“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

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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

A visit to the Bogor Botanical Gardens 

The Italian section of the Indonesian Heritage Society is fairly young. It was created  at the beginning of 2016, and it has been growing since then. The two chairwomen and its members work hard at organising events as part of efforts to keep the section growing. It also aims to be an important reference in Jakarta for newcomers from

Discovering Cities with Indonesia Heritage Society Explorer

Wonderful Indonesia, there is no doubt about it— Java, Flores, Lombok, Sulawesi, Bali, Papua, Sumatra, Banda, anywhere in this country—is a pleasure for the traveller’s senses. Wonderful Jakarta is another statement to be considered. This city needs to be discovered, explored! There are many hidden treasures within and around the city and Indonesia Heritage Society

The Best Music Schools in Jakarta

It must be conceded that the Indonesian government really needs to be A LOT stricter regarding the requirements for founding a music school, and teaching music. I once saw a job ad for a guitar teacher where the music ‘school’ required the candidate to first and most importantly possess independent means of transport, and lastly,

Green Spaces in Jakarta Offer a Respite from the Urban Sprawl

The City Government has revamped the capital in the last few years through a number of revitalisation programmes that have transformed city corners into lively landmarks. Nowadays, Jakarta residents can enjoy a break from the concrete jungle in a few open spaces. Kali Besar at  Kota Tua Jakarta after restoration. NOW!JAKARTA The revitalisation programme has involved renovation, construction, and land

Arumdalu: An Urban Farm Honours the Past and Welcomes the Future

Arumdalu Farm in Tangerang offers breathtaking views in tranquil surroundings. Enjoy the sunflower garden as you dine on locally sourced, sustainably produced, plant-based meals, in a completely sustainable building. Arumdalu Farm showcases an urban farm concept including organic farming, prefabricated building, and a farm-to-table cafe. Photo by Raditya Fadilla and courtesy of Arumdalu Farm/NOW!JAKARTA In

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