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.


Is Travel ‘Necessary’ Amidst Increasing Climate Change?
Soapbox: Publisher's Perspective | 4 November 2022

Is Travel ‘Necessary’ Amidst Increasing Climate Change?

Travel and transportation are key factors in the climate discussion: Do we really need to travel as much as we do? And can we really not walk 300m to the closest Alfamart?

Ubud Writers & Readers Festival Begins
NEWS | 28 October 2022

Ubud Writers & Readers Festival Begins

From 27-30 October 2022, writers, artists, activists, and performers from Indonesia and beyond have converged for the 19th UWRF to share stories and ideas exploring this year’s theme: Uniting Humanity.

Getting to Know Your Neighbours
Soapbox: Publisher's Perspective | 11 October 2022

Getting to Know Your Neighbours

There used to be a really popular Australian TV program called “Neighbours” which followed the lives of a particular set of (beautiful, dramatic, emotional, successful and the opposite) people who knew each other very well

The 10 Best Places to Live in the World: Jakarta is Not on The List
Soapbox: Publisher's Perspective | 28 July 2022

The 10 Best Places to Live in the World: Jakarta is Not on The List

The Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) Global Liveability Index 2022, has just published the latest annual ranking of the best places to live in the world, which scores 172 cities in five categories: Stability, Healthcare,