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The Quarantini : A Cocktail for Covid Times

Cook and Mix | Aug 11, 2020

For cocktail fans, mixing up a drink during social isolation or lockdown has been a go-to stress reducer. One cocktail has become popular among mixologists and bartenders as of late, inspired by the pandemic, made for those living through it: The Quarantini ! Article originally published on nowjakarta.co.id by Rintang Azhar The drink’s popularity has […]

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Sing-A-Long: Best Musical Films of the 21st Century

Must Watch Movies | Aug 11, 2020

Musical films have been around since the 1920s, a genre featuring songs belted out by the characters that are interlaced into the narrative. From the birth of sound to the arrival of jukebox musicals, the musical film genre has always been popular throughout the decades, birthing iconic classics including The Wizard of Oz, Singin’ in […]

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From the Pages to the Screen: Best Film Adaptations Based on Books

Must Watch Movies | Jul 21, 2020

Films take inspiration from countless sources and subjects. It could be inspired by actual events, songs, plays, art or even video games. However, books are oftentimes the most frequently utilised medium for cinematic inspiration. Sometimes film adaptations can be a double-edged sword, you never know what the outcome of adapting a great book to the […]

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Reminiscing the Summer Music Festival Season (and How to Get Your Fix)

Music to the Ears | Jul 21, 2020

A morning dip in the pool, a sunny walk through the park, then apéro by sundown; the long hours of summertime are normally spent sipping sangrias in a sunny back garden. For many, summer days shouldn’t be wasted getting intoxicated without the delights of summer festival plans. These unprecedented times give us no choice but […]

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5 Podcasts To Help You Maintain your Mental Health

Health & Wellness | Jul 20, 2020

Podcasts are the latest trend in media, and are continuing to grow. This ‘on-demand’ audio experience has become a great way to consume meaningful content away from a screen, where people can listen and learn whilst they drive, exercise or maybe just sitting with their eyes closed.  People often go to podcasts for long-form discussions, […]

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Exploring Art in Bali, feat. Richard Horstman

NOW! Bali Podcast | Jul 13, 2020

Art has a long history on the island, and really was one of the early lures for tourism to the island back in the 1920s, since then the art industry has grown and grown and Balinese artists today find themselves on the global art stage.  To help us navigate the interesting art landscape in Bali, […]

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Mood Boosters: Ultimate Feel-good Movies That Will Lift Your Spirits

Must Watch Movies | Jul 07, 2020

They say your inner demons are your own worst enemy, and in these troubling times, it’s easy to be stuck in your thoughts too much and find yourself feeling down. It is times like this that we should remind ourselves to stay positive, keep each other motivated and pray that tomorrow will be a better […]

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When Music Meets Literature: Songs Inspired by Poetry

Music to the Ears | Jul 07, 2020

Whilst stealing by nature carries criminal connotations, musicians (and Picasso) will preach that even the greats will borrow. One might find that, actually, passages from T.S. Eliot canvassing the artistic theft of other’s work actually contributes to the creation of new art. If, like us, you have wondered which comes first: the music or the […]

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A New Vision for Indonesian Tourism

NOW! Bali Podcast | Jul 06, 2020

This week, our Publisher Alistair Speirs takes over the airwaves and shares his thoughts and analysis of tourism, and the new vision that Bali, and in fact all of Indonesia, should embrace in order to re-open the industry in the most effective and efficient way possible going forward.  Listen to Episode 11: Available on your […]

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‘Kerak Telor’ Recipe: An Indo Street-Food Twist on an Omelette

Cook and Mix | Jul 06, 2020

Continuing our recipes from the nation’s capital, Jakarta, another ‘Betawi’ special is ‘Kerak Telor’, a favourite street-side delight. Kerak telor, meaning ‘egg crust’, is a fried, pancake-like omelette filled with all the goodies and flavours you might find in any Indonesian street food snack, namely sticky rice and coconut! A tasty sweet-meets-savoury culinary creation.  Traditionally, […]

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