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.


Are We Wasting Time on Waste? Indonesia's Growing Emergency
SUSTAINABILITY | 13 November 2020

Are We Wasting Time on Waste? Indonesia's Growing Emergency

Alistair Speirs, Publisher of Now! Jakarta brings you an interview with a very well-known person in the waste management and recycling business, Bijaksana Junerosano (Sano), and he is going to bring us up to date with Indonesia.

The Great Art of the Insult
Soapbox: Publisher's Perspective | 13 November 2020

The Great Art of the Insult

I am sure that you, like me, are totally floored by the ease with which politicians and their supporters in elections have no problem in dispensing with any form of truth, honesty or even ethics or indeed morality.

Rebecca Tong: Meet the World's Best Woman Conductor
NOW! PEOPLE | 13 November 2020

Rebecca Tong: Meet the World's Best Woman Conductor

Now! Jakarta’s Alistair Speirs meets Rebecca Tong who has put Indonesia on the World Map in a most unlikely way. She is the winner of La Maistre Paris 2020 crowning her the best Woman Orchestral Conductor in the world.

Bluebird Remains in Flight: An Interview with Noni Purnomo
NOW! PEOPLE | 12 November 2020

Bluebird Remains in Flight: An Interview with Noni Purnomo

Alistair Speirs, Publisher of Now! Jakarta brings us a very special interview with Noni Purnomo, the lady behind one of Indonesia’s most trusted and most visible companies, the Bluebird Group.

Putting "Covid" in Proportion
Soapbox: Publisher's Perspective | 12 October 2020

Putting "Covid" in Proportion

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.