Welcoming the Lunar New Year & Win a Dinner for Two at Warung Turki/Turkuaz!

Dear Jakartans!

Are you ready to celebrate the upcoming Lunar New Year? Chinese people all over the world will celebrate the first day of the year of the fire monkey next week by celebrating it with their families with a series of feasts and traditions. To find out where you can join in the festivities in Jakarta, check out or Chinese New Year 2016 page where we list tons of exciting events and promotions. May this year be your prosperous yet and good fortune will always be with you!

Commonly seen by the Chinese as a sign of an auspicious year, brace yourself for the rainy season soon! We have been seeing higher rainfall intensity in the past week and The Jakarta administration warns for the peak of the rainy season, expected to occur from February 22 to 28, drawing up a contingency plan in readiness for any flooding. Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) spokesman Harry Tirto said tothe Jakarta Post that this year’s rainy season peak was slightly later than last year, which fell at the end of January.

Good news to your party logistics needs! We were all bummed out by the banning of beer sales in all convenience stores, but quick to react to the dilemma, the increasingly indispensable multi-service app Go-Jek has officially put Bintang Beer under their Go-Mart shopping services! All you have to do is access Go-Mart through the app, choose ’Drink Corner’ (which also lists liquor by the bottle) and a helpful Go Jek Driver will purchase your beer from the nearest location. How cool is that?!

Treat your loved one to a fantastic Turkish dinner this month of love at Turkuaz/Warung Turki. Just answer this simple question for this week’s quiz: “Where is Warung Turki located?” Submit your answer to [email protected], and see if you’re lucky winner by checking it out in this newsletter next week. See if you’re the lucky winner to last week’s quiz here!

To share your opinion about this week’s topic, comment below and don’t forget to keep www.whatsnewjakarta.com bookmarked for the latest events, deals, and more exciting articles.


Deisy Wong Will 
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