After over two years of closing its borders to foreign travellers due to the COVID-19 pandemic, South Korea finally opened its international borders at the beginning of this year.
As the world economy is still being affected by Covid-19, Indonesia encourages all countries to work together to achieve a stronger and more sustainable world recovery. So what is this all about?
Since Covid-19, attitudes of Ramadan may have changed due to the changing activities and social restrictions. to ensure one experiences this holy month the best way, I’d like to share some thoughts on how to light up ones Ramadan.
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.
For those without plans to travel due to the pandemic, why not create your own summer time activities around the house?
During self-isolation, who would have thought that cleaning the house will be a therapeutic and soothing ritual to curb with the stress? Psychologists have the answer.
Alistair Speirs turned to European Chamber of Commerce Chair and President Director of Danone AQUA, Corine Tap, to see how her members are faring and find out her views on the way in which Indonesia has tackled the crisis.
Alistair Speirs returns, this time talking about how to avoid going back to the old normal amidst a society boasting about embracing the new one while still clinging to the old ways of doing things whether they realise it or not.
The Ascott Limited (Ascott) introduces Ascott Cares and reviews its lodging products and services to ensure they are future-ready in a post-COVID-19 landscape.
With Ubud’s pioneering yoga studios, The Yoga Barn, currently closed for Covid-19, they have taken their special classes online on Facebook and Instagram for the whole world to experience!
The Ascott Limited (Ascott) introduces Ascott Cares and reviews its lodging products and services to ensure they are future-ready in a post-COVID-19 landscape.
Cartographers wrote “here there be monsters” when drawing maps with unexplored parts, imploring would-be voyagers to tread lightly within those parts unknown.
Farhan Siki shared his vision about street art and his other works inspired by the current health crisis.
We spoke to an actual Covid-19 survivor, Paulus Sony, who was happy to share his life-changing experience and show us that this virus CAN be defeated with the right knowledge and attitude.
The first virtual electronic music festival invites music goers to help with Covid-19 and enjoy the performance by 27 local and international DJs.
If we can get some of the ways of transmission under control, we may be in for a better, healthier life. I will certainly enjoy my flights again!
NOW! Jakarta Managing Editor Refa Koetin returns for another episode of Pandemic Effect, sharing how the pandemic is affecting empaths—polar opposites of narcissists—everywhere, and how not to get burned if you think you are one.
Don't get too excited. Jakarta is indeed on a transition period but you must still pay attention to your health. Keep wearing your mask. Bring your hand sanitiser everywhere. Maintain your distance.
The New Normal is meant to save the economy and keep people alive but people need to remain cautious and vigilant.
Many people face different situations and circumstances as Covid-19 has affected the global population and we can write our personal experience in a journal and probably make it as a historical record of events in our lives.
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.
NOW! Jakata’s Alistair Speirs spoke to Colm Downes, Interim Country Director of British Council Indonesia the council’s progress as it embraces the new normal.
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 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.
Until now, Indonesia is struggling to curb the Covid-19 as the emergence of the virus is unavoidable and Eid Al-Fitr could lead to the second wave. At this point, the public remains pessimistic.
Understand more about the impact of Covid-19 on your wellbeing in self-actualisation.
What does it mean to celebrate the end of Ramadan in the midst of a global pandemic? And how is the pandemic changing the nation’s healthcare system?
Themed "Exercise from Home", pretty Dance Icon Janice Etta took over our Instagram account and lead a Cardio Dance session to keep you fit, healthy & fun.
The Coronavirus has changed the way we leverage on technology to conduct teaching and will leave a lasting impact on our mindset and approach to education after this pandemic has passed.
The World Health Organization warned the international community to learn to live with it as the pathogen has the possibility to reemerge in the future.
At least 15 expats were slated as Covid-19 casualties in Indonesia, according to a May report by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The Indonesian government has prepared four steps to ease the large-scale social restrictions by the end of May but there are a number of violations during the order. Is Indonesia ready?
Due to the Covid-19 crisis, Indonesia’s creative communities are inspired to hold the first and the biggest virtual festival that features a diverse range of programmes to be enjoyed at home.
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.
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 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.
According to TEIKOKU DATABANK (TDB), the coronavirus crisis forced companies from cruise ships and Japanese inns to private tutoring schools and tourism companies to go under with debts running up to approximately USD 11 million.
In our last Home Life I shared the 10 Best Books of All Time as selected by a list of eminent writers. Now we move on to not necessarily the best but certainly the best-selling, making their authors and publishers much happier!
Indonesia Australia Business Council (IABC) Treasurer, Peter Fanning, produced a detailed report on significant events and regulations throughout the outbreak, especially those impacting business and legal.
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.
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.
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.
Indonesian Alliance of Industrial Product Designers (ADPII) formed the task force or Satgas Covid-19 to contribute to the handling of the virus spread through their expertise and abilities.
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.
The best at-home workouts don’t necessarily require any equipment other than your own bodyweight. Here are 5 types of workouts you can do at home without any equipments. Which one is your favourite?
As an old insurance hand I had a sudden revelation, given the recent spate of accusations of responsibility for the release of the virus between various countries, what law would this kind of incident fall under?
The combination of Ramadan and this Covid-19 crisis can be seen as the perfect time to apply greener lifestyle. Here's some tips you can do now!
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?
As the Covid-19 pandemic worsens every aspect of life of global citizens, consumers’ outlook has changed accordingly.
To stay well and safe in times of a pandemic, Indonesians are doing whatever it takes including changing the way they shop.
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.
Alistair Speirs shares his views on what the tourism industry players should do in regards of this Covid-19 crisis.
Covid-19 might be a challenging time for students to maintain their academics goals since most of them are learning school at home.
Since China issued strict lockdown policy, the air quality in China has improved, rising up to 11,4 per cent compared to the same time last year. After this all ends, will people be mindful about our environment?
Indonesian Hotel and Restaurant Association (PHRI) recorded that a total of 16,642 hotels have closed following the government’s order to reduce potential crowd and travelling activities in the archipelago.
Encouraging you to stay home, Ismaya’s new “at-home experience” services will deliver outstanding dishes, drinks and products straight to your doorstep.
Running out of ideas to spice up your days during this self-qurantine period? Club Med understand your needs and have compiled a comprehensive list of activities your whole family members.
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
Through Instagram Live talkshow, Indonesian culinary expert and chef William Wongso shared some tips on cooking during this covid-19 period that forces us to stay at home as much as we can.
NOW! Bali Writer Sachi Kondo has an enormous list of awesome songs for you to listen to during this period.
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.
The Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy has activated an integrated crisis centre as a lane of communication and education for people to suppress the impact of Covid-19 for tourism and creative economy industry.
As Indonesia’s Covid-19 death toll passes 200, Jakarta is starting to impose large-scale social restrictions as a significant measure for disease mitigation. Learn what you should and shouldn't do during this period here.
Alistair Speirs reminds you of the list of the best books of all time, based on John Peder Zane's book. The list includes The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, Hamlet by William Shakespeare, and many others.
The outbreak of the Covid-19 is creating stress for the global population – physically and mentally. While in lockdown and self-isolation, mental health could suffer and reach alarming levels if not kept in check.
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.
The crisis will end. They all do. And usually precipitate another because our ability to recover is pretty much equal to our ability to plan.
This self-quarantine situation is boring but you can use your time at home with something positive. Doing exercise is one of many things you can do and we have Coach Vincent to teach us how.
Self-quarantine life at home can be quite tedious, confined within the same walls for weeks on end can make your daily routine, well… routine! Why not brighten up your days with the visual cinematic masterpieces of Wes Anderson?
As we are all soldiers in this war on COVID-19, perhaps these songs recommended by NOW! Bali writer Sachi Kondo can help you through these troubling times.
In response to the Covid-19 situation, we highly recommend everyone to stay at home and avoid physical contact as much as possible. Check out our Bali section here for updates and find more news at nowbali.co.id.
If the first of April is the April Fools Day, the second is the day for “Facts”. Today, the world celebrated the International Fact-Checking Day, and here’s what you can expect.
The President’s Staff Office and Ministry of Communication and Information Technology has officially announced an application as a reference for all Indonesian people to get together to face Covid-19 through a community based appr
In the midst of Covid-19, many offline events now can be enjoyed online through many digital platforms to keep yourselves entertained.
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.
This Covid-19 pandemic reminds us to stay healthy physically. However, being in quarantine for too long can affect your mind in a bad way. Here are a few tips on how to stay positive during self-quarantine.
Disrupto is organising an interesting and attractive talkshow series titled Humans vs Virus to discuss how the Covid-19 rewrite the rule of our life and how we can fight the turmoil with technology and science to save our humanity
The Embassy of Kuwait in Indonesia through its Chargé d'affaires Abdulwahab Alsenan is restricting travel from and to the State of Kuwait.
And here we are again, ready and prepared to cope with serious challenges because we are very good at ‘ostrich solutions’. Put your head in the sand as danger approaches because if you can’t see it then it surely won’t notice you!
President Joko Widodo expected that the large-scale social restrictions and physical restrictions policy to be implemented more rigorously, more disciplined and more effectively.
On 23 March, the central government shipped a total of 165,000 PPE (personal protective equipment) to every province, and President Joko Widodo expects deliveries to be truly monitored.
President Joko Widodo held a limited meeting to prepare for the annual mudik or homecoming activity during Eid in Indonesia. The movement of people in such number will impose a huge risk of the expansion of the Covid-19 spread.
For the attention of all British nationals in Indonesia.
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.
It is not easy to adapt to the current situation as many people are currently working from home to contain COVID-19. Here are some tips to keep yourself productive.