British Council Director Paul Smith talks about the future of bilateral relations between the UK and Indonesia.
BiSEA (Britain in South East Asia) is a collective of Chambers and business groups representing eight of the ten ASEAN nations co-founded by Britcham Indonesia.
A gorgeously green landscape peppered by thought-evoking reliefs in a grand open-air theatre design sets the scene for the new Sunday Brunchcation programme at The Apurva Kempinski Bali.
Royal Safari Garden, one of the most popular destinations in Puncak, Bogor offers wholesome family fun during this mid-year holiday.
Jakarta Aquarium offers educational programmes where everyone can learn about aquatic biota, preservation and conservation.
Home to ancient villages, empty white-sand beaches, and extraordinary wildlife, the eastern islands of the Indonesian archipelago are now on the verge of becoming the next big tourism destination in the country.
Sustainable fashion is taking global fashion industry by storm while the local industry gradually follows suit.
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.
The seminar was designed to update the Indonesian construction, development, property and related industries on best practices and ideas from Denmark
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.
Batik Nona Jakarta showcases the cultural richness of Indonesia’s capital city on its beautiful hand-drawn Betawi batik textiles.
Jakarta Aquarium offers a unique and engaging marine experience in one fun package while inviting visitors to protect the future of our ocean.
Jambuluwuk Malioboro Hotel has received the official certification of 5-star hotels from PT. Megah Tritunggal Mulia (MTM)
Behave Clinic exists to promote growth and development of young mental illness patients, using an integrated approach in physical and psychological treatments.
Celebrating Javanese influence that was present in Paris in 1889, the Impressions Universelles Concert fuses two great cultures together in an enchanting musical performance.
This year, Plaza Indonesia returned with Ramadan in Style to display the newest fashionable Muslim collection from nine fashion brands and designers to make your look more stylish this Eid Al-Fitr.
After successful creating one of the most instagrammable spots in town, the recent exhibition by Haluu World will make you feel nostalgic and happy.
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?
Here is a sundown rundown of Bali’s most admired spots, with front row seats to enjoy the golden and blue hours without any grey buildings in sight!
This Lebaran season, Bandung’s best theme park destination has a special show in store for visitors.
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.
Pullman Ciawi Vimala Hills Resort, Spa, and Convention is a five star property offering a holistic experience for those looking for a relaxing and soothing excursion outside the capital.
Converse collaborates with established Indonesian contemporary artist Hanafi for its new Limited Shoes Design line.
There are more than 800,000 mosques around the country. Most mosques still carry Arabian and Byzantium conventional style of design. On the other hand, these mosques are more contemporary in architecture.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Myka Kids’ cute teepees will make most —if not all— children go gaga. The little ones will have a very cozy place to play for hours of fun inside the cone-shaped tent.
Hendra Gunawan, Fatur Ridho, and Claudia Panca are three artists with special need whose works are featured on Starbucks tumbler and tote bag.
BritCham’s Professional Women’s Group held a special event just for women entitled “The Power of Storytelling” – for your brand and business.
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.
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.
Head to classical performances throughout this month that include “Dian” The Musical, Giordano Passini, as well as Tales of Spring by Jessica Januar and Edith Widayani.
A cemetery in Jakarta honours victims and serves as a space for future generations to learn lessons from the past.
Regulations in Indonesia is a complicated matter, including those related to immigration system. EMC Indonesia has experience in assisting expats taking care of all immigration necessities.
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.
The newest concept of Eastern Opulence was aptly introduced at the private GALA LUNCHEON event.
It was indeed a night of great joy for all.
Crafted from a combination of European and American oak casks, Edition No.4 presents a zesty, vibrant and invigorating single malt which gives subtle green wood and floral undertones sensation.
Sejauh Mata Memandang’s recent collection “Laut Kita” is a collective campaign to encourage people to protect the ocean from ecological crisis, which are getting polluted with plastic waste.
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?
Recently, Gianyar Regency in Bali was recently named World Craft City, named for the area’s long history in craft creations that continue to actively boost its local economy.
Cascading down a dramatic cliff, Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort’s newly renovated Garden View Pool Villas offer a breathtaking garden utopia perfect for a tropical getaway.
With its timeless Indonesian architecture, the restaurant offers an atmosphere of Javanese royalty in a chic and comforting setting.
Holland Bakery is one of the places to visit if you want to taste delicious bread, cakes and finger Food.
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.
The tents were designed, crafted, and built carefully by the local carpenter with local surround wood and natural elements.
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.
Europe On Screen (EOS) returns this this month featuring 101 movie titles from 27 European countries and takes place from 18 - 30 April.
Now, let’s not pretend. Many schools really don’t care for Co-Curricular Activities. And neither do many parents.
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.
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.
Definitely a great choice to hang out and grab a bite with friends! Moonshine Dine & Lounge in Mega Kuningan, is one such place.
The hotel features 172 spacious rooms, three dining outlets and two bars.
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.
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.
The new dining experience features an array of international and pan-Asian cuisines from appetizers to dessert.
Fraser Residence Menteng, Jakarta adds 128 Gold-standard serviced apartments in the capital’s business and diplomatic centre.
With the theme “Essential Jakarta”, the Indonesian team, exhibiting for the second year, will showcase contemporary products inspired by Betawi Culture.
Margaretha Novianty and Zico Halim challenge themselves in creating Tangan’s latest collection which draws inspiration from the fast-moving world and social change.
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!
Harry Darsono celebrated his special day, titled “A Musical Evening" with a selection of around 130 guests including a few luminaries from the design world.
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.
Strongbow, the number one cider brand in the world, collaborates with Indonesian designer Jeffry Tan to bring natural freshness to the urban life.
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?
From today until December 2019, The Stones – Legian, Bali offers an exciting buy one get one promotion to entice you to take a luxurious holiday in Bali.
If you want to find a rather unusual travelling experience that focuses on architectue and design, then just go to Bandung.
Sarong’s secret to longevity and success is the frequency with which the menu is complemented by results of travel and adventure.
Of course Le Meridien cuisine and service are as always impeccable, but it’s up on the skyline that there are a few surprises! Villas!
With a board made up of influential businessmen in Indonesia, Indonesia Indah Foundation (IIF) hopes to be able to make some real change.
ocated in the heart of Mega Kuningan at Noble House,J. SPARROW is a contemporary establishment that specialises in international grilled seafood cuisine.
Through partnerships with global fashion agencies and creative institutions, IFF has helped designers make their way to the international market.
ASEAN Leaders welcomed China’s support for the ASEAN Smart Cities Network, market access, investment, and tourism flows.
Asiatica Furniture offers timeless solid wooden products, which are not only pleasing to the eye, but can also be handed down from generation to generation.
Byo’s Alchemy collection, which was launched in 2014 and is still in quite high demand today, is Tommy Ambiyo Tedji's biggest success. Now, the brand grows much
The Goethe-Institut brought together cultural practitioners from multinationals in an event that celebrated women’s contributions to culture.
Something as simple as your office’s waste bin placement could contribute to your company’s sustainability aspect
Armed with her experience living overseas, she was able to connect with foreigners coming to the country and finding properties that met their needs.
With an impressive portfolio of designs both in Indonesia and overseas, Cosmas Gozali is known for his contemporary style. He spoke to us about his works.
Architects now have the potential to become fully fledged service providers, creating new revenue streams and ongoing client relationships by embracing new tech
Australian tech-based workout session F45 is a series of high intensity workouts designed at torching serious calories in a short period of time.
With the theme of Solve for X, TEDxJIS 2019 explores intriguing questions.
Sholi Pohan promotes the use of environmentally friendly coffee farming techniques that produce higher quality coffee on smaller plots of land
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.
Love and O2 focuses on conservation and encourages an environmentally friendly lifestyle.
The office of today is sleeker, more aesthetically appealing and, for the networking opportunities they provide, a more supportive environment.
NOW! Jakarta spoke to Ryan Adrian, President Director PT. Indonesia International Expo about the features of the Indonesia Convention Exhibition (ICE) building.
It’s not just another brick in the wall, its our lives among the bricks and walls that matter.
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.
Indonesia biggest fauna park, Taman Safari Bogor has a number of rare animals featured at the site as part of efforts to promote conservation.
Enchanted by its remarkable spatial layout at the mountain range, the palace was designed to embrace the true Korean beauty and its natural features.
The refurbishment has seen a total revamp of both the interior and exterior with natural design elements.
Moxy Bandung fully embraces today’s Next Generation traveller, giving them a fun, vibrant and stylish hotel experience at an affordable price.
We invite you to reignite the love between yourself and your partner through these unique experiences.
The luxury preloved branded & streetwear bazaar in Indonesia will be held between 27 February and 3 March at Exhibition Hall, Grand Indonesia, Central 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.
Emergenetics is a tool that delves into one’s behavioural and thinking preferences to determine the best way to help individuals communicate more effectively.
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.
On Samosir Island, Lake Toba lies the little village of Ambarita. Tales abound there of rough justice, and possibly even cannibalism.
Javara’s Sekolah Seniman Pangan hosted a cooking event with a prominent Papuan chef. The event also highlighted the food crisis in the province.
Lume Restaurant and Lounge, a brand new spot on Jl. Suryo, a busy stretch of road, bustling with trendy restaurants and bars.
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.
Throughout the island, restaurants offer some of the most unique, intimate and extraordinarily delicious dining experiences.
Each Petik Kembang’s floral arrangement, whether it is a chic posy of three red roses or a lavish bouquet of cheerful sunflowers, has a story to tell.
Now, that perfect photograph—anywhere in the world— is just a few clicks away with SweetEscape.
Whether it be a grand occasion held in the majestic ballroom or an intimate affair celebrated at its poolside or rooftop venues, Alila Solo can be your choice.
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.
Combined, the First and Business Lounges will offer seating for more than 800 customers.
With some repairs done to the resort in the Special Economic Zone, recovery efforts—with the support of the Ministry of Tourism— are ongoing.
There are creative minds who help couples have the wedding of their dreams. These days, couples’ preferences are turning away from the traditional.
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.
Located in Pantai Indah Kapuk, Yun Artified is set to become a centre for art activities, providing exhibition rooms, workshop space, and library.
Busan is South Korea’s largest port city that serves a major logistics hub of Asia and is home to many exciting festivals throughout the year.
Come this 5th February 2019, the year of the pig, this wellness haven has prepared a special stay designed to help you ‘Start Anew’
Conrad Bali, a luxury beachfront resort on the southern coast of Bali is placing the final touches on a $25 million hotel transformation project.
It's a one-of-a-kind store that highlights local craftsmanship and culture. Embark on coffee’s seed-to-cup journey while here.
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.
Think of an end-of-the-world spot, think Pacitan! These rugged and remote beaches in the southwestern province in East Java are truly magical.
The casual dining of Mediterranean cuisine at DoubleTree by Hilton Jakarta – Diponegoro, unveils a new menu curated by Spanish Chef, Alvaro Bonache Utiel.
Members of the Postcrossing project pick up pen and paper almost every day – and make like-minded friends across the globe along the way.
The Management Advisor of Kharisma Bangsa School, Okan Celiker spoke to us about the students’ achievements and his plans for building on their successes.
Despite the many difficulties for micro financers in Indonesia, there is much potential in fintech for banks, entrepreneurs and start-ups.
Located in PIK Avenue in North Jakarta, a mixed-used lifestyle mall complex, it will combine renowned Swiss hospitality with contemporary design.
26 Marriott International properties in Indonesia collaborated to raise awareness on education.
Stay 2 nights at the hotel’s refined rainforest camp and enjoy a complimentary third night.
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.
Its latest collaboration with Tanamera Coffee is testament to its focus on developing its image as a trendy, fashion forward brand.
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.
Adiwana Hotels Resort opens its latest property, Adiwana Monkey Forest, Ubud on 17 December.
It is nice to travel and have a relaxing time to do some self-reflection. The best way to do this ‘therapy’ is to find destinations that are not mainstream.
The Festive Weekend Brunch pulls out all of the stops to make this a memorable meal.
Grilled to perfection each steak is served on a sizzling plate to ensure your steaks remain hot for your whole meal.
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.
Tariq Khalil launches Retronesia, the first Indonesian photograph-style atlas where 1950s architecture, the good times and shaky politics all intertwine.
Uniquely designed to transcend generations of style, Danish Designs fit both contemporary and classic environments.
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.
Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta will ensure the magic stays in your heart, long after it has left your palette.
Now with the new face, the cultural house aims to secure its position as an important Dutch-Indonesian cultural and architectural landmark.
Even though Indonesians don’t expect snow for Christmas, but you can expect the fun and joy of Christmas at Hotel Borobudur Jakarta.
In recognition of Bandung’s emerging creative personalities, the boutique hotel has dedicated an art space to hold exhibitions and cafe for weekend hangout.
It offered a visual experience, using illustrations depicting the human experience that narrates behind the scene of artist's works.
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.
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.
If you plan to have a business meeting in Bandung, consider Crowne Plaza Bandung which offers facilities that ideal for corporate events and conventions.
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.
The latest expansion features a new menu—including cocktails—in its signature vibrant atmosphere.
The luxury residential complex, Oakwood Premier Cozmo Jakarta’s, introduces Upper Deck, a new place to relax and hang out.
The Dutch beer brand cooperated with two Indonesian brands, NeverTooLavish and YaJugaYa to create exclusive sneaker and t-shirt collection.
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.
Set around an open kitchen, Bara, is a cozy establishment where one can dine on a range of dishes prepared on a wood-fired grill and rotisserie.
In the rush to develop the urban, are we forgetting our connection to the rural landscape? Can village revitalisation programmes hold the key to growth?
Tirtha Bridal has long been one of Bali’s most esteemed wedding resorts. Japanese owned and managed, their meticulous design and attention to detail has seen..
As a cookbook writer, I must admit, I think we’re all amazed at how Scandinavia has become one of the places to eat well.
Ella & Glo handcrafted footwear is a breath of fresh air in a crowded market saturated with mass-produced shoes. It's stylish and comfortable.
Inspired by traditional celebration "Kenduri", Kandura’s designs is different from the ceramic studios which focus on contemporary design.
Often overshadowed by the vast popularity of Germany’s capital, Berlin’s neighbouring city Potsdam is a true gem, an abundance of gardens, lakes and palaces.
Asyariefah RA spoke to CEO and Founder of Endless Computers, Matt Dalio about his organisation’s reach in areas with limited access to technology.
Ranjit Jose spoke to Patrik Lindvall, President Director of IKEA Indonesia, about the brand’s growth in the country for the past four years.
Bekraf recently unveiled a comprehensive forecast of the upcoming trends for 2019/2020 which can be used as a reference for creative industry players.
Market demographics have shown the variety of travellers these days— from those who favour the luxury market to the new version of backpacker, “flashpacker".
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.
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.
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.
Jakarta Fashion Week 2019 culminated in a mesmeric runway performance by four designers who presented their masterpiece at the special night.
The 160 year-old French fashion house showcases the history of the brand most associated with travel gear.
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
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.
Jakarta Culinary Feastival is expected to be a gastronomic haven where foodies can meet with more than 50 local and international culinary stars.
Celebrating the rich legacy of the indigenous batik cloth, the Ayodya Resort Bali in Nusa Dua is hosting the Ayodya Batik Festival 2018 this 26 - 28 October.
As part of efforts to transform Bintaro into a creative area, Bintaro Design District (BDD) has created urban creative hubs across various neighbourhoods.
Joali, a resort in the Maldives which has recently opened, celebrates the ‘Joy of Living’ with exquisite craftsmanship and sustainability at its core.
Nestled in Nusa Dua, Manarai Beach House offers a full-fledged beach experience any time of day and welcomes guests to embrace the endless summer vibe.
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.
Alila Bangsar, which opened in May, is the group’s first property in Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur location provides an oasis in the city centre.
Kuoni builds relationships with businesses that sell travel, usually travel agencies, tour operators and well-known online travel portals.
For those looking for a fresh denim look, you may check these designer pieces who had show at Plaza Indonesia Men's Fashion Week (PIMFW) 2018.
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.
PHM Hospitality is set to launch OCTOBART, a programme with a range of diverse concepts that bring together the arts, culture, creativity and lifestyle.
Erza decided to revisit Germany and make a journey to discover the beauty of the famous historical cities in Bavaria, Germany.
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.
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.
English learning centre, CELS Indonesia has introduced a modern and adaptive language programme, progressed from digital learning to blended learning.
MVB was recently invited to Siam Reap, to be part of a major UNDP-China-ASEAN Symposium on Localising Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s).
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.
For over 60 years, the Goethe-Institut Indonesien has become a place for encounters with cultural players from Germany, Indonesia, and around the world.
For the range of wedding celebrations couples seek today, hotels in Jakarta offer venues with different packages, complete with facilities and unique themes.
Leafwell Group recently introduced its new establishment, Fedwell, a canteen style restaurant that caters a healthy food where diners can personalise their meal
Number of Indonesian designers are specialised in bridal collection. Their collection are worn by a number of celebrities and prominent people.
Men’s Fashion Week in Indonesia returns next week, from 24 to 29 September at The Warehouse, Plaza Indonesia.
Many restaurants in Jakarta are specially designed to give diners an intimate dining experience—especially those on a romantic date.
Plenty of nightclubs in Jakarta have their own vibe and atmosphere, featuring music from electronic to 80s disco and beyond.
Restaurateurs, chefs, hoteliers and guests from the city's f&b circles gathered for the ninth annual Best Restaurant, Bar and Cafe Awards Gala on 18 September
Bali is home to a variety of exciting attractions fit for a fun family day out, making it an easy task to entertain the kids, the family and even yourself.
NOW! Jakarta spoke to appointed Hotel Manager at Mandarin Oriental Audrey Lim about her new role and the challenges in the industry today.
Using second-hand items, the Batutara Percussion’s music is truly refreshing. Deeper, it carries a mission of sustainable living through sound.
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
The Festival’s five-day programme will explore the ways in which people around the globe create a world they want to live in and how we can manifest change.
Kisoji invites guests to spend time enjoying its wide range of typical Japanese shabu-shabu, from meat and fish to vegetables.
In the crowded guitar market, Anymo Essential ultra thin guitars (only 8 mm) which have received a warm response — stand out for their unique features.
Colombian artist LeDania has transformed Taman Ismail Marzuki Jakarta to be more colourful and vibrant. It’s picture perfect and definitely instaworthy.
Just 30 minutes away from Singapore, Montigo Resorts' is the sort of place you can go into and park yourself without needing to to leave its plush confines.
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.
Health and wellness specialist Azza Keith joins REVĪVŌ Wellness Resort in Bali for an exclusive, life-changing 7-Day Ketogenic Retreat .
Two weeks in Budapest, our contributor Erza, spent long summer nights with locals which involved many great outdoor scenes—and drinks.
Archipelago International’s new establishment, Nomad, is dedicated to travellers looking for unique vacations with authentic experiences.
In an effort to reduce its reliance on plastic, Alila Ubud has invested in an initiative to produce its own bottled water using a water purification system.
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.
These young talented Indonesians work through their passion in art and entertainment industry, had quite a few famous contributions in recent years.
Bandara International Hotel, located 3 km from Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, is the perfect stop for travel weary passengers to rest and recharge.
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.
Artotel and Raffles Hotel Jakarta use the art which dominantly influence the interior design of the hotel, make unique hospitality experience for its guests.
A social enterprise, Rumah Tenunkoe, helps weavers find the right market for woven textile products by building collective ownership and entrepreneurship.
Marlupi Dance Academy (MDA) dancers tell a deep narrative about the generation gap, signifying the unique characters of human beings across generation.
éL Royale Hotel & Resort Banyuwangi and Malang offer staycation experience which allows the guest to get closer with heritage and culture in splendid amenities.
Online platforms Artsy and Etsy offer a digital experience that might just make up for not being able to visit in person.
Initiated in 2009, Jakarta Art Movement (JAM) develops the potential of the people through arts activities by coloring city's neighborhood with mural.
MyRoom by AccorHotels, is an innovative hotel room concept designed for a variety of interests which can be experienced at Mercure Serpong Alam Sutera.
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.
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.
In Summer Dublin turned out to be the perfect place to visit at this time as the temperature was still be mild, especially at nigt time.
Are the airlines counting on a contingent of stick-thin supermodels to drag down the average weight?
Upcoming hike at Mount Rinjani aims to raise funds for Fiona Unity Foundation’s latest project.
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.
Food writer Wina Bissett shares her experience about what art could inspire the beauty of fine dining cuisine.
Bridging the heart of Singapore with the lush scenery of Indonesia, Riau islands have seen growth in both business and tourism.
NOW! Jakarta met with Deborah Iskandar to talk about her passion for art and the current trends in the 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
Looking the city restorations sites in Jakarta, Alistair Speirs narrates how Kota Tua could be the best historical/cultural destination in Asia.
Sprouting 50 floors above the ground, jet setters have the opportunity to experience the most coveted living spaces with the best city views.
Jakarta may not have a decent beach but one can still enjoy tropical vibes at many bars and cafes in the city.
We compile a list of spas that offer premium quality treatments inspired by nature and traditional techniques to those seeking a soothing experience.
Indonesian fashion labels Biyan, Tangan, and Biasa have launched their Spring-Summer collection that might well match with your style preferences.
When in Bali, number of Spa and Wellness services offer unique foot reflexology treatment inspired by ancient tradition.
Werner Jayson, a German-American long time resident of the capital has certainly helped introduce our taste buds to decidedly Southern classic smoked meat
Highest fat burning, heart strengthening machine available in Indonesia with Octane Airdyne X, the latest breakthrough of high intensity workout equipment.
The struggle faced by athletes with intellectual disabilities in Indonesia can be remedied, but are much needed resources easily procurable?
This year, 101 Travel Sketch will take place in Jakarta in October, and will be celebrated in Bali and Palembang next year.
Erza narrates the correlation of shopping activities with health, as a combination recreation and exercise.
NOW! Jakarta curates some of the best golf courses and clubs in Jakarta which has international level and suit for national golfers.
To create a successful programme, NOW!Jakarta has curated a list of fitness application and devices which offer a comprehensive data and wellness report.
PT Piaggio Indonesia introduces the new Vespa Sprint Carbon, a fresh take on the iconic scooter, accentuating its bold sportiest colour and unique proportion.
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.
Getting the family involved in sport is a guaranteed way of improving everyone’s fitness and we picks few recreational ideas that suit for family bounding
To keep up with industry trends, HARRIS Hotels has come up with the third generation of its kind, namely HARRIS CONNECT.
Food writer Winna Bisset shares her experience on how food could affect the body condition including fitness.
There are variety of exercise which becomes trend in 2018, helping one achieve ideal weight and well being.
Relaunched after its renovation, Grand Café’s design incorporates traditional Indonesian art-forms provide a warm, welcoming, homely environment .
In Jakarta, there are few dining venues and bars which offer the space to watch sport games, which are popular among international communities.
Alila Ubud Hotel ‘s Terrace Tree Villas enchant its guests with unique experiences, all secluded by lush atmosphere on the side of the Ayung River Valley.
We’ve got options for those on a budget and those looking for something more luxurious international destinations this summer.
Oscar Lawalata and his compatriots wowed international audiences at the opening of the “Batik for the World” exhibition at UNESCO headquarters in Paris, France.
Indonesian furniture brand Kayou has launched its ‘Lereh Series’ by adapting Rama and Sita love Story in its design, which will be exhibit in New York this year
This August, the art collection of the Presidential Palace of the Republic of Indonesia will go on view for the third time.
By choosing Turkish Airlines Business Class, you can feel special in the skies and travel in comfort as you enjoy the miles you have earned.
Run by a mother-daughter, Fira Sofyan and Claudia Sofyan, Cafe Gratify, freshly opened in May, serves both gourmet Asian and Western comfort food.
Istanbul has an array of tourist spots. To help guide the first time visitor, however, here’s a short list of some of the city’s riches.
Tanjung Lesung Rhino Kites Festival attracted attendees from around the world, with an array of kites transforming West Java’s skyline into a medley of colour.
Samabe Bali Suites & Villas resonates beauty and sophistication in a Balinese style, offering romantic cave dinner to the luxurious stay.
In partnership with Rinjani Indah School, Novotel Lombok Resort and Villas is hosting Kids Summer Holiday Camp from 18 June to 27 July.
David Metcalf and Stephanie Brookes share their experience witnessing the Pasola War ritual as the part of the ancestral spiritual belief system in Sumba.
Clay Artists Arti Gidwani and Vibeke Lorentzen along with designer Auguste Soesastro, celebrated the beauty of “celestial fashion” in a ready-to-wear collection
Javasmith knives is inspired by traditional keris allowing the designer to express his imagination, deep love and pride for Indonesian history and legend.
For uniquely Jakarta souvenirs, check out Sepiring Indonesia’s Semarak Jakarta collection, which showcases the cultural richness of the capital city.
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.
Explore Indonesian heritage and culture with one of the country’s premier hospitality 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.
ala Ritus aims to highlight Indonesia’s culinary riches and bring back a sense of nostalgia of the colonial era.
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.
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.
The Mexican Embassy is currently holding the ‘Batik a la Mexicana’ exhibition in Kota Tua to commemorate 65 years of diplomatic relations with Indonesia.
In16th anniversary, Starbucks Indonesia has collaborated with IKAT Indonesia to create an exclusive anniversary collection representing unity and culture.
Malls and shopping centres across Jakarta offer discounts at this time of year, including serious discounts at midnight!
Plaza Indonesia holds the “Ramadan in Style” Fashion Show to showcase the latest collection of modest wear created by five renowned Indonesian designers.
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.
Womenesia is a service club at the Jakarta Intercultural School that works to empower women in Jakarta by providing them with skills and markets.
Established in 2010, Kakapo is one of the very few successful Indonesian kids’ clothing brands that have their own eponymous boutiques at luxurious malls.
Hotel Shangri-La’s Italian Restaurant and Lounge, Rosso, introduces home style Italian cooking, adding a new concept to its authentic Italian menu.
It’s simple economies of scale! Stay more and get more - this is what The Stones Legian believes when you stay with them.
Divisi 62 explores the meaning of being Indonesian at an exhibit entitled “Paripurna”, compelling narrative to examine the core of nationality today.
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.
We sat down with Marco Noto La Diega, President Director of PT Piaggio Indonesia, to discuss the company’s growing business.
Registration is underway for Jakarta's BRBCA 2018.
The photographer Anton Gautama spoke to NOW! Jakarta about his book projects and his desire to preserve Indonesian culture through photography.
Westin’s social programme demonstrates that the role of a hotel is not just to provide temporary accommodation for guests to sleep well within its confines.
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.
Alila Manggis and Alila Solo pay homage to their rich, cultural environs
We round-up of the latest new places to look out for, as well as delicious news from some of the island’s top restaurants.
Kokiku TV has expanded its business into the restaurant industry with their latest venture, named FEAST by Kokiku, located in Gunawarman.
BINUS programmes foster and empower Indonesia with a solid academic foundation at K-12 and university levels.
NOW!Jakarta picks the best intercultural schools in Jakarta which has strong reputation to create the best graduates
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.
Recently, the hospitality industry welcomed the new general manager who will lead the two renowned hotel in Jakarta.
Takumi Robata & Sushi focuses on robatayaki, the practice of cooking on charcoal from Hokkaido.
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.
Designed in a modern style, Ciputra World Surabaya welcomes discerning travelers, whether on a quest to discover Surabaya’s unique traits or short business trip
Young designer from Lasalle College students presents NIAN TANA Creative Show 2018 to appreciate Flores Heritage textiles from Maumere.
Two lucky winners of the Ultimate Foodies Getaway 2017 photo contest travel to Bali for a specially curated food-focused trip.
Novotel Lombok Resort &Villas is the essence of relaxation where superior and deluxe rooms are beautifully appointed using local textures and modern design.
Frank’s Bar & Smokehouse offers Texas-style food in a gusty, masculine setting
Young emerging illustrators manifest their past in their first collective exhibition entitled “FABLE” at Senopati Qubicle Center, South Jakarta.
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.
Lukita Tuwo, Chairman of BP Batam talks to the Indonesia Economic Forum about his plans to make Batam the blue diamond of the Riau Islands province.
Partnerships with the Dutch and Belgian governments in various sectors has helped communities in Indonesia lead better lives.
Join Erza to explore the city of Siem Reap, Phnom Penh, Cambodia by riding Vespa.
Pasar Mayestik has, over the years, morphed from being a central market to a repository of just about anything one might need.
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.
Erasmus Huis’ programmes including exhibits, seminars and films provide insight into Dutch culture.
Patio Venue is one such restaurant that combines a delectable menu in a setting that feels removed from the bustle of everyday life.
Heineken Light, collaborated with three local street wear labels to launch a capsule collection for summer urban traveler style.
From national parks, electrifying craters in the mountains to ancestral traditions, Banyuwangi is worthy to put on your travel agenda.
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.
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.
Tokopedia and Bukalapak are widely known as unicorn companies in e-commerce industry. However, FJB Kaskus, Zalora, and Rumah 123 also provide safe and comfortable online shopping experience.