Her Australian education and her Muslim upbringing might clash in another scenario, but in the world of comedy it makes her unique and memorable.
Mimpi Sleep offers premium sleep products at affordable prices, and for the entire month of Ramadan, Mimpi Sleep is offering up to 25% off on all its mattresses including Mimpi Ace, Mimpi Original and Mimpi Luxury.
Illegal logging continues to plague West Kalimantan, but the ASRI Foundation, and Dr Kinari Webb, or on a mission to solve this environmental crisis.
On Saturday, 6 March 2021, the Gandhi Memorial Intercontinental School (GMIS) Jakarta held its third-ever [email protected], where 15 confident students ranging from grades 9 through 12, presented a wide range of modern topics.
The aviation industry has experienced a huge set-back due to the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. How is the industry managing this challenge and finding measures to rise above adversity?
CapitaLand’s wholly owned lodging business unit, The Ascott Limited (Ascott), has opened Citadines Berawa Beach Bali in the heart of Canggu, a destination on the South coast of Bali, Indonesia.
Welcome to the beginning of a Chinese New Year on 12 February 2021, Rasamala Outdoor on the 3rd floor of the Aston Kartika Grogol Hotel & Conference Center a four-star hotel surrounded by entertainment, business, education areas.
Laksmi recently met with Alistair Speirs Now! Jakarta’s publisher at Amuz Gourmet Restaurant for lunch and a far-ranging chat about her extraordinary career.
Hilton’s upmarket hotel brand will make its long anticipated appearance in Surabaya in February bringing great city views in the centre of Surabaya.
The far-ranging of the multi-talented Ismaya group opened in another venue recently : your kitchen!
Starting in 2021, the Indonesian government will be starting the distribution of free Covid-19 vaccine to pursue immunisation to curb the potential surge in the post-year-end holiday and hopefully begin long-term mitigation.
Piquant Restaurant Jakarta is one of the newer dining venues in Menteng, presenting a bespoke and discerning dining experience in the city.
Viceroy Bali has announced the appointment of Amanda Syrowatka as General Manager and Patrick Farrell as Director of Sales & Marketing.
To try to make some sense of what happened next we turned to popular search engine Google to help us to recall and reflect on what has been going on in 2020.
The very elements that make Erasmus Huis an essential part of preserving the cultural exchange between Holland and Indonesia, are the same ones that increase coronavirus risk, namely bringing enthusiastic people together.
Learning has no limits at Nord Anglia School Jakarta, where the school offers an engaging learning environment to ensure every child loves coming to school.
Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the annual Jakarta Fashion Week (2021) tries to find a way to make the annual event interesting by engaging audiences at home through creative storytelling and virtual experience.
Alistair Speirs invites offers a recommendation to put Covid-19 in proportion to the other health threats that are already damaging Indonesian society and hopes that this will assist in more effective mitigation.
Nobody needs to be reminded about the continually dire situations we are still facing today, and so, please allow me to focus on two—possibly not that commonly known—global days: World Humanitarian Day and World Mental Health Day.
A list of companies in Indonesia are looking forward to extend the period of work from home as the Covid-19 pandemic enters new wave, urging companies to revolutionise their workplace.
Living healthier starts with small steps, such as bringing your own drinking bottle in order to minimise unnecessary surface contact as well as reducing plastic bottle waste.
The Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy urges Indonesian culinary businesses to adopt technology for a more sustainable and resilient industry.
The world is changing. The way we celebrate is changing. Here is a tribute to past Independence Day celebrations that we all know and love.
Religions institutions within the international community with faith have a pivotal role to save the future from biodiversity loss and zoonotic diseases.
Inspired by old school Indonesian charm and scrumptious culinary offerings, Four Points by Sheraton Surabaya, Pakuwon Indah launched Djaman Doeloe Resto and Bar.
Located at Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta, the widely popular restaurant is officially bringing back its coveted lavish weekend brunch.
Have you tried playing games during self-isolation to have fun with friends and cope with social life? We bet you do.
The face of the world is changing, and so is the face of modern art. Check out our exclusive interview with Salihara top leaders to see how this particular arts centre and community are keeping up with the times.
Alistair Speirs returns, this time talking about how to avoid going back to the old normal amidst a society boasting about embracing the new one while still clinging to the old ways of doing things whether they realise it or not.
The Ascott Limited (Ascott) introduces Ascott Cares and reviews its lodging products and services to ensure they are future-ready in a post-COVID-19 landscape.
The Ascott Limited (Ascott) introduces Ascott Cares and reviews its lodging products and services to ensure they are future-ready in a post-COVID-19 landscape.
Meditation might be the answer to frustrated, depressed and stressed feelings that we all experience. If you’re willing to be open minded and give it a chance, we’ve found three amazing apps to start on your mindfulness journey.
We spoke to an actual Covid-19 survivor, Paulus Sony, who was happy to share his life-changing experience and show us that this virus CAN be defeated with the right knowledge and attitude.
NOW! Jakarta Managing Editor Refa Koetin returns for another episode of Pandemic Effect, sharing how the pandemic is affecting empaths—polar opposites of narcissists—everywhere, and how not to get burned if you think you are one.
Bringing the issue around discrimination and tolerance, these TV shows, stand-up special, and films will enlighten your perspective in Islam and the Muslim community.
What does it mean to celebrate the end of Ramadan in the midst of a global pandemic? And how is the pandemic changing the nation’s healthcare system?
In the interest of keeping a positive view, NOW! Jakarta Managing Editor Refa Koetin will explore how this Covid-19 pandemic could potentially be a gift to narcissists. Also available in podcast version.
NOW! Jakarta Managing Editor Refa Koetin shares a summary of how other countries fight against Covid-19. But how about here in Indonesia? What have you done in this fight?
To stay well and safe in times of a pandemic, Indonesians are doing whatever it takes including changing the way they shop.
Covid-19 might be a challenging time for students to maintain their academics goals since most of them are learning school at home.
Encouraging you to stay home, Ismaya’s new “at-home experience” services will deliver outstanding dishes, drinks and products straight to your doorstep.
Bandung has many initiatives driven by the city’s young demographic. Bandung hosts a variety of workshops, conferences and festivals, all encouraging the development of creativity, prototypes and product design in particular.
The significant increase of plastic food packaging especially in online delivery is behind the story why Ecorasa was created. They offer a holistic solution by creating a plastic food and beverage packaging using Oxium technology,
Physical limitation does not necessarily mean a lack of imagination and vision. An admirable example is the case of Angkie Yudistia, founder of Thisable Enterprise and member of Presidential Special Staff.
Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara (MACAN) presents two exhibitions from Melati Suryodarmo and Julian Rosefeldt in the same schedule, providing a lineal experience to open further dialogue about contemporary arts.
NOW! Jakarta Managing Editor Refa Koetin went to Starbucks not only for a cup of good coffee but also to have a chat with CMO of Starbucks Indonesia Liryawati about her definition of success.
The definition of success has been a longstanding subject of debate. Everyone perceives success differently but they all want to be successful. NOW! Jakarta Managing Editor Refa Koetin talks about the why.
Explore Korea’s rich culture, stunning landscapes, impeccable culinary offering and the recent Muslim-friendly tourism features.
Mantra have been investing into environmental engineers and have them learning about mathematics, physics and the physical environment, so they get practice and see results based on our daily work.
2020 edition of Java Jazz is not the only celebration of classic jazz music, but also an emerging festival where music goers gather for groovy yet a nostalgic night!
The peak of Fashion Rhapsody showcased inspiring collections from four emerging designers and tons of brands that engage in the mission in reducing the industry’s waste.
Tugu Lombok is located on miles of pristine virgin white sand beach on the northwest coast of the island, framed by the majestic sunrise over Mount Rinjani in Lombok.
From modest workshops in Bogor, Moloka produces goat milk-based products ranging from food to skincare using only natural ingredients. The founder Esterlyta Pandjaitan wants to let people know about the benefit of goat milk.
NOW! Jakarta launched Say Yes to Less, a programme dedicated to address the issue of food and plastic waste and find potential solutions within culinary businesses with excellent waste management policy.
All kinds of love is our special series of content for this month. In this article, NOW! Jakarta Managing Editor Refa Koetin talks about Objectophilia, a form of sexual or romantic attraction focused on particular inanimate object
Celebrating Valentine's Day, Indonesian tenor singer Ari Wibowo collaborating with Regina Handoko and Harland Hutabarat will be part of a classical music concert titled Amore – A Romantic Classical Evening.
In this day and age, almost everything can be explained with science, including love. NOW! Jakarta Managing Editor Refa Koetin talks about love based on scientific findings.
Waste4Change invites you to start taking part in creating a better environment by managing your waste in your house and office.
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!
If you’re interested in the world of coffee shops, it’s important to understand what you’ll need to open your own coffee shop. Your checklist is going to be long, but every step is crucial to your success.
Since it was established in 2013, EEC Kampung Inggris Jakarta has received hundreds of students, ranging from kindergarten ages to adults.
With “Cakes for Charity”, we brightened up the day of underprivileged children across the city by bringing them cakes, gifts and toys, provided by Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta and The Sultan Hotel & Residence Jakarta.
By preserving the original vintage looks at its core, M Bloc is a lifestyle hub that invites local communities to express their modern creativity.
From a studio in Sanderfjord, Norway, the colour specialist of one of the world’s biggest paint companies, Jotun, keep a close watch on trends in global cities and the way our lifestyle changing in this fast-paced and modern world
Thai artist Mit Jai Inn links the history of the cave to create creative space for UOB Museum MACAN Children’s Art Space Commission
The annual celebration of contemporary art and design enters a new decade with X, fathoming the depth of an artist’s imagination.
The Managing Director of EKONID talks to NOW! Jakarta about the organisation’s nearly 100-year presence in Indonesia and its contribution to the economy.
Our Managing Editor Refa Koetin introduces us to NOW! Jakarta's culinary issue, talking how we appreciate food as more than mere sustenance!
NOW! Jakarta made another push towards sustainability by encouraging partners and BRBCA 2019 participants to manage waste responsibly through a seminar attended by the most important stakeholders in the industry.
Managing Director of PT Piaggio Indonesia, Marco Noto La Diega shares his view on how Vespa has persisted through generations, the size of Indonesia’s Vespa community and the brand’s future plans.
Jakarta has seen an increase in non-waste businesses offering packaging free shopping in the recent years. Saruga, The Bulkstore & Co. and Naked Inc. are some of the pioneers behind this urban zero waste lifestyle.
Lavva is a nocturnal amusement destination, built to serve fast-changing urbanists located at premium lifestyle destination, Plaza Senayan. Lavva is a restaurant, lounge, KTV Suites and whiskey bar all in one place.
The first SwissCham Indonesia Golf Tournament was held on Friday, 9 August 2019 at one of Indonesia’s most challenging and beautiful courses, Royale Jakarta Golf Club.
One of Jakarta’s most happening centre of commercial and nightlife hubs, SKYE, lets you savour delightful cuisines paired with some of the best gins in town with their latest programme, Ginstronomy.
The largest island in the Maluku archipelago, Seram is known affectionately as the Nusa Ina (Mother Island) and is considered the original ancestral home of all Malukan people.
After 12 years of successfully bringing stars and essence of the global film industry to Indonesia, Balinale – Bali International Film Festival is set to return this year for the 13th iteration on 24 - 29 September 2019.
In celebration of their 16th anniversary, legendary club and Ismaya Group’s first ever establishment, Blowfish, brought in guest star Paul Van Dyk to The Origins – Blowfish Sixteen Edition Anniversary Party.
As is customary when developing new qualities, ARTOZ Bar strives to be unique and offers a certain playful element including a new cocktail series that are sure to have you begging for more.
While most hotels used to purchase decorative art from manufacturing companies in bulk, nowadays more hotels are acquiring unique, original artworks to deliver a distinctive staying experience.
Presented by Ciputra Artpreneur, I La Galigo is a world-class colossal performance promoting cultural arts from the archipelago to the community, especially the young generation
Greg Elms, Vice Chairman of Indonesia Canada Chamber of Commerce, explains the current positive state of Canada-Indonesia economic relations and hopes for the future.
The homey garden of ARMA Museum in Ubud will host Ubud Village Jazz Festival (UVJF) 2019 on 16-17 August 2019, bringing with it some of the world’s most celebrated jazz musicians.
Lin Neumann, Managing Director of the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham), is confident that the US and Indonesia’s relations is stronger than ever.
Verdy Bhawanta and Indobarian offer challenging activities for you to fully understand your body physically, mentally, and spiritually.
NOW! Jakarta Managing Editor Refa Koetin dives down on how we maintain our health with the help of either the governmental agencies or private corporations.
Priyaris Munandar showcases his works at the National Gallery of Indonesia (Building A) on 26 June to 15 July 2019 in an exhibition titled "Napak Tilas Peradaban".
Emerging Photographer Rony Zakaria Captures Indonesian Beauty on His Solo Exhibition "Men, Mountain, and the Sea" at ARTOTEL Thamrin 25-31 July 2019.
Bringing back PROMO SUPERGILA, which was a huge hit last year, Electronic City returned bigger than ever to the most anticipated fair of the year.
PierogiPierogi are bringing to Indonesia the best of this, Poland’s favourite dish.
Pursuing sustainable development makes companies more competitive, more resilient and adaptable in a fast-changing world, and more prepared for the future.
Jakarta Aquarium offers a unique and engaging marine experience in one fun package while inviting visitors to protect the future of our ocean.
Nothing more than is now being spent but the change of attitude from all who participate and all who interact could be life changing. Goodbye Chaos, Hello character: the new face of Jakarta.
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?
At the first day of fasting, the treatment site has reported an additional 864 tonnes of waste daily 6,000 to 8,000 tonnes per day. Most of these are food and packaging waste.
There are no walls between me and the sea, and the balcony juts out slightly over the edge of the water.
With the demands of skill sets and knowledge changing in just a generation, how do schools respond?
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.
Curatorial team of a future exhibition about the Indonesian Revolutionary War have been digging into relevant historical and cultural objects of various museums and institutions in Holland.
I imagined what the headlines in the next day’s newspapers might have been had we crashed and died that day: “Last laugh for British funny men.” Nearly.
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.
Ruci Art Space, a repository of emerging and established artists to display their creations, held the third installment of their Y: Collect 3.0 Exhibition.
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 festival prepared a full lineup of chefs, restaurateurs, entrepreneurs, farmers, food writers, scientists, and activists converging from 26 to 28 April.
Located in trendy Senopati, Bar Gina embaraces an empowered-feminist-concept and is ideal for individuals who want to express themselves.
In raising awareness of waste in Indonesia, BritCham has created the new Inspiration Series with the topic of waste as the first edition.
NOW! Jakarta spoke to her about the emerging issues in arts, humanities and documentary photography.
Considered the go-to place for wine and spirits, Red and White caters to a wide spectrum of consumers ranging from enthusiasts, collectors to casual drinkers.
With some repairs done to the resort in the Special Economic Zone, recovery efforts—with the support of the Ministry of Tourism— are ongoing.
Take a romantic journey by indulging in a romantic dinner at the hotel’s restaurants and enjoying a romantic staycation.
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Bringing what anyone can offer, all the meals are placed together at the large family table so everybody can serve himself or herself.
This special unit was formed to promote mediation as an effective approach to conflict resolution in conflicts over land and natural resource management.
In recognition of Bandung’s emerging creative personalities, the boutique hotel has dedicated an art space to hold exhibitions and cafe for weekend hangout.
Before you know it, Christmas will be long gone and you’ll be ringing in the new year - goodbye 2018, hello 2019! Time flies at this time of year, so before ..
Millennials have disrupted traditional avenues of making money. With a changing financial scene, however, what financial options are open to them?
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.
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.
We spoke to Jan Rönnfeld Managing Director of the German-Indonesian Chamber of Industry and Commerce about the organisation and its role in the country.
Health and wellness specialist Azza Keith joins REVĪVŌ Wellness Resort in Bali for an exclusive, life-changing 7-Day Ketogenic Retreat .
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.
Previously named Mon Decor Gallery, Art:1 comprehensively provides museum exhibitions by senior artists, supports emerging artists through its art space.
Bridging the heart of Singapore with the lush scenery of Indonesia, Riau islands have seen growth in both business and tourism.
NOW! Jakarta spoke to Managing Director of Re.juve Richard Anthony about the growing popularity of cold-pressed juice.
Toby’s Estate has just opened its latest outlet at Grand Indonesia, invites guests to enjoy premium specialty coffees while indulging in a few Australian treats
The beginning of May sprang to life with the annual PTA Country Fair at British School Jakarta.
Javasmith knives is inspired by traditional keris allowing the designer to express his imagination, deep love and pride for Indonesian history and legend.
David Metcalf narrates the important of culture preservation as the part of traditional school which exist in indigenous community in Indonesia.
What if cities were abandoned by humans and life became more sustainable? Chris Morin Eitner, in his latest exhibit, explores the idea.
Beacon Academy, A school that provides a learner-centered environment that nurtures a strong sense of belonging while encouraging them to be creative.
Young emerging illustrators manifest their past in their first collective exhibition entitled “FABLE” at Senopati Qubicle Center, South Jakarta.
Hanna’s Klappertaart, which is based in Jakarta, focuses on no-bake klappertaart (also known as klappertaart dingin, or cold klappertaart in English).
Collage All Day Dining at Pullman Jakarta Central Park is bringing the rich and vibrant flavours of Mexican food to the capital, featuring the most recognized dishes at the restaurant’s unique open kitchen buffet counters.
At Fez Kinara, diners are encouraged to share the dishes of Moroccan origins that seem perfect for every occasion, but are perhaps best enjoyed with a group of family and friends
Jan Roennfeld, Managing Director of EKONID, spoke to NOW! Jakarta about the chamber’s role and activities, the growing economic interest of Germany in Indonesia and his goals for the future.
The Chaine des Rotisseurs, a gastronomic society dedicated to challenging the hospitality industry to achieve their highest possible standards, got close to their objective on Friday 23 September in the beautiful Raffles Jakarta
Beginning in January 2017, the Crowne Plaza Jakarta hotel will undergo extensive refurbishments, taking place in several phases over two years and expected to be complete in 2018.
Rina Ciputra Sastrawinata, President Director of Ciputra Artpreneur stated that she was truly excited to have the Vienna Boys Choir on 15-16 October at Ciputra Artpreneur Theater, Jakarta.
Read through the journey of Stephanie Brookes when she and David Metcalf visited a remote island in the Malukus, the birthplace of the original Cakalele dance.
If you're craving for an original Mexican cuisine, Casa Mexico is the best you can get. Located in Senayan area, everyone can easily get there.
Today, music is as ubiquitous as the devices that stream and store them. Our only way of getting a handle on our hunger of listening to new music is managing our time.
Rachel House works specifically with young patients from marginalised communities who have been diagnosed with advanced stage cancer or HIV/aids.