Civic Engagement 3.0: What Residents Can Do for Jakarta in Times of Crisis?

In its 493rd anniversary, Jakarta has no time for festive. In the time of crisis, the city must also look for civic engagement that requires us to prioritise collaboration and public service. Photo by Adrian Pranata on Unsplash/NOWJAKARTA As we know for sure, Jakarta is a megacity surrounded by satellite cities, thereby riddling the capital with

Jakarta’s Anniversary without Jakarta Fair

This year, Jakarta commemorates its 493rd anniversary without its customary celebration as Jakarta Fair is suspended. The government opts for a virtual breakthrough instead. Photo by David Ananda on Unsplash As part of the tradition, Jakarta always celebrates its anniversary with big parties and a series of events held throughout the entire month, yet, this year

Some Ideas for Your Summer at Home

For those without plans to travel due to the pandemic, why not create your own summer time activities around the house? Photo by Jakob Owens on Unsplash Summer’s lower temperature may decrease the infectious potency of Covid-19 as the temperature is rising, but many of us are still weary to travel and escape to any vacation.

Jakarta Extends Large-Scale Social Restriction and Transitions to New Normal

Jakarta is entering a transition phase. These empty streets will soon be crowded again. Photo by Raditya Fadilla/NOWJAKARTA The Jakarta government has announced an extended period of large-scale social restrictions followed with the transition phase to enter the new normal. Jakarta city government has decided to extend the period of large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) measures

What You Need to Know about ‘New Normal’

Photo by Raditya Fadilla/NOWJAKARTA Attempting to revive economy, Indonesia begins transitioning to implement the order of ‘new normal’ while the pandemic still lingers. Since the large-scale social restriction was enacted to contain the spread of Covid-19 disease, the economy was crippled, which led to the rising number of unemployment and the threat of a recession. 

Do-It-Yourself: The Return of Tie-Dye Fashion in People’s Homes!JAKARTA Colour can express our feeling and the Colour of This Year “2020” is classic blue. It seems coincidental to represent our feelings today referring to the psychological assumption and its meaning that ‘blue’ is likely to be associated with depth and stability but ‘feeling blue’ is meant to express grief and depression. To get

Keep the Music On! A Melodic Therapy to Covid-19 Crisis!JAKARTA During the coronavirus crisis, community support has evolved from a series of spontaneous musical flash mobs to connect with each other to coordinated displays of appreciation – including clapping, shouting, and singing – to acknowledge the health workers on the front lines. Much like singing, this external expression of gratitude is helping people to

#IndonesiaWhatever and The Struggle to Curb the Covid-19

Indonesia spokesman for Covid-19 Achmad Yurianto has been updating reported coronavirus cases on daily press briefing. Until now, Indonesia is struggling to curb the Covid-19 as the emergence of the virus is unavoidable and Eid Al-Fitr could lead to the second wave. Photo courtesy of Indonesia Secretary of State/NOW!JAKARTA Eid Al-Fits is just around the

‘Lumbung’ is Introduced as Artistic Direction for Kassel’s Documenta 15 in 2022

Recently, the team of artistic directors of Documenta 15, ruangrupa introduced ‘Lumbung’ as the working title that will encapsulate the direction of artistic during 100 days of exhibition from 18 June to 15 September 2022. Photo courtesy of ruangrupa/NOW!JAKARTA Since ruangrupa was selected as the artistic director of the sizeable art exhibition Documenta 15 in

Binge-Watching Modern and Contemporary Muslim Shows at Home

Claimed as the Best Actor – Television Series Musical and Comedy on 77th Golden Globe Awards, American comedian Ramy Youssef comes back this year with the second season of Hulu Original Ramy that will premiere on 29 May 2020. Still photo of Ramy/NOW!JAKARTA After practicing fasting a full month, Eid Al -Fitr this year might be a

Covid-19 Will Never Disappear but We Have Hope 

The World Health Organization warned the international community to learn to live with it as the pathogen has the possibility to reemerge in the future. Photo courtesy of The World Health Organization/NOW!JAKARTA On Wednesday, 13 May, the World Health Organization warned global citizens that Covid-19 may never go away, but that people around the world will

Easing The Large-Scale Social Restrictions?  

President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) asked for a simulation on easing large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) starting at the end of May. Photo by Raditya Fadilla/NOW!JAKARTA President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) asked for a simulation on easing large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) starting at the end of May, coordinating with the Task Force for the Acceleration of Covid-19 Handling

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