The BWA Dinner Collection

The British Womens Association is launching a new social event for 2023 – The Dinner Collection – Come and join! The Dinner Collection will be a series of evenings where they will host exclusive private dinners at Jakarta hot spots (bars and restaurants) for partners and guests, with a smart casual  atmosphere. Rachel House is

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Projections for Indonesian Tourism in the Political Year Ahead

2023 should be a year full of optimism, with the economic shortfalls of the pandemic finally waning. However, this optimism was dampened by the projections of a few international institutions noting the risk of a global recession this year, as well as the turbulence of Indonesia’s political year ahead of the 2025 general election. But

Spread Across The World: The Indonesian Diaspora in Four Countries

South Africa, Sri Lanka, Suriname, New Caledonia are home to some of the oldest overseas Indonesian/Malay communities. This talk introduces the societies of South African Cape Malays and Sri Lankan Malays who were sent by the Dutch as slaves, soldiers and banished princes in 1650s. Then there are more recent communities in Suriname and in


The New Face of Taman Mini Indonesia Indah

The revitalisation of Taman Mini Indonesia Indah which began in January 2022 has been completed, restoring its identity as a main tourism attraction for Jakarta. Its new developments presents a more fresh, comfortable and environmentally-friendly space for visitors to explore and experience. Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (TMII), found in East Jakarta, was built based on

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Aryanusa Ballroom: A New Luxury Ballroom in the Heart of Jakarta

Prominently situated adjacent to Jakarta’s most famous landmark, Monas, in the centre of Freedom Square, Menara Danareksa nestles in the heart of the capital and is located on Jalan Medan Merdeka, one of the most prestigious addresses in the city, surrounded by government buildings and embassies, and some of the city’s most elite business institutions.

Art Jakarta Gardens 2023

Art Jakarta Gardens is an art fair in an open-air setting of Hutan Kota by Plataran, Jakarta. Its inaugural edition in 2022 has been an innovative breakthrough amid the social restriction of the pandemic. Combining the art presentation of outdoor and indoor settings, Art Jakarta Gardens has been a breath of fresh air after a

Indonesian Heritage Society Evening Lecture: The Archaeological Conundrum of Wallacea

The biodiversity of Indonesia was a major inspiration for biological evolution, a field that traces back to Alfred Russel Wallace, best known for the ‘Wallace Line – the line that separates biodiversity across Indonesian Islands. In this evening lecture by Indonesia Heritage Society, David McGahan will talk about Wallacea, a group of mainly Indonesian islands separated by

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The Exhausting Process of Controlling Transportation Emissions

In an effort to support DKI Jakarta’s net zero emission (NZE) target of 2050, the Greenpeace Indonesia research team in collaboration with the Resilience Development Initiative conducted research whose results were launched at the Jakarta Future Mobility event, on 14 December 2022 at the Goethe-Institut Indonesien. NOW! Jakarta has long been preaching about this subject

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Pullman Jakarta Indonesia Welcomes New General Manager David Daguise

The magnificent Pullman Jakarta Indonesia proudly announced the appointment of David Daguise as General Manager of the five-star hotel. An experienced French hotelier with over 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry, he’s worked at respected international hotel brands and groups across the globe and has several hotel openings under his belt. With an

TIMELESS Yogyakarta Volume 1 Launched

The wonderful Artotel Suites Bianti was the scene for the recent launch of a brand new and very important publication created by PT Jiwa Messa Nusantara,  in association with Phoenix Communications/NOW! Jakarta. The idea behind the ‘Timeless’ series of magazines is to preserve, promote, protect and hopefully perpetuate the elements of life that exist uniquely in parts of the world and especially

Jakarta Aquarium & Safari Helps Yayasan Wisma Cheshire for A Better Independent Living

On December 8, 2022, Yayasan Wisma Cheshire brought 12 people with disabilities from the foundation to visit Jakarta Aquarium & Safari (JAQS) to celebrate the International Day of People with Disability.  Yayasan Wisma Cheshire is a foundation that gives training, courses, and skills to disabled people in order to give them the opportunity for a better independent living. Currently, the foundation has 14 residents, some

Jim Jefferies is Coming Back To Indonesia

International standup comedy superstar Jim Jefferies will return to Indonesia this month with his Moist World Tour. Jim last came to Indonesia in 2019 with his Night Talker World Tour which sold out quickly in both Jakarta and Bali. Jim was scheduled to come to Indonesia in 2020 but that show was delayed by the Covid pandemic. Jim

Terry Burkin and Friends Cianjur Relief: Part 2

We include the second part of this marvellous effort by Terry and now 100 donors and sponsors, with our thanks for their dedication and effort to help. Well done guys! Another long but fulfilling day on our second run up to Cianjur. For this trip, we had 3 cars and a box truck kindly lent

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