Shisha, or often known as Hookah, is a water pipe used to smoke tobacco through the cooled water. The tobacco is heated in the bowl at the top of the hookah, and the smoke is filtered through the water in the base of the hookah. It is an ancient Middle East tradition dating back at least 500 years. The trend originated from Egypt, India and Turkey, and then it travelled to South East Asia at the beginning of the 20th century.

The water pipe apparatus was first created behind the walls of Mughal Empire in Persia. Even until today, the hookahs designed in the Persian Empire are still hand crafted with each one being cut from a piece of wood. As it travelled to other countries, hookah had evolved from its original model into a remarkable variety of artful, glass pipe designs.

Back in those days, hookah was a luxury that could only be enjoyed by noblemen and dignitaries of the Middle East. More than a social ritual, Shisha was the royal way of life – the symbol of power and wealth for Indian aristocracy and gentry. Smoking hookah has always been an exotic, cultural experience that embodied a sense of legacy, tradition and etiquette – the true art of indulgence.

Through the centuries, smoking hookah has been an inseparable part of life in the Middle East. Today, hookah culture is widely known everywhere in the world. It is remarkable to see how people still find pleasure in Shisha, a social activity that dated back to five centuries ago. Celebrating this cultural and royal heritage, is bringing world’s best Shisha experience to Jakarta. Serving in PappaJack Wijaya, South Jakarta, recreates the royal way to share life and friendship. Indulge your senses and enjoy shisha like never before.