Bastien Ciocca and Andrew Ho Take Over Nautilus Bar

The masterminds behind Guangzhou speakeasy Hope and Sesame, Andrew Ho and Bastien Ciocca are set to wow Jakarta with their cocktail creations at a two-day event at Nautilus Bar, Hotel Four Seasons Jakarta later this month. Andrew Ho (left0 and Bastien Ciocca (right) are surrounded people who hold bar equipments. They will take over the

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AmCham Indonesia: Connecting Companies and Finding Solutions

The American Chamber of Commerce in Indonesia aspires to be the “advocate of choice” for US companies doing business in Indonesia, according to our internal strategic plan. Simply put, this means that we promote a more conducive business environment in order to help Indonesia realise its full potential. A. Lin Neumann,  Managing Director of AmCham

Chamber Music Concerts: Quatuor Bozzini and Dutch Classical Talent

Baroque group Quatuor Bozzini and violin-piano duo Shin Sihan-Anne Brackman will be performing in Jakarta next month. Canadian quartet group Quatuor Bozzini is scheduled to perform their baroque music creations at Teater Salihara.  Photo courtesy of Quatuor Bozzini/NOW!JAKARTA Quatuor Bozzini Even the most ardent lovers of traditional classical music can benefit once in a while from a quality

Air Monitoring Company: Jakarta the most polluted city in the world, Bali Not Far Behind

Jakarta’s air quality has reached unhealthy levels, according to a report published by Greenpeace Indonesia. With the number of infrastructure projects and the increase in vehicle emissions, residents have been advised to use face masks when outside. Blue sky rarely appears in Jakarta. Pixabay/NOW!JAKARTA Greenpeace Indonesia, in its report released last week, cited the air

Celebrating Indonesian Flavours at Plaza Indonesia’s Food and Art Festival

As part of Independence Day celebrations, Plaza Indonesia this month hosts “I Love Indonesia” where restaurants feature menus influenced by local flavours as part of a focus on the country’s wealth of culinary delights. There are also a range of promotions happening throughout the month. Plaza Indonesia has cooperated with 53 food and beverage outlets

The Color Run Indonesia 2018 is Back in September

The fifth edition of The Color Run Indonesia will be held again this year, on 16 September. Starting off from Gelora Bung Karno Jakarta, this year’s running event aims to promote a healthy lifestyle. The theme this year is “Hero Tour”. Starting off from Gelora Bung Karno Jakarta, the fifth edition of The Color Run

Young Indonesian Talents Orbits Their name in International Stage

Indonesian sports stars have made great strides in recent years. And it appears the creative industry has also had quite a few famous contributions in recent years. We’ve rounded up a few names you might recognise. Iko Uwais, Actor Uwais Qorny, better known as Iko Uwais, went into acting through the movie directed by Gareth

CGV Has New Features coming soon!

NOW! Jakarta spoke to Manael Sudarman, Head of Sales & Marketing at CGV, about the brand’s engagement in Indonesia. Head of Sales & Marketing at CGV, Manael Sudarman. Photo by Raditya Fadilla/NOW!JAKARTA Please tell us the history of the CGV Brand. It has expanded over the decades. What are some of its secrets for success? What

Arts Café by Raffles will Host Meta Singapore Head Chef Sun Kim

Sun Kim, head chef of Meta Restaurant in Singapore will be taking over Arts Café from 19-20 October at Raffles Jakarta. Chef Sun Kim has put together a special menu inspired  by Meta’s signature dishes. Sun Kim, head chef of Meta Restaurant Singapore will be presenting special dining experience at Art Cafe where the cuisine is an amalgamation

Where to Celebrate Oktoberfest in Jakarta This Year

Oktoberfest, the largest folk festival with roots in Bavarian tradition, is celebrated in many cities in the world. Jakarta, too, hosts events around town. It’s celebrated from the end of September to the beginning of October, so gather your friends and grab a table at one of these spots! Gather your friends and grab a table

At Jakarta EAT Festival, Spice is King

The Ministry of Tourism aims to develop ‘culinary tourism’ with a focus on spice, as part of efforts to promote the diversity of Indonesian cuisine. In September, the Jakarta Eat Festival (JEF) invited culinary insiders to discuss how they could showcase Indonesia’s culinary riches to the world. Spice is considered the main local product that

Localising Sustainable Development Goals: MVB at UNDP Symposium

MVB Chairman Alistair Speirs was recently invited to Siam Reap, Cambodia to be part of a major UNDP-China-ASEAN Symposium on Localising Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s). The objective of the conference was to strengthen the capacities of local governments and other key stakeholders, to increase community engagement and accelerate the implementation of SDG’s at a local

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