Times, Jakarta (2007)

Situated in the hip Karawachi Village, a one-stop urban development, the 13,000 sq-ft space stems from the concept of “A Garden of Discovery”. 100,000 books can be found on shelves arranged in a meandering, maze- like pattern where book lovers can lose themselves in (figuratively!) and discover.

The centre of attraction is an indoor garden with giant trees which appear to grow from the floor, creating pockets of space for customers to sit and browse.

Insider tip: This is definitely the place to be if you want to 1) be seen as an intellectual, 2) browse through that magazine that you’re unwilling to pay $8 for, 3) pick up girls and/or boys or 4) really just chill out with a good read.