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.
Located at Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta, the widely popular restaurant is officially bringing back its coveted lavish weekend brunch.
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.
In the age of Covid-19, many people get creative to cope with the crisis and inspire many to participate in trendy culture, such as wearing a fashionable mask to cycling.
The face of the world is changing, and so is the face of modern art. Check out our exclusive interview with Salihara top leaders to see how this particular arts centre and community are keeping up with the times.
On this 12th edition of NOW! Jakarta Home Life, Alistair Speirs talks about a new vision for Jakarta from a quality-of-life point of view, comparing the city now and some 40 years ago.
British Chamber of Commerce Chairman, Ainsley Mann, talks to NOW! Jakarta about the current state of affairs for British companies amidst the pandemic as well as his thoughts on the crisis.
In its 493rd anniversary, Jakarta has no time for festive. In the time of crisis, the city must also look for civic engagement that requires us to prioritise collaboration and public service.
This year, Jakarta commemorates its 493rd anniversary without its customary celebration as Jakarta Fair is suspended. The government opts for a virtual breakthrough instead
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.
Ismaya Group, the umbrella company for popular culinary destinations in Jakarta welcomes guests after months of hiatus during large-scale social restrictions.
Cartographers wrote “here there be monsters” when drawing maps with unexplored parts, imploring would-be voyagers to tread lightly within those parts unknown.
With many things in Jakarta being not exactly sustainable, can we really expect the city to become a sustainable city?
Meditation might be the answer to frustrated, depressed and stressed feelings that we all experience. If you’re willing to be open minded and give it a chance, we’ve found three amazing apps to start on your mindfulness journey.
Farhan Siki shared his vision about street art and his other works inspired by the current health crisis.
Celebrate Jakarta's 493rd birthday by cooking your own version of the city's traditional food: Ketoprak! Here's the recipe from Chef Petty Elliott!
NOW! Jakarta entices foodies to get to know popular traditional Betawi cuisine among the people of the city, yet its existence is increasingly rare.
NOW! Jakarta Managing Editor Refa Koetin returns for another episode of Pandemic Effect, sharing how the pandemic is affecting empaths—polar opposites of narcissists—everywhere, and how not to get burned if you think you are one.
In the middle of the proliferation of coffee shop businesses that offer perfect cups of coffee and comfortable ambiances, Jakarta still leaves old and modest coffee grinding stalls with their interesting stories.
Yoga instructor Nina Belinda represents Terapung Float Club, a premium flotation centre in Seminyak, to present 3 types of breathwork or ‘pranayama’: Ujjayi, Nadi Shodhana & Kapalabhati Breathing.
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.
More than just a part of local entertainment, Ondel-ondel holds deep Betawi cultural values.
The UK holds nothing back in aiding the global struggle against the pandemic, while helping Indonesia directly at the same time. Owen Jenkins shared details with NOW! Jakarta.
GAIA Hotel & Resorts donates personal protective equipment (PPE) to medical personnel in Bandung and Yogyakarta to support their work in handing the Covid-19.
In this new episode of NOW! Jakarta Podcast, Alistair Speirs OBE invites us all to consult some of the greatest philosophers to see what they had to say about crises.
Watch again our Instagram Live Session in collaboration with Chef Vindex Tengker of Le Meridien Jakarta and see how he prepares Sayur Labu Siam & Sambal Goreng Udang Nanas.
Here are our top 20 love song picks to admire musically and lyrically. There are the sunshines and rainbows type, or the gut-wrenching, heartstring-pulling kind; all delicate and gripping to the heart.
We all know our beloved city of Jakarta has a lot to offer in terms of dining, retreat, short staycations and even long, indulgent stays. We compiled the best offers from our hotel partners here.
In collaboration with President University, this year’s online National tryout by SIAPPTN is meant to help students examine their academic and open opportunities for them to contribute to Covid-19 relief.
Ruangrupa, revealed ‘Lumbung” as the artistic direction to address the sustainability of human civilisation for Documenta 2022 in Kassel, Germany.
To restore tourism activities as before, many operators and tourism industry players have started and been preparing to redesign their business when the pandemic ends, including the tourist village activities.
Fear not, for these restaurants around Jakarta will deliver Eid AL-Fitr cuisine and exclusive hampers to your doorstep.
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.
In the interest of keeping a positive view, NOW! Jakarta Managing Editor Refa Koetin will explore how this Covid-19 pandemic could potentially be a gift to narcissists. Also available in podcast version.
Arisan Karya, the latest initiative from Museum MACAN invites enthusiasts to come together to support community and explore creative tips from artists.
LaSalle College, an international design school in Jakarta gives support to the first responder of Covid-19 by organising an online design competition and donation.
As nationwide closures remain in place, ACG continues to help safeguard the health and mental wellbeing of their students through internal support networks, external counselling and medical assistance and advice.
The transition to home learning seems effortless for Jakarta Intercultural School, but a recent talk with Nicholas Biblis, spokesperson for the school, revealed the sheer hard work and preparation behind it.
The British School Jakarta readily shifted to an online learning programme in the wake of Covid-19. Here are some important points they made in ensuring a smooth transition for all.
In this new episode of NOW! Jakarta Podcast, Alistair Speirs OBE invites us all to consult some of the greatest philosophers to see what they had to say about crises.
As a recipient amongst very few hotels in Jakarta of the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points from TUVR Germany, Hotel Ciputra Jakarta are committed to producing safe, hygienic and quality food and beverages.
Situated in one of Jakarta’s liveliest areas in Menteng, Sekolah Perkumpulan Mandiri seeks to instill the power of living a life driven by principles among students, families and staff. Read through to know more about them.
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.
InterContinental Jakarta Pondok Indah presents extraordinary dining and wellness offers to indulge in while relaxing or working at home.
Tourism industry, including hotels and restaurants, is one of many sectors hit by this Covid-19 pandemic. NOW! Jakarta spoke to representative of Jakarta Hotels Association Sjefke Jansen about this.
Just at the onset of the outbreak, NOW! Jakarta spoke to Lambert Grijns, Ambassador of The Netherlands to Indonesia, on the recent royal visit and what the future holds for bilateral relationship.
NOW! Jakarta Managing Editor Refa Koetin shares a summary of how other countries fight against Covid-19. But how about here in Indonesia? What have you done in this fight?
An Easter Message by Rev. Alan Wood, Vicar of All Saints Anglican Church Jakarta.
NOW! Jakarta spoke to Co-Founder PT Dailite Star Modéliste Golden Epafras to discuss the rational use of PPE and challenges during the Covid-19 crisis.
Global emission of CO2 may be falling drastically during Covid-19, but how about our carbon footprint in our house as we spend more time at home?
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?
In the coastal neighbourhood, the newly opened Oakwood Apartments PIK Jakarta provides good living to its inhabitants who look for an exclusive dwelling place.
Roosevelt was speaking at the end of the Great Depression which started in 1928 and may well have lessons to reach us for today.
If you are really craving for delicious iftar from their favourite restaurants in the city, these top hotels culinary destinations will deliver them to your home.
Executive Chef Edi Pancamala at Swissôtel Jakarta PIK Avenue launch set iftar menus comprising assorted Ta’jil to break the fast, soup, three main courses, four side appetisers or small dishes, one dessert and one beverage.
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.
With our advantage of having so many different media platforms to communicate with our community, it is important to speak up for change, and equality.
Embrace the spirit of the Holy Month of Ramadan with your family, friends and colleagues to share truly memorable moments at these hotels in and around Jakarta.
NOW! Bali Writer Sachi Kondo has an enormous list of awesome songs for you to listen to during this period.
Bandung has many initiatives driven by the city’s young demographic. Bandung hosts a variety of workshops, conferences and festivals, all encouraging the development of creativity, prototypes and product design in particular.
This Covid-19 outbreak has impacted everyone physically, mentally, and even financially. For those suffering from mental health issues during this tough time, NOW! Jakarta has curated a range of resources and information.
At the age of 88, Indonesian prolific maestro artist Srihadi Soedarsono manifested his mind into a retrospective presentation of landscape painting exhibit Man x Universe at The National Gallery of Indonesia.
AYANA Midplaza, JAKARTA is here to ensure you stay healthy and safe during these hard times with special food delivery services, the Luxury Quarantine package and the Stay & Connected package.
As Indonesia’s Covid-19 death toll passes 200, Jakarta is starting to impose large-scale social restrictions as a significant measure for disease mitigation. Learn what you should and shouldn't do during this period here.
One-star Singapore Michelin Guide 2019, Chef Kirk Westaway took over Raffles Jakarta's The Dining Room to present his signature British cuisines.
JD.ID has seen tremendous growth in the recent years, with Andrew You being an integral part of it for the last year and a half. See what success means to him and the sixth unicorn company in Indonesia.
From Wisma Atlet hospitals, Doctor Debryna Dewi Lumanaw spared her time in the middle of her extraordinary efforts in treating Covid-19 positives to talk to NOW! Jakarta.
JHL Solitaire Gading Serpong lit up a heart-shaped lighting from the guestroom to show support and solidarity to medical workers working to take care of Covid-19 patients.
In partnership with Artha Graha Peduli, Jakarta International School donated 1,000 home-care sanitation kits to families living in South Jakarta.
Frans Widjaja has so many responsibilities at ISMAYA. With his current position, would he describe himself as successful? Read what "success" means to him in this article.
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.
Lyon at Mandarin Oriental, Jakarta collaborated with Apéritif restaurant Bali to present exquisite lunch and dinner set menus prepared by Chef Nic Vanderbeeken.
In the midst of Covid-19, many offline events now can be enjoyed online through many digital platforms to keep yourselves entertained.
With the combination of Executive Chef Otong Arif and Executive Pastry Chef Anis Kurniawan, Hotel Ciputra Jakarta offers a dining experience like no other.
NOW! Jakarta Managing Editor Refa Koetin went to Starbucks not only for a cup of good coffee but also to have a chat with CMO of Starbucks Indonesia Liryawati about her definition of success.
Waste4Change signed a MoU with Bekasi city to have a partnership on waste management governance using IT-based technology to support Bekasi smart city. This type of collaboration is encourage to create a sustainable Indonesia.
Mrs. Janka Beckova, spouse of Ambassador of Slovak Republic, shares some interesting things she likes to do at home as part of the new stay-at-home regulation.
During the Covid-19 crisis in Jakarta, one may find their restaurant temporary closed but everyone still could the restaurant quality dishes delivered to your house.
Many thanks to H.E. Beata Stoczyñska for a fruitful conversation with NOW! Jakarta. Read through to see what we talked about.
Founded by supermodel Petra Nemcova in 2004, Happy Hearts Fund (HHF) focuses on helping children. Read through Alistair Speirs conversation about the foundation's efforts to build schools for the poor.
Sustainable Island Initiative (SII) is a joint add-on initiative between Denmark and Indonesia and is part of the existing Strategic Sector Cooperation (SSC) within Energy and Environment in Indonesia.
NOW! Jakarta Publisher Alistair Speirs went up-close and personal with Rina Ciputra as she shared the secrets of her and the Ciputra group’s success over three decades and counting.
The definition of success has been a longstanding subject of debate. Everyone perceives success differently but they all want to be successful. NOW! Jakarta Managing Editor Refa Koetin talks about the why.
For the attention of all British nationals in Indonesia.
It’s about time to enjoy food and art, all at the same time! Enjoy painting while eating your foods or taking a sip of your favourite drinks at PASOLA Restaurant & Lounge, The Ritz Carlton, Pacific Place, Jakarta.
Adopting Japanese-style hotplate rice trend, KULO Group has successfully launched Mazeru Indonesia, taking over Jakarta’s culinary scene on a hot plate.
Al Gusto, an Italian restaurant at JHL Solitaire Gading Serpong invites high-profile guests to join the exclusive Masquerade party.
In less than a week, Jakarta city government has declared a state of emergency since the escalating number of the COVID-19 infection is concerning. Social distancing needs the commitment from the community.
Families make up a large portion of Club Med’s guests. As part of this dedication to families, the Amazing Family programmes offers detailed elements dedicated to families.
De Braga by ARTOTEL is highly committed to eco-conscious practices that lessen a meeting’s impact on the environment, and thus, as part of the commitment, the hotel recently launched environmentally friendly meeting rooms.
The Ubud Food Festival (UFF) 2020 Presented by ABC presents an experience that brings you up close and personal with the culinary world. Be part of Indonesia's biggest culinary event on 26 to 28 June 2020.
Setali Indonesia focus on home living and fashion sustainability since a year ago and started to upcycle clothing waste. They organise three main events: Kembang Gula, Barang Lama Bersemi Kembali, and Musim Suka Cita.
Mandarin Oriental, Jakarta welcomed its new Chinese Executive Chef, Tan Kwang Aik to helm Li Feng restaurant’s kitchen and also set to lead the catering for Chinese banquets.
In the area of Cempaka Putih Timur, Central Jakarta, a community called Gang Hijau (green alley) cohesively develop hydroponics in cultivating a green environment in Jakarta, in addition to get good quality vegetables.
Chef Kirk Westaway presented his signature dishes and cocktails at the latest Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Jakarta dinner held at Raffles Jakarta in February.
In collaboration with American luxury brand Tory Burch, Peacock Lounge at Fairmont Jakarta invites guests to enjoy fashionable afternoon tea with colleagues and friends.
Grand Sahid Jaya Jakarta welcomes Mare Nostrum, a Mediterranean restaurant that offers an authentic soul of Spain and vibrant culinary collection.
The American coffee chain Starbucks signed the MoU to extend its business in Papua with two stores opening in the Eastern part of Indonesia.
The revitalisation project of Taman Ismail Marzuki invited some controversies. However, Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan believes that this project aims only to create much better art and culture centre in the heart of the city.
The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali returns with its annual Celebrating Women event in honour of International Women's Day and Kartini Day. Ibu Robin Lim, Niluh Djelantik, Nana Mirdad and Nikki Indrawaty will be part of the event.
Interior design in a luxury hotel is crucial in creating a memorable staying experience. These top Jakarta hotels were thoroughly designed to create artistically modern and spacious rooms, lobbies and lounges.
Holiday Inn & Suites Jakarta Gajah Mada presents one-year anniversary specials on its room, restaurants, and MICE for guest to indulge.
Located in prime locations of the Big Durian, Frasers Place Setiabudi. The Pakubuwono Signature, Saumata Apartment and Essence Dharmawangsa are among top Jakarta apartments, perfect for those who put forward comfortable living.
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?
Pullman Jakarta Central Park is pleased to present the hotel’s special offerings inspired by Dutch culinary tradition, available at two of it’s hotels dining outlets.
Aeshnina Azzahra (Nina), a 12-year-old from Gresik, who wrote a letter to the President of United States of America, Mr. Donald Trump regarding waste issues talks to NOW! Jakarta about her wishes.
Not only business and leisure travellers actively chasing the life-work balance in a splendid hotel like Mercure Jakarta Batavia, family and children now have more reasons to stay at the lovely urban hotel because of all the perks
British Women's Association celebrated its 50th anniversary with a charity ball themed "Arabian Night". The ballroom of Shangri-La Jakarta became the silent witness of the faboulus and fun evening!
NOW! Jakarta contributor David Metcalf was fascinated to find out more about, and spend time with, the Dayak Punan who live in the forests of West Kalimantan in the Kapuas Hulu regency.
In the elite neighbourhood of Jalan Gatot Subroto, Crowne Plaza Jakarta Residence offers easy access to multiple business and lifestyle points of interests, not to mention comfortable and modern living space.
Chef Matthias of Raffles Jakarta was in charge of Kendall-Jackson Wine Pairing Dinner with VVIP guests such as Rina Ciputra, Italian Ambassador HE Vittorio Sandali, Colombian Ambassador HE José Renato Salazar took part.
A painting exhibition named 30x30 which will be held in Taman Budaya Jawa Barat in Bandung on 7 to 17 March sends the message about the importance of taking care of the earth immediately through artworks.
One of Jakarta’s hippest dining destinations in Jakarta, The MAJ Senayan, is collaborating with Jakarta Culinary Movement to present a 5 Chefs Collaboration fund-raising dinner.
Kawisari Coffee & Eatery proud to share its traditional munchies to its guests. The essence of the restaurant’s food is all about humble and heartwarming from traditional recipes of the villagers.
OMNIA Dayclub Bali unveils a brand new 3-day event called The Big Weekend on Friday 6 March to Sunday 8 March to welcome back two huge artists, Above & Beyond and Black Coffee.
Jakarta really has the potential to become a smart city. It’s back to you, City Government, to make the city smart, because the technology is available, the experience is available, it just needs the willingness to commit.
After being occupied for many years by a very lucky diplomat, The Penthouse Suite on the top floor of the Garden Wing of the The Sultan Hotel & Residence Jakarta has come free for the discerning public to enjoy.
The traffic situation in Jakarta has worsened over the first two months of the year rather than improved. So, what can we do? Our publisher Alistair Speirs provides a suggestion to solve this issue.
The Omnibus Bill has been topic of discussion for the last couple of weeks. Will amending 73 laws and consists of 15 chapters and 174 articles make this country better?
Ismaya Live has announced 18 artists on its first lineups to be performing at annual summer festival We The Fest 2020 in August at JIExpo Kemayoran.
Featuring more than 50 local and international galleries, the second year of Art Moments will be held from 17 to 19 April at Sheraton Grand Jakarta Gandaria City Hotel.
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.
Chaîne members and guests were presented with excellent culinary treats by the one-Michelin-starred restaurant from Singapore, JAAN, led by their Executive Chef Kirk Westaway.
On 29 February 2020, the Indonesian Heritage Society (IHS) will celebrate 50 years of volunteerism in support of Jakarta’s museums.
We Move Amongst Ghosts is an exhibition organised by Yayasan Mitra Museum Jakarta aimed to look at the interface between object and space on the one hand, and memory on the other.
NOW! Jakarta launched Say Yes to Less, a programme dedicated to address the issue of food and plastic waste and find potential solutions within culinary businesses with excellent waste management policy.
Malaysia Club Jakarta (MCJ) promotes the interests of Malaysian business in Indonesia while strengthening ties between the two communities through partnership.
From a romantic dinner surrounded by exotic marine creatures to a Love Letter Board, Jakarta Aquarium is an absolutely unique place to go to celebrate Valentine’s Day.
Waste4Change has the ‘Send Your Waste’ programme, in which you can recover your waste by sending it to Waste4Change’s recycling partners located around you.
Richard Linklater’s Before trilogy and Spike Jonze’s Her should be seen as the finest romantic movies of all time. Here is, according to NOW! Jakarta's writer Asyariefah' opinion, the reason why!
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.
Fresh From The Chefs' Table is NOW! Jakarta's newest programme. In the form of video series, we collaborate with well-known chefs and restaurants and bring their signature dishes to you.
All kinds of love is our special series of content for this month. This article talks about the relationship between men and beast throughout history that was mostly based on mutual benefit for both sides.
A trendy restaurant at InterContinental Jakarta Pondok Indah, Sugar & Spice introduces its new edition of weekend brunch experience featuring French cuisine.
In the midst of the euphoria showcasing three designer collections on the unconventional catwalk at MRT Jakarta, Fashion Rock 2020 faced a backlash but It’s just the way how Jakartans reacts to hoo-ha moment.
Sneaker lovers don’t need to go Tokyo to hunt the rare collaborative collection of Nike or Adidas with Atmos as the streetwear retailer officially opens its flagship store in Jakarta.
All kinds of love is our special series of content for this month. This article talks about intercultural love and how difficult it could be due to the fact that they have to deal with bias and regulations in day-to-day lives.
NOW! Bali has curated articles and video series namely Behind the Bar, highlighting the science of cocktail making of Bali’s most popular bars and clubs.
All Saints Anglican Curch, the oldest English language institution in Indonesia, welcomes a new minister Reverend Zane Elliott.
Celebrate Valentine’s Day to deepen your relationship over a romantic dinner by the pool with live jazz performance at Aston Kartika Grogol Hotel and Conference Center.
The Sultan Hotel and Residence Jakarta, along with their General Manager, Fintan O’Doherty, hosted the February SKAL dinner at their reopened and refurbished legendary Penthouse located on level 17 (top floor) of the hotel’s Garde
Weddings are special occasions and it should be held in a special venue. In Jakarta, there are many lovely wedding venues and we have compiled some of them for you.
All kinds of love is our special series of content for this month. In this article, NOW! Jakarta Managing Editor Refa Koetin talks about Objectophilia, a form of sexual or romantic attraction focused on particular inanimate object
The Kartika Soekarno Foundation (KSF) was founded in 1998 in response to the Southeast Asian economic crisis. Today, the foundation aims to give Indonesian children the best start in life.
NOW! Jakarta met H.E. Vincent Piket, EU Ambassador to Indonesia and Brunei Darussalam in an exclusive interview.
As the European Parliament plans to expand in Indonesia, the EU-Indonesia partnership and cooperation agreement were signed.
Celebrating Valentine's Day, Indonesian tenor singer Ari Wibowo collaborating with Regina Handoko and Harland Hutabarat will be part of a classical music concert titled Amore – A Romantic Classical Evening.
This Valentine's Day, have a romantic dinner and spice up your relationship at these lovely restaurants in Jakarta, including Keraton at the Plaza, Raffles Jakarta, Sultan Hotel, The Dharmawangsa and Wyndham Casablanca.
Jakarta Intercultural School (JIS) introduced STEAM as the future face of pedagogy to prepare students that will later to be a potential human resources who could thrive in the transforming industry.
On Saturday, 1 February, the ballroom of Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta was once again transformed for the fabulous annual event that is the British Women’s Association of Jakarta’s Charity Ball.
In 2020, Transjakarta set the new vision of becoming the future of urban mass transportation that operates under sustainable value and comprehensive integration.
Responding to the rising global demand for a healthier lifestyle, the Fairmont brand launches a new platform that champions the well-being of its guests.
Before the revitalisation, Taman Puring was pretty much abandoned. Today, it sees crowded weekends with kids, parents and youth coming together for various recreational activities.
Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta welcomes Chef Guillaume Galliot for two exclusive evenings of exquisite dining at Alto Restaurant and Bar called Seasons of Gastronomy on 5-6 February 2020.
Talking about love, we often limit ourselves to only talk about our love to our partners or family. I would like to stress out that our love towards a nation is also important.
No one wil easily forget the first day of 2020 with all the rain and floods. This is the story of how non-profit organisation MAPALA Universitas Indonesia took part in the rescue operation throughout Jakarta.
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.
In this day and age, almost everything can be explained with science, including love. NOW! Jakarta Managing Editor Refa Koetin talks about love based on scientific findings.
Along this year, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara (MACAN) has fantastic exhibitions both from renowned local and global artists.
Shoppers in Jakarta will soon be unable to carry their groceries in single-use plastic bags as the Jakarta administration has issued the regulation to ban it for commercials.
The culinary team at Sari Pacific Jakarta has prepared an array of authentic Chinese cuisine during the Lunar New Year celebration from 24 January to 8 February.
For Chef Stefano Quaquarelli, the creative mind behind Senso Unico Jakarta, “Cooking is the intention to restore memory”.
Taking place at Aksara Bookstore, South Jakarta, Kamahele (Kama) unveiled his first comic strip book debut last month attracting a potential audience of students and enthusiasts of literature and arts and culture.
LIBERTÁ invites Jakarta’s culinary enthusiasts to enjoy a sensational Italian dining experience at the iconic Pavilion Retail Arcade building.
Amir Sidharta tells us a story of one Donald Friend, an artist who was neglected in his home country, but was accepted unconditionally in Bali, the island on which he chose to live in towards the end of his life.
The January 2020 SKAL gathering was held at Raffles Jakarta’s Arts Café. Members and guests were treated by the restaurant’s signature buffet that has a variety of foods.
The highland games are events held throughout the year in Scotland and other countries as a way of celebrating Scottish and Celtic culture and heritage, especially that of the Scottish Highlands.
An 8,000sqm parking lot is turned into a meeting point where Jakarta communities could enjoy food and run creative activities.
The unobstructed views from the 26th floor of Alila Hotel were a glittering backdrop to the promise of a fun-filled evening at Hakkasan Jakarta.
One of the brands that pay attention to the global issue is Hexagon, owned by Indonesian fashion designer, Zara Tentriabeng.
NOW! Jakarta sat down with Indonesian artist, educator, and curator Hafiz Rancajale who believes that arts soften our mentality and reduce chaos.
ANZA was created almost 50 years ago by Australian and New Zealand expat spouses who recognised that by coming together they were able to provide caring support, and social opportunities for each other.
A sumptuous feast awaits at Pullman Jakarta Indonesia in celebration of Chinese New Year. On top of a sumptuous offering, a lion dance and live Chinese instrumental music will enliven the festive celebration there.
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 Japanese Chef Hideyoshi Imai, Shio is a teppan style restaurant promising an authentic Japanese dining experience at InterContinental Jakarta Pondok Indah.
Jakarta government's project to create better and wider sidewalks all around the capital have started to show the results. How do the Jakartans feel about this?
Australia’s Chargé d’affaires to Indonesia, Allaster Cox, talks to NOW! Jakarta about the two country’s strong relationship and what’s in store in 2020.
The Accademia Italiana della Cucina, with the cooperation of the the Italian Business Association in Indonesia, hosted an exquisite dinner event celebrating the art of the Milanese Aperitivo.
Aiming to be a more pedestrian-friendly city, Jakarta is preparing a budget of IDR 1.1 Trillion in 2020 to revitalise 103 kilometres of sidewalks in the Capital.
Combining theatre stage, water world and legendary Indonesian story, Jakarta Aquarium presents a world class performance "The Pearl of The South Sea" created by Peter Wilson.
The owner of Komunal88, JC Blachere never thought that being sustainable is a marketing trick. It has been the core of his activism since he started, and he shows it to people how it’s done!
Waste4Change invites you to start taking part in creating a better environment by managing your waste in your house and office.
Nestled in the area of Sudirman Park Apartment, Senso Unico has opened its door to fellow Italian food lovers in the capital providing the guests with authentic Italian atmosphere and a wide range of dishes.
Celebrate the Year of Metal Rat at Novotel and ibis Styles Jakarta Mangga Dua Square as they have prepared many delicacies so you can enjoy the festive ambience in full swing.
In welcoming the Year of the Metal Rat, we are pleased to share some of our favourite Chinese New Year offerings and promotions from the best hotels in Jakarta. Happy Chinese New Year 2020 from the entire crew of NOW! Jakarta.
Conference on Indonesian Foreign Policy (CIFP) 2019 was described as the country’s biggest festival of diplomacy as well as the world’s largest foreign policy conference that gathered more than 12,000 enthusiastic participants.
Here is a quick overview of the seminars and workshops that MVB Indonesia ran in 2019, mostly in partnership with major embassies and chambers of commerce. Thankfully, most of them are oversubscribed!
Healthy eating habits start from keeping yourself hydrated. Read more to see our compiled suggestion including three up-and-coming healthy eating restaurants that will help you eat healthier!
The Qatari embassy charge d’affaires, Amer Mohd A Al Theyab, hosted an exquisite reception of the Qatar National Day with a selection of Arabic dishes to entertain the guests, including the honourary guest the Minister of Educati
One of Jakarta’s most iconic hotels welcomes the Year of The Rat with sumptuous delicacies and award-winning performances.
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.
NOW! Jakarta and Mary Jane Foundation organised a Christmas charity programme, Feeding The Poor with some of Jakarta’s best luxury hotels to benefit those in need.
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.
SKALmembers and guests celebrated the final event of the year and were presented with a delectable Christmas dinner, including roast turkey and traditional Christmas pudding.
The Thai Ambassador to Indonesia, H.E. Songphol Sukchan, host a beautiful event complete with dance performances and traditional and modern Thai cuisines
NOW! Jakarta held its annual grand party on 9 December 2019 at Crowne Plaza Jakarta. Special guests includes the ambassadors of Sweden and Peru, H.E. Marina Berg and H.E. Julio Cárdenas respectively.
The WIC Charity Bazaar was held once again at the Jakarta Convention Center. Opened by the First Lady of Indonesia, Iriana Joko Widodo, the bazaar was filled with stalls from several embassies as well as local craft makers.
The Jakarta-Berlin Festival 2019 was a celebration of the essential friendship of Jakarta and Berlin, as the two cities have a stronger relationship and have been sister cities since 1993.
"We hope, dream and pray that our lives will be that bit easier or better, but what do we DO to make that happen?" NOW! Jakarta publisher Alistair Speirs invites us all to welcome the new year by really looking inside ourselves.
Take a look at how Jakarta transforms into the biggest megalopolis in Southeast Asia through a number of significant moments from 2010 to 2019.
In partnership with Hong Kong-based hospitality group Black Sheep Restaurants, Cathay Pacific introduces its top culinary experience at its economic class cabin.
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!
West coast of Java in Banten Province offers stunning sunset, beautiful beaches, and unforgettable experience within just two-hour drive from Jakarta.
Erasmus Huis exhibited Cynthia Boll's award winning photo series Sinking City, Jakarta on 21 November - 20 December while reminding us of this dystopic future.
I Want to Smell The Perfume is a Jakarta-based social enterprise which combines positive social impact and environmental impact by actively partaking in women empowerment and reducing single-use plastic bag waste and marine debris
The young learners of Nord Anglia School Jakarta now have access to spacious interconnected indoor and outdoor spaces where they can both learn and play.
NOW! Jakarta contributor Amir Sidharta talks about Nunung WS and her works.
NOW! Jakarta’s Alistair Speirs went to visit British School Jakarta and met two parents who entrusted their children to start their learning journey in the school.
Lifestyle destinations around Jakarta provides special Christmas and New Year festivities suitable for one looking for a short getaway in this year’s holiday season.
From 21 to 22 December, young Indonesian talents will play renowned Marc Shaiman’s Hairspray - The Broadway Musical for the first time at Ciputra Artpreneur.
Running from 20 to 29 December at The Tribrata, the second edition of Wave of Tomorrow will exhibit the progressive interdisciplinary collaboration of new media art.
NOW! Jakarta has a close relationship with the international communities, up to the level of the foreign ambassadors. Here are the main point of our conversations with them.
Introducing Kemala Home Living, a functional, stylish, sustainably-sourced home décor that offers timeless designs.They partner with NGO to bring skill training to people in the communities with which they work.
The recently opened hotel in South Jakarta provides a getaway to Indonesian local artisan through its prime hospitality.
The five-star hotel invites guests to celebrate Christmas and New Year with a number of special offers from dining experience to room package.
Debuting with the exhibit by Mulyakarya, the rebranded ARTOTEL Earth invites communities to participate in the ecology movement and environmental preservation.
MVB Indonesia closed its 2019 programme with an awards ceremony, appreciating all of its 25 members for their participation in 2019 programmes.
Soirée Bar and Lounge is a hidden nest for Jakarta nightcrawlers. It seems very exclusive, but Soirée doesn’t sell pretentiousness.
Within convenient distance to Soekarno Hatta International Airport and West Jakarta, Sixth Sense provides an instant getaway to lifestyle in the satellite city of Tangerang.
Since it was established in 2013, EEC Kampung Inggris Jakarta has received hundreds of students, ranging from kindergarten ages to adults.
The NOW! Jakarta annual gathering with friends of the magazine was held at the Crowne Plaza Jakarta on 9 December 2019.
Committed to upholding inclusivity within its community, members of Jakarta Performing Arts Community (JPAC) consists of wonderfully diverse and multicultural volunteers with various economic backgrounds and experience.
Recently celebrating its 15th anniversarry, Dragonfly has been the hub for Jakarta’s most fashionably attractive crowd.
Celebrate the New Year's Eve at Hotel Borobudur Jakarta with well-known local musicians.
Revisit some of the most drastic transformations ever featured on Turkuaz, the first-ever fine dining establishment of authentic Turkish and Ottoman cuisine restaurant in Jakarta.
In welcoming 2020, the number of lifestyle establishments in Jakarta has prepared the most anticipated Year-End parties to be celebrated with friends and family, on 31 December.
NOW! Jakarta had a face to face talk with Mr. A.P Singh, the Head of the Gandhi Memorial Intercontinental School (GMIS) Jakarta.
Taking place on 7 – 8 November at the ASEAN Secretariat, the ASEAN Women’s Circle (AWC) of Jakarta Bazaar 2019 was successfully held.
The newest Raffles Jakarta’s culinary destination, The Dining Room will be hosting German Chef Thomas Buhner for two-day culinary experience on 6-7 December.
With “Cakes for Charity”, we brightened up the day of underprivileged children across the city by bringing them cakes, gifts and toys, provided by Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta and The Sultan Hotel & Residence Jakarta.
Whether in a minimalist, elegant celebration or a glamorous ballroom bash with multiple embellishments, Wyndham Casablanca Jakarta is fully prepared to bring your wedding dreams to life.
A season's greetings from Reverend Alan Wood from All Saints Anglican Church, Jakarta.
NOW! Jakarta contributor Eamonn Sadler shares his story of Christmas 1984 with his friends Phil and Ian.
The grand architecture exhibition at the National Gallery of Indonesia depicts two decades journey of renowned architect Andra Matin and his studio.
Moazzam Malik ended his tenure as UK Ambassador to Indonesia, ASEAN and Timor Leste in July 2019 and now H. E. Owen Jenkins replaced him. NOW! Jakarta welcomes him and wish him all the best for the next five years.
NOW! Jakarta appreciates the time and effort from the city’s government to draw up the masterplan for Jakarta’s tourism destinations and we are looking ahead to a brighter future for Jakarta and its 216 tourism destinations.
The Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute in Jakarta organised a concert to commemorate the 70th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Indonesia and Italy.
The graphic design festival Seek a Seek is running from 29 November to 31 January 2020 at Dia.Lo.Gue Artspace, Kemang, South Jakarta.
It’s only two weeks away before the most anticipated Djakarta Warehouse Project (DWP) 2019, which will be taking place from 13 to 15 December at JIEXPO Kemayoran, Jakarta.
Envisioned as a multifaceted experience that goes beyond hospitality, Desa Potato Head will be a place interwoven by music, art, design, food, wellness and sustainability.
This year, Jakarta and Berlin commemorate its 25 years partnership with JAKBERFEST, a festival that is available for Jakarta public on 30 November 2019.
The Dharmawangsa invites guests to save their seats to have a special festive dining experience at Jakarta Restaurant, The Courtyard and Sriwijaya Restaurant.
Jakarta Birdwatcher Society (JBS) provides access for people who are interested to take part in its program, Jakarta Bird Walk, a bird watching activity in the Jakarta’s green open spaces.
The festive holidays will be celebrated to the fullest at Fairmont Jakarta, starting with an 8-metre tall Christmas tree to a number of exquisite dining and attractive stay packages for you to enjoy together with your loved ones.
Everyone is getting excited for the upcoming festive season, including hotels in Jakarta. See what they have to offer to welcome the year end festivities.
From kids activities to cocktail-creation private class for dads, be part of Raffles jakarta's year-end holiday programme.
With the festive season approaching fast, luxurious Jimbaran resort, InterContinental Bali Resort, has unveiled its line-up of promotions and events with an art-focused theme entitled “ArtVaganza“.
ACG School Jakarta offers globally recognised qualifications through Cambridge International and International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma curricula.
Standing tall at Jalan Pecenongan, Central Jakarta, Sparks Luxe is the new epithet of what people used to know historically about the property that has been existed for more than a decade, Alila Hotel.
By preserving the original vintage looks at its core, M Bloc is a lifestyle hub that invites local communities to express their modern creativity.
If you're not flying out for the holidays this year, worry not, AYANA Midplaza, JAKARTA has curated a fantastic festive season programme to ensure you don't miss out on the joyous festive vibes.
The first Phinisi cruise in Jakarta offers short sailing trips and it’s the best spot to witness sunset in the open sky while enjoying its onboard lifestyle service.
This festive season, spend a heart-warming time with your family and loved ones at Canggu beachfront resort, COMO Uma Canggu.
Introducing the latest wellness innovation at DoubleTree by Hilton Jakarta – Diponegoro to keep guests in shape even when having the busiest of schedules.
Stay connected to your friends and various music communities as the DDJ-200 Smart DJ Controller makes it easy to capture, share and upload recordings in different social media channels.
Read through NOW! Jakarta's conversation with H. E. Vegard Kaale, Norwegian Ambassador to Indonesia who shares what’s on his busy agenda and highlights main points of cooperation between the two countries.
If you travel on Jalan Antasari between Prapanca and Cipete Raya, and look up occasionally from your handphone, you will see a series of colourful murals depicting Jakarta’s Betawi culture.
Amir Sidharta tells us a story of Kartono Yudhokusumo, the Father of Modern Decorative Painting.
Scandinavian countries has contributed in various sectors in Indonesia. Here are the list of Scandinavian Chambers of Commerce in Indonesia.
If you think you have seen everything at Sunday brunch, think again! DoubleTree by Hilton Jakarta’s OPEN} Restaurant culminates with an all-you-can-eat brunch prepared to perfection that keeps your tummy happy.
Since its official start of operation in March, the Jakarta Metro Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) has significantly contributed to local businesses around the stations.
Restaurants in Jakarta are preparing something special for you this Thanksgiving. We have a list of recommended dining venues for you to be even more grateful.
Nishimura at Shangri-La Jakarta offers an authentic Japanese kaiseki experience that stands apart from the common Western culinary culture, where a complete meal is made up of appetiser, main course and dessert.
A line-up of multitalented Indian diasporas called Artbeat and India Club Jakarta presented their second annual art show named “Elements By Artbeat” on 9 to 13 October in Pejaten Barat, Jakarta.
His trip to Japan inspired NOW! Jakarta publisher Alistair Speirs to write about the industrial city of Nagoya in comparison with the cultural capital Kyoto.
British School Jakarta (BSJ) decided to up the stakes at the entry level for the youngest children.
Puncak Highlands has always been on of Jakartans' destinations for a short weekend getaway. We have a list of recommended hotels in Puncak, Bogor for you to stay during your holiday there.
Swedish Ambassador to Indonesia, Marina Berg tells NOW! Jakarta about the Swedish ways and how it led to strong diplomatic ties between Sweden and Indonesia.
The grand opening party of Osteria GIA was a success and a telltale sign of many good things to come from the brand. Eccellente!
NOW! Jakarta met Chef Yuda Bustara who has attracted a lot of attention with his simple, healthy and tasty cooking concept.
Presenting a multidimensional experience to its guests and visitors, Desa Potato Head will transform hospitality, music, art, design and culture with sustainability as its anchor.
Rosso restaurant at Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta hosted Ecumenical Dinner of The Istituzione Culturale della Repubblica Italiana in Indonesia.
Read through NOW! Jakarta contributors' experience in North Lombok, where Stephanie Brookes and David Metcalf explore its stunning coastline and beautiful terraced rice fields.
Jakarta Performing Arts Community is set to perform Stephen Sondheim’s Broadway hit that tells about romantic relationship, vulnerability and the meaning of happiness.
Straight from béni restaurant in Singapore, Chef Kenji Yamanaka will have a special 8-course dinner in Jakarta at OKU, Hotel Indonesia Kempinski.
Thai artist Mit Jai Inn links the history of the cave to create creative space for UOB Museum MACAN Children’s Art Space Commission
PT Bank UOB Indonesia (UOB Indonesia) on 17 October 2019 presented the 2019 UOB Painting of the Year (Indonesia) Award to West Sumatran artist Anagard.
This year, HARRIS Day marks its 10th edition with more exciting series of events in Jakarta, Bandung, Batam, Samarinda, Pontianak, Bali and other cities across the nation.
Finnish Ambassador to Indonesia H.E. Jari Sinkari tells NOW! Jakarta about Finland and Indonesia’s friendship and other positive cooperations between the two countries.
MVB Indonesia in collaboration with The Embassy of Sweden Jakarta and Business Sweden held a seminar focusing on Smart Cities on 1 and 2 October in Raffles Hotel Jakarta.
Chef Gilles Marx received Chef of the Year from the annual NOW! Jakarta Best Restaurant, Bar and Cafe Awards (BRBCA) 2019.
NOW! Jakarta met the man behind Japan Airlines in Indonesia, Motoharu Taki, and had a delightful conversation about his take on Indonesia’s market and the airline’s mission in the country.
Located in the heart of the business center in Jakarta, the culinary concept of Toepak Bar & Dine matches perfectly with the vibe its aiming to project—casual, relaxed and chilled.
Newly opened, greenery-filled restaurant, Social Garden brings soothing solace to Jakarta’s dining scene!
According to NOW! Jakarta contributor Michelle Somerville, AMUZ is the distillation of over three decades of gastronomic passion of its Chef and Founder Gilles Marx.
Ajay Jacob, Country Manager of Qatar Airways, talks to NOW! Jakarta about the airline’s superb performance in Indonesia, as well as other exciting plans for the market in the near future.
With more than 70 fashion shows from 270 fashion designers and a series of fashionably riveting agenda, the 12th edition of Jakarta Fashion Week (JFW) carried a vision to revolutionise homegrown industry in the midst of criticism.
Chris Bowden spoke to NOW! Jakarta about the Cathay Pacific’s mission and core values that contribute to the development of the world’s travel and tourism industry.
Please accept our apologies for providing incorrect or incomplete information that appeared in the BRBCA’s story of NOW! Jakarta October issue, due to technical issues, unedited pages went to print.
A total of 144 players participated in the German Reunification Cup (GRC) on Friday, 27 September 2019 at Rancamaya Golf and Country Club in Bogor.
Invite friends and family to Lazy Poolside BBQ on Level 5 at the Grand Hyatt Jakarta and have a wonderful feast available during the first Saturday of the month.
Istituto Italiano di Cultura (IIC) Jakarta welcomes Maria Battaglia as the new Director of the Italian Cultural Center.
Both long-term and daily guests staying at Apartment Type Garden Wing Accommodation can easily take full advantage of everything Hotel Borobudur Jakarta has to offer.
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.
Located in the heart of Jakarta, Fraser Place Setiabudi is perfect for those dreaming of stylish and convenient lifestyle.
The four-day event of art/music conference and day festival carries a bigger mission of promoting homegrown art, music and tourism to international communities.
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines celebrates its 100th anniversary and 95 years of flights between the Netherlands and Indonesia with a two-day interactive exhibition in Jakarta.
Kitchenette honoured breast cancer awareness month of October with their annual We Heart Pink campaign.
NOW! Jakarta Publisher Alistair Speirs tells us his experience on being part of the organising comittee of a smart city seminar.
Aiming to bring together Indonesian and Swiss art honouring the Indonesian tradition, the Swiss Embassy once again held a batik design competition featuring a fashion show and exhibition.
On 5 and 6 October 2019, The Sultan Hotel & Residence Jakarta celebrated love with Golden Ballroom Love Story, an exhibition of traditional Indonesian and International wedding.
The annual celebration of contemporary art and design enters a new decade with X, fathoming the depth of an artist’s imagination.
Jakarta Fashion Week (JFW) 2020 officially kicked off on Tuesday, 22 October, showcasing a designers’ parade that follows with a list of exciting agenda.
The second edition of the new media art exhibition depicts the intersection between artistic works and science-fiction.
Located next to Pantai Indak Kapuk (PIK) Avenue, Swissôtel provides business travellers a pleasant staying experience in a strategic location in North Jakarta.
From 23 to 27 October, the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival (UWRF) will bring together over 180 authors, artists and activists from 30 countries for five days of various activities.
Indonesian hospitality company, PHM brings back the annual art and culture celebration OctobArt as an initiative to fuse Indonesian creative scenes with lifestyle living.
Global Whiskey Specialist Stephen Martin will be presenting his signature drinks at Nautilus, Four Seasons Jakarta for one exclusive night on 19 October.
Hutan Kota is Jakarta’s urban lungs that offers a green establishment and environmentally friendly recreation centre for local communities.
Introducing Project Sondaicus, a Jakarta-based non-profit organisation started by BINUS School Simprug that is concerned about endangered species such as Javan Rhinos.
Get to know more about what Jakarta has to offer in terms of culinary experience with Jakarta Food Traveler (JFT).
Enjoy the new Saturday Chinese Brunch, a new programme started since 31 August, presenting a dining experience that is quintessentially Chinese under the curation of Arts Café’s Chef de Cuisine, Chef Maria Wang.
heraton Grand Jakarta Gandaria City Hotel presents “Grand Anniversary Feast”, a special dining experience full of distinctive buffet dishes at the hotel’s restaurant, Anigre.
Brought to you by The Dharmawangsa Jakarta, the “I Love New York Super Brunch” is a distinguished and one-of-a-kind dining concept featuring delectable gourmet buffet menu.
NOW! Jakarta contributor Katrin Figge tells us a story about Vilnius, the capital city of Lithuania. She describes a trip to Vilnius is like discovering something new, something unknown.
As a part of the National Batik Day celebration, Batik Corner at Hotel Borobudur showcased batik textile that represents different regions in Indonesia.
NOW! Jakarta's contributor Linda Tan discovers Basic Instinct in Senopati area, which she declared as one of her great finds of contemporary French restaurants.
Enjoy your vacation with special rates starting from as little as USD25 per night and 30 per cent off across more than 3,300 hotels and resort around the world.
General Manager Brendon Meppem talks to NOW! Jakarta about why Holiday Inn & Suites Jakarta Gajah Mada is the perfect base for those looking to explore West Jakarta and business travellers alike.
Lafayette Boutique Hotel Yogyakarta offers an opportunity to retreat and rediscover the magic that makes you and loved ones alike fall in love with the view of the volcanic Mt. Merapi in the background.
Venturing into West Kalimantan and travelling to its remote corners, where you can truly absorb the culture of the Dayak Simpang, was a remarkable experience. NOW! Jakarta contributor Stephanie Brookes shares hers.
NOW! Jakarta spoke to Global Jaya School's Head of School Cory Carson to get a thorough understanding about the IB Education curriculum and what the school has to offer.
Ambrosia Private Club flew in a renowned celebrity chef Mandif Warokka all the way from Bali for a special two-night only exclusive pop up dining event as part of its consistent effort to pamper members with deliciousness.
Keiko Hayashi, member of Indonesian Heritage Society (IHS), talks about her life journey into becoming an expat's wife living in Jakarta.
Hotel Indonesia Kempinski has everything required to be the icon of Indonesian Hospitality. From its strategic location in the heart of Jakarta, its luxurious hospitality services and historical and cultural value.
Robert Schinkel, Brand Ambassador of Dilmah Tea Mixology had the opportunity to visit Jakarta and was pleased to serve his friends and media colleagues at the signature Af t Noon experience at the Papilion Pacific Place Jakarta.
NOW! Jakarta contributor Amir Sidharta this time talks about Tegus Ostenrik who presented his idea of creating an installation for Berlin.
Starting from 8 October 2019, for the first time in Indonesia, the smallest chef in the world will be making his debut at Grand Hyatt Jakarta’s C’s Steak and Seafood Restaurant.
The star of NOW! JAKARTA’s latest culinary programme, Fresh from the Chefs’ Table, Chef Gilles Marx shares French fine-dining ideas for home cooks at the newly revamped AMUZ Gourmet.
Most Valued Business (MVB) Indonesia held a seminar on sustainable tourism at Raffles Jakarta on 19 September 2019.
The Managing Director of EKONID talks to NOW! Jakarta about the organisation’s nearly 100-year presence in Indonesia and its contribution to the economy.
NOW! Jakarta welcomes Dan Benzaquen, the new General Manager of Pullman Jakarta Indonesia, who is also the youngest to hold the position at 36 years of age.
The British School Jakarta (BSJ) has long enjoyed a reputation as a school. NOW! Jakarta went to visit and met three of the inspirational main drivers of the new facility.
Following the demise of Art Stage in Jakarta and Singapore, Art Jakarta has a strategic position to lead Southeast Asia’s art market and aims to strengthen the ecosystem.
The final tour of the 1st edition of the ODYSSEY Festival is set to entertain the audience in Bali from 10 to 13 October.
Created by a group of culinary and marketing practitioners, spoil your sweet tooth and take part in Jakarta Dessert Week (JDW) on 7 to 20 October!
Jakarta Culinary Movement (JCM), launched in August this year, aims to educate young chefs to be ready in terms of their attitude, willingness to learn and how to survive in the industry.
NOW! Jakarta held once again the annual Best Restaurant, Bar and Café Awards (BRBCA) Gala Dinner and Awarding Night. Congratulations to all winners!
Our Managing Editor Refa Koetin introduces us to NOW! Jakarta's culinary issue, talking how we appreciate food as more than mere sustenance!
Dr. Stephen Tong led 60 orchestra musicians and 100 choir singers to present the beauty of classical music concert Konser Musik Akbar Monas 2019 Jakarta Bersorak especially for the people of Jakarta.
On 5 to 6 October, The Sultan Hotel & Residence Jakarta’s Golden Ballroom turns into a beacon for soon-to-be-married couples as they make their first step to a new chapter of life.
Munich, the capital of Bavaria and the third largest city in Germany, is home to the Oktoberfest, one of the biggest drinking sessions on Earth. The first time I went to the Oktoberfest I couldn’t believe the sheer scale of it.
NOW! Jakarta is proud to have a close relationships with a wide variety of communities. We regularly celebrate this relationship in form of a casual gathering.
A life-based project undertaken by French photographer and storyteller Marius Moragues portraying the history, arts, soul and society of native Indonesians.
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.
As the annual fashion show has introduced the new look for the 2020 event, homegrown industry is challenged to move forward toward the global fashion agenda while appreciating the local tradition.
Bharata ‘Baba’ Yudha, a member of Tantra shares his thoughts to NOW! Jakarta about Jakarta nightlife scene and how the music inspires nightcrawlers to find their their soul and spirit within the community.
Southeast Asia’s biggest electronic dance music festival Djakarta Warehouse Project (DWP) returns to the Capital taking place at JIExpo Kemayoran from 13 to 15 December.
Sunday Block Party took to the streets to provide inclusive entertainment to Jakarta community.
From art and design to tech stuff, check out these exhibitions in Jakarta next October including Indonesian Contemporary Art and Design (ICAD), INDOCOMTECH, IndoCraft Expo, and Jakarta Fashion Week (JFW) 2020.
Helping Hands Foundation invites the people of Jakarta to aid people with disabilities in developing Indonesia hand-in-hand.
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.
InterContinental Jakarta Pondok Indah is hosting Chinese Chef Lin Luo for a special dining experience inspired by Xiang culinary tradition during a special buffet experience from 21 to 29 September.
Fondly known in the Indonesian art world as “Our man in Paris”, Salim lived in Paris from 1957 until his death over a decade ago at the age of 100. This is his story.
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.
Vriens & Partners (V&P) conducted an independent study titled Transforming Indonesia Economy-Making Indonesia Industry 4.0 for EuroCham Indonesia under the ICI+ Project, an action funded by the EU, and published on July 2019.
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.
Raffles Jakarta's innovative culinary destination presents an exciting lineup of restaurant takeover, guest chef, and culinary collaboration.
Jakarta has seen an increase in non-waste businesses offering packaging free shopping in the recent years. Saruga, The Bulkstore & Co. and Naked Inc. are some of the pioneers behind this urban zero waste lifestyle.
Istituto Italiano di Cultura Jakarta was established in 2000 and has since played a leading role in fostering the diplomatic relationships through culture between Indonesia and Italy.
NOW! Jakarta sat down with Marco Noto la Diega, Chairman of Italian Business Association in Indonesia (IBAI).
The Dutch cultural centre in Jakarta, Erasmus Huis, welcomed the World Press Photo Exhibition 2019 showcasing the World Press Photo Story of the Year for the first time.
NOW! Jakarta sat down with Paris-born singer Philippe Vazard and Indonesian bassist Damar to hear more about Khayalan and the Master Project, a cross-cultural rock band on a mission to inspire the world through music.
In between meetings at ARTOTEL Thamrin, Fair Director Tom Tandio and Artistic Director Enin Supriyanto shared exciting stories about the fresh look of Art Jakarta
Multi-talented keroncong singer, Endah Laras, penetrated local and international stages armed with Javanese traditional arts and culture.
Although not all that well known here yet, the music and dance of ‘northern soul’ is finding its way into dance clubs and other venues throughout the city by increasingly popular demand.
This September, be a part of Jakob Manurung’s victory celebration by enjoying two winning cocktails at Djournal House.
Throughout September, Hotel Borobudur Jakarta puts the spotlight on Papua culture at Bogor Cafe with its Papua Food Promotion where guests are invited to get to know exotic dishes like the Papeda.
NOW! Jakarta had the opportunity to sit down and spoke about the Dutch cultural centre in Jakarta, Erasmus Huis' mission with its new director, Yolande Melsert.
From hearty Italian plates, wholesome seafood with a view, to celebrations of extraordinary names in the industry, discover the current dining scene freshly served in Bali.
Villa Shinta Dewi in Seminyak rests within the exclusive and secure Laksmana Estate, just 500 metres from Petitenget Beach. NOW! Jakarta and Bali’s Alistair Speirs recently spent a memorable visit there and filed this report.
Starting from 18 until 22 September, Fairmont Jakarta will be hosting guest chefs and mixologists from Japan to have a special session at the hotel.
Towering 31 stories above the central business district of Jakarta’s famed Golden Triangle, Fraser Place Setiabudi Jakarta is the third property in Jakarta by the award-winning global company, Fraser Hospitality.
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.
After several years of hiatus, the understated club at The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta, Mega Kuningan—formerly known Tempus—now reopens with a brand new name, OZONE Bar & Karaoke, complete with a refreshed and retouched interior features
Italian Ambassador to Indonesia, H.E. Vittorio Sandalli spoke to NOW! Jakarta about the importance of cultural exchanges, the increasing interest of Italian businesses and an exhibition for even brighter diplomatic ties.
Does mind-reading exist, or is there only science? NOW! Jakarta met Monica Kumalasari, a gestures and micro-expressions expert, who is also the author of Incredible Me: Change Yourself before You Change Others.
Andry Stefanus is the new executive chef of the elegant, yet casual lakefront Lagoon Cafe and Lagoon Lounge.
Our beloved musical city offers various venues to hold music performances. Here are just a handful of these for you to check out.
Chef Tatsuya Sakamoto will be presenting an 8-course gastronomic menu during a special Japanese dinner at View Restaurant, Fairmont Jakarta.
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.
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.
Plenty of Indonesian representatives overseas, such as embassies and cultural agencies, display masterpieces from Indonesian maestros at their establishments as the gate to national identity, people and its culture.
The aptly named Papilion Building is a visual masterpiece of light filled translucence, and through its grand entrance awaits a dining and lifestyle hub unmatched in Jakarta.
ARTOTEL Group recently announced its joint venture cooperation with Sinar Mas Land to establish one joint company, namely PT SINAR ARTOTEL INDONESIA (PT SAI).
The first SwissCham Indonesia Golf Tournament was held on Friday, 9 August 2019 at one of Indonesia’s most challenging and beautiful courses, Royale Jakarta Golf Club.
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.
The biggest art fair in Indonesia, Art Jakarta is entering a new era with a new look and better confidence to stimulate homegrown art market through closer engagement within communities in the industry.
The Embassy of Mexico and Colombia in Jakarta welcomed Mexican pianist Irma Enriquez and Colombian soprano Paola Monroy at a recital performance of Latin music, namely ArtSong Duo.
Most Recent Xu Bing’s Solo exhibit at Museum MACAN is retrospective work which encapsulates his four decades in contemporary arts.
During Jakarta Art Week, art lovers could see a variety of contemporary works from 10 female artists along Sudirman protocol road span across 21 bus stops and MRT stations from 26 August to 15 September.
One of Jakarta’s most happening centre of commercial and nightlife hubs, SKYE, lets you savour delightful cuisines paired with some of the best gins in town with their latest programme, Ginstronomy.
This September, embrace yourself to witness so many art performance events to enjoy from dance and theatrical performance to music festivals in Jakarta. Read more to see the full list.
Offering Sundubu, a Korean-style tofu soup, So Gong Dong (SGD) Tofu House invites guests to the old days of Myeongdong through authentic flavours to Jakarta patrons.
NOW! Jakarta recently sat down with Director of Premier Bintaro Juniwati Gunawan to discuss the leading hospital’s latest features.
Jakarta Aquarium gained recognition as a prominent edutainment destination in no small part thanks to their endeavour in promoting ocean conservation through positive interaction and informative experience.
While appreciating a cool set up and art installation, these museums are also interactive, allowing one to be creative with their imagery. Check out some of these instagenic exhibitions you can visit right now in Jakarta.
During Lobster Madness, The Gallery Restaurant invites seafood lovers to eat unlimited lobster every Wednesday prepared by Sous Chef Arief Suharto and his team.
The collaboration dinner at TWG Tea Salon & Boutique aimed to raise funds to send young talented chefs to have a higher culinary experience.
Coming from W Hotels Kuala Lumpur, Chef ‘Roy’ Goh Koon Lai is hosting Taste of China, a special culinary experience at Marriott Hotel Yogyakarta.
NOW! Jakarta sat down with Ambassador Helene Steinhäusl and discuss the solid bond between Austria and Indonesia as well as future hopes for Indonesia.
The Austrian Embassy is the first green Embassy in Jakarta. Through the use of thermal insulation, specialized window panes and solar panels, the building is kept at a very comfortable 25°C and 60 per cent humidity.
In collaboration with Studio Hanafi and Kapal Cinta Community, Ciputra Artpreneur aims to examine art market in Indonesia for homegrown special artists.
Duta Café & Restaurant at Holiday Inn & Suites Jakarta Gajah Mada invites you to enjoy Peruvian cuisine specially made by Chef Jaime Arbulu.
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.
Aqua takes serious steps in promoting circular economy by launching a fully recyclable bottled water AQUA Life in Jakarta and continuing its campaign #BijakBerplastik
From lively festivals to a range of discounts at shopping centres around Jakarta, there are a range of special events and offers to be enjoyed with family and friends during the 74th Independence Day of Indonesia.
Race for Water foundation is an organisation dedicated to the preservation of water, and in particular, the oceans.
SwissCham Executive Director, Alexander Lumbantobing talks to NOW! Jakarta about the chamber’s early momentum and the importance of positivity in welcoming a bright economic future.
Eko Nugroho is a prominent contemporary artist whose name is in the global radar is synonymous with plenty of achievements and merits throughout numerous international exhibitions around Asia, Europe, Australian and America.
Mark your calendar on 10 - 14 September for a special Indian cuisine experience by Mumbai-based Chef Amninder Sandhu at La Moda, Plaza Indonesia, Jakarta initiated by Keraton at the Plaza.
The solar panels could provide enough energy to power 20 guest rooms daily during daytime.
The new edition of Weekend Yoga Class at Hotel Santika Premiere Slipi jakarta allows one to unwind the body and mind, a suitable exercise option for one short on time during the weekdays.
Ciputra Artpreneur is a highly popular venue to present plays and shows. NOW! Jakarta talked to Rina Ciputra Sastrawinata, the President Director of Ciputra Artpreneur and discussed the art space and theatre’s journey so far.
Renowned for its spiced tea collection, Singaporean tea café chain Chaiholics opens its first flagship bistro at JW Marriott Hotel Jakarta.
Coming from Japan, Michelin Star Chef Taichi Sato makes his debut in Jakarta to serve guests with a special Kaiseki menu at Sumire, Grand Hyatt from 13-16 August 2019.
The Indonesian National Day has always been a cause for celebration among Jakartans. Check out some of these attractive programmes from our friends and partners around town as we celebrate Independence Day 2019.
While only a limited number has been shown, the collection reflects Sukarno’s vision of the Indonesian nation. It is, however, not yet known exactly when Sukarno started his art collection.
In celebration of their 16th anniversary, legendary club and Ismaya Group’s first ever establishment, Blowfish, brought in guest star Paul Van Dyk to The Origins – Blowfish Sixteen Edition Anniversary Party.
As is customary when developing new qualities, ARTOZ Bar strives to be unique and offers a certain playful element including a new cocktail series that are sure to have you begging for more.
Mega Amelia and Trisna Bona collaborated with Barong Bar’s head bartender Andrew Lugiman to create exquisite cocktails for privileged guests at Fairmont Jakarta.
While most hotels used to purchase decorative art from manufacturing companies in bulk, nowadays more hotels are acquiring unique, original artworks to deliver a distinctive staying experience.
ARTOTEL Gajahmada - Semarang is close to the heart of the local community and offers convenient access to popular urban lifestyle destinations.
NOW! Jakarta spoke to three artistic communities that are gaining popularity within their respective medium to emphasise that everyone with the right interest can be an artist of their own making.
NOW! Jakarta shared a table (and some Truffle Fritters) with Cédric Vongerichten at Vong Kitchen and talked about the restaurant’s future as well as his own exciting new endeavour.
As an effort to promote Indonesian cultural heritage to guests and younger generation, Hotel Indonesia Kempinski is hosting a very special programme this month.
People are invited to reminisce their memories of the 90s and participate in a number of contests commonly organised during the Independence Day.
NOW! Jakarta curates interesting events during August 2019 including concerts, exhibitions, and festivals. Mark your calendar!
Genesis Creative Centre, found in the up-and-coming area of Canggu, elevates the co-working concept and applies this to the creative industries, offering a multi-disciplinary space for those working in the arts.
Indonesia is part of Global Opportunities for Long-term Development-Integrated Sound Management of Mercury in Indonesia’s Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining (GOLD-ISMIA) supported by Global Environment Facility (GEF).
Located at Mercure Jakarta Pantai Indah Kapuk, NSNTR Restaurant is launching a new à la carte menu with the concept “Indonesia and Beyond” with an extensive variety of locally-inspired dishes.
NOW! Jakarta sits down with founder Edria Handuran and talks about her calligraphy movement—its core philosophy and how people can easily join the classes.
One of the biggest electronic dance music celebrations in Jakarta, SHVR Ground Festival 2019 is slated to run from 6 to 7 September at Indonesia Convention Exhibition (ICE) BSD City.
IAPC is officially open for submission, and is calling all photographers to participate in the mission to document the diversity of faunas spread throughout the archipelago.
Up In Smoke’s event that brings beer drinkers around Jakarta together through a friendly match hopes to recreate a similar event this December.
Indonesian Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (KKP) together with Switzerland and United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) launched a continuation of the project launched in 4 July.
Trio Benson Putra, Jazz Pratama and Nadia Daniella conceptualised Bartega Paint & Sip, an artistic platform that combines the love of art and appreciation of good drinks.
The Dutch cultural institute in Jakarta had the honour to present Metropolis, a solo-exhibition by Dutch photographer Martin Roemers.
I was 18 years old when I went to what is quaintly known in England as “the Continent” for the first time. “The Continent” means mainland Europe, and the part of it I went to was Calais, France.
Presented by Ciputra Artpreneur, I La Galigo is a world-class colossal performance promoting cultural arts from the archipelago to the community, especially the young generation
Mr. Fox Surabaya was launched within six months after the opening of its Jakartan counterpart, and last 27 July 2019, it celebrated its first anniversary in full swing!
uests are invited to indulge in an array of the finest Indian cuisine from three different regions all the way until 25 August.
In collaboration with global fitness guru Laila White, Four Seasons Jakarta presents Superfood lunch menu in a Japanese-style Bento Box.
Founded in 1970, IHS is a vibrant community of expats and Indonesians with a keen interest in art, culture, history and passion for all things Indonesian.
Hakkasan Jakarta recently launched Hakkatini Nights, a tempting cocktail promotion crafted especially for the ladies but with more than enough oomph to delight any cocktail enthusiasts.
Visitors to art fairs, art exhibitions, art museums and museums in general have continued to increase over the last few years with Museum Macan seemed to enjoy the biggest exposure. But is there any downside to this?
NOW! Jakarta welcomed H.E. Kurt Kunz, Swiss Ambassador to Indonesia, and discussed Indonesia’s prospect as ‘a market for the future’, the new SwissCham and sustainable tourism development.
For the first time in history, the Goethe-Institut Jakarta in collaboration with an Indonesian art collective called ruangrupa has been chosen as the Artistic Director ahead of the 15th edition of the documenta.
The culinary business needs to redefine their waste policy, especially since the sector is a prime contributor of waste. The Say Yes to Less campaign invites all related stakeholders to take action now.
The Swiss Embassy in Jakarta celebrated Swiss National Day on 1 August 2019 at Grand Hyatt jakarta. Many important figures from both private parties and government sectors.
Get to know more about Jakarta Players, the longest standing English-language theatre community in Jakarta.
Approaching Indonesia's 74th independence day on 17 August, NOW! Jakarta Publisher Alistair Speirs states some of his concerns regarding Jakarta's latest issues: noise and air pollution.
Atreyu Moniaga Project’s Mixed Feelings 04 consists of female artists opening up about their struggle against anxiety, perfection, loneliness and bipolar disorder.
Not many lifestyle destinations in Jakarta can boast golf course views, but that’s precisely what The Maj Senayan offers. And there's more.
Craft beers, those independently produced at a small scale, are actually available in Jakarta - contrary to popular belief! Looking for craft beer in Jakarta? Here’s where to head to!
The Writers Bar at Raffles Jakarta will kick off its Bar Take Over Series by hosting two award-winning mixologists from Barbary Coast Singapore. Joe Haywood and Michael Callahan on 31 July.
From the from 26 to 27 July, the newly appointed head bartender of Charles H - Four Seasons Hotel Seoul, Keith Motsi, will be hosting a bar takeover at Nautilus Bar - Four Seasons Jakarta.
Known for its busy life, Jakarta still offers many child friendly places with various cultural, educational and sporting activities and excursions.
Indonesian hospitality company ARTOTEL Group has recently signed a new management contract, expanding their services to include a phinisi yacht.
These bars offer a place to enjoy an array of alcohol-based drinks from wine to handcrafted cocktails without having to worry about noisy crowd.
Bar at the Rooftop, affectionately known as BART, was named one of the best rooftop bars in Southeast Asia, according to a city guide website Big 7 Travel.
We have compiled a list of libraries in and around Jakarta you maybe haven’t heard of before but that are definitely worth a visit, including The Reading Room, Gudang Sarinah Ekosistem, and The Goethe-Institut.
Respected Indonesian composer Tony Prabowo told NOW! Jakarta about how he defied his parents to pursue music and the kind of mental discipline necessary to get to where he is.
Canadian Ambassador H.E. Peter MacArthur talks to NOW! Jakarta about Canada’s impactful policies in Indonesia, blue economy and hopes for the upcoming presidential term.
Since 2007, Car Free Day in Jakarta has become a favourite event among kids, youth and families to exercise and start building a healthier lifestyle.
Located within Neo Soho Mall, West Jakarta, Jakarta Aquariom Indonesia (JAI) is no stranger to superlatives when it comes to its marine collection.
The Jakarta government has built 290 Ruang Publik Terpadu Ramah Anak (RPTRA) or child-friendly parks around Jakarta. How do they do now?
Offering equally enchanting beaches, surf, and culture to those in Bali, Lombok still needs more recognition. Our partner at NOW! Bali helps spreading the breathtaking view and the intriguing Sasak people in Lombok.
NOW! Jakarta contributors Stephanie Brookes and David Metcalf travelled to Banda Neira Island, taking a deeper look of both its beauty and dark history.
Diplomatic guests and VIPs gathered at Raffles Jakarta on 12 July to celebrate French National Day in merriment.
This popular tourist destination in Jakarta was honoured with a recognition as part of their mission in promoting ocean conservation that has attracted many visitors last year.
Spectrum restaurant at Fairmont Jakarta will be hosting a Sunday brunch featuring delectable French cuisines during the celebration of French National Day on 14 July.
NOW! Jakarta spoke to Yudhi Widdyantoro about his efforts to promote yoga to wider public as an activity with many positive benefits with Yoga Gembira.
NOW! Jakarta contributor Amir Sidharta shares his views about one of many early foreign painters in Bali, Romualdo Locatelli.
Another fun SKAL dinner took place this time in Jakarta’s posh Menteng area, specifically at Shanghai Blue 1920.
Living in a hectic city of Jakarta, we need to satisfy our need of physical health and relaxed mind. We have a list of golf courses in and around Jakarta to meet your needs of both!
Most valued Business (MVB) Indonesia invites all to start being more responsible in choosing fashion items and fashion companies that put ethics and sustainability above anything else.
Besides the annual Bali Arts Festival, check out also Above Eleven, W Bali, and Finns Beach Club if you're visiting Bali in the foreseeable future.
After four months, Jakarta Schools Football League (JSFL) 2019 has concluded with a Gala Day.
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.
Famously known for its posh modern Cantonese cuisine, Hakkasan Jakarta also offers a bar department of exceptional quality, a comfort for those looking for to sip crafted cocktails.
The Phoenix Hotel Yogyakarta has published a culinary book featuring a variety of cuisines that were part of the hotel’s culinary evolution.
NSNTR Restaurant at Mercure Jakarta Pantai Indah Kapuk presents the best of Indonesian flavours as part of its Nusantara Weekend Dinner programme throughout July and August 2019.
Accor group is launching a flash sale programme that allows loyal members to enjoy the best deals with up to 40 per cent discount at more than 70 properties in Jakarta and Java.
NOW! Jakarta sat down with nutritionist and fitness trainer Ayu Nova to find out where things stand and what can be done to solve the issue of health inequality.
Keraton at The Plaza is offering a brand new high tea menu inspired by our inner childhood as part of its commitment to cater to the family market and young guests.
This indoor climbing gym is suitable for people of all ages, starting from kids to adults. The aim is to be able to train the dexterity and motor agility starting from early age.
The BWA held their annual fundraising charity ball on 4 May 2019 and The RIO Club have been proud Platinum Sponsors of the British Women’s Association of Jakarta since 2015
The U.S. Embassy’s American Center in Jakarta, @america invites everyone to be involved in the celebration of the American Independence Day with various events.
Speaking about orthopaedic issues, NOW! Jakarta visited Ramsay Sime Darby Premier Bintaro Hospital to have a chat with Dr. Jefri Sukmawan, Sp.OT
NOW! Jakarta Managing Editor Refa Koetin dives down on how we maintain our health with the help of either the governmental agencies or private corporations.
International Day of Yoga (IDY) 2019 was celebrated in Prambanan Temple in Yogyakarta on 22 to 23 June.
NOW! Jakarta and Mary Jane Foundation organised a charity Iftar programme with some of Jakarta’s best luxury hotels to benefit those in need.
NOW! Jakarta publisher Alistair Speirs talks about the true meaning of independence, welcoming the Independence Day of United States of America (4 July) and Indonesia (17 August).
NOW! Jakarta joined Jakarta Less Waste Initiative to visit the TPST Bantar Gebang, Bekasi and spread the news on how critical our waste problem is.
NOW! Jakarta listed some of our favourite online marketplaces where you can find green products for your everyday need.
Following a major revamp in 2017, Monumen Pembebasan Irian Barat or West Irian Liberation Monument has been gaining popularity among Jakartans and tourists looking for alternatives of Monas and Kota Tua.
Emerging Photographer Rony Zakaria Captures Indonesian Beauty on His Solo Exhibition "Men, Mountain, and the Sea" at ARTOTEL Thamrin 25-31 July 2019.
Bedhaya dance is known as a sacred dance usually performed only at the Keratons (palace) in Yogyakarta and Surakarta but today it's available for public eyes to enjoy.
Jakarta is a massive city with so many interesting places to go. NOW! Jakarta lists down the many transportation modes that can help you explore the capital.
Moving to a new country will always be exciting. There are so many things to consider, choosing the right schools for your children is one of them.
Bringing back PROMO SUPERGILA, which was a huge hit last year, Electronic City returned bigger than ever to the most anticipated fair of the year.
From 24 to 30 June, Barong Bar inviting cocktail enthusiasts to celebrate Negroni Week by exploring multiple variations of negroni creations at the opulent bar located at Fairmont Jakarta.
City government and community organisations have prepared a variety of events and activities that offers number of attractions, bazaar and entertainment.
NOW! Jakarta contributor David Metcalf speak with Karolin Margret Natasa about the Naik Dango Festival in West Kalimantan.
NOW! Jakarta guides expatriates living in Indonesia on how to adjust to Indonesian culture and behaviour.
NOW! Jakarta and Waste4Change invite all readers to increase our awareness regarding waste problems in our neighborhood.
NOW! Jakarta sat down with Olivia Leslie, Ambassador of Ireland to Indonesia, as she shared her experience in Indonesia so far and other critical issues, including Ireland’s involvement in sustainability and cultural preservation in Indonesia.
Entering the second semester of 2019, Jakartans will still be able to enjoy interesting events during the month of July.
London has actually been an important hub in introducing early Indonesian art globally, including an exhibition of Affandi’s paintings in 1952.
In conjunction with Global Wellness Day on 8 June, Jakarta’s yoga community participated in “Reborn Yoga with Reiki” event at Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta.
NOW! Jakarta spoke to the British Ambassador to Indonesia, Moazzam Malik, about the two country’s close relationship and hopes for the new government.
The makeover of Muara Baru fish market offers fantastic ocean scenery while shopping for fresh fish or enjoy various seafood offering.
Jakarta Aquarium offers educational programmes where everyone can learn about aquatic biota, preservation and conservation.
Bara at PIK Avenue Mall delivers only the best artisan smoked & grilled meats in the area.
Satellite cities are vital for the continued sustainability of a city the size of Jakarta, and these cities including BSD, PIK, and Alam Sutera are doing their part.
As part of its 17th anniversary celebration, Starbucks expanded their store portfolio to 403 stores in 32 cities and is now luring coffee lovers around Labuan Bajo.
Jakarta Less Waste Building Awards 2019 will be held from May to November 2019
The following is the story of Andrzej Jakubowski, Chairman of the Polish Business Club in Jakarta, on how he and his supporters aided Lombok.
This year, DKI Jakarta Provincial Governor is inviting people of Jakarta to increase waste reduction by 20% and waste handling by 80%.
Batik Nona Jakarta showcases the cultural richness of Indonesia’s capital city on its beautiful hand-drawn Betawi batik textiles.
In Belitung, the harvest celebration known as Maras Taun carries out four elements of cultural attractions: traditional dance, games, martial art, and a ritual.
Jakarta Aquarium offers a unique and engaging marine experience in one fun package while inviting visitors to protect the future of our ocean.
New Korea Visa Application Center (KVAC) in Jakarta provides easier access to Indonesians applying for Korean visas.
Danny O’Brien visited Jakarta in May, performing at the American Club, Molly Malone’s Senayan, and the Grand Kemang Hotel.
Behave Clinic exists to promote growth and development of young mental illness patients, using an integrated approach in physical and psychological treatments.
According to Food Bank of Indonesia (FOI), at least 40 to 50 percent of students in Jakarta and Banten go to school hungry, disrupting their focus to study.
Ambrosia is a private members club in Jakarta which promises exclusivity to those who seek intimate privacy unique to world-class private clubs.
Oswar Mungkasa, Deputy Governor of Jakarta for Spatial Planning and Environment, talked to us about the city’s sustainability initiatives, waste programs and a brighter future.
What does it actually take to be a sustainable city and who has achieved it so far? Perhaps by looking at the factors in their success we can see the best (and quickest?) way forward for Jakarta.
In an exclusive interview, NOW! Jakarta spoke to Rachel Malik about her role as spouse of the British Ambassador to Indonesia as well as communities that have become part of her life in Indonesia.
Nothing more than is now being spent but the change of attitude from all who participate and all who interact could be life changing. Goodbye Chaos, Hello character: the new face of Jakarta.
Indonesia’s beloved capital city is celebrating its 492nd birthday this month, bringing renewed hope for the future. Will Jakarta’s new infrastructure actually change the game?
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.
Curious about Astronomy? Ask the amateur astronomers! Among unique communities in Jakarta there’s nothing quite more extraordinary like this one, the Jakarta Amateur Astronomy Association.
French artist Jules Dedet Granel and Katre joined forces with veteran Indonesian urban artists Darbotz and Stereoflow to create a combination of work that showcases street artists’ contribution to the urban landscape.
The pre-show event AKSARA held at Galeri Indonesia Kaya was a piece of the complete performance arts, Arjuna, which will be showcased at Ciputra Artpreneur next month.
Bluebird and Silverbird taxi officially jumpstarted their electric fleet by adding electric and solar-powered automobile manufacturer, BYD and Tesla, making them the most sustainable taxi operator in Indonesia so far.
Converse collaborates with established Indonesian contemporary artist Hanafi for its new Limited Shoes Design line.
The exhibition-based narrative approach enabled by the availability of online archives will strengthen the chronology-based narrative approach.
For those spending the holidays in the city, watch out for these fabulous staycation packages offered at special prices from hotels in and around Jakarta.
Festival Jakarta Great Sale (FJGS) offers Eid Mubarak discounts up to 70 per cent off during midnight sale in various shopping centres and retail stores across Jakarta such as Grand Indonesia, Kota Kasablanka, and Lotte Shopping Avenue.
Ismaya Live recently announced the 6th edition of Jakarta Culinary Feastival (JCF), which will be held from 3 to 6 October at Senayan City, Jakarta.
Jakarta Aquarium presents the concept of a holiday in nature, displaying the beauty and diversity of Indonesian waters. We take you on a journey from soothing and romantic to more adventurous.
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.
Plataran Borobudur is surrounded by a spellbinding landscape of rolling hills and volcanic peaks, comprises 21 units of luxury villas in a total of seven configurations.
The culinary team has prepared Hakkasan’s exquisite signature dishes plus a number of Ramadan special creations to break your fast in style while enjoying Jakarta’s arresting cityscape view.
Choosing the best international schools in Jakarta is not easy but JIS, NIS Jakarta, BSJ, AIS Jakarta, and NZS Jakarta are some of the best options.
AYANA Midplaza, JAKARTA, invites you to indulge in special promotions during ramadhan on opening fast meals, hampers, nightly rates, meeting packages and much, much more.
Yogyakarta Marriott Hotel offers guests an extravagant Iftar feast featuring Middle East, local and international favourites.
Floral artist Sara Malik’s journey into the world of art began as a child. She recalls learning to appreciate nature with her grandmother who was a painter and a floral artist herself.
Previously overlooked by the big players of the culinary world Jakarta is now the new frontier for internationally acclaimed restaurants to plant their breadstick, or in Hakkasan’s case, chopstick!
NOW! Jakarta spoke to Dr. Daniel Low, Dean Raffles Christian School Pondok Indah about the school’s education philosophies.
Looking for a place to kick back on the weekend? Theme parks in Jakarta such as Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (TMII), Taman Impian Jaya Ancol, Taman Safari Indonesia, Taman Budaya Sentul City, and Jugnle Land Adventure Theme Park will always be a good choice!
Can we actually start earlier? What does it take to make responsible waste management our daily behaviour?
Hendra Gunawan, Fatur Ridho, and Claudia Panca are three artists with special need whose works are featured on Starbucks tumbler and tote bag.
The Japanese fast-serving food outlet offers personalized Japanese BBQ style dining at approachable prices.
Garth Wyncoll spoke to us about the international focus of the curriculum, digital shifts, and environmental-driven student activities at Bali Island School.
Tucked into the foyer area of Raffles famed Arts Cafe is Pattisserie, a veritable repository of baked goods that are a delectable treat.
Malaysian Club in Jakarta promotes the interests of Malaysian business and strengthen the links between Malaysian residents in Indonesia and Malaysian diplomats.
InterContinental Jakarta Pondok Indah Bar Society with Indonesia’s Best Mixologists
Ismaya Group presents a special iftar promos this Ramadhan at a number of the group's dining outlets around Jakarta: Mr. Fox, SKYE, Pizza e Birra Sports Bar, Publik Markette, Kitchenette, and The People’s Cafe.
The Penthouse provides a spectacular venue for private parties and celebrations, complemented by all the facilities and services required to cater for any exclusive occasion.
New Zealand School Jakarta brings the sense of community as a foundation to build good school ecosystem.
SKAL members gathered to enjoy Iftar dinner at Bruschetta Italian Restaurant, Hotel Borobudur Jakarta, where a wide range of F&B choices was served. The evening’s theme of discussion was Doing Business Amongst Friends.
Novotel and Ibis Styles Jakarta Mangga Dua Square, Hotel Borobudur Jakarta, InterContinental Jakarta Pondok Indah, DoubleTree by Hilton Jakarta-Diponegoro, Pullman Jakarta Central Park Offer Special Ramadhan Promos. Check it Out!
New Figure at the helm of British Women’s Association and ASEAN Women’s Circle.
Nearly 100 reading rooms across Jakarta, including libraries in integrated child-friendly public spaces, reading parks, and community libraries, participated in #BacaJakarta,
Niki Meehan, Principal of NIS Jakarta shares five top tips for expat parents to feed their children’s curiosity.
Two Schools, ACG School Jakarta and the Australian Independent School, offer their take on the importance of extra-curricular activities.
This month, as part of observances for Ramadan, The Hermitage Jakarta has prepared a delightful buffet dinner to break the ritual fast at L’Avenue Restaurant.
After the success of Bar Take Over and The Jive Society, ARTOTEL Group debut the event with Art Bar Academy, a learning platform for liquor fans to learn with the master.
The most awaited summer festival in Indonesia, We The Fest 2019 is scheduled to be held from 19 to 21 July at Jakarta International Expo (JIEXPO) Kemayoran.
Pupils benefit from a very British environment in a globally-focused curriculum.
A world-class music theatre I La Galigo returns to Jakarta in July, featuring the nation’s priceless ancient literature.
Malaysia and Indonesia have shared a connection for years. NOW! Jakarta spoke to the Chargé d’Affaires about this special relationship and the bilateral connections forged over the years.
A cemetery in Jakarta honours victims and serves as a space for future generations to learn lessons from the past.
This Ramadhan, hotels around Jakarta have put together special dishes with which to open the ritual fast, from the traditional takjil to more decadent dishes.
For Sheila Rooswitha Putri, her hometown Jakarta has become her main source of inspiration. Her most recent comic project talks about the new MRT in Jakarta.
Cultural programme highlights contribution of women in today’s society.
It was indeed a night of great joy for all.
The ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Indonesia, H.E Rob Swartbol and Mrs. Jacqueline Swartbol-Wouters, hosted members of city’s diplomatic community, corporate and media friends to celebrate King’s Day.
In partnership with Prestasi Junior Indonesia, Starbucks Indonesia held a Creative Youth Entrepreneurship programme to empower vocational students in four cities across the country.
Jakarta Aquarium conducted a marine educational programme for elementary and junior high school students at Tidung Island, Pulau Seribu
As the weekend approaches, it’s time to relax and enjoy a bit of the city’s many culinary offerings. We’ve got a list of places where you get some great cocktails – and more!
Tugu Selamat Datang (Bundaran HI), Patung Pancoran (Tugu Pancoran), and Monumen Pembebasan Irian Jaya (Lapangan Banteng) are popular landmarks in Jakarta. Who do they have in common?
The 10th edition of the Nusantara Exhibition not only focuses on regional representation but also highlights artists’ creative skill to produce contemporary pieces that go beyond traditional art.
Situated at one of the highest points in the city, SKYE is constantly filled with entertainment almost every day of the week to complete the skyline view of the city lights.
Go on the hunt for a local battle Peresean stick-fighting ritual and see a most extraordinary display of Sasak skill, dance and combat play out.
Newly-opened restaurant Seed has introduced the art of cultivating foods in its Australian-inspired brunch.
Curatorial team of a future exhibition about the Indonesian Revolutionary War have been digging into relevant historical and cultural objects of various museums and institutions in Holland.
Cafe One at Wyndham Casablanca Jakarta introduces “True Indonesia Kampoeng Cuisine Buffet Dinner” featuring traditional home-style recipes from across archipelago.
As ARTOTEL Thamrin come up with youthful spirit, ARTOTEL Wahid Hasyim is likely established to caters more mature guests though its simplicity and elegant design.
Experience the luxurious comfort and convenience of a serviced apartment in Jakarta’s Golden Business Triangle, right the heart of Central Business District in Kuningan area and close with Embassies.
Holiday Inn & Suites Jakarta Gajah Mada held its grand opening on 15 March.
Spanning over three Saturdays from 6 to 20 April, each mixologist has prepared sublimely smooth and rich flavours of award-winning cocktails.
Through a collaboration with local artists, the event will be touring to other hotel brands in Bandung, Yogyakarta, and ended up in Bali.
NOW! Jakarta speaks with Esti McMillan of EMC Indonesia about the tips for expatriates who are planning to move and live in Jakarta about finding a new house in Jakarta.
There are so many charms that this country has to offer including its history, people, food, architecture, art and its exceptionally designed hotels that seem to grown every time.
While it’s not easy to build a start up to become a unicorn, there are plenty of opportunities to try.
For one night only on 26 April, Indonesian Tropical Dinner is eight course meal featuring homegrown tropical fruits as the main ingredient.
Here we share just a small selection of the 23 Special events that will be held as part of this year’s UFF.
Explore endless cultural and tourism destinations in the heart of Java. These two cities offer haven of arts, culinary, shopping, nature, and not to forget - Javanese royalty.
Glodok is rustic and classic, an old Chinese neighborhood that always invites people to comeback to see history and culture that has been a part of the Batavia since 15th century.
Publik Markette has added a little something for the weekends, the bi-weekly Weekend Markette on Saturdays, offering a unique crafty and artsy weekend experience
Lianti Raharjo has found a way to recycle used grounds into skin care products as part of her contribution to the fight against climate change.
This year Most Valued Business’s (MVB) 2019 mission is to actively engage and create more initiatives with its Knowledge Partners to increase their sustainable stewardship practices.
The youth convention aims to build a platform for the top student leaders to network with their counterparts towards greater social and political awareness.
Ruci Art Space, a repository of emerging and established artists to display their creations, held the third installment of their Y: Collect 3.0 Exhibition.
Since 2017, startup company Warung Pintar has helped modernise traditional kiosk businesses adapt to more modern methods of commerce.
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.
NOW! Jakarta Best Restaurant, Bar and Cafe Awards (BRBCA) returns this year with "Say Yes to Less" campaign to support better food waste management.
the brand new Whiz Capsule Hotel Thamrin is a strategic property which provide easy reach of a number of tourist destinations.
On 7 April, The Dharmawangsa will host a Super Brunch, themed “Parisian Picnic.” Chef Felix Budisetiawan reveals the story behind the team’s efforts to create this special event.
From limited edition chocolate collections to special brunches and even spa treatments, this year’s Easter celebrations at hotels around Jakarta are a treat!
Luminor Hotel is the second brand of the Waringin Hospitality Hotel Group with the concept of a 4-star Boutique Hotel that fits your business and vacation.
NOW! Jakarta recently sat down with Dutch band DeWolff to know more about how they have grown up in a band.
The British Chamber of Commerce invited Muhammad Lutfi, Advisor of Jokowi’s Success team to a dialogue focused on trade and investment policy at Mandarin Oriental Jakarta.
Intan spoke to NOW! Jakarta about feminism, gender bias in the literary scene as well as her overall experience at the London Book Fair.
Fraser Residence Menteng, Jakarta adds 128 Gold-standard serviced apartments in the capital’s business and diplomatic centre.
Located in Gunawarman, Djournal House fuses cafe culture, with an addition of an exposed bar, as well as a music corner where one can buy vinyl records by local and international artists.
This sustainable ‘superfood’ has multiple benefits in the beauty department, too
The exhibition “Into the Future” at National Gallery was a collective statement on women in the 21st century.
Libra Food Service has recently added a new brand , Hormel Foods to its portfolio. Hormel’s food products will be available at premium retailers in Jakarta.
Social events are held regularly including pub nights at Molly Malones Irish Pub & Murphy’s Irish Pub, quiz nights, golf days and other activities.
Thanks to the recently-opened indoor amusement park at Trans Snow World Juanda, Bekasi, experiencing snow is now just a short ride away.
With the theme “Essential Jakarta”, the Indonesian team, exhibiting for the second year, will showcase contemporary products inspired by Betawi Culture.
Peacock Lounge at Fairmont Jakarta has featured high tea for a few years now. Highlighting a variety of themes over the years, the offerings here have always been a delight.
In April, The Dharmawangsa Jakarta returns with its iconic Super Brunch program which highlights more than 120 dishes including 25 of France’s best dishes set up in Parisian Picnic style.
Fans of Latin American culinary riches rejoice! Sudestada Jakarta is the latest addition to the city’s restaurants focusing on cuisine from the region. And You will never miss the grill!
Saumata Apartment was awarded the gold prize and will be nominated for the FIABCI Prix d’Excellence for international property development. They also won the Kohler Bold Design Awards 2018.
ACG School Jakarta kindergarten spark students’ curiosity and natural sense of wonder with a play-based, inquiry-centred learning philosophy in a dynamic classroom.
With the city’s infrastructure projects nearing completion, the air quality has improved, if slightly, but emissions from vehicles continue to pollute the city.
In Jakarta, people still have to deal with the gridlock during rush hours. With the introduction of the MRT, will we see a slight reduction in traffic woes?
As part of the Good France gastronomy event this year, AMUZ Gourmet of Chef Gilles has put together a menu highlighting French cuisine with a few tropical accents.
The hotel honoured women by creating special events and services, focused on women, features wellness, fitness and nutrition retreats.
Nautilus Bar at Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta recently hosted Senior Bartender Yeonghwi Yun from Charles H.
The hotel celebrates International Women’s Day with a range of special offers for women and welcomes its new Sunday Brunch.
The Eksekutif Menteng apartments provide convenience and class, and is the perfect location with easy access to a number of popular destinations in the capital.
NSNTR Restaurant at Mercure Jakarta Pantai Indah Kapuk welcomes diners to savour its latest Buffet Series featuring Italian cuisine which is perfect for sharing
Students at this North Jakarta school are showcasing more than 300 art works.
Located in the heart of Mega Kuningan at Noble House, J. SPARROW is a contemporary establishment that specialises in international grilled seafood cuisine.
Artotel’s F& B Team beganThe Jive Society, an entertaiment lifestyle event featuring Cocktail, Wine, and Dance.
All Saints Anglican Church in Jakarta (ASACJ) celebrates an astonishing 200 years of continuous ministry in Jakarta in 2019.
Looking for a better way to boost your health? Thai Fit is worth trying!
Through partnerships with global fashion agencies and creative institutions, IFF has helped designers make their way to the international market.
Now set to close for a few months as part of renovation efforts, The Ismaya Group, which owns the space, held a party and thank to its fans.
ASEAN Leaders welcomed China’s support for the ASEAN Smart Cities Network, market access, investment, and tourism flows.
With the recent opening of its Starbucks Dewata Coffee Sanctuary in Bali, the company has expanded its development programme to partners on the island.
Armed with her experience living overseas, she was able to connect with foreigners coming to the country and finding properties that met their needs.
La Brasserie restaurant will feature authentic dishes from the island of Sulawesi from 1 to 24 March 2019.
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
Hakkasan, founded in London in 2001, has now opened its twelfth location in Jakarta, located at the contemporary luxury Alila SCBD Hotel.
Australian tech-based workout session F45 is a series of high intensity workouts designed at torching serious calories in a short period of time.
Oakwood Premier Cozmo Jakarta is suitable for corporate or leisure travellers looking for luxury and prestige for both long and short stays.
PT Rizki Bukit Abadi has collaborated with the Japanese company to help open the brand’s first international outlet in Jakarta.
Savior of Pakubowono offers hearty meals in an industrial surrounding
Bangka and Belitung, often referred to collectively with the hyphenated moniker, are part of a group of islands which lie northeast of South Sumatra province.
RIVA Grill Bar and Terrace at Wyndham Casablanca Jakarta offers fresh takes on familiar favourites.
NOW! Jakarta spoke to Ryan Adrian, President Director PT. Indonesia International Expo about the features of the Indonesia Convention Exhibition (ICE) building.
The office of today is sleeker, more aesthetically appealing and, for the networking opportunities they provide, a more supportive environment.
For the first time, the presidential and legislative elections will be held simultaneously. This month we look at the parties contesting the election.
Like all business cycles, there are boom times and bust in the real estate market. How is the market doing in Jakarta?
Jakarta offers budget travellers an easy solution during their transit time in the city - the capsule.
For the past few years, however, the national and city governments have made efforts to improve access to the city’s major areas.
When things get hectic in the urban jungle of the capital, head to the hidden gem on the north coast of Jakarta - to the Thousand Islands.
Indonesia biggest fauna park, Taman Safari Bogor has a number of rare animals featured at the site as part of efforts to promote conservation.
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.
NOW! Jakarta spoke to her about the emerging issues in arts, humanities and documentary photography.
The guests, who have lived at The Residence for five year were joined by corporate clients enjoying lion dance and Chinese music performances.
Join NOW! Jakarta Photography Contest 2019. Send your best photographs of tall buildings and skyscrapers landscape around Jakarta and its surrounding cities.
We invite you to reignite the love between yourself and your partner through these unique experiences.
Located on a private two-hectare plot of land on the northern part of the GiliTrawangan, the resort offers a perfect beach geta
The luxury preloved branded & streetwear bazaar in Indonesia will be held between 27 February and 3 March at Exhibition Hall, Grand Indonesia, Central Jakarta.
Boca Rica's tapas menu—and excellent drinks—provide the perfect respite from gridlocked South Jakarta
NOW! Jakarta spoke to Leung Kwan Ho, Director of Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) to find out about the growing link between the two countries.
Along with Komunitas Aleut, NOW!Jakarta explores Braga, a Bandung European-style neighborhood which historically known as a home of Concordia Community.
Animals like Bobo, Alba and other furry friends remind us of humanity. They inspire artists to create artworks, the art pieces in turn monumental.
Raffles Jakarta and Frank and co. have developed Jakarta’s most luxurious valentine’s experience.
Holiday Inn and Suites Jakarta Gajah Mada offers a romantic Valentine’s dinner at the Pool Deck or Duta Café with spectacular views of the city.
No matter the reason, one sometimes needs a little help getting the right look - and that’s where make up artists step in.
NOW! Jakarta spoke to Director-General of The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, Kin-wai Law about bilateral business between two countries.
Fairmont, Mulia, Kempinski and other hotels in Jakarta have prepared Valentine's dining experience at its restaurants outlet.
For an hour a week, Laras Kasih, a community of artists, gives children with cancer a reason to smile.
As the world’s third largest cocoa bean producer, Indonesia has some good chocolate brands. NOW! Jakarta has picked a few options.
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.
She is the pioneer company for contemporary and modern matchmaking in Indonesia.
The school provides an atmosphere where diversity is considered a strength and where differences are seen as assets.
NOW! Jakarta has curated a list of the wedding festivals coming up in the months ahead that might just make planning your special day a bit easier.
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.
This Valentine’s day, cozy up to your special someone with a romantic experience including a sumptuous meal at Lagoon Cafe at the Sultan Hotel and Residence Jakarta.
Jakarta area luxury hotel in the top 25 category for service
The campaign expects to reach its target of 100 per cent participation from this eligible group and to reduce voter apathy.
The guest could enjoy a luxurious spread of gourmet treats and delicious prosperity set menus curated by hotel’s Chinese Chef, Sam Wong.
It is the sixth Wyndham-branded hotel in Indonesia and the first in the country’s vibrant capital city.
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.
To celebrate its 15 year, the Jakarta International Java Jazz Festival (JIJJF) presents a line up of artists geared towards its new target market—millennials.
Located in Pantai Indah Kapuk, Yun Artified is set to become a centre for art activities, providing exhibition rooms, workshop space, and library.
This month, AMUZ Gourmet and Artoz Bar invite diners to enjoy an Argentinian Wine Dinner or a Valentine’s Lunch.
The film portrays the profound impacts of China-ASEAN relationships and helps to enrich the implementation of the goals and mission in both countries.
Come this 5th February 2019, the year of the pig, this wellness haven has prepared a special stay designed to help you ‘Start Anew’
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 casual dining of Mediterranean cuisine at DoubleTree by Hilton Jakarta – Diponegoro, unveils a new menu curated by Spanish Chef, Alvaro Bonache Utiel.
Celebrating 20 years in his field, Indonesian artist Baron Basuning has a solo exhibit showcasing his abstract work using light.
It was a truly Indonesian meal that was conceived, prepared and presented to a very sophisticated and knowledgeable guest list who perhaps surprised themselves
Despite the many difficulties for micro financers in Indonesia, there is much potential in fintech for banks, entrepreneurs and start-ups.
Melbourne offers a range of activities for everyone from food lovers to sports enthusiasts and everyone in between.
NOW! Jakarta spoke to Jennifer Mathews, Commissioner, Government of Western Australia in Indonesia about the deep connections between Indonesia and the state.
The IABC is regarded as the key bilateral business council and works very closely with the Indonesian Government and the Australian Embassy in Jakarta.
Tokyo-based premium department store, Lumine officially opened its doors in Jakarta on 7 December.
NOW! Jakarta spoke to Brett Stevens, The Victorian Government Trade and Investment Commissioner about the relationship between Victoria and Indonesia.
The legendary pop star will perform at the DoubleTree by Hilton Jakarta Diponegoro in March.
NOW!Jakarta spoke to the founder “Rama” Raditya Maulana Rusdi, about Qlue’s recent projects and their impact.
Located in PIK Avenue in North Jakarta, a mixed-used lifestyle mall complex, it will combine renowned Swiss hospitality with contemporary design.
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?
Waste4Change is a social enterprise providing waste management services from upstream to downstream.
Located on the ground floor of the new Alila Hotel Jakarta, Vong Kitchen serves Freanch-American cuisine.
Roosterfish, the first beach club in the area, offers plenty of ways to enjoy this pristine piece of shoreline.
Magazine has partnership hospitality and culinary industry as well as support education and charity with over the past decade. We Would like to say thank you!
History never really says goodbye. History says, “See you later”.
2019 is now underway. NOW! Jakarta asked some of our partners in the diplomatic, education and cultural fields about their hopes for the year ahead.
This year, the group collaborated with Yayasan Konservasi Alam Nusantara to raise awareness about conservation efforts of Kalimantan’s rainforests through art.
Ambassador Quinlan spoke to NOW! Jakarta about the various areas of cooperation between the two countries that is now stronger than ever.
Publisher, Alistair Speirs on his vision for New Year of 2019 and his remarks for 10th Year Anniversary of NOW!JAKARTA.
It's a part of the mission to create a better art industry.
Chavaty, known for its signature tea latte and pastries in Omotesando, Shibuya, Japan, has opened its first international outlet—in Jakarta.
From French toast to gutsier steak and eggs, diners are spoiled for choice at Jean Georges Vongerichten’s Jakarta outpost.
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.
Located close to Bundaran Hotel Indonesia, Pullman Jakarta offers one-stop lifestyle accommodation to make your New Year experience lavish.
The hotel plans to invite a number of talented mixologists and liquor experts in 2019.
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.
NOW! Jakarta has curated a list of activities that one can participate in this holiday season.
The Wellness Calendar commences on January 1, 2019 with an earth/detox theme to start off the year.
Indonesian artist Abenk Alter explores dualism in his recent exhibition "Interplay" at Ruci Art Space, Jakarta.
Modernist painter, S. Sudjojono was a man of many talents. Both artist and poet, his paintings form a narrative of sorts.
An after-school activity helped catapult her to fame on the popular cooking competition show "MasterChef" Australia,
The hotel is a luxury property occupying all 32 floors of the art-deco inspired building that sits elegantly on the city’s bustling Sukhumvit road.
It’s International Tea Day on 15 December and NOW! Jakarta spoke to tea expert Ratna Somantri about the virtues of the beverage.
In the past few years, art fairs have dominated the art market. This year is not a biennale year, and it seems that gallery exhibitions are making a comeback.
Collaborating with Arrack & Spice, the recently opened restaurant and bar in Mega Kuningan, guests were invited to sample cocktails with this vodka from Texas.
Adiwana Hotels Resort opens its latest property, Adiwana Monkey Forest, Ubud on 17 December.
The Festive Weekend Brunch pulls out all of the stops to make this a memorable meal.
‘Connections’, brings the work of Brazillian photographers to Indonesia. NOW! Jakarta spoke to the curator Renato Negrao.
Celebrate this joyous time with Grand Hyatt Jakarta and enjoy a wondrous selection of special menus at our restaurants.
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.
In partnership with the Embassy of India in Indonesia, Dr. Dhoka spoke in-depth about the ancient medical science that has been passed down through generations.
At Oakwood Premier Cozmo, one can celebrate New Year's Eve in a fun, relaxing way while still enjoying the festive atmosphere.
Chef Hans Christian and his culinary team crafted a gastronomic delight featuring a 19-course vegetarian degustation menu.
The serviced residence operator claims several wins including Indonesia’s Leading Serviced Apartment & Suite award for the fifth year running.
Ika spoke to NOW! Jakarta about her life in the creative industry, her view on feminism and the projects she is currently working on.
Manu, as a student, sometimes forgets to get ready for the holiday season ahead.
Sari Pacific Jakarta is ready to make your holiday season merrier with a wide range of promotions and fun activities.
Hotel's culinary team made beautiful cake and shared it disadvantaged communities in a few activities.
Grand Whiz Poins Square Hotel offers packages starting from IDR 918,000 nett per night including breakfast and brunch for two.
Legendary Australian stand-up comedian has announced two dates for Indonesia in 2019.
The conference will take place on 13th of December 2018 in Raffles Jakarta.
Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta will ensure the magic stays in your heart, long after it has left your palette.
Go see An evening with Spellbound, The Art of Chamber Music - Song Without Words, and Jakarta New Year Concert by Ananda Sukarlan for December concerts.
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.
This year’s objective was to enhance sustainability through biodiversity for food and nutrition, culture, education and tourism.
On 9 November, the AIA, (Ibero American Association) hosted the 40th Gala Latina at the Raffles Hotel Jakarta.
The barrel-aged cocktail collection are created by Barong’s cocktail expert in collaboration with world-famous mixologist, Michael Callahan.
Even though Indonesians don’t expect snow for Christmas, but you can expect the fun and joy of Christmas at Hotel Borobudur Jakarta.
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
November was a month of celebration for the many of the liquor and spirits brands, culminating in one big celebration at Whisky Live!
Showing the commitment to find Indonesia’s future talents, Hari Fauzan was named as the winner of the first Chef Hunt at Jakarta Culinary Feastival.
In recognition of Bandung’s emerging creative personalities, the boutique hotel has dedicated an art space to hold exhibitions and cafe for weekend hangout.
NOW! Jakarta has compiled a list of some of the best options out there.
It offered a visual experience, using illustrations depicting the human experience that narrates behind the scene of artist's works.
A culinary experience which gives food enthusiasts an opportunity with all four senses of perception: taste, smell, touch and sound.
At the ‘Greatest of All Time” event, Timex presented a timeless watch series, perfect for the dapper urban man.
When planning an event at the Sultan Hotel and Residence Jakarta, consider Kudus Hall, which is perfect for intimate gatherings.
Indonesia, especially Jakarta, hosted a range of big events in 2018. With the best event management technology, big-scale, public events.
His painting is not only an recollection of a dark event in memory but is also an exploration of social harmony.
The Westin Jakarta’s latest promotion “Artisan Market” focuses on locally produced food at Seasonal Tastes.
For those looking for a place to celebrate this classic American holiday, here are a few options in hotels around the city!
Arahmaiani, Lee Migwei and On Kawara share space at MACAN’s latest exhibit
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.
Grand Hyatt Jakarta has special dining occasion which guests can enjoy at C’s Steak and Seafood Restaurant and Grand Café.
Norway’s deep commitment to environmental issues has helped bolster Indonesia’s participation in programmes concerning sustainability.
Curated by Axel Ridzky, a total of 15 pieces of works manifest the chronological process of how both artists express their perception of socio-cultural changes.
The organisation aims to generate resources through fund-raising and partnerships and use those funds to make an impact on the larger society.
The luxury residential complex, Oakwood Premier Cozmo Jakarta’s, introduces Upper Deck, a new place to relax and hang out.
Celebrate Thanksgiving at The Dharmawangsa Jakarta which has launched its much anticipated bi-annual Super Brunch which can be enjoyed on 25 November.
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.
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.
Business Sweden, the Swedish Trade and Invest Council, works closely with the Embassy and Indonesian partners to help Swedish companies grow in Indonesia.
NOW! Jakarta spoke to the Danish Ambassador to talk about Indonesia and Denmark bilateral agreements on environmental issues and many more.
Maria Sumual from Yayasan Biji Sesawi went to Papua to visit the children of 13 poor villages.
We present a few tips that might help you use a lot less of the earth’s resources the next time you pack your backs and hit the road.
The 62-year old instrumentalist began his Southeast Asian tour in Jakarta with a magnetising performance which transcended his multi-generation fan base.
Employees of hotels under the Marriott International brand participated in the charity run to raise funds for establishment which was affected by the earthquake
Fairmont Jakarta’s recent addition, 1945 features Indonesian cuisine in a fine dining set up using traditional recipes with modern interpretations.
he Residences at The St. Regis Jakarta recently won two prestigious awards at the fourth Annual PropertyGuru Indonesian Property Awards.
Some of the nautical resorts on the outer islands offer the tourists a conservation package where the guest could participate ecological mission.
AMUZ offers a menu reflecting Autumnal flavours. Soups from fall vegetables and heartier dishes to celebrate the season are on offer until November.
Leading food producer, Kimbo Kitchen recently participated in a food donation drive to help orphaned children in Palu.
For the first time, JCF will hold “The Chef Hunt” for those who have less than two years of professional cooking experience.
Co-living is a new way for people to live in city, designed to provide convenience, and a genuine sense of community. Jakarta finally gets its own with Co-Haus.
“The Hennessy Declassified” has arrived in Jakarta which focuses on the production process over the generations and highlight its exquisite flavours.
This November, a range of wooden items from Nara Okuyamato Japan will be featured in the ‘Into the Woods’ exhibition at Dia.Lo.Gue, Artspace, Jakarta.
The Finnish Ambassador, who recently arrived in Jakarta, tells Ranjit Jose he hopes to continue the momentum between Finland and Indonesia.
The treatments are designed to bring balance to meet the needs of each individual by combining use of finest natural ingredients with contemporary techniques.
Entering its tenth year of serving a range of delicious food and drink, Social House recently celebrated its decade-long journey in style.
Jakarta Fashion Week 2019 culminated in a mesmeric runway performance by four designers who presented their masterpiece at the special night.
Artists with disabilities, both from Indonesia and abroad, displayed their work at the National Gallery in an exhibit titled, “Pokok di Ambang Batas”.
In addition to showcasing designers’ recent collections, it has drawn awareness to issues regarding individuals with disabilities and also women’s health.
Wave of Tomorrow” exhibition at The Tribrata Building Jakarta features interactive art installations where technology is part of the creative process.
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
Over 300 sketch artists are expected to participate in the fun urban sketching experience and create a unique way to promote the city’s landmarks.
Jakarta Aquarium, home to hundreds of mammals, reptiles, insects and various species of Indonesian marine fish, is officially open.
Style Theory’s debut show at Jakarta Fashion Week (JFW) 2019 carried out its mission of promoting of sustainability through its rental service.
Fairmont Jakarta’s VIEW and 1945 restaurants will feature dishes specially curated in collaboration with guest chefs from the region.
Jakarta Culinary Feastival is expected to be a gastronomic haven where foodies can meet with more than 50 local and international culinary stars.
As part of efforts to transform Bintaro into a creative area, Bintaro Design District (BDD) has created urban creative hubs across various neighbourhoods.
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.
Kaum Jakarta uses Amed sea salt as one of ingredients to season its dishes. The unique farming method heightens the flavour.
Patricia grew up in a community that was very much part of the Balinese coffee culture, which featured some of Indonesia’s best coffee beans.
BeeMa Honey produce an array of Artisan honey by bees from the genus Apis which collect from organic plantation and the surrounded forests.
As part of its partnership with Habitat for Humanity, guests can participate in this charity programme until mid-December.
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.
The biggest digital economy conference and exhibition, Future Commerce Indonesia (FCI), will be held on 29 and 30 January 2019 at the Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta.
NOW! Jakarta had one on one interview with Helianti Hilman, Founder and CEO of Javara Indigenous Indonesia to talk about promoting Indonesian spices.
With impressive skills under his belt, Revo is now all set to embark on a culinary arts course at Le Cordon Bleu in New Zealand.
NOW! Jakarta’ interviewed Executive Director of Swiss Chamber of Commerce in Indonesia, Alexander Lumbantobing to find out why and what the future holds.
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
NOW!JAKARTA featured information about Waste4Change, a social enterprise dedicated to making Indonesia and cleaner and healthier place. They have guide for us!
Starbucks celebrates international coffee day by opening three brand new reserve stores in Jakarta, including first reserve store in office building.
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.
One of the largest udon restaurant networks in Japan, Hanamaru Udon, recently opened its first outlet at Lippo Mall Puri, Jakarta.
In conjunction of Spanish National Day, Fairmont Jakarta welcomes Spanish chef, Jose David Fernandez to do a special dining experience at two hotel's restaurant
The winners were selected by over 40,000 votes from more than 30,000 voters who had voiced their opinion on which of the 144 entrants were deserving of these ac
Philip Lim, Country General Manager of The Ascott Limited spoke to NOW! Jakarta about the brand’s core competencies and the current state of the luxury housing
Victorian State Government of Australia and Mandarin Oriental Jakarta organised a outstanding dinner at Lyon, featuring the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.
PHM Hospitality is set to launch OCTOBART, a programme with a range of diverse concepts that bring together the arts, culture, creativity and lifestyle.
Ecuadorian painter Sigifredo Camacho presents 20 of his paintings at his solo exhibit “Formas y Colores de la Luz” at Museum of Fine Arts and Ceramics, Kota Tua
Erza decided to revisit Germany and make a journey to discover the beauty of the famous historical cities in Bavaria, Germany.
The recently-opened Oso Ristorante, perched above the capital at The Plaza, is the latest addition to the many gems that dot central Jakarta.
NOW! Jakarta spoke to Dini Aryani Criddle, the founder of Tanamera Coffee about the brand’s philosophy and success.
This month, Jakarta Oratorio Society and Jakarta Simfonia Orchestra, Pianotainment, as well as Jonathan Kuo will be performing classical pieces in concerts.
The German School Jakarta, as a non-profit foundation, is officially recognised by the German Government as an “excellent German school abroad”.
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.
Everyone can take great photographs once they master the art of food styling even if they only use smartphone cameras. All one needs to know are a few tips.
Located right near Jakarta, Banten offers a quick trip away for the weekend for those looking for a short break without having to travel too far.
Here are some guidelines for restaurants who wish to improve their sustainability, if they are not already doing so.
Through a series of short presentation, The Gandhi School Jakarta celebrated the 149th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s birth on 2 October.
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.
MVB was recently invited to Siam Reap, to be part of a major UNDP-China-ASEAN Symposium on Localising Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s).
The Australian and New Zealand Association (ANZA) Jakarta held its Annual Charity Ball at the Fairmont on 21 September.
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.
The Ministry of Tourism continues to work hard to get visitors to come to the country following the series of earthquakes that rocked Lombok island.
In September, the Jakarta Eat Festival (JEF) invited culinary insiders to discuss how they could showcase Indonesia’s culinary riches to the world.
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”.
For the range of wedding celebrations couples seek today, hotels in Jakarta offer venues with different packages, complete with facilities and unique themes.
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
Kaum Jakarta launched a variety of unique tempeh dishes as part of a collaboration between the restaurant and Arumdalu Farm.
Sun Kim, head chef of Meta Restaurant in Singapore will be taking over Arts Café from 19-20 October at Raffles Jakarta.
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!
Nestled in the peaceful setting of Nusa Dua, REVĪVŌ Wellness Resort hosts a series of invigorating mind and body programs starting this month.
Jakarta is the center of music and entertainment. For those who want to learn about music professionally, these schools offer one music education.
Set within extensive and lush, landscaped gardens, Fraser Place Setiabudi is considered one of the city’s top residences located in the heart of Jakarta.
Tugu Malang located at the very centre of the town, is an astonishing maze of art, culture and hospitality. It is magnificent in its proportions.
Local twists to international classics are the drink of choice. When an award-winning mixologist says so, perhaps we should acquiesce!
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.
On 13 September, the winners of NOW!JAKARTA School Competition 2018 received certificate of achievement and prizes at Oakwood Premier Cozmo Jakarta.
Hana Madness has found a platform for her passion and hopes to remove the stigma associated with mental illness.
Do you own a car in Jakarta? Yes? Really sorry but you don’t - you only own half a car!
Ariel Nayaka, 24, is one of Indonesia’s rising hip-hop stars, charting out the future of this genre in the Indonesia’s capital.
Italian actor Enrico Bonavera recently presented thought-provoking performance 'The Secret of Harlequin' about the prominent character in Commedia dell’arte.
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
One of the most modern problems of modern times is what to do with all the electronic trash (e-waste) produced every day in Jakarta and around the world.
Colombian artist LeDania has transformed Taman Ismail Marzuki Jakarta to be more colourful and vibrant. It’s picture perfect and definitely instaworthy.
Legendary Indonesian-Dutch singer, Daniel Sahuleka was back to entertain his fans on intimate live concert at THE 1O1 Jakarta Sedayu Darmawangsa Hotel.
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.
RUCI Art Space presented GOT PAPER? An exhibit of work by five artists who explored paper through drawings, paintings and collage.
NOW! Jakarta spoke to Manael Sudarman, Head of Sales & Marketing at CGV, about the brand’s engagement in Indonesia.
Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara (Museum MACAN) will host three solo art performance presentations from 17 November 2018 – 10 March 2019.
Ratna Sari Dewi, Sukarno’s fifth wife, stopped by the Indonesia Spirit of the World exhibition featuring the art collection of Indonesia’s Presidential palace.
In the upcoming classical concert, Bandung Philharmonic Orchestra will perform Liszt’s Totentanz which follows with Young Steinway Artist Gala Concert.
Indonesian dancers Didik Nini Thowok and Otniel Tasman, from two different generations, are credited with popularising “cross-dressing” traditional arts.
NOW! Jakarta spoke to the Ambassador about the special relationship between Indonesia and South Korea and the gains this relationship has seen in recent years.
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.
Coffee enthusiasts have opportunity to understand more about Cold Brew beverages by sitting down with Starbucks Coffee Masters last month.
The Exhibit "Prisoner of Hope" revealed Hendra Gunawan's ability to portray ordinary life, his relationship with curator Ciputra and the dark age of fine arts.
NOW! Jakarta spoke to ACG Jakarta’s new principal Shawn Hutchinson about his career in education and his plans for the school.
Jakarta’s premier Indian restaurant, Ganesha Ek Sanskriti, offers an array of decadent dishes that span the breadth of the subcontinent.
Like our Galaxy, Jakarta is at once filled with exhilarating beauty and things that can end your existence. Take note, for knowledge is key to survival.
The Symphony for the Nation concert in August paid tribute to Indonesian artists, highlighted the song about childhood, teacher, and mother earth.
Since its establishment in 2009, ART Jakarta, celebrated its first decade in August, representing a new dimension in Indonesian art market.
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.
Chef Natalia González Echeverría introduce some of the riches of the cuisine to diners in Peruvian National Day celebrations at Hotel Gran Melia Jakarta.
Chef's Tables will feature menus by The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta, Pacific Place’s Executive Chef Sean Macdougall and Henshin’s Sous Chef Sandro Medrano Montero.
Cocktail lovers experienced a selection of bespoke martini concoctions by top mixologists from five outlets in town in a week long celebration.
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
ARTOTEL Group announced the addition of a new hotel to its portfolio, The de Braga. Located in Bandung, the hotel is the first brand under Curated Collections.
Today, a number of Indonesian startups have successfully expanded their business to the international level.
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.
These young talented Indonesians work through their passion in art and entertainment industry, had quite a few famous contributions in recent years.
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.
British group Clean Bandit dazzled audiences at the Kasablanka Hall, Jakarta, went ahead without cellist Grace Chatto, who had to miss it for medical reasons.
BIRD Hotels&Residences has opened GP Mega Kuningan Hotel, which aims to serve business and leisure guests in the heart of Jakarta.
NOW!Jakarta has curated a list of events around town that are being held in celebration of the Independence day, from Jakarta Great Sale to Latern Festival.
Hotels have joined in the festivities by offering a range of dining and staycation offers across town to celebrate Independence Day and to welcome Asian Games.
The Ministry of Tourism recently released a list of five authentic Indonesian foods as part of its aim to highlight culinary tourism.
In celebrating summer this year, Le Meridien Jakarta has recently organized runway show, beauty demo, and food experience at the hotel’s poolside area.
Saigonsan portrays Asian history brilliantly and meaningfully, allowing guests to simply marvel at the exuberance of real symbols of ancient Asian culture.
Artotel and Raffles Hotel Jakarta use the art which dominantly influence the interior design of the hotel, make unique hospitality experience for its guests.
Fairmont Jakarta’s premium restaurant, 1945, is now helmed by a new chef who has recreated the menu at this iconic space.
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.
Online platforms Artsy and Etsy offer a digital experience that might just make up for not being able to visit in person.
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.
Initiated in 2009, Jakarta Art Movement (JAM) develops the potential of the people through arts activities by coloring city's neighborhood with mural.
In this edition of Jakarta Bar Guide, we feature Murphy's Irish Pub, Molly Malone's Irish Pub, and Aphrodite.
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.
Ottoman was first an industrial-looking coffee house in Pluit, North Jakarta. Now, Ottaman, which is nestled in the Sopo Del Tower is a vibrant-striking cafe.
We have compiled some of the best spaces to enjoy arts and culture in the city which host a variety of musical shows, theatre, dance, opera, and more.
Previously named Mon Decor Gallery, Art:1 comprehensively provides museum exhibitions by senior artists, supports emerging artists through its art space.
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.
Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia and TPST 3R Seminyak launched Learning Centre to foster public knowledge of and encourage participation in waste management in Bali.
Hadiprana Art Center has curated a series of art projects, highlights the variety of the nation’s folk dancing presented in various pieces of art.
The National Gallery of Indonesia was inaugurated in May 1999, following decades of development of the various buildings and spaces.
NOW! Jakarta spoke to Museum Director Aaron Seto about the museum’s contribution to Jakarta’s burgeoning art scene.
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.
Raffles Hotel Jakarta celebrates the brand’s rich history with bespoke drinks
Held from 3 to 31 August, National Gallery will exhibit State Palace collections - feature painting, sculpture, and craft works.
NOW! Jakarta spoke to Ambassador of Ireland, H.E. Kyle O’Sullivan ahead of the end of his appointment in Indonesia.
NOW! Jakarta spoke to the designer, I Nyoman Nuarta about The statue of Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK) that will be unveiled at GWK Park in Bali, this month.
Bridging the heart of Singapore with the lush scenery of Indonesia, Riau islands have seen growth in both business and tourism.
Food writer Wina Bissett shares her experience about what art could inspire the beauty of fine dining cuisine.
Greenpeace Indonesia, in its report released last week, cited the air monitoring platform Air Visual which listed the city’s air quality as ‘UNHEALTHY’.
NOW! Jakarta met with Deborah Iskandar to talk about her passion for art and the current trends in the scene.
Despite various developments, Pasar Baru’s street art community continues to be vibrant and innovative
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.
Looking the city restorations sites in Jakarta, Alistair Speirs narrates how Kota Tua could be the best historical/cultural destination in Asia.
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.
Sprouting 50 floors above the ground, jet setters have the opportunity to experience the most coveted living spaces with the best city views.
Lemonilo has partnered with SMEs around Indonesia to launch the ‘Healthy Café and Ropang Movement’, which offers instant noodles made with natural ingredients.
To celebrate National Children’s Day on 23 July , Starbucks Indonesia held a series of events for two consecutive days in Jakarta, Medan, Surabaya and Bali.
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!
2017 Australian Masterchef Runner Up Ben Ungermann’s visit to Jakarta may turn the global culinary spotlight on Indonesia.
Pullman Jakarta Central Park‘s restaurant, Collage All Day Dining, offers a global culinary tour with a stop at a different country everyday.
Solo is preparing to welcome more than 50 gamelan groups from Indonesia and overseas for the IGF 2018 to be held in the city between 9-16 August.
NOW!JAKARTA has curated a list of the world’s best music libraries for those who might be interested in something a little different during their travels.
Chef Ragil from Nusa Indonesian Gastronomy and Chef Denny from The Westin Jakarta collaborated to present a delectable, traditional Indonesian meal.
Jakarta may not have a decent beach but one can still enjoy tropical vibes at many bars and cafes in the city.
We compiled a list of best spa houses in Jakarta that offer premium quality treatments inspired by nature and traditional techniques to those seeking a soothing experience.
NOW!JAKARTA picks the best city parks and public spaces that feature workout equipment for those who might want to step out of the gym to exercise.
Jakarta’s hectic lifestyle and non-stop work flow can seriously have an effect on team productivity and creativity. That’s why you have to consider taking out of city meetings or training events; you’ll find that this will improve your team’s success in many ways.
When in Bali, number of Spa and Wellness services offer unique foot reflexology treatment inspired by ancient tradition.
Five Indonesians established The Indonesian Spartans that offer people to join obstacle course racing (OCR), as The Spartan Race become increasingly popular.
Founder of The Old Man Hong Kong renowned mixologist, Agung Prabowo will present his craft cocktails at Barong Bar, Fairmont Hotel Jakarta.
Highest fat burning, heart strengthening machine available in Indonesia with Octane Airdyne X, the latest breakthrough of high intensity workout equipment.
Royal Ambarrukmo Yogyakarta has emerged as a hotel known for its luxurious accommodations where modernity co-exists with regal traditions.
While the pristine beaches might be the main draw to the island, a repository of art from the region has culture enthusiasts talking.
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.
Baroque group Quatuor Bozzini and violin-piano duo Shin Sihan-Anne Brackman will be performing in Jakarta next month.
This year, 101 Travel Sketch will take place in Jakarta in October, and will be celebrated in Bali and Palembang next year.
Australian collectors Dr John Yu AC & Dr George Soutter AM present their private Indonesian textile collection at the Jakarta Textile Museum.
One of leading art fairs in Indonesia, ART JAKARTA, is set to return from August 2-5 at the Ritz Carlton Hotel Pacific Place.
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!
NOW! Jakarta curates some of the best golf courses and clubs in Jakarta which has international level and suit for national golfers.
The masterminds behind Guangzhou speakeasy Hope and Sesame, Andrew Ho and Bastien Ciocca are set to wow Jakarta with their cocktail creations at a two-day event at Nautilus Bar, Hotel Four Seasons Jakarta
First held in June, Jakarta Aquarium’s successful Aqua Camp aims to engage children with undersea world, returns from 13 to 27 July.
Master Octav Dirgantara Setiadji spoke to NOW! Jakarta about the challenges of promoting martial art Pencak Silat outside of Indonesia.
To create a successful programme, NOW!Jakarta has curated a list of fitness application and devices which offer a comprehensive data and wellness report.
Coming from the Southern United States, Chef Jay McCarthy (Cowboy Chef) returns to the Grand Hyatt Jakarta to offer a special steakhouse favourites.
PT Piaggio Indonesia introduces the new Vespa Sprint Carbon, a fresh take on the iconic scooter, accentuating its bold sportiest colour and unique proportion.
We offer a snapshot of the key parts of US-INA relationship that has been built over the years in many sectors including commercial and maritime security.
NOW!Jakarta has curated a list of intercultural communities that is very useful for networking opportunities with expatriates as well as with Indonesians.
Former Liverpool and England legend Phil Neal arrived in Jakarta as part of the celebration of ten years of Giving Kids A Sporting Chance.
Now! Jakarta had a chat with General Manager Stefanus Astayasa to talk about his plans to market the Klub Kelapa Gading as sport club in Jakarta.
The gymnastics programme at BSJ has recently undergone a few changes with new equipment classes introduced for those outside the school community.
Dila Karinta and Bettina Herz launched the book “Insiders’ Guide to Jakarta Startups” as the guide entrepreneurs who want to develop startup in Jakarta.
NOW! Jakarta spoke to U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia, H.E. Joseph R. Donovan Jr. about this relationship and the opportunities for fostering this connection.
NOW! Jakarta spoke to Managing Director of Re.juve Richard Anthony about the growing popularity of cold-pressed juice.
Jakarta based organisation Ngopi Jakarta invites tourists –and residents—to explore the city’s hidden gems on foot and share their experiences.
Relaunched after its renovation, Grand Café’s design incorporates traditional Indonesian art-forms provide a warm, welcoming, homely environment .
NOW! Jakarta spoke to nutritionist Geeta Seth, about diet fads and the importance of keeping ourselves in check.
This year, ARTJOG 2018 featured a fresh look this year with "Enlightenment", explores the dichotomy between reality & the challenge of global digital culture.
In Jakarta, there are few dining venues and bars which offer the space to watch sport games, which are popular among international communities.
Hotel Tugu Malang is a cultural destination in and of itself; surrounded by history and nature, it welcomes all visitors into the heart of East Java.
If you haven’t planned your vacation yet, why not participate in an activity that leads to a bit of self improvement.
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.
The interdisciplinary collaboration between poet and author Goenawan Mohamad and renowned painter Muhammad Hanafi has piqued the attention of the art community.
Oscar Lawalata and his compatriots wowed international audiences at the opening of the “Batik for the World” exhibition at UNESCO headquarters in Paris, France.
Rumah Jawa Gallery plays host to a group of artist whose intricate palette skills seek answers to life’s dichotomies.
We sat down with the President Director of PT MRT Jakarta William Sabandar to discuss the progress of MRT before it will commercially operates in March 2019.
This August, the art collection of the Presidential Palace of the Republic of Indonesia will go on view for the third time.
Indonesia opened its doors to serious world investors to meet the nation’s most investable startups.
Took place at Museum Macan, The Chaine des Rotisseurs Jakarta dinner in May was definitely one of the group’s most exciting events this year,
The multi award-winning, independent 5-star hotel Royal Ambarrukmo Yogyakarta has recently added a kids club and playground.
In partnership with Rinjani Indah School, Novotel Lombok Resort and Villas is hosting Kids Summer Holiday Camp from 18 June to 27 July.
The beginning of May sprang to life with the annual PTA Country Fair at British School Jakarta.
David Metcalf and Stephanie Brookes share their experience witnessing the Pasola War ritual as the part of the ancestral spiritual belief system in Sumba.
Yayasan Biji Sesawi recently organised an Iftar gathering for underprivileged women and children in Jakarta.
Clay Artists Arti Gidwani and Vibeke Lorentzen along with designer Auguste Soesastro, celebrated the beauty of “celestial fashion” in a ready-to-wear collection
Antique map dealer, Sake Santema concise history of Jakarta back to the 5th century AD and during the reign of King Tarumanegara Namun.
As the capital celebrates its anniversary, We takes a look at how Jakarta has developed into its new face with a special emphasis on the city’s surrounding area
Maintaining its position as one of Yogyakarta’s regional leaders in hospitality and luxury, Royal Ambarrukmo Yogyakarta reveals transformation.
For uniquely Jakarta souvenirs, check out Sepiring Indonesia’s Semarak Jakarta collection, which showcases the cultural richness of the capital city.
NOW!Jakarta has curated a few options for the extended holiday period with plenty of things to do for those who will be staying on in the capital.
NOW! Jakarta picks out the best styles from various brands that could help make shopping this season a bit easier.
Kemang based artisan retailer Chic Market is currently hosting an Eastern market Festival, launched a bazaar and fashion collection, from five brands.
We spoke to Dr. Margareta Arianni, Sp. OT(K) about the field of Wrist Arthoscopy and the facilities available for patients who need surgery at the hospital.
Columnist Eamonn Sadler on Artificial Intelligence.
The city government has been working toward digitizing a number of projects, collaborations, and investment in infrastructure through Jakarta Smart City.
NOW! Jakarta had the opportunity to talk to him about the culinary scene both here in Indonesia and overseas.
Yayoi Kusama’s exhibit at Museum Macan provides a lens into the complexities that embrace the avant garde artist
Wina Bissett narrates urbanization phenomenon in Jakarta which widens our choice of food and restaurants.
Following the success of its first establishment in Sydney, Devon Cafe introduces Jakarta to its all-day brunch concept at its Senayan City location.
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?
During the Holy Month of Ramadan, Kaum Jakarta presents its take on Java’s famous bamboo garden market with a selection of authentic Pasar Papringan dishes.
In this section we cover some of the latest developments as we head toward what we like to call the “New Jakarta", outlined by Governor Anies Baswedan's vision
Indonesian pianist and composer Ananda Sukarlan will be performing at Raffles Jakarta this weekend.
The Head of the Office of Tourism and Culture, DKI Jakarta, Tinia Budiati talked to NOW! Jakarta about plans to improve tourism in Jakarta.
Since our contributor Erza love to walk and always walk a lot during his travels, ‘why not give it a try in Jakarta? Is it possible to walk in Jakarta
Our publisher Alistair Speirs share his thought on city brand "Enjoy Jakarta" as the slogan which represents its tourism value.
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.
AWA members visited one of the projects they have helped sponsor, Sekolah Kami, a school for children of trash pickers on the outskirts of Jakarta.
In commemorating 20 years since the Reformation, Manifesto 6.0 art exhibition provided evidence of Indonesian artists’ transformation over the past two decades.
UOB Indonesia launched the 2018 UOB Painting of the Year (POY), and invited Indonesian artists to join the competition.
Malls and shopping centres across Jakarta offer discounts at this time of year, including serious discounts at midnight!
Asia’s largest Sea Festival is back this year, offers guests a treat on board the luxury yacht IT”S THE SHIP, this November on cruises from Singapore to Phuket.
Oakwood Premier Cozmo Jakarta offers a special Ramadan business meetings and dining package during the holy month.
Women gathered at Art and culture presentation ‘Denting Canting‘ to discuss about Indonesian luminary, Kartini’s, favourite batik, Indonesia’s heritage.
With Sanur’s long history with art - welcoming renowned artists since the 1920s - Sudamala has embraced this artistic history throughout its resort.
The Phoenix Hotel Yogyakarta presents new face of Vino Bar & Cafe followed by the introduction of its latest and most complete collection of wines.
Womenesia is a service club at the Jakarta Intercultural School that works to empower women in Jakarta by providing them with skills and markets.
WWF and HSBC held festival to observe Earth Day as collaborative conservation programmes focusing on the quality and sustainability of freshwater.
Amir Sidharta narrates the story about Indonesian painter Naufal Abshar who recently had collective art exhibition in the United States.
NOW! Jakarta curates a list of restaurants where travellers to the city can break their fast close to the airport.
Celebrity Fitness hosted Fit-for-Fame Big Bang Celebration to inform and educate people about adopting fitness as part of their daily lives.
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.
Divisi 62 explores the meaning of being Indonesian at an exhibit entitled “Paripurna”, compelling narrative to examine the core of nationality today.
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.
NOW! Jakarta picks 10 education apps which may be useful to support academic performance and improve skills.
Designers Oscar Lawalata, Edward Hutabarat, & Denny Wirawan will bring batik to be showcased at the annual exhibition at UNESCO’s headquarter in Paris.
Bali-based glass artist, Ron Seivertson, exhibits his new creation of “Java Man", highlights the history of Indonesia ancient human story.
Registration is underway for Jakarta's BRBCA 2018.
Wina Bissett has a story about her family brunch time with Expat Housewife of Jakarta.
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.
In a recent press conference in Jakarta, the Accor noted its achievements and strengthen its commitment to continue developing the tourism industry in 2020.
At the end of March every year, the whole city of Hong Kong is transformed into a city of arts. Join Erza explore the Art Basel.
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.
DoubleTree welcomes guests to enjoy Ramadan offers in two styles, Kampung Betawi at Open Restaurant and Middle Eastern Mist at Sea Grain Restaurant.
NOW!Jakarta picks the best intercultural schools in Jakarta which has strong reputation to create the best graduates
NOW! Jakarta has curated a list of a few neighborhood Italian restaurants in Jakarta that are well worth a visit.
NOW! Jakarta spoke to the Milan-based digital fashion editor of Vogue It to talked about the the changes in the industry and how fashion publications responds.
David Metcalf narrates the important of culture preservation as the part of traditional school which exist in indigenous community in Indonesia.
Recently, the hospitality industry welcomed the new general manager who will lead the two renowned hotel in Jakarta.
Director of Istituto Italiano di Cultura Michela Linda Magri talk about institution’s involvement in the wide variety of Indonesia-Italia initiatives.
Alaya Resort Ubud, an unpretentious boutique resort with 105-room property has been designed to reflect Bali as an artistic destination.
NOW! Jakarta speaks to Kanit Sangmookda, the hotel’s General Manager about his time at the property and the changes planned for the year.
Italian dancers Susanna Salvi and Claudio Cocino captivated audiences during their performance of “Sleeping Beauty”.
This year, Raffles Jakarta presents: The Turkish Festival! Celebrating the spiritual journey of the Ramadhan break your fast in true Turkish style.
NOW! Jakarta spoke to Junoon NYC's chef Akshay Bhardwa to talk about his passion for creating innovative Indian dishes.
We put together a curated list of natural attractions in North Sumatra that will reward the traveller with the best experiences.
NOW! Jakarta spoke to the Ambassador of Italy, H.E. Vittorio Sandalli on the growing relationship between the Indonesia and Italy.
NOW!JAKARTA spoke to the founder of Taman Bacaan pelangi Nila Tanzil to discuss about building education in Eastern Indonesia through reading acts.
NOW! Jakarta curates a list of hotels offering special Ramadan promotions for this time of year.
the publisher of NOW!JAKARTA Alistair Speirs talks the importance of education for development of a country.
On the support beams of the non-toll Flyover (JLNT) on Jalan Kasablanka, the pylons along Jalan Antasari have served as a canvas for local school students.
Look inside the life of Pramoedya Ananta Toer through the exhibition “Namaku Pram: Catatan & Arsip” at Dia.Lo.Gue, Kemang, Jakarta.
NOW! Jakarta’s annual PR & marketing gathering event was held on 26 April at Samsara restaurant, Jakarta.
FWD Life Indonesia launched its partnership with Special Olympics Indonesia (SOIna), to empower athletes and kids with intellectual disabilities.
Located in the heart of Orchard, Singapore, Royal Plaza is just steps away from anything you might desire.
Tucked away outside Lippo Mall, FJ Grill is home style restaurants where generous portions of delicious dishes are served up in artsy environs.
While Jakarta has no shortage of networking events on offer each month, Jakarta Business Networkers (JBN) offers its attendees Networking with a Difference.
Young emerging illustrators manifest their past in their first collective exhibition entitled “FABLE” at Senopati Qubicle Center, South Jakarta.
Bartele Gallery is the only gallery in Indonesia that collects rare antique maps, prints, photographs, books, and other antiquities, some over 500 years old.
Petty Elliott on leaving NOW!JAKARTA after 15 year writing for culinary story in the magazine.
JW Marriott Surabaya is conveniently located in the central business district and just minutes from the city’s largest shopping mall
With its focus on top quality ingredients and in keeping with authentic traditions, Yeu Saigon Cafe hits the high notes for Vietnamese cuisine in Jakarta.
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.
ACG School Jakarta is a place where strong qualifications and high professionalism to produce an enduring commitment to an enjoyment of learning.
The hotel, which is part of the HARRIS group opens in Bali, Bandung and Pekanbaru.
This year, NOW! Jakarta’s Best Restaurant, Bar & Cafe Awards returns with 18 winning categories to appreciate the culinary industry in the country.
Six companies have excellent track records as responsible companies and announce their participation as MVB 2018 Members.
Celebrating indigenous people and culture through dance, music, unity, art and collaboration at the Indigenous Celebration 2018 in May.
Hanna’s Klappertaart, which is based in Jakarta, focuses on no-bake klappertaart (also known as klappertaart dingin, or cold klappertaart in English).
Fancy spending delightful evening at a bar? B.AT.S at Shangri-La Hotel and Nautilus Bar at Four Season, Jakarta, will never be a wrong answer!
Darbotz, an Indonesian mural artist works with Jakarta Intercultural School students to foster creativity through urban art project.
Dila Karinta get some tips for founders to have a higher chance of funding and investment to build startups company.
Potato Head Jakarta launched its new grand menu incorporating a diverse selection of American, European and Asian flavours.
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.
Different perspective often provides new insights. NOW! Jakarta invites you to see the beauty of Jakarta from these top locations around the capital.
After an extensive renovation of one of the city's landmark restaurants, Ambiente Ristorante, located at the Aryaduta Jakarta, recently re-opened
Eastern Promise in Kemang, South Jakarta has long been a fixture in the city’s F&B and entertainment industry.
NOW! Jakarta provide you with some bars that will light up your night after a long day. This edition of Jakarta Bar Guide covers MO bar at Mandarin Oriental Hotel, ARTOZ Bar, and Barong Bar at Fairmont Jakarta.
Located in the South Quarter Building in South Jakarta, Bambaiya brings a mission to educate Indonesian customers about true, authentic Indian food.
Li Feng at Mandarin Oriental, Jakarta, one of the best Chinese fine dining restaurants in town, welcomes Chef Fei as guest chef to introduce new dishes.
Al Nafoura Restaurant at Le Meridien Jakarta is offering something special this month: experiencing Valentine’s Day with a Middle Eastern touch, in a romantic setting and with delightful cuisine.
What happens when two French chefs, one based in Jakarta and the other one in Tokyo, meet for a culinary exchange at AMUZ Gourmet?
SKAL Club Jakarta decided to go upmarket this year with their annual festive gala dinner at the elegant French restaurant Lyon at Mandarin Oriental, Jakarta.
Collage All Day Dining at Pullman Jakarta Central Park is bringing the rich and vibrant flavours of Mexican food to the capital, featuring the most recognized dishes at the restaurant’s unique open kitchen buffet counters.
Allaster Cox spoke to NOW! Jakarta about the relationship between Australia and Indonesia on a political, economic and cultural level as well as the Embassy’s priorities for 2018.
Inspired by the Javanese art of weaving, both the exterior and interior designs of the hotel feature woven elements that speak of sturdiness and beauty.
Celebrity chef Farah Quinn has teamed up with Peacock Lounge at Fairmont Jakarta to create a special festive afternoon tea set that can be enjoyed by the guests
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.
Famously known as one of the respected judge of culinary TV show MasterChef Indonesia, Chef Degan is ready to bring hotel’s culinary department to the next level alongside with his team.
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.
If you are looking to have a unique culinary experience with a spectacular view of the city, Seasonal Tastes at Westin Jakarta might be the best spot in town.
For the third year in a row, Hard Rock is launching new offerings from its limited-time vegetarian menu, just in time for Vegetarian Awareness Month.
Known as one of the go-to places when craving Chinese food in Jakarta, Pearl Chinese Restaurant invites its guests to take a glimpse at the restaurant’s new look, dominated by red and gold colours.
Li Feng, one of Jakarta’s finest Cantonese restaurants located at the Mandarin Oriental Jakarta, recently celebrated its first anniversary with a scrumptious feast, courtesy of Chef Loy and Chef Fei.
The Westin Jakarta recently introduced Henshin Restaurant, a new culinary destination to the city that dazzles its guests with delicious Nikkei cuisine and sweeping, panoramic views.
Sushi Tei, one of Indonesia’s most popular Japanese eateries, opened its newest outlet at Central Jakarta’s Citywalk Sudirman in June, ready to serve Japanese treats to the capital’s foodies.
One of Jakarta’s most exclusive fine dining restaurants, Tugu Kunstkring Paleis, recently unveiled its new Gallery Room, which radiates an ambiance of both art space and antique market.
Iksan Tahdinal from AMUZ Gourmet was chosen as the Best Indonesian Sommelier 2017 at the Jakarta Fashion and Food Festival (JF3), followed by Andry and Alvi from the UNION Group as runner up and third place, respectively.
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.
Take your children to these top indoor playgrounds in Jakarta such as Kidzania, Houbii, Pinisi Edutainment Park, Wowzonia, and The Magical Garden.
NOW! Jakarta lists down the best international hospitals in Jakarta offering high quality treatments. The list includes Premier Hospital Jatinegara, RSCM, Pondok Indah Hospital, and Siloam Hospital Semanggi.
Asia Restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta, Mega Kuningan, is now looking more spruced up than ever, thanks to an extensive three-week renovation
Shangri-La Hotel Jakarta invites wine connoisseurs to come to its Italian restaurant Rosso on 7 April at 6 PM for a delectable feast presenting Australian wine craftsmanship.
To welcome Sakura season, Gran Melia Jakarta has something special in store this year at its Japanese restaurant Yoshi Izakaya.
Mercure Jakarta Sabang recently introduced a new a la carte menu inspired by the richness of Betawi cuisine.
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.
Enter Hatchi, a newly opened two-storey restaurant and bar, that tries to lure Jakartans to Pondok Indah for its stylish, industrial decor with black marble tables, for the delectable cocktails that mostly use Asian liquor.
If you are too busy to prepare the festive food by yourself, head to Hotel Borobudur Jakarta’s Teratai Chinese Restaurant to indulge in their authentic Chinese New Year feast.
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.
In addition to its captivating landscapes and fascinating culture and history, Sweden is also well-known for its dynamic music industry.
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.
Pack your golf clubs because it’s time to tee up at the Indonesia Ultimate Golf Series 2016-2017 which will take place in Jakarta and Bali between November and May.
The Jakarta Foreign Correspondents Club, JFCC, organised a Brazilian-themed night in September at the Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta. Among the 100 attendees were the Brazilian and Indian Ambassadors to Indonesia.
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
New World Grand Bali, a luxury resort currently under construction on 10.8 hectares of land in Pecatu, South Bali recently launched its King Suites and Grand Suites in Jakarta.
Keraton At The Plaza has a special treat in store for the guests of their Keraton Lounge restaurant: Shaun Teo, a young and talented artisan baker from Malaysia.
Paulaner Bräuhaus, Indonesia’s only genuine German microbrewery celebrated its third Oktoberfest this year from October 5 to 8.
In Indonesia, the DAAD focuses on four different areas: scholarships, promotion and information, policy and training, as well as the strengthening of the Alumni network. NOW! Jakarta sat down with Irene Jansen to talk about it.
Jan Roennfeld, Managing Director of EKONID, spoke to NOW! Jakarta about the chamber’s role and activities, the growing economic interest of Germany in Indonesia and his goals for the future.
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.
In honour of the distinguished Italian architect and designer Vico Magistretti, the Embassy of Italy and the Istituto Italiano di Cultura (IIC) Jakarta are organizing an exhibition entitled “Vico Magistretti. A Traveling Archive”.
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
To find out just what Italian investors make of the business climate in Jakarta and how they plan to seize the opportunity, NOW! Jakarta sat down with Alessandro Liberatori, the Director of the Italian Trade Agency in Jakarta.
Following the success of the Garuda Indonesia Travel Fair (GATF) 2016 Phase 1 in April, Indonesia’s national airline is set to return with the second phase of the fair from October 7 to 9 at the Jakarta Convention Center (JCC).
Italian Chef Maurizio Bombini, who heads Kubu Kitchen at Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Ubud, came to Jakarta on October 28 to prepare a delightful 5-course dinner including wine pairings.
NOW! Jakarta met one of MRCCC Siloam Hospitals Semanggi's most prominent oncologist surgeons, dr. Alban Dien,SpB (K) Onk to gain a deeper understanding of cancer.
The Chaine des Rotisseurs, a gastronomic society dedicated to challenging the hospitality industry to achieve their highest possible standards, got close to their objective on Friday 23 September in the beautiful Raffles Jakarta
World Heart Day is commemorated every year on September 29. Yayasan Jantung Indonesia (YJI) organised various simultaneous events in 16 major cities across the country.
PT Brewin Mesa Sutera (Brewin Mesa), a Singapore-based real estate investment and development company inaugurated The Lana Apartment Sales Gallery on 24 October as its first project in Indonesia.
A sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of the city, Frasers Residence Menteng Jakarta is a place you can call home.
Boarding schools from across the US, Switzerland and more will be at the InterContinental Jakarta Midplaza on 19 November between 1:00 and 5:00 pm to speak about an array of programmes that take place on their campuses.
Beginning in January 2017, the Crowne Plaza Jakarta hotel will undergo extensive refurbishments, taking place in several phases over two years and expected to be complete in 2018.
One of the most prestigious international schools in Indonesia, British School Jakarta (BSJ), held the very first English-speaking interscholastic conference “Inspire Me” (IME) on 9 September at its campus in Tangerang, Banten.
NOW! Jakarta contributor Eamon Sadler tells us a story of his friend Brian Kershaw who was the sort of guy you watched whenever he did anything just to see how badly it would go wrong.
Taking his words to heart, students from Global Jaya School in Tangerang, Banten have come to perfect their skills in photography.
Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort invites art aficionados on the island to the latest exhibition held at the resort, which commences from 3 September through 15 December, 2016.
To celebrate Hungary’s National Day on 2 November, the Embassy of Hungary invites representatives of the Indonesian public life and members of the international community in Jakarta to a special reception.
Rina Ciputra Sastrawinata, President Director of Ciputra Artpreneur stated that she was truly excited to have the Vienna Boys Choir on 15-16 October at Ciputra Artpreneur Theater, Jakarta.
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.
Situated in the heart of Jakarta, residents of Ascott The Residence will have easy access to the Capital’s business district and maximum rest in a comfortable home at the end of the day.
Sanmig Light held a roadshow party themed "Summerfling" it will be held in on 21 to 22 October at Jakarta then followed on 29 to 30 October and 6 November in Bali.
Between 21 October and 3 November, Korea and Indonesia will join forces to present the media installation art exhibition “Dialogue with the Senses” at Galeria Fatahillah, Kota Tua, Jakarta.
Recently, NOW! Jakarta contributor Stephen Barber had the opportunity to attend the Wallabies versus Puma test in Perth, Western Australia with my great friend and fellow Co-Founder of Indonesian Rugby, Andrew ‘Darth’ Vater.
Elizabeth Pisani will be joining this year’s Ubud Writers & Readers Festival (UWRF), and before she gets too busy with all the preparation, NOW! Jakarta had the chance to have a quick chat with this inspiring woman.
Ascott Jakarta, Ascott Kuningan Jakarta, Citadines Rasuna Jakarta, Somerset Berlian Jakarta and Somerset Grand Citra as the members of The Ascott Limited, organised teams to participate in the Clean Up Jakarta Day on 16 October.
Did you know that the current Italian Ambassador to Indonesia, H. E. Vittorio Sandalli, served in the Italian Air Force? Read through NOW! Jakarta's conversation with him.
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
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.
This month, Collage All Day Dining restaurant, located on the 12th floor of Pullman Jakarta Central Park, holds two food festive celebrations: the German Food Festival (Oktoberfest) and Halloween.
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.
Ten dancers and ten musicians of Lúčnica were recently in Jakarta to mark Slovakia’s National Day and for an additional performance at Dutch cultural centre Erasmus Huis.
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.
On a recent visit to Bali, NOW! Jakarta contributor Erza S.T. found not only one but instead two places that really gave him bliss.
Just one month old, The Westin Jakarta's Seasonal Tastes is already grabbing the attention of Jakarta food connoisseurs, thanks to its magnificent dining selections and its stunning view.