Getting to Know H. E. Vittorio Sandalli

Vittorio Sandalli, the Italian Ambassador to Indonesia, joined the Foreign Service in 1990 and has lived and worked in Zambia, Turkey, Mozambique, South Africa and Georgia before moving to Jakarta in November last year. Before that, he served in the Italian Air Force (1977-1990) and reached the rank of Captain (Air), with assignments in Rome and

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Ascott Serviced Residences Participating in Clean Up Jakarta Day

Ascott Jakarta, Ascott Kuningan Jakarta, Citadines Rasuna Jakarta, Somerset Berlian Jakarta, and Somerset Grand Citra as the members of The Ascott Limited, organised teams to participate in the Clean Up Jakarta Day on Sunday, 16 October 2016. This year, The Ascott properties are proud to invite the residents to participate in the cleaning day. Mr. Kenneth

Starbucks Indonesia Celebrates Global Handwashing Day with Charity Activities

Drawing attention to the importance of washing one’s hands for health, Starbucks Indonesia together with Planet Water Foundation organised an event to celebrate Global Handwashing Day on 13 October. Following the theme “Make Handwashing a Habit”, Starbucks Indonesia demonstrated the proper way to wash one’s hands with soap in front of students of SD Negeri

The Wisdom of Brian

Brian Kershaw was never going to win a Nobel Prize. He was the sort of guy you watched whenever he did anything just to see how badly it would go wrong. He was, however, a very nice guy and a very hard worker so I didn’t mind having him as my driver’s mate when I

Food for Thought by Will Meyrick

While for most the image of Bali is one of amazing beauty and an extraordinary lifestyle there is another side to life on this magnificent island. With limited recourse to education and social services many families in Bali work hard to survive, in the remote areas where schools and running water are rare entire families

A New Look for Jakarta’s Crowne Plaza Hotel

Beginning in January 2017, the Crowne Plaza Jakarta hotel will undergo extensive refurbishments, taking place in several phases over two years and expected to be complete in 2018. The renovations affect the hotel’s facade and 357 guest rooms that include deluxe rooms, grand deluxe rooms, club suites and the presidential suite. The hotel’s all-day dining

Tackling Climate Change

Indonesia has long been an important and reliable bilateral partner of German development cooperation. Over the past decades, Indonesia and Germany have achieved a lot by working closely together: the living conditions of many people have improved, based on projects supported by the German government. Today, Indonesia is one of only six so-called “Global Development

The Lana Apartment Sales Gallery Opens at Alam Sutera

PT Brewin Mesa Sutera (Brewin Mesa), a Singapore-based real estate investment and development company inaugurated The Lana Apartment Sales Gallery on 24 October as its first project in Indonesia. The Lana Sales Gallery is located in the same area as The Lana Apartment at CBD Alam Sutera features two show units – one 2-bedroom and one

Absorbing Jakarta’s Vibrant Culture at Goethe-Institut

The Goethe-Institut has long been established as an institute that not only provides German language classes, but also offers a colourful array of cultural projects and events in Jakarta and beyond. Anna Maria Strauss, the new head of cultural programmes at Goethe-Institut Indonesien, spoke to NOW Jakarta about her new tasks, upcoming events and her

Strengthening Economic Ties Between Indonesia and Germany

Since its establishment in 1924 and reopening in its current legal form in 1970, the German-Indonesian Chamber of Commerce EKONID has become a crucial business partner for German and Indonesian companies. Jan Roennfeld, Managing Director of EKONID, spoke to NOW! Jakarta about the chamber’s role and activities, the growing economic interest of Germany in Indonesia and his goals for

DAAD: Connecting People and Academia

The German Academic Exchange Service DAAD can look back on a long tradition of connecting people and academia. What started in 1925 in Heidelberg, Germany as the initiative of a group of students who wanted to become “more international” has turned into an independent worldwide organisation that promotes academic cooperation through the exchange of students,

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