artist, Gilang Bogy.
He attributes his work to WPAP aka Wedha Pop Art Portrait, which is a pop art movement started by Pak Wedha. When I covered the event for work, it was hard not to be moved by what Pak Wedha said, because he did say Gilang made his dreams come true.
Rooftop: Cloud Lounge @ The Plaza
If you’re feeling fancy and want to score some mad sunset views, there’s no better place to go to than Cloud. It’s one of the highest rooftop views in the city, where you can even see the northern coast with ports and all.
Keep in mind they have a dress code and you’d have to go through 3 elevators to get to the actual place. Also, cigarettes are about Rp 45k, so bring your own pack.
UberMotor is already my best friend to get around the city, but UberPool takes it home when it comes to far out drives. I paid approximately Rp 40k for a 30km ride from the airport.
Yes, you might have to share your ride with a stranger, but if you don’t, the Uber is all yours AND you get to pay whatever amount that was initially set.
Just remember to tip your driver!
Person: Danish Ambassador to Indonesia, Casper Klynge
— Denmark in Indonesia (@DKinIndonesia) June 24, 2016
Last month, I had the chance of interviewing the Danish ambassador, who is by far the most laid back ambassador I’ve ever met. We talked lots about the government transparency. He asked us to join the Sunday sessions of Viking Biking at Car Free Day as well.
The cherry on top is when he said Denmark is happy to help just by providing their expertise of renewables to the country. Too kind, Denmark!
If you’re a Malaysian living in a foreign country, feel free to share some fun places and amazing food in the city you’re in! Shoot us your personalized Tau Tak to firstname.lastname@example.org. All entries are welcomed. Janganlah malu.