NOW! Jakarta guides expatriates living in Indonesia on how to adjust to Indonesian culture and behaviour.
NOW! Jakarta contributor David Metcalf speak with Karolin Margret Natasa about the Naik Dango Festival in West Kalimantan.
British Council Director Paul Smith talks about the future of bilateral relations between the UK and Indonesia.
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.
Jakarta Aquarium offers educational programmes where everyone can learn about aquatic biota, preservation and conservation.
Sustainable fashion is taking global fashion industry by storm while the local industry gradually follows suit.
Indonesia's steady economic growth invites expatriate workers from all over the world to work and live in Indonesia.
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.
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.
Oswar Mungkasa, Deputy Governor of Jakarta for Spatial Planning and Environment, talked to us about the city’s sustainability initiatives, waste programs and a brighter future.
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.
The exhibition-based narrative approach enabled by the availability of online archives will strengthen the chronology-based narrative approach.
There are several things you must prepare before moving to Indonesia. Other than the complicated immigration necessities and a new house for your family, vaccination is one thing that people often forget.
A lot of Medan’s top attractions are focused around food and you can sign up for a food tour, or simply go it alone and explore the sights, smells, and tastes of the city by yourself.
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.
NOW! Jakarta spoke to Dr. Daniel Low, Dean Raffles Christian School Pondok Indah about the school’s education philosophies.
Can we actually start earlier? What does it take to make responsible waste management our daily behaviour?
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.
40 films from 14 countries will be presented and 25 directors in attendance with Q & A sessions.
New Figure at the helm of British Women’s Association and ASEAN Women’s Circle.
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.
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.
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.
In partnership with Prestasi Junior Indonesia, Starbucks Indonesia held a Creative Youth Entrepreneurship programme to empower vocational students in four cities across the country.
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 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! 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.
Glodok is rustic and classic, an old Chinese neighborhood that always invites people to comeback to see history and culture that has been a part of the Batavia since 15th century.
Global Ecobrick Alliance encourages people to sequester unwanted, unloved plastic, to capture it and render it harmless by gathering it and shoving it firmly into discarded bottles to create ecobricks.
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?
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?
The British Embassy observed International Women’s Day by inviting four women speakers from different social backgrounds.
ACG School Jakarta kindergarten spark students’ curiosity and natural sense of wonder with a play-based, inquiry-centred learning philosophy in a dynamic classroom.
A community of volunteers is helping raise awareness of the issues involving the city’s wetlands.
Students at this North Jakarta school are showcasing more than 300 art works.
All Saints Anglican Church in Jakarta (ASACJ) celebrates an astonishing 200 years of continuous ministry in Jakarta in 2019.
Looking for a better way to boost your health? Thai Fit is worth trying!
Filmmaker Gary Bencheghib and his brother have helped raise awareness through films about their expeditions to some of the world’s most polluted waterways.
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.
With the theme of Solve for X, TEDxJIS 2019 explores intriguing questions.
Covered with ‘Love’ as a main theme, the film festival captures issues such as religion, gender and other domestic issues.
Animals like Bobo, Alba and other furry friends remind us of humanity. They inspire artists to create artworks, the art pieces in turn monumental.
Saraswati Learning Center addresses the needs of these children and helps educate them in a supportive environment.
No matter the reason, one sometimes needs a little help getting the right look - and that’s where make up artists step in.
Javara’s Sekolah Seniman Pangan hosted a cooking event with a prominent Papuan chef. The event also highlighted the food crisis in the province.
Have we reached a point where we’re falling in love with virtual characters?
The school provides an atmosphere where diversity is considered a strength and where differences are seen as assets.
The most popular Chinese-Indonesian heritage sites in Jakarta are Chinatown in Petak Sembilan, but there are many places to explore.
The film portrays the profound impacts of China-ASEAN relationships and helps to enrich the implementation of the goals and mission in both countries.
We’ve curated a line up of a few cafes you might want visit over the weekend.
The Management Advisor of Kharisma Bangsa School, Okan Celiker spoke to us about the students’ achievements and his plans for building on their successes.
Waste4Change is a social enterprise providing waste management services from upstream to downstream.
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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.
The longest running festival takes place in a city which inspires artistic dreaming like nowhere else on Earth, Director Wendy Martin tells NOW! Jakarta.
NOW! Jakarta has curated a list of activities that one can participate in this holiday season.
An after-school activity helped catapult her to fame on the popular cooking competition show "MasterChef" Australia,
Recognising the past is imperative. Now, a museum dedicated to the Tionghoa people of Batavia serves that purpose.
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.
Hotel's culinary team made beautiful cake and shared it disadvantaged communities in a few activities.
Go see An evening with Spellbound, The Art of Chamber Music - Song Without Words, and Jakarta New Year Concert by Ananda Sukarlan for December concerts.
doctorSHARE travels to Indonesia’s remote eastern islands to provide medical services.
Showing the commitment to find Indonesia’s future talents, Hari Fauzan was named as the winner of the first Chef Hunt at Jakarta Culinary Feastival.
The organisation aims to generate resources through fund-raising and partnerships and use those funds to make an impact on the larger society.
Local authorities often lack know-how and equipment, and so rescue efforts were delayed until the military could reach the area.
Maria Sumual from Yayasan Biji Sesawi went to Papua to visit the children of 13 poor villages.
From cemeteries to ceremonies, a delightful experience awaits the traveller who takes the time to go to Tana Toraja learn a little of its vibrant culture.
Asyariefah RA spoke to CEO and Founder of Endless Computers, Matt Dalio about his organisation’s reach in areas with limited access to technology.
Jakarta Culinary Feastival is expected to be a gastronomic haven where foodies can meet with more than 50 local and international culinary stars.
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.
BeeMa Honey produce an array of Artisan honey by bees from the genus Apis which collect from organic plantation and the surrounded forests.
NOW! Jakarta had one on one interview with Helianti Hilman, Founder and CEO of Javara Indigenous Indonesia to talk about promoting Indonesian spices.
With impressive skills under his belt, Revo is now all set to embark on a culinary arts course at Le Cordon Bleu in New Zealand.
Welcoming October, number of hotels and restaurants are celebrating Oktoberfest, which is a really big thing for Germans—and for everybody else who loves beer.
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.
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.
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.
120 Ultimate Frisbee players from Bali, Singapore, Surabaya,and other cities joined players in Jakarta in mid September for a two-day ‘Double Team’ tournament.
Jakarta is the center of music and entertainment. For those who want to learn about music professionally, these schools offer one music education.
SabangMerauke aims to open people’s minds, encourage tolerance and inclusion through a range of activities by living with family in different backgrounds.
Held at Global Jaya International School, Starbucks Indonesia invited 150 children to celebrate National Sports through its StarCoach Programme.
On 13 September, the winners of NOW!JAKARTA School Competition 2018 received certificate of achievement and prizes at Oakwood Premier Cozmo Jakarta.
Hana Madness has found a platform for her passion and hopes to remove the stigma associated with mental illness.
Using second-hand items, the Batutara Percussion’s music is truly refreshing. Deeper, it carries a mission of sustainable living through sound.
Wina Bissett shares her experience on how music could resonate to culinary moments, from restaurant music playlist to high tea time with classical performance.
Ariel Nayaka, 24, is one of Indonesia’s rising hip-hop stars, charting out the future of this genre in the Indonesia’s capital.
Lembata is hidden destination with Beautiful ikats, snorkelling delights and a rich community life in one of the lesser known islands far to the east.
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
Shelly Gautama took to the bagpipes not long after she moved to Melbourne for boarding school. Since then she has performed internationally.
After establishing themselves as the darlings of Indonesia’s indie scene Stars and Rabbit also made waves overseas, playing festivals and touring abroad.
Singapore Intercultural School Bona Vista will hold its annual Mega Bazaar on 15 September, aim to help students learn the basics of entrepreneurship.
Rivelino's love of the Irish Uilleann Bagpipes reaps rewards which send him the Emerald Isle this winter, to train with the legendary Paddy Keenan.
NOW! Jakarta spoke to ACG Jakarta’s new principal Shawn Hutchinson about his career in education and his plans for the school.
The Symphony for the Nation concert in August paid tribute to Indonesian artists, highlighted the song about childhood, teacher, and mother earth.
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.
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.
Watch classical concerts from guitarist Sabrina Vlaskalic, violist Adam Cordle, and the show to celebrate American composer Leonard Bernstein.
This year’s Bali International Film Festival is expected to draw around 8,000 visitors taking in the best independent cinema from around 40 countries.
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.
Held from 3 to 31 August, National Gallery will exhibit State Palace collections - feature painting, sculpture, and craft works.
Food writer Wina Bissett shares her experience about what art could inspire the beauty of fine dining cuisine.
Werner Jayson, a German-American long time resident of the capital has certainly helped introduce our taste buds to decidedly Southern classic smoked meat
While the pristine beaches might be the main draw to the island, a repository of art from the region has culture enthusiasts talking.
The struggle faced by athletes with intellectual disabilities in Indonesia can be remedied, but are much needed resources easily procurable?
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.
Yessi Maya Sari travels through the sea by taking a Yacht to explore 11 Banda Islands as the spice islands of Indonesia.
House of Diamonds is a Malang-based social enterprise that produces stunning hand-stitched throws, as well as a range of other textile products.
Master Octav Dirgantara Setiadji spoke to NOW! Jakarta about the challenges of promoting martial art Pencak Silat outside of Indonesia.
Fedi Fianto, an athlete and experienced mountaineer who has climbed Nepal’s Mount Ama Dablam, made his debut at the 2018 FWD North Pole Marathon.
The gymnastics programme at BSJ has recently undergone a few changes with new equipment classes introduced for those outside the school community.
Stephanie Brookes and David Metcalf traveled to Belitung to discover the beauty of the island by exploring beaches and its renowned boulders.
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.
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
If you haven’t planned your vacation yet, why not participate in an activity that leads to a bit of self improvement.
This August, the art collection of the Presidential Palace of the Republic of Indonesia will go on view for the third time.
In partnership with Rinjani Indah School, Novotel Lombok Resort and Villas is hosting Kids Summer Holiday Camp from 18 June to 27 July.
The beginning of May sprang to life with the annual PTA Country Fair at British School Jakarta.
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.
The photography exhibition, titled “We Will Have Been Young” presented a series of photographs that captured issues affecting youth.
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.
We list hotel that offer a range of facilities this Ramadan until the Eid holiday.
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.
William Woodruff spoke to John McGlynn, a founder of Lontar Foundation, after he returned from the 2018 London Book Fair.
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?
NOW! Jakarta spoke to Christiane Doris Wasfy, GM of Hotel Ciputra World Surabaya to talk about her passion in hospitality & her thoughts on tourism in Surabaya.
While success and entrepreneurship are glorified, there is a side of the success story people don’t really talk about: what it takes when one leaps.
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.
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.
the publisher of NOW!JAKARTA Alistair Speirs talks the importance of education for development of a country.
SIS CEO and founder Jaspal Sidhu learned early in his childhood how education was going to have a significant impact in his life.
On the support beams of the non-toll Flyover (JLNT) on Jalan Kasablanka, the pylons along Jalan Antasari have served as a canvas for local school students.
FWD Life Indonesia launched its partnership with Special Olympics Indonesia (SOIna), to empower athletes and kids with intellectual disabilities.
Two lucky winners of the Ultimate Foodies Getaway 2017 photo contest travel to Bali for a specially curated food-focused trip.
Sitting down with SIS Football Coach Gareth Jonsen who envisions a foundation for a football academy in his school.
The British Chamber of Commerce teams up with KADIN and The Indonesia Hockey Federation to host a sports clinic for students in Surabaya.
If you’re looking for the right hotel for your summer in Bali with the family, the Westin Resort Nusa Dua has the perfect package for you.
Young emerging illustrators manifest their past in their first collective exhibition entitled “FABLE” at Senopati Qubicle Center, South Jakarta.
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.
Pasar Mayestik has, over the years, morphed from being a central market to a repository of just about anything one might need.
Celebrating indigenous people and culture through dance, music, unity, art and collaboration at the Indigenous Celebration 2018 in May.
Darbotz, an Indonesian mural artist works with Jakarta Intercultural School students to foster creativity through urban art project.
The Dharmawangsa’s Executive Chef Felix Budisetiawan first fell in love with food and cooking as a kid, by watching his mother preparing meals and helping her out in the kitchen.
Take your children to these top indoor playgrounds in Jakarta such as Kidzania, Houbii, Pinisi Edutainment Park, Wowzonia, and The Magical Garden.
NOW! Jakarta lists down the best international hospitals in Jakarta. The list includes Premier Hospital Jatinegara, RSCM, Pondok Indah Hospital, and Siloam Hospital Semanggi.