The Chinese Century - Sampoerna Strategic Square

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The Chinese Century - Sampoerna Strategic Square
JANUARY-APRIL 2016
SAMPOERNA STRATEGIC SQUARE
The Chinese
Century
Welcoming the Year of
Monkey and Rediscovering
the Modern China
LETTER
Global
Influences
D
THE TEAM
Director
Sentosa Sitia
Leasing & Tenant Relations Manager
Sherly
Finance & Accounting Manager
Muhaemin Toha
Engineering Manager
Adrian Vista
Security & Safety Manager
Oke Riyanto
Personnel Adm, GA, Procurement
& Housekeeping Mgr
A.S. Setiobudi
Event Manager
Daniel Pohan
Asst. Legal Manager
Desy Sutjiati
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ear readers,
As we are planning on
what goals we would like
to achieve in 2016, we often remind
ourselves of how global the world
has become. The rise of China
as an economy powerhouse is still
prevalent wherever we are, and
yet there are other countries and
major territories around the world,
including United Arab Emirates,
that play more and more an important role in shaping the world today.
Taking that into consideration, our Feature section this year will touch
on the influences of these leading powerhouses. Especially for this January
to April issue, we are highlighting China’s soft power: its incredible and
undeniable achievements in architecture, arts, retail industry, etc. These
factors go to show, and argue, whether what the experts say is true, that the
21st century is going to be: The Chinese Century.
But apart from that, we have equally mind-enriching stories from the
Archipelago that delves into Lombok to the interesting Tips article that
unravels simple feng shui steps you can do to improve your home. At
the same token, we have refreshed the design for your better reading
pleasure. We hope you enjoy this special 3S copy, and should you have any
comment, you can share that through our website.
We wish you a successful and
fruitful 2016.
Sherly, LTR Manager
The management and staff of Sampoerna Land would like to extend a
warm welcome to China Communications Construction Indonesia
and Bogana Milka as our new tenants.
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3
CONTENTS
10
23
5 CALENDAR
6 EVENTS
8 PROFILE
Climbing Higher
Liestiani Wang shares her
vision, dedication and new
office at 3S
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10 ARCHIPELAGO
The Art of Getting Lost
Lombok and its charms as
a low-key getaway
14
12 OVERSEAS
Experiencing Hong Kong
A trip to the top sights of
Asia’s world city
14 FEATURE
The Chinese Century
Is the 21st century the
Chinese century?
18 HIGHLIGHT
The Atrium
3S’ versatile function hall
20 GADGET
21 FACTS
7 Unique Valentine's Day
Tradition Different countries
have different culture in
expressing love
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22 LITERATURE
“China Rich Girlfriend” &
“China Dolls”
23 ENTERTAINMENT
Movies: “Batman v Superman:
Dawn of Justice”, “Hail,
Caesar!”
Music: Coldplay’s “A Head
Full of Dreams”, Sia’s “This is
Acting”
24 TASTE
Varied Delicacies
A peek at Sampoerna Food
Square
26 CARE
Charity Journey
A trip to share with others
29 TIPS
Feng Shui for Home
Seven tricks to improve the flow
of energy at your home
30 NOTIFICATION
Motorcycle Taxi Zone
Designated area for Go-Jek and
GrabBike motorcycle service
31 DIRECTORY
CALENDAR
Happy
Chinese
New Year
2016
I
n welcoming the year of red monkey,
which will fall on February 8 this year,
Sampoerna Strategic Square will hold
a big Chinese New Year celebration in that
particular month. Hundreds of guests will be
expected to attend the Lunar Year celebration
that will feature a marvelous array of
performances and entertainment.
D
alam menyambut tahun monyet
api yang akan jatuh pada tanggal
8 Februari tahun ini, Sampoerna
Strategic Square akan menggelar perayaan
Tahun Baru Imlek pada bulan Februari ini.
Ratusan tamu diharapkan akan menghadiri
perayaan Tahun Baru Imlek yang akan
menampilkan sederatan pertunjukan dan
hiburan yang memukau.
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5
EVENTS
Green
Living
Space
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H
eld on October 28, 2015 at the
Function Room NT 3a, the
regular tenant gathering this time
discussed the importance of green
living as a sustainable living space.
The gathering saw Iing Farihin,
Safety, Security & Risk Management
assistant manager; and Ristono
of the Green Building Council
Indonesia deliver their presentations.
D
iadakan pada 28 Oktober
2015 di Function Room NT 3a,
tenant gathering atau pertemuan
rutin para tenant kali ini membahas
pentingnya gaya hidup hijau (green
living) dalam konsep berkelanjutan
tata ruang (sustainable living space).
Dalam pertemuan ini, Iing Farihin.
Safety, Security & Risk Management
Assistant Manager; dan Ristono dari
Green Building Council Indonesia
memaparkan presentasi mereka.
SHARING POWER
T
he blood drive that took place on
December 8, 2015 was another
collaboration of Sampoerna Land
and Manulife Indonesia. Taking
place at The Atrium, 334 of 484
participants were eligible to donate
their blood at this humanitarian
activity that carried the theme
“Letʼs Make Blood Donation Our
Mainstay.” All the blood bags were
channeled to Indonesian Red Cross,
Tangerang.
FUN BIKE
T
he last series of Sampoerna
Land's fun bikes of 2015. That
Sunday’s fun bike, held to support
the car free day, took the same
route as the previous ones; from
Sampoerna Strategic Square (3S) to
Senayan, then continued to Hotel
Indonesia runabout with the finish
line back at 3S. More than 200
participants, consisting of building
management team, tenants and their
families, took part at the activity.
D
onor darah yang berlangsung
pada tanggal 8 Desember
2015 adalah kolaborasi Sampoerna
Land dan Manulife Indonesia.
Digelar di The Atrium, 334 dari 484
jumlah peserta memenuhi syarat
sebagai pendonor pada kegiatan
kemanusiaan yang mengusung tema
“Mari Menjadikan Andalan dengan
Mendonorkan Darah”. Seluruh
kantong darah yang terkumpul
disalurkan ke Palang Merah
Indonesia Tangerang.
A
khir dari serangkaian kegiatan
“fun bike” yang diadakan oleh
Sampoerna Land selama tahun 2015
diadakan pada tanggal 13 Desember.
Kegiatan bersepeda di hari Minggu
ini, yang diadakan untuk mendukung
“car free day”, mengambil rute yang
sama dengan kegiatan-kegiatan
fun bike sebelumnya; yaitu dari
Sampoerna Strategic Square (3S)
ke Senayan, kemudian dilanjutkan
ke Bundaran Hotel Indonesia,
dan kembali ke 3S. Lebih dari 200
peserta ikut dalam acara tersebut.
No Smoking,
Please!
S
ampoerna Land held an
announcement gathering
on smoking ban in the building
of Sampoerna Strategic
Square. The gathering was
held on November 3, 2015
at the Function Room NT
3a. Iing Farihin, Safety,
Security & Risk Management
assistant manager, delivered
his presentation about the
smoking ban inside the
building and in the retail area.
S
ampoerna Land
mengadakan pertemuan
dalam rangka sosialisasi
larangan merokok di area
gedung Sampoerna Strategic
Square. Pertemuan ini
diadakan pada tanggal 3
November 2015 di Function
Room NT 3a. Iing Farihin.
Safety, Security & Risk
Management Assistant
Manager menyampaikan
presentasi tentang larangan
merokok di dalam gedung
dan area retail.
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7
LIESTIANI WANG
PROFILE
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Climbing
Higher
WHILE INSTILLING DISCIPLINE AND HARD
WORKING ATTITUDE, LIESTIANI WANG IS
OPENING A WIDER ACCESS TO THE PUBLIC
WITH THE PRESENCE OF HER NEW OFFICE
Text & Images: Rian Farisa
A
s a dedicated notary,
Liestiani Wang spends her
time fulfilling her tasks and
tending her clients’ needs at all times.
In addition to her dedication, there’s
always time as well for Liestiani to
enjoy life after work.
Could you tell us a bit about your
career?
It has always been my intention
to become a notary since the
beginning. Which was why after I
was graduated from the law school,
I enrolled in a notarial law school.
I spent some time as an intern until
the age of 27 in Jakarta. Upon
completing my internship, I was then
allowed to be relocated for serving
outside of the capital. And I had a
three-year stint in Gresik, East Java.
In 2013, I was appointed as a fullfledged notary and opened my office
at my home in Jakarta until I finally
moved here in mid-2015.
How is business so far here at
Sampoerna Strategic Square?
After a couple of years running a
notary business from my home office,
I decided to move out and thus
keeping it easy for the public to access
my service. Having my own office
and working with four subordinates
now instills discipline with my time
management. Coupled with the
strategic location of 3S building, it
helps the business to flourish more.
and even under the rain. The training
regime itself is under the supervision
of a US military soldier.
How would you describe your
daily activity as a notary?
My work as a professional notary
requires me to visit my clients quite
often. Contract signing usually occurs
in their office and having myself here
in the center of the city makes my
Everybody has their unique
foodie experience. What is
yours?
I remember one time back then when
I had to wake up early at 5am in
Japan or that’s 3am in Indonesia only
to visit Tsukiji Fish Market. There
“Having my own office and
working with four subordinates
now instills discipline with my
time management”
mobility easier. Additionally, I am also
available during weekend if needed.
Can you tell us a bit about your
life outside the office?
I usually spend my time working out
after office hours at a boot camp
nearby. I love doing physical exercise
but something not too mainstream
like gym or yoga. At the boot camp,
initially we were training on the field
I queued for around three hours to
get my share of the freshest seafood
in Japan. It was such a memorable
experience and topped only with my
experience of having ramen in Tokyo.
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LOMBOK
ARCHIPELAGO
The Art of
Getting Lost
A
few years back Lombok
was said to be home to
an Indonesian version of
Disneyland. Replete with worldclass attractions, that projection
was, all in all, a promise far from
reality. To this very day, Lombok is
hardly a sister—if any relation is
there—to Bali. Predominant with
Muslims and Sasak descendants,
there is unschooled character of the
Lombok people that make them less
of smooth talkers and never beat
around the bush. Ask one of how
Mataram is, and it is not rare to
receive less than positive notes on
the particular city. Maybe, it wasn’t
such a bad idea after all when the
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DESPITE A FEW MODERN CHANGES,
LOMBOK REMAINS RUSTIC IN ITS
CHARMS—PERFECT FOR A LOW-KEY
GETAWAY
Text: Chris Andre, Images: Wikimedia
government decided to relocate the
airport to somewhat closer to the
city grounds, than to the famous Gili
Islands up north.
MATARAM
To an avid traveler, Mataram is a
hidden gem. Its unpolished urban
culture is an open invitation for one
to plunge into the scene: Delve into
the wet market, sample their famous
spicy local specialties—their sambal
terasi (or shrimp paste) is quite unlike
any other—and scour Lombok pearls
for bargain. Mind you, Lombok
is no comfort zone. So, forget airconditioned malls or sophisticated
cafes. Here, you talk to the locals
where the best depot (diner) is or the
store that sells oleh-oleh (souvenirs),
and you try to get the most out of
the conversation. At the end of the
day, you’ll have great smiles of the
locals to bring home.
KUTA
If you don’t have appetite for fiery
meals, why not check the route to
Kuta in South Lombok? The same
name regardless, this Kuta is worlds
apart from the one in Bali; it is
quiet and reserves quite big waves,
excellent for pro surfers. The lack
of fine accommodations only shows
how even this part of the island still
doesn’t change much over the years.
WHERE TO STAY
The Oberoi, Lombok
Medana Beach,
Tanjung, North Lombok
+62 370 613 8444
Hotel Vila Ombak
Gili Trawangan,
North Lombok
+62 370 614 2336
Queen Villas & Spa
Gili Trawangan,
North Lombok
+62 370 633 686
GILI TRAWANGAN
MOUNT RINJANI
Clockwise from top left
Kuta Beach; sunset in
Gili Trawangan; Plecing
Kangkung
Opposite page An idyllic
view of Senggigi Beach
But the white sand and the boundless
ocean view make for a spectacular
getaway moment, romantic for two
yet equally enjoyable for one. It is,
in a way, a luxurious spot for a solo
vacationer to feel completely lost
before the great blue sea.
SENGGIGI
Senggigi in North Lombok is an aging
star that, given time, would reveal
its quaint allure. It takes relatively
two hours or more to drive from the
Lombok International Airport, yet
Senggigi has lackluster restaurants
and bars that are pretty descent for
a stopover. If you want to stay for
a couple of nights and do nothing,
Senggigi is hard to fault. What with
the heat, the long coastal beach and
the humid weather, slouching all day
is a wonderful pastime here. Not to
mention, the presence of fine hotels
such as The Oberoi, Lombok ensures
you feel home away from home.
GILI TRAWANGAN
You can, while staying in Senggigi,
go on a full-day adventure to the
Gili Islands up north. It takes only a
15-minute Jet Ski ride to reach Gili
Trawangan from the Senggigi Harbor,
and the travel experience is priceless.
Gili Trawangan, by the way, is the
largest of the three Gili Islands within
the proximity. The small size of the
island doesn’t allow motorized vehicles
on land, and as such you’d have to
get on cidomo, a horse-drawn cart, or
bicycle for transport. Otherwise, the
island is walk-able; it roughly takes
two hours to do a complete lap.
The east harbor is packed with
pubs, hotels and restaurants, vying
MATARAM
LOMBOK ISLAND
for attention in the evenings. Be very
careful though, since Gili Trawangan
is quite known for illegal substances.
Better stick to well-known local beer
brands if you’re up for a night-out.
During the day, many take
snorkeling or dive sessions around Gili
Trawangan or the other isles, namely
Gili Air and Meno, to waste the time.
There is a dedicated PADI brand on
the eastern end of Gili Trawangan
that could help you earn a diving
certificate.
One last thing to note, though, Gili
Trawangan may offer limited access
for cellular signals. Some premium
accommodations might have Wi-Fi
connection on-board, but be prepared
for self-sufficiency and tranquility.
After all, isn’t that what one looks for
during an island getaway?
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HONG KONG
OVERSEAS
Experiencing
Hong Kong
JAUNTING THROUGH THE TOP
SIGHTS OF ASIA’S WORLD CITY
Text & images: Aulia R. Sungkar
M
asterCard’s latest Global
Destination Cities Index has listed
Hong Kong as one of the world’s
ten most popular cities for travelers in 2015,
with over 8.6 million international visitors
coming to this China’s special administrative
region in that particular year.
With the city’s harmonious blend of
vibrant Chinese culture, modern architecture,
shopping and exciting nightlife, I found Hong
Kong’s boundless energy rewarding especially
for the tourists.
Dubbed Asia’s world city, Hong Kong is
proud of its global cultural diversity and its
position as a leading financial center in East
Asia. But what make the city win the hearts of
travelers are its breath-taking landscape, fun
activities and entertainment, and its popularity
as one of the world’s top shopping destinations.
My last trip to the city allowed me to indulge
in its hip and happening with the following
sights dubbed as the best of Hong Kong:
Nathan Road
I started my city exploration by strolling along
Nathan Road in Tsim Sha Tsui, an urban area
in southern Kowloon that boasts Hong Kong’s
glittering harbor filled with an interesting mix
of stalls, shops, markets and malls. Nathan
Road has long known as the heart of Tsim Sha
Tsui. Once known as “Golden Mile” in the
1960s, the road has transformed from a sleepy
street into gaudy, neon-lit boulevard lined with
shopping venues, from cut-price cosmetics and
jewelry stores to electronics and fashion outlets.
The Peak
Also known as Victoria Peak, or Shan Teng in
Cantonese, this is Hong Kong’s most notable
natural landmark. Located in the western
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half of Hong Kong Island, The Peak boasts a
major tourist attraction with views overlooking
Central, Victoria Harbor, Lamma Island and
other surrounding islands. I rode the Peak
Tram to reach to the Peak Tower, which
features a large viewing platform. Adjacent
to it is The Peak Galleria with an observation
deck. There are shopping and dining outlets,
but what more interesting is the deck’s nice
spot to view the city’s breathtaking panorama.
Central
Known as Chung Wan in Cantonese, Central
is Hong Kong’s business and financial hub.
It is the cliff-face of the city’s high-rise
buildings that extent along the north shore
of Hong Kong Island. The Central Ferry
Pier, the terminal for the Star Ferry on the
island, is where I began exploring Central. As
I walked further, I reached two towers named
International Finance Centre (IFC) and IFC
2 – both feature a combination of shopping
outlets and offices.
Wan Chai & Causeway Bay
Heading to the East of Central took me to
these two vibrant districts, both of which
represent the flavor of modern Hong Kong.
Here, visitors are taken to indulge
more in the local passion for
Clockwise from top left
eating, drinking and shopping.
Avenue of Stars, Wan Chai,
Bridging Central and Wan Chai
highway to the peak, Street
is Admiralty. Once was the site of
Food in Kowloon
a British naval station, Admiralty
Opposite page Lee Garden,
now is home to Pacific Place, one
a high-end shopping mall
of the city’s ritziest malls; and
in Causeway Bay
international brands of five-star hotels such as
Marriott, the Conrad and Island Shangri-La.
And while you are in Causeway Bay, don’t miss
visiting Times Square. With 14 floors of shops,
restaurants and a cinema, it is the biggest mall
in the area and one of the city’s icons.
Avenue of Stars
From the Star Ferry Pier, I went eastward
along the harbor, which is also a waterfront
promenade that provides a great vantage point
for viewing the spectacular cityscape of the
island’s north shore. Walking further down the
promenade took me to the Avenue of Stars,
which is also known as the Hollywood of Hong
Kong. The place boasts tributes to the famous
and less so of Hong Kong movie stars, including
San Francisco-born Bruce Lee, Beijing native
Jet Li and the first Asian 007 girl Michelle Yeoh.
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FEATURE
The Chinese
Century
THE EXPERTS IN ECONOMY HAVE DUBBED THE
20TH CENTURY AS THE AMERICAN CENTURY.
BUT IS IT TRUE THAT THE 21ST CENTURY IS THE
CHINESE CENTURY?
Text: Chris Andre
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W
W
herever you travel nowadays, the Chinese seem
more and more widespread all over the world.
Whenever you watch international news, no
days go by without a single mention on any
incident taking place within the Greater China.
The fact that the Chinese economy has tripled
since the 1970s—following a change on the
regime—many pundits from the economy
sector have devised the idea of how China will
become the superpower nation that very much
helps shape the world in the 21st century—just
as how the U.S. did throughout the 20th century.
While it isn’t that hard to quantify it
based on the “hard power,” which refers
to the economic contribution and military
enforcement, perhaps a more interesting factor
to touch on is the “soft power,” the cultural
and social influences. Going through the retail
industry, social media, art and architecture,
one could then gain a little perspective of how
China could possibly be the main star of the
21st century.
COUNTRY WITH THE MOST STARBUCKS
STORES
If you think the answer is China, you’re wrong.
By May 2014 according to Quartz (qz.com),
the tea-drinking nation actually ranks third in
the world, with a total of 1,219 stores. Canada
succeeded with 1,396 stores, and the U.S. won
head and shoulders with 11,563 stores. But
later that year, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz
met the President of China Xi Jinping and
announced that the world’s largest coffeehouse
chain would open one new store in China
every day starting 2015, and every 18 hours in
the future—making China the fastest growing
country for Starbucks. It is said that China
already surpassed Canada in
2015, although no specific
numbers are given out yet.
The same goes with Zara,
Starbucks in China
the largest fashion retailers in
Opposite page The
the world. Its home nation,
entrance gate to the
Spain, may boast 454 stores
Forbidden City, Beijing
“Starbucks opens one
new store in China
every day starting
2015, and every 18
hours in the future”
and counting, yet the runner-up is China
with 173 and counting. All these numbers go
to show that in the era of 21st-century global
commercialism, China is, and will strongly be,
the biggest consumer. And considering that
“customer is king,” it won’t take long when the
ex-communist country starts steering the global
retailing wheel.
NO INSTAGRAM IN CHINA
This is false. China is known for imposing
strict rules on social media, in particular
on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. But
Instagram is freely accessible—although
no one knows for sure until when. This,
however, doesn’t mean that the Chinese are
not social media savvy. They have their own
networking sites, such as Tencent QQ that
accommodates micro-blogging, chats, videos,
etc. Surprisingly, QQ alone with 830 million
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FEATURE
“QQ alone with 830 million users beats Linkedin,
Twitter and Instagram put together”
users beats Linkedin (260m), Twitter (300m)
and Instagram (150m) put together.
What does it have to do with us, who are
not on QQ? One thing obvious is that some
of the GIFs, videos or jokes shared on QQ
are imported into more general social media
platforms. It is just a matter of time that China
creates a globally accommodating social media
site and exercises its “soft power” dominance—
perhaps something as what Hollywood has
offered these days, with Chinese cameos
appearing in many blockbusters.
PINK FACE WITH A WIDE LAUGH
Have you ever come across paintings or
knick-knacks featuring pink faces with closed
eyes and a wide laugh? This emblematic
contemporary Chinese art is a proud work of
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Chinese artist Yue Minjun that, if anything, is
unlike traditional Chinese painting scrolls.
The force of Chinese contemporary art
is as increasing as the nation’s economy.
China is now leading as the fastest growing
contemporary art market in the world. If
you’re talking about the global reaction toward
Chinese artists, the 2011 protest for Chinese
artist Ai Weiwei is quite a revealing truth. It
immediately instigated the “Free Ai Weiwei”
campaign, which started in Hong Kong and
went viral all over the world—including the
“Release Ai Weiwei” poster on the building
exterior of Tate Modern in London.
It is important to remember that Chinese
art is considered the oldest in the world, and it
is no surprise that the tradition persists today
with various expressions and, therefore, a large
“Consider this: Fengsui books are bestselling
nonfiction books; Chinese food is ubiquitous
worldwide; Chinese tourists the same”
variety of contemporary art creations. Give
another decade or so, the presence of Chinese
art in any global art gallery will very much be
a prerequisite.
MEURON, HADID, KOOLHAAS
What these names have in common is that
they are all the surnames of the 21st-century
greatest architects. Each has had their
landmarks erected in China. For the 2008
Olympic Games in Beijing, Herzog & De
Meuron had designed the “Bird Nest” stadium
in consultation with artist Ai Weiwei. Two
years later, Zaha Hadi, Iraqi-British architect
and the first female recipient
of the Pritzker Architecture
Prize, inaugurated the
From top left The Art Space
opening of Guangzhou
in Wu Xi; the Guangzhou
Opera House. Another two
Opera House Opposite page
years but back in Beijing
The Sheraton Huzhou; Yue
saw Dutch architect Rem
Minjun's painting
Koolhaas steal the spotlight with the uncanny
construction of the CCTV Headquarters.
These buildings, of course, are just the tip
of the iceberg. There are so many other avantgarde constructions in China, such as The
Sheraton Huzhou (aka. The “Moon Hotel”)
and the Art Space in Wuxi. China has still a
lot of places for architectural innovations and
will, without doubt, attract the attention of the
great architects of today and to come.
Despite all of the things mentioned, it’s not
absolute that the 21st century be the Chinese
century. The “soft power” impact may be
not so much felt for us who live in Indonesia.
But consider this the very least: fengsui books
are constantly among bestselling nonfiction
books; Chinese artwork has been adopted by
various cultures, including Indonesian; But
no matter what, the 21st century wouldn't
happen without China always appearing in the
background.
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THE ATRIUM
HIGHLIGHT
The Atrium
A VERSATILE FUNCTION HALL FOR
VARIOUS EVENTS AND OCCASIONS
W
ith a magnificent touch of
neoclassic style and being an
integrated part of Sampoerna
Strategic Square, The Atrium offers spacious
hall to accommodate various needs of the
public in holding events and occasions, from
family to corporate and business gatherings.
Measured at 2,200 sqm, The Atrium is
conveniently located at the lobby level of
Sampoerna Strategic Square, taking you to
revisit the glory of the past in the modern
spirit.
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As you step inside, your eyes will be directed
toward a beautiful array of unique ornaments
that represent the elegance of living space.
You will also notice contemporary paintings
displayed on the wall, and sculptures and other
types of artwork in many corners of the hall.
And adding to the classy world of The
Atrium is its beautiful rug spread on the floor,
as well as its high ceiling which is decorated
with artwork and built using high quality
materials, like fine marble.
The tones, textures and refined finishes
define the contemporary look and feel of
both indoor and outdoor areas, which boast a
breathtaking view of the garden.
Comfortably furnished with state-of-theart facilities, this spacious multifunction hall
can accommodate more than 2,000 guests. In
standing configuration, you can even set up a
larger event with more invitations.
The Atrium has for long been a favorite
venue for a wedding reception, and many
world-class organizations and business entities
have set up various internationally acclaimed
conferences or exhibitions here. And the
versatility of what this multifunction hall has to
offer also attracts those seeking a fun venue for
birthday bash or private party.
Other types of events that have been
successfully held here include product launches,
fashion shows, seminars and workshops.
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GADGETS
Hard to Beats
URBANE LEGEND
It’s just a matter of time that one day a
smartwatch may take over a smartphone.
But future is now as LG launched its Watch
Urbane Second Edition. Powered by the
state-of-the-art Android Wear, the 44.5mm
smartwatch is completely beguiling. For one
thing, the design looks unmistakably like a
fancy Panerai watch—even the 14.2mm
thickness is pretty convincing. But when it’s
time for the software to show off, the
smartwatch display works efficiently just like
a smartphone display does.
Sound Advice
Ever wonder which headphones are the
best pair in the world? Wonder no more as
Sennheiser unveiled the new Orpheus
HE 1060. Price-tagged above 650 million
rupiah, this ultra exclusive headgear is said
to deliver music to the ears as if you’re in a
music studio with the artist—or much
better than that. Luckily, Sennheiser also
gives out an Orpheus HEV 1060 amplifier
for every purchase of the headphones.
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Fashion and music
oftentimes collide on show
stages. But the latest
collaboration between fine
leather brand MCM and
high-tech audio company
Dr. Beats blazes a new trail
as together they unveil a
trilogy that will enamor any
audiophile. The iconic Beats
studio wireless headphones,
Pill Speaker Character
bundle and Tour earphones
are each elevated in style,
with signature touches of
brown leather emblazoning
the German-originated
MCM logo. Great sound
with cool style is definitely a
feat that’s hard to beat.
FACTS
7 Unique
Valentine’s Day
Traditions
South Korea
South Korea imports the
same tradition as in Japan,
but singles who don’t
get any chocolate would
gather on April 14, called
the Black Day, and eat
black noodles and mourn
about their singlehood.
EVERYONE HAS THEIR OWN WAY
TO EXPRESS LOVE, ESPECIALLY
ON THE VALENTINE’S DAY. THESE
COUNTRIES DO SO A LITTLE BIT
DIFFERENTLY
Japan
Unlike in Western cultures,
women are the ones giving
out chocolates on the
Valentine’s Day. The men
may reciprocate on March
14, called the White
Day, by giving gifts and
chocolates that are two to
three times the value of the
ones received.
Denmark & Norway
Instead of chocolates, the
Valentine’s Day is all about
“Gaekkebrev,” funny little
poems sent anonymously
by men to women. The
men can drop little hints
as who the sender is on the
letter, and if she guesses
correctly, she’ll win an
Easter egg during Easter.
England
In 1700s, single women
used to put five bay leaves
around their bed for luck
in love. But in Norfolk,
there is a Santa Clauslike character called Jack
Valentine, who will knock
on doors and hand out
sweet treats to the young
ones.
Finland & Estonia
The Valentine’s Day
is referred to “Ystävän
Päivä” in Finnish or
“Sõbrapäev” in Estonian,
which literally translates
to “Friend’s Day.” While
it’s still a popular day to tie
the knot, many would send
greeting cards that say
“Happy Friends Day.”
Wales
Inspired by local folklore,
the Valentine’s Day is held
rather early on January
25, on St. Dwynwen’s Day.
And instead of chocolate,
men should give “lovespoons,” a well-crafted
spoon that carries symbols
and deep meanings.
Slovenia
Although St. Valentine
actually came from
Slovenia, he’s better known
as the patron of spring.
As such, this country
celebrates the big day
with agricultural activities,
such as planting. Their
“Love Day” bizarrely falls
on March 12 during St.
Gregory’s Day.
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LIESTIANI WANG
LITERATURE
China Dolls
Author: Lisa See | Paperback: 416 pages | Publisher: Random House Trade
Paperbacks (March 3, 2015) | Language: English
This New York Times bestselling
novel was also named one of the
best books of the year 2015 by The
Washington Post. Taking San
Francisco in the year 1938 as the
setting of the story, the seasoned
author Lisa See depicts the lives of
three Chinese Americans from very
different background and by chance
meet at the exclusive and glamorous
Forbidden City nightclub.
Grace Lee once tried her luck
in the Midwest, but ended up
with nothing but heartache. Helen
China Rich
Girlfriend
Author: Kevin Kwan | Hardcover: 400 pages | Publisher:
Doubleday (June 16, 2015) | Language: English
Following the success of
his debut novel, Crazy Rich
Asians, which is currently
being made into a film, the
Singaporean Kevin Kwan
is back with a wickedly
funny new novel.
China Rich Girlfriend is
the awaited sequel to the
best selling Crazy Rich
Asians. The author shows
the world of the rich and
classiness presented in wit
and humor. Yet, the latter
seems to be in excess of
telling the unimaginably
wealthy.
The novel is about
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social climbing, secret
e-mails, art-world scandal,
lovesick billionaires; and an
outrageous story of Rachel
Chu and what happens
when she’s engaged to
marry Asia’s most eligible
bachelor and when she
discovers her birthfather, a
man she never met before.
On the eve of her
wedding to Nicholas Young,
she wears the fanciest dress
any woman would dream
of. Yet, she still mourns the
fact that her birthfather is
not able to walk her down
the aisle.
Fong lives in Chinatown with her
conservative family who insists that
she preserve her Asian cultural
value. And Ruby Tom always defies
convention at every turn.
The girls later become friends,
relying on one another as they are
vying for becoming the best dancers
in the club. However, everything
changes after the Japanese attack
Pearl Harbor, leading to paranoia
and suspicion that threaten to destroy
their lives.
ENTERTAINMENT
MOVIES
A HEAD FULL OF
DREAMS
Coldplay
If you’re looking for something
to cheer you up, Coldplay’s
seventh album might do the
trick. The disco-rock nuance
is easy listening and uplifting,
especially with Beyoncé,
Tove Lo and Noel Gallagher
involved in the songwriting
department.
Batman v Superman:
Dawn of Justice
MUSIC
Arguably the most anticipated
movie during the first half of 2016,
this is the first DC Comics film to
feature Batman and Superman in
one scene together. As a matter of
Director: Zack Snyder
Cast: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill,
Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg
fact, the plot tells that the Gotham
City-based vigilante travels to
Metropolis to keep tabs on
Superman while an imminent threat
is brewing elsewhere. Even better, a
bunch of other beloved superheroes,
including Wonder Woman, Aquaman
and Cyborg, will also throw some
punches in the same flick.
THIS IS ACTING
Sia
Great talents never cease to
amaze. In the case of Australian
artist Sia, that manifests in
how she constantly innovates
from album to album. “This
is Acting” is titled so, to
summarize how each single was
written for someone else to sing.
Such is “Alive” that was intially
dedicated to Adele.
Hail, Caesar!
Directors: Joel Coen and
Ethan Coen
Cast: Josh Brolin, George
Clooney, Scarlett Johansson
Coen Brothers’ comedies are always packed
with A-list stars and based on unpredictable
scripts. This one is no exception. Josh Brolin
plays a Hollywood “fixer” who’s helping a big
film production in 1950s featuring a famous
actor Baird Whitlock. But the latter’s
disappearance, soon discovered as kidnapped
by a group named The Future, catches
everybody’s attention, which in turn urges
Brolin to collect US$100,000 and rescue the
star of the show.
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SAMPOERNA FOOD SQUARE
TASTE
Varied Delicacies
TUCKED HIDDEN INSIDE IS THE RICH AND
SPACIOUS SAMPOERNA FOOD SQUARE,
WHICH OFFERS A COLLECTION OF
EATERIES WITH VARIOUS DISHES.
P
roudly standing side-by-side with other
Sampoerna Strategic Square’s finest
restaurants, F&B outlets at Sampoerna
Food Square have their own menus to offer for
those diners seeking affordable yet palatable meals.
In addition to the space and seats that hold
out 350 people; the food court boasts its fully
operating 11 tenants, pop-up food kiosks, and
a full-fledged drinks station. Welcoming its
customers since as early as 7am, the food court
can be easily reached from the grand main
lobby or the parking lots at the lower ground
level of the building.
Each of the eleven tenants highlights their
assortment of specific cuisines such as gadogado, Padang food, Manadonese cuisine, ayam
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kremes, noodles, pempek, sop kaki kambing,
and more. Every transaction for food and
drinks are to be conducted with a dedicated
cashier station. After you handed over the
receipt to the tenant, the food will be delivered
personally to your seats.
So, there’s always a place to rest your feet
and enjoy some good lunch at Sampoerna
Strategic Square. It might appear as if the
food court is crowded during lunch hours; but
the patience will worth it as your most coveted
option to satiate your hunger will come piping
hot and tempts you to devour it right away.
Aside from the rich variation of the food
and the dedication of each tenant by giving
their best for the food, extra credit should also
be given to the forever vigilant staff who would
clear the tables swiftly and making way for the
next customer. Altogether, they have created a
wholesome flavor that contributes greatly for
everyone’s satisfaction here, at the Sampoerna
Food Square.
SAMPOERNA FOOD SQUARE
Sampoerna Strategic Square (LG Floor)
Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav. 45-46, Jakarta – Indonesia
Opening hours: Daily, 7am – 5pm
FACTS
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CARE
Charity Journey
A TWO-DAY ONE-NIGHT TRIP TO SHARE WITH
OTHERS IN RANGKAS BITUNG, BANTEN
T
he Big Family Sampoerna Land
continued its mission to make more
charitable contributions with another
visit to an Islamic boarding school (pesantren).
This time the destination was Pondok
Pesantren Roudhothul Mutrallibin in Rangkas
Bitung, Banten.
With as many as 52 motorcycles and 2 cars
as means of transport, the group headed west
to Banten on Saturday, November 28. The
visit was part of the group’s regular outing
conducted in several occasions throughout the
year.
“We had a one-night stay at a villa in
Sawarna Beach. The area boasts beautiful
panoramic view overlooking the Indian
Ocean. However, our objective of going there
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is to give the donation to the pesantren,” says
Iing Farihin, Sampoerna Land assistant
manager of safety, security and risk
management.
Speaking on behalf of The Big Family
Sampoerna Land, he further said,” The
head of the pesantren greeted us, and we
were deeply touched by the warm welcome
displayed by the pesantren’s management and
staff. But it’s sad to see the poor condition in
the boarding school. There are many parts of
the school that are damaged.”
The following day, on November 29, the
Big Family Sampoerna Land handed out the
donation in the form of cash. “We expect
that the donation can contribute to the repair
of the school building,” Iing concluded.
T
he Big Family Sampoerna Land terus
melanjutkan misinya memberikan
kontribusi amal dengan kembali
mengunjungi sebuah pesantren. Kali
ini destinasi kunjungan adalah Pondok
Pesantren Roudhothul Mutrallibin di Rangkas
Bitung, Banten.
Dengan transportasi sebanyak 52 sepeda
motor dan 2 mobil, kelompok ini meluncur
ke arah barat menuju Banten pada hari
Sabtu tanggal 28 November. Kunjungan ini
merupakan bagian dari kegiatan outing yang
rutin dilakukan di sepanjang tahun.
“Kami bermalam di sebuah vila di Sawarna
Beach. Daerah ini menawarkan panorama
yang indah menghadap Samudera Hindia.
Namun, tujuan kami ke sana adalah untuk
menyalurkan sumbangan ke pesantren,“
kata IIng Farihin. Safety, Security & Risk
Management Assistant Manager.
Atas nama The Big Family Sampoerna
Land, ia lebih lanjut mengatakan, “Pimpinan
pesantren menyambut kami, dan kami
sangat tersentuh oleh sambutan hangat
yang ditampilkan oleh manajemen dan staf
pesantren. Tapi melihat kondisi yang buruk di
pondok pesantren sangat memprihatinkan.
Ada banyak bagian dari sekolah yang rusak. “
Hari berikutnya, pada tanggal 29
November, The Big Family Sampoerna Land
menyerahkan sumbangan dalam bentuk uang
tunai. “Kami berharap bahwa sumbangan
ini dapat dipakai untuk perbaikan gedung
sekolah,” pungkas Iing.
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ACHIEVEMENT
Best
Employees
A PEEK AT OUTSTANDING WORKERS
RECOGNIZED AS “EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH”
MELINA YUSRA
Front Desk
R
eferring to the 3S tagline
“Serving with Heart”, the
23-year-old Melina sees it as a
must-have character especially
when dealing with tenants and
visitors.
Having worked at 3S for
three years has honed her skills
in dealing with people from
different walks of life.
“My responsible as a front
desk staff is to give my best
service that includes providing
information related to the
building and addressing various
complaints from clients and
visitors. It’s not an easy task,
but it still makes you smile if
you serve them with heart,” she
asserts.
AT EASE Reading novel and
listening to music are how
I spend my leisure at home.
TIPS Self-discipline will lead
you to have a better spirit of
work and life.
SUTARDI
Operational Engineering
A
s a system operator in 3S
Operational Engineering
team, Sutardi plays an
important role in ensuring all
the systems in the 3S building
work properly.
The 34-year-old Sutardi
has been part of Operational
Engineering team since 2010,
the year where he first joined 3S.
In order to perform his task
at best, he is required to handle
problems in a quick and prompt
manner. “It is a challenge that I
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also see as an obligation in my
current position.”
AT EASE I spend my spare time
mostly going out with my wife
and my little girl and boy, for
either entertainment or dining.
As for my hobby, I like playing
badminton and ping pong (table
tennis).
TIPS Always deliver a task
your boss assigns diligently and
always coordinate with others in
the team.
Abundance
Fame &
Recognition
TIPS
Intimate
Relationship
S
Element: Wood
Green, purple & jewel
tones
Family
Element: Fire Bright
red, orange & yellow
Element: Metal White
& pastels
Self-knowledge/
Wisdom
Element: Earth
Blue & brown
SW
Love &
Marriage
Money
Health
Children &
Creativity
BAGUA MAP
Element: Wood
Blue & brown
Fame
SE
Element: Earth
Mustard yellow, red &
brown
Element: Metal White
& pastels
Career/Journey
Helpful People &
Travel
Element: Water Black
& deep blue
E
NE
eng shui is all about the flow of
energy or, as the Chinese call
it, chi. The idea of bringing some
feng shui into your home means
that you are allowing the energy to
run accordingly, or at least better.
And understanding feng shui may
induce a better understanding
about yourself, too, as the feng shui
would require you to know your
own Chinese zodiac and element.
Without further ado, here are some
doable basics:
1. CLEAN THE CLUTTER
First and foremost, get rid of
clutter or things that you don’t need
at home. Especially if you have
crammed space, then it’s all the more
reason for you to take out all the
things you thought you would use
one day, but you haven’t so far.
NW
N
Element: Metal
White & grey
Feng Shui
for Home
F
Career
Wood
W
Helpful
People
Spiritual
Growth
Fire
Water
PICK UP SEVEN FENG
SHUI TRICKS TO
IMPROVE THE FLOW OF
ENERGY AT YOUR HOME
Creativity
Health
Metal
2. HAVE QUALITY AIR AND LIGHT
Natural air and light are crucial.
Open the windows often, particularly
in the morning. If necessary, have
air-purifying plants, such as Bamboo
Palms or English Lily, or air purifiers
to help “recycle” the air indoors.
3. APPLY BAGUA
Bagua is the feng shui energy map
that looks like a compass. Google
this and learn how some life aspects
are better positioned at a certain
location. For instance, love and
marriage, which are related to
bedroom, are fit to be placed at
southwest.
4. KNOW THE ELEMENTS
Feng shui reckons five elements: fire,
wood, metal, water and earth. While
fire is best at south (think of your
kitchen), water is at north (think of
water dispenser or bathroom). Check
out more details on the Internet.
Earth
Generating
interaction
Overcoming
interaction
5. KNOW YOUR OWN ELEMENT
Everyone has their Chinese zodiac
and element. If you’re a fire person,
then you need to have “fire” colors,
such as red, orange, purple, pink and
yellow, to invoke better chi at home.
6. FIND OUT YOUR LUCKY
NUMBER AND DIRECTION
This takes a little intensive Internet
research, but this is useful for you to
adjust the position of your desk, bed,
seating in the dining area, etc. For
example, lucky or kua number 1 is
best to sit facing southeast, east, south
and north.
7. MAINTAIN THE ENERGY
At home, the feng shui “trinity”
is your bedroom, bathroom and
kitchen. Make sure that these areas
be the first to follow the rules number
one, two and the rest. A little failure
might have an impact on your
professional as well as personal life.
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NOTIFICATION
Motorcycle
Taxi Zone
DESIGNATED AREA FOR GO-JEK AND
GRABBIKE MOTORCYCLE SERVICES
ampoerna Land, the building management
of Sampoerna Strategic Square, now
provides a special drop off and pick up point for
Go-Jek and GrabBike motorcycle taxi services
that have already been booked by our tenants
or visitors.
The designated area is located on the LG
floor, which is in front of the bicycle parking
area.
The reasons for having this special parking
zone for Go-Jek and GrabBike are:
• To reduce the level of traffic congestion on Jl.
Dr. Prof. Satrio.
• To protect drivers and passengers from hot or
rainy weathers.
The 3S security guards will direct drivers of GoJek and GrabBike booked by tenants or visitors
to the drop off and pick up point.
The building management hopes this facility
will provide convenience for 3S tenants and
visitors.
For more information, please contact the
building’s Tenant Relations, Tri Sunarti at
+6221 577 0001–4.
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M
anajemen gedung Sampoerna Strategic
Square, Sampoerna Land telah
menyediakan tempat parkir khusus untuk
penyedia jasa ojek Go-Jek dan GrabBikeyang
sudah dipesan oleh para tenant ataupun
pengunjung.
Tempat parkir khusus ini berada di lantai LG
(di depan parkir sepeda).
Adapun alasan untuk memilki wilayah
parkir khusus Go-Jek dan GrabBike ini:
• Untuk mengurangi tingkat kemacetan di Jl.
Dr. Prof. Satrio.
• Melindungi pengendara dan penumpang
dari udara panas maupun hujan.
Penjaga keamanan 3S akan mengarahkan
pengendara Go-Jek dan GrabBike yang sudah
dipesan oleh para tenant maupun pengunjung
ke tempat parkir khusus.
Manajemen gedung berharap fasilitas ini
akan memberikan kemudahan bagi tenant dan
pengunjung 3S.
Untuk informasi lebih lanjut, silahkan hubungi
Tenant Relations, Tri Sunarti di
+6221 577 0001-4.
Photos: gojek.com; grabbike.com
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Directory
NORTH TOWER
FOOD & BEVERAGES
Bakmi Naga
T: +62877 8527 5588
LG 07
Breadlife
T: +6221 5793 0483
LG 11
Bundo Express
T: +6221 5795 6696
LG 25
Cali Deli
T: +6221 5790 3272-73
INTER
Cuppa Coffee
T: +6221 5795 2079
LG 09-10
Daily Squeeze
T: +6221 5795 6975
LG 12
Iseya
T: +6221 5795 2342
GF 03A
Kembang Tanjoeng
T: +6221 5795 2518
LG 24
Killiney Coffee
T: +6221 5795 2240
LG 05
Muffin House
T: +6288 1123 2884
GF 09
Daily Bites
LG 07
Quickly
T: +6221 5795 2257
Sampoerna Strategic Square
South Tower, Mezzanine Level
Jl. Jenderal Sudirman Kav. 45-46
Jakarta 12930
Indonesia
T: +6221 577 0001-4
F: +6221 577 0901
www.sampoernastrategicsquare.com
LG 31
Snappy
T: +6221 5795 0335
LG 27
SOUTH TOWER
FOOD & BEVERAGES
Bogana Milka
T: +6221 5795 2899
LG 18
Fiore Bakery & Dried Flowers LG 14
T: +6221 9726 6602
GIA
T: +6221 5795 3300
GF 07-08
Madame Ching
T: +6221 5790 3272-73
INTER
Pane del Giorno
T: +6221 5795 2166
LG 17B
Sampoerna Food Square
T: +6221 5795 0685
LG 30
Seven to 7
T: +6221 5790 2656
LG 17
GF 11
Siapakira
T: +6221 5790 3178-79
LG 16
Rice Bowl & Mister Baso
T: +6221 5795 2076
LG 08-09
Tiny Toes
T: +6221 5795 1900
LG 33
Shanghai Garden
T: +6221 5795 6969
LG 23
Xenia Bakery
T: +6221 3233 6362
LG 14
Starbucks
T: +6221 5795 0727
GF 03
BEAUTY & HEALTH
PT SAMPOERNA LAND
Owner / Property Management
MBS Tour & Travel
T: +6221 5790 3505
ATM SERVICES
BCA ATM
GF
Danamon ATM
LG
Mandiri ATM
M
Niaga ATM
LG
OCBC ATM
LG
Century Healthcare
T: +6221 5795 6835
LG 19
Drg. Lenny Listyati
T: +6221 577 1540
LG 28
Kokuo Reflexology
T: +6221 2380 8878
LG 29
OTHER SERVICES
Medsite Clinic
T: +6221 5795 6615
LG 03A
Bank Mandiri
T: +6221 5795 2108
M
My Body Gym
T: +6221 5795 2185
3A
Bank Permata
T: +6221 577 1321
GF 06
Nde Salon
T: +62857 1785 4091
LG 03
BNI
T: +6221 5795 0397
GF 05
Notary – Liestiani Wang, SH LG 17A
T: +6221 5795 2359
OTHER SERVICES
Alfamart
T: +6221 5795 0796-97
LG 01
TIKI
T: +6221 5795 0622
LG 32
Arcata Design
T: +6221 577 0909
LG 20-21
Strategic Pest Control
T: +6221 577 0555
LG 06
Dress Up
T: +62852 1874 3015
LG 15
Bank Sahabat Sampoerna M
T: +6221 5795 1234
BCA
T: +6221 5795 7010
GF 01
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