Beyond Graffiti: Street Art Finds a Creative Space

Off the Wall Jakarta is a collaboration between French and Indonesian urban street artists. Combining their signature designs, the artists showcase their work thanks to a collaboration between the French Institute of Indonesia (IFI) the Yello Harmoni Hotel. French artist Jules Dedet Granel and Katre joined forces with veteran Indonesian urban artists Darbotz and Stereoflow to create a combination of work that showcases street artists’ contribution

A Floral Artist’s Work Goes Beyond Centre-Pieces

Floral artist Sara Malik’s journey into the world of art began as a child. She recalls learning to appreciate nature with her grandmother who was a painter and a floral artist herself. Foloral artist Sara Malik offers a range of classes to help share her passion for flowers and to “instill in participants a love for

Beyond the Classroom: the Importance of Extra-curricular Activities

Two Schools, ACG School Jakarta and the Australian Independent School, offer their take on the importance of extra-curricular activities. In addition to providing students the opportunity to explore their interests and develop new skills, extre-curricular serves another, equally vital purpose – helping socialise students into communities. iStock/NOW!JAKARTA Extra-curricular, or co-curricular activities are a part of education. In addition

A Conversation with Zamshari Shaharan, Chargé d’Affaires, Embassy of Malaysia

Malaysia and Indonesia have shared a connection for years. NOW! Jakarta spoke to the Chargé d’Affaires about this special relationship and the bilateral connections forged over the years. Zamshari Shaharan, Chargé d’Affaires, Embassy of Malaysia. Photo courtesy of Embassy of Malaysia/NOW!JAKARTA How are relations between Malaysia and Indonesia today?  Malaysia and Indonesia share strong historical

Double Chin Restaurant and Bar: An Homage to Asia

Double Chin Restaurant and Bar is a treat, no matter what you choose from its vast menu. Located at the ground floor ARTOTEL Thamrin, Double Chin Restaurant and Bar provides Asian cuisine, pay homage to the myriad falvours of the region. Photos by Raditya Fadilla/NOWJAKARTA There is little doubt that Southeast Asia is home to

Teaching Today’s Generation

From technological advances to modern day ‘distractions’, teachers today have a different set of challenges to those in generations past. NOW! Jakarta spoke to two teachers about the changes in the field. With the demands of skill sets and knowledge changing in just a generation, how do schools respond? iStock/NOW!JAKARTA Hugo Indratno Technology Integrator at

Celebrate Easter at These Jakarta Hotels

From limited edition chocolate collections to special brunches and even spa treatments, this year’s Easter celebrations at hotels around Jakarta are a treat! We’ve got a list of some of the festivities in eight hotels in the capital worth checking out! As a part of East Day celebration, few prestigious hotels in Jakarta offers special

Architect Cosmas Gozali Offers His Thoughts on Design

As a child, Cosmas Gozali’s family presumed he would follow in his father’s footsteps and pursue studies in medicine. But he preferred Legos and drawing, which eventually led to a career in architecture. With an impressive portfolio of designs both in Indonesia and overseas, he is known for his contemporary style. NOW! Jakarta spoke to

Savior of Pakubowono: Italian at Heart, Japanese in Character

Large windows and an industrial finish are the most striking features of Savior of Pakubowono’s aesthetics. Recently opened in one of the city’s trendy areas, the restaurant features Italian cuisine with Japanese accents. Recently opened at trendy pakubuwono area, Savior features Italian cuisine with Japanese accents. Photo by Savidor of Pakubowono​/NOW!JAKARTA Entering the space – especially

RIVA at Wyndham Jakarta Offers A Burst of Flavour

Recently re-branded Wyndham Casablanca Jakarta sees a few changes to some of its outlets including the much loved Riva Grill Bar & Terrace. Re-opened on 1 March, the restaurant now offers fresh takes on lunchtime.  Re-opened on 1 March, Riva at Wyndham Jakarta now offers fresh takes on lunchtime.  Photos by Raditya Fadilla/NOWJAKARTA While one may order

Boca Rica: Light Bites in the Golden Triangle

The Spanish tradition of tapas is perfect in a city like Jakarta where diners are constantly in search of restaurants to stop by on the way home either for short business meetings or a quick rendezvous with friends. Throw in some great drinks and great music and, for the most part, diners will give the

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