Refa Koetin

Refa Koetin

A full-time, dream-powered writer, Refa handles NOW! Jakarta publication and other editorial projects in the company. When not writing at his second home (the office), he can be found roaming the city hunting happy hours or exploring its diverse culinary scene. He is also a sci-fi addict, ex-gamer, fitness junkie, beer lover and burger fan. Hit up +62 856 188 0336 for nerd talk or happy hour info.


A Focus on Australia and New Zealand Association (ANZA) Jakarta
Country Focus | 16 January 2020

A Focus on Australia and New Zealand Association (ANZA) Jakarta

ANZA was created almost 50 years ago by Australian and New Zealand expat spouses who recognised that by coming together they were able to provide caring support, and social opportunities for each other.

Chinese New Year Shanghai Style
Wine and Dine | 15 January 2020

Chinese New Year Shanghai Style

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.

Oriental Meets Mediterranean at Sea Grain Restaurant & Bar
Foodies Corner | 15 January 2020

Oriental Meets Mediterranean at Sea Grain Restaurant & Bar

Chic Mediterranean restaurant, Sea Grain recently enhanced its menu with a number of Asian-inspired dishes. What are some of the new dishes you must not miss? We talked to Spanish Chef Alvaro Bonache about this.

A Most Dependable Neighbor: An Interview with Australia’s Chargé d’affaires to Indonesia, Allaster Cox
NOW! PEOPLE | 14 January 2020

A Most Dependable Neighbor: An Interview with Australia’s Chargé d’affaires to Indonesia, Allaster Cox

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.

CIFP 2019: The World’s Largest Foreign Policy Conference
Country Focus | 7 January 2020

CIFP 2019: The World’s Largest Foreign Policy Conference

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.