Exploring Jakarta on Walking Tours

Jakarta Good Guide offers walking tours through different parts of the city that highlight the rich history and vibrant culture of the capital. A city is best explored on foot – it is the only way to soak up small details that might be lost on you when traveling by car, bus or train. Granted,

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Exploring Pasar Toan Baru During Chinese New Year

To celebrate Chinese New Year this year, Kota Kasablanka Mall hosts Pasar Taon Baru (New Year Market), a pop up market that offers different cultural attractions and products, until 18 February, 2018. Yeni Wahid opens Pasar Taon Baru at Kota Kasablanka Mall. Photo by Rintang Azhar/NOW!JAKARTA Collaborating with the Association of Peranakans Chinese Indonesia (ASPERTINA), visitors are invited to learn more about cross cultural exchange by experiencing a number of cultural products and arts. Peranakan Chinese culture

Jakarta Aquarium, An Ocean Entertainment & Conservation Site in the City

Seaworld Ancol is one of the oldest and best known marine tourism sites in the city, but since its opening, Jakarta Aquarium has definitely become one of the most happening. Located at Neo Soho in West Jakarta, Jakarta Aquarium offers visitors a seascape of deep blue creatures from Indonesia’s maritime treasures with a combination of conservation and entertainment activities. The main fish tank at Jakarta Aquarium. Photo courtesy of

Waterbom Jakarta, the City’s Only Destination For Water Actvities

Designed in a modern minimalist style, Waterbom Jakarta, a water park located only 10 minutes away from Soekarno Hatta International Airport, is surrounded by tropical green trees and the perfect destination for everyone who loves activities in the water. Photo courtesy of Waterbom Jakarta/NOW!JAKARTA Following an “urban cool” theme, Waterbom Jakarta’s attractions – all of

Explore Jakarta with Its various Transportation Modes

For years, Jakarta’s infrastructure and traffic congestion have been hot topics among residents and tourists alike. Thanks to the city government, however, there have been slight improvements in the availablity of public transportation that are just as tourist friendly as they are convenient for daily commuters. Here is a quick guide to the options available

Weekend Getaway at Novotel Bogor Golf Resort and Convention Center

Bogor is the perfect weekend getaway from the bustling routine in Jakarta. The city offers many attractions to spend one’s free time. Novotel Bogor Golf and Convention Center has it all, from the most anticipated Sunday Brunch to outdoor activities. Free Horse Back riding at Sunday Brunch. Photo courtesy of  Novotel Bogor Golf Resort and

Jakarta Bar Guide: B.A.T.S & Nautilus Bar

A choice of cocktails in plush surroundings with a few nibbles thrown in is, perhaps, one of life’s little pleasures. Each month we select the best bars in the city for you to spend a delightful evening. Nautilus Bar at Four Seasons Hotel, Jakarta. Photo courtesy of Four Season Jakarta/NOW!JAKARTA B.A.T.S. at Shangril-La Hotel, Jakarta Located

Jakarta’s Bars: Burgundy, Face Bar, & VIN+

Each month we curate a range of bars or lounges that have the perfect combination of good drinks and delicious meals—not to mention a great environment—where one can kick back and relax after a long day at the office. NOW!JAKARTA curates more unique bar in Jakarta, including Facebar and Burgundy which are famous  among expatriats.

What’s On This Eid Al-Fitr Holiday in Jakarta

In Indonesia, the Eid Al-Fitr holiday involves long journeys to one’s hometown and beyond. Jakarta is uncharacteristically empty at this time of but there are plenty of things to do for those who will be staying on in the capital. NOW!Jakarta has curated a few options for the extended holiday period. Shalat Eid Al-Fitr at

“Glamping” Around Jakarta this Summer

Jakarta is one big urban sprawl and camping here, in the traditional sense, may seem odd. But the recent rise in “glamping” (camping with amenities) may change your mind if you’re looking for something a bit off-beat this summer. Tanakita is one of the most popular campground wich located in Cisaat, Sukabumi. It offers different

Walk with Ngopi Jakarta to See A Different Side of City

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

Hunting for Vinyl Records in Jakarta

Long-play (LP), or vinyl records, have made a come back as music artists revive the old-time records. More recently Indonesian bands, White Shoes and the Couple Company, as well as international pop star, Justin Timberlake, have released albums on vinyl. Common in 1950s, The increased popularity of vinyl has led to the investment in new

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