Petty Pandean-Elliott Sets The Indonesian Table

Featuring 150 accessible recipes, interspersed with recollections of her culinary journeys throughout the archipelago, the latest book by Petty Pandean-Elliott, ‘The Indonesian Table’, is a love letter both to a country and its cuisine. Over her now 20-year career, Petty Pandean-Elliott has received many accolades. The award-winning chef, writer and entrepreneur has been a judge


‘The Garlic Peanut Story’ and the Power of Forgiveness

In ‘The Garlic Peanut Story’, author Jonathan Rachman hopes to convey how powerful unconditional love can be. He shares through his memoir lessons of letting go, of releasing ones grudges, and how to fully appreciate the special people in our lives. A world-class interior designer, whose fame in the field has reached international renown, Jonathan

Devina Konatra, Designing Success in Hospitality

Tanly Hospitality is one of Indonesia’s rising stars. It is a growing hospitality management company with three hotel brands under its umbrella, including VASA Hotel Surabaya, one of the city’s top five-star destinations. Leading the charge is Devina Konatra, CEO of Tanly Hospitality, whose success in the business is proving to be an inspiration for


Metta Murdaya: Championing Jamu and Indonesia’s Herbal Traditions

In this far-reaching and diverse interview, NOW! Jakarta publisher Alistair Speirs talks about enterprise in both the cosmetics and jamu businesses with a lady who is a New York-based Indonesian, but really beginning to go worldwide, entrepreneur. Her name is Metta Murdaya and she has recently published a great book called Jamu Lifestyle, which attracted our

Successful Women of Jakarta

What Makes a Successful Woman? Answered by the NOW! Jakarta Community

Everyone’s measure of success is different, but people always look at successful women in a different way to men, sometimes questioning why they have done so well. Publisher Alistair Speirs’ first boss in the City of London was a German lady who succeeded in the cut-throat, public-school, English dominated insurance industry despite all her disadvantages,

A Discussion with Paul Bartlett: Director of Katalis

IA-CEPA ECP Katalis (Katalis) is a unique, five-year (2020-25) government-backed business development program unlocking the vast potential of economic partnership between Australia and Indonesia. Established under the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement Economic Cooperation Program (IA-CEPA ECP). Katalis complements existing Australian development program activities with a commercially oriented, bilateral approach, placing gender equality and social inclusion

Ade Putri Paramadita

Ade Putri Paramadita: The Culinary Storyteller

Ade Putri diligently introduces Indonesian culinary history and culture to the world, and teaches us to look further into the experience and processes behind creating food and the eating experience, than just saying, “tasty” or “not tasty”. For that she is proud to call herself as a culinary storyteller. Food is one of the media

Wendy Haryanto: What Role Does Real Estate Play in The Future Of The Country?

The Jakarta Property Institute (JPI) is a non-profit organization with a mission to make Jakarta a more livable city and accelerate the growth of the property industry. They conduct research, collaborate with experts and facilitate dialogue among various stakeholders to solve pressing urban issues that affect the city’s economic growth and living standards. Their role

Maya Nelson Head of Jakarta Intercultural School

An Interview with Maya Nelson, At the Helm of Jakarta Intercultural School

With over 70 years of established history in international education, Jakarta Intercultural School (JIS) is nationally and regionally recognised as a leading institution for teaching and learning. After two years of online instruction, the school starts the 2022/23 academic year with an updated Strategic Plan and a new leader at its helm. In this interview,


Chef Attila Körmöczi at InterContinental Jakarta Pondok Indah

Ever since its opening in late 2018, InterContinental Jakarta Pondok Indah has become an icon of luxurious hospitality experiences in Jakarta. From its well-appointed rooms to its elegant dining and wedding experiences, the hotel is contributing significantly to South Jakarta’s wealth of cosmopolitan ways of life. The hotel appointed Chef Attila Körmöczi in June 2021

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