The award-winning airline offers reduced prices on Premium & Economy classes starting from IDR 5,285,000* to more than 140 destinations. The airline also rewards passengers joining Privilege Club with 2,500 bonus Qmiles instantly.
From eating healthier to feeling happier, here’s how to identify at least one positive thing you could do. Read on and select- at least - ten, surely you will be able to keep one going the whole year!
The Jakarta Property Institute (JPI) is a non-profit organization with a mission to make Jakarta a more livable city and accelerate the growth of the property industry.
Have you ever invested in the Indonesian stock market? The JCI Index started in the mid 1980s at 100. Today it’s close to 6,600.
Archipelago International, has become the first Indonesian hotel management company to collaborate with Mola in providing continuous free subscription entertainment to their guests.
Apart from preserving the natural environment, ecotourism also highlights the importance of appreciating and empowering the local communities and people who live in the vicinity of the travel destinations.
From 20 December 2021 util 30 March 2022, Marriott International is collaborating with Maria Monique Lastwish Foundation in a programme that offers a special staycation for children with disabilities and special needs.
Danone-AQUA's 2019-2020 Sustainability Report won the gold category rating from the 2021 Asia Sustainability Reporting Rating (ASRRAT), which was held on November 17, 2021, in Jakarta.
The Ascott Limited proudly announced the opening of Somerset Sudirman Jakarta in the city’s central business district and retail centre as part of its international-class expansions in Indonesia.
Located in ELYSEE Mall at the heart of SCBD Jakarta, The Great Gatsby has created an elegant lounge for a wonderful lifestyle experience. Strong lines, bold contrasts, and luxurious textures welcome you to take a moment to unwind
Well we are all used to surprises by now, so why should 2022 be predictable? We at Now! Jakarta don’t think it will be anyway, so all of the following predictions may well be wrong!
Fresh Black Winter Truffles, a much sought after delicacy, are now available in AMUZ Gourmet Jakarta, freshly air-flown from Italy.
The uniqueness and diversity of cultures in Indonesia is quite extraordinary and is reflected in the National Motto “ Unity in Diversity” and is something everyone should be very proud of.
What is a multi-awarded Haut cuisine chef doing during the Covid pandemic in Jakarta? Making pies of course. Wickedpies is the only hand-crafted premium pie baked passionately by Award-Winning New Zealand Chef Alex Ensor.
Finding a New Role in Asia Pacific: The NOW! Jakarta Interview with HE Owen Jenkins, Her Majesty’s Ambassador for Indonesia.
recently opened in Pondok Indah Mall 3, Yoka Yoka is a restaurant with a Japanese Izakaya concept, presenting a casual dining venue that offers a variety of Japanese delicacies.
The iconic and world-renowned Karma Beach Bali just launched a smorgasbord of innovative new dishes and drinks to enjoy, featuring dishes with bold flavours but light enough to be enjoyed on a sunny beach day.
To accommodate international travellers with an enjoyable quarantine experience, the prominent JW Marriott Hotel Jakarta is offering repatriation packages to cater for guests with its renowned luxury and service.
Launched by Prince William and The Royal Foundation in October 2020, The Earthshot Prize is the most prestigious global environment prize in history. Like President John F. Kennedy’s ‘Moonshot’ did almost 60 years ago.
Here are Chope's top 7 restaurants to book last minute, from all-day dining and brunches to buffets and hotel spots. Make sure you have the Chope app to enjoy these discounts!
As we’re gearing up for the year-end holidays, or if you wanna take a break in early January, Bali is the right place to be. Here is Chope’s top 10 staycation destinations in Bali with fantastic deals of up to 79% off on ChopeDeal
Get to know the history behind Jamu (Djamu) and find out what are the top 8 most in-demand and often consumed Jamu in Indonesia.
What makes a great airport? Easy access, good parking, efficient and easy check-in and security procedures, quick security controls, good signage, a great variety of shops & cafes (with good prices!)
Celebrate a heartfelt year-end holiday up on the hills of Upper Dago in Bandung, where Swiss-Belresort Dago Heritage has put together an array of festive feasts, lively celebrations and special room packages.
Javara recently launched its online store to help to further develop efforts to promote and update the food heritage of Indonesia.
Sharing the merriments of the festive season, The Orient Jakarta has gone out of its way to accommodate guests to an unforgettable year-end celebration with an array of exciting offerings.
Forget all your stress and worries this holiday season and indulge in a much-needed year-end getaway as intiwhiz International presents wonderful festive offers and packages at their various accommodations.
Looking for the best Christmas Lunch or Christmas Dinner in Jakarta? Look no further this updated list of the best Jakarta hotel Christmas celebrations in 2021 will help you plan for the perfect festive season!
This year-end holiday, treat your loved ones to a heart-warming staycation at some of the best hotels in the city. So, we’ve curated a list of hotels offering fantastic festive season room deals.
As the year is drawing to a close, Mercure Jakarta Batavia welcomes you to an exciting New Year’s programme dubbed ‘Around Asian Fundemic Celebration New Year’s Eve’ to ensure you experience a wonderful year-end celebration.
These wonderful words of hope and joy are what we Christians wish each other, and everyone else, at Christmas. And they really encompass all that we need for this world in one simple phase.
Many forget the charms of the classic Bali hospitality, no frills and thrills, just warm service, cosy rooms and a little bit of peace and quiet. Where does one go to experience this?
Three photographers use their skills to promote the humanitarian issues faced by our brothers and sisters across the country.
The uniqueness and diversity of cultures in Indonesia is quite extraordinary and is reflected even in the celebrations of Christmas around the country.
If you’re planning on a year-end getaway, Hotel Novotel Bogor and ibis Styles Bogor Raya has put together an array of exciting activities and offers to ensure guests experience unforgettable end-of-year celebrations.
Christmas is right around the corner! To help you experience a magical festive season, Pullman Jakarta Central Park welcomes you to celebrate Christmas and New Year with bountiful feasts and fantastic room offers!
Christmas and New Year is upon us, and to celebrate the year-end festivities, Hotel Borobudur Jakarta will spoil guests with a series of exciting activities and enticing holiday offers.
Our world is being disrupted again by the “vision” of the digital developers who want to suck us more and more into their virtual world, led or perhaps just jumped on by Mark Zuckerberg.
KU DE TA, renowned for their epically entertaining events, are gearing up to say goodbye (and good riddance!) to 2021 and they’re doing it in style.
The DKI Jakarta Provincial Government revitalising the historic Kota Tua (Old Town) area into the 17th-century style.
In this personal opinion piece, publisher Alistair Speirs shares the agony of the decision making process for the authorities and the lack of decision making, the lack of voice, of the people especially in Bali and Lombok.
The prominent art-focused hospitality brand, ARTOTEL Group, has announced that they’ve taken over a five-star hotel in Yogyakarta and transformed it into the brand’s latest venture - ARTOTEL Suites Bianti - Yogyakarta.
Liven up your weekend by bringing your kids to Museum MACAN to experience and learn about nature biodiversity and the close relationship between humans, nature and technology in an immersive digital installation.
The Italian Embassy and the Italian Cultural Institute in Jakarta proudly present a selection of high quality Italian new films awarded at the most important international festivals.
Cherish the joy and merriments of Christmas and New Year’s at The Grove Suites by Grand Aston as they curate a series of festive culinary offerings, from a delightful Christmas Feast to a sumptuous New Year’s Eve Dinner Buffet.
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During a family visit to East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) in the summer of 2019, I had the opportunity to volunteer at a mobile clinic that allowed me to see firsthand the urgent need for clean water in remote parts of Indonesia.
The festive season is always the most wonderful time of the year at AYANA Resort and Spa, BALI, which is why the expansive integrated resort is adding to the holiday magic with a very special room offers for your year-end escape.
Bali’s pioneering beach club, KU DE TA, a stylish and sophisticated mainstay on the shores of Seminyak continues to lure in diners and imbibers with their impeccable sunsets and service this Christmas holiday.
Spend the most magical time of the year at the cosy and homey ambience of Swiss-Belresort Dago Heritage with your family and loved ones, where the Bandung resort has organised a series of lavish feasts and enticing room packages.
DoubleTree by Hilton Jakarta – Diponegoro invites guests to gather with family and loved ones this festive season to experience wholesome year-end celebrations and indulge in bountiful feasts.
From 23 December 2021 to 3 January 2022, this stunning entertainment destination, Karma Kandara, puts on a real show at the top of Bali’s south-coast cliffs.
Welcome to this exclusive interview with Maya Nelson, who is the Interim Head of School at Jakarta Intercultural School. She may be the Interim Head, but she has a long term attachment to the school, she's a graduate of JIS.
This festive season, The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta, Mega Kuningan invites you to create unforgettable memories filled with joy and merriments, featuring a variety of exceptional dining experiences and wonderful room promotions.
What started as one man’s concern for the huge waste problems in Indonesia has grown into a fast-growing responsible waste management company that has just celebrated its 7th year of operation last November.
With the festive season fast approaching, Mandarin Oriental, Jakarta announces its Christmas and New Year’s programme with an array of festive celebrations taking place at the prominent hotel.
Cherish heart-warming moments during the year-end festivities with enticing programmes at Le Méridien Jakarta, from sumptuous feasts to intimate stay experiences, indulge in unforgettable memories as you say goodbye to 2021.
At Sekolah Pelita Harapan (SPH), Project-Based Learning is applied across all levels from Kindergarten to High School. Learn more about Sekolah Pelita Harapan in the upcoming Open Day on 4 December 2021.
Before it became the present-day flower market, Rawa Belong was previously notorious as the hangout place of several prominent Betawi figures, one of them being ‘Si Pitung’, a legendary 19th-century bandit in Batavia.
The Bocuse d’Or Dinner Series makes its way from the highlands of Ubud to the concrete jungle of Jakarta, this time the acclaimed AMUZ Gourmet Jakarta will play host to the exciting dinner series on Thursday, 9 December 2021.
The Design for Environment competition is to find sustainable solutions with designers, engineers, and individuals sharing responsibilities with society and industry.
Hyatt Regency Yogyakarta returns with a wonderful list of dining offers to help you and your family celebrate the heart-warming spirit of the holidays in the resort’s intimate ambience.
The Association of Culinary Professionals Indonesia (ACP) has finally achieved their goal and dream to raise up the standards of the Indonesian culinary profession by launching a book, Basic Knowledge of Culinary Profession.
Its first online exhibition, Art Moments Jakarta managed to attract 65 galleries with a large visitor count of nearly 50,000 coming from Indonesia, Singapore, the Philippines, Taiwan, South Korea, Switzerland, Italy, China.
The prominent JW Marriott Hotel Jakarta has curated a collection of festive promotions to ensure guests a lovely end of the year, from room packages, goodies and special holiday feasts at its dining venues.
As we head quickly to the time of year when we are planning a break, preparing to add more dining pleasures and maybe even preparing a party at home, the warning bells are already ringing in the government offices... and they don’
Sake connoisseurs in Indonesia will be delighted to know that there’s a new sake brand that has entered the fold: IWA.
The World Press Photo Exhibition 2021 showcasing the best visual journalism of the past year is taking place at the Erasmus Huis in Jakarta from 19 November to 11 December 2021. and thereafter will travel to Yogyakarta from 19 Dec
The Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy thinks it knows where the international visitors should go and created their list of The 10 priority tourist destinations (DPP) that have to be developed and promoted to take the pressu
Here at NOW! Jakarta we’ve dug a little deeper to unearth possible travel trends for 2022. For some of the trends, we hope we are right, but given this year’s totally unpredictable nature, why should any predictions be even close!
Here at NOW! Jakarta we’ve dug a little deeper to unearth possible travel trends for 2022. For some of the trends, we hope we are right, but given this year’s totally unpredictable nature, why should any predictions be even close!
Retreat to Hard Rock Hotel Bali this New Year for an unforgettable stay and year-end experience, complete with a NYE dinner for the whole family.
To help you celebrate a magical Christmas and end the year with a bang, InterContinental Jakarta Pondok Indah has arranged a series of exclusive programmes and events immersed in world-class hospitality and services.
Karthik Shetty is the General Manager of Chope Indonesia, he shares with NOW! Jakarta his love for food, the industry and the growth of his interesting career.
The Hermitage, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Jakarta is putting on a grand gesture to help you and your family celebrate lovely Christmas and New Year festivities with a series of enticing packages.
KidZania Jakarta has partnered up with Bank BRI on a new feature at the theme park, dubbed Bank of KidZania, which aims to reintroduce the Digital Banking Developer profession to visiting children from an early age.
The Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK) highlighted the points of agreement to gradually phase out coal energy in the Glasgow Climate Pact as a result of the climate change summit (COP26) in Glasgow (The Glasgow Pact).
Textile manufacturers and fashion brands are looking closely at finding other materials that can support improvements in their own environmental impact. Some have developed and implemented policies on cotton and other common mater
As we get closer to the most wonderful time of the year, Shangri-La Jakarta has prepared a series of magical and heart-warming programmes to spark joy, hope and new desires during the year-end festive season.
Established and developed in Bandung, Justus Steakhouse officially opens their first outlet in Cipete, Jakarta, and their eleventh outlet overall, offering a variety of steaks from Specialty and Prime Steaks to Dry-aged Steaks.
COVE at Batavia PIK is the latest hangout spot in town. A commercial retail street and seaside recreational activity centre that presents a sensational selection of shopping and culinary venues from various top brands.
After missing a year due to pandemic pause, the Jakarta International Photo Festival (JIPFest) returns this year from 13th to 28th November, bringing the main theme “Space”.
From 23 December 2021 ‘til 3 January 2022, the opulent five-star Karma Kandara is bringing back its highly-anticipated ’12 Days of Karma’ program to ensure guests experience heart-warming year-end festivities.
The 7 Wonders at The Trans. Rediscover the beauty of paradise with 7 different packages to cater to every need and lifestyle.
The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta, Mega Kuningan offers the Repatriation Package Jakarta: a comfortable quarantine staycation package for 6 nights with a selection of three expansive room options.
A High Level Working Group has been launched by Finance Minister Sri Mulyani and the UK government and institutions, to drive investment into green and sustainable activities.
Grand Hyatt Jakarta has just unveiled several exciting "facelifts" to its luxe accommodation and facilities as they present five new and improved guestroom categories along with the salt-chlorinated swimming pool.
The Gaia Hotel Bandung is a brand-new establishment that is perched 16 levels above the mountain valleys of Bandung, featuring impressive architecture that promises to present five-star hospitality services and so much more.
Kota Baru Parahyangan has succeeded in answering your dream house needs by presenting the Grand Nayapati Residence – a breathable house designed with nature – a two-storey house designed with modern tropical architecture.
To honour and celebrate National Batik Day, Mercure Jakarta Batavia was inspired to show appreciation for batik by showcasing Batik Betawi from Rosha Batavia, in collaboration with [email protected] in the hotel’s lobby area.
The Grand Hyatt Jakarta is bringing over a taste of Bali as it welcomes the island-famous Cuca for a takeover dining experience this 17-21 November, 2021.
The five-star Royal Ambarrukmo Yogyakarta has reached a new milestone as they celebrate their 10th anniversary. In celebration of a decade of excellent hospitality and service, they held a series of events throughout October.
Finally some positive action for the badly polluted Ciliwung River with a program that is part of the study approved and funded by the French Institute in Indonesia (IFI).
Bisma Eight Hotel Ubud is offering a super special Re-Opening Stay Offer up to 60% off, with rates starting from IDR 1,200,000 nett per night that includes a variety of benefits.
In order to realize “Clean from Waste Indonesia” in 2025, the Ministry of Environment and Forestry established a Ministerial Regulation No. 75 of 2019 regarding Waste Reduction Roadmap by Producers.
One of the few to operate in a Joint Cooperation School (SPK) in Indonesia, the JIS Learning Center will be a program designed for children aged 4 to 11 with intellectual disabilities.
Attention Jakartans! If you have yet to experience Bali's renowned Apéritif Bar and Restaurant, worry not! The fine-dining restaurant is collaborating with Raffles Jakarta for a gastronomic takeover at the hotel's The Dining Room.
The Hermitage, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Jakarta has organised the “Classic Romance Wedding Showcase”, in collaboration with ten wedding vendors, from wedding dresses and wedding organisers to decorations and lighting vendors.
Jakarta, 22 October 2021 – Earlier this year, Made Dhira Dahni Pawitra, a Starbucks partner (employee) from Bali competed in the 2021 Indonesia Cup Tasters Championship and was crowned the champion.
There is a wonderful old practice which was widespread in Java at least when I first arrived here, called Gotong Royong. Literally meaning ‘lifting together’ this is a customary practice of a community working together.
Jakarta Intercultural School head of admissions Kathleen Ngkaion offers her professional and personal insights on what parents can look out for when searching for the ‘perfect’ learning environment.
HARRIS Hotels presents ‘HARRIS Day 2021’, a running and cycling competition themed “Virtual Challenge: Rise and Race” in collaboration with 99 Virtual Race, an online sports application that can be participated by everyone.
Meera Joseph,an educator and an artist of sorts (her words) , who loves writing untold stories and soul poetry, instead takes on a journey she describes as “Living in Vulnerability” the story of an institution.
Museum MACAN is ready to open for public by presenting a collaborative contemporary art project titled “Present Continuous/Sekarang Seterusnya: A Conversation” which will be held from 18 December 2021 to 15 May 2022.
Indonesian youth play a big role in the history of the birth and formation of the Indonesia. Starting in 1908, the Indonesian people began to have the awareness to unite against the invaders.
The prominent five-star InterContinental Bandung Dago Pakar has proudly been rewarded with two distinct categories at the prestigious World Travel Awards 2021 as Indonesia’s Leading Conference Hotel and Indonesia’s Leading Hotel.
Halloween season is upon us and the iconic Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta is welcoming those on the hunt for an ooky spooky brunch or a ghostly staycation as the hotel has put together an array of spooktacular promotions!
Founded in 1995, Teh63 is produced directly from its own plantation, which is managed by PT. Gunung Sari Hijau Enam Tiga. Teh63 organised a “tea class with the media” featuring guest speaker, Prof. Dr. dr. Dede Kusmana, Sp.JP (K).
The Orient Jakarta, an exquisite new boutique hotel, best described as “An Urban Escape for the Modern Traveller” Is located in the heart of central Jakarta, and opened on 29 September 2021.
With conventional travel all but brought to a standstill in 2020 and 2021, there is no doubt that there will have to be serious changes to the way we travel - starting now - and I’m sure you’ve been thinking about what next year
The G20 Trade and Investment Ministers Meeting was held in Italy recently and Minister of Trade M Lutfi did not miss the meeting held in Sorrento. Lutfi and ministers from G20 countries discussed several strategic issues
As we start to see the decline in Covid cases and look toward a new era of health and productivity, it would be timely to take a moment to see what other non-transmittable, non-infectious, but equally dangerous health challenges.
Indonesia's exports in September 2021 were recorded at a healthy US$ 20.60 billion. The value of exports decreased compared to the previous month by 3.84%, but increased by 47.64% compared to the same month last year
We, the people of Jakarta, have had a small victory in the recent court case over air pollution in Jakarta (small cheer) in which a group of 32 plaintiffs won their battle to force the very top leaders to be accountable.
Plataran Indonesia showcases the wonders of nature, culture and community. In celebration of Indonesia’s most valuable tourism treasures and traditions, Plataran will be hosting numerous events throughout October at its resorts.
Qatar Airways has been announced as the ‘Airline of the Year’ by the international air transport rating organisation, Skytrax, in addition to securing five additional awards including World’s Best Business Class.
The Dutch Embassy recently launched a charming and innovative book which introduces, and puts into a real Dutch-Indonesian relationship context, the art and design in the official residence.
Biennale Jogja (BJ) is an international biennial event run by Yogyakarta Regional Government and organized by Yayasan Biennale Yogyakarta (YBY). The first Biennale Jogja was held in 1988.
We are seeing quite a lot of activity on the “opening up’ scene across the country with Bali reopening on 14th October to five countries who are relatively safe: China, Japan, S. Korea, Dubai, and New Zealand.
Subway, one of the world’s largest and most successful quick-service restaurant brands, has announced the launch of its first restaurant in Indonesia, with its flagship outlet opening in Townsquare Cilandak Mall.
Treat those nearest and dearest to you on a wonderful and relaxing tropical escape at The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali as the luxurious Nusa Dua resort welcomes guests back to Bali with special offer.
Two journalists are awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for reporting facts, whilst Facebook is ousted for spreading falsehood. These two moments in history are linked, and in say a lot about the time we are living in.
Indulge in Italian glamour wrapped with Balinese hospitality as the prominent Bvlgari Bali Resort curates life’s simplest pleasures in one of the most exotic destinations on the island with the Bvlgari Escape.
The Alana Sentul is partnering with Jakarta Culinary Movement in a unique collaboration entitled ‘Jakarta Culinary Movement Goes to Sentul City’. This collaboration aims to raise CSR funds to highlight young chefs in Indonesia.
An Outstanding Epicure Dinner October 28, 2021, Master Auguste Escoffier's 175th Birthday Anniversary Celebration Gala Diner at Amuz.
Perfectly nestled in Central Jakarta, prominent ultra-luxury apartment, Casa Domaine Residences, has just unveiled its new 4-bedroom residential show unit at its Domaine Prive tower.
The iconic and prestigious five-star Hotel Borobudur Jakarta proudly announced the appointment of Gerhard L. Doll as its new General Manager to spearhead the executive management, who brings with him 25 years of experience.
On 6-8 October 2021, HighScope Indonesia held its 11th HighScope Indonesia Annual Conference with this year’s theme being “Highly Purposeful Life: Follow Your Passion, Discover Your Purpose".
On 29 September 2021, Bali Island School held a highly successful Virtual University Fair that hosted over 100 universities, helping to bridge students directly with potential futures.
Now is the perfect time for you to escape the hustle and bustle of Jakarta to Bali. To accommodate your tropical escape to paradise, here is Chope’s guide to the Top 10 Staycation Destinations in Bali.
The Chinese National at the Swissôtel Jakarta PIK Avenue has officially launched its brand-new concept of Cantonese food with modern flavours, hoping to please the palate of diners with its updated concept and new menu offerings.
Omah Budoyo, founded by long-time heritage arts, crafts and textiles guru Warwick Purser, is the gateway to enjoy an immersive cultural experience at the very heart of Java Island, Yogyakarta.
The Director General of America and Europe at the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador I Gede Ngurah Swajaya said that Indonesia will hold two business forums with two different regions in October,.
Our friends and marine sustainability activists OceanKita joined as community partner of World Cleanup Day Indonesia and conducted a water and bank clean up at West Sunter Lake, Jakarta, with the support of UMTALA*.
Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Sandiaga Uno said the government is determined to develop 18 priority tourist destinations and will offer the development projects to investors with various incentives.
A collaboration of two of the Top 100 Restaurant & Bars 2021 by Marriott Bonvoy, with the sky-high rooftop venue in the capital city and the beachside iconic dining venues in the island of the Gods.
Indonesia’s international borders are now partially open to foreign visitors, this has been in effect since 15 September 2021. Furthermore, the Bali International Airport is set to open for foreign visitors from 14 October 2021.
Answering the desires of millennials in Indonesia, beer connoisseurs across the archipelago can rejoice as Budweiser – one of the largest-selling beers in the United States – has finally made its way to Indonesia.
Coordinating Minister Luhut explained that the problem of solid waste in the Denpasar, Badung, Gianyar, and Tabanan areas, in particular, should be given serious attention, considering that the Sarbagita Regional Final Processing.
Alistair Speirs shares some very detailed solutions to the obvious problems plaguing specific roads in Jakarta.
A list of great organisations in Indonesia that are supported by the All Saints Anglican Church, Jakarta, and how you can help them.
The world is beginning to re-open. People are travelling around Europe and N. America, there are signs even fortress Australia may reopen, and Indonesia must be ready, but are we?
The month of October has arrived and Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta is inviting guests to welcome the sweet-brisk of the season with a variety of special offers to make it an extra special month.
Used Cooking Oil, also called as UCO, refers to oils that have been used for cooking and/or frying for more than three times, and thus is categorized as waste and should no longer be consumed as it poses serious health risks.
The Economic Partnership Agreement between the states of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) and Indonesia will enter into force on 1 November.
Duk Jun Choi, President Director of PT Mercedes Benz Distribution Indonesia, explains about lessons learned from the pandemic
Boca Rica situated on the ground floor of the Artotel Suites Mankuluhur City, pretty much bang in the centre of town, is best known for its live music and late night scene.
Kuta’s new urban resort, MAMAKA by Ovolo, has now entirely launched and is operating in full swing, welcoming modern travellers across the globe to enjoy its accommodation, services, facilities and offerings to the fullest extent.
IHG Hotels together with PT Hotel Dago Pakar extend their long-standing partnership to present the renowned Hotel Indigo boutique hotel brand for the very first time in Bandung - Hotel Indigo Dago Pakar, opening in 2024.
The KESAN project launched on 24th September 2021 at ASHTA District 8, Senopati in commemoration of the World Cleanup Day. KESAN or ‘Kresek Kesadaran’ (dubbed "Goodie Bags for Doing Good!") is a unique single-use mask disposal
In celebration of its 50th anniversary, Starbucks is offering limited-edition reusable cups when customers buy any handcrafted beverage across select Asia Pacific markets on 28 September 2021.
We are delighted to see that Bali Hotels Association (BHA) are launching their first Sustainable Food Festival, running from September 27th until October 16th, 2021 in 30 participating member hotels.
PHM Hotels is offering a new and unique way of living, inviting guests to dive into a journey with innovation and creativity by presenting a community living (Co-living) and community working (Co-working) experience.
I don’t know if you are familiar with the particularly British phrase ‘A stitch in time saves nine’ but it refers to that stupid outdated practice of repairing things as soon as they begin to show wear and fear.
Mandarin Oriental, Jakarta has partnered with MINI Maxindo, an authorized MINI dealer in Indonesia to allow any guests booking a suite at the hotel, the chance to win a brand-new MINI Cooper 3-Door
If you have to go into quarantine why not make the most of your seven nights’ self-isolation with a repatriation package at Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta
One of the really difficult dilemmas for the environmentally conscious has been what to do with single-use masks. We have to use them (and maybe will need to do so for some time more) but disposal is a challenge.
The government has been advised to prepare a strategy that can invite quality, competitive, and export-worthy investment in order to generate foreign exchange.
The Peacock Lounge at Fairmont Jakarta has reopened its doors and has launched its first-ever collection of artisan Éclairs featuring a variety of contemporary and imaginative flavours that will change seasonally.
Indonesia will host the Group of 20 Forum in 2022 with the theme Recover Together, Recover Stronger.
Mandarin Oriental, Jakarta is partnering with MINI Maxindo, an Authorised MINI dealer in Indonesia, on an exclusive campaign that offers guests booking a suite at the hotel the chance to win a brand-new MINI Cooper 3.
After a year of absence due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ubud Writers & Readers Festival (UWRF) will make its long-awaited return this year. The ten-day UWRF 2021 event will take place from 8-17 October 2021.
Building up the excitement for a Bali holiday, a group of Bali-based brands have come together to create an epic Bali getaway for two people,
Alistair Speirs ponders over the pros and cons of the tourism industry, working out whether there's a better way to approach it and if we've been doing the right thing.
Since the pandemic hit, the demand for disposable face masks has skyrocketed around the world. And this has resulted in tons of used masks winding up scattered in our environment.
Having turned 100 years old two years ago from its first concoction in a bar in Florence, Italy, in 1919 by Count Camilo Negroni, the deliciously bitter Negroni is the perfect elixir for our recent curious times.
Since its establishment, the luxurious Royal Tulip Gunung Geulis Resort & Golf has managed to become one of the premier resorts in Indonesia, achieving a staggering 22 awards within five years of operations.
On 19th August was International Orangutan Day, a yearly reminder that our not-so-distant cousin is endangered. Why do we write “cousin”? Well...as you will read in the list we've put together, they share quite a few similarities.
Few diners enter the portals of Furusato Izakaya without quietly saying to themselves: ”this is really like being in Kyoto” which sets the atmosphere for a really great lunch or dinner.
This traditional/modern Spanish restaurant and lounge opened to accolades for its outstanding design and its great food.
If you’re looking to host small gatherings, The Hermitage, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Jakarta is offering a special Suite Intimate Experience package, a personalised service for intimate social functions.
Offering cutting-edge technology to elevate your eyewear retail experience, VIUUM is a game-changer in the industry through its exceptional innovation in eyewear shopping.
Karma Kandara Bali's latest villa packages invite you to take a well-earned staycation on the Ungasan clifftops.
To find out where we are today onart, who better to ask than Amir Sidharta who was for many years the Art Columnist for this magazine. Amir is an art lover, a museum curator and an auctioneer.
Deborah Iskandar is a veteran of many years in the high-pressure art auction world and is now the principal of ISA Art Advisory, which advises clients on buying and selling art and building collections.
Despite the economic impact brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic, Indonesia will continue its efforts to develop its electric vehicle (EV) industry, and not just with the production of raw materials, said President Joko Widodo.
Bringing in Bali’s freshest seafood bounty, Karma Beach Bali presents a taste of Jimbaran fish market where their beachfront venue, sounds of their resident DJ and fresh cocktails come together for the ultimate seafood experience.
MVB supported by Now! Bali and Now! Jakarta recently held a very well attended webinar, not focused on how to reopen the borders to international tourism, but what we should be doing to prepare for when they open.
This used to refer to the wide-open spaces where we loved to walk and feel nature all around us. Now it refers to places where we feel safer dining!
The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent shift to online learning meant that many schools have had to cut back on their sports programs or suspend them altogether.
Mana Aoturoa is a Maori term that refers to exploration of our environment and curiosity about the world. It is a key strand of our Early Years programme and we believe that this sets the foundation to develop lifelong learners.
If Shiraz was a person, it would be a bold, independent, strong and masculine yet, fun and full of surprises. That is how I imagine Shiraz aka Syrah, the same name given to the same personality.
The world’s largest quadrennial sporting event, the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 finally took from 23rd July to 8th August, after being postposed for a year.
JHL Solitaire Gading Serpong proudly announces that Al Gusto Italian Dining & Bar is ready to welcome back guests to its venue with an updated concept and menu.
Hyatt Regency Yogyakarta adapts to the ever-changing conditions during the pandemic through a series of innovative programmes so that they can continue to welcome guests, from local residents to those from neighbouring cities.
The Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy (Kemenparekraf) and Plataran Indonesia Spread Optimism through BERANI.
The Ministry of Education, Culture, Research and Technology (Kemdikbud) is inviting the people of Indonesia to look back at the history of the route of the spice trade through its programme JalurRempah(Spice Route).
We are delighted to introduce you to a relative newcomer to Jakarta’s hospitality scene, but certainly not somebody new in this industry.
Whilst the island has been heavily preoccupied with the pandemic, Gary Bencheghib has remained focused on the thing that mattered to him the most: protecting Bali from plastic pollution.
The first six years of a child’s life is a critical period of development that forms the foundation of their future. SPH Lippo Village offers an excellent Early Childhood Education program for children ages 1-6 years old.
September 16th is commemorated as the International Day for the Preservation of Ozone Layer. As you may already know, our blue planet is protected by a shield of gas called ozone.
Publisher Alistair interviews the Founder and Director of the Ubud Writers annd Readers Festival, Janet DeNeefe
Despite being declared the city with the worst air pollution in the world on several occasions, it seems that we shouldn’t be too worried about it.
InterContinental Jakarta Pondok Indah Provides Indonesians Who Are Returning Home from Overseas and Expatriates Coming to Indonesia With Comprehensive High-End Repatriation Packages
Indonesia’s largest company, Astra International has selected six villages in the Tanimbar Islands District in Maluku Province as participants in Astra Prosperous Villages Program (DSA) 2021 for entrepreneurship development.
The European Union (EU) introduces the distinctive taste of its food and beverage products to Indonesian as one of the most important countries to put on its promotions map.
Despite being declared the city with the worst air pollution in the world on several occasions, it seems that we shouldn’t be too worried about it.
Indonesia lost its prized upper middle-income status after only a year, as Southeast Asia’s largest coronavirus outbreak reversed gains in poverty and employment in the region’s largest economy.
President of Copenhagen Consensus who argued very logically that we are not really being shown the “big picture” by the UN Scientists whose ‘Code Red’ pronouncements have led to many a pounding heart and worldwide panic attacks
Pullman Jakarta Central Park is offering worry-free Repatriation Quarantine Packages that will take care of everything for you from the moment you step foot out of the airport until the moment you check out of the hotel.
With Bali’s tourism industry continuing to struggle through the pandemic, PT Indonesia Paradise Property Tbk sought to help some local communities on Indonesia’s day of independence.
“A little learning is a dangerous thing; drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring: there shallow draughts intoxicate the brain, and drinking largely sobers us again.” Alexander Pope
Indonesia's educational attainment has remained low in recent years. Various national and international level analyses show various problems which are factors hampering the improvement of Indonesian education.
Indonesia has very promising creative economic potential, in many sectors, one of which is online games which during the Covid-19 pandemic has experienced an extraordinary increase.
Indonesia received 2.5 million doses of vaccine in three stages as an effort of the government to meet the vaccination needs of the more than 200 million Indonesian people and proves that Indonesia has many friends to help.
Alibaba Cloud will launch the Global Startup Accelerator. A series of Demo Days will be held, presenting startups the chance to be selected for the program and be a part of Alibaba Cloud’s global ecosystem.
One of Uluwatu’s most popular beach destinations, Karma Beach Bali, has reopened and invites all sun-seekers back through its doors for music, drinks and great food, with health and safety standards applied.
MAURI Restaurant has been honoured for its outstanding wine program in Wine Spectator’s 2021 Restaurant Awards. The annual program recognizes restaurants around the world as a top destination for wine lovers.
Escape to one of the most unique and innovative hotels in Ubud, Titik Dua Ubud, where the design-forward boutique hotel is offering several extended stay packages for those looking to stay a little bit longer in paradise.
A few years ago the Indonesian Ministry of Tourism (then also of the Creative Economy too) proposed the idea of “ Ten New Bali’s” to try to spread the much needed visitor income over a larger number of destinations.
“I would hate to be a minister in today’s governments –not only in Indonesia- which, I think more than ever are faced with conflicting priorities at every turn”, says Now! Publisher Alistair Speirs.
The Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs and Investment has assured investors of the Indonesian government's commitment to control forest and land fires.
As Indonesia celebrates its Independence Day on 17th August we asked a number of the country’s prominent personalities and some of the diplomatic corps to send their greetings and wishes.
Enjoy a family-focused stay with loved ones in the comfort and luxury of Grand Hyatt Bali, in Nusa Dua. The resort is currently offering an enticing Grand Family Suites promotion for IDR 1,188,000++ per room per night.
Treat yourself to a magical getaway to one of the most stunning destinations in Bali, the luxurious Bvlgari Resort Bali. The five-star resort is offering an exclusive Vacanza Eterna promotion with a minimum four-night stay.
The program aims to encourage Indonesian’s excellent culinary ingredients to be exported to many more countries and provide added value to the country’s economy
The history of Indonesia’s Independence was preceded by a series of important events, one of them was when Soekarno, Mohammad Hatta and Radjiman Wedyodiningrat were flown to Vietnam to “pick up” a Japanese promise.
Tumpeng has become a symbol of celebration. This iconic cone-shaped rice with various assorted dishes surrounding it, is a splendour on the buffet table where people will joyfully enjoy it together with their community.
On the first day of Muharram, the first month in the lunar Islamic calendar, it’s time for Muslims all over the world to contemplate and practice self-reflection.
With all of this talk of Smart Cities, unfortunately there are still incumbent issues in Jakarta that—even with the introduction of technologies and systems—inhibit some of the city’s efforts to properly modernise.
Retreat to one of Bali’s most classic resort destinations, The Westin Resort Nusa Dua Bali, a beachfront family sanctuary with something for everyone.
Experience a wellness- and family-centred escape at The Westin Resort & Spa, Ubud, with rates starting from IDR 1.100.000++ per night.
Wake up to the sight of Seminyak Beach with a complimentary upgrade from a Wonderful Garden View Escape to a Spectacular Ocean Facing Escape. Rates start from IDR 2.000.000++ per room per night, only available in August.
Indulge in a tantalising culinary experience with an affordable price at Hotel Borobudur Jakarta’s Teratai Chinese Restaurant.
The U.K. passed legislation in 2019 to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050 and has been pushing other countries to commit to coal phase out dates ahead of the United Nations climate summit COP26.
Danone-AQUA announced the company’s achievement in receiving the B Corporation (B Corp) certification for the second time from B Lab, a global non-profit organisation.
Recently, the Ambarukkmo Group organised several charity acts to give back to the community in conjunction with Eid al-Adha as well as to help those in the community that are affected by the pandemic.
Used Cooking Oil degrades in quality over each use, and there are several characteristics of UCO that one can observe to determine whether the cooking oil should be reused or changed instead.
MVB Indonesia was excited to present their Sustainable Living Webinar which feature well known organisations in sustainability who can guide you, professionally and personally on a new path.
The Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy (Kemenparekraf) targets the export of spices and herbs to grow to US$ 2 billion or equivalent to Rp 29 trillion by 2024. One of its efforts is through the Indonesia Spice Up The World.
We like the simple way that BI presents their stats and descriptions which allow (well kind of) almost anyone to understand the current state of the economy.
The restart of international travel could be seriously delayed without worldwide reciprocal recognition of all approved COVID-19 vaccines, says the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC).
President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) said the potential of Indonesia's digital economy is enormous. In fact, according to him, the value of Indonesia's digital economy could become the largest in Southeast Asia by 2030.
Indonesia is now the Asian corona virus epicenter (as at 16/7) with daily case counts of 50,000+ surpassing the government’s worst-case projections in recent days.
Revered in ancient legend as the symbol of hope, renewal and rebirth, the auspicious phoenix bird is known for literally ‘rising from the ashes.
‘That’s a funny thing to ask isn’t it? Surely everyone wants to be happy?’ Asks Now! Publisher Alistair Speirs ‘But how many people do we meet who truly exude happiness?
In celebration of the highly anticipated Mid-Autumn Festival, Li Feng at Mandarin Oriental,Jakarta presents an exquisite mooncake selection.
Greeneration Foundation is holding The 4th Indonesia Circular Economy Forum (ICEF) from 21to 23 July 2021 virtually via Zoom Webinar and Youtube streaming with the theme Towards Smart & Sustainable Cities Through Circular Economy:
The long-awaited Ubud Writers & Readers Festival (UWRF) returns for its 18th year, from 8–17 October 2021. The Festival moves forward with the theme, Mulat Sarira, interpreted in English as Self-Reflection.
Why not escape to the paradise of Bali or Lombok? When you are ready and those ever-changing rules are firmed up of course, you might dare to start thinking of a real holiday, not a staycation, perhaps breath-taking views, summer
All children, of all ages and in all countries, risk being among Covid-19’s biggest victims, in particular by the socio-economic impacts and, in some cases, by mitigation measures that may inadvertently do more harm than good.
The object of a smart city in Indonesia is the community, government, and city infrastructure. In essence, the program aims to integrate information from the three objects above for efficient service.
In its efforts to transform into a smart city, Jakarta needs a lot of input from various parties so that it does not deviate from the ethos of sustainable development. Iparman Oesman,
Our journey through the great wines of the world continues with another insightful expose from the irrepressible Widya, formally known as Kertawidyawati.
As an established IB World School in Bali, Bali Island School (BIS) is incredibly proud of its Class of 2021 students for their excellent International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP) results.
From the sagoo forest interior to the capital city, this restaurant provides a variety of sago-based food offerings harvested from natural sago forests in distant West Papua.
Looking for a luxurious home-style escape in Bali? Villa Pangi Gita is a choice destination, with a total area of 2,100 sqm and a 600 sqm villa. The villa can accommodate up to 6 adults and 2 children, an ideal
After a year of being closed Potato Head Studios reopens on 15 July 2021, ready to share a reshaped, redesigned experience of hospitality.
Are you bored of working from home? Why not treat yourself to an alternative workspace where you can be productive in a relaxing new environment? Villa Pangi Gita by The Luxe Nomad provides a charming, tranquil tropical hideaway.
The Ascott Limited, the fully-owned lodging business sector of CapitaLand, has recently launched discoverasr.com, its very own online travel booking platform that unifies Ascott’s 14 lodging brands.
There is no doubt that motorcycling racing is a very exciting and enervating sport enjoyed by millions across the world, but I have really no idea why the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy (Sport? Industry perhaps?)
The Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno made a working visit to Bali from 10 to 13 June to prepare for the reopening of the Bali border for foreign tourists, scheduled at the end of July.
Indonesian artist Iskandar Hardjodimuljo transforms household waste into artworks as a form of cultural preservation and fronts a campaign to invite people to protect the environment from waste, especially single-use plastic.
A group of fishermen in Kedonganan have come together to try to manage their mangrove forest and make it a new eco-friendly destination through Wana Segara Kertih.
NOW! Jakarta’s publisher Alistair Speirs recently discussed the concept of the “Liveable City” with architect and urban observer Alwi Sjaaf, to try to find out his concept of what he calls a Just City”
To find out how Japan Airlines are managing – and keeping to their corporate goals - during this trying pandemic NOW! Jakarta’s Alistair Speirs spoke to Japan Airlines Country Manager for Indonesia Kiyoshi Kato.
XSProject is an initiative established in 2004, based on its concern for the environment, lack of awareness of disposing garbage in its place, and a large number of trash pickers in the city.
Is Jakarta a “ Smart City “? Is it trying to be? And should it? These are the questions we have to ask as we come face to face with the challenge of “ building back better”
Jakarta has been ranked as the world’s most environmentally vulnerable city, with climate change, pollution, heatwaves, earthquakes and flooding being the key threats to the Indonesian capital’s residents.
HARRIS Vertu Hotel Harmoni Jakarta was recently rewarded with two prestigious awards by the MUSE Hotel Awards. The two categories that the hotel won were World-Class City Hotel and World-Class Banquet/Event Hotel.
The NOW! Jakarta School Competition (NJSC) was created to trigger children's creativity in painting, drawing, taking photographs and writing essays by bringing students from many school together in one fun, creative event.
The new name of the establishment, Life School, was chosen by the parents of the pupils during a general assembly. By its international sound, it responds to expectations and wishes for openness.
In preparation for its Indonesian debut this September 2021, luxury hospitality brand, The Langham, Jakarta, has appointed seasoned hotelier, Gaylord Lamy, as its General Manager.
The LafargeHolcim Awards is the world’s most significant competition for sustainable design. The competition is held by the LafargeHolcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction in five world regions and in two categories.
Now! Jakarta this month releases its annual School Directory which lists and details the top schools in Jakarta and Bali (and is available to all who want it by contacting the number at the end of this story).
The Dutch and the Scandinavians are the world leaders in bicycle usage for everyday transportation and since Indonesia is beginning to get the urge I thought a few inspirational ideas from Holland.
On 1 July 2021, President Joko Widodo confirmed the implementation of emergency lockdown procedures for 48 regions and cities in both Java and Bali.
An Exclusive Interview with Marco Groten, Area Vice President of Hyatt Indonesia and General Manager Grand Hyatt Bali.
Becoming a favourite for both residents and tourists alike, Cibo Bali is a cosy, understated Italian restaurant in Canggu full of hearty, wholesome food.
Did you know that plastics have been found in the deepest part of the ocean, which is the Mariana trench, and on the world’s tallest mountain, Everest?
The COVID-19 pandemic has the potential to be a once in a generation opportunity for real change a number of reasons:
I suppose everyone has heard of the Chinese philosophy of Yin and Yang? But what do we understand about it? I personally loved the description of them in terms of the ‘Sunlight playing over a mountain and a valley.’
Haute Couture Architecture: The Art of Living Without Walls by Anneke van Waesberghe is so much more than a book about sustainable design, tented architecture, green hotel or eco-resort design.
All etchings are signed by Hofker himself under the print, very suitable for framing
The General Chair of the Indonesian Hotel & Restaurant Association (PHRI) and the Indonesian Employers’ Association (APINDO), Pak Hariyadi has great insight into the future of business and tourism in Indonesia.
The UNWTO has opened a call for ‘Best Tourism Villages’ Let’s make sure Indonesia is represented.
The Sultan Hotel & Residence Jakarta’s Lagoon Garden has been extensively beautified this year with new carpets and an attractive Balinese outdoor area.
ASTON Bogor Hotel & Resort is ideally situated in the ever-evolving Bogor Nirwana Residence Area. Located just 30 minutes from Bogor Railway Station and 50 minutes driving from Jakarta via Jagorawi toll road.
5th June was World Environment Day, and celebrated the 2021 theme “Ecosystem Restoration''. It also saw the launch of the UN Decade for this particular effort.
I will tell you what I will do and what I will not do. I will not serve that in which I no longer believe, whether it calls itself my home, my fatherland, or my church: and I will try to express myself in some mode of life or art.
Grand Hyatt Jakarta has chosen a unique approach to celebrate Jakarta’s 494th anniversary. Instead of celebratory fanfares, the five-star hotel is introducing a new style of afternoon tea at Fountain Lounge.
International tourist arrivals were down 83% in the first quarter of 2021 as widespread travel restrictions remained in place. However, the UNWTO Confidence Index shows signs of a slow uptick in confidence.
In celebration of Global Wellness Day, The Apurva Kempinski Bali announced the launch of Sound Meditation: a brand-new programme that is designed to help guests achieve mindfulness.
RecleanSea, a non-profit association from France fighting marine pollution, was awarded a small grant from the French Institute in Indonesia (IFI) as part of a Science & Impact program.
Most of us have seen and been seriously jealous of the 6-star dining experiences offered in Dubai and Bali where dinner is served under the sea or feeling just as if you are deep underwater.
Mandarin Oriental, Jakarta is delighted to partner with Eelke Plasmeijer and Ray Adriansyah from Bali’s award-winning restaurant, Locavore, to present a series of enchanting dinners from 24 to 26 June and 1 to 3 July 2021.
Indulge in a romantic getaway with your better half to the stunning cliffs of Ungasan as Karma Kandara introduces its luxurious Honeymoon Package specially curated for love-struck couples.
“Warungs have not got an upmarket image”says publisher Alistair Speirs after a recent visit to his favorite warung, “they are perceived as lower market, cheaper and well, let’s just say, based on value for money rather than style!
Collaborates with International SOS as part of the enhanced Ascott Cares commitment to improve guests’ overall wellness and safety
The Nord Anglia School Jakarta is preparing in earnest to transition from their full-time ‘Virtual School Experience’ (VSE) to face-to-face learning on the school’s beautiful campus.
The legendary Kuta neighbourhood is getting an exciting new addition as Indonesian hospitality brand, PT Indonesian Paradise Property Tbk, unveils its latest venture in Bali with the opening of YELLO Kuta Beachwalk Bali.
Jakarta Aquarium and Safari (JAQS) released sea turtles back to the wild for the first time as part of what they see as their obligation to support wildlife conservation, as a centre for conservation and education.
If you’re looking to exchange the hustle and bustle of Jakarta’s city life with a scenic alternative surrounded by the beauty of nature, then head on over to Pullman Ciawi Vimala Hills Resort Spa & Convention for a sweet escape.
On Friday, 28 May 2021, RS Premier Jatinegara (Premier Jatinegara Hospital) established a Post-COVID-19 Recovery Centre, the first in Indonesia, for comprehensive handling of the condition of COVID-19 survivors.
The theme for this year’s World Environment Day that is celebrated every fifth of June is Ecosystem Restoration, which means “assisting in the recovery of ecosystems that have been degraded or destroyed
Located in a real village setting, in fact created out of some of the original village houses, d'Omah Yogya Hotel is a small boutique hotel arranged across a number of separate compounds.
This year’s annual international contemporary arts festival ARTJOG will be held from 8 July to 31 August at the Jogja National Museum in Yogyakarta and will strive to rebuild the festival atmosphere.
Hospitality management chain, Intiwhiz International, is awarded Tripadvisor Traveller’s Choice Awards 2021 through two hotels that it manages: the Grand Whiz Poins Simatupang – Jakarta and Whiz Prime Hotel Sudirman – Makassar.
On Sunday, 9 May 2021, the five-star Royal Tulip Gunung Geulis Resort & Golf celebrated its 5th anniversary and commemorated the new milestone by hosting a ‘syukuran’ (gratitude ceremony) on Friday, 21 May 2021.
Robust, easy to grow and easy to maintain, succulents are perfect for amateur gardeners.
There are 32 plaintiffs in a citizen lawsuit against the Indonesian president, the ministers of health, environment and home affairs, and several regional leaders, demanding they fix the unhealthy air they breathe.
Jakarta has been ranked as the world’s most environmentally vulnerable city, as climate change, pollution, heatwaves, earthquakes and flooding are key threats to the Indonesian capital’s residents and businesses.
The President’s special staffer on economics, Arif Budimanta, on Wednesday said Indonesia’s economic growth shows constant signs of improvement despite logging -0.74 percent in the first quarter.
Mandarin Oriental’s Executive Chef Raymond Rjaily has created an exciting and delicious plant-based menu, consisting entirely of Lebanese dishes for guests to enjoy an absolutely guilt-free dining experience!
Education is surely one of the most essential elements to generate awareness and cultivate understanding on issues prevalent to our environment.
This favorite TED talk speaker has been the inspiration for a multitude of educators. Here are some of his ideas on education.
I thought perhaps I should consult some of the greatest philosophers who ever existed to see what they had to say about facing difficulties in everyday life. Here's what I found.
The Indonesian Government has encouraged ministries, businesses and individuals to consider to work from Bali as part of a campaign to support the hospitality industry.
Do you want to ride your bicycle? Now, you can cycle to Golf Island in Pantai Indah Kapuk (often just called PIK) and stop by to shop and relax at Pusat Sepeda.
There are only three million hectares of mangroves left in Indonesia, down drastically over the last 30 years. It may seem a lot but there are many threats, and collective action is urgently needed to save them.
If you’re looking to explore Bali while it’s not bustling with tourists, then now is the time. To help you, the five-star Karma Kandara Resort is offering you the chance to discover new sides of the island with its latest promos.
Andaz Bali has opened their breakfast experience (starting early in the morning) so more can take in that easy-going Sanur atmosphere. Breakfast is served in Wok Wok, a restaurant that serves Indonesian comfort food.
In conjunction with International Museum Day, we’ll be sharing trivia on the oldest museum in Indonesia and the oldest museum in the world, as well as the five reasons why you should consider visiting museums.
The Sultan Hotel & Residence Jakarta is inviting you to celebrate the blessed Eid al-Fitr with your family in their luxurious accommodation with enticing staycation packages as well as tantalising dining offers.
Some parents are concerned that their child will miss out on experiences if they go to a small school.
Each year, Muslims across the globe celebrate Eid al-Fitr at the end of Ramadan, but what exactly is this Islamic holiday?
Composting: Fighting Food Waste from the Comfort of One’s Home
To welcome the blessed month Ramadan and Eid Al-Fitr 1442 H, Hotel Gran Mahakam has curated a series of enticing promotions to make this year’s Ramadan extra special, from lavish Iftar feasts to special Ramadan stay rates.
While we’re amidst a pandemic, it hasn’t prevented The Sultan Hotel & Residence Jakarta from helping the less fortunate during hard times.
Bantar Gebang receives around 7,000 tons of landfill from Jakarta alone. At this rate, the landfill is estimated to reach its full capacity in 2021
Looking for a Bali holiday? The luxurious Karma Kandara on the cliffs of Uluwatu invites you with their special villa promotions.
After raving reviews on their Bali, Java roadshow, this environmental documentary film, made in Indonesia, finally hits cinemas in Jakarta.
Maison Weiner has a unique historical relevance in Jakarta, established in 1936 it is dubbed as the oldest cake shop in Jakarta.
Though reading might seem like simple fun, it can help your body and mind without you even realising what is happening. For those who don’t enjoy reading, you might change your mind after hearing about the benefits.
Shop with Scan-to-Go concept where consumers scan product choices, pay cashless and groceries will be prepared while visitors can continue their activities at M Bloc Space.
The holy month of Ramadan is a special occasion, in which Muslims around the world commit to their dutiful, daily fasting. NOW! Jakarta has curated the best Ramadan promotions at Jakarta’s best hotels, all special for this season:
Reopening its doors on Friday, 30 April 2021, Le Méridien Bali Jimbaran is ready to welcome back guests to its comfortable accommodation by celebrating with an irresistible, super deal you won’t want to miss.
Shinta Widjaya Kamdani who is one of Indonesia’s most prominent and achieved business leaders - male or female - and who brings an absolutely sterling CV with her.
Without a real perspective on gender, news coverage can be detrimental to women.
An interview with the founder of Taman Bacaan Pelangi, and her dreams to continue to make important changes in the world.
The COVID-19 National Task Force has issued Circular Number 13 of 2021 regarding the Ban of the Eid Day Tradition of Mudik (exodus) in 1442 Islamic Calendar of Hijri (this year’s 2021) and Efforts to Control the Spread of COVID-19
Leila and Rain Chudori speak about their strong bond and the generational differences between them.
Suzy Hutomo co-founded The Body Shop Indonesia with her husband in 1992, where she is now Chairwoman. Parallel to her successful career in business, she is a committed environmental activist.
Corine Tap is the first woman leading the Aqua business of 12,500 people and 21 factories which is Danone’s number 1 water business and the largest B Corp in Asia.
It is with great sadness that The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award acknowledges the death of our Founder HRH The Duke of Edinburgh KG, KT.
Her Australian education and her Muslim upbringing might clash in another scenario, but in the world of comedy it makes her unique and memorable.
The holy month of Ramadan is a special occasion, in which Muslims around the world commit to their dutiful, daily fasting. NOW! Jakarta has curated the best Ramadan promotions at Jakarta’s best hotels, all special for this season:
The Royal Ambarrukmo Yogyakarta invites you to share the joy of Ramadan with your family and friends as they present three different Ramadan packages fit for all situations.
Mimpi Sleep offers premium sleep products at affordable prices, and for the entire month of Ramadan, Mimpi Sleep is offering up to 25% off on all its mattresses including Mimpi Ace, Mimpi Original and Mimpi Luxury.
Knowing how important it is for kids to play, learn and explore outdoors, Green Camp Bali has curated programmes that bring children and teenagers back into the wonders of nature, tied with stimulating and educational activities.
For Muslims all around the world, Ramadan is always considered to be a sacred and special month and this year is no exception. This year, the holy month of Ramadan is set to commence on Tuesday, April 13.
British School Jakarta (BSJ) has expanded its IB Career-Related Programme (IB CP) offerings starting with Academic Year 2021/2020 as it forms new partnerships with a number of Indonesian and international university partners.
Jakarta Intercultural School (JIS) has resumed on-campus learning starting from Wednesday, 7 April 2021, becoming one of the first Satuan Pendidikan Kerjasama (SPK) to do so.
As we are readying to welcome the holy month of Ramadan, The Papandayan Hotel in Bandung has curated special packages designed to accommodate the needs of its devoted Muslim guests who are observing the sacred month.
Premium Scotch Whisky brand, Monkey Shoulder, launches its new campaign entitled 'Monkey Shoulder After-Work Drinks But #MakeItMonkey' to reach a larger scope of the Indonesian market by hosting a high-energy virtual event.
Ascott Star Rewards (ASR), Ascott Limited’s loyalty programme, celebrates its second anniversary by offering its members double bonus points and complimentary tier upgrades as a reward and thank you for their support.
Gracelynne Danielle Kusuma, Sascha Putri and Qanita Zahara, three students from British School Jakarta (BSJ) have won the 2020 Changemakers Challenge by CAS Trips for their project, Restoring Borneo Wildlife.
As the Holy Month of Ramadan is fast approaching, Pullman Jakarta Indonesia has prepared a variety of enticing offers to ensure guests a blessed Ramadan experience.
Harris Hotel & Convention Kelapa Gading recently revamped its menu at Harris Café in time to welcome guests back with the new normal operation.
Easter weekend often presents a sufficient amount of time to whisk your family away on a quick getaway, so why not make the most of your Easter weekend with the enticing Easter deals at Six Senses Uluwatu, Bali.
ASTON Priority Simatupang Hotel & Conference Center is ready to accommodate lovestruck couples seeking to say their “I Do’s” in a magical wedding ceremony, while still implementing the applicable health protocols.
The Jakarta International Stadium will be Asia’s largest capacity retractable roof stadium and the second-largest worldwide.
The five-star Bvlgari Resort Bali invites families to a heart-warming Easter holiday where they’ve put together an enticing Easter Retreat experience specially designed for families.
Publisher Alistair Speirs and the NOW! Bali team received an audience with HE the Vice Governor or Bali ‘Cok Ace’ in Puri Saren Ubud (Ubud Palace) to launch our latest publication TIMELESS Bali.
From 16 March to 5 April 2021, mass vaccinations are held at Istora Senayan, where senior citizens without a Jakarta ID Card can get the first vaccine shot.
14 young artists in cooperation with Kilau Art Studio held an exhibition to perpetuate the noble heritage of the painting maestro, Basoeki Abdullah.
Hoping to strengthen the recognisability of its brand, Aloft Jakarta TB Simatupang has unveiled a calculated name change into Aloft South Jakarta.
After one year of large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) in Indonesia, where mass social gatherings and events are restricted, The Sultan Hotel & Residence Jakarta is now permitted to host weddings once again.
Andaz Bali will officially open its doors to the public starting from Friday, 9 April 2021, presenting guests with a truly novel and bespoke experience in the heart of Sanur.
A popular sign at women's rights rallies is 'The Future is Female', and it just might be. Especially if incompetent men continue to get positions of power - but, why do they?
Illegal logging continues to plague West Kalimantan, but the ASRI Foundation, and Dr Kinari Webb, or on a mission to solve this environmental crisis.
On Saturday, 6 March 2021, the Gandhi Memorial Intercontinental School (GMIS) Jakarta held its third-ever [email protected], where 15 confident students ranging from grades 9 through 12, presented a wide range of modern topics.
Indulge in a wonderful stay experience and create everlasting memories at Oakwood Apartments PIK Jakarta as they celebrate their first anniversary. To celebrate, they are offering a special 50% discount for select rooms.
As a leading hospitality group, IHG Hotels & Resorts has long been a pioneer in world travel. The company advances its brand as it looks to the future and paves the way for when travellers are ready to travel once again.
In collaboration with Kitabisa.com, Danone Indonesia provided 1,000 packages of necessities and community empowerment in the #PengantarKebaikan program.
By mobilizing his entire administration to take on the problem from every angle in a proactive, coordinated way, Joe Biden is planning to deal with climate change in a way no U.S. president has done before.
The UK’s whole response to Coronavirus has been multilateral first and is at the forefront of tackling COVID-19 internationally. Their response is focused on four key areas: strengthening the resilience of vulnerable countries.
For many years no-one mentioned Banyuwangi as a destination, just as somewhere to pass through on your way to Bali. It was all about “Raja Ampat”, “Mandalika” and “Komodo”.
It’s time to get back in the sky and experience the world’s most memorable destinations with an unforgettable journey in the World’s Best Business Class
Pam, our old border collie Lottie, and I are fortunate enough to have settled into a beachside suburb of Hobart. The beach is one of our chief joys. Pam loves a brisk walk along the sand for exercise after a day in the office.
The West Coast of Java on the Sunda Straits is just two hours drive from Jakarta and is by far the most popular holiday destination for Jakarta and West Java residents.
Namaskara which means ‘Welcome’ in Sanskrit , to Sutasoma Hotel, a luxurious heaven, that captures the essence of Indonesian traditional culture identity. Located at The Tribrata Darmawangsa.
Ramsay Sime Darby Health Care Indonesia launched a series of special medical packages for journalists and their families with special pricesas part of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program
Held every 21 February, International Mother Tongue Language Day is a ‘holiday’ proclaimed by United Nations, which started back in 1999
Now! Publisher Alistair Speirs tries to find meaning from the great thinkers of the ages.
The aviation industry has experienced a huge set-back due to the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. How is the industry managing this challenge and finding measures to rise above adversity?
On Sunday 21st February 2021 thousands of volunteers around Indonesia articipated in Hari Bersih Indonesia 2021, a national cleanup day organized by Indonesia Indah Foundation.
Mandarin Oriental, Jakarta renowned for its Indonesian hospitality and service, offers exemplary personalized service in luxurious surroundings and is now delighted to announce the launch of their Urban Suites.
Appropriately called Caspars, it is a testimony to outstanding interior design and combines a unique and welcoming vibe with a real feeling of excitement and discovery.
CapitaLand’s wholly owned lodging business unit, The Ascott Limited (Ascott), has opened Citadines Berawa Beach Bali in the heart of Canggu, a destination on the South coast of Bali, Indonesia.
Starbucks announces all Starbucks stores in Indonesia will gradually replace the current PET plastic cups and lids with rPET (recycled polyethylene terephthalate) plastic cups and lids as part of the Greener Nusantara initiative.
The British School Jakarta (BSJ) has been awarded Gold Greenship Certification by Green Building Council Indonesia (GBCI) in a certificate handover ceremony held in the school area in Bintaro, South Tangerang. This occasion marked
Indonesian people commemorated its National Waste Awareness Day on the 21st of February every year since 2015.
It’s February 2021 and schools in Jakarta have been closed for campus-based learning for almost a year due to the ongoing Covid pandemic.
MVB recently held a very well attended webinar together with the EU Delegation to Indonesia to explore the ways in which the planned transformative program for EU member states, The Green Deal.
The first of its kind to arrive in Indonesia, Andaz Bali which will open in Sanur displays a modern take on traditional Bali in this all-new property.
Welcome to the beginning of a Chinese New Year on 12 February 2021, Rasamala Outdoor on the 3rd floor of the Aston Kartika Grogol Hotel & Conference Center a four-star hotel surrounded by entertainment, business, education areas.
February is such a wonderfully festive time in the city as Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day fall close together, which sounds like a magnificent way to kickstart this month.
Jakarta Aquarium & Safari (JAQS), a conservation division of Taman Safari Indonesia unveils another surprise: a Lantern Festival!
In an exclusive roundtable interview, the four principals of Jakarta Intercultural School talk about adapting to digital classrooms and education in a time of crisis.
Celebrate the Year of the Ox at home thanks to the great idea from the Duta Café & Restaurant at Holiday Inn & Suites Jakarta Gajah Mada, whereby you can usher in another year of prosperity and happiness.
Celebrate the upcoming Chinese New Year at Pullman Jakarta Indonesia with some auspicious offers featuring special treats and unforgettable experiences.
The UN Women Organisation shares an overview of what women experienced during the Covid-19 pandemic understanding that women and children often bear a much heavier burden than men
Ra Premiere Simatupang is a 4-star hotel located in TB Simatupang, a new business district in South Jakarta.
What is a Smart City? According to Governor of Jakarta, Innovative City and Happiness Jakarta Smart City 4.0 runs on six pillars: smart governance, smart living, smart people, smart mobility, smart economy, and smart environment.
In the eyes of the general public, palm oil development is a major threat to the survival of orangutans.
Bali-based Astidama Distillery (PT. Asti Dama Adhimukti) presents a colourful line of liqueurs. Featuring five different variants, Zirca Liqueur showcases the quality and craftsmanship of local alcohol production.
The Bali Covid-19 Relief Expedition (BaliCore) will embark on a 10-day walking expedition through the heart of Bali from April 2 - 11, 2021 in order to raise funds for rural communities across the island who are impacted by the on
Mandarin Oriental, Jakarta has launched a new, charitable initiative called which gives guests a chance to help orphanages in Indonesia by auctioning designer masks.
Two cultures collide in dance and movement as ballet dancers and Javanese dancers explore the meeting point between their artistic disciplines.
On National Trash Awareness Day, 21st February, Indonesia Indah Foundation invites you to care for the environment.
Global tourism suffered its worst year on record in 2020, with international arrivals dropping by 74% according to the latest data from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)
Retreat to Bali for Chinese New Year, where The Westin Ubud has prepared a special staycation package for you to enjoy.
This February, celebrity Chef Vindex will take over the stunning Vertikal Sky Lounge at The Alana Sentul
As the education sector is itself immersed in long-term online learning (or possibly hybrid learning), what can parents do to support their child’s learning experience in the long run?
You may not be aware of Viceroy Bali since they have kept a very low profile in Indonesia, while being kept very busy with top level guests from all over the world. But now is the time to discover this gem.
For those searching for complete isolation, Villa Melati presents a solitary retreat in the forested valleys of Ubud, Balli.
With a more advanced digital analytics, Tavel Insights with Google is a platform that could help toursim industry with data-driven business decisions.
Many celebrate this day of romance, but where did it all start?
Exploring the history of Chinese or Lunar New Year, and what the Year of the Ox has in store.
Astidama Distillery utilises the power of nature and Bali’s ample landscape to produce a spirit that is beyond ordinary, Manta Rum.
Empowering women and girls through education is a long-standing priority for the UK, and will be a key focus for the UK’s G7 presidency in 2021.
The Chinese New Year hampers from APREZ present a stunning spread of favourite Chinese dishes, often eaten during the Lunar New Year.
The Dutch Cultural Institute, Erasmus Huis invites the international community in Indonesia to join their virtual celebration of its 50 year anniversary on 27 January which will be followed by an exciting 2021 programme.
The recent report from Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) offers a solution to Indonesian green development by enhancing the capacity of the local villages.
Unleash the day with the latest refreshment from Starbucks Indonesia through Grande Morning deal, a breakfast combo of healthy menu paired with signature coffee.
The capital city adds new edutourism site in Ragunan where Jakarta’s community could learn urban farming and involve in agricultural activities in sizeable area of cultivation.
Harnessing the power of nature and Bali’s bountiful landscape, Astidama Distillery (PT Astidama Adhimukti) presents a unique and high quality spirit distilled on the Island of Gods, Iceland Vodka.
Plan your next Bali getaway with these early year offers from Meliá Bali, Nusa Dua, starting from only IDR 1.200.000 nett per night.
The number of Covid-19 confirmed cases of foreign citizens in Indonesia and the Indonesian diaspora continue to rise until the government decided to extend the travel restrictions until 25 January and perhaps beyond.
A new website and app celebrating all things batik aim to educate people on the colourful fabrics from Indonesia.
The Indonesian Heritage Society (IHS) is a non-profit organisation offering the opportunity to learn more about the rich cultural heritage of Indonesia.
One of the corners of the Pantai Indah Kapuk has been transformed into a place to reminisce about Chinese and Peranakan food from legendary stalls in Jakarta.
From travel and hotels, to design and now fashion. NOW! Jakarta speaks to Warwick Purser, an evolving cultural master.
President Joko Widodo received the first dose of the recently approved corona vaccine at the State Presidential Palace, Jakarta.
Bali's Vice Governor, Dr. Ir. Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardana Sukawati, M.Si. commonly called Cok Ace, shares insight on when he thinks Bali's tourism will bounce back - and how.
A wonderful story of how a hearty initiative to support and empower children with Down Syndrome became an international award winner.
Indonesia welcomes a new US Ambassador, His Excellency Sung Y Kim.
Those looking for a new home in Jakarta have found comfort and convenience in homes provided by LembongHouse. These experts in housing have served expatriates and international communities amazingly over many years.
The revitalization of Jakarta’s most important cultural centre, is not only focused on its physical developments but also its cultural ecosystem with the objective to grow new artists and cultural observers in the country.
Now! Jakarta’s Alistair Speirs was delighted to meet up with the newly installed Ambassador from Italy HE Benedetto Latteri
Laksmi recently met with Alistair Speirs Now! Jakarta’s publisher at Amuz Gourmet Restaurant for lunch and a far-ranging chat about her extraordinary career.
Ichtus Schools explains why 2020 was the best year ever, filled with lessons and challenges that create survivors and fighters.
For realistic and sensible answers on the questions on health insurance and how the industry is coping with Covid, Now! Jakarta turned to Peter Phelan, President Director of International Services Pacific Cross.
Coming into the new year, this is our list of things we need to STOP doing in the year ahead.
Vaccines will help in the long-term, but they must not be a requirement for travel. International travel can already restart at minimal risk with a combination of effective testing regimes and robust hygiene protocol.
Grand Hyatt Bali invites you to their luxurious accommodation with a special ‘Work from Hyatt’ package to present you a change of scenery that will help unlock your creative minds for better work productivity.
Erza Setyadharma was a cherished contributor of NOW! Jakarta and man about town in Jakarta's cultural scenes, his passing leaves a hole in the capital's heart, and for his many, many friends.
Death statistics don’t matter at all. They are just figures on a screen or piece of paper. Unless you happen to know one of them. Then they matter more than anything else in the world.
The new Koi at Mega Kuningan spreads the great food, drinks and offerings the restaurant group is known for, providing a new demographic with Koi's winning formula.
KAJA Group elevates the Jakarta dining scene to a new high by introducing a world-class Chinese culinary delight in the heart of Jakarta’s SCBD.
Hilton’s upmarket hotel brand will make its long anticipated appearance in Surabaya in February bringing great city views in the centre of Surabaya.
The far-ranging of the multi-talented Ismaya group opened in another venue recently : your kitchen!
From colourful Confetti Champagne to the stylish Cherry Bomb Fizz, these curated champagne cocktails and delicacies might become your festive feast to welcome 2021 with your loved ones at home.
Recently appointed Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Sandiaga Uno elucidates his vision to bring back tourism and develop the creative economy in the post-Covid-19 era through innovation, adaptation, and collaboration.
Indonesia announced that it would be closing its borders from all international destinations, starting from 1 January to 14 January 2021.
Starting in 2021, the Indonesian government will be starting the distribution of free Covid-19 vaccine to pursue immunisation to curb the potential surge in the post-year-end holiday and hopefully begin long-term mitigation.
President Jokowi hopes to restore trust in his administration with the recent ministerial reshuffle, which may work given the character of the new ministers, but there is still no real opposition to the current sitting government.
By promoting the campaign ‘Back to Museums’, Museum MACAN is ready to reopen for visitors through its hybrid programme both in virtual and physical events with safety protocols with updated rules for every visitor.
The premium resort launches a fine collection of gastronomic promotions across the resort and stylish staycation experience, set to create unforgettable memories for couples and families.
Ushering in the New Year, Holiday Inn & Suites Jakarta Gajah Mada offers special rates on accommodation.
To find out the answer, NOW! Jakarta met Dr. Ir. Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardana Sukawati, M.Si, commonly known as Cok Ace who is the Deputy Governor of Bali.
Piquant Restaurant Jakarta is one of the newer dining venues in Menteng, presenting a bespoke and discerning dining experience in the city.
The Four Seasons Jakarta's Alto Restaurant continues to impress, as NOW! Jakarta speaks to the Chefs behind the venue.
Reverend Andrew Lake shares why Christmas gives us hope in times of difficulty and darkness.
Alistair Speirs went to meet Dr. Benedictus R. Widaja, the President Director of Royal Mandaya Hospital who brings his eight years of working in the UK’s NHS to the development of a major ‘five star” hospital here in Jakarta.
Archipelago’s ‘Trust Tales’ is a series of short videos, telling touching stories by hotel employees, that put their fears and worries aside and their hearts and minds to work.
Plaga Wine is offering the perfect holiday bundle packages, exceptionally ideal for those hosting holiday gatherings and festive parties. While travelling may be limited, worry not, Plaga Wine delivers to all over Indonesia.
This is the story of how a world-class university attracted an experienced and committed teacher to create opportunities together for the students to achieve their dreams.
Without travelling afar, friends and families can unwind themselves and enjoy the festive season in a quieter place and still get the best accommodation available at JHL Gading Solitaire Gading Serpong.
Starbucks is collaborating with acclaimed American life and style brand kate spade new york for the first time to offer a curated designer merchandise collection, available for a limited time at select Starbucks® stores in Asia.
This December culinary enthusiasts won’t regret spending their year-end holiday at Hotel Borobudur Jakarta as the hotel offers a wide range of delicious festive menus available at its restaurant outlets.
Some thoughts and advice for parents wondering what to do when the schools in Jakarta open again, contributed by A for Effort Tutoring Center.
This five-star hotel received legal permission to hold wedding receptions during the PSBB period, one of the first in Jakarta.
These tips may help you to enjoy the festive season without having to worry about being exposed to the Covid-19 disease or at least lower the chances of being affected by the ongoing concerns about the pandemic.
For those planning to visit the city of Yogyakarta, Royal Ambarrukmo Hotel may well be the perfect destination to indulge in some great food and be treated like a king and queen!
Ministry of Tourism and Creative economy hopes tourists will feel more secure to travel and go on vacation during the year-end holiday as the safety protocol is tightened.
Viceroy Bali has announced the appointment of Amanda Syrowatka as General Manager and Patrick Farrell as Director of Sales & Marketing.
To try to make some sense of what happened next we turned to popular search engine Google to help us to recall and reflect on what has been going on in 2020.
Who says you need to leave the house to celebrate Christmas and New Year 2021? Our homes are the most versatile places to host a party and run exciting activities to light up the festivities this year.
Royal Tulip Gunung Geulis Resort & Golf invites everyone to spend a year-end getaway in West Java where friends and family can celebrate New Year in a hilltop destination close to nature.
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Robert Dallimore as General Manager of Grand Hyatt Jakarta, where he will oversee the legendary 427-room hotel.
The very elements that make Erasmus Huis an essential part of preserving the cultural exchange between Holland and Indonesia, are the same ones that increase coronavirus risk, namely bringing enthusiastic people together.
Sadness struck Bali’s art community as news spread of the passing of Made Wianta on 13 November 2020, at the age of 70.
Here is a chronology of major events under President Trump›s administration, which goes some way to explain how the divisiveness was created.
Royal Ambarrukmo Yogyakarta welcomes Herman Courbois as its new GM. Let’s find out a bit about his early life and career.
Grand Hyatt Bali, five star resort in Nusa Dua, invites you to enjoy Christmas with them as they reopen this December.
This family-focused resort in the valleys of Ubud brings you a range of exciting events and offers to end 2020 and bring in the new year!
After closing its doors for several months due to the pandemic, prominent Ubud resort, Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, is ready to welcome guests back.
If you have no plans for leaving the capital in the upcoming year end holidays, what about going to the heart of the city and spending quality time at Alila SCBD Jakarta?
The luxury apartment brand, Ascott, wins up to 17 prizes in the 2020 World Travel Awards.
Learning has no limits at Nord Anglia School Jakarta, where the school offers an engaging learning environment to ensure every child loves coming to school.
The Indonesian government has made the final decision to cut the annual collective leave this December to control potential crowding that could significantly generate new transmissions of Covid-19.
After securing the procurement of 240 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine, the Indonesian government has prepared the distribution chain to supply the product starting in 2021.
Gojek and Grab Indonesia recently launched carbon offsetting programmes as part of their social responsibility initiatives to reduce emissions and to protect the environment from pollution.
Welcoming the festive season with excitement, renowned family-friendly Nusa Dua resort, Meliá Bali, has announced their festive celebrations programme, lasting from 24-31 December 2020.
If you’re ready to leave the year behind in style, welcome the festive season at this trendy Seminyak stay! Aloft Bali Seminyak invites you to a relaxing Christmas break in sophisticated Seminyak.
Indulge in what will be one of Bali's most decadent New Year's celebrations, in the illustrious Aperitif Restaurant and Bar, Ubud.
At the 2020 World Luxury Restaurant Awards, the premier French restaurant in Jakarta AMUZ Gourmet earned deserved recognition as the Winner of the Fine Dining in Asia Award.
For the fifth year running, fine-dining destination AMUZ Gourmet has won yet another award in the World Luxury Restaurant Awards 2020.
Start planning your year-end getaway with Le Méridien Bali Jimbaran as they reopen their doors starting from 10 December 2020, welcoming guests back to their comfortable accommodations just in time for the festive season.
And the Pullman in preparation of the upcoming holiday season is ready to invite guests for a warm festive celebration through their exclusive offers including an excellent dining experience.
Innovative recipes with tempe are believed to be a marketable, profitable and sustainable food industry in the future.
As restaurants reopen, albeit, with social distancing and protocols, publisher Alistair Speirs takes us to a new arrival on the Jakarta dining scene - KO-KUU - a Japanese restaurant he describes as a 'hidden gem’.
Working with local creative talents, mothers residing in Jakarta’s rumah susun have created an impressive collection of truly-characterized Jakarta handicrafts.
Indonesia’s e-commerce and marketplace is currently the backbone of the digital economy and offers inclusive solutions for many people to survive in business amid the pandemic.
Pak Ajat is looking upwards, as if seeking something. We slow to a walk, our blue trekking poles clattering to a stop along the rocky trail, watching in silence as he reaches up into dense foliage.
Alistair Speirs, Publisher of Now! Jakarta brings you an interview with a very well-known person in the waste management and recycling business, Bijaksana Junerosano (Sano), and he is going to bring us up to date with Indonesia.
Facing the new normal, the Mandarin Oriental, Jakarta has something new to introduce to its guests as the hotel has just finished renovating its events and meeting facilities creating a completely new atmosphere on the third floor
Renowned orangutan conservationist, Dr. Ian Singleton, has been awarded an OBE by Her Majesty the Queen for Services to the Environment and Conservation for his accomplishments for the last 20 years.
I am sure that you, like me, are totally floored by the ease with which politicians and their supporters in elections have no problem in dispensing with any form of truth, honesty or even ethics or indeed morality.
The increasing enthusiasm for cycling during the Covid-19 pandemic is increasing awareness about the importance of cycling contributing to a sustainable environment and a healthier lifestyle rather than just being another trend.
Now! Jakarta’s Alistair Speirs meets Rebecca Tong who has put Indonesia on the World Map in a most unlikely way. She is the winner of La Maistre Paris 2020 crowning her the best Woman Orchestral Conductor in the world.
Home to a handful of volcanoes along the pacific ring of fire, West Java is also commonly referred to as Panghegar. It showcases a collection of natural wonders that’s just a few hours drive from Jakarta.
Alistair Speirs, Publisher of Now! Jakarta brings us a very special interview with Noni Purnomo, the lady behind one of Indonesia’s most trusted and most visible companies, the Bluebird Group.
Ecotourism encourages travellers to help protect the environment and contribute to local communities on a much deeper level than the tourists just passing through on normal tours.
Since the Convention on Children’s Rights was ratified, Indonesia’s progress has been significant but if we are honest, uneven.
Indonesian cinemas open for the first time after 7-months, but with new protocols for safety.
Indonesian citizens demand the Indonesian government to make sure the Covid-19 vaccine is up to full standards and safety measures come time for distribution. Epidemiologists call for the government to be patient.
Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte has become the holiday drink to enjoy during winter holidays worldwide and this Age of Coronavirus is the right time for us to replicate the great recipe at home.
Here we’ve handpicked six sessions to showcase the calibre of speakers set to hit the (digital) stage for KEMBALI 2020
Many countries look forward to surviving the 3rd wave of Covid-19 pandemic as the novel corona virus re-emerges in the fall while Indonesia also prepares for a similar threat that during the rainy season.
One may wonder how our personal lifestyle contributes to the outcome of increasing CO2 emissions and these apps might help us to identify, and rectify, it.
It’s going to be another long weekend in the fourth week of October and these Indonesian horrors and thrillers can be on your ‘binge-watch’ list while celebrating Halloween at home.
The Breast Cancer Awareness Month, marked in countries across the world every October, helps to increase attention and support for the awareness.
Indonesia’s Covid-19 crisis has been up and down along a fluctuating curve reacting to the uncertainty induced by contradictory and sometimes conflicting measures, causing as a consequence more severe struggles among the community
Scheduled in August, Indonesia's biggest art fair Art Jakarta was in the delay until the organiser come to the decision to run a virtual exhibit that runs until the end of this year. One can log in to enjoy the exhibition.
Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the annual Jakarta Fashion Week (2021) tries to find a way to make the annual event interesting by engaging audiences at home through creative storytelling and virtual experience.
Buildings and construction are responsible for 40% of total carbon emission and 36% of energy consumption. The next generation of families has pressure in normalising a less carbon emission household to combat climate change.
The fashion industry revisits the current practice of capitalism in fashion and offer solutions to establish a more inclusive and sustainable industry as the pandemic has proven that the existing industry needs to change.
Food on your plate has a huge impact on your health as well as the health of your environment.
Tired of online learning? The support of a private tutor in Jakarta might help you and your kids.
Ichthus school believes that a positive and dynamic community is the key to child development, especially to face life transformation.
Alistair Speirs invites offers a recommendation to put Covid-19 in proportion to the other health threats that are already damaging Indonesian society and hopes that this will assist in more effective mitigation.
The New Zealand Ambassador to Indonesia, H.E. Jonathan Austin told Alistair Speirs about recent developments in the the country: their fight against the pandemic, lessons to be learned, and future plans.
NOW! Jakarta’s Alistair Speirs went straight to Ajay Jacob, the Country Manager of Qatar Airways to see what the situation really is during border closure and travel restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
NOW! Jakarta’s Alistair Speirs asked Ambassador of Sweden to Indonesia, HE Marina Berg to cast some light on the much publicised “different approach” to dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic.
Indonesia has seen the decline to the homegrown economy as a report of the third quarter of 2020 found a possibility of a recession but the Archipelago nation saw improvement in export.
In this second part of the 11 Simple Rules for Jakarta article, we continue to see how the ideas that work for self-help for people can apply to a city!
Experience a bespoke Indonesian dining experience, by Nusantara, and stay at The Westin Ubud resort.
We spoke to a representative from Jakarta Multicultural School to get updates on its current situation and the home-based learning system the school offers.
Katrin Pasha brings together the best of two worlds, Indonesian batik and the traditional German dirndl dress.
The Covid-19 pandemic and associated containment measures triggered the deepest global recession in eight decades which will require a long recovery while many countries including Indonesia continues the battle to survive.
Effective since 5 July 2020, the objective of Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA) is to build closer ties and a more open bilateral partnership that benefits both countries.
Since March, all manner of organizations have been challenged to work out how to sustain their core businesses while under great immediate transformational distress.
It was a Sunday just like any other. “What a perfect day to hit the driving range!” I thought. Little did I know it would be a complete golfing experience like I’ve never had before!
Nobody needs to be reminded about the continually dire situations we are still facing today, and so, please allow me to focus on two—possibly not that commonly known—global days: World Humanitarian Day and World Mental Health Day.
With a recession looming and infection rates still increasing in Indonesia, this pandemic has give the world a wake-up call to our current vulnerabilities, strengthening the imperative of early action to mitigate major risks.
An escape needs to be just that - an escape. Nowhere quite gives that feeling of liberation than being high above the crashing waves from the Uluwatu clifftops
No one needs to be told about the impacts of Covid-19 on international tourism. But what I think needed more attention is How the tourism industry could be improved WHEN it rebuilds—because I’m convinced that tourism will rise aga
Dare to build non-mainstream social business, two-young professionals apply innovative ways to create sustainable tourism in the new age.
Learning with distance learning methods that applied in the country during the Covid-19 pandemic requires internal motivation and it needs a process. Not a few parents are overwhelmed to accompany and guide their children.
Virtual Online Tours are a good way to encourage people to see new places, to de-stress and gain new insights.
Restaurants and bars everywhere are rapidly adapting to new conditions—implementing meticulous health protocols to ensure the safety of those dining in without compromising the dining experience they offer.
Jakarta’s Old Town tourist complex gradually takes steps to resume normal life. Visitors have to obey the rules to experience the heritage site safely.
The impact of Covid-19 has significantly changed our approach to travel – and at the same time gave us the opportunity to rediscover our own countries.
The Ubud Writers and Readers Festival goes virtual for a rebuild Bali festival experience.
Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo’s first-ever The United Nations General Assembly address calls to end global rivalry and division since the non-block nation remains neutral to promote world peace.
A list of companies in Indonesia are looking forward to extend the period of work from home as the Covid-19 pandemic enters new wave, urging companies to revolutionise their workplace.
Without thunderous applause, audience interaction and praise being conveyed in person, artists continue to adapt and be spurred in presenting their artworks on audiences’ screens, keeping the show going.
Educators at Australian Independent School (AIS) Indonesia encourage students to improve their skills in independent reading as the foundation of success.
We the Fest 2020 will be the late summer festival to be enjoyed from the screen at home as Ismaya Live decided to run the biggest music celebration virtually in the fourth week of September.
What we can do to help to maintain peace in a dire situations as the world facing the never-ending pandemic? The United Nations calls for change.
The Significant surge of Indonesia’s Covid-19 case during August led to the decision to impose another large-scale social restriction in Jakarta as hospitals in the capital city are in the threshold of its maximum capacity.
The controversy of reimposing the large-scale social restrictions creates a dilemma to save Indonesia’s economy from shrinking further as the country expects a recovery in the last quarter of 2020.
Living healthier starts with small steps, such as bringing your own drinking bottle in order to minimise unnecessary surface contact as well as reducing plastic bottle waste.
With flying requiring more steps than ever, why not consider a nice road trip with your loved ones to reach one of these amazing, guaranteed safe destinations just outside of the city?
During the social restriction, the German cultural centre in Indonesia has been running its 2020 agenda by shifting more to digital means, from virtual events to remote language learning programmes.
Most people are bothered by wild plants around the house. But in fact, if we explore the beneficial contents, they can actually be a natural remedy for our health, even as new materials that can be created into delicious menus.
NOW! Jakarta asked four of the very top chefs, restaurant owners and managers to speak at a special webinar to look at the challenges facing the food and beverage business in Jakarta.
EKONID represents the bilateral business interests of Indonesian and German member companies and institutions, further providing a platform for international knowledge transfer.
Perched upon green hills where tranquil nature sounds and clean mountain air greets you, I can tell right away that I’m going to have a phenomenal experience at Schitzo Hills Forest Resort.
Mexican food is so varied that’s hard not to love it. Celebrating Mexico’s National Day, the country is holding a food festival to treat Mexican food lovers in Jakarta.
German Ambassador to Indonesia, H.E. Peter Schoof, shares many points on how bilateral relationships between the two countries remain strong despite less than ideal circumstances.
NOW! Jakarta Publisher Alistair Speirs has pondering words regarding applying 11 fundamental rules of self-improvement into cities, specifically Jakarta.
Reopened to once again welcome adventurers, Bali Safari Park introduces a range of new marvels to adore, including the cute Proboscis Monkey!
SVAA Port Wine is produced by Orang Tua, which has 72 years of experience in herbal winemaking since 1948. It finally comes with a new line of product: a port wine.
More than just another destination in paradise, this resort’s tropical allure and family friendly charm are ready to realise the vacation of your dreams when you are ready to travel again.
Starbucks’ new plant-based Autumn menu is here, and they look fresh, fine, and hip!
With new health and safety protocols seamlessly in place, these are some of our favourite destinations within the city for a quick getaway, weekend staycation along with attractive offers you miss!
With new health and safety protocols seamlessly in place, these are some of our favourite destinations within the city for a quick getaway, weekend staycation along with attractive offers you miss!
Learn about the vast archipelago with The Indonesian Heritage Society's new online program.
The works from more than 200 participants are on display in the virtual exhibition MANIFESTO VII: PANDEMI presented by the National Gallery of Indonesia (Galnas). The Exhibit runs until 6 December 2020.
The Covid-19 figure in Indonesia continuously climbs up day-to-day with the dramatic daily spike of confirmed new cases and the highest death toll in Southeast Asia. A hotter climate is definitely not slowing down the virus.
In the final week of August and euphoria of Independence Day, families at home can binge watch these movies that will give us a reference to the country's history.
After paying a visit to China and Uni Arab Emirates, the Indonesian government makes sure to secure around 300 million vaccines for Covid-19 until the end of 2021.
Meticulously crafted by the hotel's best chefs, Le Meridien brings the finest ingredients to the highest quality of mooncakes to be enjoyed by family and colleagues.
In solidarity with Indonesian artists, the annual of national-scale painting competition extends reach through the digital submission.
ISA Art & Design has launched Corporeal/Material – On Performance Art and Photography, completely on a digital format
Located on a scenic lake between the Alps and the Jura mountain range, the city is small by global standards. Yet, the people who live here come from 189 countries—40% of its residents are foreign nationals.
Good company, good food, good wine. A true celebration needs nothing more than these!
It seems that the Covid-19 pandemic is here to stay for at least the remainder of the year and therefore staying healthy has never been more important in our daily lives.
An association of Swiss and Indonesian business players aiming to enhance trade, investment, and relationships between Switzerland and Indonesia.
Bearing the theme “2gether we Can”, JHL Solitaire Gading Serpong celebrates second anniversary with an added noble cause.
Pizzeria welcomes guests to indulge pizza while spending the good day at the open space restaurant at The Sultan Hotel and Residence Jakarta.
Head of SBH, Wolfgang Schanzenbach, talks to NOW! Jakarta about the solid footprints of Swiss businesses in Indonesia and what we can potentially learn from the current pandemic.
Have you ever heard about the Polyteknik Mekanik Swiss? Well, that was actually one of the first schools in Indonesia supported by the Swiss Government. Today, the school is called Politeknik Manufaktur (POLMAN) Bandung.
The Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy urges Indonesian culinary businesses to adopt technology for a more sustainable and resilient industry.
Pullman Bandung Grand Central officially announces its dreamy wedding ceremony offers for those looking to tie the knot.
Despite on-going global economic uncertainty, major institutional investors remain focused on both the social and environmental impact of their strategies.
We ask the people of Jakarta about Independence Day—what it means to them and how they celebrate.
It takes a pandemic for me to find my new calling in the kitchen. I am cooking and baking my way through Covid-19. It’s how I cope with being stuck at home, living “groundhog day”.
Here are some issues as well as actions to consider as put together by PwC Indonesia.
Exist in the game since 2012, Plan B is the ultimate culinary destination to find authentic Spanish dishes from across the region in the Matador’s nation.
French restaurant in Jakarta, AMUZ introduces its premium burger on delivery with three different flavours, a ready-to-go dish prepared with the art of French savoir-faire.
NOW! Jakarta talked to DKI Jakarta’s Head of Tourism and Creative Economy Office, Cucu Ahmad Kurnia, to find out the latest development of tourism conditions in Jakarta.
The world is changing. The way we celebrate is changing. Here is a tribute to past Independence Day celebrations that we all know and love.
Indonesia’s Covid-19 cases have passed 100,000 cases with more than 5,000 casualties as the viral virus turned 53 spots into a red zone. We don’t know what’s about to happen, yet. It still depends on us.
The Indonesian Central Bank issued its July update tracking the state of the nation’s economy in the midst of the Covid pandemic.
Through the brand Sejauh Mata Memandang, Chitra Subyakto introduces slow fashion in the increasingly tempestuous fashion industry, which many people are starting to forget because they are lulled by something fast paced.
Sexual and gender-based violence (GBV) is almost invisible and has become a hidden consequence of the Covid-19 pandemic. What can we do to increase awareness of this issue?
On 17 August, Indonesia celebrates Independence Day with a day of parades and revelry. On such patriotic occasions, foreigners the world over are usually relegated to being mere outsiders.
You can forget about the customary neighbourhood Independence Day with sports and crafts and all day fun out in the sun. Say goodbye to festive parades and marches. Those days are long gone.
Three 10- grade students secured international funding from Middle Years Programme Innovator’s Grant to develop knowledge and skill to solve social issues.
We in Indonesia are very keen on social media. Some people’s lives revolve around it. Many more are dedicated to exploiting it for commercial gain
After closing due to the pandemic, IFI is looking forward to welcoming visitors with a varied range of exciting events, increased sanitation and other social distancing measures in place.
On this 12th edition of NOW! Jakarta Home Life, Alistair Speirs talks about a new vision for Jakarta from a quality-of-life point of view, comparing the city now and some 40 years ago.
Religions institutions within the international community with faith have a pivotal role to save the future from biodiversity loss and zoonotic diseases.
Classic Vinyl records are still rare but can be found around Blok M, Kemang, and Kebayoran Baru where stores also sell classic record players. Let's explore!
Jakarta may look forward to going back to stricter social restriction to isolate the transmission of the Covid-19 but businesses must also need protection to avoid further impact.
Financial planning has been transformational in this era following lifestyle trends.
Have you heard about The Quarantini? Yes, it’s a special beverage, a concoction of fresh ingredients and spirits to ease your self-isolation days.
A total of IDR 24 billion is offered by the government as an incentive to be distributed to tourism and creative industry stakeholders.
Galeri Indonesia Kaya and BOOW LIVE team up to support artists and actors in the theatre industry through #MusikalDiRumahAja where audiences can watch live on YouTube.
The intercultural school has prepared the safety plan to protect students and staffs and are looking forward to reopening the class amidst the Covid-19.
The intercultural school has prepared the safety plan to protect students and staffs and are looking forward to reopening the class amidst the Covid-19.The intercultural school has prepared the safety plan to protect students and
At a recent discussion at Disrupto Fest 2020, Dr. Nanshu Lu revealed the electronic tattoo, a recent technology featuring flexible hardware in which it is believed to recover one from health issues.
During the crisis, a community garden can open more inclusive access to food during the crisis and build social interaction among urban inhabitants.
Operating on the philosophy of connecting people, ideas, concepts and actions, the IFCCI thrives as it brings Indonesia and France that much closer through business.
One of the best ways to stay well these days is to prepare our own meal. All it takes is a little time in the morning, a bit of creativity and the right food equipment to ensure the food stays fresh throughout the day.
LFJ Head of School, Brahim Oualli, talks to NOW! Jakarta about the international school’s fundamental standards in producing well-rounded adults.
Inspired by old school Indonesian charm and scrumptious culinary offerings, Four Points by Sheraton Surabaya, Pakuwon Indah launched Djaman Doeloe Resto and Bar.
Back in May, Starbucks Indonesia started a social media campaign, #ShareTheGoodness to emphasize the company’s mission to inspire and nurture the human spirit.
Raffles Jakarta introduces a pop-up culinary experience that practically jumpstart the city’s dormant dining scene.
Alistair Speirs met H.E. Olivier Chambard, French Ambassador to Indonesia and Timor Leste, a graduate of the National Institute for Oriental Languages and Civilizations, online to discuss bilateral relationships during these times
Switzerland’s Ambassador to Indonesia went online with Alistair Speirs for an exclusive video interview discussing lessons learned by the Swiss from Covid-19, overcoming the challenge and other things.
DKI Jakarta Governor, Anies Baswedan, made a special address to the expat community living in Jakarta.
The Indonesian Central Bank issued its June update on the 25th June tracking the state of the nation’s economy in the midst of the Covid pandemic.
On behalf of one of Jakarta’s leading fitness centres, Evolution Wellness, David Prosser tells NOW! Jakarta about how the industry is faring and the brand’s reopening protocols.
Jakarta officially banned single-use plastic effective on 1 July. Head of Jakarta’s Environmental Agency, Sanitation Control Division, Edy Mulyanto, discussed the new regulation with NOW! Jakarta.
Bali Island School (BIS) is an institution on the island, having provided the community with academic excellence since 1985.Despite the difficulties faced by schools around the world during the Covid-19 Pandemic
One of the best ways to eat healthier is by adding a large amount of superfoods in our daily menu, which instantly adds rich nutritions and scrumptious flavours leading to many health benefits.
Strolls along the beach and stunning sunsets from Jimbaran Bay await, as Intercontinental Bali Resort invites you to settle into their tropical haven with a special offer of two nights for the price of one!
Since it’s opening in December 2018, Kilo Kitchen has built a following of discerning Jakarta diners, there to enjoy the exquisitely curated combination of impeccable food, cocktails and urban ambience.
In less than six months, Covid-19 has had a lasting impact on the whole world. However, it is not only human beings who are deeply affected by the pandemic.
General Manager of Mandarin Oriental Jakarta, Andrew Abram, shared his work experience during Covid-19 and talks about some of the property’s exemplary productivity throughout.
PT MAP’s CEO Food & Beverage Division, Anthony Cottan, revealed details on what it takes for Starbucks to come out stronger after dealing with the Covid-19 crisis.
In July 2020, Sejauh Mata Memandang is involved in a series of activities to educate and increase public awareness to reduce the use of disposable plastic bags.
Director of Jakarta Aquarium, Hans Manansang, revealed the challenges faced by the educational aquatic theme park during the pandemic, and what it took to carry on.
NOW! Jakarta spoke to Karuna Murdaya, proprietor of prominent properties the likes of JIEXPO, World Trade Center Sudirman, Pondok Indah Mall, Intercontinental Pondok Indah, among others, on the impacts of Covid-19 for his properti
General Manager of Hotel Indonesia Kempinski, Sjefke Jansen, shared his point of view on surviving trying times and how the experience had personally changed him.
According to WHO at (covid19.who.int), as of 5 July 2020, there have been 11,125,245 confirmed cases of Covid-19 and 528,204 deaths in comparison to 6,057,853 confirmed cases and 371,166 deaths on 1 June.
In this podcast titled The Potential Return of Tourism, Alistair Speirs talks about how tourism is expected to make a comeback, while dispelling famous travel predicaments, such as the short haul versus long haul profitability.
NOW! Jakarta's Refa Koetin spoke to Retta Oktaviani, founder of Parlez-vous Français? about her positive activity in offering free French language lessons online, how it started and what the lessons are like.
Created by founder of Indonesian Tempe Movement, Wida Winarno, these spring rolls made out of tempeh is both delicious and healthy!
Certified with ALLSAFE label, Accor offers guests with the reassurance of one of the most stringent cleaning standards and operational protocols in the world of hospitality.
Located at Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta, the widely popular restaurant is officially bringing back its coveted lavish weekend brunch.
Leading smartphone developer, OPPO and Jo Malone London Perfume Scents & Scented Oil revealed an exciting new collaboration that brings together two of the brands’ revolutionary products.
In the age of Covid-19, many people get creative to cope with the crisis and inspire many to participate in trendy culture, such as wearing a fashionable mask to cycling.
Vegan? Vegetarian? Lacto vegan? Ovo-lacto vegan? What are the difference between these practices? And what are the benefits? Sari Widiati and Dr. Susianto Tseng have all the answers for you.
Have you tried playing games during self-isolation to have fun with friends and cope with social life? We bet you do.
As the Covid-19 figure set a significant milestone, scientists are in a rush to make sure that at least 100 million vaccines will be available worldwide by the end of 2020.
Alistair Speirs returns with a sobering thought dispelling the illusion of the new normal. Does the new normal exist? Has anything really changed? Find out in another interesting Soapbox discussion.
In late June, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported that the case of Covid-19 has exceeded 10 million as many countries including Indonesia have seen the rising spike.
The face of the world is changing, and so is the face of modern art. Check out our exclusive interview with Salihara top leaders to see how this particular arts centre and community are keeping up with the times.
On this 12th edition of NOW! Jakarta Home Life, Alistair Speirs talks about a new vision for Jakarta from a quality-of-life point of view, comparing the city now and some 40 years ago.
British Chamber of Commerce Chairman, Ainsley Mann, talks to NOW! Jakarta about the current state of affairs for British companies amidst the pandemic as well as his thoughts on the crisis.
While technology is constantly giving us new ways of doing things, some things stay the same for a certain man who takes good old cardboard boxes create decorative installations and toys.
In its 493rd anniversary, Jakarta has no time for festive. In the time of crisis, the city must also look for civic engagement that requires us to prioritise collaboration and public service.
This year, Jakarta commemorates its 493rd anniversary without its customary celebration as Jakarta Fair is suspended. The government opts for a virtual breakthrough instead
For those without plans to travel due to the pandemic, why not create your own summer time activities around the house?
The name of Mester is written on the gate of Jatinegara market, visible from Jalan Jatinegara Timur.
During self-isolation, who would have thought that cleaning the house will be a therapeutic and soothing ritual to curb with the stress? Psychologists have the answer.
Reserve a holiday now at the luxurious The Laguna Resort & Spa Bali at an amazing rate, and stay any time before May 2021.
The online life that provides many benefits is not supposed to eliminate us from our pleasure of life now and interact with the physical world.
Many people are being urged to secure themselves while maintaining their productivity at home during the pandemic. But is it necessary to be productive during lockdown?
Alistair Speirs turned to European Chamber of Commerce Chair and President Director of Danone AQUA, Corine Tap, to see how her members are faring and find out her views on the way in which Indonesia has tackled the crisis.
Alistair Speirs returns, this time talking about how to avoid going back to the old normal amidst a society boasting about embracing the new one while still clinging to the old ways of doing things whether they realise it or not.
Ismaya Group, the umbrella company for popular culinary destinations in Jakarta welcomes guests after months of hiatus during large-scale social restrictions.
Considered having a high standard on safety and health by WITC, Archipelago international guarantees the comfort for the guests who stays at its properties.
The Ascott Limited (Ascott) introduces Ascott Cares and reviews its lodging products and services to ensure they are future-ready in a post-COVID-19 landscape.
With Ubud’s pioneering yoga studios, The Yoga Barn, currently closed for Covid-19, they have taken their special classes online on Facebook and Instagram for the whole world to experience!
Considered having a high standard on safety and health by WITC, Archipelago international guarantees the comfort for the guests who stays at its properties
The Ascott Limited (Ascott) introduces Ascott Cares and reviews its lodging products and services to ensure they are future-ready in a post-COVID-19 landscape.
Considered having a high standard on safety and health by WITC, Archipelago international guarantees the comfort for the guests who stays at its properties
Cartographers wrote “here there be monsters” when drawing maps with unexplored parts, imploring would-be voyagers to tread lightly within those parts unknown.
With many things in Jakarta being not exactly sustainable, can we really expect the city to become a sustainable city?
Meditation might be the answer to frustrated, depressed and stressed feelings that we all experience. If you’re willing to be open minded and give it a chance, we’ve found three amazing apps to start on your mindfulness journey.
Farhan Siki shared his vision about street art and his other works inspired by the current health crisis.
Celebrate Jakarta's 493rd birthday by cooking your own version of the city's traditional food: Ketoprak! Here's the recipe from Chef Petty Elliott!
We spoke to an actual Covid-19 survivor, Paulus Sony, who was happy to share his life-changing experience and show us that this virus CAN be defeated with the right knowledge and attitude.
NOW! Jakarta entices foodies to get to know popular traditional Betawi cuisine among the people of the city, yet its existence is increasingly rare.
The first virtual electronic music festival invites music goers to help with Covid-19 and enjoy the performance by 27 local and international DJs.
If we can get some of the ways of transmission under control, we may be in for a better, healthier life. I will certainly enjoy my flights again!
NOW! Jakarta Managing Editor Refa Koetin returns for another episode of Pandemic Effect, sharing how the pandemic is affecting empaths—polar opposites of narcissists—everywhere, and how not to get burned if you think you are one.
In the middle of the proliferation of coffee shop businesses that offer perfect cups of coffee and comfortable ambiances, Jakarta still leaves old and modest coffee grinding stalls with their interesting stories.
Yoga instructor Nina Belinda represents Terapung Float Club, a premium flotation centre in Seminyak, to present 3 types of breathwork or ‘pranayama’: Ujjayi, Nadi Shodhana & Kapalabhati Breathing.
Watch again our Instagram Live Session in collaboration with Chef Adrian Aditya of Hotel Jambuluwuk Thamrin and see how he prepares Baked Cheese Jumbo Prawns.
Don't get too excited. Jakarta is indeed on a transition period but you must still pay attention to your health. Keep wearing your mask. Bring your hand sanitiser everywhere. Maintain your distance.
From YouTube parodies to apartment block sing-a-longs, music can help maintain a sense of community and also as an instant therapy to cope with stress especially during these unprecedented times.
The New Normal is meant to save the economy and keep people alive but people need to remain cautious and vigilant.
More than just a part of local entertainment, Ondel-ondel holds deep Betawi cultural values.
As we feel blue and full of anxiety others have found a way to create colourful tie-dye and splashes of vibrancy for their daily attire at home.
Many people face different situations and circumstances as Covid-19 has affected the global population and we can write our personal experience in a journal and probably make it as a historical record of events in our lives.
The UK holds nothing back in aiding the global struggle against the pandemic, while helping Indonesia directly at the same time. Owen Jenkins shared details with NOW! Jakarta.
NOW! Jakata’s Alistair Speirs spoke to Colm Downes, Interim Country Director of British Council Indonesia the council’s progress as it embraces the new normal.
GAIA Hotel & Resorts donates personal protective equipment (PPE) to medical personnel in Bandung and Yogyakarta to support their work in handing the Covid-19.
In this new episode of NOW! Jakarta Podcast, Alistair Speirs OBE invites us all to consult some of the greatest philosophers to see what they had to say about crises.
Watch again our Instagram Live Session in collaboration with Chef Vindex Tengker of Le Meridien Jakarta and see how he prepares Sayur Labu Siam & Sambal Goreng Udang Nanas.
Here are our top 20 love song picks to admire musically and lyrically. There are the sunshines and rainbows type, or the gut-wrenching, heartstring-pulling kind; all delicate and gripping to the heart.
We all know our beloved city of Jakarta has a lot to offer in terms of dining, retreat, short staycations and even long, indulgent stays. We compiled the best offers from our hotel partners here.
In collaboration with President University, this year’s online National tryout by SIAPPTN is meant to help students examine their academic and open opportunities for them to contribute to Covid-19 relief.
Until now, Indonesia is struggling to curb the Covid-19 as the emergence of the virus is unavoidable and Eid Al-Fitr could lead to the second wave. At this point, the public remains pessimistic.
Ruangrupa, revealed ‘Lumbung” as the artistic direction to address the sustainability of human civilisation for Documenta 2022 in Kassel, Germany.
Celebrating Eid al-Fitr amidst the coronavirus pandemic actually becomes a momentum for Muslims to show the true character of piety.
Bringing the issue around discrimination and tolerance, these TV shows, stand-up special, and films will enlighten your perspective in Islam and the Muslim community.
To restore tourism activities as before, many operators and tourism industry players have started and been preparing to redesign their business when the pandemic ends, including the tourist village activities.
The Italian luxury vehicle manufacturer releases the new design of its MC20 with a design inspired by British racer Sir Stirling Moss.
Understand more about the impact of Covid-19 on your wellbeing in self-actualisation.
Fear not, for these restaurants around Jakarta will deliver Eid AL-Fitr cuisine and exclusive hampers to your doorstep.
What does it mean to celebrate the end of Ramadan in the midst of a global pandemic? And how is the pandemic changing the nation’s healthcare system?
Themed "Exercise from Home", pretty Dance Icon Janice Etta took over our Instagram account and lead a Cardio Dance session to keep you fit, healthy & fun.
Choosing a preschool for your children should be done very carefully. Take your time and make sure you choose the right one. Here are four criterias to watch for as you select and visit a preschool programme.
The Coronavirus has changed the way we leverage on technology to conduct teaching and will leave a lasting impact on our mindset and approach to education after this pandemic has passed.
The World Health Organization warned the international community to learn to live with it as the pathogen has the possibility to reemerge in the future.
At least 15 expats were slated as Covid-19 casualties in Indonesia, according to a May report by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The Indonesian government has prepared four steps to ease the large-scale social restrictions by the end of May but there are a number of violations during the order. Is Indonesia ready?
NOW! Jakarta sat down with H.E. Ishii Masafumi, Japanese Ambassador to Indonesia before the outbreak and talked bilateral happenings and how the two countries continue to develop strong ties.
Due to the Covid-19 crisis, Indonesia’s creative communities are inspired to hold the first and the biggest virtual festival that features a diverse range of programmes to be enjoyed at home.
Drinking water is equally important as consuming healthy foods to maintain hydration, especially for those practicing fasting during Ramadan.
In the interest of keeping a positive view, NOW! Jakarta Managing Editor Refa Koetin will explore how this Covid-19 pandemic could potentially be a gift to narcissists. Also available in podcast version.
Arisan Karya, the latest initiative from Museum MACAN invites enthusiasts to come together to support community and explore creative tips from artists.
LaSalle College, an international design school in Jakarta gives support to the first responder of Covid-19 by organising an online design competition and donation.
Pesona Alam Resort & Spa offers the ease of hotel booking through its promotion where one could purchase now with affordable promotion, and stay safely later.
As nationwide closures remain in place, ACG continues to help safeguard the health and mental wellbeing of their students through internal support networks, external counselling and medical assistance and advice.
The transition to home learning seems effortless for Jakarta Intercultural School, but a recent talk with Nicholas Biblis, spokesperson for the school, revealed the sheer hard work and preparation behind it.
The British School Jakarta readily shifted to an online learning programme in the wake of Covid-19. Here are some important points they made in ensuring a smooth transition for all.
In this new episode of NOW! Jakarta Podcast, Alistair Speirs OBE invites us all to consult some of the greatest philosophers to see what they had to say about crises.
Are you bored with your current home décor and want to freshen it up without paying a fortune? These attractive environmentally friendly decorations enhance your interior design.
According to TEIKOKU DATABANK (TDB), the coronavirus crisis forced companies from cruise ships and Japanese inns to private tutoring schools and tourism companies to go under with debts running up to approximately USD 11 million.
In our last Home Life I shared the 10 Best Books of All Time as selected by a list of eminent writers. Now we move on to not necessarily the best but certainly the best-selling, making their authors and publishers much happier!
As a recipient amongst very few hotels in Jakarta of the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points from TUVR Germany, Hotel Ciputra Jakarta are committed to producing safe, hygienic and quality food and beverages.
Situated in one of Jakarta’s liveliest areas in Menteng, Sekolah Perkumpulan Mandiri seeks to instill the power of living a life driven by principles among students, families and staff. Read through to know more about them.
The cinema industry have blessed us with brilliant dialogues and memorable lines that have passed into everyday life. Here are our top 20 picks to keep your passion for good movies alive. What's yours?
Indonesia Australia Business Council (IABC) Treasurer, Peter Fanning, produced a detailed report on significant events and regulations throughout the outbreak, especially those impacting business and legal.
As the cultural centre of the Netherlands in Jakarta, focusing on musical programmes and exhibition, the Erasmus Huis is home to fascinating Dutch and Indonesian art and culture.
In these uncertain times, we always need a ray of hope to survive. Dr. Varkha Lachman sheds some light and shares with NOW! Jakarta her thoughts and experience in the medical world amidst the outbreak.
Introducing BeeMa Honey, a honey producer focused on producing pure, natural and sustainable organic raw honey which is produced on pesticide-free plants and free of any chemical contamination and pollution.
Once again, enjoy your weekly kitchen indulgence brought to you by Chef Petty Elliott. This week’s recipe: Coconut Brulee with Cinnamon, Warm Banana and Sweet Potato Crisps.
InterContinental Jakarta Pondok Indah presents extraordinary dining and wellness offers to indulge in while relaxing or working at home.
Tourism industry, including hotels and restaurants, is one of many sectors hit by this Covid-19 pandemic. NOW! Jakarta spoke to representative of Jakarta Hotels Association Sjefke Jansen about this.
Just at the onset of the outbreak, NOW! Jakarta spoke to Lambert Grijns, Ambassador of The Netherlands to Indonesia, on the recent royal visit and what the future holds for bilateral relationship.
NOW! Jakarta Managing Editor Refa Koetin shares a summary of how other countries fight against Covid-19. But how about here in Indonesia? What have you done in this fight?
An Easter Message by Rev. Alan Wood, Vicar of All Saints Anglican Church Jakarta.
Indonesian Alliance of Industrial Product Designers (ADPII) formed the task force or Satgas Covid-19 to contribute to the handling of the virus spread through their expertise and abilities.
NOW! Jakarta spoke to Co-Founder PT Dailite Star Modéliste Golden Epafras to discuss the rational use of PPE and challenges during the Covid-19 crisis.
The best at-home workouts don’t necessarily require any equipment other than your own bodyweight. Here are 5 types of workouts you can do at home without any equipments. Which one is your favourite?
Once again, enjoy your weekly kitchen indulgence brought to you by Chef Petty Elliott. This week’s recipe: Twice-cooked Chicken Drumstick with Pandan and Curry Leaves.
As an old insurance hand I had a sudden revelation, given the recent spate of accusations of responsibility for the release of the virus between various countries, what law would this kind of incident fall under?
Those on a keto diet or trying hard to suppress carbohydrate can still enjoy a delicious fried rice. Replace white rice to support your diet as seen in the following easy recipe by celebrity chef Rinrin Marinka.
Global emission of CO2 may be falling drastically during Covid-19, but how about our carbon footprint in our house as we spend more time at home?
Our house can be the new dancefloor. Let’s move your body, loosen ourselves a little bit, and have fun.
The combination of Ramadan and this Covid-19 crisis can be seen as the perfect time to apply greener lifestyle. Here's some tips you can do now!
By taking advantage of self-quarantine experience, learning new soft skills in your pocket might be useful for the future as one can speak a new language or come handy for homemade crafts. The time is NOW!
Since one spends more time at home, gardening can be an environmental relief for communities by having to foster the microhabitat in their home. Who doesn’t like lush greeneries and much clearer air in their surrounding?
With recycled items, you can make your bedroom stand out by reusing old stuff and thrifted materials as creative as you possibly can, thus giving the bedroom decorating a rather rustic feel and look as well as being sustainable.
In the coastal neighbourhood, the newly opened Oakwood Apartments PIK Jakarta provides good living to its inhabitants who look for an exclusive dwelling place.
Roosevelt was speaking at the end of the Great Depression which started in 1928 and may well have lessons to reach us for today.
As the Covid-19 pandemic worsens every aspect of life of global citizens, consumers’ outlook has changed accordingly.
To stay well and safe in times of a pandemic, Indonesians are doing whatever it takes including changing the way they shop.
If you are really craving for delicious iftar from their favourite restaurants in the city, these top hotels culinary destinations will deliver them to your home.
Executive Chef Edi Pancamala at Swissôtel Jakarta PIK Avenue launch set iftar menus comprising assorted Ta’jil to break the fast, soup, three main courses, four side appetisers or small dishes, one dessert and one beverage.
Custom made specifically to be enjoyed from the comfort of your own home, the Raffles To Go delivery service is sure to create an unforgettable Iftar experience for you.
Though this year’snRamadanis different than usual, the culinary team at Oakwood Hotel & Residence Surabaya offers a special Iftar selection that can be enjoyed at home.
During this Covid-19 crisis, Alistair Speirs believes that there are ten specific things that money can’t buy, no matter how much money you have. Find out those ten things that money can’t but on NOW! Jakarta Podcast Episode 4.
Alistair Speirs shares his views on what the tourism industry players should do in regards of this Covid-19 crisis.
Craving for authentic French food but can’t dine out? Chef Gilles Marx from AMUZ Gourmet teaches you how to effortlessly cook French food at home!
Covid-19 might be a challenging time for students to maintain their academics goals since most of them are learning school at home.
The Nord Anglia School Jakarta helps to enhance children’s learning on science and here’s the reasons why.
Indonesian Hotel and Restaurant Association (PHRI) recorded that a total of 16,642 hotels have closed following the government’s order to reduce potential crowd and travelling activities in the archipelago.
Since China issued strict lockdown policy, the air quality in China has improved, rising up to 11,4 per cent compared to the same time last year. After this all ends, will people be mindful about our environment?
Stay home and stay safe, you can purchase Plaga Wine online from their website or through WhatsApp.
Encouraging you to stay home, Ismaya’s new “at-home experience” services will deliver outstanding dishes, drinks and products straight to your doorstep.
This is a special time for Muslims to light up their own homes with more worship, reflect on themselves and do the good deeds during self-quarantine and isolation.
Read these famous marriage quotes and allow Marilyn Monroe, Mohandas K. Gandhi, Agatha Christie, and others help you make the right choice. Some of them are worth contemplating but some others are thoughtfully funny.
With schools closed and outside activities restricted, children can only spend their time at home. Try these activities to keep them entertained, engaged, maybe even ignite their hidden talent.
Running out of ideas to spice up your days during this self-qurantine period? Club Med understand your needs and have compiled a comprehensive list of activities your whole family members.
With our advantage of having so many different media platforms to communicate with our community, it is important to speak up for change, and equality.
Let's relate these words from known philosophers, some written over 2000 years ago, to the news that you heard this morning, to the speeches of our current leaders, by the actions we see happening. Enjoy and contemplate.
A collaboration that invites Indonesian people to help the safety of the backguards from the coronavirus outbreak.
The global spread of coronavirus disease might put the world into horror films when people are afraid to even go outside, but there is a silver lining and it's the empathy of collective acts to help each others.
It’s important to help others who have been struggling with the fight of Covid-19 in the front line or pay forward to the most vulnerable community. But it's more important that your kindness is delivered to the right person who n
Embrace the spirit of the Holy Month of Ramadan with your family, friends and colleagues to share truly memorable moments at these hotels in and around Jakarta.
While grocery shopping and buying fresh ingredients from the market is a challenge these days, these digital platforms offer solutions for budding home cooks.
Through Instagram Live talkshow, Indonesian culinary expert and chef William Wongso shared some tips on cooking during this covid-19 period that forces us to stay at home as much as we can.
While many people consider meditation as a way to reduce stress, depression and anxiety, it has, in fact, offers many more.
NOW! Bali Writer Sachi Kondo has an enormous list of awesome songs for you to listen to during this period.
Once again, enjoy your weekly kitchen indulgence brought to you by Chef Petty Elliott. This week’s recipe: Aromatic Rice with Griddled Chicken Strips and canapés from Manado, Bali and West Papua.
It’s not just about educating people to be aware of where their garbage ends; it’s about realising that proper waste management can be a blessing for the community.
The British Chamber of Commerce (BritCham) held the first environmental series with prestigious speaker Yuyun Ismawati Drweiga and a Q&A session with Ah Muftuchan and Dyah Roro Esti Widya Putri as the panellists.
The purpose of Polish Business Club is networking, learning, business development and promoting business and investment, among other things, and not only between Indonesia and Poland but also other countries.
Bandung has many initiatives driven by the city’s young demographic. Bandung hosts a variety of workshops, conferences and festivals, all encouraging the development of creativity, prototypes and product design in particular.
In February, an expectant crowd of Indonesian Heritage Society members gathered for a talk and sampling by Santhi Serad from ACMI (Aku Cinta Makanan Indonesia - I Love Indonesian Food) entitled The Flavors of the Spice Islands.
This Covid-19 outbreak has impacted everyone physically, mentally, and even financially. For those suffering from mental health issues during this tough time, NOW! Jakarta has curated a range of resources and information.
The Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy has activated an integrated crisis centre as a lane of communication and education for people to suppress the impact of Covid-19 for tourism and creative economy industry.
The presence of Savis Tea was driven by Lily’s desire for Indonesia’s premium tea to become a host in its own country, because so far Indonesian people have been invaded by imported tea products which are assumed to be premium tea
At the age of 88, Indonesian prolific maestro artist Srihadi Soedarsono manifested his mind into a retrospective presentation of landscape painting exhibit Man x Universe at The National Gallery of Indonesia.
AYANA Midplaza, JAKARTA is here to ensure you stay healthy and safe during these hard times with special food delivery services, the Luxury Quarantine package and the Stay & Connected package.
As Indonesia’s Covid-19 death toll passes 200, Jakarta is starting to impose large-scale social restrictions as a significant measure for disease mitigation. Learn what you should and shouldn't do during this period here.
Alistair Speirs reminds you of the list of the best books of all time, based on John Peder Zane's book. The list includes The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, Hamlet by William Shakespeare, and many others.
One-star Singapore Michelin Guide 2019, Chef Kirk Westaway took over Raffles Jakarta's The Dining Room to present his signature British cuisines.
JD.ID has seen tremendous growth in the recent years, with Andrew You being an integral part of it for the last year and a half. See what success means to him and the sixth unicorn company in Indonesia.
The outbreak of the Covid-19 is creating stress for the global population – physically and mentally. While in lockdown and self-isolation, mental health could suffer and reach alarming levels if not kept in check.
From Wisma Atlet hospitals, Doctor Debryna Dewi Lumanaw spared her time in the middle of her extraordinary efforts in treating Covid-19 positives to talk to NOW! Jakarta.
JHL Solitaire Gading Serpong lit up a heart-shaped lighting from the guestroom to show support and solidarity to medical workers working to take care of Covid-19 patients.
In partnership with Artha Graha Peduli, Jakarta International School donated 1,000 home-care sanitation kits to families living in South Jakarta.
The indigenous group of Dayak Iban was awarded an Equator Prize 2019 together with 22 other local and indigenous communities across the globe from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
The significant increase of plastic food packaging especially in online delivery is behind the story why Ecorasa was created. They offer a holistic solution by creating a plastic food and beverage packaging using Oxium technology,
With Indonesia and Poland relationship entering its 65th anniversary, it is high time to get to know another white-and-red country.
The crisis will end. They all do. And usually precipitate another because our ability to recover is pretty much equal to our ability to plan.
This self-quarantine situation is boring but you can use your time at home with something positive. Doing exercise is one of many things you can do and we have Coach Vincent to teach us how.
Self-quarantine life at home can be quite tedious, confined within the same walls for weeks on end can make your daily routine, well… routine! Why not brighten up your days with the visual cinematic masterpieces of Wes Anderson?
As we are all soldiers in this war on COVID-19, perhaps these songs recommended by NOW! Bali writer Sachi Kondo can help you through these troubling times.
This is our new special content to accompany you during your stay at home. On this section, we'll provide you with Petty Elliott's cooking recipe from her book "Contemporary Indonesian Food". Let's cook Pepes Ikan!
Buba Soul is not like any other bubble drinks. They differentiate themselves by using Indonesia’s spices, natural ingredients and herbs from various regions as well as using natural sweetener such as palm sugar and honey.
Frans Widjaja has so many responsibilities at ISMAYA. With his current position, would he describe himself as successful? Read what "success" means to him in this article.
Physical limitation does not necessarily mean a lack of imagination and vision. An admirable example is the case of Angkie Yudistia, founder of Thisable Enterprise and member of Presidential Special Staff.
Working from home does not mean neglecting your hair and skin. Follow these simple hair and skincare tips to stay radiant even at home.
Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara (MACAN) presents two exhibitions from Melati Suryodarmo and Julian Rosefeldt in the same schedule, providing a lineal experience to open further dialogue about contemporary arts.
In response to the Covid-19 situation, we highly recommend everyone to stay at home and avoid physical contact as much as possible. Check out our Bali section here for updates and find more news at nowbali.co.id.
Lyon at Mandarin Oriental, Jakarta collaborated with Apéritif restaurant Bali to present exquisite lunch and dinner set menus prepared by Chef Nic Vanderbeeken.
If the first of April is the April Fools Day, the second is the day for “Facts”. Today, the world celebrated the International Fact-Checking Day, and here’s what you can expect.
The President’s Staff Office and Ministry of Communication and Information Technology has officially announced an application as a reference for all Indonesian people to get together to face Covid-19 through a community based appr
In the midst of Covid-19, many offline events now can be enjoyed online through many digital platforms to keep yourselves entertained.
Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) contribute significantly to the nation's economy. During this tough times, how can they survive? Aakar Abyasa, the Founder of Jouska, shared two alternatives for SMEs enterpreneurs.
With the combination of Executive Chef Otong Arif and Executive Pastry Chef Anis Kurniawan, Hotel Ciputra Jakarta offers a dining experience like no other.
While many people believe refugees are a burden to society, Julia Frei along with her activist friends established a non-profit organisation named Same Skies providing services, resources and asylum to refugees.
NOW! Jakarta Managing Editor Refa Koetin went to Starbucks not only for a cup of good coffee but also to have a chat with CMO of Starbucks Indonesia Liryawati about her definition of success.
Waste4Change signed a MoU with Bekasi city to have a partnership on waste management governance using IT-based technology to support Bekasi smart city. This type of collaboration is encourage to create a sustainable Indonesia.
Clarissa Goenawan’s second book, The Perfect World of Miwako Sumida, which was published on 10 March, expands on her acclaimed debut novel “Rainbirds” and unravels the secrets revolving the protagonist’s death.
Mrs. Janka Beckova, spouse of Ambassador of Slovak Republic, shares some interesting things she likes to do at home as part of the new stay-at-home regulation.
Known for his signature inspired by European rococo style, Sebastian Gunawan showcased his latest collections "Fly for Freedom" at Fashion Nation XIV.
During the Covid-19 crisis in Jakarta, one may find their restaurant temporary closed but everyone still could the restaurant quality dishes delivered to your house.
Many thanks to H.E. Beata Stoczyñska for a fruitful conversation with NOW! Jakarta. Read through to see what we talked about.
Founded by supermodel Petra Nemcova in 2004, Happy Hearts Fund (HHF) focuses on helping children. Read through Alistair Speirs conversation about the foundation's efforts to build schools for the poor.
Sustainable Island Initiative (SII) is a joint add-on initiative between Denmark and Indonesia and is part of the existing Strategic Sector Cooperation (SSC) within Energy and Environment in Indonesia.
This Covid-19 pandemic reminds us to stay healthy physically. However, being in quarantine for too long can affect your mind in a bad way. Here are a few tips on how to stay positive during self-quarantine.
The Embassy of Kuwait in Indonesia through its Chargé d'affaires Abdulwahab Alsenan is restricting travel from and to the State of Kuwait.
Disrupto is organising an interesting and attractive talkshow series titled Humans vs Virus to discuss how the Covid-19 rewrite the rule of our life and how we can fight the turmoil with technology and science to save our humanity
Iskandar Widjaja reveals the story of his newest single called Spirited Away and how his idol Johann Sebastian Bach inspired the music.
NOW! Jakarta Publisher Alistair Speirs went up-close and personal with Rina Ciputra as she shared the secrets of her and the Ciputra group’s success over three decades and counting.
There are plenty of opportunities available to policymakers to promote sustainable tourism which benefits both visitors and hosts. So, can tourism ever be sustainable? The answer is YES!
The definition of success has been a longstanding subject of debate. Everyone perceives success differently but they all want to be successful. NOW! Jakarta Managing Editor Refa Koetin talks about the why.
And here we are again, ready and prepared to cope with serious challenges because we are very good at ‘ostrich solutions’. Put your head in the sand as danger approaches because if you can’t see it then it surely won’t notice you!
President Joko Widodo expected that the large-scale social restrictions and physical restrictions policy to be implemented more rigorously, more disciplined and more effectively.
On 23 March, the central government shipped a total of 165,000 PPE (personal protective equipment) to every province, and President Joko Widodo expects deliveries to be truly monitored.
President Joko Widodo held a limited meeting to prepare for the annual mudik or homecoming activity during Eid in Indonesia. The movement of people in such number will impose a huge risk of the expansion of the Covid-19 spread.
For the attention of all British nationals in Indonesia.
It’s about time to enjoy food and art, all at the same time! Enjoy painting while eating your foods or taking a sip of your favourite drinks at PASOLA Restaurant & Lounge, The Ritz Carlton, Pacific Place, Jakarta.
Adopting Japanese-style hotplate rice trend, KULO Group has successfully launched Mazeru Indonesia, taking over Jakarta’s culinary scene on a hot plate.
Al Gusto, an Italian restaurant at JHL Solitaire Gading Serpong invites high-profile guests to join the exclusive Masquerade party.
In less than a week, Jakarta city government has declared a state of emergency since the escalating number of the COVID-19 infection is concerning. Social distancing needs the commitment from the community.
Families make up a large portion of Club Med’s guests. As part of this dedication to families, the Amazing Family programmes offers detailed elements dedicated to families.
It is not easy to adapt to the current situation as many people are currently working from home to contain COVID-19. Here are some tips to keep yourself productive.
After the pandemic enters the archipelago, the world’s 4th biggest populated country is fighting to combat the coronavirus (COVID-19). There are many lessons we need to know.
With all safety and health concerns in mind, Bali should always be on your go-to vacation list. Here, our team in Bali has compiled several activities that might suitable for you during your visit.
Studio Eksotika at Desa Potato Head is all about music. The room is carefully-tuned for acoustics, soundproof padding lines the ceiling and the centre piece are sleek, retro-looking vinyl turntables.
De Braga by ARTOTEL is highly committed to eco-conscious practices that lessen a meeting’s impact on the environment, and thus, as part of the commitment, the hotel recently launched environmentally friendly meeting rooms.
Indulge in an epicurean dining experience this April as The St. Regis Bali Resort presents an extraordinary Four-Hand Dinner on 11-12 April 2020 at its award-winning signature Kayuputi Restaurant.
The Ubud Food Festival (UFF) 2020 Presented by ABC presents an experience that brings you up close and personal with the culinary world. Be part of Indonesia's biggest culinary event on 26 to 28 June 2020.
Setali Indonesia focus on home living and fashion sustainability since a year ago and started to upcycle clothing waste. They organise three main events: Kembang Gula, Barang Lama Bersemi Kembali, and Musim Suka Cita.
Without going anywhere, guest stay at Oakwood Hotel & Resident Surabaya could request in-room spa service to get energized with a certified wellness treatment.
Students at Sinarmas World Academy organised fun events to make mathematics interesting during the celebration of Pi Day on 14 March.
Bedugul is way up in the mountains and is a cool and fresh area in Bali. There, you can find Strawberry Hill Hotel, a simple, charming, comfortable and relaxed alternative to the hustle and bustle of the south.
Mandarin Oriental, Jakarta welcomed its new Chinese Executive Chef, Tan Kwang Aik to helm Li Feng restaurant’s kitchen and also set to lead the catering for Chinese banquets.
In the area of Cempaka Putih Timur, Central Jakarta, a community called Gang Hijau (green alley) cohesively develop hydroponics in cultivating a green environment in Jakarta, in addition to get good quality vegetables.
In the hand of Kriya Nusantara, established by Abdul Sobur in 1995, Radio Cawang returns with new ideas and invites people to reminisce with the radio in new retro style.
Chef Kirk Westaway presented his signature dishes and cocktails at the latest Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Jakarta dinner held at Raffles Jakarta in February.
Anyone who has adventured to Medan won’t be able to deny the fact that they can be crazy about this city’s appetizing food options. The city also still keeps its old-world charm as it offers a portrait of real Indonesian facade.
Located in Mandailing Natal, North Sumatra, Batang Gadis National Park is formed through a process of initiation of the aspirations of local communities.
Thermos was the first company to commercialise and develop consumer products using vacuum insulation, keeping food and beverages hot, cold and fresh, enabling consumers to maintain a scrumptious diet wherever they are.
In collaboration with American luxury brand Tory Burch, Peacock Lounge at Fairmont Jakarta invites guests to enjoy fashionable afternoon tea with colleagues and friends.
Grand Sahid Jaya Jakarta welcomes Mare Nostrum, a Mediterranean restaurant that offers an authentic soul of Spain and vibrant culinary collection.
The American coffee chain Starbucks signed the MoU to extend its business in Papua with two stores opening in the Eastern part of Indonesia.
To celebrate this festivity, Intiwhiz Hospitality Management launches various special room deals and Social Media Quizzes throughout the month of March.
The revitalisation project of Taman Ismail Marzuki invited some controversies. However, Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan believes that this project aims only to create much better art and culture centre in the heart of the city.
The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali returns with its annual Celebrating Women event in honour of International Women's Day and Kartini Day. Ibu Robin Lim, Niluh Djelantik, Nana Mirdad and Nikki Indrawaty will be part of the event.
With brunch becoming a popular pastime on the island, COMO Uma Canggu has decided to give the weekend ritual a special COMO twist, launching their ‘Lazy Grazing Sunday Brunch’.
Interior design in a luxury hotel is crucial in creating a memorable staying experience. These top Jakarta hotels were thoroughly designed to create artistically modern and spacious rooms, lobbies and lounges.
Holiday Inn & Suites Jakarta Gajah Mada presents one-year anniversary specials on its room, restaurants, and MICE for guest to indulge.
Heavily inspired by modern French style with contemporary Asian influences, the new space of AMUZ Gourmet Restaurant is designed highlighting a vibrant and refreshing vibe that is perfect for any occasion.
Located in prime locations of the Big Durian, Frasers Place Setiabudi. The Pakubuwono Signature, Saumata Apartment and Essence Dharmawangsa are among top Jakarta apartments, perfect for those who put forward comfortable living.
Explore Korea’s rich culture, stunning landscapes, impeccable culinary offering and the recent Muslim-friendly tourism features.
Mr. Fox’s home in Jakarta is the perfect place for any occasion, be it corporate gatherings, social events, or intimate celebrations like birthdays or anniversaries.
When it comes to quirky meat festivals, Senopati has it all! Find everything you need to know about meat in ‘Senopati Beef Up Fest’.
NOW! Jakarta Editorial team agree that Alto Restaurant & Bar, AMUZ Gourmet, Henshin, Social Garden and Social House are among Jakarta restaurants that have awesome designs. Have you been there? Or do you have other recommendation?
According to a report by Market Research Future, the Asia-Pacific region is set to overtake the US as the world’s largest pre-fabricated building market, with a projected growth rate of almost 6% a year between now and 2023.
Mantra have been investing into environmental engineers and have them learning about mathematics, physics and the physical environment, so they get practice and see results based on our daily work.
Pullman Jakarta Central Park is pleased to present the hotel’s special offerings inspired by Dutch culinary tradition, available at two of it’s hotels dining outlets.
The Lodge Foundation talks about feminism in Indonesia through a monologue titled "Wanodja Soenda" or "Sundanese Women" starring Sita Nursanti, Maudy Koesnaedi and Rieke Dyah Pitaloka.
Aeshnina Azzahra (Nina), a 12-year-old from Gresik, who wrote a letter to the President of United States of America, Mr. Donald Trump regarding waste issues talks to NOW! Jakarta about her wishes.
Not only business and leisure travellers actively chasing the life-work balance in a splendid hotel like Mercure Jakarta Batavia, family and children now have more reasons to stay at the lovely urban hotel because of all the perks
Crowne Plaza Bandung’s Infinite Lounge and Resto is designed with a revolving dining room that allows for 360-degree views of the city.
British Women's Association celebrated its 50th anniversary with a charity ball themed "Arabian Night". The ballroom of Shangri-La Jakarta became the silent witness of the faboulus and fun evening!
ISMAYA welcomed you to Gunpowder Kitchen & Bar, a superb Indian food with a modern twist!
NOW! Jakarta contributor David Metcalf was fascinated to find out more about, and spend time with, the Dayak Punan who live in the forests of West Kalimantan in the Kapuas Hulu regency.
In early 2020, a total of 105 architecture students gathered to show the commitment to transforming local architecture tradition to become more ethical and sustainable.
2020 edition of Java Jazz is not the only celebration of classic jazz music, but also an emerging festival where music goers gather for groovy yet a nostalgic night!
In the elite neighbourhood of Jalan Gatot Subroto, Crowne Plaza Jakarta Residence offers easy access to multiple business and lifestyle points of interests, not to mention comfortable and modern living space.
Vibeka Grupe Larsen from the Danish Association of Architects outlined and recommended ways in which architecture can positively assist the search for the Global Goals for Sustainable Development.
With Eco-bricks gaining popularity, Rebricks are currently capable of making 80 to 100sqm paving bricks per day by using sachet plastic and plastic waste rejected by garbage banks.
With the goal of assisting the progress of business and trade relationship between Korea and Indonesia, the Korean Chamber of Commerce and Industry Indonesia (KoCham) came into existence.
Chef Matthias of Raffles Jakarta was in charge of Kendall-Jackson Wine Pairing Dinner with VVIP guests such as Rina Ciputra, Italian Ambassador HE Vittorio Sandali, Colombian Ambassador HE José Renato Salazar took part.
The peak of Fashion Rhapsody showcased inspiring collections from four emerging designers and tons of brands that engage in the mission in reducing the industry’s waste.
This new espresso coffee machine helps baristas craft consistently great coffee in an ergonomic way.
Accor has announced its commitment to join the UN Global Tourism Plastics Initiative and to remove all single-use plastic items in guest experience by the end of 2022.
A painting exhibition named 30x30 which will be held in Taman Budaya Jawa Barat in Bandung on 7 to 17 March sends the message about the importance of taking care of the earth immediately through artworks.
Tucked inside Kemang 37 building on Kemang Raya, ONE FIFTEENTH provides great locally grown and roasted coffee and a wide variety of great dishes in an unapologetically minimalist décor.
From Korean Wave to Golfing, read through our friendly chat with Korean Ambassador to Indonesia, H.E. Kim Chang-beom.
From the brilliant culinary minds that gave you GIÔI comes On Six by GIÔI, a hip new dining venue occupying a modern minimalistic space by Disrupto.
One of Jakarta’s hippest dining destinations in Jakarta, The MAJ Senayan, is collaborating with Jakarta Culinary Movement to present a 5 Chefs Collaboration fund-raising dinner.
Certified as an established member of World Green Building Council, independent organisation, GBC Indonesia has been involved in transforming the building sector to become greener.
OMNIA Dayclub Bali unveils a brand new 3-day event called The Big Weekend on Friday 6 March to Sunday 8 March to welcome back two huge artists, Above & Beyond and Black Coffee.
Kawisari Coffee & Eatery proud to share its traditional munchies to its guests. The essence of the restaurant’s food is all about humble and heartwarming from traditional recipes of the villagers.
Suryo Street across the trendy neighbourhood in Senopati just got busier with the arrival of an accomplished bistro and bar, The Front Room which offers a list of cuisine with influence from Asia, Italy, North America and Mexico.
At the invitation of President Joko Widodo, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima will pay a state visit to the Republic of Indonesia from Tuesday, 10 March to Friday, 13 March 2020.
HMA Owen Jenkins, UK Ambassador to Indonesia shares the impact of Brexit to UK-Indonesia relations. In short, he believes that Brexit will only result in positive impacts. Read through to see more details.
Why should we even bother focusing on sustainable and circular construction? Well, despite all the negativity, the world has become a richer place over the last 50 years, and that puts a lot of pressure on resources.
Aesthetics is one of the major principles of Architecture that students and professionals alike have to worship. It concerns beauty or appreciation of beauty. In other words, it is a philosophy behind a pleasing appearance.
Jakarta really has the potential to become a smart city. It’s back to you, City Government, to make the city smart, because the technology is available, the experience is available, it just needs the willingness to commit.
The construction sector has a huge role to play in making our world sustainable. ISO 15392 sets out internationally agreed and recognised principles for achieving sustainability in building and construction.
With an area of more than 250sqm, the Tanah Abang Community Store will be designed not only as a coffee shop, but it will also house rooms for workshop and classes.
To cater to Hari Raya Nyepi, the luxurious five-star Renaissance Bali Uluwatu Resort & Spa is offering a special 2 nights stay promotion.
After being occupied for many years by a very lucky diplomat, The Penthouse Suite on the top floor of the Garden Wing of the The Sultan Hotel & Residence Jakarta has come free for the discerning public to enjoy.
The traffic situation in Jakarta has worsened over the first two months of the year rather than improved. So, what can we do? Our publisher Alistair Speirs provides a suggestion to solve this issue.
The Omnibus Bill has been topic of discussion for the last couple of weeks. Will amending 73 laws and consists of 15 chapters and 174 articles make this country better?
Melandas, an authorized dealer of luxurious and exclusive European and American furniture brands in Indonesia, introduced new exciting concepts in 2020 highlighting ‘Home Harmony’.
“The Jewel of Wedding” is the first open house wedding exhibition hosted by JHL Solitaire Gading Serpong to offers a complete wedding service and organiser for couples.
The First Quest Hotel Cikarang presents premium mid-market accommodation with comfortable living through its creative hospitality concepts.
Sinarmas World Academy invited 10 inspiring young leaders to share their success in front of students at the school’s independent running conference.
Tugu Lombok is located on miles of pristine virgin white sand beach on the northwest coast of the island, framed by the majestic sunrise over Mount Rinjani in Lombok.
How is it possible to be an elephant lodge in Bali and still be a luxury hotel? Mason Elephant Park & Lodge answers that question for you as World Luxury Hotel Awards 2018 Winner.
Ismaya Live has announced 18 artists on its first lineups to be performing at annual summer festival We The Fest 2020 in August at JIExpo Kemayoran.
Featuring more than 50 local and international galleries, the second year of Art Moments will be held from 17 to 19 April at Sheraton Grand Jakarta Gandaria City Hotel.
This year, Plaza Indonesia Film Festival will screen 9 feature films and 4 short movies along with movie clinic with Indonesian filmmakers during the 2020 event.
Billions is anything that people could ask for, there are ‘billion options’ to have fun at its best bets way possible, from high-end bar to the expensive entertainment.
Starbucks Indonesia has committed to eliminating the usage of single-use plastic straws with paper straws at its stores across the country.
What’s better than having an abundant choice of Batavian-inspired dishes while appreciating the old Dutch colonial atmosphere? Mercure Jakarta Batavia has it all.
Officially inaugurated in 2005 by co-founders Mee Kim and Gouri Mirpuri, Learning Farm is a progressive pro bono organisation focusing on youth empowerment in Indonesia.
Chaîne members and guests were presented with excellent culinary treats by the one-Michelin-starred restaurant from Singapore, JAAN, led by their Executive Chef Kirk Westaway.
On 29 February 2020, the Indonesian Heritage Society (IHS) will celebrate 50 years of volunteerism in support of Jakarta’s museums.
From modest workshops in Bogor, Moloka produces goat milk-based products ranging from food to skincare using only natural ingredients. The founder Esterlyta Pandjaitan wants to let people know about the benefit of goat milk.
Puri Santrian Beach Resort boasts a 200-metre stretch of white sand beach line with docile wave and cooling island breeze suitable for adults, children or non-swimmers.
We Move Amongst Ghosts is an exhibition organised by Yayasan Mitra Museum Jakarta aimed to look at the interface between object and space on the one hand, and memory on the other.
NOW! Jakarta launched Say Yes to Less, a programme dedicated to address the issue of food and plastic waste and find potential solutions within culinary businesses with excellent waste management policy.
Malaysia Club Jakarta (MCJ) promotes the interests of Malaysian business in Indonesia while strengthening ties between the two communities through partnership.
From mystical lakes with god-fish legends to the stunning Bung Karno Museum honouring the founder of Indonesia, Blitar is a city full of history and intrigue.
We all go to Bandung to enjoy its cool weather and green scenery. Hilton Bandung offers both and even more. Hilton Bandung has also implemented an ambitious and comprehensive waste and energy reduction programme.
Indonesia and Malaysia, the two main Muslim-majority countries in Southeast Asia, do maintain an overall amicable relationship, with components including economic, defense, education, tourism and others.
Cutt & Grill has now opened its new doors in the bustling area of Senopati, following the success of its first outlet in Tebet. In addition to having a warm and comfy zone, the restaurant offers great-tasting foods!
In the suites setup, Rhythm Room Space & Bar is meant for anyone looking for a sick beat, unapologetic dance and good song with cocktails in hand.
From a romantic dinner surrounded by exotic marine creatures to a Love Letter Board, Jakarta Aquarium is an absolutely unique place to go to celebrate Valentine’s Day.
Waste4Change has the ‘Send Your Waste’ programme, in which you can recover your waste by sending it to Waste4Change’s recycling partners located around you.
Richard Linklater’s Before trilogy and Spike Jonze’s Her should be seen as the finest romantic movies of all time. Here is, according to NOW! Jakarta's writer Asyariefah' opinion, the reason why!
From 14 to 29 February, Festival Sinema Australia will be screening eight films in six different cities across the archipelago for FREE!
We invited our Instagram (@now_jakarta) followers to share their love stories. Here are the best two of them.
Going to Bali for your honeymoon will never be a mistake. But we suggest you to take a look at other parts of Indonesian archipelago such as Raja Ampat, Labuan Bajo and Bintan, all equally good choices as honeymoon destinations.
During Valentine’s Week, lovebirds, whereever you are, experience romantic hospitality at a number of Intiwhiz properties across the archipelago.
Starbucks Reserve Dewata recently celebrated its first full year serving coffee enthusiasts and generally becoming a place for regular customers to get consistent, well-curated caffeine fix, among others.
Fresh From The Chefs' Table is NOW! Jakarta's newest programme. In the form of video series, we collaborate with well-known chefs and restaurants and bring their signature dishes to you.
All kinds of love is our special series of content for this month. This article talks about the relationship between men and beast throughout history that was mostly based on mutual benefit for both sides.
A trendy restaurant at InterContinental Jakarta Pondok Indah, Sugar & Spice introduces its new edition of weekend brunch experience featuring French cuisine.
For those travelling to Surabaya during Valentine’s Week, one may probably stop by at Oakwood Hotel & Residence and spend romantic experience with their loved one.
Celebrate the most romantic month of the year with AMUZ Gourmet as Chef Gilles Marx will present a six-course menu during Valentine’s Lunch and Dinner.
Accor has announced the launch of its new lifestyle loyalty program, Accor Live Limitless that provides a gateway to all the advantages, services. and experiences.
After ongoing grand renovation since early 2019, Social House officially reopens the lifestyle destination to refresh the guest’s experience.
Invite your loved one to celebrate Valentine’s day with Italian Style at Al Gusto, JHL Solitaire Gading Serpong.
In the midst of the euphoria showcasing three designer collections on the unconventional catwalk at MRT Jakarta, Fashion Rock 2020 faced a backlash but It’s just the way how Jakartans reacts to hoo-ha moment.
Sneaker lovers don’t need to go Tokyo to hunt the rare collaborative collection of Nike or Adidas with Atmos as the streetwear retailer officially opens its flagship store in Jakarta.
All kinds of love is our special series of content for this month. This article talks about intercultural love and how difficult it could be due to the fact that they have to deal with bias and regulations in day-to-day lives.
Global Secure Accreditation (GSA) has developed the world’s first set of evidence-based hotel security standards which incorporate techniques used by leading law enforcement and security agencies.
Here we share some of the island’s unparalleled romantic escapes and stays that encourage you and your loved one to explore not only Bali, but also your own relationship.
NOW! Bali has curated articles and video series namely Behind the Bar, highlighting the science of cocktail making of Bali’s most popular bars and clubs.
All Saints Anglican Curch, the oldest English language institution in Indonesia, welcomes a new minister Reverend Zane Elliott.
One of the most compelling islands in the country, Sulawesi, charms travellers across the globe with its mountainous interiors cloaked in a dense jungle.
Arkademy Project is a community that brings photography to a more progressive direction and create different kind of works.
Celebrate Valentine’s Day to deepen your relationship over a romantic dinner by the pool with live jazz performance at Aston Kartika Grogol Hotel and Conference Center.
The Sultan Hotel and Residence Jakarta, along with their General Manager, Fintan O’Doherty, hosted the February SKAL dinner at their reopened and refurbished legendary Penthouse located on level 17 (top floor) of the hotel’s Garde
Weddings are special occasions and it should be held in a special venue. In Jakarta, there are many lovely wedding venues and we have compiled some of them for you.
Malaysia boasts one of south-east Asia’s most vibrant economies, the fruit of decades of industrial growth and political stability.
All kinds of love is our special series of content for this month. In this article, NOW! Jakarta Managing Editor Refa Koetin talks about Objectophilia, a form of sexual or romantic attraction focused on particular inanimate object
All kinds of love is our special series of content for this month. Self-love is not selfish, yet it is manifested in the exclusiveness of relation and depiction mirrored to everything you like, respect and care about.
The Kartika Soekarno Foundation (KSF) was founded in 1998 in response to the Southeast Asian economic crisis. Today, the foundation aims to give Indonesian children the best start in life.
NOW! Jakarta met H.E. Vincent Piket, EU Ambassador to Indonesia and Brunei Darussalam in an exclusive interview.
As the European Parliament plans to expand in Indonesia, the EU-Indonesia partnership and cooperation agreement were signed.
Celebrating Valentine's Day, Indonesian tenor singer Ari Wibowo collaborating with Regina Handoko and Harland Hutabarat will be part of a classical music concert titled Amore – A Romantic Classical Evening.
This Valentine's Day, have a romantic dinner and spice up your relationship at these lovely restaurants in Jakarta, including Keraton at the Plaza, Raffles Jakarta, Sultan Hotel, The Dharmawangsa and Wyndham Casablanca.
Jakarta Intercultural School (JIS) introduced STEAM as the future face of pedagogy to prepare students that will later to be a potential human resources who could thrive in the transforming industry.
On Saturday, 1 February, the ballroom of Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta was once again transformed for the fabulous annual event that is the British Women’s Association of Jakarta’s Charity Ball.
In 2020, Transjakarta set the new vision of becoming the future of urban mass transportation that operates under sustainable value and comprehensive integration.
By sticking to its motto: Yoga, Fun, Knowledge and Charity, Yoga Gembira community celebrated its 11th anniversary by distributing donation and health issues information sharing.
Responding to the rising global demand for a healthier lifestyle, the Fairmont brand launches a new platform that champions the well-being of its guests.
Before the revitalisation, Taman Puring was pretty much abandoned. Today, it sees crowded weekends with kids, parents and youth coming together for various recreational activities.
Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta welcomes Chef Guillaume Galliot for two exclusive evenings of exquisite dining at Alto Restaurant and Bar called Seasons of Gastronomy on 5-6 February 2020.
No one wil easily forget the first day of 2020 with all the rain and floods. This is the story of how non-profit organisation MAPALA Universitas Indonesia took part in the rescue operation throughout Jakarta.
On 22 January, Indonesia commemorates National Pedestrian Day (Hari Pejalan Kaki Nasional). We talked with Coalition of Pedestrians or Koalisi Pejalan Kaki to gather their perspective of Jakarta's pedestrian facilities.
In this day and age, almost everything can be explained with science, including love. NOW! Jakarta Managing Editor Refa Koetin talks about love based on scientific findings.
Talking about love, we often limit ourselves to only talk about our love to our partners or family. I would like to stress out that our love towards a nation is also important.
Along this year, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara (MACAN) has fantastic exhibitions both from renowned local and global artists.
Garin Nugroho’s Planet - Sebuah Lament shows the rare voice and the body of work from Melanesians, rendering an environmental awakening that resonates with the global meditation about the hope for humanity and nature.
All kinds of love is our special series of content for this month. As the trend is rising, dating apps are expected to facilitate a more honest approach to be able to continue any matches to actual dating and marriage.
Rich yet smooth, Manta Spiced Rum combines a unique mix of prized spices with aged rum providing complex layers of taste that is best served neat or with a favourite cola and a slice of lime.
Tanaman, a unique plant-based Indonesian restaurant emphasising on delivering fresh and locally inspired dishes, was recently launched at Desa Potato Head, Bali.
Shoppers in Jakarta will soon be unable to carry their groceries in single-use plastic bags as the Jakarta administration has issued the regulation to ban it for commercials.
The culinary team at Sari Pacific Jakarta has prepared an array of authentic Chinese cuisine during the Lunar New Year celebration from 24 January to 8 February.
For Chef Stefano Quaquarelli, the creative mind behind Senso Unico Jakarta, “Cooking is the intention to restore memory”.
Oakwood Hotel & Residence Surabaya appointed Subendi as the new general manager of the property.
Taking place at Aksara Bookstore, South Jakarta, Kamahele (Kama) unveiled his first comic strip book debut last month attracting a potential audience of students and enthusiasts of literature and arts and culture.
The Westin Resort & Spa Ubud transcends its status as a hospitality leader in wellness through signature programmes curated under its six key foundations ─ Move Well, Sleep Well, Eat Well, Play Well, Feel Well and Work Well.
LIBERTÁ invites Jakarta’s culinary enthusiasts to enjoy a sensational Italian dining experience at the iconic Pavilion Retail Arcade building.
Amir Sidharta tells us a story of one Donald Friend, an artist who was neglected in his home country, but was accepted unconditionally in Bali, the island on which he chose to live in towards the end of his life.
The January 2020 SKAL gathering was held at Raffles Jakarta’s Arts Café. Members and guests were treated by the restaurant’s signature buffet that has a variety of foods.
The highland games are events held throughout the year in Scotland and other countries as a way of celebrating Scottish and Celtic culture and heritage, especially that of the Scottish Highlands.
Planning to visit Australia? The Australia Open in January, the Formula 1 Rolex Australia Grand Prix in March, or Melbourne Food and Wine Festival (also in March) could be the perfect destinaton during your visit there.
Despite being inhabited for up to 60,000 years, the continent of Australia was, for much of history, isolated from the rest of the world. Our friend from Indies Gallery Kemang, Sake Santema, told us the story.
If you're in Bali this month, get involved in the best events in the Island of the Gods such as Candra Metu, Cooking for a Cause and Australia Day in Bali. Don't forget to please yourself with Bali's own Bamboo Blonde and Blow.
Since 2012 the Balinese Subak system is on the list of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites and an area of 19,500 hectares has been designated as “Cultural Landscape”.
Comfortably located on a corner of the surfer’s paradise of Canggu, COMO Uma Canggu bestows dazzling panoramic views of the Indian Ocean and heavenly sunsets.
An 8,000sqm parking lot is turned into a meeting point where Jakarta communities could enjoy food and run creative activities.
Nestled in a secluded enclave just north of Ubud, where jungle, river and valley meet, COMO Shambhala Estate presents a space that encourages rejuvenation and transformation.
Australia has long been one of the biggest contributors to assisting Indonesia’s development by direct and indirect aid and grants to specific areas of need.
Enclosed within its rich Balinese landscape and cultural surroundings, COMO Uma Ubud is renowned as a centre for peace, harmony and wellness.
The unobstructed views from the 26th floor of Alila Hotel were a glittering backdrop to the promise of a fun-filled evening at Hakkasan Jakarta.
One of the brands that pay attention to the global issue is Hexagon, owned by Indonesian fashion designer, Zara Tentriabeng.
ANZA was created almost 50 years ago by Australian and New Zealand expat spouses who recognised that by coming together they were able to provide caring support, and social opportunities for each other.
NOW! Jakarta sat down with Indonesian artist, educator, and curator Hafiz Rancajale who believes that arts soften our mentality and reduce chaos.
A sumptuous feast awaits at Pullman Jakarta Indonesia in celebration of Chinese New Year. On top of a sumptuous offering, a lion dance and live Chinese instrumental music will enliven the festive celebration there.
Chic Mediterranean restaurant, Sea Grain recently enhanced its menu with a number of Asian-inspired dishes. What are some of the new dishes you must not miss? We talked to Spanish Chef Alvaro Bonache about this.
Taking place from 17 to 18 January at Teater Jakarta, Garin Nughroho’s Planet-Sebuah Lament links the cost of human greed to natural damage, presented in theatrical performance.
Led by Executive Director, Vic Halim, the IABC regularly organises networking events and seminars and supports other related events in pursuing its objectives.
Led by Japanese Chef Hideyoshi Imai, Shio is a teppan style restaurant promising an authentic Japanese dining experience at InterContinental Jakarta Pondok Indah.
Jakarta government's project to create better and wider sidewalks all around the capital have started to show the results. How do the Jakartans feel about this?
The Accademia Italiana della Cucina, with the cooperation of the the Italian Business Association in Indonesia, hosted an exquisite dinner event celebrating the art of the Milanese Aperitivo.
Australia’s Chargé d’affaires to Indonesia, Allaster Cox, talks to NOW! Jakarta about the two country’s strong relationship and what’s in store in 2020.
MINQ Kitchen is De La House’s newest dining venue which recently filled the row of dining outlets in Senopati. The restaurant embraces the fusion and evolution of cultures, while still respecting and valuing passed down traditions
Aiming to be a more pedestrian-friendly city, Jakarta is preparing a budget of IDR 1.1 Trillion in 2020 to revitalise 103 kilometres of sidewalks in the Capital.
Combining theatre stage, water world and legendary Indonesian story, Jakarta Aquarium presents a world class performance "The Pearl of The South Sea" created by Peter Wilson.
The owner of Komunal88, JC Blachere never thought that being sustainable is a marketing trick. It has been the core of his activism since he started, and he shows it to people how it’s done!
Two newly renovated premium rooms at Padma Hotel Bandung provides a warm and complete staycation experience.
Waste4Change invites you to start taking part in creating a better environment by managing your waste in your house and office.
Since 2013, the creative mind behind fashion label Lekat di Hati, Amanda Indah Lestari never gave up on reimagining and innovating the textile of Baduy culture. It’s a lifetime investment in one culture!
There are still lots of people not understanding and underestimating the waste problem. Kampus Diakoneia Modern (KDM) realised that and set up KDM Green Projects to create a green environment with education and waste management.
Nestled in the area of Sudirman Park Apartment, Senso Unico has opened its door to fellow Italian food lovers in the capital providing the guests with authentic Italian atmosphere and a wide range of dishes.
Celebrate the Year of Metal Rat at Novotel and ibis Styles Jakarta Mangga Dua Square as they have prepared many delicacies so you can enjoy the festive ambience in full swing.
In welcoming the Year of the Metal Rat, we are pleased to share some of our favourite Chinese New Year offerings and promotions from the best hotels in Jakarta. Happy Chinese New Year 2020 from the entire crew of NOW! Jakarta.
Conference on Indonesian Foreign Policy (CIFP) 2019 was described as the country’s biggest festival of diplomacy as well as the world’s largest foreign policy conference that gathered more than 12,000 enthusiastic participants.
Here is a quick overview of the seminars and workshops that MVB Indonesia ran in 2019, mostly in partnership with major embassies and chambers of commerce. Thankfully, most of them are oversubscribed!
Healthy eating habits start from keeping yourself hydrated. Read more to see our compiled suggestion including three up-and-coming healthy eating restaurants that will help you eat healthier!
The Qatari embassy charge d’affaires, Amer Mohd A Al Theyab, hosted an exquisite reception of the Qatar National Day with a selection of Arabic dishes to entertain the guests, including the honourary guest the Minister of Educati
Within the 10-day festival, the second edition of Bintaro Design District connects creative communities and the public to discourse the importance of inclusive urban architecture and design in satellite cities.
One of Jakarta’s most iconic hotels welcomes the Year of The Rat with sumptuous delicacies and award-winning performances.
Neither Korean nor Italian, the pasta selections at Shin The Korean Grill relies on just a handful of simple ingredients and the creativity of a great chef.
We all have our own wishes, hopes and dreams in this new year. So do our colleagues. Read the wishes of ambassadors, hotels' general managers, school principals and many others here!
The newly arrived Ambassador from the Kingdom of The Netherlands and his charming wife welcomed NOW! Jakarta publisher Alistair Speirs to their residence for a friendly discussion.
Fully supported by the Hilton Bandung Hotel, representatives from 70 different establishments gathered for the first ever Say Yes To Less workshop in Bandung.
It’s January, and with your resolutions in tow, you are now ready to take names and kick behinds and make 2020 the best year of your life. Or are you?
If you’re interested in the world of coffee shops, it’s important to understand what you’ll need to open your own coffee shop. Your checklist is going to be long, but every step is crucial to your success.
NOW! Jakarta and Mary Jane Foundation organised a Christmas charity programme, Feeding The Poor with some of Jakarta’s best luxury hotels to benefit those in need.
El Asador is here to give you the full South-American culinary experience from the best of Argentinian and Uruguayan dishes to an incredible range of more than 50 exquisite wine options from around the world.
Lavish dinner, astounding performance, extravagant prizes, honourable guests, but more importantly, an opportunity to give back to BritCham’s Giving Kids a Sporting Chance were part of Britcham Indonesia's event last month.
In my humble and completely unqualified opinion, if you are genuinely happy with the way you are, then nothing else matters.
SKALmembers and guests celebrated the final event of the year and were presented with a delectable Christmas dinner, including roast turkey and traditional Christmas pudding.
The Thai Ambassador to Indonesia, H.E. Songphol Sukchan, host a beautiful event complete with dance performances and traditional and modern Thai cuisines
NOW! Jakarta held its annual grand party on 9 December 2019 at Crowne Plaza Jakarta. Special guests includes the ambassadors of Sweden and Peru, H.E. Marina Berg and H.E. Julio Cárdenas respectively.
The annual golf tournament for Priscilla Hall Memorial Foundation was held again this year celebrating its 16th anniversary at Cengkareng Golf Club, 6 December 2019.
The WIC Charity Bazaar was held once again at the Jakarta Convention Center. Opened by the First Lady of Indonesia, Iriana Joko Widodo, the bazaar was filled with stalls from several embassies as well as local craft makers.
The Jakarta-Berlin Festival 2019 was a celebration of the essential friendship of Jakarta and Berlin, as the two cities have a stronger relationship and have been sister cities since 1993.
Read through the journey of Stephanie Brookes when she and David Metcalf visited Paotere Harbour in Makassar, where the Portuguese and Dutch sailing ships moored centuries ago.
"We hope, dream and pray that our lives will be that bit easier or better, but what do we DO to make that happen?" NOW! Jakarta publisher Alistair Speirs invites us all to welcome the new year by really looking inside ourselves.
Take a look at how Jakarta transforms into the biggest megalopolis in Southeast Asia through a number of significant moments from 2010 to 2019.
In partnership with Hong Kong-based hospitality group Black Sheep Restaurants, Cathay Pacific introduces its top culinary experience at its economic class cabin.
Whilst Siem Reap has surely accommodated for modern comforts, it still has this atmosphere of a simpler, almost nostalgic past.
From the moment you arrive at the dramatic arched palm tree-lined resort entrance, you’ll sense that The Ayung Resort, Villas and Hotel in Ubud is a very unique destination.
Representative of the Taipei Economic & Trade Office, John Chen, talks about Taiwan tourism and why you need to visit the country.
’Tis the season to travel seaside and soak up the sun! If you’re spending this festive holiday on the island of Gods, here is a round-up of shopping list authentic to Bali to merry up your tropical itinerary.
With a strong root deeply seated in Balinese charming culture, The Tijili brand’s figures itself are reinterpreted in shapes which have similarity to the logotype.
Fascinating stories and photographs from NOW! Jakarta contributors Stephanie Brookes and David Metcalf will always be entertaining. Read again their stories in 2019 here.
There are many traditional markets in Jakarta but one could spot the best go-to-shopping destinations that have unique and trendy style. Let’s Discover Now!
Inspired by homegrown traditional elixir, Rejuve’s Cold-Pressed on the go beverage offers the rich and fresh flavour of Indonesian herb and spices.
For those looking for finesse on Indonesian cuisine, the international buffet restaurant at Hotel Mulia Senayan, The Café is the perfect culinary destination for patrons who are tempted for top local flavors.
Leading skincare brand SK-II has recently launched a new, limited edition product with Pitera at its core design.
West coast of Java in Banten Province offers stunning sunset, beautiful beaches, and unforgettable experience within just two-hour drive from Jakarta.
Helping Hands Foundation held Ekspedisi Bhinneka Bagi Bangsa to unite children from Aceh to Papua from various tribes, religions and different physical conditions to a curriculum of outdoor education.
Let us all end this year with something good and celebreate the New Year's Eve with less waste, as suggested by Waste4Change.
Erasmus Huis exhibited Cynthia Boll's award winning photo series Sinking City, Jakarta on 21 November - 20 December while reminding us of this dystopic future.
I Want to Smell The Perfume is a Jakarta-based social enterprise which combines positive social impact and environmental impact by actively partaking in women empowerment and reducing single-use plastic bag waste and marine debris
Panembahan Reso was first staged in 1986 and now Auri Jaya, Imran Hasibuan and Seno Joko Suyono collaborate to revive one of W.S. Rendra's masterpieces.
The young learners of Nord Anglia School Jakarta now have access to spacious interconnected indoor and outdoor spaces where they can both learn and play.
NOW! Jakarta contributor Amir Sidharta talks about Nunung WS and her works.
NOW! Jakarta’s Alistair Speirs went to visit British School Jakarta and met two parents who entrusted their children to start their learning journey in the school.
In its 11th year, BritCham’s Giving Kids A Sporting Chance gave 60 children the opportunity to have their first go at rugby, all under the watchful eyes of Byron Kelleher, the recently retired charismatic New Zealand All Blacks.
Polka Dot, Merry Coffee, Candy Cane Stripe and Merry Coffee Stripe; will you collect all four of new Starbucks' holiday cups?
From 21 to 22 December, young Indonesian talents will play renowned Marc Shaiman’s Hairspray - The Broadway Musical for the first time at Ciputra Artpreneur.
For those planning to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Bali, Manarai Beach House is the perfect choice to welcome a new decade with its lively carnival.
Lifestyle destinations around Jakarta provides special Christmas and New Year festivities suitable for one looking for a short getaway in this year’s holiday season.
Running from 20 to 29 December at The Tribrata, the second edition of Wave of Tomorrow will exhibit the progressive interdisciplinary collaboration of new media art.
After its establishment more than a decade ago, the long-standing Anantara Seminyak Bali Resort has stood the test of time as one of Bali's premier luxury destinations.
NOW! Jakarta has a close relationship with the international communities, up to the level of the foreign ambassadors. Here are the main point of our conversations with them.
Introducing Kemala Home Living, a functional, stylish, sustainably-sourced home décor that offers timeless designs.They partner with NGO to bring skill training to people in the communities with which they work.
The recently opened hotel in South Jakarta provides a getaway to Indonesian local artisan through its prime hospitality.
The five-star hotel invites guests to celebrate Christmas and New Year with a number of special offers from dining experience to room package.
Debuting with the exhibit by Mulyakarya, the rebranded ARTOTEL Earth invites communities to participate in the ecology movement and environmental preservation.
MVB Indonesia closed its 2019 programme with an awards ceremony, appreciating all of its 25 members for their participation in 2019 programmes.
Soirée Bar and Lounge is a hidden nest for Jakarta nightcrawlers. It seems very exclusive, but Soirée doesn’t sell pretentiousness.
MVB Indonesia closed this year's programmes with an annual conference themed Sustainability for Key Economic Sectors.
Introducing the brand’s first drive-thru outlet at Batam and the new Starbucks Reserve DELIPARK Mall, Medan.
Within convenient distance to Soekarno Hatta International Airport and West Jakarta, Sixth Sense provides an instant getaway to lifestyle in the satellite city of Tangerang.
Since it was established in 2013, EEC Kampung Inggris Jakarta has received hundreds of students, ranging from kindergarten ages to adults.
Helianti Hilman was born, and spent her childhood, in a highland coffee plantation in East Java and was exposed to the wonders of Indonesia’s wilderness.
The NOW! Jakarta annual gathering with friends of the magazine was held at the Crowne Plaza Jakarta on 9 December 2019.
Committed to upholding inclusivity within its community, members of Jakarta Performing Arts Community (JPAC) consists of wonderfully diverse and multicultural volunteers with various economic backgrounds and experience.
Recently celebrating its 15th anniversarry, Dragonfly has been the hub for Jakarta’s most fashionably attractive crowd.
Borobudur Writers and Cultural Festival (BWCF) is a meeting place for fiction and non-fiction writers, creative workers, cultural and cross-faith religious activists.
AWA supports a wide range of projects each year which is funded by several events including the Annual Angel Tree Luncheon, held on 7 November.
Celebrate the New Year's Eve at Hotel Borobudur Jakarta with well-known local musicians.
Revisit some of the most drastic transformations ever featured on Turkuaz, the first-ever fine dining establishment of authentic Turkish and Ottoman cuisine restaurant in Jakarta.
In welcoming 2020, the number of lifestyle establishments in Jakarta has prepared the most anticipated Year-End parties to be celebrated with friends and family, on 31 December.
Visiting JEJATON Restaurant by Fairfield by Marriott Bali Kuta Sunset Road, don't forget to try their signature dishes such as Udang Gong, Sup Buntut, Calokok Bebek, and Ikan Sambal Kecicang.
NOW! Jakarta had a face to face talk with Mr. A.P Singh, the Head of the Gandhi Memorial Intercontinental School (GMIS) Jakarta.
Taking place on 7 – 8 November at the ASEAN Secretariat, the ASEAN Women’s Circle (AWC) of Jakarta Bazaar 2019 was successfully held.
The newest Raffles Jakarta’s culinary destination, The Dining Room will be hosting German Chef Thomas Buhner for two-day culinary experience on 6-7 December.
With “Cakes for Charity”, we brightened up the day of underprivileged children across the city by bringing them cakes, gifts and toys, provided by Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta and The Sultan Hotel & Residence Jakarta.
Indonesian choir group Batavia Madrigal Singers (BMS), led by conductor Avip Priatna, have won the grand prize at the 51st Tolosa Choral Contest in Tolosa, Spain.
Whether in a minimalist, elegant celebration or a glamorous ballroom bash with multiple embellishments, Wyndham Casablanca Jakarta is fully prepared to bring your wedding dreams to life.
A season's greetings from Reverend Alan Wood from All Saints Anglican Church, Jakarta.
Officially opened by the Australian Ambassador to Indonesia H.E. Gary Quinlan on 13 November, Two Nations a Friendship is Born exhibition showcased important stories of Australia’s presence in the stage of Indonesian history.
Trinity is one of Indonesia’s most influential travel writers and has received numerous awards for her work from major players in the national travel industry.
A relationship between two countries is actually the sum of thousands of individual stories and experiences. We have some of those stories here.
NOW! Jakarta contributor Eamonn Sadler shares his story of Christmas 1984 with his friends Phil and Ian.
The grand architecture exhibition at the National Gallery of Indonesia depicts two decades journey of renowned architect Andra Matin and his studio.
Moazzam Malik ended his tenure as UK Ambassador to Indonesia, ASEAN and Timor Leste in July 2019 and now H. E. Owen Jenkins replaced him. NOW! Jakarta welcomes him and wish him all the best for the next five years.
NOW! Jakarta appreciates the time and effort from the city’s government to draw up the masterplan for Jakarta’s tourism destinations and we are looking ahead to a brighter future for Jakarta and its 216 tourism destinations.
In this book, Irma Lengkong Mikkonen shares some discoveries about human and pet relationship.
The Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute in Jakarta organised a concert to commemorate the 70th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Indonesia and Italy.
The Golden Rule simply says, “Do unto others as you would be done by”, and it’s brilliant and applies to everything.
Asia’s marketplace with purpose of curating unique once-in-a-lifetime moments for social good.
The graphic design festival Seek a Seek is running from 29 November to 31 January 2020 at Dia.Lo.Gue Artspace, Kemang, South Jakarta.
It’s only two weeks away before the most anticipated Djakarta Warehouse Project (DWP) 2019, which will be taking place from 13 to 15 December at JIEXPO Kemayoran, Jakarta.
This year, Jakarta and Berlin commemorate its 25 years partnership with JAKBERFEST, a festival that is available for Jakarta public on 30 November 2019.
Envisioned as a multifaceted experience that goes beyond hospitality, Desa Potato Head will be a place interwoven by music, art, design, food, wellness and sustainability.
The Dharmawangsa invites guests to save their seats to have a special festive dining experience at Jakarta Restaurant, The Courtyard and Sriwijaya Restaurant.
Jakarta Birdwatcher Society (JBS) provides access for people who are interested to take part in its program, Jakarta Bird Walk, a bird watching activity in the Jakarta’s green open spaces.
Everyone is getting excited for the upcoming festive season, including hotels in Jakarta. See what they have to offer to welcome the year end festivities.
The festive holidays will be celebrated to the fullest at Fairmont Jakarta, starting with an 8-metre tall Christmas tree to a number of exquisite dining and attractive stay packages for you to enjoy together with your loved ones.
From kids activities to cocktail-creation private class for dads, be part of Raffles jakarta's year-end holiday programme.
With the festive season approaching fast, luxurious Jimbaran resort, InterContinental Bali Resort, has unveiled its line-up of promotions and events with an art-focused theme entitled “ArtVaganza“.
ACG School Jakarta offers globally recognised qualifications through Cambridge International and International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma curricula.
Cathay Pacific brings back its signature craft beer ‘Betsy’, which is now available on the inclusive cabin to live up passenger’s long-haul flight experience.
Standing tall at Jalan Pecenongan, Central Jakarta, Sparks Luxe is the new epithet of what people used to know historically about the property that has been existed for more than a decade, Alila Hotel.
The new transportation hub in Dukuh Atas is now a pit stop after rushing office hours and a meeting point for the urban creative community looking for instagenic spots or, skating park and street entertainment.
By preserving the original vintage looks at its core, M Bloc is a lifestyle hub that invites local communities to express their modern creativity.
If you're not flying out for the holidays this year, worry not, AYANA Midplaza, JAKARTA has curated a fantastic festive season programme to ensure you don't miss out on the joyous festive vibes.
The first Phinisi cruise in Jakarta offers short sailing trips and it’s the best spot to witness sunset in the open sky while enjoying its onboard lifestyle service.
New bakery and pastry destination, Duta Bakery offers fans with sweet and savoury flavours through its homemade delicacies.
COMO Uma Ubud has prepared an exciting list of dining experiences to help you celebrate Christmas and New Year.
COMO Shambhala Estate has carefully curated a series of healthy festive feasts, as well as mindful experiences that will leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated for 2020.
Indonesian Heritage Society's Gerda Kassing shares her visit to Museum Kata Andrea Hirata and how it became another gem of the beautiful Bangka Belitung.
This festive season, spend a heart-warming time with your family and loved ones at Canggu beachfront resort, COMO Uma Canggu.
Introducing the latest wellness innovation at DoubleTree by Hilton Jakarta – Diponegoro to keep guests in shape even when having the busiest of schedules.
Stay connected to your friends and various music communities as the DDJ-200 Smart DJ Controller makes it easy to capture, share and upload recordings in different social media channels.
Read through NOW! Jakarta's conversation with H. E. Vegard Kaale, Norwegian Ambassador to Indonesia who shares what’s on his busy agenda and highlights main points of cooperation between the two countries.
If you travel on Jalan Antasari between Prapanca and Cipete Raya, and look up occasionally from your handphone, you will see a series of colourful murals depicting Jakarta’s Betawi culture.
Amir Sidharta tells us a story of Kartono Yudhokusumo, the Father of Modern Decorative Painting.
World Resources Institute (WRI) Indonesia and Arkademy presented Kisah-Kisah Tanah Manusia (Stories of Human Land), a photography exhibition held in Galeri Salihara from 2 to 8 October.
From a studio in Sanderfjord, Norway, the colour specialist of one of the world’s biggest paint companies, Jotun, keep a close watch on trends in global cities and the way our lifestyle changing in this fast-paced and modern world
Scandinavian countries has contributed in various sectors in Indonesia. Here are the list of Scandinavian Chambers of Commerce in Indonesia.
If you think you have seen everything at Sunday brunch, think again! DoubleTree by Hilton Jakarta’s OPEN} Restaurant culminates with an all-you-can-eat brunch prepared to perfection that keeps your tummy happy.
Prominent businesswoman Marisa Tumbuan created Irresistible Bazaar, a unique market place specifying authentic pre-loved branded bags and fashion apparels.
Some people think that it requires lot of time, effort and money to make a home eco-friendly. With Cleanomic, this is a thing of the past.
Since its official start of operation in March, the Jakarta Metro Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) has significantly contributed to local businesses around the stations.
The average middle-class person spends an average of IDR 1.5 million per month on clothing needs. Style Theory, Tinkerjoy and Rentique might be the solution for more sustainable (and economical) lifestyle!
Restaurants in Jakarta are preparing something special for you this Thanksgiving. We have a list of recommended dining venues for you to be even more grateful.
Nishimura at Shangri-La Jakarta offers an authentic Japanese kaiseki experience that stands apart from the common Western culinary culture, where a complete meal is made up of appetiser, main course and dessert.
A line-up of multitalented Indian diasporas called Artbeat and India Club Jakarta presented their second annual art show named “Elements By Artbeat” on 9 to 13 October in Pejaten Barat, Jakarta.
His trip to Japan inspired NOW! Jakarta publisher Alistair Speirs to write about the industrial city of Nagoya in comparison with the cultural capital Kyoto.
Plenty of Indonesian children aren’t able to celebrate the holiday season with joy but Drop of Hope believes that every child deserves a gift.
In celebration of Ciputra World Surabaya’s 5th Anniversary this year, travellers are invited to enjoy special offers at the five-star hotel in East Java.
British School Jakarta (BSJ) decided to up the stakes at the entry level for the youngest children.
Puncak Highlands has always been on of Jakartans' destinations for a short weekend getaway. We have a list of recommended hotels in Puncak, Bogor for you to stay during your holiday there.
Swedish Ambassador to Indonesia, Marina Berg tells NOW! Jakarta about the Swedish ways and how it led to strong diplomatic ties between Sweden and Indonesia.
The grand opening party of Osteria GIA was a success and a telltale sign of many good things to come from the brand. Eccellente!
NOW! Jakarta met Chef Yuda Bustara who has attracted a lot of attention with his simple, healthy and tasty cooking concept.
Presenting a multidimensional experience to its guests and visitors, Desa Potato Head will transform hospitality, music, art, design and culture with sustainability as its anchor.
The prestigious golf events made it clear that it was a platform for esteemed individuals to connect, relax and have a great time enjoying The Macallan lifestyle along the way.
Rosso restaurant at Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta hosted Ecumenical Dinner of The Istituzione Culturale della Repubblica Italiana in Indonesia.
Read through NOW! Jakarta contributors' experience in North Lombok, where Stephanie Brookes and David Metcalf explore its stunning coastline and beautiful terraced rice fields.
Introducing KadoKita, a personalised gift service that’s rapidly gaining traction among well-wishers both in the holiday seasons as well as all year long.
Jakarta Performing Arts Community is set to perform Stephen Sondheim’s Broadway hit that tells about romantic relationship, vulnerability and the meaning of happiness.
Straight from béni restaurant in Singapore, Chef Kenji Yamanaka will have a special 8-course dinner in Jakarta at OKU, Hotel Indonesia Kempinski.
Located within the heavenly setting of Pullman Ciawi Vimala Hills Resort Spa & Convention, Mad Cow Vimala Hills is the latest addition to the five-star hotel’s F&B options.
The 9th Annual Conference of HighScope Indonesia brought together education experts, students and parents in a discussion panel aimed at giving what’s best for the children.
Bring your whole family to enjoy new experience provided by HARRIS Hotel Sentul City Bogor.
Take a look at some of the finest additions to Bali’s epicurean dining, from Ijen by Potato Head Family, IWA Restaurant at Hotel Tugu Bali, SALT Restaurant and Pool Bar and Spice by Chris Salans.
NOW! Bali Best Restaurant, Bar and Cafe Awards held the awarding ceremony and Gala Dinner on 10 October 2019 at International Conference Center (IC Center) Bali.
Thai artist Mit Jai Inn links the history of the cave to create creative space for UOB Museum MACAN Children’s Art Space Commission
Situated close to the biggest textile market in Southeast Asia, the newly open ibis Styles Tanah Abang welcomes guests with a vibrant living that speaks through its playful design.
Klub & Spa Borobudur provides a class for Power Swing Yoga which allows one to revitalise body and mind using aerial movements.
PT Bank UOB Indonesia (UOB Indonesia) on 17 October 2019 presented the 2019 UOB Painting of the Year (Indonesia) Award to West Sumatran artist Anagard.
This year, HARRIS Day marks its 10th edition with more exciting series of events in Jakarta, Bandung, Batam, Samarinda, Pontianak, Bali and other cities across the nation.
Finnish Ambassador to Indonesia H.E. Jari Sinkari tells NOW! Jakarta about Finland and Indonesia’s friendship and other positive cooperations between the two countries.
Fairfield by Marriott Bali Kuta Sunset Road finally opened its doors to the public, providing idyllic accommodation and services that highlight the warmth and simplicity of conveying a flawless experience for travellers.
Global Coffee company Starbucks spotted the light on three female ‘Srikandi’ baristas who compete for professional skill and innovation.
MVB Indonesia in collaboration with The Embassy of Sweden Jakarta and Business Sweden held a seminar focusing on Smart Cities on 1 and 2 October in Raffles Hotel Jakarta.
The airline’s enriched on-board library allows passengers to enjoy a true entertainment experience on every flight.
Chef Gilles Marx received Chef of the Year from the annual NOW! Jakarta Best Restaurant, Bar and Cafe Awards (BRBCA) 2019.
NOW! Jakarta met the man behind Japan Airlines in Indonesia, Motoharu Taki, and had a delightful conversation about his take on Indonesia’s market and the airline’s mission in the country.
Located in the heart of the business center in Jakarta, the culinary concept of Toepak Bar & Dine matches perfectly with the vibe its aiming to project—casual, relaxed and chilled.
Newly opened, greenery-filled restaurant, Social Garden brings soothing solace to Jakarta’s dining scene!
Hotel Borobudur recently received the Green Hotel award at Indonesia Sustainable Tourism Awards 2019.
According to NOW! Jakarta contributor Michelle Somerville, AMUZ is the distillation of over three decades of gastronomic passion of its Chef and Founder Gilles Marx.
Ajay Jacob, Country Manager of Qatar Airways, talks to NOW! Jakarta about the airline’s superb performance in Indonesia, as well as other exciting plans for the market in the near future.
With more than 70 fashion shows from 270 fashion designers and a series of fashionably riveting agenda, the 12th edition of Jakarta Fashion Week (JFW) carried a vision to revolutionise homegrown industry in the midst of criticism.
Chris Bowden spoke to NOW! Jakarta about the Cathay Pacific’s mission and core values that contribute to the development of the world’s travel and tourism industry.
Please accept our apologies for providing incorrect or incomplete information that appeared in the BRBCA’s story of NOW! Jakarta October issue, due to technical issues, unedited pages went to print.
A total of 144 players participated in the German Reunification Cup (GRC) on Friday, 27 September 2019 at Rancamaya Golf and Country Club in Bogor.
Invite friends and family to Lazy Poolside BBQ on Level 5 at the Grand Hyatt Jakarta and have a wonderful feast available during the first Saturday of the month.
The Ambassador of Denmark to Indonesia H. E. Rasmus Abildgaard Kristensen shares Nordic value and principles in cultivating strong bilateral ties with Indonesia.
Everyone has a right to travel. But can you be a responsible traveller who takes nothing but photographs, keeps nothing but memories and leaves nothing but footprints?
How the destination country manages its waste is one of the things we can learn while we are traveling. Let’s see how Indonesian’s two most favourite holiday destination countries deal with their waste!
The iconic five-star hotel, The Stones - Legian, Bali, is inviting family vacationers to experience a wholesome fun-filled holiday package in the Island of the Gods.
Istituto Italiano di Cultura (IIC) Jakarta welcomes Maria Battaglia as the new Director of the Italian Cultural Center.
Travelling is of course a fun thing to do. But do you know the negative effect of the world's biggest industry has on our planet?
The Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta is offering an attractive package to indulge in their Urban Oasis of calm and inspired luxury. It includes a generous 25 per cent discount on the Room Rate and other interesting promos.
Both long-term and daily guests staying at Apartment Type Garden Wing Accommodation can easily take full advantage of everything Hotel Borobudur Jakarta has to offer.
Located in the heart of Jakarta, Fraser Place Setiabudi is perfect for those dreaming of stylish and convenient lifestyle.
The four-day event of art/music conference and day festival carries a bigger mission of promoting homegrown art, music and tourism to international communities.
Located in a quiet village, 4.5km from Ubu, the private villa is surrounded by lush landscaped gardens set in the rice fields, and overlooks the jungle.
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines celebrates its 100th anniversary and 95 years of flights between the Netherlands and Indonesia with a two-day interactive exhibition in Jakarta.
Kitchenette honoured breast cancer awareness month of October with their annual We Heart Pink campaign.
NOW! Jakarta Publisher Alistair Speirs tells us his experience on being part of the organising comittee of a smart city seminar.
Aiming to bring together Indonesian and Swiss art honouring the Indonesian tradition, the Swiss Embassy once again held a batik design competition featuring a fashion show and exhibition.
On 5 and 6 October 2019, The Sultan Hotel & Residence Jakarta celebrated love with Golden Ballroom Love Story, an exhibition of traditional Indonesian and International wedding.
The annual celebration of contemporary art and design enters a new decade with X, fathoming the depth of an artist’s imagination.
From Aceh to Papua, the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy invites local and international tourists to experience the uniqueness of each provinces' cultural and historical sites and events.
President Jokowi is now officially running the country for the second term. With Vice President Ma'aruf Amin and his cabinet members, the citizens of Indonesia are looking forward to the future of this country.
Jakarta Fashion Week (JFW) 2020 officially kicked off on Tuesday, 22 October, showcasing a designers’ parade that follows with a list of exciting agenda.
The second edition of the new media art exhibition depicts the intersection between artistic works and science-fiction.
Located in Cikarang, Oakwood Residence Cikarang provides the best residential area in Indonesia's biggest industrial city.
Find something interesting to watch at Science Film Festival (22 October - 24 November) presented by Goethe Institut or Festival Sinema Prancis (6 - 10 November) presented by French Institute of Indonesia (IFI)!
Located next to Pantai Indak Kapuk (PIK) Avenue, Swissôtel provides business travellers a pleasant staying experience in a strategic location in North Jakarta.
On the verge of his four decades as a fashion designer, Edward Hutabarat delivered a strong message on how people have to respect their textile heritage and civilisation.
Rejuvenate your skin to keep it healthy and gorgeous at Anantara Spa, Anantara Seminyak Bali Resort with a unique treatment in the form of a Beer Spa package.
From 23 to 27 October, the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival (UWRF) will bring together over 180 authors, artists and activists from 30 countries for five days of various activities.
Indonesian hospitality company, PHM brings back the annual art and culture celebration OctobArt as an initiative to fuse Indonesian creative scenes with lifestyle living.
Looking for a different kind of holiday to experience in Bali? Grab your pen and paper and read through Alison Pace's journey!
For a first-rate steak experience with Surabaya’s best selection of dry-aged steaks for yourself, head to Uppercut steakhouse at JW Marriott Hotel Surabaya!
Introducing Nespresso’s Barista Creations for those looking for bitterness and bold flavour aromas with a topping made of steamed milk.
Global Whiskey Specialist Stephen Martin will be presenting his signature drinks at Nautilus, Four Seasons Jakarta for one exclusive night on 19 October.
Hutan Kota is Jakarta’s urban lungs that offers a green establishment and environmentally friendly recreation centre for local communities.
Be stylish and keep yourself comfortable with these fashion brands while you're in Bali! Bamboo Blonde, Volcom, Tropikal and Uluwatu offer great fashion items that ensure your style and comfort to enjoy Bali's beaches!
Introducing Project Sondaicus, a Jakarta-based non-profit organisation started by BINUS School Simprug that is concerned about endangered species such as Javan Rhinos.
Join Sofitel Nusa Dua Beach Resort on magnificent culinary offerings at their signature Cucina Restaurant for a pre-Halloween buffet as well as a Halloween dinner at Kwee Zeen Restaurant.
Condé Nast Traveler awarded InterContinental Bali Resort as one of the top 20 resorts in Indonesia according to this year's 2019 Reader's Choice Awards.
Get to know more about what Jakarta has to offer in terms of culinary experience with Jakarta Food Traveler (JFT).
In this day and age, we must all be more familiar with technological advances. Sinarmas World Academy (SWA) organised a seminar titled 'Parenting in the Digital Era' for parents to better raise their children in this era.
Enjoy the new Saturday Chinese Brunch, a new programme started since 31 August, presenting a dining experience that is quintessentially Chinese under the curation of Arts Café’s Chef de Cuisine, Chef Maria Wang.
Have you ever though about where will our leftover food end up? Read through to see the importance of food waste management.
With five-star dining and services, Plataran Catering Services sprinkle an extra dash of flavour, elegance and style to ensure a memorable dining experience.
heraton Grand Jakarta Gandaria City Hotel presents “Grand Anniversary Feast”, a special dining experience full of distinctive buffet dishes at the hotel’s restaurant, Anigre.
Brought to you by The Dharmawangsa Jakarta, the “I Love New York Super Brunch” is a distinguished and one-of-a-kind dining concept featuring delectable gourmet buffet menu.
NOW! Jakarta contributor Katrin Figge tells us a story about Vilnius, the capital city of Lithuania. She describes a trip to Vilnius is like discovering something new, something unknown.
As a part of the National Batik Day celebration, Batik Corner at Hotel Borobudur showcased batik textile that represents different regions in Indonesia.
NOW! Jakarta's contributor Linda Tan discovers Basic Instinct in Senopati area, which she declared as one of her great finds of contemporary French restaurants.
Collaborating with Michelin-starred Executive Chef Manjunath Mural from Singapore, ISMAYA Group launched Gunpowder Kitchen and Bar, a restaurant with Indian ethnic ambiance.
Enjoy your vacation with special rates starting from as little as USD25 per night and 30 per cent off across more than 3,300 hotels and resort around the world.
General Manager Brendon Meppem talks to NOW! Jakarta about why Holiday Inn & Suites Jakarta Gajah Mada is the perfect base for those looking to explore West Jakarta and business travellers alike.
Lafayette Boutique Hotel Yogyakarta offers an opportunity to retreat and rediscover the magic that makes you and loved ones alike fall in love with the view of the volcanic Mt. Merapi in the background.
Venturing into West Kalimantan and travelling to its remote corners, where you can truly absorb the culture of the Dayak Simpang, was a remarkable experience. NOW! Jakarta contributor Stephanie Brookes shares hers.
After a recent revamp, El Asador South American Wood Grill & Brew aims to bring a fresh new feel in the favourite spot where patrons could experience different atmospheres and a list of culinary offers.
Aston Priority Simatupang Hotel & Conference Center's dining outlet Canary Coffee Shop and LA Lounge offers an Italian dining experience with a trattoria style where guests could indulge in various Italian pastas.
NOW! Jakarta spoke to Global Jaya School's Head of School Cory Carson to get a thorough understanding about the IB Education curriculum and what the school has to offer.
Ambrosia Private Club flew in a renowned celebrity chef Mandif Warokka all the way from Bali for a special two-night only exclusive pop up dining event as part of its consistent effort to pamper members with deliciousness.
Keiko Hayashi, member of Indonesian Heritage Society (IHS), talks about her life journey into becoming an expat's wife living in Jakarta.
Hotel Indonesia Kempinski has everything required to be the icon of Indonesian Hospitality. From its strategic location in the heart of Jakarta, its luxurious hospitality services and historical and cultural value.
Robert Schinkel, Brand Ambassador of Dilmah Tea Mixology had the opportunity to visit Jakarta and was pleased to serve his friends and media colleagues at the signature Af t Noon experience at the Papilion Pacific Place Jakarta.
Peranakan cuisine is a priceless heritage that contains unique cooking traditions, methods and flavours. Try Madam Butterfly’s Peranakan Cakes, which presents a cute culmination of culinary and culture.
NOW! Jakarta contributor Amir Sidharta this time talks about Tegus Ostenrik who presented his idea of creating an installation for Berlin.
This year, Goethe-Institut Indonesien has organised more than 50 projects and events that have successfully engaged many in academic discussion, language programmes, workshops, film screening, and community gatherings.
Starting from 8 October 2019, for the first time in Indonesia, the smallest chef in the world will be making his debut at Grand Hyatt Jakarta’s C’s Steak and Seafood Restaurant.
FOMO is a powerful marketing method that event organisers can tap into easily when done right. GoWork gives you tips to organise your own events including how to make use of this FOMO factor.
The star of NOW! JAKARTA’s latest culinary programme, Fresh from the Chefs’ Table, Chef Gilles Marx shares French fine-dining ideas for home cooks at the newly revamped AMUZ Gourmet.
Most Valued Business (MVB) Indonesia held a seminar on sustainable tourism at Raffles Jakarta on 19 September 2019.
The Managing Director of EKONID talks to NOW! Jakarta about the organisation’s nearly 100-year presence in Indonesia and its contribution to the economy.
We are still lacking in food waste management but food bank is one of the many available solutions. Read through the story of how food banks rapidly grows and help us better manage our waste.
NOW! Jakarta welcomes Dan Benzaquen, the new General Manager of Pullman Jakarta Indonesia, who is also the youngest to hold the position at 36 years of age.
The British School Jakarta (BSJ) has long enjoyed a reputation as a school. NOW! Jakarta went to visit and met three of the inspirational main drivers of the new facility.
Following the demise of Art Stage in Jakarta and Singapore, Art Jakarta has a strategic position to lead Southeast Asia’s art market and aims to strengthen the ecosystem.
RIVA Grill Bar & Terrace, Wyndham Casablanca hosted SKAL dinner on 4 October 2019.
Oktoberfest is more than merely beer-drinking festival. Let's dive deeper into the history of Oktoberfest!
The stylish bar Mr. Fox refreshed its menu to include flavours of Asia available for patrons seeking to explore unique flavours from the Orient for lunch and dinner.
During the festivity, the lifestyle establishment is transformed into a bear market for those who like to discover the taste of delicious beers like Paulaner and Heineken.
The final tour of the 1st edition of the ODYSSEY Festival is set to entertain the audience in Bali from 10 to 13 October.
Created by a group of culinary and marketing practitioners, spoil your sweet tooth and take part in Jakarta Dessert Week (JDW) on 7 to 20 October!
Jakarta Culinary Movement (JCM), launched in August this year, aims to educate young chefs to be ready in terms of their attitude, willingness to learn and how to survive in the industry.
The Republic of Indonesia and the Kingdom of Belgium commemorated the 70th anniversary of diplomatic ties, setting a paradigm for sustainable waste management.
Introducing an immersive coffee experience brought to you by Starbucks Indonesia! Craft your coffee passion with Starbucks Reserve Sulawesi Toraja Sapan Village and Starbucks Sumatra.
Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan represents the Indonesian government at German Unity Day on 3 October 2019 at Hotel Indonesia Kempinski.
NOW! Jakarta held once again the annual Best Restaurant, Bar and Café Awards (BRBCA) Gala Dinner and Awarding Night. Congratulations to all winners!
Our Managing Editor Refa Koetin introduces us to NOW! Jakarta's culinary issue, talking how we appreciate food as more than mere sustenance!
Dr. Stephen Tong led 60 orchestra musicians and 100 choir singers to present the beauty of classical music concert Konser Musik Akbar Monas 2019 Jakarta Bersorak especially for the people of Jakarta.
Ketawa Comedy Club is Indonesia’s first full-time comedy club offering mostly stand-up comedy shows that promises good laughs and fun times seven nights a week.
In addition to attentive service and world-class ambience at RICA Grill Bar & Terrace, new head chef Hengky Efendy is now ready to dazzle your palate with some of his best culinary creations yet.
Read through our conversation with German Ambassador to Indonesia H.E. Peter Schoof and find some interesting facts about him!
Munich, the capital of Bavaria and the third largest city in Germany, is home to the Oktoberfest, one of the biggest drinking sessions on Earth. The first time I went to the Oktoberfest I couldn’t believe the sheer scale of it.
On 5 to 6 October, The Sultan Hotel & Residence Jakarta’s Golden Ballroom turns into a beacon for soon-to-be-married couples as they make their first step to a new chapter of life.
NOW! Jakarta is proud to have a close relationships with a wide variety of communities. We regularly celebrate this relationship in form of a casual gathering.
A life-based project undertaken by French photographer and storyteller Marius Moragues portraying the history, arts, soul and society of native Indonesians.
In conjunction with the second World Clean Up Day on 21 September, for the first time, Indonesia has done a similar activity simultaneously in all of the provinces in Indonesia. A small step that hopefully makes a big difference.
Read through our publisher's opinion in this month's Soapbox in which he talks about his recent trip to Japan and how big the difference between Japan and Indonesia in terms of discipline.
NOW! Jakarta made another push towards sustainability by encouraging partners and BRBCA 2019 participants to manage waste responsibly through a seminar attended by the most important stakeholders in the industry.
Come and enjoy one of Wyndham's biggest culinary event promoting Thai cuisine in Indonesia.
The family vacation destination, Royal Safari Gardens brings ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta) —one of the favourite animal characters in the film Madagascar —to its Africa Mini Zoo.
From 21 to 22 September, many communities around the globe celebrated World Wellness Weekend where people organise activities to promote a balanced lifestyle.
As the annual fashion show has introduced the new look for the 2020 event, homegrown industry is challenged to move forward toward the global fashion agenda while appreciating the local tradition.
Bharata ‘Baba’ Yudha, a member of Tantra shares his thoughts to NOW! Jakarta about Jakarta nightlife scene and how the music inspires nightcrawlers to find their their soul and spirit within the community.
Southeast Asia’s biggest electronic dance music festival Djakarta Warehouse Project (DWP) returns to the Capital taking place at JIExpo Kemayoran from 13 to 15 December.
Adorned with colourful stained glass, Nidcielo illuminates the whole room with a warm atmosphere which allows one to have an intimate conversation and enjoy creative drinks and delicacies.
Think of sun-soaked pool days with your kids or even a romantic dinner with your other half while your kids have fun at the kids club, The Stones - Legian, Bali has all the makings of an idyllic family vacation.
Sunday Block Party took to the streets to provide inclusive entertainment to Jakarta community.
Relax and enjoy the fine weekend with family and friends at Keraton at The Plaza while enjoying tasty food and good champagne.
From art and design to tech stuff, check out these exhibitions in Jakarta next October including Indonesian Contemporary Art and Design (ICAD), INDOCOMTECH, IndoCraft Expo, and Jakarta Fashion Week (JFW) 2020.
Helping Hands Foundation invites the people of Jakarta to aid people with disabilities in developing Indonesia hand-in-hand.
Southeast Asia’s leading literary event, Ubud Writers & Readers Festival (UWRF), returns this 23-27 October 2019.
Join the new fat-burning exercise and fly like never before with Bungee Workout by Svarga E-motion Sanctuary and boring exercises will no longer in your mind.
If you think Renaissance Bali Uluwatu Resort & Spa is just another picture perfect 5-star resort in Bali, you couldn’t be more mistaken.
This Saturday, people will gather up to join a campaign and take action during the initial Hari Bersih Indonesia or National Clean up Day on 21 September. ACG School Jakarta and its students participate in this inaugural event.
In conjunction with Pizza e Birra’s 10th anniversary, Oktobeerfeast 2019 offers an exciting programme that involves more than just beer drinking.
The Zero Waste lifestyle concept initiated a global movement and inspiring millions of people worldwide to adopt a waste-free living, open unpacked shops, conceive reusable products and launch organisations.
InterContinental Jakarta Pondok Indah is hosting Chinese Chef Lin Luo for a special dining experience inspired by Xiang culinary tradition during a special buffet experience from 21 to 29 September.
Meet TRUST Orchestra, a group of talented young musicians representing Indonesia in the global musical scene along with special arrangement of Indonesian regional songs.
A non-profit foundation focusing on helping children with cancer, Yayasan Kanker Anak Indonesia (YKAI) collaborates with pediatricians to ensure proper care and treatment are given.
Fondly known in the Indonesian art world as “Our man in Paris”, Salim lived in Paris from 1957 until his death over a decade ago at the age of 100. This is his story.
Taiwanese from all walks of life roams the night market every day, and especially on the weekends. When in Taiwan, there is no excuse not to visit one of their night markets.
Don’t miss the automobile exhibition in Jakarta’s first Concours d’Elegance at Four Seasons Jakarta and enjoy the special treats from the hotel during the two-day event.
Featuring distinguished fitness celebrities along with health and wellness advocates, the 2019 Wellness Weekend Celebration will be held from 5-6 October 2019 at Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort.
Introducing Rata, Indonesia’s first invisible teeth aligner that’s easy to use and accessible to all.
Taking place from 20 to 29 September, the annual film festival features more local and international films narrating the issue of human rights.
During the Our Ocean Conference (OOC) 2018 in Bali, 29 - 30 October 2018, Danone-AQUA invited all stakeholders to collaborate and create innovation to find solution for the ocean waste problem in Indonesia.
This just in: get dazzled the Italian way with GIA’s delicious new menu.
Vriens & Partners (V&P) conducted an independent study titled Transforming Indonesia Economy-Making Indonesia Industry 4.0 for EuroCham Indonesia under the ICI+ Project, an action funded by the EU, and published on July 2019.
Honorary Secretary of BritCham, Nick Holder, unveiled the results of the 7th Joint European Chambers Business Confidence Index 2019 (BCI).
Managing Director of PT Piaggio Indonesia, Marco Noto La Diega shares his view on how Vespa has persisted through generations, the size of Indonesia’s Vespa community and the brand’s future plans.
As the ambassador for Garmin Indonesia, Agus Prayogo hopes to extend the influence of running as a sport which could motivate people to have a healthy lifestyle and improve one's endurance in life.
The international coffeehouse chain celebrates the wealth of Indonesian coffee by adding new specialty beans collection from Sulawesi and Sumatra.
NOW! Jakarta editorial intern and model student at JIS, Victoria Budiono explores the subject based on her own experience at Jakarta Intercultural School (JIS).
The remote Kei Islands are known to have some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, with untouched sand so powdery white that the locals refer to it as flour. This remote island chain sits in the far east of the Maluku province.
No modern metropolis is without problems, and Jakarta is no exception, but there are ways to love our city if you would only look closer. Jakarta has a lot to offer and is definitely a place that will make anyone keep coming back.
If you want your event to produce less waste, let’s collaborate with Waste4Change for a better event waste management. What else are you waiting for?
Raffles Jakarta's innovative culinary destination presents an exciting lineup of restaurant takeover, guest chef, and culinary collaboration.
Jakarta has seen an increase in non-waste businesses offering packaging free shopping in the recent years. Saruga, The Bulkstore & Co. and Naked Inc. are some of the pioneers behind this urban zero waste lifestyle.
Istituto Italiano di Cultura Jakarta was established in 2000 and has since played a leading role in fostering the diplomatic relationships through culture between Indonesia and Italy.
NOW! Jakarta sat down with Marco Noto la Diega, Chairman of Italian Business Association in Indonesia (IBAI).
Opened in August, Nara provides a breath of fresh air to the trendy neighbourhood of Senopati, serving ambitious hit-making fusion Japanese dishes to its patrons at its glitzy two-floor dining room.
The Dutch cultural centre in Jakarta, Erasmus Huis, welcomed the World Press Photo Exhibition 2019 showcasing the World Press Photo Story of the Year for the first time.
MUSIKINI, the first contemporary music festival, will take place at the end of this year with epic concerts featuring Batavia Madrigal Singers and The Resonanz Children Choir as well as Gandari opera led by Tony Prabowo himself.
NOW! Jakarta sat down with Paris-born singer Philippe Vazard and Indonesian bassist Damar to hear more about Khayalan and the Master Project, a cross-cultural rock band on a mission to inspire the world through music.
There are a few other options to enjoy summer this year by road tripping to a number of coastal gems just kilometres away from the capital with your friends and family.
In between meetings at ARTOTEL Thamrin, Fair Director Tom Tandio and Artistic Director Enin Supriyanto shared exciting stories about the fresh look of Art Jakarta
Multi-talented keroncong singer, Endah Laras, penetrated local and international stages armed with Javanese traditional arts and culture.
Ming Palace at Senayan City offers an authentic Cantonese cuisine with a touch of modern techniques and presentation.
Since it was first introduced two years ago, the project Alur Bunyi organised by Goethe Institut Indonesien has became a music laboratory and a platform of experimentation.
Although not all that well known here yet, the music and dance of ‘northern soul’ is finding its way into dance clubs and other venues throughout the city by increasingly popular demand.
This September, be a part of Jakob Manurung’s victory celebration by enjoying two winning cocktails at Djournal House.
Throughout September, Hotel Borobudur Jakarta puts the spotlight on Papua culture at Bogor Cafe with its Papua Food Promotion where guests are invited to get to know exotic dishes like the Papeda.
NOW! Jakarta had the opportunity to sit down and spoke about the Dutch cultural centre in Jakarta, Erasmus Huis' mission with its new director, Yolande Melsert.
From hearty Italian plates, wholesome seafood with a view, to celebrations of extraordinary names in the industry, discover the current dining scene freshly served in Bali.
Villa Shinta Dewi in Seminyak rests within the exclusive and secure Laksmana Estate, just 500 metres from Petitenget Beach. NOW! Jakarta and Bali’s Alistair Speirs recently spent a memorable visit there and filed this report.
With the slogan of “Ayo Berkunjung ke Taiwan” (Time to Visit Taiwan), everyone is invited to discover Taiwan’s arresting landscape, its friendly people, delightful culinary offering, fun-filled tourist attractions and many more.
The Bali International Film Festival, also known as Balinale, celebrates its 13th edition as the oldest and longest running annual international film event in Indonesia.
Starting from 18 until 22 September, Fairmont Jakarta will be hosting guest chefs and mixologists from Japan to have a special session at the hotel.
Towering 31 stories above the central business district of Jakarta’s famed Golden Triangle, Fraser Place Setiabudi Jakarta is the third property in Jakarta by the award-winning global company, Fraser Hospitality.
After several years of hiatus, the understated club at The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta, Mega Kuningan—formerly known Tempus—now reopens with a brand new name, OZONE Bar & Karaoke, complete with a refreshed and retouched interior features
Newly launched Segundo by Andrea Peresthu Cuisine offers a gourmet dining experience that’s both approachable and comfortable in the form of Indo-Mediterranean delicacies in the heart of Kemang, South Jakarta.
Italian Ambassador to Indonesia, H.E. Vittorio Sandalli spoke to NOW! Jakarta about the importance of cultural exchanges, the increasing interest of Italian businesses and an exhibition for even brighter diplomatic ties.
Lavva is a nocturnal amusement destination, built to serve fast-changing urbanists located at premium lifestyle destination, Plaza Senayan. Lavva is a restaurant, lounge, KTV Suites and whiskey bar all in one place.
As the global fashion industry receives more criticism in the last few years, more and more Indonesian companies within the supply chain are transforming their business models to reduce overall environmental impacts
Does mind-reading exist, or is there only science? NOW! Jakarta met Monica Kumalasari, a gestures and micro-expressions expert, who is also the author of Incredible Me: Change Yourself before You Change Others.
Andry Stefanus is the new executive chef of the elegant, yet casual lakefront Lagoon Cafe and Lagoon Lounge.
Our beloved musical city offers various venues to hold music performances. Here are just a handful of these for you to check out.
Chef Tatsuya Sakamoto will be presenting an 8-course gastronomic menu during a special Japanese dinner at View Restaurant, Fairmont Jakarta.
Bandung’s newest all-day dining restaurant, SANTAI welcomes patrons with a vibrant atmosphere and impeccable culinary offering at its buffet restaurant.
Wellness destination, Tirta Ayu Spa at Pullman Ciawi Vimala Hills Resort Spa & Convention will bring you serenity with an ultimate wellness experience while enjoying an endless view of the mountains panorama.
For one-night only, Jakarta audiences get a chance to witness the show-stopping performance of rock musicals in the Stars of The West End on 23 September at DoubleTree by Hilton Jakarta — Diponegoro.
TAUZIA International Management with its 124 hotels portfolio consisting of brands Préférence, Vertu, HARRIS, FOX, YELLO and POP! is celebrating its 18 year anniversary this year.
Cultural relations between France and Indonesia have been progressing well for quite some time now. To maintain this intimate bond, Institut Français d’Indonésie (IFI) has appointed Abdramane Kamaté (Abou) as Cultural Attaché.
Continuously revamping its culinary offering to meet rising expectations, multi-award winning Sana Sini Restaurant at Pullman Jakarta Indonesia recently launched another tasty programme that will leave diners wanting more.
Plenty of Indonesian representatives overseas, such as embassies and cultural agencies, display masterpieces from Indonesian maestros at their establishments as the gate to national identity, people and its culture.
The aptly named Papilion Building is a visual masterpiece of light filled translucence, and through its grand entrance awaits a dining and lifestyle hub unmatched in Jakarta.
HARRIS Vertu Harmoni has recently added to its quality service and staying experience by launching a new Executive Lounge, providing an alternative, more intimate venue in addition to Voyage Restaurant.
“God, give me the courage to do the things I can do, the patience to accept the things I can’t do and the wisdom to know the difference.”
ARTOTEL Group recently announced its joint venture cooperation with Sinar Mas Land to establish one joint company, namely PT SINAR ARTOTEL INDONESIA (PT SAI).
The first SwissCham Indonesia Golf Tournament was held on Friday, 9 August 2019 at one of Indonesia’s most challenging and beautiful courses, Royale Jakarta Golf Club.
The residents of Wisma Cheshire commemorated Indonesia’s 74th Independence Day with a variety of fun games and competitions.
Jakarta is full of amazing bars, restaurants and lounges offering vibrant nightlife and music experience, and handpicking just a few of them was a daunting task. Nevertheless, here are some of our favourite venues.
Zooming in to our beloved city, join us as our playlist takes you on a tour to look at some of what the city has to offer in terms of music and nightlife.
The biggest art fair in Indonesia, Art Jakarta is entering a new era with a new look and better confidence to stimulate homegrown art market through closer engagement within communities in the industry.
The Embassy of Mexico and Colombia in Jakarta welcomed Mexican pianist Irma Enriquez and Colombian soprano Paola Monroy at a recital performance of Latin music, namely ArtSong Duo.
Most Recent Xu Bing’s Solo exhibit at Museum MACAN is retrospective work which encapsulates his four decades in contemporary arts.
During Jakarta Art Week, art lovers could see a variety of contemporary works from 10 female artists along Sudirman protocol road span across 21 bus stops and MRT stations from 26 August to 15 September.
One of Jakarta’s most happening centre of commercial and nightlife hubs, SKYE, lets you savour delightful cuisines paired with some of the best gins in town with their latest programme, Ginstronomy.
Wine Around this time aims to thrill the guest with one of Australia’s well-known family wineries De Bortoli while enjoying crafted cuisine prepared by the hotel's Executive Chef Christoph Pouls and his team.
This September, embrace yourself to witness so many art performance events to enjoy from dance and theatrical performance to music festivals in Jakarta. Read more to see the full list.
Offering Sundubu, a Korean-style tofu soup, So Gong Dong (SGD) Tofu House invites guests to the old days of Myeongdong through authentic flavours to Jakarta patrons.
Tea Inspiration for the 21st Century is Dilmah’s latest revolutionary concept aimed to revive ancient herb to mass culinary culture.
Well-known since 1987 as a watch brand that delivers precise, safe and sporty timekeeping options for the little ones, Flik Flak presents it’s Going to School collection to welcome the new term.
NOW! Jakarta recently sat down with Director of Premier Bintaro Juniwati Gunawan to discuss the leading hospital’s latest features.
Jakarta Aquarium gained recognition as a prominent edutainment destination in no small part thanks to their endeavour in promoting ocean conservation through positive interaction and informative experience.
While appreciating a cool set up and art installation, these museums are also interactive, allowing one to be creative with their imagery. Check out some of these instagenic exhibitions you can visit right now in Jakarta.
During Lobster Madness, The Gallery Restaurant invites seafood lovers to eat unlimited lobster every Wednesday prepared by Sous Chef Arief Suharto and his team.
The collaboration dinner at TWG Tea Salon & Boutique aimed to raise funds to send young talented chefs to have a higher culinary experience.
Coming from W Hotels Kuala Lumpur, Chef ‘Roy’ Goh Koon Lai is hosting Taste of China, a special culinary experience at Marriott Hotel Yogyakarta.
The largest island in the Maluku archipelago, Seram is known affectionately as the Nusa Ina (Mother Island) and is considered the original ancestral home of all Malukan people.
NOW! Jakarta sat down with Ambassador Helene Steinhäusl and discuss the solid bond between Austria and Indonesia as well as future hopes for Indonesia.
Festival Mesin Waktu took us to the good old days with their fun festivities on Independence Day, complete with music, foods, games, competition and everything fun!
The Austrian Embassy is the first green Embassy in Jakarta. Through the use of thermal insulation, specialized window panes and solar panels, the building is kept at a very comfortable 25°C and 60 per cent humidity.
In collaboration with Studio Hanafi and Kapal Cinta Community, Ciputra Artpreneur aims to examine art market in Indonesia for homegrown special artists.
Duta Café & Restaurant at Holiday Inn & Suites Jakarta Gajah Mada invites you to enjoy Peruvian cuisine specially made by Chef Jaime Arbulu.
Studies reveal that the Betawi are the most recently-formed ethnic group in Indonesia which consists of mixed blood of various tribes and nations.
Efficient management, economic benefits, community sensitivity and environmental protection are important to create a sustainable tourism destinations.
Another SKAL dinner was held on 18 August 2019. This time, Le Meridien Jakarta hosts the event, serving a buffet dinner with special Indian dishes at the hotel’s La Brasserie restaurant.
This year, CAKAP, an Indonesian-based language learning app, works together with Bawah Anambas Foundation (BAF), an Indonesian organisation that aims to improve the overall ecosystem in the Anambas.
After 12 years of successfully bringing stars and essence of the global film industry to Indonesia, Balinale – Bali International Film Festival is set to return this year for the 13th iteration on 24 - 29 September 2019.
The capital of East Java province, Surabaya is dubbed The City of Heroes in honour of its founders’ fighting spirit and sacrifices. Here are some interesting facts and tourist destinations around.
Aqua takes serious steps in promoting circular economy by launching a fully recyclable bottled water AQUA Life in Jakarta and continuing its campaign #BijakBerplastik
From lively festivals to a range of discounts at shopping centres around Jakarta, there are a range of special events and offers to be enjoyed with family and friends during the 74th Independence Day of Indonesia.
Warwick Purser has long history of developing Indonesian crafts, but never textiles, until August 2018 when he launched a fashion brand Equatorial Design to create his own batik style with strong, simple and contemporary design.
Race for Water foundation is an organisation dedicated to the preservation of water, and in particular, the oceans.
SwissCham Executive Director, Alexander Lumbantobing talks to NOW! Jakarta about the chamber’s early momentum and the importance of positivity in welcoming a bright economic future.
Eko Nugroho is a prominent contemporary artist whose name is in the global radar is synonymous with plenty of achievements and merits throughout numerous international exhibitions around Asia, Europe, Australian and America.
Pleasing culinary crowds and F&B professionals, Indonesian cuisine made its mark in India.
Mark your calendar on 10 - 14 September for a special Indian cuisine experience by Mumbai-based Chef Amninder Sandhu at La Moda, Plaza Indonesia, Jakarta initiated by Keraton at the Plaza.
The solar panels could provide enough energy to power 20 guest rooms daily during daytime.
The new edition of Weekend Yoga Class at Hotel Santika Premiere Slipi jakarta allows one to unwind the body and mind, a suitable exercise option for one short on time during the weekdays.
Duta Café & Restaurant caters to international guests with ‘all around the world’ cuisine with an added touch of locality by adding modern Oriental dishes to the list.
Ambrosia Private Club is an exclusive, members-only venue where you can experience a contemporary menu that is always current and up-to-date in a completely private atmosphere far away from the city’s hustle-and-bustle.