Let’s embrace another year with a stronger, resilient spirit and move forwards in all aspects of life, whatever comes our way.

Essentially Manila, explores the pearl of the orient with its fascinating colonial history and diverse cultural melding, is a city surely worth visiting. Exotic Jember offers the longest fashion walk as well as the city known for world-class quality tobacco, cigars, coffee, cocoa, and other high-quality commodities and exciting attractions. Raja Ampat, a regency home to 1,500 small islands, cays, and shoals, is globally renowned for its stunning views and coral. Within the area lies the charming little island of Arborek. The journey to this island, across the high seas, pays off when the ship docks at a humble wooden wharf. Warm smiles, typical of eastern Indonesia, immediately greet visitors, a welcome full of local wisdom.

Outdoors and nature have become our friendly neighborhoods as we are used to the new normal. More are now focusing on the sustainability of our environment with recreation spots, dining venues, and hotels following the practices of being in nature and offering distinctive experiences. Here, you will find various places within West Java, Jakarta, and Bali’s rural icon of Ubud.

The new year has given us time to contemplate and be a better version of ourselves. Four aspiring personas from various business perspectives are here to share their success stories and optimism in facing obstacles to keep on striving, with dr. Susan Ananda MARS (CEO of Premier Jatinegara Hospital), Julien Lutgen (Cluster General Manager of HARRIS Hotel & Convention Kelapa Gading Jakarta and POP! Hotel Kelapa Gading Jakarta), Dr, Ir. Erman Noor Adi, MMTr, IPU, ASEAN Eng. (President Director, Aerowisata Hotels & Resorts) and Ricky Mulani (Founder and CEO Reqruit Asia).

Caring for our health since childhood is a valuable life investment, especially for our little ones, our precious ones. In this issue, dr. Pungky Mulawardhana SpOG (K) Onk (Premier Surabaya Hospital) shares his expertise on how to prevent cancer risks with the HPV vaccine.

Sri Utami
Editor in Chief