Effective since 5 July 2020, the objective of Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA) is to build closer ties and a more open bilateral partnership that benefits both countries.
With a recession looming and infection rates still increasing in Indonesia, this pandemic has give the world a wake-up call to our current vulnerabilities, strengthening the imperative of early action to mitigate major risks.
Without thunderous applause, audience interaction and praise being conveyed in person, artists continue to adapt and be spurred in presenting their artworks on audiences’ screens, keeping the show going.
We the Fest 2020 will be the late summer festival to be enjoyed from the screen at home as Ismaya Live decided to run the biggest music celebration virtually in the fourth week of September.
Perched upon green hills where tranquil nature sounds and clean mountain air greets you, I can tell right away that I’m going to have a phenomenal experience at Schitzo Hills Forest Resort.
More than just another destination in paradise, this resort’s tropical allure and family friendly charm are ready to realise the vacation of your dreams when you are ready to travel again.
French restaurant in Jakarta, AMUZ introduces its premium burger on delivery with three different flavours, a ready-to-go dish prepared with the art of French savoir-faire.
Three 10- grade students secured international funding from Middle Years Programme Innovator’s Grant to develop knowledge and skill to solve social issues.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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!
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?
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.
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.
Known for his signature inspired by European rococo style, Sebastian Gunawan showcased his latest collections "Fly for Freedom" at Fashion Nation XIV.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Crowne Plaza Bandung’s Infinite Lounge and Resto is designed with a revolving dining room that allows for 360-degree views of the city.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
From 14 to 29 February, Festival Sinema Australia will be screening eight films in six different cities across the archipelago for FREE!
During Valentine’s Week, lovebirds, whereever you are, experience romantic hospitality at a number of Intiwhiz properties across the archipelago.
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.
As the European Parliament plans to expand in Indonesia, the EU-Indonesia partnership and cooperation agreement were signed.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
The NOW! Jakarta annual gathering with friends of the magazine was held at the Crowne Plaza Jakarta on 9 December 2019.
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.
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.
A season's greetings from Reverend Alan Wood from All Saints Anglican Church, 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.
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.
Introducing the latest wellness innovation at DoubleTree by Hilton Jakarta – Diponegoro to keep guests in shape even when having the busiest of schedules.
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
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.
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.
Global Coffee company Starbucks spotted the light on three female ‘Srikandi’ baristas who compete for professional skill and innovation.
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.
Hutan Kota is Jakarta’s urban lungs that offers a green establishment and environmentally friendly recreation centre for local communities.
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.
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.
Sunday Block Party took to the streets to provide inclusive entertainment to Jakarta community.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
uests are invited to indulge in an array of the finest Indian cuisine from three different regions all the way until 25 August.
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 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.
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.
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!
Celebrating three anniversaries in 2019, DoubleTree by Hilton Jakarta – Diponegoro opened its doors to welcome the city’s Rainbow Troops in appreciation.
NOW! Jakarta listed some of our favourite online marketplaces where you can find green products for your everyday need.
Ice Tede Dara spoke about her evolution in a beautiful and compelling presentation, Three Generations of Weavers: Heritage Weavings, Tense Present and Uncertain Future.
Three Archipelago International properties — located nearby the location where the celebration — provide special offers for those wanting to experience the anniversary feestivities.
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.
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.
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.
Hailing this new ride is currently free during trial phase via the official GrabWheels mobile application.
Hendra Gunawan, Fatur Ridho, and Claudia Panca are three artists with special need whose works are featured on Starbucks tumbler and tote bag.
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!
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.
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.
A range of products which use fruit as its base are available in three product categories.
Spanning over three Saturdays from 6 to 20 April, each mixologist has prepared sublimely smooth and rich flavours of award-winning cocktails.
Europe On Screen (EOS) returns this this month featuring 101 movie titles from 27 European countries and takes place from 18 - 30 April.
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.
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.
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.
This year, the film festival will feature a wide selection of movies that were screened at Flickerfest, Australia's short film festival.
Covered with ‘Love’ as a main theme, the film festival captures issues such as religion, gender and other domestic issues.
The luxury preloved branded & streetwear bazaar in Indonesia will be held between 27 February and 3 March at Exhibition Hall, Grand Indonesia, Central Jakarta.
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.
Chief Barber and Supplies Co lists three hairstyles that are very different from previous years and reflects the persona of today's urban men.
It is interesting that these couples all agreed that going on a romantic journey to gain new experiences is one of the best ways to keep the romance alive.
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 “Salute” concert, led by composer Erwin Gutawa, will honour three female Indonesian singers— Melly Goeslaw, Dewiq and Dewi "Dee" Lestari.
The casual dining of Mediterranean cuisine at DoubleTree by Hilton Jakarta – Diponegoro, unveils a new menu curated by Spanish Chef, Alvaro Bonache Utiel.
The legendary pop star will perform at the DoubleTree by Hilton Jakarta Diponegoro in March.
Here we are in January again, avoiding eye contact with our New Year’s resolutions.
Looking for an unconventional Christmas tree which is distinctive in its aesthetic? Check out Light Craft!
NOW! Jakarta spoke to the Danish Ambassador to talk about Indonesia and Denmark bilateral agreements on environmental issues and many more.
This effort succeed in securing three full scholarships to support Red Nose Children’s formal education.
Bali stores will now see durable paper straws and wooden stirrers, and cups made from post-consumer recycled PET based components.
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.
The City Government has revamped the capital in the last few years through a number of revitalisation programmes that have transformed city corners into lively
Icekim has tapped into the market for dairy-free and gluten-free frozen treats with its homemade products made with real flavours.
Born in Pandeglang, Banten, Agus Djaya always played important roles in the world of Indonesian art who marks the career through Persegi and Keimin Bunka Shido
Starbucks celebrates international coffee day by opening three brand new reserve stores in Jakarta, including first reserve store in office building.
Is capitalism to blame for the ecological crisis? And to what degree can we be motivated toward a more sustainable food system?
NOW! Jakarta recently met Kartika Jahja, owner of the Selatan to talk about this issue in depth and how the restaurant helps to empower a green lifestyle.
Restaurateurs and diners in Jakarta depend on the ubiquitous men in green, as the culinary business shifts to digital platform.
Grand Whiz Poins Square has launched its Oxtail Soup in three variants, all prepared by recently appointed Chef Doly.
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
Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara (Museum MACAN) will host three solo art performance presentations from 17 November 2018 – 10 March 2019.
On 15 September, thousands of Jakarta residents are expected to be out on the streets picking up litter and cleaning up the capital together.
Marriott International recently launched the new Club Marriott in Indonesia that integrates three powerful food and beverage loyalty programmes.
NOW! Jakarta spoke to ACG Jakarta’s new principal Shawn Hutchinson about his career in education and his plans for the school.
Starbucks Indonesia launches campaign inspired by the warm welcoming culture from all over Asia, includes the introduction of a special range of products.
Archipelago International welcomes its fourth establishment, The Alana, in the integrated green to township of Sentul, Bogor, West Java.
Greenpeace Indonesia, in its report released last week, cited the air monitoring platform Air Visual which listed the city’s air quality as ‘UNHEALTHY’.
Despite various developments, Pasar Baru’s street art community continues to be vibrant and innovative
Mars Kitchen from Chef marinka offers a cosy, homey atmosphere where one can indulge guilt free.
Burgreens is an organic plant-based eatery and caterer that shows how healthy food can be delicious which has mission to empower women and farmers.
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.
The Ubud Village Jazz Festival (UVJF) is back this year with the theme, Freedom of Expression, featuring legendary figures from the archipelago and abroad.
Picture yourself strolling along a beach in Bali by dining out at an upscale restaurant featuring stunning water vistas along with a mouth-watering meal.
As part of observances for Ramadan this month, Royal Ambarrukmo Yogyakarta serves up a special menu for both sahur and iftar in three different venues.
Perched on top of a cliff just near Bali’s southside peninsula, Banyan Tree Ungasan boasts magnificent—if private— views of the Indian Ocean.
New industries enabled by technology are disrupting existing players and creating opportunities for a fresh breed of entrepreneurs in Indonesia.
DoubleTree welcomes guests to enjoy Ramadan offers in two styles, Kampung Betawi at Open Restaurant and Middle Eastern Mist at Sea Grain Restaurant.
We put together a curated list of natural attractions in North Sumatra that will reward the traveller with the best experiences.
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.
Partnerships with the Dutch and Belgian governments in various sectors has helped communities in Indonesia lead better lives.
Hotel Indonesia Kempinski will transform its Signatures Restaurant into a street food festival, mimicking Jakarta’s traditional culinary street food experience.
BINUS University International helps students develop valuable skills in the financial technology sector via its global curriculum.
Heineken Light, collaborated with three local street wear labels to launch a capsule collection for summer urban traveler style.
Darbotz, an Indonesian mural artist works with Jakarta Intercultural School students to foster creativity through urban art project.
Eastern Promise in Kemang, South Jakarta has long been a fixture in the city’s F&B and entertainment industry.
I had the privilege to dine at Ultraviolet in Shanghai three months after booking a table, and out of pure luck, only two days after it received its third Michelin star.
The Menteng neighbourhood in Central Jakarta is known for its rows of well-maintained streets that serve as home to many classic colonial building and houses. Enjoy authentic Indonesian flavours at Plataran Menteng.
Asia Restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta, Mega Kuningan, is now looking more spruced up than ever, thanks to an extensive three-week renovation
NOW! Jakarta caught up with Nils-Arne Schroeder, the new General Manager of DoubleTree By Hilton Jakarta-Diponegoro, as he embarks on a new adventure in Indonesia, to get his take on work, life and the city.
The Indonesian Ministry for State-Owned Enterprises (BUMN) is set to form a consolidation of hotels owned by BUMN through the Hotel Indonesia Group (HIG) synergy agreement.
Already in its fifth edition this year, the German Cinema film festival returns to the Indonesian silver screen from 14 to 23 October, presenting the best of Germany's current film scene.
Riana Bismarak, better known as Ree, is a self-confessed shopaholic with passion for jazz, style and Adriana Lima. Ree is just as passionate about eating out and has a list of favourite restaurants in 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.
Yoshua Tanu greets me with a warm smile one particularly bustling Friday afternoon at his speciality coffee shop, Common Grounds Roastery.