The Ministry of Education, Culture, Research and Technology (Kemdikbud) is inviting the people of Indonesia to look back at the history of the route of the spice trade through its programme JalurRempah(Spice Route).
I suppose everyone has heard of the Chinese philosophy of Yin and Yang? But what do we understand about it? I personally loved the description of them in terms of the ‘Sunlight playing over a mountain and a valley.’
Namaskara which means ‘Welcome’ in Sanskrit , to Sutasoma Hotel, a luxurious heaven, that captures the essence of Indonesian traditional culture identity. Located at The Tribrata Darmawangsa.
Two cultures collide in dance and movement as ballet dancers and Javanese dancers explore the meeting point between their artistic disciplines.
Exploring the history of Chinese or Lunar New Year, and what the Year of the Ox has in store.
Katrin Pasha brings together the best of two worlds, Indonesian batik and the traditional German dirndl dress.
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.
More than just a part of local entertainment, Ondel-ondel holds deep Betawi cultural values.
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.
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.
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.
Explore Korea’s rich culture, stunning landscapes, impeccable culinary offering and the recent Muslim-friendly tourism features.
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.
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.
MINQ Kitchen is De La House’s newest dining venue which recently filled the row of dining outlets in Senopati. The restaurant embraces the fusion and evolution of cultures, while still respecting and valuing passed down traditions
Since 2013, the creative mind behind fashion label Lekat di Hati, Amanda Indah Lestari never gave up on reimagining and innovating the textile of Baduy culture. It’s a lifetime investment in one culture!
With a strong root deeply seated in Balinese charming culture, The Tijili brand’s figures itself are reinterpreted in shapes which have similarity to the logotype.
The recently opened hotel in South Jakarta provides a getaway to Indonesian local artisan through its prime hospitality.
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.
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.
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.
Indonesian hospitality company, PHM brings back the annual art and culture celebration OctobArt as an initiative to fuse Indonesian creative scenes with lifestyle living.
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.
Peranakan cuisine is a priceless heritage that contains unique cooking traditions, methods and flavours. Try Madam Butterfly’s Peranakan Cakes, which presents a cute culmination of culinary and culture.
A life-based project undertaken by French photographer and storyteller Marius Moragues portraying the history, arts, soul and society of native Indonesians.
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.
Multi-talented keroncong singer, Endah Laras, penetrated local and international stages armed with Javanese traditional arts and culture.
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.
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.
Cultural relations between France and Indonesia have been progressing well for quite some time now. To maintain this intimate bond, Institut Français d’Indonésie (IFI) has appointed Abdramane Kamaté (Abou) as Cultural Attaché.
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.
Tea Inspiration for the 21st Century is Dilmah’s latest revolutionary concept aimed to revive ancient herb to mass culinary culture.
Eligible Qantas customers can unlock a range of more than 40 special offers to experience nature, wildlife and culture in capital cities and regional centres around Australia.
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.
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.
Ice Tede Dara spoke about her evolution in a beautiful and compelling presentation, Three Generations of Weavers: Heritage Weavings, Tense Present and Uncertain Future.
NOW! Jakarta guides expatriates living in Indonesia on how to adjust to Indonesian culture and behaviour.
British Council Director Paul Smith talks about the future of bilateral relations between the UK and Indonesia.
Celebrating Javanese influence that was present in Paris in 1889, the Impressions Universelles Concert fuses two great cultures together in an enchanting musical performance.
As Lebaran approaches, learn Lebaran terms that Muslims in Indonesia usually use during this seasonal holiday.
Water is often called the elixir of life. Even today, sacred bathing spaces, such as Belahan and Jolotundo in East Java are used for purification ceremonies.
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.
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.
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.
With the theme “Essential Jakarta”, the Indonesian team, exhibiting for the second year, will showcase contemporary products inspired by Betawi Culture.
17 sub-tribes of Dayaks gather to dance, sing, play their traditional instruments and celebrate their culture at Jari Janang Kalalawah festival.
The Goethe-Institut brought together cultural practitioners from multinationals in an event that celebrated women’s contributions to culture.
Bukchon Hanok Village is more than just a village. Rather, it is the representation of the elegance and nostalgic ambience of the traditional Korean houses.
Agustinus spoke to us about how travelling helped to shape his own understanding of identity and culture and shares some of his most memorable travel experience
Unlike other Starbucks stores in the city, this cafe is a nod to local culture where the the architecture and the atmosphere are inspired by Chinese design.
It's a one-of-a-kind store that highlights local craftsmanship and culture. Embark on coffee’s seed-to-cup journey while here.
‘Connections’, brings the work of Brazillian photographers to Indonesia. NOW! Jakarta spoke to the curator Renato Negrao.
Kotagede is an old city that has many treasures, including the tombs of the founding kings of the Mataram kingdom.
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.
From Sabang to Merauke, each region symbolises Christmas using local tradition to deliver the same message about Christmas.
It has attracted not only tourists who are curious to see a different side of Berlin and learn more about the city’s hygiene history and toilet culture.
From cemeteries to ceremonies, a delightful experience awaits the traveller who takes the time to go to Tana Toraja learn a little of its vibrant culture.
Nigel Mason, Managing Director of Mason Adventures enjoys seeking out unique cultural experiences on his travels. He told us about some of his memorable trips.
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.
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
An exhibition at the National Gallery "[Re]Kreasi Garis" enlightened audiences on sketching culture as a recreation of the self.
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.
"World Press Photo" Exhibition captures the state of the world today in all its rawness, including the bloodshed, culture wars, and environmental issues.
The Japan Foundation was established in October, 1972 as a specialised, core agency responsible for Japanese international cultural exchange.
There are a few traditional sports that are still played in neighbourhoods across Indonesia with the most famous are Balap Karung, Gobak Sodor, Egrang, Karapan Sapi, and Lompat Batu.
Saigonsan portrays Asian history brilliantly and meaningfully, allowing guests to simply marvel at the exuberance of real symbols of ancient Asian culture.
éL Royale Hotel & Resort Banyuwangi and Malang offer staycation experience which allows the guest to get closer with heritage and culture in splendid amenities.
The Tenganan Duah Tukad villagers preserve their authentic, age-old aga culture through Pandan War rituals which put an attention to young Balinese boys.
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.
Starbucks Indonesia launches campaign inspired by the warm welcoming culture from all over Asia, includes the introduction of a special range of products.
NOW! Jakarta spoke to Museum Director Aaron Seto about the museum’s contribution to Jakarta’s burgeoning art scene.
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
While the pristine beaches might be the main draw to the island, a repository of art from the region has culture enthusiasts talking.
BIPA Universitas Indonesia has played a significant role for years in helping non-native speakers of Bahasa Indonesia learn the language and culture at large.
This year, ARTJOG 2018 featured a fresh look this year with "Enlightenment", explores the dichotomy between reality & the challenge of global digital culture.
The talent deficit is accentuated by the Indonesian economy’s structural realignment from over reliance on agriculture and natural resources to services.
The first Indigenous Celebration brought together communities from around the Pacific and India
Explore Indonesian heritage and culture with one of the country’s premier hospitality brands
The Head of the Office of Tourism and Culture, DKI Jakarta, Tinia Budiati talked to NOW! Jakarta about plans to improve tourism in Jakarta.
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.
In16th anniversary, Starbucks Indonesia has collaborated with IKAT Indonesia to create an exclusive anniversary collection representing unity and culture.
Women gathered at Art and culture presentation ‘Denting Canting‘ to discuss about Indonesian luminary, Kartini’s, favourite batik, Indonesia’s heritage.
The photographer Anton Gautama spoke to NOW! Jakarta about his book projects and his desire to preserve Indonesian culture through photography.
David Metcalf narrates the important of culture preservation as the part of traditional school which exist in indigenous community in Indonesia.
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’s annual PR & marketing gathering event was held on 26 April at Samsara restaurant, Jakarta.
Hotel Indonesia Kempinski will transform its Signatures Restaurant into a street food festival, mimicking Jakarta’s traditional culinary street food experience.
Erasmus Huis’ programmes including exhibits, seminars and films provide insight into Dutch culture.
Celebrating indigenous people and culture through dance, music, unity, art and collaboration at the Indigenous Celebration 2018 in May.
In addition to its captivating landscapes and fascinating culture and history, Sweden is also well-known for its dynamic music industry.
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.
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.
Diah K. Wijayanti believes that there’s no better way to appreciate a country than by delving into its culture. For her, dancing is the way to go.
The world famous event, Tough Mudder, is coming to Indonesia. Chosen for its rich culture and high demand for health and fitness events, Tough Mudder Indonesia will hold its first event in Bali on October 1 and 2.