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Government to Boost Marine Tourism Promotion: Minister

SORONG ~ The central government is planning to boost promotion of marine tourism potential in various areas in Indonesia, Minister for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Sharif Cicip Sutardjo said here on Sunday. “Promotion of marine tourism will be focused more on conservation efforts while also explore the economical potential from the tourism sites,” said the […]

Denpasar City Goverment Develops Ecotourism

DENPASAR ~ Denpasar City Government cooperated with the Environmental Research Center University of Udayana to make efforts to develop ecotourism and environmental damage control. “Through this cooperation we expect environment in Denpasar will be more organized and better,” said Mayor of Denpasar, IB Rai Mantra Dharmawijaya in Denpasar on Tuesday. He said the development of […]

Bali Governor: Marine Tourism Has Two Benefits

DENPASAR ~ Bali Governor Made Mangku Pastika asserted, the development of marine tourism has two benefits of mutual support, in terms of local livelihoods, and environmental conservation. Governor Mangku Pastika said this in a written speech read by the Head of the Bali Tourism Office, Anak Agung Gede Yuniartha in the meeting of the 18th […]

Bali to Hold Timeless Indonesia Festival to Introduce National Culture

Seven provinces in Indonesia will take part in the “Timeless Indonesia Festival” (TIF) Kelan Beach, Kedonganan, Jimbaran, Badung regency, on September 27-October 31, 2014 “The seven provinces are East Java, North Sumatra, South Sulawesi, North Sulawesi, East Kalimantan, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) and Bali as a host,” said Linda Siahaan founder of TIF in Denpasar […]

Nine Indonesians Cycle 1,350 Kilometers for Environment Campaign

Nine Indonesian cyclists will travel 1,350 kilometers through 12 cities to promote an environmental campaign. The campaign was initiated by environmental media “Greeners” through a “Journalism on Bike” program which will be launched on Saturday in Jakarta. The 12-city tour will start from Jakarta, and cycle through West Java Province (Puncak, Bandung, Tasikmalaya), Central Java […]

Indonesian Tourism is Ready for AEC

JAKARTA ~ Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Mari Elka Pangestu announced that Indonesian tourism sector is prepared to achieve ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) by the end of 2015. Mari reported on her opening remarks at the national conference of tourism human resources to face AEC 2015, on Tuesday that Indonesian tourism sector have been […]

Raja Ampat to See More Tourists

JAKARTA ~ Many more domestic and foreign tourists will love every minute of it when they visit Raja Ampat district in West Papua this year and beyond after the implementation of Sail Raja Ampat 2014. During the last five years, the governments of Raja Ampat district and West Papua Province have been heavily promoting the […]

Villages Council Prepares Encyclopedia of Balinese Customs

Grand Council of Customary Villages (MUDP) of Bali Province is preparing Encyclopedia of Balinese Customs which will be distributed throughout bendesa or leaders of indigenous villages on the island. “The encyclopedia will be the most complete reference on customs and culture due to the current paper on indigenous Bali has never existed.` Though religious books […]