BNI Java Jazz Festival 2018 : Celebrating Music in Diversity 

For the 14th time, Jakarta International BNI Java Jazz Festival 2018 returns to Indonesia. Held from 2 to 4 March at Jakarta International Expo Kemayoran, Jakarta under the theme “Celebrate Jazz in Diversity”, the festival invites music lovers to remember and celebrate jazz history, the genre that was born in the 20th century in the

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Indonesia’s Fiscal Year and Outlook

Bank Indonesia recently released a report on the country’s fiscal year 2017 and outlook for this year. These are the key points of the report: Photo courtesy of Pexels/NOW!JAKARTA The global economy recovery continues, as well as being more balanced, accompanied by persistently high commodity prices. Global economic growth in 2017 surpassed the 2016 growth,

A Forest Getaway at LaLaLa Fest 2018

LaLaLa Fest, the biggest international forest festival in Indonesia, returns in March to bring back the sound of folk music to the country. Taking place at Orchid Forest in Cikole Bandung, West Java, the festival promises a breezy and unique atmosphere and might be the perfect reason for a weekend getaway for Jakartans. Kodaline performed at LaLaLa Fest 2016. Photo courtesy of LaLaLa Fest/NOW!JAKARTA Organized by

Plaza Indonesia Fashion Week 2018 Comes Back this March

The Annual Plaza Indonesia Fashion Week (PIFW) 2018 comes back this month to showcase the latest Spring-Summer collection from local designers and international brands with special curated show to celebrate the beauty of the textile “Kain”. Plaza Indonesia Fashion Week 2018 will showcase Spring-Summer Collection from Indonesian designer.s Photo courtesy of Plaza Indonesia/NOW!JAKARTA As the commitment

New Zealand and Indonesia Celebrate 60 Years of Diplomatic Relations

Beginning with the official recognition of the Republic of Indonesia by New Zealand in 1950, followed by the establishment of a Colombo Plan office in Jakarta in 1957, the diplomatic relations between New Zealand and Indonesia were then made formal in 1958. Since then, bilateral partnership between the two countries has only gotten stronger and

Roar into the Weekend at the Wild Friday EDM Party at AGRA Rooftop

If you find yourself in Surakarta this week and looking for things to do this weekend, consider staying at Alila Solo. The hotel has planned a special night for hotel guests this Friday, 9 March, at the highest entertainment venue in Central Java. AGRA rooftop bar brings the beat back with an exciting Electronic Dance

Program Notes: Carmen

Once upon a time in a faraway land, there appeared a story in La Revue des deux mondes, originally founded as a bi-weekly travel journal depicting lands faraway. The title was Carmen, the writer was Prosper Mérimée. He recounts a journey to Spain, observing exotic cultures and landscapes of which Parisian readers were fond. Carmen’s

Saka New Year 1940: Nyepi in Bali

Bali is currently busy preparing another festivity in welcoming the Saka New Year 1940, known as Nyepi, which according to the Balinese calendar system will fall on 17 March. Nyepi is one of the most unique festivals held in Bali, for the whole island will experience total silence for 24 hours straight. Photo courtesy of

Royal Ambarrukmo to Host Weddingku Exhibition Yogyakarta 2018

Royal Ambarrukmo will host the Weddingku Exhibition Yogyakarta (WEY) 2018 from 23 to 25 March at The Kasultanan Ballroom Royal Ambarrukmo. The event will feature more than 30 best-in-class wedding & party vendors. In collaboration with Weddingku group, the luxurious hotel in Yogyakarta will create a wedding fair on a grand scale. Photo courtesy of

ASEAN Women’s Circle of Jakarta Spring Luncheon

Since its establishment in 1975, the ASEAN Women’s Circle of Jakarta (AWC) has been transforming communities and improving lives. AWC aims to donate money earned from charitable projects and provide funding opportunities for non-profit organisations. In particular the oganisation focuses on groups that address women’s issues and also those that have a focus on children’s

Weekend Workshop at Alun-Alun Indonesia

Spending the weekend hanging out with friends or just staying at home can be boring. How about doing something productive—and fun? Alun Alun Indonesia at Grand Indonesia Jakarta has organised a line-up of interesting workshops to help one understand Indonesian culture. Throughout this month, Alun-Alun Indonesia holds the creative workshop. Photo courtesy of Alun-Alun Indonesia

Kampoeng Nelayan at the Royal Ambarrukmo, Yogyakarta

The Terrace Restaurant at Royal Ambarrukmo Yogyakarta has been transformed into a Kampung Nelayan where diners can indulge in a variety of rich seafood dishes throughout April. Creme Brulee Bajigur. Photo courtesy of Royal Ambarrukmo/NOW!JAKARTA A special buffet dinner features dishes prepared with fresh caught fish and seafood sourced from fishermen at the Yogyakarta seashore.

A Celebration of St Patrick’s Day

Food, fun and much festivity marked the celebration of Ireland’s national day hosted by the St Patrick’s Society in Jakarta. The Saint Patrick's Day Celebration of Irishsociety in Jakarta. Photo courtesy of 3COLORPHOTOGRAPHY/NOW!JAKARTA  The ball was organised by the St Patrick’s Society, the Irish society in Jakarta. The society has been active in Jakarta for almost

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