We are counting down to the Year of the Water Tiger to finally roar for the prosperous year ahead. It seems that the difficulties of last year might help us transform and begin the Year of the Tiger with much luck. The hope is for a year full of prosperity and health for everyone.

This week, we are highlighting again our updated lists of the best restaurants for Chinese New Year in Jakarta, BaliBandung, and Surabaya. And, plus we got another recommendation of the best restaurants to celebrate Chinese New Year in Jakarta by Chope Indonesia.

In the spirit of celebrating the Chinese New Year, there are still plenty of traditions and superstitions to follow. They are all aimed at making sure the year ahead is prosperous. So we made a guide on how to celebrate Chinese New Year for a fruitful year ahead. That includes putting up red and gold decorations for blessing and peace, hence we've made an article on how to find them in Jakarta.

Last week, we caught up with Kim Pangestu, Pastry Consultant for InterContinental Jakarta Pondok Indah. She filled us in on why she loves baking. Of course, in this special interview, she told us about her dessert creations for the Chinese New Year celebration. Also, she shared a peek of her Valentine's desserts. Read the full interview here.

In our destination section, we take you to sacred temples that are widespread across Indonesia. You can check the article here.

In flash news, The Ministry of Transportation (Kemenhub) announced that the revitalization of Halim Perdanakusuma Airport, Jakarta will begin on Wednesday, January 26. Therefore, Halim Airport is temporarily closed. Furthermore, flight operations will be relocated to other airports, such as Soekarno-Hatta Airport, Husein Sastranegara Airport, Kertajati Airport, Budiarto Airport, and Pondok Cabe Airport.

The What's New Indonesia team wishes you all good health, happiness, and prosperity in the Year of the Water Tiger. Have a safe celebration during this ongoing pandemic. Gong Xi Fa Cai!


Indah Pratiwi
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