British Council Director Paul Smith talks about the future of bilateral relations between the UK and Indonesia.
NOW! Jakarta sat down with Olivia Leslie, Ambassador of Ireland to Indonesia, as she shared her experience in Indonesia so far and other critical issues, including Ireland’s involvement in sustainability and cultural preservation in Indonesia.
Tempe is Indonesia’s most popular food. It is cheap and easy to get. In the hands of Wida Winarno, tempe’s meaning transcends superfood.
Masyarakat Peduli Autis Indonesia (Mpati) or Indonesian Autism Awareness Society worked tirelessly for over 20 years to empower people with autism.
NOW! Jakarta spoke to the British Ambassador to Indonesia, Moazzam Malik, about the two country’s close relationship and hopes for the new government.
Royal Safari Garden, one of the most popular destinations in Puncak, Bogor offers wholesome family fun during this mid-year holiday.
The makeover of Muara Baru fish market offers fantastic ocean scenery while shopping for fresh fish or enjoy various seafood offering.
Jakarta Aquarium offers educational programmes where everyone can learn about aquatic biota, preservation and conservation.
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.
Ian Price leads Y Waste, a digital donation platform aiming to reduce food waste and eliminate food insecurity.
Jakarta Aquarium offers a unique and engaging marine experience in one fun package while inviting visitors to protect the future of our ocean.
“Indonesia Through Different Lenses” is a collection of stories written by 18 people from 16 countries, including 14 ambassadors who are on duty in Indonesia.
According to Food Bank of Indonesia (FOI), at least 40 to 50 percent of students in Jakarta and Banten go to school hungry, disrupting their focus to study.
What does it actually take to be a sustainable city and who has achieved it so far? Perhaps by looking at the factors in their success we can see the best (and quickest?) way forward for Jakarta.
In an exclusive interview, NOW! Jakarta spoke to Rachel Malik about her role as spouse of the British Ambassador to Indonesia as well as communities that have become part of her life in Indonesia.
Curious about Astronomy? Ask the amateur astronomers! Among unique communities in Jakarta there’s nothing quite more extraordinary like this one, the Jakarta Amateur Astronomy Association.
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.
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!
NOW! Jakarta spoke to Dr. Daniel Low, Dean Raffles Christian School Pondok Indah about the school’s education philosophies.
Looking for a place to kick back on the weekend? Theme parks in Jakarta such as Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (TMII), Taman Impian Jaya Ancol, Taman Safari Indonesia, Taman Budaya Sentul City, and Jugnle Land Adventure Theme Park will always be a good choice!
Can we actually start earlier? What does it take to make responsible waste management our daily behaviour?
Hendra Gunawan, Fatur Ridho, and Claudia Panca are three artists with special need whose works are featured on Starbucks tumbler and tote bag.
Garth Wyncoll spoke to us about the international focus of the curriculum, digital shifts, and environmental-driven student activities at Bali Island School.
New Zealand School Jakarta brings the sense of community as a foundation to build good school ecosystem.
New Figure at the helm of British Women’s Association and ASEAN Women’s Circle.
Nearly 100 reading rooms across Jakarta, including libraries in integrated child-friendly public spaces, reading parks, and community libraries, participated in #BacaJakarta,
Niki Meehan, Principal of NIS Jakarta shares five top tips for expat parents to feed their children’s curiosity.
Two Schools, ACG School Jakarta and the Australian Independent School, offer their take on the importance of extra-curricular activities.
Pupils benefit from a very British environment in a globally-focused curriculum.
Malaysia and Indonesia have shared a connection for years. NOW! Jakarta spoke to the Chargé d’Affaires about this special relationship and the bilateral connections forged over the years.
With the demands of skill sets and knowledge changing in just a generation, how do schools respond?
Southeast Asia is now a major region for international education. Options for both local and expatriate families are increasing as demand grows, especially in Malaysia and Thailand.
Despite high literacy levels, how can all Indonesian students benefit from the ‘right’ kind of education?
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.
Quick counts following the 17 April elections indicate that President Joko Widodo has won a second term in office but the elections have revealed a religious divide in the country.
Cultural programme highlights contribution of women in today’s society.
Many people are choosing to work in social enterprises these days, to help the poor, to protect the environment, to invent new ways of doing things better.
Jakarta Aquarium conducted a marine educational programme for elementary and junior high school students at Tidung Island, Pulau Seribu
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.
The 10th edition of the Nusantara Exhibition not only focuses on regional representation but also highlights artists’ creative skill to produce contemporary pieces that go beyond traditional art.
The Student Exchange Programme has grown by leaps and bounds, helping open up opportunities for students to learn about the international community.
The Kingdom of Bantar Gebang Biji has become an oasis in the middle of piles of garbage that resemble mountains in the slum area through its creative learning programme.
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.
Considering a degree or embarking on a work experience in the Netherlands? Make sure to pick Erasmus Training Centre (ETC) to help you reach your goals.
The youth convention aims to build a platform for the top student leaders to network with their counterparts towards greater social and political awareness.
If the Johann Sebastian Bach of 1722 applied to your child’s school today as a teacher and director of music, would you support a decision to hire him?
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.
If the Johann Sebastian Bach of 1722 applied to your child’s school today as a teacher and director of music, would you support a decision to hire him?
Bali Safari Park prioritises giving their guests an entertaining learning experience that can be enjoyed by all ages, whilst showcasing their commitment to safeguarding animals and endangered species.
The British Embassy observed International Women’s Day by inviting four women speakers from different social backgrounds.
The British Chamber of Commerce invited Muhammad Lutfi, Advisor of Jokowi’s Success team to a dialogue focused on trade and investment policy at Mandarin Oriental Jakarta.
ACG School Jakarta kindergarten spark students’ curiosity and natural sense of wonder with a play-based, inquiry-centred learning philosophy in a dynamic classroom.
The ASEAN Vision 2020 agreed on a shared vision of ASEAN as a concert of Southeast Asian nations, bonded together in dynamic development and in a community.
A community of volunteers is helping raise awareness of the issues involving the city’s wetlands.
With a board made up of influential businessmen in Indonesia, Indonesia Indah Foundation (IIF) hopes to be able to make some real change.
ASEAN Leaders welcomed China’s support for the ASEAN Smart Cities Network, market access, investment, and tourism flows.
Filmmaker Gary Bencheghib and his brother have helped raise awareness through films about their expeditions to some of the world’s most polluted waterways.
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.
With the theme of Solve for X, TEDxJIS 2019 explores intriguing questions.
In raising awareness of waste in Indonesia, BritCham has created the new Inspiration Series with the topic of waste as the first edition.
Connecting with the next generation of voters through social media.
Indonesia biggest fauna park, Taman Safari Bogor has a number of rare animals featured at the site as part of efforts to promote conservation.
NOW! Jakarta spoke to her about the emerging issues in arts, humanities and documentary photography.
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.
Saraswati Learning Center addresses the needs of these children and helps educate them in a supportive environment.
NOW! Jakarta spoke to Director-General of The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, Kin-wai Law about bilateral business between two countries.
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.
It showcased the important similarities in relation to the discourse on the Indonesian-Thai political and cultural shift in the 1990’s and afterwards.
Chief Barber and Supplies Co lists three hairstyles that are very different from previous years and reflects the persona of today's urban men.
The golf event provides direct assistance to Indonesian children in need, with a focus on meeting their basic nutritional, shelter and educational requirements
The school provides an atmosphere where diversity is considered a strength and where differences are seen as assets.
The campaign expects to reach its target of 100 per cent participation from this eligible group and to reduce voter apathy.
The Management Advisor of Kharisma Bangsa School, Okan Celiker spoke to us about the students’ achievements and his plans for building on their successes.
NOW! Jakarta spoke to Jennifer Mathews, Commissioner, Government of Western Australia in Indonesia about the deep connections between Indonesia and the state.
NOW! Jakarta spoke to Brett Stevens, The Victorian Government Trade and Investment Commissioner about the relationship between Victoria and Indonesia.
26 Marriott International properties in Indonesia collaborated to raise awareness on education.
With the rise of art fairs and art biennales in Indonesia, echoing the global trend, will there be any way for the good old art galleries to survive?
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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.
Ambassador Quinlan spoke to NOW! Jakarta about the various areas of cooperation between the two countries that is now stronger than ever.
It's a part of the mission to create a better art industry.
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.
At French Institute in Indonesia, speakers from NGOs, the media, and business shared their thoughts on the issue to achieve Sustainable Development Goal by 2030
Ika spoke to NOW! Jakarta about her life in the creative industry, her view on feminism and the projects she is currently working on.
Fifth year of annual conference calls for a new agenda as the country heads into election season, expands economic hubs.
Hotel's culinary team made beautiful cake and shared it disadvantaged communities in a few activities.
The conference will take place on 13th of December 2018 in Raffles Jakarta.
Now with the new face, the cultural house aims to secure its position as an important Dutch-Indonesian cultural and architectural landmark.
This year’s objective was to enhance sustainability through biodiversity for food and nutrition, culture, education and tourism.
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.
Norway’s deep commitment to environmental issues has helped bolster Indonesia’s participation in programmes concerning sustainability.
Local authorities often lack know-how and equipment, and so rescue efforts were delayed until the military could reach the area.
NOW! Jakarta spoke to the Danish Ambassador to talk about Indonesia and Denmark bilateral agreements on environmental issues and many more.
Ella & Glo handcrafted footwear is a breath of fresh air in a crowded market saturated with mass-produced shoes. It's stylish and comfortable.
H.E. Marina Berg speaks to us about ways in which Sweden can help Indonesia achieve its targets with regard to energy efficiency and effective transportation.
This effort succeed in securing three full scholarships to support Red Nose Children’s formal education.
Asyariefah RA spoke to CEO and Founder of Endless Computers, Matt Dalio about his organisation’s reach in areas with limited access to technology.
Ministerial Series helped answer questions related to development of skills and regulations regarding foreign workers
Global financial leaders wrapped up an annual meeting of the IMF- World Bank in October by urging countries to brace for potential risks from trade disputes.
Ranjit Jose spoke to Patrik Lindvall, President Director of IKEA Indonesia, about the brand’s growth in the country for the past four years.
As we approach the end of the year it comes time to think about what we have achieved, what could we have done better, and what we can do to improve.
The Finnish Ambassador, who recently arrived in Jakarta, tells Ranjit Jose he hopes to continue the momentum between Finland and Indonesia.
More than 1,600 runners gathered for the Bromo Marathon, routing through lush green agricultural plantations and out of town toward the rural Tengger region.
Artists with disabilities, both from Indonesia and abroad, displayed their work at the National Gallery in an exhibit titled, “Pokok di Ambang Batas”.
Jakarta Aquarium, home to hundreds of mammals, reptiles, insects and various species of Indonesian marine fish, is officially open.
Although German-Indonesian relations officially only began in 1952, the two countries have been connected for much longer.
Food Bank of Indonesia was set up to address the large gap between the sections of society that have limited access to food and those who waste it.
The biggest digital economy conference and exhibition, Future Commerce Indonesia (FCI), will be held on 29 and 30 January 2019 at the Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta.
NOW! Jakarta’ interviewed Executive Director of Swiss Chamber of Commerce in Indonesia, Alexander Lumbantobing to find out why and what the future holds.
NOW!JAKARTA featured information about Waste4Change, a social enterprise dedicated to making Indonesia and cleaner and healthier place. They have guide for us!
A German public-benefit federal enterprise, has been supporting cooperation for decades with the aim to empowering Indonesia to be an important global player.
Evening Lectures by the Indonesian Heritage Society will be discussing some issues, from terrorism, middle income class, to wild men of Borneo.
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.
Victorian State Government of Australia and Mandarin Oriental Jakarta organised a outstanding dinner, featuring the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.
The DAAD has been supporting academic exchange between Germany and Indonesia for decades, providing scholarships, helping to establish university collaborations
The German School Jakarta, as a non-profit foundation, is officially recognised by the German Government as an “excellent German school abroad”.
Through a series of short presentation, The Gandhi School Jakarta celebrated the 149th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s birth on 2 October.
An exhibition at the National Gallery "[Re]Kreasi Garis" enlightened audiences on sketching culture as a recreation of the self.
The Australian and New Zealand Association (ANZA) Jakarta held its Annual Charity Ball at the Fairmont on 21 September.
For over 60 years, the Goethe-Institut Indonesien has become a place for encounters with cultural players from Germany, Indonesia, and around the world.
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.
SabangMerauke aims to open people’s minds, encourage tolerance and inclusion through a range of activities by living with family in different backgrounds.
Education in Ireland and the Embassy of Ireland invited guests in the field of education to a special networking event at The Sultan Hotel.
Wina Bissett shares her experience on how music could resonate to culinary moments, from restaurant music playlist to high tea time with classical performance.
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
NOW! Jakarta spoke to the Ambassador about the special relationship between Indonesia and South Korea and the gains this relationship has seen in recent years.
NOW! Jakarta spoke to ACG Jakarta’s new principal Shawn Hutchinson about his career in education and his plans for the school.
Like our Galaxy, Jakarta is at once filled with exhilarating beauty and things that can end your existence. Take note, for knowledge is key to survival.
Our Publisher Alistair Speirs takes on the success of Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games 2018 that relates to the spirit of Olympic Games.
Beside the Asian Games, the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Annual Meeting 2018, and two other international scale conventions are held in Indonesia.
Held in Jakarta and Palembang, the Asian games 2018 has been a big success since the opening. Here are few fun facts about the biggest sport event in Asia.
Watch classical concerts from guitarist Sabrina Vlaskalic, violist Adam Cordle, and the show to celebrate American composer Leonard Bernstein.
NOW! Jakarta spoke to Shane Nathan, Interim Principal of BSJ about the school’s changing demographics and British heritage, as well as its students’ success.
Young curator Gesyada Siregar spoke to NOW!Jakarta about the next generation of Indonesian artists, her work and her efforts to educate youth about art.
The British Council, through its various programmes and initiatives, fosters a two-way engagement and carries forward the directive to make the world better.
Previously named Mon Decor Gallery, Art:1 comprehensively provides museum exhibitions by senior artists, supports emerging artists through its art space.
The National Gallery of Indonesia was inaugurated in May 1999, following decades of development of the various buildings and spaces.
NOW! Jakarta spoke to Museum Director Aaron Seto about the museum’s contribution to Jakarta’s burgeoning art scene.
Wisma Chesire programme, The Young Voices Indonesia (YVI) works to strengthen the role of young people with disabilities.
Held from 3 to 31 August, National Gallery will exhibit State Palace collections - feature painting, sculpture, and craft works.
NOW! Jakarta spoke to Ambassador of Ireland, H.E. Kyle O’Sullivan ahead of the end of his appointment in Indonesia.
History is everywhere in Jakarta. Archipelago International recently conducted a tour which helped a group learn a bit more about this 491 year old megapolis.
Solo is preparing to welcome more than 50 gamelan groups from Indonesia and overseas for the IGF 2018 to be held in the city between 9-16 August.
We compile a list of spas that offer premium quality treatments inspired by nature and traditional techniques to those seeking a soothing experience.
Werner Jayson, a German-American long time resident of the capital has certainly helped introduce our taste buds to decidedly Southern classic smoked meat
What are some ways that business can evolve from standard practice and align themselves with future, viable systems of management?
While the pristine beaches might be the main draw to the island, a repository of art from the region has culture enthusiasts talking.
This year, 101 Travel Sketch will take place in Jakarta in October, and will be celebrated in Bali and Palembang next year.
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.
House of Diamonds is a Malang-based social enterprise that produces stunning hand-stitched throws, as well as a range of other textile products.
First held in June, Jakarta Aquarium’s successful Aqua Camp aims to engage children with undersea world, returns from 13 to 27 July.
The gymnastics programme at BSJ has recently undergone a few changes with new equipment classes introduced for those outside the school community.
NOW! Jakarta spoke to U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia, H.E. Joseph R. Donovan Jr. about this relationship and the opportunities for fostering this connection.
Burgreens is an organic plant-based eatery and caterer that shows how healthy food can be delicious which has mission to empower women and farmers.
@america hosted a seminar “Geosharing #5: A Religious Geotourism Experience” which discussed the correlation between spiritual pilgrimage sites and geoscience.
NOW! Jakarta spoke to nutritionist Geeta Seth, about diet fads and the importance of keeping ourselves in check.
Regarding to magazine headline, Alistair Speirs shares his thought on how overweight become the health issue in urban life which leads to fitness crisis.
The interdisciplinary collaboration between poet and author Goenawan Mohamad and renowned painter Muhammad Hanafi has piqued the attention of the art community.
Ambassador Gurbuz discuss how the cultural connections between Turkey and Indonesia can help educate a world increasingly hostile to the faith.
The multi award-winning, independent 5-star hotel Royal Ambarrukmo Yogyakarta has recently added a kids club and playground.
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
2018 Mount Bromo Jazz festival of Jazz Gunung Bromo 2018 will entertain the music lover again this year at Amfiteater Jiwa Jawa Resort Bromo.
It has been 20 years since the New Order was replaced by a new set of rules. Indonesia has grown significantly, but where do things stand now?
In this section we cover some of the latest developments as we head toward what we like to call the “New Jakarta", outlined by Governor Anies Baswedan's vision
AWA members visited one of the projects they have helped sponsor, Sekolah Kami, a school for children of trash pickers on the outskirts of Jakarta.
Four regions in the country are now among the best in the country for travellers looking for destinations that comply with their beliefs.
Women gathered at Art and culture presentation ‘Denting Canting‘ to discuss about Indonesian luminary, Kartini’s, favourite batik, Indonesia’s heritage.
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.
NOW! Jakarta picks 10 education apps which may be useful to support academic performance and improve skills.
Bali-based glass artist, Ron Seivertson, exhibits his new creation of “Java Man", highlights the history of Indonesia ancient human story.
Wina Bissett has a story about her family brunch time with Expat Housewife of Jakarta.
The photographer Anton Gautama spoke to NOW! Jakarta about his book projects and his desire to preserve Indonesian culture through photography.
Don’t need histarey, jeografy or syence cuz we hv Google. So y r we still sending are kids to skool?
New industries enabled by technology are disrupting existing players and creating opportunities for a fresh breed of entrepreneurs in Indonesia.
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
David Metcalf narrates the important of culture preservation as the part of traditional school which exist in indigenous community in Indonesia.
Director of Istituto Italiano di Cultura Michela Linda Magri talk about institution’s involvement in the wide variety of Indonesia-Italia initiatives.
We put together a curated list of natural attractions in North Sumatra that will reward the traveller with the best experiences.
NOW!JAKARTA spoke to the founder of Taman Bacaan pelangi Nila Tanzil to discuss about building education in Eastern Indonesia through reading acts.
Beacon Academy, A school that provides a learner-centered environment that nurtures a strong sense of belonging while encouraging them to be creative.
SIS CEO and founder Jaspal Sidhu learned early in his childhood how education was going to have a significant impact in his life.
the publisher of NOW!JAKARTA Alistair Speirs talks the importance of education for development of a country.
NOW! Jakarta’s annual PR & marketing gathering event was held on 26 April at Samsara restaurant, Jakarta.
FWD Life Indonesia launched its partnership with Special Olympics Indonesia (SOIna), to empower athletes and kids with intellectual disabilities.
Young emerging illustrators manifest their past in their first collective exhibition entitled “FABLE” at Senopati Qubicle Center, South Jakarta.
Partnerships with the Dutch and Belgian governments in various sectors has helped communities in Indonesia lead better lives.
ACG School Jakarta is a place where strong qualifications and high professionalism to produce an enduring commitment to an enjoyment of learning.
The annual ballet and contemporary dance competition, Dance Prix Indonesia is back and showcases talented dancers across the region.
Scheduled to be featured as a demonstration sport at the Asian Games in 2018, could it be included as a medal sport at the next Olympics?
Six companies have excellent track records as responsible companies and announce their participation as MVB 2018 Members.
BINUS University International helps students develop valuable skills in the financial technology sector via its global curriculum.
Celebrating indigenous people and culture through dance, music, unity, art and collaboration at the Indigenous Celebration 2018 in May.
Take your children to these top indoor playgrounds in Jakarta such as Kidzania, Houbii, Pinisi Edutainment Park, Wowzonia, and The Magical Garden.