National Cultural Week (PKN) officially kicked off on Monday. Set to run for one week until Oct. 13 at Istora Senayan in South Jakarta, the event is open free to the public who register on pkn.kebudayaan.id. Here are seven things you can do at the festival as compiled by kompas.com: 1. Savor traditional cuisine Various Indonesian signature dishes are on offer for visitors; from Jakarta's kerak telur (savory pancake) and Surakarta's nasi liwet (rice cooked in coconut milk, chicken broth and spices) to Palembang's pempek (fishcake with vinegar and soy sauce) and Bali's nasi campur (mixed rice). Unique food items such as burgers, cookies and pancakes made from tempe as well as traditional snacks like klepon (little green balls of rice flour filled with palm sugar) and lumpia (spring rolls) are also aplenty. 2. Play traditional games The festival also provides an opportunity for visitors to try traditional games that are rarely seen in the city nowadays, such as egrang (bamboo stilts), … [Read more...] about Seven things to do in National Cultural Week 2019
Interior design things to know
After key collection comes inspection and protection. The wait is nearly over! While it is time to finally collect your keys and take a first look at your new space, there is still loads to be done. In fact, you might want to take the day off work to wade through this bucketload. But, what exactly are the primary concerns that need addressing? Well, we put together a checklist to guide you through the process - cross them off the list out once you're done! 1. LOOK INTO (AND BUY) FIRE INSURANCE Taking up an HDB loan? You will need to buy fire insurance. The HDB fire insurance covers the cost of restoration done to internal structures, fixtures as well as areas built and provided by HDB. It can be purchased from HDB's appointed insurer, FWD Singapore, through their site. Need to safeguard your personal effects? Tiq Home Insurance by Etiqa allows you to do so with comprehensive coverage that you can tailor to suit your preferences. 2. SET UP YOUR UTILITIES Now that you have safeguarded … [Read more...] about Everything you need to know to turn your BTO into a home
Decorating your home should be fun, but it's very easy to worry about not being able to follow interior design rules. A good interior designer knows and understands that breaking specific rules can help create a more personalised home. After all, each homeowner has his own preference, and style. So go on, design your space and worry not about breaking some of these rules. 1. ONLY USE MATCHING CHAIRS A group of matching chairs completes the look of your dining space. However, you can still spice things up by using a chair or two that is different from the group. Good home decorating doesn't mean that everything must match-instead, you can complement and contrast. So the next time you see a nice chair with no pair, go with your instinct and buy it. 2. NEVER EVER MIX METALS Matching metals and finishes in different pieces of furniture can be tricky. Do not exhaust yourself. You can mix metals to add an organic vibe to your home-yes, you can use your rose gold, silver, and gold room … [Read more...] about It’s totally fine if you break these interior design rules!
However, she was really interested in interior decorating, and her first goal was to be an architect. Her first step was to start her own business. She really didn’t know how to do it, but she loved to design houses and interior decorating, so she learned on the job and did the best she could. The mother of two daughters and a son, Ma Nandar Win earned a degree in physics, and pursued a diploma in business and marketing through continuing education courses. Finally, she decided to quit her job and set up her business. “I’m very happy to create interior designs that people enjoy, so I changed my career and started an interior decorating company,” she said. Setting up business She said the most important things when starting a business are financial investment, passion and knowledge about the entire operation, and a long-term survival plan. In the beginning, she worked hard to make people more aware of how important interior … [Read more...] about Remodelling an interior design dream into a thriving business
Tips From Our Fave Interior Designers They have an eye for space, for scale, for the dramatic and the stunningly simple and beautiful. I’ve seen interior designers walk through a space, and know exactly how to design it, how much or how little to put in there. I’ve seen them lay paintings on a floor, moving them around like a jigsaw puzzle until they get the perfect arrangement, and then put a painting up on a wall that now looks like it was made for exactly that. Unfortunately, not all of us have that kind of eye. We make mistakes when fixing our own homes — from choosing the wrong kind of lighting to placing furniture against a wall, or settling for plain white walls. So we asked our fave interior designers for their tips that readers can follow to give their homes a cohesive and interesting look. Interior designers Nikki Boncan Buensalido writes about a flexible nursery; Chat Fores on picture windows and small rugs in big spaces; … [Read more...] about Tips From Our Fave Interior Designers