If you live and work in Jakarta, there’s no way you could be unacquainted with FREE! (Full Review on Entertainment) Magazine.
Jakarta’s equivalent of The Village Voice or Time Out, this full-color bi-weekly stands out for its thickness (averaging 80 pages) and its readership of 20 to 40-year-old urban professionals who are attracted to its coverage of lifestyle and entertainment related topics.
For its seven years in existence, FREE! has been most visible at public spots like cafes, restaurants, food courts, and shops where it’s available for anyone to take away, er… for free. But with 7,000 registered users and over 1.7 million hits per month, the web version, freemagz.com (est. 2004), has created one of Jakarta’s biggest online platforms for users to read about and compare opinions on wining, dining, shopping and seeking out the best Jakarta has to offer.
Earlier this year, the site morphed into E! Magazine, a replica of the print version, but with more advanced features (faster delivery, zooming, quick links to content) and interactive content, such as video clips of interviews with local and international artists, parties, concerts, and more.