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Art & Culture

The Indonesian Heritage Society (IHS) trains a group of volunteers to become guides at the Museum Nasional every year. Among the topics covered is ancient Chinese and Southeast Asian ceramics found in Indonesia, of which the museum has an extremely rich collection. Recently IHS members have updated the training material on ceramics and are preparing a comprehensive database of the more than 1,0...

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Health & Beauty

Looking for a better way to boost your health? Thai Fit is worth trying! Using a daring mix of dance moves and martial arts from Thailand, this contemporary “dancercise” promises a revolutionary method to keep you fit inside out. NOW! Jakarta had the opportunity to chat with founder Khajittam Phattayakul when the group visited the city in mid February. Trainer and Founders of Thai Fit. P...

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Fashion

Supported by Indonesia Fashion Forward, a development programme initiated by the Jakarta Fashion Week council in 2012, five local designers will now take their work to the global fashion stage. This year, five brands helmed by local designers have got the opportunity to feature their designs to audience which includes fashion publications and prominent individuals in the industry. Photo ...

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Music

Pinpointing the moment when the creation of The Creation began can be as tricky as determining the precise moment in time that our universe was born. String quartets by Joseph Haydn. Photo courtesy of Staats Museum, Vienna/NOW!JAKARTA Even the word ‘born’ can be problematic as birth is hardly the beginning of existence. There’s also the fact that the identity of the librettist has...

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Giz & Tech

In November 2018, 35-year old Akihiko Kondo married his “bride” – a virtual reality singer named Hatsune Miku. None of Kondo’s relatives were among the 40 people who attended his wedding to Miku — an animated 16-year-old with saucer eyes and lengthy aquamarine pigtails — but that didn’t stop him from spending JPY 2 million on a formal ceremony at a Tokyo hall. The still image from the mo...

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Film

After successfully screening many award-winning films for the past five years, the Plaza Indonesia Film Festival (PIFF) has returned with a number of movies that reflect the map of current socio-political issues in Indonesia and the world. Covered with ‘Love’ as a main theme, the film festival captures issues such as religion, gender and other domestic issues. Plaza Indonesia Film Festiv...

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Art & Culture

The Indonesian Heritage Society (IHS) trains a group of volunteers to become guides at the Museum Nasional every year. Among the topics covered is ancient Chinese and Southeast Asian ceramics found in Indonesia, of which the museum has an extremely rich collection. Recently IHS members have updated the training material on ceramics and are preparing a comprehensive database of the more than 1,0...

read more