Jakarta Concerts in August

Which great musical or literary figure has never produced a work inspired directly or indirectly by Goethe’s Faust? Heinrich Heine, has been quoted as saying that every person should write a Faust, and he did write his. Beethoven, Wagner, Berlioz, Schumann, Lizst, Sarasate all did too,  and the list goes on. The first written record of

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Gran Melia Jakarta Celebrates Mooncake Festival

The Mid-Autumn Festival, widely known as the mooncake festival, is a celebration of family unity symbolized by a full moon. The mooncake festival falls on the 15th of the 8th month based on the calculation of the Chinese lunar calendar. This year, Tien Chao at Gran Melia Jakarta presents a showcase of exquisite and delectable

NOW! Jakarta Contest

Answer the questions and get a chance to win IDR 500.000 dining voucher! HOW TO PARTICIPATE: Follow NOW! Jakarta on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Follow the link http://bit.ly/NJIndependenceQuiz Fill all the required field The contest will be closed on 18th August 2017 at 2:00 PM. The winner will be announced on 18th August 2017 at 4:00 PM. Terms and Conditions: Two winners will be chosen. The

Celebrating Indonesia’s Independence Day with “Pasar Nusantara” at Pondok Indah Mall

Pondok Indah Mall invites everybody to celebrate Indonesia’s 72nd Independence Day under the theme of “Pasar Nusantara”in the spirit of Unity in Diversity (Bhinneka Tunggal Ika). Until 20 August, visitors can enjoy various events in the fields of culinary, arts, culture and fashion. For all food lovers, the mall presents the Jajanan Nusantara exhibition, which showcases more than 25 traditional dishes like Empal Gentong, Ketoprak, Tempe Mendoan, Gudeg, Pempek,

New Wave Barbershop “Chief” Opens in Kemang

Since its establishment in 2014, Chief has become a melting pot for gentleman to get a new hairstyle. Unlike other barbershops, Chief presents a unique concept in each of its outlets. After the opening of the outlets in Senopati following an Urban Classic concept, Ciragil with an American Classic Style concept and Cipete with a British Classic concept, Chief Company recently opened its fourth branch in Kemang, South Jakarta. Chief in Kemang offers

A Virtual Tour of Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort

If you feel like you need a quick getaway to Bali to escape from the urban jungle madness that is Jakarta yet don’t have the time or the money to afford it, there is a much simpler way: simply stop by at Plaza Indonesia in Central Jakarta, where the Sheraton Kuta Bali Resort currently hosts

Traveling in Jakarta Without a Car

The city administration of Jakarta has already upgraded the public transportation system in recent years in order for Jakarta’s residents to commute and travel throughout the city comfortably. For many, it is a part of their daily routine to use the train or Transjakarta. As we are still waiting for the completion of the MRT

The Spirit of Independence

Every year, we celebrate Indonesia’s Independence Day by engaging in friendly competitions that are enthusiastically awaited by children and adults. The fun-filled competitions, mostly organized by the local neighborhoods, let participants channel the spirit of freedom and independence. Text & Photos by Sasha Muldya Natakusumah

UWRF 2017 Returns with Legendary Line Up

Temples, rice fields and… writers? It may not be the first thing you think of when you think of Ubud, Bali’s cultural capital, but for the last 14 years the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival has brought the legends of the literary world into this lush little town. NOW! Jakarta readers can save 20% on 4-Day

Getting Up Close and Personal With Your Literary Heroes at the UWRF

The Ubud Writers & Readers Festival (UWRF), set to embark on a new journey this 25-29 October 2017, will be no passive experience. Yes, it is the best opportunity to hear from the world’s leading literary icons here in Indonesia, but even better than that is that with the Festival’s Special Events programme, you are

The Reason You Will Go to Bali This October

AYODYA BATIK FESTIVAL The Indonesian Batik, recognised in 2009 as a “Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity” by UNESCO, is an intricate process of repeated application of wax to cloth over a multiple-dyeing process. And celebrating the rich legacy of Batik, the Ayodya Resort Bali is hosting the Ayodya Batik Festival 2017 from

Jakarta Fashion Week 2018

The 10th Jakarta Fashion Week (JFW 2018) will start soon this month in October 21st – October 27th 2017. The Biggest fashion week in Indonesia, JFW will be held at Senayan City as the same host last year. This year, JFW has stepped out to  celebrate ten years as a platform in Indonesia’s fashion industry.

Evening Lectures : A Place to Meet and Exchange Ideas

Once a month both expats and Indonesian citizens gather at Dutch cultural center Erasmus Huis to listen to interesting English-spoken lectures and exchange ideas and opinions. This Evening Lectures Series is organized by the Indonesian Heritage Society since 1973. The topics are very diverse, but always about Indonesia. The lectures are a good opportunity to

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