Aqua Camp Offers Family an Undersea Getaway

Jakarta Aquarium recently launched Aqua Camp, a family-friendly sleepover trip where guests can enjoy learning about underwater life and its biodiversity. Via the combination of education and entertainment, Aqua Camp could well be the ultimate weekend getaway for families in Jakarta. The Aqua Camp is specially established to celebrate the breadth of Indonesia’s biodiversity which

Are You A Sports Shopper?

When I received the email from my editor saying that this month’s theme is health, sports and recreation, my mind went numb. This is really an issue that I have never liked and the only thing closest to sports in my life is walking (see last month’s issue).  Shopping could be the form of consumerism

Refresh and Revitalise at Spa Houses that Inspired by Nature & Traditional Technique

Jamu Traditional Spa specialises in ‘jamu’, an Indonesian herb that offers wellness and natural healing therapies from traditional and herbal treatments. Photo courtesy of Jamu Traditional Spa/NOW!JAKARTA Jakarta has many spas and wellness services which offer a variety of body treatments. There has been a rise in spas offering traditional techniques and natural remedies to

Improving English Business Communication Skills at CELS

It is well established that English is the preferred language in multicultural work environments and international forums. To help develop one’s English language skills, especially for business, Complete English Language Solution (CELS), an English Training Consultancy, provides a course which aims to improve participants’ business communication skills to international standard. he BULATS certificate is internationally

Do You Know These Indonesian Traditional Sports?

Football, badminton or paragliding are common sports that are played universally. But that there are a few traditional sports that are still played in neighbourhoods across Indonesia. Some of them are associated with celebrations, while others are inherited from local cultural rituals. Here are a few of them: Balap Karung (sack racing) is the most

The Most Unique Things About Asian Games

The ongoing 18th Asian Games has surprised many Asian communities and the world. Indonesia has been proving its excellence in sports so far. Held in Jakarta and Palembang it has been a big success since the opening. The opening of the 18th Asian Games at Gelora Bung Karno Stadium. Photo courtesy of getty/NOW!JAKARTA At first,

Students Received NOW!Jakarta School Competition Awards

In March this year, NOW! Jakarta hosted an Art, Photography and Essay writing competition in which 11 international schools around Jakarta participated. NOW! Jakarta's founder, Alistair Speirs congratulated the students and handed them their prizes, as the winners of Art, Photography and Essay writing competition. Photo by Raditya Fadilla/NOW!JAKARTA They were Gandhi Memorial Intercontinental School, ACG

Ireland’s Minister for Education visits Indonesia

As part of the Irish Minister for Education & Skills, Mr. Richard Bruton T.D.’s visit to Indonesia, Education in Ireland and the Embassy of Ireland invited guests in the field of education to a special networking event. Irish Minister for Education & Skills, Mr. Richard Bruton T.D opened the speech in networking event at The Sultan Hotel Jakarta.  Photo

Five Best Indonesian Bridal Designers

Indonesia has a long history of fashion, which has helped influence both established and emerging designers specialize in bridal design. Their collections are worn by a number of celebrities and prominent people who add a bit of panache to their designs. Indonesian Designer Didiet Maulana with his personalised wedding dress inspired by Torajan culture. Didiet Maulana's File/NOW!JAKARTA These designers feature different

The Goethe Institute Serves a Platform for Cultural Exchange

Present in Indonesia for over 60 years, the Goethe-Institut Indonesien has become a place for encounters with cultural players from Germany, Indonesia, and around the world, and has found a role in facilitating development and production of many intercultural initiatives and projects. Over the years, the Goethe-Institut Indonesien has held various large events including the

Online Blended Learning at CELS Indonesia Combines Digital and Self-Study Experience

English learning centre, CELS Indonesia has introduced a modern and adaptive language programme, progressed from digital learning to blended learning. The English learning course combines live online sessions with valuable online self-study. The digital platform will accommodate the learner’s preferences. The CELS Online blended learning experience is English as a Second Language (ESL)’s answer to modern and convenient learning. Photo

Deutsche Schule Jakarta: The School Education Made in Germany

The German School Jakarta, as a non-profit foundation, is officially recognised by the German Government as an “excellent German school abroad”. It is financially supported and its quality regularly reviewed by the German educational authorities. The “Deutsche Schule Jakarta“ (DSJ) originally started operations in Bandung in 1957, then rellocated to Bumi Serpong Damai in 1998.

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