Indoswing: A Swing Dance Community in Jakarta

Java Jazz Festival, Prambanan Jazz, and many jazz bars permeate Indonesia’s musical interests, but who here knows what the Lindy Hop is? Whilst the enthusiasm for jazz is alive and well in the country, the accompanying dances aren’t nearly as popular. Indoswing is here to change that. Indoswing is a community built around the Lindy


Indonesian Comedians Take Stage at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2023

Indonesia’s stand-up comedy industry reached a new milestone in 2023 as a delegation of local comedians led by veteran comic Mo Sidik represented Indonesia at the world-famous Edinburgh Fringe Festival. This momentous achievement served as the international launch of Indonesia’s forthcoming IndoFringe Festival of Performing Arts, scheduled for November 2023, which will put a spotlight

Indonesian Heritage Society: Preserving Culture Through Community

The Indonesian Heritage Society (“IHS”) is a non-profit organisation established in 1970, by Indonesian and ex-pat volunteers, providing support and assistance to Indonesia’s cultural institutions. The 60s was a challenging  period for the history of Indonesia. The instability of the era narrowed the government’s focus on pure survival and financial development. Thus, there was very


The American Women’s Association of Indonesia: Building Community Together

The American Women’s Association (AWA) has long been a favourite organisation for American expatriates living in Jakarta. Over the years, the Indonesia-based AWA opened its arms to a wide variety of nationalities, and not just women, but anyone looking to engage in cultural activities and help social welfare programs whilst meeting others through a variety


A Splendid Chaine des Rotisseurs Dinner at The Orient Hotel

The fine dining group La Chaine des Rotisseurs got their culinary year off to a brilliant start in the beautiful surroundings of The Library at The Orient Jakarta. Since The Orient has two very different restaurants on its premises (actually there are several more but these are the selected ones!) Furusato Izakaya and Caspar, serving

A Warm Welcome to The Indonesian Heritage Society

It’s 15th September 2022, and the Museum Nasional Jakarta Auditorium is reverberating with a festive audience. As the traditional conical Nasi Tumpeng is being cut and the top shared with the highest honored person, in an age-old symbolic ritual of gratitude and harmony, two institutions are gathering to celebrate an annual event that brings together

The Sinking of Jakarta

Fact: Jakarta’s Coastal Communities Are Threatened In The Fastest Sinking City In The World. Over the last 30 years, the northern parts of Jakarta have been sinking underwater at a dramatic pace, as a result of excessive exploitation of the aquifers by an ever-growing population, aggravated by enduring sea-level rise due to climate change. This

Beleaf Farms: A Sustainable and Growing Business

In late 2017, a man shifted his passion and his business in the commercial real estate sector to food systems and hydroponic farming, but with a real focus on sustainability. The amount of time and effort he spent in this field led to the development of one of Indonesia’s steadily expanding hydroponic farms, which in

The Bali Island Stand-Up Paddleboard Around Bali Challenge

“I Wanted Freedom, Open Air, And Adventure. I Found It On The Sea.” – Alain Gerbeault We at NOW! Media are huge fans of the Coral Triangle Centre in Bali’s amazing efforts to preserve the oceans, so when we saw this idea we have to tell you about it and encourage you to support them in

GAIA Hotels & Resorts Donates Covid-19 Protective Gears to Medical Personnel

GAIA Hotel & Resorts donates personal protective equipment (PPE) to medical personnel in Bandung and Yogyakarta to support their work in handing the Covid-19. Photo courtesy of GAIA Hotel & Resorts/NOW!JAKARTA Hospitality brand, GAIA Hotels & Resorts provided PPE assistance for medical personnel as a form of concern to the Covid-19 handling, helping the front liners

“Design with Charity” by LaSalle College

LaSalle College organised an online design competition Charity with Design to help the first responders and medical workers. Photos courtesy of Lasalle College/NOWJAKARTA LaSalle College, a Canadian-based design school in Indonesia organised an online design competition Charity with Design to help the first responders and medical workers who need proper personal protective equipment during the battle with Covid-19.

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