FJ on 7

FJ on 7 - Kemang

11/17/2014 soya yanagawa 0 Comments



Dine with your beloved one on the top of the building really on the trends. Just like FJ on 7 right on the top floor of Colony Kemang. What can I say about this place... hmm... What a great place to waste your money with not so good services and so-so food.

To go to this place, you just go to the elevator and went to the 7th floor or the "Roof Top" on Colony building. For some reason, when the elevator's door were opened, there is no hostess to greet and welcomed us. We walked around the lounge to find our self the best seats for us. 

After a while, finally I call the waiter to give us the menu. He hastily go to our table and give us the menu.

Funny thing happens, my friend asked to the waiter if she can add more hot water for her hot tea. The waiter said yes she can do it. The waiter recommend the french breakfast for my friend (IDR 56,000), so that is why she ordered the French breakfast hot tea for her drink. Surprisingly, when the hot tea was arrived, it doesn't have any tea bag inside the pot. So we cannot know what kind of tea or what kind of brand does FJ on 7 used. For me it taste like cheap local tea brand.

I told another waiter about the situation and I asked how my friend can have another hot water to refill if there is no tea bag inside the pot. The waiter said that you cannot add another hot water to refill. I told him that the other guy tell us that it is ok to add another water, so FJ on 7 better improve their communication and understanding to their menu. After that, they give my friend another pot full of tea.

Oh, I ordered an Ice Tea for myself, and seriously.... it taste like a cheap tea from local brand that packed into small size of paper boxes. You know what, you have to pay IDR 27,000 for it.







OK, For the environment, I think it was quite nice. You can choose whether you want to sit at the balcony or inside the building. Both of them is quite hot though... They have managed to make a rustic and beautiful place to hang out. With colorful cushions and stone tables makes this place has a great ambiance to stay.





Lontong Cap Gomeh IDR 100,000
Traditional Indonesian dish served with classic Indonesian condiments

For a hundred thousand rupiah lontong cap gomeh, the lontong (rice cake) itself is a failure. It was too wet and mushy. The sauce was lack of seasoning and too watery. 

Indeed they have put a lot of ingredients inside the lontong cap gomeh; They have tempeh, boiled egg, potato chips, squash, beans, pete and empal. The empal (a slice of meat that marinated with some spices) is really tender and delish. but the lontong and the soup were destroying the dish. 

For me, a hundred thousand for this lontong cap gomeh was 92,000 too expensive.



Kwee Tiauw IDR 97,000

They do give a lot of shrimp and squids on this dish, but honestly... They just put a thick make up on the ordinary fried kwetiauw that you can find it on the roadside. It taste so-so and it doesn't have any special thing on this dish. For me, it was 77,000 too expensive.






Nasi Goreng Kampung IDR 115,000
with chicken drumstick, mixed skewer and fried egg

Another 100,000 IDR too expensive dish from FJ on 7. The Nasi Goreng Kampung that was tasted so-so. They indeed presenting the nasi goreng with a lot of topping and garnish. 

Another funny thing happened again. My friend asked the waiter to make the half cooked sunny side up egg. But surprisingly they give her a well done sunny side up. I don't know what happened to this place. were they seriously put a very high price for a very low quality of service? Or it is just unfunny joke?



Maybe my critics were too harsh and mean, but for the input, if your food was so-so you better improve your service quality and ambiance. Maybe me and my friends just went here on the wrong place and time. 

Have a great day and Godspeed,




FJ on 7 Rooftop
Colony 6, Rooftop
Jl. Kemang Raya No. 6A
Kemang, Jakarta
Phone: 021-29529912




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ellexito

Ellexito Eatery and Pastry - Kemang

11/17/2014 soya yanagawa 0 Comments


To go to Ellexito Eatery and Pastry in Kemang is really easy. Strategically located on Jl. Kemang 1, this warm and classy restaurant will waiting for your visit.

From the outside,  Ellexito Eatery and Pastry looks so small and not very eye catching. But after you put yourself into their outlet, you will be pampered with their warm environment.







I really love their second level. The sun light breach in through the windows. When I went here, the weather was so melancholic. So I was accompanied with the rain outside Ellexito Eatery and Pastry. Vintage chandelier and classic wall lights decorated the room. Completed with beautiful pictures hanging on the walls make me stand to be here.

I don't know why Ellexito Eatery and Pastry use "pastry" on its name. When I came to this place, I can only see several cakes and desserts shown on their display. maybe it was just my opinion, if you put something like "pastry" on your name, you should offer a diverse kind of patisserie. But, come again, it was just my opinion.

You can see Ellexito Eatery and Pastry menu, they offer you a diverse kind of menu from appetizer through the main course. Here are their menus:

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APPETIZER - LIGHT BITE
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French Fries IDR 18,000
Cheesy Fries* IDR 28,000
Mouthwatering Crispy Mushroom IDR 32,000
Tomato Bruschetta IDR 32,000
Honey Jam Wings IDR 32,000
Asian Spicy Fried Calamari IDR 47,000


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APPETIZER - SALAD
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Honey Citrus Salad IDR 28,000
Thai Salad IDR 28,000


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MAINDISH - PASTA
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Salted Egg Spaghetti* IDR 65,000
Green "Woku" Chili Fettuccine* IDR 48,000
Red Spicy Anchovies Penne* IDR 45,000
Lemongrass Lime Mayo Spaghetti IDR 48,000
Bolognaise Spaghetti IDR 45,000
Carbonara Fettucine IDR 45,000
Tuna Aglio Olio Spaghetti IDR 38,000


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MAINDISH - RICE & STEAK
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Mayo Fried Rice IDR 32,000
Cheesy Baked Rice* IDR 38,000
Rice Burger IDR 55,000
Ellexito's Chicken Steak IDR 55,000


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DRINKS - MILK & COFFEE
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Milk IDR 12,000
ESPRESSO (Hot) IDR 15,000
Double Espresso (Hot) IDR 28,000
Viennese Coffee (Hot) IDR 18,500
Long Black (Hot) IDR 18,500
Cappuccino (Hot) IDR 21,000
Coffee Latte (Hot) IDR 23,00 (Cold) IDR 25,000
Flavored Coffee Latte (Hot) IDR 28,000 (Cold) IDR 30,000
roasted Almond, Caramel, Butterscotch, Hazelnut, Vanilla


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DRINKS - TEA
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Twinings Tea by The Bag (Hot) IDR 18,000
Earl Grey, English Breakfast, Jasmine, Chamomile, Peppermint, Lady Grey Tea, Green Tea
Iced Lychee Tea IDR 22,000
Thai Tea IDR 22,000
Chai Tea Latte (Hot) IDR 24,000 (Cold) IDR 26,000


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DRINKS - TEA
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Italian Soda IDR 26,000
Green Apple, Strawberry, Mango
Coca Cola IDR 12,000
Virgin Mojito IDR 26,000
Green Apple Mojito IDR 26,000


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DRINKS - ALL TIME FAVORITES
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The Mood Booster IDR 28,000
Frozen Secret Fruit IDR 32,000
Salty Caramel Feeling IDR 35,000
Classic Chocolate (Hot/Cold) IDR 35,000
Frozen Chai IDR 35,000
Ellexito's Special Nutty Espresso Blended IDR 38,000
Ellexito's Espresso Brulee IDR 38,000


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DRINKS - CLASSICS
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Mineral Water (330ml) IDR 7,000
Black Tea IDR 8,000
Sweet Black Tea IDR 10,000
Lemon Tea IDR 12,000


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DRINKS - JUICE
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Granini Fresh Juice IDR 16,500

* Chef Recommendation 








Asian Spicy Fried Calamari IDR 47,000
Fresh calamari marinated with asian spices, battered and fried to crispy goodness.

This fried calamari was served along with the fresh salad. The calamari itself has heat and spice, it was really an eye opener. The exterior was crunchy and seasoned well, but too bad, I just think that the calamari was overcooked. It was so tough and chewy.  






Salted Egg Spaghetti IDR 65,000
Spaghetti served with salted egg sauce and fried marinated prawns.

I really love the presentation of this dish. It has bright color of yellow and topped with fried marinated prawns and some greens and shredded chilli. The Sauce was superb. I really love the consistency and deliciousness. It was seasoned well and beautiful.

the spaghetti was slightly over cooked. It was too mushy. But The prawns ameliorate the dish. It was crispy and add some sweetness into the dish.






Cheesy Baked Rice IDR 38,000
Buttered rice with tuna and melted cheese on top

For me, this cheesy baked rice is the winner. I really love the taste exploring moment, when I eat the dish. It has richness of flavors and textures. Sweet and savory combined harmoniously and make a beautiful symphony that fulfill your mouth. The cheese moist complement the crunch shredded tuna liven up the situation.







Ellexito's Chicken Steak IDR 55,000
Chicken Steak with homemade creamy sauce, french fries and honey citrus salad.

Beautifully presented dish will make your experience become unforgettable. Colorful fresh salads make the dish become irresistible.  Sweet from the sauce, savory form the batter, and sour from the salad really mixed well for my palate. The french fries were cooked just like the way I love it. It has crunchy exterior and moist for the interior. All of it, it was a pleasant dish to enjoy the rain.

Will be back for this place for sure. Cannot wait to taste their other delicacies.

Have a great day and Godspeed


Ellexito Eatery and Pastry
Jl. Kemang 1 No. 12A, Kemang, Jakarta
TELEPHONE: 021 71793081
TWITTER: @elexito



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Sophie Authentique

Sophie Authentique - Kemang

11/17/2014 soya yanagawa 0 Comments


It does'nt need to be a genius to know there was a wonderful place that served delicious food.

I already know about Sophie Authentique since their first outlet at Kemang Selatan. When I heard that they have opened their branch at Jl. Kemang Raya, I just said to myself that I have to go there. Luckily in one bright morning, me and my friends went there to have a little indulgence to start our day.










I really love their clean, bright and welcoming atmosphere. By combining white and grey with wooden element, makes this place look so homey and shady. One thing that really catch my eyes, they use real flower on each tables.

You don't need to concerned with Jakarta's heat outside. Infact, this place really cool and have a wonderful ambience. For smoking guests, you can choose to sit on the outside, that looks like porch. 

Actually Sophie Authentique served scrumptious delicacies that handmade with love and passion. For your information, here is what they put on their menu:

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BAKERY CORNER
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- BREADS -

Baguette IDR 25,000
Baguette Tradition IDR 35,000
Sourdough IDR 30,000
Rustique / Multigrain IDR 30,000
Cheese Stick IDR 30,000
Whole Wheat IDR 35,000
Black Bread IDR 40,000
Rye IDR 40,000
Black Multigrain IDR 40,000
Norlander IDR 50,000
Whole Wheat Multigrain IDR 60,000
Walnut & Raisins IDR 60,000


- PASTRIES -

Croissant / Danish /Brioche IDR 15,000
Beignet Vanilla IDR 20,000
Whole Wheat Croissant IDR 15,000
Almond Croissant IDR 25,000
Chocolate Croissant IDR 20,000
Chocolate Almond Croissant IDR 40,000
Family Brioche


- TARTS & CAKES -

Almond Berry Tart IDR 45,000
Slice Cake IDR 40,000
Apricot Almond / Apple / Pear Chocolate / Lemon* IDR 240,000
Blueberry / Raspberry / Coconut* / Chocolate Tart / Swiss Chocolate* / Walnut IDR 260,000
Raspberry IDR 300,000


- INDIVIDUAL CAKES -

Petit Four IDR 10,000
Madeleine IDR 10,000
Macaron / Creme Brulee IDR 15,000
Meringue / Congolais IDR 15,000
Financier IDR 20,000
Brownie IDR 20,000
Moelleux Au Chocolat IDR 25,000
Canele* IDR 20,000
Mini Caneles box of 4 IDR 30,000
Caneles box of 6 IDR 100,000

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KITCHEN CORNER
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- QUICHES -

Lorraine
9cm IDR 50,000 | 22cm IDR 240,000
Pumpkin & Feta
9cm IDR 50,000 | 22cm IDR 240,000
Zucchini & Emmental
9cm IDR 50,000 | 22cm IDR 240,000
Salmon & Leeks
9cm IDR 55,000 | 22cm IDR 260,000


- BAGUETTE -

Ham Salad IDR 50,000
Ham Salad Cheese IDR 65,000
Toasted Ham Cheese IDR 60,000
Smoked Salmon IDR 120,000
Pate de campagne IDR 75,000


- SANWICHES -
come with salad

Cheese Croissant IDR 50,000
Ham Cheese Croissant IDR 60,000
Croque Monsieur IDR 60,000
Croque Madame* IDR 70,000
Goat Cheese Tartine IDR 120,000


- SALADS -

Grated Carrot IDR 20,000
Fresh Tomatoes IDR 25,000
Tomato & Eggs IDR 30,000
Mix Salad IDR 40,000

- EGGS -
Come with side salad, pieces of bread and butter/jam

Boiled / Scrambled / Fried / Plain Omelette IDR 50,00
Cheese Omelette IDR 60,000
Tomato Omelette IDR 55,000
Tomato Ham Omelette IDR 60,000
Tomato Ham Cheese Omelette IDR 70,000
Add Butter or Jam IDR 10,000


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BEVERAGES
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Ice Cream IDR 25,000
Sorbet IDR 30,000
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Baby cino IDR 15,000
Tea IDR 22,000
(Earl Grey, English Breakfast, Chamomile, Jasmine, Peppermint, Green Tea)
Ice Tea IDR 20,000
Ice Lemon Tea IDR 25,000
Espresso IDR 25,000
Double Espresso IDR 35,000
Piccolo / Machiato IDR 25,000
Hot / Ice Cappuccino IDR 35,000
Hot / Ice Latte IDR 35,000
Hot / Ice Long Black IDR 25,000
Affogato IDR 35,000
--> Coffee Extra Shot IDR10,000
Hot / Ice Chocolate IDR 35,000
Hot / Ice Mocha IDR 40,000
Milk IDR 15,000
Milkshake IDR 45,000
Fresh Juices IDR 40,000
(Orange , Apple, Carrot, Lemon)
Evian IDR 20,000

Marked * is Sophie Authentiques recommended items.

Well, without any further, here is what i have tasted there.




Canelé IDR 20,000 / pcs

For your information, canelé is a pastry from French that have a soft and tender custard on the center and a dark, thick caramelized crust at the exterior. The canelé can be consumed for breakfast, snacks, and dessert. 

Canele has a small, striated cylinder shape. It was made from from egg, sugar, milk and flour flavored with rum and vanilla, the custard batter is baked in a mold, giving the canelé a caramelized crust and custard-like inside.

You can taste the beautiful collaboration between sweet and bitter taste and also soft with crunchy textures. I also admire canele's humble shape and color, but they definitely shout for festiveness and deliciousness.






Blueberry Cake IDR 40,000

Sweet and sour, moist and fluffy combined beautifully on  my tastebud. I really admire their moistness. Sophie Authentique were so generous to give the blueberry, so you will be indulged with its freshness and deliciousness.

I also love the sticky and sweet exterior, especially on the top. It was not overwhelming sweet, infact it was perfect for my palate. Really enjoy to eat this blueberry cake with my camomile tea.





Swiss Chocolate IDR 40,000

For chocolate lover, this Swiss Chocolate cake might be suit for you. It has strong and bold chocolate taste. This Swiss Chocolate has a wet and thick texture on the inside and crunch on the outside. Actually, It taste really good, I really love the swiss chocolate taste on my mouth. But for me, The cake itself was a little bit heavy for me.


Well, this is my story from Sophie Authentique. How about yours?





Sophie Authentique

Jl. Kemang 1 - splash
TELEPHONE: (021) 719 22 22
FACEBOOK: Authentique Bakery
TWITTER: @authentiquejkt





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Carnivor

Carnivor - Pantai Indah Kapuk

11/12/2014 soya yanagawa 0 Comments



Located at Ruko Crown Golf, Pantai Indah Kapuk - North Jakarta, Carnivor firmly stand waiting for you to come into their beautiful outlet. Pantai Indah Kapuk is Agung Sedayu's master piece in Jakarta. They have successfully developed a beautiful real estate with complete and diverse facilities. From modern market, hospitals, recreational place, sport facilities to diverse restaurant row will be available on this place. One restaurant that I recommend you to visit is Carnivor.

Carnivor is the best place for you to get indulged with delicious meat and ribs. But Not everyone can eat meat or ribs in the early morning, that is why Carnivor launched their new breakfast (brunch) menus that available everyday between 07.30 and 11.00.











You can find a rustic yet delightful decoration that comply the atmosphere. Wooden floor, red brick walls combined with wooden tables and chairs make this place looks so beautiful and homey. Decorated with candle look-a-like lamps, dangling leaves on the ceiling and scenery pictures on the walls really pampering you to the next stage of gorgeousness.







Egg Benedict | Smoked Ham IDR 45,000
2 poached eggs, hollandaise sauce, fun bread, and sautéed mushroom

Eggs benedict will always be my most favorite dish for breakfast. But it was so hard to find the hollandaise sauce that really fit to my palate. I really Love hollandaise sauce bright color of yellow streamed down on the top of  the white poached eggs. It was really contrast and lifting up my appetite. Another thing that makes these eggs benedict was my favorite dish is the flowing yolk when you cleave the egg poaches. It melts to the bread and the ham.

Eggs Benedict from Carnivor has beautiful look and very appetizing. The hollandaise sauce has light consistency and bright color. It has decent taste of sourness and savory, not too bold but acceptable to Indonesian taste.

The eggs were perfectly cooked, the yolk is superb and the bread was nice and has a wonderful textures. Served with fresh salads makes these eggs benedict is worth to try.






Another presentation of Egg Benedict

For the eggs benedict, you can choose what protein that suits you the most. You can choose between smoked ham, streaky bacon or salmon. But Not only that, you can choose the alternative bread such as Puff Pastry. The puff pastry makes the textures become richer. For you who want to try merrier eggs benedict, you can try this alternative eggs benedict combination.







Carnivor Big Breakfast IDR 69,000
2 eggs to your liking, baked beans, streaky pork bacon, sausage bratwurst, sautéed mushroom, and white toasts

For you who want to have complete breakfast platter, you can choose Carnivor Big Breakfast. Really love the combination of the textures and flavors. I really love the baked beans; it was seasoned well so you can taste the sweetness of beans. The smoky bratwurst fragrance combined beautifully with the sautéed mushroom and toast. All of them were complimenting each other so you will have a full indulgent when you eat this dish.




Croque Monsieur | Mix Cheese IDR 48,000
Tomato sauce, cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese and cream cheese

For a simple presented dish, this one is my favorite. I really love the melting cheese that served with fresh vegetables and tomato sauce. It has beautiful collaboration of taste, texture and fragrance that fulfill  your mouth with joy and soul satisfying. You can taste a diverse kind of cheese performs a wonderful orchestra in your mouth. Enlivened with the richness of textures will make your day become brighter.






Shakshouka IDR 68,000
Sizzling pan of homemade tomato, onion, studded with sausage ham, crowned with two eggs, toasted bread, and mesclun salad

This Tunisian breakfast looks so rustic and really appetizing.  The eggs were seasoned and paired wisely with the tomato sauce and onion. It has a sweet taste of onion, savory ham and sour tomato. All of them combined elegantly and generate a fascinating dish. The yolk lifted up all of the flavors and make the dish nearly perfection. A great combination of flavor to starts your day.







Spanish Hash IDR 65,000
poached egg, hollandaise sauce, diced potato, sausage bratwurst, pork ham and toasted bread

For meat lovers, you're gonna love this spanish hash. Bratwurst and ham, both of them have a bold savory and sweetness. But the king of this spanish hash is the egg. It blends all the savory and the boldness into something that can make us enjoy the dishes with fun and laughter. Really love this dish; coz you can taste diverse textures and flavors that will make you smile to start the day.







Chocolate Waffle IDR 35,000

Waffles were the all time favorite dishes for breakfast. That is why Carnivor present you with this irresistible dish. The texture was wonderful; you can taste the crunchy exterior and fluffy interior that combined perfectly with the chocolate sauce and Ice cream. You have to taste the marvelous sensation while you ate the warm waffle with cold ice cream. I will never stop to chew until it is finished.







Bread Pudding IDR 32,000

Carnivor's bread pudding was beautifully presented, accompanied with a scoop of ice cream makes this dish irresistible. Sometimes, bread pudding is a little bit too heavy for dessert. Because the spongy texture from the bread was filled with pudding. But not for Carnivor's bread.

It has a wonderful texture and taste. A hint of raisin fragrant really lifted up the flavor. Accompanied with the ice cream, makes this dish becomes full of indulgent. You can taste the wonderful combination between hot and cold, sweet and savory, and moist and fluffy. For me, it was a perfect dish to cap off the breakfast with someone you love. Yup, this bread pudding was good to share because its huge portion.





Molten Chocolate Lava

I think it was already common and ordinary for a restaurant to serve molten chocolate lava cake. Carnivor presented the dish with a customized container that accommodates two pot for the ice cream and the chocolate lava cake. For me, it was nice and quite delish. But like I have said before, it was common chocolate lava.





Creme Brûlée IDR 35,000
Soft creme brûlée with fresh strawberries on top

The dessert that become my favorite in Carnivor is their creme brûlée. A soft and moist texture from the creme brûlée was complemented with the sweet and indulging flavor. Completed with the caramelized sugar on top makes this dessert become irresistible.

The collaboration between the soft creams with the caramelized sugar lifted up the texture and enjoyment. My recommended dessert if you happened to visit Carnivor.





What a wonderful experience to taste and feel the indulgent from Carnivor. One thing for sure, I really admire their consistency to bring a rustic and homey atmosphere for their guests. You can see it from the decor through the dishes. Salute!

On that opportunity, I am very grateful to have a long conversation with the owner of this place. I have asked the light consistency and light taste of the hollandaise sauce. He said that he adjust the taste for the consumer. The quest might not suit with the authentic taste, so they have conformed the taste and texture so everybody can enjoy it.


Well, have a great day and Godspeed, y'all!





Carnivor Barbecue Specialist
Ruko Crown Golf, Blok D No. 11-12
Bukit Golf Mediterania
Jl. Marina Indah Raya
Pantai Indah Kapuk

PHONE: (021) 92008093
FACEBOOK: CARNIVOR TMC
TWITTER: @CarnivorTMC



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