Alistair Speirs

Alistair Speirs

Alistair has been in the publishing, advertising and PR business for 25 years. He started NOW! Magazines as the region’s preferred community magazine.


Hope for the Best but Prepare for the Worst
Soapbox: Publisher's Perspective | 1 April 2020

Hope for the Best but Prepare for the Worst

And here we are again, ready and prepared to cope with serious challenges because we are very good at ‘ostrich solutions’. Put your head in the sand as danger approaches because if you can’t see it then it surely won’t notice you!

Smart City Jakarta: The Great Challenge
Soapbox: Publisher's Perspective | 2 March 2020

Smart City Jakarta: The Great Challenge

Jakarta really has the potential to become a smart city. It’s back to you, City Government, to make the city smart, because the technology is available, the experience is available, it just needs the willingness to commit.

Tiny Steps to Solve the Traffic Disaster
Views | 28 February 2020

Tiny Steps to Solve the Traffic Disaster

The traffic situation in Jakarta has worsened over the first two months of the year rather than improved. So, what can we do? Our publisher Alistair Speirs provides a suggestion to solve this issue.