Beauty, they say, is only skin deep, and I tend to agree with this sentiment. I would also add another cliché by saying that true beauty shines from within. A case in point is our cover star this merry month of June: Bunga Citra Lestari Sinclair. Bunga is a classic achiever, having ended her stint on the ninth season of Indonesian Idol and with the sequel to the highly successful My Stupid Boss in the pipeline. Did I mention she also has a single about to drop? Bunga reveals the secrets to her success in “Blooming Bunga” this issue. She also reveals the secrets to her stunning good looks and figure: it’s all hard work and dedication—with a little help from the cutting-edge treatments at Blink Beauty Clinic, for whom she is the ambassador.
A short hop from a brand ambassador to a real-life one, we also chat in these pages to His Excellency Dr M.K. Sander Gürbüz, the Ambassador of Turkey to Indonesia. There are some striking parallels between the two countries, as HE Gürbüz points out. Both are Muslim-majority democracies, and both are cooperating on a number of initiatives to boost trade, cultural relations, and even shared educational interests. Read more in “Global Goals”. Staying on the theme of trade for a line or two, furniture legend Fify Manan also reveals to us how her company landed the contract-of-a-lifetime supplying the US Department of Defense, among others, with high-quality furniture. Now back on our shores after a stint in the States, Fify is not sitting idle and is in expansion mode with a new showroom in Kemang coming up soon.
Meanwhile, music fans get a real treat this issue, and in a month or so’s time in the flesh, when a true legend visits us: Celine Dion is set to perform in Jakarta on July 7. In celebration of her visit and the delights to come, we give you, our dear readers, some idea of what to expect from this once-in-a-lifetime chance to see a superstar. Grab your tickets before they sell out! What more to add about June? We bring you all the latest in travel, beauty, food, and more, of course! Happy holiday month to all of you, and I’ll see you here again in July.