Indonesia and the Netherlands are cooperating to expand their partnership in the creative economy sector in an effort to encourage economic revival and open employment opportunities.
Expanding footprint of luxury and lifestyle hotels and resorts sees Hyatt’s brands entering new markets across the region, offering unique experiences to guests, World of Hyatt members and customers.
Today, modernization and technological advances have brought us efficiency and various other conveniences. But on the other hand, human activities are faced with increasingly severe challenges of ecosystem impacts.
The Ubud Writers & Readers Festival (UWRF) is set to return in full force this 27-30 October 2022, bringing writers, readers, activists, artists and performers back to Bali’s cultural capital of Ubud.
Amuz Gourmet Group recently introduced its new venue to highlight Italian food that you can enjoy casually yet still get a wonderful feeling of togetherness and enjoyment.
Ascott signed seven new contracts with a total of more than 1,000 units that will operate in the cities of Batam, Yogyakarta, Singkawang, Banjarnegara, Garut and Bekasi.
Jakarta Intercultural School’s introduces an inclusive learning program for children with neurodiversity emphasizes both academic and life skills
A trip across the majestic Swiss mountains but with maximum flexibility and convenience -who wouldn’t love that? Thank goodness for the country’s advanced mountain cableways and trains that transport us in comfort up.
Park Hyatt Jakarta announced the opening of KITA 喜 多Restaurant on level 37 at Park Hyatt Jakarta. Discerning diners can look forward to a diverse range of delectable Japanese dishes,
Bali International Film Festival (Balinale) recently concluded the Asian Cinerama — Hong Kong Focus with its second annual collaboration in promoting outstanding Asian cinema with Asian Film Awards Academy (AFAA).
The newly-unveiled Qerang restaurant at Qunci Villas in Lombok serves up premium seafood culinary offerings under the helm of Executive Head Chef, Vittorio Negri.
After successfully inaugurating Luxury Camp Riverside Pangalengan and Horison Ultima Singkawang this year, Horison Hotels Group also inaugurated Horison Sentani Papua on September 10, 2022.
Atria Hotel Gading Serpong recently launched a new concept following a year long refurbishment.
The 334 room hotel, offering luxurious accommodation in the heart of Jakarta, Gran Melia Jakarta, has been named Indonesia’s Leading Business Hotel 2022 winner at the World Travel Awards 2022
Get a complimentary night when you book four nights at Grand Hyatt Bali, an idyllic beachfront resort in Nusa Dua.
Following the rave reviews of the sold-out first two events, Karma Kandara and its Executive Chef, Joseph Antonishek, are excited to announce Season 3 of Caliwine-ication, to be held on Saturday, 15 October 2022.
As one of the official Oktoberfest events in Jakarta, Oktoberfest PIK brings a different atmosphere with its thematic outdoor location, authentic Bavarian food, traditional Bavarian band, and so much more fun!
InterContinental Bandung Dago Pakar has won the prestigious World Travel Awards 2022 as Indonesia’s Leading Hotel and Indonesia’s Leading Conference Hotel on 8 September.
Abisha89 Group is located in Bali and is managed by Hansa Hospitality where the main business is hotel accommodation, resorts, villas, restaurants and sports clubs.
Indonesia and the Netherlands are cooperating to expand their partnership in the creative economy sector in an effort to encourage economic revival and open employment opportunities.
Aryaduta Menteng is set to reopen its famous Ambiente Ristorante as a lifestyle dining venue, offering Italian-inspired cuisine with innovative beverage selections — perfect for a casual lunch rendezvous or after-hours hangout
With over 70 years of established history in international education, Jakarta Intercultural School (JIS) is nationally and regionally recognized as a leading institution for teaching and learning.
On this cheerful September, Novotel Jakarta Mangga Dua Square celebrates its seventeen years of being part of the tourism industry in Indonesia and consistently providing the best service and facilities for all guests.
The elegant and expansive Poolside Restaurant at Grand Hyatt Jakarta recently launched an outdoor barbecue concept set amidst their lush gardens and their lagoon-shaped swimming pool. And every Friday and Saturday evening.
Experience an unparalleled dining experience with Italian Michelin-star chef Matteo Vigotti at OKU, in the wonderful Hotel Indonesia Kempinski.
Only a step away from the hugely popular Pantai Indah Kapuk Area, Oakwood Apartments PIK Jakarta is perfect for business people, couples and family staycations.
Pasar Baru is hardly new as its name implies, it has a long history of trade that stretches way back in time, in fact it is a memory that cannot be separated from the history of Jakarta.
A new restaurant in Jakarta serving traditional and contemporary menus where diners will experience the richness of Indonesian spices and exoticism with international tastes.
Avenzel Hotel and Convention Collaborates with Starvo in Providing Electric Car Charger.
We present without comment the two important messages from The King and The Prime Minister.
The world’s most prestigious gastronomic society returned to full form with a recent - and outstanding - dinner at ALTO in The Four Seasons Jakarta. Founded in France in 1248 but re-established in its current format in 1950,
In line with one of Indonesia’s priorities in its G20 Presidency on renewable energy and Indonesia’s aim to produce 2 million units of electric cars by 2030, EVCuzz Charging Network Indonesia signed a Memorandum of Understanding.
Looking for your next dining destination in September? Chope got you these recommended spots with various indulgences and perfect vibe to bring along your friends or family.
On August 26-28, an education exhibition EduPhoria was held again by BINUS SCHOOL Education with a hybrid concept from 4 cities, including Jakarta, Tangerang, Bekasi and Central Java.
Mr. Mello Barreto, known for a long diplomatic career, will exchange best practices and discuss solutions with 37 cities representatives in order to address sustainability challenges in the post pandemic era.
The iconic “HI” just celebrated its 60th birthday in style. Now known as Hotel Indonesia Kempinski of course, joining together two great and culturally focused hotel groups, but before we tell you about the Gala Dinner,
Do you think you are well-read? Clever? Up-to-the mark with your favorite quotes? Well it’s time to prove it! Here are ten very famous quotes, identify 8 or more correctly and return to us and you could win some good hotel,
On Sunday, 28 August 2022, Maybank Indonesia concluded the World Athletics’ ‘Elite’ label road race – Maybank Marathon 2022 – in Bali, which had nearly 10,000 participating runners from 50 countries.
PT International Services Pacific Cross is a company that focuses on the development of health and travel insurance business in Indonesia.
The William Soeryadjaya Academy for Teaching Excellence (WSA) and William Carey International University (WCIU) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on 16 August 2022 to formally recognise their partnership.
WANITA BISA aspires to be a platform that inspires and motivates women to continue to expand their capabilities, believe in the realization of their dreams, and cross boundaries so that they can always be empowered.
A photographic exhibition by Italian artist Iginio De Luca is being held at the Auditorium of the Italian Cultural Institute Jakarta, until 30 September.
As the first fashion district in North Jakarta, By The Sea PIK adds to the list of exciting places to discover quality local fashion and beauty brands
Experience & live a healthier lifestyle during your stay at the first Pullman Resorts in Indonesia
The Gaia Hotel Bandung, a five-star hotel known for its Active/Rest concept proudly presents the newly opened Club Tower for discerning travelers who seek exclusive and elevated experiences.
InterContinental Jakarta Pondok Indah is an icon of luxurious hospitality in Jakarta and in June 2021, Chef Attila Körmas was appointed as the culinary leader to bring his wealth of experience in the global culinary world
The Jakarta-Bandung high-speed railway is scheduled to undergo dynamic-testing in November 2022, coinciding with the G20 presidency. This is a form of friendship and comprehensive strategic partnership between Indonesia and China.
As an ode to the Independence Day of Ukraine that falls on the same month with Indonesia’s Independence Day. This year’s Independence Day becomes the most exciting event of the year. After the global slowdown in the past two years
Nestled in the exclusive area of Nusa Dua, the beachfront Merusaka Nusa Dua – Bali welcomes globetrotters to a memorable island escape at their stunning hotel, presenting a special offer with the “Memorable Experience” package.
This new addition to Jakarta’s food and beverage scene serves a contemporary twist on much-loved Asian and Western comfort foods in a modern-industrial restaurant concept.
A private oasis that opens directly to the white sand beach and crystal clear waters, Karma Beach Bali presents the ideal place for a taste of the ocean with their upcoming weekly Seafood Bamboo Barbecue.
Bali Island School has announced a strong finish to the 2021-2022 academic year, where all Class of 2022 International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme students passed their exams as they welcome a new Principal to the school.
With the upcoming Mid-Autumn Festival, residents of Surabaya can celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival festivities and enjoy delectable mooncakes from several of the top hotels in Surabaya.
ALVA, an electric motorcycle brand from Ilectra Motor Group (IMG) launched its first product ALVA ONE, at GIIAS 2022 on 11 August, and received a warm response from visitors.
The brand new seaside destination, Land’s End, plans to operate by April 2023, adding to the long list of excellent facilities in Pantai Indah Kapuk 2, fondly known as PIK2.
Those who have been to The Apurva Kempinski Bali will attest to the sense of grandeur and majesty that this five-star resort on the cliffs of Nusa Dua evokes. The resort summons the spirit of Indonesia’s great Javanese-Hindu,
Sheraton Grand Jakarta Gandaria City Hotel’s family-friendly all-day dining restaurant, Anigré introduces a selection of ocean-fresh seafood indulgence for its guests.
Canada is well-known as a producer of premium quality fresh produce. Foreign tourists, including Indonesians, visit Canada to experience the high-quality delicacy of Canada's fresh fruits such as apples, cherries, blueberries.
Gran Melia Jakarta introduces its brand new Jimbaran event venue and meeting space, adding a luxurious venue to its portfolio for corporate events, weddings and social soirees.
Known for her fascination with colour and composition, Sinta Tantra’s work is an experiment in scale and dimension, a hybrid of pop and formalism, an exploration of identity and aesthetics.
On 17 August 2022, Indonesia will celebrate its 77th year of independence! Here, we have compiled a list of hotels in and out of the city that are offering special and enticing Independence Day promotions.
Skal International Jakarta, a travel industry club headquartered in Spain but present in 80 countries around the world, just completed their fourth ‘relaunch’ event after a quiet period during the pandemic.
Under Armour proudly announced the opening of their newest outlet in Jakarta under the Brand House City Concept, Located in the luxury shopping mall, Plaza Indonesia, this is Under Armour’s second BHCC outlet.
In celebration of the rich culture and diverse cuisine of Indonesia, Shangri-La Jakarta organised the Aceh Culinary Festival, a three-day event that took place from 5-7 August 2022 at the prominent SATOO restaurant.
To help future brides and grooms prepare to tie the knot, Pullman Jakarta Indonesia is organising an exclusive wedding fair and exhibition dubbed “Unfailing Love”, on 13 & 14 August 2022, at the hotel’s Grand on Thamrin Ballroom.
Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta is celebrating a momentous milestone, its 60th anniversary, with the beauty of Indonesian art through a series of events entitled “Wondrous 60 Years” starting from 5 to 31 August 2022.
The prominent Plataran Indonesia is set to return with its iconic programme: the Plataran Wedding Roadshow 2022. From August to November, Plataran Indonesia will be exploring five of the most classic destinations across Indonesia.
With this year’s Mid-Autumn Festival falling on 10 September 2022, the luxurious Pullman Jakarta Indonesia is celebrating the time-honoured tradition by presenting an array of the festival’s traditional delicacy – Mooncakes.
In celebration of the month of Independence, GAIA Cosmo Hotel Yogyakarta welcomes guests to indulge in a comfortable staycation, offering special rates and an enticing culinary programme.
Though relatively under the radar, Maja Healing is one of Bali's most sought-after practices for holistic healing, knowledge sharing and community building, a tranquil oasis set in the quaint Umalas neighbourhood.
Graciously elevated high above the lush palms on the legendary Kuta Beach strip is a newly launched rooftop oasis: Kuta Social Club, perched on the exquisite rooftop of the urban resort, Mamaka by Ovolo.
This 5,435 km² tropical island located to the west of Bali, is actually a part of a province called West Nusa Tenggara or Nusa Tenggara Barat, and is surrounded by many small islands that are called “Gilis” by the local people,
This beautiful park also commonly known as Bogor Botanical Gardens is located in the city of Bogor, covers an area of 87 hectares and has 15,000 types of trees and plants. It is just one (or so) hour from Jakarta by car,
That is the question you should be asking before you get in the car or head to the train station! We know that the hotels in Bandung have improved out of sight and are great places to really relax and forget the Jakarta city,
To celebrate the upcoming Mid-Autumn Festival, Tang Palace Chinese Restaurant at JW Marriott Hotel Surabaya will once again spoil guests with a variety of mooncake offerings in beautiful sets.
Doesn’t everyone want reduced energy bills, especially as we are now very aware of the fact that one country can hold the world to ransom, and push our costs through the roof! How about being able to do that with no upfront cost,
Hotel Borobudur Jakarta has curated a series of culinary delights, spearheaded by their Executive Chef, Alex Kral, to spoil guests with a myriad of gourmet culinary experiences not to be missed.
Proclamation: We the people of Indonesia hereby declare the independence of Indonesia. Matters concerning the transfer of power, etc., will be carried out in a conscientious manner and as speedily as possible.
ALBAGROUP has unveiled its expansions to the upscale neighbourhood of Menteng, presenting its brand-new venture with Casa Alba Ristorante, a stylish dining venue targeted to entice slightly more high-end diners.
Premier Bintaro Hospital continues to provide the best and superior service for patients and has introduced the MRI 3 Tesla, equipped with artificial intelligence and deep learning to help patients get quality medical services.
Nightcrawlers looking to enjoy a fun night out in Yogyakarta will be ecstatic to know that a brand-new hotspot has entered the city’s nightlife scene: BARLEY & BARREL Beer Garden.
As a coffeeshop, Evlogia Café & Co serves a wide selection of specialty coffees and drinks including a variety of side dishes. Pasar Santa area is a destination to witness the lifestyle of the people of Jakarta and the city’s,
Situated inside The Gaia Hotel Bandung, Monomono Bar & Social Dining restaurant has become a dining destination favoured by locals and hotel guests alike since it opened last December.
Along with the opening of its newest outlet in the Menteng area, Greyhound Café also introduces its new menus suitable for lunch and dinner in a delightful and well designed environment with the concept of “city meets nature”.
This year, the Mid-Autumn Festival will fall on Saturday, 10 September 2022. One of the highlights of the festival is the Mooncakes, and here, we share a list of several of Jakarta's hotels offering a variety of Mooncakes.
Swiss-Belresort Dago Heritage Bandung is collaborating with UCC – Bahana Coffee to host the 2022 Hotelier Barista Competition, with the goal of inspiring and increasing the creativity and innovation of baristas across the country.
On 7 July 2022, Ascott unveiled its ninth property relaunching with Rasamala & Cendana at Menteng – a serviced apartment accommodation for business and leisure travellers with a classic American touch.
The Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) Global Liveability Index 2022, has just published the latest annual ranking of the best places to live in the world, which scores 172 cities in five categories: Stability, Healthcare,
Nestled in Sky Lounge at The Westin Jakarta from July 2022, the first Moët et Chandon champagne lounge steals the limelight as a sophisticated hidden gem in the capital city with the finest fizz surrounded by marvellous views,
“Sustainable forest management is the stewardship and use of forests and forest lands in a way, and at a rate, that maintains their biodiversity, productivity, regeneration capacity, vitality and their potential to fulfil,
Named by The Economist as one of Twenty Living Polymaths, Stephen Hough combines a distinguished career as a pianist with those of composer and writer. He was the first classical performer to be awarded a MacArthur Fellowship,
Indonesia has an ambitious biofuel program, which promotes the use of crude palm oil, in increasingly higher mixes (CPO) with conventional diesel to reduce the non-renewable element and increasing the renewable.
AmCham Indonesia is the oldest and largest US-oriented business association in Indonesia. They work with a large number of professionals and companies that are engaged in commercial activities involving the two countries,
South Jakarta’s dining and lifestyle scene welcome a brand-new addition with the opening of Leon Goldstein, a hybrid bistro complete with a bespoke coffee shop and cocktail bar.
The five-star luxury hotel, JHL Solitaire Gading Serpong, invites culinary connoisseurs in Jakarta to indulge in an epicurean dining experience at Al-Gusto Italian Dining and Bar with “Four Hands with Chef Andrian Ishak”.
If you’re having trouble deciding on a hangout venue when the weekend arrives, worry not, Chope is here to make things easy for you with their list of top recommendations for the weekend.
Sustainability is becoming one of the most crucial aspects of successful business development. It is considered necessary to be competitive and foster company longevity, and in some cases, actual company survival.
We are all already worried about the future of the whole planet, after the (many) UN Climate Reports and COP26 and a thousand scientists research papers etc etc and so we should be, says publisher Alistair Speirs.
Located within the same area as the existing Executive Menteng Apartment, Rasamala & Cendana at Menteng offers accommodation for business and leisure travelers with the classic American touch of serviced apartments.
Carrying a new concept, art and lifestyle, ARTOTEL TS Suites – Surabaya has various facilities that really support today's lifestyle with spacious room sizes. ARTOTEL Group in partnership with TOWNSQUARE Group,
A game application specifically made to identify children's cognitive talents and uniqueness, is an AJT Cognitive test tool in the form of a game designed so that children can conduct assessments in an affordable, easy and fun way
The island’s most celebrated jazz event, the Ubud Village Jazz Festival, has announced dates of their much-anticipated return for 2022!
Foodies in Jakarta will be treated to culinary indulgences at Gran Meliá Jakarta as they present the Seafood Market and Folkz Sunday Brunch at Café Gran Via, spoiling guests' appetites with a buffet-style dining experience.
Inviting guests to take full advantage of the world-class wellness facilities, Karma Kandara reveals their new ‘Karma Wellness Days’: fully immersive health programs centred on total mind and body rejuvenation.
ASTON Bogor Hotel & Resort proudly announced the expansion of its establishment with Bale Sawarga, a new facility that can accommodate guests for gathering purposes, be it guests looking to host an event or corporate gatherings.
After over two years of closing its borders to foreign travellers due to the COVID-19 pandemic, South Korea finally opened its international borders at the beginning of this year.
Beer connoisseurs are in for a treat as the Indonesian beer industry welcomes a brand-new addition to the market with the introduction of the Canadian beer brand, Parallel 49.
Wine connoisseurs in Surabaya will be delighted to know that JW Marriott Surabaya has unveiled its latest outlet – Wine & Co – the hotel’s wine cellar which houses an impressive premium wine collection.
Hosting four of France’s most celebrated chefs, a month-long series of dining experiences will take place across the resort’s many restaurants: brunches, dinners and afternoon teas, all to be infused with Michelin Star excellence!
For those looking to spend a weekend of indulgence consisting of a sumptuous and delicious meal, look no further as Alto Restaurant & Bar at the prominent Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta returns with its iconic Sunday Brunch.
The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta, Mega Kuningan have been included in the Top 10 list of ‘Best City Hotels in Indonesia’ during Asia’s Best Awards 2022: Top Hotels, Restaurants, Bars & More by Travel + Leisure Southeast Asia voters.
The Langham, Jakarta presents Barberia, a gentleman’s luxury barber that takes inspiration from the Langham brand’s timeless elegance and impeccable experiences, offering barber services where excellence is guaranteed.
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®), one of the world’s leading hospitality companies, opened their first residences from its luxury brand in September 2020
Bluebird is committed to supporting Sarinah by providing safe and comfortable transportation services for visitors
Exciting news comes from the Hyatt Hotels Corporation as they’ve announced the opening of Park Hyatt Jakarta, which marks a new milestone for the brand as the first Park Hyatt property to open in Indonesia.
Horison Hotels Group has just unveiled their latest property with Horison Ultima Singkawang, a four-star hotel with a Villa Resort concept in Singkawang, West Kalimantan, offering an idyllic choice for both leisure and business.
I don’t know where I first saw this but it is a really fun way of looking at the sad state we have got ourselves into as a planet.
Contributor William Woodruff explores what it means to be a 'Smart' city and analyses Jakarta's own developments in its mission to become one.
A very experienced Ambassador from Sri Lanka to Indonesia, Mme. Yasoja has a very diverse background from the creative industries the legal profession, making her an ideal diplomat!
Julia Suryakusuma is considered one of the most influential feminist scholars of Indonesia and her writings are cited widely, both nationally and internationally.
Beleaf Farms showcases a more sustainable way of farming, which uses less water and aims to create a more circular model for Indonesia's agricultural sector.
Prior to the pandemic, Indonesia began a curiosity with kombucha which has accelerated into a growing landscape of intriguing products that promote good gut health.
Sachet waste reportedly been polluting the rivers and waters of Jakarta by the findings from the recently-conducted brand audit that was performed by various institutions in Jakarta’s waters and rivers from 12th to 19th June 2022.
Mandarin Oriental, Jakarta is renowned for its rich oriental culture imbued in the extravagant establishment. To celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival, the hotel is offering an exquisite mooncake collection for the special occasion.
We haven’t seen a lot of our friends at the American Chamber of Commerce for Indonesia (Amcham) over the last 2 years as they, like most organisations, went virtual and kept out of the office and away from face-to-face events.
Ever so quickly summer holidays are upon us, which calls for a tropical getaway with all the family! Ready to welcome families and large groups, the popular clifftop resort, Karma Kandara, has prepared all-new family packages!
Aotearoa New Zealand has this year celebrated Māori New Year, Matariki on 24 June. This is the first time the country has recognized Te Ao Maori (the Māori world) by making the celebration of Matariki a national holiday.
Banyuwangi International Airport, located in Blimbingsari village, Banyuwangi Regency, East Java was built with green-focused, sustainable architecture principles and is rewarded by being selected in the top 20,
Pacific Area Travel Association, usually just called PATA , does some very good research and we were recently sent this very useful list of the status of most Asian countries, as to their current lockdown status,
There is so much uncertainty around the world at the moment with so many commentators predicting recession and in some cases economic collapse due to the energy and food crisis created by the Ukraine war.
Exciting news comes from Horison Hotels Group as three of their properties have achieved great accolades from TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Awards 2022.
This modern Japanese restaurant by MDA Restaurants, Wabi-Sabi opened its doors in December 2021 with adrenaline-fueled creativity applied to its sophisticated Japanese cuisine prepared in a contemporary approach.
Following the success of their first wedding showcase in February 2022, The Langham, Jakarta recently held their second luxury wedding showcase – A Celebration of Love – on Saturday & Sunday, 18-19 June 2022.
Caspar Jakarta is a Spanish Restaurant and Lounge which explores the authentic flavours of Spanish traditional cuisine. Recently launched La Comida at Caspar celebrated Spanish cuisine and feast culture with new dishes
A reak art group from Bandung regency, West Java has been invited to perform at the Roskilde Music Festival in Denmark scheduled on 26 June to 2 July along with the world’s big names, such as Dua Lipa, Post Malone, TLC, The Stroke
On Friday, 17 June 2022, Celebrity Fitness and Fitness First Indonesia – sister brands under Evolution Wellness Group – held their first large-scale fitness event since the pandemic dubbed Blast Those Beats.
With the arrival of the summer holiday, the luxurious five-star JW Marriott Hotel Surabaya has prepared a special School Holiday Break package with a plethora of exciting activities for the children.
The recent victory of Batavia Madrigal Singers at the European Grand Prix event was the second time that the choir ed by maestro Avip Priatna won the European Grand Prix title in this tiered championship.
Since its establishment over a decade ago, the stunning Le Méridien Bali Jimbaran has continued redefining luxury through its tasteful and modern design and architectural concepts to inspire guests to discover a fresh perspective.
At Pasarina by Ranch Market customers can feel the sensation of entering the meta world just by shopping.
In May 2022, HARRIS Vertu and YELLO Hotels Harmoni organised a Corporate Gathering at the ballroom of HARRIS Vertu Hotel, themed ‘Glamping in Harmoni’.
The prestigious Formula E championship was held in Jakarta, in May 2022 with much anticipation and excitement, but what’s need to be highlighted from this event is how the Jakarta E-Prix 2022 is also conducted in sustainable ways.
If you’re looking to enjoy a wholesome afternoon in the city, the Fountain Lounge at the iconic Grand Hyatt Jakarta has recently unveiled its latest offering with the Summer Afternoon Tea.
Cinnamon roll lovers in Indonesia can relish in excitement as one of the world’s most renowned cinnamon roll franchises, Cinnabon, has finally arrived in Indonesia! Openings its first outlet in Grand Indonesia Mall.
The BWA CHARITY GALA 2022 took place recently in various venues inside the wonderful Mandarin Oriental Hotel, reviving a long tradition of the British Women’s Association of creating charity events that are not only great fun,
Following a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, BINUS SCHOOL Simprug's musical drama production makes its highly-anticipated return and proudly presents “OUTLIERS”, an original production premiering in June 2022.
On Sunday, 12 June 2022, the Bali Arts Festival kicked off the return of its full live program with an extraordinary parade on the streets of Denpasar, in front of the Bajra Sandhi Monument.
1928 Restaurant at The Hermitage Jakarta, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, continued its Chef Take Over Series this time with Chef Petty Elliot, who prepared a tasting menu dedicated to the heritage flavours of her hometown,
What better way to spend a balmy (well post-downpour!) evening in Jakarta then meet friends, nibble delicious canape’s and sip delightful glasses of wine? Well it turns out that so well-healed and well-prepared
Celebrating its eighth anniversary this year, Re.juve, a pioneer of true cold-pressed juice in Indonesia, collaborated with artists with special needs by launching special cooler bags.
The skills, knowledge and products form an aromatic plant educational tourism destination located at the foot of Mount Lawu, Central Java have been brought to the capital to introduce the concept of a more balanced urban lifestyle
Accor is offering exclusive new member rates with additional benefits through its Accor Live Limitless (ALL) lifestyle loyalty programme at participating properties across Southeast Asia, Japan, South Korea and the Maldives.
The Ascott Limited (Ascott) has expanded its collection of properties with the simultaneous openings of the Kimaya Hotel at three different locations: Jakarta, Bandung and Yogyakarta.
JHL Solitaire Gading Serpong has launched an enticing room promotion dubbed “BOOK AND WIN!”, offering guests a chance to win exclusive prizes including Nike Air Jordan and PlayStation 5 by booking a stay at the hotel.
One of the capital’s iconic restaurants has gone through a transformation, out of which Double Bee Café and Resto has emerged! This cosy eatery adds a refreshingly contemporary, pet-friendly dining destination to Denpasar.
Ahead of its 495th anniversary, Jakarta’s streets was hit by the most competitive line up in motorsport battle for the first time in the series’ history. It’s 22 drivers going to wheel-to-wheel on the brand new track in Ancol
We at NOW! Media are huge fans of the Coral Triangle Centre in Bali’s amazing efforts to preserve the oceans, so when we saw this idea we have to tell you about it and encourage you to support them in this great adventure.
With an average audience of more than 30,000 people and the enthusiasm of the audience growing every year, Europe on Screen is one of the largest film festivals in the world.
Discovering a new exhibition exploring the idea of the visual arts as a critical 'eye' on an increasingly connected yet polarized world. The Embassy of Ireland in Indonesia and Jakarta Land, in collaboration with ISA
The DKI Jakarta Provincial Government will hold a series of events to celebrate its 495th birthday for a whole month, from May 24 to June 25, 2022. This is the first time Jakarta has held an event that has invited large crowds
JHL Group has unveiled their latest property with the opening of Hotel Episode Gading Serpong, becoming the group’s fourth property to be added to its collection of hotels.
Agung Sedayu Group has announced that their hotel properties that are managed by The Ascott Limited, one of the world’s prominent hospitality operators, have officially joined Ascott’s loyalty programme – Ascott Star Rewards.
If you’ve been longing to go on vacation once more, worry not! Hilton Hotels across Indonesia has launched an exciting destination campaign - ‘Liburan Lagi Yuk!’ – which offers travellers enticing holiday experiences and stay deal
If you’re looking to blow off some steam after a hard day’s work, the vibrant Spanish restaurant and cocktail bar – Caspar Jakarta – has unveiled ‘La Vida Loca’, their exciting line-up of daily entertainment and offerings.
Earth Day is one of the many global celebrations Jakarta Intercultural School (JIS) highlights each year as an engaging service-learning opportunity for students to strengthen their environmental stewardship.
Surabaya, the ‘City of Heroes’, welcomes a fine new addition to its collection of hotels as the Platinum Hotel Surabaya officially opened its doors on 29 May 2022.
Her Majesty the Queen’s Birthday Party was held in Jakarta on the evening of 31 May 2022. The celebration was even more special than usual because it is HM The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee year – 70 years on the throne.
The six-time Skytrax Best Airline of the Year award winner expands flight frequencies for travelers as Indonesia continues to ease restrictions and drive tourism. Services in Jakarta to increase to three times daily and in Bali
The lush hills of Puncak, Bogor welcomes a brand-new leisure destination as GRAND ASTON Puncak opens its doors, offering travellers a new standard of a relaxing getaway in Puncak.
JHL Solitaire Gading Serpong hosted the “Social Event Gathering”, where they invited several vendors ranging from décor, cake and organisers that specialise in event organising, followed by the "Social Event Fair" in June 2022.
The Jakarta International Java Jazz Festival (JIJJF) makes its return in full force with its long-awaited offline event, which will be held from 27 to 29 May 2022 at JIExpo Kemayoran, Jakarta.
Chef Tsutomu Abe is an artist and his palette is a huge range of meats, fruits , vegetables, fish, shrimp, flowers, twigs, buds, seeds, berries, rocks, plates and bowls which he teases into beautiful arrays of colour
From morning to night, Saturday, 21 May 2022 was filled with the exciting events of ‘Disciples Escoffier’, a global culinary association which has recently opened its Indonesian delegation and Bali chapter. In line with the missio
The Ascott Limited (Ascott) has expanded its collection of properties in Indonesia with the opening of the green-certified Citadines Sudirman Jakarta, marking it as the third Citadines property to open in the country.
Jakarta now has a new and magnificent sports stadium which is not only devoted to the implementation of sports but it is integrated with public transportation and its very sustainable development and operations
After a two-year hiatus from its regular format, the Ubud Food Festival returns in full force, once again inviting everyone to descend upon Ubud to celebrate cuisine, chefs, producers, innovators and more over three fun-filled and
Wonderful news for the Sanur community in Bali as they now have a free mini-library accessible to them courtesy of Bali Island School students officially called the ‘People’s Perpustakaan’.
Chāo Cháo the contemporary Chinese restaurant and Rooftop lounge located at Level 25 & 26 of Alila SCBD has turned One! Four nights of indulgence were tailored to highlight their playful yet sophisticated identity.
Arti Gidwani turns her struggle and emotional feelings during the pandemic into a collection of beautiful ceramic artworks.
“Are we nearing the end of the pandemic? I certainly hope so”, says Alistair Speirs, who combines a serious interest in tourism with an obsession for sustainability, “but are we prepared for the next crisis?
The tree planting on the grounds of the British Embassy Jakarta, followed by traditional British afternoon tea, is part of a series of events to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee – 70 years on the throne!
The latest addition to the famous Karma Kandara resort, Le Club 22 is a new beachfront bar that invites you to rediscover the white sands of the Bukit Peninsula whilst sipping on handcrafted cocktails!
According to the authorities, the first phase of the Taman Ismail Marzuki (TIM) revitalization project has reached 99 percent, while the second and third phases are currently following up to be completed soon,
The reputable Cuca will take the culinary scene of Surabaya by storm as they bring over their signature Gastro Tours, taking over the three signature restaurants at the luxurious five-star Vasa Hotel Surabaya.
When we hear "Bordeaux" we always think about good wines, wines that are luxurious, wines that are expensive, perhaps difficult to understand the label, but wines that will impress others if you bring or order in a restaurant.
Gran Melia Jakarta proudly presents its Japanese Restaurant, Yoshi Izakaya, a trendy dining and drinking spot that serves authentic Japanese cuisines and sakes. This avant-garde yet warm and cozy restaurant features earthy tones,
Welcome the month of May with excitement as the iconic Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta has curated a series of special offers to spoil guests with ultimate indulgences.
The Bali Restaurant and Café Association Launches in Style! The launch, which attracted 42 top-level culinary experts, was the start of what is expected to become an industry-wide, member-driven association.
Lintas Rel Terpadu (the integrated railroad) or LRT is a new mode of public transportation dedicated to the community in this era when environmentally friendly mobility must become a mainstay.
ollowing a two-year hiatus, BaliSpirit Festival will make its highly-anticipated return from 19-22 May 2022, set to be held at the Yoga Barn and Puri Padi in Ubud, Bali.
One of Indonesia’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, TokoCrypto, has been pushing hard to grow the cryptocurrency and blockchain industry in Indonesia since it opened in 2018.
Museum MACAN in collaboration with UOB announced their latest art space for children titled Kembara Biru (Traveling Blues) to encourage them to take a pause and a break from their digital screens,
Having rewcently transferred from Singapore to Jakarta, Simon Barnett brings a wealth of international experience to his new role as General Manager of Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta.
The British Embassy Jakarta’s Tech Hub’s ‘ESSENCE’ training programme has run for 4 months, and succeeded in empowering more than 1,500 women, people with disabilities, and communities in eastern and central Indonesia
About 60 years ago in UK there was a debate on TV between two extremely smart and powerful lady Members of Parliament. One was supporting the English City of Manchester, the other Aberdeen in Scotland.
Opening with style on 26 March 2022, Bali’s newest destination, Mari Beach Club, presents an original approach to your typical beach club with a venue steeped in nature-based design and cultural inspiration.
Last month I wrote an extensive piece on the great ideas coming out of tiny Palau: The Palau Pledge and the “Ol’au Palau”program.
A recent report from UNWTO clarifies that Russia has been suspended from the UNWTO, following a vote by members of the General Assembly, and will lose its membership rights with immediate effect.
Since opening its doors in September 2021, Tom’s by Tom Aikens has taken Jakarta’s culinary scene by storm, becoming one of the city’s hottest tables. Tom Aikens has now launched the brand-new Sunday Roast and Gourmet Indulgence.
A lot of people are now very aware that they are racheting up their personal carbon footprint by flying, for which they have very little alternative if they want to go overseas. They may cycle to work and walk to the shops,
After successfully developing their 4-star condotel - Ra Premiere Simatupang and launching their 3-star condotel – Ra Inn Kemang during the pandemic, Ra Hospitality will soon launch their 5-star property- Ra Suites.
On 1st May this year, Blue Bird celebrated its 50th anniversary in serving the transportation needs of the Indonesian people. Now in its golden age, the company focuses on its sustainable vision: to reduce 50% carbon emissions
Good ideas are everywhere, and the best thing about them is that we can always learn from them, adopt them, make them our own in some way. This is certainly something that I do; I am often inspired by the excellent ideas,
Novotel Bogor Golf Resort & Convention Center has recently unveiled a brand-new addition to its ballroom: the largest indoor Videotron in Indonesia, making the venue an exquisite choice for those seeking to organise gatherings.
With Eid al-Fitr soon arriving, it means the end of the holy month of Ramadan. To celebrate Eid al-Fitr, intiWhiz International welcomes you to go on a getaway with your loved ones to their selected hotels.
Eid al-Fitr is upon us and for those spending the holidays in the city, watch out for these fabulous dining offers and staycation packages offered at special prices from hotels in and around Jakarta.
She could be a doctor in the USA, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, or anywhere else in the world, but Dr. Meryl “Mimi” Kallman chose Indonesia 15 years ago and has never looked back.
During the Holy Month of Ramadan, The Sultan Hotel & Residence shared the blessings of Ramadan by hosting Iftar with orphaned children, in collaboration with Bantu Group Indonesia and Jakarta Aquarium & Safari.
During the Holy Month of Ramadan, Alila SCBD Jakarta has prepared a series of offers, from Iftar meeting packages to delightful culinary creations at Vong Kitchen to make your Ramadan a blissful one.
The Bali Children’s Foundation run by Margaret Barry continues to be an inspiration to us all and their latest venture to help the people of Nusa Lembongan is no exception. Here is their story, told in her words,
Booking.com recently released new research, with insights gathered from more than 30,000 travellers across 32 countries and territories including Singapore highlighting that the impact of their trips remains top of mind,
Travel & Tourism businesses around the globe have come together to support Ukraine with millions of hotel rooms for refugees escaping the conflict according to the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC).
Through this holy month of Ramadan, as well as for Idul Fitri, Karma Kandara accommodates all those who take part in these important occasions, presenting a curated food and beverage experience and a celebratory Lebaran Getaway.
The Minderoo Foundation recently launched an app as a preventative measure for bullying behaviour through a unique global multichannel program that began in Indonesia last March.
This time of year individuals and corporations in Indonesia are enjoying the pleasure of filing their annual taxes. For many larger companies that often includes filing a Sustainability Report on how their business activities,
Ambassador Tsuboyama is a career member of the Foreign Service of Peru, has served as the Director General for Economic Affairs in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 2020 to 2022 and served as the first Chief of Mission.
The Sultan Hotel & Residence Jakarta is collaborating with Ibu Berwisata, a media platform for travel-loving mothers, during this year's Ramadan, while its Ramadan Around World Iftar buffet makes its return.
We are going to quickly divert from the upcoming celebration of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ taking place this weekend, to record a serious litany of evil that the world is experiencing.
This Easter holiday, Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta has prepared luscious treats that you don't want to miss!
Gran Melia’s Hotel, Jakarta invites guests to celebrate a happy ‘Enchanted Easter’ weekend with its highly anticipated brunch buffet and exciting activities, including an Easter face & eggs paintings, on Sunday, April 17, 2022.
Residents and visitors of Bandung can rejoice in excitement as a new vibrant dining destination opens in the city of flowers: Monomono.
EGN - Executives’ Global Network is a peer-based network of approved executive members united in the spirit of 'making each other better', both professionally and personally. Founded in 1992,
Meatsmith and Meatsmith Xpress welcomes you to savour scrumptious exquisite meats with their specially curated menus during iftar
Welcoming the holy month of Ramadan, you might need some ideas on where to break your fast. NOW! Jakarta has curated a list of hotels in and out of the city that offer a variety of Ramadan promotions.
Opening with style on 26 March 2022, Bali’s newest destination, Mari Beach Club, presents an original approach to your typical beach club with a venue steeped in nature-based design and cultural inspiration.
There’s an exciting series of Ramadan promotions at JW Marriott Hotel Jakarta so it’s time to join them as they revel in the spirit of the Holy Month with a variety of exciting events throughout Ramadan.
Rev. Andrew Lake was Vicar of All Saints Church here in Jakarta for many years and is currently serving as offsite locum from his home in Tasmania Australia. He is the author of several books and many articles and never fails
Pullman Jakarta Central Park presents their ‘Sparkling Ramadan’ offers, inviting you to celebrate this holy month of Ramadan with your friends or family with the finest quality of cuisine and services during dining experiences
JHL Solitaire Gading Serpong offers various attractive packages, starting from iftar packages to stay packages at special prices for guests who not going home (mudik) and want to enjoy the atmosphere of the city of Tangerang
To accommodate your Ramadan plans, YELLO Hotel Harmoni has prepared an array of packages from a Lavish Ramadan Iftar buffet to special stay and meeting packages.
Welcoming the arrival of the holy month of Ramadan, Aloft South Jakarta, has prepared a variety of interesting promotions.
At Sekolah Perkumpulan Mandiri we provide a learning environment that builds the leaders of tomorrow.
Based on data from the Ministry of Environment and Forestry on its website, the biggest waste category in Indonesia in 2020 was food waste, the figure equaled around 39,9 million tons of waste, which is 39,69% of the total waste.
Asia’s largest and most action-packed ship, Spectrum of the Seas will arrive early in Singapore, waiting to take international travelers on ocean getaways with myriad luxury facilities.
After careful preparation since last year, Lounge In The Sky Indonesia launched this week as a unique attraction right in the heart of the city. Lounge In The Sky Indonesia is a collaboration between MANGKULUHUR CITY and DITS ASIA
The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali welcomes you and your family to celebrate the festivity of Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr with a series of exquisite gastronomic experiences.
This coming Easter holiday, the luxurious beachfront Meliá Bali in Nusa Dua, Bali has prepared an exciting Easter programme filled with tantalising culinary experiences and exciting activities for the kids.
The holy month of Ramadan at Mandarin Oriental, Jakarta will be extra special this year as the prestigious hotel announces a delightful partnership with the award-winning Nusantara by Locavore restaurant.
This Ramadan, Shangri-La Jakarta invites guests to celebrate the holy month with a Season of Serenity as the luxurious hotel presents an attractive series of Ramadan offerings from 2 April to 2 May 2022.
With Ramadan fast approaching, Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta invites guests to embrace the spirit of the holy month with family and colleagues as the prolific hotel presents a series of Ramadan offerings.
Recently the Government of DKI Jakarta has issued a new regulation regarding regional waste management for managers of residential, industrial, and commercial areas about obligation of waste reduction and waste management.
Métier is a high-end jewellery shop dedicated to passing on the expertise of Indonesian jewellery artists.
As the world economy is still being affected by Covid-19, Indonesia encourages all countries to work together to achieve a stronger and more sustainable world recovery. So what is this all about?
Hosted by True Aussie Beef and Lamb, a brand initiated by Meat & Livestock Australia, “The Great Steak Escape” aimed to promote the great taste, quality and nutrition of Australian beef to Indonesian consumers .
We are now beginning to see a few good initiatives taking place for the reopening of Bali. There are flights coming in (thank you Singapore Airlines who have been huge supporters over the years
The mountainous Banda Archipelago in Maluku, Indonesia is inextricably linked to the maritime history of the Netherlands. Starting from the question of how the turbulent past influences the present and future,
This upcoming holy month of Ramadan, APREZ Café at The Energy Building has prepared a special Iftar Package with delectable offerings to accommodate your fast-breaking with family, friends and colleagues.
This year's Art Camp by Komunitas Salihara features a reading of Goenawan Mohamad's works and how contribution to the world of art, literature, journalism, philosophy, and Indonesian democracy.
Take time off your busy schedule and treat your family to a much-needed getaway at JHL Solitaire Gading Serpong where they are offering a special Adventure Family Package for you and your family.
Goldenbird Special Care services once again have become the mainstay choice of emergency mobility as PPKM Level 3 restrictions are once again re-implemented
Led by Chef Gilles Marx as Chef Founder AMUZ, who was brought up with the concept of sharing a good time around the table and respecting quality produce, always brings this particular concept to the tables at AMUZ.
Introducing a very welcome start-up that provides daily household products from well-known brands in returnable and reusable packaging as a solution for shopping without waste.
Are The “Big Tech” Companies Actually Allowing And Possibly Enabling Disinformation?
Have you ever invested in the Indonesian stock market? The JCI Index started in the mid 1980s at 100. Today it’s close to 6,600. Whether you have invested already in some of that 66X returns or not yet...Here’s seven reasons
An Interview with Wendy Haryanto, Executive Director of Jakarta Property Institute. The Jakarta Property Institute (JPI) is a non-profit organization with a mission to make Jakarta a more livable city.
We asked some serious business leaders to look post-pandemic, to the future of the country: now pushing forward with its key role in G20, the major move of the business community through B20, to the rapid development of the crypto
Sustainability is becoming one of the most crucial facets of business development today. What started as ‘good PR’ is transitioning into a necessity, not only for competitiveness but also for actual company longevity.
Ramadan is right around the corner and to ensure families experience memorable moments, Gran Meliá Jakarta presents the ‘Wander of Arabian Nights’ featuring extravagant feasts and an array of offerings throughout the holy month.
As we are gearing up to welcome the Holy Month of Ramadan, The Sultan Hotel & Residence Jakarta has put together a Ramadan programme that takes guests on a journey to experience ‘Ramadan Around the World’.
Moving the capital city of the Republic of Indonesia is no longer just an idea which had been proposed since the second term of Joko Widodo’s presidency began in 2019.
Easter might be a few weeks away but that doesn’t mean you can’t start planning your Easter holiday from now. Karma Kandara has announced its Easter Festival 2022 with a series of family-centric festivities spanning five days.
The Langham, Jakarta proudly unveils a brand-new addition to the lavish hotel with the opening of a sophisticated café, ALICE, a gourmet European eatery presenting delicious brunches, chic afternoon teas and exquisite dinners.
Kertawidyawati, Head of Hatten Education Center/WSET Certified Educator, reviews Cabernet Sauvignon Wines.
Since Covid-19, attitudes of Ramadan may have changed due to the changing activities and social restrictions. to ensure one experiences this holy month the best way, I’d like to share some thoughts on how to light up ones Ramadan.
Gran Melia Jakarta happily welcomes the new General Manager, Mirco Iada as part of the family.
The Hermitage, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Jakarta is pleased to announce the appointment of Harry Suryadharma as the new general manager of the hotel. He will oversee all the hotel’s operations and lead the execution of the long-t
Now welcoming Alexander Poindl as the new GM, but he is far from new to Jakarta as we shall hear. He recently met with Now’s Alistair Speirs to get up to date.
“The short answer is “yes”, but first we have to establish why it isn’t already? With something like 17,000 islands, Indonesia is so astonishingly well placed to benefit from all forms of marine tourism.
From a legacy of family-owned conglomerates controlling Indonesia's economy through history, has this hegemony finally come to an end? The Super Apps seem to think so!
The economy of Indonesia is the largest in Southeast Asia and is one of the emerging market economies of the world. But what does that mean to the average person, and is that the same for people in Jakarta and those in regions?
Both the government and the Indonesian tourism industry players have a strategy and focus on increasing the movement of domestic tourists as the foundation for the recovery of the tourism sector and creative economy post the Covid
While technology is constantly giving us new ways of doing things, some things stay the same for a certain man who takes good old cardboard boxes create decorative installations and toys.
British Chamber of Commerce Chairman, Ainsley Mann, talks to NOW! Jakarta about the current state of affairs for British companies amidst the pandemic as well as his thoughts on the crisis.
In its 493rd anniversary, Jakarta has no time for festive. In the time of crisis, the city must also look for civic engagement that requires us to prioritise collaboration and public service.
This year, Jakarta commemorates its 493rd anniversary without its customary celebration as Jakarta Fair is suspended. The government opts for a virtual breakthrough instead
For those without plans to travel due to the pandemic, why not create your own summer time activities around the house?
The name of Mester is written on the gate of Jatinegara market, visible from Jalan Jatinegara Timur.
During self-isolation, who would have thought that cleaning the house will be a therapeutic and soothing ritual to curb with the stress? Psychologists have the answer.
Reserve a holiday now at the luxurious The Laguna Resort & Spa Bali at an amazing rate, and stay any time before May 2021.
The online life that provides many benefits is not supposed to eliminate us from our pleasure of life now and interact with the physical world.
Alistair Speirs turned to European Chamber of Commerce Chair and President Director of Danone AQUA, Corine Tap, to see how her members are faring and find out her views on the way in which Indonesia has tackled the crisis.
Many people are being urged to secure themselves while maintaining their productivity at home during the pandemic. But is it necessary to be productive during lockdown?
Alistair Speirs returns, this time talking about how to avoid going back to the old normal amidst a society boasting about embracing the new one while still clinging to the old ways of doing things whether they realise it or not.
Ismaya Group, the umbrella company for popular culinary destinations in Jakarta welcomes guests after months of hiatus during large-scale social restrictions.
Considered having a high standard on safety and health by WITC, Archipelago international guarantees the comfort for the guests who stays at its properties.
The Ascott Limited (Ascott) introduces Ascott Cares and reviews its lodging products and services to ensure they are future-ready in a post-COVID-19 landscape.
With Ubud’s pioneering yoga studios, The Yoga Barn, currently closed for Covid-19, they have taken their special classes online on Facebook and Instagram for the whole world to experience!
Considered having a high standard on safety and health by WITC, Archipelago international guarantees the comfort for the guests who stays at its properties
Considered having a high standard on safety and health by WITC, Archipelago international guarantees the comfort for the guests who stays at its properties
The Ascott Limited (Ascott) introduces Ascott Cares and reviews its lodging products and services to ensure they are future-ready in a post-COVID-19 landscape.
Cartographers wrote “here there be monsters” when drawing maps with unexplored parts, imploring would-be voyagers to tread lightly within those parts unknown.
With many things in Jakarta being not exactly sustainable, can we really expect the city to become a sustainable city?
Meditation might be the answer to frustrated, depressed and stressed feelings that we all experience. If you’re willing to be open minded and give it a chance, we’ve found three amazing apps to start on your mindfulness journey.
Farhan Siki shared his vision about street art and his other works inspired by the current health crisis.
Celebrate Jakarta's 493rd birthday by cooking your own version of the city's traditional food: Ketoprak! Here's the recipe from Chef Petty Elliott!
We spoke to an actual Covid-19 survivor, Paulus Sony, who was happy to share his life-changing experience and show us that this virus CAN be defeated with the right knowledge and attitude.
NOW! Jakarta entices foodies to get to know popular traditional Betawi cuisine among the people of the city, yet its existence is increasingly rare.
The first virtual electronic music festival invites music goers to help with Covid-19 and enjoy the performance by 27 local and international DJs.
If we can get some of the ways of transmission under control, we may be in for a better, healthier life. I will certainly enjoy my flights again!
NOW! Jakarta Managing Editor Refa Koetin returns for another episode of Pandemic Effect, sharing how the pandemic is affecting empaths—polar opposites of narcissists—everywhere, and how not to get burned if you think you are one.
In the middle of the proliferation of coffee shop businesses that offer perfect cups of coffee and comfortable ambiances, Jakarta still leaves old and modest coffee grinding stalls with their interesting stories.
Yoga instructor Nina Belinda represents Terapung Float Club, a premium flotation centre in Seminyak, to present 3 types of breathwork or ‘pranayama’: Ujjayi, Nadi Shodhana & Kapalabhati Breathing.
Watch again our Instagram Live Session in collaboration with Chef Adrian Aditya of Hotel Jambuluwuk Thamrin and see how he prepares Baked Cheese Jumbo Prawns.
Don't get too excited. Jakarta is indeed on a transition period but you must still pay attention to your health. Keep wearing your mask. Bring your hand sanitiser everywhere. Maintain your distance.
More than just a part of local entertainment, Ondel-ondel holds deep Betawi cultural values.
As we feel blue and full of anxiety others have found a way to create colourful tie-dye and splashes of vibrancy for their daily attire at home.
From YouTube parodies to apartment block sing-a-longs, music can help maintain a sense of community and also as an instant therapy to cope with stress especially during these unprecedented times.
Many people face different situations and circumstances as Covid-19 has affected the global population and we can write our personal experience in a journal and probably make it as a historical record of events in our lives.
The New Normal is meant to save the economy and keep people alive but people need to remain cautious and vigilant.
The UK holds nothing back in aiding the global struggle against the pandemic, while helping Indonesia directly at the same time. Owen Jenkins shared details with NOW! Jakarta.
NOW! Jakata’s Alistair Speirs spoke to Colm Downes, Interim Country Director of British Council Indonesia the council’s progress as it embraces the new normal.
GAIA Hotel & Resorts donates personal protective equipment (PPE) to medical personnel in Bandung and Yogyakarta to support their work in handing the Covid-19.
In this new episode of NOW! Jakarta Podcast, Alistair Speirs OBE invites us all to consult some of the greatest philosophers to see what they had to say about crises.
Watch again our Instagram Live Session in collaboration with Chef Vindex Tengker of Le Meridien Jakarta and see how he prepares Sayur Labu Siam & Sambal Goreng Udang Nanas.
Here are our top 20 love song picks to admire musically and lyrically. There are the sunshines and rainbows type, or the gut-wrenching, heartstring-pulling kind; all delicate and gripping to the heart.
We all know our beloved city of Jakarta has a lot to offer in terms of dining, retreat, short staycations and even long, indulgent stays. We compiled the best offers from our hotel partners here.
In collaboration with President University, this year’s online National tryout by SIAPPTN is meant to help students examine their academic and open opportunities for them to contribute to Covid-19 relief.
Until now, Indonesia is struggling to curb the Covid-19 as the emergence of the virus is unavoidable and Eid Al-Fitr could lead to the second wave. At this point, the public remains pessimistic.
Ruangrupa, revealed ‘Lumbung” as the artistic direction to address the sustainability of human civilisation for Documenta 2022 in Kassel, Germany.
Celebrating Eid al-Fitr amidst the coronavirus pandemic actually becomes a momentum for Muslims to show the true character of piety.
Bringing the issue around discrimination and tolerance, these TV shows, stand-up special, and films will enlighten your perspective in Islam and the Muslim community.
To restore tourism activities as before, many operators and tourism industry players have started and been preparing to redesign their business when the pandemic ends, including the tourist village activities.
The Italian luxury vehicle manufacturer releases the new design of its MC20 with a design inspired by British racer Sir Stirling Moss.
Understand more about the impact of Covid-19 on your wellbeing in self-actualisation.
Fear not, for these restaurants around Jakarta will deliver Eid AL-Fitr cuisine and exclusive hampers to your doorstep.
What does it mean to celebrate the end of Ramadan in the midst of a global pandemic? And how is the pandemic changing the nation’s healthcare system?
Themed "Exercise from Home", pretty Dance Icon Janice Etta took over our Instagram account and lead a Cardio Dance session to keep you fit, healthy & fun.
Choosing a preschool for your children should be done very carefully. Take your time and make sure you choose the right one. Here are four criterias to watch for as you select and visit a preschool programme.
The Coronavirus has changed the way we leverage on technology to conduct teaching and will leave a lasting impact on our mindset and approach to education after this pandemic has passed.
The World Health Organization warned the international community to learn to live with it as the pathogen has the possibility to reemerge in the future.
At least 15 expats were slated as Covid-19 casualties in Indonesia, according to a May report by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The Indonesian government has prepared four steps to ease the large-scale social restrictions by the end of May but there are a number of violations during the order. Is Indonesia ready?
NOW! Jakarta sat down with H.E. Ishii Masafumi, Japanese Ambassador to Indonesia before the outbreak and talked bilateral happenings and how the two countries continue to develop strong ties.
Due to the Covid-19 crisis, Indonesia’s creative communities are inspired to hold the first and the biggest virtual festival that features a diverse range of programmes to be enjoyed at home.
Drinking water is equally important as consuming healthy foods to maintain hydration, especially for those practicing fasting during Ramadan.
In the interest of keeping a positive view, NOW! Jakarta Managing Editor Refa Koetin will explore how this Covid-19 pandemic could potentially be a gift to narcissists. Also available in podcast version.
Arisan Karya, the latest initiative from Museum MACAN invites enthusiasts to come together to support community and explore creative tips from artists.
LaSalle College, an international design school in Jakarta gives support to the first responder of Covid-19 by organising an online design competition and donation.
Pesona Alam Resort & Spa offers the ease of hotel booking through its promotion where one could purchase now with affordable promotion, and stay safely later.
As nationwide closures remain in place, ACG continues to help safeguard the health and mental wellbeing of their students through internal support networks, external counselling and medical assistance and advice.
The transition to home learning seems effortless for Jakarta Intercultural School, but a recent talk with Nicholas Biblis, spokesperson for the school, revealed the sheer hard work and preparation behind it.
The British School Jakarta readily shifted to an online learning programme in the wake of Covid-19. Here are some important points they made in ensuring a smooth transition for all.
In this new episode of NOW! Jakarta Podcast, Alistair Speirs OBE invites us all to consult some of the greatest philosophers to see what they had to say about crises.
Are you bored with your current home décor and want to freshen it up without paying a fortune? These attractive environmentally friendly decorations enhance your interior design.
According to TEIKOKU DATABANK (TDB), the coronavirus crisis forced companies from cruise ships and Japanese inns to private tutoring schools and tourism companies to go under with debts running up to approximately USD 11 million.
In our last Home Life I shared the 10 Best Books of All Time as selected by a list of eminent writers. Now we move on to not necessarily the best but certainly the best-selling, making their authors and publishers much happier!
As a recipient amongst very few hotels in Jakarta of the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points from TUVR Germany, Hotel Ciputra Jakarta are committed to producing safe, hygienic and quality food and beverages.
Situated in one of Jakarta’s liveliest areas in Menteng, Sekolah Perkumpulan Mandiri seeks to instill the power of living a life driven by principles among students, families and staff. Read through to know more about them.
The cinema industry have blessed us with brilliant dialogues and memorable lines that have passed into everyday life. Here are our top 20 picks to keep your passion for good movies alive. What's yours?
Indonesia Australia Business Council (IABC) Treasurer, Peter Fanning, produced a detailed report on significant events and regulations throughout the outbreak, especially those impacting business and legal.
As the cultural centre of the Netherlands in Jakarta, focusing on musical programmes and exhibition, the Erasmus Huis is home to fascinating Dutch and Indonesian art and culture.
In these uncertain times, we always need a ray of hope to survive. Dr. Varkha Lachman sheds some light and shares with NOW! Jakarta her thoughts and experience in the medical world amidst the outbreak.
Introducing BeeMa Honey, a honey producer focused on producing pure, natural and sustainable organic raw honey which is produced on pesticide-free plants and free of any chemical contamination and pollution.
InterContinental Jakarta Pondok Indah presents extraordinary dining and wellness offers to indulge in while relaxing or working at home.
Once again, enjoy your weekly kitchen indulgence brought to you by Chef Petty Elliott. This week’s recipe: Coconut Brulee with Cinnamon, Warm Banana and Sweet Potato Crisps.
Tourism industry, including hotels and restaurants, is one of many sectors hit by this Covid-19 pandemic. NOW! Jakarta spoke to representative of Jakarta Hotels Association Sjefke Jansen about this.
Just at the onset of the outbreak, NOW! Jakarta spoke to Lambert Grijns, Ambassador of The Netherlands to Indonesia, on the recent royal visit and what the future holds for bilateral relationship.
NOW! Jakarta Managing Editor Refa Koetin shares a summary of how other countries fight against Covid-19. But how about here in Indonesia? What have you done in this fight?
An Easter Message by Rev. Alan Wood, Vicar of All Saints Anglican Church Jakarta.
Indonesian Alliance of Industrial Product Designers (ADPII) formed the task force or Satgas Covid-19 to contribute to the handling of the virus spread through their expertise and abilities.
NOW! Jakarta spoke to Co-Founder PT Dailite Star Modéliste Golden Epafras to discuss the rational use of PPE and challenges during the Covid-19 crisis.
The best at-home workouts don’t necessarily require any equipment other than your own bodyweight. Here are 5 types of workouts you can do at home without any equipments. Which one is your favourite?
Once again, enjoy your weekly kitchen indulgence brought to you by Chef Petty Elliott. This week’s recipe: Twice-cooked Chicken Drumstick with Pandan and Curry Leaves.
As an old insurance hand I had a sudden revelation, given the recent spate of accusations of responsibility for the release of the virus between various countries, what law would this kind of incident fall under?
Those on a keto diet or trying hard to suppress carbohydrate can still enjoy a delicious fried rice. Replace white rice to support your diet as seen in the following easy recipe by celebrity chef Rinrin Marinka.
By taking advantage of self-quarantine experience, learning new soft skills in your pocket might be useful for the future as one can speak a new language or come handy for homemade crafts. The time is NOW!
The combination of Ramadan and this Covid-19 crisis can be seen as the perfect time to apply greener lifestyle. Here's some tips you can do now!
Global emission of CO2 may be falling drastically during Covid-19, but how about our carbon footprint in our house as we spend more time at home?
Our house can be the new dancefloor. Let’s move your body, loosen ourselves a little bit, and have fun.
Since one spends more time at home, gardening can be an environmental relief for communities by having to foster the microhabitat in their home. Who doesn’t like lush greeneries and much clearer air in their surrounding?
With recycled items, you can make your bedroom stand out by reusing old stuff and thrifted materials as creative as you possibly can, thus giving the bedroom decorating a rather rustic feel and look as well as being sustainable.
In the coastal neighbourhood, the newly opened Oakwood Apartments PIK Jakarta provides good living to its inhabitants who look for an exclusive dwelling place.
Roosevelt was speaking at the end of the Great Depression which started in 1928 and may well have lessons to reach us for today.
As the Covid-19 pandemic worsens every aspect of life of global citizens, consumers’ outlook has changed accordingly.
To stay well and safe in times of a pandemic, Indonesians are doing whatever it takes including changing the way they shop.
If you are really craving for delicious iftar from their favourite restaurants in the city, these top hotels culinary destinations will deliver them to your home.
Executive Chef Edi Pancamala at Swissôtel Jakarta PIK Avenue launch set iftar menus comprising assorted Ta’jil to break the fast, soup, three main courses, four side appetisers or small dishes, one dessert and one beverage.
Custom made specifically to be enjoyed from the comfort of your own home, the Raffles To Go delivery service is sure to create an unforgettable Iftar experience for you.
Though this year’snRamadanis different than usual, the culinary team at Oakwood Hotel & Residence Surabaya offers a special Iftar selection that can be enjoyed at home.
During this Covid-19 crisis, Alistair Speirs believes that there are ten specific things that money can’t buy, no matter how much money you have. Find out those ten things that money can’t but on NOW! Jakarta Podcast Episode 4.
Alistair Speirs shares his views on what the tourism industry players should do in regards of this Covid-19 crisis.
Craving for authentic French food but can’t dine out? Chef Gilles Marx from AMUZ Gourmet teaches you how to effortlessly cook French food at home!
Covid-19 might be a challenging time for students to maintain their academics goals since most of them are learning school at home.
The Nord Anglia School Jakarta helps to enhance children’s learning on science and here’s the reasons why.
Indonesian Hotel and Restaurant Association (PHRI) recorded that a total of 16,642 hotels have closed following the government’s order to reduce potential crowd and travelling activities in the archipelago.
Since China issued strict lockdown policy, the air quality in China has improved, rising up to 11,4 per cent compared to the same time last year. After this all ends, will people be mindful about our environment?
Encouraging you to stay home, Ismaya’s new “at-home experience” services will deliver outstanding dishes, drinks and products straight to your doorstep.
Stay home and stay safe, you can purchase Plaga Wine online from their website or through WhatsApp.
This is a special time for Muslims to light up their own homes with more worship, reflect on themselves and do the good deeds during self-quarantine and isolation.
Read these famous marriage quotes and allow Marilyn Monroe, Mohandas K. Gandhi, Agatha Christie, and others help you make the right choice. Some of them are worth contemplating but some others are thoughtfully funny.
With schools closed and outside activities restricted, children can only spend their time at home. Try these activities to keep them entertained, engaged, maybe even ignite their hidden talent.
Running out of ideas to spice up your days during this self-qurantine period? Club Med understand your needs and have compiled a comprehensive list of activities your whole family members.
With our advantage of having so many different media platforms to communicate with our community, it is important to speak up for change, and equality.
Let's relate these words from known philosophers, some written over 2000 years ago, to the news that you heard this morning, to the speeches of our current leaders, by the actions we see happening. Enjoy and contemplate.
A collaboration that invites Indonesian people to help the safety of the backguards from the coronavirus outbreak.
The global spread of coronavirus disease might put the world into horror films when people are afraid to even go outside, but there is a silver lining and it's the empathy of collective acts to help each others.
It’s important to help others who have been struggling with the fight of Covid-19 in the front line or pay forward to the most vulnerable community. But it's more important that your kindness is delivered to the right person who n
Embrace the spirit of the Holy Month of Ramadan with your family, friends and colleagues to share truly memorable moments at these hotels in and around Jakarta.
While grocery shopping and buying fresh ingredients from the market is a challenge these days, these digital platforms offer solutions for budding home cooks.
Through Instagram Live talkshow, Indonesian culinary expert and chef William Wongso shared some tips on cooking during this covid-19 period that forces us to stay at home as much as we can.
While many people consider meditation as a way to reduce stress, depression and anxiety, it has, in fact, offers many more.
NOW! Bali Writer Sachi Kondo has an enormous list of awesome songs for you to listen to during this period.
Once again, enjoy your weekly kitchen indulgence brought to you by Chef Petty Elliott. This week’s recipe: Aromatic Rice with Griddled Chicken Strips and canapés from Manado, Bali and West Papua.
It’s not just about educating people to be aware of where their garbage ends; it’s about realising that proper waste management can be a blessing for the community.
The British Chamber of Commerce (BritCham) held the first environmental series with prestigious speaker Yuyun Ismawati Drweiga and a Q&A session with Ah Muftuchan and Dyah Roro Esti Widya Putri as the panellists.
The purpose of Polish Business Club is networking, learning, business development and promoting business and investment, among other things, and not only between Indonesia and Poland but also other countries.
Bandung has many initiatives driven by the city’s young demographic. Bandung hosts a variety of workshops, conferences and festivals, all encouraging the development of creativity, prototypes and product design in particular.
In February, an expectant crowd of Indonesian Heritage Society members gathered for a talk and sampling by Santhi Serad from ACMI (Aku Cinta Makanan Indonesia - I Love Indonesian Food) entitled The Flavors of the Spice Islands.
This Covid-19 outbreak has impacted everyone physically, mentally, and even financially. For those suffering from mental health issues during this tough time, NOW! Jakarta has curated a range of resources and information.
The Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy has activated an integrated crisis centre as a lane of communication and education for people to suppress the impact of Covid-19 for tourism and creative economy industry.
The presence of Savis Tea was driven by Lily’s desire for Indonesia’s premium tea to become a host in its own country, because so far Indonesian people have been invaded by imported tea products which are assumed to be premium tea
At the age of 88, Indonesian prolific maestro artist Srihadi Soedarsono manifested his mind into a retrospective presentation of landscape painting exhibit Man x Universe at The National Gallery of Indonesia.
AYANA Midplaza, JAKARTA is here to ensure you stay healthy and safe during these hard times with special food delivery services, the Luxury Quarantine package and the Stay & Connected package.
As Indonesia’s Covid-19 death toll passes 200, Jakarta is starting to impose large-scale social restrictions as a significant measure for disease mitigation. Learn what you should and shouldn't do during this period here.
Alistair Speirs reminds you of the list of the best books of all time, based on John Peder Zane's book. The list includes The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, Hamlet by William Shakespeare, and many others.
One-star Singapore Michelin Guide 2019, Chef Kirk Westaway took over Raffles Jakarta's The Dining Room to present his signature British cuisines.
JD.ID has seen tremendous growth in the recent years, with Andrew You being an integral part of it for the last year and a half. See what success means to him and the sixth unicorn company in Indonesia.
The outbreak of the Covid-19 is creating stress for the global population – physically and mentally. While in lockdown and self-isolation, mental health could suffer and reach alarming levels if not kept in check.
From Wisma Atlet hospitals, Doctor Debryna Dewi Lumanaw spared her time in the middle of her extraordinary efforts in treating Covid-19 positives to talk to NOW! Jakarta.
JHL Solitaire Gading Serpong lit up a heart-shaped lighting from the guestroom to show support and solidarity to medical workers working to take care of Covid-19 patients.
In partnership with Artha Graha Peduli, Jakarta International School donated 1,000 home-care sanitation kits to families living in South Jakarta.
The indigenous group of Dayak Iban was awarded an Equator Prize 2019 together with 22 other local and indigenous communities across the globe from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
The significant increase of plastic food packaging especially in online delivery is behind the story why Ecorasa was created. They offer a holistic solution by creating a plastic food and beverage packaging using Oxium technology,
With Indonesia and Poland relationship entering its 65th anniversary, it is high time to get to know another white-and-red country.
The crisis will end. They all do. And usually precipitate another because our ability to recover is pretty much equal to our ability to plan.
Self-quarantine life at home can be quite tedious, confined within the same walls for weeks on end can make your daily routine, well… routine! Why not brighten up your days with the visual cinematic masterpieces of Wes Anderson?
This self-quarantine situation is boring but you can use your time at home with something positive. Doing exercise is one of many things you can do and we have Coach Vincent to teach us how.
As we are all soldiers in this war on COVID-19, perhaps these songs recommended by NOW! Bali writer Sachi Kondo can help you through these troubling times.
This is our new special content to accompany you during your stay at home. On this section, we'll provide you with Petty Elliott's cooking recipe from her book "Contemporary Indonesian Food". Let's cook Pepes Ikan!
Buba Soul is not like any other bubble drinks. They differentiate themselves by using Indonesia’s spices, natural ingredients and herbs from various regions as well as using natural sweetener such as palm sugar and honey.
Frans Widjaja has so many responsibilities at ISMAYA. With his current position, would he describe himself as successful? Read what "success" means to him in this article.
Physical limitation does not necessarily mean a lack of imagination and vision. An admirable example is the case of Angkie Yudistia, founder of Thisable Enterprise and member of Presidential Special Staff.
Working from home does not mean neglecting your hair and skin. Follow these simple hair and skincare tips to stay radiant even at home.
Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara (MACAN) presents two exhibitions from Melati Suryodarmo and Julian Rosefeldt in the same schedule, providing a lineal experience to open further dialogue about contemporary arts.
In response to the Covid-19 situation, we highly recommend everyone to stay at home and avoid physical contact as much as possible. Check out our Bali section here for updates and find more news at nowbali.co.id.
Lyon at Mandarin Oriental, Jakarta collaborated with Apéritif restaurant Bali to present exquisite lunch and dinner set menus prepared by Chef Nic Vanderbeeken.
If the first of April is the April Fools Day, the second is the day for “Facts”. Today, the world celebrated the International Fact-Checking Day, and here’s what you can expect.
The President’s Staff Office and Ministry of Communication and Information Technology has officially announced an application as a reference for all Indonesian people to get together to face Covid-19 through a community based appr
In the midst of Covid-19, many offline events now can be enjoyed online through many digital platforms to keep yourselves entertained.
Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) contribute significantly to the nation's economy. During this tough times, how can they survive? Aakar Abyasa, the Founder of Jouska, shared two alternatives for SMEs enterpreneurs.
While many people believe refugees are a burden to society, Julia Frei along with her activist friends established a non-profit organisation named Same Skies providing services, resources and asylum to refugees.
With the combination of Executive Chef Otong Arif and Executive Pastry Chef Anis Kurniawan, Hotel Ciputra Jakarta offers a dining experience like no other.
NOW! Jakarta Managing Editor Refa Koetin went to Starbucks not only for a cup of good coffee but also to have a chat with CMO of Starbucks Indonesia Liryawati about her definition of success.
Waste4Change signed a MoU with Bekasi city to have a partnership on waste management governance using IT-based technology to support Bekasi smart city. This type of collaboration is encourage to create a sustainable Indonesia.
Clarissa Goenawan’s second book, The Perfect World of Miwako Sumida, which was published on 10 March, expands on her acclaimed debut novel “Rainbirds” and unravels the secrets revolving the protagonist’s death.
Mrs. Janka Beckova, spouse of Ambassador of Slovak Republic, shares some interesting things she likes to do at home as part of the new stay-at-home regulation.
Known for his signature inspired by European rococo style, Sebastian Gunawan showcased his latest collections "Fly for Freedom" at Fashion Nation XIV.
During the Covid-19 crisis in Jakarta, one may find their restaurant temporary closed but everyone still could the restaurant quality dishes delivered to your house.
Many thanks to H.E. Beata Stoczyñska for a fruitful conversation with NOW! Jakarta. Read through to see what we talked about.
Founded by supermodel Petra Nemcova in 2004, Happy Hearts Fund (HHF) focuses on helping children. Read through Alistair Speirs conversation about the foundation's efforts to build schools for the poor.
Sustainable Island Initiative (SII) is a joint add-on initiative between Denmark and Indonesia and is part of the existing Strategic Sector Cooperation (SSC) within Energy and Environment in Indonesia.
This Covid-19 pandemic reminds us to stay healthy physically. However, being in quarantine for too long can affect your mind in a bad way. Here are a few tips on how to stay positive during self-quarantine.
The Embassy of Kuwait in Indonesia through its Chargé d'affaires Abdulwahab Alsenan is restricting travel from and to the State of Kuwait.
Disrupto is organising an interesting and attractive talkshow series titled Humans vs Virus to discuss how the Covid-19 rewrite the rule of our life and how we can fight the turmoil with technology and science to save our humanity
Iskandar Widjaja reveals the story of his newest single called Spirited Away and how his idol Johann Sebastian Bach inspired the music.
There are plenty of opportunities available to policymakers to promote sustainable tourism which benefits both visitors and hosts. So, can tourism ever be sustainable? The answer is YES!
NOW! Jakarta Publisher Alistair Speirs went up-close and personal with Rina Ciputra as she shared the secrets of her and the Ciputra group’s success over three decades and counting.
The definition of success has been a longstanding subject of debate. Everyone perceives success differently but they all want to be successful. NOW! Jakarta Managing Editor Refa Koetin talks about the why.
And here we are again, ready and prepared to cope with serious challenges because we are very good at ‘ostrich solutions’. Put your head in the sand as danger approaches because if you can’t see it then it surely won’t notice you!
President Joko Widodo expected that the large-scale social restrictions and physical restrictions policy to be implemented more rigorously, more disciplined and more effectively.
On 23 March, the central government shipped a total of 165,000 PPE (personal protective equipment) to every province, and President Joko Widodo expects deliveries to be truly monitored.
President Joko Widodo held a limited meeting to prepare for the annual mudik or homecoming activity during Eid in Indonesia. The movement of people in such number will impose a huge risk of the expansion of the Covid-19 spread.
For the attention of all British nationals in Indonesia.
It’s about time to enjoy food and art, all at the same time! Enjoy painting while eating your foods or taking a sip of your favourite drinks at PASOLA Restaurant & Lounge, The Ritz Carlton, Pacific Place, Jakarta.
Adopting Japanese-style hotplate rice trend, KULO Group has successfully launched Mazeru Indonesia, taking over Jakarta’s culinary scene on a hot plate.
Al Gusto, an Italian restaurant at JHL Solitaire Gading Serpong invites high-profile guests to join the exclusive Masquerade party.
In less than a week, Jakarta city government has declared a state of emergency since the escalating number of the COVID-19 infection is concerning. Social distancing needs the commitment from the community.
Families make up a large portion of Club Med’s guests. As part of this dedication to families, the Amazing Family programmes offers detailed elements dedicated to families.
It is not easy to adapt to the current situation as many people are currently working from home to contain COVID-19. Here are some tips to keep yourself productive.
After the pandemic enters the archipelago, the world’s 4th biggest populated country is fighting to combat the coronavirus (COVID-19). There are many lessons we need to know.
With all safety and health concerns in mind, Bali should always be on your go-to vacation list. Here, our team in Bali has compiled several activities that might suitable for you during your visit.
Studio Eksotika at Desa Potato Head is all about music. The room is carefully-tuned for acoustics, soundproof padding lines the ceiling and the centre piece are sleek, retro-looking vinyl turntables.
Indulge in an epicurean dining experience this April as The St. Regis Bali Resort presents an extraordinary Four-Hand Dinner on 11-12 April 2020 at its award-winning signature Kayuputi Restaurant.
De Braga by ARTOTEL is highly committed to eco-conscious practices that lessen a meeting’s impact on the environment, and thus, as part of the commitment, the hotel recently launched environmentally friendly meeting rooms.
The Ubud Food Festival (UFF) 2020 Presented by ABC presents an experience that brings you up close and personal with the culinary world. Be part of Indonesia's biggest culinary event on 26 to 28 June 2020.
Setali Indonesia focus on home living and fashion sustainability since a year ago and started to upcycle clothing waste. They organise three main events: Kembang Gula, Barang Lama Bersemi Kembali, and Musim Suka Cita.
Without going anywhere, guest stay at Oakwood Hotel & Resident Surabaya could request in-room spa service to get energized with a certified wellness treatment.
Students at Sinarmas World Academy organised fun events to make mathematics interesting during the celebration of Pi Day on 14 March.
Bedugul is way up in the mountains and is a cool and fresh area in Bali. There, you can find Strawberry Hill Hotel, a simple, charming, comfortable and relaxed alternative to the hustle and bustle of the south.
Mandarin Oriental, Jakarta welcomed its new Chinese Executive Chef, Tan Kwang Aik to helm Li Feng restaurant’s kitchen and also set to lead the catering for Chinese banquets.
In the area of Cempaka Putih Timur, Central Jakarta, a community called Gang Hijau (green alley) cohesively develop hydroponics in cultivating a green environment in Jakarta, in addition to get good quality vegetables.
In the hand of Kriya Nusantara, established by Abdul Sobur in 1995, Radio Cawang returns with new ideas and invites people to reminisce with the radio in new retro style.
Chef Kirk Westaway presented his signature dishes and cocktails at the latest Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Jakarta dinner held at Raffles Jakarta in February.
Anyone who has adventured to Medan won’t be able to deny the fact that they can be crazy about this city’s appetizing food options. The city also still keeps its old-world charm as it offers a portrait of real Indonesian facade.
Located in Mandailing Natal, North Sumatra, Batang Gadis National Park is formed through a process of initiation of the aspirations of local communities.
Thermos was the first company to commercialise and develop consumer products using vacuum insulation, keeping food and beverages hot, cold and fresh, enabling consumers to maintain a scrumptious diet wherever they are.
In collaboration with American luxury brand Tory Burch, Peacock Lounge at Fairmont Jakarta invites guests to enjoy fashionable afternoon tea with colleagues and friends.
Grand Sahid Jaya Jakarta welcomes Mare Nostrum, a Mediterranean restaurant that offers an authentic soul of Spain and vibrant culinary collection.
The American coffee chain Starbucks signed the MoU to extend its business in Papua with two stores opening in the Eastern part of Indonesia.
To celebrate this festivity, Intiwhiz Hospitality Management launches various special room deals and Social Media Quizzes throughout the month of March.
The revitalisation project of Taman Ismail Marzuki invited some controversies. However, Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan believes that this project aims only to create much better art and culture centre in the heart of the city.
With brunch becoming a popular pastime on the island, COMO Uma Canggu has decided to give the weekend ritual a special COMO twist, launching their ‘Lazy Grazing Sunday Brunch’.
The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali returns with its annual Celebrating Women event in honour of International Women's Day and Kartini Day. Ibu Robin Lim, Niluh Djelantik, Nana Mirdad and Nikki Indrawaty will be part of the event.
Interior design in a luxury hotel is crucial in creating a memorable staying experience. These top Jakarta hotels were thoroughly designed to create artistically modern and spacious rooms, lobbies and lounges.
Holiday Inn & Suites Jakarta Gajah Mada presents one-year anniversary specials on its room, restaurants, and MICE for guest to indulge.
Heavily inspired by modern French style with contemporary Asian influences, the new space of AMUZ Gourmet Restaurant is designed highlighting a vibrant and refreshing vibe that is perfect for any occasion.
Located in prime locations of the Big Durian, Frasers Place Setiabudi. The Pakubuwono Signature, Saumata Apartment and Essence Dharmawangsa are among top Jakarta apartments, perfect for those who put forward comfortable living.
Explore Korea’s rich culture, stunning landscapes, impeccable culinary offering and the recent Muslim-friendly tourism features.
Mr. Fox’s home in Jakarta is the perfect place for any occasion, be it corporate gatherings, social events, or intimate celebrations like birthdays or anniversaries.
When it comes to quirky meat festivals, Senopati has it all! Find everything you need to know about meat in ‘Senopati Beef Up Fest’.
NOW! Jakarta Editorial team agree that Alto Restaurant & Bar, AMUZ Gourmet, Henshin, Social Garden and Social House are among Jakarta restaurants that have awesome designs. Have you been there? Or do you have other recommendation?
According to a report by Market Research Future, the Asia-Pacific region is set to overtake the US as the world’s largest pre-fabricated building market, with a projected growth rate of almost 6% a year between now and 2023.
Mantra have been investing into environmental engineers and have them learning about mathematics, physics and the physical environment, so they get practice and see results based on our daily work.
Pullman Jakarta Central Park is pleased to present the hotel’s special offerings inspired by Dutch culinary tradition, available at two of it’s hotels dining outlets.
The Lodge Foundation talks about feminism in Indonesia through a monologue titled "Wanodja Soenda" or "Sundanese Women" starring Sita Nursanti, Maudy Koesnaedi and Rieke Dyah Pitaloka.
Aeshnina Azzahra (Nina), a 12-year-old from Gresik, who wrote a letter to the President of United States of America, Mr. Donald Trump regarding waste issues talks to NOW! Jakarta about her wishes.
Not only business and leisure travellers actively chasing the life-work balance in a splendid hotel like Mercure Jakarta Batavia, family and children now have more reasons to stay at the lovely urban hotel because of all the perks
Crowne Plaza Bandung’s Infinite Lounge and Resto is designed with a revolving dining room that allows for 360-degree views of the city.
British Women's Association celebrated its 50th anniversary with a charity ball themed "Arabian Night". The ballroom of Shangri-La Jakarta became the silent witness of the faboulus and fun evening!
ISMAYA welcomed you to Gunpowder Kitchen & Bar, a superb Indian food with a modern twist!
In early 2020, a total of 105 architecture students gathered to show the commitment to transforming local architecture tradition to become more ethical and sustainable.
NOW! Jakarta contributor David Metcalf was fascinated to find out more about, and spend time with, the Dayak Punan who live in the forests of West Kalimantan in the Kapuas Hulu regency.
2020 edition of Java Jazz is not the only celebration of classic jazz music, but also an emerging festival where music goers gather for groovy yet a nostalgic night!
In the elite neighbourhood of Jalan Gatot Subroto, Crowne Plaza Jakarta Residence offers easy access to multiple business and lifestyle points of interests, not to mention comfortable and modern living space.
Vibeka Grupe Larsen from the Danish Association of Architects outlined and recommended ways in which architecture can positively assist the search for the Global Goals for Sustainable Development.
With Eco-bricks gaining popularity, Rebricks are currently capable of making 80 to 100sqm paving bricks per day by using sachet plastic and plastic waste rejected by garbage banks.
With the goal of assisting the progress of business and trade relationship between Korea and Indonesia, the Korean Chamber of Commerce and Industry Indonesia (KoCham) came into existence.
Chef Matthias of Raffles Jakarta was in charge of Kendall-Jackson Wine Pairing Dinner with VVIP guests such as Rina Ciputra, Italian Ambassador HE Vittorio Sandali, Colombian Ambassador HE José Renato Salazar took part.
The peak of Fashion Rhapsody showcased inspiring collections from four emerging designers and tons of brands that engage in the mission in reducing the industry’s waste.
This new espresso coffee machine helps baristas craft consistently great coffee in an ergonomic way.
Accor has announced its commitment to join the UN Global Tourism Plastics Initiative and to remove all single-use plastic items in guest experience by the end of 2022.
A painting exhibition named 30x30 which will be held in Taman Budaya Jawa Barat in Bandung on 7 to 17 March sends the message about the importance of taking care of the earth immediately through artworks.
Tucked inside Kemang 37 building on Kemang Raya, ONE FIFTEENTH provides great locally grown and roasted coffee and a wide variety of great dishes in an unapologetically minimalist décor.
From Korean Wave to Golfing, read through our friendly chat with Korean Ambassador to Indonesia, H.E. Kim Chang-beom.
One of Jakarta’s hippest dining destinations in Jakarta, The MAJ Senayan, is collaborating with Jakarta Culinary Movement to present a 5 Chefs Collaboration fund-raising dinner.
From the brilliant culinary minds that gave you GIÔI comes On Six by GIÔI, a hip new dining venue occupying a modern minimalistic space by Disrupto.
Kawisari Coffee & Eatery proud to share its traditional munchies to its guests. The essence of the restaurant’s food is all about humble and heartwarming from traditional recipes of the villagers.
OMNIA Dayclub Bali unveils a brand new 3-day event called The Big Weekend on Friday 6 March to Sunday 8 March to welcome back two huge artists, Above & Beyond and Black Coffee.
Certified as an established member of World Green Building Council, independent organisation, GBC Indonesia has been involved in transforming the building sector to become greener.
Suryo Street across the trendy neighbourhood in Senopati just got busier with the arrival of an accomplished bistro and bar, The Front Room which offers a list of cuisine with influence from Asia, Italy, North America and Mexico.
At the invitation of President Joko Widodo, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima will pay a state visit to the Republic of Indonesia from Tuesday, 10 March to Friday, 13 March 2020.
HMA Owen Jenkins, UK Ambassador to Indonesia shares the impact of Brexit to UK-Indonesia relations. In short, he believes that Brexit will only result in positive impacts. Read through to see more details.
Why should we even bother focusing on sustainable and circular construction? Well, despite all the negativity, the world has become a richer place over the last 50 years, and that puts a lot of pressure on resources.
Jakarta really has the potential to become a smart city. It’s back to you, City Government, to make the city smart, because the technology is available, the experience is available, it just needs the willingness to commit.
Aesthetics is one of the major principles of Architecture that students and professionals alike have to worship. It concerns beauty or appreciation of beauty. In other words, it is a philosophy behind a pleasing appearance.
The construction sector has a huge role to play in making our world sustainable. ISO 15392 sets out internationally agreed and recognised principles for achieving sustainability in building and construction.
With an area of more than 250sqm, the Tanah Abang Community Store will be designed not only as a coffee shop, but it will also house rooms for workshop and classes.
To cater to Hari Raya Nyepi, the luxurious five-star Renaissance Bali Uluwatu Resort & Spa is offering a special 2 nights stay promotion.
After being occupied for many years by a very lucky diplomat, The Penthouse Suite on the top floor of the Garden Wing of the The Sultan Hotel & Residence Jakarta has come free for the discerning public to enjoy.
The traffic situation in Jakarta has worsened over the first two months of the year rather than improved. So, what can we do? Our publisher Alistair Speirs provides a suggestion to solve this issue.
The Omnibus Bill has been topic of discussion for the last couple of weeks. Will amending 73 laws and consists of 15 chapters and 174 articles make this country better?
Melandas, an authorized dealer of luxurious and exclusive European and American furniture brands in Indonesia, introduced new exciting concepts in 2020 highlighting ‘Home Harmony’.
“The Jewel of Wedding” is the first open house wedding exhibition hosted by JHL Solitaire Gading Serpong to offers a complete wedding service and organiser for couples.
The First Quest Hotel Cikarang presents premium mid-market accommodation with comfortable living through its creative hospitality concepts.
Sinarmas World Academy invited 10 inspiring young leaders to share their success in front of students at the school’s independent running conference.
Tugu Lombok is located on miles of pristine virgin white sand beach on the northwest coast of the island, framed by the majestic sunrise over Mount Rinjani in Lombok.
How is it possible to be an elephant lodge in Bali and still be a luxury hotel? Mason Elephant Park & Lodge answers that question for you as World Luxury Hotel Awards 2018 Winner.
Ismaya Live has announced 18 artists on its first lineups to be performing at annual summer festival We The Fest 2020 in August at JIExpo Kemayoran.
Featuring more than 50 local and international galleries, the second year of Art Moments will be held from 17 to 19 April at Sheraton Grand Jakarta Gandaria City Hotel.
This year, Plaza Indonesia Film Festival will screen 9 feature films and 4 short movies along with movie clinic with Indonesian filmmakers during the 2020 event.
Billions is anything that people could ask for, there are ‘billion options’ to have fun at its best bets way possible, from high-end bar to the expensive entertainment.
Starbucks Indonesia has committed to eliminating the usage of single-use plastic straws with paper straws at its stores across the country.
What’s better than having an abundant choice of Batavian-inspired dishes while appreciating the old Dutch colonial atmosphere? Mercure Jakarta Batavia has it all.
Officially inaugurated in 2005 by co-founders Mee Kim and Gouri Mirpuri, Learning Farm is a progressive pro bono organisation focusing on youth empowerment in Indonesia.
Chaîne members and guests were presented with excellent culinary treats by the one-Michelin-starred restaurant from Singapore, JAAN, led by their Executive Chef Kirk Westaway.
On 29 February 2020, the Indonesian Heritage Society (IHS) will celebrate 50 years of volunteerism in support of Jakarta’s museums.
From modest workshops in Bogor, Moloka produces goat milk-based products ranging from food to skincare using only natural ingredients. The founder Esterlyta Pandjaitan wants to let people know about the benefit of goat milk.
Puri Santrian Beach Resort boasts a 200-metre stretch of white sand beach line with docile wave and cooling island breeze suitable for adults, children or non-swimmers.
We Move Amongst Ghosts is an exhibition organised by Yayasan Mitra Museum Jakarta aimed to look at the interface between object and space on the one hand, and memory on the other.
NOW! Jakarta launched Say Yes to Less, a programme dedicated to address the issue of food and plastic waste and find potential solutions within culinary businesses with excellent waste management policy.
Malaysia Club Jakarta (MCJ) promotes the interests of Malaysian business in Indonesia while strengthening ties between the two communities through partnership.
From mystical lakes with god-fish legends to the stunning Bung Karno Museum honouring the founder of Indonesia, Blitar is a city full of history and intrigue.
We all go to Bandung to enjoy its cool weather and green scenery. Hilton Bandung offers both and even more. Hilton Bandung has also implemented an ambitious and comprehensive waste and energy reduction programme.
Indonesia and Malaysia, the two main Muslim-majority countries in Southeast Asia, do maintain an overall amicable relationship, with components including economic, defense, education, tourism and others.
Cutt & Grill has now opened its new doors in the bustling area of Senopati, following the success of its first outlet in Tebet. In addition to having a warm and comfy zone, the restaurant offers great-tasting foods!
In the suites setup, Rhythm Room Space & Bar is meant for anyone looking for a sick beat, unapologetic dance and good song with cocktails in hand.
From a romantic dinner surrounded by exotic marine creatures to a Love Letter Board, Jakarta Aquarium is an absolutely unique place to go to celebrate Valentine’s Day.
Waste4Change has the ‘Send Your Waste’ programme, in which you can recover your waste by sending it to Waste4Change’s recycling partners located around you.
Richard Linklater’s Before trilogy and Spike Jonze’s Her should be seen as the finest romantic movies of all time. Here is, according to NOW! Jakarta's writer Asyariefah' opinion, the reason why!
From 14 to 29 February, Festival Sinema Australia will be screening eight films in six different cities across the archipelago for FREE!
We invited our Instagram (@now_jakarta) followers to share their love stories. Here are the best two of them.
Going to Bali for your honeymoon will never be a mistake. But we suggest you to take a look at other parts of Indonesian archipelago such as Raja Ampat, Labuan Bajo and Bintan, all equally good choices as honeymoon destinations.
During Valentine’s Week, lovebirds, whereever you are, experience romantic hospitality at a number of Intiwhiz properties across the archipelago.
Starbucks Reserve Dewata recently celebrated its first full year serving coffee enthusiasts and generally becoming a place for regular customers to get consistent, well-curated caffeine fix, among others.
Fresh From The Chefs' Table is NOW! Jakarta's newest programme. In the form of video series, we collaborate with well-known chefs and restaurants and bring their signature dishes to you.
All kinds of love is our special series of content for this month. This article talks about the relationship between men and beast throughout history that was mostly based on mutual benefit for both sides.
A trendy restaurant at InterContinental Jakarta Pondok Indah, Sugar & Spice introduces its new edition of weekend brunch experience featuring French cuisine.
For those travelling to Surabaya during Valentine’s Week, one may probably stop by at Oakwood Hotel & Residence and spend romantic experience with their loved one.
Celebrate the most romantic month of the year with AMUZ Gourmet as Chef Gilles Marx will present a six-course menu during Valentine’s Lunch and Dinner.
Accor has announced the launch of its new lifestyle loyalty program, Accor Live Limitless that provides a gateway to all the advantages, services. and experiences.
After ongoing grand renovation since early 2019, Social House officially reopens the lifestyle destination to refresh the guest’s experience.
Invite your loved one to celebrate Valentine’s day with Italian Style at Al Gusto, JHL Solitaire Gading Serpong.
In the midst of the euphoria showcasing three designer collections on the unconventional catwalk at MRT Jakarta, Fashion Rock 2020 faced a backlash but It’s just the way how Jakartans reacts to hoo-ha moment.
Sneaker lovers don’t need to go Tokyo to hunt the rare collaborative collection of Nike or Adidas with Atmos as the streetwear retailer officially opens its flagship store in Jakarta.
All kinds of love is our special series of content for this month. This article talks about intercultural love and how difficult it could be due to the fact that they have to deal with bias and regulations in day-to-day lives.
Global Secure Accreditation (GSA) has developed the world’s first set of evidence-based hotel security standards which incorporate techniques used by leading law enforcement and security agencies.
Here we share some of the island’s unparalleled romantic escapes and stays that encourage you and your loved one to explore not only Bali, but also your own relationship.
NOW! Bali has curated articles and video series namely Behind the Bar, highlighting the science of cocktail making of Bali’s most popular bars and clubs.
All Saints Anglican Curch, the oldest English language institution in Indonesia, welcomes a new minister Reverend Zane Elliott.
One of the most compelling islands in the country, Sulawesi, charms travellers across the globe with its mountainous interiors cloaked in a dense jungle.
Arkademy Project is a community that brings photography to a more progressive direction and create different kind of works.
Celebrate Valentine’s Day to deepen your relationship over a romantic dinner by the pool with live jazz performance at Aston Kartika Grogol Hotel and Conference Center.
The Sultan Hotel and Residence Jakarta, along with their General Manager, Fintan O’Doherty, hosted the February SKAL dinner at their reopened and refurbished legendary Penthouse located on level 17 (top floor) of the hotel’s Garde
Weddings are special occasions and it should be held in a special venue. In Jakarta, there are many lovely wedding venues and we have compiled some of them for you.
Malaysia boasts one of south-east Asia’s most vibrant economies, the fruit of decades of industrial growth and political stability.
All kinds of love is our special series of content for this month. In this article, NOW! Jakarta Managing Editor Refa Koetin talks about Objectophilia, a form of sexual or romantic attraction focused on particular inanimate object
All kinds of love is our special series of content for this month. Self-love is not selfish, yet it is manifested in the exclusiveness of relation and depiction mirrored to everything you like, respect and care about.
The Kartika Soekarno Foundation (KSF) was founded in 1998 in response to the Southeast Asian economic crisis. Today, the foundation aims to give Indonesian children the best start in life.
NOW! Jakarta met H.E. Vincent Piket, EU Ambassador to Indonesia and Brunei Darussalam in an exclusive interview.
Celebrating Valentine's Day, Indonesian tenor singer Ari Wibowo collaborating with Regina Handoko and Harland Hutabarat will be part of a classical music concert titled Amore – A Romantic Classical Evening.
As the European Parliament plans to expand in Indonesia, the EU-Indonesia partnership and cooperation agreement were signed.
This Valentine's Day, have a romantic dinner and spice up your relationship at these lovely restaurants in Jakarta, including Keraton at the Plaza, Raffles Jakarta, Sultan Hotel, The Dharmawangsa and Wyndham Casablanca.
Jakarta Intercultural School (JIS) introduced STEAM as the future face of pedagogy to prepare students that will later to be a potential human resources who could thrive in the transforming industry.
On Saturday, 1 February, the ballroom of Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta was once again transformed for the fabulous annual event that is the British Women’s Association of Jakarta’s Charity Ball.
In 2020, Transjakarta set the new vision of becoming the future of urban mass transportation that operates under sustainable value and comprehensive integration.
Responding to the rising global demand for a healthier lifestyle, the Fairmont brand launches a new platform that champions the well-being of its guests.
By sticking to its motto: Yoga, Fun, Knowledge and Charity, Yoga Gembira community celebrated its 11th anniversary by distributing donation and health issues information sharing.
Before the revitalisation, Taman Puring was pretty much abandoned. Today, it sees crowded weekends with kids, parents and youth coming together for various recreational activities.
Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta welcomes Chef Guillaume Galliot for two exclusive evenings of exquisite dining at Alto Restaurant and Bar called Seasons of Gastronomy on 5-6 February 2020.
On 22 January, Indonesia commemorates National Pedestrian Day (Hari Pejalan Kaki Nasional). We talked with Coalition of Pedestrians or Koalisi Pejalan Kaki to gather their perspective of Jakarta's pedestrian facilities.
No one wil easily forget the first day of 2020 with all the rain and floods. This is the story of how non-profit organisation MAPALA Universitas Indonesia took part in the rescue operation throughout Jakarta.
In this day and age, almost everything can be explained with science, including love. NOW! Jakarta Managing Editor Refa Koetin talks about love based on scientific findings.
Talking about love, we often limit ourselves to only talk about our love to our partners or family. I would like to stress out that our love towards a nation is also important.
Along this year, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara (MACAN) has fantastic exhibitions both from renowned local and global artists.
Garin Nugroho’s Planet - Sebuah Lament shows the rare voice and the body of work from Melanesians, rendering an environmental awakening that resonates with the global meditation about the hope for humanity and nature.
All kinds of love is our special series of content for this month. As the trend is rising, dating apps are expected to facilitate a more honest approach to be able to continue any matches to actual dating and marriage.
Rich yet smooth, Manta Spiced Rum combines a unique mix of prized spices with aged rum providing complex layers of taste that is best served neat or with a favourite cola and a slice of lime.
Tanaman, a unique plant-based Indonesian restaurant emphasising on delivering fresh and locally inspired dishes, was recently launched at Desa Potato Head, Bali.
Shoppers in Jakarta will soon be unable to carry their groceries in single-use plastic bags as the Jakarta administration has issued the regulation to ban it for commercials.
The culinary team at Sari Pacific Jakarta has prepared an array of authentic Chinese cuisine during the Lunar New Year celebration from 24 January to 8 February.
Oakwood Hotel & Residence Surabaya appointed Subendi as the new general manager of the property.
For Chef Stefano Quaquarelli, the creative mind behind Senso Unico Jakarta, “Cooking is the intention to restore memory”.
Taking place at Aksara Bookstore, South Jakarta, Kamahele (Kama) unveiled his first comic strip book debut last month attracting a potential audience of students and enthusiasts of literature and arts and culture.
The Westin Resort & Spa Ubud transcends its status as a hospitality leader in wellness through signature programmes curated under its six key foundations ─ Move Well, Sleep Well, Eat Well, Play Well, Feel Well and Work Well.
LIBERTÁ invites Jakarta’s culinary enthusiasts to enjoy a sensational Italian dining experience at the iconic Pavilion Retail Arcade building.
Amir Sidharta tells us a story of one Donald Friend, an artist who was neglected in his home country, but was accepted unconditionally in Bali, the island on which he chose to live in towards the end of his life.
The January 2020 SKAL gathering was held at Raffles Jakarta’s Arts Café. Members and guests were treated by the restaurant’s signature buffet that has a variety of foods.
The highland games are events held throughout the year in Scotland and other countries as a way of celebrating Scottish and Celtic culture and heritage, especially that of the Scottish Highlands.
Planning to visit Australia? The Australia Open in January, the Formula 1 Rolex Australia Grand Prix in March, or Melbourne Food and Wine Festival (also in March) could be the perfect destinaton during your visit there.
Despite being inhabited for up to 60,000 years, the continent of Australia was, for much of history, isolated from the rest of the world. Our friend from Indies Gallery Kemang, Sake Santema, told us the story.
If you're in Bali this month, get involved in the best events in the Island of the Gods such as Candra Metu, Cooking for a Cause and Australia Day in Bali. Don't forget to please yourself with Bali's own Bamboo Blonde and Blow.
Since 2012 the Balinese Subak system is on the list of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites and an area of 19,500 hectares has been designated as “Cultural Landscape”.
Comfortably located on a corner of the surfer’s paradise of Canggu, COMO Uma Canggu bestows dazzling panoramic views of the Indian Ocean and heavenly sunsets.
An 8,000sqm parking lot is turned into a meeting point where Jakarta communities could enjoy food and run creative activities.
Nestled in a secluded enclave just north of Ubud, where jungle, river and valley meet, COMO Shambhala Estate presents a space that encourages rejuvenation and transformation.
Australia has long been one of the biggest contributors to assisting Indonesia’s development by direct and indirect aid and grants to specific areas of need.
Enclosed within its rich Balinese landscape and cultural surroundings, COMO Uma Ubud is renowned as a centre for peace, harmony and wellness.
The unobstructed views from the 26th floor of Alila Hotel were a glittering backdrop to the promise of a fun-filled evening at Hakkasan Jakarta.
One of the brands that pay attention to the global issue is Hexagon, owned by Indonesian fashion designer, Zara Tentriabeng.
NOW! Jakarta sat down with Indonesian artist, educator, and curator Hafiz Rancajale who believes that arts soften our mentality and reduce chaos.
ANZA was created almost 50 years ago by Australian and New Zealand expat spouses who recognised that by coming together they were able to provide caring support, and social opportunities for each other.
A sumptuous feast awaits at Pullman Jakarta Indonesia in celebration of Chinese New Year. On top of a sumptuous offering, a lion dance and live Chinese instrumental music will enliven the festive celebration there.
Chic Mediterranean restaurant, Sea Grain recently enhanced its menu with a number of Asian-inspired dishes. What are some of the new dishes you must not miss? We talked to Spanish Chef Alvaro Bonache about this.
Taking place from 17 to 18 January at Teater Jakarta, Garin Nughroho’s Planet-Sebuah Lament links the cost of human greed to natural damage, presented in theatrical performance.
Led by Executive Director, Vic Halim, the IABC regularly organises networking events and seminars and supports other related events in pursuing its objectives.
Led by Japanese Chef Hideyoshi Imai, Shio is a teppan style restaurant promising an authentic Japanese dining experience at InterContinental Jakarta Pondok Indah.
Jakarta government's project to create better and wider sidewalks all around the capital have started to show the results. How do the Jakartans feel about this?
Australia’s Chargé d’affaires to Indonesia, Allaster Cox, talks to NOW! Jakarta about the two country’s strong relationship and what’s in store in 2020.
The Accademia Italiana della Cucina, with the cooperation of the the Italian Business Association in Indonesia, hosted an exquisite dinner event celebrating the art of the Milanese Aperitivo.
MINQ Kitchen is De La House’s newest dining venue which recently filled the row of dining outlets in Senopati. The restaurant embraces the fusion and evolution of cultures, while still respecting and valuing passed down traditions
Aiming to be a more pedestrian-friendly city, Jakarta is preparing a budget of IDR 1.1 Trillion in 2020 to revitalise 103 kilometres of sidewalks in the Capital.
Combining theatre stage, water world and legendary Indonesian story, Jakarta Aquarium presents a world class performance "The Pearl of The South Sea" created by Peter Wilson.
The owner of Komunal88, JC Blachere never thought that being sustainable is a marketing trick. It has been the core of his activism since he started, and he shows it to people how it’s done!
Two newly renovated premium rooms at Padma Hotel Bandung provides a warm and complete staycation experience.
Waste4Change invites you to start taking part in creating a better environment by managing your waste in your house and office.
Since 2013, the creative mind behind fashion label Lekat di Hati, Amanda Indah Lestari never gave up on reimagining and innovating the textile of Baduy culture. It’s a lifetime investment in one culture!
There are still lots of people not understanding and underestimating the waste problem. Kampus Diakoneia Modern (KDM) realised that and set up KDM Green Projects to create a green environment with education and waste management.
Nestled in the area of Sudirman Park Apartment, Senso Unico has opened its door to fellow Italian food lovers in the capital providing the guests with authentic Italian atmosphere and a wide range of dishes.
Celebrate the Year of Metal Rat at Novotel and ibis Styles Jakarta Mangga Dua Square as they have prepared many delicacies so you can enjoy the festive ambience in full swing.
In welcoming the Year of the Metal Rat, we are pleased to share some of our favourite Chinese New Year offerings and promotions from the best hotels in Jakarta. Happy Chinese New Year 2020 from the entire crew of NOW! Jakarta.
Conference on Indonesian Foreign Policy (CIFP) 2019 was described as the country’s biggest festival of diplomacy as well as the world’s largest foreign policy conference that gathered more than 12,000 enthusiastic participants.
Here is a quick overview of the seminars and workshops that MVB Indonesia ran in 2019, mostly in partnership with major embassies and chambers of commerce. Thankfully, most of them are oversubscribed!
Healthy eating habits start from keeping yourself hydrated. Read more to see our compiled suggestion including three up-and-coming healthy eating restaurants that will help you eat healthier!
The Qatari embassy charge d’affaires, Amer Mohd A Al Theyab, hosted an exquisite reception of the Qatar National Day with a selection of Arabic dishes to entertain the guests, including the honourary guest the Minister of Educati
Within the 10-day festival, the second edition of Bintaro Design District connects creative communities and the public to discourse the importance of inclusive urban architecture and design in satellite cities.
One of Jakarta’s most iconic hotels welcomes the Year of The Rat with sumptuous delicacies and award-winning performances.
Neither Korean nor Italian, the pasta selections at Shin The Korean Grill relies on just a handful of simple ingredients and the creativity of a great chef.
We all have our own wishes, hopes and dreams in this new year. So do our colleagues. Read the wishes of ambassadors, hotels' general managers, school principals and many others here!
It’s January, and with your resolutions in tow, you are now ready to take names and kick behinds and make 2020 the best year of your life. Or are you?
The newly arrived Ambassador from the Kingdom of The Netherlands and his charming wife welcomed NOW! Jakarta publisher Alistair Speirs to their residence for a friendly discussion.
Fully supported by the Hilton Bandung Hotel, representatives from 70 different establishments gathered for the first ever Say Yes To Less workshop in Bandung.
If you’re interested in the world of coffee shops, it’s important to understand what you’ll need to open your own coffee shop. Your checklist is going to be long, but every step is crucial to your success.
NOW! Jakarta and Mary Jane Foundation organised a Christmas charity programme, Feeding The Poor with some of Jakarta’s best luxury hotels to benefit those in need.
El Asador is here to give you the full South-American culinary experience from the best of Argentinian and Uruguayan dishes to an incredible range of more than 50 exquisite wine options from around the world.
Lavish dinner, astounding performance, extravagant prizes, honourable guests, but more importantly, an opportunity to give back to BritCham’s Giving Kids a Sporting Chance were part of Britcham Indonesia's event last month.
In my humble and completely unqualified opinion, if you are genuinely happy with the way you are, then nothing else matters.
SKALmembers and guests celebrated the final event of the year and were presented with a delectable Christmas dinner, including roast turkey and traditional Christmas pudding.
NOW! Jakarta held its annual grand party on 9 December 2019 at Crowne Plaza Jakarta. Special guests includes the ambassadors of Sweden and Peru, H.E. Marina Berg and H.E. Julio Cárdenas respectively.
The Thai Ambassador to Indonesia, H.E. Songphol Sukchan, host a beautiful event complete with dance performances and traditional and modern Thai cuisines
The annual golf tournament for Priscilla Hall Memorial Foundation was held again this year celebrating its 16th anniversary at Cengkareng Golf Club, 6 December 2019.
The WIC Charity Bazaar was held once again at the Jakarta Convention Center. Opened by the First Lady of Indonesia, Iriana Joko Widodo, the bazaar was filled with stalls from several embassies as well as local craft makers.
The Jakarta-Berlin Festival 2019 was a celebration of the essential friendship of Jakarta and Berlin, as the two cities have a stronger relationship and have been sister cities since 1993.
Read through the journey of Stephanie Brookes when she and David Metcalf visited Paotere Harbour in Makassar, where the Portuguese and Dutch sailing ships moored centuries ago.
"We hope, dream and pray that our lives will be that bit easier or better, but what do we DO to make that happen?" NOW! Jakarta publisher Alistair Speirs invites us all to welcome the new year by really looking inside ourselves.
Take a look at how Jakarta transforms into the biggest megalopolis in Southeast Asia through a number of significant moments from 2010 to 2019.
In partnership with Hong Kong-based hospitality group Black Sheep Restaurants, Cathay Pacific introduces its top culinary experience at its economic class cabin.
Whilst Siem Reap has surely accommodated for modern comforts, it still has this atmosphere of a simpler, almost nostalgic past.
From the moment you arrive at the dramatic arched palm tree-lined resort entrance, you’ll sense that The Ayung Resort, Villas and Hotel in Ubud is a very unique destination.
Representative of the Taipei Economic & Trade Office, John Chen, talks about Taiwan tourism and why you need to visit the country.
’Tis the season to travel seaside and soak up the sun! If you’re spending this festive holiday on the island of Gods, here is a round-up of shopping list authentic to Bali to merry up your tropical itinerary.
With a strong root deeply seated in Balinese charming culture, The Tijili brand’s figures itself are reinterpreted in shapes which have similarity to the logotype.
Fascinating stories and photographs from NOW! Jakarta contributors Stephanie Brookes and David Metcalf will always be entertaining. Read again their stories in 2019 here.
There are many traditional markets in Jakarta but one could spot the best go-to-shopping destinations that have unique and trendy style. Let’s Discover Now!
Inspired by homegrown traditional elixir, Rejuve’s Cold-Pressed on the go beverage offers the rich and fresh flavour of Indonesian herb and spices.
For those looking for finesse on Indonesian cuisine, the international buffet restaurant at Hotel Mulia Senayan, The Café is the perfect culinary destination for patrons who are tempted for top local flavors.
Leading skincare brand SK-II has recently launched a new, limited edition product with Pitera at its core design.
West coast of Java in Banten Province offers stunning sunset, beautiful beaches, and unforgettable experience within just two-hour drive from Jakarta.
Helping Hands Foundation held Ekspedisi Bhinneka Bagi Bangsa to unite children from Aceh to Papua from various tribes, religions and different physical conditions to a curriculum of outdoor education.
Let us all end this year with something good and celebreate the New Year's Eve with less waste, as suggested by Waste4Change.
Erasmus Huis exhibited Cynthia Boll's award winning photo series Sinking City, Jakarta on 21 November - 20 December while reminding us of this dystopic future.
I Want to Smell The Perfume is a Jakarta-based social enterprise which combines positive social impact and environmental impact by actively partaking in women empowerment and reducing single-use plastic bag waste and marine debris
Panembahan Reso was first staged in 1986 and now Auri Jaya, Imran Hasibuan and Seno Joko Suyono collaborate to revive one of W.S. Rendra's masterpieces.
The young learners of Nord Anglia School Jakarta now have access to spacious interconnected indoor and outdoor spaces where they can both learn and play.
NOW! Jakarta contributor Amir Sidharta talks about Nunung WS and her works.
NOW! Jakarta’s Alistair Speirs went to visit British School Jakarta and met two parents who entrusted their children to start their learning journey in the school.
In its 11th year, BritCham’s Giving Kids A Sporting Chance gave 60 children the opportunity to have their first go at rugby, all under the watchful eyes of Byron Kelleher, the recently retired charismatic New Zealand All Blacks.
Polka Dot, Merry Coffee, Candy Cane Stripe and Merry Coffee Stripe; will you collect all four of new Starbucks' holiday cups?
Running from 20 to 29 December at The Tribrata, the second edition of Wave of Tomorrow will exhibit the progressive interdisciplinary collaboration of new media art.
From 21 to 22 December, young Indonesian talents will play renowned Marc Shaiman’s Hairspray - The Broadway Musical for the first time at Ciputra Artpreneur.
Lifestyle destinations around Jakarta provides special Christmas and New Year festivities suitable for one looking for a short getaway in this year’s holiday season.
For those planning to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Bali, Manarai Beach House is the perfect choice to welcome a new decade with its lively carnival.
After its establishment more than a decade ago, the long-standing Anantara Seminyak Bali Resort has stood the test of time as one of Bali's premier luxury destinations.
NOW! Jakarta has a close relationship with the international communities, up to the level of the foreign ambassadors. Here are the main point of our conversations with them.
Introducing Kemala Home Living, a functional, stylish, sustainably-sourced home décor that offers timeless designs.They partner with NGO to bring skill training to people in the communities with which they work.
Christmas is a special day so why don't you and your family go spend it with a special Christmas dinner and brunch too? We have a list of recommended restaurants for you!
The recently opened hotel in South Jakarta provides a getaway to Indonesian local artisan through its prime hospitality.
The five-star hotel invites guests to celebrate Christmas and New Year with a number of special offers from dining experience to room package.
Debuting with the exhibit by Mulyakarya, the rebranded ARTOTEL Earth invites communities to participate in the ecology movement and environmental preservation.
MVB Indonesia closed its 2019 programme with an awards ceremony, appreciating all of its 25 members for their participation in 2019 programmes.
Soirée Bar and Lounge is a hidden nest for Jakarta nightcrawlers. It seems very exclusive, but Soirée doesn’t sell pretentiousness.
MVB Indonesia closed this year's programmes with an annual conference themed Sustainability for Key Economic Sectors.
Introducing the brand’s first drive-thru outlet at Batam and the new Starbucks Reserve DELIPARK Mall, Medan.
Within convenient distance to Soekarno Hatta International Airport and West Jakarta, Sixth Sense provides an instant getaway to lifestyle in the satellite city of Tangerang.
Since it was established in 2013, EEC Kampung Inggris Jakarta has received hundreds of students, ranging from kindergarten ages to adults.
Helianti Hilman was born, and spent her childhood, in a highland coffee plantation in East Java and was exposed to the wonders of Indonesia’s wilderness.
Committed to upholding inclusivity within its community, members of Jakarta Performing Arts Community (JPAC) consists of wonderfully diverse and multicultural volunteers with various economic backgrounds and experience.
The NOW! Jakarta annual gathering with friends of the magazine was held at the Crowne Plaza Jakarta on 9 December 2019.
Recently celebrating its 15th anniversarry, Dragonfly has been the hub for Jakarta’s most fashionably attractive crowd.
Borobudur Writers and Cultural Festival (BWCF) is a meeting place for fiction and non-fiction writers, creative workers, cultural and cross-faith religious activists.
AWA supports a wide range of projects each year which is funded by several events including the Annual Angel Tree Luncheon, held on 7 November.
Celebrate the New Year's Eve at Hotel Borobudur Jakarta with well-known local musicians.
Revisit some of the most drastic transformations ever featured on Turkuaz, the first-ever fine dining establishment of authentic Turkish and Ottoman cuisine restaurant in Jakarta.
In welcoming 2020, the number of lifestyle establishments in Jakarta has prepared the most anticipated Year-End parties to be celebrated with friends and family, on 31 December.
Visiting JEJATON Restaurant by Fairfield by Marriott Bali Kuta Sunset Road, don't forget to try their signature dishes such as Udang Gong, Sup Buntut, Calokok Bebek, and Ikan Sambal Kecicang.
NOW! Jakarta had a face to face talk with Mr. A.P Singh, the Head of the Gandhi Memorial Intercontinental School (GMIS) Jakarta.
Taking place on 7 – 8 November at the ASEAN Secretariat, the ASEAN Women’s Circle (AWC) of Jakarta Bazaar 2019 was successfully held.
The newest Raffles Jakarta’s culinary destination, The Dining Room will be hosting German Chef Thomas Buhner for two-day culinary experience on 6-7 December.
With “Cakes for Charity”, we brightened up the day of underprivileged children across the city by bringing them cakes, gifts and toys, provided by Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta and The Sultan Hotel & Residence Jakarta.
Indonesian choir group Batavia Madrigal Singers (BMS), led by conductor Avip Priatna, have won the grand prize at the 51st Tolosa Choral Contest in Tolosa, Spain.
Whether in a minimalist, elegant celebration or a glamorous ballroom bash with multiple embellishments, Wyndham Casablanca Jakarta is fully prepared to bring your wedding dreams to life.
A season's greetings from Reverend Alan Wood from All Saints Anglican Church, Jakarta.
Officially opened by the Australian Ambassador to Indonesia H.E. Gary Quinlan on 13 November, Two Nations a Friendship is Born exhibition showcased important stories of Australia’s presence in the stage of Indonesian history.
Trinity is one of Indonesia’s most influential travel writers and has received numerous awards for her work from major players in the national travel industry.
A relationship between two countries is actually the sum of thousands of individual stories and experiences. We have some of those stories here.
NOW! Jakarta contributor Eamonn Sadler shares his story of Christmas 1984 with his friends Phil and Ian.
The grand architecture exhibition at the National Gallery of Indonesia depicts two decades journey of renowned architect Andra Matin and his studio.
Moazzam Malik ended his tenure as UK Ambassador to Indonesia, ASEAN and Timor Leste in July 2019 and now H. E. Owen Jenkins replaced him. NOW! Jakarta welcomes him and wish him all the best for the next five years.
NOW! Jakarta appreciates the time and effort from the city’s government to draw up the masterplan for Jakarta’s tourism destinations and we are looking ahead to a brighter future for Jakarta and its 216 tourism destinations.
In this book, Irma Lengkong Mikkonen shares some discoveries about human and pet relationship.
The Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute in Jakarta organised a concert to commemorate the 70th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Indonesia and Italy.
The Golden Rule simply says, “Do unto others as you would be done by”, and it’s brilliant and applies to everything.
Asia’s marketplace with purpose of curating unique once-in-a-lifetime moments for social good.
The graphic design festival Seek a Seek is running from 29 November to 31 January 2020 at Dia.Lo.Gue Artspace, Kemang, South Jakarta.
It’s only two weeks away before the most anticipated Djakarta Warehouse Project (DWP) 2019, which will be taking place from 13 to 15 December at JIEXPO Kemayoran, Jakarta.
Envisioned as a multifaceted experience that goes beyond hospitality, Desa Potato Head will be a place interwoven by music, art, design, food, wellness and sustainability.
This year, Jakarta and Berlin commemorate its 25 years partnership with JAKBERFEST, a festival that is available for Jakarta public on 30 November 2019.
The Dharmawangsa invites guests to save their seats to have a special festive dining experience at Jakarta Restaurant, The Courtyard and Sriwijaya Restaurant.
Jakarta Birdwatcher Society (JBS) provides access for people who are interested to take part in its program, Jakarta Bird Walk, a bird watching activity in the Jakarta’s green open spaces.
The festive holidays will be celebrated to the fullest at Fairmont Jakarta, starting with an 8-metre tall Christmas tree to a number of exquisite dining and attractive stay packages for you to enjoy together with your loved ones.
Everyone is getting excited for the upcoming festive season, including hotels in Jakarta. See what they have to offer to welcome the year end festivities.
From kids activities to cocktail-creation private class for dads, be part of Raffles jakarta's year-end holiday programme.
With the festive season approaching fast, luxurious Jimbaran resort, InterContinental Bali Resort, has unveiled its line-up of promotions and events with an art-focused theme entitled “ArtVaganza“.
ACG School Jakarta offers globally recognised qualifications through Cambridge International and International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma curricula.
Cathay Pacific brings back its signature craft beer ‘Betsy’, which is now available on the inclusive cabin to live up passenger’s long-haul flight experience.
Standing tall at Jalan Pecenongan, Central Jakarta, Sparks Luxe is the new epithet of what people used to know historically about the property that has been existed for more than a decade, Alila Hotel.
The new transportation hub in Dukuh Atas is now a pit stop after rushing office hours and a meeting point for the urban creative community looking for instagenic spots or, skating park and street entertainment.
By preserving the original vintage looks at its core, M Bloc is a lifestyle hub that invites local communities to express their modern creativity.
If you're not flying out for the holidays this year, worry not, AYANA Midplaza, JAKARTA has curated a fantastic festive season programme to ensure you don't miss out on the joyous festive vibes.
The first Phinisi cruise in Jakarta offers short sailing trips and it’s the best spot to witness sunset in the open sky while enjoying its onboard lifestyle service.
New bakery and pastry destination, Duta Bakery offers fans with sweet and savoury flavours through its homemade delicacies.
COMO Uma Ubud has prepared an exciting list of dining experiences to help you celebrate Christmas and New Year.
COMO Shambhala Estate has carefully curated a series of healthy festive feasts, as well as mindful experiences that will leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated for 2020.
This festive season, spend a heart-warming time with your family and loved ones at Canggu beachfront resort, COMO Uma Canggu.
Indonesian Heritage Society's Gerda Kassing shares her visit to Museum Kata Andrea Hirata and how it became another gem of the beautiful Bangka Belitung.
Introducing the latest wellness innovation at DoubleTree by Hilton Jakarta – Diponegoro to keep guests in shape even when having the busiest of schedules.
Stay connected to your friends and various music communities as the DDJ-200 Smart DJ Controller makes it easy to capture, share and upload recordings in different social media channels.
Read through NOW! Jakarta's conversation with H. E. Vegard Kaale, Norwegian Ambassador to Indonesia who shares what’s on his busy agenda and highlights main points of cooperation between the two countries.
If you travel on Jalan Antasari between Prapanca and Cipete Raya, and look up occasionally from your handphone, you will see a series of colourful murals depicting Jakarta’s Betawi culture.
Amir Sidharta tells us a story of Kartono Yudhokusumo, the Father of Modern Decorative Painting.
World Resources Institute (WRI) Indonesia and Arkademy presented Kisah-Kisah Tanah Manusia (Stories of Human Land), a photography exhibition held in Galeri Salihara from 2 to 8 October.
From a studio in Sanderfjord, Norway, the colour specialist of one of the world’s biggest paint companies, Jotun, keep a close watch on trends in global cities and the way our lifestyle changing in this fast-paced and modern world
Scandinavian countries has contributed in various sectors in Indonesia. Here are the list of Scandinavian Chambers of Commerce in Indonesia.
If you think you have seen everything at Sunday brunch, think again! DoubleTree by Hilton Jakarta’s OPEN} Restaurant culminates with an all-you-can-eat brunch prepared to perfection that keeps your tummy happy.
Prominent businesswoman Marisa Tumbuan created Irresistible Bazaar, a unique market place specifying authentic pre-loved branded bags and fashion apparels.
Some people think that it requires lot of time, effort and money to make a home eco-friendly. With Cleanomic, this is a thing of the past.
Since its official start of operation in March, the Jakarta Metro Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) has significantly contributed to local businesses around the stations.
The average middle-class person spends an average of IDR 1.5 million per month on clothing needs. Style Theory, Tinkerjoy and Rentique might be the solution for more sustainable (and economical) lifestyle!
Restaurants in Jakarta are preparing something special for you this Thanksgiving. We have a list of recommended dining venues for you to be even more grateful.
Nishimura at Shangri-La Jakarta offers an authentic Japanese kaiseki experience that stands apart from the common Western culinary culture, where a complete meal is made up of appetiser, main course and dessert.
A line-up of multitalented Indian diasporas called Artbeat and India Club Jakarta presented their second annual art show named “Elements By Artbeat” on 9 to 13 October in Pejaten Barat, Jakarta.
His trip to Japan inspired NOW! Jakarta publisher Alistair Speirs to write about the industrial city of Nagoya in comparison with the cultural capital Kyoto.
Plenty of Indonesian children aren’t able to celebrate the holiday season with joy but Drop of Hope believes that every child deserves a gift.
In celebration of Ciputra World Surabaya’s 5th Anniversary this year, travellers are invited to enjoy special offers at the five-star hotel in East Java.
British School Jakarta (BSJ) decided to up the stakes at the entry level for the youngest children.
Puncak Highlands has always been on of Jakartans' destinations for a short weekend getaway. We have a list of recommended hotels in Puncak, Bogor for you to stay during your holiday there.
Swedish Ambassador to Indonesia, Marina Berg tells NOW! Jakarta about the Swedish ways and how it led to strong diplomatic ties between Sweden and Indonesia.
The grand opening party of Osteria GIA was a success and a telltale sign of many good things to come from the brand. Eccellente!
NOW! Jakarta met Chef Yuda Bustara who has attracted a lot of attention with his simple, healthy and tasty cooking concept.
Presenting a multidimensional experience to its guests and visitors, Desa Potato Head will transform hospitality, music, art, design and culture with sustainability as its anchor.
The prestigious golf events made it clear that it was a platform for esteemed individuals to connect, relax and have a great time enjoying The Macallan lifestyle along the way.
Rosso restaurant at Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta hosted Ecumenical Dinner of The Istituzione Culturale della Repubblica Italiana in Indonesia.
Read through NOW! Jakarta contributors' experience in North Lombok, where Stephanie Brookes and David Metcalf explore its stunning coastline and beautiful terraced rice fields.
Introducing KadoKita, a personalised gift service that’s rapidly gaining traction among well-wishers both in the holiday seasons as well as all year long.
Jakarta Performing Arts Community is set to perform Stephen Sondheim’s Broadway hit that tells about romantic relationship, vulnerability and the meaning of happiness.
Straight from béni restaurant in Singapore, Chef Kenji Yamanaka will have a special 8-course dinner in Jakarta at OKU, Hotel Indonesia Kempinski.
Located within the heavenly setting of Pullman Ciawi Vimala Hills Resort Spa & Convention, Mad Cow Vimala Hills is the latest addition to the five-star hotel’s F&B options.
The 9th Annual Conference of HighScope Indonesia brought together education experts, students and parents in a discussion panel aimed at giving what’s best for the children.
Bring your whole family to enjoy new experience provided by HARRIS Hotel Sentul City Bogor.
Take a look at some of the finest additions to Bali’s epicurean dining, from Ijen by Potato Head Family, IWA Restaurant at Hotel Tugu Bali, SALT Restaurant and Pool Bar and Spice by Chris Salans.
NOW! Bali Best Restaurant, Bar and Cafe Awards held the awarding ceremony and Gala Dinner on 10 October 2019 at International Conference Center (IC Center) Bali.
Thai artist Mit Jai Inn links the history of the cave to create creative space for UOB Museum MACAN Children’s Art Space Commission
Situated close to the biggest textile market in Southeast Asia, the newly open ibis Styles Tanah Abang welcomes guests with a vibrant living that speaks through its playful design.
Klub & Spa Borobudur provides a class for Power Swing Yoga which allows one to revitalise body and mind using aerial movements.
PT Bank UOB Indonesia (UOB Indonesia) on 17 October 2019 presented the 2019 UOB Painting of the Year (Indonesia) Award to West Sumatran artist Anagard.
This year, HARRIS Day marks its 10th edition with more exciting series of events in Jakarta, Bandung, Batam, Samarinda, Pontianak, Bali and other cities across the nation.
Finnish Ambassador to Indonesia H.E. Jari Sinkari tells NOW! Jakarta about Finland and Indonesia’s friendship and other positive cooperations between the two countries.
Fairfield by Marriott Bali Kuta Sunset Road finally opened its doors to the public, providing idyllic accommodation and services that highlight the warmth and simplicity of conveying a flawless experience for travellers.
Global Coffee company Starbucks spotted the light on three female ‘Srikandi’ baristas who compete for professional skill and innovation.
MVB Indonesia in collaboration with The Embassy of Sweden Jakarta and Business Sweden held a seminar focusing on Smart Cities on 1 and 2 October in Raffles Hotel Jakarta.
The airline’s enriched on-board library allows passengers to enjoy a true entertainment experience on every flight.
Chef Gilles Marx received Chef of the Year from the annual NOW! Jakarta Best Restaurant, Bar and Cafe Awards (BRBCA) 2019.
NOW! Jakarta met the man behind Japan Airlines in Indonesia, Motoharu Taki, and had a delightful conversation about his take on Indonesia’s market and the airline’s mission in the country.
Located in the heart of the business center in Jakarta, the culinary concept of Toepak Bar & Dine matches perfectly with the vibe its aiming to project—casual, relaxed and chilled.
Newly opened, greenery-filled restaurant, Social Garden brings soothing solace to Jakarta’s dining scene!
Hotel Borobudur recently received the Green Hotel award at Indonesia Sustainable Tourism Awards 2019.
According to NOW! Jakarta contributor Michelle Somerville, AMUZ is the distillation of over three decades of gastronomic passion of its Chef and Founder Gilles Marx.
Ajay Jacob, Country Manager of Qatar Airways, talks to NOW! Jakarta about the airline’s superb performance in Indonesia, as well as other exciting plans for the market in the near future.
With more than 70 fashion shows from 270 fashion designers and a series of fashionably riveting agenda, the 12th edition of Jakarta Fashion Week (JFW) carried a vision to revolutionise homegrown industry in the midst of criticism.
Chris Bowden spoke to NOW! Jakarta about the Cathay Pacific’s mission and core values that contribute to the development of the world’s travel and tourism industry.
Please accept our apologies for providing incorrect or incomplete information that appeared in the BRBCA’s story of NOW! Jakarta October issue, due to technical issues, unedited pages went to print.
A total of 144 players participated in the German Reunification Cup (GRC) on Friday, 27 September 2019 at Rancamaya Golf and Country Club in Bogor.
Invite friends and family to Lazy Poolside BBQ on Level 5 at the Grand Hyatt Jakarta and have a wonderful feast available during the first Saturday of the month.
The Ambassador of Denmark to Indonesia H. E. Rasmus Abildgaard Kristensen shares Nordic value and principles in cultivating strong bilateral ties with Indonesia.
How the destination country manages its waste is one of the things we can learn while we are traveling. Let’s see how Indonesian’s two most favourite holiday destination countries deal with their waste!
Everyone has a right to travel. But can you be a responsible traveller who takes nothing but photographs, keeps nothing but memories and leaves nothing but footprints?
Istituto Italiano di Cultura (IIC) Jakarta welcomes Maria Battaglia as the new Director of the Italian Cultural Center.
The iconic five-star hotel, The Stones - Legian, Bali, is inviting family vacationers to experience a wholesome fun-filled holiday package in the Island of the Gods.
Travelling is of course a fun thing to do. But do you know the negative effect of the world's biggest industry has on our planet?
The Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta is offering an attractive package to indulge in their Urban Oasis of calm and inspired luxury. It includes a generous 25 per cent discount on the Room Rate and other interesting promos.
Both long-term and daily guests staying at Apartment Type Garden Wing Accommodation can easily take full advantage of everything Hotel Borobudur Jakarta has to offer.
Located in the heart of Jakarta, Fraser Place Setiabudi is perfect for those dreaming of stylish and convenient lifestyle.
The four-day event of art/music conference and day festival carries a bigger mission of promoting homegrown art, music and tourism to international communities.
Located in a quiet village, 4.5km from Ubu, the private villa is surrounded by lush landscaped gardens set in the rice fields, and overlooks the jungle.
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines celebrates its 100th anniversary and 95 years of flights between the Netherlands and Indonesia with a two-day interactive exhibition in Jakarta.
Kitchenette honoured breast cancer awareness month of October with their annual We Heart Pink campaign.
NOW! Jakarta Publisher Alistair Speirs tells us his experience on being part of the organising comittee of a smart city seminar.
Aiming to bring together Indonesian and Swiss art honouring the Indonesian tradition, the Swiss Embassy once again held a batik design competition featuring a fashion show and exhibition.
On 5 and 6 October 2019, The Sultan Hotel & Residence Jakarta celebrated love with Golden Ballroom Love Story, an exhibition of traditional Indonesian and International wedding.
The annual celebration of contemporary art and design enters a new decade with X, fathoming the depth of an artist’s imagination.
From Aceh to Papua, the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy invites local and international tourists to experience the uniqueness of each provinces' cultural and historical sites and events.
President Jokowi is now officially running the country for the second term. With Vice President Ma'aruf Amin and his cabinet members, the citizens of Indonesia are looking forward to the future of this country.
Jakarta Fashion Week (JFW) 2020 officially kicked off on Tuesday, 22 October, showcasing a designers’ parade that follows with a list of exciting agenda.
The second edition of the new media art exhibition depicts the intersection between artistic works and science-fiction.
Located in Cikarang, Oakwood Residence Cikarang provides the best residential area in Indonesia's biggest industrial city.
Find something interesting to watch at Science Film Festival (22 October - 24 November) presented by Goethe Institut or Festival Sinema Prancis (6 - 10 November) presented by French Institute of Indonesia (IFI)!
Located next to Pantai Indak Kapuk (PIK) Avenue, Swissôtel provides business travellers a pleasant staying experience in a strategic location in North Jakarta.
On the verge of his four decades as a fashion designer, Edward Hutabarat delivered a strong message on how people have to respect their textile heritage and civilisation.
Rejuvenate your skin to keep it healthy and gorgeous at Anantara Spa, Anantara Seminyak Bali Resort with a unique treatment in the form of a Beer Spa package.
From 23 to 27 October, the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival (UWRF) will bring together over 180 authors, artists and activists from 30 countries for five days of various activities.
Indonesian hospitality company, PHM brings back the annual art and culture celebration OctobArt as an initiative to fuse Indonesian creative scenes with lifestyle living.
Looking for a different kind of holiday to experience in Bali? Grab your pen and paper and read through Alison Pace's journey!
For a first-rate steak experience with Surabaya’s best selection of dry-aged steaks for yourself, head to Uppercut steakhouse at JW Marriott Hotel Surabaya!
Introducing Nespresso’s Barista Creations for those looking for bitterness and bold flavour aromas with a topping made of steamed milk.
Global Whiskey Specialist Stephen Martin will be presenting his signature drinks at Nautilus, Four Seasons Jakarta for one exclusive night on 19 October.
Hutan Kota is Jakarta’s urban lungs that offers a green establishment and environmentally friendly recreation centre for local communities.
Be stylish and keep yourself comfortable with these fashion brands while you're in Bali! Bamboo Blonde, Volcom, Tropikal and Uluwatu offer great fashion items that ensure your style and comfort to enjoy Bali's beaches!
Introducing Project Sondaicus, a Jakarta-based non-profit organisation started by BINUS School Simprug that is concerned about endangered species such as Javan Rhinos.
Join Sofitel Nusa Dua Beach Resort on magnificent culinary offerings at their signature Cucina Restaurant for a pre-Halloween buffet as well as a Halloween dinner at Kwee Zeen Restaurant.
Condé Nast Traveler awarded InterContinental Bali Resort as one of the top 20 resorts in Indonesia according to this year's 2019 Reader's Choice Awards.
Get to know more about what Jakarta has to offer in terms of culinary experience with Jakarta Food Traveler (JFT).
In this day and age, we must all be more familiar with technological advances. Sinarmas World Academy (SWA) organised a seminar titled 'Parenting in the Digital Era' for parents to better raise their children in this era.
Enjoy the new Saturday Chinese Brunch, a new programme started since 31 August, presenting a dining experience that is quintessentially Chinese under the curation of Arts Café’s Chef de Cuisine, Chef Maria Wang.
Have you ever though about where will our leftover food end up? Read through to see the importance of food waste management.
With five-star dining and services, Plataran Catering Services sprinkle an extra dash of flavour, elegance and style to ensure a memorable dining experience.
heraton Grand Jakarta Gandaria City Hotel presents “Grand Anniversary Feast”, a special dining experience full of distinctive buffet dishes at the hotel’s restaurant, Anigre.
Brought to you by The Dharmawangsa Jakarta, the “I Love New York Super Brunch” is a distinguished and one-of-a-kind dining concept featuring delectable gourmet buffet menu.
NOW! Jakarta contributor Katrin Figge tells us a story about Vilnius, the capital city of Lithuania. She describes a trip to Vilnius is like discovering something new, something unknown.
As a part of the National Batik Day celebration, Batik Corner at Hotel Borobudur showcased batik textile that represents different regions in Indonesia.
NOW! Jakarta's contributor Linda Tan discovers Basic Instinct in Senopati area, which she declared as one of her great finds of contemporary French restaurants.
Collaborating with Michelin-starred Executive Chef Manjunath Mural from Singapore, ISMAYA Group launched Gunpowder Kitchen and Bar, a restaurant with Indian ethnic ambiance.
Enjoy your vacation with special rates starting from as little as USD25 per night and 30 per cent off across more than 3,300 hotels and resort around the world.
General Manager Brendon Meppem talks to NOW! Jakarta about why Holiday Inn & Suites Jakarta Gajah Mada is the perfect base for those looking to explore West Jakarta and business travellers alike.
Lafayette Boutique Hotel Yogyakarta offers an opportunity to retreat and rediscover the magic that makes you and loved ones alike fall in love with the view of the volcanic Mt. Merapi in the background.
Venturing into West Kalimantan and travelling to its remote corners, where you can truly absorb the culture of the Dayak Simpang, was a remarkable experience. NOW! Jakarta contributor Stephanie Brookes shares hers.
After a recent revamp, El Asador South American Wood Grill & Brew aims to bring a fresh new feel in the favourite spot where patrons could experience different atmospheres and a list of culinary offers.
Aston Priority Simatupang Hotel & Conference Center's dining outlet Canary Coffee Shop and LA Lounge offers an Italian dining experience with a trattoria style where guests could indulge in various Italian pastas.
NOW! Jakarta spoke to Global Jaya School's Head of School Cory Carson to get a thorough understanding about the IB Education curriculum and what the school has to offer.
Ambrosia Private Club flew in a renowned celebrity chef Mandif Warokka all the way from Bali for a special two-night only exclusive pop up dining event as part of its consistent effort to pamper members with deliciousness.
Keiko Hayashi, member of Indonesian Heritage Society (IHS), talks about her life journey into becoming an expat's wife living in Jakarta.
Hotel Indonesia Kempinski has everything required to be the icon of Indonesian Hospitality. From its strategic location in the heart of Jakarta, its luxurious hospitality services and historical and cultural value.
Robert Schinkel, Brand Ambassador of Dilmah Tea Mixology had the opportunity to visit Jakarta and was pleased to serve his friends and media colleagues at the signature Af t Noon experience at the Papilion Pacific Place Jakarta.
Peranakan cuisine is a priceless heritage that contains unique cooking traditions, methods and flavours. Try Madam Butterfly’s Peranakan Cakes, which presents a cute culmination of culinary and culture.
NOW! Jakarta contributor Amir Sidharta this time talks about Tegus Ostenrik who presented his idea of creating an installation for Berlin.
This year, Goethe-Institut Indonesien has organised more than 50 projects and events that have successfully engaged many in academic discussion, language programmes, workshops, film screening, and community gatherings.
FOMO is a powerful marketing method that event organisers can tap into easily when done right. GoWork gives you tips to organise your own events including how to make use of this FOMO factor.
Starting from 8 October 2019, for the first time in Indonesia, the smallest chef in the world will be making his debut at Grand Hyatt Jakarta’s C’s Steak and Seafood Restaurant.
The star of NOW! JAKARTA’s latest culinary programme, Fresh from the Chefs’ Table, Chef Gilles Marx shares French fine-dining ideas for home cooks at the newly revamped AMUZ Gourmet.
Most Valued Business (MVB) Indonesia held a seminar on sustainable tourism at Raffles Jakarta on 19 September 2019.
The Managing Director of EKONID talks to NOW! Jakarta about the organisation’s nearly 100-year presence in Indonesia and its contribution to the economy.
We are still lacking in food waste management but food bank is one of the many available solutions. Read through the story of how food banks rapidly grows and help us better manage our waste.
NOW! Jakarta welcomes Dan Benzaquen, the new General Manager of Pullman Jakarta Indonesia, who is also the youngest to hold the position at 36 years of age.
The British School Jakarta (BSJ) has long enjoyed a reputation as a school. NOW! Jakarta went to visit and met three of the inspirational main drivers of the new facility.
Following the demise of Art Stage in Jakarta and Singapore, Art Jakarta has a strategic position to lead Southeast Asia’s art market and aims to strengthen the ecosystem.
RIVA Grill Bar & Terrace, Wyndham Casablanca hosted SKAL dinner on 4 October 2019.
Oktoberfest is more than merely beer-drinking festival. Let's dive deeper into the history of Oktoberfest!
The stylish bar Mr. Fox refreshed its menu to include flavours of Asia available for patrons seeking to explore unique flavours from the Orient for lunch and dinner.
During the festivity, the lifestyle establishment is transformed into a bear market for those who like to discover the taste of delicious beers like Paulaner and Heineken.
The final tour of the 1st edition of the ODYSSEY Festival is set to entertain the audience in Bali from 10 to 13 October.
Created by a group of culinary and marketing practitioners, spoil your sweet tooth and take part in Jakarta Dessert Week (JDW) on 7 to 20 October!
The Republic of Indonesia and the Kingdom of Belgium commemorated the 70th anniversary of diplomatic ties, setting a paradigm for sustainable waste management.
Jakarta Culinary Movement (JCM), launched in August this year, aims to educate young chefs to be ready in terms of their attitude, willingness to learn and how to survive in the industry.
Introducing an immersive coffee experience brought to you by Starbucks Indonesia! Craft your coffee passion with Starbucks Reserve Sulawesi Toraja Sapan Village and Starbucks Sumatra.
Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan represents the Indonesian government at German Unity Day on 3 October 2019 at Hotel Indonesia Kempinski.
NOW! Jakarta held once again the annual Best Restaurant, Bar and Café Awards (BRBCA) Gala Dinner and Awarding Night. Congratulations to all winners!
Our Managing Editor Refa Koetin introduces us to NOW! Jakarta's culinary issue, talking how we appreciate food as more than mere sustenance!
Dr. Stephen Tong led 60 orchestra musicians and 100 choir singers to present the beauty of classical music concert Konser Musik Akbar Monas 2019 Jakarta Bersorak especially for the people of Jakarta.
Ketawa Comedy Club is Indonesia’s first full-time comedy club offering mostly stand-up comedy shows that promises good laughs and fun times seven nights a week.
In addition to attentive service and world-class ambience at RICA Grill Bar & Terrace, new head chef Hengky Efendy is now ready to dazzle your palate with some of his best culinary creations yet.
Read through our conversation with German Ambassador to Indonesia H.E. Peter Schoof and find some interesting facts about him!
On 5 to 6 October, The Sultan Hotel & Residence Jakarta’s Golden Ballroom turns into a beacon for soon-to-be-married couples as they make their first step to a new chapter of life.
Munich, the capital of Bavaria and the third largest city in Germany, is home to the Oktoberfest, one of the biggest drinking sessions on Earth. The first time I went to the Oktoberfest I couldn’t believe the sheer scale of it.
NOW! Jakarta is proud to have a close relationships with a wide variety of communities. We regularly celebrate this relationship in form of a casual gathering.
A life-based project undertaken by French photographer and storyteller Marius Moragues portraying the history, arts, soul and society of native Indonesians.
In conjunction with the second World Clean Up Day on 21 September, for the first time, Indonesia has done a similar activity simultaneously in all of the provinces in Indonesia. A small step that hopefully makes a big difference.
Read through our publisher's opinion in this month's Soapbox in which he talks about his recent trip to Japan and how big the difference between Japan and Indonesia in terms of discipline.
NOW! Jakarta made another push towards sustainability by encouraging partners and BRBCA 2019 participants to manage waste responsibly through a seminar attended by the most important stakeholders in the industry.
Come and enjoy one of Wyndham's biggest culinary event promoting Thai cuisine in Indonesia.
The family vacation destination, Royal Safari Gardens brings ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta) —one of the favourite animal characters in the film Madagascar —to its Africa Mini Zoo.
From 21 to 22 September, many communities around the globe celebrated World Wellness Weekend where people organise activities to promote a balanced lifestyle.
As the annual fashion show has introduced the new look for the 2020 event, homegrown industry is challenged to move forward toward the global fashion agenda while appreciating the local tradition.
Bharata ‘Baba’ Yudha, a member of Tantra shares his thoughts to NOW! Jakarta about Jakarta nightlife scene and how the music inspires nightcrawlers to find their their soul and spirit within the community.
Southeast Asia’s biggest electronic dance music festival Djakarta Warehouse Project (DWP) returns to the Capital taking place at JIExpo Kemayoran from 13 to 15 December.
Adorned with colourful stained glass, Nidcielo illuminates the whole room with a warm atmosphere which allows one to have an intimate conversation and enjoy creative drinks and delicacies.
Think of sun-soaked pool days with your kids or even a romantic dinner with your other half while your kids have fun at the kids club, The Stones - Legian, Bali has all the makings of an idyllic family vacation.
Sunday Block Party took to the streets to provide inclusive entertainment to Jakarta community.
Relax and enjoy the fine weekend with family and friends at Keraton at The Plaza while enjoying tasty food and good champagne.
From art and design to tech stuff, check out these exhibitions in Jakarta next October including Indonesian Contemporary Art and Design (ICAD), INDOCOMTECH, IndoCraft Expo, and Jakarta Fashion Week (JFW) 2020.
Helping Hands Foundation invites the people of Jakarta to aid people with disabilities in developing Indonesia hand-in-hand.
Join the new fat-burning exercise and fly like never before with Bungee Workout by Svarga E-motion Sanctuary and boring exercises will no longer in your mind.
Southeast Asia’s leading literary event, Ubud Writers & Readers Festival (UWRF), returns this 23-27 October 2019.
If you think Renaissance Bali Uluwatu Resort & Spa is just another picture perfect 5-star resort in Bali, you couldn’t be more mistaken.
This Saturday, people will gather up to join a campaign and take action during the initial Hari Bersih Indonesia or National Clean up Day on 21 September. ACG School Jakarta and its students participate in this inaugural event.
In conjunction with Pizza e Birra’s 10th anniversary, Oktobeerfeast 2019 offers an exciting programme that involves more than just beer drinking.
The Zero Waste lifestyle concept initiated a global movement and inspiring millions of people worldwide to adopt a waste-free living, open unpacked shops, conceive reusable products and launch organisations.
InterContinental Jakarta Pondok Indah is hosting Chinese Chef Lin Luo for a special dining experience inspired by Xiang culinary tradition during a special buffet experience from 21 to 29 September.
Meet TRUST Orchestra, a group of talented young musicians representing Indonesia in the global musical scene along with special arrangement of Indonesian regional songs.
A non-profit foundation focusing on helping children with cancer, Yayasan Kanker Anak Indonesia (YKAI) collaborates with pediatricians to ensure proper care and treatment are given.
Fondly known in the Indonesian art world as “Our man in Paris”, Salim lived in Paris from 1957 until his death over a decade ago at the age of 100. This is his story.
Taiwanese from all walks of life roams the night market every day, and especially on the weekends. When in Taiwan, there is no excuse not to visit one of their night markets.
Don’t miss the automobile exhibition in Jakarta’s first Concours d’Elegance at Four Seasons Jakarta and enjoy the special treats from the hotel during the two-day event.
Featuring distinguished fitness celebrities along with health and wellness advocates, the 2019 Wellness Weekend Celebration will be held from 5-6 October 2019 at Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort.
Introducing Rata, Indonesia’s first invisible teeth aligner that’s easy to use and accessible to all.
Taking place from 20 to 29 September, the annual film festival features more local and international films narrating the issue of human rights.
During the Our Ocean Conference (OOC) 2018 in Bali, 29 - 30 October 2018, Danone-AQUA invited all stakeholders to collaborate and create innovation to find solution for the ocean waste problem in Indonesia.
This just in: get dazzled the Italian way with GIA’s delicious new menu.
Vriens & Partners (V&P) conducted an independent study titled Transforming Indonesia Economy-Making Indonesia Industry 4.0 for EuroCham Indonesia under the ICI+ Project, an action funded by the EU, and published on July 2019.
Honorary Secretary of BritCham, Nick Holder, unveiled the results of the 7th Joint European Chambers Business Confidence Index 2019 (BCI).
Managing Director of PT Piaggio Indonesia, Marco Noto La Diega shares his view on how Vespa has persisted through generations, the size of Indonesia’s Vespa community and the brand’s future plans.
As the ambassador for Garmin Indonesia, Agus Prayogo hopes to extend the influence of running as a sport which could motivate people to have a healthy lifestyle and improve one's endurance in life.
The international coffeehouse chain celebrates the wealth of Indonesian coffee by adding new specialty beans collection from Sulawesi and Sumatra.
NOW! Jakarta editorial intern and model student at JIS, Victoria Budiono explores the subject based on her own experience at Jakarta Intercultural School (JIS).
The remote Kei Islands are known to have some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, with untouched sand so powdery white that the locals refer to it as flour. This remote island chain sits in the far east of the Maluku province.
No modern metropolis is without problems, and Jakarta is no exception, but there are ways to love our city if you would only look closer. Jakarta has a lot to offer and is definitely a place that will make anyone keep coming back.
If you want your event to produce less waste, let’s collaborate with Waste4Change for a better event waste management. What else are you waiting for?
Raffles Jakarta's innovative culinary destination presents an exciting lineup of restaurant takeover, guest chef, and culinary collaboration.
Jakarta has seen an increase in non-waste businesses offering packaging free shopping in the recent years. Saruga, The Bulkstore & Co. and Naked Inc. are some of the pioneers behind this urban zero waste lifestyle.
Istituto Italiano di Cultura Jakarta was established in 2000 and has since played a leading role in fostering the diplomatic relationships through culture between Indonesia and Italy.
NOW! Jakarta sat down with Marco Noto la Diega, Chairman of Italian Business Association in Indonesia (IBAI).
Opened in August, Nara provides a breath of fresh air to the trendy neighbourhood of Senopati, serving ambitious hit-making fusion Japanese dishes to its patrons at its glitzy two-floor dining room.
The Dutch cultural centre in Jakarta, Erasmus Huis, welcomed the World Press Photo Exhibition 2019 showcasing the World Press Photo Story of the Year for the first time.
MUSIKINI, the first contemporary music festival, will take place at the end of this year with epic concerts featuring Batavia Madrigal Singers and The Resonanz Children Choir as well as Gandari opera led by Tony Prabowo himself.
NOW! Jakarta sat down with Paris-born singer Philippe Vazard and Indonesian bassist Damar to hear more about Khayalan and the Master Project, a cross-cultural rock band on a mission to inspire the world through music.
There are a few other options to enjoy summer this year by road tripping to a number of coastal gems just kilometres away from the capital with your friends and family.
In between meetings at ARTOTEL Thamrin, Fair Director Tom Tandio and Artistic Director Enin Supriyanto shared exciting stories about the fresh look of Art Jakarta
Multi-talented keroncong singer, Endah Laras, penetrated local and international stages armed with Javanese traditional arts and culture.
Ming Palace at Senayan City offers an authentic Cantonese cuisine with a touch of modern techniques and presentation.
Since it was first introduced two years ago, the project Alur Bunyi organised by Goethe Institut Indonesien has became a music laboratory and a platform of experimentation.
Although not all that well known here yet, the music and dance of ‘northern soul’ is finding its way into dance clubs and other venues throughout the city by increasingly popular demand.
This September, be a part of Jakob Manurung’s victory celebration by enjoying two winning cocktails at Djournal House.
Throughout September, Hotel Borobudur Jakarta puts the spotlight on Papua culture at Bogor Cafe with its Papua Food Promotion where guests are invited to get to know exotic dishes like the Papeda.
NOW! Jakarta had the opportunity to sit down and spoke about the Dutch cultural centre in Jakarta, Erasmus Huis' mission with its new director, Yolande Melsert.
From hearty Italian plates, wholesome seafood with a view, to celebrations of extraordinary names in the industry, discover the current dining scene freshly served in Bali.
Villa Shinta Dewi in Seminyak rests within the exclusive and secure Laksmana Estate, just 500 metres from Petitenget Beach. NOW! Jakarta and Bali’s Alistair Speirs recently spent a memorable visit there and filed this report.
With the slogan of “Ayo Berkunjung ke Taiwan” (Time to Visit Taiwan), everyone is invited to discover Taiwan’s arresting landscape, its friendly people, delightful culinary offering, fun-filled tourist attractions and many more.
The Bali International Film Festival, also known as Balinale, celebrates its 13th edition as the oldest and longest running annual international film event in Indonesia.
Starting from 18 until 22 September, Fairmont Jakarta will be hosting guest chefs and mixologists from Japan to have a special session at the hotel.
Towering 31 stories above the central business district of Jakarta’s famed Golden Triangle, Fraser Place Setiabudi Jakarta is the third property in Jakarta by the award-winning global company, Fraser Hospitality.
After several years of hiatus, the understated club at The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta, Mega Kuningan—formerly known Tempus—now reopens with a brand new name, OZONE Bar & Karaoke, complete with a refreshed and retouched interior features
Newly launched Segundo by Andrea Peresthu Cuisine offers a gourmet dining experience that’s both approachable and comfortable in the form of Indo-Mediterranean delicacies in the heart of Kemang, South Jakarta.
Italian Ambassador to Indonesia, H.E. Vittorio Sandalli spoke to NOW! Jakarta about the importance of cultural exchanges, the increasing interest of Italian businesses and an exhibition for even brighter diplomatic ties.
Lavva is a nocturnal amusement destination, built to serve fast-changing urbanists located at premium lifestyle destination, Plaza Senayan. Lavva is a restaurant, lounge, KTV Suites and whiskey bar all in one place.
As the global fashion industry receives more criticism in the last few years, more and more Indonesian companies within the supply chain are transforming their business models to reduce overall environmental impacts
Does mind-reading exist, or is there only science? NOW! Jakarta met Monica Kumalasari, a gestures and micro-expressions expert, who is also the author of Incredible Me: Change Yourself before You Change Others.
Andry Stefanus is the new executive chef of the elegant, yet casual lakefront Lagoon Cafe and Lagoon Lounge.
Our beloved musical city offers various venues to hold music performances. Here are just a handful of these for you to check out.
Chef Tatsuya Sakamoto will be presenting an 8-course gastronomic menu during a special Japanese dinner at View Restaurant, Fairmont Jakarta.
Bandung’s newest all-day dining restaurant, SANTAI welcomes patrons with a vibrant atmosphere and impeccable culinary offering at its buffet restaurant.
Wellness destination, Tirta Ayu Spa at Pullman Ciawi Vimala Hills Resort Spa & Convention will bring you serenity with an ultimate wellness experience while enjoying an endless view of the mountains panorama.
For one-night only, Jakarta audiences get a chance to witness the show-stopping performance of rock musicals in the Stars of The West End on 23 September at DoubleTree by Hilton Jakarta — Diponegoro.
Cultural relations between France and Indonesia have been progressing well for quite some time now. To maintain this intimate bond, Institut Français d’Indonésie (IFI) has appointed Abdramane Kamaté (Abou) as Cultural Attaché.
Continuously revamping its culinary offering to meet rising expectations, multi-award winning Sana Sini Restaurant at Pullman Jakarta Indonesia recently launched another tasty programme that will leave diners wanting more.
TAUZIA International Management with its 124 hotels portfolio consisting of brands Préférence, Vertu, HARRIS, FOX, YELLO and POP! is celebrating its 18 year anniversary this year.
Plenty of Indonesian representatives overseas, such as embassies and cultural agencies, display masterpieces from Indonesian maestros at their establishments as the gate to national identity, people and its culture.
The aptly named Papilion Building is a visual masterpiece of light filled translucence, and through its grand entrance awaits a dining and lifestyle hub unmatched in Jakarta.
HARRIS Vertu Harmoni has recently added to its quality service and staying experience by launching a new Executive Lounge, providing an alternative, more intimate venue in addition to Voyage Restaurant.
“God, give me the courage to do the things I can do, the patience to accept the things I can’t do and the wisdom to know the difference.”
ARTOTEL Group recently announced its joint venture cooperation with Sinar Mas Land to establish one joint company, namely PT SINAR ARTOTEL INDONESIA (PT SAI).
The first SwissCham Indonesia Golf Tournament was held on Friday, 9 August 2019 at one of Indonesia’s most challenging and beautiful courses, Royale Jakarta Golf Club.
The residents of Wisma Cheshire commemorated Indonesia’s 74th Independence Day with a variety of fun games and competitions.
Jakarta is full of amazing bars, restaurants and lounges offering vibrant nightlife and music experience, and handpicking just a few of them was a daunting task. Nevertheless, here are some of our favourite venues.
Zooming in to our beloved city, join us as our playlist takes you on a tour to look at some of what the city has to offer in terms of music and nightlife.
The biggest art fair in Indonesia, Art Jakarta is entering a new era with a new look and better confidence to stimulate homegrown art market through closer engagement within communities in the industry.
The Embassy of Mexico and Colombia in Jakarta welcomed Mexican pianist Irma Enriquez and Colombian soprano Paola Monroy at a recital performance of Latin music, namely ArtSong Duo.
Most Recent Xu Bing’s Solo exhibit at Museum MACAN is retrospective work which encapsulates his four decades in contemporary arts.
During Jakarta Art Week, art lovers could see a variety of contemporary works from 10 female artists along Sudirman protocol road span across 21 bus stops and MRT stations from 26 August to 15 September.
One of Jakarta’s most happening centre of commercial and nightlife hubs, SKYE, lets you savour delightful cuisines paired with some of the best gins in town with their latest programme, Ginstronomy.
Wine Around this time aims to thrill the guest with one of Australia’s well-known family wineries De Bortoli while enjoying crafted cuisine prepared by the hotel's Executive Chef Christoph Pouls and his team.
This September, embrace yourself to witness so many art performance events to enjoy from dance and theatrical performance to music festivals in Jakarta. Read more to see the full list.
Offering Sundubu, a Korean-style tofu soup, So Gong Dong (SGD) Tofu House invites guests to the old days of Myeongdong through authentic flavours to Jakarta patrons.
Tea Inspiration for the 21st Century is Dilmah’s latest revolutionary concept aimed to revive ancient herb to mass culinary culture.
Well-known since 1987 as a watch brand that delivers precise, safe and sporty timekeeping options for the little ones, Flik Flak presents it’s Going to School collection to welcome the new term.
NOW! Jakarta recently sat down with Director of Premier Bintaro Juniwati Gunawan to discuss the leading hospital’s latest features.
Jakarta Aquarium gained recognition as a prominent edutainment destination in no small part thanks to their endeavour in promoting ocean conservation through positive interaction and informative experience.
While appreciating a cool set up and art installation, these museums are also interactive, allowing one to be creative with their imagery. Check out some of these instagenic exhibitions you can visit right now in Jakarta.
During Lobster Madness, The Gallery Restaurant invites seafood lovers to eat unlimited lobster every Wednesday prepared by Sous Chef Arief Suharto and his team.
The collaboration dinner at TWG Tea Salon & Boutique aimed to raise funds to send young talented chefs to have a higher culinary experience.
Coming from W Hotels Kuala Lumpur, Chef ‘Roy’ Goh Koon Lai is hosting Taste of China, a special culinary experience at Marriott Hotel Yogyakarta.
The largest island in the Maluku archipelago, Seram is known affectionately as the Nusa Ina (Mother Island) and is considered the original ancestral home of all Malukan people.
NOW! Jakarta sat down with Ambassador Helene Steinhäusl and discuss the solid bond between Austria and Indonesia as well as future hopes for Indonesia.
Festival Mesin Waktu took us to the good old days with their fun festivities on Independence Day, complete with music, foods, games, competition and everything fun!
The Austrian Embassy is the first green Embassy in Jakarta. Through the use of thermal insulation, specialized window panes and solar panels, the building is kept at a very comfortable 25°C and 60 per cent humidity.
In collaboration with Studio Hanafi and Kapal Cinta Community, Ciputra Artpreneur aims to examine art market in Indonesia for homegrown special artists.
Duta Café & Restaurant at Holiday Inn & Suites Jakarta Gajah Mada invites you to enjoy Peruvian cuisine specially made by Chef Jaime Arbulu.
Studies reveal that the Betawi are the most recently-formed ethnic group in Indonesia which consists of mixed blood of various tribes and nations.
Efficient management, economic benefits, community sensitivity and environmental protection are important to create a sustainable tourism destinations.
Another SKAL dinner was held on 18 August 2019. This time, Le Meridien Jakarta hosts the event, serving a buffet dinner with special Indian dishes at the hotel’s La Brasserie restaurant.
This year, CAKAP, an Indonesian-based language learning app, works together with Bawah Anambas Foundation (BAF), an Indonesian organisation that aims to improve the overall ecosystem in the Anambas.
After 12 years of successfully bringing stars and essence of the global film industry to Indonesia, Balinale – Bali International Film Festival is set to return this year for the 13th iteration on 24 - 29 September 2019.
The capital of East Java province, Surabaya is dubbed The City of Heroes in honour of its founders’ fighting spirit and sacrifices. Here are some interesting facts and tourist destinations around.
Aqua takes serious steps in promoting circular economy by launching a fully recyclable bottled water AQUA Life in Jakarta and continuing its campaign #BijakBerplastik
From lively festivals to a range of discounts at shopping centres around Jakarta, there are a range of special events and offers to be enjoyed with family and friends during the 74th Independence Day of Indonesia.
Warwick Purser has long history of developing Indonesian crafts, but never textiles, until August 2018 when he launched a fashion brand Equatorial Design to create his own batik style with strong, simple and contemporary design.
Race for Water foundation is an organisation dedicated to the preservation of water, and in particular, the oceans.
SwissCham Executive Director, Alexander Lumbantobing talks to NOW! Jakarta about the chamber’s early momentum and the importance of positivity in welcoming a bright economic future.
Eko Nugroho is a prominent contemporary artist whose name is in the global radar is synonymous with plenty of achievements and merits throughout numerous international exhibitions around Asia, Europe, Australian and America.
Pleasing culinary crowds and F&B professionals, Indonesian cuisine made its mark in India.
Mark your calendar on 10 - 14 September for a special Indian cuisine experience by Mumbai-based Chef Amninder Sandhu at La Moda, Plaza Indonesia, Jakarta initiated by Keraton at the Plaza.
The solar panels could provide enough energy to power 20 guest rooms daily during daytime.
The new edition of Weekend Yoga Class at Hotel Santika Premiere Slipi jakarta allows one to unwind the body and mind, a suitable exercise option for one short on time during the weekdays.
Duta Café & Restaurant caters to international guests with ‘all around the world’ cuisine with an added touch of locality by adding modern Oriental dishes to the list.
Ambrosia Private Club is an exclusive, members-only venue where you can experience a contemporary menu that is always current and up-to-date in a completely private atmosphere far away from the city’s hustle-and-bustle.
Ciputra Artpreneur is a highly popular venue to present plays and shows. NOW! Jakarta talked to Rina Ciputra Sastrawinata, the President Director of Ciputra Artpreneur and discussed the art space and theatre’s journey so far.
Renowned for its spiced tea collection, Singaporean tea café chain Chaiholics opens its first flagship bistro at JW Marriott Hotel Jakarta.
Coming from Japan, Michelin Star Chef Taichi Sato makes his debut in Jakarta to serve guests with a special Kaiseki menu at Sumire, Grand Hyatt from 13-16 August 2019.
The Indonesian National Day has always been a cause for celebration among Jakartans. Check out some of these attractive programmes from our friends and partners around town as we celebrate Independence Day 2019.
While only a limited number has been shown, the collection reflects Sukarno’s vision of the Indonesian nation. It is, however, not yet known exactly when Sukarno started his art collection.
In 2017, the government of Indonesia released Indonesian President Regulation No.97/2017 (Jakstranas) detailing a roadmap towards Indonesia Clean-from-Waste 2025. How are we doing?
Sake no Hana Bali opened in early 2018, poised above the renowned OMNIA Dayclub Bali, Uluwatu, endowed with uninterrupted views of the Indian Ocean.
In celebration of their 16th anniversary, legendary club and Ismaya Group’s first ever establishment, Blowfish, brought in guest star Paul Van Dyk to The Origins – Blowfish Sixteen Edition Anniversary Party.
The World’s Best Airline, Qatar Airways brings you closer to the finer experience of Zurich.
One of Bali’s oldest villages, Penglipuran has been around since the 18th century during the period of the Bangli Kingdom.
As is customary when developing new qualities, ARTOZ Bar strives to be unique and offers a certain playful element including a new cocktail series that are sure to have you begging for more.
Mega Amelia and Trisna Bona collaborated with Barong Bar’s head bartender Andrew Lugiman to create exquisite cocktails for privileged guests at Fairmont Jakarta.
While most hotels used to purchase decorative art from manufacturing companies in bulk, nowadays more hotels are acquiring unique, original artworks to deliver a distinctive staying experience.
One of Sinarmas World Academy’s students, gold medallist David Shane Goh, spoke to the audience at Children's Day event on the importance of children as future leaders of the nation.
ARTOTEL Gajahmada - Semarang is close to the heart of the local community and offers convenient access to popular urban lifestyle destinations.
Find your favourite cocktails and get into the spirit of summer with an exclusive cocktail showcase hosted by Imammudin Azzai at Bianca Cocktail House & Dining Room.
NOW! Jakarta spoke to three artistic communities that are gaining popularity within their respective medium to emphasise that everyone with the right interest can be an artist of their own making.
NOW! Jakarta shared a table (and some Truffle Fritters) with Cédric Vongerichten at Vong Kitchen and talked about the restaurant’s future as well as his own exciting new endeavour.
Everyone is welcome to share their Starbucks stories on Instagram by using the hashtag #SBUXCupOfStories on their stories.
As an effort to promote Indonesian cultural heritage to guests and younger generation, Hotel Indonesia Kempinski is hosting a very special programme this month.
Eligible Qantas customers can unlock a range of more than 40 special offers to experience nature, wildlife and culture in capital cities and regional centres around Australia.
People are invited to reminisce their memories of the 90s and participate in a number of contests commonly organised during the Independence Day.
On Friday, 28 June 2019, BritCham held another episode of Intelligence Series with KPMG Indonesia, this time to discuss about Cyber Security.
NOW! Jakarta curates interesting events during August 2019 including concerts, exhibitions, and festivals. Mark your calendar!
Genesis Creative Centre, found in the up-and-coming area of Canggu, elevates the co-working concept and applies this to the creative industries, offering a multi-disciplinary space for those working in the arts.
Indonesia is part of Global Opportunities for Long-term Development-Integrated Sound Management of Mercury in Indonesia’s Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining (GOLD-ISMIA) supported by Global Environment Facility (GEF).
Located at Mercure Jakarta Pantai Indah Kapuk, NSNTR Restaurant is launching a new à la carte menu with the concept “Indonesia and Beyond” with an extensive variety of locally-inspired dishes.
NOW! Jakarta sits down with founder Edria Handuran and talks about her calligraphy movement—its core philosophy and how people can easily join the classes.
One of the biggest electronic dance music celebrations in Jakarta, SHVR Ground Festival 2019 is slated to run from 6 to 7 September at Indonesia Convention Exhibition (ICE) BSD City.
IAPC is officially open for submission, and is calling all photographers to participate in the mission to document the diversity of faunas spread throughout the archipelago.
FIT Games 2019 creates a successful experience that brings together athletes of all levels and plans to continue this event next year.
Up In Smoke’s event that brings beer drinkers around Jakarta together through a friendly match hopes to recreate a similar event this December.
Indonesian Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (KKP) together with Switzerland and United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) launched a continuation of the project launched in 4 July.
Trio Benson Putra, Jazz Pratama and Nadia Daniella conceptualised Bartega Paint & Sip, an artistic platform that combines the love of art and appreciation of good drinks.
The Dutch cultural institute in Jakarta had the honour to present Metropolis, a solo-exhibition by Dutch photographer Martin Roemers.
I was 18 years old when I went to what is quaintly known in England as “the Continent” for the first time. “The Continent” means mainland Europe, and the part of it I went to was Calais, France.
On 24 July, Genki Sushi Indonesia reached a significant growth milestone. The restaurant now has 20 outlets in Indonesia thanks to the recent opening at Trans Studio Mall Cibubur.
Presented by Ciputra Artpreneur, I La Galigo is a world-class colossal performance promoting cultural arts from the archipelago to the community, especially the young generation
Mr. Fox Surabaya was launched within six months after the opening of its Jakartan counterpart, and last 27 July 2019, it celebrated its first anniversary in full swing!
Discover the unique flavours of the Basque people at this hip new restaurant at Senopati area, Txoko.
uests are invited to indulge in an array of the finest Indian cuisine from three different regions all the way until 25 August.
In collaboration with global fitness guru Laila White, Four Seasons Jakarta presents Superfood lunch menu in a Japanese-style Bento Box.
Check out some of the fabulous mooncake packages in these hotels that are sure to enliven your mid-autumn celebration with friends and loved ones.
At its new establishment in Mentang, Gelato Secrets provides extensive choice of menu from the classic Italian flavour such as Bacio, Stracciatella and Pistachio, to the tropical taste of Indonesia.
Founded in 1970, IHS is a vibrant community of expats and Indonesians with a keen interest in art, culture, history and passion for all things Indonesian.
Hakkasan Jakarta recently launched Hakkatini Nights, a tempting cocktail promotion crafted especially for the ladies but with more than enough oomph to delight any cocktail enthusiasts.
Visitors to art fairs, art exhibitions, art museums and museums in general have continued to increase over the last few years with Museum Macan seemed to enjoy the biggest exposure. But is there any downside to this?
NOW! Jakarta welcomed H.E. Kurt Kunz, Swiss Ambassador to Indonesia, and discussed Indonesia’s prospect as ‘a market for the future’, the new SwissCham and sustainable tourism development.
For the first time in history, the Goethe-Institut Jakarta in collaboration with an Indonesian art collective called ruangrupa has been chosen as the Artistic Director ahead of the 15th edition of the documenta.
The culinary business needs to redefine their waste policy, especially since the sector is a prime contributor of waste. The Say Yes to Less campaign invites all related stakeholders to take action now.
The Swiss Embassy in Jakarta celebrated Swiss National Day on 1 August 2019 at Grand Hyatt jakarta. Many important figures from both private parties and government sectors.
Get to know more about Jakarta Players, the longest standing English-language theatre community in Jakarta.
Approaching Indonesia's 74th independence day on 17 August, NOW! Jakarta Publisher Alistair Speirs states some of his concerns regarding Jakarta's latest issues: noise and air pollution.
With Bali Beyond & Travel Fair (BBTF), Minister of Tourism of Republic of Indonesia, Arief yahya, hopes the world know more about this archipelago's potential.
With tonnes of people went to the three-day festival, tirelessly dancing to lively music all night, We The Fest 2019 was a glorious success. Beside top performances, people's favourite spot was Eats and Beats.
Atreyu Moniaga Project’s Mixed Feelings 04 consists of female artists opening up about their struggle against anxiety, perfection, loneliness and bipolar disorder.
Not many lifestyle destinations in Jakarta can boast golf course views, but that’s precisely what The Maj Senayan offers. And there's more.
Craft beers, those independently produced at a small scale, are actually available in Jakarta - contrary to popular belief! Looking for craft beer in Jakarta? Here’s where to head to!
Escape the hustle and bustle of city life and retreat to The Stones ─ Legian, Bali for a much-needed vacation. An exclusive Autograph Package is available from today until 31 March 2020!
Dubbed as Southeast Asia’s leading literary festival, the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival (UWRF) returns this 23-27 October 2019.
Awarded as the Top Hotel for Honeymoons in the Puncak area by Travel Myt, Le Eminence Hotel Convention & Resort invites newlyweds to escape into the hills of Puncak.
The Writers Bar at Raffles Jakarta will kick off its Bar Take Over Series by hosting two award-winning mixologists from Barbary Coast Singapore. Joe Haywood and Michael Callahan on 31 July.
From the from 26 to 27 July, the newly appointed head bartender of Charles H - Four Seasons Hotel Seoul, Keith Motsi, will be hosting a bar takeover at Nautilus Bar - Four Seasons Jakarta.
Known for its busy life, Jakarta still offers many child friendly places with various cultural, educational and sporting activities and excursions.
Indonesian hospitality company ARTOTEL Group has recently signed a new management contract, expanding their services to include a phinisi yacht.
The annual event will be inviting 122 industry insiders within 66 film projects to meet future investors this September.
These bars offer a place to enjoy an array of alcohol-based drinks from wine to handcrafted cocktails without having to worry about noisy crowd.
Bar at the Rooftop, affectionately known as BART, was named one of the best rooftop bars in Southeast Asia, according to a city guide website Big 7 Travel.
The biggest marketplace for pre-loved branded products, Irresistible Bazaar will be holding its second bazaar this year, slated from 31 July to 4 August at Grand Indonesia.
We have compiled a list of libraries in and around Jakarta you maybe haven’t heard of before but that are definitely worth a visit, including The Reading Room, Gudang Sarinah Ekosistem, and The Goethe-Institut.
To support your effort in sorting waste, Waste4Change provides Zero Waste to Landfill service—a waste management system which implements waste segregation.
BMX entered Indonesia’s market in 1985 and like other countries, most boys loved to have it and felt proud when they went to school together with friends by riding their favourite BMX.
Greg Elms, Vice Chairman of Indonesia Canada Chamber of Commerce, explains the current positive state of Canada-Indonesia economic relations and hopes for the future.
Respected Indonesian composer Tony Prabowo told NOW! Jakarta about how he defied his parents to pursue music and the kind of mental discipline necessary to get to where he is.
Canadian Ambassador H.E. Peter MacArthur talks to NOW! Jakarta about Canada’s impactful policies in Indonesia, blue economy and hopes for the upcoming presidential term.
Since 2007, Car Free Day in Jakarta has become a favourite event among kids, youth and families to exercise and start building a healthier lifestyle.
Located within Neo Soho Mall, West Jakarta, Jakarta Aquariom Indonesia (JAI) is no stranger to superlatives when it comes to its marine collection.
The Jakarta government has built 290 Ruang Publik Terpadu Ramah Anak (RPTRA) or child-friendly parks around Jakarta. How do they do now?
The homey garden of ARMA Museum in Ubud will host Ubud Village Jazz Festival (UVJF) 2019 on 16-17 August 2019, bringing with it some of the world’s most celebrated jazz musicians.
Offering equally enchanting beaches, surf, and culture to those in Bali, Lombok still needs more recognition. Our partner at NOW! Bali helps spreading the breathtaking view and the intriguing Sasak people in Lombok.
NOW! Jakarta contributors Stephanie Brookes and David Metcalf travelled to Banda Neira Island, taking a deeper look of both its beauty and dark history.
Simran I. Nanwani, member of Indonesian Heritage Society (IHS), shares her journey to become a guide in the National Museum (Museum Nasional) and her experiences so far.
Diplomatic guests and VIPs gathered at Raffles Jakarta on 12 July to celebrate French National Day in merriment.
This popular tourist destination in Jakarta was honoured with a recognition as part of their mission in promoting ocean conservation that has attracted many visitors last year.
Spectrum restaurant at Fairmont Jakarta will be hosting a Sunday brunch featuring delectable French cuisines during the celebration of French National Day on 14 July.
NOW! Jakarta spoke to Yudhi Widdyantoro about his efforts to promote yoga to wider public as an activity with many positive benefits with Yoga Gembira.
It is widely believed that children’s skins, especially babies, are more sensitive than adults’ skins. Cottonaries offers items made from organic cotton.
NOW! Jakarta contributor Amir Sidharta shares his views about one of many early foreign painters in Bali, Romualdo Locatelli.
Another fun SKAL dinner took place this time in Jakarta’s posh Menteng area, specifically at Shanghai Blue 1920.
Lin Neumann, Managing Director of the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham), is confident that the US and Indonesia’s relations is stronger than ever.
Indonesia’s leading company in lifestyle and hospitality industry, ISMAYA Group, expanded its business to open authentic Italian restaurant Osteria GIA.
Living in a hectic city of Jakarta, we need to satisfy our need of physical health and relaxed mind. We have a list of golf courses in and around Jakarta to meet your needs of both!
Most valued Business (MVB) Indonesia invites all to start being more responsible in choosing fashion items and fashion companies that put ethics and sustainability above anything else.
Verdy Bhawanta and Indobarian offer challenging activities for you to fully understand your body physically, mentally, and spiritually.
First introduced by Sana Studio in 2016, Pound Fit is gaining popularity among urbanites as an alternative physical activity.
Besides the annual Bali Arts Festival, check out also Above Eleven, W Bali, and Finns Beach Club if you're visiting Bali in the foreseeable future.
After four months, Jakarta Schools Football League (JSFL) 2019 has concluded with a Gala Day.
Began in December 2017, Conrad Bali recently unveiled 85 newly renovated, expanded Deluxe rooms with incredible Indian Ocean views.
You’re never too young to enjoy quality timekeeping, and Flik Flak by the Swatch Group is proof that even children can benefit from the brand’s innovative design and functionality.
H.E. Joseph R. Donovan Jr., US Ambassador to Indonesia speaks about Indonesian recent election, tourism, and overall relationship between Indonesia and the United States of America
The name Giói, pronounced “joy”, is Vietnamese for “well done”. Promoted as Vietnamese Indonesian Fusion cuisine, Giói has a growing reputation for serving great food at reasonable prices.
It's a special dining experience where the guest could experience British signature offerings starting from iconic light bites selections to all-time favourite drinks throughout this month.
Celebrating three anniversaries in 2019, DoubleTree by Hilton Jakarta – Diponegoro opened its doors to welcome the city’s Rainbow Troops in appreciation.
Constantly innovating international coffee brand, Starbucks offers its new Nitro brand to service consumers looking to enjoy the other side of a subtle coffee flavours.
Famously known for its posh modern Cantonese cuisine, Hakkasan Jakarta also offers a bar department of exceptional quality, a comfort for those looking for to sip crafted cocktails.
The Phoenix Hotel Yogyakarta has published a culinary book featuring a variety of cuisines that were part of the hotel’s culinary evolution.
NSNTR Restaurant at Mercure Jakarta Pantai Indah Kapuk presents the best of Indonesian flavours as part of its Nusantara Weekend Dinner programme throughout July and August 2019.
Get yourself back into balance with the benefits of an infrared sauna from Sauna Wellness Red 10 by PrimaFit, one of the ‘hottest’ home therapies for overall healthier living.
Codenamed Operation Neptune, but more commonly referred to as D Day, this was the largest combined military operation in history
The USA National Day was celebrated at the residence of H.E. Joseph R. Donovan Jr., US Ambassador to Indonesia on 4 July.
Accor group is launching a flash sale programme that allows loyal members to enjoy the best deals with up to 40 per cent discount at more than 70 properties in Jakarta and Java.
NOW! Jakarta sat down with nutritionist and fitness trainer Ayu Nova to find out where things stand and what can be done to solve the issue of health inequality.
Keraton at The Plaza is offering a brand new high tea menu inspired by our inner childhood as part of its commitment to cater to the family market and young guests.
This indoor climbing gym is suitable for people of all ages, starting from kids to adults. The aim is to be able to train the dexterity and motor agility starting from early age.
The new Re.juve summer drinks can be your choice to complement your daily needs of nutrients and vitamins to be able to stay fit during a busy day and irresistible as hot weather blazes outside.
The U.S. Embassy’s American Center in Jakarta, @america invites everyone to be involved in the celebration of the American Independence Day with various events.
The BWA held their annual fundraising charity ball on 4 May 2019 and The RIO Club have been proud Platinum Sponsors of the British Women’s Association of Jakarta since 2015
Speaking about orthopaedic issues, NOW! Jakarta visited Ramsay Sime Darby Premier Bintaro Hospital to have a chat with Dr. Jefri Sukmawan, Sp.OT
NOW! Jakarta Managing Editor Refa Koetin dives down on how we maintain our health with the help of either the governmental agencies or private corporations.
International Day of Yoga (IDY) 2019 was celebrated in Prambanan Temple in Yogyakarta on 22 to 23 June.
NOW! Jakarta and Mary Jane Foundation organised a charity Iftar programme with some of Jakarta’s best luxury hotels to benefit those in need.
NOW! Jakarta publisher Alistair Speirs talks about the true meaning of independence, welcoming the Independence Day of United States of America (4 July) and Indonesia (17 August).
Competing with big brands, Kecap 7 is being faithful to the old school method of producing kecap manis, one of Indonesia's most versatile ingredients.
NOW! Jakarta joined Jakarta Less Waste Initiative to visit the TPST Bantar Gebang, Bekasi and spread the news on how critical our waste problem is.
RIVA Grill Bar & Terrace is having their first Gourmet Series Dinner called "Bees or no to Bees", in collaboration with Beema Honey
NOW! Jakarta listed some of our favourite online marketplaces where you can find green products for your everyday need.
Priyaris Munandar showcases his works at the National Gallery of Indonesia (Building A) on 26 June to 15 July 2019 in an exhibition titled "Napak Tilas Peradaban".
Following a major revamp in 2017, Monumen Pembebasan Irian Barat or West Irian Liberation Monument has been gaining popularity among Jakartans and tourists looking for alternatives of Monas and Kota Tua.
Emerging Photographer Rony Zakaria Captures Indonesian Beauty on His Solo Exhibition "Men, Mountain, and the Sea" at ARTOTEL Thamrin 25-31 July 2019.
Bedhaya dance is known as a sacred dance usually performed only at the Keratons (palace) in Yogyakarta and Surakarta but today it's available for public eyes to enjoy.
Jakarta is a massive city with so many interesting places to go. NOW! Jakarta lists down the many transportation modes that can help you explore the capital.
Moving to a new country will always be exciting. There are so many things to consider, choosing the right schools for your children is one of them.
This year, Pizza e Birra Celebrates 10 year in the industry with a number of celebrations, featuring sporting events, musical performance and, of course, attractive beer offers.
Ice Tede Dara spoke about her evolution in a beautiful and compelling presentation, Three Generations of Weavers: Heritage Weavings, Tense Present and Uncertain Future.
Expectations were high for the 2019 event with the theme Into the Wild!, and so it came to pass that the vision of the BWA Ball Committee was brought to life in a truly magical way.
Bringing back PROMO SUPERGILA, which was a huge hit last year, Electronic City returned bigger than ever to the most anticipated fair of the year.
INARA Spa treats guests with a natural treatment that combines various indigenous healing methods like the apothecary blend bar, natural botanical and herbal elements.
From 24 to 30 June, Barong Bar inviting cocktail enthusiasts to celebrate Negroni Week by exploring multiple variations of negroni creations at the opulent bar located at Fairmont Jakarta.
City government and community organisations have prepared a variety of events and activities that offers number of attractions, bazaar and entertainment.
NOW! Jakarta contributor David Metcalf speak with Karolin Margret Natasa about the Naik Dango Festival in West Kalimantan.
Three Archipelago International properties — located nearby the location where the celebration — provide special offers for those wanting to experience the anniversary feestivities.
NOW! Jakarta guides expatriates living in Indonesia on how to adjust to Indonesian culture and behaviour.
British Council Director Paul Smith talks about the future of bilateral relations between the UK and Indonesia.
BiSEA (Britain in South East Asia) is a collective of Chambers and business groups representing eight of the ten ASEAN nations co-founded by Britcham Indonesia.
Chef Oskar Urzelai brings his dream restaurant to life by unveiling Txoko, a culinary destination in Senopati where culinary enthusiasts can enjoy unique Basque cuisine.
NOW! Jakarta and Waste4Change invite all readers to increase our awareness regarding waste problems in our neighborhood.
NOW! Jakarta sat down with Olivia Leslie, Ambassador of Ireland to Indonesia, as she shared her experience in Indonesia so far and other critical issues, including Ireland’s involvement in sustainability and cultural preservation in Indonesia.
Entering the second semester of 2019, Jakartans will still be able to enjoy interesting events during the month of July.
London has actually been an important hub in introducing early Indonesian art globally, including an exhibition of Affandi’s paintings in 1952.
Tempe is Indonesia’s most popular food. It is cheap and easy to get. In the hands of Wida Winarno, tempe’s meaning transcends superfood.
A gorgeously green landscape peppered by thought-evoking reliefs in a grand open-air theatre design sets the scene for the new Sunday Brunchcation programme at The Apurva Kempinski Bali.
In conjunction with Global Wellness Day on 8 June, Jakarta’s yoga community participated in “Reborn Yoga with Reiki” event at Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta.
Masyarakat Peduli Autis Indonesia (Mpati) or Indonesian Autism Awareness Society worked tirelessly for over 20 years to empower people with autism.
NOW! Jakarta spoke to the British Ambassador to Indonesia, Moazzam Malik, about the two country’s close relationship and hopes for the new government.
Royal Safari Garden, one of the most popular destinations in Puncak, Bogor offers wholesome family fun during this mid-year holiday.
The makeover of Muara Baru fish market offers fantastic ocean scenery while shopping for fresh fish or enjoy various seafood offering.
Jakarta Aquarium offers educational programmes where everyone can learn about aquatic biota, preservation and conservation.
Home to ancient villages, empty white-sand beaches, and extraordinary wildlife, the eastern islands of the Indonesian archipelago are now on the verge of becoming the next big tourism destination in the country.
Bara at PIK Avenue Mall delivers only the best artisan smoked & grilled meats in the area.
Sustainable fashion is taking global fashion industry by storm while the local industry gradually follows suit.
Chef Daniel Rys prepared a genuine home-cooked feast of traditional Czech specialties for members to savour, many for the first time.
Indonesia's steady economic growth invites expatriate workers from all over the world to work and live in Indonesia.
Satellite cities are vital for the continued sustainability of a city the size of Jakarta, and these cities including BSD, PIK, and Alam Sutera are doing their part.
PierogiPierogi are bringing to Indonesia the best of this, Poland’s favourite dish.
The seminar was designed to update the Indonesian construction, development, property and related industries on best practices and ideas from Denmark
As part of its 17th anniversary celebration, Starbucks expanded their store portfolio to 403 stores in 32 cities and is now luring coffee lovers around Labuan Bajo.
Jakarta Less Waste Building Awards 2019 will be held from May to November 2019
Pursuing sustainable development makes companies more competitive, more resilient and adaptable in a fast-changing world, and more prepared for the future.
The following is the story of Andrzej Jakubowski, Chairman of the Polish Business Club in Jakarta, on how he and his supporters aided Lombok.
This year, DKI Jakarta Provincial Governor is inviting people of Jakarta to increase waste reduction by 20% and waste handling by 80%.
The Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) took a bold step forward in May hosting a CEO Breakfasting Meeting focused on Sustainability.
Dr. Ali Darwin, Ak., M.Sc., CSP, has worked actively to build companies’ awareness and capacities regarding the principles of sustainability since 2005.
Batik Nona Jakarta showcases the cultural richness of Indonesia’s capital city on its beautiful hand-drawn Betawi batik textiles.
Ian Price leads Y Waste, a digital donation platform aiming to reduce food waste and eliminate food insecurity.
In Belitung, the harvest celebration known as Maras Taun carries out four elements of cultural attractions: traditional dance, games, martial art, and a ritual.
Returning this coming 16 - 17 August, The Ubud Village Jazz Festival (UVJF) will once again be held at the ARMA Museum garden, Ubud, Bali.
Jakarta Aquarium offers a unique and engaging marine experience in one fun package while inviting visitors to protect the future of our ocean.
New Korea Visa Application Center (KVAC) in Jakarta provides easier access to Indonesians applying for Korean visas.
PHM Hospitality's Management Development Program aims to provide opportunities for hotel employees to improve their management skills and techniques.
Jambuluwuk Malioboro Hotel has received the official certification of 5-star hotels from PT. Megah Tritunggal Mulia (MTM)
Danny O’Brien visited Jakarta in May, performing at the American Club, Molly Malone’s Senayan, and the Grand Kemang Hotel.
“Indonesia Through Different Lenses” is a collection of stories written by 18 people from 16 countries, including 14 ambassadors who are on duty in Indonesia.
Behave Clinic exists to promote growth and development of young mental illness patients, using an integrated approach in physical and psychological treatments.
According to Food Bank of Indonesia (FOI), at least 40 to 50 percent of students in Jakarta and Banten go to school hungry, disrupting their focus to study.
Ambrosia is a private members club in Jakarta which promises exclusivity to those who seek intimate privacy unique to world-class private clubs.
Celebrating Javanese influence that was present in Paris in 1889, the Impressions Universelles Concert fuses two great cultures together in an enchanting musical performance.
This year, Plaza Indonesia returned with Ramadan in Style to display the newest fashionable Muslim collection from nine fashion brands and designers to make your look more stylish this Eid Al-Fitr.
After successful creating one of the most instagrammable spots in town, the recent exhibition by Haluu World will make you feel nostalgic and happy.
Oswar Mungkasa, Deputy Governor of Jakarta for Spatial Planning and Environment, talked to us about the city’s sustainability initiatives, waste programs and a brighter future.
What does it actually take to be a sustainable city and who has achieved it so far? Perhaps by looking at the factors in their success we can see the best (and quickest?) way forward for Jakarta.
In an exclusive interview, NOW! Jakarta spoke to Rachel Malik about her role as spouse of the British Ambassador to Indonesia as well as communities that have become part of her life in Indonesia.
Nothing more than is now being spent but the change of attitude from all who participate and all who interact could be life changing. Goodbye Chaos, Hello character: the new face of Jakarta.
Indonesia’s beloved capital city is celebrating its 492nd birthday this month, bringing renewed hope for the future. Will Jakarta’s new infrastructure actually change the game?
Here is a sundown rundown of Bali’s most admired spots, with front row seats to enjoy the golden and blue hours without any grey buildings in sight!
Eid al-Fitr is a form of expressing gratitude to God and a manifestation of happiness celebrating the Muslims ‘success in fasting during the month of Ramadan, and Indonesia has a unique tradition during the Islam festive season. Find out more.
As Eid Mubarak approaches, Muslims in Jakarta are starting to anticipate mudik, a tradition of leaving the Big Durian visit families and relatives in their hometown.
This Lebaran season, Bandung’s best theme park destination has a special show in store for visitors.
Curious about Astronomy? Ask the amateur astronomers! Among unique communities in Jakarta there’s nothing quite more extraordinary like this one, the Jakarta Amateur Astronomy Association.
French artist Jules Dedet Granel and Katre joined forces with veteran Indonesian urban artists Darbotz and Stereoflow to create a combination of work that showcases street artists’ contribution to the urban landscape.
The pre-show event AKSARA held at Galeri Indonesia Kaya was a piece of the complete performance arts, Arjuna, which will be showcased at Ciputra Artpreneur next month.
One fine morning, 8 May, a commercial flight of Qantas Airways traveling from Sydney to Adelaide marked the success of the world’s first zero-waste flight.
Bluebird and Silverbird taxi officially jumpstarted their electric fleet by adding electric and solar-powered automobile manufacturer, BYD and Tesla, making them the most sustainable taxi operator in Indonesia so far.
Pullman Ciawi Vimala Hills Resort, Spa, and Convention is a five star property offering a holistic experience for those looking for a relaxing and soothing excursion outside the capital.
Converse collaborates with established Indonesian contemporary artist Hanafi for its new Limited Shoes Design line.
There are more than 800,000 mosques around the country. Most mosques still carry Arabian and Byzantium conventional style of design. On the other hand, these mosques are more contemporary in architecture.
As Lebaran approaches, learn Lebaran terms that Muslims in Indonesia usually use during this seasonal holiday.
Ramadan bridges the gap between religious communities and brings people from different backgrounds to eventually develop better understanding about each other.
The exhibition-based narrative approach enabled by the availability of online archives will strengthen the chronology-based narrative approach.
For those spending the holidays in the city, watch out for these fabulous staycation packages offered at special prices from hotels in and around Jakarta.
Festival Jakarta Great Sale (FJGS) offers Eid Mubarak discounts up to 70 per cent off during midnight sale in various shopping centres and retail stores across Jakarta such as Grand Indonesia, Kota Kasablanka, and Lotte Shopping Avenue.
Ismaya Live recently announced the 6th edition of Jakarta Culinary Feastival (JCF), which will be held from 3 to 6 October at Senayan City, Jakarta.
Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort offers luxurious stay with their Urban Escape package promotion.
There are several things you must prepare before moving to Indonesia. Other than the complicated immigration necessities and a new house for your family, vaccination is one thing that people often forget.
Jakarta Aquarium presents the concept of a holiday in nature, displaying the beauty and diversity of Indonesian waters. We take you on a journey from soothing and romantic to more adventurous.
Chef Adi, who joined Belmond Jimbaran Puri in 2016, oversees the resort’s restaurants and bar with his sense of contemporary Balinese cooking.
As we are halfway through the beautiful springtime and the summer season is just a few months away, have you considered the destination and activities you’d like to do with your family this year?
Embassy of The Republic of Korea in Jakarta together with Korea Tourism Organization held an event about the Korea MICE Roadshow 2019.
A lot of Medan’s top attractions are focused around food and you can sign up for a food tour, or simply go it alone and explore the sights, smells, and tastes of the city by yourself.
If you don’t already part-take, Bali is the perfect place to start your journey. Here on the island of the gods, you are invited to explore the world of wellness in many ways.
The Hard Rock Hotel Bali has had a long reputation as one of Bali’s most family-friendly destinations, and for Indonesia’s biggest holiday – Idul Fitri – this classic hotel is offering a very special Lebaran deal you can’t miss.
At the first day of fasting, the treatment site has reported an additional 864 tonnes of waste daily 6,000 to 8,000 tonnes per day. Most of these are food and packaging waste.
Plataran Borobudur is surrounded by a spellbinding landscape of rolling hills and volcanic peaks, comprises 21 units of luxury villas in a total of seven configurations.
Spending time in nature, standing on the rim of an active volcano was made more meaningful by catching a brief moment with a flower seller and finding out a little about the legend of the Tengger people.
The culinary team has prepared Hakkasan’s exquisite signature dishes plus a number of Ramadan special creations to break your fast in style while enjoying Jakarta’s arresting cityscape view.
Choosing the best international schools in Jakarta is not easy but JIS, NIS Jakarta, BSJ, AIS Jakarta, and NZS Jakarta are some of the best options.
AYANA Midplaza, JAKARTA, invites you to indulge in special promotions during ramadhan on opening fast meals, hampers, nightly rates, meeting packages and much, much more.
Water is often called the elixir of life. Even today, sacred bathing spaces, such as Belahan and Jolotundo in East Java are used for purification ceremonies.
Hailing this new ride is currently free during trial phase via the official GrabWheels mobile application.
Yogyakarta Marriott Hotel offers guests an extravagant Iftar feast featuring Middle East, local and international favourites.
Floral artist Sara Malik’s journey into the world of art began as a child. She recalls learning to appreciate nature with her grandmother who was a painter and a floral artist herself.
Previously overlooked by the big players of the culinary world Jakarta is now the new frontier for internationally acclaimed restaurants to plant their breadstick, or in Hakkasan’s case, chopstick!
NOW! Jakarta spoke to Dr. Daniel Low, Dean Raffles Christian School Pondok Indah about the school’s education philosophies.
Celebrating 25 years in 2019, Accor Plus is a travel and lifestyle subscription programme by Accor, a world-leading augmented hospitality group.
Myka Kids’ cute teepees will make most —if not all— children go gaga. The little ones will have a very cozy place to play for hours of fun inside the cone-shaped tent.
Looking for a place to kick back on the weekend? Theme parks in Jakarta such as Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (TMII), Taman Impian Jaya Ancol, Taman Safari Indonesia, Taman Budaya Sentul City, and Jugnle Land Adventure Theme Park will always be a good choice!
Can we actually start earlier? What does it take to make responsible waste management our daily behaviour?
Hendra Gunawan, Fatur Ridho, and Claudia Panca are three artists with special need whose works are featured on Starbucks tumbler and tote bag.
The Japanese fast-serving food outlet offers personalized Japanese BBQ style dining at approachable prices.
Garth Wyncoll spoke to us about the international focus of the curriculum, digital shifts, and environmental-driven student activities at Bali Island School.
Tucked into the foyer area of Raffles famed Arts Cafe is Pattisserie, a veritable repository of baked goods that are a delectable treat.
Malaysian Club in Jakarta promotes the interests of Malaysian business and strengthen the links between Malaysian residents in Indonesia and Malaysian diplomats.
From Michelle-star restaurant to famous Thai massage, Thailand is one of the top destination in Southeast Asia and the country always has something to offers within season.
InterContinental Jakarta Pondok Indah Bar Society with Indonesia’s Best Mixologists
Ismaya Group presents a special iftar promos this Ramadhan at a number of the group's dining outlets around Jakarta: Mr. Fox, SKYE, Pizza e Birra Sports Bar, Publik Markette, Kitchenette, and The People’s Cafe.
The Penthouse provides a spectacular venue for private parties and celebrations, complemented by all the facilities and services required to cater for any exclusive occasion.
New Zealand School Jakarta brings the sense of community as a foundation to build good school ecosystem.
SKAL members gathered to enjoy Iftar dinner at Bruschetta Italian Restaurant, Hotel Borobudur Jakarta, where a wide range of F&B choices was served. The evening’s theme of discussion was Doing Business Amongst Friends.
Novotel and Ibis Styles Jakarta Mangga Dua Square, Hotel Borobudur Jakarta, InterContinental Jakarta Pondok Indah, DoubleTree by Hilton Jakarta-Diponegoro, Pullman Jakarta Central Park Offer Special Ramadhan Promos. Check it Out!
Celebrate the victory of Ramadhan at The Stones ─ Legian, Bali, where they are offering a luxurious stay with an exquisite Lebaran promo.
Featuring a more modern and futuristic concept to cater to a wider market, this is Watson's 110th store in the country.
40 films from 14 countries will be presented and 25 directors in attendance with Q & A sessions.
New Figure at the helm of British Women’s Association and ASEAN Women’s Circle.
Offering a variety of lively show-kitchens serving a range of dishes from all over the world, Spectrum is where the city’s social elite gather.
Accor Hotels newly launched its year long campaign “Culinary Journey’ to highlight the diverse cuisines and unique flavours showcased at over 120 of its hotels across Indonesia.
Nearly 100 reading rooms across Jakarta, including libraries in integrated child-friendly public spaces, reading parks, and community libraries, participated in #BacaJakarta,
When A$AP did his iconic crowdsurf, the audience simply lost it!
Chaine Chapitre Gala 2019 welcome all the new inductees to the Chaîne confrerie and honor members being promoted for their valuable contributions.
BritCham’s Professional Women’s Group held a special event just for women entitled “The Power of Storytelling” – for your brand and business.
Niki Meehan, Principal of NIS Jakarta shares five top tips for expat parents to feed their children’s curiosity.
Two Schools, ACG School Jakarta and the Australian Independent School, offer their take on the importance of extra-curricular activities.
This month, as part of observances for Ramadan, The Hermitage Jakarta has prepared a delightful buffet dinner to break the ritual fast at L’Avenue Restaurant.
The international gastronomic society Chaîne des Rôtisseurs held an elegant garden dinner at the residence of the Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Indonesia, H.E. Ivan Hotek
After the success of Bar Take Over and The Jive Society, ARTOTEL Group debut the event with Art Bar Academy, a learning platform for liquor fans to learn with the master.
Steak Aficionados will be more than acquainted with dishes specially created for Ramadan.
The most awaited summer festival in Indonesia, We The Fest 2019 is scheduled to be held from 19 to 21 July at Jakarta International Expo (JIEXPO) Kemayoran.
Pupils benefit from a very British environment in a globally-focused curriculum.
A world-class music theatre I La Galigo returns to Jakarta in July, featuring the nation’s priceless ancient literature.
Malaysia and Indonesia have shared a connection for years. NOW! Jakarta spoke to the Chargé d’Affaires about this special relationship and the bilateral connections forged over the years.
There are no walls between me and the sea, and the balcony juts out slightly over the edge of the water.
Paying homage to the myriad flavours of the region, Double Chin Restaurant and Bar conjures up a veritable tribute to the rich cuisines that we all know and love.
During Ramadan, which lasts 30 days, Muslims take time to reflect and are encouraged to reconnect with their spiritual beliefs.
With the demands of skill sets and knowledge changing in just a generation, how do schools respond?
Intermittent Fasting has recently gained ground amongst health enthusiasts who have dispelled the notion that one needs to have six small meals a day to be healthy.
Southeast Asia is now a major region for international education. Options for both local and expatriate families are increasing as demand grows, especially in Malaysia and Thailand.
Ruth Fertel had a vision to create the absolute go to place for succulent, sizzling steaks and had to invent new cooking—and serving— methods to achieve her aim.
Despite high literacy levels, how can all Indonesian students benefit from the ‘right’ kind of education?
Head to classical performances throughout this month that include “Dian” The Musical, Giordano Passini, as well as Tales of Spring by Jessica Januar and Edith Widayani.
Quick counts following the 17 April elections indicate that President Joko Widodo has won a second term in office but the elections have revealed a religious divide in the country.
A cemetery in Jakarta honours victims and serves as a space for future generations to learn lessons from the past.
This Ramadhan, hotels around Jakarta have put together special dishes with which to open the ritual fast, from the traditional takjil to more decadent dishes.
Regulations in Indonesia is a complicated matter, including those related to immigration system. EMC Indonesia has experience in assisting expats taking care of all immigration necessities.
For Sheila Rooswitha Putri, her hometown Jakarta has become her main source of inspiration. Her most recent comic project talks about the new MRT in Jakarta.
Cultural programme highlights contribution of women in today’s society.
The newest concept of Eastern Opulence was aptly introduced at the private GALA LUNCHEON event.
The anniversary was featured four top international headliners, Alistair Barrie (UK), Michael Harrison (Canada), Melanie Maras (US) and Indonesia’s own Mo Sidik.
Many people are choosing to work in social enterprises these days, to help the poor, to protect the environment, to invent new ways of doing things better.
It was indeed a night of great joy for all.
The ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Indonesia, H.E Rob Swartbol and Mrs. Jacqueline Swartbol-Wouters, hosted members of city’s diplomatic community, corporate and media friends to celebrate King’s Day.
Crafted from a combination of European and American oak casks, Edition No.4 presents a zesty, vibrant and invigorating single malt which gives subtle green wood and floral undertones sensation.
In partnership with Prestasi Junior Indonesia, Starbucks Indonesia held a Creative Youth Entrepreneurship programme to empower vocational students in four cities across the country.
Jakarta Aquarium conducted a marine educational programme for elementary and junior high school students at Tidung Island, Pulau Seribu
As the weekend approaches, it’s time to relax and enjoy a bit of the city’s many culinary offerings. We’ve got a list of places where you get some great cocktails – and more!
Sejauh Mata Memandang’s recent collection “Laut Kita” is a collective campaign to encourage people to protect the ocean from ecological crisis, which are getting polluted with plastic waste.
Tugu Selamat Datang (Bundaran HI), Patung Pancoran (Tugu Pancoran), and Monumen Pembebasan Irian Jaya (Lapangan Banteng) are popular landmarks in Jakarta. Who do they have in common?
The 10th edition of the Nusantara Exhibition not only focuses on regional representation but also highlights artists’ creative skill to produce contemporary pieces that go beyond traditional art.
Recently, Gianyar Regency in Bali was recently named World Craft City, named for the area’s long history in craft creations that continue to actively boost its local economy.
Handpicked Australian grapes are now available at a number of supermarkets in Indonesia.
Cascading down a dramatic cliff, Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort’s newly renovated Garden View Pool Villas offer a breathtaking garden utopia perfect for a tropical getaway.
Matter and Place Exhibition at Museum MACAN observes relationship between humans and their habitat. The exhibition is on until 21 July.
Situated at one of the highest points in the city, SKYE is constantly filled with entertainment almost every day of the week to complete the skyline view of the city lights.
The Student Exchange Programme has grown by leaps and bounds, helping open up opportunities for students to learn about the international community.
The Kingdom of Bantar Gebang Biji has become an oasis in the middle of piles of garbage that resemble mountains in the slum area through its creative learning programme.
Go on the hunt for a local battle Peresean stick-fighting ritual and see a most extraordinary display of Sasak skill, dance and combat play out.
With its timeless Indonesian architecture, the restaurant offers an atmosphere of Javanese royalty in a chic and comforting setting.
Doctors at Siloam’s Centre of Excellence in Oncology provide a full range of medical oncology and haematology services for all forms of cancers and blood disorders.
Waste4Change provides services that will help your business to invest in waste management and be responsible for your waste through sorting and recycling.
Newly-opened restaurant Seed has introduced the art of cultivating foods in its Australian-inspired brunch.
Curatorial team of a future exhibition about the Indonesian Revolutionary War have been digging into relevant historical and cultural objects of various museums and institutions in Holland.
It's Election Day tomorrow! Make sure you get out and vote, and once you're done, enjoy this range of offers at various hotels around the city.
Cafe One at Wyndham Casablanca Jakarta introduces “True Indonesia Kampoeng Cuisine Buffet Dinner” featuring traditional home-style recipes from across archipelago.
I imagined what the headlines in the next day’s newspapers might have been had we crashed and died that day: “Last laugh for British funny men.” Nearly.
Holland Bakery is one of the places to visit if you want to taste delicious bread, cakes and finger Food.
Indulge in the great service of the fine-dining experience with this premium beef for two hours.
As ARTOTEL Thamrin come up with youthful spirit, ARTOTEL Wahid Hasyim is likely established to caters more mature guests though its simplicity and elegant design.
Situated at ground floor Mall Kelapa Gading 3, Union Kelapa Gading serves an array of homemade cakes, bistro fare, and award-winning cocktails which are definitely a real treat for special occasions.
The 2nd Bali International Indigenous Film Festival takes place at Njana Tilem Museum, Mas, Ubud, from 10-12 May.
Experience the luxurious comfort and convenience of a serviced apartment in Jakarta’s Golden Business Triangle, right the heart of Central Business District in Kuningan area and close with Embassies.
Temporal, when Jesus was tried before the High Priest in the hours of darkness, without real witnesses and no tangible evidence.
From providing transportation services to products that help simplify household tasks, Dutch companies operating in Indonesia have enhanced our lives for decades.
A range of products which use fruit as its base are available in three product categories.
Holiday Inn & Suites Jakarta Gajah Mada held its grand opening on 15 March.
The tents were designed, crafted, and built carefully by the local carpenter with local surround wood and natural elements.
Spanning over three Saturdays from 6 to 20 April, each mixologist has prepared sublimely smooth and rich flavours of award-winning cocktails.
Through a collaboration with local artists, the event will be touring to other hotel brands in Bandung, Yogyakarta, and ended up in Bali.
NOW! Jakarta speaks with Esti McMillan of EMC Indonesia about the tips for expatriates who are planning to move and live in Jakarta about finding a new house in Jakarta.
There are so many charms that this country has to offer including its history, people, food, architecture, art and its exceptionally designed hotels that seem to grown every time.
Europe On Screen (EOS) returns this this month featuring 101 movie titles from 27 European countries and takes place from 18 - 30 April.
While it’s not easy to build a start up to become a unicorn, there are plenty of opportunities to try.
For one night only on 26 April, Indonesian Tropical Dinner is eight course meal featuring homegrown tropical fruits as the main ingredient.
Now, let’s not pretend. Many schools really don’t care for Co-Curricular Activities. And neither do many parents.
Here we share just a small selection of the 23 Special events that will be held as part of this year’s UFF.
Explore endless cultural and tourism destinations in the heart of Java. These two cities offer haven of arts, culinary, shopping, nature, and not to forget - Javanese royalty.
Glodok is rustic and classic, an old Chinese neighborhood that always invites people to comeback to see history and culture that has been a part of the Batavia since 15th century.
Global Ecobrick Alliance encourages people to sequester unwanted, unloved plastic, to capture it and render it harmless by gathering it and shoving it firmly into discarded bottles to create ecobricks.
Publik Markette has added a little something for the weekends, the bi-weekly Weekend Markette on Saturdays, offering a unique crafty and artsy weekend experience
Considering a degree or embarking on a work experience in the Netherlands? Make sure to pick Erasmus Training Centre (ETC) to help you reach your goals.
Lianti Raharjo has found a way to recycle used grounds into skin care products as part of her contribution to the fight against climate change.
This year Most Valued Business’s (MVB) 2019 mission is to actively engage and create more initiatives with its Knowledge Partners to increase their sustainable stewardship practices.
The youth convention aims to build a platform for the top student leaders to network with their counterparts towards greater social and political awareness.
Ruci Art Space, a repository of emerging and established artists to display their creations, held the third installment of their Y: Collect 3.0 Exhibition.
Definitely a great choice to hang out and grab a bite with friends! Moonshine Dine & Lounge in Mega Kuningan, is one such place.
Since 2017, startup company Warung Pintar has helped modernise traditional kiosk businesses adapt to more modern methods of commerce.
The hotel features 172 spacious rooms, three dining outlets and two bars.
Indonesia and the Netherlands have been established agreements in several fields including cyber security and water management. And We spoke to Ambassador H.E Rob Swartbol about the development of this connection.
Available on both IOS and Android, we choose a few apps that might help in budgeting one’s finances.
NOW! Jakarta Best Restaurant, Bar and Cafe Awards (BRBCA) returns this year with "Say Yes to Less" campaign to support better food waste management.
the brand new Whiz Capsule Hotel Thamrin is a strategic property which provide easy reach of a number of tourist destinations.
With access to a national health insurance scheme, are we seeing a rise in the number of Indonesians taking an interest in other forms of insurance, too?
Bali Safari Park prioritises giving their guests an entertaining learning experience that can be enjoyed by all ages, whilst showcasing their commitment to safeguarding animals and endangered species.
Along with the rapid growth of technology and innovation in other sectors such as e-commerce, payment transactions in Indonesia are now increasingly cashless.
For the first time in Indonesian history, the president, the vice president and members of the local and national legislatures will be elected on the same day.
On 7 April, The Dharmawangsa will host a Super Brunch, themed “Parisian Picnic.” Chef Felix Budisetiawan reveals the story behind the team’s efforts to create this special event.
From limited edition chocolate collections to special brunches and even spa treatments, this year’s Easter celebrations at hotels around Jakarta are a treat!
Luminor Hotel is the second brand of the Waringin Hospitality Hotel Group with the concept of a 4-star Boutique Hotel that fits your business and vacation.
On 26 March, Most Valued Business (MVB) Indonesia together with SGS Indonesia hosted the first of MVB’s Sustainability Seminar Series 2019.
What chance does a bank or NGO offering much-needed micro-financing have in communicating its message?
Capitalism causes ‘misery, agony of toil, slavery, ignorance, brutality, mental degradation’ as the workers become all the poorer the more wealth they produce. So, what does it mean to be capitalist?
The British Embassy observed International Women’s Day by inviting four women speakers from different social backgrounds.
NOW! Jakarta recently sat down with Dutch band DeWolff to know more about how they have grown up in a band.
The new dining experience features an array of international and pan-Asian cuisines from appetizers to dessert.
The British Chamber of Commerce invited Muhammad Lutfi, Advisor of Jokowi’s Success team to a dialogue focused on trade and investment policy at Mandarin Oriental Jakarta.
Intan spoke to NOW! Jakarta about feminism, gender bias in the literary scene as well as her overall experience at the London Book Fair.
Fraser Residence Menteng, Jakarta adds 128 Gold-standard serviced apartments in the capital’s business and diplomatic centre.
Located in Gunawarman, Djournal House fuses cafe culture, with an addition of an exposed bar, as well as a music corner where one can buy vinyl records by local and international artists.
Discovering his penchant for ice-cream thanks to a Master Chef challenge
Welcome to crunch month, when the country decides who will lead it for the next five years.
This sustainable ‘superfood’ has multiple benefits in the beauty department, too
The exhibition “Into the Future” at National Gallery was a collective statement on women in the 21st century.
Libra Food Service has recently added a new brand , Hormel Foods to its portfolio. Hormel’s food products will be available at premium retailers in Jakarta.
Social events are held regularly including pub nights at Molly Malones Irish Pub & Murphy’s Irish Pub, quiz nights, golf days and other activities.
Thanks to the recently-opened indoor amusement park at Trans Snow World Juanda, Bekasi, experiencing snow is now just a short ride away.
With the theme “Essential Jakarta”, the Indonesian team, exhibiting for the second year, will showcase contemporary products inspired by Betawi Culture.
Margaretha Novianty and Zico Halim challenge themselves in creating Tangan’s latest collection which draws inspiration from the fast-moving world and social change.
Peacock Lounge at Fairmont Jakarta has featured high tea for a few years now. Highlighting a variety of themes over the years, the offerings here have always been a delight.
In April, The Dharmawangsa Jakarta returns with its iconic Super Brunch program which highlights more than 120 dishes including 25 of France’s best dishes set up in Parisian Picnic style.
Fans of Latin American culinary riches rejoice! Sudestada Jakarta is the latest addition to the city’s restaurants focusing on cuisine from the region. And You will never miss the grill!
Harry Darsono celebrated his special day, titled “A Musical Evening" with a selection of around 130 guests including a few luminaries from the design world.
Saumata Apartment was awarded the gold prize and will be nominated for the FIABCI Prix d’Excellence for international property development. They also won the Kohler Bold Design Awards 2018.
ACG School Jakarta kindergarten spark students’ curiosity and natural sense of wonder with a play-based, inquiry-centred learning philosophy in a dynamic classroom.
Strongbow, the number one cider brand in the world, collaborates with Indonesian designer Jeffry Tan to bring natural freshness to the urban life.
With the city’s infrastructure projects nearing completion, the air quality has improved, if slightly, but emissions from vehicles continue to pollute the city.
In Jakarta, people still have to deal with the gridlock during rush hours. With the introduction of the MRT, will we see a slight reduction in traffic woes?
As part of the Good France gastronomy event this year, AMUZ Gourmet of Chef Gilles has put together a menu highlighting French cuisine with a few tropical accents.
The Ministry of Tourism has runs multiple campaigns to promote domestic tourism, including the development of destinations in many of the country’s islands.
From today until December 2019, The Stones – Legian, Bali offers an exciting buy one get one promotion to entice you to take a luxurious holiday in Bali.
Rated the Number 1 on TripAdvisor, Spice Mantraa is an Inspirational Indian Restaurant.
The hotel honoured women by creating special events and services, focused on women, features wellness, fitness and nutrition retreats.
Using Sumatran coffee beans, Re.juve offers cold-pressed coffee beverages that are all natural, healthy and a great substitute for energy drinks.
Goût de France Good France is back on 21 March for the world’s biggest event celebrating French gastronomy in over 150 countries!
The festival prepared a full lineup of chefs, restaurateurs, entrepreneurs, farmers, food writers, scientists, and activists converging from 26 to 28 April.
If you want to find a rather unusual travelling experience that focuses on architectue and design, then just go to Bandung.
Sarong’s secret to longevity and success is the frequency with which the menu is complemented by results of travel and adventure.
17 sub-tribes of Dayaks gather to dance, sing, play their traditional instruments and celebrate their culture at Jari Janang Kalalawah festival.
Nautilus Bar at Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta recently hosted Senior Bartender Yeonghwi Yun from Charles H.
The hotel celebrates International Women’s Day with a range of special offers for women and welcomes its new Sunday Brunch.
IHS members have updated the training material on ceramics and are preparing a comprehensive database of the more than 1,000 ceramic objects on display.
For the residents of BSD, Sale needs no introduction. It is the place to go for an exceptional Italian experience.
The ASEAN Vision 2020 agreed on a shared vision of ASEAN as a concert of Southeast Asian nations, bonded together in dynamic development and in a community.
The Eksekutif Menteng apartments provide convenience and class, and is the perfect location with easy access to a number of popular destinations in the capital.
A community of volunteers is helping raise awareness of the issues involving the city’s wetlands.
Located in trendy Senopati, Bar Gina embaraces an empowered-feminist-concept and is ideal for individuals who want to express themselves.
NSNTR Restaurant at Mercure Jakarta Pantai Indah Kapuk welcomes diners to savour its latest Buffet Series featuring Italian cuisine which is perfect for sharing