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.
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.
Her Australian education and her Muslim upbringing might clash in another scenario, but in the world of comedy it makes her unique and memorable.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In collaboration with Kitabisa.com, Danone Indonesia provided 1,000 packages of necessities and community empowerment in the #PengantarKebaikan program.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Jakarta Aquarium & Safari (JAQS), a conservation division of Taman Safari Indonesia unveils another surprise: a Lantern Festival!
Celebrate the upcoming Chinese New Year at Pullman Jakarta Indonesia with some auspicious offers featuring special treats and unforgettable experiences.
Mandarin Oriental, Jakarta has launched a new, charitable initiative called which gives guests a chance to help orphanages in Indonesia by auctioning designer masks.
On National Trash Awareness Day, 21st February, Indonesia Indah Foundation invites you to care for the environment.
This February, celebrity Chef Vindex will take over the stunning Vertikal Sky Lounge at The Alana Sentul
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.
The recent report from Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) offers a solution to Indonesian green development by enhancing the capacity of the local villages.
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.
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 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.
Indonesia welcomes a new US Ambassador, His Excellency Sung Y Kim.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Innovative recipes with tempe are believed to be a marketable, profitable and sustainable food industry in the future.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Experience a bespoke Indonesian dining experience, by Nusantara, and stay at The Westin Ubud resort.
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.
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.
Dare to build non-mainstream social business, two-young professionals apply innovative ways to create sustainable tourism in the new age.
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.
Educators at Australian Independent School (AIS) Indonesia encourage students to improve their skills in independent reading as the foundation of success.
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.
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.
EKONID represents the bilateral business interests of Indonesian and German member companies and institutions, further providing a platform for international knowledge transfer.
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.
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.
In solidarity with Indonesian artists, the annual of national-scale painting competition extends reach through the digital submission.
An association of Swiss and Indonesian business players aiming to enhance trade, investment, and relationships between Switzerland and Indonesia.
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.
Here are some issues as well as actions to consider as put together by PwC Indonesia.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Created by founder of Indonesian Tempe Movement, Wida Winarno, these spring rolls made out of tempeh is both delicious and healthy!
Located at Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta, the widely popular restaurant is officially bringing back its coveted lavish weekend brunch.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
A collaboration that invites Indonesian people to help the safety of the backguards from the coronavirus outbreak.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
With Indonesia and Poland relationship entering its 65th anniversary, it is high time to get to know another white-and-red country.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
The Embassy of Kuwait in Indonesia through its Chargé d'affaires Abdulwahab Alsenan is restricting travel from and to the State of Kuwait.
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.
Adopting Japanese-style hotplate rice trend, KULO Group has successfully launched Mazeru Indonesia, taking over Jakarta’s culinary scene on a hot plate.
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.
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.
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.
The American coffee chain Starbucks signed the MoU to extend its business in Papua with two stores opening in the Eastern part of Indonesia.
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.
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.
From Korean Wave to Golfing, read through our friendly chat with Korean Ambassador to Indonesia, H.E. Kim Chang-beom.
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.
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.
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.
Melandas, an authorized dealer of luxurious and exclusive European and American furniture brands in Indonesia, introduced new exciting concepts in 2020 highlighting ‘Home Harmony’.
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.
Starbucks Indonesia has committed to eliminating the usage of single-use plastic straws with paper straws at its stores across the country.
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.
On 29 February 2020, the Indonesian Heritage Society (IHS) will celebrate 50 years of volunteerism in support of Jakarta’s museums.
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.
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.
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.
All Saints Anglican Curch, the oldest English language institution in Indonesia, welcomes a new minister Reverend Zane Elliott.
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.
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.
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.
Tanaman, a unique plant-based Indonesian restaurant emphasising on delivering fresh and locally inspired dishes, was recently launched at Desa Potato Head, Bali.
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.
One of the brands that pay attention to the global issue is Hexagon, owned by Indonesian fashion designer, Zara Tentriabeng.
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.
Led by Executive Director, Vic Halim, the IABC regularly organises networking events and seminars and supports other related events in pursuing its objectives.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
The Thai Ambassador to Indonesia, H.E. Songphol Sukchan, host a beautiful event complete with dance performances and traditional and modern Thai cuisines
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.
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.
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.
The recently opened hotel in South Jakarta provides a getaway to Indonesian local artisan through its prime hospitality.
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.
MVB Indonesia closed this year's programmes with an annual conference themed Sustainability for Key Economic Sectors.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Scandinavian countries has contributed in various sectors in Indonesia. Here are the list of Scandinavian Chambers of Commerce in Indonesia.
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.
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 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.
Straight from béni restaurant in Singapore, Chef Kenji Yamanaka will have a special 8-course dinner in Jakarta at OKU, Hotel Indonesia Kempinski.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hotel Borobudur recently received the Green Hotel award at Indonesia Sustainable Tourism Awards 2019.
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.
The Ambassador of Denmark to Indonesia H. E. Rasmus Abildgaard Kristensen shares Nordic value and principles in cultivating strong bilateral ties with Indonesia.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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)!
Indonesian hospitality company, PHM brings back the annual art and culture celebration OctobArt as an initiative to fuse Indonesian creative scenes with lifestyle living.
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.
As a part of the National Batik Day celebration, Batik Corner at Hotel Borobudur showcased batik textile that represents different regions in Indonesia.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Read through our conversation with German Ambassador to Indonesia H.E. Peter Schoof and find some interesting facts about him!
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.
Come and enjoy one of Wyndham's biggest culinary event promoting Thai cuisine in Indonesia.
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.
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.
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.
Introducing Rata, Indonesia’s first invisible teeth aligner that’s easy to use and accessible to all.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
This September, be a part of Jakob Manurung’s victory celebration by enjoying two winning cocktails at Djournal House.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
NOW! Jakarta sat down with Ambassador Helene Steinhäusl and discuss the solid bond between Austria and Indonesia as well as future hopes for Indonesia.
In collaboration with Studio Hanafi and Kapal Cinta Community, Ciputra Artpreneur aims to examine art market in Indonesia for homegrown special artists.
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.
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.
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.
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 Indonesian National Day has always been a cause for celebration among Jakartans. Check out some of these attractive programmes from our friends and partners around town as we celebrate Independence Day 2019.
While only a limited number has been shown, the collection reflects Sukarno’s vision of the Indonesian nation. It is, however, not yet known exactly when Sukarno started his art collection.
In 2017, the government of Indonesia released Indonesian President Regulation No.97/2017 (Jakstranas) detailing a roadmap towards Indonesia Clean-from-Waste 2025. How are we doing?
As an effort to promote Indonesian cultural heritage to guests and younger generation, Hotel Indonesia Kempinski is hosting a very special programme this month.
On Friday, 28 June 2019, BritCham held another episode of Intelligence Series with KPMG Indonesia, this time to discuss about Cyber Security.
Genesis Creative Centre, found in the up-and-coming area of Canggu, elevates the co-working concept and applies this to the creative industries, offering a multi-disciplinary space for those working in the arts.
Indonesia is part of Global Opportunities for Long-term Development-Integrated Sound Management of Mercury in Indonesia’s Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining (GOLD-ISMIA) supported by Global Environment Facility (GEF).
Located at Mercure Jakarta Pantai Indah Kapuk, NSNTR Restaurant is launching a new à la carte menu with the concept “Indonesia and Beyond” with an extensive variety of locally-inspired dishes.
One of the biggest electronic dance music celebrations in Jakarta, SHVR Ground Festival 2019 is slated to run from 6 to 7 September at Indonesia Convention Exhibition (ICE) BSD City.
Indonesian Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (KKP) together with Switzerland and United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) launched a continuation of the project launched in 4 July.
On 24 July, Genki Sushi Indonesia reached a significant growth milestone. The restaurant now has 20 outlets in Indonesia thanks to the recent opening at Trans Studio Mall Cibubur.
At its new establishment in Mentang, Gelato Secrets provides extensive choice of menu from the classic Italian flavour such as Bacio, Stracciatella and Pistachio, to the tropical taste of Indonesia.
Founded in 1970, IHS is a vibrant community of expats and Indonesians with a keen interest in art, culture, history and passion for all things Indonesian.
NOW! Jakarta welcomed H.E. Kurt Kunz, Swiss Ambassador to Indonesia, and discussed Indonesia’s prospect as ‘a market for the future’, the new SwissCham and sustainable tourism development.
For the first time in history, the Goethe-Institut Jakarta in collaboration with an Indonesian art collective called ruangrupa has been chosen as the Artistic Director ahead of the 15th edition of the documenta.
Approaching Indonesia's 74th independence day on 17 August, NOW! Jakarta Publisher Alistair Speirs states some of his concerns regarding Jakarta's latest issues: noise and air pollution.
With Bali Beyond & Travel Fair (BBTF), Minister of Tourism of Republic of Indonesia, Arief yahya, hopes the world know more about this archipelago's potential.
Indonesian hospitality company ARTOTEL Group has recently signed a new management contract, expanding their services to include a phinisi yacht.
The annual event will be inviting 122 industry insiders within 66 film projects to meet future investors this September.
The biggest marketplace for pre-loved branded products, Irresistible Bazaar will be holding its second bazaar this year, slated from 31 July to 4 August at Grand Indonesia.
BMX entered Indonesia’s market in 1985 and like other countries, most boys loved to have it and felt proud when they went to school together with friends by riding their favourite BMX.
Greg Elms, Vice Chairman of Indonesia Canada Chamber of Commerce, explains the current positive state of Canada-Indonesia economic relations and hopes for the future.
Respected Indonesian composer Tony Prabowo told NOW! Jakarta about how he defied his parents to pursue music and the kind of mental discipline necessary to get to where he is.
Canadian Ambassador H.E. Peter MacArthur talks to NOW! Jakarta about Canada’s impactful policies in Indonesia, blue economy and hopes for the upcoming presidential term.
Located within Neo Soho Mall, West Jakarta, Jakarta Aquariom Indonesia (JAI) is no stranger to superlatives when it comes to its marine collection.
Simran I. Nanwani, member of Indonesian Heritage Society (IHS), shares her journey to become a guide in the National Museum (Museum Nasional) and her experiences so far.
Lin Neumann, Managing Director of the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham), is confident that the US and Indonesia’s relations is stronger than ever.
Indonesia’s leading company in lifestyle and hospitality industry, ISMAYA Group, expanded its business to open authentic Italian restaurant Osteria GIA.
Most valued Business (MVB) Indonesia invites all to start being more responsible in choosing fashion items and fashion companies that put ethics and sustainability above anything else.
H.E. Joseph R. Donovan Jr., US Ambassador to Indonesia speaks about Indonesian recent election, tourism, and overall relationship between Indonesia and the United States of America
The name Giói, pronounced “joy”, is Vietnamese for “well done”. Promoted as Vietnamese Indonesian Fusion cuisine, Giói has a growing reputation for serving great food at reasonable prices.
NSNTR Restaurant at Mercure Jakarta Pantai Indah Kapuk presents the best of Indonesian flavours as part of its Nusantara Weekend Dinner programme throughout July and August 2019.
The USA National Day was celebrated at the residence of H.E. Joseph R. Donovan Jr., US Ambassador to Indonesia on 4 July.
NOW! Jakarta publisher Alistair Speirs talks about the true meaning of independence, welcoming the Independence Day of United States of America (4 July) and Indonesia (17 August).
Competing with big brands, Kecap 7 is being faithful to the old school method of producing kecap manis, one of Indonesia's most versatile ingredients.
Priyaris Munandar showcases his works at the National Gallery of Indonesia (Building A) on 26 June to 15 July 2019 in an exhibition titled "Napak Tilas Peradaban".
Emerging Photographer Rony Zakaria Captures Indonesian Beauty on His Solo Exhibition "Men, Mountain, and the Sea" at ARTOTEL Thamrin 25-31 July 2019.
Bedhaya dance is known as a sacred dance usually performed only at the Keratons (palace) in Yogyakarta and Surakarta but today it's available for public eyes to enjoy.
INARA Spa treats guests with a natural treatment that combines various indigenous healing methods like the apothecary blend bar, natural botanical and herbal elements.
NOW! Jakarta guides expatriates living in Indonesia on how to adjust to Indonesian culture and behaviour.
British Council Director Paul Smith talks about the future of bilateral relations between the UK and Indonesia.
BiSEA (Britain in South East Asia) is a collective of Chambers and business groups representing eight of the ten ASEAN nations co-founded by Britcham Indonesia.
NOW! Jakarta sat down with Olivia Leslie, Ambassador of Ireland to Indonesia, as she shared her experience in Indonesia so far and other critical issues, including Ireland’s involvement in sustainability and cultural preservation in Indonesia.
London has actually been an important hub in introducing early Indonesian art globally, including an exhibition of Affandi’s paintings in 1952.
Tempe is Indonesia’s most popular food. It is cheap and easy to get. In the hands of Wida Winarno, tempe’s meaning transcends superfood.
Masyarakat Peduli Autis Indonesia (Mpati) or Indonesian Autism Awareness Society worked tirelessly for over 20 years to empower people with autism.
NOW! Jakarta spoke to the British Ambassador to Indonesia, Moazzam Malik, about the two country’s close relationship and hopes for the new government.
Home to ancient villages, empty white-sand beaches, and extraordinary wildlife, the eastern islands of the Indonesian archipelago are now on the verge of becoming the next big tourism destination in the country.
Indonesia's steady economic growth invites expatriate workers from all over the world to work and live in Indonesia.
PierogiPierogi are bringing to Indonesia the best of this, Poland’s favourite dish.
The seminar was designed to update the Indonesian construction, development, property and related industries on best practices and ideas from Denmark
Pursuing sustainable development makes companies more competitive, more resilient and adaptable in a fast-changing world, and more prepared for the future.
The Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) took a bold step forward in May hosting a CEO Breakfasting Meeting focused on Sustainability.
Batik Nona Jakarta showcases the cultural richness of Indonesia’s capital city on its beautiful hand-drawn Betawi batik textiles.
Returning this coming 16 - 17 August, The Ubud Village Jazz Festival (UVJF) will once again be held at the ARMA Museum garden, Ubud, Bali.
New Korea Visa Application Center (KVAC) in Jakarta provides easier access to Indonesians applying for Korean visas.
“Indonesia Through Different Lenses” is a collection of stories written by 18 people from 16 countries, including 14 ambassadors who are on duty in Indonesia.
According to Food Bank of Indonesia (FOI), at least 40 to 50 percent of students in Jakarta and Banten go to school hungry, disrupting their focus to study.
This year, Plaza Indonesia returned with Ramadan in Style to display the newest fashionable Muslim collection from nine fashion brands and designers to make your look more stylish this Eid Al-Fitr.
In an exclusive interview, NOW! Jakarta spoke to Rachel Malik about her role as spouse of the British Ambassador to Indonesia as well as communities that have become part of her life in Indonesia.
Indonesia’s beloved capital city is celebrating its 492nd birthday this month, bringing renewed hope for the future. Will Jakarta’s new infrastructure actually change the game?
Eid al-Fitr is a form of expressing gratitude to God and a manifestation of happiness celebrating the Muslims ‘success in fasting during the month of Ramadan, and Indonesia has a unique tradition during the Islam festive season. Find out more.
French artist Jules Dedet Granel and Katre joined forces with veteran Indonesian urban artists Darbotz and Stereoflow to create a combination of work that showcases street artists’ contribution to the urban landscape.
The pre-show event AKSARA held at Galeri Indonesia Kaya was a piece of the complete performance arts, Arjuna, which will be showcased at Ciputra Artpreneur next month.
Bluebird and Silverbird taxi officially jumpstarted their electric fleet by adding electric and solar-powered automobile manufacturer, BYD and Tesla, making them the most sustainable taxi operator in Indonesia so far.
Converse collaborates with established Indonesian contemporary artist Hanafi for its new Limited Shoes Design line.
There are more than 800,000 mosques around the country. Most mosques still carry Arabian and Byzantium conventional style of design. On the other hand, these mosques are more contemporary in architecture.
As Lebaran approaches, learn Lebaran terms that Muslims in Indonesia usually use during this seasonal holiday.
Festival Jakarta Great Sale (FJGS) offers Eid Mubarak discounts up to 70 per cent off during midnight sale in various shopping centres and retail stores across Jakarta such as Grand Indonesia, Kota Kasablanka, and Lotte Shopping Avenue.
There are several things you must prepare before moving to Indonesia. Other than the complicated immigration necessities and a new house for your family, vaccination is one thing that people often forget.
Jakarta Aquarium presents the concept of a holiday in nature, displaying the beauty and diversity of Indonesian waters. We take you on a journey from soothing and romantic to more adventurous.
As we are halfway through the beautiful springtime and the summer season is just a few months away, have you considered the destination and activities you’d like to do with your family this year?
The Hard Rock Hotel Bali has had a long reputation as one of Bali’s most family-friendly destinations, and for Indonesia’s biggest holiday – Idul Fitri – this classic hotel is offering a very special Lebaran deal you can’t miss.
Looking for a place to kick back on the weekend? Theme parks in Jakarta such as Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (TMII), Taman Impian Jaya Ancol, Taman Safari Indonesia, Taman Budaya Sentul City, and Jugnle Land Adventure Theme Park will always be a good choice!
Malaysian Club in Jakarta promotes the interests of Malaysian business and strengthen the links between Malaysian residents in Indonesia and Malaysian diplomats.
InterContinental Jakarta Pondok Indah Bar Society with Indonesia’s Best Mixologists
Featuring a more modern and futuristic concept to cater to a wider market, this is Watson's 110th store in the country.
Accor Hotels newly launched its year long campaign “Culinary Journey’ to highlight the diverse cuisines and unique flavours showcased at over 120 of its hotels across Indonesia.
The international gastronomic society Chaîne des Rôtisseurs held an elegant garden dinner at the residence of the Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Indonesia, H.E. Ivan Hotek
The most awaited summer festival in Indonesia, We The Fest 2019 is scheduled to be held from 19 to 21 July at Jakarta International Expo (JIEXPO) Kemayoran.
Malaysia and Indonesia have shared a connection for years. NOW! Jakarta spoke to the Chargé d’Affaires about this special relationship and the bilateral connections forged over the years.
Despite high literacy levels, how can all Indonesian students benefit from the ‘right’ kind of education?
Quick counts following the 17 April elections indicate that President Joko Widodo has won a second term in office but the elections have revealed a religious divide in the country.
Regulations in Indonesia is a complicated matter, including those related to immigration system. EMC Indonesia has experience in assisting expats taking care of all immigration necessities.
The anniversary was featured four top international headliners, Alistair Barrie (UK), Michael Harrison (Canada), Melanie Maras (US) and Indonesia’s own Mo Sidik.
The ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Indonesia, H.E Rob Swartbol and Mrs. Jacqueline Swartbol-Wouters, hosted members of city’s diplomatic community, corporate and media friends to celebrate King’s Day.
In partnership with Prestasi Junior Indonesia, Starbucks Indonesia held a Creative Youth Entrepreneurship programme to empower vocational students in four cities across the country.
Handpicked Australian grapes are now available at a number of supermarkets in Indonesia.
With its timeless Indonesian architecture, the restaurant offers an atmosphere of Javanese royalty in a chic and comforting setting.
Curatorial team of a future exhibition about the Indonesian Revolutionary War have been digging into relevant historical and cultural objects of various museums and institutions in Holland.
Cafe One at Wyndham Casablanca Jakarta introduces “True Indonesia Kampoeng Cuisine Buffet Dinner” featuring traditional home-style recipes from across archipelago.
From providing transportation services to products that help simplify household tasks, Dutch companies operating in Indonesia have enhanced our lives for decades.
Spanning over three Saturdays from 6 to 20 April, each mixologist has prepared sublimely smooth and rich flavours of award-winning cocktails.
NOW! Jakarta speaks with Esti McMillan of EMC Indonesia about the tips for expatriates who are planning to move and live in Jakarta about finding a new house in Jakarta.
For one night only on 26 April, Indonesian Tropical Dinner is eight course meal featuring homegrown tropical fruits as the main ingredient.
Since 2017, startup company Warung Pintar has helped modernise traditional kiosk businesses adapt to more modern methods of commerce.
Indonesia and the Netherlands have been established agreements in several fields including cyber security and water management. And We spoke to Ambassador H.E Rob Swartbol about the development of this connection.
With access to a national health insurance scheme, are we seeing a rise in the number of Indonesians taking an interest in other forms of insurance, too?
Along with the rapid growth of technology and innovation in other sectors such as e-commerce, payment transactions in Indonesia are now increasingly cashless.
For the first time in Indonesian history, the president, the vice president and members of the local and national legislatures will be elected on the same day.
On 26 March, Most Valued Business (MVB) Indonesia together with SGS Indonesia hosted the first of MVB’s Sustainability Seminar Series 2019.
What chance does a bank or NGO offering much-needed micro-financing have in communicating its message?
Intan spoke to NOW! Jakarta about feminism, gender bias in the literary scene as well as her overall experience at the London Book Fair.
The exhibition “Into the Future” at National Gallery was a collective statement on women in the 21st century.
With the theme “Essential Jakarta”, the Indonesian team, exhibiting for the second year, will showcase contemporary products inspired by Betawi Culture.
Strongbow, the number one cider brand in the world, collaborates with Indonesian designer Jeffry Tan to bring natural freshness to the urban life.
The Ministry of Tourism has runs multiple campaigns to promote domestic tourism, including the development of destinations in many of the country’s islands.
With a board made up of influential businessmen in Indonesia, Indonesia Indah Foundation (IIF) hopes to be able to make some real change.
Through partnerships with global fashion agencies and creative institutions, IFF has helped designers make their way to the international market.
This year, the film festival will feature a wide selection of movies that were screened at Flickerfest, Australia's short film festival.
With the recent opening of its Starbucks Dewata Coffee Sanctuary in Bali, the company has expanded its development programme to partners on the island.
Byo’s Alchemy collection, which was launched in 2014 and is still in quite high demand today, is Tommy Ambiyo Tedji's biggest success. Now, the brand grows much
With an impressive portfolio of designs both in Indonesia and overseas, Cosmas Gozali is known for his contemporary style. He spoke to us about his works.
A unique place to gather at Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta
In raising awareness of waste in Indonesia, BritCham has created the new Inspiration Series with the topic of waste as the first edition.
Connecting with the next generation of voters through social media.
For the first time, the presidential and legislative elections will be held simultaneously. This month we look at the parties contesting the election.
NOW! Jakarta spoke to Ryan Adrian, President Director PT. Indonesia International Expo about the features of the Indonesia Convention Exhibition (ICE) building.
Indonesia biggest fauna park, Taman Safari Bogor has a number of rare animals featured at the site as part of efforts to promote conservation.
Covered with ‘Love’ as a main theme, the film festival captures issues such as religion, gender and other domestic issues.
Indonesia has a “waste emergency” and it's time to increase the awareness of the importance of reducing waste.
The discussion addressed topics from his life after being nominated for VP to his views on issues related to foreign investors and business in Indonesia.
The luxury preloved branded & streetwear bazaar in Indonesia will be held between 27 February and 3 March at Exhibition Hall, Grand Indonesia, Central Jakarta.
NOW! Jakarta spoke to Leung Kwan Ho, Director of Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) to find out about the growing link between the two countries.
As the world’s third largest cocoa bean producer, Indonesia has some good chocolate brands. NOW! Jakarta has picked a few options.
It showcased the important similarities in relation to the discourse on the Indonesian-Thai political and cultural shift in the 1990’s and afterwards.
She is the pioneer company for contemporary and modern matchmaking in Indonesia.
The golf event provides direct assistance to Indonesian children in need, with a focus on meeting their basic nutritional, shelter and educational requirements
Lake Toba, the land of the Batak tribes, is a vast area.
In the three months leading up to the elections, NOW! Jakarta brings you a series of articles that may help decipher the complex web of democracy in Indonesia.
With the growing number of international acts—in English—performing in Indonesia, audiences have taken a liking to stand up.
The “Salute” concert, led by composer Erwin Gutawa, will honour three female Indonesian singers— Melly Goeslaw, Dewiq and Dewi "Dee" Lestari.
The campaign expects to reach its target of 100 per cent participation from this eligible group and to reduce voter apathy.
It is the sixth Wyndham-branded hotel in Indonesia and the first in the country’s vibrant capital city.
The most popular Chinese-Indonesian heritage sites in Jakarta are Chinatown in Petak Sembilan, but there are many places to explore.
It's a one-of-a-kind store that highlights local craftsmanship and culture. Embark on coffee’s seed-to-cup journey while here.
Celebrating 20 years in his field, Indonesian artist Baron Basuning has a solo exhibit showcasing his abstract work using light.
It was a truly Indonesian meal that was conceived, prepared and presented to a very sophisticated and knowledgeable guest list who perhaps surprised themselves
Despite the many difficulties for micro financers in Indonesia, there is much potential in fintech for banks, entrepreneurs and start-ups.
NOW! Jakarta spoke to Jennifer Mathews, Commissioner, Government of Western Australia in Indonesia about the deep connections between Indonesia and the state.
The IABC is regarded as the key bilateral business council and works very closely with the Indonesian Government and the Australian Embassy in Jakarta.
Tokyo-based premium department store, Lumine officially opened its doors in Jakarta on 7 December.
Intiwhiz Hospitality Management aims to own or manage at least 3,000 rooms in the Intiwhiz hotel network across Indonesia this year.
NOW! Jakarta spoke to Brett Stevens, The Victorian Government Trade and Investment Commissioner about the relationship between Victoria and Indonesia.
Garda Satwa Indonesia is a not-for-profit animal rights organisation which rescues abused animals, helps them recover, and finds them permanent homes.
26 Marriott International properties in Indonesia collaborated to raise awareness on education.
With the rise of art fairs and art biennales in Indonesia, echoing the global trend, will there be any way for the good old art galleries to survive?
Named among BBC “100 Women of 2018” list, Indonesian Comedian Sakdiyah Ma’ruf uses comedy as a way to challenge Islamic extremism and violence against women.
According to media reports, Indonesian users had moved away from using Twitter. At a recent event, they offered evidence to the contrary.
Ambassador Quinlan spoke to NOW! Jakarta about the various areas of cooperation between the two countries that is now stronger than ever.
It's a part of the mission to create a better art industry.
Located close to Bundaran Hotel Indonesia, Pullman Jakarta offers one-stop lifestyle accommodation to make your New Year experience lavish.
Indonesian artist Abenk Alter explores dualism in his recent exhibition "Interplay" at Ruci Art Space, Jakarta.
‘Connections’, brings the work of Brazillian photographers to Indonesia. NOW! Jakarta spoke to the curator Renato Negrao.
Tariq Khalil launches Retronesia, the first Indonesian photograph-style atlas where 1950s architecture, the good times and shaky politics all intertwine.
In partnership with the Embassy of India in Indonesia, Dr. Dhoka spoke in-depth about the ancient medical science that has been passed down through generations.
At French Institute in Indonesia, speakers from NGOs, the media, and business shared their thoughts on the issue to achieve Sustainable Development Goal by 2030
The serviced residence operator claims several wins including Indonesia’s Leading Serviced Apartment & Suite award for the fifth year running.
Fifth year of annual conference calls for a new agenda as the country heads into election season, expands economic hubs.
Chef Petty Elliott and Chef Helge Hagemann collaborate to produce a superb menu highlighting German and Indonesian cuisine.
Dima International Wines, one of the largest wine producers in Indonesia, recently launched a new sparkling wine named Bellissimo.
Legendary Australian stand-up comedian has announced two dates for Indonesia in 2019.
Known for creating ‘modern Indonesian cuisine’, Chef Chris Salans has been on a whirlwind journey extolling the virtues of Indonesian cuisine overseas.
Whisky Brand launches first campaign in Indonesia
Now with the new face, the cultural house aims to secure its position as an important Dutch-Indonesian cultural and architectural landmark.
doctorSHARE travels to Indonesia’s remote eastern islands to provide medical services.
This special unit was formed to promote mediation as an effective approach to conflict resolution in conflicts over land and natural resource management.
Even though Indonesians don’t expect snow for Christmas, but you can expect the fun and joy of Christmas at Hotel Borobudur Jakarta.
Showing the commitment to find Indonesia’s future talents, Hari Fauzan was named as the winner of the first Chef Hunt at Jakarta Culinary Feastival.
From Sabang to Merauke, each region symbolises Christmas using local tradition to deliver the same message about Christmas.
It offered a visual experience, using illustrations depicting the human experience that narrates behind the scene of artist's works.
Indonesia, especially Jakarta, hosted a range of big events in 2018. With the best event management technology, big-scale, public events.
His painting is not only an recollection of a dark event in memory but is also an exploration of social harmony.
Norway’s deep commitment to environmental issues has helped bolster Indonesia’s participation in programmes concerning sustainability.
The Dutch beer brand cooperated with two Indonesian brands, NeverTooLavish and YaJugaYa to create exclusive sneaker and t-shirt collection.
Visa launched an exclusive dining experience programme in Indonesia through Visa Epic Experience for Visa Infinite and Visa Signature cardholders.
Business Sweden, the Swedish Trade and Invest Council, works closely with the Embassy and Indonesian partners to help Swedish companies grow in Indonesia.
The Danish-Indonesian Business Chamber is established with the aim to create a strong business network with ties to regional peers.
NOW! Jakarta spoke to the Danish Ambassador to talk about Indonesia and Denmark bilateral agreements on environmental issues and many more.
Tirtha Bridal has long been one of Bali’s most esteemed wedding resorts. Japanese owned and managed, their meticulous design and attention to detail has seen..
CELS Indonesia organised a workshop on CV writing and job interviews coaching for university students about the enter the workforce.
H.E. Marina Berg speaks to us about ways in which Sweden can help Indonesia achieve its targets with regard to energy efficiency and effective transportation.
Fairmont Jakarta’s recent addition, 1945 features Indonesian cuisine in a fine dining set up using traditional recipes with modern interpretations.
he Residences at The St. Regis Jakarta recently won two prestigious awards at the fourth Annual PropertyGuru Indonesian Property Awards.
Some of the nautical resorts on the outer islands offer the tourists a conservation package where the guest could participate ecological mission.
Finland sent a major trade delegation to Indonesia in October with some world leading companies in tow.
Grab is currently hosting a food festival “GrabFood Nusarasa” highlighting the many delights of Indonesian cuisine.
Ranjit Jose spoke to Patrik Lindvall, President Director of IKEA Indonesia, about the brand’s growth in the country for the past four years.
Market demographics have shown the variety of travellers these days— from those who favour the luxury market to the new version of backpacker, “flashpacker".
The Finnish Ambassador, who recently arrived in Jakarta, tells Ranjit Jose he hopes to continue the momentum between Finland and Indonesia.
More than 1,600 runners gathered for the Bromo Marathon, routing through lush green agricultural plantations and out of town toward the rural Tengger region.
Following the success of the Asian Games 2018, Indonesia received praise from the Asian Paralympic Committee (APC) for its hosting of the third Asian Para Games
Artists with disabilities, both from Indonesia and abroad, displayed their work at the National Gallery in an exhibit titled, “Pokok di Ambang Batas”.
Jakarta Aquarium, home to hundreds of mammals, reptiles, insects and various species of Indonesian marine fish, is officially open.
Although German-Indonesian relations officially only began in 1952, the two countries have been connected for much longer.
There are at least 322 types of sambal across Indonesia. 257 of them are used in various dishes.Here are some unique varieties.
Food Bank of Indonesia was set up to address the large gap between the sections of society that have limited access to food and those who waste it.
August was a busy month for BritCham with two CEO Series. The President of Unilever Indonesia and the CEO of Panorama Group shared their insights.
Patricia grew up in a community that was very much part of the Balinese coffee culture, which featured some of Indonesia’s best coffee beans.
With more than 800 products covering a variety of categories, one can purchase products using its membership programme.
The biggest digital economy conference and exhibition, Future Commerce Indonesia (FCI), will be held on 29 and 30 January 2019 at the Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta.
EuroCham is the principal business organisation in Indonesia, which promotes European business interests and represents European member companies.
NOW! Jakarta had one on one interview with Helianti Hilman, Founder and CEO of Javara Indigenous Indonesia to talk about promoting Indonesian spices.
NOW! Jakarta’ interviewed Executive Director of Swiss Chamber of Commerce in Indonesia, Alexander Lumbantobing to find out why and what the future holds.
Born in Pandeglang, Banten, Agus Djaya always played important roles in the world of Indonesian art who marks the career through Persegi and Keimin Bunka Shido
NOW!JAKARTA featured information about Waste4Change, a social enterprise dedicated to making Indonesia and cleaner and healthier place. They have guide for us!
For those looking for a fresh denim look, you may check these designer pieces who had show at Plaza Indonesia Men's Fashion Week (PIMFW) 2018.
A German public-benefit federal enterprise, has been supporting cooperation for decades with the aim to empowering Indonesia to be an important global player.
Evening Lectures by the Indonesian Heritage Society will be discussing some issues, from terrorism, middle income class, to wild men of Borneo.
We spoke to Jan Rönnfeld Managing Director of the German-Indonesian Chamber of Industry and Commerce about the organisation and its role in the country.
NOW! Jakarta spoke to Dini Aryani Criddle, the founder of Tanamera Coffee about the brand’s philosophy and success.
The DAAD has been supporting academic exchange between Germany and Indonesia for decades, providing scholarships, helping to establish university collaborations
At this year’s Ubud Writers & Readers Festival (UWRF) will be subjects dissecting Indonesia over a range of interesting themes.
English learning centre, CELS Indonesia has introduced a modern and adaptive language programme, progressed from digital learning to blended learning.
From the 1 October 2018, new, substantially higher penalties will apply for UK taxpayers who have failed to pay all the tax due on foreign income and assets.
Panda House by WWF Indonesia showcases various outcomes of the foundation’s conservation work from Sabang in Aceh to Merauke in Papua.
For over 60 years, the Goethe-Institut Indonesien has become a place for encounters with cultural players from Germany, Indonesia, and around the world.
In September, the Jakarta Eat Festival (JEF) invited culinary insiders to discuss how they could showcase Indonesia’s culinary riches to the world.
Indonesia’s leading hotel group, Archipelago International expands its business to the Middle East region, following the success of its business few countries.
Number of Indonesian designers are specialised in bridal collection. Their collection are worn by a number of celebrities and prominent people.
The Dharmawangsa House is the first wedding programme in Indonesia where couples can celebrate their big day at The Dharmawangsa elegant location.
Men’s Fashion Week in Indonesia returns next week, from 24 to 29 September at The Warehouse, Plaza Indonesia.
Gary Hayes was a well-known, much-loved and much-respected figure in the Indonesian TV, movie and advertising industries and he will be greatly missed.
Education in Ireland and the Embassy of Ireland invited guests in the field of education to a special networking event at The Sultan Hotel.
Tugu Malang located at the very centre of the town, is an astonishing maze of art, culture and hospitality. It is magnificent in its proportions.
Wireless systems in the aviation industry, AirFi Indonesia, provides the most sophisticated and flexible InFlight Entertainment and Mobile Crew Sale Solutions
Held at Global Jaya International School, Starbucks Indonesia invited 150 children to celebrate National Sports through its StarCoach Programme.
There are many hidden treasures within and around Jakarta and Indonesia Heritage Society Explorers can show them to you.
Ariel Nayaka, 24, is one of Indonesia’s rising hip-hop stars, charting out the future of this genre in the Indonesia’s capital.
For over four decades, PT. Sharp Electronics Indonesia has connected Indonesia with the latest technology, also focusing efforts on the environment.
After establishing themselves as the darlings of Indonesia’s indie scene Stars and Rabbit also made waves overseas, playing festivals and touring abroad.
Legendary Indonesian-Dutch singer, Daniel Sahuleka was back to entertain his fans on intimate live concert at THE 1O1 Jakarta Sedayu Darmawangsa Hotel.
NOW! Jakarta spoke to Manael Sudarman, Head of Sales & Marketing at CGV, about the brand’s engagement in Indonesia.
Professional Women’s Group hosted a huge player in beauty industry, L’Oréal Indonesia, supported by The British Chamber of Commerce.
Just 30 minutes away from Singapore, Montigo Resorts' is the sort of place you can go into and park yourself without needing to to leave its plush confines.
Ratna Sari Dewi, Sukarno’s fifth wife, stopped by the Indonesia Spirit of the World exhibition featuring the art collection of Indonesia’s Presidential palace.
Indonesian dancers Didik Nini Thowok and Otniel Tasman, from two different generations, are credited with popularising “cross-dressing” traditional arts.
NOW! Jakarta spoke to the Ambassador about the special relationship between Indonesia and South Korea and the gains this relationship has seen in recent years.
Rivelino's love of the Irish Uilleann Bagpipes reaps rewards which send him the Emerald Isle this winter, to train with the legendary Paddy Keenan.
Marriott International recently launched the new Club Marriott in Indonesia that integrates three powerful food and beverage loyalty programmes.
The Ambassador hopes to strengthen relations between countries and individuals in the 60th year of Japanese and Indonesian diplomatic cooperation.
The Symphony for the Nation concert in August paid tribute to Indonesian artists, highlighted the song about childhood, teacher, and mother earth.
Since its establishment in 2009, ART Jakarta, celebrated its first decade in August, representing a new dimension in Indonesian art market.
Plataran Menteng and Plataran Dharmawangsa has recently been revamped to reflect the rich variety of Indonesian cuisine.
Beside the Asian Games, the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Annual Meeting 2018, and two other international scale conventions are held in Indonesia.
Today, a number of Indonesian startups have successfully expanded their business to the international level.
These young talented Indonesians work through their passion in art and entertainment industry, had quite a few famous contributions in recent years.
There are a few traditional sports that are still played in neighbourhoods across Indonesia with the most famous are Balap Karung, Gobak Sodor, Egrang, Karapan Sapi, and Lompat Batu.
Starting off from Gelora Bung Karno Jakarta, the fifth edition of The Color Run Indonesia "Hero Tour" will be held again this year, on 16 September.
NOW!Jakarta has curated a list of events around town that are being held in celebration of the Independence day, from Jakarta Great Sale to Latern Festival.
Hotels have joined in the festivities by offering a range of dining and staycation offers across town to celebrate Independence Day and to welcome Asian Games.
The Ministry of Tourism recently released a list of five authentic Indonesian foods as part of its aim to highlight culinary tourism.
The Dharmawangsa introduces the first in a series of Indonesia’s rich culinary heritage, highlighting 22 dishes from the coastal region.
Young curator Gesyada Siregar spoke to NOW!Jakarta about the next generation of Indonesian artists, her work and her efforts to educate youth about art.
Starbucks Indonesia launches campaign inspired by the warm welcoming culture from all over Asia, includes the introduction of a special range of products.
The British Council, through its various programmes and initiatives, fosters a two-way engagement and carries forward the directive to make the world better.
The Italian section of the Indonesian Heritage Society explores the gardens’ history and beauty at Bogor Botanical Gardens.
Plaza Indonesia hosts “I Love Indonesia” where restaurants feature menus influenced by local flavours, focuses on the country’s wealth of culinary delights.
Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia and TPST 3R Seminyak launched Learning Centre to foster public knowledge of and encourage participation in waste management in Bali.
The National Gallery of Indonesia was inaugurated in May 1999, following decades of development of the various buildings and spaces.
Together with British in South-east Asia (BiSEA) colleagues, BritCham Indonesia joined the first UK roadshow of 2018.
Wisma Chesire programme, The Young Voices Indonesia (YVI) works to strengthen the role of young people with disabilities.
NOW! Jakarta spoke to Ambassador of Ireland, H.E. Kyle O’Sullivan ahead of the end of his appointment in Indonesia.
NOW! Jakarta spoke to the designer, I Nyoman Nuarta about The statue of Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK) that will be unveiled at GWK Park in Bali, this month.
Bridging the heart of Singapore with the lush scenery of Indonesia, Riau islands have seen growth in both business and tourism.
Greenpeace Indonesia, in its report released last week, cited the air monitoring platform Air Visual which listed the city’s air quality as ‘UNHEALTHY’.
NOW! Jakarta met with Deborah Iskandar to talk about her passion for art and the current trends in the scene.
Amir Sidharta take on the current scene of Indonesia art market through the collection which become a promising investment.
Lemonilo has partnered with SMEs around Indonesia to launch the ‘Healthy Café and Ropang Movement’, which offers instant noodles made with natural ingredients.
Korean cosmetic brand The SAEM, which focuses on healthy and natural skin treatments, has launched a new product in the Indonesia market.
To celebrate National Children’s Day on 23 July , Starbucks Indonesia held a series of events for two consecutive days in Jakarta, Medan, Surabaya and Bali.
A number of religious events and ceremonies have been introduced to the public through festivals, some of them incredible authentic and sacredly mystical.
2017 Australian Masterchef Runner Up Ben Ungermann’s visit to Jakarta may turn the global culinary spotlight on Indonesia.
Solo is preparing to welcome more than 50 gamelan groups from Indonesia and overseas for the IGF 2018 to be held in the city between 9-16 August.
Chef Ragil from Nusa Indonesian Gastronomy and Chef Denny from The Westin Jakarta collaborated to present a delectable, traditional Indonesian meal.
Indonesian fashion labels Biyan, Tangan, and Biasa have launched their Spring-Summer collection that might well match with your style preferences.
Five Indonesians established The Indonesian Spartans that offer people to join obstacle course racing (OCR), as The Spartan Race become increasingly popular.
Highest fat burning, heart strengthening machine available in Indonesia with Octane Airdyne X, the latest breakthrough of high intensity workout equipment.
While the pristine beaches might be the main draw to the island, a repository of art from the region has culture enthusiasts talking.
As you slow down this summer, enjoy delicious goodies from Pistachio Bon Bon to Gula Aren Cake at Starbucks Indonesia.
The struggle faced by athletes with intellectual disabilities in Indonesia can be remedied, but are much needed resources easily procurable?
The American Chamber of Commerce in Indonesia aspires to be the “advocate of choice” for US companies doing business in Indonesia.
Australian collectors Dr John Yu AC & Dr George Soutter AM present their private Indonesian textile collection at the Jakarta Textile Museum.
One of leading art fairs in Indonesia, ART JAKARTA, is set to return from August 2-5 at the Ritz Carlton Hotel Pacific Place.
BIPA Universitas Indonesia has played a significant role for years in helping non-native speakers of Bahasa Indonesia learn the language and culture at large.
Yessi Maya Sari travels through the sea by taking a Yacht to explore 11 Banda Islands as the spice islands of Indonesia.
The 18th Asia Games will take place in two Indonesian cities, Jakarta and Palembang, from 18 August to 2 September. And there are many thing you should know!
Deddy Wigraha is considered the pioneer of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Indonesia, which the sport will feature in the Asian Games this August.
Master Octav Dirgantara Setiadji spoke to NOW! Jakarta about the challenges of promoting martial art Pencak Silat outside of Indonesia.
PT Piaggio Indonesia introduces the new Vespa Sprint Carbon, a fresh take on the iconic scooter, accentuating its bold sportiest colour and unique proportion.
We offer a snapshot of the key parts of US-INA relationship that has been built over the years in many sectors including commercial and maritime security.
Fedi Fianto, an athlete and experienced mountaineer who has climbed Nepal’s Mount Ama Dablam, made his debut at the 2018 FWD North Pole Marathon.
NOW!Jakarta has curated a list of intercultural communities that is very useful for networking opportunities with expatriates as well as with Indonesians.
Ajag Ijig achieves a fine balance of serving a delectable Indonesian menu in a setting worthy of being shown off online.
Puspita Atirennu, who hails from Indonesia, shares valuable experience as volunteers at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
NOW! Jakarta spoke to U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia, H.E. Joseph R. Donovan Jr. about this relationship and the opportunities for fostering this connection.
Toby’s Estate has just opened its latest outlet at Grand Indonesia, invites guests to enjoy premium specialty coffees while indulging in a few Australian treats
Relaunched after its renovation, Grand Café’s design incorporates traditional Indonesian art-forms provide a warm, welcoming, homely environment .
Ennichisai returns on 30 June and 1 July to commemorates the 60th anniversary of friendship be between Indonesia and Japan.
Indonesian furniture brand Kayou has launched its ‘Lereh Series’ by adapting Rama and Sita love Story in its design, which will be exhibit in New York this year
This August, the art collection of the Presidential Palace of the Republic of Indonesia will go on view for the third time.
Ambassador Gurbuz discuss how the cultural connections between Turkey and Indonesia can help educate a world increasingly hostile to the faith.
Indonesia opened its doors to serious world investors to meet the nation’s most investable startups.
It doesn’t seem likely that Indonesia will qualify for World Cup in Russia but no secret that people are among the most passionate football fans in the world.
Javasmith knives is inspired by traditional keris allowing the designer to express his imagination, deep love and pride for Indonesian history and legend.
For uniquely Jakarta souvenirs, check out Sepiring Indonesia’s Semarak Jakarta collection, which showcases the cultural richness of the capital city.
The talent deficit is accentuated by the Indonesian economy’s structural realignment from over reliance on agriculture and natural resources to services.
Explore Indonesian heritage and culture with one of the country’s premier hospitality brands
ala Ritus aims to highlight Indonesia’s culinary riches and bring back a sense of nostalgia of the colonial era.
Toughest Endurance Challenges at Tanjung Lesung Triathlon Festival 2018
The response to a string of attacks across Indonesia in May is commendable but do these attacks signal a worrying new direction for the country.
NOW! Jakarta had the opportunity to talk to him about the culinary scene both here in Indonesia and overseas.
It has been 20 years since the New Order was replaced by a new set of rules. Indonesia has grown significantly, but where do things stand now?
Indonesian pianist and composer Ananda Sukarlan will be performing at Raffles Jakarta this weekend.
The Mexican Embassy is currently holding the ‘Batik a la Mexicana’ exhibition in Kota Tua to commemorate 65 years of diplomatic relations with Indonesia.
An Australian bakery experimented with an Indomie flavoured doughnut, which set a social media in Indonesia ablaze
In commemorating 20 years since the Reformation, Manifesto 6.0 art exhibition provided evidence of Indonesian artists’ transformation over the past two decades.
In16th anniversary, Starbucks Indonesia has collaborated with IKAT Indonesia to create an exclusive anniversary collection representing unity and culture.
UOB Indonesia launched the 2018 UOB Painting of the Year (POY), and invited Indonesian artists to join the competition.
Plaza Indonesia holds the “Ramadan in Style” Fashion Show to showcase the latest collection of modest wear created by five renowned Indonesian designers.
Four regions in the country are now among the best in the country for travellers looking for destinations that comply with their beliefs.
Women gathered at Art and culture presentation ‘Denting Canting‘ to discuss about Indonesian luminary, Kartini’s, favourite batik, Indonesia’s heritage.
Amir Sidharta narrates the story about Indonesian painter Naufal Abshar who recently had collective art exhibition in the United States.
Established in 2010, Kakapo is one of the very few successful Indonesian kids’ clothing brands that have their own eponymous boutiques at luxurious malls.
Divisi 62 explores the meaning of being Indonesian at an exhibit entitled “Paripurna”, compelling narrative to examine the core of nationality today.
Bali-based glass artist, Ron Seivertson, exhibits his new creation of “Java Man", highlights the history of Indonesia ancient human story.
We sat down with Marco Noto La Diega, President Director of PT Piaggio Indonesia, to discuss the company’s growing business.
The photographer Anton Gautama spoke to NOW! Jakarta about his book projects and his desire to preserve Indonesian culture through photography.
In a recent press conference in Jakarta, the Accor noted its achievements and strengthen its commitment to continue developing the tourism industry in 2020.
Italian Business Association in Indonesia (IBAI) acts as a point of convergence for the Italian and Indonesian business communities.
New industries enabled by technology are disrupting existing players and creating opportunities for a fresh breed of entrepreneurs in Indonesia.
BritCham hosted the latest installment of the GREAT Pavilion roadshow in Indonesia which featured the travel and F&B industries.
BINUS programmes foster and empower Indonesia with a solid academic foundation at K-12 and university levels.
David Metcalf narrates the important of culture preservation as the part of traditional school which exist in indigenous community in Indonesia.
Director of Istituto Italiano di Cultura Michela Linda Magri talk about institution’s involvement in the wide variety of Indonesia-Italia initiatives.
NOW! Jakarta spoke to the Ambassador of Italy, H.E. Vittorio Sandalli on the growing relationship between the Indonesia and Italy.
NOW!JAKARTA spoke to the founder of Taman Bacaan pelangi Nila Tanzil to discuss about building education in Eastern Indonesia through reading acts.
FWD Life Indonesia launched its partnership with Special Olympics Indonesia (SOIna), to empower athletes and kids with intellectual disabilities.
The British Chamber of Commerce teams up with KADIN and The Indonesia Hockey Federation to host a sports clinic for students in Surabaya.
Bartele Gallery is the only gallery in Indonesia that collects rare antique maps, prints, photographs, books, and other antiquities, some over 500 years old.
JW Marriott Surabaya is conveniently located in the central business district and just minutes from the city’s largest shopping mall
Cigna has reinforced its position as a leading health and life insurer in Indonesia by expanding its business to offer comprehensive global health benefits.
Lukita Tuwo, Chairman of BP Batam talks to the Indonesia Economic Forum about his plans to make Batam the blue diamond of the Riau Islands province.
Partnerships with the Dutch and Belgian governments in various sectors has helped communities in Indonesia lead better lives.
Hotel Indonesia Kempinski will transform its Signatures Restaurant into a street food festival, mimicking Jakarta’s traditional culinary street food experience.
The annual ballet and contemporary dance competition, Dance Prix Indonesia is back and showcases talented dancers across the region.
BINUS University International helps students develop valuable skills in the financial technology sector via its global curriculum.
Erasmus Huis’ programmes including exhibits, seminars and films provide insight into Dutch culture.
Hanna’s Klappertaart, which is based in Jakarta, focuses on no-bake klappertaart (also known as klappertaart dingin, or cold klappertaart in English).
Darbotz, an Indonesian mural artist works with Jakarta Intercultural School students to foster creativity through urban art project.
NOW! Jakarta spoke to H.E. Rob Swartbol about this long relationship and the many opportunities for bilateral cooperation that can be realised.
NOW! Jakarta publisher Alistair Speirs directly spoke to H.E. Patrick Herman about these programmes and about his time as Ambassador to Indonesia.
The brand new restaurant Rantang Ibu at Nifarro Park in the Passar Minggu area, features an authentic Indonesian dining experience using traditional, homestyle recipes.
Located in the South Quarter Building in South Jakarta, Bambaiya brings a mission to educate Indonesian customers about true, authentic Indian food.
In January 2018, Djournal Coffee launched a new category on their drink list, inspired by Indonesian local delicacies and specially made coffee with its very own Batavia Blend.
Allaster Cox spoke to NOW! Jakarta about the relationship between Australia and Indonesia on a political, economic and cultural level as well as the Embassy’s priorities for 2018.
Famously known as one of the respected judge of culinary TV show MasterChef Indonesia, Chef Degan is ready to bring hotel’s culinary department to the next level alongside with his team.
The Dharmawangsa’s Executive Chef Felix Budisetiawan first fell in love with food and cooking as a kid, by watching his mother preparing meals and helping her out in the kitchen.
Paulaner Bräuhaus, Indonesia’s only genuine German microbrewery, will celebrate its fourth Oktoberfest this year. The festival will run from 4 to 7 October and is set to be the biggest so far for the brewery.
Sushi Tei, one of Indonesia’s most popular Japanese eateries, opened its newest outlet at Central Jakarta’s Citywalk Sudirman in June, ready to serve Japanese treats to the capital’s foodies.
Iksan Tahdinal from AMUZ Gourmet was chosen as the Best Indonesian Sommelier 2017 at the Jakarta Fashion and Food Festival (JF3), followed by Andry and Alvi from the UNION Group as runner up and third place, respectively.
The Menteng neighbourhood in Central Jakarta is known for its rows of well-maintained streets that serve as home to many classic colonial building and houses. Enjoy authentic Indonesian flavours at Plataran Menteng.
Tokopedia and Bukalapak are widely known as unicorn companies in e-commerce industry. However, FJB Kaskus, Zalora, and Rumah 123 also provide safe and comfortable online shopping experience.
NOW! Jakarta caught up with Nils-Arne Schroeder, the new General Manager of DoubleTree By Hilton Jakarta-Diponegoro, as he embarks on a new adventure in Indonesia, to get his take on work, life and the city.
Pack your golf clubs because it’s time to tee up at the Indonesia Ultimate Golf Series 2016-2017 which will take place in Jakarta and Bali between November and May.
The Jakarta Foreign Correspondents Club, JFCC, organised a Brazilian-themed night in September at the Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta. Among the 100 attendees were the Brazilian and Indian Ambassadors to Indonesia.
Re.juve continues its commitment to support a healthier lifestyle for Indonesian families through thier products.
Paulaner Bräuhaus, Indonesia’s only genuine German microbrewery celebrated its third Oktoberfest this year from October 5 to 8.
In Indonesia, the DAAD focuses on four different areas: scholarships, promotion and information, policy and training, as well as the strengthening of the Alumni network. NOW! Jakarta sat down with Irene Jansen to talk about it.
Jan Roennfeld, Managing Director of EKONID, spoke to NOW! Jakarta about the chamber’s role and activities, the growing economic interest of Germany in Indonesia and his goals for the future.
Taking place at the Dian Ballroom of Raffles Hotel, Most Valued Business (MVB) Indonesia launched its programme for the next year.
In honour of the distinguished Italian architect and designer Vico Magistretti, the Embassy of Italy and the Istituto Italiano di Cultura (IIC) Jakarta are organizing an exhibition entitled “Vico Magistretti. A Traveling Archive”.
Following the success of the Garuda Indonesia Travel Fair (GATF) 2016 Phase 1 in April, Indonesia’s national airline is set to return with the second phase of the fair from October 7 to 9 at the Jakarta Convention Center (JCC).
The upcoming edition of Borobudur Writers & Cultural Festival (BWCF) will celebrate Serat Centhini, a compilation of Javanese tales and teachings, written in verses and first published 200 years ago.
The Indonesian Ministry for State-Owned Enterprises (BUMN) is set to form a consolidation of hotels owned by BUMN through the Hotel Indonesia Group (HIG) synergy agreement.
World Heart Day is commemorated every year on September 29. Yayasan Jantung Indonesia (YJI) organised various simultaneous events in 16 major cities across the country.
PT Brewin Mesa Sutera (Brewin Mesa), a Singapore-based real estate investment and development company inaugurated The Lana Apartment Sales Gallery on 24 October as its first project in Indonesia.
Over the past decades, Indonesia and Germany have achieved a lot by working closely together: the living conditions of many people have improved, based on projects supported by the German government.
Prima Dapoer offers to get your body in shape and healthy by providing healthy yet tasty local Indonesian meals.
One of the most prestigious international schools in Indonesia, British School Jakarta (BSJ), held the very first English-speaking interscholastic conference “Inspire Me” (IME) on 9 September at its campus in Tangerang, Banten.
To celebrate Hungary’s National Day on 2 November, the Embassy of Hungary invites representatives of the Indonesian public life and members of the international community in Jakarta to a special reception.
There certainly is a lot to discover about Italy, and Istituto Italiano di Cultura welcomes everyone who wants to learn more about the country’s unique culture right here in Jakarta.
Starbucks Indonesia together with Planet Water Foundation organised an event to celebrate Global Handwashing Day on 13 October. Themed “Make Handwashing a Habit”, Starbucks Indonesia demonstrated the proper way to wash hands.
Reflecting the spirit of Sumpah Pemuda (The Youth Pledge), Komunitas Inspirasi Jelajah Pulau retraces its footsteps through a photo and video exhibition titled "Kami Poetra and Poetri Indonesia".
Between 21 October and 3 November, Korea and Indonesia will join forces to present the media installation art exhibition “Dialogue with the Senses” at Galeria Fatahillah, Kota Tua, Jakarta.
Recently, NOW! Jakarta contributor Stephen Barber had the opportunity to attend the Wallabies versus Puma test in Perth, Western Australia with my great friend and fellow Co-Founder of Indonesian Rugby, Andrew ‘Darth’ Vater.
If one is passionate to try authentic Indonesian food or ever wondered how it would feel like to have a fine dining experience in the middle of a museum, Lara Djonggrang must not be missed.
Did you know that the current Italian Ambassador to Indonesia, H. E. Vittorio Sandalli, served in the Italian Air Force? Read through NOW! Jakarta's conversation with him.
Often dubbed the ambassador of Turkish cuisine in Indonesia, Chef Sezai Zorlu shares his favourite Turkish dish Kagit Kebabi.
Already in its fifth edition this year, the German Cinema film festival returns to the Indonesian silver screen from 14 to 23 October, presenting the best of Germany's current film scene.
Adding to a growing list of entrepreneurial achievements, Melissa Sunjaya recently launched the book “Bio Fantasy”, a dedication to Indonesia’s poet and literary maestro Chairil Anwar.
The Indonesian Heritage Society presents a great way to get to know more about Jakarta and surrounding areas with the Society’s Explorers’ Group and/or Heritage Tours.
Known as the pioneer of cold-pressed juices in Indonesia, Re.juve is committed to helping in increase public awareness about the importance of healthy lifestyle through a series of hearty beverages.
The name BATIQA is derived from the word ‘Batik,’ one of Indonesia’s cultural icons, and ‘A Quality,’ which marks the hotel’s commitment to providing the best quality service in every aspect.
Since 2007, Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia (CCAI) and Quiksilver Indonesia (QS) have worked together on a programme called Bali Beach Clean Up (BBCU)
Known for its beautiful high quality goods, Alleira Batik, which was established in 2005, has undeniably become one of Indonesia’s most recognisable contemporary batik labels.
New Zealand Food Connection returned this year to strengthen and celebrate the harmonious trade relationship between New Zealand and Indonesia.
HOOQ, the first and largest premium video-on-demand application in Asia, officially launched in Indonesia on April 14.
JLL Indonesia has been appointed as the exclusive agent for the Jakarta launch in May 2016 at Pullman Hotel Thamrin.
The world famous event, Tough Mudder, is coming to Indonesia. Chosen for its rich culture and high demand for health and fitness events, Tough Mudder Indonesia will hold its first event in Bali on October 1 and 2.
Most Valued Buseiness (MVB) Indonesia Proudly Announces The Following Companies to Qualify as the Most Valued Businesses Indonesia 2016:
Most Valued Business (MVB) Indonesia launched its 2016 programme with two exciting and informative events.
It was a unique and memorable evening for the 18 companies that were recognised as The World’s Most Valued Businesses in Indonesia for 2016.
The Indonesian Heritage Society Library invites you to know more about the Maritime Museum or Museum Bahari
On 28 May 2016, TEDxUbud will be bringing change makers, innovators, social pioneers - and more - from around Indonesia back on to the Bali stage.
Europe on Screen Film Festival returns this year to attract film enthusiasts across Indonesia and to celebrate the diversity of European movies.
More than unique, Museum Taman Prasasti is a treasure of Indonesian history.
Starbucks Indonesia in collaboration with Prestasi Junior Indonesia (PJI), held the 6th Starbucks Global Month of Service (GMoS) on April 28th.