There is a wonderful old practice which was widespread in Java at least when I first arrived here, called Gotong Royong. Literally meaning ‘lifting together’ this is a customary practice of a community working together.
Plataran Indonesia showcases the wonders of nature, culture and community. In celebration of Indonesia’s most valuable tourism treasures and traditions, Plataran will be hosting numerous events throughout October at its resorts.
Our friends and marine sustainability activists OceanKita joined as community partner of World Cleanup Day Indonesia and conducted a water and bank clean up at West Sunter Lake, Jakarta, with the support of UMTALA*.
PHM Hotels is offering a new and unique way of living, inviting guests to dive into a journey with innovation and creativity by presenting a community living (Co-living) and community working (Co-working) experience.
Tumpeng has become a symbol of celebration. This iconic cone-shaped rice with various assorted dishes surrounding it, is a splendour on the buffet table where people will joyfully enjoy it together with their community.
Recently, the Ambarukkmo Group organised several charity acts to give back to the community in conjunction with Eid al-Adha as well as to help those in the community that are affected by the pandemic.
The object of a smart city in Indonesia is the community, government, and city infrastructure. In essence, the program aims to integrate information from the three objects above for efficient service.
5th June was World Environment Day, and celebrated the 2021 theme “Ecosystem Restoration''. It also saw the launch of the UN Decade for this particular effort.
In collaboration with Kitabisa.com, Danone Indonesia provided 1,000 packages of necessities and community empowerment in the #PengantarKebaikan program.
The Dutch Cultural Institute, Erasmus Huis invites the international community in Indonesia to join their virtual celebration of its 50 year anniversary on 27 January which will be followed by an exciting 2021 programme.
The capital city adds new edutourism site in Ragunan where Jakarta’s community could learn urban farming and involve in agricultural activities in sizeable area of cultivation.
Those looking for a new home in Jakarta have found comfort and convenience in homes provided by LembongHouse. These experts in housing have served expatriates and international communities amazingly over many years.
Sadness struck Bali’s art community as news spread of the passing of Made Wianta on 13 November 2020, at the age of 70.
Learning has no limits at Nord Anglia School Jakarta, where the school offers an engaging learning environment to ensure every child loves coming to school.
Indonesia’s Covid-19 crisis has been up and down along a fluctuating curve reacting to the uncertainty induced by contradictory and sometimes conflicting measures, causing as a consequence more severe struggles among the community
Ichthus school believes that a positive and dynamic community is the key to child development, especially to face life transformation.
Religions institutions within the international community with faith have a pivotal role to save the future from biodiversity loss and zoonotic diseases.
During the crisis, a community garden can open more inclusive access to food during the crisis and build social interaction among urban inhabitants.
DKI Jakarta Governor, Anies Baswedan, made a special address to the expat community living in Jakarta.
Bali Island School (BIS) is an institution on the island, having provided the community with academic excellence since 1985.Despite the difficulties faced by schools around the world during the Covid-19 Pandemic
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.
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.
Bringing the issue around discrimination and tolerance, these TV shows, stand-up special, and films will enlighten your perspective in Islam and the Muslim community.
The World Health Organization warned the international community to learn to live with it as the pathogen has the possibility to reemerge in the future.
Arisan Karya, the latest initiative from Museum MACAN invites enthusiasts to come together to support community and explore creative tips from artists.
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.
The global spread of coronavirus disease might put the world into horror films when people are afraid to even go outside, but there is a silver lining and it's the empathy of collective acts to help each others.
It’s important to help others who have been struggling with the fight of Covid-19 in the front line or pay forward to the most vulnerable community. But it's more important that your kindness is delivered to the right person who n
It’s not just about educating people to be aware of where their garbage ends; it’s about realising that proper waste management can be a blessing for the community.
The indigenous group of Dayak Iban was awarded an Equator Prize 2019 together with 22 other local and indigenous communities across the globe from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
The President’s Staff Office and Ministry of Communication and Information Technology has officially announced an application as a reference for all Indonesian people to get together to face Covid-19 through a community based appr
While many people believe refugees are a burden to society, Julia Frei along with her activist friends established a non-profit organisation named Same Skies providing services, resources and asylum to refugees.
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.
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.
Setali Indonesia focus on home living and fashion sustainability since a year ago and started to upcycle clothing waste. They organise three main events: Kembang Gula, Barang Lama Bersemi Kembali, and Musim Suka Cita.
In the area of Cempaka Putih Timur, Central Jakarta, a community called Gang Hijau (green alley) cohesively develop hydroponics in cultivating a green environment in Jakarta, in addition to get good quality vegetables.
With an area of more than 250sqm, the Tanah Abang Community Store will be designed not only as a coffee shop, but it will also house rooms for workshop and classes.
Officially inaugurated in 2005 by co-founders Mee Kim and Gouri Mirpuri, Learning Farm is a progressive pro bono organisation focusing on youth empowerment in Indonesia.
Chaîne members and guests were presented with excellent culinary treats by the one-Michelin-starred restaurant from Singapore, JAAN, led by their Executive Chef Kirk Westaway.
On 29 February 2020, the Indonesian Heritage Society (IHS) will celebrate 50 years of volunteerism in support of Jakarta’s museums.
Arkademy Project is a community that brings photography to a more progressive direction and create different kind of works.
By sticking to its motto: Yoga, Fun, Knowledge and Charity, Yoga Gembira community celebrated its 11th anniversary by distributing donation and health issues information sharing.
Australia has long been one of the biggest contributors to assisting Indonesia’s development by direct and indirect aid and grants to specific areas of need.
Helping Hands Foundation held Ekspedisi Bhinneka Bagi Bangsa to unite children from Aceh to Papua from various tribes, religions and different physical conditions to a curriculum of outdoor education.
In its 11th year, BritCham’s Giving Kids A Sporting Chance gave 60 children the opportunity to have their first go at rugby, all under the watchful eyes of Byron Kelleher, the recently retired charismatic New Zealand All Blacks.
Since it was established in 2013, EEC Kampung Inggris Jakarta has received hundreds of students, ranging from kindergarten ages to adults.
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.
AWA supports a wide range of projects each year which is funded by several events including the Annual Angel Tree Luncheon, held on 7 November.
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 new transportation hub in Dukuh Atas is now a pit stop after rushing office hours and a meeting point for the urban creative community looking for instagenic spots or, skating park and street entertainment.
Jakarta Performing Arts Community is set to perform Stephen Sondheim’s Broadway hit that tells about romantic relationship, vulnerability and the meaning of happiness.
This year, Goethe-Institut Indonesien has organised more than 50 projects and events that have successfully engaged many in academic discussion, language programmes, workshops, film screening, and community gatherings.
RIVA Grill Bar & Terrace, Wyndham Casablanca hosted SKAL dinner on 4 October 2019.
Ketawa Comedy Club is Indonesia’s first full-time comedy club offering mostly stand-up comedy shows that promises good laughs and fun times seven nights a week.
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.
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.
Sunday Block Party took to the streets to provide inclusive entertainment to Jakarta community.
Helping Hands Foundation invites the people of Jakarta to aid people with disabilities in developing Indonesia hand-in-hand.
A non-profit foundation focusing on helping children with cancer, Yayasan Kanker Anak Indonesia (YKAI) collaborates with pediatricians to ensure proper care and treatment are given.
Managing Director of PT Piaggio Indonesia, Marco Noto La Diega shares his view on how Vespa has persisted through generations, the size of Indonesia’s Vespa community and the brand’s future plans.
The residents of Wisma Cheshire commemorated Indonesia’s 74th Independence Day with a variety of fun games and competitions.
In collaboration with Studio Hanafi and Kapal Cinta Community, Ciputra Artpreneur aims to examine art market in Indonesia for homegrown special artists.
Efficient management, economic benefits, community sensitivity and environmental protection are important to create a sustainable tourism destinations.
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.
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
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.
Get to know more about Jakarta Players, the longest standing English-language theatre community in Jakarta.
City government and community organisations have prepared a variety of events and activities that offers number of attractions, bazaar and entertainment.
In conjunction with Global Wellness Day on 8 June, Jakarta’s yoga community participated in “Reborn Yoga with Reiki” event at Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta.
Masyarakat Peduli Autis Indonesia (Mpati) or Indonesian Autism Awareness Society worked tirelessly for over 20 years to empower people with autism.
New Zealand School Jakarta brings the sense of community as a foundation to build good school ecosystem.
Nearly 100 reading rooms across Jakarta, including libraries in integrated child-friendly public spaces, reading parks, and community libraries, participated in #BacaJakarta,
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.
The Student Exchange Programme has grown by leaps and bounds, helping open up opportunities for students to learn about the international community.
The Kingdom of Bantar Gebang Biji has become an oasis in the middle of piles of garbage that resemble mountains in the slum area through its creative learning programme.
The ASEAN Vision 2020 agreed on a shared vision of ASEAN as a concert of Southeast Asian nations, bonded together in dynamic development and in a community.
A community of volunteers is helping raise awareness of the issues involving the city’s wetlands.
Along with Komunitas Aleut, NOW!Jakarta explores Braga, a Bandung European-style neighborhood which historically known as a home of Concordia Community.
For an hour a week, Laras Kasih, a community of artists, gives children with cancer a reason to smile.
Located in Pantai Indah Kapuk, Yun Artified is set to become a centre for art activities, providing exhibition rooms, workshop space, and library.
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.
As part of efforts to transform Bintaro into a creative area, Bintaro Design District (BDD) has created urban creative hubs across various neighbourhoods.
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.
There is only one really serious philosophical problem, the French philosopher Albert Camus said, and that is suicide.
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.
Lembata is hidden destination with Beautiful ikats, snorkelling delights and a rich community life in one of the lesser known islands far to the east.
Dian Hasan and Gregory Tobing—the duo behind cycling community Other Side Bicycle Experience—have taken sightseeing to another level. On two wheels.
Despite various developments, Pasar Baru’s street art community continues to be vibrant and innovative
NOW!Jakarta has curated a list of intercultural communities that is very useful for networking opportunities with expatriates as well as with Indonesians.
The gymnastics programme at BSJ has recently undergone a few changes with new equipment classes introduced for those outside the school community.
The interdisciplinary collaboration between poet and author Goenawan Mohamad and renowned painter Muhammad Hanafi has piqued the attention of the art community.
David Metcalf narrates the important of culture preservation as the part of traditional school which exist in indigenous community in Indonesia.
Noticing that the women in the Flores community were adept at weaving daun lontar (palm leaves), Hanna Keraf and her friends established, in 2014, Du’Anyam (mothers weaving).
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
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.
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.
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.
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.