Indonesian artist Suvi Wahyudianto Wins UOB Painting of the Year 2018 for his representation of the Sampit Massacre  

This year’s UOB painting of the Year was awarded to Indonesian artist Suwi Wahyudianto. His painting focused on the 2001 tribal conflict in Central Kalimantan.  Wahyudianto’s works are on display along with other Southeast Asia finalists at UOB Art Gallery, UOB Plaza I at 80 Raffles Place, Singapore until 28 February 2019. Photo by Rintang Azhar/NOW!JAKARTA Wahyudianto’s painting, created using mixed

Set the Flagship Store in Jakarta, Timex Launches the Watch Collection from a Collaboration with Todd Snyder

Timex Indonesia recently launched its latest collection featuring a collaboration with American brand, Todd Snyder to mark the the opening of its flagship store in Jakarta. At the ‘Greatest of All Time” event, Timex presented a timeless watch series, perfect for the dapper urban man.    Timex timepieces featuring Todd Snyder are exclusively available at Timex Flagship store and

Indonesia Contemporary Art and Design Exhibition 2018 Explores the Power of Stories

Stories are often associated with verbal narratives, but the 2018 Indonesian Contemporary Art and Design (ICAD) came up with a different approach. It offered a visual experience, using illustrations depicting the human experience. the ICAD’s latest exhibit, “Kisah” (Story), featured 39 artists who showcased their works in a six week-long exhibit at Grand Kemang Hotel, Jakarta. Photo by Raditya Fadilla/NOW!JAKARTA In its ninth year,

Promoting Tolerance through Film: A Conversation with Monique Rijkers

The third annual Tolerance Film Festival featured varied perspectives on dealing with social issues and tolerance around the world. NOW! Jakarta spoke to Festival Founder Monique Rijkers about tolerance and this year’s films. The initiator of Tolerance Film Festival, Monique Rijkers (middle) tooke a photo with audience who visited the film festival at  Institut Français d'Indonésie

Jakarta Gets into the Spirit of Things at Whisky Live!

November was a month of celebration for the many of the liquor and spirits brands, culminating in one big celebration at Whisky Live! On November event, Whisky Live also launched a campaign “Drink Positive 2.0” to promote responsible drinking to young people. Photo courtesy of Whisky Live/NOW!JAKARTA ‘Whisky Live’, the biggest whisky event in Asia

Barong Bar at Fairmont Jakarta Introduces Bespoke Barrel-Aged Cocktails

Renowned for masterfully crafted classic cocktails, Barong Bar at Fairmont Jakarta launches its barrel-aged cocktail collection where a combination of curated drinks are served using  in-house barrel aging methods. The barrel-aged cocktail collection are created by Barong’s cocktail expert in collaboration with world-famous mixologist, Michael Callahan. Photo courtesy of Fairmont Jakarta/NOW!JAKARTA Officially available since November, the

dr. Shilpa Dhoka: Ayurveda May Help Us Achieve Mental and Physical Balance

In India, Ayurveda—the traditional wellness philosophy which combine physical, spiritual, and nature—is now acknowledged globally and has become popular alongside the practice of Yoga. Dr. Shilpa Dhoka, a Jakarta-based Ayurveda specialist spoke to NOW! Jakarta about the traditional holistic medicine following a lecture at Atma Jaya Catholic University Jakarta in commemoration of Diwali and National

Enjoying One-Stop Reservations at Asia’s Theme Parks

Amusement parks in Aisa offer one-stop entertainment for families.The klook app simplifies access to these fun filled destinations. Tokyo Disney Resort holds annual festive and New Year Celebration. Photo courtesy of Tokyo Disneyland Resort/NOW!AKARTA Tokyo Disneyland, Ocean Park Hong Kong, as well as Universal Studios in Singapore and Japan are among most visited amusement parks

S. Sudjojono, Modernist Painter, Poet, and Writer Celebrated at Arts Collective

The father of Indonesian Modernism, Sudjojono is predominantly known for his most valuable painting of 1973 “The Battle of Sultan Agung” or 1985’s “The New Movement”. The special performance “Hey Djon: When poetry Meets Music” which was held at Vin+ Kemang, South Jakarta in December focused on his work which included both paintings and poetry. Renowned

Get in Style and Look Timeless with Daniel Wellington

Known for its simple and elegant design, Swedish company Daniel Wellington has successfully engaged its fans and community—especially the youth—in Indonesia. Its latest collaboration with Tanamera Coffee is testament to its focus on developing its image as a trendy, fashion forward brand. he city’s coffee culture and Daniel Wellington was the perfect combination of how those two brands can represent

Chavaty, The Popular Japanese Cafe, Arrives in Jakarta

Chavaty, known for its signature tea latte and pastries in Omotesando, Shibuya, Japan, has opened its first international outlet—in Jakarta. The signature dishes in its Jakarta location include Tiramisu with Ceylon Tea, Snow Shake, and Tea Jelly Latte. Photo courtesy of Chavaty/NOW!JAKARTA In Japan, Chavaty is especially popular with long lines seen outside its doors. The cafe’s tea lattes and

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