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Kids And Family

Kids & Family

Jakarta Aquarium recently launched Aqua Camp, a family-friendly sleepover trip where guests can enjoy learning about underwater life and its biodiversity. Via the combination of education and entertainment, Aqua Camp could well be the ultimate weekend getaway for families in Jakarta. The Aqua Camp is specially established to celebrate the breadth of Indonesia’s biodiversity which can be ...

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Education

Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure . . . than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat. —Theodore Roosevelt. SIS Football Coach Gareth Jonsen teaches his students to become more resilient thougfh sports. Photo courtesy of Singap...

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Explore Jakarta

Ngopi Jakarta or NgoJak (which translates to ‘drinking coffee in Jakarta’) was founded in 2011 as a blog about the history of Jakarta. It first compiled stories about daily life in the city, stories about book sellers, coffee sellers, dangdut street singers, etc, from various angles. Essentially, it provided a snap shot of the city beyond the familiar landmarks, Monas and Kota Tua. Jakar...

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Sport

Former Liverpool & England legend Phil Neal arrived in Jakarta on 22 June as part of the British Chamber of Commerce’s celebration of ten years of Giving Kids A Sporting Chance. During the visit to Jakarta, English Football legend Phil Neal also met with his Indonesian fans. Photo courtesy of British Chamber of Commerce/NOW!JAKARTA Phil remains the most decorated English footb...

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Family

Siem Reap, Cambodia. As soon as you step off that plane you get a huge ‘whoosh’ of warm air. Of course, you start sweating almost immediately. Photo courtesy of iStock/NOW!JAKARTA This was no ordinary trip. None of the ‘typical tourist activities’ were done. I didn’t take a trick picture that made it look like I was holding up a smiling Buddha in Angkor Thom, I didn’t stay in a lu...

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