NOW! Jakarta’s Alistair Speirs asked Ambassador of Sweden to Indonesia, HE Marina Berg to cast some light on the much publicised “different approach” to dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic.
In this second part of the 11 Simple Rules for Jakarta article, we continue to see how the ideas that work for self-help for people can apply to a city!
Dare to build non-mainstream social business, two-young professionals apply innovative ways to create sustainable tourism in the new age.
Learning with distance learning methods that applied in the country during the Covid-19 pandemic requires internal motivation and it needs a process. Not a few parents are overwhelmed to accompany and guide their children.
The impact of Covid-19 has significantly changed our approach to travel – and at the same time gave us the opportunity to rediscover our own countries.
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.
With flying requiring more steps than ever, why not consider a nice road trip with your loved ones to reach one of these amazing, guaranteed safe destinations just outside of the city?
NOW! Jakarta Publisher Alistair Speirs has pondering words regarding applying 11 fundamental rules of self-improvement into cities, specifically Jakarta.
With new health and safety protocols seamlessly in place, these are some of our favourite destinations within the city for a quick getaway, weekend staycation along with attractive offers you miss!
With new health and safety protocols seamlessly in place, these are some of our favourite destinations within the city for a quick getaway, weekend staycation along with attractive offers you miss!
Indonesia’s Covid-19 cases have passed 100,000 cases with more than 5,000 casualties as the viral virus turned 53 spots into a red zone. We don’t know what’s about to happen, yet. It still depends on us.
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.
We spoke to an actual Covid-19 survivor, Paulus Sony, who was happy to share his life-changing experience and show us that this virus CAN be defeated with the right knowledge and attitude.
In collaboration with President University, this year’s online National tryout by SIAPPTN is meant to help students examine their academic and open opportunities for them to contribute to Covid-19 relief.
The Coronavirus has changed the way we leverage on technology to conduct teaching and will leave a lasting impact on our mindset and approach to education after this pandemic has passed.
The World Health Organization warned the international community to learn to live with it as the pathogen has the possibility to reemerge in the future.
NOW! Jakarta sat down with H.E. Ishii Masafumi, Japanese Ambassador to Indonesia before the outbreak and talked bilateral happenings and how the two countries continue to develop strong ties.
According to TEIKOKU DATABANK (TDB), the coronavirus crisis forced companies from cruise ships and Japanese inns to private tutoring schools and tourism companies to go under with debts running up to approximately USD 11 million.
In our last Home Life I shared the 10 Best Books of All Time as selected by a list of eminent writers. Now we move on to not necessarily the best but certainly the best-selling, making their authors and publishers much happier!
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!
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.
Stay home and stay safe, you can purchase Plaga Wine online from their website or through WhatsApp.
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.
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!
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
Founded by supermodel Petra Nemcova in 2004, Happy Hearts Fund (HHF) focuses on helping children. Read through Alistair Speirs conversation about the foundation's efforts to build schools for the poor.
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!
Anyone who has adventured to Medan won’t be able to deny the fact that they can be crazy about this city’s appetizing food options. The city also still keeps its old-world charm as it offers a portrait of real Indonesian facade.
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.
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.
Along this year, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara (MACAN) has fantastic exhibitions both from renowned local and global artists.
All kinds of love is our special series of content for this month. As the trend is rising, dating apps are expected to facilitate a more honest approach to be able to continue any matches to actual dating and marriage.
Oakwood Hotel & Residence Surabaya appointed Subendi as the new general manager of the property.
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.
If you're in Bali this month, get involved in the best events in the Island of the Gods such as Candra Metu, Cooking for a Cause and Australia Day in Bali. Don't forget to please yourself with Bali's own Bamboo Blonde and Blow.
In welcoming the Year of the Metal Rat, we are pleased to share some of our favourite Chinese New Year offerings and promotions from the best hotels in Jakarta. Happy Chinese New Year 2020 from the entire crew of NOW! Jakarta.
In my humble and completely unqualified opinion, if you are genuinely happy with the way you are, then nothing else matters.
"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.
With a strong root deeply seated in Balinese charming culture, The Tijili brand’s figures itself are reinterpreted in shapes which have similarity to the logotype.
MVB Indonesia closed its 2019 programme with an awards ceremony, appreciating all of its 25 members for their participation in 2019 programmes.
NOW! Jakarta appreciates the time and effort from the city’s government to draw up the masterplan for Jakarta’s tourism destinations and we are looking ahead to a brighter future for Jakarta and its 216 tourism destinations.
The Golden Rule simply says, “Do unto others as you would be done by”, and it’s brilliant and applies to everything.
With the festive season approaching fast, luxurious Jimbaran resort, InterContinental Bali Resort, has unveiled its line-up of promotions and events with an art-focused theme entitled “ArtVaganza“.
If you think you have seen everything at Sunday brunch, think again! DoubleTree by Hilton Jakarta’s OPEN} Restaurant culminates with an all-you-can-eat brunch prepared to perfection that keeps your tummy happy.
Prominent businesswoman Marisa Tumbuan created Irresistible Bazaar, a unique market place specifying authentic pre-loved branded bags and fashion apparels.
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.
Jakarta Performing Arts Community is set to perform Stephen Sondheim’s Broadway hit that tells about romantic relationship, vulnerability and the meaning of happiness.
Please accept our apologies for providing incorrect or incomplete information that appeared in the BRBCA’s story of NOW! Jakarta October issue, due to technical issues, unedited pages went to print.
Introducing Nespresso’s Barista Creations for those looking for bitterness and bold flavour aromas with a topping made of steamed milk.
FOMO is a powerful marketing method that event organisers can tap into easily when done right. GoWork gives you tips to organise your own events including how to make use of this FOMO factor.
Our Managing Editor Refa Koetin introduces us to NOW! Jakarta's culinary issue, talking how we appreciate food as more than mere sustenance!
As the annual fashion show has introduced the new look for the 2020 event, homegrown industry is challenged to move forward toward the global fashion agenda while appreciating the local tradition.
Don’t miss the automobile exhibition in Jakarta’s first Concours d’Elegance at Four Seasons Jakarta and enjoy the special treats from the hotel during the two-day event.
Newly launched Segundo by Andrea Peresthu Cuisine offers a gourmet dining experience that’s both approachable and comfortable in the form of Indo-Mediterranean delicacies in the heart of Kemang, South Jakarta.
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.
During Jakarta Art Week, art lovers could see a variety of contemporary works from 10 female artists along Sudirman protocol road span across 21 bus stops and MRT stations from 26 August to 15 September.
One of Jakarta’s most happening centre of commercial and nightlife hubs, SKYE, lets you savour delightful cuisines paired with some of the best gins in town with their latest programme, Ginstronomy.
While appreciating a cool set up and art installation, these museums are also interactive, allowing one to be creative with their imagery. Check out some of these instagenic exhibitions you can visit right now in Jakarta.
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.
Genesis Creative Centre, found in the up-and-coming area of Canggu, elevates the co-working concept and applies this to the creative industries, offering a multi-disciplinary space for those working in the arts.
Trio Benson Putra, Jazz Pratama and Nadia Daniella conceptualised Bartega Paint & Sip, an artistic platform that combines the love of art and appreciation of good drinks.
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.
From the from 26 to 27 July, the newly appointed head bartender of Charles H - Four Seasons Hotel Seoul, Keith Motsi, will be hosting a bar takeover at Nautilus Bar - Four Seasons Jakarta.
Celebrating three anniversaries in 2019, DoubleTree by Hilton Jakarta – Diponegoro opened its doors to welcome the city’s Rainbow Troops in appreciation.
New Korea Visa Application Center (KVAC) in Jakarta provides easier access to Indonesians applying for Korean visas.
Behave Clinic exists to promote growth and development of young mental illness patients, using an integrated approach in physical and psychological treatments.
After successful creating one of the most instagrammable spots in town, the recent exhibition by Haluu World will make you feel nostalgic and happy.
Eid al-Fitr is a form of expressing gratitude to God and a manifestation of happiness celebrating the Muslims ‘success in fasting during the month of Ramadan, and Indonesia has a unique tradition during the Islam festive season. Find out more.
As Eid Mubarak approaches, Muslims in Jakarta are starting to anticipate mudik, a tradition of leaving the Big Durian visit families and relatives in their hometown.
As Lebaran approaches, learn Lebaran terms that Muslims in Indonesia usually use during this seasonal holiday.
The exhibition-based narrative approach enabled by the availability of online archives will strengthen the chronology-based narrative approach.
Hailing this new ride is currently free during trial phase via the official GrabWheels mobile application.
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.
The Japanese fast-serving food outlet offers personalized Japanese BBQ style dining at approachable prices.
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!
Available on both IOS and Android, we choose a few apps that might help in budgeting one’s finances.
The new dining experience features an array of international and pan-Asian cuisines from appetizers to dessert.
The office of today is sleeker, more aesthetically appealing and, for the networking opportunities they provide, a more supportive environment.
Amusement parks in Aisa offer one-stop entertainment for families.The klook app simplifies access to these fun filled destinations.
This special unit was formed to promote mediation as an effective approach to conflict resolution in conflicts over land and natural resource management.
At the ‘Greatest of All Time” event, Timex presented a timeless watch series, perfect for the dapper urban man.
This recently opened restaurant did not take long to win the hearts of Jakarta’s burger fans with its classy-yet-casual approach to the well-loved classic.
Aryaduta Lippo Village has announced it recently appointed Alain Krumm as Executive Chef, who will oversee the hotel’s dining outlets.
Global financial leaders wrapped up an annual meeting of the IMF- World Bank in October by urging countries to brace for potential risks from trade disputes.
Market demographics have shown the variety of travellers these days— from those who favour the luxury market to the new version of backpacker, “flashpacker".
As we approach the end of the year it comes time to think about what we have achieved, what could we have done better, and what we can do to improve.
Dine among beautiful flowers and plants, stimulate your senses and whet your appetite at LOF. This hidden garden of food and drink is a place of serenity.
Style Theory’s debut show at Jakarta Fashion Week (JFW) 2019 carried out its mission of promoting of sustainability through its rental service.
With Halloween fast approaches, get into the spirit of things with a line-up of spooky movies!, from Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween to Suspiria.
Icekim has tapped into the market for dairy-free and gluten-free frozen treats with its homemade products made with real flavours.
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.
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.
NOW! Jakarta spoke to appointed Hotel Manager at Mandarin Oriental Audrey Lim about her new role and the challenges in the industry today.
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
Fascinating culinary experiences and thrilling entertainment offers await in the palm of one’s hand through these exciting features on ISMAYA mobile app.
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
Samabe Bali Suites & Villas has announced Yordan Veselinov Petrov as the resort’s Executive Chef who will oversee high standards at its dining establishments.
Erza traveled to Shoreditch district, as one of the hippest and most happening districts to see in London.
Every World Cup harbours surprises and disappointments, and this year was no different – perhaps even more than expected.
NOW! Jakarta spoke to Ambassador of Ireland, H.E. Kyle O’Sullivan ahead of the end of his appointment in Indonesia.
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.
To create a successful programme, NOW!Jakarta has curated a list of fitness application and devices which offer a comprehensive data and wellness report.
PT Piaggio Indonesia introduces the new Vespa Sprint Carbon, a fresh take on the iconic scooter, accentuating its bold sportiest colour and unique proportion.
MVB seminar brought together expert speakers to explore how companies can really benefit from applying specific expertise to corporate value.
NOW! Jakarta picks 10 education apps which may be useful to support academic performance and improve skills.
Traveloka, recently introduced a new application which helps users explore culinary spots around a city, provides more than 8.000 restaurants guide.
Young designer from Lasalle College students presents NIAN TANA Creative Show 2018 to appreciate Flores Heritage textiles from Maumere.
Novotel Lombok Resort &Villas is the essence of relaxation where superior and deluxe rooms are beautifully appointed using local textures and modern design.
RefillMyBottle project launched recently and with a crowdfunding campaign, raised USD 6,000 to build an application that helps users find refill stations
This year, NOW! Jakarta’s Best Restaurant, Bar & Cafe Awards returns with 18 winning categories to appreciate the culinary industry in the country.
Hanna’s Klappertaart, which is based in Jakarta, focuses on no-bake klappertaart (also known as klappertaart dingin, or cold klappertaart in English).
What happens when two French chefs, one based in Jakarta and the other one in Tokyo, meet for a culinary exchange at AMUZ Gourmet?
Branché Bistro, located at Jalan Senopati in South Jakarta, offers mouthwatering dishes of both French and Asian cuisine as well as an extensive drink menu with various options of wine and cocktails
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.
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.
Hotel Borobudur Jakarta, the leading five star hotel and “Grand Old Lady of Hospitality” in Jakarta, recently announced the appointment of their new Executive Pastry Chef, Fabrice Cardelec.
If you feel like you don’t have the time or energy to go to hospital when you’re sick, you can now consult a doctor through HaloDoc mobile application.
HOOQ, the first and largest premium video-on-demand application in Asia, officially launched in Indonesia on April 14.
JLL Indonesia has been appointed as the exclusive agent for the Jakarta launch in May 2016 at Pullman Hotel Thamrin.
TAUZIA Hotel Management is pleased to announce the appointment of Anders Lund as General Manager of Maison Aurelia Sanur – Bali.
It was a unique and memorable evening for the 18 companies that were recognised as The World’s Most Valued Businesses in Indonesia for 2016.
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.
Eamonn Sadler tells us his story about his first house party he attended. Apparently, cider and ferret did not go well together.
Especially for this Family issue, we’ve picked some of the best parenting apps to help you journey through parenthood with ease.