Classical Concerts: Haydn, Tchaikovsky, Mozart, and more…

If Haydn had been composing his oratorio “The Creation” in the late 1990s instead of the late 1790s, might he have found something like Stephen Hawking’s public lectures “The beginning of Time” or “Life in the Universe” to be a more compelling subject matter than the Judeo-Christian Creation story? How would that have turned out?

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DAAD: Building Academic Bridges Between Germany and Indonesia

The German Academic Exchange Service, better known by the acronym DAAD, is an association of the German Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and their student bodies. The DAAD has been supporting academic exchange between Germany and Indonesia for decades, providing scholarships, helping to establish university collaborations. Photo courtesy of DAAD/NOW!JAKARTA At the moment 241 HEIs –

Orchestral Dining at Lyon

NOW! Jakarta was thrilled to co-host with Victorian State Government of Australia and Mandarin Oriental Jakarta, a dinner concept of outstanding quality, featuring the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Victorian State Government of Australia and Mandarin Oriental Jakarta organised a outstanding dinner, featuring the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Photo by Raditya Fadilla/NOW!JAKARTA The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra is an

Fairmont Jakarta Hosts Chef Jose David for “Taste of Spain”

In conjunction of Spanish National Day, Fairmont Jakarta welcomes award-winning Chef from Spain, Jose David Fernandez to do a special dining experience featuring fine spanish cuisine, starting from 10 to 14 October. Guests can enjoy mouthwatering flavours of Spanish cuisine in a 7-course tasting dinner at VIEW Restaurant and Chef Jose's signature creations on Sunday Brunch

101 Travel Sketch Aims to Add a Different Dynamic to Tourism in Jakarta

Following a tour of three cities, the 1O1 Travel Sketch has arrived in Jakarta. On 3 and 4 November, over 300 sketch artists are expected to participate in the fun urban sketching experience and create a unique way to promote the city’s landmarks.   Titled “Sketching Unites Us”, the Jakarta edition of 1O1 Travel Sketch is set to explore a

At Taste New Zealand 2018, A Focus on Sustainability

“Taste New Zealand” returned this October with a focus on New Zealand’s innovations in food technology.   Photo courtesy of New Zealand Trade Enterprise/NOW!JAKARTA Organised by New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE), this year’s event discussed some of the country’s sustainable food practices. Held on 5 October at The Dharmawangsa Hotel, the event a range of New Zealand

At ‘Into the Woods’ Exhibit, A Focus on Timber from Japan’s Nara Prefecture

This November, a range of wooden items from Nara Okuyamato Japan will be featured in the ‘Into the Woods’ exhibition at Dia.Lo.Gue, Artspace, Jakarta. The exhibit will explore  wood designs and craftsmanship following the collaboration between designers in Japan and Indonesia. Into the Woods exhibition will take place on 8 – 11th November 2018 at Dia.Lo.Gue Kemang. Photo courtesy of Nara/NOW!JAKARTA

Exploring the Story of Cognac at Hennessy Declassified Exhibit

Founded in 1765, the opulent French cognac brand Hennessy has revealed its secrets though an exhibit at Pacific Place Jakarta. The travelling exhibition “The Hennessy Declassified” has visited many cities across Asia and has arrived here at last. Set up in a series of five “rooms”, each narrates a part of the brand’s journey across eight generations. Hennessy product collection is showcased at the

MF-World Bank Meetings Conclude with a Plea to End Tensions

Despite the idyllic setting and notwithstanding recent global growth, the International Monetary Fund-World Bank meetings took place in a context of apprehension, according to published reports. As the Fund’s 2018 World Economic Outlook (WEO) stressed, economic growth has been more uneven than expected. IMF members also pledged to avoid devaluing currencies to seek a trade advantage by

Grab Hosts “GrabFood Nusarasa” to Celebrate Indonesia’s Culinary Diversity

Singapore-based technology company, Grab, has been making inroads in Indonesia with its ride-hailing and food delivery services. It is currently hosting a food festival “GrabFood Nusarasa” highlighting the many delights of Indonesian cuisine.   “GrabFood Nusarasa” festival continues until 19 December. Photo courtesy of GrabFood/NOW!JAKARTA Users can select from a special menu of dishes from

Finnish Trade Delegation  visits Indonesia

Finland sent a major trade delegation to Indonesia in October with some world leading companies in tow. The leader of the delegation was Ms. Anne-Mari Virolainen, the Minister of Foreign Trade and Development. Here’s what she had to say about the delegation. Ms. Anne-Mari Virolainen, the Minister of Foreign Trade and Development of Finlad visited

Monas to Become Central Park and Extended Period of Odd-Even Traffic Policy

Under Anies Baswedan administration, the city government implies number of policies to tackle urban issue. here are people need to know in recent updates. ANIES BASWEDAN PLANS TO TRANSFORM MONAS INTO CENTRAL PARK In a recent interview with “The Jakarta Post”, Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan stated he would like to transform the city’s historic National

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