Get Your Dancing Shoes On!

Get Your Dancing Shoes On!

By Rosemarie John – Known for its eclectic watering holes and depending on your nightlife style, there is a certain swagger to the way things roll out after dark in Jakarta.

Awaiting most party seekers are an array of clubs and social lounges hosting themed events weekly. However, it will be a starry starry night in this sleek metropolis as we celebrate the Festival of Lights this November with ‘Diwali Starlight‘ rumbling the dance floor all night long!

You could spend your Thursday night snacking on chips, watching CSI or you could spend it zipped in your hippest outfit with a Martini in hand as you make small talk with the ‘beautiful people’. Should the latter description ignite your mojo, get ready to usher in Diwali at Blowfish’s rocking celebrations this 4th November 2010! Event Details: Diwali Starlight 2010 @ Blowfish

Not for the faint hearted, celebrate Diwali with the pulsating rhythm of the West and the infectious cadence of the East. One of Jakarta’s finest night spots, Blowfish incorporates stunning ethnic Japanese design and modern decor expelling a charm that definitely stimulates any night into a frenzy.

This enigmatic restaurant, bar and lounge is tucked away on Jl. Jend Gatot Subroto 42, Jakarta – City Plaza at Wisma Mulia: Venue Details

Featuring Dj Harvy from Singapore and Dj Desijay of Phatsound, boogie, jive, krump, pop, jook, disco, sashay, salsa or bhangra to the fusion beats of R&B, Bollywood (Bolly-What?) & House music all night long. So what’s holding you back? Come strapped in your best dancing shoes and “bale-bale” with festive spirit this Diwali in good old Jakarta!

The writer is an aerospace and defence journalist. She is currently based in Jakarta as a freelance writer and can be reached at or visit for more information. Follow her on Twitter @GypsyScribbles and on Facebook at

Rosemarie John