Project Review on the Learning Farm 2019 – 2020

Photos courtesy of Learning Farm Learning Farm is a progressive pro bono organisation focusing on youth empowerment in Indonesia. Here’s a list of their mission and projects in 2019 – 2020. Among non-profit organisations in Indonesia concerned about youth empowerment is The Learning Farm. Officially inaugurated in 2005 by co-founders Mee Kim and Gouri Mirpuri

Say Yes to Less: Managing Plastic Waste in Business

Say Yes to Less is a programme dedicated to address the issue of food and plastic waste and find potential solutions within culinary businesses with excellent waste management policy. Photos by Alfonsius Aditya/NOWJAKARTA Our planet is dying, and one of the most pressing environmental problems is plastic pollution. How much plastic waste do we actually

Cutt & Grill is Now Open at Senopati

Cutt & Grill has now opened its new doors in the bustling area of Senopati. Photos by Raditya Fadilla/NOWJAKARTA Thinking of having a mouth-watering grilling experience? Cutt & Grill has spread its wings to Senopati with good food and great taste! Following the success of its first outlet in Tebet, Cutt & Grill has now opened its

All-time Finest Movies about Love and Romance

Photo Courtesy of Warner Bros It is not uncommon that romantic movies lean pretty much on ‘romanticised’ notions and idealisation that allow us to escape from reality embracing life is all about rainbows and sunshine without the boring bits that follow ‘fairy-tale ending’. Yet, Richard Linklater’s Before trilogy and Spike Jonze’s Her emerged to challenge

Sultry Serenade at Aston Kartika Grogol Hotel and Conference Center

Enjoy a special set of wine pairing menu brought to you by the hotel’s very own chef. Photo courtesy of Aston Kartika Grogol Hotel & Conference Center/NOWJAKARTA Strategically situated among Jakarta’s skyscrapers and shopping centres, Aston Kartika Grogol Hotel and Conference Center welcomes you to celebrate Valentine’s Day. As a brand-new property of Aston Hotel in West Jakarta, Aston

All Kinds of Love: Self-love

Self-love is not selfish! Photo courtesy of iStock/NOWJAKARTA Self-love sounds simple, but for some inexplicable reasons, it can be the most complicated thing in the world. Love is not a passive abstraction but an active responsibility implying a syndrome of attitudes—that of respect, care and knowledge. So, what does self-love really mean? Highlighting an important quotation

EU-Indonesia to Strengthen Ties on Concrete Cooperation

H.E. Vincent Piket shared an interactive discussion that points out cooperative programmes with different sectors. Photos by European Union and Asyariefah R.A./NOWJAKARTA The European Union (EU) has spread its development assistance in Indonesia in the last ten years to support efforts against climate change and deforestation and trade. With H.E. Vincent Piket being appointed as

Search and Rescue Duty in Flooded Jakarta

During the flood disaster that hit Jakarta early January, MAPALA Universitas Indonesia took part in the search and rescue operation. Photo courtesy of Mahasiswa Pencinta Alam (MAPALA) Universitas Indonesia/NOWJAKARTA On 2 January, I received a text from a fellow mountaineer saying, “We need more volunteers”. I wasn’t sure what to think that morning! Natural disasters

The Humorous Kama & Hallie

Kamahele (Kama) unveiled his first comic strip book debut. Photo courtesy of Kamahele/NOWJAKARTA Many professional comic creators started small with their own comic book, and so did Kamahele, a young talented Jakarta-based artist who had just launched his first comic strip in November. Taking place at Aksara Bookstore, South Jakarta, Kamahele (Kama) unveiled his first comic strip book

LIBERTÁ – Italian Flair with a Twist

LIBERTÁ serves unique dishes that are not commonly served at other Italian restaurants in the market today.  Photo Courtesy of LIBERTÁ/NOWJAKARTA Following the massive success of Tucano’s Churrascaria, Hokkaido Izakaya and Harum Manis, Prima Rasa Dining Group officially launched its newest restaurant named LIBERTÁ in the heart of SCBD.  New York loft-inspired designs have made huge

Voice of the People on Wider Sidewalks in Jakarta

Photo by Raditya Fadilla/NOWJAKARTA The government has been working on an extensive revitalisation of sidewalks in and around Jakarta. Having made to improve pedestrian facilities, the revitalisation, albeit temporary, exposes pedestrians to danger by forcing them to walk among the vehicles. Also, pedestrians are, most of the time, harassed by motorbikes on the sidewalks, with

Senso Unico: Dining out with Pleasure

Enjoy authentic Italian dishes at Senso Unico. Photos by Raditya Fadilla/NOWJAKARTA Famed worldwide for its dishes, having Italian meals is such a unique experience. If you want a true taste of Italy with unusual dining experiences, then look no further than Senso Unico. Nestled in the area of Sudirman Park Apartment, Senso Unico has successfully opened

El Asador’s Irresistible Revamped Menu

Vacío or flank steak is one of the newly revamped menu at El Asador. Photos by Raditya Fadilla/NOWJAKARTA Highlighting a varied range of cross-cultural cuisines and culinary traditions from Argentina and Uruguay, El Asador has launched a revamped version of the meat signatures. Tucked away on Kemang street, South Jakarta, El Asador is one of Jakarta’s

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