Holidays and festivals in Jakarta

Java Jazz Festival 2016 (JJF)

Java Jazz Festival has become a huge happening, attracting A-list superstars and jazz royalty.

Asia puckers up for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day has spread across the globe and has found a happy home in Asia. Learn how Valentines Day is celebrated in this part of the world.

Jalan Jaksa Street Festival

Jalan Jaksa Street Festival

The Jalan Jaksa Festival brings out the best (and sometimes worst) of local “Betawi” food, dance, art and a little good old fashioned carousing into the night.

The Hajj

Eid al-Adha and the Hajj

Once a year, from every corner of the globe, a mass exodus occurs. Muslims of every color, ethnic group, rich or poor, travel to Mecca.