Ondel-Ondel Bazaar at Pondok Indah Golf Apartment

Launching for the first time ever, the Ondel-Ondel Bazaar has a bold and gracious intention to revive local and small businesses focusing on Indonesia and Jakarta’s art and culture. COVID-19 restrictions and repercussions still hit fresh on our economy, small and micro businesses especially aren’t immune to the devastating blow caused by the confining health

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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

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

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

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

Dazzling Discotheque: Dragonfly’s 18th Anniversary featuring DJ Laidback Luke

Get ready to dress up and show up as legendary nightlife haven, Dragonfly, celebrates its 18th anniversary with its annual Dazzling Discotheque party! Set to be an extravagant blowout with electrifying live performances, put on your dancing shoes and dance the night away with an extra special set by the world-renowned DJ Laidback Luke. For 18 years, Dragonfly has consistently been

The First Indonesia Online Fest is Born 

Due to the Covid-19 crisis, Indonesia’s creative communities are inspired to hold the first and the biggest virtual festival that features a diverse range of programmes to be enjoyed at home. Photo courtesy of Indonesia Online Fest/NOW!JAKARTA As the world has restricted offline events that could attract the crowd to curb the spread of Covid-19,

A Message from the British Embassy Jakarta

FOR THE ATTENTION OF ALL BRITISH NATIONALS IN INDONESIA. Please read our newly updated travel advice, weigh up the risks and, should you wish to return to the UK, you should make arrangements to do so as soon as possible. Since 16 March, The Foreign Office has advised against all but non-essential travel outside the

What’s on Bali: Bamboo Blonde to Bali Spirit Festival 2020

It hasn’t been that long ago since we celebrated the beginning of a new decade but there’s always a reason to hop over the pond for an island getaway. Here is what Bali has to offer for an enticing break from the city. BaliSpirit Festival Returns for 2020 One of Asia’s biggest yoga festivals returns

The Big Weekend at OMNIA Bali

OMNIA invites you to really experience Uluwatu and make the most out of The Big Weekend. Photo courtesy of OMNIA Dayclub Bali/NOWJAKARTA Uluwatu’s epic daytime destination, OMNIA Dayclub Bali, unveils a brand new 3-day event to welcome back two huge artists, Above & Beyond and Black Coffee. The Big Weekend, taking place Friday 6 March

Check Out List of Films Screen during Festival Sinema Australia 2020

From 14 to 29 February, Festival Sinema Australia will be screening eight films in six different cities across the archipelago for FREE!. Still photos of the movie Emu Runner/NOW!JAKARTA Festival Sinema Australia returns this month with top list films to be screened in six cities, including Jakarta, Surabaya, Makassar, Mataram, Bandung and Yogyakarta. Entering its fifth edition,

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