Jagad Gallery Expands

After its triumph in Bali, Jagad Gallery is now opening a new branch in Jakarta at Wisma Geha, Lt. 2, Jl. Timor 25, Menteng.  Officially inaugurated on Saturday, 28th January 2023 by a senior architect and founder of Endramukti Design, Hidajat Wardhana Endramukti. Jagad Galerry is kicking off this new chapter by exhibiting the works

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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


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.

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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

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

YELLO Hotel Manggarai Unveils New Mural and Urban Rooms

YELLO Hotel Manggarai, a hotel owned by The Ascott Limited, recently held ‘Back to Da Wall’, an inauguration event of the unveiling of a brand-new mural, which can be found in the hotel’s lobby area. This exquisite mural was brought to life in collaboration with a talented local mural artist – TUTU (@tutugraff) in the

Pullman Jakarta Central Park Brings Back Artist Playground with “Crystallize”

Art connoisseurs and appreciators will be delighted to know that the Artist Playground programme at the luxurious Pullman Jakarta Central Park makes its highly-anticipated return. With art playing a central role across the premium Pullman brand across the globe, this year’s Artist Playground is organised in celebration of the hotel’s 11th anniversary. In collaboration with the Museum of Toys, “Crystallize” at

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Archipelago Celebrates a Remarkable 25 Years of Hospitality

Southeast Asia’s biggest privately-owned hotel management group, Archipelago International, reaches a new milestone since it was first established in 1997 as they celebrate its 25th anniversary! After living in Hawaii for nearly 20 years, Founder Charles Brookfield dreamed of creating his own hospitality management company, in which his goal at the time was to open up a beachfront property

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