NOW! Jakarta's Refa Koetin spoke to Retta Oktaviani, founder of Parlez-vous Français? about her positive activity in offering free French language lessons online, how it started and what the lessons are like.
Leading smartphone developer, OPPO and Jo Malone London Perfume Scents & Scented Oil revealed an exciting new collaboration that brings together two of the brands’ revolutionary products.
Alistair Speirs returns with a sobering thought dispelling the illusion of the new normal. Does the new normal exist? Has anything really changed? Find out in another interesting Soapbox discussion.
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.
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.
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.
Cartographers wrote “here there be monsters” when drawing maps with unexplored parts, imploring would-be voyagers to tread lightly within those parts unknown.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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?
Arisan Karya, the latest initiative from Museum MACAN invites enthusiasts to come together to support community and explore creative tips from artists.
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.
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.
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!
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?
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.
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?
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.
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?
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!
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.
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.
The Nord Anglia School Jakarta helps to enhance children’s learning on science and here’s the reasons why.
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.
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.
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
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Without going anywhere, guest stay at Oakwood Hotel & Resident Surabaya could request in-room spa service to get energized with a certified wellness treatment.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
On 29 February 2020, the Indonesian Heritage Society (IHS) will celebrate 50 years of volunteerism in support of Jakarta’s museums.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
Whilst Siem Reap has surely accommodated for modern comforts, it still has this atmosphere of a simpler, almost nostalgic past.
’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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The NOW! Jakarta annual gathering with friends of the magazine was held at the Crowne Plaza Jakarta on 9 December 2019.
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.
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.
The Golden Rule simply says, “Do unto others as you would be done by”, and it’s brilliant and applies to everything.
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.
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.
ACG School Jakarta offers globally recognised qualifications through Cambridge International and International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma curricula.
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.
Amir Sidharta tells us a story of Kartono Yudhokusumo, the Father of Modern Decorative Painting.
Scandinavian countries has contributed in various sectors in Indonesia. Here are the list of Scandinavian Chambers of Commerce in Indonesia.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Newly opened, greenery-filled restaurant, Social Garden brings soothing solace to Jakarta’s dining scene!
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Have you ever though about where will our leftover food end up? Read through to see the importance of food waste management.
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.
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.
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.
Keiko Hayashi, member of Indonesian Heritage Society (IHS), talks about her life journey into becoming an expat's wife living in 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
From 21 to 22 September, many communities around the globe celebrated World Wellness Weekend where people organise activities to promote a balanced lifestyle.
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.
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.
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.
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.
NOW! Jakarta editorial intern and model student at JIS, Victoria Budiono explores the subject based on her own experience at Jakarta Intercultural School (JIS).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our beloved musical city offers various venues to hold music performances. Here are just a handful of these for you to check out.
Bandung’s newest all-day dining restaurant, SANTAI welcomes patrons with a vibrant atmosphere and impeccable culinary offering at its buffet restaurant.
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.
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.
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.
Tea Inspiration for the 21st Century is Dilmah’s latest revolutionary concept aimed to revive ancient herb to mass culinary culture.
The collaboration dinner at TWG Tea Salon & Boutique aimed to raise funds to send young talented chefs to have a higher culinary experience.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As an effort to promote Indonesian cultural heritage to guests and younger generation, Hotel Indonesia Kempinski is hosting a very special programme this month.
On Friday, 28 June 2019, BritCham held another episode of Intelligence Series with KPMG Indonesia, this time to discuss about Cyber Security.
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.
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.
The Dutch cultural institute in Jakarta had the honour to present Metropolis, a solo-exhibition by Dutch photographer Martin Roemers.
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.
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?
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Another fun SKAL dinner took place this time in Jakarta’s posh Menteng area, specifically at Shanghai Blue 1920.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
NOW! Jakarta listed some of our favourite online marketplaces where you can find green products for your everyday need.
Emerging Photographer Rony Zakaria Captures Indonesian Beauty on His Solo Exhibition "Men, Mountain, and the Sea" at ARTOTEL Thamrin 25-31 July 2019.
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.
Ice Tede Dara spoke about her evolution in a beautiful and compelling presentation, Three Generations of Weavers: Heritage Weavings, Tense Present and Uncertain Future.
INARA Spa treats guests with a natural treatment that combines various indigenous healing methods like the apothecary blend bar, natural botanical and herbal elements.
Three Archipelago International properties — located nearby the location where the celebration — provide special offers for those wanting to experience the anniversary feestivities.
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 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.
Jakarta Aquarium offers educational programmes where everyone can learn about aquatic biota, preservation and conservation.
The seminar was designed to update the Indonesian construction, development, property and related industries on best practices and ideas from Denmark
Celebrating Javanese influence that was present in Paris in 1889, the Impressions Universelles Concert fuses two great cultures together in an enchanting musical performance.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Ramadan bridges the gap between religious communities and brings people from different backgrounds to eventually develop better understanding about each other.
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.
Embassy of The Republic of Korea in Jakarta together with Korea Tourism Organization held an event about the Korea MICE Roadshow 2019.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Celebrate the victory of Ramadhan at The Stones ─ Legian, Bali, where they are offering a luxurious stay with an exquisite Lebaran promo.
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.
Chaine Chapitre Gala 2019 welcome all the new inductees to the Chaîne confrerie and honor members being promoted for their valuable contributions.
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.
There are no walls between me and the sea, and the balcony juts out slightly over the edge of the water.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
With its timeless Indonesian architecture, the restaurant offers an atmosphere of Javanese royalty in a chic and comforting setting.
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.
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.
While it’s not easy to build a start up to become a unicorn, there are plenty of opportunities to try.
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.
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.
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.
The youth convention aims to build a platform for the top student leaders to network with their counterparts towards greater social and political awareness.
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.
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?
Along with the rapid growth of technology and innovation in other sectors such as e-commerce, payment transactions in Indonesia are now increasingly cashless.
On 26 March, Most Valued Business (MVB) Indonesia together with SGS Indonesia hosted the first of MVB’s Sustainability Seminar Series 2019.
Intan spoke to NOW! Jakarta about feminism, gender bias in the literary scene as well as her overall experience at the London Book Fair.
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.
Social events are held regularly including pub nights at Molly Malones Irish Pub & Murphy’s Irish Pub, quiz nights, golf days and other activities.
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.
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.
If you want to find a rather unusual travelling experience that focuses on architectue and design, then just go to Bandung.
17 sub-tribes of Dayaks gather to dance, sing, play their traditional instruments and celebrate their culture at Jari Janang Kalalawah festival.
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.
Of course Le Meridien cuisine and service are as always impeccable, but it’s up on the skyline that there are a few surprises! Villas!
Filmmaker Gary Bencheghib and his brother have helped raise awareness through films about their expeditions to some of the world’s most polluted waterways.
The Goethe-Institut brought together cultural practitioners from multinationals in an event that celebrated women’s contributions to culture.
Armed with her experience living overseas, she was able to connect with foreigners coming to the country and finding properties that met their needs.
The Eatery presents an extraordinary dinner buffet called Thursday Sizzlin’ Night with a variety of offers.
A unique place to gather at Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta
Foreign Ministers of Member States of the European Union and the Foreign Ministers of the Member States of ASEAN gathered in Brussels, Belgium.
Sholi Pohan promotes the use of environmentally friendly coffee farming techniques that produce higher quality coffee on smaller plots of land
Like all business cycles, there are boom times and bust in the real estate market. How is the market doing in Jakarta?
It’s not just another brick in the wall, its our lives among the bricks and walls that matter.
The Phoenix Hotel features 143 rooms offering all the comforts a hotel today has to offer without losing its spirit, the elegant and historical setting.
Covered with ‘Love’ as a main theme, the film festival captures issues such as religion, gender and other domestic issues.
NOW! Jakarta spoke to her about the emerging issues in arts, humanities and documentary photography.
Located on a private two-hectare plot of land on the northern part of the GiliTrawangan, the resort offers a perfect beach geta
Animals like Bobo, Alba and other furry friends remind us of humanity. They inspire artists to create artworks, the art pieces in turn monumental.
On Samosir Island, Lake Toba lies the little village of Ambarita. Tales abound there of rough justice, and possibly even cannibalism.
No matter the reason, one sometimes needs a little help getting the right look - and that’s where make up artists step in.
Fairmont, Mulia, Kempinski and other hotels in Jakarta have prepared Valentine's dining experience at its restaurants outlet.
Bukchon Hanok Village is more than just a village. Rather, it is the representation of the elegance and nostalgic ambience of the traditional Korean houses.
For an hour a week, Laras Kasih, a community of artists, gives children with cancer a reason to smile.
Have we reached a point where we’re falling in love with virtual characters?
Each Petik Kembang’s floral arrangement, whether it is a chic posy of three red roses or a lavish bouquet of cheerful sunflowers, has a story to tell.
Is there anything more romantic than dinner at a fine restaurant overlooking part of a golf course? Well, ok, yes there is, the new Cork and Screw Country Club.
Now, that perfect photograph—anywhere in the world— is just a few clicks away with SweetEscape.
Whether it be a grand occasion held in the majestic ballroom or an intimate affair celebrated at its poolside or rooftop venues, Alila Solo can be your choice.
Unlike other Starbucks stores in the city, this cafe is a nod to local culture where the the architecture and the atmosphere are inspired by Chinese design.
The school provides an atmosphere where diversity is considered a strength and where differences are seen as assets.
Lake Toba, the land of the Batak tribes, is a vast area.
There are creative minds who help couples have the wedding of their dreams. These days, couples’ preferences are turning away from the traditional.
In the three months leading up to the elections, NOW! Jakarta brings you a series of articles that may help decipher the complex web of democracy in Indonesia.
The most popular Chinese-Indonesian heritage sites in Jakarta are Chinatown in Petak Sembilan, but there are many places to explore.
A number of restaurants at hotels around the city have prepared special menus inspired by Chinese culinary tradition to highlight the Year of the Pig.
Conrad Bali, a luxury beachfront resort on the southern coast of Bali is placing the final touches on a $25 million hotel transformation project.
It's a one-of-a-kind store that highlights local craftsmanship and culture. Embark on coffee’s seed-to-cup journey while here.
Whether it is a lavish anniversary present for a sweetheart or a lovely gift for a bridesmaid, personalised items will surely make the recipient feel special.
The Management Advisor of Kharisma Bangsa School, Okan Celiker spoke to us about the students’ achievements and his plans for building on their successes.
Despite the many difficulties for micro financers in Indonesia, there is much potential in fintech for banks, entrepreneurs and start-ups.
With the rise of art fairs and art biennales in Indonesia, echoing the global trend, will there be any way for the good old art galleries to survive?
Located on the ground floor of the new Alila Hotel Jakarta, Vong Kitchen serves Freanch-American cuisine.
Here we are in January again, avoiding eye contact with our New Year’s resolutions.
History never really says goodbye. History says, “See you later”.
Publisher, Alistair Speirs on his vision for New Year of 2019 and his remarks for 10th Year Anniversary of NOW!JAKARTA.
For those who would rather avoid the crowds, but still celebrate, there are a few places around the world that are conducive.
2019 is around the corner and city squares, hotels, clubs and other places are gearing up to welcome the New Year in style!
All of the era’s signature looks will be adapted to the details in hotel’s Magnolia Grand Ballroom where the New Yea’s Eve party takes place.
New Year in Style event will be hosted at two venues in the hotel, Duta Café and Pool Deck & Bar where guests can enjoy festive moments both inside and outside.
The longest running festival takes place in a city which inspires artistic dreaming like nowhere else on Earth, Director Wendy Martin tells NOW! Jakarta.
An after-school activity helped catapult her to fame on the popular cooking competition show "MasterChef" Australia,
It is nice to travel and have a relaxing time to do some self-reflection. The best way to do this ‘therapy’ is to find destinations that are not mainstream.
‘Connections’, brings the work of Brazillian photographers to Indonesia. NOW! Jakarta spoke to the curator Renato Negrao.
Bringing what anyone can offer, all the meals are placed together at the large family table so everybody can serve himself or herself.
Whether it’s a MasterChef experience or a spectacular open-air Countdown party, there is so much for the entire family to enjoy at Raffles Jakarta.
Tariq Khalil launches Retronesia, the first Indonesian photograph-style atlas where 1950s architecture, the good times and shaky politics all intertwine.
At Oakwood Premier Cozmo, one can celebrate New Year's Eve in a fun, relaxing way while still enjoying the festive atmosphere.
Ika spoke to NOW! Jakarta about her life in the creative industry, her view on feminism and the projects she is currently working on.
It’s an easy way of avoiding traffic and adverse weather.
Kotagede is an old city that has many treasures, including the tombs of the founding kings of the Mataram kingdom.
This Christmas, enjoy the season at Alila Ubud where plenty of opportunities to unwind and relax during the festive week.
There is no dearth of Thai restaurants in Jakarta with each offering up delectable dishes paying homage to the cuisine. Noble by Zab Thai is one of them.
Restorasi Ekosistem Riau brings together the private and public sectors to restore and conserve ecologically important forest areas.
Our Publisher Alistair Speirs urges you to wish peace and good will to all mankind , to celebrate unity and friendship and live everyday with joy in your hearts
NOW! Jakarta has compiled a list of some of the best options out there.
When planning an event at the Sultan Hotel and Residence Jakarta, consider Kudus Hall, which is perfect for intimate gatherings.
For those looking for a place to celebrate this classic American holiday, here are a few options in hotels around the city!
There are 42nd Anniversary Room Package and 42 Per cent Discount for Dining, Spanish Temptation at Restoran Fiesta, Lobster Festival, and Cake of the Month.
Exfoliation with face scrubs is the ticket to fresher and more radiant-looking skin and St. Ives, America’s top skincare brand has a range of natural products.
The latest expansion features a new menu—including cocktails—in its signature vibrant atmosphere.
TAUZIA hotels in Jakarta, Bekasi, and Bogor recently organised 'The Colors of Tauzia', a workshop and fashion show to promote batik as the country’s heritage.
Set around an open kitchen, Bara, is a cozy establishment where one can dine on a range of dishes prepared on a wood-fired grill and rotisserie.
Under Anies Baswedan administration, the city government implies number of policies to tackle urban issue. here are people need to know in recent updates.
Some of the nautical resorts on the outer islands offer the tourists a conservation package where the guest could participate ecological mission.
We have put together a short list of ‘must-have’ gadgets to ensure you get a perfect holiday moment and able to live it on social media.
Linda Tan enjoys travel, great food and tripping the life fantastic. She told us her favourite destinations and restaurant recommendations around the world.
More than 1,600 runners gathered for the Bromo Marathon, routing through lush green agricultural plantations and out of town toward the rural Tengger region.
Wave of Tomorrow” exhibition at The Tribrata Building Jakarta features interactive art installations where technology is part of the creative process.
Jakarta Culinary Feastival is expected to be a gastronomic haven where foodies can meet with more than 50 local and international culinary stars.
There are at least 322 types of sambal across Indonesia. 257 of them are used in various dishes.Here are some unique varieties.
When children call out “trick or treat” but for the adults, however, there are more grown-up treats in store at these hotels to celebrate Halloween.
Get creative this year with a great costume! Here are a few options to consider when shopping for that perfect Halloween look.
Nestled in Nusa Dua, Manarai Beach House offers a full-fledged beach experience any time of day and welcomes guests to embrace the endless summer vibe.
Jakarta-based clothing label, MOZZO recently launched its latest service ‘Made by Order’ where one’s business attire can be tailored to one’s style.
The second annual Spotify On Stage event at Jakarta International Expo saw 7,000 fans gather in one spot to watch their favourite Spotify artists perform live.
Sir Henry Head was extremely curious about the effect various types of nerve damage might have on people’s ability to feel pain after their injuries had healed
A German public-benefit federal enterprise, has been supporting cooperation for decades with the aim to empowering Indonesia to be an important global player.
There is only one really serious philosophical problem, the French philosopher Albert Camus said, and that is suicide.
Welcoming October, number of hotels and restaurants are celebrating Oktoberfest, which is a really big thing for Germans—and for everybody else who loves beer.
Evening Lectures by the Indonesian Heritage Society will be discussing some issues, from terrorism, middle income class, to wild men of Borneo.
A visual arts exhibition, “Art Moments Jakarta”, is set to hold its inaugural fair in Jakarta from 3 – 5 May 2019 at Sheraton Gandaria City Hotel and the mall.
PHM Hospitality is set to launch OCTOBART, a programme with a range of diverse concepts that bring together the arts, culture, creativity and lifestyle.
Last August, 16 celebrated chefs gathered together on the lawn of Hatten Wines to celebrate and commemorate the life of Anthony Bourdain.
The Westin Jakarta plays host to the Festival’s “K-Feast” component by showcasing the country’s rich culinary heritage, including special Korean dining menu.
Here are some guidelines for restaurants who wish to improve their sustainability, if they are not already doing so.
Le Meridien Jakarta is currently hosting a Thai Food Festival where people can enjoy a wide range of moreish Thai delicacies and take in a cultural performance.
From the 1 October 2018, new, substantially higher penalties will apply for UK taxpayers who have failed to pay all the tax due on foreign income and assets.
Our publisher Alistair Speirs takes on the last culinary awards BRBCA 2018 and it's industry, as well as introduces us the delightful word “smorgasbord”.
120 Ultimate Frisbee players from Bali, Singapore, Surabaya,and other cities joined players in Jakarta in mid September for a two-day ‘Double Team’ tournament.
Gather your friends and grab a table at one to celebrate the largest folk festival with roots in Bavarian tradition, Oktoberfest in few places around Jakarta.
Leafwell Group recently introduced its new establishment, Fedwell, a canteen style restaurant that caters a healthy food where diners can personalise their meal
The Dharmawangsa House is the first wedding programme in Indonesia where couples can celebrate their big day at The Dharmawangsa elegant location.
community of artists which came together two years ago have displayed their collective talents in a two-day exhibit in Esmod Jakarta’s Kemang outpost.
Plenty of nightclubs in Jakarta have their own vibe and atmosphere, featuring music from electronic to 80s disco and beyond.
We put together a list of places around Jakarta that offer a space to practice and perfect one’s sporting abilities or just have some fun!
Restaurateurs, chefs, hoteliers and guests from the city's f&b circles gathered for the ninth annual Best Restaurant, Bar and Cafe Awards Gala on 18 September
Gary Hayes was a well-known, much-loved and much-respected figure in the Indonesian TV, movie and advertising industries and he will be greatly missed.
SabangMerauke aims to open people’s minds, encourage tolerance and inclusion through a range of activities by living with family in different backgrounds.
There are many hidden treasures within and around Jakarta and Indonesia Heritage Society Explorers can show them to you.
NOW! Jakarta spoke to appointed Hotel Manager at Mandarin Oriental Audrey Lim about her new role and the challenges in the industry today.
Hana Madness has found a platform for her passion and hopes to remove the stigma associated with mental illness.
Wina Bissett shares her experience on how music could resonate to culinary moments, from restaurant music playlist to high tea time with classical performance.
David Butcher has been appointed Principal of British School Jakarta (BSJ) this year. NOW! Jakarta spoke to him about his career and his philosophy on education
Colombian artist LeDania has transformed Taman Ismail Marzuki Jakarta to be more colourful and vibrant. It’s picture perfect and definitely instaworthy.
Hotels in Jakarta offer the guest with new dining experience where the one could enjoy their leisure time with High Tea and Moon cake Festival.
On 15 September, thousands of Jakarta residents are expected to be out on the streets picking up litter and cleaning up the capital together.
NOW! Jakarta recently sat down with Maher Beauroy and Redha Benabdallah to talk about how they first met and created a brand new groove called Insula.
The Symphony for the Nation concert in August paid tribute to Indonesian artists, highlighted the song about childhood, teacher, and mother earth.
Held at the National Gallery, the month long exhibition "Presidential Art collection" portrayed the nation’s struggles and memorabilia of the 1962 Asian Games.
Our Publisher Alistair Speirs takes on the success of Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games 2018 that relates to the spirit of Olympic Games.
Pullman Jakarta Central Park celebrated the spirit of Independence Day with 25 veterans as an appreciation for heroes who have devoted their life to the nation
Beside the Asian Games, the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Annual Meeting 2018, and two other international scale conventions are held in Indonesia.
Held in Jakarta and Palembang, the Asian games 2018 has been a big success since the opening. Here are few fun facts about the biggest sport event in Asia.
There are a few traditional sports that are still played in neighbourhoods across Indonesia with the most famous are Balap Karung, Gobak Sodor, Egrang, Karapan Sapi, and Lompat Batu.
Starting off from Gelora Bung Karno Jakarta, the fifth edition of The Color Run Indonesia "Hero Tour" will be held again this year, on 16 September.
The combination of consistent water temperature, weather and sea swells makes surfers from all over the world consider Bali as the holy spot of surfing.
Dian Hasan and Gregory Tobing—the duo behind cycling community Other Side Bicycle Experience—have taken sightseeing to another level. On two wheels.
The Dharmawangsa introduces the first in a series of Indonesia’s rich culinary heritage, highlighting 22 dishes from the coastal region.
éL Royale Hotel & Resort Banyuwangi and Malang offer staycation experience which allows the guest to get closer with heritage and culture in splendid amenities.
The Java St. Andrew Society aims to celebrate Scotland and all things Scottish here in Jakarta and is open to everyone who wishes to joins in such celebrations.
If you don’t have plans to leave the city, there are plenty of options to choose from should you find yourself Jakarta-bound this season.
Author Laksmi Pamutjak spoke to NOW! Jakarta about how her own passion for art is reflected in her upcoming novel and its adaptation to movie.
NOW! Jakarta spoke to Shane Nathan, Interim Principal of BSJ about the school’s changing demographics and British heritage, as well as its students’ success.
Young curator Gesyada Siregar spoke to NOW!Jakarta about the next generation of Indonesian artists, her work and her efforts to educate youth about art.
The Italian section of the Indonesian Heritage Society explores the gardens’ history and beauty at Bogor Botanical Gardens.
Relish Bistro, located within Fraser Residence Menteng Jakarta, is space where one can recharge and refuel in plush environs.
Plaza Indonesia hosts “I Love Indonesia” where restaurants feature menus influenced by local flavours, focuses on the country’s wealth of culinary delights.
Together with British in South-east Asia (BiSEA) colleagues, BritCham Indonesia joined the first UK roadshow of 2018.
The Sultan Hotel and Residence Jakarta’s General Manager spoke to NOW! Jakarta about the hotel’s latest developments.
Erza traveled to Shoreditch district, as one of the hippest and most happening districts to see in London.
Tanjung Benoa is one of those little areas that often doesn't get the limelight it deserves, same goes for restaurants there! Bali Luna may just change that
Food writer Wina Bissett shares her experience about what art could inspire the beauty of fine dining cuisine.
NOW! Jakarta met with Deborah Iskandar to talk about her passion for art and the current trends in the scene.
Avisit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is now within easy reach to anyone with an Internet connection. Google’s latest innovation is one of them
Amir Sidharta take on the current scene of Indonesia art market through the collection which become a promising investment.
History is everywhere in Jakarta. Archipelago International recently conducted a tour which helped a group learn a bit more about this 491 year old megapolis.
he artist Fabrizio Dusi has summed up the nature of contemporary society where no one wants to talk or listen.
Classic Vinyl records are still rare but can be found around Blok M, Kemang, and Kebayoran Baru where stores also sell classic record players. Let's explore!
We The Fest 2018 is just around the corner. We has put together a guide to enjoying the best acts at the festival that’s set to take place from 20 to 22 July.
Werner Jayson, a German-American long time resident of the capital has certainly helped introduce our taste buds to decidedly Southern classic smoked meat
Royal Ambarrukmo Yogyakarta has emerged as a hotel known for its luxurious accommodations where modernity co-exists with regal traditions.
Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta introduces a Staycation experience where guests can explore the city using a BMW Premium Shuttle Service, sedan BMW 5 and 7 Series.
This year, 101 Travel Sketch will take place in Jakarta in October, and will be celebrated in Bali and Palembang next year.
House of Diamonds is a Malang-based social enterprise that produces stunning hand-stitched throws, as well as a range of other textile products.
The 18th Asia Games will take place in two Indonesian cities, Jakarta and Palembang, from 18 August to 2 September. And there are many thing you should know!
Mars Kitchen from Chef marinka offers a cosy, homey atmosphere where one can indulge guilt free.
Columnist Eamonn Sadler share his personal experience in the summer of 1984 when he and his friends took low budget two-week motoring holiday in Europe.
Coming from the Southern United States, Chef Jay McCarthy (Cowboy Chef) returns to the Grand Hyatt Jakarta to offer a special steakhouse favourites.
Dila Karinta and Bettina Herz launched the book “Insiders’ Guide to Jakarta Startups” as the guide entrepreneurs who want to develop startup in Jakarta.
The Stones Hotel’s “Stay and Chill Like Nowhere Else” room package invites you enjoy their facilities at an amazing price that will make your holiday seamless.
Food writer Winna Bisset shares her experience on how food could affect the body condition including fitness.
There are variety of exercise which becomes trend in 2018, helping one achieve ideal weight and well being.
In Jakarta, there are few dining venues and bars which offer the space to watch sport games, which are popular among international communities.
Alila Ubud Hotel ‘s Terrace Tree Villas enchant its guests with unique experiences, all secluded by lush atmosphere on the side of the Ayung River Valley.
If you’re looking for something a bit off-beat this summer, there are list of places around the city that are perfect for glamping while enjoying a bit nature.
Rumah Jawa Gallery plays host to a group of artist whose intricate palette skills seek answers to life’s dichotomies.
Run by a mother-daughter, Fira Sofyan and Claudia Sofyan, Cafe Gratify, freshly opened in May, serves both gourmet Asian and Western comfort food.
Istanbul has an array of tourist spots. To help guide the first time visitor, however, here’s a short list of some of the city’s riches.
Yayasan Biji Sesawi recently organised an Iftar gathering for underprivileged women and children in Jakarta.
MVB seminar brought together expert speakers to explore how companies can really benefit from applying specific expertise to corporate value.
The first Indigenous Celebration brought together communities from around the Pacific and India
Explore Indonesian heritage and culture with one of the country’s premier hospitality brands
NOW! Jakarta had the opportunity to talk to him about the culinary scene both here in Indonesia and overseas.
It has been 20 years since the New Order was replaced by a new set of rules. Indonesia has grown significantly, but where do things stand now?
Our publisher Alistair Speirs share his thought on city brand "Enjoy Jakarta" as the slogan which represents its tourism value.
Diners have the choice of either a personal or serving portion for special dining edition "Tapas Around the World" at Keraton at the Plaza.
Here’s a look at some of the ways Jakartans gather together in celebration at number of festivals throughout the year such as Jakarta Food & Fashion Festival, Jakarta Culture Fest, Festival Palang Pintu, Festival Mandi-Mandi, and Jakarnaval.
Women gathered at Art and culture presentation ‘Denting Canting‘ to discuss about Indonesian luminary, Kartini’s, favourite batik, Indonesia’s heritage.
NOW! Jakarta curates a list of restaurants where travellers to the city can break their fast close to the airport.
We curate a range of bars or lounges that have the perfect combination of good drinks and delicious meals where one can relax after a long day at the office.
The Fifth Annual Sunday Bazaar at Tugu Kunstkring Paleis drew family, associates, and friends –including the four-legged kind—together.
Wina Bissett has a story about her family brunch time with Expat Housewife of Jakarta.
While parenting styles are deeply personal, there is help available to those who might consider some advice.
The photographer Anton Gautama spoke to NOW! Jakarta about his book projects and his desire to preserve Indonesian culture through photography.
NOW! Jakarta spoke to Christiane Doris Wasfy, GM of Hotel Ciputra World Surabaya to talk about her passion in hospitality & her thoughts on tourism in Surabaya.
While success and entrepreneurship are glorified, there is a side of the success story people don’t really talk about: what it takes when one leaps.
Around the city, there are places out there that are fun and enjoyable and activities activities for young people to enjoy – weather permitting, of course.
Takumi Robata & Sushi focuses on robatayaki, the practice of cooking on charcoal from Hokkaido.
If you’re looking for somewhere to enjoy Mothers Day in Bali, the InterContinental Bali Resort has pulled together a beautiful spread of experiences that will make Mum feel more special than ever.
We put together a curated list of natural attractions in North Sumatra that will reward the traveller with the best experiences.
Designed in a modern style, Ciputra World Surabaya welcomes discerning travelers, whether on a quest to discover Surabaya’s unique traits or short business trip
the publisher of NOW!JAKARTA Alistair Speirs talks the importance of education for development of a country.
Nestled on the higher reaches of Gunawarman, Bambooji serves authentic Indian cuisine, combined with modern interiors and exposed brick decor.
The longest running international film festival, Europe on Screen, is back with a range of movies and other programmes, from 3 to 12 May. It's All Free.
Renowned Cognac house, Hennessy, introduced the Hennessy Gourmet, a unique dining experience where Chinese dishes were paired with Cognac X.O and Cognac VSOP.
NOW! Jakarta’s annual PR & marketing gathering event was held on 26 April at Samsara restaurant, Jakarta.
Young designer from Lasalle College students presents NIAN TANA Creative Show 2018 to appreciate Flores Heritage textiles from Maumere.
Four Points by Sheraton Bandung’s annual BBQ night “Babakaran” is back this month, features traditional techniques and accompaniments for guests to indulge.
Novotel Lombok Resort &Villas is the essence of relaxation where superior and deluxe rooms are beautifully appointed using local textures and modern design.
Tucked away outside Lippo Mall, FJ Grill is home style restaurants where generous portions of delicious dishes are served up in artsy environs.
Great food, prepared efficiently, is vital to the success of any chef. Wina Bisset discuss her culinary experience to sense the quality control of the food.
Bartele Gallery is the only gallery in Indonesia that collects rare antique maps, prints, photographs, books, and other antiquities, some over 500 years old.
ACG School Jakarta is a place where strong qualifications and high professionalism to produce an enduring commitment to an enjoyment of learning.
Surabaya once lured mainly business travellers, but it also offers tourist attractions from well-preserved heritage sites to delectable cuisine.
Erasmus Huis’ programmes including exhibits, seminars and films provide insight into Dutch culture.
Dila Karinta get some tips for founders to have a higher chance of funding and investment to build startups company.
NOW! Jakarta spoke to H.E. Rob Swartbol about this long relationship and the many opportunities for bilateral cooperation that can be realised.
The House of Hermes hosts a month-long pop-up exhibition in the atrium of Pacific Place, Jakarta, featuring hand in hand tradition since its founding in 1837.
NOW! Jakarta publisher Alistair Speirs directly spoke to H.E. Patrick Herman about these programmes and about his time as Ambassador to Indonesia.
Royal Ambarrukmo Yogyakarta has been transformed into a Kampung Nelayan where diners can indulge in a variety of rich seafood dishes throughout April.
Noticing that the women in the Flores community were adept at weaving daun lontar (palm leaves), Hanna Keraf and her friends established, in 2014, Du’Anyam (mothers weaving).
What happens when two French chefs, one based in Jakarta and the other one in Tokyo, meet for a culinary exchange at AMUZ Gourmet?
Villa Shinta Dewi is a beautifully managed villa in Ubud, where you will find yourself immersed in a private enclave, surrounded by rural nature and blue skies.
Putu Made offers a true Balinese dining experience with the atmosphere of the restaurant is as vibrant, mystical and remarkable as the island itself.
In Jakarta, there are numerous music schools that offer a variety of courses that help to lay the groundwork for aspiring musicians or those who see music as a rewarding pastime.
The Dharmawangsa’s Executive Chef Felix Budisetiawan first fell in love with food and cooking as a kid, by watching his mother preparing meals and helping her out in the kitchen.
For those looking to chill after a long day at work, Jakarta offers some great places – restaurants, bars and lounges – where you can escape for a while and enjoy the rhythm.
To welcome Sakura season, Gran Melia Jakarta has something special in store this year at its Japanese restaurant Yoshi Izakaya.
Dark chocolate is the best kind of chocolate there is. With all of its elements inside, dark chocolate brings a host of health benefits to regular chocolate eaters.
On the special Valentine's Day, celebrate it with your significant other with these romantic dinner deals and other attractive offers presented by Jakarta's best hotels.
A retrospective of Dutch graphic artist M.C. Escher's artworks can now be seen at the exhibition “Journey to Infinity: Escher’s World of Wonder”, currently showing at the ArtScience Museum in Singapore.
Italian Embassy in Jakarta, the Italian Cultural Institute and Ciputra Artpreneur worked together to celebrate the 16th worldwide celebration of Italian Language Week with “I Bislacchi–A Tribute to Fellini”.
Around 20,000 volunteers came together on 16 October to join the fourth annual Clean Up Jakarta Day. At 53 locations across the capital, the “Clean Up Heroes” were educated to separate recyclable from non-recyclable litter
Anna Maria Strauss, the new head of cultural programmes at Goethe-Institut Indonesien, spoke to NOW Jakarta about her new tasks, upcoming events and her view on the cultural scene in the city.
Founded in 1979, “Die BRÜCKE” not only lends a helping hand to newcomers in Jakarta through regular events, but also offers a wide range of other activities to its members.
Whilst rare on the island, Bali is blessed with a handful of fine dining restaurants and any gastronome here should make the effort to taste and savour what they have to offer.
The 2016 ANZA Ball, “A Night Under The Big Top” was another triumph of pure enjoyment as a delirious crowd packed the ballroom in the Grand Sahid Jaya, at the same time raising much needed funds for their social welfare programs.
The upcoming edition of Borobudur Writers & Cultural Festival (BWCF) will celebrate Serat Centhini, a compilation of Javanese tales and teachings, written in verses and first published 200 years ago.
Over the past decades, Indonesia and Germany have achieved a lot by working closely together: the living conditions of many people have improved, based on projects supported by the German government.
Read through Made Wijaya's trip to South Australia and see what he captured with his camera.
Teachers and Teaching Assistants at AIS are strong advocates of Bernie Roth’s approach. This approach has been resounded in many Personal Development sessions for AIS academics and is championed in all AIS campuses.
There certainly is a lot to discover about Italy, and Istituto Italiano di Cultura welcomes everyone who wants to learn more about the country’s unique culture right here in Jakarta.
Starbucks Indonesia together with Planet Water Foundation organised an event to celebrate Global Handwashing Day on 13 October. Themed “Make Handwashing a Habit”, Starbucks Indonesia demonstrated the proper way to wash hands.
Any parent who’s ever had to take their active toddler for a haircut would understand the hassle of keeping the little one in his seat. That’s where Kiddy Cuts came in: to entertain the children and make them look good.
The Ubud getaway Chapung Sebali Resort and Spa, made famous by its Seminyak-styled ‘beach club’ pool venue Jungle Fish, this year added another highlight venue to its food and beverage repertoire: Di Abing Restaurant.
Despite her busy schedule as the President of Australia and New Zealand Association (ANZA), Carmel Gleeson is always on the lookout for great food and atmosphere. Here are Gleeson's favourite restaurants around Jakarta
One of Australia’s leading winemakers and an internationally renowned wine show judge, Chris Hatcher knew early on that he wanted to be in the wine business.
If you're craving for an original Mexican cuisine, Casa Mexico is the best you can get. Located in Senayan area, everyone can easily get there.
This year’s Clean Up Jakarta Day will be held on Sunday, 16 October and is set to be even bigger, with an estimated 20,000 volunteers joining together at over 50 locations to raise awareness of Jakarta’s rubbish problems.
Diah K. Wijayanti believes that there’s no better way to appreciate a country than by delving into its culture. For her, dancing is the way to go.
The Indonesian Heritage Society presents a great way to get to know more about Jakarta and surrounding areas with the Society’s Explorers’ Group and/or Heritage Tours.
Come to The Eatery at Four Points by Sheraton Bali, Kuta where local tastes and a selection of fusion foods are whipped up fresh in the open kitchen.
Since 2007, Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia (CCAI) and Quiksilver Indonesia (QS) have worked together on a programme called Bali Beach Clean Up (BBCU)
The Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) of Global Jaya School connected the entire GJS Community through its Family Fun Day that was held on April 16th.
I was putting on my sodden jacket, my soggy trainers and my muddy socks when I stepped into the ice-cold rain of Sri Lanka. What was I doing here, exhausting myself with this service work?
The Indonesian Heritage Society Library invites you to know more about the Maritime Museum or Museum Bahari
H.E. Madame Sri Astari Rasjid is exhibiting her contemporary art installation, ‘Welcome Home’ at Oasis Heritage Restaurant Jakarta.
Spending the weekend in Jakarta may not seem so appealing, especially for the kids, as the entertainment options here in the city tend to centre on indoor activities. Bandung TreeTop might be a good choice to spend your weekend.
The Ubud Food Festival (UFF) is all set to light their stoves and cook up 3 days of gastronomic excitement, together with the archipelago’s most celebrated culinary icons.
Eamonn Sadler tells us his story about his first house party he attended. Apparently, cider and ferret did not go well together.
Combining fun aspect in an education system, here are some of Jakarta’s best international preschools.
Every May, a vibrant festival is held at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Borobudur, the world’s largest Buddhist temple, located in Central Java.
If you think you know Japanese cuisine as beautifully presented raw or cooked seafood, a trip to OKU will reveal that there is so much more to enjoy, writes Petty Elliott.
If you are looking for a weekend break away from the Big Durian, look no further than the melting pot of Singapore, a mere hour and fifty minute’s flight away.
Check out our recommendations of where to celebrate this year’s Mother’s Day, which falls on Sunday 8 May.
Chinese New Year is here and that means a reason for a holiday! To celebrate the season, The Stones - Legian, Bali is offering a very special Chinese New Year Room Package so that you have no excuse not to visit Bali this holiday.