Despite the economic impact brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic, Indonesia will continue its efforts to develop its electric vehicle (EV) industry, and not just with the production of raw materials, said President Joko Widodo.
The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent shift to online learning meant that many schools have had to cut back on their sports programs or suspend them altogether.
Indonesia has very promising creative economic potential, in many sectors, one of which is online games which during the Covid-19 pandemic has experienced an extraordinary increase.
The restart of international travel could be seriously delayed without worldwide reciprocal recognition of all approved COVID-19 vaccines, says the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC).
Indonesia is now the Asian corona virus epicenter (as at 16/7) with daily case counts of 50,000+ surpassing the government’s worst-case projections in recent days.
All children, of all ages and in all countries, risk being among Covid-19’s biggest victims, in particular by the socio-economic impacts and, in some cases, by mitigation measures that may inadvertently do more harm than good.
The COVID-19 pandemic has the potential to be a once in a generation opportunity for real change a number of reasons:
On Friday, 28 May 2021, RS Premier Jatinegara (Premier Jatinegara Hospital) established a Post-COVID-19 Recovery Centre, the first in Indonesia, for comprehensive handling of the condition of COVID-19 survivors.
The COVID-19 National Task Force has issued Circular Number 13 of 2021 regarding the Ban of the Eid Day Tradition of Mudik (exodus) in 1442 Islamic Calendar of Hijri (this year’s 2021) and Efforts to Control the Spread of COVID-19
The UK’s whole response to Coronavirus has been multilateral first and is at the forefront of tackling COVID-19 internationally. Their response is focused on four key areas: strengthening the resilience of vulnerable countries.
The aviation industry has experienced a huge set-back due to the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. How is the industry managing this challenge and finding measures to rise above adversity?
The UN Women Organisation shares an overview of what women experienced during the Covid-19 pandemic understanding that women and children often bear a much heavier burden than men
The Bali Covid-19 Relief Expedition (BaliCore) will embark on a 10-day walking expedition through the heart of Bali from April 2 - 11, 2021 in order to raise funds for rural communities across the island who are impacted by the on
The number of Covid-19 confirmed cases of foreign citizens in Indonesia and the Indonesian diaspora continue to rise until the government decided to extend the travel restrictions until 25 January and perhaps beyond.
President Joko Widodo received the first dose of the recently approved corona vaccine at the State Presidential Palace, Jakarta.
For realistic and sensible answers on the questions on health insurance and how the industry is coping with Covid, Now! Jakarta turned to Peter Phelan, President Director of International Services Pacific Cross.
Recently appointed Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Sandiaga Uno elucidates his vision to bring back tourism and develop the creative economy in the post-Covid-19 era through innovation, adaptation, and collaboration.
Starting in 2021, the Indonesian government will be starting the distribution of free Covid-19 vaccine to pursue immunisation to curb the potential surge in the post-year-end holiday and hopefully begin long-term mitigation.
These tips may help you to enjoy the festive season without having to worry about being exposed to the Covid-19 disease or at least lower the chances of being affected by the ongoing concerns about the pandemic.
Ministry of Tourism and Creative economy hopes tourists will feel more secure to travel and go on vacation during the year-end holiday as the safety protocol is tightened.
The Indonesian government has made the final decision to cut the annual collective leave this December to control potential crowding that could significantly generate new transmissions of Covid-19.
After securing the procurement of 240 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine, the Indonesian government has prepared the distribution chain to supply the product starting in 2021.
The increasing enthusiasm for cycling during the Covid-19 pandemic is increasing awareness about the importance of cycling contributing to a sustainable environment and a healthier lifestyle rather than just being another trend.
Indonesian citizens demand the Indonesian government to make sure the Covid-19 vaccine is up to full standards and safety measures come time for distribution. Epidemiologists call for the government to be patient.
Many countries look forward to surviving the 3rd wave of Covid-19 pandemic as the novel corona virus re-emerges in the fall while Indonesia also prepares for a similar threat that during the rainy season.
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
Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the annual Jakarta Fashion Week (2021) tries to find a way to make the annual event interesting by engaging audiences at home through creative storytelling and virtual experience.
Alistair Speirs invites offers a recommendation to put Covid-19 in proportion to the other health threats that are already damaging Indonesian society and hopes that this will assist in more effective mitigation.
NOW! Jakarta’s Alistair Speirs went straight to Ajay Jacob, the Country Manager of Qatar Airways to see what the situation really is during border closure and travel restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
NOW! Jakarta’s Alistair Speirs asked Ambassador of Sweden to Indonesia, HE Marina Berg to cast some light on the much publicised “different approach” to dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Covid-19 pandemic and associated containment measures triggered the deepest global recession in eight decades which will require a long recovery while many countries including Indonesia continues the battle to survive.
No one needs to be told about the impacts of Covid-19 on international tourism. But what I think needed more attention is How the tourism industry could be improved WHEN it rebuilds—because I’m convinced that tourism will rise aga
Learning with distance learning methods that applied in the country during the Covid-19 pandemic requires internal motivation and it needs a process. Not a few parents are overwhelmed to accompany and guide their children.
The impact of Covid-19 has significantly changed our approach to travel – and at the same time gave us the opportunity to rediscover our own countries.
A list of companies in Indonesia are looking forward to extend the period of work from home as the Covid-19 pandemic enters new wave, urging companies to revolutionise their workplace.
The Significant surge of Indonesia’s Covid-19 case during August led to the decision to impose another large-scale social restriction in Jakarta as hospitals in the capital city are in the threshold of its maximum capacity.
The Covid-19 figure in Indonesia continuously climbs up day-to-day with the dramatic daily spike of confirmed new cases and the highest death toll in Southeast Asia. A hotter climate is definitely not slowing down the virus.
After paying a visit to China and Uni Arab Emirates, the Indonesian government makes sure to secure around 300 million vaccines for Covid-19 until the end of 2021.
It seems that the Covid-19 pandemic is here to stay for at least the remainder of the year and therefore staying healthy has never been more important in our daily lives.
Despite on-going global economic uncertainty, major institutional investors remain focused on both the social and environmental impact of their strategies.
It takes a pandemic for me to find my new calling in the kitchen. I am cooking and baking my way through Covid-19. It’s how I cope with being stuck at home, living “groundhog day”.
Here are some issues as well as actions to consider as put together by PwC Indonesia.
NOW! Jakarta talked to DKI Jakarta’s Head of Tourism and Creative Economy Office, Cucu Ahmad Kurnia, to find out the latest development of tourism conditions in Jakarta.
Indonesia’s Covid-19 cases have passed 100,000 cases with more than 5,000 casualties as the viral virus turned 53 spots into a red zone. We don’t know what’s about to happen, yet. It still depends on us.
The Indonesian Central Bank issued its July update tracking the state of the nation’s economy in the midst of the Covid pandemic.
Sexual and gender-based violence (GBV) is almost invisible and has become a hidden consequence of the Covid-19 pandemic. What can we do to increase awareness of this issue?
Jakarta may look forward to going back to stricter social restriction to isolate the transmission of the Covid-19 but businesses must also need protection to avoid further impact.
The intercultural school has prepared the safety plan to protect students and staffs and are looking forward to reopening the class amidst the Covid-19.The intercultural school has prepared the safety plan to protect students and
The intercultural school has prepared the safety plan to protect students and staffs and are looking forward to reopening the class amidst the Covid-19.
Switzerland’s Ambassador to Indonesia went online with Alistair Speirs for an exclusive video interview discussing lessons learned by the Swiss from Covid-19, overcoming the challenge and other things.
The Indonesian Central Bank issued its June update on the 25th June tracking the state of the nation’s economy in the midst of the Covid pandemic.
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
In less than six months, Covid-19 has had a lasting impact on the whole world. However, it is not only human beings who are deeply affected by the pandemic.
General Manager of Mandarin Oriental Jakarta, Andrew Abram, shared his work experience during Covid-19 and talks about some of the property’s exemplary productivity throughout.
PT MAP’s CEO Food & Beverage Division, Anthony Cottan, revealed details on what it takes for Starbucks to come out stronger after dealing with the Covid-19 crisis.
NOW! Jakarta spoke to Karuna Murdaya, proprietor of prominent properties the likes of JIEXPO, World Trade Center Sudirman, Pondok Indah Mall, Intercontinental Pondok Indah, among others, on the impacts of Covid-19 for his properti
According to WHO at (covid19.who.int), as of 5 July 2020, there have been 11,125,245 confirmed cases of Covid-19 and 528,204 deaths in comparison to 6,057,853 confirmed cases and 371,166 deaths on 1 June.
In this podcast titled The Potential Return of Tourism, Alistair Speirs talks about how tourism is expected to make a comeback, while dispelling famous travel predicaments, such as the short haul versus long haul profitability.
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.
Have you tried playing games during self-isolation to have fun with friends and cope with social life? We bet you do.
As the Covid-19 figure set a significant milestone, scientists are in a rush to make sure that at least 100 million vaccines will be available worldwide by the end of 2020.
In late June, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported that the case of Covid-19 has exceeded 10 million as many countries including Indonesia have seen the rising spike.
Alistair Speirs returns with a sobering thought dispelling the illusion of the new normal. Does the new normal exist? Has anything really changed? Find out in another interesting Soapbox discussion.
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.
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.
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.
The New Normal is meant to save the economy and keep people alive but people need to remain cautious and vigilant.
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?
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?
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!
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.
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.
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?
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.
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?
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.
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.
The Embassy of Kuwait in Indonesia through its Chargé d'affaires Abdulwahab Alsenan is restricting travel from and to the State of Kuwait.
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
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.