18 September 2012

Monday Urban Moments - Meeting "Andra and the Backbone"

Today´s Monday Urban Moments is special, because Ilham has met the Indonesian rockband "Andra and the Backbone" in their recording studio in Gandaria, Jakarta and in the band-office in Pondok Indah, Jakarta.

They met for the preparations for the first Marapulai Clothing order of the rock band "Andra and the Backbone" for their Germany and Europe tour "Rock for good" next year in May and June 2013. We vest the band with Marapulai shoes. The concert organizer is the PPI Hamburg, an Indonesian student organization.

The members of the band "Andra and the Backbone" are: 
Guitarist: Andra Junaidi,  Guitarist: Stevie Morley,  Vocalist: Dedy Lisan

Gun Nadi
Cameraman: M Dien Nur Nirwan
Thanks for meeting you guys!

17 September 2012

Marapulai was at Leben&Art exhibition

Last Sunday we were at the new exhibition Leben&Art at Burg Seevetal with our Marapulai shoes. There were about 35 sellers with kids shoes, leather accessories, small wool animals, sweet chocolate, paintings, photographer and much more. And although it was one of the late last hot summer days, visitors were coming to join us. We had a nice and entertaining day; meeting customers, other handicraft businesses and friends. 

Organizer Rosemarie Darboven said "Leben&Art is a common, new project on the southern outskirts of Hamburg, an exhibition by people for people. An event that is still growing and lives of our and your enthusiasm."

11 September 2012

Monday Urban Moments - Marapulai @NGADUide12

Today we report of the NGADUide#12, which was held on 7th September 2012 in Bandung, Indonesia. The Topic "Opportunities and Culture in Europe" - Opportunities in the European market.

Because the Talkshow presents Muhammad Ilham Nirwan, Marapulai Clothing and Björn Waßmann, Global Management student and a friend of us.

Here a few snapshots of the event.

NGADUide - A place to chat about world business and to share experiences and inspiration. 

04 September 2012

Monday Urban Moments - Ride a motorcycle in Jakarta

For a new Monday topic I choose motorcycling in Jakarta, because it was really an experience for me. I never ever drove on a motorcycle before, well let´s say I was afraid and always had the possibility to get a car in Germany. :-) But in Indonesia the problem is the traffic jam. If you drive with a car, you need so much longer for a route than with a motorcycle. And that´s why... Ilham requested that I just try it, to sit on the motorcycle with him.

You see some impressions, how it is to be on the street with a bike. In Indonesia to wear a helmet is an obligation. Don´t wonder, I need a scarf on my nose and mouth, because there is so many waste gas. In the raining season you have also the problem of flooded roads and holes in the asphalt. But you cannot go fast anyway, like you see on the speedo it´s about 30 km/h. So, maybe take a break and have something to drink in front of this small colourful shop?!  

In the end... I survived a 4,5 hours (one way) trip!  And like to go again! ;-)