Their hearts and actions scream Indonesia, and they successfully build their names abroad.
For our 11th anniversary issue that’s available in your nearest bookstores this April, we gather the stories of a few Indonesian diaspora who have all achieved greatness in countries outside their homeland, helping put Indonesia’s name on the map. Who are they?
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A genius in mixing and matching outfits, and in playing his cards right amongst the glitz and glam of the fashion world, Ezra William found fame in the land of opportunities. Ezra J. William is a familiar face inside various fashion weeks around the world, especially in his home New York City. He is a son of Indonesian real-estate tycoon, who sponsored his four-story townhouse in Manhattan’s favorite area West Village, where he stores his super vast collection of fashion item.
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As one of the people that designed one of the most luxurious car brands in the world, Volkswagen, Chris Lesmana had achieved his dream while putting Indonesia on the globe through his amazing work. Successfully redesigning the third generation of VW Beetle, Chris had become one of prominent figures in the automotive industry through his favorite car.
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Spearheading Sendok Garpu – Indonesia’s Gastronomy Corner in Brisbane as owner and executive chef, Alicia Martino not only caters to those yearning for their authentic homeland comfort food, but also promoting Indonesia’s best culinary highlights to the international foodies in the Land Down Under. More than just a culinary business, Sendok Garpu for Alicia is a source of national pride, and her way of sharing Indonesian culture and cuisine with international foodies and global citizens.
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The pebble in the pond that creates the ripple for change - social activist, humanitarian, mother of three, speaker, and entrepreneur. Is there no end to what Nadya Hutagalung can do? This brings us nicely up to date with Nadya’s current passion project: she has joined forces with a team of people involved in a scheme surrounding the welfare of marine life, Sumatran elephants as well as endangered African and Asian primates. Down to earth and humble, the lady now lives in Singapore with her family.